Thursday April 1, 2021 - Friday April 30, 2021
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2021 Poetry Contest

Calling all poets! Submit a poem during the month of April to be judged by a panel of Westfield Athenaeum Librarians.  Then join us in May for a virtual reception! The poetry contest to open to all ages.

For grades K-12, please submit your poem here: https://forms.gle/emsKYZnqG23pmhfE6

For adults, please submit your poem here: https://bit.ly/3tKYXWQ

 

Calling all poets! Submit a poem during the month of April to be judged by a panel of Westfield Athenaeum Librarians.  Then join us in May for a virtual reception! The poetry contest to open to all ages.

For grades K-12, please submit your poem here: https://forms.gle/emsKYZnqG23pmhfE6

For adults, please submit your poem here: https://bit.ly/3tKYXWQ

 

 
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Monthly Reading Challenge: A Book Inspired by the Middle East

Sign up at https://westath.beanstack.org/ to join our Monthly Reading Challenges, running from September 2020 to June 2021. Each month, read a book for a new challenge and then join one or more of our Reader's Chats to discuss the book you've read with other readers on the fourth Tuesdays of every month. Not sure what to read? Check our Facebook page for a themed #shelfiesunday video and Beanstack for book lists for applicable challenges. The challenge and book clubs are for all ages.

APRIL'S CHALLENGE: Read a book inspired by the Middle East.

This month's Reader's Chat is:

April 27th at 6:30PM.

We're also hosting a Librarians Discuss about Traveling By Reading on April 6th, inspired by this topic!

Registration is required to get the Zoom link. Sign up below!

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Sign up at https://westath.beanstack.org/ to join our Monthly Reading Challenges, running from September 2020 to June 2021. Each month, read a book for a new challenge and then join one or more of our Reader's Chats to discuss the book you've read with other readers on the fourth Tuesdays of every month. Not sure what to read? Check our Facebook page for a themed #shelfiesunday video and Beanstack for book lists for applicable challenges. The challenge and book clubs are for all ages.

APRIL'S CHALLENGE: Read a book inspired by the Middle East.

This month's Reader's Chat is:

April 27th at 6:30PM.

We're also hosting a Librarians Discuss about Traveling By Reading on April 6th, inspired by this topic!

Registration is required to get the Zoom link. Sign up below!

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Light Lunch-a Cookbook Bookclub

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon over Zoom, this club will focus on cooking healthy meals from a variety of cookbooks. There will be copies reserved and available for pick up. Each cook uses the book throughout the month and gives a review at the meeting, sharing the good, the bad and the worth repeating. There will also be a topic discussed each month, on subjects such as menu planning, techniques, finding ingredients, etc.  

When you register for the program a copy of the selected cookbook will be put out on Library to Go for you! 

Cookbook for  April is: At Home with Madhur Jaffrey. Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 16 spaces available.

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon over Zoom, this club will focus on cooking healthy meals from a variety of cookbooks. There will be copies reserved and available for pick up. Each cook uses the book throughout the month and gives a review at the meeting, sharing the good, the bad and the worth repeating. There will also be a topic discussed each month, on subjects such as menu planning, techniques, finding ingredients, etc.  

When you register for the program a copy of the selected cookbook will be put out on Library to Go for you! 

Cookbook for  April is: At Home with Madhur Jaffrey. Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday April 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Playgroup

Interact virtually with new friends! Ms. Angela will be running this playgroup for young children to sing, dance, and read together.

For children ages 3-5 | Registration required. 

This event will take place over Zoom.  The link for the room will be sent out a hour before the event.

Virtual Playgroup is brought to you by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program of Westfield.

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are 7 spaces available.

Interact virtually with new friends! Ms. Angela will be running this playgroup for young children to sing, dance, and read together.

For children ages 3-5 | Registration required. 

This event will take place over Zoom.  The link for the room will be sent out a hour before the event.

Virtual Playgroup is brought to you by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program of Westfield.

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
   oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Sprouting for fun and health followup

If you joined us for the sprouting workshop on 4/7 and have some questions about you own sprouting experience this is a 15 minute check in  to and ask our expert Michelle Caron!  

Everyone who registered for the sprouting workshop will automatically get registered for the follow-up.

This program is possible through the funding of a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   4135687833 x111  bblackburn@westath.org

If you joined us for the sprouting workshop on 4/7 and have some questions about you own sprouting experience this is a 15 minute check in  to and ask our expert Michelle Caron!  

Everyone who registered for the sprouting workshop will automatically get registered for the follow-up.

This program is possible through the funding of a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  4135687833 x111
   bblackburn@westath.org

Thursday April 15, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Book Club

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

A clear view of the quiet devastation of a young African-American family facing a wrongful conviction that is beautifully written, with many allusions to black music and culture and everyday poetry of the African-American community.

Please email Anne to be placed on the email list for the Zoom links. The Athenaeum will be requesting copies for book club members, so please do not place your own hold. Please call or place a Library to Go via the Google form on our website. A limited number of ebooks are also available through the Overdrive app.

CONTACT: Anne Brossard  abrossard@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

A clear view of the quiet devastation of a young African-American family facing a wrongful conviction that is beautifully written, with many allusions to black music and culture and everyday poetry of the African-American community.

Please email Anne to be placed on the email list for the Zoom links. The Athenaeum will be requesting copies for book club members, so please do not place your own hold. Please call or place a Library to Go via the Google form on our website. A limited number of ebooks are also available through the Overdrive app.

CONTACT:
  Anne Brossard
  
   abrossard@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Writing Group

Do you like writing fantasy? Science fiction? Realistic fiction? All kinds are welcome at our Teen Writing Group. Each meeting tackles a new topic - suggested and voted on by group participants - with fun activities and writing prompts. In this class, you help pick what we learn and work on your creative writing skills! 

This group is for students in grades 5-12. Participents are not made to read their work unless they desire to do so. This class will take place on Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are 3 spaces available.

Do you like writing fantasy? Science fiction? Realistic fiction? All kinds are welcome at our Teen Writing Group. Each meeting tackles a new topic - suggested and voted on by group participants - with fun activities and writing prompts. In this class, you help pick what we learn and work on your creative writing skills! 

This group is for students in grades 5-12. Participents are not made to read their work unless they desire to do so. This class will take place on Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk with Guy McLain

Join us as we welcome the new Director of the Westfield Athenaeum! We will talk about him but also about his book  Drawing without an Eraser an entertaining insider look at the art business. 

 From the Book:

What does it take to become a great artist? Is it simply a matter of unlocking our innate talent, or is it something developed through training and experience? What obstacles must you overcome, especially if you are a woman in a male dominated art world? This novel explores those questions through the story of a woman who grew up in rural Texas during the Great Depression. Although suffering the trauma of poverty, childhood abuse, and marriage to an unfaithful and domineering husband, she dedicates her life to becoming an artist. But that road is far from easy. Ultimately it will mean leaving her family and her home in Texas and venturing on a journey filled with many obstacles to overcome. This novel, told by the owner of a prestigious New York art gallery, will follow the life of this courageous woman in her quest to reach greatness as an artist and overcome her past.

 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 46 spaces available.

Join us as we welcome the new Director of the Westfield Athenaeum! We will talk about him but also about his book  Drawing without an Eraser an entertaining insider look at the art business. 

 From the Book:

What does it take to become a great artist? Is it simply a matter of unlocking our innate talent, or is it something developed through training and experience? What obstacles must you overcome, especially if you are a woman in a male dominated art world? This novel explores those questions through the story of a woman who grew up in rural Texas during the Great Depression. Although suffering the trauma of poverty, childhood abuse, and marriage to an unfaithful and domineering husband, she dedicates her life to becoming an artist. But that road is far from easy. Ultimately it will mean leaving her family and her home in Texas and venturing on a journey filled with many obstacles to overcome. This novel, told by the owner of a prestigious New York art gallery, will follow the life of this courageous woman in her quest to reach greatness as an artist and overcome her past.

 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 46 spaces available.

Friday April 16, 2021
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Take-Home Science: Chemistry

Calling young scientists! 

Do you like to do science experiments? Make up potions? Watch a solution change colors? Launch rockets? Then sign up here to get a take-home kit filled with 7 different experiments with follow along videos from SEED, Inc!  You receive all of the materials you need to perform your experiments.

Approriate for students in grades 3-5.  Younger children can do the experiments with parental help.  Makes a perfect family activity for Spring Vacation! One kit per family. Pick up of the kits will start today. Please wait for an email with instructions on how to pick before coming to the Westfield Athenaeum

All kits, materials, and lesson plans are provided by SEED, Inc. SEED is a regional nonprofit organization run by PhD scientists with a passion for empowering teachers with the confidence to instill a love of science in their students. Find out more about SEED, Inc. at www.seededucation.net/

The Take-Home Science: Chemistry event is made possible through generous funding from the Westfield Local Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Calling young scientists! 

Do you like to do science experiments? Make up potions? Watch a solution change colors? Launch rockets? Then sign up here to get a take-home kit filled with 7 different experiments with follow along videos from SEED, Inc!  You receive all of the materials you need to perform your experiments.

Approriate for students in grades 3-5.  Younger children can do the experiments with parental help.  Makes a perfect family activity for Spring Vacation! One kit per family. Pick up of the kits will start today. Please wait for an email with instructions on how to pick before coming to the Westfield Athenaeum

All kits, materials, and lesson plans are provided by SEED, Inc. SEED is a regional nonprofit organization run by PhD scientists with a passion for empowering teachers with the confidence to instill a love of science in their students. Find out more about SEED, Inc. at www.seededucation.net/

The Take-Home Science: Chemistry event is made possible through generous funding from the Westfield Local Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
   oeberli@westath.org

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Monday April 19, 2021
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Library Closed - Patriots Day

The Westfield Athenaeum will be closed in observance of Patriots Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 20 at 8:30 AM.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be closed in observance of Patriots Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 20 at 8:30 AM.

Tuesday April 20, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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Teen Craft Tuesday

The third Tuesday of every month will feature a different Teen Take Home Craft.  This month's craft is....

Paper Lanterns!  Make your own paper lantern complete with an LED tea light.  

For students in grades 5-12 | Registration required

This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum. Learn more about the Friends here.

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
There are 6 spaces available.

The third Tuesday of every month will feature a different Teen Take Home Craft.  This month's craft is....

Paper Lanterns!  Make your own paper lantern complete with an LED tea light.  

For students in grades 5-12 | Registration required

This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum. Learn more about the Friends here.

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
   oeberli@westath.org

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Shurtleff Meeting
CONTACT: Martha Gamble   gamble_martha@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Librarians Discuss: What Makes a Good Book Adaptation?

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Tuesday of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

You asked for it, we provide! We're going to discuss book-to-movie adaptations in all their glory ... or flops. Is it better to quote the book? Get the themes? Do something totally different? Come discuss our most and least favorite adaptations! 

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Tuesday of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

You asked for it, we provide! We're going to discuss book-to-movie adaptations in all their glory ... or flops. Is it better to quote the book? Get the themes? Do something totally different? Come discuss our most and least favorite adaptations! 

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Wednesday April 21, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Paint Afternoon

Join us over Zoom for a Paint Afternoon! Celebrate the start of spring by painting a field of lavender. 

All materials will be provided for participants. You will receive a canvas, paint, and paint brushes. You must come pick them up at the Westfield Athenaeum before the event. You will receive an email notification to let you know when the materials can be picked up.

For students in grades 5-12 | Registration Required

This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum. Learn more about the Friends here.

 

 

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Join us over Zoom for a Paint Afternoon! Celebrate the start of spring by painting a field of lavender. 

All materials will be provided for participants. You will receive a canvas, paint, and paint brushes. You must come pick them up at the Westfield Athenaeum before the event. You will receive an email notification to let you know when the materials can be picked up.

For students in grades 5-12 | Registration Required

This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum. Learn more about the Friends here.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
   oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Ages BINGO!

B-I-N-G-O! When is the last time you played a rousing game of Bingo? Well here is your chance! Everyone in the family can join Game Night on zoom. Register to receive copies of your bingo cards and online access for the game. DVD prize packs will be awarded!  See you there!

 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 2 spaces available.

B-I-N-G-O! When is the last time you played a rousing game of Bingo? Well here is your chance! Everyone in the family can join Game Night on zoom. Register to receive copies of your bingo cards and online access for the game. DVD prize packs will be awarded!  See you there!

 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 2 spaces available.

Thursday April 22, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
History Chat with Bob Brown (recorded)

Enjoy a recorded history chat with Bob Brown every fourth Thursday on our Facebook channel! While Bob will not be live, feel free to leave comments or questions on the video and hopefully we will record a later video where he answers your questions. You do not require a Facebook page to view the video, just go to www.facebook.com/westath and go to the "Videos" page.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Enjoy a recorded history chat with Bob Brown every fourth Thursday on our Facebook channel! While Bob will not be live, feel free to leave comments or questions on the video and hopefully we will record a later video where he answers your questions. You do not require a Facebook page to view the video, just go to www.facebook.com/westath and go to the "Videos" page.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Trivia Thursdays: Dinos Galore

You ask, we answer! There will be TWO trivia nights in April to accommodate all your awesome ideas. For the first, we will be doing trivia on all things dinosaur. We will cover as many eras of dinosaurs as we can in this event, created for the young (and young-at-heart) dino-fanatics in your life. 

Play with friends and family from comfort of your own home. This event will take place over Zoom and use Kahoot. You will need an extra internet connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc).  You can also split the screen of a computer to play.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are 45 spaces available.

You ask, we answer! There will be TWO trivia nights in April to accommodate all your awesome ideas. For the first, we will be doing trivia on all things dinosaur. We will cover as many eras of dinosaurs as we can in this event, created for the young (and young-at-heart) dino-fanatics in your life. 

Play with friends and family from comfort of your own home. This event will take place over Zoom and use Kahoot. You will need an extra internet connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc).  You can also split the screen of a computer to play.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are 45 spaces available.

Monday April 26, 2021
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Facebook Live Lunchtime Librarian

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hero Kids

Calling young adventurers!

Are you ready to save villages, defeat monsters, and find treasure? Join us virtually to play Hero Kids, a fantasy role playing game, where you get to be the heroes and save the day.

Our quest is on fourth Monday of each month and begins at 4:00PM. 

Heroes need to register

For ages 7-10

 

CONTACT: Theresa Boulrice  (413) 568-7833  tboulrice@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Calling young adventurers!

Are you ready to save villages, defeat monsters, and find treasure? Join us virtually to play Hero Kids, a fantasy role playing game, where you get to be the heroes and save the day.

Our quest is on fourth Monday of each month and begins at 4:00PM. 

Heroes need to register

For ages 7-10

 

CONTACT:
  Theresa Boulrice
  (413) 568.7833
   tboulrice@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Tuesday April 27, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Shurtleff Meeting
CONTACT: Martha Gamble   gamble_martha@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reader's Chat

Reader's Chats occur on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. These casual book clubs meet to discuss books tied into that month's Beanstack challenge. Sign up for the challenge at www.westath.beanstack.org. Register for your chosen Reader's Chat on EventKeeper.

These meetings will take place on Zoom. Registration required. This event is all ages.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are 9 spaces available.

Reader's Chats occur on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. These casual book clubs meet to discuss books tied into that month's Beanstack challenge. Sign up for the challenge at www.westath.beanstack.org. Register for your chosen Reader's Chat on EventKeeper.

These meetings will take place on Zoom. Registration required. This event is all ages.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday April 28, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Through Me To You Puppet Storytime

Through Me To You Puppetry invites kids to join Newton for some story time fun!  Newton & his puppet friends take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids.  At the end of the show, the kids are invited to “unmute” and say hi to Newton.  Our half-hour Zoom show is geared to ages 3-6, but all are welcome!

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are many spaces available.

Through Me To You Puppetry invites kids to join Newton for some story time fun!  Newton & his puppet friends take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids.  At the end of the show, the kids are invited to “unmute” and say hi to Newton.  Our half-hour Zoom show is geared to ages 3-6, but all are welcome!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
   oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are many spaces available.

Thursday April 29, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Western Region Program Planning Meeting
CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Trivia Thursdays: 'The Office' and 'Parks and Rec'

TV Trivia here we come! Hopefully, you won't feel like staring into the camera *too* much during this event. Come ready to show off your knowledge of all things Dunder Mifflin and Pawnee. 

Play with friends and family from comfort of your own home. This event will take place over Zoom and use Kahoot. You will need an extra internet connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc).  You can also split the screen of a computer to play.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are 40 spaces available.

TV Trivia here we come! Hopefully, you won't feel like staring into the camera *too* much during this event. Come ready to show off your knowledge of all things Dunder Mifflin and Pawnee. 

Play with friends and family from comfort of your own home. This event will take place over Zoom and use Kahoot. You will need an extra internet connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc).  You can also split the screen of a computer to play.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are 40 spaces available.

Monday May 3, 2021
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Facebook Live Lunchtime Librarian

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Shurtleff Meeting
CONTACT: Martha Gamble   gamble_martha@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Librarians Discuss: What is Literacy?

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

Everyone, from teachers to librarians to parents, talks a lot about "literacy." But what even is it? How do we define it? How do we build it? We'll also enter into some literacy debates on what is "real" reading and literacy skill building, and how the term is broader than we think it is.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

Everyone, from teachers to librarians to parents, talks a lot about "literacy." But what even is it? How do we define it? How do we build it? We'll also enter into some literacy debates on what is "real" reading and literacy skill building, and how the term is broader than we think it is.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Wednesday May 5, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art Journaling

Art Journaling: "Learn quick sketching techniques to use in your travels, observing your personal environment in a new way and review techniques in style, patterns and development of muscle memory. No prior drawing experience needed. Attendees only need simple paper, pencil and eraser."

Corinne Roberts is the creator of, Bug BitesOut and About and illustrated projects like Unreal Estate and Kitty Game. She currently resides in Michigan pursuing her passion of watercolor and illustrating.
 
This program was made possible through a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council 

 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 38 spaces available.

Art Journaling: "Learn quick sketching techniques to use in your travels, observing your personal environment in a new way and review techniques in style, patterns and development of muscle memory. No prior drawing experience needed. Attendees only need simple paper, pencil and eraser."

Corinne Roberts is the creator of, Bug BitesOut and About and illustrated projects like Unreal Estate and Kitty Game. She currently resides in Michigan pursuing her passion of watercolor and illustrating.
 
This program was made possible through a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council 

 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 38 spaces available.

Thursday May 6, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Writing Group

Do you like writing fantasy? Science fiction? Realistic fiction? All kinds are welcome at our Teen Writing Group. Each meeting tackles a new topic - suggested and voted on by group participants - with fun activities and writing prompts. In this class, you help pick what we learn and work on your creative writing skills! 

This group is for students in grades 5-12. Participents are not made to read their work unless they desire to do so. This class will take place on Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Do you like writing fantasy? Science fiction? Realistic fiction? All kinds are welcome at our Teen Writing Group. Each meeting tackles a new topic - suggested and voted on by group participants - with fun activities and writing prompts. In this class, you help pick what we learn and work on your creative writing skills! 

This group is for students in grades 5-12. Participents are not made to read their work unless they desire to do so. This class will take place on Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Friday May 7, 2021
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1:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
Join a librarian-led discussion of contemporary poetry on a monthly theme. Bring a poem to share related to the theme (1-2 pages long) written by you or someone else. In May, we'll discuss poems about SPRING.

This group meets on Zoom, typically on the first Friday of every month. Register ahead of time to receive the Zoom link and a selection of poems by email.

CONTACT: Kat Good-Schiff  413-568-7833   kgoodschiff@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are 10 spaces available.
Join a librarian-led discussion of contemporary poetry on a monthly theme. Bring a poem to share related to the theme (1-2 pages long) written by you or someone else. In May, we'll discuss poems about SPRING.

This group meets on Zoom, typically on the first Friday of every month. Register ahead of time to receive the Zoom link and a selection of poems by email.

CONTACT:
  Kat Good-Schiff
  413.568.7833   
   kgoodschiff@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday May 10, 2021
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Facebook Live Lunchtime Librarian

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hour of Code Python 3

Learn how to code with Python 3 during our virtual Hour of Code. In each session we will go over a different concept of Python 3 and see what we can create using the concept.

A computer and email address will be required.

Time: 6pm

Level: Beginner

Ages: 10-12

Registration required 

CONTACT: Theresa Boulrice  (413) 568-7833  tboulrice@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual
There are 7 spaces available.

Learn how to code with Python 3 during our virtual Hour of Code. In each session we will go over a different concept of Python 3 and see what we can create using the concept.

A computer and email address will be required.

Time: 6pm

Level: Beginner

Ages: 10-12

Registration required 

CONTACT:
  Theresa Boulrice
  (413) 568.7833
   tboulrice@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Light Lunch-a Cookbook Bookclub

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon over Zoom, this club will focus on cooking healthy meals from a variety of cookbooks. There will be copies reserved and available for pick up. Each cook uses the book throughout the month and gives a review at the meeting, sharing the good, the bad and the worth repeating. There will also be a topic discussed each month, on subjects such as menu planning, techniques, finding ingredients, etc.  

When you register for the program a copy of the selected cookbook will be put out on Library to Go for you! 

Cookbook for  May is: No Crumbs Left: recipes for everyday food made marvelous by Teri Turner

 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 19 spaces available.

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon over Zoom, this club will focus on cooking healthy meals from a variety of cookbooks. There will be copies reserved and available for pick up. Each cook uses the book throughout the month and gives a review at the meeting, sharing the good, the bad and the worth repeating. There will also be a topic discussed each month, on subjects such as menu planning, techniques, finding ingredients, etc.  

When you register for the program a copy of the selected cookbook will be put out on Library to Go for you! 

Cookbook for  May is: No Crumbs Left: recipes for everyday food made marvelous by Teri Turner

 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 19 spaces available.

Wednesday May 12, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inviting Pollinators to your yard

"Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials," a power point presentation offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root, describes the essential roles played by birds, pollinators, and other beneficial wildlife and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover, and water. A variety of plants that nourish these organisms throughout their lifecycles is discussed, and organic methods for establishing wildlife habitat are also presented. Handouts are downloadable, and comments and questions will be welcome at the conclusion of the program. A recording of this event will be scheduled for multiple broadcasts by Westfield Community Access Television and will be made accessible at their website via YouTube. 

Cosponsored and hosted by the Westfield Athenaeum. 

This program is supported  by the Westfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

John Root is a Naturalist living in Amherst and a warm engaging very knowledgable speaker. 
CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   4135687833 x111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 47 spaces available.

"Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials," a power point presentation offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root, describes the essential roles played by birds, pollinators, and other beneficial wildlife and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover, and water. A variety of plants that nourish these organisms throughout their lifecycles is discussed, and organic methods for establishing wildlife habitat are also presented. Handouts are downloadable, and comments and questions will be welcome at the conclusion of the program. A recording of this event will be scheduled for multiple broadcasts by Westfield Community Access Television and will be made accessible at their website via YouTube. 

Cosponsored and hosted by the Westfield Athenaeum. 

This program is supported  by the Westfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

John Root is a Naturalist living in Amherst and a warm engaging very knowledgable speaker. 
CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  4135687833 x111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 47 spaces available.

Thursday May 13, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Monday May 17, 2021
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Facebook Live Lunchtime Librarian

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Librarians Discuss: Are You a Book Finisher or Deserter?

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

Are you the kind of person who powers through books you don't like because you've started and now you've got to finish? Are you the kind of person who puts a bad book down? Have you changed over your life? Both can be a learned skill. How have you learned it? Are you hoping to learn it? How do you make the decision? Come discuss with us!

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

Are you the kind of person who powers through books you don't like because you've started and now you've got to finish? Are you the kind of person who puts a bad book down? Have you changed over your life? Both can be a learned skill. How have you learned it? Are you hoping to learn it? How do you make the decision? Come discuss with us!

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Wednesday May 19, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Draw your pet!

Draw Your Pets: "Using basic shapes and simple line technique, learn to create your favorite furry friends. No prior drawing experience is needed. Materials needed are: simple paper, pencil and eraser."

Corinne Roberts is the creator of, Bug BitesOut and About and illustrated projects like Unreal Estate and Kitty Game. She currently resides in Michigan pursuing her passion of watercolor and illustrating.
 
This program was made possible through a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council
CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 27 spaces available.

Draw Your Pets: "Using basic shapes and simple line technique, learn to create your favorite furry friends. No prior drawing experience is needed. Materials needed are: simple paper, pencil and eraser."

Corinne Roberts is the creator of, Bug BitesOut and About and illustrated projects like Unreal Estate and Kitty Game. She currently resides in Michigan pursuing her passion of watercolor and illustrating.
 
This program was made possible through a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council
CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 27 spaces available.

Thursday May 20, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Book Club

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

A powerful, heartbreaking story of star-crossed lovers and Iran's political upheavals that is a layered historical saga of a country struggling toward democracy and an intimate meditation on "a love from which we never recover."

Please email Anne to be placed on the email list for the Zoom links. The Athenaeum will be requesting copies for book club members, so please do not place your own hold. Please call or place a Library to Go via the Google form on our website. A limited number of ebooks are also available through the Overdrive app.

CONTACT: Anne Brossard  abrossard@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

A powerful, heartbreaking story of star-crossed lovers and Iran's political upheavals that is a layered historical saga of a country struggling toward democracy and an intimate meditation on "a love from which we never recover."

Please email Anne to be placed on the email list for the Zoom links. The Athenaeum will be requesting copies for book club members, so please do not place your own hold. Please call or place a Library to Go via the Google form on our website. A limited number of ebooks are also available through the Overdrive app.

CONTACT:
  Anne Brossard
  
   abrossard@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Writing Group

Do you like writing fantasy? Science fiction? Realistic fiction? All kinds are welcome at our Teen Writing Group. Each meeting tackles a new topic - suggested and voted on by group participants - with fun activities and writing prompts. In this class, you help pick what we learn and work on your creative writing skills! 

This group is for students in grades 5-12. Participents are not made to read their work unless they desire to do so. This class will take place on Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Do you like writing fantasy? Science fiction? Realistic fiction? All kinds are welcome at our Teen Writing Group. Each meeting tackles a new topic - suggested and voted on by group participants - with fun activities and writing prompts. In this class, you help pick what we learn and work on your creative writing skills! 

This group is for students in grades 5-12. Participents are not made to read their work unless they desire to do so. This class will take place on Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Monday May 24, 2021
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Facebook Live Lunchtime Librarian

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live chats every Monday at 12:30 PM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

Tuesday May 25, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reader's Chat

Reader's Chats occur on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. These casual book clubs meet to discuss books tied into that month's Beanstack challenge. Sign up for the challenge at www.westath.beanstack.org. Register for your chosen Reader's Chat on EventKeeper.

These meetings will take place on Zoom. Registration required. This event is all ages.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Reader's Chats occur on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. These casual book clubs meet to discuss books tied into that month's Beanstack challenge. Sign up for the challenge at www.westath.beanstack.org. Register for your chosen Reader's Chat on EventKeeper.

These meetings will take place on Zoom. Registration required. This event is all ages.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Wednesday May 26, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Ages BINGO!

B-I-N-G-O! When is the last time you played a rousing game of Bingo? Well here is your chance! Everyone in the family can join Game Night on zoom. Register to receive copies of your bingo cards and online access for the game. DVD prize packs will be awarded!  See you there!

 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 16 spaces available.

B-I-N-G-O! When is the last time you played a rousing game of Bingo? Well here is your chance! Everyone in the family can join Game Night on zoom. Register to receive copies of your bingo cards and online access for the game. DVD prize packs will be awarded!  See you there!

 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 16 spaces available.

Thursday May 27, 2021
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Storytime (recorded)

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join Ms. Mary every Tuesday and Thursday for recorded Storytimes for all those young and young at heart. These stories are posted to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westath. You do not need a Facebook page to access them. Simply go to our page and click on our Videos tab. All prior storytimes will remain on the page for as long as COVID copyright allows.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Trivia Thursdays: Westfield Local History

Description TBA

Play with friends and family from comfort of your own home. This event will take place over Zoom and use Kahoot. You will need an extra internet connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc).  You can also split the screen of a computer to play.

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Description TBA

Play with friends and family from comfort of your own home. This event will take place over Zoom and use Kahoot. You will need an extra internet connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc).  You can also split the screen of a computer to play.

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Monday May 31, 2021
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Library Closed - Memorial Day

The Westfield Athenaeum will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, June 1st at 8:30 AM.

The Westfield Athenaeum will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, June 1st at 8:30 AM.

Tuesday June 1, 2021
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Librarians Discuss: What are Your Empowering Reads?

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

All readers are different, and thus what empowers us is different. What does reading an empowering or inspiring book mean to you? Have you ever read a book meant to be inspiring and found the opposite? What are some titles that have inspired, uplifted, life altered, or changed the game for you?

CONTACT: Gretchen Hohmeyer  ghohmeyer@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life-related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.  

All readers are different, and thus what empowers us is different. What does reading an empowering or inspiring book mean to you? Have you ever read a book meant to be inspiring and found the opposite? What are some titles that have inspired, uplifted, life altered, or changed the game for you?

CONTACT:
  Gretchen Hohmeyer
  
   ghohmeyer@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Tuesday June 8, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Light Lunch-a Cookbook Bookclub

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon over Zoom, this club will focus on cooking healthy meals from a variety of cookbooks. There will be copies reserved and available for pick up. Each cook uses the book throughout the month and gives a review at the meeting, sharing the good, the bad and the worth repeating. There will also be a topic discussed each month, on subjects such as menu planning, techniques, finding ingredients, etc.  

When you register for the program a copy of the selected cookbook will be put out on Library to Go for you! 

Cookbook for  June is: The Oz family Kitchen by Lisa Oz

 

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org
There are 19 spaces available.

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon over Zoom, this club will focus on cooking healthy meals from a variety of cookbooks. There will be copies reserved and available for pick up. Each cook uses the book throughout the month and gives a review at the meeting, sharing the good, the bad and the worth repeating. There will also be a topic discussed each month, on subjects such as menu planning, techniques, finding ingredients, etc.  

When you register for the program a copy of the selected cookbook will be put out on Library to Go for you! 

Cookbook for  June is: The Oz family Kitchen by Lisa Oz

 

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

There are 19 spaces available.

Thursday June 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Western Region Program Planners

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A quarterly meeting of librarians in the Western region of Massachusetts who are tasked with programming for their respective libraries.  

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A quarterly meeting of librarians in the Western region of Massachusetts who are tasked with programming for their respective libraries.  

Wednesday June 23, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Golf injuries and how to prevent them

BACK PAIN SLOWING YOUR GOLF GAME?  SHOULDER PAIN LIMITING YOUR SWING?

Please join Jaimee Mace, MSPT, on June 23rd at 6:00 for a presentation about the most common injuries that occur on the golf course and how to prevent them.  You will get tips on how to reduce pain during every day activities and learn key stretches that can keep you on the golf course for years to come.

Jaimee has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1999, primarily in the outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine setting. She looks forward to having you in attendance.

This program is in partnership with the Wilbraham Public Library. Visit them at http://wilbrahamlibrary.org/

CONTACT: Becky Blackburn   413-568-7833 ext 111  bblackburn@westath.org

BACK PAIN SLOWING YOUR GOLF GAME?  SHOULDER PAIN LIMITING YOUR SWING?

Please join Jaimee Mace, MSPT, on June 23rd at 6:00 for a presentation about the most common injuries that occur on the golf course and how to prevent them.  You will get tips on how to reduce pain during every day activities and learn key stretches that can keep you on the golf course for years to come.

Jaimee has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1999, primarily in the outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine setting. She looks forward to having you in attendance.

This program is in partnership with the Wilbraham Public Library. Visit them at http://wilbrahamlibrary.org/

CONTACT:
  Becky Blackburn 
  413.568.7833 ext 111
   bblackburn@westath.org

Wednesday July 14, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
DINOSAURS ROCK!

Details TBA

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council, a local agency[ies] which is[are] supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Details TBA

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council, a local agency[ies] which is[are] supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
   oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Tuesday July 27, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NEEDLE FELTED MINECRAFT BEE

Details TBA

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: virtual

Details TBA

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
   oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: virtual

Thursday September 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Western Region Program Planners

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A quarterly meeting of librarians in the Western region of Massachusetts who are tasked with programming for their respective libraries.  

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A quarterly meeting of librarians in the Western region of Massachusetts who are tasked with programming for their respective libraries.  


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