Monday November 20, 2017
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
350th Fundraising Committee

fundraising meeting for Westfield 350th

CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  413-568-7833 x111  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Old B&G

fundraising meeting for Westfield 350th

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Old B&G

 
nat_stars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajama Storytime

Children all ages are invited to come to the library in their pajamas and listen to some stories, sing some songs and do fingerplays.

Registration is required  and begins on Tuesday, October 24th.

 

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 x5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Children all ages are invited to come to the library in their pajamas and listen to some stories, sing some songs and do fingerplays.

Registration is required  and begins on Tuesday, October 24th.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 x5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Tuesday November 21, 2017
lib_bookflipping
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Group for Kids

Join us as we discuss and play games based on A Long Walk to Water by Sue Park.

The first 8 people to register get free copies of the book to keep!  Please pick-up your copy of the book and try to have it read by the book discussion.

 Grades 3-5 

Registration required

 

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Join us as we discuss and play games based on A Long Walk to Water by Sue Park.

The first 8 people to register get free copies of the book to keep!  Please pick-up your copy of the book and try to have it read by the book discussion.

 Grades 3-5 

Registration required

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
misc_none
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday November 22, 2017
holiday_cornucopia
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON

The library will be closing at Noon today.

We will be closed all day tomorrow, November 23rd.

We will reopen Friday, November 24th at 8:30am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be closing at Noon today.

We will be closed all day tomorrow, November 23rd.

We will reopen Friday, November 24th at 8:30am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday November 23, 2017
holiday_turkey
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

We will reopen at 8:30am Friday, November 24th.

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

We will reopen at 8:30am Friday, November 24th.

Friday November 24, 2017
misc_smiley
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Movie

Join us for the movie "Emoji" 2017 rated PG 

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

Registration NOT required

CONTACT: Sarah Scott/ Patti Brose  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Join us for the movie "Emoji" 2017 rated PG 

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

Registration NOT required

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott/ Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

 
rec_legoguy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LIBRARY BUILDING BLOCKS CLUB

Bring your imagination to the library for our exciting  Library Building Blocks Club.  We will spend about an hour developing masterpieces with lego blocks.

The creations will be on display in the Boys' and Girls' Library for all to see. This program is open to children ages two and up.  

***Please note that children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult***

Registration is required

 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Scott/Patti Brose  413-562-6158 ext. 5
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Bring your imagination to the library for our exciting  Library Building Blocks Club.  We will spend about an hour developing masterpieces with lego blocks.

The creations will be on display in the Boys' and Girls' Library for all to see. This program is open to children ages two and up.  

***Please note that children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult***

Registration is required

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott/Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
elect_multimedia
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
YA Matinee

Join us for an afternoon at the movies!  We will be showing the movie Everything, Everything (PG-13, 96 minutes).

Bring your friends and we will provide the popcorn.

No registration needed.

CONTACT: Sarah Scott  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Join us for an afternoon at the movies!  We will be showing the movie Everything, Everything (PG-13, 96 minutes).

Bring your friends and we will provide the popcorn.

No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Monday November 27, 2017
misc_none
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
350th mtg.
CONTACT: Candy  568-0638
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Candy
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
Tuesday November 28, 2017
misc_none
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
meeting
CONTACT: Jan and Liz
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Jan and Liz 
  
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
rec_paintpalette02
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Piece of My Art Painting Class for Teens

Tweens and Teens ages 12 and up will enjoy creating their very own masterpiece with Jen Dorgan from Piece of My Art Studio in Westfield. Each participant will create a painting as they learn various techniques using acrylic paint. All supplies will be provided. Join us for an afternoon of art and fun!

This event is generously sponsored by a grant from the Shurtleff Foundation.

CONTACT: Sarah Scott  562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
There is 1 space available.

Tweens and Teens ages 12 and up will enjoy creating their very own masterpiece with Jen Dorgan from Piece of My Art Studio in Westfield. Each participant will create a painting as they learn various techniques using acrylic paint. All supplies will be provided. Join us for an afternoon of art and fun!

This event is generously sponsored by a grant from the Shurtleff Foundation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott
  562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There is 1 space available.

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
misc_none
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday November 29, 2017
school_microscope
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers

Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities and a craft.

Ages 4 and up.

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
There are 6 spaces available.

Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities and a craft.

Ages 4 and up.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

There are 6 spaces available.

 
lib_book_bunch1
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Book Club- A Night Divided by Jennifer Neilsen

The first 10 people to register for this month's book club will get a copy of the book to keep.

Join us for a discussion about this historical fiction book.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Sarah Scott  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Whitney Study
There are 2 spaces available.

The first 10 people to register for this month's book club will get a copy of the book to keep.

Join us for a discussion about this historical fiction book.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Whitney Study

There are 2 spaces available.

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wreath making workshop

Explore your creativity and learn how to make your own holiday wreath or    centerpiece decorating with an abundance of mixed foliage, ribbon, pinecones, holiday ornaments and berries!  The workshop includes all materials, refreshments and festive music!   Call 413-568-7833 x3 or visit www.westath.org to book your place

Payment of $40 required within 48 hours to hold reservation  Please bring cash or check made payable to Westfield Athenaeum by Nov. 21st.

Please bring wire cutters and garden shears if you have them!

 

 

CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  413-568-7833 x111  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Explore your creativity and learn how to make your own holiday wreath or    centerpiece decorating with an abundance of mixed foliage, ribbon, pinecones, holiday ornaments and berries!  The workshop includes all materials, refreshments and festive music!   Call 413-568-7833 x3 or visit www.westath.org to book your place

Payment of $40 required within 48 hours to hold reservation  Please bring cash or check made payable to Westfield Athenaeum by Nov. 21st.

Please bring wire cutters and garden shears if you have them!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium


 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fundraising Committee
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday November 30, 2017
nat_leaf_fall
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Terrific Twos & Threes

Children ages 2 and 3 are invited to come to the library to hear stories, sing songs and do a craft.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, October 24th.

 

 

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 ext. 5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Children ages 2 and 3 are invited to come to the library to hear stories, sing songs and do a craft.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, October 24th.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
misc_none
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Friday December 1, 2017
rec_knitting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
KNIT WITS JR.

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class and you are registering for all 4 classes.

The class dates are Fridays December 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class and you are registering for all 4 classes.

The class dates are Fridays December 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Saturday December 2, 2017
eth_tipi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
HANDS ON HISTORY

Learn more about Westfield history and the Native Americans who lived here with a visit to our Historical Museum.  We will also have a hands on activity making toys that kids played with long ago.

(note:  this area is not handicap accessible)

Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT: Patti Brose/Kate Deviny  413-562-6158 ext. 5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Edwin Smith History Museum
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Learn more about Westfield history and the Native Americans who lived here with a visit to our Historical Museum.  We will also have a hands on activity making toys that kids played with long ago.

(note:  this area is not handicap accessible)

Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose/Kate Deviny
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Edwin Smith History Museum

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Monday December 4, 2017
misc_house.GIF
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gingerbread Houses

Listen to a story and then build your own gingerbread house to take home.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Ages 6-10 years old.

CONTACT: Sarah Scott/Patti Brose  413-562-6158  sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Listen to a story and then build your own gingerbread house to take home.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Ages 6-10 years old.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott/Patti Brose
  413.562.6158
  sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Old B&G
 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Mtg. ***Note Date Change***
CONTACT: Bill Westerlind  413-335-6976
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Bill Westerlind
  413.335.6976
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Tuesday December 5, 2017
anim_dog1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Terrific Twos & Threes

Children ages 2 and 3 are invited to come to the library to hear stories, sing songs and do a craft.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

 

 

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 ext. 5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Children ages 2 and 3 are invited to come to the library to hear stories, sing songs and do a craft.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
misc_none
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday December 6, 2017
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fundraising Committee
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday December 7, 2017
misc_none
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Thursdays Concert Series - Holiday Concert with Dan Kennedy
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Senior Center, 45 Noble St.
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Senior Center, 45 Noble St.

 
misc_none
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Friday December 8, 2017
rec_yoga
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brain Break Yoga for Teens
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
rec_knitting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
KNIT WITS JR.

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
rec_paintpalette02
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Craft Table

Come to the library to make a craft or bring the supplies home to complete.

No registration is necessary.

While supplies last.

CONTACT: Nina Stromgren  413-562-6158 x5
LOCATION: Boys' & Girls' Library

Come to the library to make a craft or bring the supplies home to complete.

No registration is necessary.

While supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Nina Stromgren
  413.562.6158 x5
  

LOCATION: Boys' & Girls' Library

 
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Enchanted Circle Reading Alive!

Join us for a fun, interactive literacy workshop designed to engage students and families in a dramatic reading and expressive art activities based on the book THE HAT by Jan Brett. Two actors from the Enchanted Circle Theater will make words jump off the page and stories come to life through dramatic readings and theater games. Families will also take home a copy of the book to keep.

For children in preschool - 2nd grade and their families.

Space is limited, so please sign up today. Register online here or call 562-6158 x5.

Sponsored by the CFCE grant. Questions? Call Paula Hebert-Pike at 568-5242.

CONTACT: Sarah Scott  413-562-6158 ext. 5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
There are 7 spaces available.

Join us for a fun, interactive literacy workshop designed to engage students and families in a dramatic reading and expressive art activities based on the book THE HAT by Jan Brett. Two actors from the Enchanted Circle Theater will make words jump off the page and stories come to life through dramatic readings and theater games. Families will also take home a copy of the book to keep.

For children in preschool - 2nd grade and their families.

Space is limited, so please sign up today. Register online here or call 562-6158 x5.

Sponsored by the CFCE grant. Questions? Call Paula Hebert-Pike at 568-5242.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday December 11, 2017
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
CONTACT: Dan Paquette  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan Paquette
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Tuesday December 12, 2017
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
misc_none
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday December 13, 2017
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fundraising Committee
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Christmas at the Whitehouse

December 13th @ 6:30 pm

Pat Perry presents Christmas at the White House

Come with Sneak Peek Productions as we walk through the grandeur of the White House at Christmas time. From Presidents past, we look at decorations, trees and ceremony through pictures, words and music. If you want to experience an old-fashioned Christmas, this is the show for you!

 

CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.

December 13th @ 6:30 pm

Pat Perry presents Christmas at the White House

Come with Sneak Peek Productions as we walk through the grandeur of the White House at Christmas time. From Presidents past, we look at decorations, trees and ceremony through pictures, words and music. If you want to experience an old-fashioned Christmas, this is the show for you!

 

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.

Thursday December 14, 2017
nat_tree
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holiday Tea Storytime

Celebrate the season with a special storytime that includes holiday songs, a craft, cookies and "tea" (juice).

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Celebrate the season with a special storytime that includes holiday songs, a craft, cookies and "tea" (juice).

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose
  413.562.6158
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The BookClub

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey

A brief, lyrical novel with a powerful emotional charge, Rules for Old Men Waiting is about three wars of the twentieth century and an ever-deepening marriage. In a house on the Cape “older than the Republic,” Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days. The most important rule, to “tell a story to its end,” spurs the old Scot on to invent a strange and gripping tale of men in the trenches of the First World War.

Drawn from a depth of knowledge and imagination, MacIver conjures the implacable, clear-sighted artist Private Callum; the private’s nemesis Sergeant Braddis, with his pincerlike nails; Lieutenant Simon Dodds, who takes on Braddis; and Private Charlie Alston, who is ensnared in this story of inhumanity and betrayal but brings it to a close.

This invented tale of the Great War prompts MacIver’s own memories of his role in World War II and of Vietnam, where his son, David served. Both the stories and the memories alike are lit by the vivid presence of Margaret, his wife. As Hearts and Minds director Peter Davis writes, “Pouncey has wrought an almost inconceivable amount of beauty from pain, loss, and war, and I think he has been able to do this because every page is imbued with the love story at the heart of his astonishing novel.”

CONTACT: Sandy  568-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey

A brief, lyrical novel with a powerful emotional charge, Rules for Old Men Waiting is about three wars of the twentieth century and an ever-deepening marriage. In a house on the Cape “older than the Republic,” Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days. The most important rule, to “tell a story to its end,” spurs the old Scot on to invent a strange and gripping tale of men in the trenches of the First World War.

Drawn from a depth of knowledge and imagination, MacIver conjures the implacable, clear-sighted artist Private Callum; the private’s nemesis Sergeant Braddis, with his pincerlike nails; Lieutenant Simon Dodds, who takes on Braddis; and Private Charlie Alston, who is ensnared in this story of inhumanity and betrayal but brings it to a close.

This invented tale of the Great War prompts MacIver’s own memories of his role in World War II and of Vietnam, where his son, David served. Both the stories and the memories alike are lit by the vivid presence of Margaret, his wife. As Hearts and Minds director Peter Davis writes, “Pouncey has wrought an almost inconceivable amount of beauty from pain, loss, and war, and I think he has been able to do this because every page is imbued with the love story at the heart of his astonishing novel.”

CONTACT:
  Sandy
  568.7833
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
misc_none
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Greeting Card Workshop

Please contact Donna King for registration. There is a $10 fee for the workshop.

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Please contact Donna King for registration. There is a $10 fee for the workshop.

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Friday December 15, 2017
rec_paintpalette
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Art Group for Kids

Learn to draw with pastels.  We will provide the supplies, just bring your creativity and dress for mess.

Ages 8-12 years old.

Registration is required and space is limited.

 

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Learn to draw with pastels.  We will provide the supplies, just bring your creativity and dress for mess.

Ages 8-12 years old.

Registration is required and space is limited.

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Saturday December 16, 2017
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Read to Rover

Come read to a very friendly dog! Reading to these specially trained dogs can enhance self-esteem by offering non-judgemental, non-threatening attention while improving communication and reading skills.

Ages 3-9 years

Registration required.

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 x5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Come read to a very friendly dog! Reading to these specially trained dogs can enhance self-esteem by offering non-judgemental, non-threatening attention while improving communication and reading skills.

Ages 3-9 years

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 x5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
HOLIDAY MATINEE

Come to the library and relax from all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and watch a holiday classic Year Without A Santa Claus.

Snacks and Drinks are provided.

No Registration is necessary.

All Ages

 

CONTACT: Sarah Scott/Patti Brose  413-562-6158  sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Come to the library and relax from all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and watch a holiday classic Year Without A Santa Claus.

Snacks and Drinks are provided.

No Registration is necessary.

All Ages

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott/Patti Brose
  413.562.6158
  sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Monday December 18, 2017
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Holiday Tea Pajama Storytime

Celebrate the season with a special storytime that includes holiday songs, a craft, cookies and "tea" (juice).

Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this evening program.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT: Mary Regan  413-562-6158  mregan@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Celebrate the season with a special storytime that includes holiday songs, a craft, cookies and "tea" (juice).

Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this evening program.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT:
  Mary Regan
  413.562.6158
  mregan@westath.org 

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday December 20, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
TINY TOTS LIBRARY TIME SAMPLER

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages birth to 18 months.

NEW: registration is required.

CONTACT: Mary Regan  413-562-6158 ext. 5  mregan@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages birth to 18 months.

NEW: registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Mary Regan
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  mregan@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Ones Library Time

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages 19-36 months.

NEW: registration is required.

CONTACT: Mary Regan  413-562-6158 ext. 5  mregan@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages 19-36 months.

NEW: registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Mary Regan
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  mregan@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fundraising Committee
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday December 21, 2017
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Friday December 22, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holiday Tea Storytime

Celebrate the season with a special storytime that includes holiday songs, a craft, cookies and "tea" (juice).

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT: Sarah Scott  413-562-6158  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Celebrate the season with a special storytime that includes holiday songs, a craft, cookies and "tea" (juice).

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott
  413.562.6158
  sscott@westath.org 

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
KNIT WITS JR.

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Monday December 25, 2017
holiday_xmastree
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed

The library will be closed all day in observance of Christmas Day.

We will reopen Tuesday, December 26th at 8:30am.

The library will be closed all day in observance of Christmas Day.

We will reopen Tuesday, December 26th at 8:30am.

Tuesday December 26, 2017
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Craft Table

Come to the library to make a craft or bring the supplies home to complete.

No registration is necessary.

While supplies last.

CONTACT: Nina Stromgren  413-562-6158 x5
LOCATION: Boys' & Girls' Library

Come to the library to make a craft or bring the supplies home to complete.

No registration is necessary.

While supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Nina Stromgren
  413.562.6158 x5
  

LOCATION: Boys' & Girls' Library

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday December 27, 2017
rec_legoguy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LIBRARY BUILDING BLOCKS CLUB

Bring your imagination to the library for our exciting  Library Building Blocks Club.  We will spend about an hour developing masterpieces with lego blocks.

The creations will be on display in the Boys' and Girls' Library for all to see. This program is open to children ages 4 and up.  

***Please note that children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult***

Registration is required

 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Scott/Patti Brose  413-562-6158 ext. 5
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Bring your imagination to the library for our exciting  Library Building Blocks Club.  We will spend about an hour developing masterpieces with lego blocks.

The creations will be on display in the Boys' and Girls' Library for all to see. This program is open to children ages 4 and up.  

***Please note that children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult***

Registration is required

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott/Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 ext. 5
  

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fundraising Committee
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday December 28, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vacation Storytime

Celebrate vacation week by coming to the library for a special story time that includes songs and a craft.

Registration required. 

Ages 3-6 (siblings welcome)

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 x5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Celebrate vacation week by coming to the library for a special story time that includes songs and a craft.

Registration required. 

Ages 3-6 (siblings welcome)

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 x5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Family Movie - Cars Life 3: The Royal Heist

Sit back and relax with an afternoon at the movies.

Snacks and Drinks provided.

All ages

No registration necessary

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Sit back and relax with an afternoon at the movies.

Snacks and Drinks provided.

All ages

No registration necessary

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Friday December 29, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers

Enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities and a story.

Ages 4 - 10.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

Enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities and a story.

Ages 4 - 10.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     

 
rec_knitting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
KNIT WITS JR.

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT: Miss Susan  413-562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Learn to knit and improve your skills.  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off as they make a scarf.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

Note:  This is a 4 week class.

This program is for students ages 8 -12.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 21st.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Monday January 1, 2018
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed- Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!

The library will be closed all day.

We will reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Happy New Year!!

The library will be closed all day.

We will reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Tuesday January 9, 2018
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Registration Night
CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100  kelly.wce@gmail.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  kelly.wce@gmail.com

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Monday January 15, 2018
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed

The library is closed all day in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

We will reopen 8:30am Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The library is closed all day in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

We will reopen 8:30am Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Tuesday January 16, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
HWA Tri-Club Mtg.
CONTACT: Candy  562-3472  candypenn460@gmail.com
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Candy
  562.3472
  candypenn460@gmail.com

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Wednesday January 17, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Ice Harvest
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday January 18, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The BookClub

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ? until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

CONTACT: Sandy  568-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ? until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

CONTACT:
  Sandy
  568.7833
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bingo for Books

Try your luck while playing B-I-N-G-O to win books!

This event is sponsored by the CFCE.

Space is limited to 12 participants, so please register.

CONTACT: Sarah Scott  562-6158 x5  sscott@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:46 PM     

Try your luck while playing B-I-N-G-O to win books!

This event is sponsored by the CFCE.

Space is limited to 12 participants, so please register.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Scott
  562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:46 PM     

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Tuesday Morning Club
CONTACT: Susan Kingra  568-2118
CONTACT:
  Susan Kingra
  568.2118
  

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday Morning Club
CONTACT: Susan Kingra  568-2118
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Susan Kingra
  568.2118
  

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday February 1, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series - WHS Jazz Band with Patrick Kennedy
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday February 15, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The BookClub

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars

Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.

Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

CONTACT: Sandy  568-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars

Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.

Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

CONTACT:
  Sandy
  568.7833
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Wednesday February 21, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Mighty Aphrodite
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday March 1, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series - Party of Two
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday March 15, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The BookClub

Hawaii by James Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose, Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.

CONTACT: Sandy  568-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Hawaii by James Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose, Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.

CONTACT:
  Sandy
  568.7833
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Wednesday March 21, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Hawaii
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday April 5, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series - Jon Berman
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday April 18, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Autism Speaks
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday April 19, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The BookClub

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Ginny Moon is exceptional. Everyone knows it—her friends at school, teammates on the basketball team, and especially her new adoptive parents. They all love her, even if they don't quite understand her. They want her to feel like she belongs.

What they don't know is that Ginny has no intention of belonging. She's found her birth-mother on Facebook, and is determined to get back to her—even if it means going back to a place that was extremely dangerous. Because Ginny left something behind and she's desperate to get it back, to make things right.

But no one listens. No one understands. So Ginny takes matters into her own hands…

Benjamin Ludwig's whip-smart, unforgettable novel is an illuminating look at one girl's journey to find her way home and one of the freshest debuts in years.

 

CONTACT: Sandy  568-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Ginny Moon is exceptional. Everyone knows it—her friends at school, teammates on the basketball team, and especially her new adoptive parents. They all love her, even if they don't quite understand her. They want her to feel like she belongs.

What they don't know is that Ginny has no intention of belonging. She's found her birth-mother on Facebook, and is determined to get back to her—even if it means going back to a place that was extremely dangerous. Because Ginny left something behind and she's desperate to get it back, to make things right.

But no one listens. No one understands. So Ginny takes matters into her own hands…

Benjamin Ludwig's whip-smart, unforgettable novel is an illuminating look at one girl's journey to find her way home and one of the freshest debuts in years.

 

CONTACT:
  Sandy
  568.7833
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday May 3, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series - Jerry Noble
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday May 16, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - History Under Our Feet
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday May 17, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The BookClub

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
      Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.
      In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 
      In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.

CONTACT: Sandy  568-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
      Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.
      In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 
      In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.

CONTACT:
  Sandy
  568.7833
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday June 7, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series - Dan Daniels
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday June 13, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  568-7833  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  568.7833
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday June 21, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The BookClub

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .

Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

CONTACT: Sandy  568-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .

Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

CONTACT:
  Sandy
  568.7833
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Saturday June 23, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  413-568-7833 x111  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Town Green
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Town Green


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