Monday October 22, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 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 3 and up.  

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

Registration is  NOT required.

 

 

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 ext. 5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys' & Girls' Library

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 3 and up.  

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

Registration is  NOT required.

 

 

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

LOCATION: Boys' & Girls' Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westfield 350th

Private meeting

LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sen. Humason's District Office Hours
LOCATION: Elizabeth Reed Room
 
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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

 
misc_none
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Meeting
CONTACT: Libby O'Flaherty  406-595-5427  loflaherty@cdi.coop
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Libby O'Flaherty
  406.595.5427
  loflaherty@cdi.coop

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
TINY TOTS LIBRARY TIME

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. and begins Tuesday, September 25th.

CONTACT: Mary Regan  413-562-6158 ext. 5  mregan@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
There are 8 spaces available.

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. and begins Tuesday, September 25th.

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

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Live Clue: Spooky Edition

Come play Live Clue in the library to find out who done it! 

Prizes will be awarded

For students in grades 5-12

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Come play Live Clue in the library to find out who done it! 

Prizes will be awarded

For students in grades 5-12

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
  oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Westfield 350th committee`
CONTACT: Candy
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Candy
  
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STORYTIME

Join us for a fun story time with songs, activities and a craft.

Ages 2-5.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 25th.

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 ext. 5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join us for a fun story time with songs, activities and a craft.

Ages 2-5.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 25th.

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

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Experimental Art

Dress for mess!

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, September 25th.

Ages 8-12 years old

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

Dress for mess!

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, September 25th.

Ages 8-12 years old

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  sscott@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room


 
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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

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Friday October 26, 2018
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Knit Wits Jr.

Have you always wanted to learn to knit or do you want to improve your skills?  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.  Kids will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue building their skills at home.

This is a 3-week program and you are registering for all three weeks!

Registration is required and space is limited.

Registration begins Tuesday, September 25th.

Ages 8 and up.

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

Have you always wanted to learn to knit or do you want to improve your skills?  Students will learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.  Kids will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue building their skills at home.

This is a 3-week program and you are registering for all three weeks!

Registration is required and space is limited.

Registration begins Tuesday, September 25th.

Ages 8 and up.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Saturday October 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Homebuyers Seminar
CONTACT: Michael Dipon  413-636-7010  michael@dktaxprep.net
LOCATION: Committee Room
CONTACT:
  Michael Dipon
  413.636.7010
  michael@dktaxprep.net

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
CONTACT: Tristan Anderson  trisdragon2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Tristan Anderson
  
  trisdragon2@gmail.com

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Movie - Hotel Transylvania 3

Drop in to  the Lang Auditorium for a free movie!

We provide snacks and drinks.

Rated:  PG  (1 hour 37 minutes)

Registration NOT required.

CONTACT: Patti Brose  413-562-6158 x5  pbrose@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Drop in to  the Lang Auditorium for a free movie!

We provide snacks and drinks.

Rated:  PG  (1 hour 37 minutes)

Registration NOT required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Brose
  413.562.6158 x5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Monday October 29, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie Night!
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STEAM Activity Hour

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

Registration required, space is limited.

Ages 4 and up.

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

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

Registration required, space is limited.

Ages 4 and up.

CONTACT:
  Miss Susan
  413.562.6158 x5
  pbrose@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security Planmning & Claiming Strategies
CONTACT: Paul Santaniello  413-505-4759  links62@aol.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Paul Santaniello
  413.505.4759
  links62@aol.com

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Halloween Storytime and Parade

Show off your halloween costume at the library. Join us for this story time followed by a parade and trick or treating through the library.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Mary Regan  413-562-6158 x5  mregan@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Show off your halloween costume at the library. Join us for this story time followed by a parade and trick or treating through the library.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Mary Regan
  413.562.6158 x5
  mregan@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Thursday November 1, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series

Tim Mayock of Northfield Music in Granby, CT. Born and raised in Connecticut Tim, has been a student of music, a guitar player and professional musician for more than 30 years. He plays original music and songs from the great American songbook.
He was part of a band "The Mayocks" which put out 3 original CD's and toured New England for over 10 years.

Please join us as our Connecticut neighbor entertains us!

 

                                                                                                           

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

Tim Mayock of Northfield Music in Granby, CT. Born and raised in Connecticut Tim, has been a student of music, a guitar player and professional musician for more than 30 years. He plays original music and songs from the great American songbook.
He was part of a band "The Mayocks" which put out 3 original CD's and toured New England for over 10 years.

Please join us as our Connecticut neighbor entertains us!

 

                                                                                                           

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

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

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Toastmasters
CONTACT: Gabriella Michaliszyn  413-585-8060  mail2gem@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Gabriella Michaliszyn
  413.585.8060
  mail2gem@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Saturday November 3, 2018
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
CONTACT: Tristan Anderson  trisdragon2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Tristan Anderson
  
  trisdragon2@gmail.com

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Monday November 5, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
misc_none
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Library Club

At each meeting we'll do something different like crafts, games, snacking, and much more! 

For students in grades 5-12.

 

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

At each meeting we'll do something different like crafts, games, snacking, and much more! 

For students in grades 5-12.

 

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
  oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Thursday November 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Christel Barry
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Athenaeum Toy and Book Sale
CONTACT: Friends
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
misc_none
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Parent Workshop

Through this workshop, participants will learn the tools that will enable them to teach their children how to think for themselves, be better listeners, and make wise choices.  This is a free event

Space is limited and registration is required. ***NO CHILDCARE WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS PROGRAM***

Call the CFCE office at 413-568-5242 to register no later than November 3, 2018.

Presented by Peggy Hoime from Cooperative Kids of Agawam

This event is sponsored by the WestfieldCFCE grant.

CONTACT: Paula Hebert-Pike  413-568-5242  php06410@gmail.com
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Through this workshop, participants will learn the tools that will enable them to teach their children how to think for themselves, be better listeners, and make wise choices.  This is a free event

Space is limited and registration is required. ***NO CHILDCARE WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS PROGRAM***

Call the CFCE office at 413-568-5242 to register no later than November 3, 2018.

Presented by Peggy Hoime from Cooperative Kids of Agawam

This event is sponsored by the WestfieldCFCE grant.

CONTACT:
  Paula Hebert-Pike
  413.568.5242
  php06410@gmail.com

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ArtWorks Mtg
CONTACT: Bill Westerlind  413-335-6976  wfwjr@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Bill Westerlind
  413.335.6976
  wfwjr@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Monday November 12, 2018
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed - Veterans Day observed

The library will be closed all day Monday, November 12, 2018

We will reopen Tuesday, November 13th at 8:30 am

The library will be closed all day Monday, November 12, 2018

We will reopen Tuesday, November 13th at 8:30 am

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tai Chi
CONTACT: Ann Marie Waller  413-528-5070 x103
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Ann Marie Waller
  413.528.5070 x103
  

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Mtg.
LOCATION: Whitney Study
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
English - Homeschooling
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gavel Club
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Basics of Islam with Sami Aziz

Islam 101: Is the most basic yet most profound program for those looking to understand Islam on a fundamental level. This presentation will cover the basics of Islam, 5 pillars of practice: prayer, charity, pilgrimage, fasting and declaration of faith in a power point presentation. Imam Sami A. Aziz is the founder of Common Ground Institute & Services (www.CommonGroundServices.org), an Islamic consulting firm dedicated to educating the public. Common Ground Services started in May 2015 when Imam Sami Abdul Aziz spoke at Bloomfield Public Library on Islam 101, ISIS & Islamophobia with Public Educators Vjosa Qerimi & John Parent. Common Ground Services is a non-profit Islamic Consulting Firm with the aim of providing consulting, education, lectures, classes, events, partnerships in regard to Islam with REAL practicing Muslims. Research shows that most Americans have negative views on Islam, additionally most Americans have never met a Muslim. We aim to provide opportunities for Hospitals, Universities, Churches, Schools, Police Departments, Non-Profits, Public & Private institutions to have access to knowledge and consulting services regarding Islam & Muslims. 

Lang Auditorium 6:30pm

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

Islam 101: Is the most basic yet most profound program for those looking to understand Islam on a fundamental level. This presentation will cover the basics of Islam, 5 pillars of practice: prayer, charity, pilgrimage, fasting and declaration of faith in a power point presentation. Imam Sami A. Aziz is the founder of Common Ground Institute & Services (www.CommonGroundServices.org), an Islamic consulting firm dedicated to educating the public. Common Ground Services started in May 2015 when Imam Sami Abdul Aziz spoke at Bloomfield Public Library on Islam 101, ISIS & Islamophobia with Public Educators Vjosa Qerimi & John Parent. Common Ground Services is a non-profit Islamic Consulting Firm with the aim of providing consulting, education, lectures, classes, events, partnerships in regard to Islam with REAL practicing Muslims. Research shows that most Americans have negative views on Islam, additionally most Americans have never met a Muslim. We aim to provide opportunities for Hospitals, Universities, Churches, Schools, Police Departments, Non-Profits, Public & Private institutions to have access to knowledge and consulting services regarding Islam & Muslims. 

Lang Auditorium 6:30pm

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday November 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Star Dance Storytime
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grandparent Story Time
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Club

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy.

Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a nine-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred . . . until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing.

After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection.

Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum if You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

CONTACT: Sandy   413-562-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy.

Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a nine-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred . . . until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing.

After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection.

Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum if You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

CONTACT:
  Sandy 
  413.562.7833 
  

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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Toastmasters
CONTACT: Gabriella Michaliszyn  413-585-8060  mail2gem@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Gabriella Michaliszyn
  413.585.8060
  mail2gem@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Saturday November 17, 2018
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
CONTACT: Tristan Anderson  trisdragon2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Tristan Anderson
  
  trisdragon2@gmail.com

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Monday November 19, 2018
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie Night!
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Closing at Noon

The library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We will be closed all day Thursday, November 22nd 

The library will reopen at 8:30 am on Friday, November 23rd.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We will be closed all day Thursday, November 22nd 

The library will reopen at 8:30 am on Friday, November 23rd.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday November 22, 2018
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed - Thanksgiving

The library will be closed all day Thursday, November 22, 2018

We will reopen on Friday, November 23rd at 8:30 am

 

The library will be closed all day Thursday, November 22, 2018

We will reopen on Friday, November 23rd at 8:30 am

 

Monday November 26, 2018
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Library Club

At each meeting we'll do something different like crafts, games, snacking, and much more! 

For students in grades 5-12.

 

CONTACT: Olivia Eberli  oeberli@westath.org
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

At each meeting we'll do something different like crafts, games, snacking, and much more! 

For students in grades 5-12.

 

CONTACT:
  Olivia Eberli
  
  oeberli@westath.org

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Thursday November 29, 2018
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Saturday December 1, 2018
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
CONTACT: Tristan Anderson  trisdragon2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Tristan Anderson
  
  trisdragon2@gmail.com

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Monday December 3, 2018
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Mtg.
LOCATION: Whitney Study
Wednesday December 5, 2018
misc_none
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
English - Homeschooling
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gavel Club
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series

 

Isabel Marcheselli is a singer-songwriter musician with a personal blend of classical, modern and original music.  Hailing from New York City and educated at Cornell University and Hunter College, she has performed publicly for many years. Isabel has planned a special “Community Sing” as the second part of her concert. Start your holiday season with a delightful mix of classical and contemporary holiday inspired music and then join Isabel as she leads us in a sing-a-long of music to uplift your spirit.

                                                                                                           

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

 

Isabel Marcheselli is a singer-songwriter musician with a personal blend of classical, modern and original music.  Hailing from New York City and educated at Cornell University and Hunter College, she has performed publicly for many years. Isabel has planned a special “Community Sing” as the second part of her concert. Start your holiday season with a delightful mix of classical and contemporary holiday inspired music and then join Isabel as she leads us in a sing-a-long of music to uplift your spirit.

                                                                                                           

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

 
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Toastmasters
CONTACT: Gabriella Michaliszyn  413-585-8060  mail2gem@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Gabriella Michaliszyn
  413.585.8060
  mail2gem@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Monday December 10, 2018
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
CONTACT: Dan  568-0638
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Dan
  568.0638
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Westfield Wednesdays 350th Anniversary -Whips of Westfield:The Rise and Decline of an American Ind

Whips of Westfield:The  Rise and Decline of an American Industry with Bruce Cortis
Meet the Author from 5 -6:30.  Book will be availbale for purchase. Presentation to follow.

Please join us at the Athenaeum as Bruce Cortis  presents a program that focuses on his research of the Whip industry beginning in the early 1800’s through the mid twentieth century.  Topics will include: early whip makers and companies, inventions and patents, fires, labor issues and in general the growth and evolution of the industry during its heyday leading up to the great consolidation of the industry in the 1890’s through the early 1900’s.   Bruce’s book, Whips of Westfield, The Rise and Decline of an American Industry, is the basis for his presentation.  That volume is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2018 and is planned for availability by mid-November 2018.


 

 

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

Whips of Westfield:The  Rise and Decline of an American Industry with Bruce Cortis
Meet the Author from 5 -6:30.  Book will be availbale for purchase. Presentation to follow.

Please join us at the Athenaeum as Bruce Cortis  presents a program that focuses on his research of the Whip industry beginning in the early 1800’s through the mid twentieth century.  Topics will include: early whip makers and companies, inventions and patents, fires, labor issues and in general the growth and evolution of the industry during its heyday leading up to the great consolidation of the industry in the 1890’s through the early 1900’s.   Bruce’s book, Whips of Westfield, The Rise and Decline of an American Industry, is the basis for his presentation.  That volume is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2018 and is planned for availability by mid-November 2018.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Thursday December 13, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Westfield CFCE Advisory Council
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ArtWorks Mtg
CONTACT: Bill Westerlind  413-335-6976  wfwjr@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Bill Westerlind
  413.335.6976
  wfwjr@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Saturday December 15, 2018
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
CONTACT: Tristan Anderson  trisdragon2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Tristan Anderson
  
  trisdragon2@gmail.com

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Monday December 17, 2018
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
LOCATION: Whitney Study
 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie Night!
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Wednesday December 19, 2018
misc_none
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
English - Homeschooling
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gavel Club
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Club

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington PostThe New York Times Book Review, NPR, Chicago Tribune

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients' anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures-in his own practices as well as others'-as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the way to the very end.
CONTACT: Sandy   413-562-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington PostThe New York Times Book Review, NPR, Chicago Tribune

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients' anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures-in his own practices as well as others'-as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the way to the very end.
CONTACT:
  Sandy 
  413.562.7833 
  

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
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Toastmasters
CONTACT: Gabriella Michaliszyn  413-585-8060  mail2gem@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Gabriella Michaliszyn
  413.585.8060
  mail2gem@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Monday December 24, 2018
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Closing at Noon

The library will close at noon on Monday, December 24th, 2018

We will be closed all day Tuesday, December 25th

The library will reopen on Wednesday, December 26th at 8:30 am

The library will close at noon on Monday, December 24th, 2018

We will be closed all day Tuesday, December 25th

The library will reopen on Wednesday, December 26th at 8:30 am

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed - Christmas Day

The library will be closed all day Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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

The library will be closed all day Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-SET- Level 1

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 1 course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hi-SET - Level 2

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelly Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

Hi-SET Level 2 Class through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Thursday December 27, 2018
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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

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HiSET Preparation

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT: Kelley Pelkey  413-336-3100
LOCATION: Committee Room

HiSET Preparation course through Westfield Community Education.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Pelkey
  413.336.3100
  

LOCATION: Committee Room

Saturday December 29, 2018
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
CONTACT: Tristan Anderson  trisdragon2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Tristan Anderson
  
  trisdragon2@gmail.com

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room

Monday December 31, 2018
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Closing at Noon

The library will close at noon on Monday, December 31, 2018

We will be closed all day Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The library will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 am

 

The library will close at noon on Monday, December 31, 2018

We will be closed all day Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The library will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 am

 

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed - New Years Day

The library will be closed all day Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 am

Happy New Year!!

The library will be closed all day Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 am

Happy New Year!!

Thursday January 10, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ArtWorks Mtg
CONTACT: Bill Westerlind  413-335-6976  wfwjr@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Bill Westerlind
  413.335.6976
  wfwjr@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Wednesday January 16, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
History of the New Haven Canal with Bob Madison - Westfield Wednesdays 350th Anniversary

History of the New Haven Canal with Bob Madison

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

History of the New Haven Canal with Bob Madison

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday January 17, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Club

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai 

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca Makkai

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.

“A page turner...An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis." —New York Times Book Review.
CONTACT: Sandy   413-562-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai 

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca Makkai

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.

“A page turner...An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis." —New York Times Book Review.
CONTACT:
  Sandy 
  413.562.7833 
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast

Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast

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

Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
U.S.S. Westfield:A Civil War Ship

U.S.S. Westfield:A Civil War Ship

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

U.S.S. Westfield:A Civil War Ship

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday February 7, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series

 

 

                                                                                                           

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

 

 

                                                                                                           

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
HWA Meeting
CONTACT: Alison Brule  alison.brule@siemens-healthineers.com
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Alison Brule
  
  alison.brule@siemens-healthineers.com

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker Series - Inns and Adventures with Alison O’Leary

Inns and Adventures with Alison O’Leary

Before you jump on a highway and zip past winding rivers and picturesque church steeples rising from the greenery, read this. Inns & Adventures will make you slow down, explore and stay the night. A combination of hiking, history and hospitality with a dash of humor, this blends guidebook nuts and bolts information with hard-earned wisdom and backwoods knowledge.

Author Alison O'Leary is a longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers from Austin, Texas to Reno, Nevada; Bath, Maine and suburban Boston. She was a correspondent for the Boston Globe for several years before completing her B.A. at Emerson College and becoming editor of The Boston Parents' Paper magazine and skirt! Boston magazine. 

An avid outdoorswoman, Inns and Adventures appealed to Alison's sense of adventure and love for all things New England. Her favorite part of the book is dreaming of a sequel while exploring new hikes, swimming under waterfalls, and tearing down white knuckle mountain bike trails.

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

Inns and Adventures with Alison O’Leary

Before you jump on a highway and zip past winding rivers and picturesque church steeples rising from the greenery, read this. Inns & Adventures will make you slow down, explore and stay the night. A combination of hiking, history and hospitality with a dash of humor, this blends guidebook nuts and bolts information with hard-earned wisdom and backwoods knowledge.

Author Alison O'Leary is a longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers from Austin, Texas to Reno, Nevada; Bath, Maine and suburban Boston. She was a correspondent for the Boston Globe for several years before completing her B.A. at Emerson College and becoming editor of The Boston Parents' Paper magazine and skirt! Boston magazine. 

An avid outdoorswoman, Inns and Adventures appealed to Alison's sense of adventure and love for all things New England. Her favorite part of the book is dreaming of a sequel while exploring new hikes, swimming under waterfalls, and tearing down white knuckle mountain bike trails.

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday February 21, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Club

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

 
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. 

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.

Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.
CONTACT: Sandy   413-562-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

 
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. 

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.

Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.
CONTACT:
  Sandy 
  413.562.7833 
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday March 7, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series

 

 

                                                                                                           

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

 

 

                                                                                                           

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday Afternoon Club
CONTACT: Bridget Matthews-Kane  579-2384  matthkane@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Elizabeth Reed Room
CONTACT:
  Bridget Matthews-Kane
  579.2384
  matthkane@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Elizabeth Reed Room

Wednesday March 13, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Westfield Wednesdays 350th Anniversary

One Room Schoolhouse - Walter Fogg

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

One Room Schoolhouse - Walter Fogg

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
They Called Her Reckless: The true story of War; Love and One Extraordinary Horse with Janet Ba
CONTACT: Joyce Peregrin  413-568-7833 x111  jperegrin@westath.org
LOCATION: Lang Auditorium
CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Thursday March 21, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Club

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds. 

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. 

When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love. 

Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author.
CONTACT: Sandy   413-562-7833
LOCATION: Whitney Study

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds. 

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. 

When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love. 

Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author.
CONTACT:
  Sandy 
  413.562.7833 
  

LOCATION: Whitney Study

Thursday April 4, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
First Thursdays Concert Series

 

 

                                                                                                           

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

 

 

                                                                                                           

CONTACT:
  Joyce Peregrin
  413.568.7833 x111
  jperegrin@westath.org

LOCATION: Lang Auditorium

Tuesday April 16, 2019
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5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Shurtleff Children's Services meeting
CONTACT: Martha J Scavotto  gamble_martha@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Whitney Study
CONTACT:
  Martha J Scavotto
  
  gamble_martha@hotmail.com