Saturday September 1, 2018 - Saturday September 29, 2018
CONTACT:  Mary Bandouvers    
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Bandouvers
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday September 24, 2018
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Women's Club Bridge Group
CONTACT:  Norma Bandarra  596-8173  nbandarra@aol.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  596.8173
  nbandarra@aol.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TAB - Teen Advisory Board

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library.  This is the first TAB meeting of the school year.

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library.  This is the first TAB meeting of the school year.

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film Movement series

Marie's Story

Marie's Story

France, 94 min.

At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love.


The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT:  Karen Demers  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Marie's Story

Marie's Story

France, 94 min.

At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love.


The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Caregivers' Support Group
CONTACT:  Mary Ann Stout  413-537-2375  maprls@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Stout
  413.537.2375
  maprls@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cookbook Club

Around My French Table

We're reading and cooking from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by September 22nd so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the final Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Caroline Welch  413-596-6141  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 22 spaces available.

Around My French Table

We're reading and cooking from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by September 22nd so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the final Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Caroline Welch
  413.596.6141
  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 22 spaces available.

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

This class is now full

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

This class is now full

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm.

Click here to reserve book

CONTACT:  Jessica Magill  603-969-3207  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm.

Click here to reserve book

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  603.969.3207
  jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday September 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141   
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141 
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday September 29, 2018
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friends Art Show Takedown
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday October 1, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Homemade movie props display

Wilbraham youngster Rylan Martin designs and constructs movie props, some of which he will put on display.

Wilbraham youngster Rylan Martin designs and constructs movie props, some of which he will put on display.

 
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Jolene Mercadante Photo Exhibit

Monthlong photo exhibit.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthlong photo exhibit.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday October 1, 2018
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Jolene Mercadante Photo Exhibit setup

Photo exhibit.

LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Group
CONTACT:  Cheryl Malandrinos  575-5751  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos
  575.5751
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Save Money on Medigap

Tracy Furgason, an expert on financial ratings, will guide patrons through confusing Medicare and supplemental insurance policies - knowledge that by itself, she says, could save hundreds of dollars or more. She will explain:

- Major expenses that Medicare does NOT cover.

- Why an insurance agent might sell you the wrong insurance policy.

- What you must know to lower insurance premiums and save hundreds - even thousands of dollars - every year.

- How to pick the BEST supplemental insurance policy, tailored for you, quickly and easily.

Furgason is an account representative for the financial ratings series of Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing.

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

Tracy Furgason, an expert on financial ratings, will guide patrons through confusing Medicare and supplemental insurance policies - knowledge that by itself, she says, could save hundreds of dollars or more. She will explain:

- Major expenses that Medicare does NOT cover.

- Why an insurance agent might sell you the wrong insurance policy.

- What you must know to lower insurance premiums and save hundreds - even thousands of dollars - every year.

- How to pick the BEST supplemental insurance policy, tailored for you, quickly and easily.

Furgason is an account representative for the financial ratings series of Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing.

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

This class is now full.

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This class is now full.

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Abigail Adams Drama Presentation

Sheryl Faye is a one-woman show!  Since 2003, she has masterfully brought to life important historical women to both children and adults.  Dressed in costume and through the use of multimedia, she will present a live, historical performance of the second First Lady of the United States, Abigail Adams. 

Testimonial -- "Sheryl is an incredible Actress. The performance was powerful and amazing. Excellent!"

CONTACT:  Caroline Welch    cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Sheryl Faye is a one-woman show!  Since 2003, she has masterfully brought to life important historical women to both children and adults.  Dressed in costume and through the use of multimedia, she will present a live, historical performance of the second First Lady of the United States, Abigail Adams. 

Testimonial -- "Sheryl is an incredible Actress. The performance was powerful and amazing. Excellent!"

CONTACT:
  Caroline Welch
  
  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141   
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141 
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

 

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

 

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday October 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bright Spot / Read to the Dog

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month, starting in Sept.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Fall dates are: 

Sat. Oct. 6, sign ups start Mon. Sept. 24

Sat. Nov. 10, sign ups start Mon, Oct. 22

Sat. Dec. 1 , sign ups start Mon. Nov. 19

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

Please call the front desk on the registration date or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:  Heidi Kane  4135966141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month, starting in Sept.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Fall dates are: 

Sat. Oct. 6, sign ups start Mon. Sept. 24

Sat. Nov. 10, sign ups start Mon, Oct. 22

Sat. Dec. 1 , sign ups start Mon. Nov. 19

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

Please call the front desk on the registration date or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  Heidi Kane
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday October 8, 2018
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Closed for Columbus Day
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian

Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy. Six months ago, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Her father was in charge of the plant-- was he drunk when it happened? Instead of following the rest of the refugees after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself. When Emily befriends Cameron, a homeless boy, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But can she outrun her past, or escape her grief?

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Demers  413-596-6141  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian

Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy. Six months ago, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Her father was in charge of the plant-- was he drunk when it happened? Instead of following the rest of the refugees after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself. When Emily befriends Cameron, a homeless boy, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But can she outrun her past, or escape her grief?

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
CONTACT:  Nancy Peck  596-6952  ncpeck@charter.net
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT:  Linda Dagradi  413-374-0197  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Linda Dagradi
  413.374.0197
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
North Korea - Causes and Solutions to a Powder Keg

International Business Associate Gary Lefort (American International College) will present a lecture on North Korea's nuclear weapons program.  He will focus on why North Korea wants nuclear weapons capability, and will discuss why the United States (and the rest of the world) is so committed to stopping the program.  He will talk about why the US has failed in the past to stop North Korea from building nuclear weapons, and will shed light on how to proceed in the future with regard to diplomatic negotiations.  Professor Lefort was previously a career military officer who served served for eight years of his tenure in the Pentagon.  He is frequently called upon by the local media to discuss international relations and terrorism around the world.  

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

International Business Associate Gary Lefort (American International College) will present a lecture on North Korea's nuclear weapons program.  He will focus on why North Korea wants nuclear weapons capability, and will discuss why the United States (and the rest of the world) is so committed to stopping the program.  He will talk about why the US has failed in the past to stop North Korea from building nuclear weapons, and will shed light on how to proceed in the future with regard to diplomatic negotiations.  Professor Lefort was previously a career military officer who served served for eight years of his tenure in the Pentagon.  He is frequently called upon by the local media to discuss international relations and terrorism around the world.  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141   
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141 
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

 

 

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

 

 

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday October 15, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
CONTACT:  Marjorie Schoen  413-596-2187  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Marjorie Schoen
  413.596.2187
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

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The Book of Illusions, by Paul Auster

In this rich and emotionally charged work, a man's obsession with a silent film star sends him on a journey into a shadowy world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929 and has been presumed dead for sixty years.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

The Book of Illusions cover
The Book of Illusions, by Paul Auster

In this rich and emotionally charged work, a man's obsession with a silent film star sends him on a journey into a shadowy world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929 and has been presumed dead for sixty years.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday October 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141   
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141 
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This class is now full. Please look for our Oct. 25 session. Registration starts Sept. 24

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday October 19, 2018
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Staff Development Program
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club (Grades 8-12)

They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera 

In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera 

In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday October 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Teen Makerspace Robotics Workshop

3-D printing! Virtual Reality! Robotics! Create a 3-D printed piece and try out some cool technology with Makerspace Workshops. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wilbraham Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council.  

Sign up online or call the library at 596-6141. Grades 6 - 12 only.  There is no charge for this event but signup is necessary as space is limited!

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

3-D printing! Virtual Reality! Robotics! Create a 3-D printed piece and try out some cool technology with Makerspace Workshops. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wilbraham Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council.  

Sign up online or call the library at 596-6141. Grades 6 - 12 only.  There is no charge for this event but signup is necessary as space is limited!

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room


Monday October 22, 2018
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Women's Club Bridge Group
CONTACT:  Norma Bandarra  596-8173  nbandarra@aol.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  596.8173
  nbandarra@aol.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Clutter control -- Downsizing Your Stuff

Dave Downs is a clutter-control expert!  With an upbeat and unique approach, Dave will explore the many reasons behind the accumulation of too much STUFF, and offer helpful hints for managing the problem.  Whether you are downsizing because the kids have grown up and moved out, or just want to pick up some great tips to declutter, this event is for you!

Testimonial -  In his charming, humorous way, Downs is reaching hundreds of people with his talk!The Great American Songbook 

Jazz & Classic American S

We perform live music in a variety of settings:

 

CONTACT:  Caroline Welch    cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Dave Downs is a clutter-control expert!  With an upbeat and unique approach, Dave will explore the many reasons behind the accumulation of too much STUFF, and offer helpful hints for managing the problem.  Whether you are downsizing because the kids have grown up and moved out, or just want to pick up some great tips to declutter, this event is for you!

Testimonial -  In his charming, humorous way, Downs is reaching hundreds of people with his talk!The Great American Songbook 

Jazz & Classic American S

We perform live music in a variety of settings:

 

CONTACT:
  Caroline Welch
  
  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.

Click here to reserve book

CONTACT:  Jessica Magill  603-969-3207  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.

Click here to reserve book

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  603.969.3207
  jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141   
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Storytimes

This Storytime is a session that will meet over a period of six weeks. 

 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141 
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

 

This Robotics club is for kids who have not yet participated in the past robotics session in the library. 

Kids ages 8+ can sign up for a 6-week robotic program session with educator, Christine Goonan.  This session is limited to 20 kids per session.  Other sessions will follow if there is interest and a waitlist.

You will be in a team of 4 kids and must be able to come to all 6 weeks

Please check your calendar before signing up for this special program. 

Dates for the first session are: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8,15, (break for holiday) 29 & Dec. 6.  Call the front desk starting Monday, Sept. 24, or stop in!

*Next available session will start on Jan. 10. and run through Feb. 14. for a new batch of kids.

CONTACT:  WLP  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Robotics club is for kids who have not yet participated in the past robotics session in the library. 

Kids ages 8+ can sign up for a 6-week robotic program session with educator, Christine Goonan.  This session is limited to 20 kids per session.  Other sessions will follow if there is interest and a waitlist.

You will be in a team of 4 kids and must be able to come to all 6 weeks

Please check your calendar before signing up for this special program. 

Dates for the first session are: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8,15, (break for holiday) 29 & Dec. 6.  Call the front desk starting Monday, Sept. 24, or stop in!

*Next available session will start on Jan. 10. and run through Feb. 14. for a new batch of kids.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday October 29, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TAB - Teen Advisory Board

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library. 

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library. 

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film Movement series

”Secrets

Secrets of War

Dutch, 95 min.

Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. When Maartje joins their class, the young girl immediately stands out as different from her classmates. Yet the boys embrace their new friend, forming a unique bond based on shared adventures, secrets and mischief. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them - Lambert's father, a Nazi sympathizer, is named mayor of their town and Tuur discovers his own father and brother have joined the resistance, instantly putting the two boys at odds. Meanwhile, Maartje is hiding a secret of her own, one that not only threatens to tear the new friends apart, but could lead to devastating consequences for anyone involved in keeping it. Secrets Of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children who must face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years.


The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT:  Karen Demers  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

”Secrets

Secrets of War

Dutch, 95 min.

Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. When Maartje joins their class, the young girl immediately stands out as different from her classmates. Yet the boys embrace their new friend, forming a unique bond based on shared adventures, secrets and mischief. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them - Lambert's father, a Nazi sympathizer, is named mayor of their town and Tuur discovers his own father and brother have joined the resistance, instantly putting the two boys at odds. Meanwhile, Maartje is hiding a secret of her own, one that not only threatens to tear the new friends apart, but could lead to devastating consequences for anyone involved in keeping it. Secrets Of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children who must face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years.


The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Caregivers' Support Group
CONTACT:  Mary Ann Stout  413-537-2375  maprls@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Stout
  413.537.2375
  maprls@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Jolene Mercadante Photo Exhibit takedown
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday November 1, 2018 - Friday November 30, 2018
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State History Exhibit

History exhibit on loan from the secretary of the commonwealth.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

History exhibit on loan from the secretary of the commonwealth.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday November 1, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday November 2, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Food for Thought Exhbit set up
Sunday November 4, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dunkirk

A World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

106 minutes

Rating: PG-13; for intense war experience and some language.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

A World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

106 minutes

Rating: PG-13; for intense war experience and some language.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 5, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monet's Magic: Pastel Paint Monet's Wondrous Water Lilies

Gregory John Maichack presents "Monet's Magic: Pastel Paint Monet's Wondrous Water Lilies." The workshop is a two-hour event that enables beginners to advanced artists to create and take home their own pastel painting; hear how artists such as Claude Monet painted, and be entertained with interesting and fascinating historical information about Monet’s painting techniques. Greg will demo at his easel and provide detailed guidance to easily finish your own hands-on painting with my pastels (all professional-grade materials supplied).

CONTACT:  Caroline Welch  413-596-6141  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Gregory John Maichack presents "Monet's Magic: Pastel Paint Monet's Wondrous Water Lilies." The workshop is a two-hour event that enables beginners to advanced artists to create and take home their own pastel painting; hear how artists such as Claude Monet painted, and be entertained with interesting and fascinating historical information about Monet’s painting techniques. Greg will demo at his easel and provide detailed guidance to easily finish your own hands-on painting with my pastels (all professional-grade materials supplied).

CONTACT:
  Caroline Welch
  413.596.6141
  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Western Mass Readers' Advisory Round Table
CONTACT:  Molly Moss  413-587-1017  mmoss@forbeslibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch

A Slant of Light
A Slant of Light, by Jeffrey Lent

The powerful new work from one of our greatest historical novelists, A Slant of Light deals with profoundly seminal American moments: the end of the Civil War, the religious freedom that was manifested in the Second Great Awakening, the last gasps of the Jeffersonian ideal of American yeomanry, the shadow on the horizon of the Industrial Revolution. At the heart of the novel are two men: one who has committed a horrific act, but is slowly revealed to be a man of honor and integrity; the other, a seemingly righteous man of great spiritual dedication, whose lust for power within his community will eventually blind him to his own actions. These two men are surrounded by a varied host of others, many damaged but stronger for it: a veteran profoundly changed by war, a father tormented by the loss of his daughter, a Seneca man more powerful than others realize, a boy forced too early to become a man. And in this male world, women, too, are assuming new strength--through the roles they take on, and the loves they allow themselves. A Slant of Light is a novel of lust and love, of loss and war, of prophets and followers, of theft and revenge, in an American moment where a seemingly golden age has been shattered. It is a novel about how people make sense of such things, and how they remake their lives.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Demers  413-596-6141  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

A Slant of Light
A Slant of Light, by Jeffrey Lent

The powerful new work from one of our greatest historical novelists, A Slant of Light deals with profoundly seminal American moments: the end of the Civil War, the religious freedom that was manifested in the Second Great Awakening, the last gasps of the Jeffersonian ideal of American yeomanry, the shadow on the horizon of the Industrial Revolution. At the heart of the novel are two men: one who has committed a horrific act, but is slowly revealed to be a man of honor and integrity; the other, a seemingly righteous man of great spiritual dedication, whose lust for power within his community will eventually blind him to his own actions. These two men are surrounded by a varied host of others, many damaged but stronger for it: a veteran profoundly changed by war, a father tormented by the loss of his daughter, a Seneca man more powerful than others realize, a boy forced too early to become a man. And in this male world, women, too, are assuming new strength--through the roles they take on, and the loves they allow themselves. A Slant of Light is a novel of lust and love, of loss and war, of prophets and followers, of theft and revenge, in an American moment where a seemingly golden age has been shattered. It is a novel about how people make sense of such things, and how they remake their lives.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services

TBA

CONTACT:  WPL  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

TBA

CONTACT:
  WPL
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday November 8, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday November 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bright Spot / Read to the Dog

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month, starting in Sept.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Fall dates are: Sat.  Nov. 10, sign ups start Mon, Oct. 22

Sat. Dec. 1 , sign ups start Mon. Nov. 19

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

Please call the front desk on the registration date or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:  Heidi Kane  4135966141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month, starting in Sept.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Fall dates are: Sat.  Nov. 10, sign ups start Mon, Oct. 22

Sat. Dec. 1 , sign ups start Mon. Nov. 19

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

Please call the front desk on the registration date or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  Heidi Kane
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday November 11, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
CONTACT:  Nancy Peck  596-6952  ncpeck@charter.net
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT:  Linda Dagradi  413-374-0197  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Linda Dagradi
  413.374.0197
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

After This cover
After This, by Alice McDermott

Annotation: A portrait of an American family during the middle decades of the twentieth century evokes the social, spiritual, and political turmoil of the era as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

After This cover
After This, by Alice McDermott

Annotation: A portrait of an American family during the middle decades of the twentieth century evokes the social, spiritual, and political turmoil of the era as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday November 15, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday November 16, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club (Grades 8-12)

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Five students walk into Bayview High detection. Only four walk out.... Simon was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer-- or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Five students walk into Bayview High detection. Only four walk out.... Simon was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer-- or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday November 19, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
CONTACT:  Marjorie Schoen  413-596-2187  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Marjorie Schoen
  413.596.2187
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving Day
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday November 26, 2018
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Women's Club Bridge Group
CONTACT:  Norma Bandarra  596-8173  nbandarra@aol.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  596.8173
  nbandarra@aol.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TAB - Teen Advisory Board

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library.  

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library.  

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film Movement series

Second Coming

Second Coming

United Kingdom, 105 min.

As busy, working parents, Jackie and Mark haven't been intimate in quite some time. However, Jackie abruptly discovers that she is pregnant. She knows it's not her husband Mark's, but claims she hasn't been with anyone else either. The unnerving side effects of her pregnancy begin to affect her mental state, creating turmoil within the family that is only made worse by Mark's fury. SECOND COMING follows the close knit family over the course of a year as they navigate their way through family life and cope with an unexplainable pregnancy.


The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

 

 

CONTACT:  Karen Demers  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Second Coming

Second Coming

United Kingdom, 105 min.

As busy, working parents, Jackie and Mark haven't been intimate in quite some time. However, Jackie abruptly discovers that she is pregnant. She knows it's not her husband Mark's, but claims she hasn't been with anyone else either. The unnerving side effects of her pregnancy begin to affect her mental state, creating turmoil within the family that is only made worse by Mark's fury. SECOND COMING follows the close knit family over the course of a year as they navigate their way through family life and cope with an unexplainable pregnancy.


The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilbraham Garden Club
CONTACT:  Christine Scibelli  413-596-3355  cjscibelli@hotmail.com
 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Caregivers' Support Group
CONTACT:  Mary Ann Stout  413-537-2375  maprls@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Stout
  413.537.2375
  maprls@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cookbook Club

Tapas

We're reading and cooking from Tapas by Penelope Casas. Copies of the book will be available to pick up at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by November 20 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the last Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Caroline Welch  413-596-6141  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Tapas

We're reading and cooking from Tapas by Penelope Casas. Copies of the book will be available to pick up at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by November 20 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the last Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Caroline Welch
  413.596.6141
  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club
CONTACT:  Jessica Magill  603-969-3207  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  603.969.3207
  jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday November 29, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday December 1, 2018 - Monday December 31, 2018
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Wilbraham Jr. Women's Club
CONTACT:  Maria Ardolino  596-5049  mardolino@charter.net
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Maria Ardolino
  596.5049
  mardolino@charter.net

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday December 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bright Spot / Read to the Dog

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month, starting in Sept.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Fall dates are: Sat. Sept. 8, sign ups start Mon. Aug. 27

Sat. Oct. 6, sign ups start Mon. Sept. 24

Sat. Nov. 10, sign ups start Mon, Oct. 22

Sat. Dec. 1 , sign ups start Mon. Nov. 19

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

Please call the front desk on the registration date or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:  WPL  4135966141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month, starting in Sept.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Fall dates are: Sat. Sept. 8, sign ups start Mon. Aug. 27

Sat. Oct. 6, sign ups start Mon. Sept. 24

Sat. Nov. 10, sign ups start Mon, Oct. 22

Sat. Dec. 1 , sign ups start Mon. Nov. 19

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

Please call the front desk on the registration date or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday December 3, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Group
CONTACT:  Cheryl Malandrinos  575-5751  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos
  575.5751
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch

The Tea Planter's Wife
The Tea Planter's Wife, by Dinah Jeffries

In 1920s Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), a young Englishwoman marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Demers  413-596-6141  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

The Tea Planter's Wife
The Tea Planter's Wife, by Dinah Jeffries

In 1920s Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), a young Englishwoman marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Library: Celebrating 50 years at Crane Park Drive

Join us for a reception and celebration of 50 years at 25 Crane Park Drive! Historic photos and pieces from our local history collection will be available to view and light refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Join us for a reception and celebration of 50 years at 25 Crane Park Drive! Historic photos and pieces from our local history collection will be available to view and light refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday December 9, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Man Who Invented Christmas

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of 'A Christmas Carol,' a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

104 min.

Rated PG.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of 'A Christmas Carol,' a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

104 min.

Rated PG.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
CONTACT:  Nancy Peck  596-6952  ncpeck@charter.net
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT:  Linda Dagradi  413-374-0197  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Linda Dagradi
  413.374.0197
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Victorian Christmas

Christmas Victorian style!  Diane Taraz will be here in a hoop-skirt and with all of the trimmings.  Accompanying herself on the mandolin and the parlor guitar, she will sing many Christmas carols in their original format.  (Some may sound quite different from how we know them today!)  Come and experience a taste of what Christmas was like over one hundred and fifty years ago.  

CONTACT:  Caroline Welch    cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

Christmas Victorian style!  Diane Taraz will be here in a hoop-skirt and with all of the trimmings.  Accompanying herself on the mandolin and the parlor guitar, she will sing many Christmas carols in their original format.  (Some may sound quite different from how we know them today!)  Come and experience a taste of what Christmas was like over one hundred and fifty years ago.  

CONTACT:
  Caroline Welch
  
  cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday December 17, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
CONTACT:  Marjorie Schoen  413-596-2187  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Marjorie Schoen
  413.596.2187
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

Blessings cover
Blessings, by Anna Quindlen

When a teenage couple abandons their baby at the gate of the estate owned by Lydia Blessing, Skip Cuddy, the estate caretaker, decides to raise the child himself, a decision that has a profound effect on the lives of everyone in the community, in a story of love, secrets, and redemption.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Blessings cover
Blessings, by Anna Quindlen

When a teenage couple abandons their baby at the gate of the estate owned by Lydia Blessing, Skip Cuddy, the estate caretaker, decides to raise the child himself, a decision that has a profound effect on the lives of everyone in the community, in a story of love, secrets, and redemption.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday December 24, 2018
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Closing at 12:30 pm for Christmas Eve
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Closed for Christmas Day
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Caregivers' Support Group
CONTACT:  Mary Ann Stout  413-537-2375  maprls@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Stout
  413.537.2375
  maprls@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club
CONTACT:  Jessica Magill  603-969-3207  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  603.969.3207
  jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Closed for New Year's Day
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday January 1, 2019 - Thursday January 31, 2019
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Wilbraham Art League
CONTACT:  Linda Lastoff    
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Linda Lastoff
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday January 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bright Spot / Read to the Dog

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month

Registration TBA and is required.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

 

CONTACT:  Heidi Kane  4135966141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month

Registration TBA and is required.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Kane
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday January 7, 2019
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
GS Board of Softball Officials

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT:  Linda Dagradi  413-374-0197  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Linda Dagradi
  413.374.0197
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday January 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime
Storytime

Sign ups start on December 26th in the Children's Dept. for Wilbraham residents at 10 am.

Phone call registration will be accepted on December 28 at the front desk = 413- 596-6141

Out of town registration starts on December 29, call or stop in.

This Storytime is a session  and will meet over a period of six weeks.  

Date / Time::
Wednesday January 9, 2019

10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
Contact:
Lisa Nicholson    413-596-6141   
Location:
Brooks Room


 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Storytime

Sign ups start on December 26th in the Children's Dept. for Wilbraham residents at 10 am.

Phone call registration will be accepted on December 28 at the front desk = 413- 596-6141

Out of town registration starts on December 29, call or stop in.

This Storytime is a session  and will meet over a period of six weeks.  

Date / Time::
Wednesday January 9, 2019

10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
Contact:
Lisa Nicholson    413-596-6141   
Location:
Brooks Room


 

 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
GS Board of Softball Officials

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday January 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

Storytime

Sign ups start on December 26th in the Children's Dept. for Wilbraham residents at 10 am.

Phone call registration will be accepted on December 28 at the front desk = 413- 596-6141

Out of town registration starts on December 29, call or stop in.

This Storytime is a session  and will meet over a period of six weeks.  

Date / Time::
Thursday, January 10, 2019

10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
Contact:
Lisa Nicholson    413-596-6141   
Location:
Brooks Room


 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

Storytime

Sign ups start on December 26th in the Children's Dept. for Wilbraham residents at 10 am.

Phone call registration will be accepted on December 28 at the front desk = 413- 596-6141

Out of town registration starts on December 29, call or stop in.

This Storytime is a session  and will meet over a period of six weeks.  

Date / Time::
Thursday, January 10, 2019

10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
Contact:
Lisa Nicholson    413-596-6141   
Location:
Brooks Room


 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Robotics Club

TBA

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Friday January 11, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway         

Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties.

 

 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway         

Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties.

 

 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
GS Board of Softball Officials

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday January 12, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
GS Board of Softball Officials

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Greater Springfield Board of Softball Officials

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday January 14, 2019
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Group
CONTACT:  Cheryl Malandrinos  575-5751  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos
  575.5751
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

Monthly book discussion facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Book titles will be announced in November.

Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthly book discussion facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Book titles will be announced in November.

Newcomers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday January 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday January 20, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
World of the Harmonica

Bob Hennessy will present "The World of the Harmonica."  He will tell stories, present interesting historical facts, and play music in many different styles.  The program is fast paced, educational, and above all highly entertaining!

Bob Hennessy's "World of Harmonica" program is terrific - very informative, lively, and entertaining! A diverse crowd of men and women, young and old attended--and EVERYONE smiled widely and enjoyed learning about the harmonica and its history. The highlight was hearing Bob masterfully play in various musical styles."

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

Bob Hennessy will present "The World of the Harmonica."  He will tell stories, present interesting historical facts, and play music in many different styles.  The program is fast paced, educational, and above all highly entertaining!

Bob Hennessy's "World of Harmonica" program is terrific - very informative, lively, and entertaining! A diverse crowd of men and women, young and old attended--and EVERYONE smiled widely and enjoyed learning about the harmonica and its history. The highlight was hearing Bob masterfully play in various musical styles."

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday January 21, 2019
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CLOSED MLK, Jr. Day
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
CONTACT:  Marjorie Schoen  413-596-2187  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Marjorie Schoen
  413.596.2187
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Contact Jessica Magill  (#603-969-3207)

jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Contact Jessica Magill  (#603-969-3207)

jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday January 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday January 28, 2019
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Women's Club Bridge Group
CONTACT:  Norma Bandarra  596-8173  nbandarra@aol.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  596.8173
  nbandarra@aol.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TAB - Teen Advisory Board

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library.  

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other, and to plan fun teen programs at the library.  

The Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome, and no sign-up is necessary!

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film Movement series

Breathe
Breathe
France, 91 min.
A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, Breathe, the sophomore directorial effort from Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners), is an assured adaptation of the sensational French young adult novel of the same name. Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either, and Charlie grows tired of her staid friends. Enter Sarah (Lou de Laâge), a confident and charismatic new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger. The two form an instant connection, and through shared secrets, love interests and holiday getaways their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse.
The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT:  Karen Demers  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Breathe
Breathe
France, 91 min.
A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, Breathe, the sophomore directorial effort from Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners), is an assured adaptation of the sensational French young adult novel of the same name. Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either, and Charlie grows tired of her staid friends. Enter Sarah (Lou de Laâge), a confident and charismatic new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger. The two form an instant connection, and through shared secrets, love interests and holiday getaways their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse.
The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
15 - Minute Meals

Chef Liz Barbour will demonstrate how to prepare home-cooked meals in 15 minutes!

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004.  Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. In 2017 Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.

Signup is required.

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 35 spaces available.

Chef Liz Barbour will demonstrate how to prepare home-cooked meals in 15 minutes!

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004.  Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. In 2017 Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.

Signup is required.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 35 spaces available.

Thursday January 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday February 1, 2019 - Thursday February 28, 2019
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Barbara Sullivan Art Show
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Saturday February 2, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bright Spot / Read to the Dog

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month

Registration TBA and is required.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

 

CONTACT:  Heidi Kane  4135966141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

“Read to Cadence”

Megan Marshall, a volunteer, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will be offering her services by bringing, Cadence, her dog, to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library one Saturday a month

Registration TBA and is required.

Kids ages 5 and up, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

There will be 6 slots to start and a waitlist of 6 kids. More may be available in the future.

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Kane
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday February 4, 2019
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Group
CONTACT:  Cheryl Malandrinos  575-5751  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos
  575.5751
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs including reading from the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting weekly to discuss critical global issues facing America today.

Marjorie Schoen and other volunteers facilitate. In the event of a snow date, we will bump the discussion to the following week and extend the meetings accordingly. For more information, please visit the Great Decisions website.

CONTACT:  Bernard Davidow  413-596-6141  bdavidow@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs including reading from the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting weekly to discuss critical global issues facing America today.

Marjorie Schoen and other volunteers facilitate. In the event of a snow date, we will bump the discussion to the following week and extend the meetings accordingly. For more information, please visit the Great Decisions website.

CONTACT:
  Bernard Davidow
  413.596.6141
  bdavidow@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday February 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kid's Robotics Club. Ages 8+

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:  wpl  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a 6-week session that has started. Please call the front desk for availability. 413 596-6141.

Go to Jan. 10th  in the library calendar for more information on our next session.

 session is open to new participants.

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday February 8, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:  Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

Teen Book Group is a monthly book group for Grades 8-12 and facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.  New members are always welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT:  Linda Dagradi  413-374-0197  
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Linda Dagradi
  413.374.0197
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday February 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

This Storytime session will meet over a period of six weeks. 

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs including reading from the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting weekly to discuss critical global issues facing America today.

Marjorie Schoen and other volunteers facilitate. In the event of a snow date, we will bump the discussion to the following week and extend the meetings accordingly. For more information, please visit the Great Decisions website.

CONTACT:  Bernard Davidow  413-596-6141  bdavidow@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs including reading from the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting weekly to discuss critical global issues facing America today.

Marjorie Schoen and other volunteers facilitate. In the event of a snow date, we will bump the discussion to the following week and extend the meetings accordingly. For more information, please visit the Great Decisions website.

CONTACT:
  Bernard Davidow
  413.596.6141
  bdavidow@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday February 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime