Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Thursday October 31, 2019
CONTACT: Mary Bandouvers
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Bandouvers
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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WFOL Art Exhibit display
Sunday October 20, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday October 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
US Census Jobs
CONTACT: Mary Anne Fawaz  603-369-5005  mary.ann.fawaz@2020census.gov
CONTACT:
  Mary Anne Fawaz
  603.369.5005
  mary.ann.fawaz@2020census.gov

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Copper Bookmark Workshop

Join us for a fun evening of hammering on metal. Learn about the structure of copper and how to create drawings in metal and use letter stamps to make textures and words on a copper bookmark. Create a beautiful gift for the avid reader in your life or for yourself! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

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

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

Join us for a fun evening of hammering on metal. Learn about the structure of copper and how to create drawings in metal and use letter stamps to make textures and words on a copper bookmark. Create a beautiful gift for the avid reader in your life or for yourself! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room


 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fund Our Future Coalition
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are 4 spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Classical Music - Renaissance

In the second program of a three part series on classical music, Rob Humberston will present the music of the Renaissance period.  He will focus on the the late 15th and early 16th centuries, a period of the flowering of the Renassance and highly sophisticated compositional technique.  Rob will play brief examples of music by some of the leading composers from the Franco-Flemish, German, and English schools of writing.  

"Rob Humberston offers an intriguing journey through the history of music. His expertise, passion and enthusiasm for the subject will enrich your understanding of music, art and time, and the discussion will keep you coming back for more."  Andrea Puglisi, Adult Services Director, Richard Salter Storrs Library

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

In the second program of a three part series on classical music, Rob Humberston will present the music of the Renaissance period.  He will focus on the the late 15th and early 16th centuries, a period of the flowering of the Renassance and highly sophisticated compositional technique.  Rob will play brief examples of music by some of the leading composers from the Franco-Flemish, German, and English schools of writing.  

"Rob Humberston offers an intriguing journey through the history of music. His expertise, passion and enthusiasm for the subject will enrich your understanding of music, art and time, and the discussion will keep you coming back for more."  Andrea Puglisi, Adult Services Director, Richard Salter Storrs Library

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 23, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

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

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

Oedipus Rex is a famous tragedy written by the legendary playwright, Sophocles.  Sophocles tells the story of a young, prominent king who falls due to his hubris and extreme confidence.  

Reserve book here

Copies of the book are also available at the front desk.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Hope to see you there!

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Contact Jessica Magill (#603-969-3207)

jessicammagill@hotmail.com

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

Oedipus Rex is a famous tragedy written by the legendary playwright, Sophocles.  Sophocles tells the story of a young, prominent king who falls due to his hubris and extreme confidence.  

Reserve book here

Copies of the book are also available at the front desk.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Hope to see you there!

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday October 25, 2019
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Mapping places with Local History

Ever wondered what we keep in the Local History cabinets? Join Assistant Director Mary Bell for a series of programs designed to get you familiar with the most commonly used materials for researching Wilbraham history.

In our final Local History series, learn how to research places in town using our maps, photographs and written histories of Wilbraham.

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are 7 spaces available.

Ever wondered what we keep in the Local History cabinets? Join Assistant Director Mary Bell for a series of programs designed to get you familiar with the most commonly used materials for researching Wilbraham history.

In our final Local History series, learn how to research places in town using our maps, photographs and written histories of Wilbraham.

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Super Smash Bros. for Teens

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

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

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday October 28, 2019
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:15 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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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

Automatic Hate
Automatic Hate
USA, 97 min.
When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, upstate New York to meet his other cousins. While wrestling with a taboo attraction to one another, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. Together, their discoveries force them to confront the temptation to keep their familial grudge going rather than end it.
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  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Automatic Hate
Automatic Hate
USA, 97 min.
When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, upstate New York to meet his other cousins. While wrestling with a taboo attraction to one another, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. Together, their discoveries force them to confront the temptation to keep their familial grudge going rather than end it.
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
  
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Tuesday October 29, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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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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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reserved selectmen
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pathways for Parents Music program

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday November 1, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WFOL Art Show Takedown
CONTACT: Mary Bandouveres  xx  x
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Bandouveres
  xx
  x

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday November 2, 2019 - Saturday November 30, 2019
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Andrew Pioggia Sketch Exhibit
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Sunday November 3, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Family Storytime

Families are welcome to come to this drop-in storytime led by Diane of our Sunday staff.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Families are welcome to come to this drop-in storytime led by Diane of our Sunday staff.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday November 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

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch Discussion Group

Marriage of Opposites
Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman

Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father's business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Fréderick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

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

Marriage of Opposites
Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman

Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father's business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Fréderick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Bright Spot / Read to a Dog.

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. 

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.

SIGN UPS START OCT. 28. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

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

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. 

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.

SIGN UPS START OCT. 28. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reserved selectmen
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pathways for Parents Music program

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Self-Publishing Workshop with Biblioboard

Whether you're writing for yourself or to hoping to publish a book, formatting chapters and reaching an audience can be challenging.  Through Biblioboard, the library offers two free, easy-to-use tools that can help with both of these: Press Books and Self-e.  Please join us for a live webinar workshop with Biblioboard that will explain how to use both tools.  Audience members will be able to learn from the presentation and to have any questions answered immediately.  Come and find out how accessible these great tools can be!

Registration is required to attend this event as space is limited.  Hope to see you there!

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 29 spaces available.

Whether you're writing for yourself or to hoping to publish a book, formatting chapters and reaching an audience can be challenging.  Through Biblioboard, the library offers two free, easy-to-use tools that can help with both of these: Press Books and Self-e.  Please join us for a live webinar workshop with Biblioboard that will explain how to use both tools.  Audience members will be able to learn from the presentation and to have any questions answered immediately.  Come and find out how accessible these great tools can be!

Registration is required to attend this event as space is limited.  Hope to see you there!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 29 spaces available.

Thursday November 7, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Beginner Chess workshop for Kids!

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, and 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, and 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Click here to request the bookAlso, copies of the book are available at the front desk of the library.

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 signup is necessary.

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

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Click here to request the bookAlso, copies of the book are available at the front desk of the library.

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 signup is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday November 9, 2019
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Irish Wolfhound Association of New England
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday November 11, 2019
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Closed for the Veterans Day
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

PLEASE LOOK IN DEC. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
STEAM workshop for kids K-2nd grade

WE HAVE A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR THIS OCT. 8 DATE!

STEAM with Jane. Fun science workshop sponsored by , Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. for kids in grades K-2.  Oct. 8 & Nov. 12. After school from 4 -5 p.m. Sign ups start on Sept. 23.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.

413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

WE HAVE A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR THIS OCT. 8 DATE!

STEAM with Jane. Fun science workshop sponsored by , Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. for kids in grades K-2.  Oct. 8 & Nov. 12. After school from 4 -5 p.m. Sign ups start on Sept. 23.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.

413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
WFOL Monthly meeting
CONTACT: Karen Demers
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday November 13, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pathways for Parents Music program

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Democratic Town Committee
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Beginner Chess workshop for Kids!

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday November 15, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thrive to Go Financial Coaching

This is a drop-in session for anyone interested in free financial counseling from Walter Rice, a financial coach from United Way of Pioneer Valley. Thrive to Go provides free in-library, one-on-one financial coaching by appointment. No appointment necessary, however, for this informal introductory session. Come and see what services might be useful to you. Rick coaches people in essential skills for goal setting, money management, overcoming financial difficulties, planning for the future, workforce development referalls, and more. 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a drop-in session for anyone interested in free financial counseling from Walter Rice, a financial coach from United Way of Pioneer Valley. Thrive to Go provides free in-library, one-on-one financial coaching by appointment. No appointment necessary, however, for this informal introductory session. Come and see what services might be useful to you. Rick coaches people in essential skills for goal setting, money management, overcoming financial difficulties, planning for the future, workforce development referalls, and more. 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday November 17, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday November 18, 2019
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Paint, Sip, Fun!

Grab a wood piece to PAINT, have a lemonade to SIP, and enjoy the FUN!  Erin, a local artist, will be teaching us how to paint "Birch Reflections" on wood (a change from our usual painting on canvas).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

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
There are 14 spaces available.

Grab a wood piece to PAINT, have a lemonade to SIP, and enjoy the FUN!  Erin, a local artist, will be teaching us how to paint "Birch Reflections" on wood (a change from our usual painting on canvas).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

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

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday November 19, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Yoga Pathways for Parents program

 THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. PLEASE LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION IN DEC. ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Story Yoga for kids ages 2 - 5 with an adult. On Tuesdays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. once a month throughout the school year.    Registration is required and it is free. This program is sponsored by Pathway for Parents.

 

 

 

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

 THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. PLEASE LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION IN DEC. ABOUT OUR WINTER SESSION.

Story Yoga for kids ages 2 - 5 with an adult. On Tuesdays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. once a month throughout the school year.    Registration is required and it is free. This program is sponsored by Pathway for Parents.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pathways for Parents Music program

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

You & Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays, 11- 12 p.m. for 5 weeks. Parent and child class for children 18-36 months. From Oct. 23 - Nov. 20. Engage in the many aspects of music including singing, playing instruments and moving in a fun social group. Sponsored by  Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Sign ups are required and start on Oct. 7. Please call the front desk or stop by to sign up.

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J.D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America.

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

Hillbilly Elegy cover
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J.D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America.

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 21, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Beginner Chess workshop for Kids!

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday November 22, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Super Smash Bros. for Teens

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

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

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday November 25, 2019
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:15 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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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

Schneider vs. Bax
Schneider vs. Bax
Netherlands, 96 min.
Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. When they meet in Mertens' office, Schneider is told that the target is Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives alone in a secluded place. "It's an easy job. With a little luck you're back home before noon." Schneider accepts the assignment. What was promised to be a simple hit turns out to be more than expected.
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  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Schneider vs. Bax
Schneider vs. Bax
Netherlands, 96 min.
Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. When they meet in Mertens' office, Schneider is told that the target is Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives alone in a secluded place. "It's an easy job. With a little luck you're back home before noon." Schneider accepts the assignment. What was promised to be a simple hit turns out to be more than expected.
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
  
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Tuesday November 26, 2019
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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

Contact Caroline Welch (413-596-6141)

cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Reserve book here

We're reading and cooking from Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake, by Kristen Miglore.  Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk.  Pick a recipe and let us know what you are bringing by Wedneday, November 20th so we do not duplicate recipes.  Signup is required.

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Contact Caroline Welch (413-596-6141)

cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Reserve book here

We're reading and cooking from Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake, by Kristen Miglore.  Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk.  Pick a recipe and let us know what you are bringing by Wedneday, November 20th so we do not duplicate recipes.  Signup is required.

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday November 27, 2019
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Library closes at 4:30 p.m.
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club--Canceled due to Thanksgiving

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 28, 2019
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Closed for the Thanksgiving
Sunday December 1, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Family Storytime

Families are welcome to come to this drop-in storytime led by Diane of our Sunday staff.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Families are welcome to come to this drop-in storytime led by Diane of our Sunday staff.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday December 2, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Family Gingerbread Houses!

Kids, grades K-5, from EACH FAMILY can sign up to decorate 1 house together!!!  There will only be 16 houses available to take home, so siblings MUST decorate together. Single kids can decorate with a parent  or guardian. All materials are included for this event.

Registration is required and starts Nov. 4. Call the front desk or stop in .

Sponsored  by the Friends of the LIbrary.

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

Kids, grades K-5, from EACH FAMILY can sign up to decorate 1 house together!!!  There will only be 16 houses available to take home, so siblings MUST decorate together. Single kids can decorate with a parent  or guardian. All materials are included for this event.

Registration is required and starts Nov. 4. Call the front desk or stop in .

Sponsored  by the Friends of the LIbrary.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Gingerbread House Workshop

Teens create their own gingerbread house using cones of various types of frosting, fondant and a generous candy buffet! All supplies are included.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

Starting on Tuesday, October 29, 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

Teens create their own gingerbread house using cones of various types of frosting, fondant and a generous candy buffet! All supplies are included.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

Starting on Tuesday, October 29, 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

Tuesday December 3, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilbraham Garden Club
CONTACT: Christine Scibelli  413-596-3355  cjscibelli@hotmail.com
CONTACT:
  Christine Scibelli
  413.596.3355
  cjscibelli@hotmail.com

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch Discussion Group

Lost for Words Bookshop
Lost for Words Bookshop, by Stephanie Bulland

A secretly heartbroken woman who prefers books to people finds her world upended by the arrivals of a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries that reveal that someone has found out about her mysterious past. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

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

Lost for Words Bookshop
Lost for Words Bookshop, by Stephanie Bulland

A secretly heartbroken woman who prefers books to people finds her world upended by the arrivals of a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries that reveal that someone has found out about her mysterious past. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday December 4, 2019
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Classical Christmas Music

In the third presentation of a three-part series on classical music, Rob Humberston will present a program about Classical Christmas music.  Music for the Advent and Christmas season from the earliest times offers possibly the most appealing programming undertaken by musicians devoted to historical musical performance.  Rob will share some unique and beautiful recordings of this interesting genre.  

"Rob Humberston offers an intriguing journey through the history of music. His expertise, passion and enthusiasm for the subject will enrich your understanding of music, art and time, and the discussion will keep you coming back for more."  Andrea Puglisi, Adult Services Director, Richard Salter Storrs Library

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

In the third presentation of a three-part series on classical music, Rob Humberston will present a program about Classical Christmas music.  Music for the Advent and Christmas season from the earliest times offers possibly the most appealing programming undertaken by musicians devoted to historical musical performance.  Rob will share some unique and beautiful recordings of this interesting genre.  

"Rob Humberston offers an intriguing journey through the history of music. His expertise, passion and enthusiasm for the subject will enrich your understanding of music, art and time, and the discussion will keep you coming back for more."  Andrea Puglisi, Adult Services Director, Richard Salter Storrs Library

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday December 5, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Beginner Chess workshop for Kids!

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Intro to Ancestry Library Edition

Assistant Director Mary Bell will give a brief demonstration of how to use the online resource in the Brooks Room, followed by time in which participants use library computers or their own laptops to access the database and search for themselves. All participants will be given a starter kit with forms and tips for researching genealogy. Whether you've never looked at your family tree before or you've started but need a refresher on Ancestry, we'll have something for everyone!

Sign ups required as we have a limited number of computers.

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There is 1 space available.

Assistant Director Mary Bell will give a brief demonstration of how to use the online resource in the Brooks Room, followed by time in which participants use library computers or their own laptops to access the database and search for themselves. All participants will be given a starter kit with forms and tips for researching genealogy. Whether you've never looked at your family tree before or you've started but need a refresher on Ancestry, we'll have something for everyone!

Sign ups required as we have a limited number of computers.

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There is 1 space available.

Friday December 6, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

While true-crime afficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in a Vermont community known for murder, a new friend goes missing and Ellery may be next.

Click here to request the book. Also, copies of the book are available at the front desk of the library.

 

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

Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

While true-crime afficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in a Vermont community known for murder, a new friend goes missing and Ellery may be next.

Click here to request the book. Also, copies of the book are available at the front desk of the library.

 

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 December 7, 2019
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9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Connecticut Valley Mineral Club
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
WFOL Monthly meeting
CONTACT: Karen Demers
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Democratic Town Committee
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Contact Jessica Magill (#603-969-3207)

jessicammagill@hotmail.com

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. 

Reserve book here

Copeis of the book are available at the front desk.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Hope to see you there!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Contact Jessica Magill (#603-969-3207)

jessicammagill@hotmail.com

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. 

Reserve book here

Copeis of the book are available at the front desk.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Hope to see you there!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday December 12, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Beginner Chess workshop for Kids!

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up, with an adult to assist, to learn the basics, of how to play chess.  This will be on Thurs. 3:30-4:30 in the Brooks Room for Nov. 7,14, adn 21st.  Kids can sign up for Dec. 5 & 12 as space allows. 

Space is limited but we will have a waitlist and call people from that list when space is available. 

Sign ups for Nov. dates start Monday Oct. 7th

Sign ups for Dec. dates start Monday Nov. 4th       Call the front desk or stop by to sign up. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday December 13, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thrive to Go Financial Coaching

This is a drop-in session for anyone interested in free financial counseling from Walter Rice, a financial coach from United Way of Pioneer Valley. Thrive to Go provides free in-library, one-on-one financial coaching by appointment. No appointment necessary, however, for this informal introductory session. Come and see what services might be useful to you. Rick coaches people in essential skills for goal setting, money management, overcoming financial difficulties, planning for the future, workforce development referalls, and more. 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a drop-in session for anyone interested in free financial counseling from Walter Rice, a financial coach from United Way of Pioneer Valley. Thrive to Go provides free in-library, one-on-one financial coaching by appointment. No appointment necessary, however, for this informal introductory session. Come and see what services might be useful to you. Rick coaches people in essential skills for goal setting, money management, overcoming financial difficulties, planning for the future, workforce development referalls, and more. 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday December 14, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Teen Dreamcatcher Workshop

Join us for some fun making a dreamcatcher with Sherry from Art Attack Designs (formerly Oh So Pretties). Create a beautiful gift for a friend, family member, or for yourself! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

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

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

Join us for some fun making a dreamcatcher with Sherry from Art Attack Designs (formerly Oh So Pretties). Create a beautiful gift for a friend, family member, or for yourself! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday December 15, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday December 16, 2019
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Story Time Registration

Register for Winter Story Time sessions beginning today for Wilbraham residents in the Children's Department of the library.  Phone registrations will be accepted starting on December 18 during operating hours.  Non- residents may register beginning on December 20.  

CONTACT: Lisa Nicholson  413-596-6141  lnicholson@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Register for Winter Story Time sessions beginning today for Wilbraham residents in the Children's Department of the library.  Phone registrations will be accepted starting on December 18 during operating hours.  Non- residents may register beginning on December 20.  

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  lnicholson@wilbrahamlibrary.org

 
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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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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

Tuesday December 17, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

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A House Among the Trees, by Julia Glass

When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie.

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

A House Among the Trees cover
A House Among the Trees, by Julia Glass

When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie.

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

Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Closing at Noon for Christmas Eve
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Closed for Christmas Day
Monday December 30, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film Movement series

My Love, Don't Cross That River
My Love, Don't Cross That River
South Korea, 86 min.
A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. “100-year old lovebirds,” Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.
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  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

My Love, Don't Cross That River
My Love, Don't Cross That River
South Korea, 86 min.
A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. “100-year old lovebirds,” Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.
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
  
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Tuesday December 31, 2019
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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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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Library closes at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday January 1, 2020
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Closed, New Year's Day
Monday January 6, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT: Cheryl Malandrinos   575-5751
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos    
  575.5751  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday January 7, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch Discussion Group
CONTACT: Karen Demers  413-596-6141  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Volunteers from Wilbraham Monson Academy will be on hand in the library to answer your tech questions! Sign up ahead of time for one or all of our Tech Tuesdays: we'll be happy to help you get started with email, add an image to Facebook, help you with your smart phone and more. What do you need to learn? Let us know!

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Bright Spot / Read to a Dog.

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. 

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.

SIGN UPS START DEC. 23. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

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

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. 

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.

SIGN UPS START DEC. 23. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday January 8, 2020
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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 - 9:00 PM
Democratic Town Committee
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday January 9, 2020
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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

Friday January 10, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club

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

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

Sunday January 12, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Family Storytime

Families are welcome to come to this drop-in storytime led by Diane of our Sunday staff.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Families are welcome to come to this drop-in storytime led by Diane of our Sunday staff.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday January 14, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

Sign up for  an 8 week session. Sign ups start on Sept. 3 and continue throughout the fall months as space is available.  Dates are Sept. 10, (No class 17) , 24, Oct. 1, 8, (no class 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

Sign up for  an 8 week session. Sign ups start on Sept. 3 and continue throughout the fall months as space is available.  Dates are Sept. 10, (No class 17) , 24, Oct. 1, 8, (no class 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
STEAM workshop for kids K-2nd grade

WE HAVE A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR THIS OCT. 8 DATE!

STEAM with Jane. Fun science workshop sponsored by , Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. for kids in grades K-2.  Oct. 8 & Nov. 12. After school from 4 -5 p.m. Sign ups start on Sept. 23.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.

413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

WE HAVE A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR THIS OCT. 8 DATE!

STEAM with Jane. Fun science workshop sponsored by , Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. for kids in grades K-2.  Oct. 8 & Nov. 12. After school from 4 -5 p.m. Sign ups start on Sept. 23.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.

413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
WFOL Monthly meeting
CONTACT: Karen Demers
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday January 15, 2020
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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

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

Book list willl be posted November 2019.

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

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

Book list willl be posted November 2019.

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday January 16, 2020
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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 - 4:30 PM
Volunteer Orientation
CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141 ext 160  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141 ext 160
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday January 19, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday January 20, 2020
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Yoga Pathways for Parents program

 Story Yoga for kids ages 2 - 5 with an adult. On Tuesdays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. once a month throughout the school year.  Kids will listen to a story and learn basic poses that help with deep, healthy breathing. Space is limitied.  Registration is required and it is free. This program is sponsored by Pathway for Parents.

Registration date TBA .

413-596-6141

 

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

 Story Yoga for kids ages 2 - 5 with an adult. On Tuesdays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. once a month throughout the school year.  Kids will listen to a story and learn basic poses that help with deep, healthy breathing. Space is limitied.  Registration is required and it is free. This program is sponsored by Pathway for Parents.

Registration date TBA .

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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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

Led by Jessica Magill

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday January 23, 2020
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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

Friday January 24, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teens
CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday January 27, 2020
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:15 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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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 plan teen programs at the library, and offer opinions and recommendations to the library and each other.

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

Men Go To Battle
Men Go To Battle
USA, 90 min.
An instant-classic Western” (The New Yorker), director Zachary Treitz brings contemporary indie filmmaking sensibilities to this Civil War dramedy. Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but bumbling brothers Henry and Francis Mellon couldn't care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis' practical jokes become more and more aggressive and Henry is one his last never. After humiliating himself in front of the daughter (SPRING BREAKER’s Rachel Korine) of the town's preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring.
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  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Men Go To Battle
Men Go To Battle
USA, 90 min.
An instant-classic Western” (The New Yorker), director Zachary Treitz brings contemporary indie filmmaking sensibilities to this Civil War dramedy. Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but bumbling brothers Henry and Francis Mellon couldn't care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis' practical jokes become more and more aggressive and Henry is one his last never. After humiliating himself in front of the daughter (SPRING BREAKER’s Rachel Korine) of the town's preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring.
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
  
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

Sign up for  an 8 week session. Sign ups start on Sept. 3 and continue throughout the fall months as space is available.  Dates are Sept. 10, (No class 17) , 24, Oct. 1, 8, (no class 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

Sign up for  an 8 week session. Sign ups start on Sept. 3 and continue throughout the fall months as space is available.  Dates are Sept. 10, (No class 17) , 24, Oct. 1, 8, (no class 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cookbook Club

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the last Tuesday of the month.  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the last Tuesday of the month.  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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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

Thursday January 30, 2020
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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

Saturday February 1, 2020 - Saturday February 29, 2020
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Barbara Sullivan Art Exhibit
CONTACT: Barbara Sullivan  x  x
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Barbara Sullivan
  x
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LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday February 3, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT: Cheryl Malandrinos   575-5751
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos    
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