Monday April 1, 2024 - Tuesday April 30, 2024
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141
CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Monday April 22, 2024
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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
History Book Club

The Loyal Son
The Loyal Son, by Daniel Mark Epstein

Discusses the relationship between the Founding Father and his illegitimate son, a relationship that grew strained during the American Revolution.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT: Karen Ball  kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

The Loyal Son
The Loyal Son, by Daniel Mark Epstein

Discusses the relationship between the Founding Father and his illegitimate son, a relationship that grew strained during the American Revolution.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ball
  
   kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

Tuesday April 23, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Makers: Terrariums

The Burncoat Center for Arts & Wellness will teach teens to make terrariums using glass containers, live moss and plants. Terrariums can be adorned with upcycled/repurposed trinkets, shells, rocks, etc. Each teen will create their own personalized terrarium to take home.

 
Grades 6-12 only. Starting on Tuesday, April 2 at 9 am, online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 8 spaces available.

The Burncoat Center for Arts & Wellness will teach teens to make terrariums using glass containers, live moss and plants. Terrariums can be adorned with upcycled/repurposed trinkets, shells, rocks, etc. Each teen will create their own personalized terrarium to take home.

 
Grades 6-12 only. Starting on Tuesday, April 2 at 9 am, online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday April 24, 2024
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teens Who Code

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.

Grades 6-12 can explore project-based coding in a fun and friendly environment. Teens Who Code is facilitated by Mrs. Christine Goonan. This meeting will be held in the Brooks Room, and all attendees need a laptop to join in.

Online registration is required. After registering, teens will receive more info by email.

Questions about this program? Email cmgoonan@gmail.com

This is a free program hosted by the Wilbraham Public Library.

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

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.

Grades 6-12 can explore project-based coding in a fun and friendly environment. Teens Who Code is facilitated by Mrs. Christine Goonan. This meeting will be held in the Brooks Room, and all attendees need a laptop to join in.

Online registration is required. After registering, teens will receive more info by email.

Questions about this program? Email cmgoonan@gmail.com

This is a free program hosted by the Wilbraham Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Led by Jessica Magill

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT: Jessica Magill  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Led by Jessica Magill

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  
   jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Heather Wolf's Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are

Author Heather Wolf will be discussing her book, "Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are". It will be a fascinating conversation about being in the moment and noticing the wonderful and varied birds around us. 

 

About the book: 

A gorgeously photographed trove of 111 ingenious tips for seeing more birds wherever you are—from crowd favorites (hummingbirds, owls, eagles) to species you’ve never spotted before.

Seeing more birds than you ever imagined and witnessing exciting avian drama is possible—whether you’re on the go or in your own neighborhood, local park, or backyard. As Heather Wolf explains, it all comes down to how you tune in to the show happening around you, the one in which birds—highly skilled at staying under the radar—are the stars. In Find More Birds, Heather shares her very best tactics—and the jaw-dropping photographs they helped her capture.

  • Look for birds at their favorite “restaurants”— from leaf litter to berry bushes, and ball fields to small patches of mud.
  • Watch for “tree bark” that moves . . . you may find it has feathers.
  • Try simply sitting on the ground for a revealing new perspective.

Plus, special tips point the way to crowd favorites such as hummingbirds, owls, and eagles—and can’t-miss bird behaviors. As your senses sharpen and “noticing” becomes second nature, Find More Birds will turn your daily routines into bird-finding adventures, too. Whether you’re strolling down the block or parking your car, you never know what will surprise you next!

 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Author Heather Wolf will be discussing her book, "Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are". It will be a fascinating conversation about being in the moment and noticing the wonderful and varied birds around us. 

 

About the book: 

A gorgeously photographed trove of 111 ingenious tips for seeing more birds wherever you are—from crowd favorites (hummingbirds, owls, eagles) to species you’ve never spotted before.

Seeing more birds than you ever imagined and witnessing exciting avian drama is possible—whether you’re on the go or in your own neighborhood, local park, or backyard. As Heather Wolf explains, it all comes down to how you tune in to the show happening around you, the one in which birds—highly skilled at staying under the radar—are the stars. In Find More Birds, Heather shares her very best tactics—and the jaw-dropping photographs they helped her capture.

  • Look for birds at their favorite “restaurants”— from leaf litter to berry bushes, and ball fields to small patches of mud.
  • Watch for “tree bark” that moves . . . you may find it has feathers.
  • Try simply sitting on the ground for a revealing new perspective.

Plus, special tips point the way to crowd favorites such as hummingbirds, owls, and eagles—and can’t-miss bird behaviors. As your senses sharpen and “noticing” becomes second nature, Find More Birds will turn your daily routines into bird-finding adventures, too. Whether you’re strolling down the block or parking your car, you never know what will surprise you next!

 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Thursday April 25, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee

Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting.

CONTACT: Linda Dagradi
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting.

CONTACT:
  Linda Dagradi
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday April 26, 2024
Saturday April 27, 2024
Monday April 29, 2024
Tuesday April 30, 2024
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WFOL Book Sale Preview and Reception

As a thank you for supporting the Wilbraham Friends of the Library, there will be a preview sale and reception for WFOL members ONLY (you may join/renew at the door!). Come enjoy some refresments with fellow members and get a chance to shop the book sale ahead of the general public.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

As a thank you for supporting the Wilbraham Friends of the Library, there will be a preview sale and reception for WFOL members ONLY (you may join/renew at the door!). Come enjoy some refresments with fellow members and get a chance to shop the book sale ahead of the general public.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday May 1, 2024
 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War with Douglas Brunt

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. 

September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men -– Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. The Kaiser wanted the engine to power a fleet of submarines that would finally allow him to challenge Great Britain’s Royal Navy. But Diesel had intended for his engine to be used for the betterment of the world. 

Brunt reopens the case and provides a compelling new conclusion about Diesel’s fate. Register now to see how the mystery unfolds! 

About the Author: Douglas Brunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel and host of the top-rated SiriusXM author podcast Dedicated with Doug Brunt. A Philadelphia native, he lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. Visit DouglasBrunt.com for more information.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. 

September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men -– Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. The Kaiser wanted the engine to power a fleet of submarines that would finally allow him to challenge Great Britain’s Royal Navy. But Diesel had intended for his engine to be used for the betterment of the world. 

Brunt reopens the case and provides a compelling new conclusion about Diesel’s fate. Register now to see how the mystery unfolds! 

About the Author: Douglas Brunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel and host of the top-rated SiriusXM author podcast Dedicated with Doug Brunt. A Philadelphia native, he lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. Visit DouglasBrunt.com for more information.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Thursday May 2, 2024
Friday May 3, 2024
Saturday May 4, 2024
Monday May 6, 2024
Tuesday May 7, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch



Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker

Tells the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, 6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room



Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker

Tells the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, 6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Mystery Room: Pliant McTwist

The Unfortunate Passing of Pliant McTwist: A Murder Mystery Room

The mayor suspects foul play in the case of Pliant McTwist. He has allowed Ryan, from Big Ryan's Tall Tales, to gather a group of junior detectives (teens) together to solve this crime! The teens have just 1 hour to interrogate all the suspects, beat them at their own games, and sift through all the evidence to figure out who is responsible, how they did it and why!

Be the first teen team to finish and be promoted to Detective and earn your badge!

Grades 6-12 only. Starting on April 9 at 9 am, online registration is required as space is limited. 

SIGN UP AS A TEAM OF UP TO 3 TEENS. SOLO REGISTRANTS WILL BE PUT ON A TEAM.

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 17 spaces available.

The Unfortunate Passing of Pliant McTwist: A Murder Mystery Room

The mayor suspects foul play in the case of Pliant McTwist. He has allowed Ryan, from Big Ryan's Tall Tales, to gather a group of junior detectives (teens) together to solve this crime! The teens have just 1 hour to interrogate all the suspects, beat them at their own games, and sift through all the evidence to figure out who is responsible, how they did it and why!

Be the first teen team to finish and be promoted to Detective and earn your badge!

Grades 6-12 only. Starting on April 9 at 9 am, online registration is required as space is limited. 

SIGN UP AS A TEAM OF UP TO 3 TEENS. SOLO REGISTRANTS WILL BE PUT ON A TEAM.

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 17 spaces available.

Wednesday May 8, 2024
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ladies of the Woods Book Club
CONTACT: Susan Hall   susanjhall42@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club
CONTACT: Karen Ball  kball@wilbraham-ma.gov
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: Nina Simon's A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

About the Author: Nina Simon writes crime fiction about strong women. She is the New York Times-bestselling debut author of Mother-Daughter Murder Night. This big-hearted whodunnit is a Reese's Book Club pick and a "best of 2023" selection for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CrimeReads, and LibraryJournal.

Before turning to fiction, Nina wore many hats: NASA engineer, slam poet, game designer, museum director, and nonprofit CEO. Her work on community participation in museums, libraries, parks, and theaters has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesNPR, and the TEDx stage.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night is Nina’s first novel. She wrote it as a love letter to her mother, as a way to entertain, comfort, and connect with her during a major health crisis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nina now lives off-the-grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her family. More information can be found on her website, ninaksimon.com.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

About the Author: Nina Simon writes crime fiction about strong women. She is the New York Times-bestselling debut author of Mother-Daughter Murder Night. This big-hearted whodunnit is a Reese's Book Club pick and a "best of 2023" selection for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CrimeReads, and LibraryJournal.

Before turning to fiction, Nina wore many hats: NASA engineer, slam poet, game designer, museum director, and nonprofit CEO. Her work on community participation in museums, libraries, parks, and theaters has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesNPR, and the TEDx stage.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night is Nina’s first novel. She wrote it as a love letter to her mother, as a way to entertain, comfort, and connect with her during a major health crisis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nina now lives off-the-grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her family. More information can be found on her website, ninaksimon.com.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
  

Thursday May 9, 2024
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Friday May 10, 2024
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilbraham Garden Club

Accepting baked groups and plants

CONTACT: Christine Scibelli  5963355
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Accepting baked groups and plants

CONTACT:
  Christine Scibelli
  5963355
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday May 11, 2024
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wilbraham Garden Club
CONTACT: Christine Scibelli  596-3355
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Christine Scibelli
  596.3355
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
CONTACT: Charlie Bennett  413-596-4765
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Charlie Bennett
  413.596.4765
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday May 13, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Let your teen voice be heard! Help the Teen Librarian design the best programs for teens, and recommend YA books and more for the teen Loft.

TAB meets monthly on Mondays from 4 - 5 pm. We are always looking for new members. Please join us and see what we are all about!

Oh, and there will be snacks!

Grades 6-12. Online registration is required. 

Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.

CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Let your teen voice be heard! Help the Teen Librarian design the best programs for teens, and recommend YA books and more for the teen Loft.

TAB meets monthly on Mondays from 4 - 5 pm. We are always looking for new members. Please join us and see what we are all about!

Oh, and there will be snacks!

Grades 6-12. Online registration is required. 

Teen Advisory Board is facilitated by Teen Librarian Rachel Hapgood.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gentle Flow Yoga

Certified instructor Michelle Bouchard will lead this light and rejuvenating class. This class is for adults ages 18+ and all skill levels are welcome. Participants will explore breathing practices, mindfulness & meditation techniques, and a physical approach to sustainable exercise.

Please bring your own yoga mat and dress comfortably.

Registration is required and space is limited. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Certified instructor Michelle Bouchard will lead this light and rejuvenating class. This class is for adults ages 18+ and all skill levels are welcome. Participants will explore breathing practices, mindfulness & meditation techniques, and a physical approach to sustainable exercise.

Please bring your own yoga mat and dress comfortably.

Registration is required and space is limited. Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday May 14, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
WFOL Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Wilbraham Friends of the Library Board.  All are welcome to attend and learn about the Friends!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthly meeting of the Wilbraham Friends of the Library Board.  All are welcome to attend and learn about the Friends!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
Wednesday May 15, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

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Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

This masterful work of reporting and nonfiction storytelling takes us deep into the world of Dr. Jim O'Connell, a Harvard Medical School graduate, who, following his life's calling, serves Boston's homeless community, facing one of American society's most shameful problems, instead of looking away.

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

Off-white cover with red, yellow, and blue lines making a border for author's name in large orange type and title in blue

Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

This masterful work of reporting and nonfiction storytelling takes us deep into the world of Dr. Jim O'Connell, a Harvard Medical School graduate, who, following his life's calling, serves Boston's homeless community, facing one of American society's most shameful problems, instead of looking away.

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

Friday May 17, 2024
Saturday May 18, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Saturday Kid's Craft & Play

Stop by the library to make a special craft with Ms. Rachel, Assistant Children's Librarian. KEVA planks will be available for free play, along with plenty of coloring pages.
Parents and caregivers, please remain in the room with your child during this program.

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND IS A FREE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE W.F.O.L. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Stop by the library to make a special craft with Ms. Rachel, Assistant Children's Librarian. KEVA planks will be available for free play, along with plenty of coloring pages.
Parents and caregivers, please remain in the room with your child during this program.

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND IS A FREE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE W.F.O.L. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WFOL Plant Pick Up

The WFOL will be on the front lawn for people to pick up their pre-ordered plants.
 

The WFOL will be on the front lawn for people to pick up their pre-ordered plants.
 

Monday May 20, 2024
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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
David Polansky: Great Songs From Great Movies

Join us for an evening of Great Songs from Great Movies with David Polansky. Spanning several decades of film history, he will cover everything from Singin' in the Rain to Breakfast at Tiffany's and Star Wars.

An accomplished trumpet player, pianist, and vocalist, David is in constant demand throughout the New England area. Over the years he has worked with Arthur Fiedler, Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, Henny Youngman, Ray Bolger and others. Read more about him here

This program is sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Join us for an evening of Great Songs from Great Movies with David Polansky. Spanning several decades of film history, he will cover everything from Singin' in the Rain to Breakfast at Tiffany's and Star Wars.

An accomplished trumpet player, pianist, and vocalist, David is in constant demand throughout the New England area. Over the years he has worked with Arthur Fiedler, Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, Henny Youngman, Ray Bolger and others. Read more about him here

This program is sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
American History Book Club

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Those Angry Days by Lynn Olson

At the center of the debate over American intervention in World War II stood the two most famous men in America: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who championed the interventionist cause, and aviator Charles Lindbergh, who as unofficial leader and spokesman for America's isolationists emerged as the president's most formidable adversary. Their contest of wills personified the divisions within the country at large, and Lynne Olson makes masterly use of their dramatic personal stories to create a poignant and riveting narrative.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT: Karen Ball  kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

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Those Angry Days by Lynn Olson

At the center of the debate over American intervention in World War II stood the two most famous men in America: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who championed the interventionist cause, and aviator Charles Lindbergh, who as unofficial leader and spokesman for America's isolationists emerged as the president's most formidable adversary. Their contest of wills personified the divisions within the country at large, and Lynne Olson makes masterly use of their dramatic personal stories to create a poignant and riveting narrative.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ball
  
   kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

Tuesday May 21, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WPL Board of Trustees

Monthly meeting

LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: Rebecca F. Kuang and Asian American Representation in Literature

You’re welcome to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, YellowfaceYellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

In Yellowface, Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

White lies, dark humor, and deadly consequences await within the pages of Yellowface. With its totally immersive first-person voice, Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. Register to join the conversation! 

About the Author: Rebecca F. Kuang is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Chinese literature, and Asian American literature.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141

You’re welcome to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, YellowfaceYellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

In Yellowface, Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

White lies, dark humor, and deadly consequences await within the pages of Yellowface. With its totally immersive first-person voice, Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. Register to join the conversation! 

About the Author: Rebecca F. Kuang is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Chinese literature, and Asian American literature.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
  

Wednesday May 22, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Tartuffe by Moliere.

Led by Jessica Magill.

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT: Jessica Magill  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tartuffe by Moliere.

Led by Jessica Magill.

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  
   jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday May 23, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: The Environmental and Health Benefits of a Plant-based Diet
Join this discussion about the environmental impacts of animal food production, which encompasses raising livestock for meat, dairy products and eggs, and commercial fishing. Learn how animal food production results in greenhouse gases and uses significant amounts of land and water. Sara Sezun, Chair of the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter Plant-based Planet Team, will also share how eating a healthy plant-based diet can lower your environmental footprint while improving your health.
 
Presented in partnership with the Norwell Public Library. Online registration is required and a Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours before the event.
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141
Join this discussion about the environmental impacts of animal food production, which encompasses raising livestock for meat, dairy products and eggs, and commercial fishing. Learn how animal food production results in greenhouse gases and uses significant amounts of land and water. Sara Sezun, Chair of the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter Plant-based Planet Team, will also share how eating a healthy plant-based diet can lower your environmental footprint while improving your health.
 
Presented in partnership with the Norwell Public Library. Online registration is required and a Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours before the event.
CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Monday May 27, 2024
Tuesday May 28, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee

Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting.

CONTACT: Linda Dagradi
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting.

CONTACT:
  Linda Dagradi
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday May 29, 2024
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teens Who Code

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.

Grades 6-12 can explore project-based coding in a fun and friendly environment. Teens Who Code is facilitated by Mrs. Christine Goonan. This meeting will be held in the Brooks Room, and all attendees need a laptop to join in.

Online registration is required. After registering, teens will receive more info by email.

Questions about this program? Email cmgoonan@gmail.com

This is a free program hosted by the Wilbraham Public Library.

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

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.

Grades 6-12 can explore project-based coding in a fun and friendly environment. Teens Who Code is facilitated by Mrs. Christine Goonan. This meeting will be held in the Brooks Room, and all attendees need a laptop to join in.

Online registration is required. After registering, teens will receive more info by email.

Questions about this program? Email cmgoonan@gmail.com

This is a free program hosted by the Wilbraham Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday June 1, 2024 - Sunday June 30, 2024
Monday June 3, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: For the Love of Mars with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell

Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, geologic kinship with Earth, and potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration. For the Love of Mars surveys the red planet's place in the human imagination, beginning with ancient astrologers and skywatchers and ending in our present moment of exploration and virtual engagement.

You’re invited to come learn alongside Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum curator, as he introduces viewers to historical figures across eras and around the world who have made sense of this mysterious planet. Shindell will highlight historical figures such as: 

  • Mayan astrologer priests who incorporated Mars into seasonal calendars and religious ceremonies; 
  • Babylonian astrologers who discerned bad omens; 
  • figures of the Scientific Revolution who struggled to comprehend it as a world; 
  • Victorian astronomers who sought signs of intelligent life; and
  • 20th- and 21st-century scientists who have established a technological presence on its surface. 

Along the way, we will encounter writers and artists from each period who take readers and viewers on imagined journeys to Mars.

 By focusing on the diverse human stories behind the telescopes and behind the robots we know and love, Shindell will show how Mars exploration has evolved in ways that have also expanded knowledge about other facets of the universe. Register now for this captivating voyage through time!

About the Author: Matthew Shindell, Ph.D., is a historian of science with a background in science studies. He is Curator of Earth and Planetary Science at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. He is responsible for the Museum’s collection of spacecraft, instruments, and other artifacts related to the exploration and study of our Earth and solar system. He co-hosts the Museum’s podcast, AirSpace. He curated the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Exploring the Planets, and is leading a curatorial team developing the exhibition Futures in Space. Shindell is the author of For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet (2023) and The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey (2019), coauthor of Spaceships (2023), Our Future in Space (2023), and Discerning Experts (2019), and co-editor of Smithsonian American Women (2019).

Click here to register for this virtual program. 

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, geologic kinship with Earth, and potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration. For the Love of Mars surveys the red planet's place in the human imagination, beginning with ancient astrologers and skywatchers and ending in our present moment of exploration and virtual engagement.

You’re invited to come learn alongside Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum curator, as he introduces viewers to historical figures across eras and around the world who have made sense of this mysterious planet. Shindell will highlight historical figures such as: 

  • Mayan astrologer priests who incorporated Mars into seasonal calendars and religious ceremonies; 
  • Babylonian astrologers who discerned bad omens; 
  • figures of the Scientific Revolution who struggled to comprehend it as a world; 
  • Victorian astronomers who sought signs of intelligent life; and
  • 20th- and 21st-century scientists who have established a technological presence on its surface. 

Along the way, we will encounter writers and artists from each period who take readers and viewers on imagined journeys to Mars.

 By focusing on the diverse human stories behind the telescopes and behind the robots we know and love, Shindell will show how Mars exploration has evolved in ways that have also expanded knowledge about other facets of the universe. Register now for this captivating voyage through time!

About the Author: Matthew Shindell, Ph.D., is a historian of science with a background in science studies. He is Curator of Earth and Planetary Science at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. He is responsible for the Museum’s collection of spacecraft, instruments, and other artifacts related to the exploration and study of our Earth and solar system. He co-hosts the Museum’s podcast, AirSpace. He curated the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Exploring the Planets, and is leading a curatorial team developing the exhibition Futures in Space. Shindell is the author of For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet (2023) and The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey (2019), coauthor of Spaceships (2023), Our Future in Space (2023), and Discerning Experts (2019), and co-editor of Smithsonian American Women (2019).

Click here to register for this virtual program. 

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Developing a Long-Term Care Protection Strategy

More info to follow. 

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
Tuesday June 4, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Makers: Diamond Painting

  

Relax through creativity and feel the stress just melt away as you craft a beautiful bookmark. Each teen will choose one design, first come first served.

All colorful resin gems and tools to complete your masterpiece will be supplied.

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

  

Relax through creativity and feel the stress just melt away as you craft a beautiful bookmark. Each teen will choose one design, first come first served.

All colorful resin gems and tools to complete your masterpiece will be supplied.

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday June 5, 2024
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club
CONTACT: Maddy O'Connor  moconnor@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday June 6, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS STORY YOGA

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, and themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers willlearn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

Sponsored by Pathways for Parents and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, and themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers willlearn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

Sponsored by Pathways for Parents and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday June 8, 2024
CONTACT: Charlie Bennett  413-596-4765
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Charlie Bennett
  413.596.4765
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday June 10, 2024
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hampden-Wilbraham Partners for Youth Coalition
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday June 11, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch



Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret: she was born Belle Marion Greener, daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and well-known advocate for equality. Belle's alleged Portuguese heritage lets her pass as white, but she will go through great lengths to preserve her carefully crafted identity in a racist world.

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room



Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret: she was born Belle Marion Greener, daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and well-known advocate for equality. Belle's alleged Portuguese heritage lets her pass as white, but she will go through great lengths to preserve her carefully crafted identity in a racist world.

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
WFOL Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Wilbraham Friends of the Library Board.  All are welcome to attend and learn about the Friends!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monthly meeting of the Wilbraham Friends of the Library Board.  All are welcome to attend and learn about the Friends!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday June 12, 2024
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ladies of the Woods Book Club
CONTACT: Susan Hall   susanjhall42@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday June 13, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Shannon Reed Discusses 'Why We Read'

This one is for readers everywhere! Join us as we chat with author Shannon Reed about her book, "Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One Page Before Lights Out".

Why DO we read? What compels us to? What holds our attention? How many of us remember reading by a flashlight after hours? Shannon will have the scoop and will be answering lots of our questions! Also, given her last name, we feel that Shannon is the perfect person to have written this book :).

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

This one is for readers everywhere! Join us as we chat with author Shannon Reed about her book, "Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One Page Before Lights Out".

Why DO we read? What compels us to? What holds our attention? How many of us remember reading by a flashlight after hours? Shannon will have the scoop and will be answering lots of our questions! Also, given her last name, we feel that Shannon is the perfect person to have written this book :).

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists with Freida McFadden

Get your popcorn and take a seat as we pick the brain of the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden! McFadden will join us to chat about writing psychological thrillers, her mega-bestselling hit The Housemaid series, in particular her forthcoming (June 11, 2024) third installment, The Housemaid Is Watching

The next installment is full of unbelievable twists and tension as it continues to follow Millie Calloway. She used to clean other people’s houses—now, she can’t believe this new home is actually hers. The charming kitchen, the quiet cul-de-sac, the huge yard where her kids can play. She and her husband saved for years to give their children the life they deserve.

Even though she’s wary of their new neighbor, Mrs. Lowell when she invites them over for dinner, it’s their chance to make friends, so they accept the invitation. Mrs. Lowell’s maid opens the door wearing a white apron, her hair in a tight bun. Millie knows exactly what it’s like to be in her shoes. But the maid’s cold stare gives her chills…

The Lowells’ maid isn’t the only strange thing on their street. Millie’s sure she sees a shadowy figure watching them. Her husband leaves the house late at night. And when she meets a woman who lives across the way, her words chill to the bone: Be careful of your neighbors.

Millie wonders: Did they make a terrible mistake moving their family here?

About the Author: #1 New York TimesAmazon ChartsUSA TodayWall Street JournalSunday Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. Freida’s work has been selected as one of Amazon Editors’ best books of the year, she is the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for best paperback, and she is a Goodreads Choice Award winner. Her novels have been translated into over 30 languages.

Freida lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe.

Click here to register for this virtual event.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Get your popcorn and take a seat as we pick the brain of the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden! McFadden will join us to chat about writing psychological thrillers, her mega-bestselling hit The Housemaid series, in particular her forthcoming (June 11, 2024) third installment, The Housemaid Is Watching

The next installment is full of unbelievable twists and tension as it continues to follow Millie Calloway. She used to clean other people’s houses—now, she can’t believe this new home is actually hers. The charming kitchen, the quiet cul-de-sac, the huge yard where her kids can play. She and her husband saved for years to give their children the life they deserve.

Even though she’s wary of their new neighbor, Mrs. Lowell when she invites them over for dinner, it’s their chance to make friends, so they accept the invitation. Mrs. Lowell’s maid opens the door wearing a white apron, her hair in a tight bun. Millie knows exactly what it’s like to be in her shoes. But the maid’s cold stare gives her chills…

The Lowells’ maid isn’t the only strange thing on their street. Millie’s sure she sees a shadowy figure watching them. Her husband leaves the house late at night. And when she meets a woman who lives across the way, her words chill to the bone: Be careful of your neighbors.

Millie wonders: Did they make a terrible mistake moving their family here?

About the Author: #1 New York TimesAmazon ChartsUSA TodayWall Street JournalSunday Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. Freida’s work has been selected as one of Amazon Editors’ best books of the year, she is the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for best paperback, and she is a Goodreads Choice Award winner. Her novels have been translated into over 30 languages.

Freida lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe.

Click here to register for this virtual event.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Monday June 17, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DNA Basics with Dave Robison

DNA is a simple acronym to describe what can be seen as complex science. Well, it is "complex science." However, the basics of that science can be relatively easy to explain and understand. There are three basic types of DNA tests which we'll discuss in our session with Dave Robison. To make the evening interesting, there will be a raffle for two DNA kits for two lucky attendees!

Dave Robison is a professional genealogist and owner of Old Bones Genealogy of New England. He is the currently president of the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and vice-president of the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society.

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library. 

Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141
Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

DNA is a simple acronym to describe what can be seen as complex science. Well, it is "complex science." However, the basics of that science can be relatively easy to explain and understand. There are three basic types of DNA tests which we'll discuss in our session with Dave Robison. To make the evening interesting, there will be a raffle for two DNA kits for two lucky attendees!

Dave Robison is a professional genealogist and owner of Old Bones Genealogy of New England. He is the currently president of the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and vice-president of the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society.

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library. 

Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  
   413-596-6141

Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday June 18, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual: The New Tourist: Waking Up to the Power and Perils of Travel

We're celebrating with travel author Paige McClanahan about her new book releasing today, June 18. The New Tourist: Waking Up to the Power and Perils of Travel is a brilliantly evocative, surprising, and page-turning exploration of how tourism has shaped the world, for better and for worse—essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the implications of their wanderlust.
 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

We're celebrating with travel author Paige McClanahan about her new book releasing today, June 18. The New Tourist: Waking Up to the Power and Perils of Travel is a brilliantly evocative, surprising, and page-turning exploration of how tourism has shaped the world, for better and for worse—essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the implications of their wanderlust.
 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WPL Board of Trustees

Monthly meeting

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday June 19, 2024
Thursday June 20, 2024
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
MAKE YOUR OWN BEE HOTEL

Make your own bee hotel!  More details to come.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Make your own bee hotel!  More details to come.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: Unpacking Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell

Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School

From preschool to higher education and everything in between, Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School focuses on the experiences Black and Brown students face as a direct result of the racism built into schools across the United States.

The overarching nonfiction narrative follows author Tiffany Jewell from early elementary school through her time at college, unpacking the history of systemic racism in the American educational system along the way. Throughout the book, other writers of the global majority share a wide variety of personal narratives and stories based on their own school experiences.

Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School provides young folks with the context to think critically about and chart their own course through their current schooling—and any future schooling they may pursue. A true “don’t want to miss” event–so register now! 

 

About the Author: Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer, twin sister, first-generation American, cisgender mama, anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator, and consultant. She is the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller, This Book Is Anti-Racist, a book for young folks and everyone to wake up, take action, and do the work of becoming antiracist as well as The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism the recently released Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School (2024).

Tiffany has been working with children and families for nearly two decades and has worked as a Montessori educator for fifteen years. She enjoys exploring social justice with young folks, especially the history of racism and resistance, economic justice, and socially and personally constructed identities. Tiffany enjoys working with educators and supporting them building strong, authentic communities in which every child can be seen and valued. She is the co-founder, alongside Britt Hawthorne, of ABARatSchool, an organization that strives to support educators and caregivers in their anti-bias anti-racist journeys. She also served as the president of the founding board of the national organization Montessori for Social Justice- seeing it through to completing nonprofit status and creating a strong mission to support and amplify Montessorian of the Global Majority across the country. Tiffany lives on the homeland of the Pocumtuc and the Nipmuck with her two young storytellers, husband, and a turtle she’s had since she was nine years old. 

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School

From preschool to higher education and everything in between, Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School focuses on the experiences Black and Brown students face as a direct result of the racism built into schools across the United States.

The overarching nonfiction narrative follows author Tiffany Jewell from early elementary school through her time at college, unpacking the history of systemic racism in the American educational system along the way. Throughout the book, other writers of the global majority share a wide variety of personal narratives and stories based on their own school experiences.

Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School provides young folks with the context to think critically about and chart their own course through their current schooling—and any future schooling they may pursue. A true “don’t want to miss” event–so register now! 

 

About the Author: Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer, twin sister, first-generation American, cisgender mama, anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator, and consultant. She is the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller, This Book Is Anti-Racist, a book for young folks and everyone to wake up, take action, and do the work of becoming antiracist as well as The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism the recently released Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School (2024).

Tiffany has been working with children and families for nearly two decades and has worked as a Montessori educator for fifteen years. She enjoys exploring social justice with young folks, especially the history of racism and resistance, economic justice, and socially and personally constructed identities. Tiffany enjoys working with educators and supporting them building strong, authentic communities in which every child can be seen and valued. She is the co-founder, alongside Britt Hawthorne, of ABARatSchool, an organization that strives to support educators and caregivers in their anti-bias anti-racist journeys. She also served as the president of the founding board of the national organization Montessori for Social Justice- seeing it through to completing nonprofit status and creating a strong mission to support and amplify Montessorian of the Global Majority across the country. Tiffany lives on the homeland of the Pocumtuc and the Nipmuck with her two young storytellers, husband, and a turtle she’s had since she was nine years old. 

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Friday June 21, 2024
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Volunteer Training

An orientation for new volunteers with Assistant Director Mary Bell.

Interested in volunteering? Anyone age 14+ is welcome to turn in the form prior to the training with a photocopy of your government-issued photo ID. Any questions? Please contact Mary Bell.

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

An orientation for new volunteers with Assistant Director Mary Bell.

Interested in volunteering? Anyone age 14+ is welcome to turn in the form prior to the training with a photocopy of your government-issued photo ID. Any questions? Please contact Mary Bell.

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Monday June 24, 2024
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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
History Book Club

Country of Vast Designs
Country of Vast Designs, by Robert Merry

Explores the one-term presidency of James K. Polk, during which the United States extended its territory across the continent by threatening England and manufacturing a controversial war with Mexico that Abraham Lincoln opposed.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT: Karen Ball  kball@wilbraham-ma.gov
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Country of Vast Designs
Country of Vast Designs, by Robert Merry

Explores the one-term presidency of James K. Polk, during which the United States extended its territory across the continent by threatening England and manufacturing a controversial war with Mexico that Abraham Lincoln opposed.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ball
  
   kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Q&A with True Crime Authors of 'The Serial Killer's Apprentice'

If you are a fan of true crime and want to dive deep into the psychology of a serial killer and his apprentice, this program is for you! Join authors Katherine Ramsland and Tracy Ullman as they discuss their most recent book, "The Serial Killer's Apprentice", a psychological examination of the blurred line between victim and accomplice—and how a killer can be created. We hope you can join us for this fascinating conversation!

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

If you are a fan of true crime and want to dive deep into the psychology of a serial killer and his apprentice, this program is for you! Join authors Katherine Ramsland and Tracy Ullman as they discuss their most recent book, "The Serial Killer's Apprentice", a psychological examination of the blurred line between victim and accomplice—and how a killer can be created. We hope you can join us for this fascinating conversation!

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Tuesday June 25, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
The registration period has ended.

Graphic of children climbing on large booksGrow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. Play group in the Brooks Rm on Tuesdays each week @ 9:30. Learn how to increase your child's attention span with ways to support sensory play. This program is  for kids ages 18 months - age 4. Call or stop in to sign up!

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents  and is administered by Ludlow Public Schools which is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community

Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

The registration period has ended.

 
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Q&A with Author Scott Ryan: 'The Last Decade of Cinema'

Ah, the nineties. Movies were something in those days. We’re talking about a decade that began with GoodFellas and ended with Magnolia, with such films as Malcolm X, Before Sunrise, and Clueless arriving somewhere in between. Stories, characters, and writing were king. If you're a fan, a movie buff, or just a child of the 90s, please join us in conversation with author Scott Ryan as we discuss what made them classics and why they could never be produced in today’s film culture.

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Ah, the nineties. Movies were something in those days. We’re talking about a decade that began with GoodFellas and ended with Magnolia, with such films as Malcolm X, Before Sunrise, and Clueless arriving somewhere in between. Stories, characters, and writing were king. If you're a fan, a movie buff, or just a child of the 90s, please join us in conversation with author Scott Ryan as we discuss what made them classics and why they could never be produced in today’s film culture.

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Wednesday June 26, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Plant Pals DIY Grass Chia Pet

Make your own plant pal!  More details to come.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Make your own plant pal!  More details to come.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

Led by Jessica Magill.

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT: Jessica Magill  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

Led by Jessica Magill.

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  
   jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday June 29, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
KID'S CHALK FUN

Stop by the library to make a chalk creation with Ms. Rachel, Assistant Children's Librarian. Chalk will be available for free draw creations.
Parents and caregivers, please remain in the room with your child during this program.

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND IS A FREE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE W.F.O.L. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Stop by the library to make a chalk creation with Ms. Rachel, Assistant Children's Librarian. Chalk will be available for free draw creations.
Parents and caregivers, please remain in the room with your child during this program.

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND IS A FREE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE W.F.O.L. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday July 2, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch



Lucy by the Sea, by Elizabeth Strout

With her trademark spare, crystalline prose-a voice infused with "intimate, fragile, desperate humanness" (The Washington Post)-Elizabeth Strout once again turns her exquisitely-tuned eye to the inner workings of the human heart, this time following the indomitable heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton and Oh William! through the early days of the pandemic. As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and longtime friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea. They will not emerge unscathed

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room



Lucy by the Sea, by Elizabeth Strout

With her trademark spare, crystalline prose-a voice infused with "intimate, fragile, desperate humanness" (The Washington Post)-Elizabeth Strout once again turns her exquisitely-tuned eye to the inner workings of the human heart, this time following the indomitable heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton and Oh William! through the early days of the pandemic. As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and longtime friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea. They will not emerge unscathed

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday July 4, 2024
Monday July 8, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Paint Sip Fun

More information to follow. 

 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

More information to follow. 

 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday July 9, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Kids Paint Sip Fun

 

 

CONTACT:   4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

 

CONTACT:
  
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Paint Sip Fun

 

Teens will learn to paint TBD with instruction from Erin Boughamer from Paint Sip Fun. No experience necessary and all supplies are provided.  

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  4135966141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

Teens will learn to paint TBD with instruction from Erin Boughamer from Paint Sip Fun. No experience necessary and all supplies are provided.  

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  4135966141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday July 10, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS NATURE BOUND WORKSHOP

Nature Bound Workshop for children ages 18 months - 4 years old and their caregiver. This workshop introduces the fun of nature and learning.
We will include Nature songs & Books to support the Summer Reading theme of "Read, Renew and Renew". We will incorporate science and math activities, along with Tinkering with nature, to encourage learning. Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and STEM education. Interacting with natural environments allows children to learn by doing and experimenting with ideas.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Nature Bound Workshop for children ages 18 months - 4 years old and their caregiver. This workshop introduces the fun of nature and learning.
We will include Nature songs & Books to support the Summer Reading theme of "Read, Renew and Renew". We will incorporate science and math activities, along with Tinkering with nature, to encourage learning. Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and STEM education. Interacting with natural environments allows children to learn by doing and experimenting with ideas.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ladies of the Woods Book Club
CONTACT: Susan Hall   susanjhall42@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club
CONTACT: Maddy O'Connor  moconnor@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday July 16, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT

Join us for a family bingo night! More details to be announced.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Join us for a family bingo night! More details to be announced.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday July 17, 2024
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12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Life-Sized Games (& Supersized Snacks)

 

 

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  4135966141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

 

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  4135966141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday July 19, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS JULY STEAM WITH MS. JENNIFER

 Children ages 4-6 are invited to join this group with their caregiver. Children and families will explore the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, while completing the activity provided.

Sponsored by Pathways for Parents and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

 Children ages 4-6 are invited to join this group with their caregiver. Children and families will explore the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, while completing the activity provided.

Sponsored by Pathways for Parents and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Monday July 22, 2024
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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday July 23, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS YOGA

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will learn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will learn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Tie Dye

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

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

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday July 24, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Tie Dye (Rain date)

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

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

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Led by Jessica Magill

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT: Jessica Magill  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Led by Jessica Magill

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  
   jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday July 25, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Rainbow Soap Making Workshop

Each teen will make their own fun and quirky rainbow soap using a glycerin based soap, colorful soap cubes, color, cosmetic glitter and a variety of scents. We will discuss the process of making cold process soap, blending of essential oils and the role of exfoliants in soap making. There is no lye exposure since the process does not involve traditional soap making techniques. Once the heated soap has cooled slightly, we will add the glitter, colors, essential oil (optional) and embed the soap cubes.

At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade creation home, it can be removed from the mold the following day and used right away. 

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Melted soap is hot. Program starts promptly, no admission is allowed after safety instructions are given.

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

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

Each teen will make their own fun and quirky rainbow soap using a glycerin based soap, colorful soap cubes, color, cosmetic glitter and a variety of scents. We will discuss the process of making cold process soap, blending of essential oils and the role of exfoliants in soap making. There is no lye exposure since the process does not involve traditional soap making techniques. Once the heated soap has cooled slightly, we will add the glitter, colors, essential oil (optional) and embed the soap cubes.

At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade creation home, it can be removed from the mold the following day and used right away. 

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Melted soap is hot. Program starts promptly, no admission is allowed after safety instructions are given.

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday July 27, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
KID'S LEGO BUILD

Join us for a fun Lego build event!  More details to be announced.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Join us for a fun Lego build event!  More details to be announced.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday July 29, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
History Book Club

Israel
Israel, by Noa Tishby

While everyone seems to have a strong opinion about Israel, how many people actually know the facts? Tishby creates an accessible and dynamic portrait of a tiny country of outsized relevance. Through bite-sized chunks of history and deeply personal stories, she chronicles her homeland’s evolution, beginning in Biblical times and moving forward to cover everything from WWI to Israel's creation to the real disputes dividing the country today. Tackling popular misconceptions with an abundance of facts, she offers a clear, intimate account of the richly cultured country of Israel. -- adapted from jacket
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT: Karen Ball  kball@wilbraham-ma.gov
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Israel
Israel, by Noa Tishby

While everyone seems to have a strong opinion about Israel, how many people actually know the facts? Tishby creates an accessible and dynamic portrait of a tiny country of outsized relevance. Through bite-sized chunks of history and deeply personal stories, she chronicles her homeland’s evolution, beginning in Biblical times and moving forward to cover everything from WWI to Israel's creation to the real disputes dividing the country today. Tackling popular misconceptions with an abundance of facts, she offers a clear, intimate account of the richly cultured country of Israel. -- adapted from jacket
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ball
  
   kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday July 30, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Copper Metalsmith Workshop

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

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

Grades 6-12 only. Online registration is required as space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
   rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday July 31, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS READY FOR K JULY 31 WITH MS. JENNIFER

Ready for K is a group for upcoming Kindergarteners and their caregivers, to participate in to receive materials to support both the parent and the child prepare
for the transition to Kindergarten. This program is targeted for children ages 4-5 years old,
and their caregivers.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  413-596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Ready for K is a group for upcoming Kindergarteners and their caregivers, to participate in to receive materials to support both the parent and the child prepare
for the transition to Kindergarten. This program is targeted for children ages 4-5 years old,
and their caregivers.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  413.596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday August 1, 2024
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
WILDLIFE ON WHEELS-ZOO AT FOREST PARK

Zoo at Forest Park Wildlife on Wheels. More information to come.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Zoo at Forest Park Wildlife on Wheels. More information to come.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday August 3, 2024
CONTACT: Charlie Bennett  413-596-4765
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Charlie Bennett
  413.596.4765
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday August 6, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch



In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place -- Nat King Cole singing "Unforgettable," Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room



In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place -- Nat King Cole singing "Unforgettable," Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

Discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Ball. Copies of the books are available to check out from the Service Desk. New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday August 7, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
HENNA TATTOOS FOR KIDS Entering grades 2-5

Kids entering grades 2-5 Henna workshop. Get your unique henna tattoo from artist Mandy of Wicked Good Henna. Henna is safe for all skin types.

Henna, music, coloring and more. Online sign ups are required and space is limited.

This program is free and sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Kids entering grades 2-5 Henna workshop. Get your unique henna tattoo from artist Mandy of Wicked Good Henna. Henna is safe for all skin types.

Henna, music, coloring and more. Online sign ups are required and space is limited.

This program is free and sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
HENNA TATTOOS FOR TEENS entering grades 6-12

   

Henna Workshop for Teens, entering grades 6-12.  Get your unique henna tattoo from artist Mandy of Wicked Good Henna. Henna is safe for all skin types.

Henna, music, coloring and more. Online sign ups are required and space is limited.

This free program is funded by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

   

Henna Workshop for Teens, entering grades 6-12.  Get your unique henna tattoo from artist Mandy of Wicked Good Henna. Henna is safe for all skin types.

Henna, music, coloring and more. Online sign ups are required and space is limited.

This free program is funded by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club
CONTACT: Maddy O'Connor  moconnor@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday August 13, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS YOGA

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will learn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will learn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday August 14, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS AUG. READY FOR K WITH MS. JEN

Ready for K is a group for upcoming Kindergarteners and their caregivers, to participate in to receive materials to support both the parent and the child prepare for the transition to Kindergarten. This program is targeted for children ages 4-5 years old, 
and their caregivers.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Ready for K is a group for upcoming Kindergarteners and their caregivers, to participate in to receive materials to support both the parent and the child prepare for the transition to Kindergarten. This program is targeted for children ages 4-5 years old, 
and their caregivers.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ladies of the Woods Book Club
CONTACT: Susan Hall   susanjhall42@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday August 19, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Never Forget: A Conversation with Abraham Rodstein, Holocaust Survivor

More info to follow.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141
Tuesday August 20, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS YOGA

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will learn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Songs, movement activities and games help to bring the yoga practice to young children. Classes are dynamic and playful, with stories, music, themes. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will learn how to use large muscles to support self regulation, while bending, breathing and stretching and practicing mindfulness.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday August 24, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Saturday Kid's Craft & Play

 

Stop by the library to make a special craft with Ms. Rachel, Assistant Children's Librarian. KEVA planks will be available for free play, along with plenty of coloring pages.
Parents and caregivers, please remain in the room with your child during this program.

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND IS A FREE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE W.F.O.L. 

CONTACT: Jaime Hageman  (413) 596-6141  jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

 

Stop by the library to make a special craft with Ms. Rachel, Assistant Children's Librarian. KEVA planks will be available for free play, along with plenty of coloring pages.
Parents and caregivers, please remain in the room with your child during this program.

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND IS A FREE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE W.F.O.L. 

CONTACT:
  Jaime Hageman
  (413) 596.6141
   jhageman@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday August 26, 2024
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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
American History Book Club

Founding Mothers
Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts

Explores the lives of women who helped shape the United States, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT: Karen Ball  kball@wilbraham-ma.gov
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Founding Mothers
Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts

Explores the lives of women who helped shape the United States, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene.
The History Book Club is self-run by the members. Copies of the book are available at the Service Desk.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ball
  
   kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday August 28, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Led by Jessica Magill

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT: Jessica Magill  jessicammagill@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Led by Jessica Magill

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  
   jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday September 2, 2024
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