Sunday December 1, 2019 - Monday December 30, 2019
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Quabbin Art Association Exhibit

Members of the Belchertown-based Quabbin Art Association will exhibit newworks throughout the month of December. Now in its fourth year, Quabbin Art Association provides education, support, and opportunity for local artists, and promotes community interest and appreciation in
the visual arts. To learn more about QAA members, or to join, visit www.quabbinartassociation.com.

 

Members of the Belchertown-based Quabbin Art Association will exhibit newworks throughout the month of December. Now in its fourth year, Quabbin Art Association provides education, support, and opportunity for local artists, and promotes community interest and appreciation in
the visual arts. To learn more about QAA members, or to join, visit www.quabbinartassociation.com.

 

Wednesday December 11, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Contact Jessica Magill (#603-969-3207)

jessicammagill@hotmail.com

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

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

Reserve book here

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Contact Jessica Magill (#603-969-3207)

jessicammagill@hotmail.com

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

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

Reserve book here

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday December 13, 2019
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Winter Reading Challenge for Children and Teens

Hey kids! Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141

Hey kids! Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

 
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Winter Reading Challenge for Teens

Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online along with a book review. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141

Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online along with a book review. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thrive to Go Financial Coaching

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

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

CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 3 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 3 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  lnicholson@wilbrahamlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Family Gingerbread Houses!

 

Sponsored  by the Friends of the Library.

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

 

Sponsored  by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TAB - Teen Advisory Board - WILL BE RESCHEDULED

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

RESCHEDULED FROM MONDAY, DEC. 2 DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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

Grades 6-12 only. Registration is required as space is limited. 

 

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

RESCHEDULED FROM MONDAY, DEC. 2 DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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

Grades 6-12 only. Registration is required as space is limited. 

 

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room


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

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

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 8 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 8 spaces available.

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

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A House Among the Trees, by Julia Glass

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

Request the book.

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

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

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

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

Request the book.

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Closing at Noon for Christmas Eve
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Closed for Christmas Day
Monday December 30, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Quabbin Art Association Exhibit Takedown

Quabbin Art Association is a non-profit group of over 75 artists. It provides education, support and opportunity for local artists and promotes community interest and appreciation of the visual arts.

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Quabbin Art Association is a non-profit group of over 75 artists. It provides education, support and opportunity for local artists and promotes community interest and appreciation of the visual arts.

 

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

My Love, Don't Cross That River
My Love, Don't Cross That River
South Korea, 86 min.
A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. “100-year old lovebirds,” Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.
The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT: Karen Demers  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

My Love, Don't Cross That River
My Love, Don't Cross That River
South Korea, 86 min.
A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. “100-year old lovebirds,” Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.
The monthly series of foreign and independent films is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Films are not rated by the MPAA and are intended for a mature audience. Admission is free, popcorn is served, and a discussion follows the screening.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Tuesday December 31, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Caregivers' Support Group
CONTACT: Mary Ann Stout  413-537-2375  maprls@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Stout
  413.537.2375
  maprls@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Library closes at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday January 1, 2020
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Closed, New Year's Day
 
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Winter Reading Challenge for Children

Hey kids! Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141

Hey kids! Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

 
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Winter Reading Challenge for Teens

Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice  & submit a review,during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141

Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice  & submit a review,during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

Thursday January 2, 2020 - Friday January 31, 2020
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Wilbraham Art League
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday January 2, 2020
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Setup, Wilbraham Art League exhibit
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday January 6, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT: Cheryl Malandrinos   575-5751
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos    
  575.5751  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups start Dec. 16. Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.  413-596-6141 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups start Dec. 16. Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.  413-596-6141 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Love and Ruin
Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain

In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly--and uncontrollably--falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man's wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

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

Love and Ruin
Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain

In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly--and uncontrollably--falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man's wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

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

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 8 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 8 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
How to Sell Your Home in 2020

Christine Strohman, an associate partner for Keller Williams Realty, will offer a comprehensive seminar entitled, "How to Sell Your Home in 2020".  She will cover topics such as how determine whether the market favors buyers or sellers, how to prepare a home for sale, the importance of staging and professional photography, how to properly price your home, and what to expect during the sales process.  This seminar is designed specifically for the home seller.  If you are even thinking about selling, you are invited to come and listen, learn, and ask questions.  

Hope to see you there!

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

Christine Strohman, an associate partner for Keller Williams Realty, will offer a comprehensive seminar entitled, "How to Sell Your Home in 2020".  She will cover topics such as how determine whether the market favors buyers or sellers, how to prepare a home for sale, the importance of staging and professional photography, how to properly price your home, and what to expect during the sales process.  This seminar is designed specifically for the home seller.  If you are even thinking about selling, you are invited to come and listen, learn, and ask questions.  

Hope to see you there!

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday January 8, 2020
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Winter Reading Challenge for Children

Hey kids! Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141

Hey kids! Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

 
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Winter Reading Challenge for Teens

Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice  & submit a review,during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141

Here's your challenge! Read 1, 2, or 3 books of your choice  & submit a review,during the month
of January and log them online. You must sign up on the Beanstack link below starting
on Dec. 1
3th.
You will earn up to 3 tickets to enter in our winter raffle
of prizes and gift cards! All finishers, reading 1,2, or 3 books get a Free, new, paperback book. You have until Jan. 31st to enter your books read.
Earned raffle tickets will be available starting Jan. 30
th. Tickets must be entered by Feb. 8, by 2pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Good luck readers!!!

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Democratic Town Committee
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday January 9, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know ...

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

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

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

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know ...

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

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday January 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Top 10 Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD

Top 10 Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Top 10 Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents /.Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents /.Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

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

STEAM with Jane. Fun science workshop sponsored by , Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. for kids in grades K-2.  Oct. 8 & Nov. 12. After school from 4 -5 p.m. Sign ups start on DEC. 16.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.

413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

STEAM with Jane. Fun science workshop sponsored by , Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. for kids in grades K-2.  Oct. 8 & Nov. 12. After school from 4 -5 p.m. Sign ups start on DEC. 16.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Call the front desk or stop in to sign up.

413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday January 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides

Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.

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

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The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides

Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.

Request the book.

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday January 16, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Volunteer Orientation
CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141 ext 160  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.
CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141 ext 160
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

Registration date TBA .

413-596-6141

 

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

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

Registration date TBA .

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

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

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are 8 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Led by Jessica Magill

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday January 23, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introductory Robotic Workshop for kids in grades 3-5

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday January 24, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Super Smash Bros. for Teens

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and pizza and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library and Pafumi's To Go (Or Stay).

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

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

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and pizza and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library and Pafumi's To Go (Or Stay).

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday January 25, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Top 10 Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday January 27, 2020
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
TAB - Teen Advisory Board

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

CONTACT: Karen Demers  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

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

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

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

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents /.Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents /.Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays

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

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
There are 8 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cookbook Club

Contact: Caroline Welch (#413-596-6141)

cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Reserve book here

We're reading and cooking from Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen, by Yasmin Khan.  Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk.  Pick a recipe and let us know what you are bringing by Saturday, January 25th so we do not duplicate recipes.  Signup is required.

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

 
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Contact: Caroline Welch (#413-596-6141)

cwelch@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Reserve book here

We're reading and cooking from Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen, by Yasmin Khan.  Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk.  Pick a recipe and let us know what you are bringing by Saturday, January 25th so we do not duplicate recipes.  Signup is required.

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

 
LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday January 30, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introductory Robotic Workshop for kids in grades 3-5

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday January 31, 2020
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Takedown, Wilbraham Art League exhibit
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Saturday February 1, 2020 - Saturday February 29, 2020
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Barbara Sullivan Art Exhibit
CONTACT: Barbara Sullivan  x  x
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Barbara Sullivan
  x
  x

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday February 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Barbara Sullivan Art Exhibit Setup
CONTACT: Barbara Sullivan  413-323-7223  artbybes@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Barbara Sullivan
  413.323.7223
  artbybes@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT: Cheryl Malandrinos   575-5751
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos    
  575.5751  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens's debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

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

Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens's debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

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

SIGN UPS START JAN. 21. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

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

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

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

SIGN UPS START JAN. 21. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Democratic Town Committee
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions

Led by Marjorie Schoen

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday February 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introductory Robotic Workshop for kids in grades 3-5

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday February 7, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

At the Castellana Hilton in 1957 Madrid, eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson connects with Ana Moreno through photography and fate as Daniel discovers the incredibly dark side of the city under Generalissimo Franco's rule.

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

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

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

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

At the Castellana Hilton in 1957 Madrid, eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson connects with Ana Moreno through photography and fate as Daniel discovers the incredibly dark side of the city under Generalissimo Franco's rule.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday February 8, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Essential Oils
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Sunday February 9, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Family Storytime

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Story Time Registration

Register for Spring Story Time sessions beginning today for Wilbraham residents in the Children's Department of the library.  Phone registrations will be accepted starting on February 13 during operating hours.  Non- residents may register beginning on February 14.  

SPONSORED BY  FRIENDS OF THE WILBRAHAM LIBRARY

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

Register for Spring Story Time sessions beginning today for Wilbraham residents in the Children's Department of the library.  Phone registrations will be accepted starting on February 13 during operating hours.  Non- residents may register beginning on February 14.  

SPONSORED BY  FRIENDS OF THE WILBRAHAM LIBRARY

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  lnicholson@wilbrahamlibrary.org

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday February 12, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Digital Commonwealth
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions

Led by Marjorie Schoen

LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Alcohol Ink Art Workshop

Have fun with Alcohol Ink Art! It is fun for both the experienced artist who would like to try something new and absolutely perfect for those who have never done art before.

No previous experience is necessary. There are no mistakes. Alcohol Inks are highly fluid and transparent with the brilliance of stained glass. When used on a non-absorbent surface the inks interact with each other creating surprisingly vibrant images which will delight the participant. If you love color you will love this fun experience. You will leave with your own creative piece of art.

LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Have fun with Alcohol Ink Art! It is fun for both the experienced artist who would like to try something new and absolutely perfect for those who have never done art before.

No previous experience is necessary. There are no mistakes. Alcohol Inks are highly fluid and transparent with the brilliance of stained glass. When used on a non-absorbent surface the inks interact with each other creating surprisingly vibrant images which will delight the participant. If you love color you will love this fun experience. You will leave with your own creative piece of art.

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Thursday February 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introductory Robotic Workshop for kids in grades 3-5

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday February 14, 2020
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teens Anti-Valentine's Day Party
CONTACT: Rachel Hapgood  413-596-6141  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday February 16, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday February 17, 2020
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Closed, Presidents Day
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Irish Night / Banish Misfortune
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions

Led by Marjorie Schoen

LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

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The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman

Moving his young bride to an isolated Australian lighthouse where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore.

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

Book cover with lighthouse silhouetted with blue background cover
The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman

Moving his young bride to an isolated Australian lighthouse where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore.

Request the book.

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday February 20, 2020
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introductory Robotic Workshop for kids in grades 3-5

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday February 24, 2020
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wilbraham Bridge Club
CONTACT: Norma Bandarra
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Norma Bandarra
  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
TAB - Teen Advisory Board

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film Movement series
CONTACT: Karen Demers  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Yoga Pathways for Parents program

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

Registration date TBA .

413-596-6141

 

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

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

Registration date TBA .

413-596-6141

 

CONTACT:
  wpl
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions

Led by Marjorie Schoen

LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Led by Jessica Magill

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday February 27, 2020
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introductory Robotic Workshop for kids in grades 3-5

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Introductory workshop on the basics of coding, and robotics, by instructor Mrs. Goonan, for kids in grades 3- 5.

Registration starts JAN. 2. 

CALL THE FRONT DESK OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday February 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Barbara Sullivan Art Exhibit Setup
CONTACT: Barbara Sullivan  413-323-7223  artbybes@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
CONTACT:
  Barbara Sullivan
  413.323.7223
  artbybes@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and pizza and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library and Pafumi's To Go (Or Stay).

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

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

Play Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo Switch on our big screen! Board games will also be available, and pizza and snacks too! Sponsored by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library and Pafumi's To Go (Or Stay).

Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  rhapgood@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday March 2, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT: Cheryl Malandrinos   575-5751
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wilbraham Fiction Writers Club

CONTACT:
  Cheryl Malandrinos    
  575.5751  
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services./ .

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services./ .

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

Becoming
Becoming, by Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

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

Becoming
Becoming, by Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations. The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.
Click here to reserve the book.

CONTACT:
  Karen Demers
  413.596.6141
  karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

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

SIGN UPS START FEB. 18. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

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

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

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

SIGN UPS START FEB. 18. Please call the front desk or stop in to sign up. 413-596-6141

CONTACT:
  WLP
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday March 4, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions

Led by Marjorie Schoen

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday March 5, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

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

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141 ext.160  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 17 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141 ext.160
  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 17 spaces available.

Friday March 6, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

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

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

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

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Rachel Hapgood
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Sunday March 8, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Family Storytime

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday March 9, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gauguin and French Polynesia
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS Program for kids

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services./ .

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT: WLP  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow, Play and Learn. Birth to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and skill building led by Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, Jane Christian. Resources to fit your child's individual needs. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services./ .

Sign ups ongoing as space is available. 

CONTACT:
  WLP
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Wednesday March 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Lisa Nicholson
  413.596.6141