Thursday February 1, 2024 - Thursday February 29, 2024
Wednesday February 28, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity with Kim Scott

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:

  1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor
  2. Build a cohesive team
  3. Achieve results collaboratively

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:

  1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor
  2. Build a cohesive team
  3. Achieve results collaboratively

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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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. Meetings are typically once a month in the Teen Loft, 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
The registration period has ended.

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. Meetings are typically once a month in the Teen Loft, 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

The registration period has ended.

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

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Led by Jessica Magill. For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

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

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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: The Economic Response To Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine

Author and professor Christine Abely will discuss her brand new book, The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine. Learn about the international trade measures and sanctions deployed against Russia in response to its 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Explore how sanctions have affected, and will continue to affect, global trading patterns, financial integration, and foreign policy in novel ways. In particular, examine the effects of sanctions on energy, food, fertilizer, the financial system, and the global use of the US dollar, including trends of de-dollarization. Understand the steps that must be taken to make sanctions more effective by promoting financial transparency worldwide.

Christine Abely is an assistant professor at New England Law in Boston. She previously practiced international trade and sanctions law and is a licensed customs broker. Her work has appeared in The HillJust Security, and numerous academic journals.

Presented in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program. 

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Author and professor Christine Abely will discuss her brand new book, The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine. Learn about the international trade measures and sanctions deployed against Russia in response to its 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Explore how sanctions have affected, and will continue to affect, global trading patterns, financial integration, and foreign policy in novel ways. In particular, examine the effects of sanctions on energy, food, fertilizer, the financial system, and the global use of the US dollar, including trends of de-dollarization. Understand the steps that must be taken to make sanctions more effective by promoting financial transparency worldwide.

Christine Abely is an assistant professor at New England Law in Boston. She previously practiced international trade and sanctions law and is a licensed customs broker. Her work has appeared in The HillJust Security, and numerous academic journals.

Presented in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program. 

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Thursday February 29, 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 March 1, 2024 - Sunday March 31, 2024
 
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Health & Safety Poster Exhibit

Stephen Lewis brings his health & safety posters to the Brooks Room for March.

CONTACT: Stephen Lewis  lewisposters@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Stephen Lewis brings his health & safety posters to the Brooks Room for March.

CONTACT:
  Stephen Lewis
  
   lewisposters@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday March 1, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS - SPRING YOU, ME & WE w/ Ms. Jennifer Mar. 1 - April 12

This is a 6 week (Mar. 1 -Apr. 12) playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required and starts Feb. 1st  Space is limited.

This FREE 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: WPL  413-596-6141
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 4 spaces available.

This is a 6 week (Mar. 1 -Apr. 12) playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required and starts Feb. 1st  Space is limited.

This FREE 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:
  WPL
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Saturday March 2, 2024
Monday March 4, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Tom O'Carroll- From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland

Folk singer Tom O'Carroll traces the history of the Irish people from the Stone Age to the present. Drawing on archaeological data, historical records, as well as music and song, Tom explores the broad social and cultural themes of conflict and identity that occur through the island's history. Throughout his presentation, Tom performs various songs, tunes and little known anecdotes that bring to life the story of the Irish.

 

Dublin born folklorist, folk-singer and instrumentalist Tom O'Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit and history to his performances. He has played at concerts, festivals, colleges, libraries and pubs all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as his native Ireland, including a stint for one month in Seoul, South Korea. Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhrán (Irish drum), Tom will captivate all with his lively program of Irish culture.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are many spaces available.

Folk singer Tom O'Carroll traces the history of the Irish people from the Stone Age to the present. Drawing on archaeological data, historical records, as well as music and song, Tom explores the broad social and cultural themes of conflict and identity that occur through the island's history. Throughout his presentation, Tom performs various songs, tunes and little known anecdotes that bring to life the story of the Irish.

 

Dublin born folklorist, folk-singer and instrumentalist Tom O'Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit and history to his performances. He has played at concerts, festivals, colleges, libraries and pubs all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as his native Ireland, including a stint for one month in Seoul, South Korea. Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhrán (Irish drum), Tom will captivate all with his lively program of Irish culture.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday March 5, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS WINTER GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch



West with Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge

'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes...' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California's first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world's first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it's too late.

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



West with Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge

'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes...' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California's first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world's first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it's too late.

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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6:00 PM - 6:00 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 March 6, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Renee Coro Music for Toddlers! 4 weeks

THIS 4 WEEK CLASS IS NOW FULL

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday FEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

THIS 4 WEEK CLASS IS NOW FULL

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday FEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: The Power of Friendships with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. 

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. 

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club



Baking Yesteryear, by B. Dylan Hollis

 

Participants will make and share dishes from the month’s selected cookbook. Please call the library at 596-6141 to let us know what recipe you will be making and it’s page number, or email Karen at kball@wilbraham-ma.gov.

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



Baking Yesteryear, by B. Dylan Hollis

 

Participants will make and share dishes from the month’s selected cookbook. Please call the library at 596-6141 to let us know what recipe you will be making and it’s page number, or email Karen at kball@wilbraham-ma.gov.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ball
  
   kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
SPRING Story Time Mar. 7 - April 11

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Friday March 8, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS - YOU, ME & WE w/ Ms. Jennifer

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required and space is limited.

This FREE 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: WPL  413-596-6141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required and space is limited.

This FREE 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:
  WPL
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday March 9, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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

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


Monday March 11, 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 10 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 10 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Craft: Folded Book Heart

Craft a handmade piece of art to display or gift to a loved one! Adult Services Librarian Emilie Lang will teach participants how to measure and fold pages to create a book heart. Bring your own hardcover or choose from one of ours*. Attention to detail and ability to measure accurately with a ruler are required. Estimated time to complete project is 1.5 hours. 

*Book must be at least 22 cm tall and 220 pages long. 

This program is currently full.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
The registration period has ended.

Craft a handmade piece of art to display or gift to a loved one! Adult Services Librarian Emilie Lang will teach participants how to measure and fold pages to create a book heart. Bring your own hardcover or choose from one of ours*. Attention to detail and ability to measure accurately with a ruler are required. Estimated time to complete project is 1.5 hours. 

*Book must be at least 22 cm tall and 220 pages long. 

This program is currently full.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday March 12, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

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

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilbraham Republican Town Committee
CONTACT: Dave Sanders  413-330-0452  daveasanders@charter.net
Wednesday March 13, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Renee Coro Music for Toddlers!

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday FEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday FEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@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
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Room Booked
Learn how to make, maintain, and store a sourdough starter from expert baker and food blogger Sourdough Brandon. You'll leave with many tips and tricks and even some free sourdough starter!

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

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
  


Thursday March 14, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
SPRING Story Time

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: 20 Years of Dragon-Riding in YA Fantasy with Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Monster Romance Panel with Ashley Bennett, Kate Prior, and Colette Rhodes

Calling all monster romance lovers! Join authors Ashley Bennett, Kate Prior, and Colette Rhodes as they talk about the similarities and differences between PNR/Alien romances, their publishing journeys, and experience with Romancelandia. 

 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Ashley Bennett

Ashley is an avid reader and the co-host of The Smut and Spice Podcast. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she decided to dip her toes into writing and hasn’t looked back. She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter, five dogs, and three cats. When she isn’t immersed in all things books, she works full time as a veterinary anesthesia technician. She loves coffee, candles, fall weather, mid-century modern furniture, and a good alien romance.
 

Kate Prior

When Kate was in the 7th grade, she dug out and she booted up a computer older than her from her parents’ attic, determined to write an extensive honeymoon for her favorite Pride & Prejudice characters. She spent the next ten years earmarking the pages of kissing scenes before she thought she had to stop and be a serious adult that did sensible things. 

That didn’t work out. Now she’s a romance author with bad puns.
 

Colette Rhodes

Colette Rhodes is a paranormal romance author from New Zealand. She loves to write about love in all its forms, and adores imperfect heroes and heroines who find perfection in each other. You’ll often find her trying to justify her degree by including ancient history and mythological influences in her work. If she’s not writing, then you’re almost certain to find her reading—ideally with a cup of tea in hand and a scented candle burning to match the mood.

 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program. 

 
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Calling all monster romance lovers! Join authors Ashley Bennett, Kate Prior, and Colette Rhodes as they talk about the similarities and differences between PNR/Alien romances, their publishing journeys, and experience with Romancelandia. 

 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Ashley Bennett

Ashley is an avid reader and the co-host of The Smut and Spice Podcast. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she decided to dip her toes into writing and hasn’t looked back. She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter, five dogs, and three cats. When she isn’t immersed in all things books, she works full time as a veterinary anesthesia technician. She loves coffee, candles, fall weather, mid-century modern furniture, and a good alien romance.
 

Kate Prior

When Kate was in the 7th grade, she dug out and she booted up a computer older than her from her parents’ attic, determined to write an extensive honeymoon for her favorite Pride & Prejudice characters. She spent the next ten years earmarking the pages of kissing scenes before she thought she had to stop and be a serious adult that did sensible things. 

That didn’t work out. Now she’s a romance author with bad puns.
 

Colette Rhodes

Colette Rhodes is a paranormal romance author from New Zealand. She loves to write about love in all its forms, and adores imperfect heroes and heroines who find perfection in each other. You’ll often find her trying to justify her degree by including ancient history and mythological influences in her work. If she’s not writing, then you’re almost certain to find her reading—ideally with a cup of tea in hand and a scented candle burning to match the mood.

 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program. 

 
CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Friday March 15, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS - YOU, ME & WE w/ Ms. Jennifer

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required. Space is limited.

This FREE 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: WPL  413-596-6141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required. Space is limited.

This FREE 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:
  WPL
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday March 18, 2024
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gregory Maichack Seascapes

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack will return to the library teach his new workshop, Seascapes inspired by Winslow Homer. This pastel painting workshop is designed for beginners to experienced artists. Participants ages 18+ will experiment with the artist’s professional-grade pastels, pencils, and paper. Materials will be provided and all attendees will get to take their artwork home.

This is a popular program. Registration is required and space is limited.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wilbraham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

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

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack will return to the library teach his new workshop, Seascapes inspired by Winslow Homer. This pastel painting workshop is designed for beginners to experienced artists. Participants ages 18+ will experiment with the artist’s professional-grade pastels, pencils, and paper. Materials will be provided and all attendees will get to take their artwork home.

This is a popular program. Registration is required and space is limited.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wilbraham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room


Tuesday March 19, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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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 Democracy Talk: Child Removal in the U.S.

Learn from experts about two current realities of child removal in the United States: the separation of migrant families at U.S. borders and the racial biases within the U.S. foster care and adoption systems.  
 
Panelists:  
Cheryl Aguilar, Founding Director of Hope Center for Wellness and doctoral student at Smith College School of Social Work, specialized in working with immigrants and refugees.

Roxanna Asgarian, journalist and author of We Were Once A Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America.

Jessica Chicco, Director of the New Americans Initiative at MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition).

 

This program is presented in partnership with the Watertown Free Public Library. 

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program.

 

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Learn from experts about two current realities of child removal in the United States: the separation of migrant families at U.S. borders and the racial biases within the U.S. foster care and adoption systems.  
 
Panelists:  
Cheryl Aguilar, Founding Director of Hope Center for Wellness and doctoral student at Smith College School of Social Work, specialized in working with immigrants and refugees.

Roxanna Asgarian, journalist and author of We Were Once A Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America.

Jessica Chicco, Director of the New Americans Initiative at MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition).

 

This program is presented in partnership with the Watertown Free Public Library. 

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program.

 

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Wednesday March 20, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Renee Coro Music for Toddlers!

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday FEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday FEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

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Brave the wild river by Melissa L. Sevigny

The story of two pioneering female botanists and their historic 1938 boat trip down the Colorado River which led them to be the first to survey and catalog the plant life of the Grand Canyon.

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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Brave the wild river by Melissa L. Sevigny

The story of two pioneering female botanists and their historic 1938 boat trip down the Colorado River which led them to be the first to survey and catalog the plant life of the Grand Canyon.

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 March 21, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
SPRING Story Time

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: An Exploration of the Modern Epics with Madeline Miller

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Friday March 22, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS - YOU, ME & WE w/ Ms. Jennifer

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required . Space is limited.

This FREE 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: WPL  413-596-6141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required . Space is limited.

This FREE 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:
  WPL
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday March 23, 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: WPL  4135966141
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:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday March 25, 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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Q&A with Jennifer McCord: Romance in Publishing & Thoughts on Where It's Been

How is it possible that the romance genre continues to be judged so harshly even though it is a multi-billion dollar industry, often supporting bookstores so they can also sell other genres? Join editor and publisher, Jennifer McCord, in this discussion of her 30 years in the industry - the trends she's seen, the writers she's supported, and her thoughts on Romancelandia.

About Jennifer:

From her earliest memories of tales told around her grandmother’s kitchen table – stories of struggle, survival, and working the land – to the rich personal histories and unfolding journeys of the many fascinating people she has encountered throughout her life, stories have always mattered to Jennifer McCord. Jennifer loves the story, and she knows that a story unshared is a story lost.

With more than thirty years of success in the publishing industry and a well-earned national reputation for publishing expertise and creativity coaching, Jennifer heads an experienced team of story editors, line editors, designers, proofreaders, indexers, and other book and publishing professionals that can help you to realize your dreams in the publishing industry.

 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

How is it possible that the romance genre continues to be judged so harshly even though it is a multi-billion dollar industry, often supporting bookstores so they can also sell other genres? Join editor and publisher, Jennifer McCord, in this discussion of her 30 years in the industry - the trends she's seen, the writers she's supported, and her thoughts on Romancelandia.

About Jennifer:

From her earliest memories of tales told around her grandmother’s kitchen table – stories of struggle, survival, and working the land – to the rich personal histories and unfolding journeys of the many fascinating people she has encountered throughout her life, stories have always mattered to Jennifer McCord. Jennifer loves the story, and she knows that a story unshared is a story lost.

With more than thirty years of success in the publishing industry and a well-earned national reputation for publishing expertise and creativity coaching, Jennifer heads an experienced team of story editors, line editors, designers, proofreaders, indexers, and other book and publishing professionals that can help you to realize your dreams in the publishing industry.

 

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Tuesday March 26, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

 

                OCEAN EDITION                                     FRUITS EDITION

Relax through creativity and feel the stress just melt away as you craft beautiful shiny wall art. 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. Starting on Tuesday, March 5 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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

 

                OCEAN EDITION                                     FRUITS EDITION

Relax through creativity and feel the stress just melt away as you craft beautiful shiny wall art. 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. Starting on Tuesday, March 5 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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday March 27, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Renee Coro Music for Toddlers!

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday fEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Early Literacy Music class with Renee Coro.  4 weeks of music, movement & singing with Parent/caregiver and child.

ONLINE sign ups are required & start on Wedneday fEB. 14. Space is limited.

Please call the front desk if you do not have internet access. 413-596-6141.

Made possible by Pathways for Parents, administered by Ludlow Public Schools and funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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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. Meetings are typically once a month in the Teen Loft, 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

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. Meetings are typically once a month in the Teen Loft, 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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Led by Jessica Magill. For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

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

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Led by Jessica Magill. For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jessica Magill
  
   jessicammagill@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday March 28, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
SPRING Story Time

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb.15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb.15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Legislative Meeting - Public Education
CONTACT: Christine Goonan  413-544-1483  cmgoonan@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:00 PM - 6:00 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

Monday April 1, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wilbraham Senior Center

Social Event

Barbara Harrington, Director

CONTACT: Barbara Harrington  (  bharrington@wilbraham-ma.gov

Social Event

Barbara Harrington, Director

CONTACT:
  Barbara Harrington
  (
   bharrington@wilbraham-ma.gov

Tuesday April 2, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS GROW, PLAY, LEARN

Grow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. 11 week session.  April 2 - June 25  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! Sign ups start on March 1st. 

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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Grow Play  and Learn with Nicole Landry. 11 week session.  April 2 - June 25  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! Sign ups start on March 1st. 

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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Booked for Lunch



Beekeeper of Alepps, by Christy Lefteri

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo brings home the idea that the most ordinary of lives can be completely upended in unimaginable ways

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



Beekeeper of Alepps, by Christy Lefteri

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo brings home the idea that the most ordinary of lives can be completely upended in unimaginable ways

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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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual: A History of Food & Culture with Smithsonian Curator Paula J. Johnson

Virtually step into the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History with Curator Paula Johnson as she discusses the book Smithsonian American Table: The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us.

American Table is a sweeping history of food and culture that summons everyone to the table for a fresh look at some of the people, ingredients, events, and movements that have shaped how and what we eat.

Johnson, curator and project director of the American Food History Project, will discuss several stories featured in the volume, with an emphasis on those that intersect most directly with the Smithsonian’s research, collecting, and programming around food history.

During this event, Johnson will engage viewers in discovering the connections between food and American history:

  • How immigration and migration has shaped (and continues to shape) American tables,
  • How food companies have influenced home cooks through advertising, from Jell-O salads to Crock-pots.
  • How individuals from Brownie Wise to James Beard and Julia Child inspired generations of cooks and eaters across the United States.
  • And show viewers how uniting in the kitchen can change the shape of our collective futures, specifically highlighting growers and chefs who are reclaiming and reinventing regional and cultural traditions, including Indigenous ingredients and cooking techniques.

After this enlightening, enriching, and entertaining webinar, you can cook your way through the recipes that are featured in the volume that reflect American history and culture.   Hungry for more? Register now!

 

About the Speaker: Paula Johnson is a Curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and is responsible for strengthening and maintaining the food history and marine resources collections. She is also the Project Director for the Smithsonian's multi-faceted American Food History Project and director and co-curator for the exhibition, FOOD: Transforming the American Table, which opened in 2012; a refresh of the exhibition was completed in 2019. As one of the curators who collected Julia Child’s home kitchen in 2001, she was also on the team that developed the exhibition Bon Appetit! Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian, on view from 2002 to 2012. Over more than three decades at the Smithsonian, Johnson has collected a wide range of artifacts and archives reflecting the work and experiences of diverse Americans and communities.


Johnson has published books and articles on the Chesapeake Bay, maritime communities, and material culture, and has lectured widely on these and topics related to American food and wine history, field research, oral history recording, and community-based documentation. She is an inaugural member of the editorial collective for Gastronomica: The Journal for Food History and received the 2020 Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities Award. Johnson is working on a book about Julia Child’s home kitchen for publication in Fall 2024.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Virtually step into the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History with Curator Paula Johnson as she discusses the book Smithsonian American Table: The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us.

American Table is a sweeping history of food and culture that summons everyone to the table for a fresh look at some of the people, ingredients, events, and movements that have shaped how and what we eat.

Johnson, curator and project director of the American Food History Project, will discuss several stories featured in the volume, with an emphasis on those that intersect most directly with the Smithsonian’s research, collecting, and programming around food history.

During this event, Johnson will engage viewers in discovering the connections between food and American history:

  • How immigration and migration has shaped (and continues to shape) American tables,
  • How food companies have influenced home cooks through advertising, from Jell-O salads to Crock-pots.
  • How individuals from Brownie Wise to James Beard and Julia Child inspired generations of cooks and eaters across the United States.
  • And show viewers how uniting in the kitchen can change the shape of our collective futures, specifically highlighting growers and chefs who are reclaiming and reinventing regional and cultural traditions, including Indigenous ingredients and cooking techniques.

After this enlightening, enriching, and entertaining webinar, you can cook your way through the recipes that are featured in the volume that reflect American history and culture.   Hungry for more? Register now!

 

About the Speaker: Paula Johnson is a Curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and is responsible for strengthening and maintaining the food history and marine resources collections. She is also the Project Director for the Smithsonian's multi-faceted American Food History Project and director and co-curator for the exhibition, FOOD: Transforming the American Table, which opened in 2012; a refresh of the exhibition was completed in 2019. As one of the curators who collected Julia Child’s home kitchen in 2001, she was also on the team that developed the exhibition Bon Appetit! Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian, on view from 2002 to 2012. Over more than three decades at the Smithsonian, Johnson has collected a wide range of artifacts and archives reflecting the work and experiences of diverse Americans and communities.


Johnson has published books and articles on the Chesapeake Bay, maritime communities, and material culture, and has lectured widely on these and topics related to American food and wine history, field research, oral history recording, and community-based documentation. She is an inaugural member of the editorial collective for Gastronomica: The Journal for Food History and received the 2020 Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities Award. Johnson is working on a book about Julia Child’s home kitchen for publication in Fall 2024.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Room Booked
Wednesday April 3, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions (snow date)
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club



Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinner’s Ready, by Ree Drummond

 

Participants will make and share dishes from the month’s selected cookbook. Please call the library at 596-6141 to let us know what recipe you will be making and it’s page number, or email Karen at kball@wilbraham-ma.gov.

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



Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinner’s Ready, by Ree Drummond

 

Participants will make and share dishes from the month’s selected cookbook. Please call the library at 596-6141 to let us know what recipe you will be making and it’s page number, or email Karen at kball@wilbraham-ma.gov.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ball
  
   kball@wilbraham-ma.gov

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Thursday April 4, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
SPRING Story Time

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Friday April 5, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS - YOU, ME & WE w/ Ms. Jennifer

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required . Space is limited.

This FREE 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: WPL  413-596-6141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required . Space is limited.

This FREE 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:
  WPL
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Saturday April 6, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Monday April 8, 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 10 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 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
They're Irish, They're Catholic, and They're Guilty
In 1805, Marcus Lyon was murdered on the Springfield-Boston Road in Wilbraham. In 1806, despite a lack of evidence, Irish Catholics Dominic Daley and James Halligan were unjustly accused and hung for the killing. It was not until St. Patrick's Day 1984 that Governor Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation exonerating them. Bill O'Riordan, W. Michael Ryan, Tony Ryan, & David Sullivan will discuss the case and the injustice that Daley and Halligan faced.
 
Registration is encouraged.

 

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM     
In 1805, Marcus Lyon was murdered on the Springfield-Boston Road in Wilbraham. In 1806, despite a lack of evidence, Irish Catholics Dominic Daley and James Halligan were unjustly accused and hung for the killing. It was not until St. Patrick's Day 1984 that Governor Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation exonerating them. Bill O'Riordan, W. Michael Ryan, Tony Ryan, & David Sullivan will discuss the case and the injustice that Daley and Halligan faced.
 
Registration is encouraged.

 

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

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

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual: From Murder to Atonement–Confronting My Son’s Killer with Diane Foley & Colum McCann

Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother.

American Mother is the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the elemental heart of violence and forgiveness. Diane Foley is the mother of Jim, a freelance journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS in 2014, an image that became one of the most iconic of the 21st century. Seven years later, Diane gets the chance to spend three days with the murderer of her son in a Virginia courthouse, inspiring her to tell her life story. What unfolds is one of the most compelling narratives in recent literary history, channeled into searing reality by New York Times bestselling author Colum McCann, who brings us on a journey of strength, resilience, and radical empathy. 

About the Authors:

Colum McCann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories and two works of non-fiction. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the U.S National Book Award, the International Dublin Literary Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish Arts Academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts.  His work has been published in over 40 languages.  He is the President and co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4. He is the Thomas Hunter Writer in Residence in Hunter College, in New York, where he lives with his wife Allison and their family.  His most recent novel, Apeirogon, became an immediate New York Times best-seller and won several major international awards.  His first major non-fiction book, American Mother, will be published in March 2024.


Diane M. Foley is the mother of five children, including American freelance conflict journalist James W. Foley. She founded the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in September 2014, less than a month after his public execution. Diane is currently serving as the President and Executive Director of JWFLF. Since 2014, she has led JWFLF efforts to fund the start of Hostage US and the International Alliance for a Culture of Safety, ACOS. In 2015, she actively participated in the National Counterterrorism Center hostage review which culminated in the Presidential Policy Directive-30. This directive re-organized US efforts on behalf of Americans taken hostage abroad into an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell, Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs and a White Hostage Response Group. Previously, Diane worked first as a community health nurse and then as a family nurse practitioner for 18 years. She received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother.

American Mother is the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the elemental heart of violence and forgiveness. Diane Foley is the mother of Jim, a freelance journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS in 2014, an image that became one of the most iconic of the 21st century. Seven years later, Diane gets the chance to spend three days with the murderer of her son in a Virginia courthouse, inspiring her to tell her life story. What unfolds is one of the most compelling narratives in recent literary history, channeled into searing reality by New York Times bestselling author Colum McCann, who brings us on a journey of strength, resilience, and radical empathy. 

About the Authors:

Colum McCann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories and two works of non-fiction. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the U.S National Book Award, the International Dublin Literary Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish Arts Academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts.  His work has been published in over 40 languages.  He is the President and co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4. He is the Thomas Hunter Writer in Residence in Hunter College, in New York, where he lives with his wife Allison and their family.  His most recent novel, Apeirogon, became an immediate New York Times best-seller and won several major international awards.  His first major non-fiction book, American Mother, will be published in March 2024.


Diane M. Foley is the mother of five children, including American freelance conflict journalist James W. Foley. She founded the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in September 2014, less than a month after his public execution. Diane is currently serving as the President and Executive Director of JWFLF. Since 2014, she has led JWFLF efforts to fund the start of Hostage US and the International Alliance for a Culture of Safety, ACOS. In 2015, she actively participated in the National Counterterrorism Center hostage review which culminated in the Presidential Policy Directive-30. This directive re-organized US efforts on behalf of Americans taken hostage abroad into an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell, Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs and a White Hostage Response Group. Previously, Diane worked first as a community health nurse and then as a family nurse practitioner for 18 years. She received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

 
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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 April 10, 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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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Decisions (snow date)
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Thursday April 11, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
SPRING Story Time

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT: WPL  4135966141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Story Time with Assistant Children's Librarian Rachel Smythe! Kid's ages 3 1/2 - 5 yrs old and able to come in independently, will participate in stories, songs & a craft for this 6 week session.

Online sign ups are required starting Feb. 15  and space is limited. This is a free program sponsored by funds donated to the Wilbraham Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Minimizing (or Eliminating!) Food Wastage For Families with Sarah Robertson-Barnes
Sarah Robertson-Barnes, founder of the Sustainable in the Suburbs blog, will discuss how to minimize or eliminate food wastage in your family, especially with kids. Sarah will have all kinds of ideas to take baby steps to save, use, or compost food scraps so none (or little) goes into landfills! All ages are welcome.
 
Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library. 
 
CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org
Sarah Robertson-Barnes, founder of the Sustainable in the Suburbs blog, will discuss how to minimize or eliminate food wastage in your family, especially with kids. Sarah will have all kinds of ideas to take baby steps to save, use, or compost food scraps so none (or little) goes into landfills! All ages are welcome.
 
Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library. 
 
CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Friday April 12, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PATHWAYS - YOU, ME & WE w/ Ms. Jennifer

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required . Space is limited.

This FREE 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: WPL  413-596-6141
LOCATION: Brooks Room

This is a  playgroup and  designed to support children ages 3-5 years old, and their caregivers, in developing and practicing social-emotional skills. Each week, we will be focusing & learning about a  different concept which includes managing feelings, taking turns, follow directions and more!

Online sign ups are required . Space is limited.

This FREE 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:
  WPL
  413.596.6141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Monday April 15, 2024
Tuesday April 16, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual: A Brief History of the Coast Guard with Captain Greg Ketchen (Retired)

Massachusetts is the birthplace of the Coast Guard. America’s oldest seagoing service has an exceptionally rich history and those who have served in the Coast Guard here in Massachusetts have made significant contributions to that history. The U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, U.S. Lifesaving Service, Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service were all predecessors to today’s modern Coast Guard. From the Departments of Treasury, Transportation to Homeland Security, this federal service has evolved into an organization with dozens of missions, some of which may surprise. Most are aware of the role of Coast Guard men and women as first responders, law enforcement officers and boating safety experts but few know that some are oceanographers, combat veterans, arctic explorers and even astronauts.

Greg Ketchen is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain living in Osterville, MA.   He is a volunteer at the Coast Guard Heritage Museum located in Barnstable’s Old Customs House and has served as its president for the past six years.   Before moving to the Cape thirteen years ago, Greg’s career included providing support to Massachusetts’ commercial ports as a development consultant, heading operations at the New England Aquarium, and filling a wide variety of Coast Guard jobs. These included performing duties at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, completing assignments as chief oceanographer for the International Ice Patrol and on the faculty of the Coast Guard Academy, and serving as commander of Coast Guard Group Boston and a NATO station in Italy.   He has completed graduate studies in both Physical Oceanography and Business Administration.  He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics related to Coast Guard missions and history. 

The Coast Guard Heritage Museum occupies the historic 1856 U.S. Custom House in Barnstable Village on a campus that also includes the oldest surviving wooden jail in the United States (circa 1695) and an operating village blacksmith shop.  The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the Coast Guard’s rich history.   

 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  4135966141  elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

Massachusetts is the birthplace of the Coast Guard. America’s oldest seagoing service has an exceptionally rich history and those who have served in the Coast Guard here in Massachusetts have made significant contributions to that history. The U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, U.S. Lifesaving Service, Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service were all predecessors to today’s modern Coast Guard. From the Departments of Treasury, Transportation to Homeland Security, this federal service has evolved into an organization with dozens of missions, some of which may surprise. Most are aware of the role of Coast Guard men and women as first responders, law enforcement officers and boating safety experts but few know that some are oceanographers, combat veterans, arctic explorers and even astronauts.

Greg Ketchen is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain living in Osterville, MA.   He is a volunteer at the Coast Guard Heritage Museum located in Barnstable’s Old Customs House and has served as its president for the past six years.   Before moving to the Cape thirteen years ago, Greg’s career included providing support to Massachusetts’ commercial ports as a development consultant, heading operations at the New England Aquarium, and filling a wide variety of Coast Guard jobs. These included performing duties at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, completing assignments as chief oceanographer for the International Ice Patrol and on the faculty of the Coast Guard Academy, and serving as commander of Coast Guard Group Boston and a NATO station in Italy.   He has completed graduate studies in both Physical Oceanography and Business Administration.  He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics related to Coast Guard missions and history. 

The Coast Guard Heritage Museum occupies the historic 1856 U.S. Custom House in Barnstable Village on a campus that also includes the oldest surviving wooden jail in the United States (circa 1695) and an operating village blacksmith shop.  The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the Coast Guard’s rich history.   

 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

Click here to register for this virtual Zoom program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  4135966141
   elang@wilbrahamlibrary.org

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

Monthly meeting

LOCATION: Brooks Room
Wednesday April 17, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Discussion

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The wind knows my name by Isabel Allende

Traces the ripple effects of war and immigration on two children - 5-year-old Samuel, whose mother puts him on a Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England in 1938, and 7-year-old Anita, who boards another train eight decades later to the U.S., where she's separated from her mother.

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 pink cover with an image of a woman with a long braid looking away from the viewer, her eye covered by a frond

The wind knows my name by Isabel Allende

Traces the ripple effects of war and immigration on two children - 5-year-old Samuel, whose mother puts him on a Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England in 1938, and 7-year-old Anita, who boards another train eight decades later to the U.S., where she's separated from her mother.

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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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: A Literary Examination of Power, Love, & Art with Xochitl Gonzalez

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. 

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Moving back and forth through time and told from the perspectives of both Anita and Raquel, this is sure a novel (and a conversation) that you don’t want to miss. 

About the Author: Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIMEKirkusWashington Post, and NPROlga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Award. Gonzalez is a 2021 MFA graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her nonfiction work has been published in Elle DecorAllure, VogueReal Simple, and The Cut. Her commentary writing for The Atlantic was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A native Brooklynite and proud public school graduate, Gonzalez holds a BA from Brown University and lives in her hometown of Brooklyn with her dog, Hectah Lavoe.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Emilie Lang  413-596-6141

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. 

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Moving back and forth through time and told from the perspectives of both Anita and Raquel, this is sure a novel (and a conversation) that you don’t want to miss. 

About the Author: Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIMEKirkusWashington Post, and NPROlga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Award. Gonzalez is a 2021 MFA graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her nonfiction work has been published in Elle DecorAllure, VogueReal Simple, and The Cut. Her commentary writing for The Atlantic was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A native Brooklynite and proud public school graduate, Gonzalez holds a BA from Brown University and lives in her hometown of Brooklyn with her dog, Hectah Lavoe.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Emilie Lang
  413.596.6141
  

Thursday April 18, 2024
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Intro to Ancestry Library Edition

Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition in our hands-on program after library hours! After a short presentation in the Brooks Room, come into the library and use Ancestry to research your family history. Appropriate for beginners and advanced genealogists.

Registration is required as space is limited.

CONTACT: Mary Bell  413-596-6141  mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition in our hands-on program after library hours! After a short presentation in the Brooks Room, come into the library and use Ancestry to research your family history. Appropriate for beginners and advanced genealogists.

Registration is required as space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Mary Bell
  413.596.6141
   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday April 20, 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: WPL  4135966141
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:
  WPL
  4135966141
  

LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Makers: Terrariums

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 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

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

 
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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
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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

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brooks Room

 
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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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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Murder Mystery

 

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 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 10 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 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Brooks Room

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

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

Grow 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: WPL  4135966141  hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brooks Room

Grow 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:
  WPL
  4135966141
   hkane@wilbrahamlibrary.org

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 May 15, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM