Stop by the library or look online for a map of our annual Winter Carnival themed poetry walk. Ten poems will be posted around town to reflect and enhance your winter carnival experience. Not able to make it to the Winter Carnival? No problem! The poems will be posted throughout the month. These programs, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, are free and open to everyone.
Come be a part of the kids' GPL Lego Club! Legos will be available to play with in the Children's Room every Monday from 3:30 - 5pm. Complete one of the given challenges or make your own creation to be put on display until the next week. This program, made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and recommended for children age 3+. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian Ellen Lavoie at email@example.com or call 413-772-1544 x5104.
Meet up with other chess players on the 2nd floor of the Greenfield Public Library. All ages and skill levels are welcome, for both casual and serious games. Chess instruction is available for beginners, and anyone wanting to learn the game. Chess sets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own! This program is free and open to all, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Authors Ali Hazelwood, Nikki Payne, and Denise Williams will discuss their latest romance novels in this unforgettable panel discussion followed by audience Q&A. Ali Hazelwood is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis, as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Her latest novel is Bride, a paranormal romance published on February 6. By day, Nikki Payne is a curious tech anthropologist asking the right questions to deliver better digital services. By night, she dreams of ways to subvert canon literature. Her latest is Sex, Lies and Sensibility, a contemporary diverse retelling of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility published on February 13. Denise Williams wrote her first book in the 2nd grade. I Hate You and its sequel, I Still Hate You, featured a tough, funny heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter, and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write Her latest is Technically Yours, the story of a second chance romance set in a STEM-industry workplace, published in December. This program is free, but registration is required.…
Story time is back, babies! Join Children’s Librarian, Ellen Lavoie, in the new Children’s Room for reading, lap bouncing, and singing on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. It’s a great way to meet other babies, new parents, and caregivers! Recommended ages for this 30-minute program are birth-18 months. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian Ellen Lavoie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 772-1544 x5104. This program, made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to the public.
--Vous parlez français? --Euh... oui, un peu. If this is you, and you would like to put a few drops of oil on your rusty French conversation skills, have a seat at La Table Française, the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, in the GPL Conference Room. This is an intermediate conversation group, not a class. Tamara Grogan, Greenfield resident and 25-year veteran French teacher, will facilitate. If interested, please send an email to Tamara at email@example.com. À bientôt! This program is free and intended for ages 16+.
Drop in to the Greenfield Public Library's Periodical Lounge for an evening of knitting and crocheting! All skill levels are welcome, whether you’re new with needles and hooks, or an old pro. Bring your own supplies, and enjoy some time working on your project while connecting with other crafters. This program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and intended for ages 12 and up.
Join us at the GPL on Wednesday, February 28, at 11 am, for a discussion on living with terminal canSer with local resident Eve Bogdanove. Eve has lived and worked in Greenfield for almost 20 years. In November 2022, she was diagnosed with Metastatic Uveal Melanoma, a rare & aggressive canSer for which there is no cure. Faced with an urgent need to prepare for end of life and research possible experimental clinical trials with the hope to extend her life, Eve ended her career as a social worker, educator and trauma therapist and began a deep study of learning how to surf the waves of fear & hope and LIVE so that she will only die once. This program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to everyone.
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. For more information, and to register for these and other upcoming talks, go to https://libraryc.org/greenfieldpubliclibrary This program, brought to you by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium, is free and open to the public.
Join us at the Greenfield Public Library on Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30 pm for the audio documentary “New Lights in the Dawnland”, presented by Michael and Carrie Kline. “New Lights in the Dawnland” is a two hour audio documentary based on five individually recorded voices recounting 13,000 years of Indigenous history in what is now Northfield, Massachusetts, leading up to the arrival of English colonists in the 17th Century and the impacts of colonialism that followed. Replete with tribal songs, flute and drum interludes and ambient sounds, this conversational telling of the story creates its own imagery, reflected by the voices interwoven throughout from Rich Holschuh, David Brule, Joe Graveline, Doug Harris and Elnu Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan. This program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to everyone.
Writers are invited to attend a weekly informal gathering on Wednesday nights at 6 pm, in the GPL Local History Room, to workshop their prose and poetry in-progress. Everyone is welcome to bring three single-spaced or six double-spaced pages max and enough copies so that everyone can read along and provide feedback. Writers will take turns reading their work aloud, with a volunteer moderator leading the discussion. Writers aren’t allowed to talk while being critiqued. This program, made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and intended for ages 12 and up.
Join us on Thursdays at 2 pm for “GPL goes to the Movies”. Due to licensing restrictions we can’t share the names of the movie, but we can give you the following hint: The production of a play is fraught with drama and romance in and of itself, from its writing and casting to rehearsals and staging. Onstage, the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events while each attendee and their family members deal with their interpersonal issues. Rated PG-13 Doors open 30 minutes before the show starts. Outside food and drink are allowed. All movies start at 2 p.m. and run until completed, unless otherwise indicated. For more information,contact Jeremiah Rood at librarian@greenfieldpublic library.org or call (413) 772-1544. Movies are free to the public, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.