Event Series GPL Lego Club (drop-in)

GPL Lego Club (drop-in)

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

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 ellen.lavoie@greenfield-ma.gov or call 413-772-1544 x5104.

Free
Event Series Chess Club

Chess Club

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

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.

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Meditative Writing (Drop In): The U. S. Constitution

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

Starting on March 5, Massachusetts Primary Election Day, and continuing throughout this year’s election season, stop by the Greenfield Public Library’s Local History Room on Tuesdays to copy and reflect on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Take a break from the hectic, often frenzied, election news coverage to study, reflect, and increase your understanding of our rights as citizens of the United States.   Copies of the documents and writing materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own! This program is free and open to everyone in our community.

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Book Babies with Ellen Lavoie

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

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 ellen.lavoie@greenfield-ma.gov 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.

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Garfield Party!

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

  There’s a brand new Garfield movie and we’re celebrating everyone’s favorite grouchy orange cat. Join us on Tuesday (because Garfield is not a fan of Mondays) to make air-dry clay cats, draw funny cartoons, have lasagna inspired treats and more… For more information contact Teen Librarian Francesca Passiglia at francesca.passiglia@greenfield-ma.gov This program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and intended for middle and high school aged youth.

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Event Series Conversational French

Conversational French

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

--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 lagrogan1@gmail.com. À bientôt! This program is free and intended for ages 16+.

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Drop-In Knitting & Crochet

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

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.

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Local Authors at the GPL: Joan Livingston

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

The Greenfield Public Library welcomes local author Joan Livingston on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 pm,  to discuss her seventh novel in the Isabel Long Mystery Series, Missing the Deadline. Joan Livingston, author of novels for adult and young readers, is a longtime journalist who  worked her way up from being a correspondent paid by the inch to editor-in-chief for award-winning newspapers in Western Massachusetts and New Mexico. Her most recent gig was top editor for the Greenfield Recorder, Athol Daily News, and Daily Hampshire Gazette. She left journalism in 2022 to concentrate on writing fiction. Livingston draws upon her own experience as a journalist to create Isabel Long, a sassy, savvy widow who uses the skills she acquired in the same business to solve cold cases in the fictional hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.  She relies on her deep knowledge of rural Western Mass., where she lives in Buckland, to create realistic characters and settings. Most of her 14 books published thus far are set in that part of the state. She is currently working on the eighth in her mystery series plus a young adult novel. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. This event is free…

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Wednesday Night Writers Workshop

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

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.

Free
Event Series Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

  Meet and make new friends as we read, sing, and  try activities designed to support early learning.  Recommended ages for this 45 minute program is 3 - 5 years. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian Ellen Lavoie at ellen.lavoie@greenfield-ma.gov 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.

Free

Virtual Author Talk with Matt Shindell

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, its geologic kinship with Earth, and its potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration. For the Love of Mars surveys the red planet's place in the human imagination, beginning with ancient astrologers and skywatchers and ending in our present moment of exploration and virtual engagement. You’re invited to come learn alongside Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum curator, as he introduces viewers to historical figures across eras and around the world who have made sense of this mysterious planet. By focusing on the diverse human stories behind the telescopes and behind the robots we know and love, Shindell will show how Mars exploration has evolved in ways that have also expanded knowledge about other facets of the universe. Register now for this captivating voyage through time! 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. 

Free
Event Series GPL Lego Club (drop-in)

GPL Lego Club (drop-in)

Greenfield Public Library 412 Main St, Greenfield, MA, United States

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 ellen.lavoie@greenfield-ma.gov or call 413-772-1544 x5104.

Free