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NOTICE: The Greenfield Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 17th for President’s Day. They will reopen on Tuesday, February 18th at 9:30am. Check out the GPL 24/7 online at greenfieldpubliclibrary.org for e-books, audiobooks, movie streaming, music, and research fun.
Saturday, February 1st – Saturday, February 29th
It’s time for the annual Blind Date with a Book at the Greenfield Public Library! Starting February 1st, stop by the library and check out one of the ‘mystery’ books. The rules are simple: read the first sentence on a wrapped book, and make a selection. Check out the ‘mystery book, and when you get home, unwrap and read. Inside each book will be a comment card; the GPL would love to hear your reaction! This program, sponsored by the Friends of the GPL, is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 20th
The Great Falls Discovery Center presents Maps and Legends, on Thursday, February 20th from noon to 1pm. You’ve probably seen a map of the world, of your country, or a map of a shopping mall. But have you ever seen a map where California is an island, or where Mars has oceans? During this brown-bag lunch learning session in the Great Hall, learn why mapmakers don’t always get things right and try making some maps of your own. This event is for teenagers and adults.
Saturday, February 22nd
The Shelburne Falls Kiwanis are having a Sugar on Snow Supper Saturday, February 22nd. Supper will be served at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, located at the corner of Main and Church Streets, Shelburne Falls, with seatings at 5pm at 7pm. Come join friends and neighbors for a ham and baked bean dinner including homemade au gratin potatoes, coleslaw, deviled eggs, and rolls, all topped off with warm maple syrup on snow. Tickets cost $12.50 for adults and $6 for children under 12. To reserve your tickets, please call Kevin Hollister at 625-6355.
Get in Touch with Winter and Not Get (Too) Cold on Saturday, February 22nd from 1-2pm at the Great Falls Discovery Center. Just like us, other animals have many ways to live in the winter. In this family program, see and feel how wildlife copes with cold, snow, and wind. Meet in the Great Hall for hand-on experiments and demonstrations that help us make these discoveries. Weather permitting, investigate outdoors. Be sure to bundle up! This program is for children ages 6 and up, their grown-ups, siblings and friends.
Sunday, February 23rd
Exploded View presents an open discussion on surveillance in our lives on Sunday, February 23rd from 1-2:30pm at the Great Falls Discovery Center. Michael Jackson, editor of the Montague Reporter, will lead an open discussion in the Great Hall on the increasing surveillance of our movements, actions, and associations. How can we reduce this growing record?
Monday, February 24th
Cynthia Ray and Anitra Ford of the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center will be at the Greenfield Public Library on Monday, February 24th from 10am to noon to provide information and answer questions. MassHire provides a wide range of services and resources at no charge to both job seekers and employers in Franklin County, Hampshire County, and the North Quabbin Area. Job seekers will find a variety of job search tools and training opportunities to help find the ideal career or career pathway. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the GPL, is free and open to the public.
The Greenfield Public Library is holding a drop-in drawing night on Monday, February 24th at 6pm. Stop by the library to draw or color! Bring your own materials or use theirs. All skill levels are welcome. Drawing night will take place at the tables in front of the fireplace in the main library.
Tuesday, February 25th
Drop in at the Greenfield Public Library for a knitting and crocheting group on Tuesday, February 25th at 6pm! All skill levels welcome. Meetings will take place at the tables in front of the fireplace in the main library.
Wednesday, February 26th
Drop in at the Greenfield Public Library and play Scrabble on Wednesday, February 26th at 6pm! Library game board will be available for game play. All skill levels are welcome. Meetings will take place at the tables in front of the fireplace in the main library.
Saturday, February 29th
Exploded View presents: Open Mic on Saturday, February 29th from 1-3pm at the Great Falls Discovery Center. Join Exploded View’s ongoing conversation about mapping, the significance of place, and the movement across boundaries. Each reader will have up to five minutes at the microphone.
Monday, February 24th – Tuesday, March 24th
From February 24th through March 24th, a Book Drive for Franklin County Jail will be held with various collection points throughout Franklin County. Organized by Greenfield High School junior Ella McDaniel and several other young people form Our Lady of Peace Church in Turners Falls and Greenfield High School, the drive will collect new and gently used books to benefit inmates from the Franklin County Jail and House of Correction. Book collection bins will be located at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and Ja’Duke Center for the Performing Arts in Turners Falls, and Greenfield Loyal Order of the Moose, Greenfield Garden Cinema, and the YMCA in Greenfield.
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