Events in the next 6 months

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, March 30, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, March 30, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, April 6, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, April 6, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Teen Advisory Board
Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 4:45pm
Presenter:Bridget Mientka
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Young Adult
Description:
Teen Advisory Board

“Creativity is the catalyst to the future.” – Ann Marie Frohoff

Who we are: We are a group of Teens who are involved in our community and work with Forbes Library to create teen centered spaces and programs.

What we do: We meet regularly to discuss books, plan events, and share idea about improving programming for teens and young adults at Forbes Library.

Why join the Teen Advisory Board: TAB members help to create and plan programming for teens and young adults at Forbes. Teens on the board make sure programming is fun, accessible, and relevant to teens in our community. Joining the TAB counts for community service credits and helps teens develop important leadership skills.

Title:Make art with it!
Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time:5:30pm - 6:30pm
Presenter:R.K. Finn Ryan Road School
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Exhibits
Description:

Make art with it! That’s what Northampton 5th graders at the R.K. Finn Ryan Road School did with household materials that otherwise would have been thrown away this winter. Now, they are combining the sculptures with their written words, poems of who they are and what they might become, and creating what they call a Journey of the Art. This multi-media project, spearheaded by Westhampton artist Leslie diCurcio and funded by the Northampton Education Foundation, helps students learn about the value of keeping useable items out of the waste stream, while exploring how those items can help them speak in a visual language they rarely use.

The exhibit will be on display in the Community Room during April and May and is available to view anytime the library is open as long as there isn't a program going on in the space. 

A reception for the artists and their families will take place on Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:CSI: The Cookie Monster Mystery
Date:Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Lisa Downing
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Children's Events
Description:

Mount Holyoke College and the Dreyfus Foundation Present A Chemistry Adventure

Use forensics to solve the crime!

The Forensics Teams needs your help! Discover who kidnapped Otis Spunkenmeyer and stole his famous cookies from the school fundraiser. This event will take place at the Edwards Library, 30 East Street, Southampton, MA 01073. Call 413-527-9480 or www.southamptonlibrary.org for more information.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, April 13, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, April 13, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Teen Creative Writing
Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Bridget Mientka
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Writing, Young Adult
Description:

The creative writing group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm in the Community Room. We work on a variety of writing activities and share our work as we feel comfortable. This group is facilitated by Bridget and snacks are provided.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Shadow Puppet Theater
Date:Monday, April 20, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Emily Williston Memorial Library
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Children's Events, One-Time Events
Description:

A rare bird has been stolen, and a detective has been hired to take on the case -- will you help him solve the mystery? Participants will learn to make their own shadow puppets and assemble each of the quirky characters to use in a puppet show of their own. Feeling particularly brave? Learn how a shadow puppet theater works, and put on your own unique performance for us to record and share! For ages 5 and up. This event will be at the Emily Williston Memorial Library. 

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Family Afternoon with Multi -Arts. All ages with families/caregivers.
Date:Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Presenter:Catalina Arrubla
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, One-Time Events
Description:

Under the guidance of Multi-Arts’ professional faculty, families (children with their parents/caregivers) will create collaborative projects using illustration, storytelling, and 3 dimensional objects (such as animals, airplanes, masks).

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Teen Book Group
Date:Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Bridget Mientka
Location:Bak Study Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Book Group, Young Adult
Description:
Teen/YA Book Group

This is an informal hour long discussion led by Bridget. The reading selections are both fiction and non-fiction. We will chose books that appeal to many people but also allow for interesting and provocative discussions. Snacks will be provided as well as materials for any craft or art projects we might create as part of our book discussion. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

Title:Minecraft Club
Date:Friday, April 24, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Young Adult, Children's Events
Description:

MINECRAFT CLUB

Participants must bring their Minecraft log-in for computer use. We will have laptops available for use, but you can also bring your own device to game on. Please register at the children's desk or call to reserve a spot. (413-587-1010)

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, April 27, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, April 27, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, May 4, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, May 11, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, May 18, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Story Time
Date:Monday, May 25, 2015
Time:10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellie Doyle
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events
Description:

Join us for a special story time with Ellie in the Children's Room every Monday.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Teen Book Group
Date:Friday, July 24, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Bridget Mientka
Location:Bak Study Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Book Group, Young Adult
Description:
Teen/YA Book Group

This is an informal hour long discussion led by Bridget. The reading selections are both fiction and non-fiction. We will chose books that appeal to many people but also allow for interesting and provocative discussions. Snacks will be provided as well as materials for any craft or art projects we might create as part of our book discussion. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

Title:Teen Book Group
Date:Friday, August 21, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Bridget Mientka
Location:Bak Study Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Book Group, Young Adult
Description:
Teen/YA Book Group

This is an informal hour long discussion led by Bridget. The reading selections are both fiction and non-fiction. We will chose books that appeal to many people but also allow for interesting and provocative discussions. Snacks will be provided as well as materials for any craft or art projects we might create as part of our book discussion. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.