Today's Events

Title:A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:All Day Event
Categories:Exhibits, Landscape

A Panel Exhibition from the Library of American Landscape History

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, new fortunes in the United States made it possible for many city dwellers to commission country estates. Rising cultural aspirations, a widespread belief in the salutary benefits of country life, the availability of beautiful land, and growing numbers of landscape practitioners set the stage for thousands of such places.
From the 1890s to the waning years of the Great Depression, legions of American estates were constructed on the outskirts of cities, in resorts, and in scenic locales throughout the nation. Taken together, they comprise an important movement in the history of North American landscape design. Seven examples, are the subject of this photographic exhibition: Gwinn, Cleveland, Ohio; Stan Hywet, Akron, Ohio; Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.; Winterthur, Winterthur, Del.; Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.; Val Verde, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Mass.

About the Exhibition
A Genius for Place is based on a book by Robin Karson that traces the development of American landscape design by analyzing a group of landscapes that were chosen for their significance, state of preservation, and chronological and geographical distribution. Most are open to the public today. Karson argues that the spirit of the place--the genius loci--continued to guide these twentieth-century practitioners, even as they began experimenting with other influences, from the Beaux Arts to modernism. The award-winning book has drawn wide praise. The London Telegraph identified it as the "most important book on American gardens for at least a decade." An exhibition of original photographs specially commissioned for the book toured nationally from 2000 to 2012.

Title:Landscape paintings, etchings and drawings by Elizabeth Lehman, Anita Hunt, Adell Donoghue
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:All Day Event
Location:Hosmer Gallery

Elizabeth Lehman: oil landscape paintings

Anita Hunt: landscape etchings

Adell Donoghue: landscape drawings

For more information see the Hosmer Gallery website.

Title:The Writing Room
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Susan Stinson
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Writing

Every Wednesday (and Saturday morning except in July and August) from 9:30-12:30 in the Watson Room, join Forbes Writer In Residence Susan Stinson for some companionable writing time. The Writing Room is ongoing throughout the year.

How the Writing Room Works: Each session opens at 9:30 sharp with brief hellos, followed by the pleasure of getting work done in the company of others. Some writers work in other parts of the library, then join us at 11:45 to check in about how the work went and make announcements. At (roughly) 12, anyone who wishes to read for the group does briefly, without critique or spoken response. We're done by 12:30. There are writing prompts on the table for those who like to use them. There are four hour parking meters in the back of the lot. Consider bringing a sweater. Writers are welcome to come for all or part of the session.

Title:EFT New England
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:2:00pm - 4:45pm
Location:Watson Room
Categories:One-Time Events

This event is for anyone interested in EFT Tapping. We are a community of practitioners, and non-practitioners.
We are passionate about helping each other improve our lives by releasing the negative emotions that interfere with our healing and aliveness.

Title:Western MA Humanists
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Western MA Humanists
Location:Community Room
Categories:Meeting, Recurring Events

A Meetup discussion group for local humanists, agnostics, and atheists. Low key and friendly- all are welcome.

This month is a special presentation by visiting speaker David Niose:

Title:Spanish-English Conversation Club
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Bak Study Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Spanish/English Conversation Circle

Join our FREE Spanish-English conversation club where you can learn, improve or practice English and Spanish language skills. This group is open to all levels including beginners. Join us to have fun and learn a new language or improve your language skills. 

Clases GRATIS de Español Inglés conversacional donde se puede aprender, mejorar o practicar el idioma inglés y español. Este grupo está abierto a todos los niveles, incluyendo principiantes. Únase a nosotros para divertirse y aprender un nuevo idioma o mejorar sus habilidades lingüísticas.