Today's Events

Title:Landscapes in Photograph and Pastel
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:All Day Event
Location:Hosmer Gallery
Categories:Exhibitions
Description:

Chalk Pastels by Elizabeth Slade

Photographs by Paul Yandoli

Camera Obscura by Amaru Pareja

Reception: Friday September 9, 5-8 PM

Details at http://forbeslibrary.org/gallery/

Title:The Writing Room
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30-12:30 in the Watson Room,join fellow writers 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Stories, songs, puppets, bubbles! Come have fun with other toddler and cargivers.

Title:Tong Ren Energy Healing
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:12:00pm - 12:45pm
Presenter:Ken Alan Hadden
Location:Community Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Wellness
Description:

Tong Ren combines western knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the ancient principle of "Chi" or life force energy, to create what many consider to be a powerful new healing modality The basis of Tong Ren Energy Healing is to access Universal Chi and sending this  healing energy to specific targeted points, depending on the persons condition to break up blockages in the body that cause dis-ease. Removal of these blockages restores the natural flow of nurturing Chi energy which allows the body to return to homeostasis and naturally corrects itself to function properly and heal. Tong Ren calms the mind and is very relaxing.

The facilitator, Ken Alan Hadden has been practicing Tong Ren in the Boston area for over five years, including the Boston Living Center, AIDS Action Committee and  the Carson Center in Ware, MA.

He is also a Board Member of theOriental Culture Institute Healing Research Foundation (OCIHRF) in Quincy, MA, a non-profit organization established for education, research and the advancement of Tong Ren Healing worldwide with the intention of developing safe and more cost effective health care.

This class is free of charge.  Nominal donations of up to $10 accepted.

For more information please visit:www.amazinghealings.org

Contact: Ken kahadden@aol.com

Title:Drop-in Chess
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Chess, Recurring Events
Description:


Drop in for part or all of these casual chess meets. All experience levels welcome.  Please bring your own set if you have one. Every Wednesday from 1-3.

Title:Drop-In Computer Help
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Technology
Description:

Do you need a little help with the computer? Having trouble getting started, or ran into a sticky problem? Want to get your first email account? Looking for a better way to format a document?

Come to the drop-in computer help session! Bring your wireless laptop or use one of the library's computers to have your questions answered.

Title:Zine-Making 101 Workshop
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:3:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter:Steven Stover and Kat Janeczek
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Arts and Crafts, One-Time Events, Young Adult Events
Description:

Create an artifact of thought! Learn to make a simple multi-page booklet that is easy to xerox and disseminate so that you may blow peoples' minds whenever you want!

 

Ages 11- 16. Space is limited, so don't forget to register here, at the Children's Desk, or by calling 587-1010. 

 

Title:Star Wars Drop-in Craft
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Arts and Crafts, Children's Events, One-Time Events
Description:

As part of the Free Outdoor Movie Kick-off for the Northampton Film Festival, come on down to the library before the costume contest starts in Pulaski Park! Stop by anytime between 4 and 5, and make a fun Star Wars craft! 

Title:Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:5:15pm - 5:45pm
Presenter:Linda Peck
Location:Community Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Wellness
Description:

Tai Chi/Qi Gong are meditative martial art forms that enhance balance, flexibility, breathing, circulation, stability ,liver , kidney and heart functions. Studies by the NIH say," Tai Chi is better then resistance aerobic training for mental and physical health." Join Linda Peck, certified Tai Chi Instructor, as we learn about Chinese culture and practices through Tai Chi/Qi Gong.

Title:Walk-In Astrology Sharing
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:5:30pm - 6:45pm
Presenter:Peter Hallett Kubaska
Location:Bak Study Room
Categories:Adult Events, Astrology, Recurring Events
Description:

Open to all levels and interests in astrology. A short topic will introduce discussion and sharing. We can look at monthly transits, and also individual charts volunteered by the group.

Facilitated by Peter Hallett Kubaska, student of Isabel Hickey of Boston with over 40 years experience in research and presentation.

Title:Plant Swap
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Presenter:Valley Time Trade
Location:Library Grounds
Categories:Plant Swap, Recurring Events
Description:

What: This monthly plant swap is free and open to the public to encourage the exchange of plants and other garden related items.  You many bring as few or as many of the following items as you like: perennials, annuals, edibles, seeds, garden produce, tools or any other garden related items. Please arrive on time, as each “trader” will describe their plants prior to swapping.  Sponsored by Valley Time Trade.  

When: 6:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month

April 27

May 25

June 22

July 27

August 24

September 28

Where: Forbes Library, back lawn (next to the perennial edibles garden, by the picnic table).  This event and will be canceled in extreme weather. 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Gifford jessica@growingwellness.life

Title:Nerve
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Film Screenings, One-Time Events
Description:

Northampton Peace and Social Justice Wed. Evening Film Series

NERVE tells the story of the global fight against the incineration of chemical weapons and other hazardous substances.  It exposes the realities of unsafe and unnecessary toxic substance disposal methods. The film highlights the Chemical Weapons Working Group's important work to illustrate how grassroots activism can change everything, and inspire others to fight for environmental justice in their communities. 

Forbes Library is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Lisa Downing at 413-587-1017 or info@forbeslibrary.org. Please let us know at least two weeks before the event if you require any special accommodations.

Free film screening followed by discussion.

Title:Valley Time Trade Orientation
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Valley Time Trade
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Valley Time Trade Orientation
Description:

Valley Time Trade is part of a worldwide social change movement called “timebanking.” We have close to 500 members in Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Counties, with the largest concentration right here in Northampton! We trade time instead of money, in the form of services we provide to one another – and everyone’s time is worth the same. One hour of your time helping another member earns you one hour of another member’s time – all without the use of money. Our members offer gardening, babysitting, hair cuts, language lessons, computer tutoring, home organizing, driving, cooking, ski instructions, and dozens of other services, as well as requesting services that they need from other members. A computer program keeps track of everyone’s hours, offers, and requests.

If you’d like to learn more, go to our website, www.valleytimetrade.org. An orientation to timebanking is required for membership; it takes between an hour and an hour and a half. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to join. Orientations are held once a month at Forbes Library in Northampton. Questions? Contact us at membership AT valleytimetrade.org.

Contact: Valley Time Trade     membership AT valleytimetrade.org