February 9th, Election Day Raffle


            It’s that time of year again, when we get out and vote. 
The Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library will be holding a raffle at Pittsfield’s Town Hall on Election Day. 
The raffle basket contains all kinds of goodies, even some for your
Valentine’s Day sweetheart ! 
Be sure to bring your wallet with you, so you can purchase raffle tickets. 

            The Friends support many library projects, for young and old alike. 
Your contributions make these projects possible.

            Thank you for supporting your library !


What new at the library? Art Therapy

The library will now offer “Adult Coloring” sheets
to be used to support art therapy initiatives.
Color pencils and copies of sheets from an Adult Coloring Book will be provided
to adults and young adults who are looking to use their time in creative ways.

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “I’m not a Serial Killer” by Dan Wells Thursday
February 4th between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Preschool story hour Thursdays February 4, 11, 18, 25 10:00 am – 11:00 am February themes are groundhogs, valentines, and foxes! Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5

Afterschool Lego Club offered on Wednesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24 from 3:30-4:30 pm is limited to 15. This group has reached its potential. The library will be offering a second round of Winter Lego club starting March 9th

Library Closed on Monday, February 15th in Observance of President’s Day (Lincoln and Washington’s Birthdays)

Library closing due to weather

The Josiah Carpenter Library will be closed today, January 16, 2015 due to the winter storm. We will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of MLK/Civil Rights Day and reopen on Tuesday, January 19th. Safe travels, all!

January at the Library


Stop by the library for a warm cup of coffee or tea and check out the new books! New to the library: The Martian by Andy Weir; Twists and Turns: An eclectic collection of stories by Carmel Portillo; Either the End or the Beginning of Everything by Terry Farish; How to Code in Ten Easy Lessons by Sean McManus; Diva and Flea by Mo Williams and There was an Old Monster by Rebecca Emberley.

    • Library Closed Friday January 1st in Observance of New Year’s
    • Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau on Thursday January 7th between 7-8:30 pm at the library
    • Preschool story hour January Thursdays January 7th, 14, 21 and 28 10:00 am – 11:00 am. January themes are cats, kittens, mittens, penguins and shapes! Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5
    • Library Scrapbooking Day! Join us while we review 2015 and make the most of our memories with the library scrapbooking project, Wednesday January 13th from 3:30-4:30. All ages
    • Library Closed on Monday, January 18th in Observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday
    • Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, January 19th , 2015   7 pm
    • January 20th Outreach program to Blueberry Express Daycare 10:00-11:00
    • 3rd round of Lego Club at the library begins Wednesday January 20th at 3:30 pm Build and tell your stories- sign-up required
    • Pittsfield Writer’s Circle on Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm at the library. Writing prompt: New Year’s resolutions, which ones have worked in the past? Which ones are you aspiring to in 2016?
    • Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “The Light between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday January 26th at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.