Jaunting into June. . . . . .

imagesJosiah Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ June    2016

Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale The library will be joining the Town-wide Yard sale by conducting an all day book sale which will also include some additional items such as DVDs, audios, computers and a coffee pot

Preschool story hour Thursdays June 2 & 9th 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5

Afterschool Maker Club Beginner Snap Circuitry workshops; June 1, 8, 15 Ages Kindergarten and up. Program runs from 3:30-4:30 pm. Sign-ups (sign-ins) required.

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer on Thursday, June 2nd between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 pm

June 15 Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express Daycare to read stories and registrations for Summer Reading Program from the library from 10:00-11:00 am

Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. The library has Windows 7 installed on all its public access computers!

June 19thHappy Father’s Day!  Happy Juneteenth

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, June 28th at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

It’s the merry month of May!

free_flowers_shutterstock_13325443_webPreschool story hour Thursdays May 5, 12, 19, 26 10:00 am – 11:00 am May themes are giraffes, lady bugs, turtles and gardens. Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5

Afterschool Maker Club May 4th Mother’s day crafts; May 11th Planting bean seeds May 18- June 15th Beginner Snap Circuitry workshops. Ages Kindergarten and up. Program runs from 3:30-4:30 pm. Sign-ups (sign-ins) required.

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Gone” by Michael Grant on Thursday, May 12th   between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7 pm

May 18th Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express Daycare to read stories from the library from 10:00-11:00 am

New! Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. The library has Windows 7 installed on all its public access computers! Please call the library or stay tuned for next week’s edition for more details.

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “In an Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume; an adult novel with mixed reviews but with some common historical elements that we hope will generate some interesting comments. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, May 24th at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

“1, 2, 3, Cook!” May 31st at 12:00 noon at the Pittsfield Senior Center: A new cooking book club designed to use cookbooks from the library and the use of the Senior Center kitchen and lunch facilities. If you enjoy cooking, or want to learn more about cooking, this group is for you.

April brings many happenings!

 Deerlogohighres  poetry-clip-art-2  Ramblin' Richard No. 2

Preschool story hour Thursdays April 7, 14, 21 & 2810:00 am – 11:00 am April themes are Spring, Flowers, Rain (weather) and frogs. Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5

Afterschool Maker Club Legos Wednesdays April 6, 13th. Junior Poetry activities on April 20th and spring craft on April 27th Program runs from 3:30-4:30 pm. Sign-ups (sign-ins) required.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, April 19, 2015 at 7 pm

April 21st– Join us with Guest Poet, Steven Manning and others for an Evening of Poetry celebrating National Poetry Month at 7:00 pm at the Library

April 26th 6:30-7:30 pm 1,000 Books before Kindergarten milestones celebration. The library staff will recognize 1,000 books before Kindergarten participants at the library. Parents and children welcome. Ms. Grainger will read traditional bedtime stories, a free book will be given to those who have reached 100 books courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “The Hotel and the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, April 26th at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

April 28th at 1:00 pm Ramblin’ Richard at the Pittsfield Senior Center – Songs and stories of WWII. Richard asks interesting and thought-provoking questions, such as “What popular song was written in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor?” “What song was popular world-wide and thought to be from each country where it was popular?” and “What WW II-era song was a top hit written and recorded by a state governor?”

“March” right into the library!

101_2270The Josiah Carpenter library will be hosting an art exhibit of ink drawings by Pittsfield resident, Gene Matras from March 7 through May 8th. Stop by the library to view the detailed and various natural New England scenes that this talented local artist has rendered.

Read, Meet & Talk Book Club will be meeting at 10:30 on Tuesday, March 22nd at the Pittsfield Senior Center. We will be discussing “The Nepal Chronicles: marriage, mountains and momos in the highest place on earth” by Dan Szczseny who will be a guest presenter at the Pittsfield Middle High School on April 5th at 1:30 pm. More information on this event will be coming up soon.

Preschool story hour Thursdays March 3, 10, 24, 31st 10:00 am – 11:00 am March themes are lambs, lions, bunnies and clovers! 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 March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13th from 3:30-4:30 pm is limited to 15. Sign-ups required.