April brings many happenings!

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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.

What’s happening at the library?

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on
“The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain
at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday February 23rd at 10:30 am 
Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward for $2.00

New materials sampler:

J Fiction: Otto for President by Rosemary Wells
Y Fiction: Robot’s Go Wild! By James Patterson
Teen Fiction: Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy  
Adult Fiction: Remembrance by Meg Cabot; The Wolves by Alex Berenson 
Adult Non- Fiction: The Nepal Chronicles by Dan Szczesny; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates; What Color is our Parachute 2016 by Richard N. Bolles

The library is looking forward to hosting Dan Szczesny at the Pittsfield Middle High School on April 5, 2016, an event that will be open to the public.
Please stay alert for more details on this interactive program bringing international culture and stories to the community.