Josiah Carpenter Library February News

            Announcing Hoopla – library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions! 

Beginning February 5, 2018 the library has thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (  Card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.  Pittsfield’s access to hoopla is made possible through the generosity of Globe Manufacturing and the Sanderson Fund.   

The Teen Book Worms will gather on Monday February 5th at 5:00pm; they will enjoy a light supper and discuss These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.  The Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet at the library on Monday January 15th at 5:00pm.  The adult book club will meet to discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance at 10:30 am on Tuesday February 27th at the Pittsfield Senior Center.  Join any of our ongoing activities whenever you are able! 

During February the 10:00am Thursday preschool story hour will explore Ground Hog Day, Valentine’s Day (there will be a party on February 8th!) hearts and animals.  The afterschool Adventure Club meets at 3:30pm on Tuesdays and will be creating valentines and unique animals.   The Stay and Play group for toddlers and their parents/caregivers meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am for a brief story, simple games, movement and time to socialize.

The Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield Libraries Memory Café will have fun with some trivia games and celebrating romance at 2:00pm on Monday February 12th at the Epsom Public Library.  Caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited to come and savor supportive socialization.

            The library will be closed for Presidents Day on February 19th.