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Community Issues Series – How Not to Be a Bystander: A Community Discussion

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Tuesday, November 14 6:00 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to address intolerance in our community. Please join Cynthia Martin, Director of Programs for the National Conference for Community and Justice and Gloria Mengual, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the CREC (Open Choice) Program […]

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Director’s College: It Really Happened in Connecticut

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Wednesday, November 8 7:00 PM Main Library Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie, and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the state’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. McCain draws the tales from her […]

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11th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Endre Sarkany, Holocaust Survivor

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Wednesday, November 8 3:00 PM Main Library Endre (Andy) Sarkany was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 31, 1936.  The building he lived in was located inside the Budapest ghetto which is where he remained during the Holocaust.  The building housed a nursery/kindergarten on the ground floor.  The school was affiliated with the Jewish Agency […]

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Platinum Concert: Eric Bascom Trio Featuring Vocalist Ethel Lee

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Saturday, November 4 1:00 PM Main Library Join us to close out our 100th Anniversary year with great friends and great music! The Eric Bascom Trio are a longtime fixture of the Pioneer Valley music scene. They have appeared in a variety of performances that have included being the “house band” at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of […]

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Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole

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Wednesday, November 1 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street Justin Brooks, Doctoral Candidate in History, Yale University, will speak on the the Lewis Walpole Library’s exhibition “Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole.” The exhibition, which looks at aspects of the global British Empire in the long eighteenth century, takes […]

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DIY Fall @ the Maker Space

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Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for two (2) programs of this series. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Hot Glue Resistance Painting – Register Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 PM Use a hot glue gun to outline a design on canvas, then add watercolor paint […]

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Fall Adult Crafternoons

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Get your craft on this fall with Adult Crafternoons at the Barney! Rolled Magazine Coasters – Please register Thursday, September 21, 2:00 PM Rock Photo Holders – Please register Thursday, October 12, 2:00 PM Body Scrubs – Please register Thursday, November 9, 2:00 PM

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Barney Jewelry Hour: Fall Sessions

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Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques? Join us for this monthly drop-in program for adults. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky’s the limit! Thursday, September 7, 2:00 PM – Register […]

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Coffee & Canvas Fall Sessions

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Wednesday, September 6, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Wednesday, November 1, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library These programs are for adults.

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Eating People: A Lewis Walpole Library Lecture

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street In the course of the long eighteenth century—the Age of Caricature, and of The Rise of the Novel—the British reading public perfected the pastime of savoring characters.  In a flourishing print culture, buying and selling likenesses of people and types became a business—and […]

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