The Worthington Library
Photo by Ed Pelletier

NEWS AND EVENTS

IT’S WINTER AND THERE MAY BE WEATHER! IF SO, CHECK THE SCHOOL CLOSINGS. IF GATEWAY IS CLOSED FOR THE DAY, WE WILL BE, TOO.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

Spring is in the air! It’s time for the Worthington Library’s annual pastel workshop with artist Gregory Maichack. This year we will be treated to the study of reflected sunlight with Monet’s Regatta. Participants in this expressive and fun workshop will easily learn Impressionist concepts (Monet’s favorite color harmonies, Divisionism, and The Impressionist Shimmer). This workshop includes all materials (Nupastels, Rembrandt soft pastels, French and English pastel pencils, assorted mid-toned Canson pastel paper, Strathmore pastel tints paper, and other materials). All participants keep their pastel painting(s).
The Regatta workshop will be held at the Worthington Library on Saturday, March 14 from 1 -3 pm. Free to the public, this program is provided by the Connie Dorrington Memorial Fund. To register, go to the Worthington Library, call 413-238-5565 or email theworthingtonlibrary@gmail.com.

April 9 and 23 – Writers, readers, and poets are welcome to participate in READ, TALK, WRITE: COMMON THREADS 2015, using Mass Poetry’s Common Threads: 8 poems by MA poets. Holly Wren Spaulding co-facilitates the discussion of poetry from this year’s Common Threads which can be found at the library. We will be discussing and writing as we read four poems each evening. Join us for this special two-part event at 7:00pm at the library.

THE ANNUAL BOOK SALE – will be held on a Saturday to be determined in April. This event is one of The Friends of the Worthington Library’s most popular fund raising events. Donate books for the sale and then come in to choose new ones for yourself while helping the Friends fund the Summer Reading Program for our children and other above-and-beyond programs such as the Wish List for library materials. More to come on this event!

Events for Children:

WEE READ story hour happens Mondays, 10 – 11am. Come for a story and related activities every Monday! Meet downstairs in the children’s room with Kim Savery. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kim Savery at 413-667-2203 or ksavery@hchcweb.org

For all ages, HILLTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER meets in the children’s room on Saturday mornings, 10 – 11:30. Fun theater games and exercises may lead to greater things! No experience needed and all ages are welcome. Children under 8 must have an adult with them. Questions? Contact Kim at 413-667-2203 or ksavery@hchcweb.org

Events for Adults:

Genealogy (every 1st Saturday, 10 am)

Look into your family on March 7, 2015. We now have issues of National Genealogical Magazine and The National Genealogical Society Quarterly on our magazine racks. Lots of interesting information and ways to research can be found in their pages.

Book Club (every last Thursday, 7 pm).

Our current book title is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. We will meet to talk about it on March 26.

New Acquisitions

What’s New?

This week we have a large and varied selection of new and old DVDs along with a few books for young and old. Stop by and take a look.

Check the Recent Acquistions lists near the photocopier.

Looking for newspapers, academic journals or more information? Try the Massachusetts Library System’s Statewide Databases.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=galesites

Did you know? The library has passes to Berkshire Museum, The Clark, Historic Deerfield (from the Historical Society), Mass MoCA, Mass Parks Pass, and Smith College Art Museum.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Molly Smith’s Presence. 365 watercolors chronicling a year of her life in Worthington.

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