The Worthington Library
Photo by Ed Pelletier

NEWS AND EVENTS

Events for Children:

WEE READ meets on Mondays at 10am in the Children’s Room. Story and small crafts to enjoy.

Events for Adults:

Two tremendous programs are coming up.

Upcoming in April is our annual Pastel Workshop. Mark your calendar for April 8 from 1 – 3pm. We are hosting Gregory Maichaick’s Pastel Workshop, THE 45 MILLION DOLLAR FLOWER. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Seats may fill quickly so please pre-register at the library or by calling 413-238-5565 or emailing theworthingtonlibrary@gmail.com. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop.
In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Jimson flower that sold for $45.4 million. Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and over 800 libraries and local cultural councils.
Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1 has been described as a vehicle for pure expression. Maichack will demonstrate again how beginners to accomplished artists can pastel paint easily using techniques of masters such as O’Keeffe. As always, all will keep their pastel paintings.

Genealogy (every 1st Saturday, 10 am)

Genealogy Club meets Saturday, April 1, at 10:00am. Come fool around with your roots.

Book Club (every last Thursday, 7 pm).

Our March book is Sleepwalkers by Paul Grossman. it is a mystery novel set near the end of the Weimar Republic. The story is fascinating and the society is chilling. Read it, and talk about it on March 30, 7:00pm.

New Acquisitions

What’s New?

Arabella of Mars – David Levine
Beautiful storm – Barbara Freethy
Faithful – Alice Hoffman
Change of heart – Sonali Dev
Chapel of ease – Alex Bledsoe
Flintlock – William Johnstone
Grace of Kings – Ken Liu
It can’t happen here – Sinclair Lewis
A Monster calls – Patrick Ness
The man who invented fiction – William Egginton
Our lady of the ice – Cassandra Clarke
Bitty Bot – Tim McCanna
Nasreen’s secret school – Jeanette Winter
Tomo explores the world – Trevor Lai
….and more
Miss something? Check the Recent Acquisitions 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

Add Art to your experience. The library has passes to Berkshire Museum, The Clark, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Mass MoCA, Smith College Art Museum., and Wistariahurst Museum.

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