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:
The Worthington Library presents READ, TALK, WRITE: COMMON THREADS 2015 with Holly Wren Spaulding Thursdays, April 9 and 23 at 7:00pm. Poetry packets are available at the library. Join us for this state wide celebration of poetry!

THE ANNUAL BOOK SALE – will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Conwell School Cafeteria. 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 April 4, 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?
We have an assortment of travel guides for Mexico, India and South Africa which have been added to our collection, also Berlitz language courses in French, Spanish and Italian.
Check out the new KILL A WATT kit from NationalGrid and measure the energy you use in your home. A handy guide helps you understand how you can save energy and money on your electrical bills.
We also have new books:
Barcelona Shadows – Marc Pastor
Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
Some Luck – Jane Smiley
The Angel’s game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Blaze of glory – Jeff Shaara
A Chain of thunker – Jeff Shaara
Epic Tomatoes – Craig LeHoullier

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, and Smith College Art Museum.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Bird Houses, Bat Houses, Butterfly Houses by Bob Mason and John Mollison. Don’t miss these creative and useful sculptures. A portion of sales go to the library.

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**We now have an easy way for you help the library. We can receive a 5% return if you shop at Amazon.com. All you have to do is log in at http://smile.amazon.com and designate the Worthington Library as your chosen non-profit. When you shop with your usual Amazon password, they will download the 5% from all purchases right into our bank account! Thanks! Here’s the direct link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2320160