Events in the next month

Title:The Writing Room
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30 am-12:30 pm in the Watson Room, join fellow writers for companionable writing time. The Writing Room is ongoing throughout the year.

How the Writing Room Works: each session opens at 9:30 sharp with brief hellos, followed by the pleasure of getting work done in the company of others. Some writers work in other parts of the library, then join us at 11:45 to check in about how the work went and make announcements. At (roughly) 12, anyone who wishes to read for the group does briefly, without critique or spoken response. We're done by 12:30.

There are writing prompts on the table for those who like to use them. There are four hour parking meters in the back of the lot. Consider bringing a sweater. Writers are welcome to come for all or part of the session.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Stories, songs, puppets, bubbles! Come have fun with other toddler and caregivers.

Title:Tong Ren Energy Healing
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:12:00pm - 12:45pm
Presenter:Ken Alan Hadden
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Mind and Body, Recurring Events
Description:

Tong Ren combines western knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the ancient principle of "Chi" or life force energy, to create what many consider to be a powerful new healing modality The basis of Tong Ren Energy Healing is to access Universal Chi and sending this  healing energy to specific targeted points, depending on the persons condition to break up blockages in the body that cause dis-ease. Removal of these blockages restores the natural flow of nurturing Chi energy which allows the body to return to homeostasis and naturally corrects itself to function properly and heal. Tong Ren calms the mind and is very relaxing.

The facilitator, Ken Alan Hadden has been practicing Tong Ren in the Boston area for over five years, including the Boston Living Center, AIDS Action Committee and  the Carson Center in Ware, MA.

He is also a Board Member of theOriental Culture Institute Healing Research Foundation (OCIHRF) in Quincy, MA, a non-profit organization established for education, research and the advancement of Tong Ren Healing worldwide with the intention of developing safe and more cost effective health care.

This class is free of charge.  Nominal donations of up to $10 accepted.

For more information please visit:www.amazinghealings.org

Contact: Ken kahadden@aol.com

Title:Drop-in Chess
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events
Description:


Drop in for part or all of these casual chess meets. All experience levels welcome.  Please bring your own set if you have one. Every Wednesday from 1-3 pm.

Title:Drop-In Computer Help
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Reference Department
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Life Skills, Recurring Events
Description:

Do you need a little help with the computer? Having trouble getting started, or ran into a sticky problem? Want to get your first email account? Looking for a better way to format a document?

Come to the drop-in computer help session! Bring your wireless laptop or use one of the library's computers to have your questions answered.

Title:Needle Felting and Fiber Crafts
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Arts and Music Department, Hosmer Gallery
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events
Description:
Needle Felting with Wool, and other Fiber Crafts
 
Join us Wednesdays in the Arts and Music library lounge area from 2 pm to 4 pm, beginning April 5!
 
At the first session April 5, Lisa Melnick will demonstrate how to felt flat and sculpt three-dimensional objects, figures, animals, jewelry or anything else you can imagine.  We'll start with bits of loose, fluffy, colorful wool and special felting needles. The wool is shaped and compacted by stabbing with the needle, becoming firmer. We'll start with simple shapes and learn how to join them together. I'll show how to sculpt faces and embellish figures. Some rough knitting wools like Lopi can be added. You can also embellish wool clothing with needle felting.  The library will supply some wool. Additional supplies (foam work base and felting needles may be available for purchase at the library or New England Felting Supply in Easthampton.
 
Feel free to bring your own fiber craft projects to work alongside similarly occupied companions!
 
Lisa Melnick is a self-taught fiber artist and former social worker with decades of experience in sewing clothes and accessories, knitting, making art dolls, drawing, painting, and mixed media.
 
Title:Sensory Storytime
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:3:15pm - 4:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Title:Film: Censored Voices
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Northampton Committee to Stop War
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Film, One-Time Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Northampton Committee to Stop War 2nd and 4th Wednesdays film series. Free and accessible. Discussion follows.

"Censored Voices"  May 24

"Censored Voices," is an Israeli film drawn from censored audio tapes made within weeks of soldiers  returning from the 1967 Six Day War . It features Israel's best known author , anti-war Amos Oz. These men were appalled at what they were required to do at the time and nearly 50 years later gather to discuss the tapes in a 2015 film made by Israeli filmmaker Mor Loushy. as you see real military footage.

As Oz and his friends are seen almost a half-century later listening to those tapes of their younger selves  and discussing how they see the impact of that war on  current Israel and the Occupation  of the West Bank and Gaza. The film uses real military footage from the time.

 

Title:Forbes Library Zine Club
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:Arts and Music Department
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events, Teen Events, Writing
Description:

A club to talk and create all-things-zine! Meeting at Forbes Library on the second floor in the Arts and Music Department.

Title:The Gray Divas first Residency concert
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, One-Time Events, Performance, Teen Events
Description:

Forbes Library is delighted to present the first concert by our new Musicians In Residence, The Gray Divas. 

The Gray Divas will rock you and soothe you with an eclectic  musical mix.

The Beatles; Elvis; maybe a little country cookin'; a samba and La Bamba; some jazz and Tin Pan Alley; and a few originals.

For their first concert at Forbes as artists-in-residence, they will also be riding a big and beautiful wave of Hawaiian songs.  Aloha!

Photo by Kay Canavino. Left, Frances Blasque (ukulele); Right, Jeannette Muzima (guitar).

Title:Valley Time Trade Orientation
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Valley Time Trade
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Valley Time Trade is part of a worldwide social change movement called “timebanking.” We have close to 500 members in Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Counties, with the largest concentration right here in Northampton! We trade time instead of money, in the form of services we provide to one another – and everyone’s time is worth the same. One hour of your time helping another member earns you one hour of another member’s time – all without the use of money. Our members offer gardening, babysitting, hair cuts, language lessons, computer tutoring, home organizing, driving, cooking, ski instructions, and dozens of other services, as well as requesting services that they need from other members. A computer program keeps track of everyone’s hours, offers, and requests.

If you’d like to learn more, go to our website, www.valleytimetrade.org. An orientation to timebanking is required for membership; it takes between an hour and an hour and a half. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to join. Orientations are held once a month at Forbes Library in Northampton. Questions? Contact us at membership AT valleytimetrade.org.

Contact: Valley Time Trade     membership AT valleytimetrade.org

Title:Meditation and Journaling
Date:Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time:1:15pm - 2:30pm
Presenter:Fairin Woods
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Mind and Body, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

For more joy. For better sleep, too!

Be inspired as you practice simple mindfulness meditations. Calm your body, mind & spirit with written or art journaling. Plus, enjoy the camaraderie and buoyancy of this awesome group.

Weekly gatherings are open to all. Bring your journal and art supplies if you wish. No experience needed. You are welcome to drop in. This class is free. Nominal donations of up to $5 accepted.

Facilitator: Fairin Woods, MA, LMT, Wellness Coach. Her background is in mental health counseling, massage therapy and teaching. Via coaching and massage practice she inspires and guides women in improving their sleep. Visit Fairin's blog at www.joyofsleeping.com to find out more or call 413-426-0252.

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ralph Holley
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Come enjoy a fun afternoon playing with LEGOs! For ages 5 and up.

Title:The Art of Letter Writing
Date:Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Reading Room
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

A means to articulating your thoughts and reaching out to others. Come together to write individually: letters to the editor, politicians, family, etc. A small discussion, but mostly a means to put time aside to write a letter. We will have stamps and envelopes available. People can hand write or use a computer. 

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, May 26, 2017
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Sarah/Ralph
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Stories, songs, puppets, bubbles! Come have fun with other toddlers and caregivers.

Title:Italian Conversation Circle
Date:Friday, May 26, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Laura Bellusci
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, Language, Recurring Events
Description:

Map of ItalyPlease come and enjoy the new Italian conversation group at the Forbes facilitated by Laura Bellusci. It’s free and there is no sign-up required. It is open to all levels of ability and designed as a full-immersion experience; that is, we’ll be speaking in Italian for the entire hour. Feel free to bring in photos, maps, stories, or anything that helps facilitate conversation. What a fun way to practice and improve your language skills. Benvenuto !

Laura Bellusci grew up in an Italian-American family in East Boston and has written extensively on the immigrant experience. Laura has taught elementary Italian privately and in a continuing education curriculum. She continues to follow Italian literature and cultural studies at Mt. Holyoke College. 

Title:The Writing Room
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30-12:30 in the Watson Room, join fellow writers for some companionable writing time. The Writing Room is ongoing throughout the year.

How the Writing Room Works: Each session opens at 9:30 sharp with brief hellos, followed by the pleasure of getting work done in the company of others. Some writers work in other parts of the library, then join us at 11:45 to check in about how the work went and make announcements. At (roughly) 12, anyone who wishes to read for the group does briefly, without critique or spoken response. We're done by 12:30. There are writing prompts on the table for those who like to use them. There are four hour parking meters in the back of the lot. Consider bringing a sweater. Writers are welcome to come for all or part of the session.

Title:AEIOUkes
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:AEIOUkes
Location:Community Room
Categories:Music Participation, Recurring Events
Description:

AEIOUkesAEIOUkes is a community ukulele club. We meet regularly to sing together and  to improve our playing,  and we occasionally have opportunities to  play in public.  The group has been meeting for several years and over the past year has expanded to include Saturday morning practices.  We are comprised of ukulele enthusiasts with all levels of playing experience, including beginners, and we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and  listen.

Photo by Dale Ruff.

Title:Western MA Humanists
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Western MA Humanists
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events
Description:

A Meetup discussion group for local humanists, agnostics, and atheists. Low key and friendly- all are welcome.

Title:Spanish Conversation Group
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Language, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our FREE Spanish conversation group where you can improve or practice your Spanish language skills. This group is formatted as an immersion group so we will be speaking in Spanish for the entire hour-and-a-half. Join us for a fun way to improve your Spanish!

Grupo de conversación español gratis donde se puede mejorar o practicar tu fluidez con la lengua. Es un grupo de inmersión. Por eso, vamos a usar solamente español por la hora y media. Ven para una manera divertida a mejorar tu nivel de español.

Title:Library Closed Today
Date:Monday, May 29, 2017
Time:All Day Event
Presenter:Forbes Library
Categories:Library Closed, One-Time Events
Description:

We are closed today for the holiday. Access to thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks as well as powerful research databases are still available from the library's website.

Title:Ancient Greek Language Study Group
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Nicolas Gross
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Language, Recurring Events
Description:

Weekly gathering to study the Ancient Greek Language with retired professor, Nicolas Gross. Study based on Athenaze Book 1 [2nd edition] (edds.) Maurice Balme  & Gilbert Lawall (ISBN 0-19-514956-4.) For more information contact nicolaspgross at gmail.com

Title:Canceled: Drop-In Computer Help
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Reference Department
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Canceled, Life Skills, Recurring Events
Description:

Drop-in Computer Help is canceled today, Tuesday May 30.

Title:Kids' Craft Club
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:15pm
Presenter:Sarah Johnson
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Make a fun craft with your friends! For children ages 4-12.

Title:The Writing Room
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30 am-12:30 pm in the Watson Room, join fellow writers for companionable writing time. The Writing Room is ongoing throughout the year.

How the Writing Room Works: each session opens at 9:30 sharp with brief hellos, followed by the pleasure of getting work done in the company of others. Some writers work in other parts of the library, then join us at 11:45 to check in about how the work went and make announcements. At (roughly) 12, anyone who wishes to read for the group does briefly, without critique or spoken response. We're done by 12:30.

There are writing prompts on the table for those who like to use them. There are four hour parking meters in the back of the lot. Consider bringing a sweater. Writers are welcome to come for all or part of the session.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Stories, songs, puppets, bubbles! Come have fun with other toddler and caregivers.

Title:Tong Ren Energy Healing
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:12:00pm - 12:45pm
Presenter:Ken Alan Hadden
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Mind and Body, Recurring Events
Description:

Tong Ren combines western knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the ancient principle of "Chi" or life force energy, to create what many consider to be a powerful new healing modality The basis of Tong Ren Energy Healing is to access Universal Chi and sending this  healing energy to specific targeted points, depending on the persons condition to break up blockages in the body that cause dis-ease. Removal of these blockages restores the natural flow of nurturing Chi energy which allows the body to return to homeostasis and naturally corrects itself to function properly and heal. Tong Ren calms the mind and is very relaxing.

The facilitator, Ken Alan Hadden has been practicing Tong Ren in the Boston area for over five years, including the Boston Living Center, AIDS Action Committee and  the Carson Center in Ware, MA.

He is also a Board Member of theOriental Culture Institute Healing Research Foundation (OCIHRF) in Quincy, MA, a non-profit organization established for education, research and the advancement of Tong Ren Healing worldwide with the intention of developing safe and more cost effective health care.

This class is free of charge.  Nominal donations of up to $10 accepted.

For more information please visit:www.amazinghealings.org

Contact: Ken kahadden@aol.com

Title:Drop-in Chess
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events
Description:


Drop in for part or all of these casual chess meets. All experience levels welcome.  Please bring your own set if you have one. Every Wednesday from 1-3 pm.

Title:Drop-In Computer Help
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Reference Department
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Life Skills, Recurring Events
Description:

Do you need a little help with the computer? Having trouble getting started, or ran into a sticky problem? Want to get your first email account? Looking for a better way to format a document?

Come to the drop-in computer help session! Bring your wireless laptop or use one of the library's computers to have your questions answered.

Title:Needle Felting and Fiber Crafts
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Arts and Music Department, Hosmer Gallery
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events
Description:
Needle Felting with Wool, and other Fiber Crafts
 
Join us Wednesdays in the Arts and Music library lounge area from 2 pm to 4 pm, beginning April 5!
 
At the first session April 5, Lisa Melnick will demonstrate how to felt flat and sculpt three-dimensional objects, figures, animals, jewelry or anything else you can imagine.  We'll start with bits of loose, fluffy, colorful wool and special felting needles. The wool is shaped and compacted by stabbing with the needle, becoming firmer. We'll start with simple shapes and learn how to join them together. I'll show how to sculpt faces and embellish figures. Some rough knitting wools like Lopi can be added. You can also embellish wool clothing with needle felting.  The library will supply some wool. Additional supplies (foam work base and felting needles may be available for purchase at the library or New England Felting Supply in Easthampton.
 
Feel free to bring your own fiber craft projects to work alongside similarly occupied companions!
 
Lisa Melnick is a self-taught fiber artist and former social worker with decades of experience in sewing clothes and accessories, knitting, making art dolls, drawing, painting, and mixed media.
 
Title:Tweens and Teens Book Group
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Stay tuned for this month's book selection!

Title:Writing Room Reading
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, Author Events, One-Time Events, Writer in Residence, Writing
Description:

Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9:30- 12:30, writers of every description -- novelists, poets, memoir writers, essayists, journalists and more -- join novelist Susan Stinson or Forbes writer-in-residence Naila Moreira for companionable writing time. The Writing Room has been open for seven years. We’re celebrating with a reading.  We end our mornings writing together with the option of sharing a quick taste of our work, and now we’re offering a sampler to the community. 

READERS

Carolyn A. Cushing 
Allie Eaton
Elizabeth French
Rachel Hass
Eileen P. Kennedy
Mary Messick
Megan Nolan
Erika Norden
Sean F. Norton 
Elizabeth Pike
Julie Rosier
Shane Sinclair
Alice Thomas
Susan Stinson
Naila Moreira

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ralph Holley
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Come enjoy a fun afternoon playing with LEGOs! For ages 5 and up.

Title:The Art of Letter Writing
Date:Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Reading Room
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

A means to articulating your thoughts and reaching out to others. Come together to write individually: letters to the editor, politicians, family, etc. A small discussion, but mostly a means to put time aside to write a letter. We will have stamps and envelopes available. People can hand write or use a computer. 

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, June 2, 2017
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Sarah/Ralph
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Stories, songs, puppets, bubbles! Come have fun with other toddlers and caregivers.

Title:Italian Conversation Circle
Date:Friday, June 2, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Laura Bellusci
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, Language, Recurring Events
Description:

Map of ItalyPlease come and enjoy the new Italian conversation group at the Forbes facilitated by Laura Bellusci. It’s free and there is no sign-up required. It is open to all levels of ability and designed as a full-immersion experience; that is, we’ll be speaking in Italian for the entire hour. Feel free to bring in photos, maps, stories, or anything that helps facilitate conversation. What a fun way to practice and improve your language skills. Benvenuto !

Laura Bellusci grew up in an Italian-American family in East Boston and has written extensively on the immigrant experience. Laura has taught elementary Italian privately and in a continuing education curriculum. She continues to follow Italian literature and cultural studies at Mt. Holyoke College. 

Title:Sensory Storytime
Date:Friday, June 2, 2017
Time:3:15pm - 4:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Title:Book Sale
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:9:00am - 2:00pm
Location:Library Grounds
Categories:One-Time Events
Description:

Selling like-new books, cds, dvds as well as deaqcuisitioned library items, including vinyl!

Watch for more details. All proceeds benefit the Forbes Library

Title:The Writing Room - CANCELLED
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Canceled, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

The Writing Room on Saturdays will resume in September. 

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30-12:30 in the Watson Room, join fellow writers for some companionable writing time. The Writing Room is ongoing throughout the year.

How the Writing Room Works: Each session opens at 9:30 sharp with brief hellos, followed by the pleasure of getting work done in the company of others. Some writers work in other parts of the library, then join us at 11:45 to check in about how the work went and make announcements. At (roughly) 12, anyone who wishes to read for the group does briefly, without critique or spoken response. We're done by 12:30. There are writing prompts on the table for those who like to use them. There are four hour parking meters in the back of the lot. Consider bringing a sweater. Writers are welcome to come for all or part of the session.

Title:AEIOUkes
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:AEIOUkes
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Music Participation, Recurring Events
Description:

AEIOUkesAEIOUkes is a community ukulele club. We meet regularly to sing together and  to improve our playing,  and we occasionally have opportunities to  play in public.  The group has been meeting for several years and over the past year has expanded to include Saturday morning practices.  We are comprised of ukulele enthusiasts with all levels of playing experience, including beginners, and we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and  listen.

Photo by Dale Ruff.

Title:Kick-off Party: Awareness Fair, Summer Reading Sign-ups, and Book Sale
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:Library Grounds
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Children's Events, One-Time Events, Performance, Summer Reading, Teen Events
Description:

Title:Story, Song and Play! German Immersion for Babies and Toddlers
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:10:00am - 10:45am
Presenter:Lisa Winter
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, One-Time Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Would you like your baby to be exposed to German? Are you raising your child bilingual? Come listen to 2 board book stories in German, sing a few German songs and have some play time. Even if you don't speak German, perhaps you would like your child to hear a foreign language. Presented by Lisa Winter. Lisa is a local mom to a 14 month old, looking to connect to a community of families interested in speaking German with their kids.

Come and enjoy!

Title:CANCELLED Baby and Me Yoga
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kenzie Pause
Location:Community Room
Categories:Canceled, Children's Events, Mind and Body, Recurring Events
Description:

Baby and Me Yoga is back! 

Title:Spanish Conversation Group
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Language, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our FREE Spanish conversation group where you can improve or practice your Spanish language skills. This group is formatted as an immersion group so we will be speaking in Spanish for the entire hour-and-a-half. Join us for a fun way to improve your Spanish!

Grupo de conversación español gratis donde se puede mejorar o practicar tu fluidez con la lengua. Es un grupo de inmersión. Por eso, vamos a usar solamente español por la hora y media. Ven para una manera divertida a mejorar tu nivel de español.

Title:Dharma Gentle Yoga
Date:Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:9:30am - 10:45am
Presenter:Vickie Healy
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Mind and Body, Recurring Events
Description:

Dharma Gentle is a weekly yoga class.  No yoga experience is required, but participants must be able to get up and down from the floor independently. Drop-ins are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and blocks, if you have them.  Limited supplies are available.  Please come at least 15 minutes early if you are dropping in, to complete registration forms.

This gentle, yoga class is appropriate for all who wish to add the healing qualities of yoga to their lives. We move the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently and conscientiously. Rests are taken between poses as the body moves towards inner introspection on a physical and meditative level. This class is highly beneficial for those who are ready to return to physical activity after an illness or injury, or for those who have not moved much in a long time. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Your teacher, Vickie Healy is a registered Dharma Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Certification. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of nursing experience.  Vickie believes that practicing yoga is a powerful way to increase health and longevity.

The Dharma Gentle Class was designed by Sri Dharma Mittra who founded one of the early independent schools of Yoga in New York City in 1975.  He is the author of the world-renowned masterpiece, The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures.  For more information about Dharma Yoga go to http://www.dharmayogacenter.com.

This course is free of charge.  Nominal donations of up to $5 accepted.

Contact: Vickie Healy, RN, BSN, RYT at Vickie@VickieHealyRN.com

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek/Sarah Johnson/Ralph Holley
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us to read books, sing songs, play with puppets and toys, and meet other babies and caregivers! The first 20 minutes are storytime, followed by 40 minutes of free play with toys. For children ages 0-18 months. 

Title:Pet and Pencil
Date:Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 2:45pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Hosmer Gallery
Categories:Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Mind and Body, Recurring Events
Description:

Percy Therapy DogJoin us as we set aside 45 minutes for adults to color! Many adults use coloring as a way to relax and relieve stress. Drop in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring materials, or bring your own materials to work with. 

Bright Spot certified therapy dog Percy Jackson will be on hand as well. He loves to be petted and is sure to bring a smile to your face.

"Pet and Pencil" takes place on Mondays from 2-2:45 PM in the Arts & Music Department. 

Title:Northampton Applied Meditation
Date:Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Mind and Body, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for guided practices using Heart-Rhythm Meditation (HRM). We will focus on developing a daily meditation practice and the impact it has on our everyday life. For more information, visit www.NoHoMeditation.org.

Title:CANCELLED - Invest to Win
Date:Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Andrew Leonard
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Canceled, Life Skills, Recurring Events
Description:

An opportunity for new and experienced investors to meet, learn and discuss the stock market. Using the easy to read and understand book Invest to Win by Gordon Scott and bestselling author Toni Turner, we discuss topics that include: mutual fund and individual stock selection in a 401k, IRA or non-retirment account, locating top performing sectors and evaluating current market conditions using the book's market mood signals.  Our members range from long term investors to short term traders.

All concepts discussed can be accessed online through a number of free, easy to use websites like Yahoo! Finance & FreeStockCharts.com

Possible new members, who have not read the book in advance, are welcome to join any meeting as an observer.  The group is run at the pace of regular attendees who all have a familiarity with the stock market and the concepts in Invest to Win.  Until new members have read the book it may take a meeting or two to follow topics discussed and actively participate.

Led by Andrew Leonard, a resident of Florence, who has been mentored by Invest to Win co-author Gordon Scott. For more information and/or to RSVP before attending please contact Andrew at: andrewleonard.invest2win@gmail.com

Title:Food and Habitat for Pollinators through the Season
Date:Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, Life Skills, One-Time Events
Description:

What are the best plants for attracting pollinators to your garden? Learn how to choose pollinator plants and shrubs that will thrive in your yard's conditions. In this information-packed presentation, Ashley will share tried-and-true plants and shrubs for the home garden, planting techniques, and tips for creating wildflower meadows. 

About Ashley ~

Ashley Schenk has been practicing and teaching permaculture-based landscape design since 2011, when he co-founded Broadfork Permaculture, a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to building edible and ecological gardens in the Pioneer Valley. (www.broadforkpermaculture.com)