Events in the next month

Title:The Writing Room
Date:Saturday, February 17, 2018
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, February 17, 2018
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:AEIOUkes
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Music Participation, Recurring Events, Teen 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:Fun and Focused Tutoring
Date:Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

A Free Workshop for High School or Middle School students to improve their score on the SSAT, PSAT, or SAT. Each 1/2 hour workshop session will cover a focus area including: The Essay- how to own it! Vocabulary Words, You Know This! Analogies: Like This is to Me, as I am to Awesome! Reading: Reading for What is There!

For more information, please contact: skypoemwild@yahoo.com

Title:Spanish Conversation Group
Date:Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Language, Recurring Events
Description:

The region's liveliest Spanish conversation group is opening up its fall season and accepting new participants. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere in weekly Saturday sessions at the Forbes Library's Watson Room. Sessions (which start promptly) are from 3-4:30 PM and include conversation, creative writing, storytelling, grammar and small group chats of 2 to 3. Room holds 15 people, with priority given to established participants, who keep returning enthusiastically. 
Since the room door will close at 3:15, we ask people to arrive at 3 pm to avoid interruptions For more info, email silmar7@juno.com or Pat Rector at pat.rector@gmail.com or simply show up at a session and give it a try.
This term goes from Sept. 9 to Dec. 16.

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:Sober Women's Empowerment Group
Date:Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time:3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Do you like AA, but wish it were more empowering for women?  Have you ever wondered if ego deflation and humility are healthy for you? Do you suffer from depression or chronic illness? Come check us out! A more positive approach to the steps!
(If you can't make that time slot, but are interested, let me know. In case we add more groups).
meredith.mk10@gmail.com

Title:Library Closed Today
Date:Monday, February 19, 2018
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:CANCELLED - Workforce Information & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information Session
Date:Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Cancelled, Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Please contact the Greenfield Career Center: 413-774-4361, for more information.

Title:Drop-In Computer Help
Date:Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Reference Department
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Adult Events, Life Skills, Recurring Events
Description:

Do you need a little help using a computer? Are you having trouble getting started? Did you run into a sticky problem? Do you want to get an email account? Are you looking for a better way to format a document?

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

Title:Ancient Greek Language Study Group
Date:Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:2:30pm - 3:30pm
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] (eds.) Maurice Balme  & Gilbert Lawall (ISBN 0-19-514956-4.) For more information contact nicolaspgross at gmail.com

Title:LEGO Club + Make Your Own Batman Mask
Date:Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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:POSTPONED - Trustees of Forbes Library
Date:Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:3:45pm - 5:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Cancelled, Recurring Events, Trustees of Forbes Library
Description:

New date to be decided.

Monthly meeting of the Trustees of Forbes Library. Open to the public.

 

Past meeting minutes and additional information is available on the Trustees website.

Title:Career Center Registration & Job Search Assistance
Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Please see Mary Ann on the Mezzanine level.

Title:Dharma Gentle Yoga
Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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 with you. 
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:The Writing Room
Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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, February 21, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Sarah Johnson
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Career Center Seminar
Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Community Room
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Participants must register by calling the Greenfield Career Center: 413-774-4361.

Title:Drop-in Chess
Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Adult Events, Recurring Events, Teen 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, February 21, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Reference Department
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Adult Events, Life Skills, Recurring Events
Description:

Do you need a little help using a computer? Are you having trouble getting started? Did you run into a sticky problem? Do you want to get an email account? Are you looking for a better way to format a document?

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

Title:Forbes Film Club: Do the Right Thing
Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Dylan & Jason
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Film, One-Time Events
Description:

The Forbes Film Club presents a free screening of Spike Lee's classic 1989 film Do the Right Thing.

Synopsis from IMDB.com: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Title:The Ukulele Scramble
Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 8:15pm
Location:Arts and Music Department, Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, One-Time Events, Performance, Teen Events
Description:
 
The Ukulele Scramble are Richard Perlmutter and Robin Hoffman. They sing and play rare, obscure and underperformed songs from the past 500 years; especially works from the Renaissance, and Parlor and Art Songs from the 19th Century. They update, revise and rewrite lyrics for many of these songs, often humorously, and perform them on ukuleles and other small stringed instruments. The group is based in Western Massachusetts.
Title:Job Readiness Workshop - LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Date:Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time:1:15pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Community Room
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Learn how this professional social networking tool may enhance your job search. Connect with others and follow companies. We will review aspects of the basic profile, and do job and other searches. You can listen in, create a LinkedIn account, or update yours if you already have one. Checklist for creating Profile provided.

Participants must register by calling the Greenfield Career Center: 413-774-4361.

Title:Trustees of Forbes Library
Date:Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Recurring Events, Trustees of Forbes Library
Description:

AGENDA

  1. Bills and Warrants

  2. Public Comment

  3. Secretary’s Report of January 16

  4. Treasurer’s Report

  5. Department Report - Facility and Technology Reports, Jason Petcen

  6. Administrative Report  

  7. Friends of Forbes

  8. Next Meetings

    1. Trustees: Tuesday, March 27 at 4 PM

    2. FOF Meeting: Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 PM

    3. CCPLM Advisory Board, March 5 (Carrier and Wight) and June 4 (Carrier and Wight) at 4 PM

  9. Communications

    1. Survival Center

    2. Community Foundation

    3. MBLC State Aid Notification

    4. Thank You Note from Mari Ada Crosbi

 

  1. Financial Report

    1. FY19 Budget

  2. Action Items

    1. Smith Collaboration (Lisa Downing)

    2. Unattended Child Policy (Lisa Downing)

    3. Document Retention Policy Committee (Lisa Downing)

    4. Landscaping and Grounds Meeting (Lisa Downing)

    5. 125th Anniversary Committee (Lisa Downing)

 

  1. Informational Items  

    1. HVAC Project Update (Lisa Downing)

    2. LED Conversion Project (Lisa Downing)

    3. Trustees Award (Lisa Downing)

    4. Legislative Breakfast (Lisa Downing)

    5. Community Engagement (Lisa Downing)

    6. Reports on workshops/meetings/activities  

      1. Labor Relations Meeting (Lisa Downing)

      2. Fundraising Meeting (Lisa Downing)

      3. Staff Meeting (Lisa Downing)

      4. CCPLM Structural Review Committee (Lisa Downing)

 

  1. Miscellaneous    

    1. Events Calendar

    2. Press Cuttings

Monthly meeting of the Trustees of Forbes Library. Open to the public.

 

Past meeting minutes and additional information is available on the Trustees website.

Title:Tweens and Teens Book Club: Turtles All the Way Down
Date:Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a discussion of John Greene's new book, Turtles All the Way Down, and help us choose next month's selection!

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, February 23, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ralph/Kat
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Kids Movie: Despicable Me 3
Date:Friday, February 23, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Film, One-Time Events
Description:

Join us for a free screening of Despicable Me 3 in the Community Room!

Title:Italian Conversation Circle
Date:Friday, February 23, 2018
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 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, February 24, 2018
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, February 24, 2018
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:AEIOUkes
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, Music Participation, Recurring Events, Teen 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:Laugh for the Health of It
Date:Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time:12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presenter:Mark Sherry
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Mind and Body, Recurring Events
Description:

Absolutely no Laughter experience necessary!

Feeling stressed? Want a release from the everyday demands of life? Come join us for 60 minutes of fun and laughter. Play fun Laughter Games while you strengthen your immune system and lower your blood pressure. Join Certified Laughter leader Mark Sherry each month for an evening of fun!

This program is free and open to the public! All physical abilities welcome. Donations appreciated (suggested donation $3-$5).

Contact: Mark Sherry 413-374-7671

Title:Forbes Library Tour
Date:Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 2:45pm
Presenter:Brian Tabor
Location:Lobby
Categories:Adult Events, One-Time Events, Recurring Events
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Forbes Library offers a wide range of services and collections spread over four floors in a grand Victorian building. This can also make it a daunting place to navigate. Please join us for a guided tour of the library where we will be presenting an introduction to the library's history and an overview of what awaits you on each floor. 

Preregistration is appreciated but not required. Meet us in the library's front lobby. For more information contact Brian in Circulation at 413-587-1011 ext. 4522 or by email at btabor@forbeslibrary.org. For questions concerning access or to request accommodations, please contact 413-587-1017 or info@forbeslibrary.org. 

 

Title:Western MA Humanists
Date:Saturday, February 24, 2018
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, February 24, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Language, Recurring Events
Description:

The region's liveliest Spanish conversation group is opening up its fall season and accepting new participants. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere in weekly Saturday sessions at the Forbes Library's Watson Room. Sessions (which start promptly) are from 3-4:30 PM and include conversation, creative writing, storytelling, grammar and small group chats of 2 to 3. Room holds 15 people, with priority given to established participants, who keep returning enthusiastically. 
Since the room door will close at 3:15, we ask people to arrive at 3 pm to avoid interruptions For more info, email silmar7@juno.com or Pat Rector at pat.rector@gmail.com or simply show up at a session and give it a try.
This term goes from Sept. 9 to Dec. 16.

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:Career Center Registration & Job Search Assistance
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Please see Mary Ann on the Mezzanine.

Title:Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online Assistance:
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:9:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Walk-in assistance; first-come, first-served.

Hampshire County residents only.

Please see Mary Ann in the Reference Room Computer Area (see sign) for assistance.

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:10:30am - 11:00am
Presenter:Ellie Dole
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Storytime with Ellie

Join Ellie for storytime on Monday mornings at 10:30. 

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek/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:Tong Ren Energy Healing
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:12:30pm - 1:15pm
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 disease. 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 the Oriental 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:Career Center Registration & Job Search Assistance
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Please see Mary Ann on the Mezzanine level.

Title:Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online Assistance (by appointment)
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:1:15pm - 3:30pm
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Please see Mary Ann on the Mezzanine level to check in.

 

For afternoon appointments, please call the Greenfield Career Center: 413-774-4361, by Thursday of the preceding week.

Title:Teen Trash Art
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Ewan
Location:Community Room
Categories:Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Make treasure out of trash! Teens only! We provide the trash. 

Title:Great Books Discussion: The Joy Luck Club
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Hilary Caws-Elwitt
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Book Discussions, Recurring Events
Description:

 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

About Great Books Discussion Style

The Great Books discussion is structured so that the evening’s selected reading is discussed in a think tank environment with the intention of gaining insight from other readers that one would not have by reading alone. The seminar facilitator asks questions of the participants about the reading selection and helps the discussion stay focused. Our main goal is to have fun and take many interpretations from the group in order to enjoy a greater understanding of a selected reading.

Discussions are open to everyone and free of charge.  For a list of past and future discussion books and to contact the group visit, http://mail.salticid.com/mailman/listinfo/forbes_great_books_salticid.com.

About the facilitator:

Hilary Caws-Elwitt has her BA in English & American Literature from Harvard, MLS from University of Arizona, and ran Susquehanna County Reads for its first 4 years. But mostly she loves reading and discussing the books!

Title:Mystery Book Discussion: The Fallen Angel
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Adult Events, Book Discussions, Recurring Events
Description:

This month we'll be discussing The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva

A breathtaking adventure that races around the globe, The Fallen Angel begins in Rome, where Gabriel Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. If you haven’t yet been drawn into Daniel Silva’s thrilling universe of intrigue, danger, and exceptional spycraft, start here.

The Mystery Book Discussion Group meets monthly at the library for a casual discussion. New members are always welcome. Pick up a copy of this month's discussion book at the library.

Title:Screenwriting, Scripts and Film (The Modern Real and Surreal)
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 8:45pm
Presenter:Naila Moreira
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Adult Events, Author Events, One-Time Events, Recurring Events, Writer in Residence
Description:
  • Abraham Ravett, filmmaker, Holding Hands With Ilse
  • Wade Wofford, screenwriter/director, The Answer
  • Ellen Kaplan, screenwriter/director, Mixed Blessings
  • Jake Hulse, screenwriter/director, Heroes Don't Come Home

Where the Real and the Surreal Meet

The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age, is the Forbes Library’s author reading series. Now in its third season, the series explores contemporary themes on the premise that libraries offer vibrant spaces to engage with and explore our era’s most pressing questions – questions that in their surprises and contradictions can be understood through either a realistic lens or through fantasy, science fiction and the surreal. The series invites the community to join us in examining how story and art can provide empathy and insight in our accelerating world.

The series features writers in genres ranging from fiction to nonfiction to poetry. The role of the image in conveying literary themes will be explored, too, in events on comics & graphic novels, film and screenwriting, and nature word-and-image pairings. Current issues from our political and social milieu will also form an important backbone as these authors share from their fine work.

Title:Drop-In Computer Help
Date:Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Reference Department
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Adult Events, Life Skills, Recurring Events
Description:

Do you need a little help using a computer? Are you having trouble getting started? Did you run into a sticky problem? Do you want to get an email account? Are you looking for a better way to format a document?

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

Title:Ancient Greek Language Study Group
Date:Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
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] (eds.) Maurice Balme  & Gilbert Lawall (ISBN 0-19-514956-4.) For more information contact nicolaspgross at gmail.com

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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:Career Center Registration & Job Search Assistance
Date:Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Recurring Events
Description:

Please see Mary Ann on the Mezzanine level.

Title:Dharma Gentle Yoga
Date:Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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 with you. 
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:The Writing Room
Date:Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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, February 28, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Sarah Johnson
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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