Events in the next 6 months

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, July 23, 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, July 23, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Kids' Writing Club!
Date:Monday, July 23, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Lindsay
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

Calling all creative writers aged 9-12! Join the writing club and meet every other Monday to learn and practice writing tips and techniques, write to new prompts, and even share your work if you're willing. At the end of the summer we'll collect everyone's best pieces into a chapbook you can take home! Meetings start April 30th and are from 3:30-4:30 at the table by Paco's tank.

Title:Preschool Storytime Explorers
Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 2:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

New: A storytime for the preschool set! Enjoy books, songs, puppets and props, and an open-ended art activity designed to encourage exploration and creativity! For children ages 3-5.

 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Rachael
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Music Makers with the Eric Carle Museum
Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Eric Carle Museum educators
Location:Community Room
Categories:Arts and Crafts, Children's Events, Music Participation, Summer Reading
Description:

Use your creativity and problem-solving skills to transform everyday objects into musical instruments. Led by Eric Carle Museum educators. Ages 4 and up!

Title:"Coco" On the Lawn
Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:8:00pm - 10:15pm
Presenter:Dylan & Jason
Location:Library Grounds
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Film, One-Time Events
Description:

Cinema Northampton presents a free Forbes Library Lawn screening of the 2017 Disney/Pixar film Coco!

Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and we'll roll the film once it's dark! Estimated start time is 8:30pm. 

More details here: http://cinemanorthampton.org/coco/

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, July 27, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ewan, Sarah, and Kat
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Read to Toby
Date:Friday, July 27, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Toby the dog can't read, but he's a great listener! Sign up for a ten-minute reading session on Friday afternoons between 3:30 and 4:30. Sign up in person at the Children's Desk, by calling 587-1010, or by sending an email to sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org. 

Title:Group Singing to learn songs for Our Community Sing in September
Date:Friday, July 27, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:Off Site
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Music Participation, One-Time Events, Teen Events
Description:

We'll gather at the gazebo/bandstand in the back yard of Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street (another full-moon night), to learn songs for the large community sing on September 23rd. Led by Jim Armenti. Free and open to the public. Come relax on the lawn and enjoy singing for an hour.  Some chairs will be provided, but it'd be good to bring along a lawn chair or a blanket. Copies of the lyrics will be provided.

 

Title:Ukulele and You: Ukulele Workshop for Kids
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Music Participation, Summer Reading, Teen Events
Description:

The ukulele and you! Don Rovero leads this instructional workshop for kids ages 8-13. In this hands-on session, participants will learn all about how to play the ukulele. By the end of the session everyone will know a few chords and be happily playing songs together. Ukuleles provided, but you're also welcome to bring your own. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance at the Children's Desk, or by calling 587-1010. 

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, July 30, 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, July 30, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Preschool Storytime Explorers
Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 2:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

New: A storytime for the preschool set! Enjoy books, songs, puppets and props, and an open-ended art activity designed to encourage exploration and creativity! For children ages 3-5.

 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Rachael
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Group Singing to learn songs for Our Community Sing in September
Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:Off Site
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Music Participation, One-Time Events, Teen Events
Description:

We'll gather at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St, to learn songs for the large community sing on September 23rd. Led by Joe Blumenthal and the A-E-I-O-Ukes. Free and open to the public. Come relax with friends and enjoy singing for an hour.  Chairs will be provided, along with copies of the lyrics.

 

 

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, August 3, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ewan, Sarah, and Kat
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Read to Toby
Date:Friday, August 3, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Toby the dog can't read, but he's a great listener! Sign up for a ten-minute reading session on Friday afternoons between 3:30 and 4:30. Sign up in person at the Children's Desk, by calling 587-1010, or by sending an email to sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org. 

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, August 6, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Kids' Writing Club!
Date:Monday, August 6, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Lindsay
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

Calling all creative writers aged 9-12! Join the writing club and meet every other Monday to learn and practice writing tips and techniques, write to new prompts, and even share your work if you're willing. At the end of the summer we'll collect everyone's best pieces into a chapbook you can take home! Meetings start April 30th and are from 3:30-4:30 at the table by Paco's tank.

Title:Preschool Storytime Explorers
Date:Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 2:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

New: A storytime for the preschool set! Enjoy books, songs, puppets and props, and an open-ended art activity designed to encourage exploration and creativity! For children ages 3-5.

 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Rachael
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Rolie Polie Guacamole!
Date:Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, One-Time Events, Summer Reading
Description:

Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active!

Title:Read to Toby
Date:Friday, August 10, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Toby the dog can't read, but he's a great listener! Sign up for a ten-minute reading session on Friday afternoons between 3:30 and 4:30. Sign up in person at the Children's Desk, by calling 587-1010, or by sending an email to sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org. 

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, August 13, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Preschool Storytime Explorers
Date:Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 2:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

New: A storytime for the preschool set! Enjoy books, songs, puppets and props, and an open-ended art activity designed to encourage exploration and creativity! For children ages 3-5.

 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Rachael
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Snackbeard Concert
Date:Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, One-Time Events, Performance, Summer Reading
Description:

Snackbeard, the snack-loving local pirate/musician, brings his music to the library! Fun for ages 4-10

Title:Lawn Concert by Tim Eriksen and Friends
Date:Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location:Library Grounds
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, One-Time Events, Performance, Teen Events
Description:

Original and traditional Americana music from New England, southern Appalachia and the Balkans. 

“One of the best singers in music” (T Bone Burnett), Tim Eriksen's imaginative and emotionally charged take on Americana music has led to work with the likes of Alison Krauss and Jack White, and his song “I Wish The Wars Were All Over” was chosen by Joan Baez to be her last recorded musical statement on the 2018 farewell album “Whistle Down The Wind." Known as the frontman of the legendary Cordelia’s Dad and contributor to films including Cold Mountain, his upcoming recordings include a follow up to his Grammy nominated collaboration with Afro-Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and a duet with “the queen of Romani/Gypsy music” Esma Red┼żepova. A longtime advocate of community singing who has helped spread American “shape-note” music around the globe, Tim will be joined by musical friends including local shape-note singers who recorded with him on the Cold Mountain soundtrack. 

Free for everyone!
Picnics, blankets and low chairs welcome.
Funded by the Friends of Forbes and community donations.
In case of bad weather, the concert will move indoors.
Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, August 17, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ewan, Sarah, and Kat
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Read to Toby
Date:Friday, August 17, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Toby the dog can't read, but he's a great listener! Sign up for a ten-minute reading session on Friday afternoons between 3:30 and 4:30. Sign up in person at the Children's Desk, by calling 587-1010, or by sending an email to sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org. 

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, August 20, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Kids' Writing Club!
Date:Monday, August 20, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Lindsay
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Writing
Description:

Calling all creative writers aged 9-12! Join the writing club and meet every other Monday to learn and practice writing tips and techniques, write to new prompts, and even share your work if you're willing. At the end of the summer we'll collect everyone's best pieces into a chapbook you can take home! Meetings start April 30th and are from 3:30-4:30 at the table by Paco's tank.

Title:Minecraft Club
Date:Monday, August 20, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for the August meeting of the Minecraft Club. Sign up in advance at the Children's Desk, or by calling 587-1010. 

Title:Preschool Storytime Explorers
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 2:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

New: A storytime for the preschool set! Enjoy books, songs, puppets and props, and an open-ended art activity designed to encourage exploration and creativity! For children ages 3-5.

 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Rachael
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, August 24, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ewan, Sarah, and Kat
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Read to Toby
Date:Friday, August 24, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Toby the dog can't read, but he's a great listener! Sign up for a ten-minute reading session on Friday afternoons between 3:30 and 4:30. Sign up in person at the Children's Desk, by calling 587-1010, or by sending an email to sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org. 

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, August 27, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Preschool Storytime Explorers
Date:Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 2:15pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

New: A storytime for the preschool set! Enjoy books, songs, puppets and props, and an open-ended art activity designed to encourage exploration and creativity! For children ages 3-5.

 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Rachael
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, August 31, 2018
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ewan, Sarah, and Kat
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

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

Title:Read to Toby
Date:Friday, August 31, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Toby the dog can't read, but he's a great listener! Sign up for a ten-minute reading session on Friday afternoons between 3:30 and 4:30. Sign up in person at the Children's Desk, by calling 587-1010, or by sending an email to sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org. 

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, September 10, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Group Singing to learn songs for Our Community Sing in September
Date:Friday, September 14, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:Off Site
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Music Participation, One-Time Events, Teen Events
Description:

We'll gather at Memorial Hall, 240 Main Street (Arts Night Out Friday), to learn songs for the large community sing on September 23rd. Led by local musicians Mary Witt and Tom Mahnken. Free and open to the public. Come relax with friends and enjoy singing for an hour.  Chairs will be provided along with copies of the lyrics.

 

 

 

 

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, September 17, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Our Community Sing 2018
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:Library Grounds
Categories:125th Anniversary Celebration, Adult Events, Children's Events, Local History, Music Participation, One-Time Events, Teen Events
Description:

Forbes Library is beginning plans to commemorate its 125th anniversary. It is also the 100th anniversary of the end of “the war to end all wars,” so we invite the community to gather on the library lawn to raise spirits, support peaceful resolutions of conflicts, and confirm our sense of community by singing together.

The large group sing will combine voices of individual members of the public and local choral groups, choirs, and informal singing groups. Everyone will learn the same 3 songs and come together to sing in unison on the lawn, much in the way Forbes Library selects a book each year for the entire community to read and then to gather and discuss.  This will not be a performance, but a participatory, community event.

Northampton partners who have already joined in support of the project include Historic Northampton, Northampton Senior Services, Northampton Community Arts Trust, A.P.E. Ltd., Northampton Community Music Center, and Smith College.

This year’s sing is set for September 23, around sunset and moonrise. It is still in the planning stages. Please send suggestions and comments to Faith Kaufmann, Forbes Library Arts & Music Librarian, 413-587-1013 or arts@forbeslibrary.org.  This listing will be updated with more information about Our Community Sing as it develops.

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, September 24, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, October 1, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, October 15, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Kat Janeczek
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.