Events in the next 6 months

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, October 20, 2017
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:Home Movie Day!
Date:Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time:12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Film, One-Time Events, Teen Events
Description:

Home Movie Day at Forbes Library is coming! Do you have old 8mm, Super 8mm or 16mm home movies you haven't seen in years? Bring them in to the Forbes Library Arts & Music Department by October 13th and we will have them inspected by a film conservator and show them at the big event on the 21st! Come watch home movies together and learn how to best preserve your film treasures! For more information, contact Dylan at dgaffney@forbeslibrary.org or call the Arts and Music Department at 413-587-1013. For more info on the national Home Movie Day event, now in its 15th year, visit http://www.centerforhomemovies.org/hmd/ We'd love to see your treasures!

Title:Cancelled- Storytime with Ellie
Date:Monday, October 23, 2017
Time:10:30am - 11:00am
Presenter:Ellie Dole
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Cancelled, Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Storytime with Ellie is cancelled on Monday, 10/23. See you next week!

 

Storytime with Ellie

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

Title:Baby Storytime
Date:Monday, October 23, 2017
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:Reading Buddies with Percy Jackson, therapy dog
Date:Monday, October 23, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Cathy Beck
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

 

Sign up in advance to read to Percy Jackson, Bright Spot licensed therapy dog! See staff at the Children's Desk, or call 587-1010 for details.

 
This program was created to help emerging and struggling readers gain confidence in their abilities. Participants sign up for a 20 minute solo session reading to Percy. Because research has shown it's most effective for a reader to read one-on-one in this setting, only Percy and his owner, Cathy, sit in on the session. Pictures and hellos are welcome before the reading begins! 
 
Don't forget to bring a "just right" book with you, or arrive with enough time to browse before it's time for you to read to Percy. 
 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, October 24, 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, October 27, 2017
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:Minecraft Club
Date:Friday, October 27, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for the monthly meeting of Minecraft Club! Sign up at the desk in advance, or call the Children's Department at 587-1010. 

Title:Drag Queen Story Hour and Sparkle Party
Date:Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Lesléa Newman and Jenayah De Rosario
Location:Community Room
Categories:Author Events, Children's Events, One-Time Events
Description:

Come to Drag Queen Story Hour and Sparkle Party at the Forbes Library on Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 A.M.!

 

Children of all ages are invited to wear their sparkly, shimmery, glittery best and join local author and former Northampton poet laureate Lesléa Newman along with local drag queen entertainer Jenayah De Rosario for Drag Queen Story Hour!

 

The Forbes Library is excited to be hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour, which is exactly what it sounds like: Drag Queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. According to the Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) website, https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org  “DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress up is real.” Drag Queen Story Hour was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, and now takes place in communities all over the world.

 

Lesléa Newman and Jenayah De Rosario will read picture books that celebrate everyone’s right to sparkle and shine including Lesléa Newman’s latest picture book, Sparkle Boy.

 

Sparkle Boy tells the story of Casey and his older sister, Jessie. Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, and he also loves things that shimmer, glitter, and sparkle. Jessie thinks shimmery, glittery, sparkly things are only for girls. Or are they? This sweet and refreshing story speaks to us all about acceptance, respect, and the simple freedom to be yourself.

 

After the reading, there will be a sparkly art activity, face painting, and book signing.

 

Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages including the children’s books, Heather Has Two Mommies, The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, and Ketzel the Cat Who Composed. From 2008 – 2010, she served as the poet laureate of Northampton.

 

Jenayah De Rosario is a charismatic queen with a big heart and lots of love for the community. She is an extraordinary entertainer who performs regularly throughout the Pioneer Valley and hosts a monthly Drag Queen Bingo Party at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA.

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, October 30, 2017
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, October 30, 2017
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:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, October 31, 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, November 3, 2017
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:Your Next Great Read LIVE!
Date:Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:11:00am - 1:00pm
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) @ForbesLibrary. You post a title you enjoyed, we will respond with a few titles we think you'll like! Librarians are standing by the first Friday of each month, from 11 am till 1 pm.

Title:Tweens and Teens Author Talk with Ellen Wittlinger
Date:Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Author Events, Children's Events, One-Time Events, Teen Events
Description:

Our local author series continues with Ellen Wittlinger

 November 4,  at 2pm in the Community Room

 

Ellen will talk about her writing process, and read a selection from her new book, Saturdays with Hitchcock!
 
Ellen Wittlinger is the author of fifteen YA and middle-grade novels. Her novel Hard Love won both a Printz Honor Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her books have been on numerous ALA Best Books lists, Bank Street College of Education lists, and state award lists. Wittlinger has taught at Emerson College in Boston and in the Simmons College Writing for Children MFA program. She currently lives in Haydenville, MA.
Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, November 6, 2017
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, November 6, 2017
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:Reading Buddies with Percy Jackson, therapy dog
Date:Monday, November 6, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Cathy Beck
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

 

Sign up in advance to read to Percy Jackson, Bright Spot licensed therapy dog! See staff at the Children's Desk, or call 587-1010 for details.

 
This program was created to help emerging and struggling readers gain confidence in their abilities. Participants sign up for a 20 minute solo session reading to Percy. Because research has shown it's most effective for a reader to read one-on-one in this setting, only Percy and his owner, Cathy, sit in on the session. Pictures and hellos are welcome before the reading begins! 
 
Don't forget to bring a "just right" book with you, or arrive with enough time to browse before it's time for you to read to Percy. 
 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, November 7, 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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:Montessori Comes to Your Library
Date:Friday, November 10, 2017
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Laura Frogameni
Location:Children's Department, Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for an hour of Montessori activities, led by Laura Frogameni of the Montessori school of Northampton.

Title:Comics Club
Date:Friday, November 10, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:15pm
Presenter:Ralph Holley
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join Ralph in the Children's & YA Department for Comics Club, a monthly meeting to discuss, share, and create comics and graphic novels! There will artist's supplies, materials to put your own books together, and time to receive and give recommendations! Intended for elementary, tween, and teen readers and artists, this meeting will run from 3:30 to 4:15.

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, November 13, 2017
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, November 13, 2017
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:Reading Buddies with Percy Jackson, therapy dog
Date:Monday, November 13, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Cathy Beck
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

 

Sign up in advance to read to Percy Jackson, Bright Spot licensed therapy dog! See staff at the Children's Desk, or call 587-1010 for details.

 
This program was created to help emerging and struggling readers gain confidence in their abilities. Participants sign up for a 20 minute solo session reading to Percy. Because research has shown it's most effective for a reader to read one-on-one in this setting, only Percy and his owner, Cathy, sit in on the session. Pictures and hellos are welcome before the reading begins! 
 
Don't forget to bring a "just right" book with you, or arrive with enough time to browse before it's time for you to read to Percy. 
 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, November 14, 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, November 17, 2017
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:Doctor Who Club
Date:Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:Community Room
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Film, One-Time Events
Description:

Like watching Doctor Who with nice people? If so, stop by the Forbes Library Doctor Who Club! All are welcome.

Questions? Contact Jason: junglejasonjr<at>gmail<dot>com.

 

 

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, November 20, 2017
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, November 20, 2017
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:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, November 21, 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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:Storytime
Date:Monday, November 27, 2017
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, November 27, 2017
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:Reading Buddies with Percy Jackson, therapy dog
Date:Monday, November 27, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Cathy Beck
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

 

Sign up in advance to read to Percy Jackson, Bright Spot licensed therapy dog! See staff at the Children's Desk, or call 587-1010 for details.

 
This program was created to help emerging and struggling readers gain confidence in their abilities. Participants sign up for a 20 minute solo session reading to Percy. Because research has shown it's most effective for a reader to read one-on-one in this setting, only Percy and his owner, Cathy, sit in on the session. Pictures and hellos are welcome before the reading begins! 
 
Don't forget to bring a "just right" book with you, or arrive with enough time to browse before it's time for you to read to Percy. 
 

Title:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, November 28, 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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:Toddler Time
Date:Friday, December 1, 2017
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:Your Next Great Read LIVE!
Date:Friday, December 1, 2017
Time:11:00am - 1:00pm
Categories:Adult Events, Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) @ForbesLibrary. You post a title you enjoyed, we will respond with a few titles we think you'll like! Librarians are standing by the first Friday of each month, from 11 am till 1 pm.

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, December 4, 2017
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, December 4, 2017
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:LEGO Club
Date:Tuesday, December 5, 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:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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:Montessori Comes to Your Library
Date:Friday, December 8, 2017
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Laura Frogameni
Location:Children's Department, Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for an hour of Montessori activities, led by Laura Frogameni of the Montessori school of Northampton.

Title:Comics Club
Date:Friday, December 8, 2017
Time:3:30pm - 4:15pm
Presenter:Ralph Holley
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join Ralph in the Children's & YA Department for Comics Club, a monthly meeting to discuss, share, and create comics and graphic novels! There will artist's supplies, materials to put your own books together, and time to receive and give recommendations! Intended for elementary, tween, and teen readers and artists, this meeting will run from 3:30 to 4:15.

Title:Storytime
Date:Monday, December 11, 2017
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, December 11, 2017
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.