Events in the next 6 months

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Magical Girls & Fighting Dreamers: An Exploration of Queer Representation in Manga & Anime
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories: Adult Events, One-Time Events, Teen Events, Virtual
Description:

Join fellow anime-enthusiast and Morrill Memorial Library Youth Services Librarian Dina Delic to learn about the history of queer representation in manga and anime! This virtual program will give an overview of queer representation throughout various series, from The Rose of Versailles to Yuri on Ice, and will answer your most pressing questions: What is shipping? What is the difference between yaoi and yuri? Why are the greatest love stories in anime always platonic? 

Note: This program may contain spoilers for some series.

About the presenter: Dina Delic is a Youth Services Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. When she is not covering the Children's Desk or ordering young adult books, Dina can be found attending conventions, running around Jo-Ann Fabrics getting materials for her next cosplay, and reading manga. Some of her favorite series include D.Gray-manFruits BasketHunterxHunter, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventures.

Registration is required for this virtual program. Please register directly through this link. You will receive an email with a link and instructions about how to join the Zoom call once you are registered. This program will not be recorded.


This program is presented in partnership with Morrill Memorial Library, Ashland Public Library, and a multitude of MA public libraries. 

Title: An Evening with Mercury Stardust
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories: Adult Events, One-Time Events, Teen Events, Virtual
Description:

From TikTok stardom to full-blown author, join us virtually to welcome famous trans handywoman, Mercury Stardust! The Rowley Public Library, in conjunction with 50+ other libraries state-wide are proud to present an author talk & moderated Q&A with Mercury herself.

Mercury is the acclaimed author of Safe and Sound: A Renter Friendly Guide to Home Repair and has also dedicated her time to helping people on TikTok reclaim their independence through home improvement. As an out and proud non-binary trans feminine person, Mercury has also used her platform to help raise over $2 million for trans healthcare.

This program is intended for people ages 13+ and registration is required. Register here - you will receive a Zoom link via email from Rowley Library.


This program is presented in partnership with Rowley Library and several Massachusetts public libraries.

Title: Crocheting and Knitting Group
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Ashplain Players Concert
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Music, One-Time Events, Performance, Teen Events
Description:

The Ashplain Players (Janice Wright, violin; Roy Rudolph, viola, and Laurie Israel, cello) will premiere an eclectic selection of Roy Rudolph’s arrangements of various classical music works for string trio.

Included will be arrangements of music by Elgar, Dvorak, Holst, Warlock and Grieg. To round out the program, The Ashplain Players will also perform some popular non-classical arrangements for string trio, including Scott Joplin and The Beatles. 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Silent Book Club
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Presenter: Priya Charry
Location: Reading Room
Categories: Adult Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Bring your own book--or borrow one from our collection--and read alongside neighbors and friends. Gather at 6:30pm for a group welcome, then settle in for an hour of quiet reading, followed by (optional) sharing and socializing. You might just discover your new favorite book!

This Silent Book Club chapter meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Reading Room. All are welcome to come read in community with us, no library card needed!

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Drop-in Art Hangout
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Adult Events, Art & Craft Club (adult/teen), Arts and Crafts, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

with Forbes Arts & Crafts Club. 

Make a collage or whatever you like for this informal gathering! 

We'll have books and materials for creative collage.

Some materials will be provided, though feel free to bring your own art supplies, small projects, or sketchbook. Although this hangout centers collage, feel free to bring projects in other media!

Materials will be provided.

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Craft a Shape-Changing Wire Sculpture
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Adult Events, Art & Craft Club (adult/teen), Arts and Crafts, One-Time Events, Teen Events
Description:


Make a wire sculpture that turns inside out. Materials will be provided.
No prior experience needed and no glue used! Bring only your patience,
precision and pattern perception.

Amaze your friends and family. Amaze yourself!

#3 in a series of No Glue! No Tape! craft workshops with Dee Michel

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Virtual Teen Book Club: The Worst Perfect Moment by Shivaun Plozza
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Categories: Teen Events, Virtual
Description:

Join us for a chat and pick next month's read! This meeting will take place via Zoom; email mbishop@forbeslibrary.org for the meeting link. This month, we will be reading The Worst Perfect Moment by Shivaun Plozza. From the publisher: "Tegan Masters is dead. She’s sixteen and she’s dead and she’s standing in the parking lot of the Marybelle Motor Lodge, the single most depressing motel in all of New Jersey and the place where Tegan spent what she remembers as the worst weekend of her life.

In the front office, she meets Zelda, an annoyingly cute teen angel with a snarky sense of humor and an epic set of wings. According to Zelda, Tegan is in heaven, where every person inhabits an exact replica of their happiest memory. For Tegan, Zelda insists, that place is the Marybelle—creepy minigolf course, sad breakfast buffet, filthy swimming pool, and all.

Tegan has a few complaints about this.

When Tegan takes these concerns up with Management, she and Zelda are sent on a whirlwind tour through Tegan’s memories, in search of clues to help her understand what mattered most to her in life. If Zelda fails to convince Tegan (and Management) that the Marybelle was the site of Tegan's perfect moment, both girls face dire eternal consequences. But if she succeeds…they just might get their happily-ever-afterlife."

"Filled with depth and wit, despite its dark tone . . . exceptionally well written . . . A worthy read about a short life brimming with possibility."
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
 

 

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Silent Book Club
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Presenter: Priya Charry
Location: Reading Room
Categories: Adult Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Bring your own book--or borrow one from our collection--and read alongside neighbors and friends. Gather at 6:30pm for a group welcome, then settle in for an hour of quiet reading, followed by (optional) sharing and socializing. You might just discover your new favorite book!

This Silent Book Club chapter meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Reading Room. All are welcome to come read in community with us, no library card needed!

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Off the Wall Games Presents: A Magic the Gathering Tournament!
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, One-Time Events, Summer Reading, Teen Events
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Join the folks from Off the Wall Games for a sealed deck Magic the Gathering tournament! Cards will be provided to all players. Please feel free to bring lunch. For ages 10-17 only. The tournament will likely take around 4 hours. *Registration is required and will be capped at 15 people.* Online registration will open on Saturday, August 3 at 11 AM. Please email childrens@forbeslibrary.org with any questions!

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Silent Book Club
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Presenter: Priya Charry
Location: Reading Room
Categories: Adult Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Bring your own book--or borrow one from our collection--and read alongside neighbors and friends. Gather at 6:30pm for a group welcome, then settle in for an hour of quiet reading, followed by (optional) sharing and socializing. You might just discover your new favorite book!

This Silent Book Club chapter meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Reading Room. All are welcome to come read in community with us, no library card needed!

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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

Title: Ukulele Strum Group
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ukulele Strum Group
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Community-Led Programs, Music, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Ukulele Strum Group is a community ukulele club, part of the larger Pioneer Valley Ukulele Community (Meetup). We meet weekly at Forbes Library in Northampton to sing and play together just for the fun and joy of it, but also to improve our skills. We are ukulele enthusiasts of all levels of playing experience, including beginners. And we always welcome new members to play, sing, or just watch and listen.

Find out more about our group on our Meet-Up page

 

 

 

 

Title: Teen Gaming Lounge
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Every Tuesday, teens ages 12+ are invited to play our Nintendo Switch in the YA Room! We'll have enough controllers for 8 players at a time. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, try out new games, and meet fellow gamers!

This program is for teens only; we have a separate game time for players under the age of 12.

Title: Drop-in Chess
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Forbes Library
Location: Mezzanine
Categories: Adult Events, Games & Gaming, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

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