Hampton and Holyoke Read 2017

States of Incarceration Exhibit
March 13-30 Forbes Library & Historic Northampton - Reception March 13 5 pm

Performances, lectures, book and panel discussions art exhibits and much more! Borrow books from participating public libraries. Full program listings may be found at forbeslibrary.org/hhr

Get involved and make a difference! Help us plan the big Book Sale in May!

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 pm. Friends of the Library do all sorts of things. Let us know what you would like to do.

Story Hour and Playtime
Wednesdays at 10:30 am!

Join Story Teller, Lynne Guyette for stories, songs, crafts and fun!
Story Hour is designed for families and cargivers with children birth to about 7 years old






Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard.

Look for bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction at Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor.

Discover items to help with academic research as well as personal interests, from cooking to gardening at EBL





State Semator Don Humason's visit scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 has been cancelled. We will announce the date of his rescheduled visit as soon as it is available.


A Day With Superman and Superwoman Vision!
Saturday, April1 from 12 noon - 1 pm

This workshop introduces children 6 & up with their grown-up to light. Light is made up of visible and invisible "colors". "Prism glasses" will be used to separate light into the visible rainbow of colors. Our super vision will be used to see hidden messsages and detect dangerous ultraviolet light. Please bring your favorite sunscreen!

LEGO Club Tuesday,
April 4 from 4-5 pm

New members are always welcome. This program is designed for kids 6 & up, but younger members are welcome to work on a project with their grown-up. The April Lego Club Challenge will be "Lego Piggy Banks " Projects will be displayed at the Creation Station until the following month.


Meet Toto The Tornado Kitten!
Tuesday, April 18 from 4-4:45 pm
"Toto the Tornado Kitten" is a children's books based on the true story of Toto, who was found in a tree after the 2011 tornado in Brimfield. Author, Jonathan Hall will read his book and introduce you to Toto!

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at $10/book. Food & supply donations will be taken for the animals of the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter for Springfield. For donation ideas, go towww.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com.

Tuesday April 25, at 1 pm
Copies of this month's selection:
"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie " by Muriel Spark. We extend an invitation to all to attend this discussion. Copies are available at the Main Desk. New and occasional embers are always welcome!


The Technology Talk: A Night for Parents & Other Concerned Adults
Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30-8 pm.
With Susan McNamara, Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Teacher

Are you inundated by and concerned about the role of technology in you or your family's life? Find solutions and real answeres about how to honor and support the very best of who you are!


Give Your Library a Book in Honor of a Special Person

What a great holiday gift-giving idea! Mail or bring this form to the Library. You may suggest your donation be used to purchase material in an area of special interest, such as Children's books, large print or a specific subject, ie., hobbies, sports, etc. And your donation is tax deductible!

When a donation is made, an acknowledgement card is sent to the honoree. The material is held at the Main Desk for 1 week so the honoree may see it first. What a wonderful way to remember your relatives and friends.



Southampton Writer's Group
NOW Meets on Tuesday at 11 a.m!

The writing group will meet Now on Friday afternoon 1:15 p.m. at the library. New members are always welcome at this peer-run, friendly and supportive group. All forms of writing, and all levels of experience are welcome!

Please contact Jennifer at 413-320-3207 or email jenn_delozier@charter.net for more information.

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The Library will be accepting gently used donations
for the Friends' Book Sale!

Please bring your donations to the Library during open hours. If you need assistance, please ask a librarian for help. We cannot accept magazines, cassette or VHS tapes, encyclopedias, or textbooks.
Please DO NOT leave donations on the outside portico.

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Library closing due to weather conditions will be posted on ABC 40/FOX 6 TV and WHMP 1400 AM radio.


Visit our Children's Used Book Shelf! Books are NOW on sale for 25 cents each or $1 for 5.


Explore Online Databases and Newspapers!

Find magazines, journals, local and national newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History,  newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books. It's easy to use. Explore Databases. Explore newspapers.