The Library will be closed Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day

Sip and Paint

with Artist Jennifer Dorgan
A Fundraiser for Youth Programs!

Think you can't paint? Think again! All art supplies are included with your instruction. $35 per person. Wine is permitted. Please bring your own! Pre-registration and payment is highly encouraged at this very popular event!

Wednesday, November 4 from 6-8 pm

Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard.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


Visit the Digital Public Library!

Please donate from our Wish List and help us serve you better!



Southampton Writer's Group
Meets on Friday at 1:15 p.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 for more information.




Jacqueline M. Sears-An interactive Reading
Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm



Join artist, fundraiser, Southampton selectwoman and former historical columnist for The Republican newspaper, Jacqueline M. Sears, for an interactive reading from her popular local history book, Legendary locals of Holyoke. Learn about the fascinating history and people who made an impact on "the Paper City."


Celebrate Halloween with Scary Fairy Houses!
with Lois Peirent
Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30-7:30 pm

Build a SPOOK-TACULAR home for wee creatures. Please bring a box or base as a foundation. This is a family event. Call 413-527-9480 to register or sign up at the Library.






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.


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Join the Friends of the Edwards Public Library

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm. Support your Library! Become a Friend, get involved and make a difference!


Special Third Thursday Story Hour
For our Afternoon Owls with Storyteller Lynne Guyette

Afternoon story hour dates for 2015 are:
October 15, November 16 and December 17

Find new authors, read-alikes of your favorite books and more!

The LEGO Club
meets Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 4-5 pm

October's LEGO Club challenge will be LEGO monsters. Check out the Creation Station where compositions displayed for one month. Designed for kids 6 & up, but younger members are welcome to work on a project with their grown-up. New Members are always welcome!


Edwards Library Book Club
Tuesday, October 27
1 pm.

Copies of this month's selection: "May We Be Forgiven " by A. M. Homes are available at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome!

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.

Begins Wednesday, September 2 at 10:30 am!
Pre-K and their grown-ups (siblings too!) are invited to join us. Enjoy stories, music, a craft and social time!



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.