Gaylord Memorial Library


Mindfulness at the Library – Thursday, June 7 at 6:00
Join us for a mindfulness program presented by Deborah Marshall from the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center. Combining meditation exercises with an overview of mindfulness practice, participants will discover how to be fully present and aware of ourselves and surroundings, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Music Mondays Cafe – Monday, June 11 at 6:30
The Gaylord Memorial Library presents a newcomer to Music Mondays – Peter Eldridge, one of the finest musicians, singers, arrangers and educators today. Peter will be joined by special guest on cello and vocals, Parker Ousley.  Doors open at 6:30; Music starts at 7:00Enjoy conversation, meeting and mingling with the artists and CD sales after the one-hour set. Admission is $15 cash per person at the door. Special $10 rate for students.  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE GAYLORD MEMORIAL LIBRARY.

Sit and Stitch with Timna Tarr – Thursday, June 14 from 6:00 – 8:00
Drop in and spend an evening with your crafty neighbors. Bring your portable handwork of choice – quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch etc. – and enjoy the company of fellow slow stitchers while you work on your project in a fun and relaxed environment. Timna Tarr is a professional quilter and South Hadley resident whose work has been in numerous exhibits, books, and magazines.

Spanish Language Circle – Saturday, June 16 at 10:30
Do you know Spanish but hardly have the opportunity to speak it? Do you want to maintain your command of the language and even expand it? Improve your Spanish language skills by meeting local Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and fun! All levels are welcome. The conversation facilitator is Mount Holyoke College Professor Nieves Romero-Díaz. This program is a project of the library and Mount Holyoke College. No registration necessary. This is not a Spanish class.

Author Reading and Book Signing – Thursday, June 28 at 6:00
Little Baby Lydia
by Dr. Oliver Akamnonu
Oliver Akamnonu is a medical doctor, novelist and poet. He has published more than 18 books in the United States and in the United Kingdom. His new book gives a thrilling insight into the challenges as well as the unquantifiable joys and fulfillment in grandparenting.


LEGO Club – Every Thursday from 4:00-6:00
Let your creativity run wild and freely construct to your hearts content with our extensive Lego collection! Ages 12 and under, stop by anytime.

Family Frolic Storytime – Every Friday from 10:30-11:30
Songs, finger-plays, stories, and crafts designed to promote early literacy. Appropriate for preschoolers; all ages welcome.

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 Used books (and movies and music) galore!


Gaylord Library has not one, but two ongoing book sales which raise funds for the library.  On the main level are gently used books, movies and music cds – cheap! – and on the lower level you will find a changing array of books “by donation”.  Choose what you want and make a donation in any amount at the desk.  We also have a free magazines basket.  Feel free to take what you like, or bring in your own recent magazines (1 year old or newer) for somebody else to enjoy.   Would you like to donate your used books and dvds?  We would appreciate receiving items 5 years old or newer.  Thank you for supporting the library!


Shopping on Amazon can now also mean donating to Gaylord Memorial Library!

Click on this link for further information: Amazon Smile

Grr! We have a new patron…

Stop by and say hello to our newest member, Cookies and Cream! Thank you to Gloria Hazen of Hazen Paper Company and G-Force.