Adult Events

Mindfulness at the Library – First Thursdays.
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.

Sit and Stitch with Timna Tarr – Second Thursdays.
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 – Third Saturdays.
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.

Unplugged Open Mic – Every three months, third or fourth Thursdays.
Come by the Gaylord Library for an evening of unplugged, acoustic performances! We will utilize the library cupola’s beautiful natural acoustics to host a quarterly, completely mic-free open mic. So bring your instruments, your songs, your poems, or just your interest in listening!

Please remember that the Gaylord Library is an open area that may have children present at any time. All performances should be appropriate for an environment that may include children.

Bad Movie Club – Every third or fourth Thursday, except Summer months.
Join us in celebrating bad movies in all their glory – jaw-dropping acting, nail-biting plot lines, and expected endings. Essential movie snacks are provided!

Children’s Events

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

Fridays from 10:30-11:30 amStory Time – Join us for songs, rhymes, stories, and games designed to promote early literacy. Appropriate for preschoolers; all ages welcome. Story time is followed by an open-ended art project!

Every second Saturday from 10:00 am-12:00 pmOpen Craft – We invite you to create a different craft with us every month – we supply the materials, you supply the creativity! Children of all ages are welcome.