Did you know you can do yoga comfortably seated in a chair? Yoga can help you improve your flexibility and strength, reduce stress, and gain a sense of well-being. All are welcome for this gentle, chair-supported class with Michele Lyman from Serenity Yoga in South Hadley.
Thursday, September 7, at 6:30pm
Nonfiction Book Club
Join us at the Gaylord for the first fall meeting of our Nonfiction Book Club. Our September selection is Truevine by Beth Macy, the true story of two African-American brothers in the Jim Crow south who were kidnapped and displayed in a circus sideshow, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. Copies of the book are currently available at the Gaylord; just stop by whenever we are open to pick one up.
Saturday, September 23, at 10am
A Visit with Author Ed Orzechowski and Donald Vitkus
Abandoned by his mother during World War II, Donald Vitkus was committed to Belchertown State School at age six, where he was labeled a “moron” with an I.Q. of 41. Like hundreds of other institutions across the country, Belchertown was a dehumanizing environment of barred windows, locked doors, and brutal regimentation. You’ll Like it Here is Donald’s story, and a moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit, from the horrors of Belchertown to Donald’s service in Vietnam to his college degree and career in human services.
Thursday, September 21, at 6pm
A Visit with Author George Kingston
A classic example of Art Deco architecture, the Chrysler Building in New York City is one of the world’s most beloved buildings. Designed by William Van Alen, a Brooklyn architect, and built by Fred T. Ley, a Springfield, MA, general contractor, the Chrysler Building features Western Massachusetts roots, and its story explores the revolution brought about by new materials and construction methods in the early 20th century. Join author and architectural historian George Kingston at the Gaylord on for a discussion of his work, William Van Alen, Fred T. Ley and the Chrysler Building.
Thursday, September 14, at 6:30
Join us to make your own oobleck and unicorn poop! All ages welcome.
Saturday, September 30, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mythical Creature Crafts
Come join us to read a fairy tale and make unicorn and dragon crafts! All ages welcome.
Thursday, September 21, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Small Animals and the Practice of Science: Hitchcock Center
Children are naturally drawn to animals and this program fosters this curiosity and wonder while teaching respect for all living things. Children will have the opportunity to watch a box turtle crawl on their library floor and to observe a variety of other animals up close. Working as scientists in a live animal lab, children will make observations and record them through drawing and writing. The selection of live animals does change periodically, but the Hitchcock Center currently has Speedy the Box Turtle, land snails, Thailand Walking Sticks, and various other arthropods. All ages welcome.
Friday, September 15, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
STEAM Adventure Club: H2O Hoopla
This month’s STEAM adventure is all about WATER! Join us to create a walking rainbow, experiment with shaving cream rain clouds, and make your own mini paddle boat to take home. All ages welcome!
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Solve the weekly challenge or free build from our collection of Star Wars, Creator, City, Minifigure, Duplo, and more! Ages 12 and under, stop by anytime.
Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Family Frolic Storytime
Songs, rhymes, stories, and games designed to promote early literacy. Appropriate for preschoolers; all ages welcome. Storytime is followed by an open-ended art project.
Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m.