|Books on Tape available|
We are deleting our Books on Tape (audio cassettes) from our collection. They are available, free of charge, to patrons who still own audio cassette tape players.
Please note that Books on CD will still remain in the Library's collection
|For Teens & Tweens: It's here ... MINECRAFT!|
|YA Program: Marble Magnets|
|The Return of Duct Tape -- For Kids!|
Duct Tape Workshop
Learn how to make all kinds of useful and artistic things with duct tape.
Saturday, March 15, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Sign up at the Library, or call us at 413-665-2642.
|Planning for the Future|
Planning for the Future in the Pioneer Valley
with Timothy Brennan
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
New date: Wednesday, March 19th, at 6:30 PM
Timothy Brennan, of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, will discuss strengths and weaknesses of the Pioneer Valley and how they impact future plans for the region.
Since 1962, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has been the designated regional planning body for the Pioneer Valley region, which encompasses 43 cities and towns in the Hampden and Hampshire county areas. PVPC is the primary agency responsible for increasing communication, cooperation, and coordination among all levels of government, as well as the private business and civic sectors, in order to benefit the Pioneer Valley region and to improve its residents' quality of life.
Although PVPC is a public sector agency, it is not a direct arm of the federal or state government. Rather, it is a consortium of local governments that have banded together under the provisions of state law to address problems and opportunities that are regional in scope. As a result, PVPC's planning area is designated as a special district under the provisions of state enabling legislation.
PVPC is funded through modest annual assessments from its member communities, state and federal grant programs, fees for administering community development block grants, and matching funds.
|YA Program: Divergent Movie|
|Guest Artist: Roger Tincknell|
Music and Stories
Saturday, March 22, at 11 AM
Roger Tincknell will entertain us with stories and songs, and our own Children's Librarian Kelly Daniels Baker will read from a story book.
For more information, call the library at 665-2642, or call Karen Green, CFCE Coordinator at 665-8928. Like us on Facebook at Frontier Regional CFCE Program.
Sponsored by the Frontier Regional CFCE Program, which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Massachusetts Department of Education or the Federal Government.
|Closing VT Yankee|
Closing Vermont Yankee
How to Do It Safely and Responsibly
Featuring Dr. Marvin Resnikoff and Dr. John R. Mullin
John R. Mullin
What will the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant look like? What radioactive wastes or toxic substances will remain on site? Who will oversee the decommissioning process? What will happen to the workers? How will the plant closing affect the economy of the town of Vernon and environs? Come to this important event and learn the answers to these and other questions.
Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30 PM
Dr. Marvin Resnikoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics. He has worked for public interest groups on several projects involving decommissioning: Yankee Atomic, CT Yankee, Maine Yankee (for the Town of Wiscasset, ME) and Big Rock Point (MI). As co-director of the Radioactive Waste Campaign, he was instrumental in closing the West Valley, NY reprocessing facility. His work on decommissioning started in late 1970s, when he co-authored an article on the long-lived hazard of retired reactors. He has written four books on radioactive waste issues. He is presently Senior Associate at Radioactive Waste Management Associates, based in Bellows Falls, Vermont. His presentation will discuss decommissioning alternatives, the long-lived radioactive hazard and volume of "low-level" waste, and the cost of decommissioning in relation to the decommissioning fund.
Dr. John R. Mullin is a Professor of Regional Planning and Director of the Center for Economic Development at UMass Amherst. His research and professional interests focus upon industrial revitalization, port development and downtown planning. A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mullin has written or edited over 100 book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, journal articles, and conference proceedings. He is the author of “The Closing of the Yankee Rowe Nuclear Power Plant: The Impact on a New England Community” (1997). His presentation will focus on the obligations and responsibilities of federal, state, regional, and local governments, along with Entergy Corporation, to assist local communities in the post-closing recovery. It will draw upon his research work on Yankee Rowe and applied work on military base closings.
This event is co-sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and by the Sunderland Energy Committee.
|Teen and Tween Knitting Nights|
|Chess Club is back!!!|
with Andrew Morris-Friedman
Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:00 pm
February 26th through March 26th
Now open to adults, too!
Chess is a science and an art, a game and an intellectual exercise, a model of society and a metaphor for life. Its deep mysteries have inspired players and artists alike. Chess is both multicultural and multidisciplinary. Chess can bring people together to create community. Chess is especially helpful to young children: it teaches executive skills, decision-making, sportsmanship, and impulse control. Playing chess exercises your brain.
Chess Club is a program that teaches much more than just the fundamentals of chess. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, fair play and learning from one another. The Chess Club is open to participants (ages 10 and up) who are interested in pursuing intellectual challenges together. The club will meet for 60 minutes each session. All equipment and materials will be provided. Each session is filled on a first-come basis and limited to 14 participants per session.
|2014 Winter/Spring Preschool Storytime Schedule|
These story/craft times for children ages 3-6 and their families will be held on Fridays at 11:00am in the Children's Room.
The storytime dates are as follows:
||3, 10, 17, 24, 31
||7, 14, 28
||7, 14, 21, 28
||4, 11, 18
||2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Each storytime is approximately 45 minutes in length. Please join us for theme-related stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts!
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