Author Talk — Miles Corey on his fantasy novel

keepersAuthor, artist, and teacher Miles Corey will be here on Thursday evening, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his newest fantasy novel, ‘ The Keepers of Canataug.’ Former Education Director of the Children’s Art Center in Boston, Corey taught art an theater in Massachusetts schools for many years. He is an Emory College ‘Teacher of the Year.’

Now he’s written an intriguing fantasy novel that wraps historic Berkshire County place names around the timeless battle between light and dark. Come meet the author, share some light refreshments and find out how Canataug echoes through our Berkshire Hills.  Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Living Room at the historic North Adams Public Library

Berkshire School of Tae Kwon Do

tkdJoin us tomorrow July 21st at 6:30 pm on the Third floor for an awesome martial arts demonstration by the Berkshire School of Tae Kwon Do!  You will have a chance to stretch out with the martial arts students as well as watch the full range of the students’ techniques.  Bring any questions for the school’s master Mr. Hughes.

Writing Circle for Creativity and Self-Empowerment at NAPL

millieWriting coach Millie Calesky is bringing her popular writing class back to the North Adams Public Library on Saturday, July 16 from 10 until noon. The class follows a method used by Pat Schneider, author of ‘Writing Alone and With Others’ used by the Amherst Writers and Artists group. The approach posits that all of us are born with some measure of creative genius. Millie will help you tap that source. In a course description available at pre-registration, Calesky will divide the session into two main parts; the first part being introductions and a brief writing exercise, the second part being a longer writing session followed by feedback. Participants are encouraged to share. Confidentiality and support are always part of the writing experience in Calesky’s workshops.

On Your Mark, Get Set…Sign Up

Chld Bikes copySummer reading is in full swing in the Youth Services Department!  Children ages 3-14 can start signing up now for the Summer Reading Program that lasts from July 27th through August 4th.  We have a great summer planned with the Steeple Cats, a Video Game workshop with the Rhode Island Computer Museum, a demonstration by the Berkshire School of Tae Kwon Do, and a wrap-up party with magician Scott Jameson.  Plus mounds of unforgettable books waiting to be read!  Stop by the Youth Services desk to get your journals checked, chat about great books, look over our tempting prizes, and find your next favorite book.  Journals will only be checked as often as once a week but we hope to see you more often than that!

Our generous sponsors include the Friends of the North Adams Public Library, The Mass Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Steeple Cats, the Collaborative Summer Library Program and the Mass Board of Library Commissioners as well as in part by a grant from Local Cultural Councils.  Thank you!!