Music in the Mansion presents ‘Hungrytown’ in concert


Mark the beginning of holiday cheer by coming out
to hear the folk duo Hungrytown at the
North Adams Public Library on Thursday,
December 8 at 6 p.m.


After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown–have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.

Legos this Thursday

Legos DecJoin us this Thursday evening December 8th from 6 – 7 pm on the 3rd Floor in the Community Room for a Lego-good-time!  The Family Center and NAPL will offer an hour of Lego free play for children ages 4-12, siblings welcome.  For more information call 413-662-3133, ext. 14.


The Main Reading Room is ready for the Friends Annual Meeting
Monday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m.
After a short business meeting, Barbara Malkus, our new
Superintendent of Schools, will be the guest speaker. The
Public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
This is a great chance to thank the Friends for all they do.

Martin and Gordon named to Trustees

Robin Martin and Nicole Gordon are replacing Nicole Prokop and Joan Owaczarksi on the NAPL Board of Trustees effective October 12,2016.  Prokop is relocating to New Hampshire where she will head up adult programming for the Concord Public Library.  Owaczarski is retiring from the Board to concentrate on family.

Many  patrons will recognize Martin as the former reference librarian and interim director of the library in 2012-13. Gordon, a registered pharmacist, recently moved to the area. She has two young children and is a fan of libraries, having attended many story times and devoted countless library hours to study. They join long-time trustees Harris Elder, Hulda Jowett, Donald Pecor, Richard Taskin, and Rich Remsberg to form the seven-member board that meets every second Wednesday of the month to oversee library policies and budget.

Zinio e-magazines adds content

rollstone natgeo usZinio adds Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic for Kids and an adult coloring book to their long list of downloadable magazines.

If you currently  download magazines through Overdrive, please be advised that Barnes & Noble and Overdrive no longer have  contract and their magazines will be discontinued after the current issues expire.

Adult knitting group forms

Do you pick or do you throw? Knitters of all skill levels are invited to join a new group forming at the library on Tuesdays at 2 p.m in the main reading room.  

Just a beginner? Limited tools and supplies will be on hand to get you started. A seasoned knitter? Bring your projects to share and be prepared to coach another knitter on tips and techniques you’ve learned over the years. The days are getting shorter and your gift lists are getting longer. How about mittens for a grandchild , cowls or scarves for a best friend, socks for that special someone (nothing feels quite like a pair of hand-knitted socks)? Every one can enjoy this ancient art.


Book Sale Success!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s book sale the best event ever.