Library adds recipe database



Evening dinners choices getting a little stale? Need an ethnic recipe to get an easy “A” in that social studies class? Check out our newest database A to Z World Food.  This companion to A to Z World and A to Z USA is an entire cook book library of interesting food and facts from around the world. Click here or scroll through our databases on the main page in the right-hand column.

Great April Vacation Events in the Youth Services Department

Friends are now accepting books

In addition to their annual membership drive, the Friends of NAPL are also accepting donations of gently used books for their fall book sale. Please check the condition of your donated books and make sure they are in best condition for re-sale. Every year we send many books off to recycling, creating lots of work for our city maintenance crew, the staff and the Friends. Among the things we cannot sell; encyclopedias, text books, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, musty or damaged books. Than you for your support and consideration. Looking forward to the September sale, the NAPL Staff.

FREE —Family film night

The next film in our “Look Up” series is “Contact” featuring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey in a cast of characters reacting to a potential contact by other intelligent life in the universe. Movie time is 6 p.m. and the PG film runs about 150 minutes. Popcorn will be served. Sin-título2

Haiku on the Hoosic

In preparation for a May 5 celebration of the Hoosic River, HooWRA (the Hoosic River Watershed Association), is inviting Robert Moyer to conduct two workshops in our local libraries. On April 18, Moyer will be at the Milne Library in Williamstown to teach a workshop on Haiku, the Japanese tone poem (seventeen syllables, three brief lines to paint a mental picture). On Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 he will conduct a workshop specifically for educators at the North Adams Public Library. After the workshops, paper and pencils will be available in each library for the public to create their own haiku honoring the river and its ecosystem. For more information on these special events, click the pdf posters here.

moyer flyer

poster for haiku

Music in the Mansion

Great concert with Stephanie and Robin last night. Almost 30 people enjoyed an hour of fabulous music. It’s a rare treat to see such talented performers up close and personal. Robin gave us an insider’s view of a pro struggling with some sound equipment issues but her voice intertwined with Stefanie’s remarkable footwork and powerful harmonizing created an intimate evening of music with friends. Thank you, Two White Girls and the Backbeat for a wonderful time.robin