See our display in the Reference Department on the second floor and begin to think about the gifts you will leave behind. Kim and Lisa have created something for you to think about.
Author, 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
Join 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.
Take advantage of these great summer venues. Free admission every Friday to well-known museums and cultural venues. MassMoCA and Tanglewood are free this Friday #SeeMoreSummer
Writing 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.
If you missed Cliff Schexnayder’s informative lecture on the “Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel”, here is your chance to catch the taped version. Thank you Joanne and staff of nbctc.
Monday the 27th @ 7:30pm
Wednesday the 29th @ 5pm
Saturday, July 2nd @ 11am
Sunday the 3rd @ 1pm
Thursday the 7th @ 4pm
Friday the 8th @ 8pm
Tuesday the 19th @ 6pm
Summer 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!!
The adult book club will be discussing Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian in an on-line forum between July 1 and 8 this month. Interested readers may contact Jenny Dunning at dunningj123(at)gmail.com to participate. Copies of Alexie’s are available at the library.