Meet Maple

Children in grades 1 to 3 who may be struggling with reading aloud are welcome to come to the library on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 in the children’s department to meet and read  to Maple. Every child will have an opportunity to bring a favorite story from home or choose from our wonderful picture book collection and spend time with our new furry friend. Maple is a seven-year-old Golden Retriever and registered therapy dog. She will be here with owner/handler Cathy Hall of Pittsfield, Mass.

Therapy dogs are a wonderful way for children to read to a non-judgmental partner. Maple has just received her advanced therapy license and we are very confident of her patience and charm. Parents whose children may be fearful of dogs are also welcome to spend time sitting quietly with her. Light refreshments and dog biscuits will be available.maple

Famous (and almost famous) visitors to the Northern Berkshires

paulLocal historian Paul Marino will regale us with stories of important visitors to North Adams and the surrounding towns on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Come join us in the main reading room of the North Adams Public Library for an evening full of entertainment (and surprises) as he recalls brushes with celebrity and debunks some rumored visits by politicians and artists. For more information call the library at 413-662-3133.

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.

Book donations end August 20

Many thanks to all who donated books for this year’s sale. Please note that we will stop collecting books on August 20. The Friends are excited about the upcoming event set for September 23 and 24 at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Hall. There will be an outstanding assortment of books and baked goods so mark your calendars. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. on both days. See you there.