Monthly Archives: August 2018

Hours change

Please note —- after Labor Day the library will be experimenting with a time change for Mondays. We will shift our hours to Noon to 8 p.m. This will give us additional evening hours for working families and double our programming time. Our first Monday evening program on Monday, September 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. will feature the Overdrive app for e-books called “Libby.” If you are an e-materials fan, this workshop will show you how to tailor the app to your preferences and become a power user. As a special treat, we will throw in instructions for getting a Boston Public Library e-card so you can access Hoopla music and all sorts of electronic content from our state library.

MCLA, NAPL, NAHS “History Harvest” event

hhlogosquare-copyThe North Adams Public Library is pleased to partner with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the North Adams Historical Society on a “History Harvest” project scheduled for November 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. The project, funded by a grant from the Mass Humanities, will result in a number of databases and learning tools to help students and community members understand the rich and complex history of our City.

To gather as much information as possible, we are asking community members to go through their old papers, photographs, and other family keepsakes and bring these to the library on “harvest day” for students and volunteers to digitize or record. In addition to print matter and photos, citizens are encouraged to share their memories of our changing community. Remember Thursday night shopping? Did you come downtown to be outfitted before school began? What were the best eating spots in town? No memory is too small to be gathered and catalogued.

If you would like to volunteer for this great event, please contact Dr. Ely Janis at 662-5342 or Mindy Hackner at 662-3133.