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Chinese Language & Culture Class for Youth

Starting Thursday May 4th, the Youth Services Department is hosting Chinese language and culture instructor Mrs. Wan’s teaching to youth in grades K-4, siblings welcome.  This is a drop-in class that will be taught for 5 weeks.  Please see the flyer below (click it for a larger image) for more information or call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14.

Chinese Lang Class May17

Friends are now accepting books for the September sale

The NAPL Friends are now collecting books. Please remember that they do not accept text books, encyclopedias, or Readers Digest condensed books. They will accept DVDs and software in good condition. Please make sure your donations are free from markings and attractive to buyers. The staff requests that you do not leave book sale books in the return drop or at the library doors off-hours. Donation receipts are available at the main desk upon request. Thank you.

We have an app for that

The North Adams Public Library is joining several libraries in the CWMARS network offering the Boopsie® mobile app. Thanks to a generous grant from North Adams Motorama and matching funds from the Friends of the North Adams Public Library, the new app will allow you to; search the catalog, request materials, administer your account, download e-books and audio, link to five popular library databases including magazines from Zinio and the state-wide Gale databases, check out library events, find our hours and location information, and connect with us on Facebook all from the convenience of your phone or tablet.

To get the new app, simply Google “CWMARS Boopsie app” or search your favorite app store. The app is free to install. Once installed, click on the CWMARS icon and choose your favorite library. Your device will remember your login information. If you need help, stop by the circulation desk or the director’s office and we will gladly walk you through the steps. In the near future, Boopsie will be branding the app to our individual libraries and giving you more information on our highest circulating items. Let us know what you think.

World War I posters on display

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
—-John McCrae, May 1915

This year marks the 100th anniversary of  America’s entry into WWI. Europe was at war since the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914 but here on the home front anti-war sentiment was strong. Everything changed in April, 1917 when German submarines began prowling the eastern seaboard and the intercepted Zimmerman telegram indicated an attempt to involve Mexico in a potential attack.

Click here for a list of WWI Vet Names compiled by Gene and Justyna Carlson


Pioneer Valley Ballet Storytime Playback on Channel 16

Thanks to the generous support our Friends of the Library, the Pioneer Valley Ballet visited the library over February school vacation and presented a dance-themed storytime complete with a fairy godmother!  Joanne Hulburt from Channel 16 taped our fun fairy adventures that day and playback is available during the following times in March:

Tuesday the 7th @ 5pm

Friday the 10th @ 7pm

Sunday the 12th @ 3pm

Wednesday the 15th @ 6pm

Saturday the 18th @ 10:30am

Monday the 20th @ 4pm