The 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.
Our next film in the “Look Up” series, dedicated to Gail Cariddi, is the thrilling, nail-biter “Apollo 13″ with Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon and Ed Harris re-enacting the nearly disastrous moon mission of 1970. On a third lunar mission, a fire in the service module strands three astronauts 248,000 miles from home port. Showing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 due to the long running time of 2 hours 20 minutes. Although rated PG, the film is quite long and perhaps scary for small children. Great history lesson for middle and high school students
Popcorn will be served.
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