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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

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.

 

Kim DiLego accepts Assistant Director/Reference position

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Long-time Youth Services Librarian, Kim DiLego will be moving over to the Reference Department officially on May 9 although she is already assuming many of the reference duties. DiLego was the unanimous choice  based on her 20 years of experience at the library, her familiarity with library procedures, and the depth of her local history knowledge.

Kim earned her Masters of Library Information Science from the State University of New York Albany campus in August of 2005 and her BA from Westfield State University in 1989. She and her husband Paul have one daughter Maia.

BYKI is now Transparent Language

Need to learn a new language in a hurry? Traveling to some exotic spot, or just want to keep your brain exercised? The old language learning system BYKI is now transformed into a faster platform designed for smartphones and tablets. If you already take language classes on BYKI, your progress will be migrated to the new look and feel. If you haven’t taken a language course, check it out at
https://library.transparent.com/northadamsma/game/ng/#/login

Cell phone policy

Please, do not take or make calls in the library. If you must use your cell phone, please turn the sound  off or put on vibrate. The stairwell between the second and third floor near the Reference Department is available for personal calls. Exceptions may be made for tech support or emergencies. Texting and web apps like Facebook are allowed.

Patrons may use SKYPE in the smaller front room on the main floor, if conversations are held at a reasonable level. If you are having an interview or require privacy, please inquire about the possibility of using the third floor meeting area if staffing is available.

Cell phone use is not permitted in the Youth Services Department unless it is an emergency.