Book Clubs


The Stockbridge Library’s Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the library.  We welcome new and old book club members and their suggestions for what to read next – fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, you name it.  Please join us and share your ideas for how to make this the best book club around.


Copies of the current month’s selection are available to check out at the circulation desk.  For more information, please call the library at (413) 298-5501.


Tuesday, August 22 at 2:00 pm

Kids Book Club

A book club just for kids!  Children ages 8 and up are invited to our second session on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  The book to read is The Candymakers by Wendy Mass.  After a short discussion of the book led by Youth Librarian Jenney Maloy, there will be a candy making party!  Make your own gum, chocolate lollipops, and gummy candy!


Free and open to the public.  Copies of The Candymakers can be picked up at the front desk starting August 1, 2017.  If your child would like to come, please give us a call at 413-298-5501 and let us know so that we have enough supplies on hand.


Thursday, September 7 at 12:00 pm

Cookbook Club

Do you like to cook?  Would you like a reason to learn to cook or try new recipes?  Do you just want something fun and different to do at lunchtime?  Then join our cookbook club!

On the first Thursday of the month, we invite you to gather together with fellow cooks and friends for lunch, while exploring different cuisines and cookbooks from the Library’s collection.

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. This month’s featured title will be Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors by Diana Henry.

Here’s how it will work:
1. Check the information in our enewsletter or on our website for the date of the next lunchtime meeting. You’ll also see which cookbook is going to be the source for our upcoming exploration. Typically, we’ll choose cookbooks that have interesting things to make but do not require elaborate preparations or impossible-to-find ingredients.
2. Stop in at the Library and ask for the month’s featured cookbook at the front desk. You won’t take it out; just browse at your leisure and have a look at the recipes.
3. From your browsing, choose a recipe that you’ll prepare and bring to the next Cookbook Club meeting. Copy the recipe and put a post-it on that recipe with your name (that way we won’t end up with duplicates).
Tip: choose something you’ll enjoy making—of course—but also keep in mind that the Library does not have a full kitchen, just a microwave and refrigerator. Things that can be served easily in small portions and that don’t require last minute prep will work best.
4. On the designated day, please bring your finished dish to the library with any needed serving utensils. If it is easier with your schedule, you’re welcome to drop your dish off in the meeting room, using the refrigerator if necessary.
5. If possible, also bring some plastic containers for those who may want to bring leftovers home (assuming we have leftovers!).
6. At each meeting, we’ll enjoy the shared food while also chatting about the featured cookbook and your experiences with the recipes. What would you recommend? What surprises, challenges, or need for creative adaptations did you encounter?
7. The Library will provide plates, utensils, etc. Clean-up assistance is always welcomed.
8. At the end of the meeting, we’ll survey the group for their future cookbook interests and any other suggestions.

Please call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.