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.


UPCOMING:

Thursday, December 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, December 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.  This month’s featured title will be Appetizers!: Good Housekeeping Favorite Recipes.

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.


Thursday, December 14 at 5:00 pm

Book Club

Join the book club on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. for a discussion of this month’s featured book, Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin.  Copies available at the main desk.

The book club generally meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.  New members always welcome – even if you haven’t read the book!