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Gilded Stockbridge: A Glimpse of Mabel Choate’s Naumkeag

“Gilded Stockbridge” takes a peek inside Mabel Choate's Naumkeag and features some of the home’s treasures, including porcelain pieces from Mabel’s world-renowned “Lowestoft” china collection, artwork by her mother and no-nonsense summer hats and garden tools used to transform Naumkeag into the beautiful public museum and gardens of today. As part of the exhibit, we also invite you to…

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Bimonthly Take and Make Craft

Twice a month the Youth Department will provide an easy-to-make Take and Make craft for children to take home. Each Take and Make contains most supplies and instructions, but you may need to provide general supplies such as materials to color/paint with, scissors, glue, or tape. Best for ages 3+

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Weekly Craft Corner

Each week there will be a simple to make craft available on a table in the children's room. Visit the Stockbridge Library any time we're open to check out some books and make a craft!

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CANCELLED Author Talk – Julian E. Zelizer in conversation with André Bernard

CANCELLED   Julian Zelizer is familiar to Sunday morning TV audiences as CNN's Political Analyst.  He is also a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Here and Now."  A pioneer in the revival of American political history, Zelizer, who teaches at Princeton, is the author of Myth America: Historians Take on the Biggest Legends and…

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Storytime in the Children’s Room

Join Youth Librarian Rachel for a weekly storytime in the children's room of the Stockbridge Library every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:00. Each week we'll sing some songs, move around, and read a book! Children of all ages are welcome at this storytime!

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Inquiry – The Power of Poetry featuring Raphael Kosek

Raphael Kosek’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and magazines such as Southern Humanities Review, Briar Cliff Review, Poetry East, Catamaran, The Chattahoochee Review and many others.  She also writes creative non-fiction and lyric essays, two of which have won first place awards at Eastern Iowa Review and Bacopa Review.  Harmless Encounters won the 2021 Jesse Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest…

Monthly Slime Squad (February 7)

The February monthly Slime Squad will meet on Tuesday, February 7 from 3:45pm to 4:30pm and we’ll be making Valentine's Slime. Best for ages 4 and up. Sign-up for slime squad is required every month, email rnicholson@cwmars.org or call 413-298-5501.

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Stockbridge Writers Meet on Zoom

The Stockbridge Library invites writers and would-be-writers to take a leap into creative and skillful writing. The Stockbridge Writers will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This program is free and open to the public.  All writing levels are welcome. Led by Stockbridge resident Ramelle Pulitzer, MEd., writing sessions will…

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February Book Club

Join us on Thursday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. for our monthly Book Club.  This month will feature the book Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck.   Books are available to pick up at the circulation desk and please feel free to call or email with any questions.

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Valentine Book Party with special guest Alison Larkin

Join us to celebrate love for libraries from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm. on Saturday, February 11!    Enjoy listening to Alison Larkin, comedienne and award-winning audiobook narrator of The Complete Novels of Jane Austen read some of Austen’s most famous love scenes, select a book to purchase for the library in honor of someone special in your…

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Valentine’s Story and Craft

Join us for a special Valentine's Day storytime followed by a craft at the Stockbridge Library! Children of all ages welcome!

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Inquiry – The Power of Poetry featuring the Virginia Women’s Poetry Collective

Kim Ports Parsons’ debut collection Mayapple Forest is forthcoming from Terrapin Books.  Kim grew up near Baltimore, earned degrees, taught for decades, and worked in libraries. Now, she lives next to Shenandoah National Park where she gardens, walks, and writes. Her poetry has appeared in The Galway Review, Cider Press Review, Banyan Review, and other journals. She volunteers weekly for Cultivating Voices…