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Shoe Stories Featuring Berkshire County Historical Footwear

On exhibit in the Stockbridge Library, Museum and Archives Procter Gallery from May 3 to August 15, 2022. This exhibit examines a wide variety of footwear with ties to the Berkshires, from humble handmade work clogs of 19th-century mill workers to beautiful red pumps purchased in Paris by Miss Margaret Stanley of Pittsfield in 1932.…

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On the Lincoln Trail

To honor the centennial of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Berkshire Magazine has set up self-guided trail around the Berkshires highlighting traces of our 16th President.  Pop in to see our two bronze castings and bronze reproduction by Daniel Chester French!

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June Cookbook Club

Join us for Cookbook Club at the Library or on Zoom. This month’s cookbook selection is That Sounds so Good by Carla Lalli Music. Copies are available for loan at the Library. Prepare a recipe to share and bring it to the library or share your experience with us via Zoom.  

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Online Poetry Series: The Refuge of Witnessing with Peter Schmitt

PETER SCHMITT is the author of six collections of poems: Goodbye, Apostrophe (forthcoming in 2020 from Regal House); Renewing the Vows (David Robert Books); Hazard Duty, and Country Airport (Copper Beech Press); and two chapbooks, Incident in an Apartment Complex: A Suite of Voices, and To Disappear (Pudding House). He has received The Lavan Award…

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June Book Club

June's Book Club will be featuring Tony Horwitz's book Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide."   According to the publisher: "With Spying on the South, the best-selling author of Confederates in the Attic returns to the South and the Civil War era for an epic adventure on the trail of America's greatest landscape…

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Author Talk with Robert D. Kaplan

On Thursday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. Robert D. Kaplan will be speaking at the Stockbridge Library Association in conversation with Jim Brooke.  His new book, Adriatic will be on sale at the event.   ROBERT D. KAPLAN is the bestselling author of twenty books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including…

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Sheep Shearing and Wool Craft Event with Prado de Lana!

Join us on the Stockbridge Library lawn for some sheep-y fun brought to us by Amanda Barcencas of Prado de Lana!  There will be a sheep shearing demonstration, a working dog presentation, crafts and a sheep-themed storytime, and artisan vendors at the Prado de Lana shop, which is located right around the corner from our…

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Author Talk with Robert E. Weir

The book Who Knew? Roadside Revelations in Western Massachusetts delves into the history of local curiosities “hidden” in plain sight. It is a travel guide, an accessible history, and an offbeat love letter to Western Mass. The book explores local oddities, explodes tall tales, and gives insight into things locals many have wondered about, but never stopped…

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Author Talk with Kumiko Makihara

Author Kumiko Makihara's great-great-grandfather was a low-ranking samurai from a poor village in southwestern Japan. Fiercely intelligent and audaciously ambitious, he went on to found the Mitsubishi business empire. His successors -- his younger brother, his son, and his nephew – were equally colorful and capable. Kumiko will trace her family history which parallels the growth…

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