Adult Programs

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives presents various programs of interest throughout the year. Check the Calendar for specific topics and events. All are welcome!

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Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00 am

Stockbridge Writers Meet Virtually

The Stockbridge Library invites writers and would-be-writers to take a leap into creative and skillful writing from now through the end of June.

The Stockbridge Writers will meet via Zoom each on Tuesdays through the end of June from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public.  All writing levels welcome!
Led by Stockbridge resident Ramelle Pulitzer, MEd., writing sessions will gently follow the outline set in the book Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Ramelle writes on a regular basis for her website New View Tours. She looks forward to coordinating and leading a group of like-minded writers ready to explore writing practice as a way to improve and enjoy expressing oneself.

Meeting ID: 951 2218 7369
Password: 613188


Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 pm

Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring Daniel Poppick

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives invites you to Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring poet Daniel Poppick on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. This event will be hosted virtually through The Stockbridge Library Zoom account.  To join the Zoom Meeting,  click here.

Daniel Poppick is the author of Fear of Description (Penguin, 2019), a winner of the National Poetry Series, and The Police (Omnidawn, 2017). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Harper’s, BOMB, The Yale ReviewLit Hub, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, where he works as a copywriter and co-edits the Catenary Press.

Our highlighted poet will recite a number of poems and provide insight into one or several of the poems, immediately followed by a question and answer session. The online poetry event will last one hour.

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Thursday, June 4 at 12:00 pm

Virtual Cookbook Club

Join us on Zoom for a virtual Cookbook Club event on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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Friday, June 5 at 1:00 pm

Interview with David Lynn, Editor of the Kenyon Review

Join us on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. for an interview with David Lynn, Editor of the Kenyon Review. To join the Zoom meeting click here.

David Lynn has been the editor of the Kenyon Review, an international journal of literature, culture and the arts, since 1994. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for “Divergence.” His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, has been published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books. An earlier volume, Year of Fire, was published in 2006 by Harcourt. In a review, Publisher’s Weekly said that “the stories of this collection occupy the gray borderland where betrayal mixes with trust, violence with affection, humiliation with lust. The effect is quietly haunting.” And the New York Times said, [Lynn] “feels his way toward tentative, glancing resolutions that avoid glib epiphanies and leave his characters, like the professor in ‘Life Sentences,’ ‘numb and sad and lonely . . . a still center as the emotional chaos of these people swirled about him, destroying so much.’”

David Lynn is also the author of the novel Wrestling with Gabriel, an earlier collection of stories, Fortune Telling, and The Hero’s Tale: Narrators in the Early Modern Novel, a critical study. His stories and essays have appeared in magazines and journals in America, England, India, and Australia. Other awards include the Glimmer Train Short Story Prize 2015, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award Finalist, and the Ohioana Library Association Award for Editorial Excellence.

David Lynn lives in Gambier, Ohio with his wife, Wendy Singer, a distinguished historian of India. He is also Professor of English at Kenyon College.

Books by David Lynn


YEAR OF FIRE
New York : Harcourt, Inc., 2005. 276 p.

In these nineteen stories, David H. Lynn presents a vivid tapestry of human experience. From India to England, California to Detroit, we see the way in which people’s lives and ambitions inevitably collide.

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Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00 pm

Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring P. Scott Cunningham

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives invites you to Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring poet P. Scott Cunningham on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. This event will be hosted virtually through The Stockbridge Library Zoom account.  To join the Zoom Meeting,  click here.

Scott Cunningham is a poet and essayist originally from Boca Raton, FL. He is the author of Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Series. His work has appeared in The Awl, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, POETRY, A Public Space, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, Monocle, RHINO, The Guardian, PANK, Electric Literature, and others. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he is the founder and director of O, Miami, a non-profit organization that celebrates Miami, FL through the lens of poetry, and the co-founder & executive editor of Jai-Alai Books, a regional publishing imprint. Named one of “20 Under 40 Emerging South Florida Leaders” by The Miami Herald and one of 51 “brilliant urbanites who are helping to build the cities of America’s future” by Fast Company, he lives in Miami with his wife, Christina, and his daughters, Ada and Frankie.

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Thursday, June 11 at 3:00 pm

Virtual Book Club

Virtual Book Club

Thursday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m.
 
Join the book club on Thursday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. for a discussion of this month’s featured book, Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard.

Stockbridge Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Virtual Book Club
Time: Jun 11, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sunday, June 21 at 12:00 pm

Sixth Annual William Selke Memorial Science Lecture – Canceled

Sixth Annual William Selke Memorial Science Lecture featuring Rebecca and Brian Cosgrove of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 am

Stockbridge Writers Meet Virtually

The Stockbridge Library invites writers and would-be-writers to take a leap into creative and skillful writing from now through the end of June.

The Stockbridge Writers will meet via Zoom each on Tuesdays through the end of June from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public.  All writing levels welcome!
Led by Stockbridge resident Ramelle Pulitzer, MEd., writing sessions will gently follow the outline set in the book Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Ramelle writes on a regular basis for her website New View Tours. She looks forward to coordinating and leading a group of like-minded writers ready to explore writing practice as a way to improve and enjoy expressing oneself.

Meeting ID: 951 2218 7369
Password: 613188


Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 am

Stockbridge Library 2020 Golf & Tennis Tournament

Stay tuned for more information!


Saturday, April 24 at 7:30 pm

World Premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “Music for String Quartet”

Join us for a benefit concert to feature the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “Music for String Quartet” this fall at the Linde Center at Tanglewood. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives.

The concert also will include Bernstein’s rarely performed “Piano Trio” (for violin, cello and piano), “Elegies” for violin and viola by Bernstein’s close friend and colleague Aaron Copland, Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor K. 478, and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat, op. 44.
Bernstein wrote “Music for String Quartet” in 1936 at the age of 18. He asked an established quartet of young musicians in the Boston area to play through the piece, then gave the manuscript to the group’s first violinist Stanley Benson, who later served as a long-time violinist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Benson and his wife Clara, also a violinist, held onto the piece for more than 50 years, but it has never been performed publicly.
The Bernstein family’s publishing company, Amberson, has authorized this world premiere performance of the piece.
Bernstein’s “Music for String Quartet” will be performed by a stellar ensemble of musicians: Malcolm Lowe, violinist and recently retired concertmaster of the BSO; Natalie Rose Kress, a Washington, D.C.-based violinist currently studying at The Juilliard School; violist Daniel Kim, who holds the Lois and Harlan Anderson chair at the BSO; Ronald Feldman, retired BSO cellist who now is music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston and the Berkshire Symphony at Williams College; and pianist Melvin Chen, who is Deputy Dean of the Yale Music School and director of Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Retired BSO Librarian John Perkel arranged to have the piece premiered as the centerpiece of the April 24, 2021 concert.  He said: “Ever since the approach of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial, I was determined to make this amazing event a reality. When I finally received the authorization to perform the Bernstein string quartet, I went into action and engaged these fine musicians and chose repertoire closely associated with Bernstein.”
According to Library Director Wendy Pearson, “We are delighted to host this world premiere as a benefit to fund cultural programming and community events for the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives.”
The concert will be held at Studio E in Tanglewood’s Linde Center and will be followed by a dessert reception at the adjacent Cindy’s Café.