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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Thursday, July 12 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, July 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (note date change).  This month’s featured title will be One Sweet Cookie: Celebrated Chefs Share Favorite Recipes by Tracey Zabar.  Leftover baked goods from this month’s meeting will be sold at the Library’s bake sale on July 14 and 15.

Here’s how it works:
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, July 12 at 5:00 pm

Book Club

Join the book club on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. for a discussion of this month’s featured book, The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.  Copies are available at the main desk.

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


Friday, July 13 at 9:00 am

Annual Used Book Sale

The Stockbridge Library will hold its Annual Used Book Sale, a tradition under the tent, on the Library’s front lawn at 46 Main Street, Stockbridge, Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, 2018.  Hours will be as follows: Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Over 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, in 36 categories for easy browsing. Unbelievably great bargain prices. Admission is FREE ($5 entrance fee during the Preview Period on Friday, July 13, between 9:00 a.m. and noon.)

All proceeds benefit the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. For more information, contact the Library at 413-298-5501.

Interested in volunteering for the sale?  Sign up by clicking on the button below:

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Saturday, July 14 at 9:00 am

Annual Used Book Sale

The Stockbridge Library will hold its Annual Used Book Sale, a tradition under the tent, on the Library’s front lawn at 46 Main Street, Stockbridge, Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, 2018.  Hours will be as follows: Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Over 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, in 36 categories for easy browsing. Unbelievably great bargain prices. Admission is FREE ($5 entrance fee during the Preview Period on Friday, July 13, between 9:00 a.m. and noon.)

Homemade baked goods also will be available for purchase on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July, 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. only (or while supplies last).

All proceeds benefit the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. For more information, contact the Library at 413-298-5501.

Interested in volunteering for the sale?  Sign up by clicking the button below:

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Sunday, July 15 at 10:00 am

Annual Used Book Sale

The Stockbridge Library will hold its Annual Used Book Sale, a tradition under the tent, on the Library’s front lawn at 46 Main Street, Stockbridge, Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, 2018.  Hours will be as follows: Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Over 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, in 36 categories for easy browsing. Unbelievably great bargain prices. Admission is FREE ($5 entrance fee during the Preview Period on Friday, July 13, between 9:00 a.m. and noon.)

Homemade baked goods also will be available for purchase on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July, 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. only (or while supplies last).

All proceeds benefit the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. For more information, contact the Library at 413-298-5501.

Interested in volunteering for the sale?  Sign by clicking the button below:

Sign Up!

 


Saturday, July 21 at 4:00 pm

On the Town: Rails, Rocks & Rivers

This summer, the Museum & Archives will present On the Town, a series of monthly programs in five different parts of Stockbridge.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the buildings at the site and talking about some of the people who lived there.  All programs will be held on the third Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  $5.00 suggested donation.

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., the tour will focus on Park Street off of Route 7, which offers recreation, trails, and a bridge that came and went.  Look for signs showing where to park.


Saturday, August 18 at 4:00 pm

On the Town: Whatever Happened to Curtisville?

This summer, the Museum & Archives will present On the Town, a series of monthly programs in five different parts of Stockbridge.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the buildings at the site and talking about some of the people who lived there.  All programs will be held on the third Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  $5.00 suggested donation.

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., the tour will focus on Interlaken, which used to be an industrial area, then a separate community.  A walk along Willard Hill Road will explain the changes that took place over time.  Look for signs showing where to park.


Saturday, September 15 at 4:00 pm

On the Town: The Back Door of Tanglewood

This summer, the Museum & Archives will present On the Town, a series of monthly programs in five different parts of Stockbridge.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the buildings at the site and talking about some of the people who lived there.  All programs will be held on the third Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  $5.00 suggested donation.

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., the tour will focus on the area around Tanglewood.  Starting at the Lion’s Gate (on Hawthorne Road), we will look at the properties around it and discover some of the Stockbridge residents that made Tanglewood what it is.  Look for signs showing where to park.


Saturday, October 13 at 4:00 pm

On the Town: It Once Was New and Different

This summer, the Museum & Archives will present On the Town, a series of monthly programs in five different parts of Stockbridge.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the buildings at the site and talking about some of the people who lived there.  $5.00 suggested donation.

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., join us in the Stockbridge Cemetery on Main Street (Route 102) and meet several innovators who will share their formerly new ideas.  Meet in the parking lot across from the Cemetery.