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Monday, May 1, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, May 1, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, May 2, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
For its May 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Boston Girl
by
Anita Diamant
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room



Wednesday, May 3, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Program Room

 


Friday, May 5, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, May 5, 2017
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 


Monday, May 8, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, May 8, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, May 9, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMCooking Club      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Lacto-fermented Foods with Cristina Garcia
 
Lacto-fermented vegetables
provide a healthy source of probiotics
to heal and maintain a healthy gut.
 
Chef Cristina Garcia, from The Farm School in Athol, MA, will discuss the many health benefits of lacto-fermented foods and will show us how we can make lacto-fermented foods at home.
 
Samples of sauerkraut, kvass, and kimchi will be available to try. 
 
Program sponsored by the Friends of the Gale Free Library.
 
Program limited to 35 attendees.  Registration required:  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569. 
 


Wednesday, May 10, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Program Room

 


Thursday, May 11, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PMA Mindfulness Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 

Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 

Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School. 

No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, May 12, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, May 12, 2017
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 


Saturday, May 13, 2017


10:00 AM - 11:30 AMCreating From the Inside Out      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Creating From the Inside Out
 
Join Sharon Ann Rose,
author of Faces of the Mother,
when she comes to Holden
on her East Coast book tour.
 
At this morning event, Sharon will use her blend of storytelling, song, direct experience, laughter, reverence, innocence and wonder to share a deeper perspective about how we create and what she's learned during more than fifteen years of working with women.   
  
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Program Room
 
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations this morning      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar,
Gale Free Library’s used book store,
will accept donations
today from 10 a.m. until noon.

Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations
only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Thank you for your understanding
and for your generosity throughout the year!

 



Monday, May 15, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, May 15, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, May 17, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Program Room

 


Thursday, May 18, 2017


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
 
For its April meeting
the Classics Book Group will read
"Big Blond," "The Lovely Leave," and
"Men I'm Not Married To"
- short stories 
by Dorothy Parker.
 
Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
 
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room

 



Friday, May 19, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, May 19, 2017
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 


Saturday, May 20, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations this morning      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar,
Gale Free Library’s used book store,
will accept donations
today from 10 a.m. until noon.

Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations
only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Thank you for your understanding
and for your generosity throughout the year!

 



Monday, May 22, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWriting Workshop      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
• Writing Workshop – What Are You Wearing?
 
How do the things we put on affect how we live in the world? We’ll look at writing in which clothing or jewelry provides the launching point from which a bigger story emerges.

You’ll have a chance to apply what you’ve learned to any style of writing you like (memoir, fiction, poetry, essay).  We’ll finish by sharing thoughts and questions, with the option to read aloud in a supportive atmosphere.
 
No special knowledge or experience is necessary.  All who enjoy reading and writing are welcome to attend.
 
Registration required:  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.   
 
Monday, May 22, 2017
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Program Room
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, May 22, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, May 24, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Program Room

 


Thursday, May 25, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PMA Mindfulness Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 

Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 

Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School. 

No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, May 26, 2017


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, May 26, 2017
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, June 1, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMThe Basics - Memory loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's disease      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• The Basics – Memory loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease  
 
Join us for an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association. 
 
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. 
 
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts.  This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. 
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Program Room 

 


Monday, June 5, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, June 5, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, June 6, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its June 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Mockingbird Next Door:
Life with Harper Lee

by
Marja Mills
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room



Thursday, June 8, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:30 PMA Mindfulness Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 

Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 

Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School. 

No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Program Room
 


Saturday, June 10, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations this morning      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:   
The Book Cellar,
Gale Free Library’s used book store,
will accept donations
today from 10 a.m. until noon.

Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations
only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Thank you for your understanding
and for your generosity throughout the year!

 



Monday, June 12, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, June 12, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, June 15, 2017


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
For its June meeting
the Classics Book Group
will have a Poetry Share.
 
Share a poem –
whether it's one that you have written,
or something from a new favorite poet,
or a work you have loved for years. 
 
Please bring eight to ten copies to share with others in the group.
 
Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room
 



Saturday, June 17, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations this morning      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:   
The Book Cellar,
Gale Free Library’s used book store,
will accept donations
today from 10 a.m. until noon.

Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations
only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Thank you for your understanding
and for your generosity throughout the year!

 



Monday, June 19, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, June 19, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, June 22, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:30 PMA Mindfulness Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 

Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 

Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School. 

No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Program Room
 


Monday, June 26, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, June 26, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, July 3, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 3, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, July 10, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 10, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, July 11, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
For its July 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Rent Collector
by
Camron Wright
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room



Monday, July 17, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 17, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, July 20, 2017


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
 
For its final meeting of the season,
the Classics Book Group will read
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
by Gertrude Stein.
 
Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room

 



Monday, July 24, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 24, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, July 31, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 31, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, August 1, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its August 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
Remember Me Like This 
by
Bret Anthony Johnston
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room
 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its October 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates  
by
Brian Kilmeade
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room
 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its November 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Sellout   
by
Paul Beatty
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room
 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its December 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Japanese Lover   
by
Isabel Allende
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room