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   Saturday, September 5, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
CLOSED
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CLOSED


   Monday, September 7, 2015
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
CLOSED LABOR DAY
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CLOSED LABOR DAY


   Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Stories With Jason
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Stories, songs and fun at the library.  All ages are welcome.

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   Wednesday, September 9, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   413-420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org
Stories and fun at the library.




4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coloring Sheets
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Coloring sheets and crayons.  Themes will vary.


   Friday, September 11, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln logs and tinker toys
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Enjoy some of the library toys and check out some books while you're at it.




   Saturday, September 12, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Author Jeff Mack
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   413-420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org
Author Jeff Mack will talk about becoming an author/illustrator.  He will read one of his books and demonstrate how to draw a character from one of his stories.  He will then stay for questions and answers and a book signing.

This event is part of our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge sponsored by the Holyoke Cultural Council.




2:00 PM -
Conversation with Author Series: Eamon McCarthy Earls
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Maria Pagan   413-420-8101
pagan@holyoke.org
Remembering Hurricane Connie and Hurricane Diane 60 Years Later.
Summer storms devastated scores of Southern New England communities...

Join us on Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. when we continue our Conversations with Local Authors Series. Eamon McCarthy Earls, present his new book Twisted Sisters: How Four Superstorms Forever Changed the Northeast in 1954 & 1955.

Eamon McCarthy Earls' Twisted Sisters chronicles the impact of these two storms, Connie and Diane as well as a similar pair of equally destructive storms, Carol and Edna, that ravaged the region just 12 months earlier.

Sixty years ago, two hurricanes slammed New England in close sequence…delivering a one-two punch that nearly wiped some towns off the map. Connie arrived first, deviating to the west well south of the region but dumping large quantities of precipitation. This turned out to be an unpleasant prelude for Diane, which arrived a few days later, on Aug. 18-19, dumping between 13 and 20 inches of rain and causing massive flooding.  It’s an event that remaining survivors will never forget.

The event is free and open to the public; copy of the book is available at the Library to borrow and read before the event on Saturday, September 12th.


These events are relaxed conversations between our members and an outstanding member of our author community.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.

After our discussion, Eamon will sign books. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own.

For more information and registration, call 413-420-8101.



   Monday, September 14, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   413-420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org
Stories and fun at the library.




4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Rubbing plates and stencils.  All supplies are provided by the library.




   Tuesday, September 15, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Stories With Jason
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Stories, songs and fun at the library.  All ages are welcome.

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   Wednesday, September 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   413-420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org
Stories and fun at the library.



 



   Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bingo for Books
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
The only Bingo game in town where everyone leaves a winner!




   Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Reading With Owls: Live Owls and Raptors
Event Location: Library Park weather permitting or Community Room
Contact: Maria Pagan   413-420-8101
pagan@holyoke.org



   Monday, September 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   413-420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org
Stories and fun at the library.




4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Chalk designs.  All supplies are provided by the library.




   Tuesday, September 22, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Stories With Jason
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Stories, songs and fun at the library.  All ages are welcome.


   Wednesday, September 23, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   413-420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org
Stories and fun at the library.




4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coloring Sheets
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Coloring sheets and crayons.  Themes will vary.


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
In Search of French Holyoke
Event Location: Library Community Room
Contact: Eileen Crosby   413-420-8107
ecrosby@holyokelibrary.org
Join us in the Library Community Room for Jonathan Gosnell’s exploration of Holyoke’s French community, circa 1900-1920.  First recruited from Canada in the 1850s for work in the Lyman textile mills, Holyoke’s  French-speaking population developed a  vibrant social and literary culture, traces of which remain today.  Jonathan Gosnell, Professor of French Studies at Smith College, is currently working on a cultural history of diasporic French and francophone groups in the United States.
Free and open to the public.



   Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Bring some friends and enjoy a round of this always entertaining game.




   Monday, September 28, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   413-420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org
Stories and fun at the library.




4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Watercolors.  All supplies are provided by the library.




   Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Stories With Jason
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org
Stories, songs and fun at the library.  All ages are welcome.

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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friends of the Library meeting
Event Location: Board Room, Level 1, Holyoke Public Library
Contact: Sandy Ward   413-250-8079
sandy@nonotuck.us
All are welcome to attend this meeting of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library.