Great Barrington Libraries Programs

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Great Barrington Libraries! All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Registration required where noted.
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@ Mason Community Bu
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 20, 10:30am-12:30pm
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 4-day program, 7/16-7/18 & 7/20.
Hands on activities and walking field trips. Berkshire Coop Market has offered this successful after school program previously at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire.
Materials fee $10 (check payable to Berkshire Coop Market)
Good for grades 5-6, registration required Sponsored by Berkshire Coop Market.
@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 20, 10:30-11:30am
Summer time Brain Builders is Fridays, from July 6 through August 3.
Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read, for baby through 5 years and their caregiver.  No registration required.
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  Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 20, 11:00am-1:30pm
In the History Room

(With Sonia Pilcer)
@Mason  Rock On! wit
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 20, 3:30-4:30pm
Libraries Rock! in more ways than just music. Join Berkshire Museum as you fill out your ‘geologic passport’ while taking a journey through the rock cycle as you learn about the natural processes that shape the surface of the Earth! Students will be given a hands-on and fresh look at the processes that shape the world around them.
Good for grades 2 & up
@Mason LET’S R
Mason Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 11:30am-12:30pm
Let's Rock! Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Today's family activity is making drums!
Good for ages 3 & up
Drop in, no registration needed
@Mason Doug Schmolze
Mason Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 1:00-2:30pm

Doug Schmolze, singer and guitarist, will present some of the most beloved songs by traditional and more recent composers.  Children and their families will have a chance to sing along to some perennial favorites such as “It’s a Small World” and “Baby Beluga”, as well as folk songs.  There are selections from “Peter Pan” and “The Wizard of Oz”, and at least two rainbow songs. Guess! 

@Ramsdell Sunday Sew
Ramsdell Library
Sunday, Jul. 22, 1:00-3:00pm
Informal Sewing Circle - join us with an existing project or to start a new one!

In Ramsdell Art Room
@ Mason Community Bu
Mason Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 10:30am-12:30pm
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 4-day program, 7/23-7/26
Hands on activities and walking field trips. Berkshire Coop Market has offered this successful after school program previously at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire.
Materials fee $10 (check payable to Berkshire Coop Market)
Good for grades 5-6, registration required Sponsored by Berkshire Coop Market.
@ Mason Community Bu
Mason Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10:30am-12:30pm
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 4-day program, 7/23-7/26
Hands on activities and walking field trips. Berkshire Coop Market has offered this successful after school program previously at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire.
Materials fee $10 (check payable to Berkshire Coop Market)
Good for grades 5-6, registration required Sponsored by Berkshire Coop Market.
Mason Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 5:45-6:45pm
This month's selection: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

In the Community Room
@ Mason Community Bu
Mason Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10:30am-12:30pm
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 4-day program, 7/23-7/26
Hands on activities and walking field trips. Berkshire Coop Market has offered this successful after school program previously at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire.
Materials fee $10 (check payable to Berkshire Coop Market)
Good for grades 5-6, registration required Sponsored by Berkshire Coop Market.
Mason Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 11:00am-12:15pm
In the History Room
Mason Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 11:45am-1:15pm
In the History Room
@ Mason Community Bu
Mason Library
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:30am-12:30pm
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 4-day program, 7/23-7/26
Hands on activities and walking field trips. Berkshire Coop Market has offered this successful after school program previously at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire.
Materials fee $10 (check payable to Berkshire Coop Market)
Good for grades 5-6, registration required Sponsored by Berkshire Coop Market.
@Mason OUTER SPACE!
Mason Library
Thursday, Jul. 26, 1:30-3:00pm
The Science of Space, session 1 (2 day program 7/26 & 7/27) for children entering grades 2-3 in Fall
This summer, thousands of students across the country will learn about the sun and the stars, Earth’s moon, space travel and more when GSK Science in the Summer™. Through active, hands-on learning, elementary school students in second through third grades will learn that, through knowledge, education and hard work, worlds beyond ours are reachable – all while they learn the basic STEM skills that will prepare them for academic and professional success.

Registration required with the Berkshire Museum (click on link for their site)
@Mason OUTER SPACE!
Mason Library
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:30-5:30pm
The Science of Space, session 2 (2 day program 7/26 & 7/27) for children entering grades 4-6 in Fall
This summer, thousands of students across the country will learn about the sun and the stars, Earth’s moon, space travel and more when GSK Science in the Summer™. Through active, hands-on learning, elementary school students in fourth through sixth grades will learn that, through knowledge, education and hard work, worlds beyond ours are reachable – all while they learn the basic STEM skills that will prepare them for academic and professional success.

Registration required with the Berkshire Museum (click on link for their site)
@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 27, 10:30-11:30am
Summer time Brain Builders is Fridays, from July 6 through August 3.
Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read, for baby through 5 years and their caregiver.  No registration required.
.
  Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.
@Mason OUTER SPACE!
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 27, 1:30-3:00pm
The Science of Space, session 1 (2 day program 7/26 & 7/27) for children entering grades 2-3 in Fall
This summer, thousands of students across the country will learn about the sun and the stars, Earth’s moon, space travel and more when GSK Science in the Summer™. Through active, hands-on learning, elementary school students in second through third grades will learn that, through knowledge, education and hard work, worlds beyond ours are reachable – all while they learn the basic STEM skills that will prepare them for academic and professional success.

Registration required with the Berkshire Museum (click on link for their site)
@Mason OUTER SPACE!
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 27, 3:30-5:30pm
The Science of Space, session 2 (2 day program 7/26 & 7/27) for children entering grades 4-6 in Fall
This summer, thousands of students across the country will learn about the sun and the stars, Earth’s moon, space travel and more when GSK Science in the Summer™. Through active, hands-on learning, elementary school students in fourth through sixth grades will learn that, through knowledge, education and hard work, worlds beyond ours are reachable – all while they learn the basic STEM skills that will prepare them for academic and professional success.

Registration required with the Berkshire Museum (click on link for their site)
@Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
Friday, Jul. 27, 6:15-7:45pm
Beat the heat with a summer movie, "Early Man"  
PG | 1h 29min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
From the maker of Wallace & Gromit & Chicken Run. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Popcorn & drinks provided. No registration necessary.
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