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  Afternoon LE
@Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
Mason Library
Friday, Mar. 24, 4-5pm
Kids, drop by in the afternoon to make lego projects! ALL Fridays January 27 through March 31.
Good for ages 7 & up*. Includes light snack.
No need to register.
*Parent drop off or stay: Our library policy states if a child is under 9, parent must stay in building Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (Thank you!!!).
@Ramsdell  Design &
@Ramsdell Design & Sew a Colorful Garden Flag
Ramsdell Library
Saturday, Mar. 25, 11:30am-12:30pm
Learn how to design, choose fabric for, cut, and piece a flag for display outside or in your home.
This class is suitable for people with intermediate sewing skills, sewing will take place at home, not during class time.

Class will meet Saturday mornings
March 25, April 8, April 22, and possibly May 6
11:30am-12:30pm
 
 
@Mason  Mass Audubon
@Mason Mass Audubon: Living With Wildlife
Mason Library
Saturday, Mar. 25, 1:30-2:30pm
Join Dale Abrams, Mass Audubon naturalist, for a 45-60 minute slide show/lecture programs on nature and wildlife in the Berkshires, followed by Q&A and discussion.

This program,
Living with Wildlife: How to be Good Neighbors to Wildlife in the Berkshires, is geared towards and adult and young adult audience..

Dale Abrams is a life-long naturalist who has studied wildlife and ecosystem studies from California, to the Rocky Mountains, and throughout New England. Dale has lived the Berkshires for the past 16 years, where he works as Naturalist/Education Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries.

 
This program is FREE and open to the public.
 
@Mason  Bagels & Boo
@Mason Bagels & Books
Mason Library
Monday, Mar. 27, 9:00-10:00am
Mason's early morning book club and breakfast!
For March we are reading The Swerve; How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt.   

 
@Mason Introductory Session: Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection
Mason Library
Monday, Mar. 27, 5:30-6:45pm
Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection: Transforming Reactivity for True Communication and Effective Activism
Free one-hour introductory session with Sharon Coleman, Ph.D.
 
Imagine:
· Being free of judgement and blame when triggered by an incident
· Staying authentic when engaged in a tough conversation
· Communicating in such a way that the other person can really hear you
This session is an overview of the three-part series that integrates the tools and principles of Nonviolent Communication with mindfulness practices of Thich Nhat Hanh. The full series will be offered in April and May.
 
Sharon is a trained clinical psychologist, mindfulness practitioner, and leadership consultant who offers coaching and workshops. Learn more about Sharon at sharoncolemanphd.com.
 
 
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Mason Library
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:30-11:30
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. NO CLASS NOV 8, ELECTION DAY.

  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 Book Lovers Book Club
Mason Library
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 5:45-6:45pm

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Ramsdell Library
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 6:30-8:00 pm
Are you ready to blow the roof off of your silence?  If you opened your mouth to speak your truth, would you know what to say?  Join author, blogger, mother and artist Suzi Banks Baum for the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops.
 
@Mason  Housatonic V
@Mason Housatonic Valley Association Training
Mason Library
Thursday, Mar. 30, 5:30-7:00pm
In the Community Room
@Mason  Afternoon LE
@Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
Mason Library
Friday, Mar. 31, 4-5pm
Kids, drop by in the afternoon to make lego projects! ALL Fridays January 27 through March 31.
Good for ages 7 & up*. Includes light snack.
No need to register.
*Parent drop off or stay: Our library policy states if a child is under 9, parent must stay in building Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (Thank you!!!).
@Mason A Pleasant Pa
@Mason A Pleasant Pairing: Tea and Chocolate Seminar
Mason Library
Saturday, Apr. 1, 1:00-2:45 pm
Join Kim Larkin, of Klassic Kreations Gourmet and a licensed chocolatier, as she explores the history and health benefits of both tea and dark chocolate.
 Highlights will include a trivia quiz, the tea ceremony, how to brew a proper cup, fun poetry and of course, samplings of teas, chocolates and tea infused baked goods. A multi sensory experience to delight your eyes, mind and palate!
FREE and open to the public.
In the Community Room.
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
Mason Library
Monday, Apr. 3, 1:00-4:00pm
In the Community Room.
@Mason Berkshire Center for Justice - board meeting
Mason Library
Monday, Apr. 3, 4:30-6:00pm
In the Community Room
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Mason Library
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 10:30-11:30
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. NO CLASS NOV 8, ELECTION DAY.

  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 Agricultural Commission
Mason Library
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2:30-4:00pm
In the History Room
@Mason  Housatonic V
@Mason Housatonic Valley Association Training
Mason Library
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 5:30-7:00pm
In the Community Room
@Mason GB Trails and Greenways
Mason Library
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 3:30-5:00pm
In the Community Room
After School Kid&rsq
After School Kid’s Chess
Mason Library
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 3:30-5
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. There will be no formal instruction, so partcipants must already have a working knowledge of the game. Chess boards and light snacks will be provided

Good for grades 1-6
@Mason Salisbury Bank seminar
Mason Library
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 5:30-7:00pm
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Ramsdell Library
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 6:30-8:00 pm
Are you ready to blow the roof off of your silence?  If you opened your mouth to speak your truth, would you know what to say?  Join author, blogger, mother and artist Suzi Banks Baum for the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops.
 
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