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 Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
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 JULY 4TH.
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@Mason Rug Hooking Group
1:00-4:00pm
 @Mason Rug Hooking Group
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1:00-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Craig Harris: Drum Away the Blues
2:30-4:00pm
@Mason Craig Harris: Drum Away the Blues
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2:30-4:00pm@Mason  Craig Harris
Mason Library
Using hand drums, assorted percussion instruments, puppets, stories, and songs, drummer/percussionist, author, photographer and music educator, Craig Harris celebrates the music of the world, inspires creative expression, and provides preschoolers to seniors with a key to stress relief and the tools...read more
@Mason Girl Scouts Information Session
5:30-6:30pm
@Mason Girl Scouts Information Session
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 5:30-6:30pm@Mason Girl Scouts I
Mason Library
Information session for parents and trial troop meeting for kids.

In the Community Room.
@Mason Tree Committee
5:30-6:30pm
 @Mason Tree Committee
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 5:30-6:30pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Tree Committee
5:30-6:30pm
 @Mason Tree Committee
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 5:30-6:30pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Family Movie Night: "Beauty and The Beast"
6:00pm
@Mason Family Movie Night: "Beauty and The Beast"
Friday, Aug. 4, 6:00pm
Mason Library
For August's Family Movie, join us for "Beauty and the Beast" (click for CommonsenseMedia.org review)
PG | 2h 9min | Family, Fan...read more
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@Mason BUILD IT! Family Saturday: Sand Art and Duplo Cream Sculptures
11:30-12:30
@Mason BUILD IT! Family Saturday: Sand Art and Duplo Cream Sculptures
Saturday, Aug. 5, 11:30-12:30@Mason BUILD IT! Fam
Mason Library
Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Today's family activity is making sand pictures & Duplo cream sculptures

Good for ages 3 and up
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@Mason Read with Lucy & Sylvester!
3:30-4:15pm
@Mason Read with Lucy & Sylvester!
Monday, Aug. 7, 3:30-4:15pm@Mason Read with Luc
Mason Library

Did You Know? Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.
Children in our community can "Read with Lucy or Sylvestor!" Please register ahead, or drop in to check availability. Good for school-aged chi...read more


@Mason Berkshire Center for Justice Board Mtg
4:30-6:00pm
@Mason Berkshire Center for Justice Board Mtg
Monday, Aug. 7, 4:30-6:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Insurance Q&A with Rob Morison of Liberty Mutual
5:30-6:30 pm
@Mason Insurance Q&A with Rob Morison of Liberty Mutual
Monday, Aug. 7, 5:30-6:30 pm
Mason Library
Confused about insurance?  Rob Morison will answer your questions, explain common acronyms and help you understand how policies differ.

FREE and open to the public.
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
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 JULY 4TH.
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@Mason Rug Hooking Group
1:00-4:00pm
 @Mason Rug Hooking Group
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1:00-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Songwriting Workshop with Michael Lesko
5:00-7:00pm
@Mason Songwriting Workshop with Michael Lesko
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 5:00-7:00pm@Mason  Songwriting
Mason Library
Join local musician and songwriter Michael Lesko for a songwriting workshop!

Former Berklee College of Music student and local Berkshire performin...read more
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@Mason Library Trustees Meeting
5:30-7:00 PM
 @Mason Library Trustees Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 10, 5:30-7:00 PM
Mason Library
Open to all residents of Great Barrington and Housatonic.
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@Mason End of Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Party
1:30-2:30
@Mason End of Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Party
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1:30-2:30@Mason End of Summer
Mason Library
Receive your summer reading program certificate of completion! Make your own sundae to celebrate your success. Must make a reservation so we know ice cream quantities! We'll also have a BUILD IT! family activity!
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@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
1:30-4:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
Monday, Aug. 14, 1:30-4:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room.
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15 PM
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Aug. 14, 3:30-4:15 PM@Mason Read and Wag
Mason Library

Did You Know? Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.
Children in our community can "Read with Lucy, Sylvestor or Romeo!" Please register ahead, or drop in to check availability. Good for school-a...read more


@Mason Parks & Rec
5:00-7:00pm
 @Mason Parks & Rec
Monday, Aug. 14, 5:00-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
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 JULY 4TH.
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@Mason Rug Hooking Group
1:00-4:00pm
 @Mason Rug Hooking Group
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1:00-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Mystery Book Club
5:30-6:45pm
 @Mason Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5:30-6:45pm@Mason  Mystery Book
Mason Library
Memory Man by David Baldacci

Join us if you love mysteries!
In the History Room
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@Mason News Literacy- POSTPONED
5:30-6:45pm
 @Mason News Literacy- POSTPONED
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 5:30-6:45pm@Mason News Literacy
Mason Library
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE SHORT NOTICE, BUT THIS PROGRAM HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED.
IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 5:30PM.


The news landscape has changed dramatically in the past two decades - and even more so in the last...read more
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Fairy Tea
10:30-11:30am
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Fairy Tea
Saturday, Aug. 19, 10:30-11:30am@Ramsdell Fun With F
Ramsdell Library
As part of Fun with Fine Arts at Ramsdell, this Saturday we’re
having a tea 
party and making fairy bread! This program is good for
children ages 3 and up. This program is free and o...read more
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@Mason Solar Eclipse Viewing with Rick Costello
1:30PM
@Mason Solar Eclipse Viewing with Rick Costello
Monday, Aug. 21, 1:30PM@Mason Solar Eclipse
Mason Library
Outdoor program in front of the library:
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will complete
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@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15 PM
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Aug. 21, 3:30-4:15 PM@Mason Read and Wag
Mason Library

Did You Know? Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.
Children in our community can "Read with Lucy, Sylvestor or Romeo!" Please register ahead, or drop in to check availability. Good for school-a...read more


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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
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 JULY 4TH.
....read more
@Mason Rug Hooking Group
1:00-4:00pm
 @Mason Rug Hooking Group
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1:00-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 5:45-6:45pm
Mason Library
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

In the Community Room.
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@Mason W.E.B. DuBois Education Series planning committee meeting
10:00-11:30 am
@Mason W.E.B. DuBois Education Series planning committee meeting
Friday, Aug. 25, 10:00-11:30 am
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Family Movie Night: "Storks"
6:15 PM
@Mason Family Movie Night: "Storks"
Friday, Aug. 25, 6:15 PM@Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
For August's Family Movie, join us for "Storks" (click for CommonsenseMedia.org review)
PG | 1h 27min | Animated, Adventure, Comedy| HIGH&...read more
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Ramsdell: Fun with Fine Arts!
10:30-11:30am
 Ramsdell: Fun with Fine Arts!
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30-11:30amRamsdell: Fun with F
Ramsdell Library
Weekly drop in art workshop for children ages 4&up
@Mason Celebrating Veterans with Ashley & Karina
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Celebrating Veterans with Ashley & Karina
Saturday, Aug. 26, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason Celebrating V
Mason Library
Project 351 encourages teens to engage in service projects across Massachusetts. Great Barrington locals, Ashley & Karina, will create a 9-11 Memorial, honoring the men & women who lost their lives during this national disaster. Today's event is also to honor all veterans who serve or ha...read more
@Mason Lyme Alliance of the Berskhires - Support Group Meeting
12:30-2:30pm
@Mason Lyme Alliance of the Berskhires - Support Group Meeting
Saturday, Aug. 26, 12:30-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Aug. 28, 9:00-10:00am
Mason Library
Do Not Say That We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.

In the Community Room.
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15 PM
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Aug. 28, 3:30-4:15 PM@Mason Read and Wag
Mason Library

Did You Know? Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.
Children in our community can "Read with Lucy, Sylvestor or Romeo!" Please register ahead, or drop in to check availability. Good for school-a...read more


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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
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 JULY 4TH.
....read more
@Mason Rug Hooking Group
1:00-4:00pm
 @Mason Rug Hooking Group
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1:00-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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