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 Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
Monday, Jul. 1, 10:00-11:30am@Mason Adam’s
Mason Library
This 4-day workshop is for children and teens 10 years old and up interested in developing their narrative illustration skills. We will look at how comics, picture books, and graphic novels depict characters and use illustration techniques to develop the story. We will create short narrative pieces ...read more

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@Mason Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:00-11:30am@Mason Adam’s
Mason Library
This 4-day workshop is for children and teens 10 years old and up interested in developing their narrative illustration skills. We will look at how comics, picture books, and graphic novels depict characters and use illustration techniques to develop the story. We will create short narrative pieces ...read more

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@Mason Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 10:00-11:30am@Mason Adam’s
Mason Library
This 4-day workshop is for children and teens 10 years old and up interested in developing their narrative illustration skills. We will look at how comics, picture books, and graphic novels depict characters and use illustration techniques to develop the story. We will create short narrative pieces ...read more

@Mason Meeting
11:00am-12:30pm
 @Mason Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 11:00am-12:30pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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BOTH LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR JULY 4TH HOLIDAY
BOTH LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR JULY 4TH HOLIDAY
Thursday, Jul. 4,
Mason Library
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@Mason Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Adam’s Writing & Picture Camp
Friday, Jul. 5, 10:00-11:30am@Mason Adam’s
Mason Library
This 4-day workshop is for children and teens 10 years old and up interested in developing their narrative illustration skills. We will look at how comics, picture books, and graphic novels depict characters and use illustration techniques to develop the story. We will create short narrative pieces ...read more

@Mason Short Story Discussion Group
10:30am-12:00pm
@Mason Short Story Discussion Group
Friday, Jul. 5, 10:30am-12:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Classic Literature Book Club
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 6, 10:00-11:30am
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Rob Dunlavey
1:30-2:30pm
@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Rob Dunlavey
Saturday, Jul. 6, 1:30-2:30pm@Mason  A Universe o
Mason Library
Meet illustrator Rob Dunlavey, creator of "Owl Sees Owl," "Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story," "The Dandelion's Tale," and more. In 2016, “Owl Sees Owl” was awarded the Bull-Bransom Award by the National Museum of Wildlife Art for the ...read more
@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Rob Dunlavey
1:30-2:30pm
@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Rob Dunlavey
Saturday, Jul. 6, 1:30-2:30pm@Mason A Universe of
Mason Library
Meet illustrator Rob Dunlavey and make an owl craft to take home!

Rob Dunlavey creator of "Owl Sees Owl," "Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story," "The Dandelion's Tale," and more. In 2016, “Owl Sees Owl” was awarded the Bull-Br...read more
@Ramsdell Open Game Play for Adults
2:00-3:00pm
@Ramsdell Open Game Play for Adults
Saturday, Jul. 6, 2:00-3:00pm@Ramsdell Open Game
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha
1:30-3:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha
Monday, Jul. 8, 1:30-3:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Parks Commission
5:00-7:00pm
 @Mason Parks Commission
Monday, Jul. 8, 5:00-7:00pm
Mason Library
Meeting in the Community Room
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@Mason BASIC Meeting
1:00-2:30pm
 @Mason BASIC Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
3:45-5:45pm
@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3:45-5:45pm@Mason Science of ME
Mason Library
Science of ME! session 1 (2 day program) For kids entering grades 2-3
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The Science of Me program invites children...read more
@Mason TechStars
5:30-6:30pm
 @Mason TechStars
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 5:30-6:30pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
3:45-5:45pm
@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 3:45-5:45pm@Mason Science of ME
Mason Library
Science of ME! session 1 (2 day program) For kids entering grades 2-3
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The Science of Me program invites children...read more
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@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason RSYP: Q Club
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
3:45-5:45pm
@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:45-5:45pm@Mason Science of ME
Mason Library
Science of ME! session 2 (2 day program) For kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6th grade
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The Science...read more
@Ramsdell Music for Libraries, Vol. 3
7:00-10:00pm
@Ramsdell Music for Libraries, Vol. 3
Thursday, Jul. 11, 7:00-10:00pm
Ramsdell Library
Local musicians playing for the community
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@Mason Sonia Pilcer Writing Group
11:00am-1:00pm
@Mason Sonia Pilcer Writing Group
Friday, Jul. 12, 11:00am-1:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
3:45-5:45pm
@Mason Science of ME! Berkshire Museum’s GSK Science in the Summer™
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:45-5:45pm@Mason Science of ME
Mason Library
Science of ME! session 2 (2 day program) For kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6th grade
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The Science...read more
@Mason Rick Costello Lunar Program
6:00-8:15pm
@Mason Rick Costello Lunar Program
Friday, Jul. 12, 6:00-8:15pm@Mason Rick Costello
Mason Library
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing with Rick Costello. After his discussion of the moon, he will offer outdoor telescope viewing: please register to receive your telescope viewing number. While you wait, you can watch the outstanding documentary Apollo 11 (2019) starting at 6:45-8:1...read more

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@Mason Classic Literature Book Club
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 13, 10:00-11:30am
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
Saturday, Jul. 13, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason Out of this W
Mason Library
Out of this World Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Join us each week for a space themed craft
Good for kids PreK-3rd grade
@Mason "I Give You My Word": Women’s Letters as Life Support, 1973-1987, a reading and conversation with Signe Eklund Schaefer
1:15-2:45pm
@Mason "I Give You My Word": Women’s Letters as Life Support, 1973-1987, a reading and conversation with Signe Eklund Schaefer
Saturday, Jul. 13, 1:15-2:45pm@Mason I Give You My
Mason Library

- A forgotten box of letters, messages from women friends written decades ago –

 

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@Ramsdell Open Game Play for Adults
2:00-3:00pm
@Ramsdell Open Game Play for Adults
Saturday, Jul. 13, 2:00-3:00pm@Ramsdell Open Game
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason SBETC Meeting
10:00am-12:00pm
 @Mason SBETC Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:00am-12:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Crystal Essence Astrology Workshop for Kids
4-5pm
@Mason Crystal Essence Astrology Workshop for Kids
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4-5pm@Mason Crystal Essen
Mason Library
How do the planets affect you? Crystal Essence will teach us about astrology and the planets. Good for ages 8 & up

@Mason Mystery Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 5:45-6:45pm
Mason Library
This month's selection: One For The Money by Janet Evanovich

In the History Room
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@Ramsdell Food and Farming as Climate Change Solutions in the Berkshires
6:00 pm
@Ramsdell Food and Farming as Climate Change Solutions in the Berkshires
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 6:00 pm@Ramsdell Food and F
Ramsdell Library
Join us for a talk and discussion on food farming as climate change solutions in the Berkshires! This event will provide an introduction to the work of Project Drawdown, a leading research project identifying the top 100 solutions to climate change, with a specific focus on real examples drawn ...read more
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@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Adam Gudeon
6:30-7:30pm
@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Adam Gudeon
Friday, Jul. 19, 6:30-7:30pm@Mason A Universe of
Mason Library
Welcome to the Universe of Authors where you can meet an author-illustrator and do a fun activity! Meet local author-illustrator Adam Gudeon. He has written and illustrated several picture books for young children and teaches illustration and the art of the picture book in various settings. He atten...read more
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@Mason Intentional Communities Meet up Group
10:00am-12:00pm
@Mason Intentional Communities Meet up Group
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:00am-12:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Classic Literature Book Club
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:00-11:30am
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
Saturday, Jul. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason Out of this W
Mason Library
Out of this World Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Join us each week for a space themed craft
Good for kids PreK-3rd grade
@Mason Death Cafe
1:30-2:45pm
 @Mason Death Cafe
Saturday, Jul. 20, 1:30-2:45pm@Mason Death Cafe
Mason Library



"to increase awareness of death
with a view to helping people
make the most of their finite lives"
 ...read more
@Mason Food and Farming as Climate Change Solutions in the Berkshires
1:30 pm
@Mason Food and Farming as Climate Change Solutions in the Berkshires
Saturday, Jul. 20, 1:30 pm@Mason Food and Farm
Mason Library
Join us for a talk and discussion on food farming as climate change solutions in the Berkshires! This event will provide an introduction to the work of Project Drawdown, a leading research project identifying the top 100 solutions to climate change, with a specific focus on real examples drawn ...read more
@Ramsdell Open Game Play for Adults
2:00-3:00pm
@Ramsdell Open Game Play for Adults
Saturday, Jul. 20, 2:00-3:00pm@Ramsdell Open Game
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason DAR Committee Meeting
11:00am-12:30pm
 @Mason DAR Committee Meeting
Monday, Jul. 22, 11:00am-12:30pm@Mason  DAR Committe
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library
This month's selection: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
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@Mason Budget Meeting
10:30am-1:00pm
 @Mason Budget Meeting
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30am-1:00pm
Mason Library
In Community Room
@Mason Star Wars Crafts!
1:30-3:00pm
 @Mason Star Wars Crafts!
Thursday, Jul. 25, 1:30-3:00pm@Mason Star Wars Cra
Mason Library
Come make Star Wars themed crafts, including perler bead pendants/key chains! Ages 6 & Up

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@Mason Family Film: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
6:00 pm
@Mason Family Film: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
Friday, Jul. 26, 6:00 pm@Mason Family Film:
Mason Library
Join us for July's Family Movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"(click for commonsensemedia.com review)