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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BOTH LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
BOTH LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
Monday, Jan. 1,
Mason Library
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 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.
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@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Ramsdell "A Picture Book Project" Series
10:30-11:30am
@Ramsdell "A Picture Book Project" Series
Saturday, Jan. 6, 10:30-11:30am@Ramsdell A Picture
Ramsdell Library
Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a Picture Book Project: listen/watch as a picture book is read, then do an art project that relates to the book.

This month: Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
@Mason First Saturday Film: Bugs! (2017)
7:00-10:00pm
@Mason First Saturday Film: Bugs! (2017)
Saturday, Jan. 6, 7:00-10:00pm@Mason  First Saturd
Mason Library
With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and thoughtful new documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine. For three years, a cast of cha...read more
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@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
1:00-2:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
Monday, Jan. 8, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room.
@Mason Flying Cloud Girls LEGO Robotics Club
3:00-5:30pm
@Mason Flying Cloud Girls LEGO Robotics Club
Monday, Jan. 8, 3:00-5:30pm@Mason Flying Cloud
Mason Library
Flying Cloud Institute's regional LEGO Robotics Club for girls in 5th - 6th grades. Create a mission to solve a real-life problem; Build an original robot equipped to achieve your mission; Program your robot to complete the mission. Nine sessions from Jan 8 through Mar 19 (no class on 1/15 ...read more
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jan. 8, 3:30-4-15pm
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 Berkshire Center for Justice Board Mtg
4:00-6:00pm
@Mason Berkshire Center for Justice Board Mtg
Monday, Jan. 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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.
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@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason  Intro Spanis
Mason Library
Join Luzita Lopez for an introductory series of Spanish Classes. 
10 Wednesdays from January 10 through March 21 2018 (no class Feb 21).
Good for ages 8 and up.
Each ...read more

@Mason Berkshire Women’s Action
1:00-2:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Women’s Action
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Chess Club
3:30-5pm
 @Mason Chess Club
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 3:30-5pm@Mason Chess Club
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Children must already have a working knowledge of the game.

Good for grades 1-6
Chess boards and light snack will be provided
@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason "Club Maison" Kids Book & Activities
3:30-4:30pm
@Mason "Club Maison" Kids Book & Activities
Thursday, Jan. 11, 3:30-4:30pm@Mason Club Maison K
Mason Library
This school year we welcome retired Muddy Brook teacher, Mrs. Ebitz, to lead our book discussion and related fun activities. Snack included. Check with Massini Bus (413-229-7962) about your child taking the bus direct to the library.

Good for 4th grade & up
No registration needed
@Mason Library Trustees Meeting
5:30-7:00 PM
 @Mason Library Trustees Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 11, 5:30-7:00 PM
Mason Library
Open to all residents of Great Barrington and Housatonic.
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Book and reading related crafts for children 3 and up.
@Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers
1:00-2:30pm
 @Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers
Saturday, Jan. 13, 1:00-2:30pm@Ramsdell  Ramsdell
Ramsdell Library
This month's book: I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes

In the Ramsdell Art Room
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@Ramsdell CLOSED FOR MLK JR WEEKEND
@Ramsdell CLOSED FOR MLK JR WEEKEND
Sunday, Jan. 14,
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason CLOSED FOR MLK JR WEEKEND
@Mason CLOSED FOR MLK JR WEEKEND
Monday, Jan. 15,
Mason Library
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 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.
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@Mason Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection:workshop with Sharon Coleman, PhD
5:00-6:45pm
@Mason Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection:workshop with Sharon Coleman, PhD
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 5:00-6:45pm@Mason Conflict as a
Mason Library

From Reactivity to True Communication

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@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason  Intro Spanis
Mason Library
Join Luzita Lopez for an introductory series of Spanish Classes. 
10 Wednesdays from January 10 through March 21 2018 (no class Feb 21).
Good for ages 8 and up.
Each ...read more

@Mason Chess Club
3:30-5pm
 @Mason Chess Club
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3:30-5pm@Mason Chess Club
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Children must already have a working knowledge of the game.

Good for grades 1-6
Chess boards and light snack will be provided
@Mason GB Trails & Greenways
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason GB Trails & Greenways
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3:30-5:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell Fermenting Peppers and Hot Sauce with Mark Phillips
5:30-7:00pm
@Ramsdell Fermenting Peppers and Hot Sauce with Mark Phillips
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7:00pm
Ramsdell Library
Learn the basic method for fermenting peppers and preparing simple hot sauces at home. Samples will be provided.  
 

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@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason CHP’s SMART Kids
10:30-11:15am
 @Mason CHP’s SMART Kids
Thursday, Jan. 18, 10:30-11:15am@Mason  CHP’s
Mason Library

Join CHP's SMART Kids: Science, Math, Art, Reading ...read more


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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Book and reading related crafts for children 3 and up.
@Mason Waldorf Puppet Play "A Visit To Snow Mother"
11:15am-12:30pm
@Mason Waldorf Puppet Play "A Visit To Snow Mother"
Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:15am-12:30pm@Mason Waldorf Puppe
Mason Library
The early childhood teachers of the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School present a wintertime puppet play, "A Visit to Snow Mother."

Good for ages 3 & up, no registration needed
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@Ramsdell Homemade, Home Fermented Mustard with Mark Phillips
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Homemade, Home Fermented Mustard with Mark Phillips
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2:00-3:30pm
Ramsdell Library

Learn how to make the best mustard you've ever tasted, at home! Workshop will demonstrate preparation method.
Participant...read more

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@Mason Flying Cloud Girls LEGO Robotics Club
3:00-5:30pm
@Mason Flying Cloud Girls LEGO Robotics Club
Monday, Jan. 22, 3:00-5:30pm@Mason Flying Cloud
Mason Library
Flying Cloud Institute's regional LEGO Robotics Club for girls in 5th - 6th grades. Create a mission to solve a real-life problem; Build an original robot equipped to achieve your mission; Program your robot to complete the mission. Nine sessions from Jan 8 through Mar 19 (no class on 1/15 ...read more
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jan. 22, 3:30-4-15pm
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, Jan. 23, 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.
.read more
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:45-6:45pm
Mason Library
This month's selection: The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

In the Community Room.
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@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason  Intro Spanis
Mason Library
Join Luzita Lopez for an introductory series of Spanish Classes. 
10 Wednesdays from January 10 through March 21 2018 (no class Feb 21).
Good for ages 8 and up.
Each ...read more

@Mason Chess Club
3:30-5pm
 @Mason Chess Club
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3:30-5pm@Mason Chess Club
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Children must already have a working knowledge of the game.

Good for grades 1-6
Chess boards and light snack will be provided
@Mason Fermented Foods and Dietary Health with Mark Phillips and Maddie Elling
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Fermented Foods and Dietary Health with Mark Phillips and Maddie Elling
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library

Learn how to incorporate fermented foods into your diet to maximize their health benefits.
Workshop will be taught by Hosta Hill'...read more

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@Mason CHP’s SMART Kids
10:30-11:15am
 @Mason CHP’s SMART Kids
Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:30-11:15am@Mason  CHP’s
Mason Library

Join CHP's SMART Kids: Science, Math, Art, Reading ...read more


@Mason "Club Maison" Kids Book & Activities
3:30-4:30pm
@Mason "Club Maison" Kids Book & Activities
Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30-4:30pm@Mason Club Maison K
Mason Library
This school year we welcome retired Muddy Brook teacher, Mrs. Ebitz, to lead our book discussion and related fun activities. Snack included. Check with Massini Bus (413-229-7962) about your child taking the bus direct to the library.

Good for 4th grade & up
No registration needed
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@Ramsdell Senior Center Resource Counseling
2:00-4:00pm
@Ramsdell Senior Center Resource Counseling
Friday, Jan. 26, 2:00-4:00pm
Ramsdell Library
Learn about the resources available to you through the Claire Teague Senior Center in Great Barrington!
@Mason Family Movie: Cars 3 (2017)
6:15pm
@Mason Family Movie: Cars 3 (2017)
Friday, Jan. 26, 6:15pm@Mason Family Movie:
Mason Library
For Januay's Family Movie, join us for "Cars 3" (click for CommonsenseMedia.org review)
PG | 1h 42min |...read more
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Book and reading related crafts for children 3 and up.
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@Mason Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Jan. 29, 9:00-10:00am
Mason Library
This month's selection: The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam
In the Community Room.
@Mason Flying Cloud Girls LEGO Robotics Club
3:00-5:30pm
@Mason Flying Cloud Girls LEGO Robotics Club
Monday, Jan. 29, 3:00-5:30pm@Mason Flying Cloud
Mason Library
Flying Cloud Institute's regional LEGO Robotics Club for girls in 5th - 6th grades. Create a mission to solve a real-life problem; Build an original robot equipped to achieve your mission; Program your robot to complete the mission. Nine sessions from Jan 8 through Mar 19 (no class on 1/15 ...read more
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jan. 29, 3:30-4-15pm
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, Jan. 30, 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.
.read more
@Mason Mystery Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5:45-6:45pm
Mason Library
This month's selection: Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour

In the History Room.
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@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Intro Spanish for Homeschoolers
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason  Intro Spanis
Mason Library
Join Luzita Lopez for an introductory series of Spanish Classes. 
10 Wednesdays from January 10 through March 21 2018 (no class Feb 21).
Good for ages 8 and up.
Each ...read more

@Mason Berkshire Women’s Action Group
1:00-2:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Women’s Action Group
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Chess Club
3:30-5pm
 @Mason Chess Club
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 3:30-5pm@Mason Chess Club
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Children must already have a working knowledge of the game.

Good for grades 1-6
Chess boards and light snack will be provided
@Mason Money Matters! Conversations on the Dollar, Inflation, Bitcoin, Wealth Inequality, and the Federal Reserve
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Money Matters! Conversations on the Dollar, Inflation, Bitcoin, Wealth Inequality, and the Federal Reserve
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5:30-6:45pm@Mason Money Matters
Mason Library
   
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