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 GB Trails & Greenways
3:00-5:00pm
 @ Mason GB Trails & Greenways
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:00-5:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-8:00 pm
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 6:30-8:00 pm
Ramsdell Library
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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@Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
4-5pm
 @Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
Friday, Mar. 3, 4-5pm@Mason  Afternoon LE
Mason Library
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
@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
5:00-6:30pm
@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
Friday, Mar. 3, 5:00-6:30pm@Mason  Multicultura
Mason Library
Workplace training.
Please register at http://www.multiculturalbridge.org/
In the Community Room.
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@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
Saturday, Mar. 4, 10:00-11:30am@Mason  Multicultura
Mason Library
Workplace training.
Please register at http://www.multiculturalbridge.org/
In the Community Room.
@Mason Friends Film: "Mighty Times: The Children’s March"
7:00-10:00pm
@Mason Friends Film: "Mighty Times: The Children’s March"
Saturday, Mar. 4, 7:00-10:00pm
Mason Library
7pm - wine & cheese social
7:30 - film showing,
8:10-10 Protest Sign Workshop: March Forth on March Fourth. Following the film there will be a name your own cause sign making workshop for any and all...read more
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@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
1:00-4:00pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
Monday, Mar. 6, 1:00-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room.
@Mason Reading & Musical Performance: Local Author David Proskauer
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Reading & Musical Performance: Local Author David Proskauer
Monday, Mar. 6, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library
Please join local author and poet David Proskauer for a reading and discussion of his work.
Refreshments will be provided.

In the Community Room.
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:30-11:30
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 NOV 8, ELECTION DAY.
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@Mason Senior Center Tax Prep
8:15am-2:30pm
 @Mason Senior Center Tax Prep
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 8:15am-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room because of Senior Center flooding.
@Mason GB Council on Aging
2:00-3:00 pm
 @Mason GB Council on Aging
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2:00-3:00 pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason GB Trails and Greenways
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason GB Trails and Greenways
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30-4:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
After School Kid’s Chess
3:30-5
 After School Kid’s Chess
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30-5 After School Kid&rsq
Mason Library
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
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-8:00 pm
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 6:30-8:00 pm
Ramsdell Library
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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Club Maison - Explore New Worlds with Reading
3:45-4:45
Club Maison - Explore New Worlds with Reading
Thursday, Mar. 9, 3:45-4:45Club Maison - Explor
Mason Library
Club Maison is a book activity club for readers 3rd grade and up. We discuss the nominee books for the 2016-17 MCBA and do related fun activities. We'll use real life experiences to deepen the discussions to understand the setting, plot, characters, conflict, point of view, and more.

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@Mason Breast Cancer Society meeting
4:00-5:30pm
@Mason Breast Cancer Society meeting
Thursday, Mar. 9, 4:00-5:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Library Trustees Meeting
5:30-7:00 PM
 @Mason Library Trustees Meeting
Thursday, Mar. 9, 5:30-7:00 PM
Mason Library
Open to all residents of Great Barrington and Housatonic.
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@Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
4-5pm
 @Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
Friday, Mar. 10, 4-5pm@Mason  Afternoon LE
Mason Library
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
@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
5:00-6:30pm
@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
Friday, Mar. 10, 5:00-6:30pm@Mason  Multicultura
Mason Library
Workplace training.
Please register at http://www.multiculturalbridge.org/
In the Community Room.
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@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
10:00-11:30am
@Mason Multicultural BRIDGE Training
Saturday, Mar. 11, 10:00-11:30am@Mason  Multicultura
Mason Library
Workplace training.
Please register at http://www.multiculturalbridge.org/
In the Community Room.
@Mason Magic Flute Live Performance 12:45pm
12:45-1:30pm
@Mason Magic Flute Live Performance 12:45pm
Saturday, Mar. 11, 12:45-1:30pm@Mason  Magic Flute
Mason Library
A beautiful princess is imprisoned by a powerful ruler. A brave prince with a goofy sidekick takes on an impossible quest. A wicked queen uses her magic to lure the hero into evil. And every now and then, someone breaks into song. Join us in welcoming ...read more
@Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers
1:00-2:30pm
 @Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers
Saturday, Mar. 11, 1:00-2:30pm@Ramsdell  Ramsdell
Ramsdell Library
Please join our discussion of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

Books are available at the circulation desks of both Mason and Ramsdell libraries.
@Mason Magic Flute Live Performance 1:45pm
1:45-2:30pm
@Mason Magic Flute Live Performance 1:45pm
Saturday, Mar. 11, 1:45-2:30pm@Mason  Magic Flute
Mason Library
A beautiful princess is imprisoned by a powerful ruler. A brave prince with a goofy sidekick takes on an impossible quest. A wicked queen uses her magic to lure the hero into evil. And every now and then, someone breaks into song. Join us in welcoming ...read more

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@ Mason Parks and Rec
5:00-7:00pm
 @ Mason Parks and Rec
Monday, Mar. 13, 5:00-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 10:30-11:30
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 NOV 8, ELECTION DAY.
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@Mason Senior Center Tax Prep
8:15am-2:30pm
 @Mason Senior Center Tax Prep
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 8:15am-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room because of Senior Center flooding.
@Mason GB Trails and Greenways
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason GB Trails and Greenways
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:30-4:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-8:00pm
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 6:30-8:00pm
Ramsdell Library
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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@Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
4-5pm
 @Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
Friday, Mar. 17, 4-5pm@Mason  Afternoon LE
Mason Library
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
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@Mason Barter Market
11:30am-1:00pm
 @Mason Barter Market
Saturday, Mar. 18, 11:30am-1:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room.
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 10:30-11:30
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 NOV 8, ELECTION DAY.
<...read more
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@Mason Senior Center Tax Prep
8:15am-2:30pm
 @Mason Senior Center Tax Prep
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 8:15am-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room because of Senior Center flooding.
After School Kid’s Chess
3:30-5
 After School Kid’s Chess
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:30-5 After School Kid&rsq
Mason Library
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
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-8:00 PM
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 6:30-8:00 PM
Ramsdell Library
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.
 
@Ramsdell Berkshire Sings! - RESCHEDULED
7:00-8:00pm
@Ramsdell Berkshire Sings! - RESCHEDULED
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 7:00-8:00pm
Ramsdell Library
This concert has been CANCELLED and will be RESCHEDULED.
Please check back for more details.

Choral concert in the Ramsdell Library rotunda.

FREE and open to the pub...read more
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@Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
4-5pm
 @Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
Friday, Mar. 24, 4-5pm@Mason  Afternoon LE
Mason Library
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
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@Ramsdell Design & Sew a Colorful Garden Flag
11:30am-12:30pm
@Ramsdell Design & Sew a Colorful Garden Flag
Saturday, Mar. 25, 11:30am-12:30pm@Ramsdell  Design &
Ramsdell Library
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...read more
@Mason Mass Audubon: Living With Wildlife
1:30-2:30pm
@Mason Mass Audubon: Living With Wildlife
Saturday, Mar. 25, 1:30-2:30pm@Mason  Mass Audubon
Mason Library
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,
...read more
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@Mason Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Mar. 27, 9:00-10:00am@Mason  Bagels & Boo
Mason Library
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
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Introductory Session: Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection
Monday, Mar. 27, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library
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 i...read more
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:30-11:30
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 NOV 8, ELECTION DAY.
<...read more
@Mason Book Lovers Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Book Lovers Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 5:45-6:45pm
Mason Library
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-8:00 pm
@ Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 6:30-8:00 pm
Ramsdell Library
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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@Mason Housatonic Valley Association Training
5:30-7:00pm
@Mason Housatonic Valley Association Training
Thursday, Mar. 30, 5:30-7:00pm@Mason  Housatonic V
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
4-5pm
 @Mason Afternoon LEGOS!
Friday, Mar. 31, 4-5pm@Mason  Afternoon LE
Mason Library
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
 
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