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 4-H Babysitters Training Course
10:15am-2:15pm
@Mason 4-H Babysitters Training Course
Saturday, Jun. 2, 10:15am-2:15pm
(4:00pm-7:00pm)
@Mason 4-H Babysitte
Mason Library
Our 4-H training course will prepare you to be a super babysitter! 4-H Babysitters learn 
  • Safety
  • First Aid
  • Child Development
  • Nutrition
  • Entertaining Children
  • Business of Babysitting
Good for students 11 years and up.
4-H Babysitt...read more

@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jun. 2, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Saturday morning arts program for kids ages 3 and up
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Picture Book Project
10:30-11:30am
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Picture Book Project
Saturday, Jun. 2, 10:30-11:30am@Ramsdell Fun With F
Ramsdell Library
Saturday morning arts program for kids ages 3 and up

This month's book: The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
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@Mason Grammar Boot Camp with Kristin Grippo
11:30am-12:45pm
@Mason Grammar Boot Camp with Kristin Grippo
Monday, Jun. 4, 11:30am-12:45pm
Mason Library
Grammar Boot Camp!
Ages 10-15

Join us for a fun exploration of some of the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and the ways we can have fun with grammar and writing. This multi-age class will meet homechoolers at their individual levels and encourage them to t...read more
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
1:00-3:00pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
Monday, Jun. 4, 1:00-3:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jun. 4, 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, Jun. 5, 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 One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30 - 6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 4:30 - 6:00 PM@Mason One on One Co
Mason Library
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, Sam will be offering basic tech support and instruction for PCs, Macs, smart phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets and probably other things as well.  Basically, if you can bring it in and we can plug it in, Sam will see if he can help!

More informat...read more
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@Mason Berkshire Women’s Action Group
1:00-2:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Women’s Action Group
Wednesday, Jun. 6, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 6, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason 4-H Babysitters Training Course
4:00pm-7:00pm
@Mason 4-H Babysitters Training Course
Thursday, Jun. 7, 4:00pm-7:00pm
(4:00pm-7:00pm)
@Mason 4-H Babysitte
Mason Library
Our 4-H training course will prepare you to be a super babysitter! 4-H Babysitters learn 
  • Safety
  • First Aid
  • Child Development
  • Nutrition
  • Entertaining Children
  • Business of Babysitting
Good for students 11 years and up.
4-H Babysitt...read more

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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jun. 9, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Saturday morning arts program for kids ages 3 and up
 
@Mason Lisa Zarcone: Local Author Talk & Reading
12:00-1:30pm
@Mason Lisa Zarcone: Local Author Talk & Reading
Saturday, Jun. 9, 12:00-1:30pm@Mason Lisa Zarcone:
Mason Library
Lisa Zarcone is the Massachusetts National Ambassador for NAASCA (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse).   She travels all over speaking about her personal story of abuse in order to spread awareness, educate and offer hope & healing.

She will be readi...read more
@Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers Book Club
1:00-2:30pm
@Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers Book Club
Saturday, Jun. 9, 1:00-2:30pm@Ramsdell Ramsdell R
Ramsdell Library
This month's selection; Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly
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@Ramsdell Sewing As Art
1:00-3:00pm
 @Ramsdell Sewing As Art
Sunday, Jun. 10
Ramsdell Library
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Registration OPEN
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Registration OPEN
Monday, Jun. 11, Libraries Rock! Summ
Mason Library
Please use the link below to register for our 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Program:
What grade will you be in Fall?
Grades 6 & up
Grades 3-5
Parent Logging (for any age)
@Mason Grammar Boot Camp with Kristin Grippo
11:30am-12:45pm
@Mason Grammar Boot Camp with Kristin Grippo
Monday, Jun. 11, 11:30am-12:45pm
Mason Library
Grammar Boot Camp!
Ages 10-15

Join us for a fun exploration of some of the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and the ways we can have fun with grammar and writing. This multi-age class will meet homechoolers at their individual levels and encourage them to t...read more
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jun. 11, 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 Parks Commission
5:00-7:00pm
 @Mason Parks Commission
Monday, Jun. 11, 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, Jun. 12, 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 BASIC Mtg
1:00-2:30pm
 @Mason BASIC Mtg
Tuesday, Jun. 12, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason GB Trails
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason GB Trails
Wednesday, Jun. 13, 3:30-5:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 13, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Library Trustees Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason Library Trustees Meeting
Thursday, Jun. 14, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
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@Mason Book Group Discussion
10:30am-noon
 @Mason Book Group Discussion
Friday, Jun. 15, 10:30am-noon
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Tiny Book Show & Workshop with The Creativity Caravan
10:30am-noon
@Mason Tiny Book Show & Workshop with The Creativity Caravan
Saturday, Jun. 16, 10:30am-noon@Mason Tiny Book Sho
Mason Library
Bring the whole family and make tiny books with us!Make a miniature book (under 3" tall) to give to someone you love for a special occasion - a birthday, an anniversary, a new job, a new baby, or for no reason at all! Add a recipe, a love note, a proposal, a promise - ...read more
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Fathers’ Day Cards
10:30-11:30am
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Fathers’ Day Cards
Saturday, Jun. 16, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Saturday morning arts program for kids ages 3 and up
@Mason Alexander Technique Workshop with Maggie McRae
2:00-2:55pm
@Mason Alexander Technique Workshop with Maggie McRae
Saturday, Jun. 16, 2:00-2:55pm@Mason Alexander Tec
Mason Library
F.M. Alexander discovered that a proper relationship of the head, neck and back is key to an efficiently functioning mind and body. Alexander technique is a useful tool in prevention and recovery from neck and back injuries, chro...read more
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@Ramsdell Sewing As Art
1:00-3:00pm
 @Ramsdell Sewing As Art
Sunday, Jun. 17
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason Grammar Boot Camp with Kristin Grippo
11:30am-12:45pm
@Mason Grammar Boot Camp with Kristin Grippo
Monday, Jun. 18, 11:30am-12:45pm
Mason Library
Grammar Boot Camp!
Ages 10-15

Join us for a fun exploration of some of the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and the ways we can have fun with grammar and writing. This multi-age class will meet homechoolers at their individual levels and encourage them to t...read more
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jun. 18, 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, Jun. 19, 10:30-11:30AM
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 One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30 - 6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 4:30 - 6:00 PM@Mason One on One Co
Mason Library
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, Sam will be offering basic tech support and instruction for PCs, Macs, smart phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets and probably other things as well.  Basically, if you can bring it in and we can plug it in, Sam will see if he can help!

More informat...read more
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@Mason Staff Use
4:00-5:00pm
 @Mason Staff Use
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 4:00-5:00pm
Mason Library
Community Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Rock On! with Berkshire Museum
3:30-4:30pm
@Mason Rock On! with Berkshire Museum
Friday, Jun. 22, 3:30-4:30pm@Mason  Rock On! wit
Mason Library
Libraries Rock! in more ways than just music. Join Berkshire Museum as you fill out your ‘geologic passport’ while taking a journey through the rock cycle as you learn about the natural processes that shape the surface of the Earth! Students will be given a hands-on and fresh look at the...read more

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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jun. 23, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Saturday morning arts program for kids ages 3 and up
@Mason LET’S ROCK! Family Saturday Activity
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason LET’S ROCK! Family Saturday Activity
Saturday, Jun. 23, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason LET’S R
Mason Library
Let's Rock! Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Today's family activity is making harmonicas & maracas!
Good for ages 3 & up
Drop in, no registration needed
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@Ramsdell Sewing As Art
1:00-3:00pm
 @Ramsdell Sewing As Art
Sunday, Jun. 24
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Jun. 25, 9:00-10:00am@Mason Bagels & Book
Mason Library
This month's selection: The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
@Mason David Proskauer: Reading
5:15-6:45pm
 @Mason David Proskauer: Reading
Monday, Jun. 25, 5:15-6:45pm
Mason Library
Local author reading - 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, Jun. 26, 10:30-11:30AM
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 Staff Use
4:00-5:00pm
 @Mason Staff Use
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 4:00-5:00pm
Mason Library
Community Room
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason Book Lovers&r
Mason Library
This month's selection: The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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@Mason Du Bois Legacy Meeting
11:45am-1:15pm
 @Mason Du Bois Legacy Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 11:45am-1:15pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Geology in the Berkshires
5:30-6:30pm
@Mason Geology in the Berkshires
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 5:30-6:30pm@Mason Geology in th
Mason Library
Join Simon's Rock professor Michael Bergman for a presentation on the geology of the Berkshires, using maps & rock samples. Mason Library lies in the Housatonic River valley, between two ancient mountain ranges, the Berkshires and the Taconics, which were once as high as Mt. Everest. Tectoni...read more
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@Mason Railroad Street Youth
4:00-5:00pm
 @Mason Railroad Street Youth
Thursday, Jun. 28, 4:00-5:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason RHYTHM ALIVE! with Berkshire Pulse
4-5pm
@Mason RHYTHM ALIVE! with Berkshire Pulse
Friday, Jun. 29, 4-5pm@Mason RHYTHM ALIVE!
Mason Library
Hear, see, feel, explore, learn and create rhythm with Berkshire Pulse students using instruments and body movements. Program Director: Tom Truss
Good for ages 8 & up, please register

@Mason "Family Movie Night, "Mary & the Witch’s Flower"
6:15-8pm
@Mason "Family Movie Night, "Mary & the Witch’s Flower"
Friday, Jun. 29, 6:15-8pm@Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
Join us for our first of four summer movies, "Mary & the Witch's Flower" directed by veteran Studio Ghibli filmmaker Hiromasa Yonebayashi and made in the same style as some of his other&nbs...read more
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@Ramsdell Rock the Library with Tom & Debbie O’Carroll
11:00am-noon
@Ramsdell Rock the Library with Tom & Debbie O’Carroll
Saturday, Jun. 30, 11:00am-noon@Ramsdell Rock the L
Ramsdell Library

Magician  Debbie O&rsqu...read more

@Mason LET’S ROCK! Family Saturday Activity
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason LET’S ROCK! Family Saturday Activity
Saturday, Jun. 30, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason LET’S R
Mason Library
Let's Rock! Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Today's family activity is making Sidewalk Chalk (bring your own silicon molds!).
Good for ages 3 & up
Drop in, no registration needed
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