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 First Saturday Free Documentaries: "Tashi and the Monk" and "G is for Gun"
@Mason First Saturday Free Documentaries: "Tashi and the Monk" and "G is for Gun"
Saturday, Dec. 1, @Mason First Saturda
Mason Library
Double Bill!

In "Tashi and the Monk" a man creates a remarkable community for abandoned children with no higher purpose than giving its young members the joys of childhood. [2014, 39 minutes]

"G is for Gun: The Arming of Teachers in America."  Since the...read more
@Mason Historical Miniature Gaming
10:00am-3:00pm
@Mason Historical Miniature Gaming
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:00am-3:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Weekly craft and storytime for young children, ages 3 and up.
Please call ahead on holiday weekends to confirm that there is a program
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell  Painting
Ramsdell Library
This is a stress-free, fun "Painting In Oils" class offered to adults, teens and children of all skill levels. We will be creating beautiful scenes of the seasonal Berkshire area in oils. No scene will be difficult with my guidance and one-on-one assistance as needed. Help with drawing wil...read more
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Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Dec. 3, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
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 Romeo the Basset Hound and Benny the Portuguese Water Dog. Both of our boys are sweet and love kids, so...read more
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@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:15-11:15am@Mason Kristin Gripp
Mason Library
Students will read a shared novel and meet to discuss, explore, and work on extension activities related to the text.

Upper Elementary ages (9-12)
Book: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

In the History Room
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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 Kristin Grippo: Book Club
11:20am-12:20pm
@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:20am-12:20pm@Mason Kristin Gripp
Mason Library
Students will read a shared novel and meet to discuss, explore, and work on extension activities related to the text.

Middle School/Ear;y high School (ages 13-16)
Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell

In the History Room
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30 - 6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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 Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
1-2pm
@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1-2pm@Mason  Hola Amigos
Mason Library
CHP Bilingual Playgroup with Marcela the first Wednesday of the month.
Join us for an activity and stories! Make new friends and play. Stories in spanish and english! For caregivers with children baby – 7 years old. NO PROGRAMA EN ENERO.

CHP Grupo de juego bilingüe co...read more
@Mason GB Tree Committee
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason GB Tree Committee
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason Girl Scouts D
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-7:55pm
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30-7:55pm
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 Hour of Code
10:15-11:15am
 @Mason Hour of Code
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:15-11:15am@Mason  Hour of Code
Mason Library
Try an Hour of Code! The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and read more

@Mason Kids Chess Club
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason Kids Chess Club
Thursday, Dec. 6, 3:30-4:30pm
(December 6 & 20, January 17 & 31, March 7)
@Mason  Kids Chess C
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Chess boards and light snack will be provided.
Good for grades 1 & up, drop in--no registration needed
3:30-4:30 Thursdays: Oct 4, 25;  Dec 6, 20;  Jan 17, 31;  Mar 7, 21
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Dec. 7, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
@Mason Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County
2:00-4:00pm
@Mason Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County
Friday, Dec. 7, 2:00-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Weekly craft and storytime for young children, ages 3 and up.
Please call ahead on holiday weekends to confirm that there is a program
@Mason Reading: Micheline Laguilhomie
1:00-2:45pm
@Mason Reading: Micheline Laguilhomie
Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:00-2:45pm@Mason  Reading: Mic
Mason Library

Stockbridge author Micheline Laguilhomie reads from her critically acclaimed memoir "read more

@Mason Penguin Story Hour for GB Holiday Stroll
3:00-4:00pm
@Mason Penguin Story Hour for GB Holiday Stroll
Saturday, Dec. 8, 3:00-4:00pm@Mason  Penguin Stor
Mason Library
We're kicking off the Holiday Stroll with penguin book author Eric Bennett reading "Noodles & Albie."
Win a stuffed penguin!

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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell  Painting
Ramsdell Library
This is a stress-free, fun "Painting In Oils" class offered to adults, teens and children of all skill levels. We will be creating beautiful scenes of the seasonal Berkshire area in oils. No scene will be difficult with my guidance and one-on-one assistance as needed. Help with drawing wil...read more
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@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha
1:00-3:00pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha
Monday, Dec. 10, 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, Dec. 10, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
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 Romeo the Basset Hound and Benny the Portuguese Water Dog. Both of our boys are sweet and love kids, so...read more
@Mason GB Parks Commission
5:00-6:45pm
 @Mason GB Parks Commission
Monday, Dec. 10, 5:00-6:45pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:15-11:15am@Mason Kristin Gripp
Mason Library
Students will read a shared novel and meet to discuss, explore, and work on extension activities related to the text.

Upper Elementary ages (9-12)
Book: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

In the History Room
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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 Kristin Grippo: Book Club
11:20am-12:20pm
@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 11:20am-12:20pm@Mason Kristin Gripp
Mason Library
Students will read a shared novel and meet to discuss, explore, and work on extension activities related to the text.

Middle School/Ear;y high School (ages 13-16)
Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell

In the History Room
@Mason BASIC meeting
1:00-2:30pm
 @Mason BASIC meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason WBCR Members Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason WBCR Members Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason Girl Scouts D
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-7:55pm
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30-7:55pm
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 Homeschooling STEAM series
1:30-3:00pm
@Mason Homeschooling STEAM series
Thursday, Dec. 13, 1:30-3:00pm@Mason Homeschooling
Mason Library

Things that roll...things that fly...things that shoot into the sky.

Homeschooling classes teaching science, technology, engineering, arts, and math: seven class series. Good for ages 7 & up. Diff...read more

@Mason Kids Book Club
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason Kids Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:30-4:30pm
Mason Library
Kids love our Book Club! Susan Ebitz leads 4th through 6th graders in discussing some of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award (MCBA) 25 nominees. There is always a fun activity to go along with the book of the day.  All selections will be available for check out throughtout the Book...read more
@Mason Trustee Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason Trustee Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the Communittee Room
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Dec. 14, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Weekly craft and storytime for young children, ages 3 and up.
Please call ahead on holiday weekends to confirm that there is a program
@Mason Gingerbread Houses!
1:15-2:30pm
 @Mason Gingerbread Houses!
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:15-2:30pm@Mason  Gingerbread
Mason Library
Make your own gingerbread house! All supplies included. For ages 6 & up (with parent assistance as needed). Limited spaces available: Registration necessary.
Often a family will choose to share one house. If so, please register one child only & tell us "sharing with [other names]&q...read more
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@Mason Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Dec. 17, 9:00-10:00am
Mason Library
This month's book: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

In the Community Room
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Dec. 17, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
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 Romeo the Basset Hound and Benny the Portuguese Water Dog. Both of our boys are sweet and love kids, so...read more
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@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:15-11:15am@Mason Kristin Gripp
Mason Library
Students will read a shared novel and meet to discuss, explore, and work on extension activities related to the text.

Upper Elementary ages (9-12)
Book: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

In the History Room
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 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 Kristin Grippo: Book Club
11:20am-12:20pm
@Mason Kristin Grippo: Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11:20am-12:20pm@Mason Kristin Gripp
Mason Library
Students will read a shared novel and meet to discuss, explore, and work on extension activities related to the text.

Middle School/Ear;y high School (ages 13-16)
Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell

In the History Room
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30 - 6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 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
@Mason Book Lover’s Book Club
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lover’s Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library
This month: LaRose by Louise Erdrich
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@Mason GB Cultural Council
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason GB Cultural Council
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-7:55pm
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:30-7:55pm
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 Kids Chess Club
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason Kids Chess Club
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:30-4:30pm
(December 6 & 20, January 17 & 31, March 7)
@Mason  Kids Chess C
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Chess boards and light snack will be provided.
Good for grades 1 & up, drop in--no registration needed
3:30-4:30 Thursdays: Oct 4, 25;  Dec 6, 20;  Jan 17, 31;  Mar 7, 21
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Dec. 21, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Dec. 22, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Weekly craft and storytime for young children, ages 3 and up.
Please call ahead on holiday weekends to confirm that there is a program
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CHRISTMAS EVE: RAMSDELL LIBRARY CLOSED
CHRISTMAS EVE: RAMSDELL LIBRARY CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 24,
Mason Library
CHRISTMAS EVE: MASON LIBRARY HALF DAY
10:00AM-2:00PM
CHRISTMAS EVE: MASON LIBRARY HALF DAY
Monday, Dec. 24, 10:00AM-2:00PM
Mason Library
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BOTH LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
BOTH LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
Tuesday, Dec. 25,
Mason Library
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Dec. 28, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
@Mason Family Movie "Smallfoot"
6:15-8:00pm
 @Mason Family Movie "Smallfoot"
Friday, Dec. 28, 6:15-8:00pm@Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
Join us for December's family movie, "Smallfoot." A fun, feel-good animated musical offers positive messages.
PG | 1h 36min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive cr...read more
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Weekly craft and storytime for young children, ages 3 and up.
Please call ahead on holiday weekends to confirm that there is a program
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NEW YEAR’S EVE: RAMSDELL LIBRARY CLOSED
NEW YEAR’S EVE: RAMSDELL LIBRARY CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 31,
Mason Library
NEW YEAR’S EVE: MASON LIBRARY HALF DAY
10:00AM-2:00PM
NEW YEAR’S EVE: MASON LIBRARY HALF DAY
Monday, Dec. 31, 10:00AM-2:00PM
Mason Library
     
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