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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@Ramsdell CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY
@Ramsdell CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, Apr. 1,
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
12:00-2:00pm
@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
Monday, Apr. 2, 12:00-2:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Apr. 2, 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, Apr. 3, 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, Apr. 3, 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, Apr. 4, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
Community Room
@Mason Chess Club
3:30-5pm
 @Mason Chess Club
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 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 Staff Use
4:00-5:00pm
 @Mason Staff Use
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 4:00-5:00pm
Mason Library
Community Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
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, Apr. 4, 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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@Ramsdell With an Artist’s Eye: Drawing Basics with Ken Otsuka
10:30am-12:00pm
@Ramsdell With an Artist’s Eye: Drawing Basics with Ken Otsuka
Saturday, Apr. 7, 10:30am-12:00pm@Ramsdell With an Ar
Ramsdell Library

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@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
1:00-2:30pm
@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
Saturday, Apr. 7, 1:00-2:30pm
Ramsdell Library
Bring your knitting and handwork and work in company!
@Mason GB Reads RBG: Adult Discussion "Notorious RBG"
1:15-2:30pm
@Mason GB Reads RBG: Adult Discussion "Notorious RBG"
Saturday, Apr. 7, 1:15-2:30pm@Mason GB Reads RBG:
Mason Library
Join Lucy Prashker & Susan Smith in a lively discussion of our GB Reads book, "Notorious RBG."

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@Mason First Saturday Film: Dying to Know - Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
7:00-10:00 pm
@Mason First Saturday Film: Dying to Know - Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
Saturday, Apr. 7, 7:00-10:00 pm@Mason First Saturda
Mason Library
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@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
12:00-1:00pm
@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
Monday, Apr. 9, 12:00-1:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
1:30-4:00pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha (BMLS)
Monday, Apr. 9, 1:30-4:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Apr. 9, 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, Apr. 9, 5:00-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
Public Meeting with Library Consultants - Future of Ramsdell
6:00-7:30pm
Public Meeting with Library Consultants - Future of Ramsdell
Monday, Apr. 9, 6:00-7:30pmPublic Meeting with
Unitarian Universalist Church, Housatonic
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 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 Public Meeting with Library Consultants - Future of Ramsdell
3:00-4:30pm
@Mason Public Meeting with Library Consultants - Future of Ramsdell
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 3:00-4:30pm@Mason  Public Meeti
Mason Library
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@Mason Public Meeting with Library Consultants - Future of Ramsdell
5:30-7:00pm
@Mason Public Meeting with Library Consultants - Future of Ramsdell
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 5:30-7:00pm@Mason  Public Meeti
Mason Library
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@Mason GB Trails
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason GB Trails
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 3:30-5:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Chess Club
3:30-5pm
 @Mason Chess Club
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 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 Staff Use
4:00-5:00pm
 @Mason Staff Use
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 4:00-5:00pm
Mason Library
Community Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
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, Apr. 11, 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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@Ramsdell With an Artist’s Eye: Drawing Basics with Ken Otsuka
10:30am-12:00pm
@Ramsdell With an Artist’s Eye: Drawing Basics with Ken Otsuka
Saturday, Apr. 14, 10:30am-12:00pm@Ramsdell With an Ar
Ramsdell Library

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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Apr. 14, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Art programs for kids
@Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers Book Club
1:00-2:30pm
@Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers Book Club
Saturday, Apr. 14, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
1:00-2:30pm
@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
Saturday, Apr. 14, 1:00-2:30pm
Ramsdell Library
Bring your knitting and handwork and work in company!
@Mason GB Reads RBG: Ride the third-wave: A celebration of feminism
1:45-4:15pm
@Mason GB Reads RBG: Ride the third-wave: A celebration of feminism
Saturday, Apr. 14, 1:45-4:15pm@Mason GB Reads RBG:
Mason Library

#MeToo   #timesup   #noMoore  #MeAt14  #IAmANastyWoman   #YesAllWomen  #HeForShe

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@Mason CLOSED FOR PATRIOTS’ DAY
@Mason CLOSED FOR PATRIOTS’ DAY
Monday, Apr. 16,
Mason Library
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@Mason 4-H Babysitters Training Course
10:00am-2:15 pm
@Mason 4-H Babysitters Training Course
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 10:00am-2:15 pm@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
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 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 One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30 - 6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 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 4-H Babysitters Training Course
10:15am-2:15 pm
@Mason 4-H Babysitters Training Course
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 10:15am-2:15 pm@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

@Mason Staff Use
4:00-5:00pm
 @Mason Staff Use
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 4:00-5:00pm
Mason Library
Community Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason  Daisy Troop
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell GB Reads RBG: Film: My Cousin Vinny (1992)
5:45-7:45pm
@Ramsdell GB Reads RBG: Film: My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 5:45-7:45pm@Ramsdell GB Reads R
Ramsdell Library
My Cousin Vinny (1992) R | 2h | Comedy, Crime 
Marisa Tomei won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in this comedy "My Cousin Vinny," about two New Yorkers who ...read more
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@Mason GB Reads RBG: Dissent Collars for kids
2:30-3:30pm
@Mason GB Reads RBG: Dissent Collars for kids
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2:30-3:30pm@Mason GB Reads RBG:
Mason Library
To celebrate RBG's famous collars, we will be making our own.
RBG has long been known for the lace collars or jabots (a fancy collar) she pairs with her robe. Since taking her oath of office in 1993, they have at times been long, short, lacy, sparkly and even blue. The collars make mor...read more

@Mason Berkshire Natural Resources Council
3:30-5:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Thursday, Apr. 19, 3:30-5:30pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@The Mahaiwe, GB Reads RBG: "Erin Brockovich (2000)"
7pm-9:15pm
@The Mahaiwe, GB Reads RBG: "Erin Brockovich (2000)"
Thursday, Apr. 19, 7pm-9:15pm@The Mahaiwe, GB Rea
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
GB Reads RBG "Erin Brockovich."  R, 2 h 11 min.
This movie is a great example of the second and third waves of feminism, and is used in film gender studies classes. An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and a...read more
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@Mason GB Reads RBG: Henna Tattoos for Teens
2:00-4:00pm
@Mason GB Reads RBG: Henna Tattoos for Teens
Friday, Apr. 20, 2:00-4:00pm@Mason GB Reads RBG:
Mason Library
To celebrate women and girls in Afghanistan, we offer the ancient body art of henna. It is a plant-based dye that safely stains the skin for one to two weeks. We welcome artist Kasia who will be give each participant a unique henna design on the back of his/her hand. We will show the Bollywood ...read more

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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Apr. 21, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Art programs for kids
@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
1:00-2:30pm
@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
Saturday, Apr. 21, 1:00-2:30pm
Ramsdell Library
Bring your knitting and handwork and work in company!
@Mason GB Reads RBG Special Movie "The Breadwinner" PG-13
1:30-3pm
@Mason GB Reads RBG Special Movie "The Breadwinner" PG-13
Saturday, Apr. 21, 1:30-3pm@Mason GB Reads RBG
Mason Library
GB Reads themes: social justice, girl's issues
Based on the book by Deborah Ellis, from executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the Academy Award®-nominated feature based on Deborah Ellis&rsquo...read more
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@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
12:00-2:00pm
@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
Monday, Apr. 23, 12:00-2:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Apr. 23, 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, Apr. 24, 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 Mystery Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 5:45-6:45pm
Mason Library
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

In the History Room 
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 5:45-6:45pm
Mason Library
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

In the Community Room
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@Mason Chess Club
3:30-5pm
 @Mason Chess Club
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 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 Workshop with Salisbury Bank
5:00-6:30pm
@Mason Workshop with Salisbury Bank
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 5:00-6:30pm
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, Apr. 25, 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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@Ramsdell SMART Kids with Anina
9:30-10:15am
 @Ramsdell SMART Kids with Anina
Thursday, Apr. 26, 9:30-10:15am
Ramsdell Library
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@Mason Family Movie Ferdinand
6:15pm
 @Mason Family Movie Ferdinand
Friday, Apr. 27, 6:15pm@Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
Join us for April's Family Movie "Ferdinand" (click for commonsensemedia.com review)
PG | 1h 48min | Animation, Comedy, Adventure 
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big hear...read more
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@Mason Alexander Technique Workshop with Maggie McRae
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Alexander Technique Workshop with Maggie McRae
Saturday, Apr. 28, 10:30-11:30am@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, chronic pain, orthopaedic disorders, and chronic health problems (e.g. Asth...read more
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Picture Book Project
10:30-11:30am
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts: Picture Book Project
Saturday, Apr. 28, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
This month's book: The Night Gardener by Terry and Eric Fan

Reading, arts & crafts for the under fives
@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
1:00-2:30pm
@Ramsdell Sit ’n’ Knit
Saturday, Apr. 28, 1:00-2:30pm
Ramsdell Library
Bring your knitting and handwork and work in company!
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@Mason Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Apr. 30, 9:00-10:00am
Mason Library
The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt
In the Communty Room
@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
12:00-2:00pm
@Mason Kristin Grippo: workshops
Monday, Apr. 30, 12:00-2:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4-15pm
@Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Apr. 30, 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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