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 Intentional Communities Meet Up
10:00am-12:30pm
@Mason Intentional Communities Meet Up
Saturday, Jun. 1, 10:00am-12:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jun. 1, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Creative play for ages 3 and up
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Jun. 2, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell Painting i
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 Homeschoolers Writing Study: Narrative Fiction
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Homeschoolers Writing Study: Narrative Fiction
Monday, Jun. 3, 10:15-11:15am
Mason Library
Ages 9-12
With Kristin Grippo, in the Community Room
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jun. 3, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
Mason Library
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 drop in to read an...read more
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@Mason Toastmasters Officers Meeting
10:15-11:30am
@Mason Toastmasters Officers Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 10:15-11:30am@Mason  Toastmasters
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Jun. 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 Homeschoolers Writing Study: Effective Essays
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Homeschoolers Writing Study: Effective Essays
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 11:30am-12:30pm
Mason Library
Ages 13-15
With Kristin Grippo, in the History Room
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@Mason Introduction to Sahaja Yoga Meditation
12:00-1:00pm
@Mason Introduction to Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 12:00-1:00pm
Mason Library

Sahaja m...read more

@Mason GB Tree Committee Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
@Mason GB Tree Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Girl Scouts
5:30-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Girl Scouts
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room

(April 17 in the Craft Room)
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-7:55pm
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Jun. 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 Women’s Pelvic Floor Health workshop
10:00am-12:00pm
@Mason Women’s Pelvic Floor Health workshop
Thursday, Jun. 6, 10:00am-12:00pm
Mason Library
With Dr. Kristine Olsen of Vitality Chiropractice in Great Barrington

In the Community Room

This program is FREE and open to the public
@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
Thursday, Jun. 6, 10:30-11:30am@Mason  Hola Amigos
Mason Library
CHP Bilingual Playgroup with Marcela every Thursday. NO MEETING MAY 2
Join us for an activity and stories! Make new friends and play. Stories in Spanish and English! For caregivers with children 2 – 7 years old.
CHP Grupo de juego bilingüe con Marcela cada Jueves.
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@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Jun. 6, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason RSYP: Q Club
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Library Trustee Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason Library Trustee Meeting
Thursday, Jun. 6, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the COmmunity Room
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Jun. 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 Family Movie "The Empire Strikes Back"
6:00pm
@Mason Family Movie "The Empire Strikes Back"
Friday, Jun. 7, 6:00pm@Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
Join us for a special first Friday of the month June 7th @ 6:00pm family movie, "The Empire Strikes Back"  ...read more
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jun. 8, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Creative play for ages 3 and up
@Mason BCC Sociology Class - W.E.B. DuBois
1:00-1:30 pm
@Mason BCC Sociology Class - W.E.B. DuBois
Saturday, Jun. 8, 1:00-1:30 pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Jun. 9, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell Painting i
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
1:30-3:30pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha
Monday, Jun. 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Jun. 10, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
Mason Library
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 drop in to read an...read more
@Mason Parks Commission
5:00-7:00pm
 @Mason Parks Commission
Monday, Jun. 10, 5:00-7:00pm
Mason Library
Meeting 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. 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.
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@Mason BASIC Meeting
1:00-2:30pm
 @Mason BASIC Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason GB Agriculture Commission
4:30-6:00pm
@Mason GB Agriculture Commission
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 4:30-6:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason GB Trails
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason GB Trails
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 3:30-5:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Daisy Troop Girl Scouts
5:30-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Girl Scouts
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room

(April 17 in the Craft Room)
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-7:55pm
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Jun. 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 Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
Thursday, Jun. 13, 10:30-11:30am@Mason  Hola Amigos
Mason Library
CHP Bilingual Playgroup with Marcela every Thursday. NO MEETING MAY 2
Join us for an activity and stories! Make new friends and play. Stories in Spanish and English! For caregivers with children 2 – 7 years old.
CHP Grupo de juego bilingüe con Marcela cada Jueves.
&iex...read more
@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Jun. 13, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason RSYP: Q Club
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Jun. 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.
@Mason Writing Group with Sonia Pilcer
11:00am-1:00pm
@Mason Writing Group with Sonia Pilcer
Friday, Jun. 14, 11:00am-1:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Intentional Communities Meet up Group
10:00am-12:00pm
@Mason Intentional Communities Meet up Group
Saturday, Jun. 15, 10:00am-12:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Jun. 15, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Creative play for ages 3 and up
@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
Saturday, Jun. 15, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason Out of this W
Mason Library
Out of this World Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Join us each week for a space themed craft

Good for kids PreK-3rd grade
@Mason Moon & Stars: Songs of Celestial Bodies (Live Jazz Trio)
1:30-2:30pm
@Mason Moon & Stars: Songs of Celestial Bodies (Live Jazz Trio)
Saturday, Jun. 15, 1:30-2:30pm@Mason  Moon & Stars
Mason Library


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@Mason Death Cafe
1:30-2:45pm
 @Mason Death Cafe
Saturday, Jun. 15, 1:30-2:45pm@Mason Death Cafe
Mason Library



"to increase awareness of death
with a view to helping people
make the most of their finite lives"
 ...read more
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Jun. 16, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell Painting i
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 Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Jun. 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.
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@Mason Toastmasters Meeting
11:45am-1:30pm
 @Mason Toastmasters Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 11:45am-1:30pm@Mason  Toastmasters
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Daisy Troop Girl Scouts
5:30-6:45pm
 @Mason Daisy Troop Girl Scouts
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 5:30-6:45pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room

(April 17 in the Craft Room)
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@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10:30-11:30am@Mason  Hola Amigos
Mason Library
CHP Bilingual Playgroup with Marcela every Thursday. NO MEETING MAY 2
Join us for an activity and stories! Make new friends and play. Stories in Spanish and English! For caregivers with children 2 – 7 years old.
CHP Grupo de juego bilingüe con Marcela cada Jueves.
&iex...read more
@Mason Craft Space I-Spy Bottles
2:00-3:30pm
@Mason Craft Space I-Spy Bottles
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2:00-3:30pm@Mason Craft Space I
Mason Library
Make a space themed I-Spy Bottle! 
Good for ages 5 & up

@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Jun. 20, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason RSYP: Q Club
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Amy Hest
6:30-7:30pm
@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Amy Hest
Friday, Jun. 21, 6:30-7:30pm@Mason A Universe of
Mason Library
Welcome to the Universe of Authors where you can meet an author-illustrator and do a fun activity! Amy Hest's many acclaimed children's books include the New York Times bestseller Kiss Good Night. A three-time winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, she lives in New York City. She claim...read more
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@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
11:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Out of this World Family Activity!
Saturday, Jun. 22, 11:30am-12:30pm@Mason Out of this W
Mason Library
Out of this World Family Activity Saturdays are fun & active! Join us each week for a space themed craft
Good for kids PreK-3rd grade
@Mason Legos to the M.A.X
1:30-2:30pm
 @Mason Legos to the M.A.X
Saturday, Jun. 22, 1:30-2:30pm@Mason Legos to the
Mason Library
Join Moving Arts Exchange to learn some fun Lego-inspired movement & create a lego sculpture that you get to bring home

Ages 5 & up, parents welcome

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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Jun. 23, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell Painting i
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 Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Jun. 24, 9:00-10:00am@Mason  Bagels & Boo
Mason Library
This month's selection: The Leavers by Lisa Ko
@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
10:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
Monday, Jun. 24, 10:30am-12:30pm@Mason Community Bui
Mason Library
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 5-day program, 6/24-6/28. Hands on activities and walking field trips. Jenny Schwartz has offered this program here, as well as after school programs at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire school districts. Materials fee $20
...read more

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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 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 Community Builders: Minecraft
10:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:30am-12:30pm@Mason Community Bui
Mason Library
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 5-day program, 6/24-6/28. Hands on activities and walking field trips. Jenny Schwartz has offered this program here, as well as after school programs at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire school districts. Materials fee $20
...read more

@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 5:30-6:45pm@Mason  Book Lovers&
Mason Library
This month's selection: Becoming by Michelle Obama
@ Mason Mystery Lover’s Book Club
5:45-6:45 pm
@ Mason Mystery Lover’s Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 5:45-6:45 pm@ Mason Mystery Love
Mason Library
This month's selection is Lieberman's Folly by Stuart Kaminksy.

In the History Room. 
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@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
10:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:30am-12:30pm@Mason Community Bui
Mason Library
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 5-day program, 6/24-6/28. Hands on activities and walking field trips. Jenny Schwartz has offered this program here, as well as after school programs at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire school districts. Materials fee $20
...read more

@Mason Techstars
4:30-5:30pm
 @Mason Techstars
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 4:30-5:30pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
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@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
10:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10:30am-12:30pm@Mason Community Bui
Mason Library
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 5-day program, 6/24-6/28. Hands on activities and walking field trips. Jenny Schwartz has offered this program here, as well as after school programs at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire school districts. Materials fee $20
...read more

@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Jun. 27, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason RSYP: Q Club
Mason Library
In the History Room
Jungle Jim: Ballooniverse of Stories!
6:30-7:30pm
Jungle Jim: Ballooniverse of Stories!
Thursday, Jun. 27, 6:30-7:30pmJungle Jim: Ballooni
Mason Library
Jungle Jim is famous for his balloon-making, superhero-training, Star-Wars-loving ways. In this awesome balloon magic program he’ll do it all, mixing in rocket propulsion science, the moon landing, Star Wars Jedi Training and a 6-foot galaxy explosion! Fun for the whole family!
Brought to...read more
@Ramsdell Drawing Night & Live Music with Adam Gudeon
7:00 pm
@Ramsdell Drawing Night & Live Music with Adam Gudeon
Thursday, Jun. 27, 7:00 pm@Ramsdell Drawing Ni
Ramsdell Library
Come draw and listen!
There will be plenty of paper and supplies, or bring your own!

Free!
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@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
10:30am-12:30pm
@Mason Community Builders: Minecraft
Friday, Jun. 28, 10:30am-12:30pm@Mason Community Bui
Mason Library
Building in Minecraft and building to benefit our community. 5-day program, 6/24-6/28. Hands on activities and walking field trips. Jenny Schwartz has offered this program here, as well as after school programs at both Berkshire Hills & Southern Berkshire school districts. Materials fee $20
...read more

@Mason Family Movie "Wall-E"
6:15pm
 @Mason Family Movie "Wall-E"
Friday, Jun. 28, 6:15pm@Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
Join us for June's Family Movie "Wall-E"(click for commonsensemedia.com review)

G | 1h 38min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on...read more
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@Mason Intentional Communities Meet up Group
10:00am-12:00pm
@Mason Intentional Communities Meet up Group
Saturday, Jun. 29, 10:00am-12:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Ramsdell Visit the Hokaheh Farm
10:30-11:30am
@Ramsdell Visit the Hokaheh Farm
Saturday, Jun. 29, 10:30-11:30am@Ramsdell Visit the
Ramsdell Library

 Visit the ...read more

@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Marc & Eileen Rosenthal
1:30-2:30pm
@Mason A Universe of Authors & Illustrators Series: Marc & Eileen Rosenthal
Saturday, Jun. 29, 1:30-2:30pm@Mason  A Universe o
Mason Library
Welcome to the Universe of Authors where you can meet an author-illustrator and do an activity! Meet local author-illustrators Marc and Eileen Rosenthal. Marc Rosenthal is an acclaimed designer and sequential artist, the author and illustrator of Phooey! (a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of...read more
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Jun. 30, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell Painting i
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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