We are holding a 2-day Babysitter Training Course on Thursday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. This course is for children aged 11+, and space is limited to 15 particpants. You must commit to both sessions.
Topics to be covered:
-Babysitting I, Safety- Police and Fire Department officials will discuss phone etiquette, dealing with strangers, responding to fires and other safety related issues.
-Babysitting II- Practice basic first-aid. Covers minor injuries, choking, cuts, bruises, poisoning and how to make a first-aid kit.
-Babysitting III- Discuss what activities are appropriate for certain ages, the Seven Principles of Discipline and common behavioral issues. Also includes “how to entertain” children and the business aspect of babysitting.
-Babysitting IV- Learn what foods are appropriate and how to feed a newborn, infant, toddler and pre-schooler. Thinking “safety first” you will discuss food preparation, servings, allergies and how to make nutritious snacks.
This class is made possible thanks to the 4-H Youth Development Program, UMASS Extension
Please call the library to register 413-245-3518 or message us on Facebook.
Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack returns to the Brimfield Public Library from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th to present his new adult workshop titled, “Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies.” This fun pastel painting workshop is designed for patrons from beginners to experienced artists.
Participants will experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper. All materials will be provided, and everyone who attends will get to take home his/her artwork.
Maichack is an experienced professional at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and hundreds of libraries and local cultural councils.
Seating is limited, so registration is required. Call 413-245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook! There is no charge to attend. This event is for particpants aged 15 and older.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brimfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Funding was also provided by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.
Join us for a bunny story hour with Bonnie on Wednesday, May 25th, from 4:15pm – 5pm! This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.
Join us for a special Easter story hour with Joanie on March 28th from 4:15pm – 5pm! We will be reading Easter books and making sparkly eggs to take home. This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.
For the month of February at the Brimfield Public Library, check out our surprise books wrapped in red. Read the profile on the cover and take a chance! Will your blind date be hot or not? Rate your date at the end and return it to let us know!
Stop by the library to see some beautiful artwork from local artist Earl Rhoades in the Sherman Room! Artwork is available to purchase if interested.
Join us for a special winter story hour with Bonnie on Wednesday, January 24th from 4:15 – 5pm! We will be reading snowmen books, making sparkly slime to take home and a special treat to eat! Please let us know if your child is allergic to Borax or any item found in sugar cookies, frosting, chocolate chips, pretzels or marshmallows. This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.
Join us on Monday, January 22nd at 6pm for local artist, Earl Rhoades, as he presents his gorgeous artwork for all to see. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. Overflow parking is available at the Town Hall Annex. Light refreshments will be served.
In honor of the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, we are hosting a Community Read of the book Thoreau on Freedom: Selected Writings of Henry David Thoreau during the month of November and will have a book discussion on November 28th from 6:30-7:30pm. Food and beverages will be provided. A limited supply of free copies of the book are available at the library – stop by to pick yours up!
Also, during the entire month, stop by the library to go on our Thoreau Quote Walk. Walk through the library to find some of Thoreau’s inspirational quotes on our walls and read our informational bulletin board on one of Massachusetts’ most famous writers.