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.
Join us for Harvest Fest 2017 on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 – 7:00pm. This event is geared towards children in grades Pre-K — 6th. Costumes are optional. Space is limited so call 413-245-3518 or reply on the Facebook event to sign up. Please let us know the names and ages of the children and how many adults will be attending along with them. This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Lirary, Inc. Hope you can make it!
We are looking for families to participate in our 3rd annual pumpkin decorating contest. Buy a pumpkin, carve it, paint it, dress it up like your favorite cartoon character… whatever you like, the possibilities are endless! Drop off your completed pumpkin to the library anytime between Saturday October 21st and Wednesday October 25th. Voting takes place on Thursday October 26th at Harvest Fest. A prize will be awarded for the winning pumpkin. You don’t need to be present to win.
Come and challenge your creativity to design a specific LEGO structure on Tuesday, July 18th from 3:30 – 4:15pm! The presenter will provide an engineering objective for each participant. This event is limited to 30 participants and is geared for students going into 1st-6th grade in September. Sign-up is required.
*If our parking lot is full please park next door at the Annex or across the street at the bottom of the Congregational Church lawn. Please do not park in the driveway of the house next door*
Get ready to let your creative mind wander… Join us for a special story hour on Wednesday, July 26th from 4:15 – 5pm with Rebecca. This event is geered towards children aged 3-10. Sign-up is required — limit of 15 children. Wear your painting clothes!
**Please remember to park next door at the Town Hall Annex if our parking lot is full!**
Join us for a special Learn in Motion event at the library on Monday, July 31st from 5 – 5:45pm. LEARN IN MOTION is an educational and movement-based program that gets kids active, learning, socializing, and practicing important life skills such as SHARING, LISTENING, FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, WORKING AS A TEAM, AND OVERCOMING OBSTACLES. This event is geered for children ages 3-10. Space limited to 20 participants– sign up at the library– this is an outdoor event. (rain date Monday, August 7th)
*This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.
*Please park at the Town Hall Annex or the bottom lawn of the Congregational Church if the library parking lot is full*
Aaaaargh you ready for some summer reading fun? Join the 2017 Summer Reading Program at the Brimfield Public Library! This summer, our resident betta fish, Captain Hook, will be overseeing the program and leading kids on a pirate adventure. The official kick off date is our Mobile Mini Golf event on Wednesday, June 28th, but children are welcome to stop by the library at any time to sign up. Read some books this summer and get some great pirate-themed prizes! And the more you read, the better your chances of winning our Big E tickets to be raffled off at the end of the summer!
Come kick off your summer vacation at the Brimfield Library on Wednesday, June 28th from 3 – 5:30pm!
*Play the 9-hole golf course set up throughout the library.
*Sign up for the summer reading program.
*Purchase a snack to help support the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. when you are done!
** Mini golf is a free event funded by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. Donations are welcome.**
If our paking lot is full please park next door at the Town Hall Annex!!
Start your summer off with a ‘rockin’ good time! Join us for a special story hour on Thursday, June 29th from 4:15-5pm with Bonnie. We will provide the medium sized rocks and you will provide your artistic ability! The library wants to create a beautiful rock garden as a part of our gorgeous landscape and we thought who better to help us than our story hour friends…the rocks will remain at the library.
Please remember to park next door at the Town Hall Annex if our parking lot is full!
Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack returns to the Brimfield Public Library from 5:30 -7:30p.m. on Thursday, May 25th to present his new adult workshop titled, “Pastel Paint the $44-Million Flower.” 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 also was provided by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.