It Looked Like – Story Hour with Rebecca

It Looked Like Spilt Milk coverGet 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!**

Learn in Motion

Come PlayJoin 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*

Captain Hook & His Bookaneers Summer Reading Program!

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!

Mobile Mini Golf

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!!

Rockin’ Story Hour with Bonnie

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!

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

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.

Earth Day Story Hour

Join us on Wednesday, April 26th from 4:15pm – 5:15pm for an Earth Day story hour! We will be reading a The Frightened Frog: An Environmental Tale with the Southbridge Garden Club and working on creating our own frog habitats by painting terra cotta pots. This story hour is for children ages 5-10 and limited to 12 participants. Sign up at the library or by contacting us!

Ukelele Edu-Concert


Join us for a Ukelele Workshop at the library on April 11th from 6-7pm. You can bring a ukulele or borrow one at the show. This show is for patrons aged 10 and older and is limited to 15 participants – call the Library at 245-3518 to reserve a spot or sign-up on Facebook.

You can play and sing along to pop, rock ’n’ roll, children’s songs & more and learn about ukulele types and playing techniques. This event is led by teacher/musician/comedian Dave M.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brimfield Cultural Council.

Easter Egg Story Hour

Easter eggsJoin us for a special Easter Egg decorating story hour with Bonnie on Wednesday, March 29th from 4:15pm – 5pm. This event is for children aged 3-10 and space is limited to 12 particpants. Sign-up is required to attend. Please call 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. ** Also, please let us know if your child has any allergies.**

Stone Soup Story Hour

Join us on Wednesday, February 22nd from 3pm – 4pm for a special ‘Stone Soup’ Story Hour! We will be reading the story and making stone soup to try. The stone, the pot and the both will be provided but we need each of you to bring an item to go into the soup– just like in the story! When signing up please let us know which vegetable(s) that you are going to bring. The items needed are listed below (some need to be cooked at home). We will also be making a craft. This story hour is for children aged 3-10 and space is limited to 12 participants.

List of items needed:

1 cup of cooked potatoes
1 cup of cooked or canned carrots
1 cup of cooked celery
1 cup of cooked broccoli
1 cup of diced onion
1 cup of corn (frozen or canned)
1 cup of peas (frozen or canned)
1 cup of diced or canned mushrooms
1 cup of diced or canned tomatoes
4 minced garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
1 box of Saltine crackers

(there are 12 items listed so please bring 2 items if you are signing up 2 children, 3 if you are bringing 3, etc.)

Interested in signing up? Either stop by the library or contact us!