Story Walk

We are teaming up with Family Foundations 5! Join us on October 24th for a Halloween themed story walk outside on the library lawn. Sign up is required, please email Cheryl at: union61cfce@tantasqua.org to reserve your spot today. Space is limited and times will be staggered to comply with the social distancing regulations. Starting times will be every 15 minutes between 10am – 1pm. Hope you can make it!

6th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We’ve made it to October 1st — time to talk about our 6th annual family pumpkin decorating contest! While it’s going to look a little different this year, we are still going to do it!
Buy a pumpkin, carve it, paint it, dress it up like your favorite cartoon character… whatever you like, the possibilities are endless! Families can work on 1 pumpkin together, or siblings can all enter their own. Up to you!
email a picture of your pumpkin(s) to us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com by Saturday October 24th at 9:00pm. Voting will take place October 25th – October 31st via Facebook. A prize will be awarded for the winning pumpkin. The winner will be notified on November 1st! Hope you can join in on the fun!

Kids Crafts

Do-it-yourself crafts are back!
Give the library a call (245-3518) or email us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to schedule a time to pick up your craft bags. While supplies last.
Craft: Schoolhouse Picture Frame Magnet
Directions:
1.Tape picture to the back so you can see it through the door
2. Decorate
3. Hang it on your fridge

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

Pastel crayons
We are excited to announce that we are hosting award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack via ZOOM on Wednesday, October 28th from 5:30 – 7:30pm!
He will be presenting an adult hands-on workshop entitled, “Pastel Paint the Miracle Flowers,” inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists.
Space is limited to 12 participants so please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to reserve your spot and to schedule a curbside pick-up time to get your materials. That’s right! All participants will be provided pastels, red pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop that you will do from home! All we ask is that you return the red pencils once you are done.
Once you are a registered participant, we will email you the Zoom link.
This event is being sponsored by the Brimfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Virtual Cooking With Carla

Join Carla, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make quick and easy homemade Cinnamon Rolls! This event is being held on Wednesday, November 18th from 5-6pm. This recipe is yeast free, and uses self-raising flour to get the Cinnamon Rolls nice and fluffy. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe: sugar, cinnamon, 5 cups self raising flour, 2.5 cups milk, 1 stick butter, powdered sugar and salt. You will need a rolling pin and non-stick baking spray, no electric mixer required! This class will be conducted using Zoom.
This event is for children ages 7+ and is limited to 10 families. Please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to sign-up.
Once your family has signed up we will email you the zoom link. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

 

Social Justice Book Club

The Social Justice Book Club is meeting via Zoom on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm. Call 413-245-3518 or email us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to reserve your copy of ‘The New Jim Crow’ today. From the book club:

“Come and have a conversation about some of the most important issues of our time. We seek to foster open, respectful conversation on difficult topics. The book of the month for October is: The New Jim Crow – Mass Incarceration in the Time of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.”

Visit the Facebook event for additional information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2680809738823100

Virtual Cooking with Megan

Join Megan, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make the quickest homemade Pizza of your life! This online event is on Tuesday, September 22nd from 5-6pm. In just one hour you’ll make your own pizza dough and have pizza for your whole family. To make this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients: sugar (1 TBSP), active dry yeast, olive oil, flour, salt and your choice of pizza toppings (sauce, cheese, veggies, meats, etc).This class will be conducted using Zoom.
This event is for children ages 7+ and is limited to 10 families. Please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to sign-up.
Once your family has signed up we will email you the zoom link. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

 

Virtual Cooking with Katie

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade chocolate Pop-tarts! This online event is on Tuesday, August 11th from 3:30pm – 5pm. You’ll learn how to make pastry dough from scratch, a chocolate fudge filling and delicious glaze to drizzle on top. You will need the following ingredients for this recipe: cocoa powder, chocolate chips, butter, AP flour, sugar, 1 egg, confectioners sugar and whole milk OR heavy cream (about 1/2 cup). A food processor would be very helpful, but not absolutely required. This class will be conducted using Zoom.

This event is for children ages 7+ and is limited to 10 families. Please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to sign-up.

Once your family has signed up we will email you the zoom link. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb

Cover of "Nobody Will Tell You This But Me"

This is a touching remembrance of the author’s beloved grandmother, Bobby Bell. Bess Kalb saved every voicemail her grandmother had ever sent to her. This book is written around these sometimes explosively funny and sometimes very opinionated but always from a grandmother’s heart full of love, voicemails. If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to have that one person in your life who loves you and watches out for you more than anyone you will ever meet again and give you advice that no one else would ever dare to, this book will resonate with many touching emotions.

– Joanie, BPL

The Devil Wins by Robert B. Parker

Parker has written many books, and Brimfield Library has a group of them.

This one is actually written by Reed Farrel Coleman, his second book continuing the Jesse Stone protagonist. If you enjoy reading in sequence, Blind Spot was Coleman’s first Stone book. I have not read this/these authors prior to picking up this book. Truth be told, I liked the cover!!

Paradise, MA is a coastal town, with a small population and very old roots. The residents are a tight-knit, and tight-lipped, community. Chief Stone is a newcomer, and as such, he is still making his way through the old bonds, working to understand whom to trust, and what to be wary of.

There are many secrets, lots of characters, and a fairly gritty beginning to the story, but I hung on & was glad that I did. There are similarities to Brimfield, given old and enduring relationships, some whispered secrets, and warmhearted townspeople.

– Beth, Mystery Buff BC