Pick Your Blind Date With a Book Here!

The library is currently closed to the public, but we are still doing Blind Date With a Book this February! To choose your blind date, you can either browse through our book of “dating” ads that we’ll have available at the library’s front door during curbside pickup hours, or you can take a look at our virtual display of Blind Date books below. See one you like? Jot down the number of the book in the picture and just give us a call or email us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to let us know which book (or books) you want!

 

 

Food Pantry Collection

In a typical year, the library would have collected Food for Fines throughout the months of November and December for our local food pantry, but as with everything else, this year was different. Recently however, the Brimfield, Holland and Wales food pantry has asked for help from the community due to an increase in need from local families. From now until January 9th, the library will have a plastic tote on the front step the hours we are open for curbside pickup to collect non-perishable food items for the tri-community food pantry. Please consider donating if you can while picking up/dropping your library materials.

Gingerbread Decorating Contest

Buy a kit, make your own, use real candy or fake, a house, gingerbread boys and girls…whatever you like! The possibilities are endless! Families can work on 1 project together, or family members can all enter their own. Up to you!
Then email a picture of your project(s) to us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Voting will take place December 31st and January 1st via Facebook. A prize will be awarded for the winning creation. The winner will be notified on Saturday, January 2nd! Hope you can join in on the fun!

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.

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