Memory Kits

Have you heard of memory kits? These are useful kits designed for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. They include things that will help to keep their minds active and/or stimulated.

We now have four kits available for checkout in our Library of Things collection:

~ 13-piece puzzle

~ 35-piece puzzle

~ Aquapaint – magnificent birds

~ Aquapaint – ocean life

This is a new resource that we are very happy to be able to provide to our community!

Drop by today to check out these new items and our complete collection of Library of Things!

Sculpting With Wool – WAITLIST ONLY

Join Tracy for a 1.5 hour demonstration of needle felting on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 6-7:30pm. Designed to demystify the process of 3-D needle felting and to show how, with a few basic materials, anyone can create sculptures from wool.

This is an adult program. The demonstration will show how to make a felted animal from a concept drawing through to a completed sculpture. At the end of the demo participants will have the chance to make a small ornament to take home. Just as an FYI: barbed needles are used during the process so your fingers may get jabbed! You might want to bring a Band-Aid or two!

This program is sponsored by the Brimfield Cultural Council, and space is limited to 12 participants and is currently full. Call the library at 245-3518 to be added to the wait list.

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

We are once again hosting award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack! He will be presenting an Adult hands-on workshop entitled, “The Rose: How to Pastel Paint” on Thursday, April 13th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. 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 or call 413-245-3518 to reserve your spot. All the materials are provided for you. That’s right! All participants will be provided pastels, pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop!

This event is being co-sponsored by the Brimfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Together We Read Digital Book Club

From March 1-15, 2023, there will be no waitlists and no holds for the selected title: River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan! Just download Libby (iOS or Android), sign in with your CWMARS library card, and borrow the free ebook using your phone or tablet.

We have also purchased this book in both regular print and large print in case you’d rather hold the print book in your hands!

For more information, visit togetherweread.com/us.

Bird Feeder Story Hour

Join us for a special bird themed story and the making of bird feeders! (we are using soy butter, not peanut butter) This event will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:15pm – 5:00pm. This event is geared towards children aged 3 to 10 and space is limited to 14 children so call the library to sign up at 413-245-3518.

Please remember that overflow parking is at the Town Hall Annex. We must not block the driveway of the neighbor to our west. Thank you.

Virtual Cooking Program with the Food Explorers

Join Food Explorers for two different virtual cooking events on March 13th and March 20th! On March 13th, learn to make a homemade S’mores Pie! This event is being held on Monday, March 13th at 6pm. You’ll be making your crust, filling and topping all by yourself and have a delicious dessert to serve your family. You’ll need an electric mixer and the following ingredients: 1 box graham crackers, 2 sticks butter, 1 package Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix, 3 cups milk, 1 pint heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and optional mini marshmallows and vanilla extract.

On March 20th, learn to make no-bake Taco Pizzas! This event is being held on Monday, March 20th at 7pm. These easy and delicious mini pizzas make the perfect after school snack or quick dinner. You’ll need the following ingredients: round naan bread (ex. stonefire brand) and any of the following optional ingredients: 1 can refried beans, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 jar salsa, 1 pepper, 1 red onion, 1 bag shredded Mexican cheese, 8oz sour cream, 1 lime, 1 avocado, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce and/or 1 can beans. These pizzas are designed to be no-bake however they could be gently heated in the oven to be served warm.

These classes will be conducted using Zoom, are for children ages 7+, and is limited to 10 families. Please call 413-245-3518 or 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.

Blind Date With a Book!

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!

Present Wrapping Event!

Need a space to wrap your presents away from prying eyes? Drop in from 6-7:45 p.m. on Monday December 19th and Tuesday December 20th and use our supplies (or bring your own) to create beautiful packages ready for giving! We will provide festive music and refreshments, wrapping paper, ribbon, scissors, and tape. Just bring your gifts to wrap and your holiday cheer! This is an adult only event.

Brimfield Has Joined CW MARS!

The Brimfield Public Library is now a full member of CW MARS! You can use your library card at over 150 libraries in Central and Western Massachusetts. Visit our online catalog to search for and order library materials! You may also return your library materials to any CW MARS library!