Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies

Monet Water Lillies

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack returns to the Brimfield Public Library from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th to present his new adult workshop titled, “Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies.” 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 was also provided by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Bunny Story Hour with Bonnie

Rabbit
Join us for a bunny story hour with Bonnie on Wednesday, May 25th, from 4:15pm – 5pm! This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.

Seed Saving Program

Seed Packets

Guess what we are doing at the BPL?! A Seed Saving Program! All you have to do is come in take out a few seed varieties, plant them, cultivate them, enjoy the fruits of your labor and at the end of the season harvest the seeds and return them to the library for others to use next year. Who’s interested?!

Easter Story Hour with Joanie

Easter picture books and Easter egg craft
Join us for a special Easter story hour with Joanie on March 28th from 4:15pm – 5pm! We will be reading Easter books and making sparkly eggs to take home. This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.

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!

Earl Rhoades: Art

Earl Rhoades artwork

Stop by the library to see some beautiful artwork from local artist Earl Rhoades in the Sherman Room! Artwork is available to purchase if interested.

Snowflake Glitter Slime Story Hour

Snowman

Join us for a special winter story hour with Bonnie on Wednesday, January 24th from 4:15 – 5pm! We will be reading snowmen books, making sparkly slime to take home and a special treat to eat! Please let us know if your child is allergic to Borax or any item found in sugar cookies, frosting, chocolate chips, pretzels or marshmallows. This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.

Earl Rhoades: Art Show

Earl Rhoades artwork

Join us on Monday, January 22nd at 6pm for local artist, Earl Rhoades, as he presents his gorgeous artwork for all to see. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. Overflow parking is available at the Town Hall Annex. Light refreshments will be served.

Henry David Thoreau Community Read and Quote Walk

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Harvest Fest 2017

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!