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Food For Fines December is amnesty month at the library. We will waive fines from overdue Leverett Library materials if you bring in non-perishable food items for the Amherst Survival Center, or cleaning products/pet food for the Dakin Animal Shelter. We cannot waive fines from other libraries or for lost/damaged items.
Art in the Community Room
Nov.- Dec. Leverett Pond Art Exhibit sponsored by the Friends of Leverett Pond.
Jan.-Feb. Photogrpaghs by Ian Hammel.
S.T.E.A.M. Science Technology Engineering Art Math
The Leverett, Shutesbury, Wendell and Erving Libraries will offer 36 S.T.E.A.M. programs to children ages 3-6 during this school year. The programs are free.
S.T.E.A.M. Schedule in Leverett through March:
Thursday Jan 8, 3:15-4:15 Let's Take a Closer Look, with Magnifiers
Thursday Feb 5 , 3:15-4:15 The Kitchen Laboratory
Thursday March 5 , 3:15-4:15 Machines and Mechanisms with Duplo and the Lego Lady
Unless otherwise noted Leverett porgrams are run by Helen Ann Sephton of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst.
Movie screenings at the library
Friday January 16 at 7:30pm 2014 Drama. Put young Hassan Kadam in a kitchen, and he's bound to emerge with a dish that will dazzle. When Hassan's family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa relocates the family to a peaceful village in the south of France. Determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, Papa decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village. But when their business starts to thrive, a competing restaurateur launches a war between the eateries. starringHelen Mirren, Om Puri adn Manish Dayal. Rated PG.
Friday February 20 at 7:30 pm. 2002 Music, Social & Cultural Documentary, based on a book by Allan Slutsky. Director Paul Justman's music-infused documentary chronicles the reunion of the Funk Brothers -- the anonymous backup group that from 1959 to 1972 provided the music for nearly every hit produced by Berry Gordy's famous Motown Records. Andre BraugherPart documentary and part concert performance, the remaining Funk Brothers reunited in their home base of Detroit, MI, to tell their stories, remember their departed band mates, and put on a concert. Starring, Earl Van Dyke, Joe Hunter, Johnny Griffith, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Robert White, Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin, Richard 'Pistol' Allen, Uriel Jones, James Jamerson, Bob Babbitt, Jack Ashford, Eddie 'Bongo' Brown, Ben Harper, Chaka Khan, Tom Scott, Martha Reeves, Bootsy Collins, Montell Jordan, Gerald Levert, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, Joan OsborneRudy Robinson Rated PG.
Family movie: Saturday February 21 at 1pm. Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. Directed by Miguel Arteta, starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally. Rated PG.
Thursday December18 at 7pm. Leverett author and screenwriter Steve Adams (aka Waldo Mellon) will be at the library to talk about his new book, What's What And What To Do About It.
Waldo Mellon knows What's What. His advice to the perplexed fills this wry, witty, and heartfelt book. Some three-dozen short chapters, each a Dear Waldo letter followed by Waldo's response, deal with the yearnings and fantasies of Everyperson. Death. God. Breasts. Stupidity. Hope. Marriage. Fighting. Forgiveness. But Waldo does more than advise and amuse. He offers memorable mechanisms for coping with the challenges of living. This unique book, part self-help parody, part sincere wisdom, contains enough hope and laugh-out-loud zaniness to earn a permanent position on your Favorite Books list.
Steve Adams is a writer and actor, known for Envy (2004), Waiting for Forever (2010), and Donny and Marie (1976).
Lego Club will start up again in January with monthly building fun!
We will not meet in December.
Spanish Conversation Group Tuesdays from 4-5pm
Come practice and hone your language skills in a casual, friendly environment.
Recent events :
Thurs. Nov 13 at 7pm, local author Cammie McGovern.
Thursday Sept 25 Leverett author Gerald McFarland spoke about his new book What the Owl Saw, the sequal to The Brujo's Way.
Friday Sept 26, author/illustrator Michael Chesworth visited the library to talk about his work and to write an original story with grades 4 & 5 from the Leverett Elementary school.