Come to the library to borrow books and other materials, to use computers with high-speed internet connections and a printer, to use your laptop computer with our wireless access (it works in the parking lot if we are closed), to meet your neighbors, and much more...
Assisted Hearing System available
Archer Mayor Returns, May 22 at 7pm
Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed, Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as “he best police procedurals being written in America. He is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction—the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In 2011, Mayor’s 22nd Joe Gunther novel, Tag Man, earned a place on the New York Times bestseller list for hardback fiction.
Mayor’s critically-acclaimed series of police novels features Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont Police Department. Archer's will talk about his latest Gunther novel, Paradise City which takes place in Northampton, and his next book Three Can Keep a Secret which is due out October 1st.
Program sponsored by the Leverett Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.
Spanish Conversation Group, Tuesdays 5:00-6:15
Brush up or improve your Spanish in a casual and friendly environment, join the Spanish Conversation group for monthly practice sessions. The group will meet every Tuesday through the end of May.
Open Poetry Night The last Tuesday of the month.
Next meeting May 28th. We welcome all poets to share their own work and any poetry fans to please share your favorites or just come to listen.
The Library is turning 10!
Saturday June 1st will be a special day for children:
-11am Anna Sobel, Talking Hands Puppeteer will present two animal fables in the community room. -12 noon, there will be an outdoor picnic and party for all. bring your lunch and enjoy lemonade and a special anniversary cake in the outdoor tent. -After lunch Bob Hepner and his Magical Truck will entertain. -There will also be games and activities on the lawn.
-7pm "ABC" Auction for adults with dessert in the Community Room. Funds will help the "Friends" help the library.
Sunday June 2nd the celebration continues:
-2:00 pm Community celebration of the library in the tent outside the library (please bring lawn chairs) -Leverett Community Chorus will sing -Reminescences and recognitions about the library building project -Cake and lemonade for all
We hope to see you all there!
A-B-C Auction items will be on display in the library and open for bidding May 14 through May 30 at 5pm. Final bids will be taken at a called auction for adults on Saturday, June 1 at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served! Proxy bid forms will be available for those who cannot attend the event.
A Airplane Ride donated by Chris Condit
A Afghan donated by Harriet Eddy
B British Royal Magazines donated by Father Philippe Roux
C Christmas Celebration on Nantucket donated by Sabra & Vince Vacca
C Chili Dinner for 4 (Bill Rivers’ recipe) donated by Lorna Rivers
D Dean's Beans Basket donated by Dean Cycon
E Ellie's Massage donated by Ellie Gellman
F Framed Leverett Photos donated by Marilyn London-Ewing and Chris Nelson
G Great Italian Meal for 4 donated by Lisa Stratford (can be gluten-free if desired)
H Hand-woven Scarf donated by Sue Swartz
I Island Vacation donated by Joan and Bill Patterson (Peak’s Island, Maine)
J Japanese Prints donated by Fenna Lee Bonsignore
K Kielbasa & Pierogis donated by Alan Mully
L Leverett Friends of the Library Basket with Roads of Leverett and Library T-shirts, Tote bag, Jigsaw
puzzle, Anniversary mugs, Bumper stickers, Entering Leverett Magnets, and a Friends Cookbook
M Mirror (Chippendale style) donated by Laurel Kahn
N New Hampshire Vacation donated by Judy and Hal Ricker
O Outstanding Candles donated by Kringle Candles
P Paintings donated by Bill Rathbun and Nancy Emond
Q Quilt donated by Betsy Douglas
R Red Sox Commemorative Ring donated by Dennis Roux
S Susie Chang's Cookbook Basket donated by Susie Chang
T Twisted Hand-Knit Scarves donated by Georgiana Schmid
U Unique Time-Share Vacation donated by Joanne & Alan Mully
V Velvet Elvis! LOANED by Leverett Library for one year
W Wildlife Pictures donated by Judy Hobart
X Xciting chance to have your name as a character in an Archer Mayor book donated by the author
Y Yarn of your choice for sweater to be knit by Elaine Barker of The Creative Needle
Z Zen Painting donated by Leslie Fisette
And look for additional items...
Permaculture in Your Backyard June 13, 7:00 pm, with Llani Davidson
Heard of "Permaculture" and not sure what it is? Come learn the basics of Permaculture Gardening and how You can apply it to your backyard! Llani Davidson is a cofounder of Broadfork Permaculture, in Montague- an 'edible garden' design and install business. Davidson is a certified permaculture teacher and designer with over 10 years of gardening expertise formerly working on CSA farms. She ran her own gardening business for 3 years before folding it into Broakfork.
Calling all LEGO® Maniacs
A LEGO® Club for school-age children will kick off in the fall. We have good connections for bricks, but we would still love donations these can be dropped into the plastic bin at the front desk.The group will meet once a month, probably Sundays, for theme builds and LEGO® games.
UMass employees, we hope you will consider designating the Friends of the Leverett Library as a place to receive donations through the UMass Amherst Community Campaign.
READ IT LEVERETT! 'THE CALL' by Yannick Murphy
Yannick Murphy will read from and speak about her book on Saturday May 11th at 2:30pm. Following the discussion please join us for refreshments.
Program sponsored by the Leverett Cultural Council.
David Toomey to talk about his new book WEIRD LIFE -April 23, 7pm. Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Program for Professional Writing and Technical Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, (and one time Leverett resident), David Toomey will talk about his new book 'Weird Life.' The March 8 New York Times book review describes the book as, a breakneck tour through natural history, encounters of an impossible kind, researchers as weird as the organisms they pursue that leads the reader to wonder where science ends and fantasy begins.
Ereader workshop Friday April 5, 10-12pm Need help downloading books, audio or movies to your Kindle/ Nook/ ipad ? Shirley Keech can help. Registration is required for this workshop, and please register early the size is class is limted. Registration will close March 31st, and don't forget to note which device you will be bringing so Shirley can plan her class accordingly.
BRUCE WATSON & JON STEWART: MOMENTS OF ZEN
On March 27th at 7pm author and Leverett resident Bruce Watson will speak at the library about his ebook on Jon Stewart. Join us at the Leverett Library on March 27 as local author Bruce Watson discusses his new e-biography of "Daily Show" star Jon Stewart.
Sun., Nov 4th, 3-4:30p.m. Secrets of the Garden, Opening Reception. In November and December, enjoy Susan Valentine’s oil paintings of local flowers and vegetables.
Mon., Nov. 19, 7-8 Matthew Dicks, author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. A Leverett Cultural Council Event. "An incredibly captivating novel about the wonder of youth and the importance of friendship, whether real or imagined. Delightfully compelling reading."--Booklist. "A fun read and engaging exploration of the vibrant world of a child's imagination."--Publishers Weekly. "Quirky and heartwarming."--Kirkus.
Art Exhibits: May-June William Rathbun watercolor paintings of local scenes.
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Digital books and audios may be borrowed for free by library card-holders who own Kindles, Nooks, I-pads, and other devices. At www.leverettlibrary.org, click on “Digital Catalog.” Or sign up at the library to borrow our Kindle for 2 weeks.
Library Wildflower Garden