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   Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Story Time!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
LEARN IN MOTION!
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org

COME PLAY!
LEARN IN MOTION is a preschool age sports group that nurtures, challenges, and engages your child in a fun and secure environment. We believe physical activity plays the most important role in your child's academic success.
Our classroom is the field.

 



4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
FREE Pumpkin Carving
Event Location: Teen Room/ Wistariahurst Museum
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



   Thursday, October 19, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Womanshelter/ Companeras Resource Table
Event Location: Library Lobby
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org

Womanshelter/ Compañeras works with those who have been affected by domestic violence and abuse. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a representative from the organization will be at the library to answer any questions and provide information about the organization.



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reading with Rooster
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Film Screening: IXCANUL, VOLCANO
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420 -8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org

"A transporting, hypnotically beautiful debut feature from Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante" -Variety





Jayro Bustamante / France, Guatemala / 93 min / 2015 / In Maya and Spanish with English subtitles
Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with him, but after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe takes off, leaving her pregnant, alone and in disgrace. There’s no time to lose for Maria’s mother, who thinks abortion is the only solution.
Free.
https://youtu.be/EJfvKnLPqFM

IBERO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Sponsored by Community College Public Humanities Center at
Holyoke Community College



   Friday, October 20, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Latino City - Book Talk with author Llana Barber
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org
Join us as Dr. Llana Barber shares her insights and invites us to explore the parallels between Holyoke and Lawrence in the recent past.
We will gather at 5:00 PM for a book signing.  Book talk and conversation begin at 5:30.
"Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945–2000
explores the transformation of Lawrence, Massachusetts, into New England’s first Latino-majority city. Like many industrial cities, Lawrence entered a downward economic spiral in the decades after World War II. The arrival of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the late twentieth century brought new life to the struggling city, but settling in Lawrence meant facing hostility from their neighbors, exclusion from local governance, inadequate city services, and limited job prospects. Latinos fought and organized for the right to make a home in the city.
In this book, Llana Barber interweaves the histories of urban crisis in U.S. cities and imperial migration from Latin America.  Pushed to migrate by political and economic circumstances, poor and working-class Latinos then had to reckon with segregation, joblessness, disinvestment, and profound stigma.  For many Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, there was no “American Dream” awaiting them in Lawrence; instead, Latinos struggled to build lives for themselves in the ruins of industrial America. "
 
Llana Barber completed her Ph.D. at Boston College and is Assistant Professor of American Studies at SUNY-Old Westbury.
 
Dr. Barber's talk is co-sponsored by the Public Humanities Center at Holyoke Community College, the Puerto Rican Cultural Project, the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library, and the Holyoke History Room of the Holyoke Public Library.  It is also the inaugural event for the Holyoke Public Library's collecting initiative: Saber es poder: Resources on Puerto Rican and Latinx History, Culture, and Social Movements.  Sponsored with help from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice.



   Monday, October 23, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Game On!
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friends of the Library board meeting
Event Location: TBD
Contact: Karlene Shea   413-534-3299, ask for Karlene
friendsofthehpl@gmail.com



   Tuesday, October 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Wednesday, October 25, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Story Time!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
October Movie Series: Coraline
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



   Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reading with Rooster
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
BINGO!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Perfume Making With Essesntial Oils
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Maria Pagan   413-420-8101
library@holyoke.org





2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Radioplasma Recording Studio Sessions
Event Location: Teen Room/ Radioplasma Studio
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



   Monday, October 30, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Resource Table
Event Location: Library Lobby
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org

A representative from The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be at the library to discuss the SNAP program, meal sites, nutrition information, and to answer questions.



4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
October Movie Series: Halloweentown
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, October 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Radioplasma Recording Studio Sessions
Event Location: Teen Room/ Radioplasma Studio
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



   Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Story Time!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Thursday, November 2, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reading with Rooster
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



   Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
One-on-one Research Consultations with Genealogist Lisa Dougherty
Event Location: Pre-registrants should check in at the History Room, 3rd Floor
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420 -8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org
 Lisa Dougherty, professional genealogical consultant and specialist in Irish records, has brought her expertise to well-attended workshops at the Holyoke Public Library in the past.  But sometimes a workshop isn't enough. You need tailored advice to get started, tackle that brick wall, interpret those DNA results, or start planning that research trip.
On November 4, we will offer up to 8, free, private consultation sessions with Lisa  Dougherty. 
Lisa has over 20 years experience with a focus on internet and Irish research, and is the Genealogist-in-Residence for the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany, NY. 
 
Sessions are by pre-registration only and will be scheduled between 11:00 AM and 1 PM on November 4.  Please call (413) 420-8107 and leave your name, contact information, and preferred time slot (11:15, 11:30, etc.)  You will receive a call back.  Registrants must commit to their scheduled time slots
On November 4, pre-registered participants should check in at the History Room (3rd floor), right before their respective sessions.



   Monday, November 6, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Way Finders (formerly HAPHousing) Resource Table
Event Location: Library Lobby
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org

Way Finders "works to make sure all people have safe, secure places to live". A representative will be at the library to answer questions and provide information about Way Finders.



4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Story Time!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M.S.P.C.C. Resource Table
Event Location: Library Lobby
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org

 "M.S.P.C.C. supports teen and young adult parents beginning at pregnancy. Home visitors offer encouragement and education to parents through each stage of pregnancy and early childhood development and offer guidance to parents in reaching educational and career goals." A representative will be at the library to answer questions and provide information about M.S.P.C.C.
 



6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
BINGO!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
CLOSED
Event Location:
Contact:    
VETERAN'S DAY


   Monday, November 13, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Holyoke Health Resource Table
Event Location: Library Lobby
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org

Holyoke Health provides comprehensive community-based health services. A representative will be at the library to answer questions and provide information about Holyoke Health.



4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Story Time!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
LEARN IN MOTION!
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org

COME PLAY!
LEARN IN MOTION is a preschool age sports group that nurtures, challenges, and engages your child in a fun and secure environment. We believe physical activity plays the most important role in your child's academic success.
Our classroom is the field.

 



   Monday, November 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, November 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Thursday, November 23, 2017
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
CLOSED
Event Location:
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   Saturday, November 25, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
CLOSED
Event Location:
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   Monday, November 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, November 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Wednesday, November 29, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Story Time!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Monday, December 4, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, December 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, December 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Monday, December 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in Craft
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Tuesday, December 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Wednesday, December 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEARN IN MOTION!
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org

COME PLAY!
LEARN IN MOTION is a preschool age sports group that nurtures, challenges, and engages your child in a fun and secure environment. We believe physical activity plays the most important role in your child's academic success.
Our classroom is the field.

 



   Monday, December 25, 2017
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
CLOSED
Event Location:
Contact: