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   Monday, September 25, 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
Annual Meeting, Friends of the Library
Event Location: Library Community Room
Contact: Karlene Shea or Sandy Ward   413-420-8110 (Friends office, voice mail)
friendsofthehpl@gmail.com
All members of the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library, Inc., are invited to attend this ANNUAL MEETING, and to vote on important choices for the future of this volunteer organization. You will also hear about our newest project, Saber es Poder.



   Tuesday, September 26, 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



6:00 PM -
Cabaret Show With Mary Jo Maichack
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Maria Pagan   413-420-8101
library@holyoke.org

Join Us!
In the Wee Small hours
As Mary Jo Maichack delight us
with her Cabaret Show
Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00pm

Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

It’s a Moveable feast of Songs & Stories for Adults with Personal Tales and Tunes from the Great American Songbook with Vocalist & Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack
 
Thrill to moving personal stories with great interpretations of standards from this subtle vocalist and storyteller with pro keyboard accompaniment, as seen at Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre, Lenox’s Gateways Inn, Norman Rockwell Museum, Cranwell Resort, Nantucket Great Harbor Yacht Club
 
Songs are interwoven with personal tales of a Berkshires family that loved music and talk, with Vaudeville roots.

 
This program is supported in part by the Holyoke Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and by supporters like you!

 
  Mary Jo Maichack is a national award-winning singer,
  storyteller and teaching artist. Since 1989, she offers
  an enormous variety of participatory programs for all
  ages–serving libraries, schools (integrating all the arts
  into classroom learning for pre-k to grade 8),
  museums, in various venue–from in-school residencies,
  to shows, to professional development to the “thinking
  person’s” cabaret show of elegant and touching
  standards.

Two national awards for her recordings, endorsements from regional festivals, PBS TV, Mass. Cultural Council, Mass. Humanities, CT Storytelling Center (CSC) and more.

 

You can read more about Mary Jo here.

For more information and registration, please call 413-420-8101

All library programs are open to the public free of charge thanks to our generous donors and supporters like you. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Holyoke Public Library or by registering in person at the library’s front desk. 

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.



   Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Story Time!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafternoon
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Rachel   413-420-8119
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



   Thursday, September 28, 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



   Monday, October 2, 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, October 3, 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 4, 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, October 5, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Film Screening: NERUDA
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420 -8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org

Pablo Larraín / Argentina, Chile, France, Spain / 107 min / 2016 / Spanish with English subtitles

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President Gonzalez Videla. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. Neruda, however, sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.
Free.

https://youtu.be/neUwXV_cSwM

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



   Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Holyoke's Forgotten Family Farms - with Jim Sheehan
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Eileen Crosby   413-420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org
Family farms once dominated the land that would eventually become the industrial city of Holyoke.  In the Homestead Avenue/Westfield Road area, family farms were thriving into the second half of the twentieth century.  Local historian James M. Sheehan, who as a child helped deliver milk from his own family's farm to the apartment-dwellers in the city, is back for a second lecture on 'Holyoke's Forgotten Family Farms.'  Drawing on first-person interviews, photographs, maps, deeds, and his own memories, Jim will provide a close-up view of the culture and history of Holyoke's twentieth-century farming community.  
Free and open to the public.



   Monday, October 9, 2017
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
CLOSED
Event Location:
Contact:    
COLUMBUS DAY


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



5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    



   Wednesday, October 11, 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, October 12, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
BINGO!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
October Movie Series: Hocus Pocus
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Rachel   4133135058
rdowd@holyokelibrary.org



   Monday, October 16, 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, October 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stories With Nathan
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
What went wrong in the planned industrial city? with Professor Robert Forrant
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org

For over 150 years in a prosperous 200-mile industrial corridor along the Connecticut River between Bridgeport, Connecticut and Windsor, Vermont, hundreds of firms built the world’s metalworking, textile, and paper-making machinery; cutting tools; and measuring and inspection devices. Other companies in the region purchased these machines and produced finished goods, including rifles, carriages, rail cars, blank books, paper products, ice skates, bicycles, motorcycles, fine writing paper, and automobiles. In his talk, Professor Robert Forrant of UMass Lowell describes how the vibrant economy of Holyoke and the larger valley supported thousands of workers and their families. His talk explores how and why things took a turn for the worse in the 1960s and 1970s, as numerous locally owned firms were purchased by outside investors and the industry was challenged by global competitors.
 
Robert Forrant is the author of several books and numerous articles on industrial history and deindustrialization.  He was named UMass Lowell Distinguished University Professor in 2016.  Forrant, a former Holyoke resident, worked for many years as a machinist at the American Bosch plant in Springfield before its 1986 closure.
Free and open to the public.

 



   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.

 



   Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Film Screening: IXCANUL, VOLCANO
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420 -8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org

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



   Monday, October 23, 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, 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
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
BINGO!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Jason Lefebvre   413-420-8105
jlefebvre@holyokelibrary.org



   Monday, October 30, 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, 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



   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



   Monday, November 6, 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 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
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
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:
Contact:    



   Saturday, November 25, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
CLOSED
Event Location:
Contact:    



   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: