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   Friday, January 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Baby and Me
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Drop in baby group 0-2 years of age. Free breakfast and parent social.




   Monday, January 27, 2020
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
CFCE Story Time And Art
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Join us for a fun, interactive literacy event designed to engage children and adult audiences in stories and arts.




   Tuesday, January 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children's Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Children are invited to come hear several stories, play games and meet new friends.




3:30 PM -
Dungeons & Dragons for Teens (Beginners welcome!)
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org

Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop role playing game where players create characters and go on adventures to explore dangerous dungeons, fight monsters, uncover mysteries and make all kinds of new friends (and enemies) along the way. This session is open to teens regardless of their experience with roleplaying games, and will explain the very basics while participants create their own characters and plan our first adventure.
No supplies or experience necessary, but feel free to bring your own dice if you so wish!
Further meetings will be determined very soon!




   Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STEAM Activities
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Children can have some hands-on fun with (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, (A)rts and (M)ath based activities and games. 




3:30 PM -
Radio Plasma & House of Colors
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org

Radio Plasma is a podcast by and for the teens of the Holyoke Library. This weekly Wednesday workshop will teach teens how to record and edit audio, and give them the tools to conduct interviews and produce their own podcast. There’s something new every week, and teens decide what they want to do. Music lovers, musicians, and audiophiles encouraged to attend!

House of Colors, Holyoke's LGBTQ+ youth resource center, also attends these events. Come say hi!




   Thursday, January 30, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children's Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Children are invited to come hear several stories, play games and meet new friends.




3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn to play Chess!
Event Location:
Contact:    413-420-8101

 

Great Opportunity for children and adults to join our
FREE Chess Club!
Learn to play Chess!
with Andy Morris-Friedman

Chess Club is a "drop in" club, you don't need to attend all the sessions. Chess club is for beginners, kid or adult.
Mostly it's free play.
The first five sessions, starts Thursday Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6
(with Feb. 13 if snow-day) from 3:30pm-4:30pm
at
Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.

This event is FREE, FUN and LIMITED to 20 participants!

Or bring your own and join the FUN!!

Please register to reserve your seat!


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

Most 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.

 

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250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
413-420-8101
Our e-mailing address is:
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For Children Programs
@ Holyoke Public Library
Please call the Children’s Room at (413) 420-8105.
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   Friday, January 31, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Baby and Me
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Drop in baby group 0-2 years of age. Free breakfast and parent social.




   Saturday, February 1, 2020
12:00 PM -
Blackout Poetry for Teens
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org




   Monday, February 3, 2020
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
CFCE Story Time And Art
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Join us for a fun, interactive literacy event designed to engage children and adult audiences in stories and arts.




   Tuesday, February 4, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children's Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Children are invited to come hear several stories, play games and meet new friends.




   Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3:30 PM -
Radio Plasma & House of Colors
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org

Radio Plasma is a podcast by and for the teens of the Holyoke Library. This weekly workshop will teach teens how to record and edit audio, and give them the tools to conduct interviews and produce their own podcast. There’s something new every week, and teens decide what they want to do. Music lovers, musicians, and audiophiles encouraged to attend!

House of Colors, Holyoke's LGBTQ+ youth resource center, also attends these events. Come say hi!




   Thursday, February 6, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn to play Chess!
Event Location:
Contact:    413-420-8101

 

Great Opportunity for children and adults to join our
FREE Chess Club!
Learn to play Chess!
with Andy Morris-Friedman

Chess Club is a "drop in" club, you don't need to attend all the sessions. Chess club is for beginners, kid or adult.
Mostly it's free play.
The first five sessions, starts Thursday Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6
(with Feb. 13 if snow-day) from 3:30pm-4:30pm
at
Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.

This event is FREE, FUN and LIMITED to 20 participants!

Or bring your own and join the FUN!!

Please register to reserve your seat!


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

Most 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.

 

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www.holyokelibrary.org
Our mailing address is:
Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
413-420-8101
Our e-mailing address is:
library@holyoke.org

For Children Programs
@ Holyoke Public Library
Please call the Children’s Room at (413) 420-8105.
or to view all our programs
log in to

http://www.holyokelibrary.org/holyokenew/events.asp


 
 

 
 
 



   Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Baby and Me
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Drop in baby group 0-2 years of age. Free breakfast and parent social.




   Saturday, February 8, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Burial Grounds of Holyoke throughout its History
Event Location: Community Room - First Floor
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org

If a person died in Holyoke in times past, where would that person have been buried? It depends!  Bob Comeau draws on his extensive research into burial ground, cemetery, and church history to answer this question, exploring the many factors that determined burial places at different points in Holyoke’s history. The talk will focus on cemeteries and burial grounds established before 1900, including lesser-known graveyards that pre-date the founding of Holyoke.  While the talk is aimed at a general audience, genealogists will find Comeau’s case examples particularly useful.

Bob Comeau has been researching family history for over two decades and specializes in French-Canadian genealogy.  He has led numerous historic walking tours of Holyoke’s cemeteries, canals, and reservoirs. His current project involves genealogical identification of 70 known victims of the Precious Blood Church fire in Holyoke in 1875.

Pre-registration not required. 




   Monday, February 10, 2020
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
CFCE Story Time And Art
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Join us for a fun, interactive literacy event designed to engage children and adult audiences in stories and arts.




   Tuesday, February 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mr. Pickle and Friends Story Time
Event Location: Children's Activity Room
Contact: Nathan   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Mr. Pickle and Friends Story Hour


With a focus on inclusion and acceptance, Mr. Pickle
and other drag performers will read relevant books to children
who would enjoy a story.  Juice boxes and prepackaged snacks will be provided. Other activities include dressing up, singing and dancing, and other family friendly fun.


This event is FREE, FUN and LIMITED seats available!

 

Mr. Pickle promises a “safe place for all children to express themselves creatively.''

Mr. Pickle is local drag performer, and Holyoke resident, Danielle Pikul. She began “Mr. Pickle and Friends Story Hour” as a way to show children that with compassion, education, and a little exposure, acceptance and inclusion become second nature.  Each story hour will feature a guest from the local drag community.  If any performer is interested in being a guest of Mr. Pickle, please email pickledpikul@gmail.com.




3:30 PM -
Anime and Manga Club for Teens
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org

Anime and Manga Club is a time and space for teens to read, watch, explore and share their favorite anime and manga series, or create their own original anime and manga-style art. Come hang out and get your fandom on!




   Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kids Craft - Make your Own Valentine's Day Bookmark
Event Location: Children's Activity Room
Contact: Nathan   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Kids can make their own bookmarks using paper,glue,crayons and other craft materials provided by the library.




3:30 PM -
Radio Plasma & House of Colors
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org

Radio Plasma is a podcast by and for the teens of the Holyoke Library. This weekly workshop will teach teens how to record and edit audio, and give them the tools to conduct interviews and produce their own podcast. There’s something new every week, and teens decide what they want to do. Music lovers, musicians, and audiophiles encouraged to attend!

House of Colors, Holyoke's LGBTQ+ youth resource center, also attends these events. Come say hi! 




   Thursday, February 13, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children's Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Children are invited to come hear several stories, play games and meet new friends.




3:30 PM -
Recycled Art Valentines
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org

Leave your Valentine's Day projects to the last minute? No worries, drop by the Teen Room and turn your trash into treasure with recycled art Valentines! 

Bring old magazine clippings, scrap paper, doodles, bottle caps, or any other clean materials (or just use some of ours!). We'll supply the glue!




   Friday, February 14, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Western MA Library Legislative Breakfast
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Nancy Kocsmiersky   413-420-8109
nancy@holyokelibrary.org

8:00 Refreshments and Networking

8:30 Mayor Morse, Representative Vega, and Representative Velis and others will speak on library legislative priorities statewide.  The public is welcome to attend. 




10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Baby and Me
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Drop in baby group 0-2 years of age. Free breakfast and parent social.




   Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children's Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Nathan Hayes   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Children are invited to come hear several stories, play games and meet new friends.




   Monday, February 17, 2020
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
CLOSED! Presidents' Day
Event Location:
Contact:    413-420-8101
 
 
 



   Friday, February 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Baby and Me
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Drop in baby group 0-2 years of age. Free breakfast and parent social.




   Monday, February 24, 2020
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
CFCE Story Time And Art
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Join us for a fun, interactive literacy event designed to engage children and adult audiences in stories and arts.




   Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Bookworm Book Club
Event Location: Children's Activity Room
Contact: Charlie Pope   (413) 420-8105
cpope@holyokelibrary.org

The Holyoke Public Library's Bookworm Book Club is a group for children in grades 3-5 and their parents/guardians. We will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month to talk about our book of the month and have some snacks.

This month's book is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk in the Children's Room.




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mr. Pickle and Friends Story Time
Event Location: Children's Activity Room
Contact: Nathan   (413) 420-8105
nhayes@holyokelibrary.org

Mr. Pickle and Friends Story Hour


With a focus on inclusion and acceptance, Mr. Pickle
and other drag performers will read relevant books to children
who would enjoy a story.  Juice boxes and prepackaged snacks will be provided. Other activities include dressing up, singing and dancing, and other family friendly fun.


This event is FREE, FUN and LIMITED seats available!

 

Mr. Pickle promises a “safe place for all children to express themselves creatively.''

Mr. Pickle is local drag performer, and Holyoke resident, Danielle Pikul. She began “Mr. Pickle and Friends Story Hour” as a way to show children that with compassion, education, and a little exposure, acceptance and inclusion become second nature.  Each story hour will feature a guest from the local drag community.  If any performer is interested in being a guest of Mr. Pickle, please email pickledpikul@gmail.com.




5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Black History Month Movie Night for Teens
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Veronica White   413.420.8119
vwhite@holyokelibrary.org

Black History Movie Night will be held in the community room.  Snacks and seating will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own cushions and blankets if the floor is more your style.

The films are to be determined, keep an eye on this space and our Instagram account (@HOLYOKELIBRARYTEENS) for more information!




   Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
The Storycatchers Book Club
Event Location: Children's Activity Room
Contact: Charlie Pope   (413) 420-8105
cpope@holyokelibrary.org

The Storycatchers Book Club is a brand new book club for kids in sixth and seventh grade where we'll have snacks and discuss this month's book, Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk in the Children's Room.




   Friday, February 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Baby and Me
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Maritza   (413) 536-0363

Drop in baby group 0-2 years of age. Free breakfast and parent social.




   Saturday, March 7, 2020
2:00 PM -
Poetry by Dan Shanahan
Event Location: 250 Chestnut St
Contact: Nancy Kocsmierksy   413-420-8109
nancy@holyokelibrary.org

Everyone is welcome to come down to see Dan Shanahan perform selections from his new book of Holyoke poetry.  The event starts at 2pm in the library community room. 




   Saturday, April 4, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Mini Golf and Games at the LIbrary
Event Location: Holyoke Public Library
Contact: Nancy Kocsmiersky   413-420-8109
nancy@holyokelibrary.org

Fun for the whole family!  18 "holes" of mini golf INSIDE the library -- our 5th annual Mini Golf in the Library!  

New for 2020:  a tournament of human Foosball outside the Library!

Save the date!  Details will be posted as the date approaches.




6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Margaritas and Mini Golf
Event Location: Library Community Room
Contact: Nancy Kocsmiersky   413-420-8109
nancy@holyokelibrary.org

Come party in the Community Room (bar and refreshments), and play 18 holes of Mini Golf in the Library!    Ages 21+

$20 Ticket includes 1 Margarita, snacks, and unlimited mini golf.

Save the date for this evening party and fundraiser to benefit the library.