Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Teen Writing Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Saturday, June 24, 2017
Collages
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Saturday, June 24, 2017
Holyoke Small Business Day
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Click here to register.




Monday, June 26, 2017
SUMMER READING SIGN-UPS START
8:30 AM -



Monday, June 26, 2017
Free Zumba!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Zumba!



At The Holyoke Public Library
Mondays from June 5th - August 28th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Library Community Room
Please pre-register, space is limited!
Linda 413-420-8101 or lkurowski@holyokelibrary.org

Limit class size: 25



Monday, June 26, 2017
Drop-in Craft
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Monday, June 26, 2017
Friends of the Library board meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
At this meeting we will be discussing, among other things, the possibilities of hosting a local comic convention, as has been done by the Springfield Public LIbrary.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Game On
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM



Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Stories With jason
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM



Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Teen Movie: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Thursday, June 29, 2017
Teen Writing Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Thursday, June 29, 2017
BINGO!
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM



Monday, July 3, 2017
Free Zumba!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Zumba!



At The Holyoke Public Library
Mondays from June 5th - August 28th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Library Community Room
Please pre-register, space is limited!
Linda 413-420-8101 or lkurowski@holyokelibrary.org

Limit class size: 25



Thursday, July 6, 2017
Teen Writing Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Monday, July 10, 2017
Free Zumba!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Zumba!



At The Holyoke Public Library
Mondays from June 5th - August 28th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Library Community Room
Please pre-register, space is limited!
Linda 413-420-8101 or lkurowski@holyokelibrary.org

Limit class size: 25



Monday, July 10, 2017
Game On!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Western MA Employment
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Radioplasma Recording Studio Sessions
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM



Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Bikes and Books Club
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Thursday, July 13, 2017
HSNI
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM



Thursday, July 13, 2017

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM



Thursday, July 13, 2017
Teen Writing Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Friday, July 14, 2017
Getting to know the Small Business Resource Center
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
On Friday, July 14th the Holyoke Public Library will be offering a Gale Cengage webinar sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System (MLS).
This webinar runs from 10:00am-10:30 am in the Computer Lab Classroom.

Space is limited, please call 413-420-8118 to register!

Gale’s Small Business Resource Center is new to your statewide provided resources.   Let’s use it to get down to business – small business that it! This resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, and more. During this 30-minute webinar, we’ll explore the best practices for searching and getting the most out of this resource for your community!


Friday, July 14, 2017
Paperbacks and Snacks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Monday, July 17, 2017
Free Zumba!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Zumba!



At The Holyoke Public Library
Mondays from June 5th - August 28th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Library Community Room
Please pre-register, space is limited!
Linda 413-420-8101 or lkurowski@holyokelibrary.org

Limit class size: 25



Monday, July 17, 2017
Game On!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Radioplasma Recording Studio Sessions
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM



Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Bikes and Books Club
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Wednesday, July 19, 2017
LEARN IN MOTION!
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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, July 20, 2017
Teen Writing Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Friday, July 21, 2017
Paperbacks and Snacks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Monday, July 24, 2017
Free Zumba!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Zumba!



At The Holyoke Public Library
Mondays from June 5th - August 28th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Library Community Room
Please pre-register, space is limited!
Linda 413-420-8101 or lkurowski@holyokelibrary.org

Limit class size: 25



Monday, July 24, 2017
Game On!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Radioplasma Recording Studio Sessions
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM



Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Pastel Painting Workshop for Adults, with Pastelist Gregory John Maichack
3:00 PM -

The Holyoke Public Library, located at 250 Chestnut Street, in Holyoke, MA will host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present an adult hands-on workshop, “Pastel Paint the 45-Million- Dollar Flower,on July 25, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Seats may fill quickly so please call (413) 420-8101 to pre-register. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop.
 
In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Jimson flower that sold for $45.4 million. Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and over 800 libraries and local cultural councils.
 
Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1 has been described as a vehicle for pure expression. Maichack will demonstrate again how beginners to accomplished artists can pastel paint easily using techniques of masters such as O’Keeffe. As always, all will keep their pastel paintings.
 
Mr. Maichack’s workshops have been so well-liked, many libraries and senior centers have booked and rebooked him, often twice a year. “What I heard through students’ comments reflects a teaching style that is rare: encouraging, positive and constructive, with information given in a style that students find approachable, accessible, and clear,” wrote Melinda Georgeson, Director of Education, Norman Rockwell Museum.
 
Artist Gregory John Maichack lives in western Holyoke. He is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. Winner of the Award of Merit from the Bennington Center for the Arts: Impressions of New England Show 2003, he also was awarded the Savoir-faire Pastel Award from the Great Lakes Pastel Society. Maichack was commissioned by Westfield State College to paint the pastel portrait of the past president of Westfield State University, Doctor Frederick Woodward, which was unveiled at the dedication of the Woodward Center; and pastel painted dictionary great Charles Merriam, unveiled by Merriam-Webster Co. at Merriam-Gilbert Library. He has been in many national juried shows and was awarded numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport, Maine to San Francisco, California. Maichack is accepting requests to do portraits, and various commissions to do pastel paintings. Please call (413) 532-3667 or e-mail Mr. Maichack at EmJay7@aol.com. Visit his new web site at www.GregoryMaichack.com.
 
Maichack has been a faculty member of the Museum Studio School in the Fine Arts Museum Quadrangle in Springfield, MA; and taught at Holyoke and Greenfield Community Colleges, Westfield State University, East Works, the MFA, Boston, and The Guild, Northampton. Maichack’s pastel paintings have been selected twice for the Annual National Exhibition of the Academic Artists Association and as a result Maichack was invited to be a member of this prestigious organization.
 
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

The event is free and open to the public. For further questions on this entertaining event, please contact library@holyoke.org or 413-420-8101.

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.