Upcoming Events

Monday, September 25, 2017
Game On!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Monday, September 25, 2017
Drop-in Craft
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Monday, September 25, 2017
Annual Meeting, Friends of the Library
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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
Stories With Nathan
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM



Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Stand For Children
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Radioplasma Recording Studio Sessions
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM



Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cabaret Show With Mary Jo Maichack
6:00 PM -

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.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Girl Scouts
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM



Wednesday, September 27, 2017
SEIU
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Spanish Story Time!
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM



Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Crafternoon
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Thursday, September 28, 2017
Reading with Rooster
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Thursday, September 28, 2017
BINGO!
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM



Thursday, September 28, 2017
Holyoke Dem. City Committee
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM



Thursday, September 28, 2017
Holyoke Dem. City Committee
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM



Monday, October 2, 2017
HPS
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM



Monday, October 2, 2017
Drop-in Craft
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Western MA Employment
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Stories With Nathan
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM



Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MSPCC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Social Media Presentation
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM



Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Spanish Story Time!
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM



Thursday, October 5, 2017
HCC Spanish Film Festival
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM



Thursday, October 5, 2017
Film Screening: NERUDA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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
Holyoke's Forgotten Family Farms - with Jim Sheehan
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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
CLOSED
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
COLUMBUS DAY


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Stories With Nathan
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM



Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Wednesday, October 11, 2017
HPS
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM



Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Spanish Story Time!
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM



Thursday, October 12, 2017
HSNI
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM



Thursday, October 12, 2017
Western MA Score
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Thursday, October 12, 2017
BINGO!
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM



Saturday, October 14, 2017
October Movie Series: Hocus Pocus
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Monday, October 16, 2017
HCC/STCC
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM