Beside the Still Waters

Book Talk with Jaqueline Lynch

Couldn't make it to the live book talk with the author of Beside the Still Waters? Don't worry, feel free to catch up with the recording of the event as Jaqueline Lynch takes us through the history of the Quabbin Resorvoir that is the basis of her novel.


Summer Reading Challenge

Complete a book review and be entered to win a prize!

Read something and write either an online or printed review for a chance to win a weekly gift card prize.

Don’t worry, these aren’t book reports! Tell us in a sentence or two what you did or didn't like about the book or other written material and let us know why someone else should or shouldn’t read it.

** Entry due weekly by Friday at 5:00pm. Winners announced on the following Monday.

Every review counts as an entry.  Click on this link for the Online Book Review. Or pick up a paper copy at the front desk of the library.


Adult Services

Reading room
The Holyoke library is expanding the the way of providing our Adult Services and the type of  programming we offer to the community.  Our space provides the opportunity for a variety of programs and with the Internet, we provide a variety of educational services online.  Quiet study rooms on the fourth floor may be used for tutoring sessions, work or study, for group project work and much more. 

Community meetings may be held in our first-floor Board Room or our large Community Meeting Room located on the ground floor.  The Community Room will also host library sponsored author visits, music programs, speaker series, dramatic programs and may be reserved by the community non-profit agencies for training, onferences, or meetings.  It is also the only place in the library where food is allowed.

Computer education will take place in the classroom section of our Computer Room. 
 
Our Online Reference section includes several databases and useful websites.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or feel that you can offer a level of expertise to a library program on a volunteer basis please call Maria Pagan, Library Director at 420-8101
 
Online Resources

High School Equivalency Center -- Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential.

College Admissions Test Preparation -- Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.

Career Preparation -- Make your work goals a reality—start a new career or advance in your current field.

Job & Career Accelerator -- Powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals.

College Students -- Achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success.

Adult Core Skills -- Achieve your personal education and career goals.

Popular Software Skills Center -- Video courses to help you master:

  • Microsoft Office and Windows
  • Computer graphics and illustration

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes -- Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español

Rocket Languages -- Award Winning Language Learning System that allows anybody... At Any Age Or Skill Level ... To Master a Different Language.

Gale Courses -- Online learning anytime, anywhere...offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

ArtistWorks for Libraries -- Online Music Lessons -- provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.

Universal Class -- Professional Development, Continuing Education Units/Credits -- provides over 500 courses covering 30 subject areas.

Creativebug -- Be creative with more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.