Adult Programs

April Programs 2023

April 2023 Adult Programming from the South Hadley Public Library

In House Programming:

Color Me Calm

Mon., April 3 at 4 pm

Community Room

Color Me Calm is a laid-back coloring group for ages 13 & up.  Join us in the Community Meeting Room for an afternoon of coloring your cares away!  Coloring pages and utensils will be provided, or BYOCB (Bring Your Own Coloring Book).


Tuesday Night Knitting Group

Tuesdays from 6 – 8

Join the library’s Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crocheting time. All skill levels welcome.


Hello Sunshine Book Club

Wed., April 5 a@ 6:30 pm

Trustees Room

A book discussion group focusing on selections from Reece Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine book club.


Mahjong at the Library

Fri., April 7 & 21 @ 1 pm

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining. 413-519-9408


In House Job Seekers and Networking Group

Tues., April 11 & 25 from 10 – 11:30

Trustees Room

Come and get the information you need to find that position you are looking for! Network and find like-minded individuals to help you achieve your goals.


Lost Towns of the Swift River Valley Drowned by the Quabbin:

Author Talk by Ellen Palladino

Wed., April 12 @ 6:30 PM

Community Room

Tells the story of a community that was displaced to make room for a new reservoir. In doing so conveys what was lost in the name of progress. The book covers the historical period between the 1860s and the 1940s. The book is the story of the Quabbin Reservoir, which is Boston's water supply. It is told through the stories of some of the people who had to leave in order for the reservoir to be built.


Spanish Conversation Circle

Sat., April 15 at 10:30

An opportunity for Spanish speakers to practice their language skills. Participants should have some basic conversational skills to join the group. This is NOT a language class.


Maureen Shea Presents: Library Dances

Sat., April 15 @ 11 am

Community Room

Words are to the writer, what movement vocabulary is to the dancer. Writers craft phrases, dancers craft choreography.  Both artists improvise at some point during their artistic process. Dancing and writing are temporal & timeless, concrete & ephemeral, meditative & explosive. The relationships between writing and dancing have inspired me to present a series of Library Dances over the winter of 2023 at several light-filled libraries designed by Johnson Roberts Associates, Inc., in Hadley, South Hadley and Springfield, MA.



Leo Lebonte presents: One of the Power Houses of South Hadley

Wed., April 19 at 6:30 pm

Community Room

This program will highlight the industrial and retail beginnings of the Town of South Hadley. You will learn about the highlighted retail activity of the town, and include its artistic and innovative industrial pioneers that ranged from woodworking to needlepoint over the past 250 years centered in a small yet vital 45 acres.


Have Comb will Travel by author Jean Loretta Dietrich

Wed., April 26 @ 6:30 pm

Come take a look at how middle-aged Joanna, a well-known hairstylist from Vermont, is doing on the exciting "hair competition circuit." She finds that travel and challenge bring her a whole new busy life and a chance at love a second time around. Follow her in her travels all over the USA, France, and Italy.



Virtual/ Online Programming:

Virtual Author Talk: Kate Benson: Best Selling Cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant!

Tues., April 4 @ 7 pm

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Beaton finds work in the lucrative camps owned and operated by the world’s largest oil companies. Being one of the few women among thousands of men, the culture shock is palpable. It does not hit home until she moves to a spartan, isolated worksite for higher pay. She encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet never discussed. Her wounds may never heal.

Morning Sessions:

Virtual Job Search and Networking Group age 50 and Older

On the 1st & 3rd Wed.

April – June 2023 at 9:30 – 11:30

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April 5-- Create A Linkedin Profile

April 19 -- Linkedin and Personal Branding


Virtual Adult Writers Group

Sat., April 8 from 11:30 – 1:30

Limited to 6 participants.

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Writing workshops give writers of all experience the chance to foster their writing in an environment geared towards improvement. Writers come with work they have already written and share it with peers who then provide feedback (positive and constructive). A general workshop accepts all writing. A facilitator [from InfinityEd] is there to guide conversation.


Evening Sessions:

Virtual Job Search and Networking Group age 50 on up

On the 1st & 3rd Wed.

April – June 2023 at 6 -8 pm

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April 12-- Create A Linkedin Profile

April 26 -- Linkedin and Personal Branding


Virtual Author Talk: Online Speaker: William Kent Kruegar Author of Ordinary Grace

Thurs., April 27 at 8 PM

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Fox Creek follows Cork O”Connor in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries.

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