Adult Programs

May Programs 2023

May 2023 Adult Programming

Color Me Calm

Mon., May 1st 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.


Morning Sessions:

Virtual Job Search and Networking Group age 50 and Older

May – June 2023 ( 1st & 3rd Wed.) at 9:30 – 11:30

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May 3-- Interview Prep & Strategy

May 17 -- Interview Practice


Virtual Author Talk: Raising Anti-Racist Children

with Britt Hawthorne

Wed., May 3 at 1 pm

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Let Britt Hawthorne—a nationally recognized teacher and advocate—be your guide.


Hello Sunshine Book Club

Wed., May 3 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., May 5 & 19 @ 1 pm

Community Room

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


Adult Puzzle Swap (Take a Puzzle - Leave a Puzzle)

Sat., May 6 from 10-Noon

Community Room

Have Jigsaws over 500 pieces? Want a new one..or two. Come on down and bring a complete puzzle. Swap it for a new one. Up to 3 puzzles allowed to be swapped. Must take as many as you bring.


In House Job Seekers and Networking Group

Tues., May 9 & 23 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.


Evening Sessions:

Virtual Job Search and Networking Group age 50 and Older

April – June 2023 (2nd & 4th Wed.) at 6 -8 pm

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May 10-- Interview Prep & Strategy

May 24 -- Interview Practice


Office Hours with Rep. Dan Carey & Sen. Oliveira

Tues., May 9th from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Trustees Room

Meet with legislators Sen. Jake Oliveira and Rep. Dan Carey and their staff.


History Walks: The Four Burial Grounds of South Hadley Center

Sat., May 13th from 10 am - Noon

Must be capable of walking 1.5 miles - includes the Old South Hadley Burial Ground, Evergreen Cemetery, John Preston's Grave, and Mary Lyon Grave.

Meet at the back of Evergreen Cemetery. (25 Edison Dr., South Hadley)


In House Event: Library Dances by Maureen Shea

Sat., May 13 from 11 am - Noon

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.


Virtual Adult Writers Group

Sat., May 13th 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.


Drop in Chess for Adults and Teens

Wed., May 17th at 6 pm

Grab a chess board from the Circulation Desk and Play!


Spanish Conversation Circle

Sat., May 20 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.


Virtual Author Talk: Not Funny by Jena Friedman

Sat., May 20 at 2 pm

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When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley's older sister, Nora, to find and bring the killer to justice before he strikes again.


In House Author Talk: "Were You Close" by Ann Pinkerton

Wed., May 24 at 6 pm

Community Room

When people learned about her brothers accidental death, they often asked his sister, the only girl and the baby of the family, "Were you close?" The question, seemingly straightforward, haunted her and begged for a deeper answer, requiring an exploration that took a decade. She invites the reader along on her own journey as she searches for a greater understanding about who her brother was.


Closed for Memorial Day: Monday, May 29


In House Program: Wendell Warriors Drumming Group presents

Come Out and Play

Wed., May 31 at 6 pm

Community Room

The teacher (Jafar Manselle) and his performance group will first play a short set of West African drum rhythms. All drums and percussion instruments to be provided by the teacher, however if anyone has their own djembe drum, feel free to bring it.

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