October Free Events at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children 

Saturdays, October 1, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30 a.m.

No Storytime on October 8 (Fall Festival)

Special Halloween Storytime on October 29!

Poetry Reading with Rochelle Wildfong and Jack Barry
Thursday October 20 at 7 p.m.

You are invited to hear Rochelle and her husband Jack read from their new books of poetry, Just Ask and Winter Garden. This  tandem reading celebrates the double book release by these long-time local poets.

Just Ask is Wildfong’s collected poems spanning 40 years. It is a reflection of the places she has lived and traveled. Born and raised in Michigan and Wisconsin, Wildfong moved to Williamsburg in the 1970s and has been the children’s librarian at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg for over 30 years. She has been living in Ashfield for over 20 years. Also a storyteller, she can be seen and heard at the Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at the Roundhouse in Colrain.

Jack Barry, originally from eastern Massachusetts, graduated from UMass Amherst. A well known haiku poet, his work has been published in numerous haiku anthologies including the landmark Haiku in English, the First One Hundred Years, by W.W.Norton, in 2013, The Wide Sky, edited by Bruce Ross, in 2015, and Where the River Goes, edited by Alan Burns, in 2014. Winter Garden is his fourth collection of haiku.

Display your treasures at the Library

The Library display case is now available to showcase your special collection of…ANYTHING! Recent displays have included dice, mahjong sets, bookmarks, vintage book plates, Happy Meal collectibles, Native American artifacts, antique medicine bottles, and haiku with original illustrations. Any and all ideas welcome. Please talk with library staff!