Library News & Upcoming Events   
 Keep scrolling to learn about programs
 to meet many interests!

 Inclement Weather Announcements
If the Library will be closed due to inclement weather,
 announcements will be posted on the Library Facebook page, 
https://www.facebook.com/ShutesburyLibrary
 and on Nextdoor Shutesbury.

If Shutesbury Elementary School is closed due to inclement weather,  morning Library programs will be cancelled.
 Programs for Children and Families 
 
Mondays
9:30 am
At the Library


Tales and Tunes Story Time with Katie!

            
Story time for young children and their caregivers. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library and the  Union 28 Community Network for Children.
(Story time follows the elementary school schedule, if school is closed due to holidays, vacations or weather, story time is cancelled)
 Saturday, February 1st
10 am - 1 pm
&
Sunday, February 2nd
3 - 6 pm


Take Your Child to the Library Day! 
The first Saturday in February is Take Your Child to the Library Day! We are celebrating all weekend!

Join us for FREE snacks, prizes, books and activities.

 
 Fitness Classes
All Library fitness classes are free and drop-in!
 

Wednesdays
Ongoing
9 am
Town Hall

Gentle Yoga

Free -Drop-in class.
Bring a yoga mat, blanket and block.

The winter session of Gentle Yoga is supported by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library, the Shutesbury Recreation Committee and the Shutesbury Council on Aging.
 
 Wednesdays
10:15 am
Ongoing

At Town Hall

 Chair Yoga
Drop in for this free beginner yoga class designed for people with physical challenges. In this small group class we will focus on seated and standing poses. There will be lots of individual attention.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 Saturdays

A new series begins     January 18th!

No class January 25th


10 am
Town Hall


Strength Foundations
with Jay McWilliams

Join us for a FREE, DROP-IN introductory strength training class.


This series of classes ends December 21st
A new series begins January 18th


This class is funded by the

Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library and the Council on Aging.




 Tuesdays
9 am



At Town Hall

Classes begin
January 14th

 Strength Foundations for Beginners!
with Jay McWilliams

Free! Drop-in!


This class will create a solid foundation of safe and effective strength training, appropriate for all levels and all physical abilities. Individual modifications will always be available, making this class a great fit for all participants, especially those with no past experience with strength training. Enjoy the camaraderie of a fun, supportive, and encouraging small group while you strengthen your body and reduce your risk of injury. This class will provide the foundations to make a solid and safe strength training routine part of your life. Your body will thank you!



This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Fridays
9 am

January
 17, 24th and 31st


February
7th, 21st, and 28th

March
6th, 20th and 27th

At Town Hall


 Zumba Gold

Drop-in!

Zumba Gold is an invigorating, Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program that is fun and easy to follow, and takes into consideration different ages and ability levels while creating a party-like atmosphere for the older, active adult.  Latin and international dance rhythms such as merengue, salsa, cumbia, belly dance, and tango are used.

Funding for this class is provided by a grant from the
New Salem Academy.

Additional funding is provided by the
Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library


 


More fitness opportunities!
The Shutesbury Recreation Committee, in collaboration with the Council on Aging, has some additional fitness class offerings this winter.
Here is a link to their website.
https://www.shutesbury.org/news/therapeutic-yoga-and-advanced-strength-classes-dec-feb-2020


Coming in
March and April
Libraries in the Woods
Community Read


This spring, 24 local public libraries are collaborating on a          community-wide read.

We will be reading and discussing Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Books will be available to borrow from the libraries. Book discussions and programs will be planned throughout the 24 towns. Details about local programs will be posted here as details are confirmed.




 Sunday, March 15th
10 am - 3 pm
Town Hall
Registration required.

Please call 259-1213 or email library.director@shutesbury.org to register.

Bring an apron
and
bring lunch.
Bark Basket Making Workshop
with Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee will guide each participant in the creation of a unique bark basket.

Bark and all necessary tolls will be provided.

This is a messy process. Bring an apron!

Jennifer Lee has been enjoying making bark baskets for 40 years. Her interest began with the study of her Native American ancestors of the Northeast Woodlands. She teaches basket classes and educational programs extensively. The bark roots and branches are wild harvested by her family in the Northern Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

Jennifer Lee is enrolled with the Metis Nation of North America and the Northern Narragansetts.


  Ongoing Programs

Twice a month!
Tuesdays, 1 pm
At the Library




January 14th & 28th



Library Knitting Group

Bring your knitting to the library and knit in the company of neighbors and friends. Local knitting enthusiast, Nancy Logan will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance for your ongoing knitting projects.

Bring your own knitting supplies.


Last Monday* of each month
7 pm
At the Library

Stay tuned for upcoming dates!
 
   

 Ukulele Strum-Along
with Julie!


Free monthly ukulele strum-along. Bring your uke or borrow one of ours. Learn new songs. Other instruments welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.

 Wednesday
Next Meetings

February 5th
and
March 4th

7:30 pm
At the Library 

Science Fiction Book Club   
Next meetings 
Wednesday, February 5th


and Wednesday, March 4th

For February we are reading Recursion by Blake Crouch.

For March we are reading Neuromancer by William Gibson

Everyone welcome!

  Inclement Weather Announcements
If the Library will be closed due to inclement weather,
 announcements will be posted on the Library Facebook page, 
https://www.facebook.com/ShutesburyLibrary/

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


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