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.
 Thursday, February 6th
7 pm
At Town Hall

 What's the Story?
Have you heard? February 6, 2020 has disappeared from the Shutesbury calendar!
Join us for a fun and perhaps mysterious event. Let's gather and create the story of what happened in Shutesbury on February 6, 2020.

Three Shutesbury authors, Jennifer Avery, Jennifer Swender, and Burleigh Muten will join us and help compile our ideas about this peculiar date.

Refreshments will be served.
All ages welcome.

 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)
Wednesday, February 19th
Noon
At Town Hall


Records and Burpee Traveling Zoo

The Zoo Show!

Meet and learn all about wild animals!


 
 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.
 

 Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is on break. Classes resume March 4th.
Tuesdays
9 am
At Town Hall

 Strength Foundations
with Jay McWilliams

Free! Drop-in! Beginners welcome!

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.

 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 class is funded by the

Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library





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


 


 Wednesdays
10:15 am

Resumes March 4th

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.
 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.

This program is funded by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.



 Tuesday, March 24th
7 pm
Town Hall

A visit with Larry Spotted Crow Mann

Award Winning Writer -Poet-Native American Cultural Educator-Traditional Story Teller -Tribal  Drummer/Dancer - Motivational Speaker -Consultant on Indigenous Pedagogy. 

Mr. Mann will be discussing Nipmuc history and cultural-political issues.


This program is funded by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.


     Saturday, April 18th
11:30 am
Location TBA
 Tree Medicine Plant Walk
with Jade Alicandro Mace of Milk & Honey Herbs.

Join us for a walk in our Shutesbury woods. We will learn to identify trees while discussing their medicinal uses.
  Ongoing Programs

Twice a month!
Tuesdays, 1 pm
At the Library

February 11th and 25th
March 10th and 24th
April 14th and 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
2020
Jan 27th, Feb 24th, Mar 30th
Apr 27th, Jun 1st, Jun 22nd, Jul 27th, Aug 24th, Sep 28th,
Oct 26th, Nov 30th, Dec 28th

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


March 4th

7:30 pm
At the Library 

Science Fiction Book Club   
Next meeting 


Wednesday, March 4th


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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