Thanks to the generosity of our Friends of the Library, we have added a museum pass for the enjoyment of our patrons. Visitors to the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut will enjoy free admission for four (4) people with the new pass. Visit www.vrcmct.org for more information
The September issue of The Bookcase, the Agawam Public Library’s newsletter, contains the latest information, news and happenings at the library.
Agawam Library Saturday hours will resume on September 9th. We will be open 10 AM to 5 PM.
The Agawam Public Library is proud to display an exhibit of Oil Paintings by local artist, Laurie Tavino for the month of August.
Laurie paints local rural landscapes because of their natural beauty but also with the intention of preserving their history. Many of her paintings depict scenes that no longer exist. However, her favorite subject is the figure, drawing her inspiration from artistic anatomy studies and women’s themes.
The exhibit will be on display during the month of August. The Agawam Library welcomes visitors Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please contact Adult Services Librarian, Cher Collins at (413) 789-1550 X8851 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in displaying artwork at the library.
The August issue of The Bookcase, the Agawam Public Library’s newsletter, contains the latest information, news and happenings at the library.
Wednesday, August 2 ALL DAY
It’s National Coloring Day! Head downstairs to the Reference Department and join in an all-day coloring event. All supplies will be provided.
July 31 @ 6:30 p.m.
Maureen Shepard will lead this hands-on section of Preserving Your Story Part II. She will provide creative ways to preserve your personal story through journaling and scrapbooking. Participants should bring 10 photographs, all other materials will be provided. SPACE IS LIMITED and participants from Part I will be given preference. Sign-ups for this event will begin on July 19th in order to give preference to those who attend Part I.
July 27 @ 6:30 p.m. De-mystify Islam and learn about some common misconceptions about this religion. Mona Ives is an American-born Muslim who fuses her American heritage with her Islamic studies. After starting a major in International Relations at Boston University, Mrs. Ives completed her education in Pakistan where she studied Arabic and Islamic Theology with a specialization in Comparative Religion at the International Islamic University in Islamabad. Mrs. Ives now serves as the Administrator of the Executive Committee at the Worcester Islamic Center and focuses her efforts on Islamic education, interfaith activities, outreach into the Worcester community and charity work.
July 18 @ 7:00 p.m. Build A Better World by Preserving Your Story, part I
Cher Collins and Maureen Shepard will share ways to preserve your personal story through journaling, scrapbooking and digitization.
Part I is the lecture event of this 2-part series. Part II is the hands-on part and sign-ups are separate. There is limited space in those events and participants of Part I will be given preference.
July 13 @ 7:00 p.m. Would you like to know how to adapt your favorite baked recipes to accommodate almost any food need you and your family have? Learn the “secrets” to substituting ingredients in recipes to create desserts which not only are healthier for you but delicious tasting. Through her personal experience and her knowledge from cooking for family owned restaurants, Paula Castner has almost forty years of familiarity with food allergies and almost twenty years of experience with hypoglycemic and diabetic requirements.
Registration for the Adult Summer Programs began on June 1st. Please sign up for events by calling 789-1550
X 4 or online at www.agawamlibrary.org. Build A Better World and the Adult Summer Programs are sponsored by one or more of the following: Agawam Center Library Association, the Boston Bruins, The Massachusetts Library System, the Agawam and Massachusetts Cultural Councils, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). We hope to see you this summer at the Agawam Library!