Oil Paintings by Laurie Tavino

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 ccollins@agawamlibrary.org if you are interested in displaying artwork at the library.

Build A Better World With Color!

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.

Build A Better World by Preserving Your Story, part II

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.

Build A Better World with Knowledge and Tolerance-Islam 101

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.

Build A Better World by Preserving Your Story

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.

Build A Better World with Allergen-Free Baking

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!

Build A Better World With Ice Cream with Liz Roman!

Agawam, MA, June 29, 2017 at 6:30:   Liz Roman, avid ice cream fan and writer of Inside Scoop is back again this summer with more ice cream!  She will discuss how she rates ice cream based on flavor, texture and mix-ins, and allow the grown-ups to give it a try! The results may be part of her column in an upcoming edition of The Republican!  Liz is also a reporter for MassLive.Com and El Pueblo Latino.

This event is for adults only and space is limited!  Tickets must be picked up in advance and shown at the door. Call 789-1550 x4 or register online at www.agawamlibrary.org beginning June 1st.

All Summer Reading Program events are sponsored by one of more of the following: Agawam Center Library Association, MA Cultural Council, MA Library System, Boston Bruins, MA Board of Library Commissioners & CSLP.

Adult Summer Reading Program Begins with – READLocal 2017

Agawam, MA, June 26, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm:   Visit the Agawam Public Library to meet and greet 12 local authors, enjoy refreshments provided by Partner’s and sign up for Adult Summer Reading Program events! Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

The theme this summer is “Build A Better World”.  Check out all the events on www.agawamlibrary.org .

This event requires no registration but it is geared for adults.