The Agawam Public Library celebrates the New Year with two unique art exhibits for the month of January. Visitors will enjoy Digital Artwork by Sadie Parrotta on the library’s gallery walls. Sadie is a 16-year-old self-taught artist who specializes in digital artwork. Her primary creative focus is on character drawing, but loves to dabble in a wide variety of subject matters. Sadie has showed her work in various art shows in the area.
In the double glass cases, “ROC ART” from artist M. K. Noble will be on display. ROC ART is a multi-media art form using recycled materials such as pieces of sheetrock and Styrofoam, along with plaster, cement and acrylic paint. Mr. Noble describes his art this way: “Inspiration for this art form came from my love of brick and mortar buildings (both old and new) and art nouveau designs and fun with abstract creations.” Both exhibits will be on display through the month of January during regular library hours, Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Please contact Adult Services Librarian, Cher Collins at (413) 789-1550 X8851 or email@example.com for more information or if you are interested in displaying artwork or collections at the library.
JANUARY ADDITIONS to our OneClickdigital service for Agawam patrons include such NY Times bestsellers as David Lagercrantz’s Girl in the Spider’s Web ; Michael Connelly’s The Crossing; Nicholas Spark’s See Me; Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy:An Illustrated Master Class on Organizing and Tidying up.
Need help getting started? Visit the library on Wednesday mornings between 9&12 and Tony, our volunteer, will assist you with your digital device. Or, visit http://agawamlibrary.org/research/e-resources/ and click on the OneClickdigital icon.
Thursday, January 14 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Remember getting that new box of crayons with the sharpener and opening the cover of a pristine coloring book? Well, come and relive those happy times at the Agawam Library. No need to worry about coloring in the lines! We’ll provide all coloring pages, supplies, and even some snacks!
Please call 789-1550 X4 or register online at www.agawamlibrary.org
Come to the library’s weekly drop-in knitting program, Sit & Knit! Bring your sticks and strings, meet other knitters, and maybe learn something new!
This free program for adults is open to the public and no registration is required. Knitting instructor Sandy Ellis will be on hand the first Tuesday of the month from December – May, from 1:00-3:00 to teach new techniques and assist with knitting problems.
This event is presented by the Agawam Library, but will be held in the Agawam High School auditorium on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Please call the library at 789-1550 x4 or visit www.agawamlibrary.org to register. Books will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by the Agawam Library, the Friends of the Agawam Library and the Agawam Cultural Council.
During the month of October the Agawam Public Library will have an exhibit of photographs by local photographer Diane Savioli-Chase.
A meet the artist reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. on October 15th. Visitors during the reception can enter a drawing for a gift certificate for ice cream sponsored by The Ice Cream Shoppe.
Diane’s work will be on display on the Gallery Walls at the Agawam Public Library.
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.
OCTOBER ADDITIONS to our OneClickdigital service for Agawam patrons include such NY Times bestsellers as Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman; Louise Penny’s Nature of the Beast; Alice Hoffman’s The Marriage of Opposites; Debbie Macomber’s Silver Linings; E.L.James’s Grey:Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian; & David Perlmutter’s Brain Maker.
Fiction Kiosk – Banned & Challenged Fiction
Deliso Display – Healthy Aging
Banned Books week runs from September 27-October 3.
According to the American Library Association, over 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982, when Banned Books Week was established.
During this time, we recognize and celebrate our Freedom To Read. For more information and lists of banned and challenged books, please visit
LHQ DanceForce will be here Wednesday, September 9 at 9:30am.
This program is for children ages 3-5.
For more information including how to register click the title of this post.