AuthorTalk With Jacqueline Lynch

Monday, April 4 @ 7 PM. “Beside The Still Waters” is a saga based on an actual event in which four entire town in central Massachusetts were displaced to make way for the construction of Quabbin Reservoir. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register online at www.agawamlibrary.org. This event is sponsored by the Agawam Center Library Association.

The Agawam Public Library celebrates Youth Art Month

For the month of March, the Agawam Public Library is proud to feature the talented students of Agawam in celebration of Youth Art Month. Agawam students from the Elementary, Doering and Junior High School will have their artwork displayed throughout the library. The artwork of students in grades K-6 will be showcased on the Gallery Walls, Double Glass Case and Lower level Cases, as well as the Lower Level bookshelves. Mediums will include clay and papier Mache sculptures, small and large weavings, as well as a variety of drawings, paintings and mixed media artwork. Junior High students will be exhibiting 2-D work on the Lower Level Walls.
Please join us at the Agawam Public Library during regular open hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-5:00 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.

Adult Drop-In Tai Chi

February 23 @ 7:00 p.m.
Adult Drop-In Tai Chi will meet on the last Tuesday of the month from October 2015 through May 2016. The classes are for beginners, but all adults (18 and older) are welcome to attend. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Susan Moore has over 20 years of experience teaching exercise and mind/body practices including both Tai Chi and yoga to people of all ages and abilities. No registration is needed for these events.

Library Legislative Breakfast

The public is invited to attend! Join state and local officials, librarians, and library supporters Friday, February 5th @ 8:00 a.m. to show your support for local libraries. This is your chance to communicate with politicians who make decisions that impact library funding on the state level. Let your voice be heard! Call Judy Clini, Library Director to register: 789-1550 X8855

Digital Artwork and ROC ART on display at the Agawam Public Library

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 ccollins@agawamlibrary.org for more information or if you are interested in displaying artwork or collections at the library.

OneClick Digital Service – New for January!

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.