AuthorTalk with PEZ author Shawn Peterson

December 5, 2016:  Shawn Peterson will discuss his passion for all things PEZ and the history of the company that makes it in a presentation based on his new book “PEZ: From Austrian Invention to American Icon” at the Agawam Library on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:00.   In addition to PEZ’s colorful past, Peterson will share his own story, from initially picking up a few PEZ dispensers at a flea market near his home in Kansas City, to later parlaying his interest into his dream job in Connecticut.  He has a wealth of knowledge to share on the topic, from insights on some of the unusual or most sought-after collectibles to insider tips on collecting.

                  The public is invited to bring a favorite PEZ dispenser to the event and can take home a free PEZ candy sample!

To register for this event, please call the library at 789-1550 x4 or visit

Guest Speaker on Autism – Mario Bonavita

November 21, 2016 at 7:00: Feeding Hills residents, Mario Bonavita will visit the Agawam Library to speak on a variety of topics related to autism including: autism spectrum labels, historical data, CDC data and statistics and who he is and how he is affected by autism.

Mario is 26 years old and is on the autism spectrum.  He has been speaking publicly about autism for 11 years.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register online at

Upcoming Free Basic Computer Classes!

Adult computer classes will be offered at the Agawam library on ten consecutive Wednesdays, from October 19, 2016 to December 21, 2016 from 10 to 11 A.M. Depending on the needs of the applicants,  the sessions will be for beginners and cover understanding Windows, surfing the Web, and working with Email, or the sessions will be for those applicants who already know the basics and are ready for tips and tricks in using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Call the Reference Desk at 789-1550 x8862 to register.

Free English Class offered at Agawam Public Library

The Agawam Public Library will offer an interactive conversational English class every Monday evening from 6:00 to 7:30, starting on September 12, 2016.   This free class is sponsored by the Friends of the Agawam Library, and is open to all adult learners who are looking to improve their English in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course will cover grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and various aspects of conversational English.

For further information, or to register, please contact Judy Clini at the Agawam Public Library, 413-789-1550 x8855, or email