AuthorTalk with Kate Anderson Author of Shadows in the Ward

Agawam, MA, April 3, 2017:  Local author Kate Anderson will visit the Agawam Library to read from and discuss her latest novel Shadows in the Ward.

Anderson’s protagonist from Hospital Hill, Valerie Martin, is now a supervisor at Westborough State Hospital and welcomes psychiatric nursing student Anna Gilman with a warning not to settle in.  Heeding Valerie’s words, Anna struggles to maintain calmness in an increasingly anxious situation with patient Peder Roderick, who has a history of violence.  Anna realizes nothing at the hospital is as it seems.

Katherine Anderson is a special education teacher and urban exploration photographer. Her first book, Behind the Walls was released in 2006 and has been released in numerous subsequent editions. Her first novel, Hospital Hill, was released ten years later.  Kate is also a freelance journalist and amateur fashion photographer. The covers of her books are designed from her own photos.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register for this program online at

The History of the New England Maple Sugar Harvest with Dennis Picard

Agawam, MA, March 6, 2017 at 7:00:  Dennis Picard from the Storrowton Village Museum will visit the Agawam Public Library to present a program exploring the history and folklore of maple sugar making in New England, from the Native Americans to the end of the 19th century.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register for this program online at This event is sponsored by the Agawam Center Library Association.


Holiday Hours

Friday 12/23 – Open 9 AM -12 PM

Saturday 12/24 – closed

Sunday 12/25 – closed

Monday 12/26 – closed

Friday 12/30 – open 10 AM to 6 PM

Saturday 12/31 – closed. New Year’s Eve.

Sunday 1/1/2017 – closed.

Monday 1/2/2017 – closed. New Year’s observed.


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.