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   Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Tales and Tunes- April Fools Day!
Event Location:
Contact: Wendy Peppercorn   
kmit@cwmars.org



   Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! - Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org
THURSDAY APRIL 6
POETRY OPEN MIC
Hawks~Hayden Community Room 
6;30 PM
Bring a favorite poem, or one of your own to read aloud, or just come and listen!
 



   Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Springtime Horticultural Workshops Series
Event Location: Hilltown Tree and Garden, Chesterfield
Contact: Jim McSweeney    413-559-1905
jim@hilltowntreeandgarden.com
Certified arborist & horticulturist, Jim McSweeney offers a series of 3 workshops in Chesterfield to benefit Meekins Library, suggested donation $10.00/person/session
Tree Care Basics
Separating the fluff from the facts, he will cover site evaluation, plant selection, planting techniques, watering, mulching, pruning, natural pest control and more. This workshop will take place at Jim’s home/office where he has dozens of edible and ornamental trees that have been planted in the last ten years.  Portfolio. All participants will receive a copy of the guide “Tree Owner’s Manual” by the USDA, which covers all the topics we will talk about and more.

April 8th 10:30 – 11:30  -  Tree Care Basics
April 15th 10:30 – 11:30  -  Natural Pest Control
April 22nd (Earth Day) 10:30 – 11:30  -   5 Underutilized Native Flowering Trees 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up with Jim jim@hilltowntreeandgarden.com or 413-559-1905

(address is 51 Pynchon Rd. Chesterfield look for black sign saying Pynchon Farm)

After the workshop feel free to stick around and take a tour of Hilltown Tree & Garden Micro Farm.You will see 20+ fruit species, greenhouse, bees, solar, root cellar, wildflower meadow, hogs, ducks, goats and more.
 https://hilltowntreeandgarden.com/portfolio-practical-permaculture/

 



11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Book Talk about local hero, Russ Warriner
Event Location: Hawks~Hayden Room
Contact: Katie Krol    413-268-7472
kkrol@cwmars.org
Saturday, April 8, from 11:00-1:30
Maine teacher and writer, David Arenstam, honors
 Williamsburg native and Vietnam veteran,
 Russell Warriner, in a debut novel.
Maine Teacher of the Year finalist, and Thornton Academy faculty member David Arenstam has just published his debut novel, “Homecoming: A Soldier's Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption.” Two weeks after its publication, Arenstam’s novel was nominated for the 2017 William E. Colby award for emerging writers of military fiction or nonfiction. Arenstam, from Saco, recently completed the historical novel based on interviews and news stories written about Russell Warriner, a 68-year-old Vietnam veteran and Williamsburg native. 

 



   Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Yarn Spinners
Event Location: Hawks~Hayden Room
Contact: Michele Morales Wolk   413-268-8343
morales.wolk@gmail.com
Spin yarns verbal or literal, come with your hand-wrought projects for a monthly meeting of the craft savvy.  Commune and stitch.  Get help/advice.  Complete projects.  Tell tall tales.  Have tea and sympathy.
Hope to see you there!



   Monday, April 10, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries meeting
Event Location: Hawks~Hayden Community Room at Meekins Library
Contact: Becky Houlihan   413-588-1149
The Friends welcome all to their meetings.


   Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop Everything and Read!
Event Location:



   Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Springtime Horticultural Workshops Series
Event Location: Hilltown Tree and Garden, Chesterfield
Contact: Jim McSweeney   413-559-1905
jim@hilltowntreeandgarden.com
Certified arborist & horticulturist, Jim McSweeney offers a series of 3 workshops to benefit Meekins Library, suggested donation $10.00.

April 15th 10:30 – 11:30  -  Natural Pest Control
Learn how to apply natural or “organic” pest control techniques. Find out what pest control methods work and do not work in the home orchard, ornamental and vegetable gardens. Learn what Jim uses at home and for his business that causes the least environmental caustic control with techniques that work. Feel free to bring sample weeds & insect pests and lots of questions.

Pre-registration is required.
 Sign up via  Jim jim@hilltowntreeandgarden.com or 413-559-1905
After the workshop feel free to stick around and take a tour of Hilltown Tree & Garden Micro Farm.You will see 20+ fruit species, greenhouse, bees, solar, root cellar, wildflower meadow, hogs, ducks, goats and more.
 https://hilltowntreeandgarden.com/portfolio-practical-permaculture/

(address is 51 Pynchon Rd. Chesterfield look for black sign saying Pynchon Farm)
 



   Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Springtime Horticultural Workshops Series
Event Location: Hilltown Tree and Garden, Chesterfield
Contact: Jim McSweeney   
jim@hilltowntreeandgarden.com
Certified arborist & horticulturist, Jim McSweeney offers a series of 3 workshops to benefit Meekins Library - suggested donation $10.00

April 22nd (Earth Day) 10:30 – 11:30  -   5 Underutilized Native Flowering Trees
Join Jim McSweeney for his top picks for underutilized native flowering trees. He has been experimenting with different tree species for himself & his clients for over 20 years. He will help you separate the wheat-from-the-chaff as you try to pick the best flowering tree for your home landscape.

Pre-registration is required.
 Sign up via  Jim jim@hilltowntreeandgarden.com or 413-559-1905
After the workshop feel free to stick around and take a tour of Hilltown Tree & Garden Micro Farm.You will see 20+ fruit species, greenhouse, bees, solar, root cellar, wildflower meadow, hogs, ducks, goats and more.
 https://hilltowntreeandgarden.com/portfolio-practical-permaculture/

(address is 51 Pynchon Rd. Chesterfield look for black sign saying Pynchon Farm)

 



10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
STEAMcraft-EARTH DAY BUZZ!
Event Location:



12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Earth Day Composting Talk and Display
Event Location:
Contact: Kathleen Casey   413-268-9230
hrmc@hrmc-ma.org
Come hear Katleen Casey, of the Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative, will discuss composting while you view her display on the subject.
 



   Monday, April 24, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Trustees meeting
Event Location:
Contact:    413-268-7472
meekins@cwmars.org
Regular meeting of the Library Trustees - All welcome!


   Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tween Book Group
Event Location:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller!
Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself.
Pizza will be served too! 



   Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
May Faire!
Event Location: whole Library and grounds
Contact: Katie Krol   413-268-7472
kkrol@cwmars.org
Join Ed the Wizard, Mary Jo Maichack, the Mill River Madrigal Singers and more to celebrate the merry merry Month of May!
Make a fairy house, learn fairy songs, create fairy crafts...
More to come!



   Monday, May 8, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries meeting
Event Location: Hawks~Hayden Community Room at Meekins Library
Contact: Becky Houlihan   413-588-1149
The Friends welcome all to their meetings.


   Sunday, May 14, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Yarn Spinners
Event Location: Hawks~Hayden Room
Contact: Michele Morales Wolk   413-268-8343
morales.wolk@gmail.com
Spin yarns verbal or literal, come with your hand-wrought projects for a monthly meeting of the craft savvy.  Commune and stitch.  Get help/advice.  Complete projects.  Tell tall tales.  Have tea and sympathy.
Hope to see you there!



   Monday, May 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Trustees meeting
Event Location:
Contact:    413-268-7472
meekins@cwmars.org
Regular meeting of the Library Trustees - All welcome!


   Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Sunday, June 11, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Yarn Spinners
Event Location: Hawks~Hayden Room
Contact: Michele Morales Wolk   413-268-8343
morales.wolk@gmail.com
Spin yarns verbal or literal, come with your hand-wrought projects for a monthly meeting of the craft savvy.  Commune and stitch.  Get help/advice.  Complete projects.  Tell tall tales.  Have tea and sympathy.
Hope to see you there!



   Monday, June 12, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries meeting
Event Location: Hawks~Hayden Community Room at Meekins Library
Contact: Becky Houlihan   413-588-1149
The Friends welcome all to their meetings.


   Monday, June 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Trustees meeting
Event Location:
Contact:    413-268-7472
meekins@cwmars.org
Regular meeting of the Library Trustees - All welcome!


   Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, January 4, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!



   Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic
Event Location:
Contact: Rochelle Wildfong   413-268-7472
rwildfong@cwmars.org

Gather to share the power of poetry. All are welcome!