Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Friday, April 27, 2018
Greta Carey Art Auction
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A curated collection of approximately 35 paintings by Greta Carey will be exhibited in the Neil Hammer Gallery at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, from April 3 through April 27, 2018.
Most of the paintings in the exhibit will be available for sale via a silent auction that runs from April 3-27. A select group will be reserved for sale at a live auction to be held the evening of Friday, April 27. Wine and food will be served.  Tickets to this grand finale are $15.00 each and are available online and at Meekins Library.

For more information about Greta carey, please go to this link:
http://www.gretacarey.art/about-greta/


 
 
 



Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Open Circle Poetry Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Saturday, May 12, 2018
May Faire!
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ed the Wizard! Lauren Mills paintings! Anna Brahms dolls! Alex the Jester!!!
Make fairy houses, fairy chairs, May baskets, and more!
Costumes are encouraged!

Ed the Wizard sponsored by The Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries
Alex the Jester sponsored by the Williamsburg Cultural Council, a local agency 
which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 
 


Sunday, May 13, 2018
Yarn Spinners
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Spin yarns verbal or literal, come with your hand wrought projects for a monthly meeting of the craft savvy.  Commune and stitch. Get or give help and advise.  Complete projects. Tell tall tales. Have tea and sympathy.  Hope to see you there.


Monday, May 14, 2018
Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monthly meeting - new members welcome!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Wondrous World of Mushrooms
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Wondrous World of Mushrooms: an introductory talk on mushroom identification and the life of fungi, with a guided walk on Hilltown Land Trust conservation land
 
Saturday, May 19th, noon - 3:30 PM
Meekins Library & Hilltown Land Trust's Bradley property, Williamsburg
 
Mt. Holyoke Professor and mushroom enthusiast Shawn Massoni will give a talk on beginning mushroom identification and the fascinating world of mushroom biology at the Meekins Library. The group will then head to the Bradley Property, a Hilltown Land Trust conservation area, to search for mushrooms in the woods! Shawn will aid in identification of fungi out in the field.

"Shawn Massoni's short Biography: I received my PhD from UMass Amherst in Microbiology, and have gone on to do postdoctoral research in virus-mediated gene therapy and bacterial genetics. I am currently a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College, where I teach various courses in the biological sciences, including introductory biology, microbiology, bacterial genetics, parasitology and mycology. As a microbiologist, I’ve always been fascinated with the “unseen world” (actually the title of one of my general biology classes), which included the world of fungi. For as long as I can remember, I have been intrigued by mushrooms: are they plants? are they edible? are they going to kill me if I touch them? As a teenager, I was an “armchair” mycologist, reading about other people’s exploits and adventures, mostly on treks to find hidden psychedelic mushrooms in the darkest corners of the world. What I didn’t realize was that the fungal organisms in my own backyard were just as magical and mysterious as those in the rainforest. Prior to college, I began mushroom hunting, making up what I lacked in technical knowledge with what I had in aesthetic sensibility: looking for the beautiful, the bizarre, the intriguing. It was only later once I became more knowledgeable and increasingly bold that I started hunting mushrooms for food and medicine, which I have done for many years here in the northeast. While not technically a mycologist, I have a passion for fungi that has only increased as my knowledge and confidence increased. Therefore, I love to help others gain the knowledge that will help them to gain confidence in their own abilities to correctly identify the mushrooms around us and to appreciate their beauty and diversity. "


Bring your mushroom field guides and gear for venturing out into the woods. 
 
 



Monday, May 21, 2018
Meeting - Board of Library Trustees
7:00 PM -
Open meeting; all are welcome.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Thursday, June 7, 2018
Open Circle Poetry Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


Monday, June 11, 2018
Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monthly meeting - new members welcome!


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Monday, June 18, 2018
Meeting - Board of Library Trustees
7:00 PM -
Open meeting; all are welcome.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Book Discussion - A Man Called Ove
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Part of the Meekins Library Cultural Exploration Series
Join a community read of Swedish author, Fredrik Backman's novel. 
Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.
Translated from the Swedish.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries.
Copies available at the desk.


Saturday, June 23, 2018
Caravan Puppets presents, Journey to the Moon!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Reading 2018
At Meekins Library
Kick-off Program:
Caravan Puppets presents,
Journey to the Moon!
Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 am
Come in on this day to sign up!

 


Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Thursday, July 5, 2018
No Open Circle Poetry in July and August
5:30 AM -
Open Circle Poetry takes a break in July and August to allow all to enjoy the Angel Park Music series on Thursdays at 6pm. We'll start again on September 6th 6:30-8 in the Hawks~Hayden Room.


Monday, July 9, 2018
Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monthly meeting - new members welcome!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Saturday, July 28, 2018
Expandable Brass Band
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Summer Reading Grand Finale!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Thursday, August 2, 2018
No Open Circle Poetry in July and August
5:30 AM -
Open Circle Poetry takes a break in July and August to allow all to enjoy the Angel Park Music series on Thursdays at 6pm. We'll start again on September 6th 6:30-8 in the Hawks~hayden Room.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers


Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Storytime with Rochelle
10:30 AM -
Fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for pre-schoolers and their caregivers