New York Times Best Selling Author is coming to BAPL!

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9780316261173_Hilderbrand_F16W17New York Times best-selling author, Elin Hilderbrand, brings her favorite things about winter in Nantucket to the Main Library on Saturday, December 10 from 2 to 4 pm. The public is invited to meet this delightful writer who has a talent for mixing drama, glamour and romance in her novels. Moravian Book Shop will have copies of her latest book Winter Storms, last of the Winter Street trilogy, on hand for purchase and signing. “The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well.” says Library Journal about her latest effort. “Winter Street Trilogy [will] get you in the holiday mood.” notes Kirkus Reviews.

Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library on Saturdays. More here

Are you happy-go-lucky?

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Movlic_pressEnjoy this entertaining British comedy-drama film, Happy-Go-Lucky, written and directed by Mike Leigh, on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 pm at the Main Library. The film was cited as one of the ten best films of 2008 by many critics. The movie is rated R; under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free and open to the public.

This presentation is funded by Northampton Community College and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library. More here

Family Fun Night celebrates Christmas City!

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xmastreemotifSanta will visit the Main Library for a family fun night on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm. Stories, games, holiday art activities, and a bit of history will round out this Christmas City Celebration for all ages. No registration.

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Get crafty and jumpstart the holidays!

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xmas-tree4cWe’ll have snacks and free child care at our Homemade Holiday event at the South Side Branch on Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 7 pm. Create two beautiful holiday crafts for gifts or stocking stuffers.

Free and open to the public. Please register and bring three gently used books to swap for others.

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Book Sale this week! Last of the year!

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IMG_0790Wednesday, November 30: noon to 8pm

Saturday, December 3: 10am to 4pm

15,000+ books, DVDs and CDs… Something for everyone on your gift list! Discover why we really are the best book sale! www.bestbooksale.org

Slither and hiss!

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slitherhissMeet Bradley Kunsman and his wonderful collection of snakes, lizards and turtles at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 pm. Bring the family for an educational and fun-filled hour while Bradley reveals curious lore and entertaining facts as he charms the audience with his unusual menagerie. This STEM program is recommended for children, ages 5 and older because of the live reptiles. More here

Saturday last day for book sale at Branch!

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Noon to 3 pm browse books, DVDs and CDs in English and Spanish.

Saturday is last day of sale!

Saturday is last day of sale!

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3D Printing!

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IMG_0786On Saturday, between 10 am and 4 pm, teens in grades 6-12 can discover all the cool things they can create with our new 3D printer! Thanks, Crayola! Sign up for a session on December 3 to make your design!

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