Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Envisioning your Library

The Long Range Planning Committee would like you to share in envisioning the future of the library. We are updating our Long Range Plan and value your ideas. Consider stopping in on June 2nd for a few minutes while you’re out running errands and give us your thoughts. For those who can’t make it, we’ll have a “vision box” set up in the library for the month of May, so people can contribute written suggestions.

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Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Circus Minimus

will be here to entertain all ages! This show gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. This show has been performed over 500 times around the globe. When Kevin opens his suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience.  Free as always.

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Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Author Talk with Simon Winchester

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World the new title from revered New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.

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Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

CANCELED Berkshire Photographic Portrait Project

Become part of local photographer Thad Kubis and his “Berkshire Photographic
Portrait Project ”
. This public library based project will capture, (using both flash and
continuous lighting as well as images in color and/or B & W digital technology), portraits of Berkshire residents, who register and attend one of the sessions taking place at the participating public libraries listed below.

Lee Library – Tuesday, February, 6th , 2018 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lee Library – Tuesday, February, 20th , 2018 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mason Public Library – Tuesday, April 3rd , 2018 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Mason Public Library – Tuesday, April 10th , 2018 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Project’s Goal
The goal of this project is to develop an online, portrait gallery, of Berkshire residents, as
well as to develop an on demand, on line and printed photographic book, of selected
portraits. There is NO fee for participating in this project, Participant’s will be asked to
sign a photographic release form. Email copies of the images/portraits as jpeg files will
be provided free of charge to any Berkshire resident who sit for the project. Individual,
family, and groups are welcomed to participate with the restrictions indicated above.

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Pre-Registration is required.
To participate you will need to pre-register for any of the locations listed, to do so please
call Thad at 917.597.1891, each portrait session (individual or family) has been allocated
15 minutes, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session.

Families/groups are requested to register for a single session, allocating 15-minute
segment for the portrait.

To register please call Thad at 917.597.1891 and he will review the open sessions and
register you to participate in the project.

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Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Author Talk with Mystery Writer Leslie Wheeler

An award-winning author of books about American history and biographies, Leslie Wheeler now writes two mystery series: the Miranda Lewis Living History Mysteries and the Berkshire Hilltown Mysteries. The Berkshire Hilltown Mysteries debuts with Rattlesnake Hill.  A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime,  Leslie divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Berkshires, where she does much of her writing in a house overlooking a pond.

Leslie will be with us to discuss her new mystery Rattlesnake Hill and mystery writing in the Berkshires. Join us for a captivating afternoon.

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Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

CANCELED Berkshire Photographic Portrait Project

Become part of local photographer Thad Kubis and his “Berkshire Photographic
Portrait Project ”
. This public library based project will capture, (using both flash and
continuous lighting as well as images in color and/or B & W digital technology), portraits of Berkshire residents, who register and attend one of the sessions taking place at the participating public libraries listed below.

Lee Library – Tuesday, February, 6th , 2018 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lee Library – Tuesday, February, 20th , 2018 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mason Public Library – Tuesday, April 3rd , 2018 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Mason Public Library – Tuesday, April 10th , 2018 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Project’s Goal
The goal of this project is to develop an online, portrait gallery, of Berkshire residents, as
well as to develop an on demand, on line and printed photographic book, of selected
portraits. There is NO fee for participating in this project, Participant’s will be asked to
sign a photographic release form. Email copies of the images/portraits as jpeg files will
be provided free of charge to any Berkshire resident who sit for the project. Individual,
family, and groups are welcomed to participate with the restrictions indicated above.

thad.jpg

Pre-Registration is required.
To participate you will need to pre-register for any of the locations listed, to do so please
call Thad at 917.597.1891, each portrait session (individual or family) has been allocated
15 minutes, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session.

Families/groups are requested to register for a single session, allocating 15-minute
segment for the portrait.

To register please call Thad at 917.597.1891 and he will review the open sessions and
register you to participate in the project.

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Mar
6
4:00 PM16:00

Introduction to Khan Academy for Parents, Students and Teachers

Parents, students and teachers! Learn new ways to use Khan Academy at home and in the classroom with local expert Dave Travis.

Used by 40 million students and 2 millions teachers every month, Khan Academy is an online resource that’s available to anyone, anywhere, who wants to learn just about anything – for free.

  • Independent learners track their progress towards their educational goals as they collect “energy points” and build their avatars.
  • Parents and coaches assign engaging content to their children and students.

  • Teachers in the classroom use a daily dashboard to tell them which students need help, and in which skills.

Info session free to the general public

Dave Travis is Khan Academy’s Test Prep Content Manager. He is sharing what he knows so that interested members of the public may be better informed about the ways this free resource is being used by students, parents and teachers to improve educational outcomes in Massachusetts and around the world.   

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Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Megan Spaniol Art Reception

Artist of the Month

Megan Spaniol

Megan is an artist and illustrator from Great Barrington and a graduate of the Hartford Art School. She uses mainly ink and colored pencil to create bright imaginative imagery to illustrate folktales and original stories.

The whole family will enjoy this show.

Join us for a reception Fri. January 5th, 6:00—7:45

 

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Nov
2
5:15 PM17:15

YOGA IS BACK!!!

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Gentle yoga is now back at the Bushnell-Sage Library, starting Thursday,
November 2nd at 5:15. This weekly program has a suggested donation of $10 per session, but should not be a limiting factor to your attendance.

Yoga can help create more balance and a sense of well-being by giving
people tools for opening up the body and breath, relaxing the nervous
system, coping with challenges, and strengthening the physical and
emotional responses to stressful events.

This class includes gentle foundation poses/postures that are
demonstrated, with slow, detailed verbal cues, modifications for physical
limitations, and more advanced options for those who have experience.
Poses are held for several breath cycles. The class will also include
mindfulness practices, breathing techniques, and a brief non-religious
meditation at the end.

Students bring their own yoga mats and a small blanket—preferably cotton or
wool. Chair options are available for most poses.

Elizabeth Youngquist is a certified yoga teacher, massage therapist and coach. She has
taught gentle, beginner & restorative yoga classes in many studios as well as private
individual and group sessions. She offers her healing arts services at
Red Barn Wellness in Great Barrington and by appointment.

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Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Ann-Elizabeth Barnes Author Talk on Black Abolitionists

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Ann-Elizabeth Barnes discusses her new book “The Rev. Samuel Harrison: Abolitionist, Activist, and Chaplain
of the Massachusetts 54th , the First Black Regiment Raised in the North to fight in the Civil War” on
There will be a reading as well as Question & Answer, followed by a book signing.

Ms. Barnes is alsoco-author of the popular children’s book  A Free Woman on God’s Earth: the True Story of Elizabeth “Mumbet Freeman,
the Slave Who Won Her Freedom.

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