Gravestone Rubbing Workshop
Presented by Brenda Sullivan of Gravestone Girls
Saturday, Sept. 10th, 10 am – 1 pm
A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s Through the Music of The Beatles
Tues. Aug. 16th at 6:30 pm in the New Salem Public Library Community Room
Fran Hart, founding member of the Beatles tribute band 4EverFab presents this multi-media program that highlights the influence The Beatles had on world culture, particularly during the 1960s.
This presentation features live acoustic music and audience sing-alongs, coupled with rare audio and video clips. This hour-long presentation is suitable for all ages and it is family-friendly. The Beatles have fans in every generation, and their songs are beloved by all. For more information about Fran Hart, go to his website: http://www.franhart.com/ .
New Salem Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2022
This year's theme is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path", so almost anything goes; although we are focusing on nature and outdoor activities. Anyone (all ages) interested in participating can stop by the library to sign up for the reading program. The SRP will run for 8 weeks (6/25-8/20). For more information, click here.The Storytime programs have ended for the summer.
The New Salem Public Library Presents Alchemy Laboratory with
Ed the Wizard. Alchemy class is about to begin! Magical Secrets will be shared! You will be amazed as we perform vanishes, transfigurations, and other feats of magic with everyday items that can be found at home! Alchemy Laboratory…where Harry Potter meets real science.
Saturday, May 21, 2:00 pm in the community room at the library.
Call 978-544-6334 to register. Registration is required.
Magic meets real science in this hands-on performance/workshop. Learn how to perform magic, and the science behind it, using items you have at home. Recommended for all ages; however, ages 7 and older might get more out of the program.
Participants are challenged with questions about alchemy, scientific principles, and their general knowledge of the physical world.
Volunteers help with each "experiment" or magic routine. They are then asked their thoughts as to how and why the effect worked, after which Ed will explain the science, or magic, behind each effect. Each workshop is about 45 minutes with a short Q&A afterward.
This program is sponsored by a grant from the New Salem Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
BEES, BEAVERS AND BEASTS: ANIMAL TALES- Rona Leventhal, Storyteller, will be coming to the New Salem Library on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 6:30pm. Pull up a seat and join us for a journey around the world & back with multi-cultural tales about animals! Rona is one person, but many voices. Through her, skies talk, turtles sing and magic happens! She'll have you singing, dancing in your seats and laughing out loud! Who will bring back the sun? What do turtles do in winter? How were dragonflies created? Come have a listen...and find out the answers to these & other intriguing questions!!
Everyone is welcome and the program is free.
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
“Library Day” at the Quabbin Harvest Food Co-op
Thurs., May 19, 10:00 – 4:00
Local farm tables:
10:00 Farm School (Athol) promoting food programs & school
12:00 New Salem Preserves & Heritage Ciders (New Salem)
(Apple cider vinegar & applesauce)
2:00 Seeds of Solidarity (Orange) (sample greens) and gardening Q&A
Raffles (3 free drawings):
Book: The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball
Book: Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose by Ricky Baruch & Deb Habib (Seeds of Solidarity)
Gift Certificate: Quabbin Harvest $25
Come on down to the Co-op and visit our local producer tables to sample products, learn how various foods are produced, and celebrate our local farms. There will also be an informational table for the libraries. The Co-op will be serving free coffee & chai, and they will have information on their CSA and co-op membership.
Presented in conjunction with the Libraries in the Woods Community Read. This year’s community read book is The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball. Check it out at your local library!
Sponsored by the New Salem Public Library, Orange Public Libraries, Warwick Free Public Library, and the Wendell Free Library
Saturday, June 4th at 1:00pm the New Salem Public Library will be hosting:
Creating a Pollinator Garden: Designing with Native Plants to Support Pollinators
Presented by Master Gardener Larri Cochran
Master Gardener Larri Cochran will be discussing the many ways you can incorporate native plants in your garden designs to help our struggling local pollinators.
Insects rely on native plants and native plants rely on insects to survive. Estimates are that over ninety percent of native plants have unique relationships with specific insects for pollination - without whom they would not be able to reproduce. The pollinator/plant relationship is not only critical for those plants and insects - but also for the web of animal life they support.
This talk will use two examples of local plant/pollinator relationships: monarchs & milkweed and swallowtails and their species-specific host plants to discuss this topic. We will leave ample time for question & answers to help everyone in the audience better understand why it is important to use native plants and how to use them in traditional lawn and garden environments as well as in smaller "meadow" planting. We will have a PowerPoint presentation in the Library Community Room and then stroll over to the Community Garden to look at the library’s future “Pollinator Garden” area.
Larri Cochran offers consulting & design services for sustainable gardens and habitats which support pollinators, other native animal species, and native plants. She teaches design workshops throughout the region and manages habitats for clients in both urban and rural settings. She is a certified horticulturist and Landscape for Life Trainer, co-directs the Northampton Community Garden, and is currently co-president of the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.
Registration is required: please contact the library at 978-544-6334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Salem Public Library, 23 S. Main St., New Salem, MA 01355
The New Salem Public Library is sponsoring a Composting Workshop on Saturday, May 7, 1:00 PM at the New Salem Community Garden (located behind the Stowell Building – 19 S. Main St.)
Meghan Siudzinski from the Franklin Conservation District will be sharing the ins and outs of basic composting techniques for home gardens, including open compost piles and tumbling bins. Get tips on the essentials for starting (or improving) your own compost. We will also have a hands-on demonstration of adding materials to the compost and incorporating compost into a garden area. If you want to participate in the hands-on portion, gloves are recommended.
Call or email for more information: 978-544-6334 or email@example.com
The New Salem Public Library Celebrates Earth Day with “Earth Rhythms: Songs for the Environment”
On Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 am, the New Salem Public Library will present “Earth Rhythms: Songs for the Environment” with local musician and storyteller, Roger Tincknell.
This special event is a participatory program of songs, stories and legends that celebrates and teaches environmental awareness and responsibility. From rain forests to recycling, “Earth Rhythms” journeys from our own backyard to around the world. The program is performed on a variety of instruments, including the Aztec rain stick, Inca flute, African drum, banjo, guitar, and more. The audience participates in singing, moving, and playing rain sticks and percussion instruments. Join us for a celebration that is both educational and fun for the whole family!
The program will be held outside (weather permitting) or indoors if needed.
This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the New Salem Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
To register: contact the New Salem Public library at 978-544-6334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Investigating Insects! Presented by The Hitchcock Center (Amherst)
Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 am
The program will be outside the library (weather permitting)
What is an insect? Why are insects important? What makes them so cool? Participants will become “Insect Investigators” as we observe live insects up close in our own outdoor “entomology lab”. We will use special tools to look in different habitats around the library where we can find and collect insects and their relatives. (Recommended for ages 5 and older.)
Join us for a fun & informative romp through the world of insects!
This program is the kick-off event for the library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program. Register for the reading program…and start reading!
This program is fully funded by a grant from the New Salem Academy.
New Salem Public Library
23 South Main St., New Salem, MA 01355
978-544-6334 / email@example.com