Children of all ages and their families are invited to visit the library’s YouTube channel to hear stories read by Youth Services Librarian Angela Rovatti-Leonard. Videos will be made available on Wednesdays at 10:00am each week. https://www.youtube....AjZrOjc1xA/playlists
This weekly, bi-lingual Spanish/English series for young children, with Tom Carroll & Laurie Davidson, will take a turn ONLINE during the Stay Home Advisory. This Thursday, April 9th it will be at 10:00-10:30am. Follow the link below for the event:
Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson will be offering Music & Movement for Children in a Facebook Live event on Thursdays, at varied times each week. This Thursday, April 2 it will be at 9:00am. Here is the link to their Facebook page where you can RSVP to the event. https://www.facebook...rie-1991464577746259
In the coming weeks, please call the Carnegie Library 413-863-3214 before heading out to any of the Montague Public Libraries.We may need to close the libraries for a few days or more as information unfolds regarding COVID-19. During this time, staff will be available by phone or email. All programs are canceled until further notice as a precautionary measure. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. The safety of our patrons and our community is very important to us.
Given the possibility of a snow storm this Saturday, January 18th, here is some info about where to look before heading out to the Pirate Party at the Carnegie Library (10:30-noon). We hope the weather doesn't interfere with our plans for swashbuckling family fun!
Montague Center Library , 17 School St., 367-2852
•Mon & Wed 2pm-7pm
LEGO Club: Friday, June 22 11:00am-1:00pm. Carnegie Library.
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to come build and play with library LEGOS at Carnegie Library. We have LEGOS of all sizes. Creations will be displayed in the program space for on month! During the summer we meet on one Friday each month.
KICK-OFF Magic Show with Ed Popielarczyk: Tuesday, June 26 10:30am. Carnegie Library.
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to come watch an interactive and silly magic show to kick-off the Summer Reading Program. Help make the magic happen by wiggling your fingers, making magical waves with your hands and by yelling magic words!
Snakes Are Super!: Friday, June 29 1:00p.m. Carnegie Library.
Take a trip around the world with Rae Griffiths, from Teaching Creatures, and meet snakes from across the globe. Learn about the many ways snakes are special animals, and get up close to observe their fascinating behavior and anatomy.
Rhythm Circle. Tuesday, July 17. 3:00pm. Millers Falls Library. Children and teens are invited to join Melinda Georgeson for a hands-on exploration of a variety of rhythm instruments.
LEGO Club. Friday, July 20, 11:00am – 1:00pm. Carnegie Library. Children of all ages and their families are invited to come build and play with library LEGOS.
An Act of Kindness. Tuesday, July 24, 11:00am. Montague Center Library. Join us at the Montague Center Common for the event that launches a year of programs under themes of peace and social justice. The event includes a reading of the book, a live performance by a local cellist and a related craft. If the weather is inclement, the event will happen inside the Montague Center Library. This program is supported by a grant from the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice.
Ukulele Workshop. Tuesday, July 24 11:00am. Carnegie Library. Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Children ages 11-16 are invited to join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. This program is supported by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Puppet Show. Friday, August 3, 10:30am. Peskeomskut Park. Join us for the annual performance by No Strings Marionettes. This year’s show will be The Wintermaiden. In the event of inclement weather, the show will happen at Carnegie Library.
LEGO Club. Friday, August 10, 11:00am – 1:00pm. Children of all ages and their families are invited to come build and play with library LEGOS.
Paving a Path for Peace: Paper Crane Project Finale. Tuesday, August 7, 3:00pm. From Monday, July 30 to Tuesday, August 7 families are invited to make origami cranes at any one of the Montague Public Library branches: Carnegie Library, Turners Falls - Montague Center Library - Millers Falls
The project will culminate at the Tuesday, August 7th event with a reading of an excerpt of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace. Origami expert, Mike Naughton, will instruct participants in how to make paper cranes and other designs as well. The origami cranes will be attached to a quilt and displayed at the Carnegie Library. This program is supported by a grant from the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice.
Rare And Unique Armored Mud Ball Presentation Carnegie Library
There will be a presentation ceremony for a rare and unique armored mud ball specimen at 2 pm, Monday, May 14th, to the Carnegie Library, by GGC Geology Professor Richard Little, with Library Director Linda Hickman. The resources of the Carnegie Library in Turners Falls will also be highlighted. The armored mud balls will be housed in the second floor museum of the library, joining rocks and minerals both local and from around the world.
There are only a few world locations where armored mud balls are found, and they are in bedrock and not able to be moved or removed. The Turners Falls specimens were from a now-abandoned local quarry, so the rocks were already cut to manageable size. Some of these rocks made up the Old Red Bridge suspension cable anchors and samples can be seen along the Connecticut River in Gill and also Unity Park, Turners Falls. Specimens from this now-dismantled Red Bridge cable anchor also can be seen in the new Geo Path, a part of the Outdoor Learning Laboratory at the south end of the Main Building of Greenfield Community College.
This children's program is canceled due to the inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. As of the time of this post, the libraries will be open for normal hours: Carnegie Library, 1:00-5:00 and Millers Falls Library, 2:00-7:00. Stay safe!
When do you think the pile of snow in the Food City parking lot will be gone? The Carnegie Library's annual free contest has returned along with the huge mound of snow across the street. Come into the Carnegie and give us your best guess and contact information. One entry per person by Valentine's Day. Winner will receive a Second St. Bakery Gift Certificate. The Carnegie Library is open M, Tu 1 - 8 p.m., W 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Th 1 - 5 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sa 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.