Tuesday April 28 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Crafty Meetup

Crafty MeetupIf you love to make things by hand, join us for a Crafty Meet-Up.
Bring your own project and work alongside other local crafters for an evening of creativity and camaraderie. Open to all crafts that can be done safely in the library. Everyone is welcome!
Questions? Contact Emily Marriott, eemarriott@gmail.com, for more information.

Thursday April 30 2015 - 7:00 pm - Poetry Reading with Karen Skolfield and Diana Whitney

Poetry Reading with Karen Skolfield and Diana Whitneypoet 2 Speaking of National Poetry Month, we're in for a real treat when we welcome two amazing poets, our neighbor Karen Skolfield and Brattleboro resident Diana Whitney, who will read from their work.

Karen Skolfield`s book, Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry and the First Book Award from Zone 3 Press.

She received the 2015 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2015 Arts & Humanities Award from New England Public Radio.

She is an Army veteran and teaches writing to engineers at UMass, Amherst, where she earned her MFA.

Diana Whitney`s first book of poetry, Wanting It, was released in 2014 by Harbor Mountain Press and became a small-press bestseller.

Her personal essays and poems have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, and more.

A yoga teacher by trade, Diana blogs about the darker side of motherhood for The Huffington Post and runs a yoga studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and 14 chickens.

Saturday May 2 2015 - 1:00 pm - Clair Cangialosi and her quintet of music majors from UMass

Clair Cangialosi and her quintet of music majors from UMassClair Cangialosi and her quintet of music majors from UMass will perform here.

Wednesday May 6 2015 - 7:30 pm - The Pelham Library Book Group

The Pelham Library Book GroupThis month's book group selection is Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert.
The group will meet on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:30.
All are welcome and copies are available at the desk.

Saturday May 30 2015 - Tea at 11:00 am, music starts at Noon - Monthly Library Tea with concert by Barbara Russell and her harp trio

Monthly Library Tea with concert by Barbara Russell and her harp trioThis month we will feature concert by Barbara Russell and her harp trio on May 30 at Noon. Tea & treats will be served.

Saturday May 30 2015 - The Pelham Library Plant Sale

The Pelham Library Plant SalePlanning has begun for the Pelham Plant Sale, tentatively scheduled for May 30.
If you're interested in volunteering, donating plants or donating baked goods or raffle items please get in touch with Alisa Pearson at alisapearson@earthlink.net

Saturday June 6 2015 - Vocal trio Nota Bene

Vocal trio Nota BeneWe welcome the vocal trio Nota Bene, performing Ah, Amaryllis: Songs of Love and Spring from the English Renaissance.
Nota Bene consists of Elizabeth Chilton, soprano, Annie Philips, mezzo soprano and Nina Wurgraft, Alto.

Seed Swap

Seed SwapDon't forget that we have a seed library in the old card catalog near the entrance. Feel free to take some seeds or leave some seeds. Just ask us for more information at the desk. Check out our display of gardening books, too!


For updates and cancellations,please check our Facebook page.

Sundays at 10:30 am: Overeaters Anonymous group meets
Mondays at 10:30 am: Music for Little Ones with Wendy Plummer

Mondays at 10:30 am: Music for Little Ones with Wendy PlummerStory Hour

Fridays at 10:30 am: Preschool Story Hour

Features stories and crafts for children ages 5 and under with a grown-up. Join us for an hour of fun and reading! Each week features read aloud stories and a related craft.

Mondays 5:30 pm: Yoga with Alyse Bynum

Mondays 5:30 pm: Yoga with Alyse BynumWe're pleased to welcome Alyse back again this year, offering a vinyasa or flow style of yoga. Postures are linked by breath work and mindfulness, producing an energetic yet calm state. The class has a moderate pace and is best suited for those with some prior exposure to yoga, but anyone interested is encouraged to attend.
Class is from 5:45-6:45, but please arrive a little early to set up, stretch and settle in. People should bring their own mats and any other props if they have them. Class space is limited. Please contact Alyse Bynum at alysebynum@gmail.com for registration or more information.

RUSH (Rise Up Singing in Harmony) Monthly Sing

RUSH (Rise Up Singing in Harmony) Monthly SingRUSH, led by Roger Conant, is a group that meets monthly, almost always in the Pelham Library's community room, to sing! Nobody here is a trained singer, there are no "try-outs," this is just people who like to sing together. It's very informal, very fun, and open to everybody who likes to sing. They often use the famous Rise Up Singing book created by Peter and Annie Blood-Patterson, our neighbors in Amherst. Visit http://www.sconant.net/rush/ to sign up for upcoming singalongs.

Calling all Laptops, iPads, iPods, etc.

The Pelham Library is a wireless hotspot! Thank you to Comcast for this free service to the community.

Have you visited our History Room?

View the Historical Assets Survey online and learn about the houses on Amherst Road.


Pelham Library

Est. 1891

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