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Libraries in the Woods NEA Big Read Station Eleven Events

April 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley is sponsored by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.

This series is funded in part by the Friends of Tilton Library.

NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley in partnership with Libraries in the Woods sponsors this discussion of Station Eleven as part of a two month long series of discussions and related programs at 20+ local libraries.

APRIL 2021 EVENTS

April 10  Saturday, 11 am
What: Pondering the Pandemic: a Guided Doodling Workshop with Cara Bean
Where: Zoom, Wendell Free Library
♦ Find information and register here.

April 12  Monday, 6 pm
What: Bug-out Bags and Books! Would you be ready to bug-out if you had to? A bug-out bag contains the essentials you’d need, if you had to get out fast. Chelsea Jordan-Makely will talk about things to include in your bug-out bag and discuss four books in which the characters have to make quick getaways and survive on their wits, including Station Eleven. Prizes for “Youth,” “Most Prepared,” and “Most Creative.” Contest closes May 29th.
Where: Zoom, Griswold Memorial Library in Colrain
♦ Find information here. Email griswold@colrain-ma.gov to register.

April 14  Wednesday, 10 am
What: Book Discussion (contact Library to register)
Where: Location TBD, Warwick Free Public Library
♦ Find information and register here.

April 15  Thursday, 6:30pm
What: Book Discussion (virtual anticipated)
Where: Zoom, Tilton Library in South Deerfield
♦ Find information and register here.
♦ Email tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org for Zoom link

April 15  Thursday, 7-8:30 pm
What: Book Discussion
Where: Online, Meekins Library in Williamsburg
♦ Find information and register here.

April 20  Tuesday, 7 pm
What: Book Discussion
Where: Online, Westhampton Library
♦ Find information and register here.

April 22  Thursday, 6:30 pm
What: 
 Theater Education Panel with John Bechtold, Cindy Naughton, Cynthia Strycharz and more
Where:  Zoom, Pelham Free Public Library
♦ Find information and register here.

April 22  Thursday, 7 pm
What: Travels with Station Eleven’s Shakespeare, Sally Sutherland, lecturer emeritus at Mt. Holyoke College
Where: Zoom, Jones Library in Amherst
♦ Find information and register here.

April 26  Thursday, 7 pm
What: Book Discussion (virtual anticipated)
WhereZoom, New Salem Public Library
♦ Find information and register here.

April 27  Tuesday, 1 pm
What: Book Discussion
Where: Online, Edwards Public Library in Southampton
♦ Find information and register here.



APRIL 27 KEYNOTE EVENT! REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

April 27 Tuesday, 7 pm
What: A Conversation with Emily St. John Mandel
Where:  Zoom, hosted by New England Public Media, a Watch & Learn Event
 TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT: https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2TazpTEmQIKgLKgeCf1Upw

In partnership with Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Libraries in the Woods, The Care Center, Springfield Public Forum, and All Hamotons Read



 

April 29  Thursday, 8 pm
What: 
The Suitcase Junket: Found Music—A performance  in the spirit of The Traveling Symphony of Station Eleven
Where: Zoom, Tilton Library in South Deerfield
♦ Find information and register here.
♦ Email tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org for Zoom link

 

MAY 2021 EVENTS

May 2  Sunday, 2 pm
What:
 Zine and Comic Workshop with Anne Thalheimer
Where: Zoom, Leverett Library (with Ashfield, Greenfield, and Wendell libraries)
♦ Find information and register here.

May 3  Monday, 6:30-7:30 pm
What: Book Discussion
Where: Zoom, Cushman Library in Bernardston
♦ Find information and register here.

May 5  Wednesday, 2 pm
What: Book DiscussionWhere: ZoomArms Library in Shelburne Falls, Buckland Public Library, Griswold Memorial in Colrain, Heath Public Library, and Shelburne Public Library
♦ Find information and register here.

May 5  Wednesday, 7:30 pm
What: Book Discussion (virtual anticipated)
Where: Zoom, M.N. Spear Memorial Library, Pelham Library, Leverett Library
♦ Find information and register—link coming soon.

May 6  Thursday, 7 pm
What:
 Conversation with Local Newspaper Editor Mike Jackson (Montague Reporter) about independent local journalism
Where: Zoom, Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield
♦ Find information here and register by emailing dmemlib@gmail.com.

May 11  Tuesday, 6:30–7:30 pm
What: 
Coping with Trauma and Loss: How Therapy Can Help
Presentation and discussion with Susannah Sheffer, LMHC.
Where: Zoom, Sunderland Public Library
♦ Find information and register here.

May 15  Saturday, 10 pm–12 noon
What: 
Fire by Friction, presented by Wolf Tree
Where: Wendell Free Library (in person, 24 person limit)
♦ Find information and register here.

May 18  Tuesday, 6:30 pm
What: Book Discussion
Where: Zoom, Belding Memorial Library in Ashfield, Field Memorial Library in Conway, and S. White Dickinson Memorial Library in Whately
♦ Find information and register here–link coming soon.

May 19  Wednesday, 7:00pm
What: Two Plays, Two Actors – with Nick deRuiter and Jerri Higgins. Plays to be announced.
Where: Zoom, Cushman Library in Bernardston
♦ Find information and register here.

May 20  Thursday, 7 pm
What:
 Ask an Airline Attendant
Where: Zoom, Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield
♦ Find information here and register by emailing dmemlib@gmail.com.

May 22  Saturday, 10 am
What: Walk and Talk Book Discussion
Where: Wendell Free Library
♦ Find information here.

May 23 Sunday, 2 pm
What: Historical Walking Tour of Turners Falls’ Post Industrial Ruins
Where: Montague Public Libraries, Turners Falls Canal District
♦ Find information here.

May 24  Monday, May 24, 6:30 pm
What: 
Station Eleven: The Collapse of Systems and the Reemergence of Neighborliness — a book discussion featuring David B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Where:  Zoom, Sunderland Public Library
♦ Find information and register here.

May 25  Tuesday, 6 pmWhat: Book Discussion
Where: Zoom, Erving Public Library and Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield
♦ Register by emailing library@erving-ma.gov.

May 25  Tuesday, 6:30 pm
What:
 “Survival is Insufficient,” a discussion of this phrase’s meaning in Station Eleven and the Star Trek Voyager episode from which it was drawn.
Where: Zoom, Field Memorial Library in Conway,  Belding Memorial Library in Ashfield, Arms Library in Shelburne Falls
♦ Find information and register here.

May 29  Contest endsWhat: Build a “bug-out bag” contest. Prizes for “Most Prepared,” and “Most Creative”
Where: Virtual, Griswold Memorial Library in Colrain
♦ Find information and register here.

Developing Programs

Information and registration links coming soon. Meanwhile, reach out to the hosting organization for information.

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What:
 Book Discussion
Where: Zoom, Wendell Free Library

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What
: Survival (DIY Kit) Workshop
Where: Zoom, Erving Public Library

Date, Day & Time  TBDWhat: Historical Walk of Erving “Ruins”
Where: Erving Public Library, outdoors location TBD

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What:
 Historical Walk of Turners Falls’ Post Industrial Ruins
Where: Montague Public Libraries, Turners Falls Canal District

Date, Day & Time  TBD
Name of Event:
 Book Discussion (virtual anticipated)
Library & Location: Arms Library, Buckland Public Library and Shelburne Free Public Library

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What:
 Book Discussion (virtual anticipated)
Where: Leverett Library

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What:
 “Survival is Insufficient” Poetry After the Rains
Collaborative Public Art Stenciling and Invisible Messages, Until It Rains!
Where: Arms Library and Shelburne Falls downtown, with the Art Garden

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What: 
Citizen Journalism Workshop
Where: Belding Memorial Library in Ashfield

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What: 
Book Discussion featuring David B. Schwartz
Where:  Zoom, Sunderland Public Library

Date, Day & Time  TBD (May, evening program)
What:  
Memory Making Journaling
Where: S. White Dickinson Memorial Library in Whately

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What:
 Book Discussion
Where: Zoom, Orange Library

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What:
 Trivia Night: what is this and what is it for?
Where: Zoom, Orange Library

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What:
 Book Discussion
Where: Zoom, Field Memorial Library in Conway

Date, Day & Time  TBD
What: 
Allen Steele PowerPoint presentation on the history of Science Fiction
Library & Location: S. White Dickinson Memorial Library in Whately

 

 

 

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Start:
April 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 31 @ 5:00 pm
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