Saturday, December 6, 2008


This year's holidays fall on days the Worthington Library is usually open. We will be closed on Thursday, December 25, Christmas Day and on Thursday, January 1, New Year's Day. There will be no Interlibrary Loan delivery on December 24.
Genealogy Club will be held on January 8 at 7 pm. There will be no Book Club in December. Join us on January 15 at 7 pm for the next discussion. Be sure to stop in to get the next selection before that!

The next Friends of the Library meeting is Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 followed at 7:00 by the monthly Board Meeting. All are welcome to come and get involved with your library.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

1st Annunal National Gaming Day

Saturday November 15 is the 1st National Gaming Day at the Worthington Library! Games for all ages will be available for you to enjoy. Besides playing cards, we have checkers, chess, go, backgammon, snakes and ladders, and a new game: Pictureka! Bring your own games if you like and join the fun with your friends. 10:00 to 4:00 - Come play at your library!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The Worthington Library invites everyone to help us celebrate our wonderful volunteers and life members on Tuesday September 14 at 7:00. These are the people who help keep the library running smoothly. Celebrate with us and enjoy our speaker, Grant Bowman, who will talk about his years as town moderator.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New books for all ages

Have you read the latest Magic Tree House books? Worthington Library has four new ones and a new Nancy Drew mystery. How about comics? Junior readers have a treat with the first three books in the BabyMouse series. For those just beginning to read, we have Power Rangers early reader books.
Hot off the press for Young Adult readers is Christopher Paolini's Brisinger. You won't want to miss it! On the new book shelf for adult readers is Dennis LeHane's newest offering, The Given Day; Jose Saramago's Death With Interruptions and Vicky Myron's true story, Dewey: a small-town library cat who touched the world.
Be the first to read these great books - visit the library today!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


On Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm., the Worthington Library will be presenting award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb. A Fire in My Heart; A Storyteller's Journey Among the Kurds is an entertaining and insightful performance which charts Diane's years collecting the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurdish people. Her seven-year quest brought her to remote mountain villages in Turkey which are usually forbidden to outsiders. A master teller, Edgecomb will share legends from her new book, A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales, never before published stories that reveal the folkloric riches of this ancient Middle Eastern culture along with anecdotes of her travels up sheer mountain roads to record the last Kurdish storytellers. The performance resonates with the humor and pathos of Kurdish village life and the colorful people that shared their lives with her. Join us for this memorable event.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worthington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, August 23, 2008



Dorrington Memorial Program
Wednesday, August 27 10:30am
at the Worthington Library
Don't miss this spectacular program.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer Reading's Wild Reads Party

Get wild at the Wild Reads Party on Thursday August 21. Once again, our favorite clown will entertain the summer readers with music and balloons. Certificates will be handed out for all those signed up for Wild Reads and a lucky winner will be drawn for Big E tickets! 25 for 5 coupons will be good until August 31 for all those who have read five age appropriate books. Bring in your reading logs to get your coupons. Rain or shine - don't miss this event at 10:30 on Thursday!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Software for knitters

The Worthington Library has recently purchased Sweater Wizard, a software program for knitters. This program allows you to choose your gauge, size and other specifications to create a sweater that is uniquely yours. Bring a disc or thumb drive to save your files and let librarian Leona show you how this great wizard works.


Worthington's summer reading program, WILD READS, gets mad with Mad Science! All About Animals will be held at 10:30 Thursday, August 7. Come find out what we're mad about (clue: animals and reading) Remember after you have read 5 age appropriate books you can get a 25 cent coupon to Corner's Store!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wild Trees at Wild Reads July 24

What do you know about trees? This Thursday, wildlife forester, Brian Hawthorne will give you the bark about trees. Find out what trees are around the library, what to look for and who might be looking back. Don't miss this Wild Reads program at 10:30 July 24.

Remember to bring your reading logs with five age appropriate books you have read and get a 25 cent coupon to spend at Corner's! 25 for 5 lasts till the end of August.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Thursday July 17 at 10:30 Deborah Costine will present The Twig Family in the Oak Tree. Deborah is a talented puppeteer and artist who creates all her characters. Join the fun right here at the Worthington Library every Thursday morning .

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


The Worthington Library has passes available for Shaker Village, the Berkshire Museum, Historic Deerfield, and the Clark. Now there's no reason not to enjoy these great museums. Come in and check it out!

Kids! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, Wild Reads, and get even more passes for great summer trips to local attractions.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Worthington Library presents natural history program

The Worthington Library presents:

A Brief History of the Worthington Landscape
Brian Hawthorne, wildlife forester

Wednesday, June 11, 7:00 pm at

The Worthington Historical Society

Thursday, May 15, 2008


WMRLS Grand Finale Poetry Slam

WMRLS Poetry Slam Grand Finale
Sunday, May 25 from 2:30 to 4:30
at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Featuring poets from the following WMRLS Member Libraries:

Milne Library, Williamstown * Monterey Library * North Adams Public Library * Springfield City Library * Stockbridge Library Association * West Stockbridge Public Library * Wheeler Memorial Library , Orange * Worthington Library * Forbes Library, Northampton

Our Grand Finale will take place in the Auditorium of the Eric Carle Museum. Admission to the auditorium, the museum shop, and the museum café is free. Our audience will be provided with special red stickers for free admission to the store and café (if you would like to purchase items and/or refreshments). There is a fee for museum admission if audience members would like to arrive early and tour the museum.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art now has our event featured on their online calendar of events at:

Support our Library Poets! Join us at our WMRLS Grand Finale Poet Slam on May 25.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Earth Gardens and the Seasons of Life - May 15

On May 15 at 7 pm, the Worthington Library invites you to attend Earth Gardens and the Seasons of Life with Michael Caduto.

"Each new Generation has the opportunity to carry on the ancient tradition of growing Native seeds and passing a living legacy on to the next generation. Through story and song this performance explores the connections between people, plants and Native gardens. These gentle, humorous, nurturing stories also lead us on a journey through the cycles of the seasons and the changes that take place around us, and within us."

Michael is the creator and coauthor of many award-winning books such as Keepers of the Earth, Keepers of the Animals, Keepers of Life, Keepers of the Night and Native American Gardening. His most recent books are Everyday Herbs in Spiritual Life: A Guide to Many Practices and Abraham's Bind & Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love. He has written many magazine articles and his feature articles have appeared in many newspapers and his op-ed pieces have been carried over Reuters International News Service.

In 1984 Michael founded a service called P.E.A.C.E.® — Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange. P.E.A.C.E.® promotes understanding, awareness, appreciation and stewardship as the foundation for building a harmonious, sustainable relationship between people and Earth, and among the cultures of the world.

Join us for this delightful program as we welcome spring at last!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worthington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

And the winner is---

Congratulations to the winners of Worthington Library's Poetry Slam! First place went to Kate Ewald, second to Vati Srieberg, third to Mary Wheelan and fourth to Darrell Moore! A fantastic collection of poetry was heard and a fun evening was had by all. We'll all be rooting for Kate as she goes on to the Regional Slam to be held at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst on May 25 between 3 and 5 pm.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Think you're the best poet around?
We'll give you three minutes to prove it.

This spring, the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System will sponsor the first ever Western Massachusetts Poetry Slam Championship Series. Poets will compete, live and on stage for:


Worthington Library's slam will take place April 10 at 7:00 pm.

Be there --- Be the big fish.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Reaching for the Light - Revised Schedule!

Reaching for the Light
- a series of talks on spiritual practices in Worthington
will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 at the library from February 6 - March 12

February 6 - Buddhism - Meg Breymann

February 20 - Christianity - Doug Small

February 27 - Paganism - Andras Arthen

March 6 - Sufism - Hassan Gebel

March 12 - Panel discussion will all speakers

Join us for this special winter series!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


TONIGHT'S PROGRAM ON SUFISM BY HASSAN GEBEL WILL BE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.  Please join us next week for Doug Small's talk on Christianity.  Hassan's discussion of the Sufi faith will be held on Wednesday, March 5.

Saturday, January 26, 2008



Exciting winter programs coming up!

Reaching for the Light
- a series of talks on spiritual practices in Worthington
will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 at the library from February 6 - March 6

February 6 - Buddhism - Meg Breymann

February 13 - Sufism - Hassan Gebel

February 20 - Christianity - Doug Small

February 27 - Paganism - Andras Arthen

March 6 - Panel discussion will all speakers

Join us for this special winter series!