Thursday, December 30, 2010
January brings us not only cold and snow, but many programs at the library. Here are our regularly scheduled programs:
1st Thursdays - Genealogy Club - research your family or the history of Worthington. Help is always here!
2nd Thursdays - Movie Night - visit the library to learn of the upcoming movies - this year we move to a large screen!
3rd Thursdays - Friends of the Worthington Library meet at 6:15pm. Join this group to help raise money for library programs and extra books. Board of Directors meets at 7:00pm
4th Thursdays - Book Club - join us for a discussion of our book of the month. Stop by early in the month to check out a copy of our choice.
All programs begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Call or email to find out more details.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
On Saturday the 13th, the library is hosting National Game Day from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. We're hoping to have the library filled with gamers of all kinds. We have many board and card games and some computers games, as well. If you have a favorite game, bring it to share. Our newest game is Wits & Wagers Family from the folks at North Star Games. This is the third annual National Game Day and there is a contest among libraries to see how many players we can get. Come in to play and boost our numbers. Snacks will be available and it's all free.
Last, but not least, on Saturday, November 20, the library is holding a Harvest Celebration to celebrate our recently awarded "On the Same Page" grant. This event will be held at the RH Conwell school cafeteria from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Many local farmers and organizations will display information about their work. Demonstrations, samples and refreshments are part of the celebration as well as music performed by Sarah Stockwell. The library table will have copies of the book The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan which is the subject of the grant. This will be a fun and informative celebration that you won't want to miss!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1st Thursday - Genealogy Club - work on your own or town history using the expertise of others who have been researching for a long time.
2nd Thursday - Movie Night! Check this blog, our FaceBook page or the sign in front to see the selection. If you have a movie you'd like to see, come in and suggest it to the librarian.
3rd Thursday - Friends of the Worthington Library meet at 6:15. This group helps to raise funds for programs and books invites new members who would like to have fun while helping the library. Following the Friends meeting is the monthly Board of Directors meeting at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend.
4th Thursday - Book Club - each month we choose a book to read and discuss. It's fun and enlightening and we often have snacks.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Next month's book is Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
On Saturday, September 11, the Second Saturday Movie will be a treat! We will show Blade Runner, the director's cut, which will begin at 6:00pm. Bring your own snacks and settle in for an evening's entertainment - free!
Keep the date open - September 16 at 7:00pm - the Library's Annual meeting this year will feature speakers about the changes at the R.H. Conwell School what it means for the town.
Book Club Readers can begin reading Sue Monk Kidd's Secret Life of Bees for September 23 at 7:00 pm. Not in the book club? Why not ?- we always have a great time. Books should be available by this Thursday.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
On Saturday, we are moving...the movie. Due to schedule conflicts, our Second Saturday Movie will be held on the Third Saturday. Come see The Odd Couple on August 21 at 6:00 pm.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Note: the Second Saturday Movie, The Odd Couple, will be held at 6:oo pm on August 21, the third Saturday, due to a scheduling conflict.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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; and by the Friends of the Worthington Library.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE
Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam
MGM/UA; Directed by Joseph Sargent
Rated R; 104 minutes; 1974
A ruthless criminal and his accomplices capture a New York City subway train and hold the passengers hostage for one-million dollars. Tension builds as the film examines the reaction of the captives and their captors. Walter Matthau leads the police efforts to stop the terrorists.
Bring your own popcorn and join us for this free movie. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worthington Library.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
July 10 - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
August 14 - The Odd Couple
September 11 - Blade Runner
All movies are free and begin at 6:00pm on the second Saturday of the month.
For history and genealogy buffs, we continue to hold our regular Genealogy Club on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. On June 26, we are partnering with the Worthington Historical Society to present a program on the holdings of the Massachusetts Archives. This program will be held at the Historical Society Building from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Come learn what fabulous resources are at hand from the Mass Archives.
Our Summer Reading Program, Go Green at Your Library, will begin on July 15 with Tales of the Earth by storyteller Diane Edgecomb. Summer Reading programs are on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Many fine programs and old favorites are in the works for this summer - more to come.
The library Book Club is taking up the classics this summer, beginning with Virgil's Aeneid. Come join us for a discussion on June 24 at 7:00pm.
While you're browsing for a book or movie at the library, don't forget to look at the artwork on the walls. This month's artist is Joan Hicks with lovely flowers, landscapes and machines.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Another pass the library has is to Historic Deerfield. There are two passes which admit four people. The Deerfield passes have been made available by the Worthington Historical Society.
All passes check out for two weeks. Enjoy!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The second grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities is called "We the People Bookshelf on a More Perfect Union". The seventeen books in this grant are on themes that range from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil War. There are novels as well as history books for children and adults. As a bonus, we received a copy of Ken Burns' DVD, The Civil War. Look for programming around this grant in the future.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
About Margaret Dondiego
Find more information at www.margaretdondiego.com
Margaret is a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences (IHAS) four-year Energy Medicine Practitioner program, including a two year internship at Hilltown Community Health Center in Worthington, MA. She has been a teaching assistant at IHAS and a supervisor of Junior and Senior students in Energy Therapy internships and has taught in Energy Medicine trainings with Dorothy Martin-Neville.
Margaret is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and Reiki II practitioner, has studied Jin Shin Jytsu and Pranic Breathwork with Andy Caponigro, and has a BA in religion from the University of Massachusetts. She takes a special interest in treatment and support for people with pain problems and is completing Level II certification with Anodea Judith and Sacred Centers, applying the chakra system and Energy Medicine to the treatment and healing of chronic pain.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Worthington Library will host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack’s workshop: “Van Gogh’s Starry Night: How to Pastel Paint
Expressively” on Saturday, March 27, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This pastel painting workshop is designed for beginners and experienced artists. Seats may fill quickly so please call 413-238-5565 to pre-register. All materials included.
Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade hard Nupastels and soft Rembrandt pastels, white charcoal and pastel pencils, assorted Canson pastel paper, indigo and black paper, and more in this fun pastel painting workshop.
“This project 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.”
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Andras Arthen of
The Parliament is the oldest and largest interreligious conference in the world, having been held initially in
The Melbourne Parliament, from December 3-9, brought together some 6,500 delegates from most of the many spiritual traditions including Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, American Indians, Zoroastrians, Pagans, Jews, Yorubans, etc. The week-long event featured over 600 workshops, lectures, ceremonies, panel discussions, and artistic presentations which provided insight into the richness and diversity of the world’s religions and addressed the roles that those institutions can play in resolving some of the major problems that we face today.
Andras Arthen, who is a member of the Parliament’s Board of Trustees, will offer a talk about the event (including a slide presentation) at the Worthington Library on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm. For more information about the Parliament of the World’s Religions, go to http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/ .
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This is a great book sale and there will be a bake sale to benefit the library as well!
After you have found those wonderful bargains, come experience another - a free movie at the library! We have chosen a wonderful film for our February Second Saturday Movie. Look for the posters to see our selection. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Worthington Library. Join us at 6:00 pm and bring your own snacks.