As we say goodbye to Kristi when she leaves on March 31st, we are going to be looking for a new Director of the Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum!
The Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum is seeking a creative and energetic leader with excellent interpersonal skills to serve as Director. Under the direction of the Public Library Association of Easthampton (PLAE), responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
overseeing Library operations, personnel, collections, services and financial matters to include developing and managing the annual budget, grants and fund raising.
Qualifications: Accredited Master’s in Library Science required, plus three or more years of professional experience preferred, with at least one year in a supervisory position. Knowledge of library technology, self-motivated, with strong organizational, financial management and communication skills; ability to develop positive community relationships.
Cover letter, resume, and three professional references should be sent to:
Public Library Association of Easthampton
P.O. Box 975
Easthampton, MA 01027
Or email: search.PLAE@gmail.com
Applications will be accepted through April 18. Please email search.PLAE@gmail.com with any questions.
We have some great programs coming up this month!
On Thursday, March 13 at 6 PM, Anaya returns with her Sound Healing Workshop. Anaya will guide participants through an exercise using sound which can help in an emotional, physical, or spiritual manner. The exercise will be both experiential and interactive, with sharing afterward if one wishes.
Please bring pillows and blankets if you wish to sit or lay on the floor. Chairs will be provided for those who want them. Space is limited. Call 527-1031 to register.
On Saturday, March 15 the Storytelling and Writing Group will meet again at 11:30 AM down in the Youth Department. If you are looking for a comfortable atmosphere to share a story or discover inspiration – look no further! Adults and families are welcome.
Finally, join the library in celebrating Women’s History Month as author Alice Plouchard Stelzer presents her book, Female Adventurers: the women who helped colonize Massachusetts and Connecticut on Thursday, March 20th at 6 PM.
Female Adventurers: the women who helped colonize Massachusetts and Connecticut profiles a dozen unsung heroes who are representative of all the courageous women who left comfort behind and migrated into the wilderness of New England in the 1630s. Readers will gain insight into the commitment that their foremothers made and the challenges they encountered while building a civilized foundation for future generations. Stelzer discusses her book dressed in period costume, and will delight audience members of all ages.
Alice Plouchard Stelzer has been writing for over 25 years as a women’s magazine publisher and editor, newspaper editor, columnist, journalist and as a public relations consultant. Stelzer has also been a mentor/coach for writers and has taught writing workshops on journaling, creativity, autobiography/memoir, and writing for your health.
All events are free and open to the public. Please call 413-527-1031 for further information.
Join us for the first ever Emily’s Roadshow, hosted by the Emily’s Friends of the Library. This event will be Saturday, April 5th from 1 – 4 PM at the Library.
Discover the value of your personal treasures. Participation is easy: simply sign up at the library for a ten-minute time slot and show up at the event with the item(s) you would like appraised. Participants may bring up to 3 items per time slot, only one time slot per appraiser.
General appraisals will be done by George Lewis, appraisals of books by Eileen Corbeil of White Square Books in Easthampton.
Donations are encouraged for appraisals. All proceeds to go to support the Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum.
For questions please call the library for more details: 413-529-1605.