Write Your Heart Out

We’re all writers, and we all have stories to tell — join us and discover yours!

Throughout the month of March, the Library will be host to a Creative Writing Group for 10-13 year olds every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm. Although, if your child is interested but doesn’t quite fall within that age range, don’t hesitate to contact us about the possibility of them joining.

Long-time educator Jennifer Delozier will lead kids through different forms of writing with various prompts, while providing participants with the support necessary to get their ideas on paper. Writing can be funny or serious, and sharing is always optional.

Space is limited, so don’t delay! Please contact the Youth Department to register your child: youthdept@ewmlibrary.org or 413-529-1605.

Return of Stop ‘n’ Craft Saturdays!

Stop ‘n’ Craft returns after a month off in December, and we’ve lined up something you’re going to love!

Drop in anytime between 9:30am-12:30pm this Saturday, January 28th, and see us in the Youth Department. We’ll be making critters using the heart shape as our base and inspiration, like this lovely fish! If you’re feeling particularly clever, you could even turn it into a card of sorts to give to someone special in your life. We’ll have everything you need, so just bring yourselves (and perhaps any library items you need to return) and have fun!

All ages are welcome at this event, but extra little crafters may need a helping hand. Hope to see you then!

Summer Art Retrospective Exhibit!

Remember Art Exercises with Lois during this year’s Youth Summer Reading Program? We sure do!

The photos below show the kids hard at work during week 2’s monoprinting project. Our budding artists blobbed different colors of paint on a clear plastic plate, then smoothed it out using brayers. Different tools/objects were on hand to add texture to the paint before finally pressing the plate down on paper, creating a unique piece of art each time they did so. As the paint on the plates dried, new colors could be added and more printing done — in the end, the plates looked just as cool as the paper they used for printing!

During our culminating week 6 Art Exercises event, kids used monoprinting and other painting methods to create masterpieces on their very own canvases, and throughout September those kids will be our Artists of the Month! Their pieces will be on display on our art panels in the Adult Department beginning on Tuesday, September 6th. Please visit and check out their great artwork!