South Hadley Public Library

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Ongoing Programs

Free Amherst Method Writers Group

Every Friday and Scheduled Saturdays  10 AM - Noon

This Writer’s Group is open to all levels and styles. Writers are encouraged to read their writing in a supportive environment. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley.


Knitting Group: Every Tuesday Night from 6 – 8

Join us for some quality knitting time. All skill levels welcome.


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring Group

Mon., June 10 from 2-4

A relaxing afternoon of coloring your cares away. Coloring pages and utensils will be provided, or BYOCB (Bring Your Own Coloring Book). Coffee, tea and a snack will be available.


Spanish Language Circle

Sat., June 15 at 10:30—Noon

Improve your Spanish language skills by meeting local Spanish language and      culture lovers for conversation and fun! All levels are welcome!


Exploring the New South Hadley Public Website

Wed., June 19 at 6:30

Come learn about our new website. Where did everything move to? Where can I access my account- and moany more questions will be answered. Pre-registration required. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 413-538-5045.


Brown Paper Bag Book Club: The Mother by Brit Bennett

Mon., June 24 at 1

Bring your own lunch and join us for an afternoon discussion of this month’s book. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Books available in the New Books section and at the Reference Desk on the second floor.


Adult Craft: Universe in a Jar

Wed., June 26 at 6:30

Come and make a swirling calming universe in a jar that looks like the universe at night that will help you relax. Part of the adult Summer Program- A Universe of Stories. Pre-registration requred. Sign Up at the Circulation Desk or call 413-538-5045.


Civics and Civility Programs

A lecture and discussion series, is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Upcoming Programs:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Money in Politics

In recent decades, American politics has been profoundly corrupted by dark money.  Secret contributions by American billionaires and Russian oligarchs have shifted political power from ordinary voters to wealthy lobbyists and politicians who do not represent the public interest.  Professor Pyle will explore these developments from a book in progress. 

Chris Pyle is a teacher, scholar, and political activist whose interests range across history, law, and politics, with an emphasis on civil liberties. He currently teaches courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, American politics, American political thought, and decision making in complex organizations.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts

David E. Sullivan is the elected Northwestern District Attorney and has served since 2011. He is the Chief Law Enforcement officer for Hampshire and Franklin counties and the town of Athol. He co-founded and co-chairs Hampshire HOPE (Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education Coalition) and the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Police Brutality in Urban Areas

Haven Williams , author of "The Good, The Bad, and the Blue", will talk about his book and how slavery, racism, and the occupational power have manifested in our society and have become the underlying causes of today's issues between civilians and law enforcement.

September, 2019 (Exact date TBD) - "My First Year as freshman State Representative" Daniel Carey, Hampshire 2nd