Come to the library to borrow books, movies, magazines and more;to use our computers or our internet service; to visit our art shows; to attend events and much more...
Looking to join a book group? Let us know, if there is interest we will kick off a new library sponsored club.
Read it, Leverett! 2017 is now in the works. If you would like to help select the book and/or help develop associated events and activities join the R.I.L. Committee.
Art in the Community Room
September -October Macaylla Silver, Birds.
November-December Hillary Wilbur, prints and watercolors.
Free Movie Night is back!
Next showing: Friday September 23 at 7:30pm
Colin Firth stars in this biopic of famous literary editor Max Perkins, which centers on his personal and professional relationship with eccentric author Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law). Cast also includes Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, and Dominic West. Rated PG-13, 104min.
Contact the library to get on the movie night mailing list.
Leverett author and UMass Emiritus in English Literature John Clayton, will read from and discuss his new book of short stories at the library Sunday, September 25 at 3pm.
In Minyan Clayton discusses Judaism, spirituality and the search for it, modern relationships and the pain and joy they can bring. The title refers to the quorum of 10 men and women over the age of 13 that’s required for traditional Jewish public worship. The 10 interwoven stories in Minyan are all set in and around Boston and a Brookline synagogue, B’nai Shalom. It’s a portrait of a community of worshippers — friends, family and neighbors — and how their lives intersect, creating links that connect them all, for good and bad.
JOHN J. CLAYTON’s new collection of interwoven short stories, Minyan, will be published in September, 2016. His collection Many Seconds into the Future was published in 2014. Mitzvah Man, his fourth novel, appeared in 2011 and received the Bronze Award from the Book of the Year Awards in Literary Adult Fiction. Clayton’s stories have appeared in AGNI, Virginia Quarterly Review, TriQuarterly, Sewanee Review, more than a dozen times in Commentary; in Kerem, Notre Dame Review, Missouri Review and The Journal. His stories have won prizes in O.Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. His collection Radiance, won the Ohio State University award in short fiction and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. “The Man Who Could See Radiance” was read at Symphony Space in New York and has been aired often on NPR since fall, 2001, as part of the Selected Shorts series. It has been included in the audio anthology, Getting There From Here: Best of Selected Shorts.
Clayton has taught modern literature and fiction writing as professor and then Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, since 1969 and has taught as Visiting Professor at Mt. Holyoke College and Hampshire College. He has written two books of literary criticism: Saul Bellow: In Defense of Man and Gestures of Healing, a psychological study of the modern novel.
Thursday Sept. 29 3:15-4:15.
Spanish conversation group,
Qigong Tuesdays with Dvora Eisenstein 5:15-6:15
Free Tai Chi classes with Dennis Shapson. Advanced classes, Wednesdays at 1:45pm and Saturdays @10am, beginner class Saturdays 11am.
Tunes and Tales Story Hour
Every Wednesday from 10:30-noon with Heleen Cardinaux. Developed for children newborn through preschool ages, but all families welcome.
Sponsored by the Community Network for Children.