Thursday, November 15, 2012

Upcoming events

Please join us for any or all of these upcoming library events:

Wednesday, November 286:30pm: a talk and slide show by Friends board member Elaine Baskin about the artisans’ colony of Guaitil, Costa Rica, where she has lived and worked.  Library meeting room, City Hall.

Thursday, November 29, all day (9:00am -10:00pm) Bookfair at Barnes and Noble to benefit the Holyoke Public Library's Renovation and Expansion. Library volunteers will be on hand to provide information about the library and hand out coupons. The "Drive to the Future" car will be parked nearby and raffle tickets will be available.

Saturday, December 1,  7:00pm, Christmas Concert "From Montaña to Main Street: The Cuatro  Concert" at Our Lady of the Cross Hall, 23 Sycamore St (between Dwight and Appleton Streets), Holyoke. This concert featuring musicians Jeff Kust and José Gonzalez is presented by the Puerto Rican Cultural Project and the Holyoke Public Library. For more information, call Library Director María Pagán at 413-322-5640.

Monday December 3, 6:30pm. Tom Keeler of the Holyoke Public Library staff will demonstrate his use of found materials to create musical instruments in miniature. “Refuse to Refrains: Making Drum Kits from Discards” will include examples of Tom’s work. Library meeting room, City Hall.

Wednesday December 12, "Valley Gives"day. Residents of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties will join together for 24 hours in special events and online campaigns in support of their favorite charities. Please support the Holyoke Public Library that day. "At the end of 24 hours, the top three nonprofits that have raised the most money and the top three nonprofits that have the most donors will be rewarded with special grants of $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000. The nonprofit in 12th place in each category will receive $1,200. In addition to those prizes, participating nonprofits will be eligible for special bonus gifts given between 11am and midnight to randomly selected winners." Help the Holyoke Public Library by donating online between 12 AM and 11:59 PM on 12.12.12.

Wednesday December 12, 5:30-7:00pm. Friends of the Library meeting. All welcome! Library meeting room, City Hall.

Save the evening of Tuesday December 18 for a special event including the RAFFLE drawing.  Buy your RAFFLE TICKETS before then for a chance to win:

• A three-year lease for a 2013 Hyundai Elantra (Courtesy of Gary Rome Hyundai)

• An all-expenses paid ski vacation for four (Courtesy of Clear Channel)

• A Barnes & Noble gift basket full of goodies (Courtesy of Barnes & Noble)

Thank You!