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As you may know, Town Meeting voted down the request made by the Library Trustees to authorize the use of the Hooker School site for the construction of a new library, pending receipt of a grant from the state (Articles here).  In order to know how to serve the future library needs of Hadley, the Library Trustees are hoping you will answer two questions for us about Town Meeting.  All responses are anonymous.




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Monday, October 19th – Save the date!

The Library's Planning & Design process is moving efficiently towards the selection of a final site and we want all Hadley voices included in the discussion.


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Please join us at 7PM on Monday, October 19th in the basement of the Hadley Senior Center for a very important joint meeting of the Goodwin Library Trustees and the Planning & Design Committee. The meeting will feature a presentation and discussion by Johnson Roberts Associates (our architects) of the two building scenarios currently remaining for consideration.  


If you would like to find out more about the process up to now, please visit




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Friday, November 13th, 7PM  

at the Goodwin Memorial Library, Hadley

Visiting Author Amy Halloran Speaks About her Book




The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf.

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The talk will include sampling of fresh baked goods made by the author, and a Q&A with Andrea and Christian Stanley of Hadley's own Valley Malt which features prominently in the book.  

FREE!




The Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley. 413 584 7451 goodwinlibrary@hadleyma.org





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GOODWIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY TRUSTEES
AND PLANNING & DESIGN COMMITTEE
NEED YOUR OPINION!

Architects Johnson Roberts Associates
will present the options for the site of
Hadley's library of the future

Monday, Sept. 28th at 7pm in Town Hall
We’ve listened to your survey responses and have
multiple site options in the center of town.
Hear the pros and cons of each.
Let us know what you think.

Input from the town is a critical part of this process.
A library design will be on the Town Meeting Warrant in May.
We want to hear from you.

Goodwin Memorial Library Planning and Design Committee
Nate Best, Public Representative; Patrick Borezo, Library Director; Alison Donta Venman, Chair; Molly Keegan, Selectboard Representative;
Amanda Kirk, Public Representative; Jo-Ann Konieczny, Trustee Representative; Dennis Meehan, Friends of the Goodwin Representative; Ben
Michalak, Teen Representative; Kimberly Schlichtung, Public Representative; David Waskiewicz, Municipal Building Committee Representative
Goodwin Memorial Library Trustees
Alison Donta Venman; Maureen Jacque; Jo-Ann Konieczny, Chair; David







Good Brew @ The Goodwin
A Tasting Event to Benefit the Friends of the Goodwin Memorial Library
Friday, March 6th 6:30 – 8 pm
At the Goodwin Memorial Library
50 Middle St., Hadley MA
tickets $10 each

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The beers…

  • Brooklyn Brewery -- Greenmarket Wheat -- A Hefe Weisse (wheat) beer. Made from local malt, wheat, hops and honey. 5% alcohol
  • Stoneman Brewery -- Co-Hop Beer -- Local brewery in Colrain using all local ingredients
  • High Horse -- The Business-American Double Imperial Stout -- 9.5% alcohol
  • Cambridge Brewing Company -- Thank you, Mr. Maillard Oat Ale -- 4% alcohol made with local barley from Hadley and Oats from Whatley
  • High Horse and Valley Malt -- Hadley Lager -- 5% Smoked Corn Lager
All beers use Hadley’s own Valley Malt owned by the Stanley family on Middle St.

Limited number of tickets available for purchase at the Goodwin Library.

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Goodwin Memorial Library  

Build, Renovate or Preserve: A Local Library’s Journey Into the 21st Century www.goodwinmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com


Open Forum

We want your input!

Monday, Jan. 26th, 7 - 9 pm

The Hadley Senior Center

or

Weds. Jan. 28th, 10 am - 12 pm

The Goodwin Memorial Library


Topics:

  • The Results of the Planning & Design Survey
  • The Collection
  • Space (including separate discussions about children, teens and meeting space)
  • Library Location

Each of these topics will be discussed separately and then there will be additional time for other questions.

As we move forward with the planning and design process and start to make plans for the future of the library, we need you. Please consider attending whether or not you currently use the library.  






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Folk Blues & Beyond Music Series with Sam Moss and Trevor Healy
Friday, December 5th at 7:30 PM

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Join us on Friday, December 5th at 7:30 PM for the first in our Folk Blues & Beyond series of free musical concerts highlighting performers working in the zone where traditional and contemporary forms meet. Our first series installment features Brattleboro singer and instrumentalist, Sam Moss.

"Sam Moss is a New England based songwriter and string player. His eight solo albums explore the vast field of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. Moss has also released two albums with the old-time group, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. In fall 2012 he was in residence at The MacDowell Colony. His work has been featured on No Depression, Pitchfork, The FADER, and WFMU, among others."

Moss will be joined by Easthampton guitarist, luthier and former member of the indie duo Meridians, Trevor Healy who performs his largely instrumental pieces on his own hand-built 6 and 12 string guitars.

"Healy came up playing Irish music at a local pub with his parents. His father was his first guitar teacher and introduced him to DADGAD tuning. Healy went on to study classical guitar at Skidmore College with Joel Brown. Healy’s varied influences include Fugazi, Lou Harrison, Ravi Shankar, and John Fahey."

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The Goodwin Memorial Library Book Club
Wednesday, December 17th at 7:00 PM
Join the Goodwin Library's own Book Club for a discussion of Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers: the Story of Success.  Extra copies of the book will be available at the Library in advance of the discussion.


RLecture:  John Root "Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping"
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM


“Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping”, a 90 minute power point presentation featuring organic techniques for the cultivation of a variety of trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous perennials for fruits, nuts, and vegetables, will be offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15 at the Goodwin Library, 50 Middle St. Free

Plants will be offered for sale. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hadley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



Regularly Scheduled Events

  • Tuesday Story Times with Luna at 10 AM
  • Wednesday Night Knitters.
  • Thursday Lunatunes Laptime with Luna at 10 AM
  • The Friends of the Goodwin Library meets monthly from September through June on the Third Tuesday of the month at 7 PM.  New members are always welcome.
  • Bookclub generally meets the third Wednesday of the month.
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Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: (413) 584-7451