dscf1408Welcome to Paige Memorial Library!  Come visit us and see all we have to offer. We provide books, DVDs, audiobooks, computer access, printing/copying service, free wifi, reference assistance, and so much more to anyone who comes through our doors. We offer a variety of events for children and adults throughout the year. Please visit our Events page to find out what is going on now.

 Paige Memorial Library , 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick, MA


Mark your calendars!!

Happy New Year!  Look forward to special events at the Paige Memorial Library in 2018!  Grant requests have been submitted and some exciting programs will be offered during the February and April school recesses and at other times of the year.

Friends of Paige will meet in January.  All are welcome. Look for notices of date on Paige Website, as well as Posters and on Facebook.

The Paige Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Pam Hinckley will again offer her knitting and teaching expertise to those who want to learn to knit.  The classes are small in order to be most effective, so registration is imperative.  Those interested must contact Pam at (413) 477-6004.

The Paige Memorial Library has become a great meeting place for patrons seeking creative expression.  This year children and adults have come to workshops in crafts and fine arts.   Currently a group meets at 5:30 on Thursdays to explore art and crafts of their own choosing.  It began with drawing and painting in watercolors and now includes oil painting, pastels, colored pencils, and quilting.  Each member chooses what he or she wants to explore and the group provides support.  On Thursday evenings much laughter and conversation can be heard.  The bonding of these artists has extended to exploration of museums, artists’ studios and the Quabbin.

Patrons have suggested more activities to begin in January.  The programs plan to be workshops where people of like interests share their ideas and expertise.  The biggest benefit is the camaraderie that ensues.

On Wednesdays from 1 to 3 PM, there will be a workshop for those of us who have unfinished work at home.  The first activity will be rug braiding.  Bring your materials and finish a rug, or learn how to braid a rug from those who have dabbled in rug braiding.  Another interest is stained glass.  Come learn from a student of the craft.  Observers are welcomed, as are those who just want a place to do their own craft.  Come sit with us; enjoy the company, the laughs and the philosophizing.  Our hope is that people will bring in their specific creative activities and share the love and expertise with others who become interested in that medium.

The Paige Library has a number of high quality cookbooks available for lending.  The Cook Book Club will select a theme, such as ethnic dishes or soups or cookies, try out a recipe and share the results.  The group will determine how this develops, but doesn’t this sound like a yummy experiment, especially for the cold days of winter?

Is health and weight loss a resolution for the New Year?  Well, there’s a group for that!  …at the Paige. … for NO COST!

How about exercise and fitness?  Come discuss the possibilities.

Call: (413) 477-6704

Email: director.paigeIibrary@gmail.com

Or drop in: Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick, MA  01037

FUNdamentals of Art

Come join a fun group of people who love to explore art materials and experiences, to increase your understanding and appreciation of making art, and to appreciate art as recreation and relaxation.

Thursdays    5 to 7 PM

Story and Toys Play Group at Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick, Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  Moms, bring your babies, your toddlers and your preschoolers.  It is a nice way to socialize with other mothers and for children to meet new friends.  Paige has some delightful interactive toys, doll houses and building blocks and plenty of books.  Bring your own snack.

We ALL have fun at Paige!!!


Drop in whenever we are open to write a letter on the computer, explore the Internet, copy a document, take out an audio book, or a movie on DVD.

Do you have  technology questions?  Bring in your laptop, cell phone or tablet and see if we can help you get a step higher on your climb on the ladder of learning.