Welcome!

dscf1408Come visit us at the Paige Memorial Library and see all we have to offer… books, DVDs, audio books, computer access, reference assistance, printing/copying service, free WiFi, 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 us, borrow a book and perhaps buy one at our ONGOING BOOK SALE!

Going Purple to Raise Awareness about the Opioid Epidemic

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency.  The color purple symbolizes the healthy decisions we make each day.  It takes all of us — the entire village — to fight this battle.
Have you noticed the PURPLE decorations around town?

WednesdayThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Makerspace-2-1024x689.jpg Workshop  2:00 PM

Are you a Maker?
makerspace is a room that contains tools and components, allowing people to enter with an idea and leave with a project. The best part is that makerspaces are communal. The goal is to work together to learn, collaborate, and share.
Bring a project of your own choosing or learn something new.  Whatever tools we have will be shared.  Hone a skill or challenge your creative problem solving.   Call ahead or just drop in to explore materials and ideas.  Bring friends.  Once you come, we know you will be back!
Early Release Wednesdays are a great time to bring students!  There are activities for ALL AGES.
Participating in creative activities has been shown to improve our cognitive skills and create a confident and optimistic attitude.

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Visit Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA from now until April 26th FREE with special bookmarks available at the Paige Memorial Library
View works by Jacob Lawrence, the best known black American artist of the 20th century, and contemporary artists Derrick Adams, Bethany Collins, and Hank Willis Thomas
The panels interpret pivotal moments in the American Revolution and the early decades of the republic
Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the generosity of Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, Jennifer and Andrew Borggaard, James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes, Kate and Ford O’Neil, Henry and Callie Brauer and Burt Adelman and Lydia Rogers and the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.
On view January 18, 2020 to April 26, 2020

This is a trial… Please explore it and then tell us if you would like us to purchase membership

https://atozfoodamerica.com

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The world’s largest database of American food, culture, and recipes.

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With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

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Come share tea and cookies, old friends and new, and lots of information that may be helpful to Seniors in the area.
For information: Kate Morreale (413)477-8872 kate@goldeneggfarm.com
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 Join the Friends of the Paige Memorial Library
We LOVE our Friends!!!
Next meeting:    March 10, Tuesday, at  6 PM
at the Paige Memorial Library
87 Petersham Road
Come with ideas and enthusiasm 

Voter Registration Forms
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Your-Vote-Counts.jpg These tools for libraries were built through a partnerships with vote.org and were made possible through a grant from Non-Profit Vote.You can use them to register to vote on your library’s website. They are free to use and are available to use by voters in all 50 states!
Register to vote tool
Absentee ballot tool
Check registration tool
Election reminders tool
CONCERNED ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS?
MOST OF US ARE!
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Jim Lagomarsino and Meg Haight, members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, give an overview of climate change causes and effects,  on YouTube.
Climate Crisis – Causes, Effects, & Solutions on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRCDLzddTD8&feature=youtu.be
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

New resources have been added.  Check here.

Story and Toys Play Group
Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM

 Bring your babies, your toddlers and your preschoolers.  It is a nice way to socialize with other caregivers 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.

Computer Users’ Workshop 
 Are you interested?  When shall we meet?
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.
Individual sessions or group sessions
Sharing with others in groups reduces anxiety, improves self-esteem, and helps members’ sense of overall well-being.
Where else can you accomplish that, enjoy the company of some very interesting people, and learn something new?
Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick, MA  01037
413-477-6704     director.paigelibrary@gmail.com
Drop in whenever we are open to write a letter on the computer, explore the Internet, copy a document, take out a magazine, an audio book, or a movie on DVD.