Welcome!

dscf1408Come visit us at the Paige Memorial Library and see all we have to offer… books, DVDs, audio books, computer access, reference assistance, free WiFi, printing/copying service,  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!

Borrow our Museum Pass to visit the Springfield Museums where you will find something for everyone: Dr. Seuss, dinosaurs, Fine Arts, antiquities and Indian Motorcycles!
Hurry!!  The museums will no longer be offering a pass to libraries, so hurry and use ours for 2 adults and 2 children free general admissions per visit while you can!
Springfield Museums

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Hours  Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm  

Sunday: 11 am–5 pm      Monday: Closed

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Willie-Crosby-Fungi-Ally-737x1024.jpgComing June 11
6 pm
Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally
“The mushroom Man”
to teach us all about mushrooms

Mr. Crosby is a recent recipient of the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation’s Local Farmers Award

Congratulations Fungi Ally!

Hurrah!!!  Summer Reading Fun starts June 25th!!

Please register!
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Welcome to Quabbin Country!

QuabbinCountry.com is a regional effort by five participating communities to help support and grow locally owned small businesses, and help locals shop locally!
The towns of BarreHardwickHubbardstonNew Braintree and Oakham have joined forces to promote  existing local businesses  , as well as support entrepreneurs in their work.
Here you’ll find a listing of local products, services and destinations that are sure to impress both longtime residents, and those that come to visit.
Stay tuned for new  updates, new business listings, blog posts from town administrators, beautiful photography and featured spotlights on area businesses!
We live somewhere truly special, it’s time to share it!
Thank you,
The QuabbinCountry.com team

SENIOR TEA, THURSDAY AT 3 

After 10 weeks of meeting and discussing all kinds of topics, we are coming to a conclusion that we must have a name and form a real committee.
The Senior Tea at the Paige library is more of an Action Group of Seniors who are looking into ways of staying in town after we have moved from the farm or the big house. We are looking for grants and proposals to build a community for seniors and Low Income Individuals who want a smaller home with neighbors near by and places to visit without going far from home. Using the old buildings that are now unused is also a concern. Most of us have lived our adult lives and more in this town and are not ready to move on to a strange place in another town.
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We are talking to Todd Miller who is coordinating developments in the towns around us and is helping out by showing us how other towns have accomplished this goal.
Come and help us out. We are now creating a name and mission for our group but all the villages of Hardwick should be represented. We meet at the Paige Library on Thursdays at 3pm for Tea.
Join Us! Help Design A Hardwick where there is a place for all of us. Old Furnace, Gilbertville, Wheelwright and Hardwick ideas are welcome.
Sincerely, Kate Morreale

Thursday at 3 is Tea Time at the Paige

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A new group has formed at the Paige Memorial Library to celebrate adding fun and learning experiences to living styles at new life  stages.  Welcome to the Straw Hat members! 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Book-Club.jpgThe Second Tuesday Book Club will meet monthly at 3 p.m. (new time)

Please join us for tea or coffee and a lively discussion of books, authors and other topics of interest

This is a great way to meet new friends and discover new interests

New resources have been added.  Check here.

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Everybody wants a Paige Library mug!!

 Join the Friends of the Paige Memorial Library

We LOVE our Friends!!!

Next meeting:    July 9, Tuesday, at  6 PM
at the Paige Memorial Library
87 Petersham Road

Come with ideas and enthusiasm 

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.

Thursdays  5 to 7

FUNdamentals of Art – ARTISTIC ADVENTURES

Learn something new,… hone a skill,… challenge your creative problem solving.   

Come join a fun group of people who love to explore art materials.  Come increase your understanding and appreciation of making art, and art as recreation and relaxation.   Drop in to see what’s happening; but once you come, we know you will be back!   You can even bring another activity, like knitting, to do while interacting with the group.  When possible, tools will be provided and shared, depending on the activity and the number of participants.

 Participating in creative activities has been shown to improve our cognitive skills and create a confident and optimistic attitude.

 

Thursdays    5 to 7 PM

 

 

Computer Users’ Workshop  – Are you interested?  When shall we meet?

Let’s explore how to use your technology!  Come help us develop this group which will meet at the Paige … participants will choose when to meet and what the topics will be.  If you have a laptop or iPad, bring it.

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

COME SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING 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.