Friday, July 3, 2015

It’s a Superhero Kind of Summer!

It’s a Superhero kind of summer, and heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Start your Superhero Summer Reading Program with a visit to the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, to ride on the Little Yellow Trolley.

Children (and their families) who have signed up with their local library summer reading program are invited to this free event at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum on Thursday, July 9, from 10 a.m. – noon.  Participating libraries are Belding Memorial in Ashfield, Buckland Public, Griswold Memorial in Colrain, Heath Free Public, Rowe Public, Shelburne Free Public, and Tyler Memorial in Charlemont, and Arms library in Shelburne Falls. Children participating in this Trolley Museum Program must bring their reading log given to them by their library.

Marie Bartlett will read every half hour from her book “The Little Yellow Trolley.” There will be coloring pages for kids in a coloring corner, a “train table” time, a ride on the trolley, a ride on the pump car for those big enough, and, the caboose will be open for self-guided tours. And, each child will be given a special Trolley Museum card made for this visit.

Learn the details of this fun visit open to all summer reading program participants, sponsored by the Shelburne Trolley Museum and the Arms Library, at your local hilltown library. Please sign up at your individual library so we know how many children to plan for.

Reminder: Library Closed on Independence Day

The Library will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Green burial talk in Heath

Dr. Carol Coan 


Thursday, July 2, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

at Heath Community Hall 

This talk addresses what green burial is, how it differs from conventional burial, and where and how it may be carried out.  Dr. Coan will also talk about the legal situation in Massachusetts, with particular attention to Heath.

Dr. Carol Coan is an anthropologist with a special interest in what we do with our bodies after death. She is a former president of Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts, and she regularly teaches classes on end of life planning.  She is a founding member of Green Burial Massachusetts , whose mission is to start Massachusetts’ first conservation cemetery, open to all.

This event is free and open to the public. Heath Community Hall is an accessible building located at the intersection of South Road and West Main Street in Heath, Massachusetts.

Donations to the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library will be accepted at the door.

For more information please email or call the library during library hours at 413-337-4934 ext. 7.

This program is offered by the Heath Free Public Library The Friends of the Heath Free Public Library are sponsoring the event, and assisting with event planning.