May 28th – June 3rd

The Valley Nerd Watch!

Sorry about the lateness but also, not really because it was for a reasonable reason. Migraines are bad,  folks! Take your medicine at the first sign of head trouble, and don’t try to convince yourself you can “tank it”. Blurgh.

Have an excellent night! You’re great. Sorry some of this already happened!

Go check out the Valley Creators page! As always, be sure to check out our Patreon and the Weekly Events page! There are a lot of fun things happening this and every week! And don’t forget to check out the updated Book Clubs List!


Board Games:

Saturday, June 2nd
World War 2 Club [50 Conz St, Northampton] at 1:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tabletop Day at the Deuce
A huge stack of games! A huge stack of friends! A huge stack of tables! A huge stack of chairs! Everything stacked, everything prepped, all for a great day playing boardgames! Bring food and snacks because the WW2 Club kitchen is still under construction. Go to the FB event to plan things out for specific games if you like, but also just show up with your favorite game ready to play!


Saturday, June 2nd
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
“1000 Books before Kindergarten proudly presents a special reading celebration. Featured will be a reading of the children’s classic, Ferdinand the Bull. Bim Bam with Laurie Davidson and Tom Carroll will offer a bilingual, Spanish/English, interactive, music and movement program.”
Odyssey Bookshop [9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075] at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Antoine Revoy, Animus
“The residents of a quiet Japanese neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young boy and girl, resolve to exorcise the evil that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster.” Excellent pitch! A spooky young-adult graphic novel about hauntings from Antoine Revoy, a French illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic novelist who was raised in Japan and currently based in the East Coast US.


Saturday, June 2nd
Comics N’ More [31 Union St, Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027] at 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dollar Bin and Bargain Rooms: Bigger N’ Better!
A new expanded improved and very excellent dollar bin room! Get your favorite books for a great price at a great place! Why not set up a pull while you’re there to stay up to date?


Wednesday, May 30th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Women’s Small Business Owners Meet Up
A group of people getting together to enjoy each others company, with a common bond: every one of them know what happened in that mountain bungalow in 1987 but none of them will speak of it for fear of making the thing real. No, it’s that they’re all women who all own their own small business! It’s a safe haven to brainstorm, talk about how to do things in your business, and just talk about owning a company and how it is for you. Get in touch with Teresa Weybrew at teresaweybrew [at] gmail [dot] com for more information!


Monday, May 28th
Haymarket Cafe [185 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Far Out Film Discussion: Five Obstructions
Watch the movie first! It’s like a book club but for films. This one is going to be the 2003 Danish Documentary by Lars von Trier and Jorgen Leth. It’s off-site because the library is closed for Memorial Day!
Wednesday, May 30th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brian Marchese Presents: Where’s That Sound Coming From?
A talk about Music Podcasting featuring audio clips and live performances! “The podcast generally features one song per episode that has been covered by a variety of artists across time and genres. The origin of the song is discussed, the original is played, followed by several notable cover versions, each of which are also discussed. The fun part is hearing how drastically different artists can be influenced by the same song, but express it in so many different ways.” Sounds illuminating and entertaining!
Saturday, June 2nd
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tales from the “Nightclub Era” of Boston Belly Dance
“In this presentation, Amy Smith will share highlights of her research on Boston’s belly dance history, as well as the “Aziza!” documentary project. ” Learn about a vibrant era in the Boston arts scene!


Sunday, June 3rd
The Quarters [8 Railroad St., Hadley MA] at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
MAKE TALK PLAY | Game Dev Social & Networking
Do you make games for a living? For a hobby? For an elf that refuses to leave until you provide for it the games it demands? Talk to the Pioneer Valley Game Developers! They meet up and talk game dev and other stuff, and just generally get folks together to think about games and how to make them. They’re friendly and fun to hang out with and you can also just eat good food and play videogames if all else fails.


Tuesday, May 29th
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Quest for the Eastern Cougar: Extinction or Survival?
Did you know there’s a sort of conspiracy theory about cougars? There is! Basically the US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Eastern Cougar species extinct, but folks are still seeing them! Listen to Robert Tougias, a local nature writer and author of Birding Western Massachusetts, explain what he believes about the current range of the Eastern Cougar. Maybe we’re lucky and they did survive extinction! They’re neat as hell animals.
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Restoration of the Sunderland Fire Department History 1933 – Present
Learn about the restoration of the history of the local Sunderland Fire Department! Always nice to know more about where you live.


Tuesday, May 29th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Kids! Play with LEGO! It’s fun!
Wednesday, May 30th
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
LEGO Club (Ages 5-10)
Kids! Play with LEGO! It’s fun!
Saturday, June 2nd
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Touch a danged truck! Sit inside a truck! Experience 360-degree Truckvision! Fire Trucks! Police Cars! Ambulances! All the trucks you could want!
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration!
A ton of stuff to see and do! 9 am – 2 pm Forbes Library Annual Book Sale, 10 am – 2 pm Summer Reading Signups, 10 am – 11 am Face Painting for Kids, 10 am – 12 pm AEIOUkes Perform, 11 am – 11:30 am Music for Kids with Mr. Liam, 11:30 am – 1 pm Listening Station with bean bag chairs, vinyl records, and headphones, 1 pm – 2 pm Libraries Rock Concert featuring Forbes Library Musicians in Residence Gentle Hen, Beach Honey, and The Fawns, 1 pm – 2 pm Temporary Tattoos for kids, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Summertide Poetry Workshop for Teens and that’s all! We included the whole list, so that’s all of the things.
Sunday, June 3rd
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art [125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002] at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Multi-Arts Presents Time-Traveling Stories
“In this play, meet Angeline Palmer, a brave African-American girl who was saved from slavery with the help of the town. Journey to the past to discover the exciting history that made Amherst what it is today.” Learn about local history at the Carle!


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