Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
March is here, and with it, the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers! Mason library is proud to host several of their events including:
So You Want to Publish Your Book: Indie Publishing for Women: Friday March 14, from 2:00-4:00PM
Poetry in Play: Saturday March 15, from 10:30AM-12:30PM
Balancing Your Feminine and Masculine Energies: Thursday March 20, from 4:00-6:00PM
Women Who Embrace Aging: Friday March 21, from 2:00-4:00PM
Be sure to check out their home page for other exciting events going on all through March!
What’s New at the Great Barrington Libraries
Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Have you wondered what wildlife species share our fondness for the Berkshires? You may be surprised to learn that dozens of small and large mammal species live close at hand in the woods, wetlands, fields, and even neighborhoods around our homes. Through a slide show and indoor practice session you’ll learn skills that will help you interpret the tracks and other clues wildlife leave behind. The indoor session on Wednesday will be followed by an optional field study experience tracking wildlife at a nearby preserve on Sunday, March 9.
The program is geared toward older children (10+) and adults with some experience with wildlife studies who would like to deepen their knowledge and hone their field study techniques.
This workshop will be provided by Dale Abrams, Science Education Director at Flying Cloud Institute in New Marlborough. For nearly three decades of wildlife studies, he never ceases to enjoy unraveling the clues and mysteries left by animals and sharing these experiences with others.
Sponsors: Great Barrington Land Conservancy, Great Barrington Trails & Greenways, Flying Cloud Institute. For more information and to register: email@example.com
Take Good Care:
Have you ever been well-tended, or looked after another with tenderness? What does good care look like? What does it feel like? Join CATA faculty member Janet Reich Elsbach to explore the feelings and details of kind caregiving. Part memoir, part imagination and part community-building, this three-part writing workshop is open to writers of all abilities, ages 10 to 103.
Three Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00, upstairs at the Mason Library: March 6, 13, 20. Free, but advance registration is warmly encouraged. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
First Thursday Film Series
This month’s film is Blood Brother”, the story of an American tourist in India, Rocky Braat, who wound up staying and finding new purpose in life helping children with HIV and AIDS. This film won both Sundance top honors in 2013, the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award and is one of the most anticipated in our series this year. Don’t miss it! Sponsored by The Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries.