Great Barrington Libraries Book Sale

book sale

The Friends of the Great Barrington Library are holding their annual book sale on Saturday November 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Mason Library on Main St. in Great Barrington. The large sale will spread out over the library with crates of books in the main reading room, the community room, the Friends’ sorting room and the hallways.

Highlights include a collector’s donation of books on food, including cookbooks, diet, sustainability, politics and culture; local history, gift books, sets and books on CD. All books are one dollar except children and teen items which are fifty cents each. Small mass market paperbacks are five for a dollar.

The last hour of the sale will feature the opportunity to fill a bag with books for $6.

The sale benefits Friends of the Library programs such as free museum passes, documentary film series at both Mason and Ramsdell Libraries and the recent Halloween party.

For more information or to volunteer, call Holly Hamer at 413-528-3122.

What’s New at the Great Barrington Libraries


Finding Your Way: The Hero’s Journey, a Series

Mason Library
Tuesday, November 25, 5:30-7:00pm

This month is devoted to “Overcoming Inner Obstacles, getting to know your patterns.”

This workshop focuses on learning to:

  • Understand and work with your emotions.
  • Recognize and transform distressed and ‘patterned’ behavior.
  • Get to know and integrate various parts of yourself.
  • Take charge of your choices and actions.

Knit ’n Stitch

Ramsdell Library
Saturday, November 29, 3:00-4:00pm

Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome!


Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Both Mason and Ramsdell will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The libraries will both be open tomorrow at their normal hours. Enjoy the day with the people you’re thankful for, and we’ll see you Friday!