Fermentation Workshop


Looking ahead to the Fall and thinking about trying your hand at pickling? Join Michelle Kaplan Wedneaday, August 27 from 5:00-7:00pm for a demonstration on basic pickling technique and making your own lacto-fermented pickles!

Please register for this class, so we’ll know how many participants to plan for!

What’s New at the Great Barrington Libraries

lovers at the chameleon clubBook Lovers’ Book Club

Mason Library
Wednesday, August 27, 5:30-7:00pm

Tired of reading alone? Join a book club for book lovers! For August we are reading Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel by Francine Prose

Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation, and freedom. It is at the Chameleon where the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club’s loyal denizens, including the rising Hungarian photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol; and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine.

visionsVisions of Utopia: Experiments in Sustainable Culture. Part One

Mason Library
Thursday, August 28, 7:00-8:30pm

“Visions of Utopia:Experiements in Sustainable Culture” is a two part video documentary featuring a fascinating brief history of communal living, plus revealing profiles of seventeen diverse contemporary intentional communities.

Part One focuses on the history of shared living, insights on what works and what does not and explores what helps hold communities together.

newspaperDo You Have Copies of the Berkshire Record from 2012?

Mason Library has microfilmed and archived every issue of the Berkshire Record for over 100 years, but we’re missing a few newspapers from 2012! Can you help? We’re looking for the week of March 30-April 6, the week of April 20-April 26, the week of June 15-June 21, and the week of June 22-June28, all from 2012. If you have any of these, or know where we might be able to find them, please contact Director Amanda DeGiorgis or Assistant Director, Jessica Magelaner.

Thank you for helping us preserve history!