The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwifenot so good life

Saturday, September 12 from 10:30am-12:00pm, Saturday, Sep. 12, 10:30-12:00pm, join Velya Jancz-Urban, author of historical mystery Acquiescence, at Mason for a look at the real lives of local colonial women.
Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women – because we’ve always been curious about: menstruation, sex & birth control, childbirth, sickness & medicine.

Perhaps women need to be reminded of how far we’ve come, in order to see how far we still can go. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Women’s Tonic Tea as Velya shares tidbits about issues faced by everyday 18th-century New England women.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

What’s New at the Great Barrington Libraries

Starfish Throwers

First Thursday Film – Starfish Throwers

Mason Library
Thursday, September 3, 7:00-8:30pm

The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world’s most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight what seems an unwinnable war until they discover their impact may reach further than their action.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries.


Family Movie, Home

Mason Library
Friday, Septmber 4, 6:15pm

PG   94 minutes Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Popcorn & drinks provided.

Home is based on Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday. This skillfully animated movie creates a believable world in which aliens known as The Boov, running from their enemies, must find a new planet to inhabit … so they take over Earth.

Storytime for tots

Time for Tots

Ramsdell Library
Friday, Septmber 4, 10:30-11:30am

Join us for a story time made just for toddlers!  There will be stories, songs, art, movement and music. Suitable for ages 2-5.