Ramsdell Creativity Film Series


Creativity films are back at Ramsdell Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00-8:30pm. This month’s film is “Finding Vivian Maier”. Real estate agent John Maloof explains how a trip to a local auction house resulted in bidding on and winning a box full of old negatives. John goes through the massive quantity of negatives, describes how impressed he is by the quality of the images, and then quickly determines they are not reverent to his project and puts them away. That could have very likely had been the end of the story, if the power of the images had not pushed him to fall in love with photography. John confides that his photo hobby quickly motivated him to set up a darkroom and devote large amounts of time shooting. As he learned more about photography, he recognized that those negatives he had bought, then stored, were the work of a real master. In an attempt to confirm his suspicion, he selected about 100 images and put them online with the hope that the feedback would confirm his judgement as to the strength of the images.

What’s New at the Great Barrington Libraries

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Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshops for Mothers & Others

Ramsdell Library
Wednesday, September 10, 6:30-7:45pm

Are you ready to blow the roof off of your silence?  If you opened your mouth to speak your truth, would you know what to say?  Join author, blogger, mother and artist Suzi Banks Baum for the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops.  The series will take place at Ramsdell on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm.

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Boom and Bust: A Program of Vintage American Songs

Mason Library
Friday, September 19, 5:00-6:30pm

Join tenor and guitarist Doug Schmolze and violinist Eric Martin as they perform songs from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, including favorites by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, and Rogers & Hammerstein. Doug is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and Eric trained at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Well versed in both classical and traditional music, this is a chance to hear them play from the Great American Songbook of the first half of the 20t6h century, and to join in on the sing-a-long portion of the show!


Read to Cody the Therapy Dog

Mason Library
Saturday, September 20, 11:00am-12:00pm
Register Online
School-age children love to read to Cody, our Therapy Dog (certified with Canine Link).
Your child will gain confidence and be less nervous or self-concious reading aloud.

Each child will register for a 10-minute reading session.
Sponsored by Canine Link, Inc.