Book Reading and Signing with Roselle Chartock


Join local author Roselle Chartock on Wednesday, April 1, from 6:00-7:00pm, for a reading and signing of her new book, Windsor Mountain School: A Beloved Berkshire Institution.

When their Jewish heritage and progressive philosophies made the Bondy family a target of the Nazi regime, they were forced to sell their school and start over in America. First opened in Windsor, VT, the Windsor Mountain School was relocated to Lenox, MA in 1944. With an educational philosophy well ahead of its tiome, it became the first co-ed, integrated boarding school in Berkshire County. Drawn to its multicultural approach and international curriculum, the school attracted families such as the Belafontes, the Poitiers and the Campanellas until hard financial times forced its closure in 1975.

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Fermentation Workshop with Michelle Kaplan

Ramsdell Library
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30-8:00pm
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Join us for a hands-on vegetable fermentation workshop at the Mason Library where Michelle Kaplan will teach with local, seasonal ingredients. She will also share the benefits of fermentation and how you can creatively & fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen. Don’t forget to bring recent fermentation experiments and also bring any veggies you’d like to learn how to transform into a tangy fermented pickle!
ALL ages are welcome and highly encouraged to participate and learn more about this fascinating process, taste a few ferments, and leave with the confidence you need to ferment at home.
Happy Valley

First Thursday Film – Happy Valley

Mason Library
Thursday, April 2, 7:00-8:30pm

Happy Valley is a documentary that observes the year after Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on child sex abuse charges.
chess tournament

Kid’s Chess Tournament

Mason Library
Thursday, April 2, 3:30-5:00pm
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Come play in our first annual chess tournament! Two days of fun competition: Thursday April 2 and Thursday April 16. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Enjoyment will be had by all!Chess boards and light snacks will be provided.

Good for grades 1-6
Registration required