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  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

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Building Access & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

We are immersed in addictive technology that was designed to hold, and sell, our attention. How do we take back our most precious resource and refocus on the world around us? In this book discussion group, held on the second Thursday of each month starting January 12th at 4pm, we will examine this question together, using “How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy” by Jenny Odell as our guide. 

Join the Franklin Land Trust at the Arms Library in Shelburne Falls, MA

The book is available for interlibrary loan through your local libraries, in addition to being available for sale from your usual retail spots.

To learn more about the book group, and to sign up, go to: https://www.franklinlandtrust.org/news/re-wilding-the-mind-book-discussion-group/

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Join us at the Arms Library in Shelburne Falls on Dec. 2 at 6:30 in the upstairs reading room.

Russ Richardson, Shelburne resident and dedicated Forester, has just published his book " 10,000 Days in the Wood: The Beginning".

"10,000 Days in the Woods: The Beginning, is an insp3D book 1 cover sg4hbgiring story of a
dynamic individual who followed his passion for Mother nature and spent his life working in the woods."

Russell Richardson, a nature lover and passionate forest health advocate, is a dedicated forester who left home in 1969 at the age of seventeen to pursue his forestry education.

His first book, 10,000 Days in the Woods: The Beginning, represents the early days of his lifelong goal of having a life and career working in the woods. Covering his formative years growing up on a New England farm in the 1950s to young adulthood in the wilds of western Montana, he jotted down his early life experiences beautifully in this book.

Since childhood, he has been a committed foot soldier in the environmental movement. As a self-employed consulting forester, he takes pride in his West Virginia Forestry Hall of Fame enshrinement, awarded in 2018 for almost thirty years, improving the forestry profession, landowner advocacy and his dedication to forest health.

Each chapter and section of his book is a treat to read. Historical insights abound. You can learn many things, forestry techniques, life lessons, and understand unique terms by reading the first installment in Richardson's mesmerizing and inspiring story of a life in the woods."

To learn more about Russell Richardson and his book, visit [[10,000 Days in the Woods][https://www.10000daysinthewoods.com/]]

PopUp Booksale Oct 2021

Local author Tinky Weisblat, a.k.a. the Diva of Deliciousness, will join us to discuss her passion for life and cooking.

October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs reading room.

Tinky will read from her new book of essays and recipes, Pot Luck: Random Acts of Cooking, and will serve something yummy from the book. Tinky is a writer and singer with a master’s in journalism and a Ph.D. in American studies. She is the food columnist for the Greenfield Recorder. Copies of the book, which costs $29.95, will be available at the event from Boswell’s Books.Tinky Potluck

Saturday, Sept. 24th
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

ALL IN! ~ EVERYONE is invited…
Join us for a creative, engaging, interactive, and inclusive COMMUNITY PLAY DAY!

We will be in back of The Arms Library, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

This afternoon event is designed for everyone, all ages and differ/abilities,across the lifespan -

EVERYONE CAN LEARN AND PLAY these easy, interactive, pro-social, non-competitive games and activities…. the emphasis is on THE PLAYERS, and NOT on the“rules”!!

This is a special, free, open, COMMUNITY-WIDE event.

Facilitated by Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D, Chief Creative Catalyst for PROJECT PLAY! INC. Daniel is also the executive director/principal for DCY Consulting of Greenfield, Mass., and the Chair of the<Greenfield Human Rights Commission.

(Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 1st, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)Play Image for Daniel Yalowitz Sept 2022

Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7 p.m. This event is being facilitated by Better Life Partners.
At the Arms Library, 60 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls.
This is open to all community members in our West County hilltowns.

Learn about:
Misuse of prescriptions & opioid use disorder;
How to recognize an overdose & what to do;
Receive free Narcan;
Community resources & how you can help.
Sponsored by FRCOG, Griswold Memorial Library, and Arms Library.
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