60 Bridge St. * 413-625-0306 * Housed in the historic Pratt Memorial Library Building since 1914

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

Upcoming Events

Life as a Potluck
Date Friday, October 7, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Local author Tinky Weisblat, a.k.a. the Diva of Deliciousness, will join us at the Arms Library to...

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

MartinEspada FloatersDue to the rising numbers of the pandemic, the Arms Library is posptoning its gathering, scheduled for tonight, with Shelburne Falls resident Martin Espada, this year's winner of the National Book Award for poetry. Please, everyone stay safe!

Unfortunately, due to the rising numbers of Omicron, The Arms Library is again postponing our LEGO Engineering Club. We will start up again when the numbers decrease and it seems safe to gather again. Everyone, please be careful!

Drop us a line if you would like to be conatcted when we start up again.

Open to children age 5+

Parent or accompanying adult is required.

Group size is limited.

Please call to RSVP at 413-625-0306 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Masks are required.

We will be meeting in the downstairs meeting room.LEGOs

Join us to learn about Gravity Force on Saturday, January 15 @ 3-4:30 p.m.

Open to children ages 5+

Parent or accompanying adult is required.

Group size is limited.
Please call to RSVP at 413-625-0306 or email arms This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will be meeting in the lower level meeting room.

Masks are required.LEGOs

Due to the rise in COVID-19 and the prevalence of Omicron, the Arms Library's celebration of Martin Espada's receipt of this year's National Book Award for Poetry, has been postponed to the spring, when hopefully there will be a lull in the pandemic.

Learn more about your beautiful dog or puppy. Montague Public Libraries are hosting this virtual event. All are welcome to join!

Via Zoom on Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30PM

Love your dog, but not their bad behavior? Want to know why

they bark or chew on your shoes? Why they do what they do?

Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener, will teach participants to think like their dog and ‘speak’ the language of canines. Phil will go over the 4 key drivers of canine behavior, including the surprising cause of common issues like anxieties, excessive barking, aggression, jumping, pulling, destructive chewing, etc. Learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind, lasting way.

To register, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or give the library a call at: 413-863-3214

Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email the day before the event.

A Conversation About Racism: Staying Curious, Moving Forward, and Being Part of the Solution
A Community Workshop, Friday, June 7 at 6 pm

This workshop is designed to encourage an open and thoughtful discussion between black and white people and how we can learn to appreciate and understand experiences and perspectives different from our own. At the center of the conversation, moderated by Allen Davis, will be the experiences of three local black community members, Jeanne Hall, Richard Hall, and Gloria Matlock.

Jeanne Hall has worked as a merchandiser for American Greeting Cards and as Assistant to the Curator of Anthropology and Archaeology at the Springfield Science Museum. She has a long involvement with social and racial justice projects.

Richard Hall has had a career in Aerospace and Communications and his final project was working as a Technical Support Manager on the Big Dig in Boston.

Gloria Matlock is a member of Racial Justice Rising, a performing artist, an educator, and a writer. She has explored the interwoven fabrics that hold communities together. Through workshops and panels, she has challenged audiences to articulate their truths, to enable constructive communication and healing of biases. With observations drawn from years of experience and deep roots in the Western Mass area, Matlock seeks to foster an empathetic approach.