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Community (Public)

  1. District 3 Community Meeting with Councilors Dorothy Pam and George Ryan @ the Woodbury Room, Jones Library

    October 20, 2019, 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM @ Woodbury Room

    District 3 Community Meeting with Councilors Dorothy Pam and George Ryan @ the Woodbury Room, Jones Library

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  2. Ukulele Strum Along

    October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Amherst Room

    Come play music with a growing community of ukulele players in the Valley - join us for easy songs, laid back instruction, and a lot of fun! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours. Sign up is required to borrow a ukulele - call the library at 413-259-3096.

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  3. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  4. ED or EA or RD? Oh My!: A College Admissions Primer with Jill Margaret Shulman

    October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    College admissions doesn't have to be scandalous or crazy-making! Whether your child is (or you are) a high school senior applying right now or a sophomore or junior just getting started, Jill Shulman will clarify options, dispel myths, answer your burning questions, and send you on a saner, less stressful path.

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  5. World Film Premiere: A Place in the Sun- Stories from Tibet in Exile

    October 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ School of Management Flavin Family Auditorium Room 137, UMass Amherst

    A Place in the Sun is an evocative, poignant new documentary on Tibet's quest for freedom and rights, based on the experiences, aspirations, and achievements of Tibetans in exile. Director will available for Q&A at the screening.

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  6. Little Women Bookclub

    October 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Amherst Historical Society and Museum

    Explore an old classic with the Amherst Historical Society! Join us monthly for a casual bookclub and leading up to and beyond the release of the new movie, Little Women (2019). Snack on refreshments while revisiting the world of Louisa May Alcott’s enduring exploration of coming-of-age, sisterhood, and purpose in a family apart and an era of war. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss a favorite or least favorite scene and character. Readers of all ages and experiences are welcome and encouraged to come! Whether the stories of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are new to you or Little Women is a thumbed-through classic in your home, you are sure to find something new. Our first Little Women Bookclub will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 5-7pm. This first meeting we will focus on the first volume of the book. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to so we can get an idea of how many refreshments to provide!

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  7. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    October 25, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Office hours for residents and business owners of District 1.

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  8. Scars of Slavery

    October 25, 2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM @ Woodbury Room

    On July 4, 1863, one of the most widely read magazines in the country during the Civil War published an image capturing the abhorrent cruelties of slavery — the side portrait of an escaped slave with terrifying, streaking scars across his back caused by a whipping from his owner. In the latest of our History Bites lectures series, recent research will be presented by Bruce Laurie, professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, into two local men who fought for the Union Army during the Civil War era — Henry S. Gere of Northampton and Marshall S. Stearns of Northfield — providing new clues about the true identity of the former slave brought to national attention by Harper’s Weekly. History Bites is held in the Woodbury room of the Jones Library, right next door to the Strong House. The programs begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and refreshments ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.

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  9. Positive Solutions – Teach Me What to Do! Soluciones Positivas – “íEnséñame qué Hacer!”

    October 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Grace Episcopal Church-Amherst

    In this session we will define the concept of emotional vocabulary; Identify feeling words and identify effective ways to teach feeling vocabulary; Demonstrate the use of books to support emotional vocabulary and social-emotional development; Identify how the turtle technique can be used to cope with feelings of anger and disappointment; Learn how to teach problem-solving skills. PROGRAMA GRATUITO En esta sesión vamos a definir el concepto de vocabulario emocional; Identificar palabras de sentimientos e identificar formas efectivas de enseñar vocabulario de sentimientos; Demostrar el uso de libros para apoyar el vocabulario emocional y el desarrollo socioemocional; Identificar cómo la técnica de la tortuga se puede utilizar para hacer frente a los sentimientos de ira y decepción; Aprender a como enseñar habilidades de resolución de problemas.

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  10. Halloween Fest

    October 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bangs Community Center

    Come celebrate Amherst Leisure Services 50th Annual Halloween Fest! In addition to providing a family friendly program and showcasing downtown Amherst, all proceeds raised will be used for youth program scholarships.

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  11. jubilat / Jones Poetry Series

    October 27, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library

    Join us for the 2019-20 jubilat / Jones Poetry Series, which showcases established and emerging poets in a number of readings each year. Today's reading features poets Gillian Conoley and Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint. An informal Q & A session will follow the reading. All events are free and open to the public.

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  12. Candidates Forum

    October 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Large Activity Room

    In preparation for Town Elections on November 5 the League of Women Voters is holding a Candidates Forum at the Bangs Center on October 28 at 7:00. All candidates will be introduced. Library Trustees, who are all running unopposed, will introduce themselves and answer a question posed by the Moderator. School Committee nominees will introduce themselves and answer questions from the Moderator. Amherst Media will film the event.

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  13. Battle Dress: A Poetry Reading and Conversation with Karen Skofield

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Jones Library

    Northampton Poet Laureate Karen Skolfield will read from her recently published book, Battle Dress.

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  14. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  15. Know Your Responsibilities: How to be a member of a public board or commission

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Large Activity Room

    This three-hour training is essential for every member of a public board, commission, committee or authority. Attendees will learn about some of the tools needed to successfully conduct public board activity, oversee their organizations, and ensure public money is spent appropriately. Attendees will also learn how to identify and prevent fraud, waste and abuse and how to comply with key legal requirements applicable to public governing boards. Presented hosted by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General.

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  16. Film & Discussion Series: Freedom Riders

    October 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    "Freedom Riders" is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives--and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment--for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism. Our discussion will include what lessons this history has for us in today's situation with racism in the United States

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  17. Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) Community Day

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

    Local Office Hours with Dmitriy Nikolayev, Director of SDO Policy and Programs to ask questions on how to conduct business with the Commonwealth and find out more about the Supplier Diversity Program. The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) certifies minority, women, veteran, LGBT and Disability owned businesses. The certification we offer is free and is used by Massachusetts state government departments to meet procurement diversity goals.

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  18. District 2 Office Hours at Cushman Market, 491 Pine Street, Amherst

    October 30, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Cushman Market

    Opportunity to speak with Councilor Lynn Griesemer and Councilor Pat De Angelis regarding the Amherst Community.

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  19. Halloween Fright Film

    October 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    This classic Alfred Hitchcock film from 1960 is sure to make your Halloween a scary one! Visit our website for complete information.

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