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

    December 6, 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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  2. Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen

    December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Representatives Mindy Domb, Natalie Blais, and Lindsay Sabadosa are co-sponsoring and will welcome you to a special book party hosted by the Jones Library! 12 Valley writers, recently honored by Mass Book Awards, will have lightning book talks, mix, and sign books sold by Amherst Books for the avid readers on your holiday list! Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young children's literature included. Participating authors: Heather Abel, Lisa Brooks, George Howe Colt, Anne Fadiman, Noy Holland, Natasha Lowe, Richard Michelson, Sabina Murray, Ilan Stavans, Ellen Doré Watson, Dara Wier, and Jane Yolen.

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  3. Capital Investments: Community Listening Session

    December 9, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Fort River Elementary School- Library

    The Town Council will hold four Listening Sessions to collect comments from the public on the need for four major capital investments facing the Town and to provide guidance to the Town Council in setting priorities. Members of the School Committee and Jones Library Trustees have assisted in development of the information for these sessions and will be present at each session. The goal of the Listening Sessions is to provide the Town Council with insights and opinions from the community that will help inform its planning for and funding significant investments in each of the four capital projects. The Listening Sessions will be facilitated and structured to provide basic information to the public and offer the opportunity for members of the public to participate in small group discussions that will ensure wide, active participation of all involved. The Town website will also have a dedicated place to view the relevant materials and provide comments (coming soon).

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  4. Capital Investments: Community Listening Session

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wildwood Elementary School Library

    The Town Council will hold four Listening Sessions to collect comments from the public on the need for four major capital investments facing the Town and to provide guidance to the Town Council in setting priorities. Members of the School Committee and Jones Library Trustees have assisted in development of the information for these sessions and will be present at each session. The goal of the Listening Sessions is to provide the Town Council with insights and opinions from the community that will help inform its planning for and funding significant investments in each of the four capital projects. The Listening Sessions will be facilitated and structured to provide basic information to the public and offer the opportunity for members of the public to participate in small group discussions that will ensure wide, active participation of all involved. The Town website will also have a dedicated place to view the relevant materials and provide comments (coming soon).

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  5. Human Rights Day

    December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Town Hall

    Please join the Amherst Human Rights Commission and the Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 for light refreshments and a Community reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the North Common. Candles and Copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be provided.

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

    December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  7. State of the Town Address - New Date

    December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Amherst-Regional Middle School Auditorium

    Please join us for a State of the Town Address Address by: Town Council President Lynn Griesemer Town Manager Paul Bockelman Remarks: Senator Jo Comerford Representative Mindy Domb School Committee Chair Anastasia Ordonez Library Board of Trustees Chair Austin Sarat Ceremonial Swearing-In: New and Promoted Police Officers and Firefighters Entertainment: Amherst High School Performers

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  8. Amherst in 1919

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    What was our town like a century ago? Join Marianne Curling from the Amherst Historical Society for an evening of photographs and stories to find out!

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

    December 13, 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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  10. Cuppa' Joe w/ Paul & BID Director Gabrielle Gould

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Amherst Coffee

    Join us for a special holiday edition of Cuppa' Joe with Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman. Paul will be joined this time by special guest Amherst Business Improvement District Director Gabrielle Gould. We hope to see you there!

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  11. Living Building Tour at the Hitchcock Center

    December 13, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Living Building? It is the 23rd building in the world and the 4th in Massachusetts to achieve the Certified Living Building designation! It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. Come find out what makes our building a special teaching tool empowering visitors to ask, “what does sustainability look like in the built environment and in my community?” Bring your questions so we can learn together. Tours typically last from 1-1.5 hours. Free Registration encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-building-tour-registration-32964376337

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  12. Saturday Family Science: Nocturnal Life

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, September thru June from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore our building, talk with an educator, read a book with your kids or grandkids in our visitor center, and join us for one of our family science programs from 10-11am. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature. December 14: Nocturnal Life When the sun sets many of us get ready for rest, but there is a whole world that is just waking up! Get ready for some night life (during the day) and learn about why and how some animals are active while we’re all asleep. Register here: Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-saturday-science-registration-62012964446 Saturday Family Science Series is sponsored by Pelham Auto. November Saturday Family Science is sponsored by Berkshire Bank. Weather Cancellation: If we cancel this program, we will post the cancellation on our website by 9am.

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  13. Democracy in Amherst: The First 250 Years

    December 14, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Learn about the history of Amherst’s town government from multiple perspectives. We begin in 1735, when Amherst officially became a separate precinct of Hadley, with Jones Library Special Collections Librarian Cyndi Harbeson, who will set the stage with a brief historical overview of the first two centuries of democracy in Amherst. We end with Amherst’s more recent history as former State Representative Ellen Story and former Select Board member Nancy Eddy share their experiences of Amherst town government in the last decades of the 20th century.

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  14. Secrets from the Archives: Some Things You Simply Don’t Know about Mabel Loomis Todd

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Julie Dobrow returns to Amherst for the paperback release of her mother/daughter biography, "After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet". Dobrow will share the many stories she wasn’t able to include in her book. Co-sponsored by the Amherst Historical Society, Amherst Books, and the Jones Library.

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  15. Ukulele Strum Along

    December 15, 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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  16. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    December 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  17. America in 1919

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    1919 was a turning point in American history; a year full of upheaval, social movements, and change. Learn about this pivotal year with Mount Holyoke College professor Daniel Czitrom.

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  18. Living Building Tour at the Hitchcock Center

    December 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Living Building? It is the 23rd building in the world and the 4th in Massachusetts to achieve the Certified Living Building designation! It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. Come find out what makes our building a special teaching tool empowering visitors to ask, “what does sustainability look like in the built environment and in my community?” Bring your questions so we can learn together. Tours typically last from 1-1.5 hours. Free Registration encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-building-tour-registration-32964376337

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  19. District 3 Office Hours with Councilor Dorothy Pam @ the Jones Library Amherst Room

    December 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Amherst Room

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  20. Smart Growth Planning for Amherst's Downtown: A Discussion of Process and Impacts of a 40R District

    December 19, 2019, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    Town of Amherst Planning for Housing Production Grant: Consultant presentation and review of 40R zoning —denser development with affordable housing—in downtown. Breakout groups to discuss design guidelines, potential build-out and boundaries.

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

    December 20, 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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  22. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    December 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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

    December 27, 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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  24. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    December 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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