December 17th – 23rd

Comics N’ More has a special deal all December! Sorry we missed it earlier this month!

SPECIAL DEAL ALL DECEMBER
For every $20 dollars spent you get a bonus $5 dollars credit! Up to $125 in credit for just $100bux!!!

$25 credit, we think they mean. Still that’s a pretty amazing deal!

It’s the holidays and you know what that means! It means that every videogame is on sale, much like 40% of all other days.

To that end, here are videogames calculated to both be very good and also so indicative of our own good taste and extreme coolness that you are guaranteed to both like them and think more highly of us after having played them.

  • Paratropic: Like someone sent you their nightmare but their nightmare is a PS1 game. Guaranteed to unsettle.
  • Midnight Scenes: like if the original Twilight Zone had a really good adventure game adaptation made in the early 90s
  • Into the Breach: Probably the best turn-based tactical game we’ve ever played.
  • Dark Scavenger: Bizzare Comedy RPG Adventure. Like you stumbled on a game you meant to make in high school.

Also we’re glad new Spider-Man is good. We know there are a lot of spider-men, possibly too many of them after 7 movies. But we like Spider-Man, so we’re doing alright.

ALSO WE GOT OUR BEAST PEDDLER BEAST FINALLY! We’ve always admired the work of the mysterious Beast Peddler, and we’re really happy to have an absolutely beautiful magical crow of our very own. It’s extremely cute, and seems exceptionally tough and well put together, and we will admit to spending a few minutes holding it out in front of ourselves and pretending to cast magic spells. We’ve been watching a lot of Sabrina.


Go check out the Valley Creators page! As always, be sure to check out our Patreon!There are a lot of fun things happening this and every week! And don’t forget to check out the updated Book Clubs List!

THIS WEEK

Art:

Monday, December 17th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Knitting Group
Knit! That’s what you do here, you knit.
Thursday, December 20th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cookies with a Curator – Art Tour
“December will be a Tour of the Forbes Library’s Art Collection by Arts & Music Librarian Faith Kaufmann.”
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Library Stitchin’ Group
Stich! That’s what you do when you’re stitchin’.

Board Games:

Tuesday, December 18th
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Clue at Off the Wall Games
“Weekly Board Game Night! For the last boardgame night of the year, we’re playing the Classic board game CLUE!!! We’ll have any game in our library as well as any game you’d like to bring in and play. Other Clue themed games on hand will be Kill Doctor Lucky: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/257/kill-doctor-lucky. Betrayal at the house on the Hill: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10547/betrayal-house-hill. Mysterium. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181304/mysterium. As always participation will get you 15% Off all board games that evening! Any questions, feel free to contact Mayhem Games or Isaac Gibbs”

Books:

Tuesday, December 18th
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children’s Book Writers Group
Adults who write for children are invited to a critique group! Speak to other people about your work, and trade opportunities for development as well as writing and publishing tips. You can also read and discuss stories with other members! For more info call the library at 413-772-1544!

Card Games:

Thursday, December 20th
Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom [Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton MA] at 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Casual Magic the Gathering at Prodigy
“Looking for a casual game of Magic the Gathering? Interested in a relaxed space to test out your deck? Want to get back into playing but don’t know where to start? Well come down to Prodigy, where we’re offering our extensive table space and chill atmosphere to local MtG players, veterans and newbies alike! If you bring a Magic the Gathering deck you’ll get half priced admission! Plus you’ll have the opportunity to show off how fancy your deck is, or maybe just learn the ropes a little. ” With deck: $5, without deck regular Thursday admission of $10!

Community:

Wednesday, December 19th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Gavel Club
Gavels! Gavels up and down the street! Gavels in every hand! Gavels for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Entertainment:

Tuesday, December 18th
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Yule Ball
Yule! We just saw the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas special so we now know that Yule Logs are how Satan protects you from ghosts!
Thursday, December 20th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Toastmasters
Make toasts! Which are basically short speeches, to get over your speaking nerves!
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anime Club
My Hero Academia is very fun! That’s about where we’re at. Oh and we’ve heard really good things about Summer Wars…
Friday, December 21st
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Cookie Decorating!
“We provide the cookies, frosting, and sprinkles, you bring the fun! Gingerbread people, sugar cookies, tons of different frostings, a thousand ways to decorate, vegan and gluten-free options will be available! This program is free and open to all ages!”
Saturday, December 22nd
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Afternoon Chamber Music with the Quark Quartet
“Take a break from holiday chaos and relax with some free string quartet music at the library! The Quark Quartet is a group of local musicians who enjoy sharing a variety of string quartet music with the public. They will perform quartets by Maurice Ravel and Joseph Haydn, as well as modern and seasonal selections.”
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Fountain of Ukes
Come see the fantastic Fountain of Ukes! The magical musical wonder that provides us all with what we crave: fresh, hot, well-tuned ukuleles! This is your chance to snatch one out of the stream of ukes that constantly pours from this enormous fountain! It’s your one chance this year, and no one knows where the Fountain may appear next!
Sunday, December 23rd
Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom [Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton MA] at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Post-Thanksgiving ALL AGES Family Morning
This is it, 13 and under folks! This is your chance to make Prodigy regret allowing you past their threshold again even briefly! “We are planning an ALL AGES post-Thanksgiving Friday morning for families. We only ask that for every 12-and-under human, they are accompanied by at least one PARTICIPATING adult. At Prodigy, we want to encourage deep thinking, allow for teaching strategy and create/fine tune brain skills so sit down at a chess board with your tot or teach them some Super Mario strategies that you learned with your spent weeks of attempts when you were young. Teach them the proper way to hold and swing a putter or just simply destroy them in air hockey. :-)” $12 per person!

Kids:

Tuesday, December 18th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
LEGO Club
Kids! Play with LEGO! It’s fun!
Saturday, December 22nd
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM
LEGO Club
Explore LEGO with your fellow kids!

Movies:

Monday, December 17th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Movie Night!
Movies! At night! The correct time for movies, because many people are required to work during the day instead of watching movies! No idea which one, let’s say it’s the entire extended Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Saturday, December 22nd
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Holiday Movie Matinee: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
A generally accepted christmas classic, that’s not as funny as other ones! Still, it’s cute!
Sunday, December 23rd
Yiddish Book Center [1021 West St., Amherst MA 01002] at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
FILM | “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”
“Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary telling the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, and Gloria Shayne Baker among others, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream. Student | $4, Member | $6, General Admission | $8”

RPGs:

Thursday, December 20th
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
RPG Club
RPG Club is for fans of RPGs! Meet up with fellow players and chat about playing roles! Maybe try out one of the many RPGs made by Valley Creators!
Saturday, December 22nd
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons! Dungeons! Dungeons! Dungeons! DUNGEONS! D! U! N! G! E! O! N! S! No dragons, oddly… Contact Tristan Anderson at trisdragon2@gmail.com for more… info… THERE’S THE DRAGON!

Science:

Wednesday, December 19th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Persistence of Road Salt in Wetlands and Watersheds
“Meadow City Conservation Commission’s Annual Lecture: Tons of road salt are applied to Massachusetts highways every year, and these salts wash off roads and enter the environment. This talk will describe how road salt persists in wetlands and watersheds because of adsorption to soil particles and retention in groundwater. Examples from Kampoosa Bog in Stockbridge and the Mill River Watershed in Whately will be presented. Presented by: Amy Rhodes, an environmental geochemist in the Department of Geosciences at Smith College “

Teens:

Monday, December 17th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Teens: Make Cake Pops
Teens only! No non-teens! Make cake pops! Stir up a delicious no-bake recipe, then dip your little pops in choclate and decorate them!
Tuesday, December 18th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Pokemon Fan Club
Cards! Games! Pokemon Go! Which just got battling! That’s going to be awesome! Also tournaments, other card games, trading, drawing, and snacks! Also Pokemon Let’s Go is so goooood!
Wednesday, December 19th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Library Club
“At each meeting we’ll do something different like crafts, games, snacking, and much more! For students in grades 5-12. For this meeting, we will be making popsicle stick snowflakes.”
Gandara Youth Development Center [306 Race St., Holyoke, MA] at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Radioplasma Recording Studio Sessions
Meet in the Teen Room to walk as a group to the Radioplasma Recording Studio to get some hands on experience with journalism, storytelling, and sound mixing! SOUNDS cool! Get it? See that? Nice.
Thursday, December 20th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Teen Creative Group
Drop by the Teen Room to play writing games, work on your writing or drawings or whatever, and get inspired to create more! Write! Create art! Play games!
Saturday, December 22nd
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Button Making
Make some buttons! Out of whatever, it’s all good. Make fun buttons and then wear them to show how cool your buttons are!

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