March 11th – 17th

Something important to check out next week! Comics N’ More’s “Move On Up” party! On March 24th at 2:00PM to 4:30PM at Galaxy [60 Main St, Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027]! You can go to a great party to support a great local comic shop! There will be a silent auction too which is great!

Comics N’More is gunna “Move On Up” out of our current lower level location over to the more accessible and all around AWESOME spot at 64 Cottage St right here in Easthampton!
Moving is super expensive! We’re humble comixmongers, and while we’re proud to be booksellers – it’s not made us much money! But we get by – you know we make it happen each & every week. The move has been expected and inevitable. Our 5 year lease is up and to continue to grow and thrive we have long held that we’d need to relocate to an accessible and more conventional retail space. We know what we’re doing! AND IT’S GOING TO BE REAL NICE!
We need help tho!
To reduce the financial burden of the move we’re having a party! Our neighbors and friends over at Galaxy restaurant are collaborating with us to throw a party! Phoebe will be pouring drinks, bartending like she does so well! Xtian be mingling!
Oh ya – we’re having a SILENT AUCTION! Rare curiosities! Items of note! Interesting and classic funny books from not only our private collection but also donations from some wicked generous patrons! Gifts from our friends in the business community! Contributors include Small OvenThe Black Labyrinth Tattoo SyndicateThe QuartersArtisan Beverage Cooperative! Drag Queen Bingo! More to be announced!
Come see about us!

Come see about them!

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 Book Clubs List!

THIS WEEK


Art:

Wednesday, March 13th
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.
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Slate Painting with Leslie diCurcio Marra
Registration required, details to follow. Registration how? Who’s to say! Details about what? Oddly enough, details about the date and time you will next slip on ice. No idea how they got them, but we’ll take it.
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Crafternoons: Luggage Tags and Bookmarks
Make some luggage tags and bookmarks! They’re fun!
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Forbes Library Zine Club
Zines for green machines, clean streams, bean dreams, jean meanies, and more! Make your own zine at this excellent club!
Friday, March 15th
Emily Dickinson Museum [280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002] at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group
“Session Topic: Thank you for the surgery: Dickinson Revising/Revising Dickinson. One of the founding scandals of Emily Dickinson’s publication history is the revision of her work in early editions – including the alteration of punctuation, addition of titles, changes of words and rhymes, and rearrangement of line- and stanza-breaks. These revisions are now generally considered violations of Dickinson’s work, but were once considered more or less standard editorial interventions, part of the process of bringing handwritten manuscripts into print editions. However, Dickinson herself revised many of her poems, and, in one well-documented exchange, did so in response to specific criticisms from her sister-in-law.”
Saturday, March 16th
Center for the Arts [33 Hawley St., Northampton, MA 01060] at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Celebrate the Struggle: 100 Signs for 100 Years
“Participants are invited to make a sign about an issue that concerns them or one that particularly concerns Frances. We will march from 33 Hawley Street in Northampton, up Main Street to City Hall and back again, led by the Expandable Brass Band. Indoors we will break bread together and have brief statements from Frances, her family & friends.” Oh dang Expandable Brass Band are great!

Board Games:

Thursday, March 14th
2 Flights Up [399 1/2 Main St, Dalton, MA 01226] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Game Night
“Doors open at 6pm! There will be board games, card games, and people to teach them! 2 Flights Up is a month-to-month fee-based gaming association. The membership fee is $5 a month. You can save money by buying a year’s membership for $50. This will include the All Day Game Days and every Thursday game night.”
Saturday, March 16th
2 Flights Up [399 1/2 Main St, Dalton, MA 01226] at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All Day Game Day!
“This is a full day of tabletop gaming goodness! There will be 2 sessions of scheduled events and a growing game library available all day. The scheduled sessions will run from 11:00 AM to 4PM and from 5PM to 10:00PM. During these sessions, there will be friendly and experienced GMs available to teach a variety of tabletop games. You are also welcome to bring along any games of your own that you would like to play with new friends.” It costs $5 and it’s not technically in the Valley, but folks in the Berkshires need help too!

Books:

Thursday, March 14th
Odyssey Bookshop [9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075] at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
First Editions Club Presents Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf
To be clear Marlon James is the author, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the book title. Hm that sentence doesn’t clear it up all that much. The title of the book is Black Leopard followed by comma followed by Red Wolf! There we go, all set. Anyway it’s also supposed to be extremely good and you should take a chance to meet the author! “Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that’s come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that’s also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.”
Saturday, March 16th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
NEF Presents Local Authors
“Featuring children’s authors Anna Alter, Molly Burnham and Lisa Papademetriou in a fun hour for all ages, including the authors in a drawing game and opportunities for kids to try drawing. Refreshments will be served! This event is sponsored by the Northampton Education Foundation (NEF), which provides grants to Northampton schools and celebrates our amazing local authors and our exceptional public schools.”

Card Games:

Monday, March 11th
Off the Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Modern Mondays at Off the Wall
“Monday Modern! // 7 p.m. // $5 to play! 4 rounds! 4-0 $20 credit! 3-0-1 $15 credit! 3-1 $10 credit! 2-0-2 $5 credit! Rounds and prize support may subject to change based on attendance”
Friday, March 15th
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
FNM at Off The Wall Modern Format
Friday Night Magic, Modern format! Play some magical cards with your pals at Off The Wall!

Comic Books:

Thursday, March 14th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Comics Club
Join Callie in the YA department to talk comics! Share comics! Create Comics! There will be supplies to make your own books, and time to get some good recommendations! Intended for elementary, tween, and teen readers and artists.

Community:

Monday, March 11th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
World Cafe: Community Divides
“What prevents our community from working together on important topics? What does genuine community look like–who’s included, and who’s left out? How can we deepen our connections to each other? Engage in conversation with others at this World Cafe, a structured conversational process for sharing knowledge and generating ideas in a welcoming and convivial space.”
Thursday, March 14th
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Amherst Community Connections: One-Stop Resource Center
“Amherst Community Connections (ACC) provides information and referral on emergency services including housing, food stamps, fuel & utility assistance, and emergency financial assistance to anyone in need. For those who cannot come during ACC’s walk-in hours, an appointment can be made by calling the office at 413-345-0737.”

Entertainment:

Monday, March 11th
The World War 2 Club [50 Conz St., Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Nerd Nite: Hiking and Horror
“We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lamp: A Mothman Retrospective” by Brett Kelley: Richard Gere, a salesman, and a cryptid walk into Pointe Pleasant West Virginia, stop me if you’ve heard this one before! Local Nerd Nite supporter Brett Kelley will recount the reports and incidents that created the cryptozoological phenomenon now known as The Mothman sightings. “Actually, You Can Get There From Here – Exploring the New England National Scenic Trail” by Bridget Likely: The Pioneer Valley is home to the youngest of America’s eleven nationally designated, long-distance hiking trails. Nearly two million people live within ten miles of the aptly named ‘New England Trail’, but too few of them are aware it even exists, and that they’re only a short drive away from an adventure.”
Tuesday, March 12th
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center [289 Main St Greenfield, MA, 01301] at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Comedy in the Wheelhouse
“Award-winning comedian and writer Jon Ross (Not Necessarily the News, CatDog, Lucky Louie) presents a showcase of the Valley’s best comedic talent. Join us in The Wheelhouse for a night of hilarious stand-up and delicious craft cocktails.”
Thursday, March 14th
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center [289 Main St Greenfield, MA, 01301] at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Drag Queen Bingo
“Join drag queen entertainers Jenayah De Rosario and Liz every second Thursday of the month, starting at 8 p.m., for Drag Queen Bingo! Games are 10 rounds for $10 or $1 a game, with fabulous prizes to win! We will be serving amazing cocktails and delicious food. If you feel like a snack but aren’t much of a player, feel free to join anyway—there’s no door charge”
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Anime Club
Anime is an art form that we have scattered experience with but a lot of people wicked like. The nice part about anime is that you pretty much only need to pick one show and you’ll have 11,000 hours to get through. We once started watching One Piece, saw it had 500 30-minute episodes, and slowly walked into the sea.
Saturday, March 16th
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!

History:

Tuesday, March 12th
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
J.R. Greene Quabbin Rabbit Railroad Program
Learn about the tiny railroad that served the towns that we flooded to make the Quabbin reservoir! We like when our local history sounds like some weird fantasy shit.
Wednesday, March 13th
First Congregational Church [125 Elmer St, Westfield, NJ 07090] at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Westfield Wednesdays – One Room Schoolhouses
This is about the history of schoolhouses we think? There’s no description! It may just BE a one-room schoolhouse where you learn your multiplication tables and are rapped on the knuckles!
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Resistance Film Series: Ida B. Wells
“Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the life of the African-American journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstructionist period. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrisom reads selections from Well’s memoirs and journalism. Wells’ work as a human rights activist brought worldwide attention to the brutality of lynching. She was a mentor to W.E.B. Du Bois and close friends with the abolitionist and freedom fighter Frederick Douglass. Wells campaigned for women’s right to vote and refused to be sidelined by white women activists in the movement.”

Kids:

Monday, March 11th
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Mandarin Storytime in Partnership with Jones Library (ages 2-6)
Join volunteer Xin for stories in Mandarin! Bring your kids ages 2-6 to hear some good stories.
Tuesday, March 12th
Westfield Atheneum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pajama Storytime
“Children ages 2 – 7 years old are invited to come to the library in their pajamas and listen to some stories, sing some songs and do a craft. Everyone will go home tired! Registration is required.”
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Experimental Art
Dress for mess! Registration required, ages 8-12!
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
LEGO Club
Ages 5 and up can enjoy an afternoon playing with LEGOs!
Wednesday, March 13th
Odyssey Bookshop [9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075] at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Weekly Storytime and Craft
A story! A craft! Both together? Too much. Too much delightfulness! Kids 0-6 are the taget audience but all ages are welcome to experience the joy of reading.
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
After School Anime
“Watch anime movies and practice your anime drawing style! Drawing materials will be provided. This group will meet the second Wednesday of the winter months and is intended for elementary school kids.”
Saturday, March 16th
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art [125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Happier Family Comedy Show
Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Let your family’s creativity flourish in an accepting improv atmosphere! Geared for kids aged 5-12, call 413-559-6336 to get tickets!
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Drag Queen Story Hour
Drag queens will read stories! Pretty straightforward!
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 10:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Makerspace Workshop Virtual Reality and Robotics
“Suggested for ages 8 to 12, this STEM activity will feature Virtual Reality and Robotics equipment. It is free thanks to The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.”
Westfield Atheneum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Enchanted Circle – Explorology
“Join us for this series of three SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART AND MATH (STEAM) workshops. Enchanted Circle Theater will lead these family friendly, hands on sessions with fun, interactive theater games, combined with engaging content centered around a non-fiction book. Space is limited. Registration is required. You must register for each session!!! For children ages 5-8 years old and their families.”
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Children’s Music Series Motoko and Eshu Bumpus
“Motoko has enchanted audiences of every age since 1993 and was recently the recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2017 Circle of Excellence Award. Eshu Bumpus is a renowned storyteller, an accomplished jazz vocalist and a master at physical characterization.”

Movies:

Tuesday, March 12th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sceening of Alice’s Ordinary People
“Screening and program of the documentary Alice’s Ordinary People, with film director Craig Dudnick. Alice’s life story reads like a history of the movement. Alice’s contribution is unique in American history, and an hour program can only tell so much. It is my hope that one day a book will also be written on this important subject.”
Saturday, March 16th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Film: Appointment with the Wise Old Dog
“Appointment with the Wise Old Dog: Dream Images in a Time of Crisis follows conductor and painter David Blum as he battles metastatic cancer using art and dreams to explore the human condition with unique insight and creativity. This film is presented by David’s widow, Sarah Blum.”
Sunday, March 17th
Yiddish Book Center [1021 West St., Amherst MA 01002] at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
FILM | “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
“What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII. USA, 2017, 90 mins., directed by Alexandra Dean, English COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8”

RPGs:

Thursday, March 14th
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
RPG Club
Play a game where you pretend to be another person! That covers a pretty wide range, so we don’t know exactly what’ll be up here but for some reason most of these games involves swords and dragons at some point. Even if someone tells you you’re going to be playing an RPG about minding a small convenience store, take a few levels in Longswords just in case.
Saturday, March 16th
Westfield Atheneum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Contact Tristin Anderson at a mysterious pub by the name of trisdragon2@gmail.com to begin your wonderous adventure in the Boys and Girls Library Activity Room! KAPOW!

Technology:

Wednesday, March 13th
Last Call Media [136 West St., Suite 01, Northampton, MA] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Agile in your organization: what tools and processes are you using?
“Bring your organization’s agile story! Share what’s working and what isn’t. Let’s meetup and share our knowledge of process, communication, structure, team roles, dos and don’ts… etc. MAKE SURE TO RSVP HERE: https://aug.atlassian.com/events/details/atlassian-northampton-presents-agile-in-your-organization-what-tools-and-process-are-you-using/. This is an Atlassian Sponsored NERD event. https://nerdsummit.org

Teens:

Monday, March 11th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Games and Gab
“Come by the Teen Room to play games and hang out with Laura from River Valley Counseling! Laura will be on hand to answer your sex education questions in a safe and judgement free environment.” Dang that’s better than our experience asking our sex education questions to that den of bears. They weren’t judgemental but frankly it didn’t feel safe.
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Upcycle T-Shirt to Tote Bag
Recommended ages 12+, shirts provided but feel free to bring your own! Make a tote out of a bad shirt! Or a good one, if you like totes more than shirts!
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Teen Arts Program: Open Art Day
“Explore our new teen maker cart and collage, sketch, paint, sculpt, or whatever else you can think of. Have you been meaning to draw a comic? Make a birthday card? Learn watercolor? Now’s your chance. Snacks and materials always provided. This event is for teens only.”
Tuesday, March 12th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM
The Pokemon Club
Pokemon cards, pokemon games, pokemon go! Tournaments! Card games in general! Trading! Art! Snacks! Pokemon Let’s Go comes out in like a week, that could be fun at the next one! Yaaay pocket monsters
Thursday, March 14th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Anime/Manga Club
Manga/Anime fans will have the chance to watch anime, read manga, draw, and meet other fans! A solid meetup group if you enjoy anime and manga!

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