June 17th – 23rd

Whoa! We started playing the extremely fun Cadence of Hyrule! It’s Crypt of the Necrodancer, only in Zelda. It’s all the neatness of the Crypt of the Necrodancer’s beating up baddies to the beat, only now you get to see cute little Bokoblins getting down to your beatdown!

Anyway we started like hours ago and just realized it is time to got to bed! So! Goodnight, dear readers!

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Saturday, June 22nd
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Button Making
Make unique buttons with a button maker! We suggest you make a button that says “By looking at this button you have agreed to give me $5”. It only has to work a few times to pay off!

Board Games:

Wednesday, June 19th
The World War 2 Club [50 Conz St., Northampton, MA 01060] at 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Wednesday Night Board Games at the Deuce!
“Come on out and play some board games! Grab a drink and a snack! Have fun!” Buy many drinks! The Deuce is a nice place. And tip well!
Thursday, June 20th
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.”
Friday, June 21st
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
BattleTech Organized Play
“Off The Wall will be running Organized BattleTech on Friday nights. We will be following the rules in the Mercenaries supplement. Each player will generate a Mercenary Group consisting of 4-6 Mechs, and will play 2 Missions a week, one with their company and one as a random set of Mechs to fulfill someone else’s Mission. Each game will be clocked at 2 Hours with the intention of keeping games moving and finishing. The campaign will start in the 3030’s with Level 1 Tech and will build toward 3050 and the Clan Invasion. However, this is a longterm goal.”
Saturday, June 22nd
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Off The Wall June Steamroller 2019
“We’ll be hosting a standard 75 Pt Steamroller on 6/22. Noon start time, 2 lists, death clock. Entry fee is $15. $10 goes to entry, the other $5 pays for Pizza lunch.”


Wednesday, June 19th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Writing Critique Group
Writers of picture books, middle grade, and YA books meet to read and get some feedback! The group is facilitated by following SCBWI guidelines but you don’t have to be a member to participate. Learn to write better and also meet some colleagues!
Thursday, June 20th
Odyssey Bookshop [9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075] at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Regina Porter: The Travelers: A Novel
“The adventures of two families unfold and intertwine—across continents and generations, spanning the 1950s through Obama’s first year as president—in The Travelers, an absorbing tale of family, history, and the persistence of love.”

Card Games:

Monday, June 17th
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”
Tuesday, June 18th
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tuesdays
“Tuesdays night are the place to be for magic! We are holding three different events. Standard showdown @6pm/ $5 / Three rounds. Every 3-0 wins a standard showdown pack. Pauper @7:30 pm/ $5/ Three Rounds. Every 3-0 wins a showdown pack. Pick up Commander! Starts @5pm/ Free Entry/ Get a random promo card just by showing up! Prize Support for 8+ players. 3-0 $15 store credit +standard showdown pack. 2-0-1 $12 store credit. 2-1 $9 store credit”
Friday, June 21st
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!


Monday, June 17th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Community Conversations: Climate Change Reading Discussion
“In June, we’ll be discussing two articles about climate change: Riederer, R. (March 6, 2019). The Other Kind of Climate Denialism. The New Yorker and Shannon, N. G. (April 10 2019). Climate Change Is Coming–and the Pinkertons Are Ready. New York Times.” The Pinkertons are so terrifically horrible in every way it’s almost funny, except it isn’t funny because they maim people for money.
Thursday, June 20th
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Opiod Task Force Narcan Training
Learn how to help your neighbors!


Wednesday, June 19th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lawn Concert: Zikina
“The Zikina experience starts with curiosity. If you’re like most audience members, you’ll immediately ask, “What is that he’s playing?” Uganda native Gideon Ampeire draws you in with a variety of traditional East African instruments rarely found in the US, including enanga (zither), adungu (harp), and kalimba (thumb piano)- all of which he builds himself.”
Thursday, June 20th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
People talking in public to get over the fear of talking in public, we think! Or like that might not be the literal reason for this but it’s the way we’ve generally known people to interact with it! Be nice!
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Anime Club
Watch anime! We recently liked “Love, Chunibyou, and Other Delusions”! It was very sweet and quite funny.


Tuesday, June 18th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Bilingual Genealogy Clinic/Clínica de Genealogía Bilingüe
“Our June Drop-in Genealogy Clinic will feature bilingual assistance with genealogy focusing on Spanish-language sources, including the Puerto Rican Census and Civil Registrations. Newcomers to family history research and those with experience are welcome. Hillary Schau and Jose Mendez will both be available to help.”
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Centennial Event: 1919 Influencza Epidemic
“Did you know the Spanish Flu is directly related to the establishment of the Jones Library? Assistant Professor of History Emily Redman from UMass will talk about the nationwide implications of the epidemic.” Wow… that may have been overboard, folks. It’s a good library but probably not worth the 1919 Influenza Epidemic.
Thursday, June 20th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cookies with a Curator
“This month we will honor the Brewster Sisters. Anna Gertrude Brewster was the first woman trustee and our children’s room is named in her honor. Materials and information from the Forbes Library special collections and Smith College archives will be featured.” Also get cookies!


Tuesday, June 18th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:30 PM to 4:15 AM
Ages 5 and up can enjoy an afternoon playing with LEGOs!
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Rocket Ship Drop-in Craft
“Make and launch a simple paper rocket!”
Thursday, June 20th
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Jones Library Visits Amherst College Bassett Planetarium (ages 7-up)
“Learn to identify common constellations and asterisms as a small part of our “Universe of Stories”. We’ll explore the motions of the planets, sun and moon in our sky, and we’ll learn about basic orbital mechanics of the planets using an orrery. We will close out the program with a presentation of some of the most amazing images of our universe set to the music of the stars. *We will meet at the Jones Library and depart at 3:45 to walk over together as a group to Bassett Planetarium. Parking on campus is allowed and metered parking on Boltwood Ave is available. Please note that the planetarium is not wheelchair accessible. Space is limited to the first 60 people. This program is recommended for kids ages 7 and up and their caregivers.”
Saturday, June 22nd
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Playful Engineers Workshop (8-12)
“Playful Engineers teaching artist, and engineering enthusiast, Jay Mankita will present a hands-on workshop. Participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg Machines and other chain reactions, connecting focused play with serious science.”


Friday, June 21st
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday Family Film Festival
Watch Guardians of the Galaxy! It’s a pretty dang fun movie, also maybe the most specific Marvel Comic -> Movie transition. It’s very much the 2008 team specifically, and bears little resemblance to any of the 40 years worth of teams beforehand. Everyone else who’s gotten a film is kind of a gestalt character, but these folks are pretty much from one 2-year run of comics!


Thursday, June 20th
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
RPG Club
RPGs are great! Play Noirlandia, or Questlandia, or Dread, or Monsterhearts, or Apocalypse World, or Dogs in the Vineyard, or One Thousand and One Nights, or any of a lot of amazing games created right here in this Valley! They’re all very good!
Friday, June 21st
Tolgy Wood: Chesterfield MA [32 Sugar Hill Road, Chesterfield, MA] at 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Sins of a Nation: The Sixth Kingdom
“Come play or NPC Sins of a Nation: The Sixth Kingdom, a Full Metal Fantasy LARP! New players get 50% off their first event. Event cost is $80 with pre-registration, $100 at the door (no charge for NPCs, of course). Pre-Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzSzxfmM6LmD! vkK1xGvXZaZEkEuymSTvztgGu2vHGOKlVfw/viewform?usp=sf_link! Visit our official game page at https://www.facebook.com/SinsSixthKingdom
Saturday, June 22nd
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!


Friday, June 21st
Science Center [25 East Dr., Amherst, MA 01002] at 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Photographing the Universe with Visiting Professor of Astronomy Michael Stage
“Join us for an evening of stargazing and photography. All are invited to view the cosmos through telescopes and learn about how the photoelectric effect makes it possible to take color photographs of the universe. May the fourth be with you! This program is inspired by Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and offered with support from Arts at Amherst, the Amherst College Science Center and the Amherst College Department of Astronomy. This event is free and open to all!”


Monday, June 17th
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WordPress 101
“Even though WordPress runs roughly a third of all websites on the internet, it can be frustrating to deal with. Bring your WordPress problems to this Q&A session with a seasoned WordPress professional! Both general questions & specific issues are welcome – expect troubleshooting on the big screen so all can follow and learn. John Paganetti has been designing WordPress websites since 2006, and will help you get your website up and running quickly.”


Monday, June 17th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Teen Arts Program!
Teens! Make art!
Friday, June 21st
Westfield Atheneum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Video Game Afternoon
“Hang out in the Loft and play video games. There will be rotation of video game consoles, and a bunch of different games! For grades 5-12! No registration”
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holyoke Media Pop-Up Recording Studio
Come to the Teen Room to learn about media literacy and gain hands-on experience recording songs, doing interviews, and sound mixing with Iohann from Holyoke Media.
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Teen Laser Tag (ages 11-17)
“Join us for laser tag after hours at the library! Teams of 5 will compete among the stacks in our lower level. Plus other fun activities while you wait for your time to play!”

Video Games:

Friday, June 21st
Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom [Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton MA] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Game Developer Night!
“Prodigy holds a monthly night for local Pioneer Valley game developers to come and show off their new or old creations. The public can come and try out new games and give needed feedback to developers striving for improvement and publicity! Get feedback from fellow developers and passionate gamers alike! If you are a developer and are interested in participating in this event, please let us know! All developers who bring a demo to test and play get free admission! Other developers looking to network get a discounted weekend admission at $10. All others pay the regular $12 Friday admission price for the full gameroom; open until midnight.”

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