Make a plan to vote! You can request a ballot and register easily in MA. Everyone in MA can get a mail-in/absentee/whatever you want to call it ballot AND if you’re nervous about how the USPS is getting fucked around with, you can drop it off early! You can find more information here: https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2020/07/30/13-questions-about-voting-by-mail-in-massachusetts-answered!
Your application for a vote-by-mail ballot for the November general election must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 28.
This is a “received by” deadline and not a “postmarked by” deadline.
Make a plan, vote early.
Protests are still ongoing! It’s important to keep supporting folks, not just so that we see actual lasting change but also so that we keep protesters safe from retaliation.
Support protesters by donating to:
- Critical Resistance
- Black Lives Matter
- Split a donation between 70+ bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Do whatever you can. Find a protest (wear a mask, stay distant, stay safe), donate what you can, call your local government officials and ask why they’re spending more on police than they are on providing for people, go to virtual council meetings, write letters because some people still think letters mean more than emails, support your community any way you can.
Monday at 7PM you can join Josh Funk for Pajama Party Story Time! Register here to attend!
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are back with a twist: they’ve been transformed into small children. Now it’s a race against the clock to turn our favorite duo into grown-ups again
Lady Pancake is aching; Sir French Toast’s looking pale. Could they be going . . . STALE?
Also Monday from 7PM – 8:30PM you can attend the Paradise City Readers who will be speaking about VOX.
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her. Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is just the beginning…not the end.
Or Monday from 8PM – 10PM you can join the Far Out Film Discussion via Zoom! This month is Phenomena by Dario Argento!
View the trailer here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ItlbA-ogo The film can be found online at kanopy here – https://forbes.kanopy.com/product/phenomena To virtually attend this discussion, click the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87523942049
This Tuesday you can attend a Poetry Reading & Book Launch at 7:30PM!
Poetry Reading & Book Launch: Six Smith Alums, in Celebration of the publication of The Map of Every Lilac Leaf: Poets Respond to the Smith College Museum of Art. Readings by Rebecca Foust, Gina Franco, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Jessica Jacobs, Gail Mazur, and Abe Louise Young
The event is free and open to the public, registration is required: Zoom Webinar Registration
As always, Start Playing Online is happening this Wednesday from 7PM – 11PM! Join a bunch of wonderful folks to play online boardgames! Just join the Discord here: https://discord.gg/c2gjPX9!
Also on Wednesday from 7PM – 8PM you can check out the VIRTUAL: Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion: AMERICAN GODS Zoom info coming soon!
Or! Head over to “Librarians Discuss: How has our Childhood Reading Defined Us?” on the Westfield Athenaeum Facebook page live from 7:30PM – 8:30PM on Wednesday.
We might be a bit biased, but we think books are powerful. Join us to discuss how the books that we’ve read as children have defined not only what we read as adults, but also our lives and our perspectives. Get ready for some great nostalgia!
This Thursday from 7PM – 8PM you can join the Yiddish Book Center for “Director Talk | ‘At Home in Utopia’ with Michal Goldman” Register here!
Against the backdrop of an international cooperative movement, “At Home in Utopia” tells the story of the most militant of these apartment complexes, the United Workers Cooperative Colony, aka “the Coops.” Built when the Bronx was still mostly fields and swamps, and linked to the garment factories “downtown” by the newly extended subway, the Coops was for a few years the largest cooperative “house” in America, accommodating 2,000 people, most of whom were Jews and many of whom were Communists.
Friday at 8:30AM you can check out the Another Castle Coffee Hour! RSVP here!
Coffee Hour is a virtual game design discussion for local game developers occurring each 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.
What to expect!
* Bring your own morning beverage and breakfast (if you can)
* Meet & get to know local game developers
* Introduce yourself and your interest in game design / development
* Ask questions, pitch ideas, discuss game concepts, learn about narrative, audio, game engines, 3D art, UI/UX, marketing and all the other things that goes into game development
The meeting will be held via Zoom and attendees must RSVP here to get the details. Please share this post and spread the word — This event is open to all who are interested. Feel free to drop in for any or all of the hour and discuss everything game design!
Friday from 1PM – 2PM is once again Book Chat at Forbes! Join the meeting here to talk about what you’re reading, what other people are reading, what you’d like to read, whatever!