Smell and Tell: The Aromatic Allure of Patchouli

Wednesday December 3, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult.

No other ingredient used in perfumery is as equally loved and despised as patchouli. Though science can provide answers as to why this polarity in perception exists, history yields intriguing details that go beyond patchouli's association as the defining aroma of 1960's counterculture. Bring your nose and an open mind as we'll be smelling a variety of patchouli varietals and vintages, as well as a curated selection of patchouli-inspired perfumes. Lecture given by Michelle Krell Kydd,a trained "nose" in flavors and fragrance, and the editor of Glass Petal Smoke.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday December 4, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Playgroups

Thursday December 4, 2014: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday December 4, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday December 5, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Playgroups

Friday December 5, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Starcraft Programming

Friday December 5, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10.

Join us for an introduction to the Galaxy Map Editor and learn to program one of the most sophisticated video games ever created! We will be teaching you the exact same world-class tools and techniques that Blizzard Entertainment used to create the game modes, maps, and animations featured in Starcraft II.

Cute Clay Charms

Saturday December 6, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5.

Make tiny clay charms to use for jewelry, decorating stuff, or just for collecting. They also make great gifts!

No-Sew Fleece Pillows

Saturday December 6, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (Grade 3 and up)

Make a cozy fleece pillow for yourself or as a gift- without any sewing!

DIY Snow Globes

Sunday December 7, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grades 6 and up.

Come make your own snow globe! Bring a favorite figurine or toy to use, or decorate it with our supplies!