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March 21, 2019|3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Chess Club

Mason Library

231 Main St., Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Image courtesy Great Barrington Libraries

Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Chess boards and light snack will be provided.
Good for grades 1 & up, drop in--no registration needed

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“Little Drop of Snow”

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March 9, 2019

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Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments for kids and families

Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments for kids and families

March 9, 2019|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments presented by Catherine Hancock, soprano, and Hideki Yamaya, Renaiss... MORE

Read and Wag Reading Dogs!

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March 11, 2019, March 18, 2019, March 25, 2019|3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

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Babies and Books

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March 11, 2019, March 18, 2019, March 25, 2019, April 1, 2019|10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup

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March 12, 2019, March 19, 2019, March 26, 2019|10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Girls Robotics Club

Girls Robotics Club

March 12, 2019, March 19, 2019|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join Flying Cloud Institute's regional Girls Robotics Club. Open for free to all 3rd through 5th grade girls. Registration required. On Saturday Mar... MORE

Pre-School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) with Wendy Provencher

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March 12, 2019, March 19, 2019, March 26, 2019, April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019, May 14, 2019, May 21, 2019|1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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2019 Community Read: DEC Bat Education with Robyn Niver

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March 13, 2019|6:30 pm

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Story Time with Miss Molly

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Teen Chess Club

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Kids Book Club

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March 14, 2019, March 28, 2019, April 4, 2019|3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Brain Builders

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Teen Wii Gaming

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Baby & Me!

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March 15, 2019, March 22, 2019, March 29, 2019|10:15 am - 11:00 am

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Storytime in Katie's Korner-ALPHABITES

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Ragtag Theatre's Rapunzel

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March 16, 2019|2:00 pm

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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (Family-Oriented Show)

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Moonlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl

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2019 Community Read: Caves

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Chess Club

March 21, 2019|3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mason Library

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Kindergarten Open House & Registration

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2019 Community Read: Owls with Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center

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Artful Playgroup for Toddlers

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2019 Community Read: History and Physics of Aviation

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