Library Groups

Get in touch with the library for more information about the groups below!

Bridge Group

The Library’s Bridge Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning at 7 p.m. Beginners are encouraged to join this very welcoming group of Bridge enthusiasts in the Community Room!

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Book Club
Book Club members, meeting in the evening on the second Monday of the month, read critically acclaimed literary fiction and non-fiction including memoir, social commentary and rural living, among other genres.

This group has been meeting since 1993. It meets monthly, September through June. It reads equal amounts of fiction and nonfiction, with one book suggested by each member each year.

Currently, the group is looking for a couple of new members. While this has historically been a women’s book group. All are welcome.

Book Group 

The Book Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Community Room.

Books for the next month’s meeting are available for check out at the circulation desk four weeks in advance.

The October read will be Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss by Rajeev Balasubrahanyam.

In November we’ll be reading LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

Join us!

Buckland Fiber Friends
The Buckland Fiber Friends (BFFs) welcome newcomers of all skill levels to knit, crochet, felt, weave, spin or otherwise play with fiber on Wednesday afternoons, in the library community room, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please call or email for more information or to be added to the contact list: or 413.489.3196.

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Regular Events

Winter Shorts
A Sunday afternoon in late January
Modeled on NPR's Selected Shorts program, "Winter Shorts" features local performers, both professional and novice, sharing the work of critically acclaimed authors in an intimate setting. Come in from the cold and enjoy literature in small bites, fine spirits, elegant morsels, and the company of neighbors.

Soup Nights
A series of half-a-dozen mid-winter Tuesday evenings
Come for homemade soup, bread and butter, miscellaneous other goodies & great conversation. Meat and vegetarian options are always available. Free.

The Maple Breakfast
A Saturday morning in March
Held in the cozy kitchen and dining room of the Mary Lyon Church just down the road, this event is a celebration of our sweet local industry. If you find yourself trying to decide which pancake event to attend, keep in mind our truly special homemade pancake mix, and our tasty local fruit compote.
The Upper Buckland Progressive Dinner
A mid-spring Saturday evening
Stroll the traditional center of town, enjoying a three course meal at three different locations, learning about the homes, families and businesses of the neighborhood in the decades following the founding of the United States.

Story Hours
A series of 6 – 8 summer sessions, on Saturday mornings, for young children.
We read books together, engage in a hands-on activities and share snacks. There’s coffee and tea for parents. Free.

Ice Cream Social
A Tuesday evening in early August
Often held on the library lawn, often featuring live music and always involving prizes for little readers, this all-ages event should not be missed! Free.