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posted May 9, 2017, 11:06 AM by Barre Library

On Wednesday, May 10 the library will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a staff training. We will reopen at 4 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. join us for a fun program with the master of magic and comedy, Ed the Wizard!

Poetry Reading

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:56 AM by Barre Library

Join us for an open mic night on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Read or listed in celebration of National Poetry Month. Share some of your own work or read one of your favorite poems.

Library Closed April 1, 2017

posted Apr 1, 2017, 6:08 AM by Barre Library

due to poor weather conditions.

Employment Opening: Library Assistant

posted Mar 9, 2017, 5:53 AM by Barre Library   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 8:23 AM ]

Woods Memorial Library seeks a computer-savvy individual to process and shelve library materials, assist patrons, work the circulation desk, and help with special programs as needed. Must have experience working with the public.

Position is for nine hours a week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings required. $11.20/hr. There is a possibility of additional working hours next fiscal year. The complete job description and application is available at the library. Submit the complete application to the Woods Memorial Library, 19 Pleasant Street P.O. 489 Barre, MA 01005 by 4 p.m. Thursday, April 13 2017. The Town of Barre is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.

The employment application can be found at http://townofbarre.com/images/Forms/Selectboard/employmentapp.pdf

Storytelling Event

posted Mar 2, 2017, 10:57 AM by Barre Library


Linda Tomasi will serve as Master of Ceremonies at “Tales from the Garden… Think Spring!” a free storytelling event at the Woods Memorial Library (19 Pleasant Street, Barre).  Tomasi will be joined by Julie Rawson, Sue Musnicki, and other local raconteurs to share short personal stories for with gardening and farming.

The evening, which is co-sponsored by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and Landry & Meilus LLP.   The themes of the evening are land and neighbors, and the stories reflect life in Barre and the surrounding towns.

The evening will be free-flowing, with storytellers sharing their own stories in their own words. “This isn’t a children’s story hour,” says Tomasi, who also spoke at last year’s “Finding Your Place in the Landscape” storytelling evening which brought a standing room only crowd to the Woods Memorial Library.  “It’s a chance for people in the community to hear real stories.  No handouts, no agenda, just good old-fashioned yarns.”

Refreshments will be provided by Landry & Meilus.   You can RSVP for this free event online at www.mountgrace.org.

Library Closed

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:53 AM by Barre Library   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 11:54 AM ]

The Library will be closed on Saturday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day. We will reopen next Tuesday, February 21 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Library Closed on Thursday 2/9/17

posted Feb 8, 2017, 3:51 PM by Barre Library

Due to the severe winter weather, the library will be closed for the day on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  

Newsletter and Events

posted Jan 25, 2017, 9:33 AM by Barre Library

Stop by the library to get a copy of our newsletter, and check out what's happening at the library for both kids and adults. Events are also posted on the website's calendar.

Saturday Closings

posted Jan 5, 2017, 7:07 AM by Barre Library

The library will be closed Saturday, January 7 for the staff to attend a memorial service. The following Saturday, January 14 the library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Holiday Closings

posted Dec 21, 2016, 9:32 AM by Barre Library

The library will be closed on Friday, December 23, Saturday, December 24, and Saturday, December 31. 

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