Thursday, February 18, 2010

“A Tale for Ten Towns”

What if everyone in Deerfield, Erving, Greenfield, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Wendell, and Whately read the same book?
The idea behind A Tale for Ten Towns is to create a kind of community-wide book club throughout our ten towns. Reading great books provokes us to think about ourselves, our environment and our relationships. Talking about great books with friends, family and neighbors often adds richness and depth to the reading experience. We hope you will read and enjoy Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell and…
  • Talk about it with your friends and neighbors.
  • Attend the book discussions and related programs.
  • Share thoughts about communicating across barriers.
  • Read more for pleasure and encourage your children to do so.
  • Meet new people and share ideas.
All programs are free and open to the public.
Be sure to stop by any one of the ten town libraries to pick up a copy of Julie and Julia in hardcover, paperback or audio. Discussion guides will also be available.

Registration/Books Available:  February 8—20, 2010
Program Length: February 22—March 20, 2010

Attend any event at any of the ten participating libraries and be entered to win:  An autographed copy of Julie Powell’s latest book, Cleaving: a Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession (2 copies).

Raffle Drawing to be Held: 18th Annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony; Thursday, April 29, 2010; 7pm; Stoneleigh Burnham School.

Financial Support: A Tale for Ten Towns is supported in part by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; grants from the Deerfield and Whately Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; Montague Public Libraries; New Salem Public Library; Friends of the Greenfield Public Library; Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library; Friends of the Northfield Public Library; Friends of the Sunderland Public Library; Friends of the Tilton Library; Friends of the Wendell Free Library; Friends of the Whately Library; The Greenfield Recorder; and Rick Roy Photography.

About the Book:  Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child’s legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year. It’s an hysterical, inconceivable, redemptive journey – life rediscovered through aspics, calves’ brains, and crème broulee.

About the Author: After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell now writes in her pajamas in Long Island City, Queens, where she shares a “loft” apartment with her husband Eric; their dog, Robert; their cats, Maxine, Lumi, and Cooper; and their snake, Zuzu Marlene.

 Deerfield Public Library (Tilton)
  • “Cooking for Food Allergies” presented by Julie Cavacco; Thursday, March 4, 2010; 6:30pm.
  • “The Life and Times of Julia Child” presented by Professor Judy Holmes; Monday, March 8, 2010; 6:30pm; Deerfield Town Hall.
  • “Soupçon of Soups;” Saturday, March 13, 2010; 11am.
  • “Chocolate Cake Challenge;” Monday March 15, 2010; 6:30pm.
  • Community Book Discussion, Julie and Julia, and 30-Second Julia Child Impersonations; Thursday, March 18, 2010; 6:30pm.
 Erving Public Library 
  • Community Book Discussion, Julie & Julia/Cooking Demonstration by Carol Gregory; Sunday, March 14, 2010; 4-6pm.
 Greenfield Public Library
  • Youth Craft; Tuesday, February 23, 2010; 10am.
  • Movie Night, Julie and Julia Friday, March 5, 2010; 6-8pm.
  •  Pub Quiz; Sunday, March 7, 2010; 3-5pm; Greenfield Grille.
  •  “Food, Glorious Food: Exploring the Exciting World of Food Blogs” presented by Shelley Quezada, MBLC; Wednesday, March 10, 2010; 6pm.
  •  Community Book Discussion, Julie and Julia; Monday, March 15, 2010; 1pm; Bart’s Café, Greenfield.
  •  Youth Book Discussion, Green Eggs and Ham; Wednesday, March 17, 2010; 10am.
  •  Community Book Discussion, Julie and Julia; Wednesday, March 17, 2010; 6pm.
  •  Community Book Discussion, Julie and Julia; Thursday, March 18, 2010; 3pm; People’s Pint, Greenfield.
  •  Community Book Discussion, Julie & Julia; Friday, March 19, 2010; 2pm; 99 Restaurant, Greenfield.
 Montague Public Libraries
  • “Behind the Scenes on Food TV” with Lou Ekus; Wednesday, March 3, 2010; 7pm; Montague Center Library.
  • Community Book Discussion, Julie & Julia; Tuesday, March 9, 2010; 7pm; Millers Falls Library.
  •  Community Book Discussion, Julie & Julia; Monday, March 15, 2010; 7pm; Carnegie Library in Turners Falls.
 Northfield Public Library (Dickinson Memorial)
  •  Community Book Discussion, My Life in France; Wednesday, March 3, 2010; 10am.
  •  “Food for Thought: New England Community Cookbooks;” Friday, February 26, 2010; 6:30pm.
  •  Afternoon Movie, Julie & Julia; Thursday, March 11, 2010; 12:30pm.
 New Salem Public Library
  •  “Blogging for Fun” presented by Karen Powers; Saturday February 27, 2010; 10:00am. 
  • Community Book Discussion, Julie & Julia; Sunday, March 7, 2010; 3pm.
  •  French Cooking with Karen Powers; Tuesday, March 9, 2010; 3pm.
Shutesbury Public Library (M.N. Spear Memorial)
  •  “Mastering the Art of French Dessert Making” with Shutesbury Pastry Chef, Pam Ososky; Sunday, February 28, 2010; 2pm; Shutesbury Elementary School.
  •  Movie Night, Julie and Julia Saturday, March 6, 2010; 7pm; Shutesbury Town Hall.
 Sunderland Public Library

  •   Movie Night, Julie and Julia Wednesday, March 3, 2010; 7pm.
  • Community Book Discussion, Julie and Julia Wednesday, March 10, 2010; 7pm.
  • “Cooking, Provencal Style” presented by Stockbridge Farm; Tuesday, March 16, 2010; 7 pm.
  • “If You Can’t Take the Heat…Hard Work and Delicious Rewards in the Food World” presented by Betty Rosbottom; Wednesday, March 24, 2010; 7 pm.
  • Community Hors d’oeuvres Potluck; Friday, March 26, 2010; 6pm.
 Wendell Free Library

  •   Movie Night, Julie and Julia (and movie/book comparison discussion); Friday, March 5, 2010; 7pm.
 Whately Public Library (S. White Dickinson Memorial)
  • Movie Night, Ratatouille; Wednesday, February 17, 2010; 3pm.
  • Community Book Discussion, Julie & Julia; Monday, February 22, 2010; 6:30pm.
  • Movie Night, Julie and Julia; Monday, March 1, 2010; 6pm.
  • “Cooking with Herbs—Julia’s Way” presented by Stockbridge Farm; Wednesday, March 10, 2010; 7pm.

  Library Information

  1.  Sara Woodbury, Director,, Tilton Library, 75 N. Main St., South Deerfield, MA, 413-665-4683
  2. Barbara Friedman, Director,, Erving Public Library, 17 Moore St., Erving, MA , 413-423-3348,
  3. Sharon Sharry, Director,, Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main Street, Greenfield, MA, 413-772-1544,
  4. Susan SanSoucie, Director, , Montague Public Libraries, Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls, 413-863-3214, Millers Falls Library, 23 Bridge Street, Millers Falls, 413-659-3801, Montague Center Library, 17 Center St., 413-367-2852,
  5. Diana Smith, Director,, New Salem Public Library, 23 South Main St., New Salem, MA, 978-544-6334
  6.  Debra Kern, Director,, Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA , 413-498-2455,
  7.  Mary Anne Antonellis, Director,, M.N. Spear Memorial Library, 10 Cooleyville Rd., Shutesbury, MA, 413-259-1213,
  8. Shelia McCormick, Director,, Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland, MA, 413-665-2642,
  9. Rosie Heidkamp, Director,, Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell, MA , 978-544-3559,
  10. Tiffany Hilton, Director,, S. White Dickinson Memorial Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately, MA, 413-665-2170,

 Contact: Sharon Sharry, Greenfield Public Library,, 413-772-1544 x109

No comments:

Post a Comment