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New Hours at The Worthington Library 
Starting May 1, the library will be OPEN on Sundays and CLOSED on Wednesdays.
Sundays 10 am to 2 pm
Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays 3 pm to 7 pm
Wednesdays CLOSED
Thursdays 10 am to noon & 3 pm to 7 pm
Fridays CLOSED
Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm
Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month 
Eddie Whatever by Lois Ruby
Junior Fiction

Eddie needs to complete his mitzvah project — a community service experience that occurs in the year before his Bar Mitzvah. Eddie’s project? Helping out at a senior citizens’ center. Eddie’s not thrilled at first, but as he gets wrapped up in a haunted mystery he finds his views may be changing.  
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
Junior Fiction

12-year-old Sai gets the chance to journey by sea as an assistant to a celebrated mapmaker leaving her less than perfect life behind. As she embarks on this journey, Sai must decide whether to reveal the truth about her upbringing and risk her social status. 
Monstress Vol. 7: Devourer by Marjorie Liu and art by Sana Takeda
Adult Graphic Novel

Another war is raging between humans and Arcanics. Maika Halfwolf is under capture of the Dusk Court and fighting a battle of her own as a prisoner of her own mind. Meanwhile, her friends are in a battle to save the world. This dark fantasy blends mythology and horror with serious steampunk style. Devourer is a collection of issues 36 through 41 of the Monstress series.
Book cover for The Scarlet Circus
The Scarlet Circus by Jane Yolen 
Adult Fiction

A love-themed anthology filled with charming and whimsical fairy tales spun by Jane Yolen. Includes an introduction by Brandon Sanderson, author of The Mistborn, Stormlight, and The Wheel of Time series. 

Spring Events

Pastel Workshop with Greg Maichack 
Saturday, May 27, from 12 to 2 pm       Registration Limited to 10

Award-winning portraitist and painter, Greg Maichack will lead, “Jellyfish,” a hands-on pastel workshop. This event is free and open to all, regardless of previous experience with pastels. Participants will create still-life pastel paintings with Greg’s expert guidance and using professional-grade pastels, pastel paper, and other materials. Greg has led workshops around New England. The event is supported in part by The Worthington Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Call 413-238-5565 or email to save your spot.

A person using pastels to draw a jellyfish

Needle Felting Workshop with Talia Lefton
Saturday, June 3, starting at 1 pm               Registration limited to 10

Charon Arts fiber artist and teacher, Talia Lefton will guide participants in the art of needle felting. Participants will explore using fibers, felting needles, and other materials to create zippered pouches. These pouches can be used a coin purses. Materials are provided for this event. Call 413-238-5565 or email to register.

A red zippered pouch with a green leaf gives the appearance of an apple and sits open

Book & Bake Sale hosted by The Friends of the Worthington Library 
Saturday, June 10, from 10 am to 2 pm at The Worthington Town Hall (early bird access 9-10 am for $10)

Books and baked goods? Yes, please. Free general admission starts at 10 am. Early Bird entry starts at 9 am and is $10. Items for sale include gently used fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Items for all ages are available including picture books, young adult novels, and graphic novels. Baked goods are available by donation. Proceeds from the event will help fund children’s programs, museum passes, and wishlist books for patrons of The Worthington Library. Have books to donate to the cause? Drop them off to the Town Hall stage when Town Hall is open during the week of June 5. 

A woman is moving across the screen carrying a large pile of books.
“Whisper Not” - a jazz trio in concert performed by Sarah Clay & theStarCats
Saturday, June 17, from 7 to 8:15 pm

Jazz trio Sarah Clay & the StarCats will perform, "Whisper Not." Songs that tell an intriguing story. Is it true history or tall tale? Love song or kiss-off? Social justice or social call? Selected standards, retro-pop, and Latin Jazz. This event is supported in part by a grant from the Worthington Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sarah Clay is holding a microphone and Draa Hobbs is playing the guitar.
Thanks to the Mass Cultural Council, The Worthington Cultural Council, The Friends of the Worthington Library, and donors like you for making these public events possible.
Ongoing Events at The Worthington Library
Saturday, May 6
Closed for Town Meeting

The library will be closed for Town Meeting. See election information here:

Tuesdays, May 9 and 23 starting at 7 pm
Spinning Group*

Bring your latest spinning, knitting, or crochet project. Trade tips and laughs. All are welcome.

Saturdays 12 pm to 2 pm
Dungeons & Dragons for Kids

Crawl dungeons, slay monsters, and amass treasures with a fun group of adventurers.

Saturday, 5/27 4 pm
Book Club

Love it? Hated it? Thought it was “meh”? Share your thoughts with other readers at our monthly book club. Copies of the book or audiobook are available at the library. E-books may be available through Libby or Overdrive.
This month’s book club pick is: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

*Subject to scheduling changes. Follow us on Facebook or email the library to be added to the email list for these events.
New Acquisitions
Writing the Land: Windblown I edited by Lis McLoughlin, PHD

25 poets explore the land and capture moments in nature. The Writing the Land: Windblown I is an anthology in partnership with 11 land trusts across the U.S., including Hilltown Land Trust. Poet JuPong Lin writes about the Conwell property and trails here in Worthington. Cover art by local artist Martin Bridge and foreword by local biologist Stephen C. Trombulak, PHD. Nonfiction
Book cover for The Darkness Manifesto. A bright moon in the sky hangs over silhouetted trees.
The Darkness Manifesto: On Light Pollution, Night Ecology, and the Ancient Rhythms That Sustain Life by Johan Eklof and translated by Elizabeth DeNoma
Adult Nonfiction

Eklof explores light pollution and its impact on humans, plants, and wildlife. Through storytelling and research, Eklof makes a case for darkness.
Hanging with Vampires: A Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural by Insha Fitzpatrick

A humorous look into vampires. This guide contains pop culture references and dashes of factual information about bats, blood, and the history of the vampire lore. 
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