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Book Review: ‘JoJo and the Gazork’ and ‘JoJo and the Eagle’
10-13-2023 11:46 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Children’s books never age. The JoJo stories by Peter Rosnick of Conway, with illustrations by Kathryn Burke, originated decades ago, according to the author. They seem eternally fresh, however.JoJo is an extremely small person — half an inch tall at...


Gill’s Four Winds School looks to revitalize student engagement with reading initiative
09-27-2023 10:23 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GILL — Years after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools, many students are still suffering from a lapse in their motivation to learn. Observing this firsthand in her classroom, Four Winds School Co-Director and English language arts teacher Becca...


Local author series coming to New Salem Public Library
09-13-2023 3:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — The Friends of the New Salem Public Library will host a series of free book readings by local authors starting Thursday with Florence writer Celia Jeffries, who will read from her debut novel, “Blue Desert.” All events are scheduled to run...


Montague Public Libraries awarded grant to support reading, discussion group for teens
07-21-2023 1:43 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — The Montague Public Libraries have been selected as one of 29 organizations to take part in the national “Great Stories Club” reading and discussion program for teens.As part of the Great Stories Club, youth services staff will work with a...


Cushman Library organizing Book & Bake Sale
06-08-2023 6:30 PM

BERNARDSTON — Cushman Library will hold a Book & Bake Sale on the first floor of Town Hall, 38 Church St., on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include books and movies for all ages, and homemade treats....


A big cup of co-op: After 30 years, Dean’s Beans in Orange to become worker-owned
05-15-2023 10:24 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Change is brewing at Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co., which is set to become a worker-owned cooperative on July 1.Dean Cycon founded the business in 1993 and, having recently turned 70, is ready to hand the reins to his 16 employees.“Who...


A useful new book for ‘every baker’
05-09-2023 6:14 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

About 20 years ago I attended a class at the King Arthur Baking School in Norwich, Vermont. I didn’t actually bake that day; instead, a group of other writers and I learned about food writing from cookbook author Nancy Baggett.I obtained a lot of good...


Franklin County shops celebrating Independent Bookstore Day
04-29-2023 12:57 PM

By MARY BYRNE and JULIAN MENDOZA

Several Franklin County shops will celebrate the 10th annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday with special events and activities, discounts and giveaways.The nationally recognized event, which has been observed on the last Saturday of April every...


‘A celebration of the book’: Schoen Books charity fundraiser returns to South Deerfield
04-28-2023 11:54 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

The annual Schoen Books charity sale is returning next weekend, as the store looks to continue its tradition of raising money for local organizations.The sale will be held Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the store, at 7 Sugarloaf St. in...


Link to literature: Perkins Library connects visually impaired with alternative reading materials
04-23-2023 2:02 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GREENFIELD — Northfield senior Jinx Hastings wants to read again.Hastings is among the Franklin County residents whose declining vision hinders her from enjoying books and newspapers like she used to: she can only read a few enlarged words at a time...


Turners Falls home library initiative bolsters literacy
03-30-2023 7:07 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Now is perhaps a better time than ever for young readers to pick up a good book, with a recent donation bolstering a home library initiative geared largely toward bilingual English and Spanish-speaking households.The “Love2Grow”...


Conway Grammar School deepens literacy connections with Read Across America activities
03-03-2023 2:37 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

CONWAY — The National Education Association designated March 2 as Read Across America Day. But Conway Grammar School didn’t want to limit celebrations to just one day.The rural school serving students in kindergarten through sixth grade decided to...

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