60 Bridge St. * 413-625-0306 * Housed in the historic Pratt Memorial Library Building since 1914

Building Access & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

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Building Access & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

Richie davis July 2024 Flights of FancyFriday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m.Richie Davis will be here, under the white tent, with "more than 20 fascinating, true stories take flight in his third, final collection..." Here are stories that matter and celebrate life … true accounts of lives grounded in conscience, restorative justice, spiritual devotion in the aftermath of genocide, an exploration into the world of deafness, a century-old woman’s creative adventures pioneering in alternative education, and a sculptor’s discoveries of lightness and levity in stone as he carves.

Buckland and Shelburne are favorites of Richie's, and he has some new stories of particular interest to our community.We will be outside under the tent in back of the library.

There will be refreshments.

Three of our own are reading on Friday evning at the Arms Library.

Authors of: Plea$e Steal Me for 100 Plus Dollar-zz | Small Ceremonies | Whale Road

Reading Friday, January 26, 2024, at 6:30pm
Corner of Main & Bridge Street

The Reading will be held in the downstairs Kirby Langford Room. Parking is available in back of the library.

Sunday January 14 from 2-3:30 pm at the Arms Library, 60 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls

Connect with people in our community to exchange passions, knowledge, skills, and more at an Offers and Needs Market. It’s a fun and effective way to connect with people in our community.

When we share what we have to offer, we see our own value in a new light while making life easier for each other. When we share what we need, we find a connection, solve practical problems, and build deeper relationships.

Offers and Needs Markets help to build community bonds that create well-being and make us a more resilient community.

Sign up here for free today!

Hosted by the Shelburne Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Committee.

For more information contact:

Tricia Yacovone-Biagi, MVP Grant Liaison, Town of Shelburne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 512-680-2215

Lynn Benander, Certified Offers and Needs Facilitator – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 413-552-6446

December 3rd, 10th and 17th, MAKE A DRAGON!!! Using Needlefelting techniques, create your own dragon or other creature! Because of the cost of materials, we are asking for a $5 fee for this series of three classes. Because of the nature of the tools used, we request that any children have an adult accompanying them. Ages 5 and above.

We will be in the downstairs meeting room. On Sundays there's lots of parking in back of the library.

There will be hot beverages available.make a dragon

cliamte cafe posterShelburne Falls' Arms Library is sponsoring a free Climate Cafe on Sunday, November 12th from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm where people are invited to share their feelings regarding climate change.

The Climate Cafe is a facilitated, welcoming space for people concerned about
the climate and ecological crises, and their impacts on the global, local, and individual levels. This is not a lecture, nor is it a therapy group. Each participant will be welcome to speak or not as they feel comfortable.Climate Cafes focus on feelings rather than action and building emotional resilience in the face of uncertain times, enabling us to connect with others, act in collaboration, and
envision a just and equitable solution. Many people have been deeply concerned for decades about the climate and ecological crises, and some are just beginning to feel concerned as we experience more direct impacts in our area and as the news of climate-related disasters continues to increase. Many fall somewhere in between. Everyone is welcome, no matter where they fall on that continuum. Facilitators will be Sadie Forsythe, LICSW, a climate-aware therapist and Hannah Harvester, a Conway-based artist who has been facilitating climate grief groups for the past year.

Both Sadie and Hannah have completed Climate Cafe trainings led by Climate
Psychology Alliance of North America.The facilitators will provide resources for anyone who would like to learn more about ways to work with climate emotions, as well as local opportunities for action, after the event.

The Arms Library is accessible via the lower level back entrance. Call 413-625-0306 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register which is preferred but not necessary.

Joan Livingston author mugAre you excited to learn that book number seven in the Isabel Long mystery series is due out later this year, and author Joan Livingston will offer a sneak peek into that book at the Arms Library on Sunday afternoon?

Local Author Joan Livingston will read from her latest book, and talk about her writing experience at the Arms Library on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. Her latest novel is "Northern Comfort." It is a dark drama, set in the fictional hilltowns of Western Mass. In addition, attendees will get a sneak peek of "Missing the Deadline" -- that's number seven in the Isabel Long Mystery Series, and set to be released later this year by darkstroke books.
Make plans to attend on 10/22 at 2 p.m. at Arms Library, Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls.

Accessible parking and entrance is located to the rear. Questions? Post them here!