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

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  • 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

Put this on your calendars for May 3rd!

Friday May 3rd 2019 at noon
The Arms Library, Shelburne Falls MA
Corner of Bridge & Main

Gloria Matlock, voice
Michael Nix, guitar, banjar

Gloria Matlock and Michael Nix reach deep into the centuries-old tradition of African American song.

With a powerful and authentic voice, Gloria sings gospel songs, spirituals, story songs, work songs, songs of slavery and emancipation, and present day freedom songs.

Michael explores the African-American roots of banjo playing from early gourd instruments to arrangements and compositions for the modern seven-string instrument of his own design.

Arms Library and Footlights at the Falls of Shelburne Falls are holding four play readings in 2019, We welcome you to come to read and enjoy these wonderful plays!

Twelve people read "A Christmas Carol" at the temporary library in December, both experienced actors and novices alike! It was fun to share this classic play together!

The readings are free and open to readers and audience members, too. We switch roles often so everyone has a chance to be a variety of characters!

No need to RSVP -- just show up!

All play readings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library on Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls.

Footlights at the Falls began producing plays at Memorial Hall in 2016.

The schedule for the readings is:

April 27 -- The Ferryman A 2017 black Irish comedy by Jez Butterworth about a wonderful, very funny family still feeling the impact of The Troubles.

July 12 --  The Foreigner 1984 comedy by Larry Shue about a very shy man who visits a Georgia lodge and pretends he is a foreigner who can't speak English. He quickly charms everyone and foils a plot against the beloved lodge owner. 

Oct. 11 -- American Clock 1980. By Arthur Miller. Slices of life during the Great Depression, including a once affluent Manhattan family, a rails rider, stockbrokers and farmers. Woven throughout it are great, positive songs from the era.

Dec. 13 -- You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water is Running. 1967. By Robert Anderson Four one-act plays. In The Shock of Recognition, a playwright auditions a man for a role that requires nudity The Footsteps of Doves focuses on a married couple shopping for twin beds after many years of marriage. In I'll Be Home for Christmas, Chuck and Edith await the arrival of their adult children. I'm Herbert is a sympathetic and hilarious look at dementia.

Hope, redemption and the triumph of goodness! We're having a dramatic reading on Dec. 14th at 6:30 p.m. of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Join us for a community read-aloud of this classic, in a play written by Eggtooth Productions. Everyone,of all ages, is invited.There will be refreshments. Information, Arms Library: 413-512-3389. We are currently located at 33 Bridge Street in the meeting room of the Greenfield Cooperative Bank.index

We are still using the bookdrop located outside, to the left of the front steps, of the Arms Library. We have a little cart to pull books to the Cooperative Bank. If during open library hours please drop your materials off with us in the bank's meeting room. Otherwise, the bookdrop it is! Our entrance is the outside meeting room door. We are open Mondays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LezcanoDuo2Mohawk Trail Concerts presents its first 'Music at the Arms' concert on Friday, September 28th at 12 noon, at the Arms Library in Shelburne Falls. The concert features Duo Mundo: Rebecca Hartka, cello, and Jose Lezcano, guitar. The concert is free, and the Arms Library is located at the corner of Bridge and Main Street, in the center of Shelburne Falls.

Cellist Rebecca Hartka and grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Jose Lezcano have been praised by American Record Guide for their "...subtle but effective unity of rubato...", and in Facts and Arts that their playing "displays a high degree of heart and tonal control". Duo Mundo was formed in 2014, and in March of 2017 the duo performed and gave master classes in Havana, Cuba, through the invitation of UNEAC.

The concert will feature works of Astor Piazzolla, Jacob do Bandolim, and Jose Lezcano. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. for more information, contact Mohawk Trail Concerts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..