I’m Going to Kindergarten

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There are exciting things being planned at the North Adams Public Library for children who will be attending Kindergarten this fall. Please bring your child in any time to meet the children’s librarians, get a library card, and pick out books from the “First Day of School” collection. All children who come in wearing their bright yellow “I’m Going to Kindergarten” T-shirts will be invited to pick a small treasure from the kindergarten box. On Thursday, August 24, 2006 there will be a special celebration at 6:30 PM which will include stories about getting ready for school, craft activities, drawings for raffle prizes, and refreshments. Children are encouraged to wear their beautiful yellow t-shirts and come have fun with fellow kindergartners. Questions? Call 413-662-3133.
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MCLA Professor And Author Lecture

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Caren Beilin, an assistant professor in MCLA's English & Communications Department, will offer a free community conversation at 5:30 p.m. on March 9, 2021, via Zoom, in her role as this spring semester's Hardman Scholar-in-Residence.  
 
This event is free and open to the public; visit http://bit.ly/MCLAHardman to register. Beilin will also present a special faculty talk via Zoom at noon on March 9. 
 
Beilin is a creative writer working at the intersection of feminism and disability poetics. She is the author most recently of the nonfiction book "Blackfishing the IUD" (Wolfman Books, 2019), a CLMP Firecracker Award nominee. Her other books include a memoir, "Spain" (Rescue Press, 2018), and a novel, "The University of Pennsylvania" (Noemi Press, 2014). 
 
In addition to her work as a professor and author, Dr. Beilin has developed a new residency program in coordination with MASS MoCA that will invite young  writers into the MCLA and North Adams community. Her talk will highlight this new  programming and the ways the Hardman Special Initiative funding has been key to its launch.  
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