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The First Wednesday Speaker series welcome Daphne Bye on March 6 at 6pm to discuss how we can get beyond physical reactions to anxiety. Our bodies are highly attuned tracking systems. This talk explains how overwhelm can throw our nervous systems askew. We learn to begin tracking ourselves mindfully from excessive fatigue, anger and anxiety, toward more vibrant calm.

Daphne Bye, BMus, DipEd, Certified Focusing Trainer, combines elements of Focusing and Somatic Experiencing® to facilitate reconnection to whole-bodied knowing and gentle recovery from trauma.

The First Wednesday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library. All programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Open to residents and students in Franklin County.
Two categories:  Adult and Young Poet (ages 12-18)

Guidelines:

  • Submit up to three poems.  Number pages of multi-page poems.
  • Only unpublished poems may be submitted.
  • Previous winners (first place) may not submit poems.
  • Top-placing youth poets may re-submit when they enter a new age category.
  • Indicate “Adult” or “Young Poet,” and Young Poets write your age on the front of the sheet where the poem appears, lower right hand corner, circled.
  • No identifying information on front of sheet, where poem appears; no staples.
  • On reverse side of each poem, write your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, if available.  Poems will not be returned.
  • Submit on white 8.5 x 11 paper, printed clearly in ink or typed in plain typeface; no markers.
  • Notification of receipt of entry will be via email, unless SASE is included with entry.      

First Prize, Adult:  Poet’s Seat Chair for one year and name engraved on plaque; hand-crafted, poet’s ceramic platter; a night at the Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast; and a $20 book store gift certificate.

All other prizes: 2nd and 3rd Place Adult, as well as top 4 Youth Poems (Youth poems judged in separate categories, ages 12-14 and 15-18) hand-crafted ceramic mug; $20 book store gift certificate.

Pottery courtesy of the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail potters http://www.asparagusvalleypotterytrail.com/

An awards ceremony will be held in April in honor of National Poetry Month.

Send poems to:  POET’S SEAT CONTEST, Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301

DEADLINE:  MARCH 4th, 2019 (POSTMARK)

Interested in the library building project but missed the informational meeting on Thursday, December 13?  Click here to watch the meeting in its entirety.

Click here to watch the December 19 Town Council meeting.

Thanks to GCTV for filming and sharing both events.

Mayor William Martin is pleased to announce that the Greenfield Public Library Building Committee has selected Johnson Roberts Associates of Somerville, Massachusetts, to design the town’s new library.

Founded in 1996 by J. Stewart Roberts, Johnson Roberts specializes in public library design and has provided design services and feasibility studies to 60 communities, and completed construction of 27 public libraries.

Stew Roberts, founding principal of Johnson Roberts states: “The library is an iconic symbol of community and an important contributor to a town’s identity and culture. Our libraries are designed to act as a gathering place for their communities. We place special emphasis on the creation of spaces appropriate to everyone in the community: children, teens, adults, and seniors.”

Johnson Roberts Associates has assisted dozens of towns in Massachusetts with successful applications for millions of dollars in construction grant money distributed by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Johnson Roberts is committed to designing environmentally responsible and high performance buildings. The firm includes LEED accredited personnel and many of their public library projects have achieved or are seeking LEED certification.

Building Committee chair, Jean Wall states that Johnson Roberts was the committee’s unanimous choice because the firm has “an excellent understanding of public library planning, a successful relationship with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and a focus on sustainable design.” Wall adds: “we are excited about the possibilities this partnership offers us, and we look forward to an amazing new library for Greenfield.”

Post Date: 11-02-2015

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Upcoming Events
  •  28th Annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest

    Open to residents and students in Franklin County. Two categories:  Adult and Young Poet (ages 12-18) Guidelines: Submit up to three poems.  Number pages of multi-page poems. Only unpublished poems may be submitted. Previous winners (first place) may not submit poems. Top-placing youth poets may re-submit when they enter a new age category. Indicate “Adult” […]

  • March 6, 2019 First Wednesday: Your Intelligent Body — Getting Beyond Anxiety with Daphne Bye

    The First Wednesday Speaker series welcome Daphne Bye on March 6 at 6pm to discuss how we can get beyond physical reactions to anxiety. Our bodies are highly attuned tracking systems. This talk explains how overwhelm can throw our nervous systems askew. We learn to begin tracking ourselves mindfully from excessive fatigue, anger and anxiety, […]

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