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Field Memorial Library
1 Elm Street, Conway, MA 01341
“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
Jennifer Walls, Author of The Glass Castle
Friends Meeting – The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be in the library on Wednesday July 10 at 7 PM. All are welcome.
Book Club The FML Book Group will meet on Wednesday, July 17 at 4:00 PM. The book to be discussed is The Brightest Sun by Adrienne Benson. If you are interested in joining the group, please sign up at the library during open hours or contact Carol Baldwin at email@example.com. Light refreshments will be served.
News & Notices
Thanks to Lillian Jackman of Wilder Hill Gardens in Conway, we have beautiful annuals in pots out front. Visit her at her place off Pine Hill Rd., it’s a treat. Her web address is www.wilderhillgardens.com
Museum Passes – Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, we have the following passes available to Conway residents:Clark Art Museum clarkart.edu; Mass MoCa massmoca.org; Mohawk Trail Concert Series mohawktrailconcerts.org; Pioneer Valley Symphony pvsoc.org; Smith College Museum of Art smith.edu/artmuseum
For more information, call the library at 413-369-4646 during open hours (see above)
New Audiobooks: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin; On Brassard’s Farm by Daniel Hecht; The Last Second by Catherine Coulter; Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul; The River by Peter Heller; Chat by Archer Mayor; Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Loewenstein; Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen; Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline.
New Movies: The Last Emperor; Ken Burns: the Dust Bowl; La Strada; Gentle Yoga for Balance; Game of Thrones: the Complete Sixth Season; John Wick Chapter Two.
Vintage Book Collection Library Assistant Grace Cabral has been organizing and processing our wonderful collection of books published during the early twentieth century, comprised of fiction and nonfiction works. many of these books have been housed in our library since it was built in 1901! The VBC is located in the Fiction Room.
Events & Exhibits
Have you seen the blog for Hilltown Families? It’s a great online resource for families living throughout the four counties of Western Massachusetts. ” ‘Hilltown Families’ believes in creating resilient and sustainable communities by developing and strengthening a sense of place in our children and citizens through community-based education and engagement.” See: http://www.hilltownfamilies.org/
About Our Library
Our building is a stunning example of nineteenth-century architecture, with a domed rotunda, Italian marble, original woodwork, a spiral staircase, and cast-iron shelving in the Fiction Room. Completed in 1901 and sponsored by Marshall Field, the library is dedicated as a memorial to his parents, John and Fidelia Nash Field.
What We Offer
Our library is located in the heart of Conway, Massachusetts, and we serve residents with a variety of materials, services and programs. If you’re a Conway resident and want to become a patron, stop in during open hours. Our resources include:
- A Community Room available for programs, meetings and workshops
- Books, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs for adults and children
- Wifi with PC and printer
- Inter-library loan services
- Educational and entertaining programs
- Local History Collection and Vintage Book Collection
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Field Memorial Library work to raise funds and promote the library in our community. Love your library- join the Friends! The Friends of FML typically meet in the library at 7 PM on the second Wednesday of each month. The Friends support us with book sales, building and grounds work, fundraisers, and more. They are an essential element of the library community. Come to a meeting or stop at the library during open hours for more information. All friends are welcome!
Howard Boyden|Chris Eugin|Nat Cohen |Joanne Clapp|Alice Herrmann
David Whittier and Grace Cabral, Library Assistants. Deb Craven, Building and Grounds
The Field Memorial Library is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley area of Western Massachusetts. Conway is also at the beginning of the Hilltowns leading to the Berkshire Mountain range. From south of Deerfield/Conway, take Interstate 91 North, and Exit 24 for Deerfield/Conway. Continue on Route 116 North toward Conway. Travel approximately six miles into town, past the Greenfield Savings Bank. Go downhill and then as you approach the main street, the library building will be on your right, across the street from the town hall.
From north of Deerfield/Conway, take Interstate 91 South to Exit 25. At the end of the exit, take a right onto Rt 116 North toward Conway. Travel approximately six miles into town, past the Greenfield Savings Bank. Go downhill and then as you approach the main street, the library building will be on your right, across the street from the town hall.
The library is located on Route 116 and may be reached by taking 116 South (actually Southeast) from North Adams, MA area or 116 North (actually Northwest) from the Amherst, MA area.