March 1, 2021

Challenging discrimination has never been easy.


And Lucy Stone would know. She was the first to challenge many discriminatory practices.

Did you know she was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree? Her belief in the equality of the sexes was evident in both her political and personal endeavors. Did you know as a suffragette, her passionate speeches helped galvanize Susan B. Anthony to join the women's rights movement? Did you know, Lucy Stone opted be the first woman not to take her husband’s name and, as a result, the phrase “a Lucy Stoner” became synonymous with a married woman who kept her maiden name?

Learn more about this woman of firsts at this free event:

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February 23, 2021

Spring WILL come, Friends!


Be prepared for it, when it does! 

Learn how to use plants to lure the birds and the bees.

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January 26, 2021

January 21, 2021



Discuss The Metamorphosis with Amherst College scholar Ilan Stavans next Wednesday at 8:00.

Haven't read it yet? That's okay! It's a novella; there's still time! Unless, of course, you wake up one morning with no hands to hold the book.

Should that happen, though, you could always get the audiobook...

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January 8, 2021

Have you been enjoying Bridgerton lately?


Did you already finish?? Are you now bereft, needing more? If this is you, fear not! The good people at the New York Public Library have some more suggestions for you.

January 6, 2021

Vote on Massachusetts' State Dinosaur!

Ooooh! Oooooooh! Friends, this is really important!
We feel J Mascis would agree...


Merriam-Webster's 8 words for being quiet suggestions


Per chance, in this age of WFH and remote learning, should you need to tell someone to pipe down over there, here are a few assorted ways in which to yell at various members of your household.

The Friends. Always here for you. Silently.

January 5, 2021

7 Fascinating Facts About F. Scott Fitzgerald


Since "The Great Gatsby" has now entered the public domain, and we all now have a GREEN LIGHT to use it as we wish, we thought you might enjoy learning a little more about its author...