Winter Session Events


(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson! – Jan 27th @ 6PM

Professor Ann McClellan will lead a public discussion on the persistent popularity of literature’s favorite flatfoot, Sherlock Holmes:”Holmes is the most portrayed literary character of all time, with over 230 film versions alone in several different languages. Over the past century, Sherlockians have created societies like the Baker Street Irregulars, wrote articles sussing out the “sources” of Doyle’s works, and, most recently, developed an entire online world of Holmesian fan fiction. Sherlock Holmes is now a multi-million dollar industry. Why is Sherlock Holmes so popular? McClellan’s presentation explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective and tracks his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media in order to crack the case of the most popular detective.” (NHHC)


The library will host our second annual Anime convention: Toshocon!  Presented by the Pelham Public Library’s Anime Club, fans of anime can come enjoy games, trivia, fan artwork, a cosplay costume contest, refreshments, and panels discussing Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online. Toshocon will take place on Saturday March 21st starting at 11:00 AM.

More events @ your library!
Check our calendar each month for new or updated details on events and other library happenings!

Children’s Events:

Special Events
Valentine’s Day Drop-In Craft: Thursday, February 2nd @ 6 PM
Beach Week! All Things Warm and Sunny: February 17th – 20th
All About the Monsters!: February 23rd – 27th (February School Vacation Week)

Regular Events
Winter Storytime Session: Begins Tuesday January 6, 2015 and ends Friday, February 27, 2015. The theme for this 8-week session is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” As we explore winter in New England, we’ll begin by discussing how we hearty New Englanders cope with the weather. We’ll also explore snow and ice with some simple experiments. Penguins and polar bears will fill the last 2 weeks of January. As we move into February, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day and February School Vacation Week fun will round out the session.

The weekly schedule is as follows:
            CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR (Ages 3 &4) Tuesdays @10:00 AM
            LUNCH BUNCH (K’s & 5’s) Wednesdays @ 11:45 AM
           BABY STORYTIME (Newborns-18 mos) Fridays @ 10:00 AM
           JUST 2’S (Just for 2 year olds!) Fridays @ 11:00 AM

Daddy & Donuts Storytimes – Once a month on Saturdays @ 10:30 AM
Daddies (or Mommies!) can come and enjoy coffee and donuts while kids of all ages enjoy a Saturday morning storytime and craft. Check our calendar for this month’s date!

: One Tuesday Each Month
January 13th – Let’s Get Crazy With LEGOS
February 10th – Collaboration
March 10th – Build a Bridge
April 14th – Wearable LEGOS
May 12th – Build Your Own Race Car
June 9th – LEGO Celebration!

Teen Events:

Special Events
TOSHOCON 2015!: March 21st @ 11 AM

Regular Events
Anime Club: Every Other Wednesday @ 3 PM
Teens meet to discuss the latest trends in Anime and Manga, and plan related events!

(TAG): One Wednesday Each Month @ 3 PM
TAG is a leadership group where teens can plan library events and work on other Community Service projects together.

NEW! Teen Craft Group: Once Monthly @ 3 PM
Starting in January, the library will begin hosting craft events for teens each month! Supplies will be provided for crafters unless otherwise stated. Please note that some events require you to sign-up ahead of time!
January 28th – Stained Glass Votive Holders (Space is limited. Preregistration required.)
February 12th – Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Cards
March 24th – Tie Dye Shirts
(Space is limited. Preregistration required.)

NEW! Teen Movie Afternoons: As Announced @ 2:30 PM
January 20th
February 17th
February 25th *Special February Vacation Drop-In Anime Movie

Adult Events

Special Events 
(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: Tuesday, January 27th @ 6 PM
Local Author Signing: “Pelham History” by Diane Chubb February 17th @ 6 PM
Irish Singer & Songwriter Paul Carroll: Tuesday, March 31st @ 6:30 PM

Regular Events
Idle Hands Craft Group: Second Thursday Each Month @ 6 PM
Crafters get together to chat and make small crafts!
Pelham Reads! Book Club: Once Each Month @ 6 PM
“Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen – Tuesday, January 20th
“The Ocean at The End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman – Tuesday, February 24th
“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern – Tuesday, March 24th
Tuesday Knits!: Twice each Tuesday
Afternoon Knits: 12-2 PM in the Reading Room
Evening Knits: 6-8 PM in the Juvenile Reading Area

Scrabble Club: Monday Afternoons @ 1 PM