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Coolidge Museum Endorses Statement on Civility in Politics

September 25, 2023 — Press Release – For immediate release Contact: Lisa Downing, Library Director, or 413-587-1016 The Calvin Coolidge Standing Committee of the Forbes Library Board of Trustees voted at its Sept. 11, 2023 meeting to support the joint statement of thirteen presidential foundations and centers “regarding the future of our nation and an urgent call to action for all Americans.”…

The climb to the White House: 100 years ago today, Northampton’s Calvin Coolidge rose to the presidency

August 3, 2023 — The Daily Hampshire Gazette published this excellent local historical & biographical article by Bob Flaherty on August 3, 2023. (includes 9 photos)

All things Calvin: Coolidge library and museum contains trove of info about the Northampton man who became president

August 3, 2023 — The Daily Hampshire Gazette published this article on August 3, 2023, the 100th anniversary of Calvin Coolidge’s swearing in as the 30th President of the United States. (includes 11 photos)

La Galería Hosmer busca aplicaciones de artistas para el 2024

July 24, 2023 — Es con gusto que la biblioteca Forbes invita propuestas de exhibiciones para la Galería Hosmer!  Planearemos las exposiciones de febrero 2024 a febrero 2025. La convocatoria cierra: el 8 de septiembre, 2023, 6 PM El horario será finalizado en octubre. La galería de arte Hosmer, que abrió en el 2002, está diseñada para proveer oportunidades a artistas locales…

Hosmer Gallery seeks artist applications for 2024

July 24, 2023 — Forbes Library is excited to invite exhibit proposals for the Hosmer Gallery!We’ll be planning exhibits for February 2024 through February 2025. Applications close: September 8, 2023, 6 PMThe schedule will be finalized in October. The Hosmer Art Gallery, which opened in 2002, is designed to provide opportunities for local artists to show their work to the…

Forbes Library Launches New Logo Inspired by Building and Library Values

June 7, 2023 — Forbes Library has a brand new look! The new logo is inspired by the shape of the sandstone arch over the front doors and also suggests the open pages of a book. This new visual identity seeks to reflect the fact that Forbes Library is much more than a building. It is a welcoming community…

Upcoming Election for Forbes Library Board of Trustees

May 1, 2023 — The Board of Trustees is the governing body for Forbes Library. The Trustees are responsible for the hiring and evaluation of the director and the oversight of the library budget and policies. As an example, a few years ago Forbes Library eliminated fines after the Trustees voted on and approved this new policy. Trustees also…

Local History Specialist Dylan Gaffney interviewed on The Fabulous 413

April 12, 2023 — Check out the podcast at Dylan’s interview starts at about 12 1/2 minutes in. NEPM hosts Monte Belmonte and Kaliis Smith spoke to the meter of buildings and architecture with Dylan Gaffney of Forbes Library’s Local History & Special Collections, who will present a series of photographs documenting the evolving landscape of Northampton from 1887-1987.

Forbes Library needs you now more than ever

March 28, 2023 — Daily Hampshire Gazette – Guest Column by Russ Carrier – 3-24-2023

Forbes Library Hosts Toiletries Drive To Benefit Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals, Inc.

January 27, 2023 — Throughout the month of February, Forbes Library is collecting toiletries to support local residents who are experiencing homelessness. The following supplies are needed: deodorant, shampoo, shaving materials, lip balm, small bar soap, hand or foot warmers, men’s underwear (new in package), small packages of tissues, small packages of Bandaids, snack bars, and insulated water bottles…

Celebrate New Art Works in Forbes Library’s Collection, February 4

January 18, 2023 — Reception Saturday, February 4, 2-3:30 PM The public is invited to a reception spotlighting the new art works by local and regional BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists which we have acquired in the last two years. In 2021, Forbes Library received a $10,000 anonymous donation with the express intent of supporting the library…

Friends of Forbes Winter Newsletter

December 5, 2022 —

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