AuthorTalk with Judith Sessler, Author of The Legacy of Aidan McManus

Agawam, MA, Monday, November 20, 2017: It was turn-of-the-century Ireland when Sheila O’Reilly, the fiery red-headed beauty, met and married handsome Ian McManus. She never imagined their life together would take them across the ocean to start a new life in America. As poor, Irish immigrants, they settled in a Lower East Side tenement and their new life began.

The story is a legacy of love and tragedy that is woven through the generations. We are introduced to Aidan’s granddaughter, Nora, at his funeral and taken back through the years to the inspiring and heartwarming, yet often tragic stories that span a century.

Sessler is an author of romantic fiction, juvenile fiction and short stories.  She has been writing in some capacity since childhood.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register online at              

Big Foot, Yeti & Sasquatch, Oh My!

Big Foot, Yeti & Sasquatch,
Oh My!
Monday, Oct 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

Understanding Big Foot: History and

Desiree Smelcer will give a lecture on the legends and The program will include some of the oral traditions around Bigfoot, and her own two encounters.
In addition, Bigfoot investigator Norma Parda willoffer info on local Bigfoot sightings. She has been a researcher for 12 years, primarily in western MA.

Psychic/Medium Rick Boisvere

Psychic/Medium Rick Boisvere
Thursday, October 19 @ 7:00 p.m.

Rick Boisvere will discuss his abilities as a third generation psychic/medium, perhaps even offering some messages from those who have passed.

Boisvere is a member of a national spiritualist church and student of The Morris Pratt Institute, working on national credentials as a medium and spiritual healer. He also has experience as a paranormal investigator.

Space is limited. Please register by calling 789-1550 X4 or go to

Museum Pass Addition

Thanks to the generosity of our Friends of the Library, we have added a museum pass for the enjoyment of our patrons. Visitors to the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut will enjoy free admission for four (4) people with the new pass. Visit for more information

Oil Paintings by Laurie Tavino

The Agawam Public Library is proud to display an exhibit of Oil Paintings by local artist, Laurie Tavino for the month of August.

Laurie paints local rural landscapes because of their natural beauty but also with the intention of preserving their history. Many of her paintings depict scenes that no longer exist. However, her favorite subject is the figure, drawing her inspiration from artistic anatomy studies and women’s themes.

The exhibit will be on display during the month of August. The Agawam Library welcomes visitors Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please contact Adult Services Librarian, Cher Collins at (413) 789-1550 X8851 or if you are interested in displaying artwork at the library.