The Friends invite you to participate in our holiday basket raffle

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are presenting their 9th Annual Holiday Basket Raffle.

Check out the baskets around the library & choose which ones you want to bid on!

All baskets will be on display in the library from Monday November 13 through Saturday December 9.

The Drawing will be held at 12 noon on December 9.

Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00. Ask for them at the Library’s Circulation Desk
All Proceeds to benefit the Agawam Public Library

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