Field Memorial Library

Conway, Massachusetts

Knowledge is power.

Location & Hours

1 Elm St.
Conway, Massachusetts 01341
413-369-4646

Hours:
Monday 1-6
Wednesday 2-7
Saturday 10-12
** Please note that our Monday and Saturday hours will change beginning Saturday Oct. 19, 2019. See the News & Notices section below for details




Please scroll down for more information about our library resources and events.

Calendar

Please note: the Field Memorial Library will be closed on Monday Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

Friends Meeting – The Friends typically meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. The next scheduled meeting is Nov. 13. All are welcome.


Book Club The FML Book Group will meet next on Wednesday Oct. 16 at 2:00 PM. The book to be discussed is The Storyteller’s Secret: A Novel by Sejal Badani. If you are interested in joining the group, please sign up at the library during open hours or contact David Whittier at conwayfmldir@gmail.com.

Coming Soon: Halloween Harvest: Ghosts, Goblins & More
A seasonal program for adults, teens & tweens by DAVIS BATES Parents’ Choice Award-winning singer & storyteller
Wednesday October 16 at 7 PM
Field Memorial Library
1 Elm St., Conway, MA

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News & Notices

The Field Memorial Library (FML) is Evolving!
Beginning on Saturday Oct 19, 2019 our hours will change. The FML’s new hours will be:
Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM (Beginning Oct. 19. 2019)
Mondays 3 PM – 6 PM (Beginning Oct. 21. 2019)
Wednesdays 2 PM – 7 PM (No Change)
You can keep up to date through our new website at:
https://fieldmemoriallibrary.org/
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The Conway Festival of the Hills Oct 5 & 6 was a resounding success with hundreds of visitors to the library art exhibit, book sale, and Under the Dome event. Thanks to numerous volunteers and friends for their time and expertise in making these events such rewarding experiences.

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, The Field Memorial Library was closed for a special event, the wedding of a life long patron of the library and her partner. The relationship of the family and the library is a lovely story and one it seems would have delighted Marshall Field. The Greenfield Recorder documented the event with an article and photos that you can review online by clicking the story title: Bride returns to Conway’s Field Memorial Library, favorite childhood place . Be forewarned that the Recorder may replace the photos with other headline videos.

Thanks to Lillian Jackman of Wilder Hill Gardens in Conway, we have beautiful annuals in pots out front. Visit her at her place off Pine Hill Rd., it’s a treat. Her web address is www.wilderhillgardens.com

Museum Passes – Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, we have the following passes available to Conway residents:Clark Art Museum  clarkart.edu;
Mass MoCA        massmoca.org; Mohawk Trail Concert Series  mohawktrailconcerts.org;
Pioneer Valley Symphony pvsoc.org; Smith College Museum of Art  smith.edu/artmuseum
For more information, call the library at 413-369-4646 during open hours (see above) 

New Audiobooks: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin; On Brassard’s Farm by Daniel Hecht; The Last Second by Catherine Coulter; Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul; The River by Peter Heller; Chat by Archer Mayor; Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Loewenstein; Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen; Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline.

New Movies: The Last Emperor; Ken Burns: the Dust Bowl; La Strada; Gentle Yoga for Balance; Game of Thrones: the Complete Sixth Season; John Wick Chapter Two.

Vintage Book Collection The Field Memorial Library has a wonderful collection of books published during the early twentieth century, comprised of fiction and nonfiction works. Many of these books have been housed in our library since it was built in 1901! The VBC is located in the Fiction Room. 

About Our Library

Our building is a stunning example of nineteenth-century architecture, with a domed rotunda, Italian marble, original woodwork, a spiral staircase, and cast-iron shelving in the Fiction Room. Completed in 1901 and sponsored by Marshall Field, the library is dedicated as a memorial to his parents, John and Fidelia Nash Field.

What We Offer

Our library is located in the heart of Conway, Massachusetts, and we serve residents with a variety of materials, services and programs. If you’re a Conway resident and want to become a patron, stop in during open hours. Our resources include:

  • A Community Room available for programs, meetings and workshops
  • Books, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs for adults and children
  • Wifi with PC and printer
  • Inter-library loan services
  • Educational and entertaining programs
  • Local History Collection and Vintage Book Collection


Get in Touch

Field Memorial Library
1 Elm St.
Conway, MA 01341
413-369-4646

Library Trustees 

Howard Boyden|Chris Eugin|Nat Cohen |Joanne Clapp|Alice Herrmann

Library Staff

David Whittier, Acting Director; Sylvia Cabral, Library Assistant.; Deb Craven, Building and Grounds.

Directions

The Field Memorial Library is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley area of Western Massachusetts. Conway is also at the beginning of the Hilltowns leading to the Berkshire Mountain range. From south of Deerfield/Conway, take Interstate 91 North, and Exit 24 for Deerfield/Conway. Continue on Route 116 North toward Conway. Travel approximately six miles into town, past the Greenfield Savings Bank. Go downhill and then as you approach the main street, the library building will be on your right, across the street from the town hall.

From north of Deerfield/Conway, take Interstate 91 South to Exit 25. At the end of the exit, take a right onto Rt 116 North toward Conway. Travel approximately six miles into town, past the Greenfield Savings Bank. Go downhill and then as you approach the main street, the library building will be on your right, across the street from the town hall.

The library is located on Route 116 and may be reached by taking 116 South (actually Southeast) from North Adams, MA area or 116 North (actually Northwest) from the Amherst, MA area.


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