"The (Little) Big Broadcast!" is the annual salute to the 1940's by the Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke, this year taking place virtually on the MHC Zoom platform. The show, conceived and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, has been slimmed and trimmed down for pandemic times- and for the first time ever, it's free of charge! Hosted by Brian Lapis, who appears in his 14th year as emcee "Fred Kelley", the event features music by Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Johnny Mercer and others.
Join us on Sunday, February 9 at 6:00pm for a house concert by local musician Marcia Gomes, who will be at the Odyssey to perform live and raise funds to complete her first album.
Join us on Saturday, November 30 for one of our favorite days of the year: Indies First, a Small Business Saturday tradition! We'll have refreshments, free gifts, guest booksellers, and and savings for you and your community!
Holyoke – The Care Center, an educational and cultural resource center for young mothers, invites the community to celebrate the release of Nautilus II, a journal of students’ writing and art, at a reading on Friday, June 21, at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Odyssey Bookshop invites book clubs for an evening of special, targeted programming. Publishing house sales representatives and Odyssey staff members will be on hand to talk about their favorite new releases in paperback, as well as to make recommendations for book club discussions. Additionally, books purchased in store at the event will qualify for a 20% discount. There will be numerous giveaways as well as refreshments. Come join us for a night celebrating book clubs and new releases!
This event is co-sponsored by The Rosenberg Fund for Children.
Worker-owned co-operatives have been part of the U.S. economy since the founding, but they’ve been easily eclipsed by an economy driven by corporate behemoths. Today they could be the alternative to corporate power and are attracting much interest again among community and labor organizers and more generally.
In Springfield, Wellspring Cooperative Corporation is creating a network of worker-owned companies that will provide on-the-job training, employment, and wealth creation opportunities for low income and unemployed residents.
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Odyssey Bookshop on Saturday, April 27!
Join more than 550 independent bookstores in 49 states for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise.
Please join us for an evening of poetry with Pioneer Valley Performing Arts! Students will be performing original pieces in addition to works by their favorite poets. The students are in Alyson Miller's Poetic Voice class, which offers an in-depth study of the genre of of poetry including analysis of both form and open verse. Students study various poetic devices and apply this knowledge to their original poetry.