Recess: What to do the week of Sept. 13

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"Is Peace Possible? Israelis & Palestinians: A New Paradigm" will be presented twice on Sunday, Sept. 18, with experts David Makovsky and Ghaith al-Omari of the Washington Institute of Near East Policy.

An afternoon session will be held at 3 p.m. in the Williams College Brooks Rogers Recital Hall at Bernard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. A 7:30 p.m. program will be held at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Both programs are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. Info: 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or visitjewishberkshires.org

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Charles Dew, Ephraim Williams Professor of American History, will talk about his new book, "The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade," at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, in room 3 of Griffin Hall, Williams College. A Q&A session will follow, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Info: 413-597-4277 or williams.edu

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"Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup" is held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, at Mason Library, 231 Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington. Caregivers and children ages infant to 5, can come and read, sing, play, talk during circle time and check out table time activities. This is a free public program. Info: 413-528-2403 or gblibraries.org

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"Woodchuck Wednesdays," a Wednesday afternoon nature play drop-off program, will be held from 1:45 to 4 p.m., at Williamstown Rural Land Foundation's Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road (Route 7). The program runs through Oct. 26, and is designed for children in kindergarten through Grade 4. Siblings of participants outside the age range will also be considered. The non-member fee is $110 for the series, or $22 per session, and includes a snack. Register at wrlf.org or 413-458-2494

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The Berkshire Athenaeum will host a free family-friendly "Curiosity Day," from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, at the library, 1 Wendell Ave., in Pittsfield. This event will feature STEAM activity stations, an instrument "petting zoo," free books, and milk and cookies with Mouse from Laura Joffe Numeroff's "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Info: 413-499-9480, ext. 5


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