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Mon - Wed 9:30 - 8:00 pm. Thurs & Friday 9:30 - 5:00 pm. Saturday 9:30 - 4:00 pm. Closed Saturdays June 1 thru Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, April 20th for Patriots’ Day.

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Saturday, Matinee at ELPL

UnbrokenSaturday, April 18
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Unbroken – The unbelievable true story about the lives of three men who survived in a raft for 47 days – only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

No registration required.


Evening Book Group

Book jacketWednesday, April 22
6:30 – 7:30pm
Library Conference Room



The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri – a portrait of the immigrant experience that follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.

Copies of The Namesake are available at the Circulation Desk.


 Teen Movie Matinee

Mockingjay - Part 1Thursday, April 23
1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Mockingjay, Part 1 finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.”

No registration required.


ELPL Writer’s Group

photo of paper and penSaturday, April 18
Saturday, May 16
10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

This writing workshop, conducted in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method, is open to writers at all levels of experience.

No registration required.


You’re invited to a Book Signing

Illustration of East Longmeadow by James TreleaseSaturday, April 25
1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Library Cafe 

Things I Remember About The Early Days of East Longmeadow
by Clarence Burton Cooley
Illustrations by James J. Trelease

In 1978 Clarence Burton Cooley (1896-1987), a lifelong resident of East Longmeadow, authored a book titled “Things I Remember About The Early Days of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.” Nineteen chapters of the book were illustrated by James J. Trelease, who was an award-winning artist and journalist at The Springfield Daily News for 20 years. In 1979 Trelease turned his career toward education when he wrote the first edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook.

Recently, Bruce Moore, a local historian, arranged to have Cooley’s book reprinted and it will be offered for sale at the book signing. Proceeds from the sale of the book are earmarked for the Library. 

Please join us on April 25th to reminisce and have your book signed by James Trelease.


A.M Book Group

Book jacketTuesday, April 28
10:00 – 11:30 am.
Library Conference Room

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Ernest Pettigrew leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more.

No registration required.


   Free ESL Classes for Adults

Wednesday evenings
5:30 pm. – 6:30 pm. –  Intermediate
6:30 pm. – 7:30 pm. – Beginners

Photo of instructor Amadou Talla Come join us at the East Longmeadow Public Library for interactive English classes. Learn to listen, speak, read and write in conversational English.

Amadou Talla, our instructor, has been a Massachusetts certified teacher to speakers of other languages for almost 20 years and is very enthusiastic about helping students meet their goals.

 Registration for these classes is required. Please contact our Information Desk at 
413-525-5400 ext. 1508


MA Permit Practice TestDoes not require a library card or any personal information.

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Saturday, April 18 th, 2015