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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, February 20th,
in observance of Presidents’ Day.

 

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Great Decisions at ELPL

Logo for the Foreign Policy AssociationTuesday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 pm
February 28, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23

If you have an interest in world events and would like to influence U.S. Foreign Policy, then you should join our Great Decisions discussion group.  To prepare for each meeting, participants are asked to read the relevant chapter in the Great Decisions Briefing Book available for check out at the library.

  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Registration is required. Please call the library Circulation Desk at (413) 525-5400, x1511 or register HERE  for each session.

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 Creative Writing Workshop for Young Adults

Starts – Saturday, February 18, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Library Conference Room

This is an 8 week workshop – February 25, March 4, 11, 18, & 25, April 1 & 8.

The ELPL is hosting a Creative Writing Workshop for teens ages 13 and up. Be prepared to write, read, and share your work; receive constructive feedback; learn the fundamentals of fiction; and explore two of the most popular literary genres – Science Fiction and Fantasy. This workshop is open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or laptop/tablet), and your imagination!

This workshop will be taught by Jennifer Gaboury, BA in English (AIC), MA in English (UMass Amherst); current MFA-W student (Goddard College); former English tutor (STCC Writing Center); specialization in speculative fiction.

Registration is required as space is limited. Please sign up ONLINE  or call the library Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, x1511.

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Movie Matinee

Saturday, February 18
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Based on the best-selling novel, a divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. No registration required.

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A.M. Book Group

Tuesday, February 21
10:00 11:30 am.
Library Conference Room

We’re reading The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan.

An exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” and four unique marriages that will test how true—or not—those words might be. Copies are available at the library.

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Not Just Knitting!

graphic of knitting needles and yarnUpcoming meeting:  February 23
10:00 – 11:30 am.
Library Conference Room

A space to share, chat and learn with others. Bring your knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or any needlecraft project you’re working on. Meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. No registration required.

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Digital Discussions

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Thursday, February 23
2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Get one-on-one help from a tech savvy librarian. No registration required. Please bring your library card and passwords for your devices.

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First Annual ‘Seed Swap’

Saturday, February 25
11:00 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Community Room

The library is partnering with the East Longmeadow Garden Club to host the first annual ELPL Seed Swap! Here’s your chance to put all those seeds you’ve saved to good use! Join us for a short presentation on seed saving 101, then mingle and swap seeds with others at the event. No seeds to swap? Don’t worry, we’ll have some available to take home.

All sharing materials (and some seeds) will be provided by the library. Light refreshments will be served. Registration encouraged HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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ELPL Eats: A Cookbook Club

Saturday, March 4
1:00 – 2:30 pm.
Library Community Room

We’re meeting the first Saturday this month only! Choose a recipe from Tyler Florence’s, Real Kitchen. Copies are available at the library. Registration required.

Register HERE or call the library.

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The Art of the Con: Famous Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries


Monday, March 6
6:30 pm.
Library Community Room

The famed former director of the Metropolitan Museum, Thomas Hoving, famously said that 40% of the art hanging on the walls of the museums and galleries of the world are fakes. Though talented copyists are involved in the most famous scandals, Amore describes how the true art in art scams is not on the canvas but in the con itself.

Anthony Amore is the Director of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where he also served as the chief investigator of the infamous 1990 heist of 13 priceless works of art. His most recent book, The Art of the Con, is a New York Times crime bestseller.

Sponsored by the Friends. Register HERE or call the library.

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ELPL Writer’s Group

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March 11, April 8, & May 13
10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

This monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to writers at all levels of experience and confidence. Work with others in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Now led by local author, Christina Uss, the workshop is conducted similar to the AWA (Amherst Writers & Artists) method. Don’t forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper. No registration required. 

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Thursdays,
March 16, April 20, & May 19
11:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
Library Community Room

A relaxing getaway of soothing music, coloring, and good friends. All materials are supplied, no registration required.
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Our ESL Class for Adults has ended. 

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 ELPL Homebound Delivery Service

The East Longmeadow Public Library is now offering Homebound Delivery Service for town residents that are unable to visit the library due to illness or disability.  We can deliver books, movies, magazines and music CDs.   If you are interested in this program, contact us at 413-525-5400 ext. 1511.  If you know of someone who might benefit from this program, please tell them!  We are also looking for people who are interested in being volunteer drivers. Our goal is to get library materials to everyone in East Longmeadow that wants them, regardless of whether they can get to the library in person or not. We look forward to hearing from you! Joanne Nichting, Circulation Supervisor

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Monday, February 20 th, 2017