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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

Library Survey

The East Longmeadow Public Library is working to develop a new, five year strategic plan. A critical aspect of the process is gathering information and ideas from community members to establish priorities and develop a focused direction. Your input is important to us. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, July 19. Thank you for your participation. Layla Johnston, Library Director. 

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Summer Reading Banner - Build a Better World

Along with libraries across Massachusetts, the ELPL is offering a summer reading program for adults, teens and children. Stop by the library to learn more about the fun and educational programs we have scheduled.

Register here for the ELPL Summer Reading Program
Adults
Teens
Children

Adults and Teens submit your book reviews here.

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Summer Reading Kick-off Event

Thursday, June 22
6:00 – 7:30 pm.

ALL are welcome to enjoy pizza, outdoor lawn games, prizes, activities, and music by Jon O’Neill (weather permitting).

Registration for KIDS begins on Wednesday, June 12. Registration for TEENS & ADULTS begins Thursday, June 22.
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ONE BOOK FOR ALL

This summer the ELPL is hosting our first ever community read. Patrons of all ages are invited to join and attend our launch event on June 28th at 6:00 pm.

The intent of this program is to promote literacy, creative thinking, and a spirit of community through inter-generational conversations and shared experiences among people of all ages. We have chosen the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Brian Mealer. A true story of a boy in Africa who built a windmill for his village so they could have running water & electricity. Patrons can sign up at the library and then receive their age-appropriate copy of the book at the launch (while supplies last).

Thank you to ONE BOOK Community Sponsors: Friends of ELPL, Cartamundi, MedExpress, & Northstar Recycling.

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 Double the Friday Flicks!

Last WordFriday, June 23
1:00 pm.

Last Word starring Shirely MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried
Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of East Longmeadow Public Library.

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Climate Change & The Connecticut River

Image result for connecticut riverMonday, June 26
6:00 pm.

Please join Dr. Richard Palmer as he explores what unexpected events we should begin to expect in the Connecticut River basin as we move into the 21st century. The talk will begin with a brief introduction to why our climate is changing and evidence for that change.

Dr. Richard N. Palmer is head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMass Amherst and Director of the Northeast Climate Science Center.

This program is in support of Build A Better World. Please register HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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Digital Discussions

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Tuesday, June 27
11:00 – 12:00 pm.

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

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An Evening with Senator Eric Lesser

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Wednesday, June 28
6:00 pm.

State Senator Eric Lesser will be visiting the library to discuss his legislation regarding high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston. His visit coincides with the ELPL’s launch of ONE BOOK for All, our community read of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer. Receive your free copy of the book at this event.

Register HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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for Tweens and Teens with Google CS First

 

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14
1:30 – 3:00 pm.
Library Community Room
This program is for students in grades 6 – 9. Students are encouraged to attend each session.

Google Computer Science First is a free web-based program that exposes students to computer science through video tutorials and modules that students participate in. Students learn about computer science and coding in a hands-on, learning-by-doing way. All the coding activities use Scratch, a free kid-friendly programming language. No experience needed.

Chromebooks will be provided. Please register at the Circulation Desk or call 413-525-5400, x1511.

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  Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Thursday, 7/20, 8/8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, & 12/21
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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 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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60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
413-525-5400, ext.1511
Fax 413-525-0344

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Friday, June 23 rd, 2017