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November is national novel writing month

NaNoWriMo participants begin on November 1  working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Anyone working on their novel is welcome to use the library conference room at the times listed below. Enjoy free coffee and a quiet, comfortable room.

Come Write In Hours
 Thursday, November 19 ~ 1-3 pm
Monday, November  23 &  November 30 ~ 5:30-7:30 pm


ELPL Writer’s Group

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This monthly drop-in writing workshop, conducted in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, is open to writers at all levels of experience and confidence. Work with others in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Led by Emily Savin, Associate Director of Amherst Writers and Artists. Don’t forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

Meetings are on the second Saturday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Library Conference Room.
December 12, January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14


Digital Discussions & Computer Conversations

graphic of a smart phone and tabletTuesday, December 8
11:00 – 12:00 pm. 

Thursday, December 17
2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Library Conference Room

Get one-on-one help from a tech savy librarian. Stumped on how to set up an email account? Need help downloading an eBook to your new device?  Come by to see what else the library has to offer.


Doula Info Session

Tuesday, December 8
6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Library Community Room

What is Doula? A doula, or childbirth assistant, is a birth professional. They provide non-medical, emotional, and physical support in addition to your medical care provider.

Join us for an informal discussion and Q&A with a certified doula to learn more about doulas and their supportive role to mothers and their partners for pregnancy, birth and in the postpartum.


Chocolate @ the ELPL

photo of chocolate desertsWednesday, December 9
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Chocolatier Maria Brandriff will be presenting a chocolate demo just in time for the holidays! She’ll be discussing the varieties of chocolate available, how to work with it, and teaching the basics of chocolate truffles, plus plenty of samples.

Maria is a self-taught chef who’s always had a interest in desserts and pastry making.

Registration is required. Please call the library at 525-5400 x1511.  This program is Sponsored by the Friends of East Longmeadow Public Library 


Free ESL Class for Adults

ESL logo An English as a Second Language class is now offered at the library.
The class meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Our new instructor, Heather Koziol, is an East Longmeadow native who received her master’s degree M.A.T. (Master of Art of Teaching) in French and Francophone Studies from UMass Amherst. She is a “language nerd” who loves studying new languages and cultures. She has taught English to students of all ages ranging from six years old to adults.

 Registration is not required.


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, November 30 th, 2015