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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, July 4th, for Independence Day.

Join the East Longmeadow Summer Reading Program 

Exercise your mind and body! READ!

Summer Reading Adult 2016The fun begins on Tuesday, June 21st at 5:30 pm with a Kick-off Party and Pep Rally for the whole family. Music provided by Jon O’Neill.

Children’s ProgramOn Your Mark, Get Set, READ!  Sign up now!
Teen ProgramGet in the game! READ!   Sign up Tuesday, June 21
Adult Program Exercise Your Mind. READ! Sign up Tuesday, June 21

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins and the Friends of East Longmeadow Public Library.

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Coding with Alex

coding sampleAttention all tweens and teens! Sign up for our new coding class!

First class – Tuesday, June 28
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Library Community Room

Our instructor is Alex Atwater, a recent ELHS graduate and computer techie.
Class will meet on  June, 28, July 5, July 26, & August 2, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Registration is required. Call the library Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, ext. 1511 to register or stop by the library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Not Just Knitting! 

graphic of knitting needles and yarn

June 30, July 14, 28, August 11, 25 and continuing through the year.
10:00 – 11:30 am.
Library Conference Room

Our newest drop-in program is for sharing, chatting and learning. Bring your knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or any needle-craft project you’re working on. This group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

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Game Night @ ELPL

Ticket to Ride gameWednesdays, July 6 and August 3
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Library Community Room

Exercise your mind with our collection of tabletop games. Tabletop games are a modern take on the board games of your childhood. Not sure of the rules? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you. Or bring one of your own and teach us! This event is open to adults & teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & these events are part of our Adult Summer Reading Program calendar. All of our games will be available to borrow in late August.

Please register in advance by calling 525-5400 x1511 or register ONLINE.

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Double Feature Summer

Movie poster - RaceRace

Friday, July 8
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

 

 

Eddie the EagleEddie the Eagle

Friday, July 22
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Author Visit

 Kirk Westphal – No Ordinary Game

Book jacketWednesday, July 13
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

This is a book of pure inspiration. Many of the sporting world’s most profound achievements and displays of humanity are never recorded. They happen on sandlots, asphalt, and backyards. No Ordinary Game is the grandstand for everyday miracles.

Join us for pizza, a book signing & drawings for special prizes.

No registration required. 

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 A. M. Book Group

Tuesday, July 19
10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Library Conference Room

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Lawson. For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim. Under the big sky, Hattie braves hard weather, hard times, a cantankerous cow, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove on her quest to discover the true meaning of home. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

photo of colored pencilsJuly 20 & August 17 
11:00 am – 12:30pm

Enjoy this creative new trend for stress relief, no experience necessary.  We meet the third Wednesday of every month. All materials provided. Just stop by to enjoy a relaxing 90 minutes of coloring, soothing music and good company.

No registration required.

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Belly Dance – Class and Performance

The Crescent Dancers

Crescent Dancers logoMonday, July 25
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room
All ages are welcome.

Join The Crescent Dancers, the Pioneer Valley’s premiere Middle Eastern dance troupe for over 40 years, when they offer a program of belly dance for fun and fitness. The Crescent Dancers enchant and inspire with a brief performance followed by a belly dance lesson including cultural information. No previous dance experience required!

Registration is required, please call 525-5400 x1511 to register or register ONLINE.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading program calendar.

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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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413-525-5400, ext.1511
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Thursday, June 30 th, 2016