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Library Hours

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

 

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Consumer Reports Online is available in the library and remotely
to patrons with an East Longmeadow Library card.

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Great Decisions at ELPL

Logo for the Foreign Policy AssociationTuesday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 pm
March 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.

  • 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, 525-5400, x1511 or register HERE  for each session.

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 Creative Writing Workshop for Young Adults

Creative writing workshop

Saturday,  April 1 & 8
1:00 – 3:00 pm
The last two classes of this eight week workshop will be held in the library’s Community Room.

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.

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 Not Just Knitting!

graphic of knitting needles and yarnUpcoming meetings:  April 13 & 27
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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Tuesday, April 4
11:00 – 12:00 pm.

Thursday, April 27
2:00 – 3:00 pm.

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

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Essential Oils 101

Tuesday, April 4
6:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Come and learn about what essential oils are, where they come from and how they can benefit your health. Registration required.

Register HERE  or call the library at 525-5400 x1511.

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During the month of April, mini computer classes will be offered every
Thursday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am.
Using the library computers, receive hands-on training from and ELPL librarian.

Email – April 6
Surfing the Internet – April 13
Library online resources – April 20
Facebook April 27

Sign up for one or all four classes. Proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is required.
Registration is required as space is limited. To register, call the library’s Information Desk at
(413) 525-5400, x1508.

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ELPL Writer’s Group

NotebookSaturday, 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. 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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Music of the West African Kora (with Sean Gaskell)

Wednesday, April 12
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Enjoy a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. Gaskell will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.

Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

Sponsored by the Friends. Register HERE  or call the library at 525-5400 x1511.

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Thursday, 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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413-525-5400, ext.1511
Fax 413-525-0344

Today's Date

Wednesday, March 29 th, 2017