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  Not Just Knitting! 

graphic of knitting needles and yarn Thursday, October 27
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. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Yankee Division in the Great War

Graphic of Doughboys- Library of CongressWednesday, November 9
6:30 pm.
Library Community Room

When the call went out for American boys to fight in Europe in 1917, the Yankee Division was the first division to be organized, the first to cross the ocean and the first to take to the battle line. This hour-long presentation will look at the highlights of the Yankee Division in action and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers.

This program is presented by Dan Leclerc, a career educator who has worked as a high school history teacher and as a central office administrator. He was a 2nd. Lt. in the Massachusetts National Guard and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Military Academy where his did his officer training. Currently, he is teaching a course at UMass and Tufts University.

Register ONLINE or call the library’s Circulation Desk at (413) 525-5400, x1511. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Digital Discussions


Thursday, November 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
Tuesday, November 29, 11:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
Library Conference Room

Get one-on-one help from a tech-savvy librarian. Stumped on how to set-up an email account or using our digital catalog? Wondering how that new tablet or eReader works? We can help with that too! No registration required. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ELPL Eats: A Cookbook Club

Image result for gourmet cookie bookSaturday, November 12
1:00 – 2:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Do you like to try new recipes? Want to meet new friends? Then join us for a foodtastic time! Let’s get started…


  1. Register  ONLINE or call the library Circulation Desk at (413) 525-5400, x1511.
  2. Copies of  The Gourmet Cookie Book will be at the Circulation Desk
  3. Notify Lyndsay of your recipe choice at


ELPL Writer’s Group

NotebookMeetings are held on the second Saturday of every month 
10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Conference Room
November 12 & December 10

This monthly drop-in writing workshop, conducted in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) 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. No registration required.

A.M. Book Group

Tuesday, November 15
10:00 – 11:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

A coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing roadtrip. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.


Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Wednesdays, November 16 & December 21
11:00 am. – 12:30 pm. AND 6:00-7:00 pm.
Library Community Room


A relaxing getaway of soothing music, coloring, and good friends. All materials are supplied, no registration needed.

Friday Flicks!

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Friday, November 18
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War. Rated R. No registration needed.


ESL for Adults

Practice speaking English in a friendly group setting with other ESL students.

ESL logo Class will meet every Tuesday evening from 6 – 7:00 pm. Library Conference Room Come join us at the East Longmeadow Public Library for English as a second language instruction with  Heather Koziol. Heather earned her Master of Art in Teaching from UMass Amherst. She is fluent in French, Spanish and conversational Polish. Heather has also studied Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, and Japanese. She describes herself as a “language nerd” who loves studying new languages and cultures. No registration 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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Wednesday, October 26 th, 2016