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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

Digital Discussions


Tuesday, August 22
11:00 am. – 12:00 pm.

Get personalized help from a tech savvy librarian with Overdrive, Zinio, library online resources or other general questions. Please bring your library card and passwords for your devices. No registration required.


 Local Author Book Talk

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Tuesday, August 22
6:00 pm.

Join local author Ed Orzechowski and the subject of his book, Donald Vitkus, as they discuss, “You’ll like it here.” Donald Vitkus-Belchertown Patient #3394.

His book exposes the de-humanizing environment of a MA Department of Mental Retardation institution of the mid-1900’s. Misdiagnosed and clinically labeled a “moron” with an I.Q. of 41, six-year-old Donald Vitkus is committed to Belchertown State School. In 1949 he begins a lifelong battle to convince others—and himself—that he is not a moron. This is a story of the resiliency of the human spirit.

Register HERE or 525-5400 x1511.


Friday Flicks!

The Circle Poster

Friday, August 25
1:00 pm.

The Circle starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. Rated PG-13.


Memory Cafe

First Tuesday of every month
September 5
Library Community Room

Join us each month for activities, conversation and support for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other brain disorders. Co-sponsored by the EL Council on Aging and the ELPL.

Call 525-5400 x1508 to register and more information.


What’s the deal with WIND ENERGY?

photo of wind turbineTuesday, September 5
6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Library Community Room

The United States is home to one of the largest and fastest-growing wind markets in the world. Learn from Zara Dowling as she discusses the basics of wind power, the current status of wind energy in Massachusetts, and environmental and human-impact issues.

Zara Dowling is a PhD Student in Environmental Conservation and a Fellow in the UMass IGERT Offshore Wind Program.

Rescheduled from July 12. Please register ONLINE or call the library at 413-525-5400 x1511.


ELPL EATS: a cookbook club

Saturday, September 9
1:00-2:30 pm.
Library Community Room

If you love to cook, talk about food, or meet new people then you’ll love our cookbook club! This month we are choosing recipes from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. Please email Lyndsay ( with your recipe choice.

Cookbooks are available. Please register for this program ONLINE.


ELPL Writer’s Group

Second Saturday of every month
September 9, October 14, December 9…

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. Led by local author, Christina Uss, the workshop is based on the workings of the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method. Work with others in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere.


Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower with Greg Maichack

Saturday, September 16
10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Participants have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Jimson flower that sold for just short of $45 million. Sponsored by the Friends.

Space is limited, registration required HERE.


Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Thursday, September 21
11:00 am. – 12:00 pm.

A relaxing getaway of soothing music, coloring, and good friends. Meets on the third Thursday of every month. All materials are supplied, 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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413-525-5400, ext.1511
Fax 413-525-0344

Today's Date

Monday, August 21 st, 2017