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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

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East Longmeadow Public Library is hosting its annual Giving Tree
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Starting December 1the public is invited to come to the East Longmeadow Public Library to take a tag off the Giving Tree and then purchase a new gift for the child indicated on the tag. Gift suggestions are available. The donations should be returned unwrapped to the library by December 16.  More information is available by calling, 525-5400 x1506.

The annual Giving Tree is to benefit New Beginnings, a family shelter serving area families. New Beginnings is managed by the New England Farm Workers Council, a Partners for Community Agency which provides a wide range of assistance programs to low-income individuals, including fuel assistance, voucher daycare, family emergency shelter, and homelessness prevention. The East Longmeadow Public Library and New Beginnings, formerly Family Place, have partnered for over 15 years in this holiday service project.

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ELPL Writer’s Group

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10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

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. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month.

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The Story of A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 14
6:00 pm
Library Community Room

Join Barry Dietz as he looks at how Charles Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol.  He’ll also look at Victorian Christmas traditions (both American and British) and then finish with a look at the story in the 20th century and a glance at some of Dietz’s favorite versions of A Christmas Carol. Sponsored by the Friends.

Register in advance ONLINE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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Friday Flicks!

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Friday, December 16
1:00 pm
Library Community Room

We’re showing the latest installment in the Bourne series, Jason Bourne. The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. Rated PG-13. No registration required.

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A.M. Book Group

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Tuesday, December 20
10:00 – 11:30 am
Library Conference Room

We’re reading A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A fictional tale narrated by two characters, a sixteen-year-old Japanese American girl in Tokyo who keeps a diary, and a Japanese American writer living on an island off British Columbia who finds the diary washed up on shore some time after the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan. No registration required, new members always welcome!

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Wednesday, 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.
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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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413-525-5400, ext.1511
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Wednesday, December 7 th, 2016