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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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Digital Discussions


Tuesday, January 24
11:00 am. – 12:00 pm.

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


Not Just Knitting!

graphic of knitting needles and yarnUpcoming meeting: January 26, February 9 & 23
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.


Secrets to Aging Well


Tuesday, January 31
11:00 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Dr. Amy Rothenberg will speak on the Secrets of Aging Well. Come hear from her experience of working with an aging population, thoughts on healthy aging, natural approaches to a number of health complaints and have a chance to ask any general health related questions. Sponsored by the Friends. 

Please register in advance HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.


Winter Wildlife

Saturday, February 4
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

A member from MassAudubon will be here to present on the winter wildlife that lives in Massachusetts, changes in their populations over time, and strategies of surviving the winter through a PowerPoint presentation. The presentation will also include winter birds that can be found at your feeders. Sponsored by the Friends.

Please register in advance HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.


Don’t Retire…Rewire Workshops

Thursdays, February 9 & 16
10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Attention Boomers! Are you wondering how you will spend the 2080 hours per year you’ve spent at your full-time job when you retire? In two interactive workshops you’ll complete a series of exercises, work on some self-assessments, reflect, and brainstorm with others to create an action plan to help you transition into a satisfying new chapter of your life. These workshops are designed to work together and your registration is a commitment to attend both sessions. Sponsored by the Friends.

Please register in advance HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.


ELPL Writer’s Group

February 11, March 11, 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. Now led by local author, Christina Uss, the workshop in conducted similar to the AWA (Amherst Writers & Artists) method. Don’t forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper. No registration required. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month.


Great Decisions at ELPL

Logo for the Foreign Policy AssociationTuesday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 pm
February 14 & 28, March 14 & 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.

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • 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 Circulation Desk at (413) 525-5400, x1511 to register.


Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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February 16, March 16, 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. Now meeting on the third Thursday of every month.

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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Saturday, January 21 st, 2017