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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

Join the East Longmeadow Summer Reading Program 

Exercise your mind and body! READ!

Summer Reading Adult 2016Children’s ProgramOn Your Mark, Get Set, READ!  Sign up now!
Teen ProgramGet in the game! READ!   Sign up Tuesday, June 21
Adult Program Exercise Your Mind. READ! Sign up Tuesday, June 21

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins and the Friends of East Longmeadow Public Library.

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Double Feature Summer

Eddie the EagleEddie the Eagle

Friday, July 22
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Belly Dance – Class and Performance

The Crescent Dancers

Crescent Dancers logoMonday, July 25
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room
All ages are welcome.

Join The Crescent Dancers, the Pioneer Valley’s premiere Middle Eastern dance troupe for over 40 years, when they offer a program of belly dance for fun and fitness. The Crescent Dancers enchant and inspire with a brief performance followed by a belly dance lesson including cultural information. No previous dance experience required!

Registration is required, please call 525-5400 x1511 to register or register ONLINE.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading program calendar.

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Coding with Alex

coding sample 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Our instructor is Alex Atwater, a recent ELHS graduate and computer techie.
Class will meet on  July 26 & August 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Registration is required. Call the library Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, ext. 1511 to register or stop by the library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Game Night @ ELPL

Ticket to Ride gameWednesday,  August 3
5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Exercise your mind with our collection of tabletop games. Tabletop games are a modern take on the board games of your childhood. Not sure of the rules? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you. Or bring one of your own and teach us! This event is open to adults & teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & these events are part of our Adult Summer Reading Program calendar. All of our games will be available to borrow in late August.

Please register in advance by calling 525-5400 x1511 or register ONLINE

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Digital Discussions

MobileThursday, August 4 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
and
Tuesday, August 23 from 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.

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Living A Less Stressed, More Flourishing Life

Monday, August 8
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Join us as Resilience Strategist, Rita Schiano, offers an educating and entertaining exploration of the choices that determine our direction, and the decisions that ultimately dictate our destiny. Rita discusses ways to manage stress through resilience, the characteristics of resilient people, as well as personal resiliency skills and attitudes, and how to strengthen them.

Please register in advance ONLINE or by phone, 525-5400 x1511. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tiny Houses: A Different Approach to Home Ownership

House

Wednesday, August 10
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Learn the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights that are unique from the popular tiny house themed TV shows. Living in a tiny house year-round is a topic of rapidly developing debate. Isa Bauer is the Project Manager and lead designer from Tiny House Northeast, a New England and upper NY State tiny house design-build business. For more information, visit www.tinyhousenortheast.com. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please register in advance ONLINE or by phone, 525-5400 x1511.

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Not Just Knitting! 

graphic of knitting needles and yarn

Upcoming dates: August 11 & 25
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.

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 A. M. Book Group

Tuesday, August 16
10:00 am. – 11:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

photo of colored pencilsAugust 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, & December 21
11:00 am. – 12:30 pm.

Enjoy this creative new trend for stress relief, no experience necessary.  We meet the third Wednesday of every month. All materials provided. Just stop by to enjoy a relaxing 90 minutes of coloring, soothing music and good company.

No registration required.

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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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Monday, July 25 th, 2016