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Summer Reading Banner - Build a Better World

Along with libraries across Massachusetts, the ELPL is offering a summer reading program for adults, teens and children. Stop by the library to learn more about the fun and educational programs we have scheduled.

Register here for the ELPL Summer Reading Program
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Adults and Teens submit your book reviews here.

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ONE BOOK FOR ALL

This summer the ELPL is hosting our first ever community read. Patrons of all ages are invited to join.

The intent of this program is to promote literacy, creative thinking, and a spirit of community through inter-generational conversations and shared experiences among people of all ages. We have chosen the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Brian Mealer. A true story of a boy in Africa who built a windmill for his village so they could have running water & electricity. Additional copies of this book are available through inter-library loan. 

Thank you to ONE BOOK Community Sponsors: Friends of ELPL, Cartamundi, MedExpress, & Northstar Recycling.

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Islam 101

Photo of Mona IvesTuesday, July 25
6:30 pm.

Islam is a religion that has 1.6 billion followers worldwide and almost 3 million Americans are Muslim. Mona Ives, an American-born Islamic educator and lecturer will address common questions, such as: What do Muslims believe? What are their moral values? How do they practice their faith? Why do Muslim women dress differently? Mona Ives will focus on these questions but also make time to answer your specific questions about Islam as well.

Register HERE or  525-5400 x1511. Sponsored by the Friends. This program supports our summer reading program, Build A Better World.

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Friday Flicks!

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Friday, July 28
1:00 pm.

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. Based on the book by David Grann. Rated PG-13.

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Superfoods 101

Wednesday, August 9
6:30 pm.

Join Kim Larkin, of Klassic Kreations, as she presents a fun, culinary (and educational) workshop. The interesting history of these superfoods will be explored and get a chance to test your knowledge with an interactive trivia quiz!

She will discuss the most popular powerhouses of nutrition and how to incorporate them into our diet today, plus learn some easy recipes. Get a chance to sample unique superfoods such as acai, hemp, cacao protein, cacao nibs, etc.

Register HERE or 525-5400 x1511. Sponsored by the Friends. This program supports our summer reading program, Build A Better World.

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Digital Discussions

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Thursday, August 10
2:00 – 3:00 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.

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Making Mindfulness

Monday, August 14
6:00 pm.

Develop your mindfulness practice and create a beautiful piece of art at the same time! Leave with a calmer mind and a bouquet of butterflies, to keep or give to someone you love. No experience necessary.

Register HERE or 525-5400 x1511. Sponsored by the Friends.

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Thursday, August 17
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.

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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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Wednesday, July 26 th, 2017