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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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Available to East Longmeadow card holders. Click the link below, create an account and start
watching over 1,500 full-length concerts and music documentaries. 

Preview Qello

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Cafe Concerts

Thursdays in January from 10:00- 11:30 am.

Start your day with a front row seat to a performance or show and enjoy breakfast goodies as you watch. Entertainment is courtesy of Qello, an online streaming service the library now provides free to all East Longmeadow cardholders.

January 25 – The Cleveland Orchestra

Register for one or all dates HERE or call 525-5400 x1511 to register.

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Adventures in Liking My Looks, “Normal must be so boring!”

Wednesday, January 24 (Re-scheduled due to snow)
11:00 am.
Library Community Room

An one-woman show by Susan Cummings that takes the audience on a fun, spirited journey to a woman’s discovery that her non-“normal” body is beautiful. The show will inspire the audience to realize that each of our bodies are uniquely beautiful and parts of the human palette.

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

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Movie Matinee

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Saturday, January 20
1:00 pm.

Based on the novel by Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us is about two strangers stranded after a tragic plane crash and must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Rated PG-13.

Registration not required.

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Words Matter: Early Literacy Presentation

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6:30 pm.

Learn about the importance of talking, reading, and singing to babies right from birth. Ellen Rustico, Bay Path Early Childhood professor, will speak about language in a child’s early years as key to strong communication and reading skills. Also gain ideas for developing literacy routines, including the use of Starlings, word counting devices soon available to borrow from the library. This presentation is intended for parents & caregivers, but children are welcome.

Registration encouraged HERE.

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DNA Basics

Tuesday, January 30
6:30 pm.

Dave Robison of Old Bones Genealogy will be here to answer all the questions you have on DNA testing. Have you ever wondered which test and why? What are your expectations? What happens after you get the results? Also learn about who to test with and DNA Group Projects. Sponsored by the Friends.

Register HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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Jewelry Jam for Tweens and Teens

Presented by Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations

Wednesday, January 31
3:00 – 4:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Learn the art of making beautiful jewelry from common hardware items. Each participant will leave with their own design.

For ages 11 and up. Registration is required. Call the library’s Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, x1511 to register.

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Great Decisions

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Meets on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17, May 1 & 15

The nation’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year.

Registration is required. Register ONLINE or call 525-5400 x1511. Great Decisions booklets are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. 

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

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B.Y.O.B. Book Group

First Wednesday of every month
Upcoming meetings: February 7
6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Bring Your Own Book Book Group takes the pressure off! Bring whatever book you’re reading (or have read) and share it with others. Leave with a suggestion for read-a-likes or something new to try. Light refreshments will be served.

Register HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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ELPL Writer’s Group

Second Saturday of every month
Upcoming meeting: February 10
10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.

Our monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to all levels of experience and confidence. Geared for ages high school and older but all ages are welcome. Led by local author, Christina Cooper. Don’t forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

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Drop-in Poetry Circle (for teens and adults)

Tuesdays – February 13, March 13, April 17, May 15 & June 12
6:30-7:30 pm
Library Conference Room

Share a poem you’ve written or one by your favorite poet. No registration required.

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A.M. Book Group

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

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love. New members always welcome and copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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Digital Discussions 

Need help setting up Overdrive, using our online resources, or just getting started with a new device? We’re here to help! Call the Information Desk at 525-5400 x1508 to schedule a 30-minutes session for individualized help.

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 ELPL Homebound Delivery Service

The East Longmeadow Public Library offers 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

Today's Date

Friday, January 19 th, 2018

Contact Us

60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
413-525-5400, ext.1511
Fax 413-525-0344