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Library Hours

Monday – Wednesday 9:30 – 8:00 pm.
Thursday & Friday 9:30 – 5:00 pm.
Saturday 9:30 – 4:00 pm.

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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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Great Decisions

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Meets on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
February 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. 

  • 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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Second Annual Seed Swap

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Monday, February 26
6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Gardening newbies and master gardeners alike, all are welcome to get seeds from other local growers and share seeds from their own harvest. Know some gardening tips & tricks? Share your knowledge with others and compare notes next year when we meet again.

Register HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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Not Just Knitting (is back!)

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Every Friday, starting March 2
10:00 – 11:30 am.

An open space to connect with others, share materials or ideas, and spend a relaxing morning at the library. All experience-levels are welcome.

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Drop-in Poetry Circle (for teens and adults)

Tuesdays – 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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Consumer Information: Home Improvement

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Wednesday, March 7
6:30 pm.

Do you know there’s homework you must do before hiring a home improvement contractor? There are questions to be asked, research to be done, I’s to be dotted, and T’s to be crossed to protect your investment and avoid a shoddy repair or remodel.

Presented by Milagros S. Johnson, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information, a Local Consumer Program working in cooperation with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. 

Register HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.

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ELPL Writer’s Group

Second Saturday of every month
Upcoming meeting: March 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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ELPL Eats: A Cookbook Club

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Saturday, March 10
1:00 – 2:30 pm.

We’re cooking from The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen this month! Choose & make your favorite recipe, share it with group, and enjoy lots of food-related discussion when we all meet. Copies of the cookbook are available at the library.

New members always welcome. Registration required, HERE or 525-5400 x1511.

 

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Friday Flicks!

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Friday, March 16
1:00 pm.

When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Rated PG-13.

Registration not required.

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A.M. Book Group

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10:00 – 11:30 am.

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi is a modern re-imagining of the Snow White fairy tale that follows the experiences of a woman who marries a Massachusetts single father and succumbs to vanity when the birth of her baby reveals her husband to be a light-skinned African American.

New members always welcome and copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

 

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Creating Comics

with Dean Calusdian

Tuesday, March 27
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Library Community Room

Learn all the steps in creating comic books from Dean Calusdian, artist and author of the graphic novel “The Stocking Dead.” This workshop is a fun hands-on exploration of everything that goes into creating comic books. Students will learn everything from story-telling to publishing, and have a chance, themselves, to try penciling and inking using the techniques of the professionals.  All materials will be supplied. This workshop is for tweens and teens ages 10 and up.

Registration is required. Register ONLINE or call the library’s Circulation Desk at 414-525-5400, x1511.

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B.Y.O.B. Book Group

First Wednesday of every month
Upcoming meeting: April 4
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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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

Thursday, February 22 nd, 2018

Contact Us

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