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Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Wednesdays, Oct 18 – Nov 29
6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Library Conference Room
For teens age 13 and up.

This workshop will explore two of the most popular literary genres – science fiction and fantasy. Participants will work with Jen Gaboury, (MFA-W Graduate student – Goddard College) and their peers to workshop their pieces, receive constructive feedback and learn the fundamentals of fiction. Open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or a laptop/tablet), and your imagination.

Registration is required. Please call the library at 525-5400 x1511 to register.



From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America

Image result for beatlesMonday, October 23
6:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963 as a cause of the Beatles’ sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy’s assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic.

Aaron Krerowicz is a professional Beatles scholar who has authored six Beatles books and presented throughout the US, Canada and England since 2011.

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


Psychic Medium Rick Boisvere – FULL

Image result for psychicMonday, October 30
6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Rick Boisvere will discuss his abilities as a third generation medium/psychic, perhaps even offering some messages from those who have passed. Boisvere is a member of a national spiritualist church and student of The Morris Pratt Institute, working on national credentials as a medium and spiritual healer. He also has experience as a paranormal investigator. All skeptics and believers welcome!

Waitlist only HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.


BYOB Book Group

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First Wednesday of every month
Next meeting: November 1
6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

Take the pressure off with our new evening book group. Bring what you’re already reading (or have read) and share it with others. Registration encouraged HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.


ELPL Eats: A Cookbook Club

Image result for lidia bastianichSaturday, November 4
1:00 – 2:30 pm.
Library Community Room

We’re cooking with Lidia Bastianich this month and attendees will be able to choose their favorite recipe from one of her many cookbooks. Please remember the group is meeting on the first Saturday this month due to the holiday.

Copies will be available at the library. Registration required HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.


Write-In Hours for NaNoWriMo

Image result for nanowrimoNational Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

Drop by our Conference Room anytime during the hours listed below for a quiet space to get that writing finished. We’ll also be hosting a special publishing workshop to help you make that novel a reality.

November 1 from 2:00-4:00, November 9 from 10:00-12:00, November 14 from 10:00-12:00,

November 20 from 6:00-8:00 & November 25 from 11:00-1:00


Local Author Showcase

Image result for authorMonday, November 6
6:00-7:30 pm.
Library Community Room

In celebration of NaNoWriMo, we’ve invited five local authors to give a short reading and chat with attendees about their writing process, book inspiration or getting published.

We’re happy to have Ellie Dias, George C. Kingston, Maurice J. Proulx, Christine Thibodeau, & Melissa Volker.

Registration is encouraged HERE or call 525-5400 x1511.


Memory Cafe

First Tuesday of every month,
Next meeting November 7 at 10:30 am.
Library Conference Room

Join us each month for activities, conversation and support for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other brain disorders.  Co-sponsored with the EL Council on Aging.

Please register by calling 525-5400 x1508.


Healthy & Allergen Free Holiday Baking

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Monday, November 13
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Do food allergies or dietary restrictions prevent your family members from enjoying the sweets they crave?  Would you like to know how to adapt your favorite baked recipes to accommodate almost any food need you and your family have? 

Learn the “secrets” to substituting ingredients in recipes to create desserts which not only are healthier for you but taste delicious too! This is a workshop from Paula Castner to teach you how to revamp your own holiday recipes and attendees are encouraged to bring in a recipe they would like to learn how to make healthy and allergen free. This is not a baking demonstration or a baking class but there will be tasty desserts to sample!

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


Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

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Thursday, November 16
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.


ELPL Writer’s Group

Second Saturday of every month
Upcoming meeting: December 9

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. Led by local author, Christina Uss, the workshop is based on the workings of the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method. Work with others in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. (No meeting in November due to Veterans Day holiday)


Digital Discussions (by appointment!)

Need help setting up Overdrive, using our online resources, or just got a new device? Digital Discussions is now by appointment only! Book a librarian for a 30-minute session to get individualized tech help. Stop by or call the Information Desk at 525-5400 x1508 to schedule one today.


 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

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Saturday, October 21 st, 2017