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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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ESL for Adults

Practice speaking English in a friendly group setting with other ESL students.

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Class will meet every Tuesday evening from 6 – 7:00 pm.

Library Conference Room

Come join us at the East Longmeadow Public Library for English as a second language instruction with  Heather Koziol. Heather earned her Master of Art in Teaching from UMass Amherst. She is fluent in French, Spanish and conversational Polish. Heather has also studied Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, and Japanese. She describes herself as a “language nerd” who loves studying new languages and cultures.

No registration required. 

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 Digital Discussions

Mobile
Thursday September 29, 2:00 – 3:00 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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An Afternoon with Abigail Adams

POSTPONED due to family emergency, new date TBD

Saturday, October 1
1:00pm
Library Community Room

Please join us as Carol Bielefeld presents a lively portrait of one of the most fascinating women in our nation’s history. You’ll have an intimate visit with this remarkable woman. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 

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The Beatles: Band of the Sixties

Tuesday, October 4
6:30pm
Library Community Room

Aaron Krerowicz, Beatles scholar and author, will explore the music of The Beatles in a multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960’s: beginning with the band’s seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please register ONLINE or call the library Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, x1511.

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ELPL Writer’s Group

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10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

October 8, November 12 & December 10

This monthly drop-in writing workshop, conducted in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method, is open to writers at all levels of experience and confidence.  Work with others in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Led by Emily Savin, Associate Director of Amherst Writers and Artists.  Don’t forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper. No registration required.

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How to Get Started Homeschooling

Wednesday, October 12
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

The nitty-gritty of how to get started for those new to homeschooling or just considering it. Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, deciding whether or not to homeschool, getting started, methods for teaching, resources for teaching, and homeschooling support. Presented by Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts (AHEM).

Please register in advance ONLINE or call 525-5400 x1511 to register.

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Not Just Knitting! 

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Thursday, October 13 & 27
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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Movie Matinee

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1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Ghostbusters gets a reboot with an all-female cast. The group of paranormal enthusiasts band together to stop a ghost invasion of Manhattan.

No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Picture of the Legend of Sleepy HollowMonday, October 17
6:00 pm.
Library Community Room

For nearly two centuries, Americans have delighted in blood-chilling tales of the headless horseman and his nightly gallops around Sleepy Hollow. But was it all a prank? Join Professor Paul Thifault of Springfield College for a spirited discussion of Washington Irving’s original 1819 piece, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Please register ONLINE or call the library’s Circulation Desk at 525-5400 x1511 to register.

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A.M. Book Group

Tuesday, October 18
10:00 – 11:30 am.
Library Conference Room

Brooklyn is a New York Times bestselling novel about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

photo of colored pencilsOctober 19, November 16, & December 21
11:00 am. – 12:30 pm. AND 6:00 – 7:00 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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Friday, September 30 th, 2016