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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

The library will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ Day.

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A.M. Book Group

book jacketTuesday, February 16
10:00 – 11:30 am.
Library Community Room

A page-turning story of love and survival that will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us.
Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. New members are always welcome!

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Great Decisions at ELPL

Tuesday evenings:
February 16, March 8, March 29, April 12, May, 3, 17, & 31. 

6:00 pm. — 7:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Logo for the Foreign Policy AssociationAre you politically minded? Do you follow world events? Would you like to influence foreign policy? Then you should join our new Great Decisions discussion group.  All materials are provided by the library. Participants will have access to a briefing book and DVD of the PBS series Great Decisions to review discussion topics prior to each meeting.

The 2016 topics for discussion are:

  • The Rise of ISIS
  • The Future of Kurdistan
  • Migration
  • The Koreas
  • The United Nations
  • Climate Change
  • Cuba and the United States

Registration is required.  Call (413) 525-5400, x1511 to register.

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Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

photo of colored pencilsOur group is so popular we added a morning session!
Adult coloring groups are sweeping the nation. Enjoy this creative new trend for stress relief, no experience necessary.
We meet the third Wednesday of every month. This program is free and open to the public. No registration.

February 17 (evening only), March 16, April 20, May 18
Morning sessions will meet 11:00 am. – 12:00 pm. and evening sessions will meet 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

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Friday Flicks!

The Martian

Movie posterFriday, February 19, 2016
1:00 pm.
Library Community Room

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

No registration.

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Healthy Eating Starts Now!

clipart of healthy eating specialistWednesday, February 24
6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Many of us would like to incorporate more plant-based foods into our diet, but don’t know where to start. Our healthy eating expert will talk about the benefits and then show some quick cooking tips and ideas. She will also share healthy snacks!
Registration is required, please call the library at 413-525-5400, x1511.

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How Green is Your Medicine Cabinet? – Rescheduled

photo of herbsMonday, February 29
6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Learn how you can replace some harmful OTC (over-the-counter) medications like cough syrups, pain killers and even antibiotics with natural OTC products.

Registration is encouraged. Call 413-525-5400, x1511 or stop by the library’s Circulation Desk to register.

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Free ESL Class for Adults

ESL logo An English as a Second Language class is now offered at the library.
The class meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Our new instructor, Heather Koziol, is an East Longmeadow native who received her master’s degree M.A.T. (Master of Art of Teaching) in French and Francophone Studies from UMass Amherst. She is a “language nerd” who loves studying new languages and cultures. She has taught English to students of all ages ranging from six years old to adults.

 Registration is not 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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Sunday, February 14 th, 2016