Sublime Sunflowers

Pastel Paint like the Masters with Greg Maichack

photo of sunflower done in pastelsSaturday, September 20th
10:30 – 12:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Extensively researched, Maichack teaches participants by lecture, revealing anecdotes, historical context and demo of techniques applicable to many styles of pastel painting, covering all essential pastel techniques. Participants using van Gogh’s, Georgia O’Keeffe’s and Monet’s famous “Sunflowers” artwork, and also Maichack’s reference photos, create their unique sunflower pastel painting.

All materials: pastels, pastel paper, pastel pencils, included.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Please call the library Circulation Desk at (413) 525-5400, x1511 to register.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This project is supported in part from a grant from the East Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


eReader Drop-in Sessions

photo of ereaderDrop-in and learn how to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library’s Digital Catalog to your mobile device, laptop, or eReader.  A valid library card is required. We will meet in the library conference room.

Thursday, September 25th
3:30 – 4:30 pm.




 Maybe I’ll Read This Book

Teen Book Group

This month we are reading
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
by Leslye Walton

Book jacketThursday, September 25th
2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Library Conference Room

This group is for teens ages 13 – 17. 

New members are always welcome!


Art Print Sale

sponsored by the Friends of the Library

graphic of art print frameWhen:     Saturday, September 27th

   Time:       10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

   Where:     Library Community Room
Forty art prints, originally purchased for the library by the Friends, will be on sale. Some are in excellent condition, while others need a little TLC to restore the frame to its former beauty. There are prints by Cassatt, Delacroix, Matisse, Monet and many more.

Most will be sold at half the original purchase price!


 Adult Book Group

book jacket for The Paris Wife

This month we are reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Tuesday, September 30th
10:00 – 11:30 am.
Library Conference Room

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash “beautiful boy” Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband’s career.

New members are always welcome. 


movie reel

Heaven is for Real poster

Come join us for Heaven is for Real
Friday, October 3rd
2:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth.



Free ESL Classes for Adults

Photo of instructor Amadou TallaWednesday evenings starting September 10th
5:30 pm. – 6:30 pm. –  Intermediate
6:30 pm. – 7:30 pm. – Beginners

 Come join us at the East Longmeadow Public Library for interactive English classes. Learn to listen, speak, read and write in conversational English.

Amadou Talla, our instructor, has been a Massachusetts certified teacher to speakers of other languages for almost 20 years and is very enthusiastic about helping students meet their goals.

 Registration for these classes is required. Please contact our Information Desk at 
413-525-5400 ext. 1508


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Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 8:00 pm Thursday & Friday 9:30 - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:30 - 4:00 pm Closed Saturdays - June, July & August