News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Wednesdays, 8/5, 12, 19, 26 from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess Club.

Fridays, 8/7, 14, 21, 28 from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Gaming.   Teens please join us to play the Wii in friendly games of competition.

Saturday, 8/22 at 10am.   Photography Program. Discuss and analyze the photos taken for photo contest.

Saturday, 8/22 from 11 to 1pm.   Teen Movie. Teens please join us as we show Insurgent, science fiction/thriller. Rated PG-13

Monday, 8/24 at 6pm.   Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.

The funding for the Teen Space and programs comes from a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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Lee Library Patrons Can Now Access
10 Western Mass Newspaper Archives

Through the generosity of several western Massachusetts libraries and organizations, the Lee Library now has access to the digital archives of 10 local newspapers, including the Advocate (2/10/2010 — current), the Berkshire Eagle (12/31/2003 — current), and the North Adams Transcript (11/25/2003 — current).

To start using the database, follow this link.

Once on the NewsBank site click on "Massachusetts". If you are connecting from outside the library you will need to enter your library card number.

The Lee Library also has microfilm of the Berkshire Eagle (starting Jan. 1993), the Berkshire Record (Jan. 2000 — current), and the Valley/Berkshire Gleaner (1/1/1857 — 6/2/1944).


(See  Calendar  for event details)

August Gallery Exhibit

Jennifer Smith, Collage, Pen and Ink during the month of August.

CreativeLEE XV

The Lee Library Association invites you to display your art in our 15th annual exhibit for the month of Sept. The items must be brought to the Lee Library on Tuesday, 9/1, 10am to 8pm or Wednesday, 9/2, 10am to 5pm. A maximum of 2 items per artist will be accepted due to space limitations. Items must be ready to hang or display in a case. To obtain a registration form, follow this link, or ask for one at the Lee Library circulation desk. Call Mary Philpott 243-2733 for more information. A reception will be held Founder's Weekend, Friday, 9/19 from 3 to 5pm.

Summer Reading Program 2015

The program will have weekly book prizes, special programs and an end of summer party with prizes.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: This year's theme is Every Hero has a Story.

Thursday, 8/6 from 11 to 12noon. Blades@ the Lee Library! Meet Blades, the Boston Bruins Mascot for a special visit of the Summer Reading Program! Learn why he loves reading so much and wants all children to read. There will be a story time, crafts, trivia and prizes. BLADES will also pose for photos so bring your cameras/cell phones.

Monday, 8/10 from 2 to 4pm.  Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man: A Heroic Climb. Our SRP Grand Finale Party begins with Mary Jo Maichack in her new hero show. Children are invited to sing, dance a folktale hero in costume and act along in a funny play with a surprise, epic take on the classic spider tune. Reading certificates and prizes will be awarded immediately after the show, followed by our annual ice cream sundae party!

ADULTS' PROGRAM: The theme is Escape the Ordinary.

Monday, 8/3 at 6pm. Potter Jim Horsford, wheel-throwing pottery demonstration.

Thursday, 8/13 from 6:30 to 8pm.   The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers presents an evening of readings from Writing Fire: An Anthology Celebrating the Power of Women's Words with Anne Harrison, Lorrin Krouss, Rosemary Starace and Judy Nardacci. Refreshments and Q & A; Copies of the anthology will be available for purchase.

Monday, 8/17 at 6:30pm. Getting Inspired/Staying Inspired. Poets Mary Pinard and Moira Linehan will read poetry from their books Portal and Incarnate Grace and discuss the creation of those poems and how they challenge themselves to create new work. Q &A and book-signing to follow.


FamiLEE Library Movie: Strange Magic, Saturday, 8/8 at 11am. The movie runs 99 minutes and is rated PG. Please join us

Classic Cinema at the Lee Library: To Kill a Mockingbird, Wednesday, 8/12 at 2pm. The movie stars Gregory Peck and introduces Mary Badham and Robert Duvall. This monthly movie series and refreshments are generously provided by Kindred Health at Laurel Lake.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 8/19 from 2 to 4pm.   Back to the Book book club. This month's book selection is Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison.  New members are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0885.

Children's Programs
and Information

Pre-school Story Time Thursday mornings, 10:30am. Ages 2 1/2 to 5 with caregivers at 10:30-11:00am in the Children's Room.

Toby on Tuesdays. Our reading dog Toby will be here on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5 pm.

Free Music through the
Freegal Service

The Lee Library makes the free music service Freegal available to its patrons. Just follow the image link below:

If you are not familiar with Freegal music, please read first our Freegal page.