Thank You!

Thanks to the 5th, 6th, and 8th graders of St. Mary's School who shared their poetry with us for Poetry Month. Great poems!

News from the Teen Space


Teen Space


Monday, 5/22 at 6pm.   Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.

Wednesdays, Art and Animation Club, from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Wednesdays, 5/3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Fridays, 5/5, 12, 19, and 26, from 3 to 4pm.   Wii Gaming.  Teens please join us to play the Wii in friendly games of competition.

Email List for Adult and Children's Programs

If you would like to be added to our email list and receive notices of either adult or children's programs or both, please send your name to lee@cwmars.org

Gallery Exhibit Space

The J. Peter Scolforo Gallery is available to artists for a one-month period at no cost. Please check the Calendar for availability. Please call the library at 413 243-0385 to reserve the space or if you have any questions.

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Noteworthy


(See  Calendar  for event details)

May Gallery Exhibit

Lee Middle and High School Art Show in the gallery during the month of May. The reception for the LMHS Senior Art Show will be on Thursday, 5/11 from 5 to 7 pm. The reception for the LMHS Underclassmen Art Show will be on Monday, 5/22 from 5 to 7 pm.

Movies

FamiLEE Library Movie: Swan Princess: Royally Under Cover, Saturday, 5/13 at 11am. The movie runs 79 minutes and is rated G. Please join us.

Adult Programs

Monday, 5/1 from 5:30 to 7:30. Workshop on smartphone / tablet photography with Thad Kubis, local photographer.

Tuesday, 5/2 from 6 to 7:30pm.   Connecting US 20: An Interactive Art Event. Sal Strom and Lynn Moyers are travelling the length of US Highway 20 to promote the importance of libraries and art while linking communities in the 12 states that US 20 runs through beginning at Kenmore Square in Boston and ending 3,365 miles later in Newport, OR. The Lee Library was chosen to be a part of this project because it is the only library in Massachusetts located on US 20.

Wednesday, 5/3 from 2 to 3pm.   Adult Coloring Club. This new program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Coloring supplies are provided.

Thursday, 5/4 from 5:30 to 7:00pm.   Home Composting for Everyone, a Lee Greener Gateway Committee and CET Eco-Fellow Presentation. Learn how to turn food scraps and yard waste into 'black gold' at this informative free workshop. Attendees will be learn how to build an active, odorless and efficient worm-powered compost bin for indoor use at home, and also learn the basics of outdoor composting.

Wednesday, 5/10 from 2 to 4pm. The Back to the Book book club. The book selection is Maya Angelou's classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385. For those wishing to get a head start, the selection for June is Breath, Eyes & Memory by Edwidge Danticat.

Saturday, 5/20 from 11 to 1pm.   Local Author Book Talk & Recipe Tasting. Lee-native Christine Burns Rudalevige, journalist, home cook and culinary instructor will talk about her newly published cook book Green Plate Special. Recipes from the book will be available for tasting and a copy of the book will be raffled off to audience members. Q & A and book signing to follow.

Thursday, 5/25 from 6:30 to 7:30pm.   Local Author Book Talk. Kenneth Markel will read from his new book To Catch A Nazi followed by Q & A discussion and book signing.

Knitting and Crochet GroupTuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. This is an opportunity for knitters to gather and share patterns, information and the company of fellow enthusiasts. Please join in on the fun!

Children's Programs
and Information

Tuesdays: 5/2 and 5/9 from 10:30 to 11:15am. Every Child Ready to Read @ the Lee Library. Due to popular demand, another free 5-week session has been added for children ages from birth through 5 years old. The series includes a literacy workshop, story time and playgroup all in one! Each family will receive picture books, a book bag and helpful information and resources. Registration is required since space is limited. To register, please call the library at 413-243-0385 or email southberkshirekids@gmail.com. Our ongoing collaboration with South Berkshire Kids and CFCE Grant funding provided by the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care makes this program possible.

Thursday, 5/4, 10:30 to 11:30am. STEM: Science! Technology! Engineering! Math! Theme is Community Building! Every 1st Thursday of the month. Each parent/child program will include stories, demonstrations, songs and tabletop activities. Questions please contact Jessica of South Berkshire Kids at 413-464-5095.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Toby on Tuesdays will be on hiatus during April, May and June. Check back for updates for July.







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.