The Summer Reading Program!

The 2016 Summer Reading Program (SRP) begins on June 27 and will run for six weeks ending on August 6th. Each group will have weekly book prizes and special events through the summer. Please check the calendar and email notices.

Children's theme:  On your Mark, Get Set ...  READ!

Monday, 7/11 at 11am, "Hooked On Llamas"
.  Join us as Debbie Labbe, owner of Country Quilt Llama Farm brings one of her llamas to visit the Lee Library!  She will talk about basic information about llamas, have llama fiber products to see and touch and show large photos explaining the many uses of llamas.  Q & A time wraps up the hour program. This presentation is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

Wednesday, 7/20 from 3 to 4:30pm. "Frozen"—themed party. Elsa from "Frozen" will be visiting the Lee Library for this children's event. Elsa will be in full costume, sing songs, play games, and answer questions from audience. Children are highly encouraged to come in costume as Elsa, Olaf, or any other character! Have your photo taken with Elsa afterwards!

Teens/Tweens theme:  Get in the Game.  READ!

Tuesday, 7/5 from 4 to 5 pm. Stories of the Night. Learn about the stars, constellations and planets in the night sky from Kevin Kopchynski, an educator with a lifelong-love of nature and a deep interest in science. He will focus on what is visible in the night sky and what to expect the rest of the summer!

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

Adults theme:  Exercise your Mind.  READ!

Read a book and submit the title to be eligible for the week's book prize.

Tuesday, 7/5 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Stories of the Night. Learn about the stars, constellations and planets in the night sky from Kevin Kopchynski, an educator with a lifelong-love of nature and a deep interest in science. He will focus on what is visible in the night sky and what to expect the rest of the summer!

Tuesday, 7/19 from 2 to 4pm. Refire! Don't Retire! Are you bored with retirement? Are you looking to reimagine and re-fire your life? Life coach Paul Carter will provide an opportunity to explore these questions to find your own way forward.

Thursday, 7/28 from 7 to 8pm. Author Talk and Book Signing. Susan Dworkin returns to the Lee Library for a talk about her newly republished novel Stolen Goods. Q & A and book signing to follow.

News from the Teen Space


Teen Space


Wednesdays, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 and 7/27 from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Fridays, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29 from 3 to 4pm.   Wii Gaming.

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.


Museum Passes for 2016

Lee Library patrons can use their library cards to reserve and borrow one-day passes for museums, nature reserves and Massachusetts state parks. This year we added the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to our list. For a list of museums and more information please follow this link.

Do you know about OverDrive?

OverDrive is a free service offered by the CWMARS library network that lets you borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, streaming videos and more. OverDrive makes digital lending simple on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Chromebook or Tablet. Visit the CWMARS Overdrive Digital Books Catalog at http://digitalbooks.cwmars.org.  All you need to login is your library card number.  The Lee Library has a step-by-step brochure to walk you through the process of using the catalog. Enjoy this great resource!

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.

Support the Lee Library   —  while shopping at Amazon!

Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to your library automatically.  Here's how to get started:

  • Go to smile.amazon.com

  • Log into your Amazon account.

  • If you need to, type Lee Library in the search box.

Now every time that you shop from smile.amazon.com you will be supporting the Lee Library.  More information about the Amazon Smile program can be found at this link.

Thank you for your support!





Noteworthy


(See  Calendar  for event details)

Gallery Exhibit — July

Paintings by Gloria Goldstein and Friends for the month of July in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery. Opening reception, Thursday, July 7, 4 to 6 pm.

Movies

FamiLEE Library Movie: Zootopia, Saturday, 7/9 at 11am. The movie runs 108 minutes and is rated PG for some rude humor. Please join us.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 7/13 from 2 to 4pm. The Back to the Book book club. The book selection is The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385. Please Note: the book selection for August is Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels.

Children's Programs
and Information

Thursday, 7/7, 10:30 to 11:30am. STEM: Science! Technology! Engineering! Math! July theme is Colors! Every 1st Thursday of the month. Each parent/child program will include stories, demonstrations, songs, and table top activities. Questions please contact Jessica of South Berkshire Kids @ 413-464-5095.

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 at 4pm (except 6/14 —See above).

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.