News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Wednesdays - Teen Chess, 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

Fridays - Wii in the Gallery, 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Monday, 11/6 at 3:30pm
Board Game Buffet

Monday, 11/13 at 3:30pm
Teen Book Chat
- Like a book club, but nobody has to have read the same book! We will talk about what you're reading and share suggestions.

Monday, 11/20 at 3:30pm
Thanksgiving Throwback Crafting
- Remember those turkeys you used to trace from your hands? Come make those and other Thanksgiving throwback crafts!
TAB meeting 6pm

Monday, 11/27 at 3:30pm
Hour of Code
- A fun and simple intro to coding, using the library's iPads!

Thursday Crafternoons, at 3:30pm
11/2- DIY Crafternoon

11/16- Button-Making Day - Celebrate button-making day by making your own buttons with a button-making machine!
11/30- Crafternoon: Draw Your Own Adventure!

Thursday 11/2 at 3:30pm
NaNoWriMo Writing Group Kick-Off
- November is National Novel Writing Month, we'll start off with some prompts and we'll have writing group every Thursday through the month of November!

Thursday, 11/9 at 3:30pm
Dungeons & Dragons Interest Meeting
- Do you play D&D? Do you want to learn? Come for the interest meeting and we'll go from there! Group will meet every Thursday at 3:30.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Lee Library Association!

We are thankful to be part of this wonderful community.


Email List for Adult and Children's Programs

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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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(See  Calendar  for event details)

November Gallery Exhibit

Skateboard Art. A collection of skateboards and memorabilia in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery.


FamiLEE Library Movie: Cars 3, Saturday, 11/25 at 11am. The movie runs 90 minutes and is rated G. Please join us. Please note that there will be no FamiLEE movie on the second Saturday in November since we will be closed on Veterans Day.

Adult Programs

NEW: Grown-up Game Night! Get together with a group of friendly board game enthusiasts every Thursday evening. Starts 11/2 at 6:00pm with a rousing game of Scrabble. For adults 18+, no registration required, for more information call us at 413-243-0385.

Monday, 11/7 from 6 to 8pm. Pastel Paint The 45-Million-Dollar Flower. Greg Maichack's new adult pastel workshop for 2017! All art materials supplied. Registration is required! Sign-up begins on November 1st at 10:00am by calling the library circulation desk and by email notification. No early birds will be accepted to give everyone a fair chance to register for this always sold out annual event. We thank you for understanding

Wednesday, 11/8 from 2 to 4pm. Back to the Book book club. The book selection is Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth. Charlie Hayes has retired from moderating, but will occasionally drop in, and we thank him for starting the book club over 2 years ago. Following discussion of the book, members are encouraged to talk about future book selections and what direction they would like the book club to take. New members are always welcome but please register by calling the library at (413) 243-0385 or email

Tuesday, 11/14 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. How to publish your photographs! Editing, Composing, and Cropping your photos for on line publishing. Join Thad Kubis, photographer and local resident. For all smartphones, tablets, computers, DSLR's and film users. Learn how to crop, post-production composition, edit your images and publish your photos in a book, post them to social media or make prints of your creative visions. Bring the images you wish to edit.

Knitting and Crochet Group (we will continue throughout the fall/winter!)Tuesdays from 1 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!

Thursdays, from 6 to 8pm. Grown-up Game Night.

Children's Programs
and Information

Summer Reading Program: Final, final chance for SRP participants to come and claim your reading certificates and prizes!

Tuesday, 11/14 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Inter-generational Play with Jeanne Bassis. Parents, grandparents and caregivers please join us with your children as we enjoy inter-generational play. Members of our community will create more joy, celebration and delight. Join us for some wild and wonderful playfulness — lots of fun and laughter guaranteed!

Saturday, 11/18 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Storytime and Craft. Please join us for a Story and Craft presented by the Lee Kiwanis Club. Snacks will be provided!

Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Babies and Books. Join us for this weekly program for families with infants, ages birth to 12 months. We will learn new songs, finger plays and share the joys and challenges of new parenthood! This program is free and no registration required.

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Brain Builders. Join us for this weekly playgroup for families with young children ages birth to 5. This program is free and no registration is required. This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and group fun, followed by tabletop activities.

New Microfilm Reader!

The library has a new microfilm reader. You can now send articles to your email or transfer them to a flash drive and print them. The excerpt above is from The President's Thanksgiving from Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1877 from The Gleaner. President Rutherford B. Hayes proclaimed Nov. 29, a day of National Thanksgiving that year.

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.