News from the Teen Space

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The Teen Advisory Board will meet Monday, 6/8 at 6pm. If you are a teen and would like to be part of the decisions that the library makes for teens, please come to the next meeting (with pizza). Your input is greatly encouraged!

Teen Space

Teen Book vs. Movie   —  Speak

We will be reading and watching Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. The book discussion is Wednesday, 6/24 at 4:00pm. The movie will be shown on Saturday, 6/27 at 11am.

Teen Chess Club — Wednesdays from 3 to 4pm

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.

Thank you to the Community

The Board of Directors would like to thank the town Reps and the community for their continued support and approval of the Library budget at the Town Meeting. Please check out our calendar for our many activities for patrons of all ages.

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:

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Now every time that you shop from 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!

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)

In the Gallery

Artists from William Hall's classes through the month of June.

Introduction to Photography with Jack Sprano from the Berkshire Museum Camera Club. On Monday 6/15 at 5pm. All ages welcome! This program is organized by the Lee Library Teen Advisory Board.

Kay McMahon, Director of Golf Instruction at Cranwell and LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame, will present Golf 8.5. On Wednesday 6/24 at 3:30pm. Come and get tips to improve your golf or how to begin playing the game.

FamiLEE Library Movie

The movie Babe will be shown Saturday, 6/13 at 11am. Running 92 minutes, rated G. Please join us.

Classic Cinema at the Lee Library

Wednesday, 6/10 at 2 pm. The featured movie this month is It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. This monthly movie series and refreshments are generously provided by Kindred Health at Laurel Lake.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend —

Thursday, 6/18 at 6 pm. A Not So Average Joe. Twenty years after the death of legendary guitarist Joe Pass who recorded the seminal album For Django the remaining members of his quartet, jazz giants Colin Bailey, John Pisano and Jim Hughart along with Joe's protege Frank Potenza came together over two days to record a tribute aptly titled For Joe.

Summer Reading Program 2015

The program runs for 6 weeks. 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. On Monday, 6/29 from 3 to 4pm. We will begin with a Kick-off Party Magic Show featuring Magician Ed Pop.

Teen Program. The theme is Unmask!. On Monday, 6/29 at 4:30pm. Kick-off Pizza Party followed by Ed Pop's magic workshop at 5pm.

Adult Program. The theme is Escape the Ordinary. On Wednesday 6/24 at 3:30pm. Kay McMahon, Director of Golf Instruction at Cranwell and LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame, will present Golf 8.5. Come and get tips to improve your golf or how to begin playing the game.

Book Club

The Back to the Book book club meets Wednesday, 6/17 from 2 to 4pm.  This month's book selection is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.  New members are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0885.  This event is free and open to the public.

Children's Programs
and Information

LEGO Club! The Lee Library through funding provided by South Berkshire Kids will be starting a LEGO Club for children ages 4-8.  This 10-week caregiver/child after-school program runs through 6/25 on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm.  Imagination Required! Drop-in and join us! LEGO pieces are provided thanks to donations from generous library patrons!  The Lee Library is looking for more LEGOs. Do you have any that you are no longer using and could donate to the library? We would greatly appreciate your donation.

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.