Introduction to Native American Music
    —   with Craig Harris

Monday, 9/12, from 6 to 7pm. Master percussionist, educator, and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (May 2016),  Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America. Defying stereotypes, this program combines archival video and audio, informative discussion, and collective music-making in a soundscape spanning from the "heartbeat" of powwow drums and the "warble" of wooden flutes to the electrifying sounds of Native infused rock, jazz, reggae, country music, blues, hip-hip, and electronic dance music.

Patron Picks:   Share your favorite summer reading!

We need your help!  One of our September/October endcap displays at the library will be dedicated to patrons' picks.  Please write the title and author of your recommendations on the slips provided near the circulation desk or email them to us at  Including your name is purely optional.  Thanks!  We are looking forward to seeing what you enjoyed most this summer.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Monday, 9/12 from 3:30 to 4:30pm.   Drum Away the Blues. Drum Away the Blues, traveling the world with songs, stories and rhythm with Craig Harris. This program is an all-ages event and participation is welcome!

Wednesdays, 9/7, 14, 21, and 28, from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Fridays, 9/2, 9, 23, and 30 from 3 to 4pm.   Wii Gaming. Teens please join us to play the Wii in friendly games of competition.

Monday, 9/12 from 5 to 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.

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  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

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

  • Log into your Amazon account.

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

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!


(See  Calendar  for event details)

September Gallery Exhibit

CreativeLEE XVI, the 16th annual art exhibit sponsored by the Lee Library Association.

An opening reception will be held during Founder's Weekend, Friday, 9/16 from 3 to 5pm.


FamiLEE Library Movie: The Jungle Book, Saturday, 9/10 at 11am. The movie runs 106 minutes and is rated PG for some scary action and peril. Please join us!

Adult Programs

Monday, 9/12, from 6 to 7pm. Introduction to Native American Music with Craig Harris. Please see program description on left side of this page.

Wednesday, 9/14 from 2 to 4pm. The Back to the Book book club. The book selection is Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Children's Programs
and Information

Summer Reading Program:  Congratulations to all the readers who made this another successful SRP! We still have numerous reading certificates and prizes so please remember to come in and claim them! And keep on reading!

Thursday, 9/1, 10:30 to 11:30am. STEM: Science! Technology! Engineering! Math! Theme is Colors! 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, 10:30am. 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.

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.