Computer and Gadget Help

NEW DAY and HOUR Saturdays, 3/2, 3/16 and 3/30 from 10am to 12 noon and Tuesdays, 3/5 and 3/19 from 3 to 5pm. Looking for help with a new computer, phone, tablet or any other gadget?  Stop in and get help from one of our teen computer and gadget helpers.

Exciting News!

The Lee Library Association is very excited to announce that we have digitized the Valley Gleaner (1857-1902) and Berkshire Gleaner (1902-1944). Now patrons of Lee and from all over the world will have access to these very important papers from Lee. You will be able to use the database in the library or at your home by following this link. We would like to thank the town of Lee and all of our patrons for their continued support. We hope you enjoy searching.

Lee Library Historical Photographs

The visual record of the town and its evolution is found in our photo collection. Photos document all aspects of life--education, religion, disasters, individuals, sports, leisure activities, buildings, and businesses (especially the papermaking and marble industries).

The collection is now online in the Digital Commonwealth repository. You may view it by following this link.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Wednesdays, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 and 3/27 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Fridays, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 and 3/29 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Wii Gaming in the Gallery.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Community Television for the Southern Berkshires, CTSB , will offer $1000.00 scholarships available to graduating seniors who will be entering college in September 2019 from the following schools served by CTSB: Monument Mountain High School, Mount Everett High School, Lee High School, Lenox High School. Look for Quick Links/Forms on the CTSB web site www.ctsbtv.org for more information and applications.


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)

March and April Art Exhibits

Thornton Kinney Art Scholarship exhibit in the Gallery during March. Opening reception, Tuesday, 3/12 at 6pm.

Cheerful Birds! Paintings by John McKinstry in the display cases in the Children's Room and near the Reading Room for the months of March and April.

Quilt Show Invitation —   Again this year we will have a Quilt Show in the gallery in April. Members of the community are invited to display a quilted item that can be brought to the library or to Pumpkin Patch Quilts, the co-sponsor of the show, on Friday, 3/29 or Saturday, 3/30.

Registration forms are available at the library or at Pumpkin Patch Quilts. For more information, please call Mary Philpott, 243-2733.

FamiLEE Movies

Ralph Breaks the Internet, Saturday, 3/9 at 11am. The movie runs 111 minutes and is rated PG for some action and rude humor.


Adult Programs

Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 pm, Leo Mahoney will present a talk, Searching for Columbus. Columbus, the elephant, was part of a circus that was traveling from North Adams to Stockbridge when a bridge collapsed as Columbus crossed. For 167 years, the remains of Columbus have been lost and now Leo believes he has solved the mystery where Columbus is buried. This program is hosted by the Lee Historical Society. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, 3/14 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, moderated by Deidre Consolati. The March selection is Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.




Monday, 3/25 from 5:30 to 7:30pm —
Questions about your smartphone/tablet camera, and/or digital camera? Private 15-minute session with Thad Kubis
, starting at 5:00pm to 7:30 pm. Sign up by calling the library at 243-0385 to reserve your session.

Knitting and Crochet Group — 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!

Grown-up Game Night! — Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm. Get together with a group of friendly board game enthusiasts. For adults 18+, no registration required, for more information call us at 413-243-0385.

NEW!: Craft Circle — Fridays from 10am to noon in the Gallery. Bring your craft, sewing or needlework and join the fun. It's a time for working on a new project or one that you have wanted to complete!


Children's Programs
and Information

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.

Wednesdays 3/6 and 3/20 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Lee Library LEGO Club. For ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Thursdays 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 and 3/28 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. STEM Program "Physics and Art with Da Vinci" with the Berkshire Museum at the Lee Library. These programs are designed for scientists ages 2-8 years old. Space is limited. Registration required by calling 413-464-5095.

Saturday, 3/16 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Kiwanis Krafts and Reading with Kids. Please join us for a holiday-themed story, craft and healthy snacks presented by the Lee Kiwanis Club

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.











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.