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Friday October 20, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Shake, Rattle, & Read!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Shake, Rattle & Read!  

Join Ms. Michele for a fun-filled storytime with finger plays, music, movement, and more. Learn how to have reading success with your baby.

Select the appropriate age/time needed. Registration required.

Birth to 18mos – Fridays at 9:45 AM.

18mos to 2-1/2years – Fridays at 10:45 AM.

   1:00 PM Friday Flicks!  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

 Beguiled

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Rated R. No registration required.

    Location: Library Community Room

Monday October 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books & Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Books & Babies!

Drop in with your children (birth to age 2) for stories, playtime, and parenting tips! This is a wonderful way for both baby and parent to socialize without committing to a schedule.

No registration needed!

This program is sponsored and facilitated through Pathways for Parents.

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

   Circles, squares, triangles, and more can be found at today's "Shape" themed storytime with Ms. Michele! 

Discover Stories & More is a special preschool story and activity time for ages 3-6. Stories, songs, and STEAM-related crafts help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! 

Registration is required. 

   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 1st Grade Book Buddies!

Join Ms. Kay for a book club just for kids in the 1st Grade! Children read in advance, The Pumpkin Patch by Margaret McNamara then come in for fun book-related activities and craft.

Registration is required and can be done in the Children's Room, online, or by phone beginning September 27th.

A copy of the book is available at the Circulation Desk. 

   6:30 PM From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination on 22 November 1963 as a cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. America has suffered numerous tragedies and rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success.

Aaron Krerowicz is a professional Beatles scholar who has authored six Beatles books and presented throughout the US, Canada and England since 2011.

Sponsored by the Friends. Register in advance.

 

    Location: Library Community Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chapter Book Champs!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Chapter Book Champs! (Grades 3 & 4)

Calling all 3rd and 4th Graders! Read Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe then join Ms. Jen for discussion, snacks, and games!

Register online, in person, or by phone beginning September 27th.

Books are available to borrow from the Circulation Desk.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Bookbusters!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Bookbusters! (Grade 5 and up.)

Join Ms. Jenny on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM for discussion, trivia, and snacks at the Bookbuster Book Club!

This month read Coraline by Neil Gaiman for an adventure that is bizarre, mysterious, and scary! Do you dare??

Sign up in the Children's Room, online, or by phone beginning September 27th.

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

This is a new time for the Bookbusters Book Club!

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Story Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Circles, squares, triangles, and more, are found everywhere at tonights "Shape" themed storytime! 

Pajama Story Time is a fun-filled story time with stories, songs, a craft and more for children ages 3-6. Don't forget to wear your PAJAMAS!

No Registration needed! Just drop in!


Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Kindergarten Klub!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Kindergarten Klub!

Join Ms. Michele for the Kindergarten Klub! Enjoy reading The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams in advance then come in ready to discuss the book, make a craft, and have lots of FUN!

Register online, in person, or by phone beginning September 27th.

Books are available to borrow from the Circulation Desk.

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Sharon Bellenoit   413-525-5400, x1508   sharon.bellenoit@eastlongmeadowma.gov
   

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

The East Longmeadow Public Library will host an 8 week Creative Writing Workshop for teens age 13 and up. Participants will work with instructor, Jen Gaboury, and their peers to workshop their pieces, receive constructive feedback and learn the fundamentals of fiction. This workshop will explore two of the most popular literary genres; science fiction and fantasy. Open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or a laptop/tablet), and your imagination.

Registration is required. Please call the Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, 1511 to register.

(Jennifer Gaboury, BA in English (AIC), MA in English (UMass Amherst); graduating MFA-W student (Goddard College); former English tutor (STCC Writing Center); specialization in speculative fiction)

    Location: Library Community Room

Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

   Circles, squares, triangles, and more can be found at today's "Shape" themed storytime with Ms. Jenny! 

Discover Stories & More is a special preschool story and activity time for ages 3-6. Stories, songs, and STEAM-related crafts help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! 

Registration is required. 


Friday October 27, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Shake, Rattle, & Read!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Shake, Rattle & Read!  

Join Ms. Michele for a fun-filled storytime with finger plays, music, movement, and more. Learn how to have reading success with your baby.

Select the appropriate age/time needed. Registration required.

Birth to 18mos – Fridays at 9:45 AM.

18mos to 2-1/2years – Fridays at 10:45 AM.


Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Halloween Party!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Halloween Party!  

Come in costume to a frightfully fun Halloween Party and enjoy games, face painting, and great prizes! Baked goods available for a donation.

The Halloween Party is sponsored by the MOMS Club of East Longmeadow. Suitable for children 1 to 10 years of age.                                                                         

Where: Library Community Room.                                                                                                                     

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.                                                                                                                                

Cost: $3.00 per child.                    

All proceeds go to the Friends of the East Longmeadow Library Children’s Program Fund.                                                         


Monday October 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books & Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Books & Babies!

Drop in with your children (birth to age 2) for stories, playtime, and parenting tips! This is a wonderful way for both baby and parent to socialize without committing to a schedule.

No registration needed!

This program is sponsored and facilitated through Pathways for Parents.

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

    It's Pumpkin Time!

 Join Ms. Michele for Discover Stories & More! This special preschool story and activity time, includes books, songs, and STEAM-related crafts. Discover Stories & More is designed to help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! For children ages 3-6.

Registration is required. 

   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bookworms!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Bookworms! (Grade 2)

Join Ms. Kay for a book club just for kids in the 2nd Grade! Children read in advance, Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick by Jennifer Richard Jacobson then come in for discussion, fun book-related activities, and craft.

Registration is required and can be done in the Children's Room, online, or by phone beginning September 27th.

A copy of the book is available at the Circulation Desk. 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Psychic Medium Rick Boisvere  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Rick Boisvere will discuss his abilities as a third generation psychic/medium, perhaps even offering some messages from those who have passed. Boisvere is a member of a national spiritualist church and student of The Morris Pratt Institute, working on national credentials as a medium and spiritual healer. He also has experience as a paranormal investigator.

Believers and skeptics welcome! Register in advance.

    Location: Library Community Room

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Story Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Pajama Storytime will not be held tonight due to Halloween!

Be sure to come next week!


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write-In Hours  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! Write the next great novel at the ELPL! We’ll supply the space, YOU supply the words. Drop by the Conference Room any of these times for dedicated writing time.

    Location: Library Conference Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding Party!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Have fun at a Coding Party! 

This is a wonderful opportunity for children in Grades 3 to 6 to learn basic computer education and coding skills in a fun-filled environment.  

Sponsored by Bright Start Foundation.

Register in advance as space is limited.

Please register each child separately. 

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Sharon Bellenoit   413-525-5400, x1508   sharon.bellenoit@eastlongmeadowma.gov
   

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

The East Longmeadow Public Library will host an 8 week Creative Writing Workshop for teens age 13 and up. Participants will work with instructor, Jen Gaboury, and their peers to workshop their pieces, receive constructive feedback and learn the fundamentals of fiction. This workshop will explore two of the most popular literary genres; science fiction and fantasy. Open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or a laptop/tablet), and your imagination.

Registration is required. Please call the Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, 1511 to register.

(Jennifer Gaboury, BA in English (AIC), MA in English (UMass Amherst); graduating MFA-W student (Goddard College); former English tutor (STCC Writing Center); specialization in speculative fiction)

    Location: Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM BYOB Book Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) Book Group takes the pressure off! Bring whatever book you're reading (or have read) and share it with others.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

    It's Pumpkin Time!

 Join Ms. Jenny for Discover Stories & More! This special preschool story and activity time, includes books, songs, and STEAM-related crafts. Discover Stories & More is designed to help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! For children ages 3-6.

Registration is required. 


Friday November 3, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Shake, Rattle, & Read!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Shake, Rattle & Read!  

Join Ms. Michele for a fun-filled storytime with finger plays, music, movement, and more. Learn how to have reading success with your baby.

Select the appropriate age/time needed. Registration required.

Birth to 18mos – Fridays at 9:45 AM.

18mos to 2-1/2years – Fridays at 10:45 AM.


Saturday November 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELPL Eats  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Image result for lidia bastianich Pick your favorite Lidia Bastianich recipe!

We'll have various cookbooks available at the library or choose your own favorite Bastianich recipe. Notify Lyndsay @ lyjohnson@cwmars.org of your recipe choice before the event. Registration required.

    Location: Library Community Room

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books & Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Books & Babies!

Drop in with your children (birth to age 2) for stories, playtime, and parenting tips! This is a wonderful way for both baby and parent to socialize without committing to a schedule.

No registration needed!

This program is sponsored and facilitated through Pathways for Parents.

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

   Arrr.....Talk like a Pirate at today's storytime with Ms. Michele! 

Discover Stories & More is a special preschool story and activity time for ages 3-6. Stories, songs, and STEAM-related crafts help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! 

Registration is required. 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local Authors Talk  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

In celebration of NaNoWriMo we'll be having 5 local authors of all genres coming to the library to do a short reading, answer questions about their book and discuss their inspiration and/or writing process. We'll hear from Ellie Dias, George Kingston, Maurics Proulx, Christine Thibodeau, and Melissa Volker.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged.

    Location: Library Community Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Memory Cafe  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Join us each month for activities, conversation and support for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other brain disorders. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Registration encouraged. Call the Information Desk to register or for more information, 525-5400 x1508.

    Location: Library Conference Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Story Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Arrr... Talk like a Pirate at tonights PJ Storytime!  

Pajama Story Time is a fun-filled story time with stories, songs, a craft and more for children ages 3-6. Don't forget to wear your PAJAMAS!

No Registration needed! Just drop in!


Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Sharon Bellenoit   413-525-5400, x1508   sharon.bellenoit@eastlongmeadowma.gov
   

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

The East Longmeadow Public Library will host an 8 week Creative Writing Workshop for teens age 13 and up. Participants will work with instructor, Jen Gaboury, and their peers to workshop their pieces, receive constructive feedback and learn the fundamentals of fiction. This workshop will explore two of the most popular literary genres; science fiction and fantasy. Open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or a laptop/tablet), and your imagination.

Registration is required. Please call the Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, 1511 to register.

(Jennifer Gaboury, BA in English (AIC), MA in English (UMass Amherst); graduating MFA-W student (Goddard College); former English tutor (STCC Writing Center); specialization in speculative fiction)

    Location: Library Community Room

Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Write-In Hours  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! Write the next great novel at the ELPL! We’ll supply the space, YOU supply the words. Drop by the Conference Room any of these times for dedicated writing time.

    Location: Library Conference Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Arrr... Talk like a Pirate at today's storytime with Ms. Jenny! 

Discover Stories & More is a special preschool story and activity time for ages 3-6. Stories, songs, and STEAM-related crafts help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! 

Registration is required. 


Friday November 10, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Shake, Rattle, & Read!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Shake, Rattle & Read!  

Join Ms. Michele for a fun-filled storytime with finger plays, music, movement, and more. Learn how to have reading success with your baby.

Select the appropriate age/time needed. Registration required.

Birth to 18mos – Fridays at 9:45 AM.

18mos to 2-1/2years – Fridays at 10:45 AM.


Monday November 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books & Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Books & Babies!

Drop in with your children (birth to age 2) for stories, playtime, and parenting tips! This is a wonderful way for both baby and parent to socialize without committing to a schedule.

No registration needed!

This program is sponsored and facilitated through Pathways for Parents.

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

   Gobble, Gobble, let's say thanks at today's "Turkey" themed storytime with Ms. Michele! 

Discover Stories & More is a special preschool story and activity time for ages 3-6. Stories, songs, and STEAM-related crafts help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! 

Registration is required. 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Healthy & Allergen Free Holiday Baking  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Do food allergies or dietary restrictions prevent your family members from enjoying the sweets they crave?  Would you like to know how to adapt your favorite baked recipes to accommodate almost any food need you and your family have? 

Learn the “secrets” to substituting ingredients in recipes to create desserts which not only are healthier for you but taste delicious too! This is a workshop to teach you how to revamp your own holiday recipes and attendees are encouraged to bring in a recipe they would like to learn how to make healthy and allergen free. This is not a baking demonstration or a baking class but there will be tasty desserts to sample!

Sponsored by the Friends. Register early.

    Location: Library Community Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Write-In Hours  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! Write the next great novel at the ELPL! We’ll supply the space, YOU supply the words. Drop by the Conference Room any of these times for dedicated writing time.

    Location: Library Conference Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Story Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

Gobble, Gobble, let's say thanks at tonights "Turkey" themed PJ Night!

Pajama Story Time is a fun-filled story time with stories, songs, a craft and more for children ages 3-6. Don't forget to wear your PAJAMAS!

No Registration needed! Just drop in!


Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tike Time!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Tike Time!

Join Ms. Kay for a cozy storytime that includes stories, music, flannel tales, and a special craft!

For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years along with a caregiver.

Registration required.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding Party!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Have fun at a Coding Party! 

This is a wonderful opportunity for children in Grades 3 to 6 to learn basic computer education and coding skills in a fun-filled environment.  

Sponsored by Bright Start Foundation.

Register in advance as space is limited.

Please register each child separately. 

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Sharon Bellenoit   413-525-5400, x1508   sharon.bellenoit@eastlongmeadowma.gov
   

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

The East Longmeadow Public Library will host an 8 week Creative Writing Workshop for teens age 13 and up. Participants will work with instructor, Jen Gaboury, and their peers to workshop their pieces, receive constructive feedback and learn the fundamentals of fiction. This workshop will explore two of the most popular literary genres; science fiction and fantasy. Open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or a laptop/tablet), and your imagination.

Registration is required. Please call the Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, 1511 to register.

(Jennifer Gaboury, BA in English (AIC), MA in English (UMass Amherst); graduating MFA-W student (Goddard College); former English tutor (STCC Writing Center); specialization in speculative fiction)

    Location: Library Community Room

Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Discover Stories & More!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

   Gobble, Gobble, let's say thanks at today's "Turkey" themed storytime with Ms. Jenny! 

Discover Stories & More is a special preschool story and activity time for ages 3-6. Stories, songs, and STEAM-related crafts help children develop listening and learning skills. Caregivers have the option of joining in the fun! 

Registration is required. 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Outside the Lines  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Experience the combination of stress relief and relaxation. All materials are provided, just stop by to enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Friday November 17, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Shake, Rattle, & Read!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Shake, Rattle & Read!  

Join Ms. Michele for a fun-filled storytime with finger plays, music, movement, and more. Learn how to have reading success with your baby.

Select the appropriate age/time needed. Registration required.

Birth to 18mos – Fridays at 9:45 AM.

18mos to 2-1/2years – Fridays at 10:45 AM.


Saturday November 18, 2017
   1:00 PM Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Image result for glass castleThe Glass Castle

Based on the novel by Jeannette Walls, a young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Library Community Room

Monday November 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books & Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Books & Babies!

Drop in with your children (birth to age 2) for stories, playtime, and parenting tips! This is a wonderful way for both baby and parent to socialize without committing to a schedule.

No registration needed!

This program is sponsored and facilitated through Pathways for Parents.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write-In Hours  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! Write the next great novel at the ELPL! We’ll supply the space, YOU supply the words. Drop by the Conference Room any of these times for dedicated writing time.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Sharon Bellenoit   413-525-5400, x1508   sharon.bellenoit@eastlongmeadowma.gov
   

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

The East Longmeadow Public Library will host an 8 week Creative Writing Workshop for teens age 13 and up. Participants will work with instructor, Jen Gaboury, and their peers to workshop their pieces, receive constructive feedback and learn the fundamentals of fiction. This workshop will explore two of the most popular literary genres; science fiction and fantasy. Open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or a laptop/tablet), and your imagination.

Registration is required. Please call the Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, 1511 to register.

(Jennifer Gaboury, BA in English (AIC), MA in English (UMass Amherst); graduating MFA-W student (Goddard College); former English tutor (STCC Writing Center); specialization in speculative fiction)

    Location: Library Community Room

Thursday November 23, 2017
     CLOSED  

Friday November 24, 2017
     CLOSED  

Saturday November 25, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Write-In Hours  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! Write the next great novel at the ELPL! We’ll supply the space, YOU supply the words. Drop by the Conference Room any of these times for dedicated writing time.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books & Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Books & Babies!

Drop in with your children (birth to age 2) for stories, playtime, and parenting tips! This is a wonderful way for both baby and parent to socialize without committing to a schedule.

No registration needed!

This program is sponsored and facilitated through Pathways for Parents.


Tuesday November 28, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chapter Book Champs!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Chapter Book Champs! (Grades 3 & 4)

Calling all 3rd and 4th Graders!

Register in advance for a fun book club with Ms. Jen that includes discussion, snacks, and games! This month enjoy reading the amusing story, Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford. Books are available to borrow from the Circulation Desk.

   6:00 PM How To Get Your Writing Published  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

So you finished your NaNoWriMo project? Congratulations! Now let’s tackle how you can get your work purchased and published by a traditional publishing house. This program will lay out the practical steps pre-published authors in every genre can follow to prepare their manuscript and begin submitting it to agents and editors. We’ll discuss literary agencies, query letters, uses of social media, joining professional writing organizations, and self-publishing versus traditional publishing.

Led by local author Christina Uss, whose debut children’s novel The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle comes out from Holiday House in 2018. 

Sponsored by the Friends. Registration required.

    Location: Library Community Room

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding Party!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Have fun at a Coding Party! 

This is a wonderful opportunity for children in Grades 3 to 6 to learn basic computer education and coding skills in a fun-filled environment.  

Sponsored by Bright Start Foundation.

Register in advance as space is limited.

Please register each child separately. 

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Sharon Bellenoit   413-525-5400, x1508   sharon.bellenoit@eastlongmeadowma.gov
   

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

The East Longmeadow Public Library will host an 8 week Creative Writing Workshop for teens age 13 and up. Participants will work with instructor, Jen Gaboury, and their peers to workshop their pieces, receive constructive feedback and learn the fundamentals of fiction. This workshop will explore two of the most popular literary genres; science fiction and fantasy. Open to aspiring authors at all levels. Bring paper and pen (or a laptop/tablet), and your imagination.

Registration is required. Please call the Circulation Desk at 413-525-5400, 1511 to register.

(Jennifer Gaboury, BA in English (AIC), MA in English (UMass Amherst); graduating MFA-W student (Goddard College); former English tutor (STCC Writing Center); specialization in speculative fiction)

    Location: Library Community Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
     My Gym!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

Have fun at a My Gym demo class!

My Gym Children's Fitness Center of Enfield, CT will transform the library Community Room into a fun fitness space on Thursday, November 30th at 10:30 AM.

This program is perfect for children ages 2 - 5 along with a caregiver. Please register in advance.


Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Memory Cafe  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Join us each month for activities, conversation and support for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other brain disorders. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Registration encouraged. Call the Information Desk to register or for more information, 525-5400 x1508.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM BYOB Book Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) Book Group takes the pressure off! Bring whatever book you're reading (or have read) and share it with others.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ELPL Writer's Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Our monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to all levels of experience and confidence. Geared for ages high school and older but all ages are welcome. Led by local author, Christina Cooper. Don't forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

No registration required.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding Party!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

  Have fun at a Coding Party! 

This is a wonderful opportunity for children in Grades 3 to 6 to learn basic computer education and coding skills in a fun-filled environment.  

Sponsored by Bright Start Foundation.

Register in advance as space is limited.

Please register each child separately. 


Thursday December 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Outside the Lines  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Experience the combination of stress relief and relaxation. All materials are provided, just stop by to enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Monday December 25, 2017
     CLOSED  

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Yoga!  
    Contact: Children's Department   413-525-5400 x 1515   libraryleroy@gmail.com
   

 Join Lisa Katz for Preschool Yoga fun!

Children ages 2-5 along with a caregiver will enjoy music and movement at this Preschool Yoga class with Lisa Katz.

Please register in advance as space is limited.


Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ELPL Writer's Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Our monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to all levels of experience and confidence. Geared for ages high school and older but all ages are welcome. Led by local author, Christina Cooper. Don't forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

No registration required.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ELPL Writer's Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Our monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to all levels of experience and confidence. Geared for ages high school and older but all ages are welcome. Led by local author, Christina Cooper. Don't forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

No registration required.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Saturday March 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ELPL Writer's Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Our monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to all levels of experience and confidence. Geared for ages high school and older but all ages are welcome. Led by local author, Christina Cooper. Don't forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

No registration required.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ELPL Writer's Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Our monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to all levels of experience and confidence. Geared for ages high school and older but all ages are welcome. Led by local author, Christina Cooper. Don't forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

No registration required.

    Location: Library Conference Room

Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ELPL Writer's Group  
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Our monthly drop-in writing workshop is open to all levels of experience and confidence. Geared for ages high school and older but all ages are welcome. Led by local author, Christina Cooper. Don't forget to bring a pen/pencil and paper.

No registration required.

    Location: Library Conference Room

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