Computer and Gadget Help

Saturday, 11/3 and 11/17 from 10am to 12 noon. 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.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Lee Library Association!

We are thankful to be part of this wonderful community.

Pumpkins

Please Note: On Wednesday, 11/21, the Lee Library closes at noon. The library is closed Thanksgiving Day.

Thank You!
        Lee Library Historical Photographs:
        The Clark-Aiken Collection, March 24, 1968

Photo CollectionPhoto Collection

The people in the photo to the right were identified as follows: Carol McDonough Brown, on left with sunglasses. Margaret Peg Smith Cimini in LHS sweatshirt. Karen Morehouse on right with sunglasses and scarf on head.

Thank you to those who stopped in at the library and helped to identify many of the people in the photos. The notebooks are near the circulation desk. Any additional information about the photos is very helpful. Thank you.

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

Mondays, 11/5 and 11/19 at 3:30. Dungeons and Dragons Gaming in the Gallery.

Wednesdays, 11/7, 11/14 and 11/28 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Fridays, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 and 11/23 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Wii Gaming in the Gallery.


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)

November Gallery Exhibit

Paintings by Gloria Malcolm Arnold and artists from her studio. The opening reception will be held Saturday, 11/3 from 11am to 1pm.


FamiLEE Movies

The Incredibles 2, Saturday, 11/10 at 11am. The movie runs 111 minutes and is rated PG for some action and brief mild language.


The Incredibles, Saturday, 11/24 at 11am. The original 2004 movie. The movie runs 115 minutes and is rated PG for some action violence.


Adult Programs


Tuesday, 11/6 from 6 to 8pm. Pastel Paint Monet's Water Lilies. Greg Maichack's new adult pastel workshop for 2018! All art materials supplied. Space is limited and registration is required! Sign-up begins on November 1st at 10:00am by calling the library circulation desk and by email notification to rborsody@cwmars.org 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, 11/14 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, moderated by Deidre Consolati. The November selection is Weeping Under This Same Moon by local author Jana Laiz. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Monday, 11/26, Photography @the Library, AKA Mondays with Thad Kubis. The Lee Library's Photography Special Interest Group. What photography questions would you ask?

For example: Sunsets. Why are my photos of a sunset not as beautiful as the sunset? In one word, your images are overexposed due to the design of the reflective in-camera meter system, UNDEREXPOSE your sunset photos, (1/3 of underexposure at a time) take notes and you will start to see the difference.

This is an opportunity to ask your questions one-on-one, get answers and learn from one another.

Session I: Introduction and Basic Photography, from 4 to 5:30 pm

Session II: Advancing your Photographic Knowledge, from 6 to 7:30 pm

An interactive, hands on series of instructional lectures. For more information, thad@tkbphotos.com or check out the information sheets at the library.

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 11/7, 11/28, 12/5, and 12/19 from 3:30 to 4:30am. 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.

Saturday, 11/17 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Kiwanis Krafts and Reading with Kids. Please join us for a Story and Craft presented by the Lee Kiwanis Club. Healthy snacks will be provided!

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.