New Program! Computer and Gadget Help

Saturdays, 6/8 from 10am to noon. Looking for help with a new computer, phone, tablet or any other gadget?  Please call to reserve a spot today!
413-243-0385.

Lee Library 2019 Quilt Show

The Lee Library 2019 Quilt Show is now on ctsbtv.org, please check the schedule.
CTSB-TV Channels are: 1301, the Public Channel; 1302 the Education Channel; and 1303, the Government Channel.

Lee Library Historical Photograph Collection

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

Fridays, 6/7, 14, 21, and 28 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Wii Gaming in the Gallery.

Wednesdays, 6/5, 12, 19, and 26 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

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.

Thank You Town Selectmen and Reps

The Lee Library Association thanks the Town Selectmen and Reps for their support of the Lee Library at the May Town Meeting. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to providing the community with a variety of fun and interesting programs and services.

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)

Kilbon Fountain Re-dedication

The Amelia Jeanette Kilbon Fountain was re-dedicated on Saturday, 5/25 at a ceremony in Lee. Members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation waved a blessing of tobacco and sage smoke over the fountain, which features the carved face of Stockbridge Indian Chief Konkapot.

Please see our display about this historic fountain at the library — near the reading room.

June Art Exhibit

Sharon Siter Photography in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery for the month of June. Reception on Thursday, 6/6 from 5 to 7pm.

FamiLEE Movie

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Saturday, 6/8 at 11am. The movie runs 104 minutes and is rated PG for some action adventure and mild rude humor.


Adult Programs

Tuesday, 6/4 at 6pm. Tales from the Home of the World's Worst Weather — with Will Broussard, a weather observer stationed at the Mt. Washington Observatory year-round. This free program will include interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography and video footage from the summit. Geared for adults, the program is suitable for children aged 12 and older accompanied by an adult.

Monday, 6/10 at 5:30pm. How to market YOUR small business in a BIG way! — a Free Workshop. Thad Kubis, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer will share his 25 years of experience developing marketing campaigns and help you market your small business. Please register at the Lee Library circulation desk or call 413 243-0385.

Wednesday, 6/12 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, moderated by Deidre Consolati. The June selection is The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.


Monday, 6/24 from 6:30 to 8pm — Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About It — The Poetry and Life of Mary Oliver. This is a poetry reading and talk by Jose Garcia.  Jose is the Technical Services Librarian at the Lee Library.  Mary Oliver's poetry has been an important part of his life for many years.

For a poster of this program, follow this link.


Thursday, 6/27 at 6pm. Linking Emotion and Composition in Photography, a lecture by Thad Kubis. Join Thad and explore the interrelated workings of emotional based photography and advanced composition.

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!

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

Summer Reading Program 2019, June 24 through August 4. The 2019 Summer Reading Program (SRP) begins on June 24 and will run for 6 weeks ending on August 4. This year's theme is A Universe of Stories!

Tuesday, 6/25 from 11am to 12 noon. The children's kick-off program will feature Parents' Choice award-winning singer & storyteller Davis Bates with his lively participatory program for families — A Universe of Songs and Stories.


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.

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, 5/18 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Kiwanis Krafts and Reading with Kids. Please join us for 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.