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 photo below from the photo collection shows the debris deposited at the site of the Clark Aiken Company by the flood of March 24,1968. On that date fity years ago, the dam broke on Mud Pond, also called Basin Pond. This was the dam that had been rebuilt after the break at Mud Pond in 1886. The photo was taken by Frank McCarthy.

1968 Flood

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

Monday, 3/19 at 6pm. TAB meeting.

Wednesdays, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Fridays, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23 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.

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(See  Calendar  for event details)

March Gallery Exhibit

Lee High School Lady Wildcats Basketball   —             The Championship Years. This is an exhibit of photos and memorabilia from the collection of Coach Tom Cinella, being displayed in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery. To see a larger scale copy of the team photo, follow this link.

Quilt Show — 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. Items can be brought to the library or Pumpkin Patch Quilts, the co-sponsor of the show, on Friday 3/30 or Saturday 3/31.

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

FamiLEE Movies

Coco, Saturday, 3/10 at 11am. The movie runs 105 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements and some intense scenes.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 3/14 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, hosted by Deedee Consolati. Meetings will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of each month and book club members are encouraged to bring book titles that they would like to have selected in future months. The book selection for March is The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

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

Knitting and Crochet Group (we will continue throughout the winter!)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!

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.

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, 3/17 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.