Computer and Gadget Help will be Back in August

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 (back in August).

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

Wednesdays, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Thursdays, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19 & 7/26 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Dungeons and Dragons Gaming in the Gallery.

Fridays, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Wii Gaming in the Gallery.

Thursday, 7/12 from 6 to 8pm. Starlab Planetarium Visit.

Wednesday, 7/18 from 11am to 2pm. Comic Jam with Ira.


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)

July Gallery Exhibit

Leni Engels Art Show. Leni Engels presents her mixed media art in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery.


FamiLEE Movies

Mary Poppins, Saturday, 7/14 at 11am. The movie runs 139 minutes and is rated G (This is a movie tie-in to our July 30th Mary Poppins SRP family event).


Adult Programs

Wednesday, 7/11 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 June is Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Monday, 7/16 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Local Author Talk & Book Signing. Leslie Wheeler will read from her new book Rattlesnake Hill, the first in her planned Berkshire Hilltowns mystery series. Wheeler is also the author of the Miranda Lewis mysteries. Q & A and book signing to follow. Adult Summer Reading Program.

Tuesday, 7/31 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Local Author Talk & Book Signing. Jan and Christy Butler will discuss their new book Erratic Wandering: An Explorer's Hiking Guide to Astonishing Boulders in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. This is a complementary book to the original Rockachusetts. Q & A and book signing to follow. Adult Summer Reading Program.

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! 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.


Children's Programs
and Information

SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2018, 6/25 through 8/6. The 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP) began on June 25 and will run for 6 weeks ending on August 6. This year's theme for all age groups is Libraries Rock!

Children's SRPs are free and open to all! Each summer the Boston Bruins team up with libraries across the Commonwealth to encourage kids and teens to keep reading over the summer and we thank them for being a sponsor of the SRP in Massachusetts!

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.

Thursday, 7/19 at 2:00pm. Wild West: The Mystery of the Lost Piano. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West! Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, the Sciencetellers will enlist volunteers from the audience.

Saturday, 7/21 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!

Tuesday, 7/24 from 10:00 to 11 am. Blades is coming back to the Lee Library! We're celebrating summer reading with the Boston Bruins' mascot, Blades! Join us for a special story time, Bruins trivia, crafts, and games. Have your photo taken with Blades and get a Bruins goodie bag. We are proud to be the only library that Blades is visiting in the Berkshires this summer so let's show Blades and the Boston Bruins how much we appreciate that!

Saturday, 7/28 at 11:00am. Dulcimer Drop-in. Mountain dulcimer workshop on how to play this simple folk instrument. Children ages 10 and up. Adults are also welcome. John McKinstry will offer this free workshop! Join the growing number of library patrons checking out the library's dulcimer and ukulele.

Tuesday, 7/30 at 2:00pm. Meet Mary Poppins! Mary Poppins and Bert will be dropping in at the Lee Library in costume to sing favorite songs from the movie. Sing along and pose for selfies with both of them afterwards. Children are welcome to come in costume. This program is fully funded by the Lee Kiwanis Club and we appreciate their generosity!

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.