New Program! Computer and Gadget Help

Tuesday, 8/20 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 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.

The Valley & Berkshire Gleaners are now digitized!

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.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Monday, 8/5 at 6pm, Starlab Planetarium Visit. Please call to sign up, 413-243-0385. Space is limited.

Lee Teen Cinema presents "Teen Cult Classics" :

        Wednesday, 8/7 from 2pm to 5pm, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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)

August Art Exhibit

Debbie Storie — A Nature Photography Exhibit —Berkshire nature, wildlife, and landscapes. In the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery during the month of August.

CreativeLEE XIX

The Lee Library Association invites you to display your art in our 19th annual exhibit during the month of September. Items must be brought to the Lee Library on Friday 8/30, 10am to 5pm or Saturday 8/31, 10am to 2pm. A maximum of 2 items per artist will be accepted due to space limitations. Items must be ready to hang or display in a case.

The opening reception will be held during Founder's Weekend, Friday, 9/13 from 3 to 5pm.

Registration forms will be available at the Lee Library circulation desk, or follow this link. Please call Mary Philpott at 243-2733 for more information.


FamiLEE Movie

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


Adult Programs

A Matter of Balance. This FREE 8-session series will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30pm, beginning on Thursday, 8/1 and ending on 8/26. It is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Space is limited with registration required by calling 413-445-9242.


Wednesday, 8/8 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, moderated by Deidre Consolati. The August selection is The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.


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 5. The 2019 Summer Reading Program (SRP) has begun and will run until August 5.

This year's theme is A Universe of Stories! It's not too late to sign-up! We celebrate summer reading for all ages from birth to 100+!

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!

Tuesday, 8/6 at 3pm. The children's SRP grand finale program "Sun! Moon! Stars!" from 11am to 12noon. After the show, we will hand out SRP reading certificates and prizes, followed by our annual make-your-own-sundae.


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.

Kiwanis Krafts and Reading with Kids is on hiatus and will return the 3rd Saturday in September.

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.