An invitation to an Open House for Damon Vorce, Friday, November 15 at the Lee Library

The Board of Directors invites the community to an Open House at the library on Friday, November 15, for our Director Damon Vorce. Damon will be leaving his position as Director of the Lee Library Association to start his own business in Great Barrington.   The board and staff wish him all the best in his new venture.

We deeply appreciate all that Damon has done for the library and community.   He will be greatly missed.

New Flooring and Carpeting for the Library!

Thank you for your patience and continued support while the new flooring and carpeting was installed.   A special thank you to Mickey Sparks, Damon Vorce and the library staff for all the organizing and moving of furniture and books during this process.   Our patrons can now enjoy the new look of our library!

Thank you again for your continued support.

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

Wednesdays, 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.

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 Exhibit —
Rock Stars and Paper Tigers

The exhibit for the month of November, presented by the Lee Historical Society, is on industries that built the Town of Lee. Opening reception Friday, 11/1, 1 to 5pm.

FamiLEE Movie

The Lion King, Saturday, 11/9 at 11am. The movie runs 118 minutes and is rated PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements.


Adult Programs

Tuesday, 11/5 at 6pm.
Sail Away on the Craft of Pastel Painting
with Greg Maichack. Space is limited. Please stop at the Circulation Desk to register or call the library at 413 243-0385.


Wednesday, 11/13 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, hosted by Deidre Consolati. The November selection is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.


Monday, 11/18 at 6pm. Alice's Ordinary People, Screening and Director's Talk.


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

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.

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.