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

Monday, 2/26 at 6pm. TAB meeting.

Wednesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Thursdays, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 & 2/22 at 3:30pm. Dungeons & Dragons.

Fridays, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 & 2/23 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)

February Gallery Exhibit

The Paper Industry in Lee: The people, mills and contributions. An exhibit of photos and memorabilia from the Lee Library Historical Collection (such as this drawing of the Benton Brothers Paper Mill, 1876) is being displayed in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery for the month of February.


FamiLEE Library Movie: We will be showing two movies in February:

LEGO Ninjago Movie, Saturday, 2/10 at 11am. The movie runs 111 minutes and is rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.

Wonder, Saturday, 2/20 at 11am. (School Vacation week). The movie runs 113 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements including bullying and some mild language.

Adult Programs

Tuesday, 2/6 and Tuesday, 2/20 from 5-8pm. The Berkshire Photographic Portrait Project with Thad Kubis. Have your portrait taken and become part of this online portrait gallery. Pre-registration required. Please call Thad Kubis at 917.597.1891. Each session is 15 minutes. For complete details, please get a handout at the circulation desk, or follow this link.

Wednesday, 2/14 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 February is Touch by Courtney Maum. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Saturday, 2/17 from noon to 2pm. Smartphone and portable device photography workshop with, Thad Kubis, local photographer.

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.

Thursdays in February: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 and 2/22 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Berkshire Museum STEM @ the Lee Library. Presented in partnership with South Berkshire Kids. Designed for ages 2-8. RSVP 413-464-5095. Space is limited.

Saturday, 2/17 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!

Tuesday, 2/20 from 10:30 to noon. A Lost Button — Frog and Toad's Story & Math presented by the Lions Club of Lee. Story time, math crafts and book giveaway!

Wednesday, 2/21 from 11am to 12:30pm. Critter Connections at the Lee Library! Presented by Jennifer Leahey of Nature Matters. Get up close and personal and be introduced to some live critters — furred, feathered and scaled. Learn about their ways and habits.

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.