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Friday March 1, 2019 - Saturday March 30, 2019
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Food for Fines for The Longmeadow Pantry

Flyer for: Food for Fines for The Longmeadow PantryHelp eliminate your book fines at the Richard Salter Storrs Library by donating non-perishable food items for the Longmeadow Food Pantry! During the Month of March, $1 in fines will be waived for each food item donated, up to $5 per library card. Please donate non-perishable food items, like cereal, oatmeal, condiments, healthy snacks, beverages, baking mixes and ingredients, fruit cups, tuna, peanut butter and crackers, pasta sauces, and personal care items.

The Longmeadow Food Pantry is very appreciative of our Food for Fines drive.
LOCATION: Lobby
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join our monthly roving book club! This month we will be discussing Neil Gaiman's "American God's". This month's book club discussion will be led by Andrea Puglisi. Location to be determined.

Interested? New members are always welcome and everyone can pick up a copy of this month’s book at Storrs Library.

Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Fall Session which lasts through December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Learn to Play Mahjong!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Mahjong for Beginners

Join us to learn this exciting game of skill, strategy, and chance! Shari Cox will share her knowledge of the game with beginners. Players are encouraged to attend all six sessions. Please Register.

 
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Social-Emotional Tools for the Very Young (and their Parents!)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Flyer for Melinda Cropsey presents Social-Emotional Tools for the Very Young (and their Parents!)Today, more than ever, the ability to calm and self-soothe is an important life skill. Join local author and teacher Melinda Cropsey for a presentation on how parents and caregivers can help children lay the foundation for a strong social-emotional framework by employing mindful, heart-centered breathing and reflection techniques. She will introduce a simple, powerful practice and discuss ways you can integrate it with ease, whether relaxing at home or on the go.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday March 7, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 8, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Maker Missions (gr. 4-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer for Maker Missions

Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday March 9, 2019
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Tasty Treats Together (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

Kids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts! Fun for all ages, please register.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday March 11, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Cover The Woman in the WindowStorrs Library "Loosely Bound" Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. This month's selection The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn.

"It isn't paranoia if it's really happening ... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem."-- Provided by publisher.

Join in a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading.  Copies of the book will be available at Storrs Library or click here to reserve it now.

New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Author Talk with Jason Fregeau
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sci-Fi author Jason Fregeau will join us to read from his latest story! Jason grew up in Longmeadow and moved away for college. Thirty years later, he returned to town with his wife and son. In the meantime, he explored various careers: systems analyst, sound operator for live theatre, systems manager, dishwasher, call firefighter, consumer law attorney. Yet Jason always wanted to be a writer — no, an author — since his early teens. And now, 47 years later, his dream has come true with his first publication, a science fiction novella titled, The Third Kzin, appearing in the fifteenth anthology of Larry Niven’s vaunted universe, The Man-Kzin Wars. The wait was long, but well worth it.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Local architectural styles with Bob McCarroll of Springfield Preservation Trust
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Can’t tell a Queen Anne from a Craftsman? This introduction to local architecture may help! Presented by Bob McCarroll, Springfield Preservation Trust board member.

 
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Page Partners (gr. 6-8)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Page PartnersPage Partners is a fun-filled book group open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly and includes a lively discussion, snack and a related project! Come in to pick up a copy of the book or click here. This month's selection is The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse.

 
"In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke--a 'finder' of black market goods--is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl"-- Provided by publisher.
 
Please register online.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber ArtsThe Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group of sewers who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products.  Items are donated to the Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  Please join us if you know how to sew and would like to work with felted wool, while helping the FOSL. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Creator Cart (ages 8+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Creator CartCome in and explore our Creator Cart! Play with the Sphero, Dash and Dot, build using the MakeDo construction set, connect using the Zoobs and Brain Flakes and much more! Fun for ages 8 and older. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Learn to Play Mahjong!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us to learn this exciting game of skill, strategy, and chance! Shari Cox will share her knowledge of the game with beginners. Players are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

 
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Bullet Journaling (gr. 5-12)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Bullet JournalingGet organized in style by creating a bullet journal here at the library! We'll provide new journals and markers, but feel free to bring your own and come journal with us if you already have one started. Don't know how to bullet journal? No problem! We'll have lots of tips, tricks, and ideas on hand to get you started. Program for grades 5-12, please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Great Decisions—Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

by Ronald J. Bee

Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them.  The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran.  To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations?  Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?

Thursday March 14, 2019
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Penelope’s Superpower presented by Melinda Cropsey (ages 3-6)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Flyer for Penelope's SuperpowerPlease join local author and teacher Melinda Cropsey for a reading of her most recent children’s book: Penelope’s Superpower. Penelope, a playful hedgehog, introduces her woodland friends to a simple, meditative, heart-centered breathing practice. Breathing "in like a flower and out like a shower," she awakens them to the superpower of LOVE and to the infinite possibilities that surround and support us all. The reading will be accompanied by a lively discussion, songs and activities! For Ages 3-6, with caregiver, siblings welcome. Registeration will begin February 28th.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K & up)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Legos at the LibraryJoin us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room. Fun for Kindergardent and older. Please register. 

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 15, 2019
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Read to Frigo (all ages)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

flyer for Read to FrigoFrigo the dog is coming back to Storrs library! Frigo, a gentle and patient Goldendoodle, loves to listen to stories and will follow along while you read. Register for a ten-minute time slot to Read to Frigo. Frigo is attended by his trainer Cathy. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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St. Patrick's Day Origami (all ages)
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Flyer For: St. Patrick's Day Origami

Come in to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! Our local origami expert will teach us how to make a shamrock from origami paper to celebrate the Irish holiday. All ages welcome, please register online.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Saturday March 16, 2019
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Morning Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Flyer For: MinecraftChildren in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds for an extended period of time this morning!
A light refreshment will be served.
 
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday March 18, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Evening Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Love to cook? Join our cookbook club! Pick up a copy of this month's cookbook at the library, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring it in for a taste testing and book discussion.  Join us each month or just now and then. Novice cooks welcome!

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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STEAM Architects presented by Pathways for Parents
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Jamie L. B. Deenihan presents STEAM: Become an Architect! Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to join the fun of designing and creating, pulling inspiration from stories and each other. Registration required. SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS.Flyer For: STEAM Architects

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Shakespeare Book Discussion Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Explore the works of Shakespeare with Bay Path Professor of English, Lisa Ruch on Tuesday evenings.

We will read and discuss:

October 9: The Merry Wives of Windsor
November 13: Much Ado about Nothing
December 11: Henry V
January 22: King Lear
February 12: Hamlet
March 19: Pericles
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Crafternoon (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for CrafternoonJoin us for a fun, DIY craft session. We provide a buffet of supplies and you provide the creativity. Fun for all ages, under seven with an adult. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Learn to Play Mahjong!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us to learn this exciting game of skill, strategy, and chance! Shari Cox will share her knowledge of the game with beginners. Players are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

 
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Fish, fish and more fish: A talk about fish migration with the Connecticut River Conservancy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

When the shadbush blooms each spring the Connecticut River fills with hundreds of thousands of fish on their migration from the ocean.  This entertaining, informative, and visual presentation will focus on life-histories of fish species that journey upstream, where they have been, why they are here and how they are important to the health of our river ecosystems. Led by Liz Austin, M.S., Ed.D., with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, CRC Trustee and long-time Robert Barrett Fishway guide. Additional CRC staff and trustees will be present to talk about our rivers.

Join us before the program at 6:00 to meet Liz Austin and CRC Executive Director, Andy Fisk. CRC member and expert bass fisherman Paul Young will also be available to share his experience fishing the Connecticut River. Light refreshments will be available.

Thursday March 21, 2019
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Brown Bag Bingo (gr.K+)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Flyer For: Brown Bag BingoPack your lunch and join us for this fun game of chance. We have lots of prizes to give away!

For grades K+

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 22, 2019
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Brown Bag Movie Matinee: Peanuts Movie (all ages)
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Flyer For: Brown Bag Movie MatineeBring your lunch and join us on this half day of school for a showing of The Peanuts Movie, rated G.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fun with Cartoons with Michael Cady (gr. K +)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Flyer for Fun with Cartoons Michael CadyHow do you come up with an idea? How do you make our cartoons more interesting? How do you draw cartoon people or animals? The answer to all these questions and more will be discovered during this fun workshop! Join Michael Cady as he shows you some of his work and guides you through the creative process! You will learn tricks and tips of the cartoon world; how to create characters, how to design and draw cartoons and cartoon characters of your own! Paper and pencils will be provided for this informative hands on workshop. All you need to bring is your imagination! Please register.  Fun for Kindergarten and older.
 
Sponsored by Debbie Levy in honor of her son Ned who loved cartoons and drawing.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Build It! (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Build ItCome in and enjoy stories about inventing and creating. Then spend some time building and crafting. This hands on program is fun for all ages, friends under five may need help from a grown up. Please register online.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday March 25, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Harmonious Happenings

Join us for a musical morning led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age three with a caretaker, siblings are welcome.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring your dish to the library for a taste-testing and book discussion. Join us each month or just now and then. Novice cooks welcome!

 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Tech Talk with Thomas Sullivan: 3D Printing & Raised Relief Maps
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thomas Sullivan, an engineer at General Dynamics, an instructor at Berkshire Community College, and hobbyist will visit Storrs Library and present the science and process behind creating Raised Relief Maps and 3D Printing.

3D printers have become ubiquitous in recent years. They can create a three-dimensional object from a numerical description. This means that anyone with the proper tools and access to a 3D printer can make any ordinary object such as a keychain, crescent wrench or flower pot. With the right data, unusual objects can also be created. In this talk, find out how data collected by RADAR from space or LASERs from aircraft can be used to create raised relief maps of the earth. It’s simpler than it sounds. Come learn how mathematics and software is used to turn raw data into unique 3D printable objects. Please register!

CONTACT:  Andrea  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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2 Chords, 20 Songs Ukulele strum-along
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have a ukulele? Want to learn a few new tunes? Join Julie Stepanek for 2 Chords, 20 Songs, a ukulele strum-along for adult and teen intermediate players. Julie provides instruction, encouragement, and loaner ukuleles. Please be sure to register early if you'd like to borrow a ukulele during the session.

 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber ArtsThe Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group of sewers who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products.  Items are donated to the Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  Please join us if you know how to sew and would like to work with felted wool, while helping the FOSL. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Fall Session which lasts through December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Learn to Play Mahjong!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us to learn this exciting game of skill, strategy, and chance! Shari Cox will share her knowledge of the game with beginners. Players are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

 
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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Books You Couldn't Put Down (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Fill in the Blank Book ClubJoin us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! March's theme is "Books You Couldn't Put Down." Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that fit the theme to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, then make our own keychains. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Great Decisions—The Rise of Populism in Europe
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By James Kirchick

Mass migration, and the problems associated with it, have directly abetted the rise of populist parties in Europe. Opposition to immigration was the prime driver of support for Brexit, it brought a far-right party to the German Bundestag for the first time since the 1950s, and propelled Marine Le Pen to win a third of the vote in the French presidential election. In addition to calling for stronger borders, however, these parties are invariably illiberal, anti-American, anti-NATO and pro-Kremlin, making their rise a matter of serious concern for the national security interests of the United States.

Thursday March 28, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 29, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: Minecraft

Children in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds and will be served a light after-school snack.

We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
CONTACT:  Discovery Room  413-565-4182  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 AM     
Saturday March 30, 2019
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Dinosaurs & Donut Holes (All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Dinosaurs and Donut HolesChildren of all ages are invited to join us for Dinosaur stories & donut hole snacks.  In addition to snacks & stories, children will play games and be able to spend as much time as they want “digging for dinos” in our sensory table. Online Registration in Advance is Required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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