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Wednesday March 20, 2019 - Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale Collection
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
In anticipation of the 2019 Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale, Storrs Library is collecting books through March 20th - April 17th. The Friends of Storrs Library invite you to donate your gently used books by bringing them to the bins in the entrance way of Storrs Library during regular library hours. If you cannot carry your books in, our then take advantage of the Drive-thru Drop-off on Saturday, April 6th from 10am to 2pm.
 
The Friends of Storrs Library reminds that they cannot accept donations of: dictionaries, encyclopedias, out of date travel guides, or films. TheFriends of Storrs Library also ask that all donations are in good repair; Storrs Library is unable to accept dusty, torn and/or moldy materials.
Wednesday April 3, 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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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Your writer’s voice is as distinctive as your fingerprint or the pattern of your iris. It is an expression of 'you' in a deeply personal and visceral way. But as writers, we often flounder trying to achieve a distinctive voice. Rather than seeking to capture your voice, come discover how to set it free. Explore the roles perception, memory, and emotional honesty play in developing and refining your unique voice as a writer.

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council.

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

Get 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, and lots of ideas on hand for those with previous experience. Program for grades 5-12, please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Great Decisions—Decoding U.S.-China Trade
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Jeremy Haft

Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade.  These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s.  Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China.  What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices?  There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

Thursday April 4, 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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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rob Humberston returns to Storrs for a fascinating 8-week study on Bach and the Baroque. The Baroque Era in music covers the period from around 1600 to 1750, following the Renaissance and preceding the Classical period. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is generally recognized as the leading composer of the era, and in addition to his genius, we will explore many of the composers of a variety of national styles that define the times. Beginning with Claudio Monteverdi as the bridge between the Italian Renaissance and the emerging Baroque, we will hear examples of music of both well known and less well-known composers from Bohemia, England, France, Italy, and Germany.

Recordings of both sacred and secular and choral and instrumental music will demonstrate the enormous variety of forms reflecting both the genius of the composers and the importance of music during these times. Drawing from an extensive collection of recordings, listening will focus on those of special merit primarily based on historically-informed performance practices by leading artists in the field.

Spring is a great time to listen to Baroque music with its several key popular and important works influenced by the season. We hope you’ll find this eight-week program pleasurable and informative. Please join us.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening 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 April 5, 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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Club 6.9.3. (gr. 2-3)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Club 6.9.3.Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee and Matthew J. Gilbert.

"Unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse wins the lottery and shares her winnings with her class. The students fulfill their dreams with their newfound wealth, but they soon learn that winning the lottery is not all that lucky"-- Provided by CW/MARS

Register online and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

Club 6.9.3. meets once a month. Our next meeting will be Friday, May 3. 


 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday April 6, 2019
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Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Training
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: Youth Mental Health First Aid TrainingStorrs Library is hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Training on Saturday, April 6th for adults who have contact with youth (ages 12-25), parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and youth leaders.


 Participants will learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, the importance of early intervention, and how to help a youth who is experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge. A 5-step action plan to assist an adolescent in crisis or exhibiting symptoms of mental illness will also be presented.

Participants will receive training provided by local certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors, along with Youth Mental Health First Aid take-home course material and resources and Youth Mental Health First Aid certification.

Pre-registration is required prior to Wednesday, March 27, 2019. There is no cost for this training. Please bring a bag lunch; snacks and breaks will be provided.

For Additional Information or to Register:
Contact Dr. Gina Kahn, Director H-W Partners for
Youth and HWRSD Safe Schools/Healthy Students
By Email: gkahn@hwrsd.org
By Phone: 413–566–5060 Ext. 12

 
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Drive-Thru Drop-Off
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Donate to the Annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale from the comfort and convenience of your car! On Saturday, April 6 from 10 - 2, we are accepting donations of gently used books to be included in our book sale. The Friends of Storrs Library reminds that they cannot accept donations of: dictionaries, encyclopedias, out of date travel guides, or films. The Friends of Storrs Library also ask that all donations are in good repair; Storrs Library is unable to accept dusty, torn and/or moldy materials.

Please note that this is a one-day event.

 

 

 

 

 
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Drop-In Sensory Storytime (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Flyer For: Drop-In Sensory Story Time

Children of all abilities and stages of development are welcome at Storrs Library. Sensory-enhanced storytime is an inclusive program developed for all ages, children through young adults, who are on the autism spectrum or differently able. Stories are presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the first Saturday of every month from September through April. We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs, picture books, simple crafts and/or activities. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Monday April 8, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In PlaygroupLittle persons ages birth to four are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

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, April 8, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. This month's selection Love and Ruin by Paula McLain.

"In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly--and uncontrollably--falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man's wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer."-- 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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Massachusetts in the Women's Suffrage Movement
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Longmeadow Historical Society and Storrs Library present author Barbara Berenson on Monday, April 8 from 6:30 to 7:30. Few know Massachusetts was at the center of the revolutionary struggle for woman suffrage. A battle waged over historical memory obscured the state’s role—until now.  Author Barbara Berenson gives the state's revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve in this compelling and engaging story.  "In her accessible history, Berenson focuses her spotlight on Bay State women who catalyzed the effort to gain women's right to vote on a local and national level... The book makes a case for determination, perseverance, and patience to bring about necessary change." Boston Globe, 2018

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi    
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday April 9, 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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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 April 10, 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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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Your writer’s voice is as distinctive as your fingerprint or the pattern of your iris. It is an expression of 'you' in a deeply personal and visceral way. But as writers, we often flounder trying to achieve a distinctive voice. Rather than seeking to capture your voice, come discover how to set it free. Explore the roles perception, memory, and emotional honesty play in developing and refining your unique voice as a writer.

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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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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Artist Reception Faith Lund
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer For: Faith Lund Art ReceptionCome to the Storrs Library during the month of April to view the artwork of Faith Lund. Faith is an awarding winning artist and a faculty member of the Westfield State University art department. Her paintings are divided into three series and are full of color, depth and movement. There will be a reception on Wednesday, April 10th to meet the artist. View her collection in the Betty Ann Low Room anytime the room is not in use. https://www.faithlund.com

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday April 11, 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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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rob Humberston returns to Storrs for a fascinating 8-week study on Bach and the Baroque. The Baroque Era in music covers the period from around 1600 to 1750, following the Renaissance and preceding the Classical period. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is generally recognized as the leading composer of the era, and in addition to his genius, we will explore many of the composers of a variety of national styles that define the times. Beginning with Claudio Monteverdi as the bridge between the Italian Renaissance and the emerging Baroque, we will hear examples of music of both well known and less well-known composers from Bohemia, England, France, Italy, and Germany.

Recordings of both sacred and secular and choral and instrumental music will demonstrate the enormous variety of forms reflecting both the genius of the composers and the importance of music during these times. Drawing from an extensive collection of recordings, listening will focus on those of special merit primarily based on historically-informed performance practices by leading artists in the field.

Spring is a great time to listen to Baroque music with its several key popular and important works influenced by the season. We hope you’ll find this eight-week program pleasurable and informative. Please join us.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening 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
 
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Springtime Origami
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Springtime OrigamiCome in to celebrate Spring with us! Our local origami expert will be teaching us how to make a bunny from origami paper to celebrate springtime.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Friday April 12, 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 MissionsCalling 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
Registration will begin on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday April 13, 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 April 15, 2019
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CLOSED for Patriots' Day
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday April 16, 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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Bring Your Stuffed Buddy for Bedtime (all ages)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop off your stuffed friend on Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM for a special sleepover in the library. Come back Wednesday morning for breakfast, story, and craft. There is not a planned activity for the evening drop off. Fun for all ages.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
 
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Metalsmithing with Heather Beck (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Flyer for Metalsmithing with Heather BeckCreate your own hand hammered copper bookmark with Heather Beck, she will teach you how to create shapes and drawings in metal that will last a lifetime. Come and join the fun and get loud in the library!
Grades 6+. Please register.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Breakfast with Your Stuffed Buddy (all ages)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Flyer For : Breakfast with Your Stuffed Buddy

Come in to pick up your favorite stuffed friend from their library sleepover and stay to enjoy breakfast and storytime.  Kids will have choice of cereal and waffles. Stay for a story and help your buddy make a craft. Fun for all ages!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Your writer’s voice is as distinctive as your fingerprint or the pattern of your iris. It is an expression of 'you' in a deeply personal and visceral way. But as writers, we often flounder trying to achieve a distinctive voice. Rather than seeking to capture your voice, come discover how to set it free. Explore the roles perception, memory, and emotional honesty play in developing and refining your unique voice as a writer.

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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Our Community with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (gr. K-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: My CommunityCelebrate Financial Literacy Month with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts. Participants will learn about business, getting a job, saving money and being a part of a community through fun, interactive, hands on activities. This program is geared for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, and registration is required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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It's My Future with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Flyer For: It's My Future

It’s My Future, hosted by Junior Achievements of Western Massachusetts, provides practical information about preparing for the working world while still in middle school or high school. Participants will explore potential careers, discover how to plan for a job, and learn how to keep it. Two fun, hands on activities will be part of the experience. Please register. 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Great Decisions—Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Richard Andres

Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?

Thursday April 18, 2019
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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rob Humberston returns to Storrs for a fascinating 8-week study on Bach and the Baroque. The Baroque Era in music covers the period from around 1600 to 1750, following the Renaissance and preceding the Classical period. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is generally recognized as the leading composer of the era, and in addition to his genius, we will explore many of the composers of a variety of national styles that define the times. Beginning with Claudio Monteverdi as the bridge between the Italian Renaissance and the emerging Baroque, we will hear examples of music of both well known and less well-known composers from Bohemia, England, France, Italy, and Germany.

Recordings of both sacred and secular and choral and instrumental music will demonstrate the enormous variety of forms reflecting both the genius of the composers and the importance of music during these times. Drawing from an extensive collection of recordings, listening will focus on those of special merit primarily based on historically-informed performance practices by leading artists in the field.

Spring is a great time to listen to Baroque music with its several key popular and important works influenced by the season. We hope you’ll find this eight-week program pleasurable and informative. Please join us.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Jr. Cooking Class (age 8+)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Flyer for Junior Cooking Class

Are you interested in cooking? Are you looking to learn a few new kitchen skills? If yes, then join Junior Chefs as we prepare recipes to be shared family style. Patrons will register for the class and select ingredient(s) to contribute. Once this important ingredient is selected your punctual and dependable attendance is required. Please give us at least 24 notice if you will be unable to participate. 

For ages 8+. Registration will begin April 4, 2019

 

This program is funded by a grant from "Constellation, an Exelon company".

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 Library

Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room. Grades k+. Please register.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday April 19, 2019
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Kids Brown Bag Movie Matinee Mary Poppins Returns (rated PG)
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Flyer for Brown Bag Movie MatineeDrop in to Storrs Library for a showing of Mary Poppins Returns, rated PG. Bring your drink and lunch for this brown bag movie matinee. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday April 22, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 4 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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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, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat 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! Please register online.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday April 23, 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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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 April 24, 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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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Your writer’s voice is as distinctive as your fingerprint or the pattern of your iris. It is an expression of 'you' in a deeply personal and visceral way. But as writers, we often flounder trying to achieve a distinctive voice. Rather than seeking to capture your voice, come discover how to set it free. Explore the roles perception, memory, and emotional honesty play in developing and refining your unique voice as a writer.


Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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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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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Books that Changed the Way You Think About _______ (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! April's theme is "Books that changed the way you think about ______." 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 bookmarks to keep track of our favorite quotes on. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:21 AM     
 
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Words Off the Page: Museum Writers Speak
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Want to find out what the Springfield Museum Writers are up to? Curious to hear some of their best fiction, memoir, and personal essays? Take a seat and prepare to be delighted in this wild assortment of readings as writers from Theresa Chamberland’s Museum Writers' Group take the podium.

Thursday April 25, 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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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rob Humberston returns to Storrs for a fascinating 8-week study on Bach and the Baroque. The Baroque Era in music covers the period from around 1600 to 1750, following the Renaissance and preceding the Classical period. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is generally recognized as the leading composer of the era, and in addition to his genius, we will explore many of the composers of a variety of national styles that define the times. Beginning with Claudio Monteverdi as the bridge between the Italian Renaissance and the emerging Baroque, we will hear examples of music of both well known and less well-known composers from Bohemia, England, France, Italy, and Germany.

Recordings of both sacred and secular and choral and instrumental music will demonstrate the enormous variety of forms reflecting both the genius of the composers and the importance of music during these times. Drawing from an extensive collection of recordings, listening will focus on those of special merit primarily based on historically-informed performance practices by leading artists in the field.

Spring is a great time to listen to Baroque music with its several key popular and important works influenced by the season. We hope you’ll find this eight-week program pleasurable and informative. Please join us.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening 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
 
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Mother's Day Planting (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: Mother's Day PlantingPlease join the MOMS Club of Longmeadow as they host a Mother's Day Planting event. Plant some seeds to create a gift to give to a special mom. Please register, supplies are limited.

Friday April 26, 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 with FriendsChildren 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 Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00 AM     
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Build It! (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Build It!Come 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 April 29, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In PlaygroupLittle persons ages birth to four are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.

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, One pot : 120+ easy meals from your skillet, slow cooker, stockpot, and more by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, 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! Please register online.

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
Tuesday April 30, 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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Wildlife Photography - Owls with Peter Christoph
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Discover the Owls of New England. In this captivating presentation, Peter delivers stunning photographs of his favorite owls combined with stories that entertain, educate and inspire the audience. You’ll learn the secrets Peter uses to find and photograph owls in their natural habitat!


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