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Monday May 20, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Flyer For: Harmonious HappeningsJoin us for a musical morning led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age four with a caretaker, siblings are welcome. Please register for this session.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

LOCATION: Discovery 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, Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten, 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!

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

Flyer For: Youth 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. No registration required.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Longmeadow Gardeners Present Dahlias by Thomas Mickey
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer For: Dahlias by Thomas MickeyThe Longmeadow Gardners present Thomas Mickey, author of America’s Romance with the English Garden. He will speak to us about his love of dahlias. No registration is necessary.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 21, 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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Creativity and Slowing Down with Chrisitan McEwen
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join author Chrisitan McEwen, whose book World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down, now in its sixth printing, helps us discover the beauty of the present moment. Christian McEwen will read from two of her books, World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down and Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money. A discussion about her books and topics raised will follow after her readings.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday May 22, 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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Mahjong Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Mahjong Club May 22Join our new monthly Mahjong Club. All skill levels are welcome but this is not an instructional program.  Develop your game skills and make new friends!

Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.

Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
Thursday May 23, 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 May 24, 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
Monday May 27, 2019
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Tuesday May 28, 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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Food Explorers with Katie Shepherd sponsored by Pathway for Parents (gr. K-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Food Explorers Kindergarten through Second GradeBecome a Food Explorer with Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd! We’ll explore the food groups of MyPlate through fun activities and hands-on games, and create a snack that’s nutritious and delicious!

This is a nut-free program. Please register. This program is geared for Kindergarten through Second Grade.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Talk with Joseph Method: How Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies Work
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology with Joseph Method, a software engineer. Joseph Method will discuss the blockchain technology that is the basis for crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin and how it works. This presentation will focus on the motivations and technical/theoretical constraints behind blockchain, and it will explore how blockchain is useful for applications beyond cryptocurrency.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
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 of the month.

LOCATION: MakerSpace
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Food Explorers with Katie Shepherd sponsored by Pathway for Parents (3-5 yr olds)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Flyer for Food Explorers ages 3-5Become a Food Explorer with Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd! We’ll learn how to not be a picky eater, how to sort foods into “sometimes and anytime” groups, and make a fun and tasty snack!

This is a nut-free program. Please register. This program is geared for three to five year olds, with a caregiver. 

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS
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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An Evening with Mary Frey, Photographer
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Storrs Library welcomes local photographer Mary Frey to Longmeadow. Mary Frey will present images from two of her recent publications: Reading Raymond Carver (Peperoni Books, 2017), and Real Life Dramas (Peperoni Books, 2018). For both, Frey revisited work she made over 25 years ago to honor the intentions of her original projects while still resonating with viewers today. The black and white images from Reading Raymond Carver depict middle class Americans going about their daily routines. Frey considered her subjects her “cast of characters” who reappear throughout the book, creating a journey for the reader as they make choices or accept consequences, opening up the photographs to a variety of interpretations. Now in its second printing, Reading Raymond Carver has garnered much recognition. It was on the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation’s shortlist for best First Photo Book of the year, and was been cited on ten best photo book lists for 2017.


The imagery in Real Life Dramas is culled from a series of the same name, first exhibited at MoMA’s 1987 New Photography 2 show. The original photographs are, like her black and white images, portrayals of ordinary moments constructed for the camera, but with the addition of photographically generated texts in the prints' white borders, that appropriate the language of popular culture. For the book, Frey has abandoned these strict pairings of text and image and instead incorporates a few phrases throughout her edit, opening up the work to intriguing, new possibilities.

Speaker Biography:

MARY FREY earned her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1979 and subsequently taught photography at the Hartford Art School, retiring from the undergraduate program in the Spring of 2015.

Among the numerous awards Frey has received for her work are a Guggenheim Fellowship (1984), two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1980 & 1992), a Te Foundation Fellowship (2004), and a grant from the John Anson Kittredge Fund (2010). She was the Harnish Visiting Artist at Smith College (1994-95), and completed an artist’s residency at the Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland (spring of 2001).  

Her pictures are held in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Chicago Art Institute and the International Polaroid Collection.

Much of Frey’s work addresses the nature of the documentary image in contemporary culture. Most recently she has worked with 19th century photographic processes to produce ambrotypes and lithophanes. All of her projects can be viewed at www.maryfrey.com.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Books that you would want to be a character in (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! May's theme is "Books that you would want to be a character in." 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 stay after to learn about how writing fanfiction can help you write yourself into any story! Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Thursday May 30, 2019
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Bach and the Baroque, Program Extended
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rob Humberston continues his 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 program pleasurable and informative. Please join us.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K +)
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. Grades k+. Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Stop the Bleed
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Flyer for Hampden County Medical Reserve CorpsHampden County Medical Reserve Corp's Spring Training Event: You Are The Help Until Help Arrives! Stop the Bleed.

These trainings are meant for lay people who want to have familiarity with the skills to actively assist loved ones, co-workers, friends and neighbors, or even strangers in medical emergency situations before Emergency Medical Services arrive.

You do not have to attend all four sessions; however reservations are required for any session that you wish to attend. To register please email: loisluniewicz@comcast.netAttendees who participate in all four trainings will be entered for a drawing

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday May 31, 2019
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Create with Cate (K+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Come get creative with Cate! Enjoy a story oFlyer For: Create with Cater two and then spend some time crafting. Fun for children in kindergarten and older. Please register online.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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