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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.
This is a nut-free program. Please register. This program is geared for Kindergarten through Second Grade.
SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS
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.
The 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room. Grades k+. Please register.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees who participate in all four trainings will be entered for a drawing
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