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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The Friends of Storrs Library reminds that they cannot accept donations of: dictionaries, encyclopedias, out of date travel guides, or films.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.
Monday March 25, 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 four 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, America's Test Kitchen's The New Essentials, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring your dish to the library for a taste-testing and book discussion. Please register with your selected recipe or email your recipe selection to richard.salterstorrs@gmail.com

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 Puglisi  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

Do you have a ukulele? Do you 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.

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 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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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
 
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Introduction To Providing Assistance As A Lay Person
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! Introduction to providing assistance as a lay person.

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 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.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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
Monday April 1, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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. Students from Willie Ross will teach a few words or phrases in American Sign Language.

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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3 Seconds Behind the Wheel documentary & discussion
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Join producer, director, and writer Jennifer Boyd for a screening of her new documentary 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel and a post-film discussion with the filmmaker. This new documentary follows the lives of eight drivers over 6 months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor the often hidden behavior of distracted drivers. Why three seconds? That's how long it takes to drive across a football field, send a message or choose a song.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday April 2, 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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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 and register online. This month's selection is The truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor.

Please register.

"As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble." -Provided by the publisher.
 

 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a dynamic discussion of Love and Ruin by Paula McLain led by Nadine Payne.  Bring a snack and something to drink for yourself or to share with others.  Copies of the book will be available at Storrs Library or Click Here to reserve it now.

New members are always welcome.

"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.
 
Location - Georgetown Condominiums Clubhouse, Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA  
 
 

 

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
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, an awarding winning artist and a faculty member of the Westfield State University art department. The 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: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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
 
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Earth Day Plogging Fun Run/Walk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Flyer for Earth Day PloggingIn honor of Earth Day, the Richard Salter Storrs Library Book Bike will join Fleet Feet and the Longmeadow Recycling Commission in a 1 to 3 mile run/walk to better the streets of Longmeadow. Come run/walk alongside us as we bike to better Longmeadow!

Run begins at 6pm at Fleet Feet Longmeadow.

LOCATION: Fleet Feet Longmeadow Shops
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
 
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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.

 
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Hands Only CPR (no certification)
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! Hands Only CPR (no certification).

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 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.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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!

Wednesday May 1, 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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Great Decisions—The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Michael Shifter and Bruno Binetti

The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership?

Thursday May 2, 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 3, 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 693Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is Mac B Kid Spy: Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett.

"One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school." - From CW/MARS

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

 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday May 4, 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
 
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Books with Bernie (all ages)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Flyer for: Books with Bernie

Bernie's back at Storrs library! You may sign up for a 15 minute block of time for Books with Bernie, a gentle black labrador therapy dog. Bernie loves stories and will listen to the tales you share. Bernie will be attended by his trainer Susan. This program is for all ages. Please register.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday May 6, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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. Students from Willie Ross will teach a few words or phrases in American Sign Language.

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

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection TBA.

Join in a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading.  Copies of the book will be available at Storrs Library.  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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Discover Sous-Vide
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come discover and explore Sous-Vide with Christopher Rinaldi! Sous-Vide is a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or glass jar and cooked in a water bath for an extended cooking time. The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside and to retain moisture! Come watch and learn the process with us!

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 7, 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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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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Author Andrew Lam - Repentance
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

On Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm, join award-winning local author and surgeon Andrew Lam for an exploration of his new book, Repentance. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase, with all proceeds to benefit Storrs Library.

Book Description courtesy of the author:

"France, October 1944. A Japanese American War Hero has a secret. 

A secret so awful he'd rather die than tell anyone—one so entwined with the brave act that made him a hero that he's determined never to speak of the war. Ever.

Decades later his son, Daniel Tokunaga, a world-famous cardiac surgeon, is perplexed when the U.S. government comes calling, wanting to know about his father's service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WWII. Something terrible happened while his father was fighting the Germans in France, and the Department of Defense won't stop its investigation until it's determined exactly who did what.

Wanting answers of his own, Daniel upends his life to find out what his father did on a small, obscure hilltop half a world away. As his quest for the truth unravels his family's catastrophic past, the only this for certain is that nothing—his life, career, and family—can ever be the same again."

Reviews:

"Suspenseful, touching, and beautifully written." -Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth I and Helen of Troy.

"A gorgeous, emotional book. An important, and timely, American story." -Karin Tanabe, author of The Diplomat's Daughter and The Gilded Years.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
 
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Page Partners (gr. 6-8)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Page 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 and register online. This month's selection is TBD.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a dynamic discussion at of Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan led by Laura Duncan. Copies of the book will be available at Storrs Library. The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on May 7 at Luigi's, 809 Maple Road in Longmeadow. New Members are always welcome!

"The Red Lobster perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall hasn't been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift with a near-mutinous staff. All the while, he's wondering how to handle the waitress he's still in love with, what to do about his pregnant girlfriend, and where to find the present that will make everything better. Stewart O'Nan has been called 'the bard of the working class,' and Last Night at the Lobster is one of his most acclaimed works to date." - from the publisher

Location: Luigi's, 809 Maple Road in Longmeadow

 

 

Wednesday May 8, 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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Great Decisions—State of the State Department and Diplomacy
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Nicholas Burns

During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries?

Thursday May 9, 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 Origami
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Mother's Day Origami

Come in to celebrate Mother's Day with us! Our local origami expert will teach us how to make a heart from origami paper to celebrate all the special women in our lives.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Friday May 10, 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 Grades 4-5Calling 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 May 11, 2019
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Morning Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Children 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
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:00 AM     
 
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Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro (ages birth to four)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Flyer for Harmonious HappeningsJoin us for a musical afternoon led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age four with a caretaker, siblings are welcome. 
 
This program is sponsored by the MOMS Club of Longmeadow.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday May 13, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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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, The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking by America's Test Kitchen 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!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 14, 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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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 May 15, 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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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
Registration will begin on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:58 AM     
Thursday May 16, 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
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 three 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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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 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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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
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
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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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 & Crypto-currencies 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 through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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
Thursday May 30, 2019
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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
Monday June 3, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop in Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection TBA.

Join in a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading.  Copies of the book will be available at Storrs Library.  New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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STEAM Aircraft Presented by Pathways for Parents
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: STEAM AircraftJamie L. B. Deenihan presents STEAM: Aircraft Challenge! Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to join the fun of designing and launching helium filled balloons, drawing inspiration from stories and each other.

Registration required.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Information in the Post-Truth Era
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Allison Butler, Lecturer & Advisor of UMASS Amherst and Director of Mass Media Literacy Certificate Program presents an engaging discussion on media literacy in the post-truth era.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Must be 16 or older to donate blood.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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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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Fuel Your Health
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drew Scott Pearlman presents a screening of his brand new documentary Fuel Your Health. Fuel Your Health is a new film about the healing power of food and lifestyle. The documentary dives deep into subjects like the gut Microbiome, the myth about Fat, the Fermentation Revolution, Lifestyle Medicine as well as the optimum diet for the Body and the Brain. Drew Scott Pearlman is a filmmaker and functional medicine practitioner located in the Boston area. He has directed and produced three films in a series about food, natural healing and longevity. Drew also works with clients privately to help them get to the root of dis-ease in their unique body and optimize health.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Musical Petting Zoo of Springfield Symphany Orchestra (gr. K+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Musical Petting Zoo of Springfield Symphony (gr. K+)Come to Storrs Library for your chance to try an instrument in a judgment-free zone that encourages exploration and excitement! After an introduction to the instruments, participants get a chance to bow a violin, blow a horn or tap out a rhythm on a drum. This program is geared for K+. Please register as space is limited.

Sponsored by the Adler Family as a thank you for the many storytimes and ice cream socials!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday June 7, 2019
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Learn to Illustrate with Michael Chesworth (gr. K+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Learn to Illustrate with Michael Chesworth

Join author and Illustrator Michael Chesworth for a fun-filled hour of reading and illustrating as he shares some of his work and leads us in an interactive activity! Children will help Michael illustrate a rhyming story called “Hank & Sam”. Please register online. This program is geared for children in kindergarten and older.

 

Sponsored by Debbie Levy in honor of her son Ned who loved reading and drawing.

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

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Tech Talk with Colin Campbell: Computer Security for Non-technical People
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
From online banking and shopping, to social media communities such as Facebook & Nextdoor, we rely on computers to handle our personal information.  Unfortunately, sometimes technology is not as secure as we think it is. Most of us have read stories about computer hacking, or have seen hackers in and movies & television, but sorting reality from fiction can be difficult. News coverage of  “cybercrime” is often non-specific, or too full of technical information to be helpful.  Advice for how to keep yourself secure can be overwhelming and contradictory. 
 
This talk will cut through the mass of information about computer security and give you practical advice on what you can do to keep your computer, smart devices, and data protected. 
· Who are the most common “bad guys” on the internet?
· What are criminals trying to get from their targets & what can they do with it?
· How simple changes to your computer use can help keep you secure.
CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi    
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday June 14, 2019
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Father's Day Origami
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Father's Day OrigamiCome in to celebrate Fathers Day with us! Our local origami expert will be teaching us how to make a shirt from origami paper to celebrate all the special men in our lives.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Monday June 17, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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
Thursday June 20, 2019
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Narcan Training
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! Narcan Training.

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
Monday June 24, 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 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)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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 June 25, 2019
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Volunteen Training Session (Grade 6+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Volunteen Training SessionThe Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs teen volunteers!   Our primary need is help with re-shelving and organizing our book collection. You could also be asked to help with craft preparation or assist the librarians in other ways. If you are entering grade 6 or higher please consider volunteering with us for one hour each week. We ask you to commit to at least 5 hours of service. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

Please click here to apply online.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 1, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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 July 2, 2019
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Volunteen Training Session (Grade 6+)
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Flyer for Volunteen Training SessionThe Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs teen volunteers!   Our primary need is help with re-shelving and organizing our book collection. You could also be asked to help with craft preparation or assist the librarians in other ways. If you are entering grade 6 or higher please consider volunteering with us for one hour each week. We ask you to commit to at least 5 hours of service. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

Please click here to apply online.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Monday July 8, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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
Thursday July 11, 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 books 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.

Monday July 15, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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What Makes the Earth Special?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come learn and explore what makes the Earth Special at Storrs on Wednesday, July 17! Jack Megas, a recently retired educator from Springfield Museum's Planetarium, will present a fascinating talk about planet Earth. The talk will cover Earth's atmosphere and where it came from; Earth's relationships with the moon, Jupiter and the Sun; in addition to covering 4 billion years worth of Earth's history! This discussion is not to be missed and will make you fall in love with our home planet all over again. 

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi    
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 22, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Sally Ride
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sally Ride visits Storrs Library! Come learn from Sally herself about her history, work, and her experience as the first American woman to visit Space!

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 29, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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
Monday August 5, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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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Robert Rivest: Mindfulness, Stress Relief and Laughter
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Robert Rivest presents workshops on coping with stress, overwork and life challenges through a healthy lifestyle and through the gift of laughter.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 12, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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
Monday August 19, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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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Robert Rivest: Mindfulness, Stress Relief and Laughter
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Robert Rivest presents workshops on coping with stress, overwork and life challenges through a healthy lifestyle and through the gift of laughter.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Read To Frigo (all ages)
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Flyer For: Read to FrigoFrigo the dog is coming back to Storrs library! Frigo, a gentle and patient Goldendoodle loves to listen to books 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.

Monday August 26, 2019 - Monday September 9, 2019
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Early Literacy Class Registration Page

Flyer For: Early Literacy Class Registration

Advance Registration for the Fall Session (Sep.-Dec.) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
Register your child by clicking on the appropriate link below.
 
Books and Babies (ages 18-24 months) is a 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. Fridays 10:30-11:30.
 
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 months) 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. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Time (ages 3-5) 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. Thursdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7) 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. Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 26, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons 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 August 27, 2019
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American Red Cross Blood Drive (ages 16+)
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Must be 16 or older to donate blood.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday September 7, 2019
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Textbook Covering Day @ the Library
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop in to the Library to get your textbooks covered on time this year, & get an easy A!
We will supply material & teach children a simple & sturdy method to cover & label their books.
LOCATION: Discovery Room
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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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.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 23, 2019 - Monday January 13, 2020
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Early Literacy Class Registration Page

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Advance Registration for the Spring Session (Jan.-May) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
Register your child by clicking on the appropriate link below.
 
Books and Babies (ages 18-24 months) is a 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. Fridays 10:30-11:30.
 
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 months) 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. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Time (ages 3-5) 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. Thursdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7) 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. Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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