Wednesday June 13, 2018 - Monday August 20, 2018
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Summer Reading Program (birth - entering gr. 8)
Register for the Children's Summer Reading Program online, then venture in to Storrs Library to pick up a reading log.
Children earn Discovery Dollars by reading and listening to stories and Discovery Tickets by attending programs.
There will be prizes and raffles all summer long!
Register for the Children's Summer Reading Program online, then venture in to Storrs Library to pick up a reading log.
Children earn Discovery Dollars by reading and listening to stories and Discovery Tickets by attending programs.
There will be prizes and raffles all summer long!

 
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Summer Reading Program (entering gr. 9-12)
Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Submit an online review for every book you read to be entered to win one of our weekly prizes!
Prizes include gift cards to the Kitchen, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, iTunes, etc.
Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Submit an online review for every book you read to be entered to win one of our weekly prizes!
Prizes include gift cards to the Kitchen, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, iTunes, etc.

 
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The Rockin' Robin Summer Scavenger Hunt (through August 17)

 

Rockin' Robin will be nesting in a different section of the Discovery Room each week. Follow the clues to find her and earn a chance to win Rockin' at the end of the summer!

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 

Rockin' Robin will be nesting in a different section of the Discovery Room each week. Follow the clues to find her and earn a chance to win Rockin' at the end of the summer!

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Friday August 3, 2018 - Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Art Exhibit: Ben Weissman photography
Come in to the library to view "Life is Full of Photos" by photographer Ben Weissman. Ben Weissman got into photography during his freshman year of high school. He enjoys shooting photos of animals and landscapes. He has traveled to many places to take photos, including California, Israel, New Mexico, Canada, as well as The Bronx Zoo, The Forest Park Zoo and Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge in Longmeadow. 

When Ben is not taking pictures, he enjoys working, being with family, and playing as a volunteer mentor/player with Special Olympics of Massachusetts. 

A reception to meet Ben and discuss his photographs will be held Tuesday evening August 7th from 6:30-7:30. Light refreshments will be served. Ben's photographs may be viewed any time the exhibit room is not in use.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Come in to the library to view "Life is Full of Photos" by photographer Ben Weissman. Ben Weissman got into photography during his freshman year of high school. He enjoys shooting photos of animals and landscapes. He has traveled to many places to take photos, including California, Israel, New Mexico, Canada, as well as The Bronx Zoo, The Forest Park Zoo and Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge in Longmeadow. 

When Ben is not taking pictures, he enjoys working, being with family, and playing as a volunteer mentor/player with Special Olympics of Massachusetts. 

A reception to meet Ben and discuss his photographs will be held Tuesday evening August 7th from 6:30-7:30. Light refreshments will be served. Ben's photographs may be viewed any time the exhibit room is not in use.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mr. Vinny's Shadow Puppet Show
Mr. Vinny brings a family campfire feel to his Shadow Puppet's program. Mr. Vinny includes silly and surprising stories that encourages participates to help tell the story. Come and enjoy stories, games and so much more!

This program is fun for ages 3 and older.
 
SPONSORED BY THE MOMs CLUB OF LONGMEADOW

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Mr. Vinny brings a family campfire feel to his Shadow Puppet's program. Mr. Vinny includes silly and surprising stories that encourages participates to help tell the story. Come and enjoy stories, games and so much more!

This program is fun for ages 3 and older.
 
SPONSORED BY THE MOMs CLUB OF LONGMEADOW

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Longmeadow BookBike Farmer's Market Visit

The Storrs Library Book Bike will travel to the Longmeadow Farmers Market. Check out books, dvds, magazines and learn about available resources and programs at Storrs Library. Storytime is for all ages and will take place at 3:15. 

The Book Bike program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Farmer's Market

The Storrs Library Book Bike will travel to the Longmeadow Farmers Market. Check out books, dvds, magazines and learn about available resources and programs at Storrs Library. Storytime is for all ages and will take place at 3:15. 

The Book Bike program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Farmer's Market

Friday August 17, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LEGO Limbo

Join us to build LEGO Bars, Bridges and Tunnels. A Limbo Dance Party will follow!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join us to build LEGO Bars, Bridges and Tunnels. A Limbo Dance Party will follow!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tie Dye Rocks!
We will supply the dye, you bring your creativity and fabric items to tie-dye. Dyers will use squirt bottles to dye clothing or fabrics. All ages are welcome, 10 and under with a caregiver.
 
Outside, weather permitting.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
We will supply the dye, you bring your creativity and fabric items to tie-dye. Dyers will use squirt bottles to dye clothing or fabrics. All ages are welcome, 10 and under with a caregiver.
 
Outside, weather permitting.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday August 20, 2018 - Friday August 24, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mad Science Summer Camp Secret Agent Lab (entering gr. 1-5)
Develop your special agent detective skill in this super hands-on week of fun! Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Sharpen your secret agent skills and discover how chemistry and the science of forensics can come to the aid of a secret agent. Identify and collect evidence, from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Secret agents-in-training will use science and awesome technological tools to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this investigation into the science of sleuthing. Children should be reading at a 1st grade level to participate in this program.
 
Mad Science is a week-long camp that runs Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24, 9:00-12:00.  Cost is $149/child.  Please send your child with a snack and a drink.
 
To register, please visit the Mad Science website or contact Sara Clark, Program Director at Mad Science of Western New England, at 413-584-7243.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Develop your special agent detective skill in this super hands-on week of fun! Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Sharpen your secret agent skills and discover how chemistry and the science of forensics can come to the aid of a secret agent. Identify and collect evidence, from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Secret agents-in-training will use science and awesome technological tools to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this investigation into the science of sleuthing. Children should be reading at a 1st grade level to participate in this program.
 
Mad Science is a week-long camp that runs Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24, 9:00-12:00.  Cost is $149/child.  Please send your child with a snack and a drink.
 
To register, please visit the Mad Science website or contact Sara Clark, Program Director at Mad Science of Western New England, at 413-584-7243.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Monday August 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop-In Playgroup
Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun. Today we will meet in the Discovery Room.
Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun. Today we will meet in the Discovery Room.
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club

 

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection is The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abby Waxman

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

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection is The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abby Waxman

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

CONTACT:
  Nadine Payne
  
  npayne@longmeadow.org

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Pizza and Game Night

For Grades 9-12. Bring you favorite games and all of your friends!

For Grades 9-12. Bring you favorite games and all of your friends!


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Interskate 91 Party
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Jason Sokol Author Talk

Sokol's newest book, The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., follows the nation's response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.,  describing a country coming to terms with shocking violence.  

Sokol's newest book, The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., follows the nation's response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.,  describing a country coming to terms with shocking violence.  


Tuesday August 21, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Read Around Town

 

Join us for a dynamic book discussion of The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abby Waxman led by Nadine Payne.  Bring something to eat or drink if you like.

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

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org

 

Join us for a dynamic book discussion of The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abby Waxman led by Nadine Payne.  Bring something to eat or drink if you like.

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

CONTACT:
  Nadine Payne
  
  npayne@longmeadow.org


Wednesday August 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Longmeadow BookBike goes to Emerson Manor

The Longmeadow BookBike from Storrs Library will bring books, DVDs, magazines, and more to Emerson Manor every other Wednesday morning in July and August. Get a library card, check out materials, return your books, learn how to use the library's e-book collection, or just browse the shelves! 

The Longmeadow BookBike from Storrs Library will bring books, DVDs, magazines, and more to Emerson Manor every other Wednesday morning in July and August. Get a library card, check out materials, return your books, learn how to use the library's e-book collection, or just browse the shelves! 

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Music, Music, Music with Laurie Festa

Laurie Festa once again brings her musical talents to Storrs Library. Celebrate the end of the Libraries Rock summer reading program with song! Join us for an eclectic musical experience of songs including jazz, country, popular, Broadway, and classical.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency".

Laurie Festa once again brings her musical talents to Storrs Library. Celebrate the end of the Libraries Rock summer reading program with song! Join us for an eclectic musical experience of songs including jazz, country, popular, Broadway, and classical.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency".


 
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7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Summer Rock-n-Roll Movies

West Side Story shown on the front lawn at sunset!

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West Side Story shown on the front lawn at sunset!

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Thursday August 23, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Longmeadow BookBike Farmer's Market Visit

The Storrs Library Book Bike will travel to the Longmeadow Farmers Market. Check out books, dvds, magazines and learn about available resources and programs at Storrs Library. Storytime is for all ages and will take place at 3:15. 

The Book Bike program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Farmer's Market

The Storrs Library Book Bike will travel to the Longmeadow Farmers Market. Check out books, dvds, magazines and learn about available resources and programs at Storrs Library. Storytime is for all ages and will take place at 3:15. 

The Book Bike program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Farmer's Market

Saturday August 25, 2018
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Almost Mile Family Fun Run and 5K

Come to the town green and visit the Longmeadow Book Bike at the Almost Mile Family Fun Run and 5K!

The MOMS Club of Longmeadow, is holding their Third Annual Almost Mile Family Fun Run and 5K, to raise funds to support the Storrs Library and their Discovery Room. Funds raised will go towards programming for the community and museum passes. There will be a family festival on the Green with prizes and activities for the whole family, including visits from Police Dog Kai and the Longmeadow Police and Fire Departments! 

To register, go to Fleet Feet of Longmeadow or click here.

8:00 AM - Race Day Registration

9:00 AM - Family Fun Run Start

9:30 AM - 5K Start

Come to the town green and visit the Longmeadow Book Bike at the Almost Mile Family Fun Run and 5K!

The MOMS Club of Longmeadow, is holding their Third Annual Almost Mile Family Fun Run and 5K, to raise funds to support the Storrs Library and their Discovery Room. Funds raised will go towards programming for the community and museum passes. There will be a family festival on the Green with prizes and activities for the whole family, including visits from Police Dog Kai and the Longmeadow Police and Fire Departments! 

To register, go to Fleet Feet of Longmeadow or click here.

8:00 AM - Race Day Registration

9:00 AM - Family Fun Run Start

9:30 AM - 5K Start

Monday August 27, 2018 - Friday December 21, 2018
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Early Literacy Class Registration Page
Advance Registration is Required to attend our Early Literacy Classes.
 
You may register your child by clicking on the appropriate link below on or after August 27.
You only need to register your child ONCE per class for the entire Fall Session (September - December).
 
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 10:00-10:45 or 11:00-11:45.
 
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project. Thursdays 10:15-11:15 or 1:00-2:00.
 
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.
 
Advance Registration is Required to attend our Early Literacy Classes.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Advance Registration is Required to attend our Early Literacy Classes.
 
You may register your child by clicking on the appropriate link below on or after August 27.
You only need to register your child ONCE per class for the entire Fall Session (September - December).
 
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 10:00-10:45 or 11:00-11:45.
 
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project. Thursdays 10:15-11:15 or 1:00-2:00.
 
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.
 
Advance Registration is Required to attend our Early Literacy Classes.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Monday August 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome Baby
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop-In Playgroup
Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.
Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.
 
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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. 
 
All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. 
 
All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Volunteer Training

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

Tuesday August 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Junior Cooking Class (ages 8+)

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. Please call the Discovery Room to be put on a waitlist.

 

Registration will begin August 14th. You will be asked to select one item to contribute to our grocery list of foods needed to make a tasty, healthy breakfast for everyone. 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. You don't want to miss the food and fun!

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. Please call the Discovery Room to be put on a waitlist.

 

Registration will begin August 14th. You will be asked to select one item to contribute to our grocery list of foods needed to make a tasty, healthy breakfast for everyone. 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. You don't want to miss the food and fun!

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fiber Arts

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products. Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising. If you know how to sew and would like to work with felted wool (while you help the FOSL) join us.

LOCATION: MakerSpace

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products. Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising. If you know how to sew and would like to work with felted wool (while you help the FOSL) join us.

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Wednesday August 29, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Volunteer Training

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tween/Teen Geography Trivia
Put your geography and technology skills to the test! Compete solo or with a team for prizes and snacks. Fun for 6th - 12th graders
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Put your geography and technology skills to the test! Compete solo or with a team for prizes and snacks. Fun for 6th - 12th graders
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday August 30, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Longmeadow BookBike Farmer's Market Visit

The Storrs Library Book Bike will travel to the Longmeadow Farmers Market. Check out books, dvds, magazines and learn about available resources and programs at Storrs Library. Storytime is for all ages and will take place at 3:15. 

The Book Bike program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Farmer's Market

The Storrs Library Book Bike will travel to the Longmeadow Farmers Market. Check out books, dvds, magazines and learn about available resources and programs at Storrs Library. Storytime is for all ages and will take place at 3:15. 

The Book Bike program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Farmer's Market

Monday September 3, 2018
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CLOSED for Labor Day
Tuesday September 4, 2018 - Saturday September 29, 2018
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Art of Marthe Beauchamp

During the month of September, Storrs Library is proud to present an exhibit of the work of talented artist, Marthe Beauchamp. Her oil paintings and theorem art which consists of intricately layered paper cutouts will be on display in the Betty Ann Low Room. Come to the library to view this exhibit anytime the room is not in use. There will a reception with the artist at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 11th at the Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

During the month of September, Storrs Library is proud to present an exhibit of the work of talented artist, Marthe Beauchamp. Her oil paintings and theorem art which consists of intricately layered paper cutouts will be on display in the Betty Ann Low Room. Come to the library to view this exhibit anytime the room is not in use. There will a reception with the artist at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 11th at the Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tuesday September 4, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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

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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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Page Partners

 

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library will host the Page Partners Book Group on Tuesday evening, September 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly. Feel free to come in and express your ideas. Activities include discussion, snacks, and an art project! This month's selection is The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss. Stop in to the Discovery Room to pick up a copy. Online registration preferred. 

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room

 

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library will host the Page Partners Book Group on Tuesday evening, September 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly. Feel free to come in and express your ideas. Activities include discussion, snacks, and an art project! This month's selection is The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss. Stop in to the Discovery Room to pick up a copy. Online registration preferred. 

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room


Wednesday September 5, 2018
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Volunteer Training

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Author talk with Seth Roberts

Join Longmeadow resident Seth Roberts for a discussion of his new book "If I Can Do It, You Can: A Training Manual for Runners." Roberts holds a B.S. from Boston College and an MBA from Babson. He wrote "On the Run", a running column in the Springfield Republican for 3 years and has run 69 marathons and 51 ultra marathons.

Join Longmeadow resident Seth Roberts for a discussion of his new book "If I Can Do It, You Can: A Training Manual for Runners." Roberts holds a B.S. from Boston College and an MBA from Babson. He wrote "On the Run", a running column in the Springfield Republican for 3 years and has run 69 marathons and 51 ultra marathons.


Thursday September 6, 2018
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
LEGO's @ the Library

Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room.

Grades k and up. 

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:49 AM     

Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room.

Grades k and up. 

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:49 AM     

Friday September 7, 2018
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Club 6.9.3.

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Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer. Register online and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room or click here to place a hold.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer. Register online and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room or click here to place a hold.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday September 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-In Sensory Storytime

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 May. 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

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 May. 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

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cover Your Textbooks at the Library! (gr. K-12)
Cover all your textbooks on time this year at the Library and learn professional book covering skills.
Bring your textbooks and we'll supply the material.
This program is for students in gades K-12.
Registration in Advance is Required!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Cover all your textbooks on time this year at the Library and learn professional book covering skills.
Bring your textbooks and we'll supply the material.
This program is for students in gades K-12.
Registration in Advance is Required!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Monday September 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome Baby
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop-In Playgroup
Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.
Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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

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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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Arts

The Storr 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.

 

 

The Storr 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.

 

 

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art Reception - Marthe Beauchamp

During the month of September, Storrs Library is proud to present an exhibit of the work of talented artist, Marthe Beauchamp. Her oil paintings and theorem art which consists of intricately layered paper cutouts will be on display in the Betty Ann Low Room. Come to the library to view this exhibit anytime the room is not in use. There will a reception with the artist at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 11th at the Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

During the month of September, Storrs Library is proud to present an exhibit of the work of talented artist, Marthe Beauchamp. Her oil paintings and theorem art which consists of intricately layered paper cutouts will be on display in the Betty Ann Low Room. Come to the library to view this exhibit anytime the room is not in use. There will a reception with the artist at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 11th at the Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Trees on the Green: Past, Present, and Future

Dave Marinelli, Longmeadow Tree Commissioner, presents Trees on the Green: Past, Present, and Future.

Dave Marinelli, Longmeadow Tree Commissioner, presents Trees on the Green: Past, Present, and Future.


Thursday September 13, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday September 14, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Maker Missions

Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday September 15, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tasty Treats Together

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

Kids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts!

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

Kids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts!

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Monday September 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome Baby
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop-In Playgroup

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

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

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

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

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

CONTACT:
  Nadine Payne
  
  npayne@longmeadow.org

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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

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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Cookbook Club

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

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


Tuesday September 18, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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

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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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Friday September 21, 2018
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Origami
Venture in to celebrate Fall with us!  Our local origami expert will teach us how to fold maple leaves from origami paper. 
LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 4:44 PM     
Venture in to celebrate Fall with us!  Our local origami expert will teach us how to fold maple leaves from origami paper. 
LOCATION: Discovery Room

Registration will begin on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 4:44 PM     

Saturday September 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Monday September 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome Baby
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop-In Playgroup

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

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

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunchtime Cookbook Club

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

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


 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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

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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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Books to the Big Screen
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Rated PG-13
New Book group for grades 9-12!  Pick up your copy of the book by Stephan Chobosky at the circulation desk then join us Monday night for the movie, snacks, and brief discussion. 

 

 

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Rated PG-13
New Book group for grades 9-12!  Pick up your copy of the book by Stephan Chobosky at the circulation desk then join us Monday night for the movie, snacks, and brief discussion. 

 

 

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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

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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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Finding a World of Stories

Think you can't write because you have no stories to tell? Wonder where writers get their ideas? The world is full of stories and inspiration -- you just need to know how to "see" them. Come learn how to see the world like a writer, find the story you want to tell, and start to get the words down on paper! Grades 9-12

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Think you can't write because you have no stories to tell? Wonder where writers get their ideas? The world is full of stories and inspiration -- you just need to know how to "see" them. Come learn how to see the world like a writer, find the story you want to tell, and start to get the words down on paper! Grades 9-12

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room

Registration will begin on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Arts

The Storr 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.

 

 

The Storr 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.

 

 

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Read Around Town

Join us for a bite to eat, a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and a dynamic discussion about An American Marriage by Tayari Jones led by Wendy Pearson.

Location to be announced soon!

Join us for a bite to eat, a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and a dynamic discussion about An American Marriage by Tayari Jones led by Wendy Pearson.

Location to be announced soon!


Wednesday September 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sailing Toward My Father - An Evening of Melville

Stephen Collins returns to Storrs Library to bring us an evening of Herman Melville. Collins has presented Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and other literary icons at Storrs Library. His dramatic performances are not to be missed!

This program is supported by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Stephen Collins returns to Storrs Library to bring us an evening of Herman Melville. Collins has presented Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and other literary icons at Storrs Library. His dramatic performances are not to be missed!

This program is supported by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Thursday September 27, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
LEGO's @ the Library

Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Dispaly it in the Discovery Room.

Grades k and up.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Dispaly it in the Discovery Room.

Grades k and up.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Friday September 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Saturday September 29, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Volunteer Training

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior 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. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

Monday October 1, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Art Exhibit: Sarah Beth Articolo

Sarah Beth Articolo is a local nature and travel photographer. She will be displaying her photography collection, “Colors: Coastal Beauty” in the Betty Ann Low Room at the Richard Salter Storrs Library during the month of October, 2018. She will be having her meet the artist reception on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Sarah Beth’s photos illustrate the beauty of nature offers on both coasts. All are welcome to attend. You may view her photography exhibit in the Betty Ann Low Room anytime the room is not in use.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Sarah Beth Articolo is a local nature and travel photographer. She will be displaying her photography collection, “Colors: Coastal Beauty” in the Betty Ann Low Room at the Richard Salter Storrs Library during the month of October, 2018. She will be having her meet the artist reception on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Sarah Beth’s photos illustrate the beauty of nature offers on both coasts. All are welcome to attend. You may view her photography exhibit in the Betty Ann Low Room anytime the room is not in use.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Monday October 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome Baby
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop-In Playgroup

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

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

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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

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 October 2, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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

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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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Page Partners

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library will host the Page Partners Book Group on Tuesday evening, May 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly. Feel free to come in and express your ideas. Activities include discussion, snacks, and an art project! Come in to pick up a copy of the book and sign up at 565-4182. Our monthly selection is tbd.

 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library will host the Page Partners Book Group on Tuesday evening, May 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly. Feel free to come in and express your ideas. Activities include discussion, snacks, and an art project! Come in to pick up a copy of the book and sign up at 565-4182. Our monthly selection is tbd.

 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Setting Your Voice Free Writing Workshop

Join us for this six-week workshop for active and aspiring writers with author Linda Cardillo. 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 us for this six-week workshop for active and aspiring writers with author Linda Cardillo. 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.

 

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Thursday October 4, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday October 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Maker Missions

Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday October 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-In Sensory Storytime

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 May. 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

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 May. 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 October 8, 2018
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CLOSED for Columbus Day
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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

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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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Arts

The Storr 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.

 

 

The Storr 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.

 

 

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Shakespeare Book Discussion Group

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

We will read and discuss:

October 9: The Merry Wives of Windsor
November 13: Much Ado about Nothing
December 11: Henry V
January 22: King Lear
February 12: Hamlet
March 19: Pericles

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

We will read and discuss:

October 9: The Merry Wives of Windsor
November 13: Much Ado about Nothing
December 11: Henry V
January 22: King Lear
February 12: Hamlet
March 19: Pericles

Wednesday October 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Setting Your Voice Free Writing Workshop

Join us for this six-week workshop for active and aspiring writers with author Linda Cardillo. 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 us for this six-week workshop for active and aspiring writers with author Linda Cardillo. 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.

 

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Thursday October 11, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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 behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday October 12, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Club 6.9.3.

Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is tbd. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is tbd. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Saturday October 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tasty Treats Together

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

Kids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts!

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

Kids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts!

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Monday October 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome Baby
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop-In Playgroup

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

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection is to be announced.

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

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection is to be announced.

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

CONTACT:
  Nadine Payne
  
  npayne@longmeadow.org

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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

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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art Reception for Sarah Articolo
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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

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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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tech Tuesday
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
Device 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.
 
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk @ 413.565.4181 Ext. 1620.
 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Setting Your Voice Free Writing Workshop

Join us for this six-week workshop for active and aspiring writers with author Linda Cardillo. 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 us for this six-week workshop for active and aspiring writers with author Linda Cardillo. 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.

 

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cooking demo with cookbook author Tinky Weisblat