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Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Ask a Muslim Anything with Robert Azzi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you challenged to understand all the media noise about Islam and what it means to be a Muslim?

Join Robert Azzi, an Arab-American and native of New Hampshire, for a conversation about his experiences as a Muslim in America. Robert is a
photo journalist, columnist, public speaker, education consultant and world traveler who is eager to answer questions and engage in conversation about his life, how he came to convert to Islam, about the religion of Islam and its history - especially in America, and about the Middle East, terrorism, and associated political and social issues.

As Robert says, "Nothing is off the table…I’m learning more about this great country and my wonderful neighbors than I ever expected when I started this venture.”

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber ArtsThe Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group of sewers who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products.  Items are donated to the Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  Please join us if you know how to sew and would like to work with felted wool, while helping the FOSL. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Fall Session which lasts through December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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


Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Books that Changed the Way You Think About _______ (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! April's theme is "Books that changed the way you think about ______." Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that fit the theme to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, then make our own bookmarks to keep track of our favorite quotes on. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Words Off the Page: Museum Writers Speak
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Thursday April 25, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Mother's Day Planting (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

 
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Hands Only CPR (no certification)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Flyer for Hampden County Medical Reserve CorpsHampden County Medical Reserve Corp's Spring Training Event: You Are The Help Until Help Arrives! Hands Only CPR (no certification).

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

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday April 26, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: Minecraft with FriendsChildren in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds and will be served a light after-school snack.

We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Build It! (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Build It!Come in and enjoy stories about inventing and creating. Then spend some time building and crafting. This hands on program is fun for all ages, friends under five may need help from a grown up. Please register online.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday April 29, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, One pot : 120+ easy meals from your skillet, slow cooker, stockpot, and more by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring your dish to the library for a taste-testing and book discussion. Join us each month or just now and then. Novice cooks welcome! Please register online.

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

Flyer For: Youth Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Wildlife Photography - Owls with Peter Christoph
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Fall Session which lasts through December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Great Decisions—The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Michael Shifter and Bruno Binetti

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

Thursday May 2, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday May 3, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Club 6.9.3. (gr. 2-3)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday May 4, 2019
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Tasty Treats Together (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together(Formerly Dads & Donuts)


Kids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts! Fun for all ages, please register.

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

Flyer for: Books with Bernie

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

Flyer for Drop In Playgroup ages birth to fourLittle persons ages birth to four are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun. Students from Willie Ross will teach a few words or phrases in American Sign Language.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: Youth Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Discover Sous-Vide
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Author Andrew Lam - Repentance
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Book Description courtesy of the author:

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

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

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

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

Reviews:

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

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

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

Flyer for Page PartnersPage Partners is a fun-filled book group open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly and includes a lively discussion, snack and a related project! Come in to pick up a copy of the book and register online. This month's selection is Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt.

"Thirteen-year-old Nicki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to portray the Trevors' daughter in witness protection, but she soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past." -- from the Publisher.

 

 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Fall Session which lasts through December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Great Decisions—State of the State Department and Diplomacy
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Nicholas Burns

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

Thursday May 9, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Mother's Day Origami
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Mother's Day Origami

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Friday May 10, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Maker Missions (gr. 4-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Morning Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Flyer for Minecraft

Children in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds for an extended period of time this morning!
A light refreshment will be served.
 
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro (ages birth to four)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Flyer for Harmonious HappeningsJoin us for a musical afternoon led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age four with a caretaker, siblings are welcome. 
 
This program is sponsored by the MOMS Club of Longmeadow.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday May 13, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

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

Flyer For: Youth Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Evening Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Love to cook? Join our cookbook club! Pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking by America's Test Kitchen at the library, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring it in for a taste testing and book discussion.  Join us each month or just now and then. Novice cooks welcome!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

Location: Luigi's, 809 Maple Road in Longmeadow

 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber ArtsThe Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group of sewers who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products.  Items are donated to the Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  Please join us if you know how to sew and would like to work with felted wool, while helping the FOSL. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Fall Session which lasts through December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Bullet Journaling (gr. 5-12)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get organized in style by creating a bullet journal here at the library! We'll provide new journals and markers, but feel free to bring your own and come journal with us if you already have one started. Don't know how to bullet journal? No problem! We'll have lots of tips, tricks, and ideas on hand to get you started, and lots of ideas on hand for those with previous experience. Program for grades 5-12, please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Thursday May 16, 2019
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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Friends of Storrs Library Member Preview Book Sale
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Flyer for Friends of Storrs Library Book SaleBe the first to fill your bookshelf! Come to the Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale Preview Night from 4-8pm in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. There is a $10 entry fee or free admittance to active members of the Friends of Storrs Library. 

Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and proceeds benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit the Friends of Storrs Library to learn about membership.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday May 17, 2019
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Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Flyer for Friends of Storrs Library Book SaleCome shop the sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 10am-5pm in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Hardcover books are $2 each and paperbacks are $1 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit the Friends of Storrs Library to learn about membership.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Long Meddowe Days Parade
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Flyer For: Long Meddowe Days ParadeWould you like to march with Storrs Library in the Long Meddowe Days Parade? We welcome all staff, volunteers, family, and friends to join us as we celebrate our library and our town. Please click the register button if you can join us on this fun morning!

 
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Book End Decorating (all ages)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Flyer For: Bookend DecoratingJoin us on the front lawn to recycle old bookends into new bookends by decorating them with Legos and other creative materials. Help us to recycle and save the world...one bookend at a time! This activity will be in the Discovery Room if there is inclement weather.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
 
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Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Flyer for Friends of Storrs Library Book SaleCome shop the sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 10am-4pm in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Hardcover books are $2 each and paperbacks are $1 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit the Friends of Storrs Library to learn about membership.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Sunday May 19, 2019
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Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Flyer for Friends of Storrs Library Book SaleClose out sales today! Come see what great deals await at The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale. The sale will run from 11am-3pm in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit the Friends of Storrs Library to learn about membership.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday May 20, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

LOCATION: Discovery Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

Flyer For: Youth Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Creativity and Slowing Down with Chrisitan McEwen
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Fall Session which lasts through December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Mahjong Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.

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

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Bach and the Baroque
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday May 24, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!  This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 beginning Tuesday, September 4th.   Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, call Storrs Library at 565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Food Explorers with Katie Shepherd sponsored by Pathway for Parents (gr. K-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Food Explorers Kindergarten through Second GradeBecome a Food Explorer with Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd! We’ll explore the food groups of MyPlate through fun activities and hands-on games, and create a snack that’s nutritious and delicious!

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber ArtsThe Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group of sewers who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products.  Items are donated to the Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  Please join us if you know how to sew and would like to work with felted wool, while helping the FOSL. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Food Explorers with Katie Shepherd sponsored by Pathway for Parents (3-5 yr olds)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Flyer for Food Explorers ages 3-5Become a Food Explorer with Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd! We’ll learn how to not be a picky eater, how to sort foods into “sometimes and anytime” groups, and make a fun and tasty snack!

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

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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An Evening with Mary Frey, Photographer
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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


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

Speaker Biography:

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! May's theme is "Books that you would want to be a character in." Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that fit the theme to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, then stay after to learn about how writing fanfiction can help you write yourself into any story! Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:48 PM     
Thursday May 30, 2019
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K +)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for LEGOs at the LibraryJoin us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room. Grades k+. Please register.


 

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

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

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

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday June 3, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration required.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS

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

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Must be 16 or older to donate blood.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Grown up and Me Storytime Yoga (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Grown-up and Me YogaGrown ups are welcome to bring their child/children of any age to enjoy yoga, stretching and relaxation techniques. A story will also be read aloud.

Hosted by Lisa Katz.

SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF STORRS LIBRARY

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Setting Your Voice Free with Linda Cardillo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Join author Linda Cardillo for this 10-week workshop.

 
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Fuel Your Health
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Summer Reading Kick-off Party (all ages)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Flyer For: Summer Reading Kick Off PartyVisit the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room to sign-up for the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories! and enjoy some ice cream. While at the kick off party registrants can win prizes, enter a contest, follow the scavenger hunt, make a guess for the guessing jar and more!

The Ice Cream Kick Off is sponsored by the Meadows Lodge of Masons.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Story Time at The Longmeadow Shops (all ages)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Flyer for Story Time at The Longmeadow ShopsStorrs Library Story Time is on the road! Join us at The Longmeadow Shops in front of Great Harvest Bread Company at 10:30 for fun stories, a few songs and a Take and Make craft! Go to The Shops early for face painting from 9:30-10:30.

No registration required. Fun for all ages.

 

LOCATION: The Longmeadow Shops
 
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LHS Late Nights (gr.9-11)
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Flyer For: LHS Late NightsLongmeadow High School students are invited to study for exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others.

SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Talk with a Realtor
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Buying or selling your first home can be confusing and stressful: come take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions about the process and get the answers you need as you navigate the real estate market. Melissa Ryan from Park Square Realty will join us this evening and provide a presentation on the basic need-to-knows about buying and selling a home which will then be followed by a question and answer session. Bring your questions!

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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LHS Late Nights (gr.9-11)
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Flyer For: LHS Late NightsLongmeadow High School students are invited to study for exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others.

SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Grown up and Me Storytime Yoga (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Grown-up and Me YogaGrown ups are welcome to bring their child/children of any age to enjoy yoga, stretching and relaxation techniques. A story will also be read aloud.

Hosted by Lisa Katz.

SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF STORRS LIBRARY

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Tech Talk with Colin Campbell: Computer Security for Non-technical People
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

From online banking and shopping, to social media communities such as Facebook & Nextdoor, we rely on computers to handle our personal information.  Unfortunately, sometimes technology is not as secure as we think it is. Most of us have read stories about computer hacking, or have seen hackers in and movies & television, but sorting reality from fiction can be difficult. News coverage of  “cybercrime” is often non-specific, or too full of technical information to be helpful.  Advice for how to keep yourself secure can be overwhelming and contradictory. 
 
This talk will cut through the mass of information about computer security and give you practical advice on what you can do to keep your computer, smart devices, and data protected. 
· Who are the most common “bad guys” on the internet?
· What are criminals trying to get from their targets & what can they do with it?
· How simple changes to your computer use can help keep you secure.
CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi    
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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LHS Late Nights (gr.9-11)
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Flyer For: LHS Late NightsLongmeadow High School students are invited to study for exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Refreshments will be provided after 5 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 5-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others.

SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday June 14, 2019
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Father's Day Origami (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Sunday June 16, 2019
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LHS Late Nights (gr.9-11)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Flyer For: LHS Late NightsLongmeadow High School students are invited to study for exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Refreshments will be provided. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 5-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others.

SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD.

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

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Crafternoon (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for CrafternoonJoin us for a fun, DIY craft session. We provide a buffet of supplies and you provide the creativity. Fun for all ages, under seven with an adult. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Grown up and Me Storytime Yoga (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Grown-up and Me YogaGrown ups are welcome to bring their child/children of any age to enjoy yoga, stretching and relaxation techniques. A story will also be read aloud.

Hosted by Lisa Katz.

SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF STORRS LIBRARY

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Surprise Party (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! June's theme is "Surprise Party!" Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that surprised you in some way to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, then decorate our own cupcakes. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:29 PM     
Thursday June 20, 2019
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LEGO Aliens
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

LEGO AliensJoin us to build a LEGO Alien. Fun for grades k and up!

Thursday, June 20, 3:30-4:30.

Please register!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Narcan Training
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday June 24, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Volunteen Training Session (Grade 6+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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Mahjong Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Mahjong Club June 26

 

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

Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.

Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
Monday July 1, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Volunteen Training Session (Grade 6+)
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Friday July 5, 2019
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LEGO Missions
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

LEGO MissionsJoin us for LEGO Engineering Challenges!

Grades k and up.

Please Register

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday July 8, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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Story Time at The Longmeadow Shops (all ages)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Flyer for Story Time at The Longmeadow ShopsStorrs Library Story Time is on the road! Join us at The Longmeadow Shops in front of Great Harvest Bread Company at 10:30 for fun stories, a few songs and a Take and Make craft! Go to The Shops early for balloon twisting from 9:30-10:30.

No registration required. Fun for all ages.

 

LOCATION: The Longmeadow Shops
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Lisa Ruch presents: Albina and Her Sisters: The Foundation of Albion
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lisa Ruch, PhD Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies will visit Storrs this summer to present her book, Albina & Her Sisters: The Foundation of Albion. Join us for this engaging discussion and evening!

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday July 10, 2019
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend to the library for a few bed time stories. Tuck your friend in for the night and let all the animals have a fun sleepover party at the library. Come back to pick them up Thursday morning. We will post pictures of all the fun. Please register. Fun for all ages.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Read To Frigo (all ages)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Flyer For: Read to FrigoFrigo the dog is coming back to Storrs library! Frigo, a gentle and patient Goldendoodle loves to listen to books and will follow along while you read. Register for a ten-minute time slot to Read to Frigo. Frigo is attended by his trainer Cathy. All ages welcome.

Friday July 12, 2019
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Out of This World Tie-Dye
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Flyer for: Out of This World Tie DyeWe will supply the dye, you bring your creativity and items to tie-dye. Register for a 15 minute time slot for tye-die fun!

All ages welcome, children under ten will need a caregiver.

This event will take place on the Front Lawn, weather permitting.

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

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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What Makes Earth Special?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Astronaut Camp (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Astronaut CampDo you have the right stuff? Stop by our astronaut camp and learn how to collect space rocks, walk on the moon, and create some cool space crafts.

All ages. 6 and under accompanied by an adult.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Sally Ride
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sally Ride visits Storrs Library! Come learn from Sally herself about her history, work, and her experience as the first American woman to visit Space! Sally is portrayed by historical actor Sheryl Faye.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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Rocket Origami (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Rocket OrigamiGet ready to blast off to the MOON with us! Our local origami expert will be teaching us how to make a rocket spaceship from origami paper to celebrate our summer reading program "A Universe of Stories". All ages are welcome to join the folding fun, and registration is required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Mahjong Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Mahjong Club July 24

 

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

Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.

Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
 
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An Evening with Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Each summer for the past nine years Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each evening they stop over in yet another Massachusetts town, putting on a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey. These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Longmeadow Lawn
 
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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Beach Reads (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! July's theme is "Beach Reads." Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that are perfect to read in the summer or on the beach to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, then make our own sunglasses bookmarks. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 4:19 PM     
Monday July 29, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
Monday August 5, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Beads and Bangles (gr. 6+)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Flyer for Beads and BanglesBeads by Sandy is coming to Storrs Library to teach teens in grades six and up how to make Memory Bracelets. Make one for yourself or a loved one. All supplies are provided. Registration is required.
 
This event is Sponsored by The Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Robert Rivest: Mindfulness, Stress Relief and Laughter
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Galaxy Spin Art (all ages)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Galaxy Spin ArtSign up for a 20 minute block of time and spin your galactic art creations. Children under 6 will need adult assistance.

This activity will take place on the front lawn, weather permitting.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Lawn
Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Unclutter Your Life and Start Living
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Is SPACE on your mind?! That's good news because we have a great program in store for you! Take care of your living and work space by clearing your mind and the clutter from your life. Organizational expert Carleen Eve Fischer Hoffman (aka "The Clutter Doctor") will present a talk that will help you get organized and declutter your life. Join us as we guide you towards a stress-free living environment.

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

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Story Time at The Longmeadow Shops (all ages)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Flyer for Story Time at The Longmeadow ShopsStorrs Library Story Time is on the road! Join us at The Longmeadow Shops in front of Great Harvest Bread Company at 10:30 for fun stories, a few songs and a Take and Make craft! Go to The Shops early for glitter tattoos from 9:30-10:30.

No registration required. Fun for all ages.

 

LOCATION: The Longmeadow Shops
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
Wednesday August 14, 2019
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Space Shuttle Origami (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer For: Space Shuttle OrigamiGet ready to orbit the Sun with your very own handmade Space Shuttle! Our local origami expert will be teaching us how to make a space shuttle from origami paper to celebrate our summer reading program "A Universe of Stories". All ages are welcome to join the folding fun, and registration is required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 19, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Lift after Liftoff: A History of American Spaceflight
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an interactive presentation on the history of American spaceflight with Don “Dr. Flush” Rethke, a retired engineer from Hamilton Standard (now Collins Aerospace Systems) who supported NASA’s manned spaceflight programs for more than 35 years. During his tenure at Hamilton, Rethke helped to develop life support systems for every American space flight program including work on the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module, the Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Units, and the Waste Collection System on the International Space Station. He was also involved in projects to build and test systems for future Mars exploration as well as evaluation of current Russian space components. Since his retirement in 2000, Rethke has taken on the persona of “Dr. Flush” sharing his passion for spaceflight with schools, senior centers, and community organizations throughout New England.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Robert Rivest: Mindfulness, Stress Relief and Laughter
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Read To Frigo (all ages)
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Flyer For: Read to FrigoFrigo the dog is coming back to Storrs library! Frigo, a gentle and patient Goldendoodle loves to listen to books and will follow along while you read. Register for a ten-minute time slot to Read to Frigo. Frigo is attended by his trainer Cathy. All ages welcome.

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

Flyer For: Early Literacy Class Registration

Advance Registration for the Fall Session (Sep.-Dec.) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
Register your child by clicking on the appropriate link below.
 
Books and Babies (ages 18-24 months) is a lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Fridays 10:30-11:30.
 
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 months) is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Time (ages 3-5) is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project. Thursdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7) is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 26, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 4 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Due to popular demand, chess will continue through the summer. Join us Monday afternoons for a game of chess and a snack. All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday August 27, 2019
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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American Red Cross Blood Drive (ages 16+)
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Must be 16 or older to donate blood.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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Mahjong Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Mahjong Club August 28

 

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

Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.

Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
 
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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Books that should be made into movies (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! August's theme is "books that should be made into movies." Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that need to be made into movies but haven't yet to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, favorite book-to-movie adaptations, and snack on popcorn. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 4:47 PM     
Saturday September 7, 2019
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Textbook Covering Day @ the Library
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop in to the Library to get your textbooks covered on time this year, & get an easy A!
We will supply material & teach children a simple & sturdy method to cover & label their books.
LOCATION: Discovery Room
Monday September 9, 2019
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Drawing Cartoons with Michael Cady
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all teens and adults: Join Michael Cady as he shows you some of his work and guides you through the creative process! You will learn tricks and tips of the cartoon world; how to create characters, how to design and draw cartoons and cartoon characters of your own! Prior drawing experience is not required!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Words Off the Page: Museum Writers Speak
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday October 7, 2019
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday October 8, 2019
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday November 4, 2019
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday December 2, 2019
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday December 23, 2019 - Monday January 13, 2020
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Early Literacy Class Registration Page

Flyer For: Early Literacy Class Registration

Advance Registration for the Spring Session (Jan.-May) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
Register your child by clicking on the appropriate link below.
 
Books and Babies (ages 18-24 months) is a lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Fridays 10:30-11:30.
 
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 months) is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Time (ages 3-5) is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project. Thursdays 10:30-11:30.
 
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7) is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday January 6, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday February 3, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday March 2, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday April 6, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday May 4, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday June 1, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book and location is TBA; copies of this month's book is available for pick up at Storrs Library.

Please note that we ask interested participants to register so that way our host location will have enough chairs available to accommodate our lively group. New members are always welcome!

 

Monday July 6, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday August 4, 2020
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. Loosely Bound Book Club meets in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room; new members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is TBA and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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