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Tuesday October 15, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library as former theater director and professor Fred Sokol guides participants to develop their acting skills. You'll begin with the basics, progressing through improv, scripted works, and maybe even write your own scenes to perform! Participants will contribute to the progression of the program depending on their interests and comfort level. This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Join us for any or all sessions. This series will focus on beginner skills, but actors of all levels are welcome to attend!

Fred Sokol was Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University, and ran the theater department at Asnuntuck Community College for three decades where he is now Professor Emeritus. As an arts journalist, he has reviewed more than 2500 plays and interviewed many prominent actors. Fred wrote theater commentary for The Springfield Republican for twenty-five years, and these days he reviews professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for www.talkinbroadway.com. He is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.

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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Lisa Ruch Presents Dorothy Sayers: Whose Body?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library for a six-month study into Dorothy Sayers with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This month we are discussing Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers. Copies of this months book selection are available at Storrs Library; supplies are limited. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion!

Book description: "The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath." -goodreads

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Page Partners (gr. 6-8)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Page Partners

Page Partners is a fun-filled book group open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly and includes a lively discussion, snack and a related project! Come in to pick up a copy of the book and register online. This month's selection is Frazzled by Booki Vivat.

"Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what they want to do, Abbie Wu searches for her own passion before discovering a knack for leadership when injustices in the cafeteria come to light."--From the publisher.
 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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American Red Cross Blood Drive (ages 16+)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Flyer for Blood DriveHelp 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
 
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Are You On The Same Page:Parent/Caregiver Training Series-by Pathways for Parents CFCE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Are You On The Same Page

Understanding who your child is and what your child needs is a major factor in how your child cooperates. Understanding temperaments is the fastest way to bring harmony into the family environment. In this five week Parenting Class, you will learn principles that will guide you to use the strategies that will work for your child in teaching him how to self-regulate. You will gain insight into that annoying behavior which will give you the tools to deal with the behavior and eliminate it.

The information you will learn is based on research and is being taught by Peggy Hoime who is a Certified Behavior Consultant in Association With the Fitzgerald Institute.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS CFCE

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Learn to Play Mahjong
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn to Play MahjongPROGRAM FULL

Back by popular demand! Join us to learn this exciting game of skill, strategy, and chance! Shari Cox will share her knowledge of the game with beginners. Players are encouraged to attend all six sessions. 

September 4, 11, and 18. October 2, 9, and 16.

Space is limited! Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
 
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

ATTENTION: THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16.

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 we're meeting at Mario's Cafe Ambaince in East Longmeadow to discuss the book The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax's books in existence. Soon Daniel's seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. --From the Publisher

Copies of this month's book are 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!

Thursday October 17, 2019
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Too Much Glue with Author Jason Lefebvre (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

 Flyer for Author Jason LefebvreJoin us in welcoming author Jason Lefebvre to Storrs Library. Jason will read aloud his silly and messy story Too Much Glue and share his writing and publishing experiences. We will then have a buffet of materials for a DIY craft session. All ages welcome, children under seven will need caregiver assistance. Please register. 

This program is sponsored by The MOMS Club of Longmeadow

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday October 18, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro (birth to 5)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Flyer for Harmonious HappeningsProgram Full. Please join the Wait List.
Miss Renee's interactive music program is designed for children aged birth-5 and their families. We will sing, dance and play instruments together, supporting your child's development in a fun, inviting social setting. Come make friends, learn new songs and create music with your child in this dynamic music program!  Please register as space is limited.
 
SPONSORED BY THE MOMS CLUB OF LONGMEADOW
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday October 19, 2019
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Community Comfort Quilt Project (gr. 4 to Adults)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Flyer for Community Comfort Quilt ProjectJoin us for a day of community quilt making! In the spirit of caring and sharing, all ages and levels of sewers are welcome to attend! On Saturday, October 19 we will sew quilt squares and join them together. On Saturday, November 16 we will assemble the quilt. Register for either a morning or afternoon session. Attend one or both days, as your schedule permits. If you don't want to or can't sew, stop by to join in the joy of this event. Machines and fabric will be provided. The quilts will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.
 
Registration is limited to 15 quilters per session, quilt session times on Oct. 19 are 10-12:30 & 1-3:30, quilt tying on Nov. 16 is 10-1.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Crafts (all ages)
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Flyer For Drop in craftsStop by the Discovery Room and show us how crafty you can be! We will have some seasonal and fun art projects available throughout the day.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
 
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Community Comfort Quilt Project (gr. 4 to Adults)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Flyer for Community Comfort Quilt ProjectJoin us for a day of community quilt making! In the spirit of caring and sharing, all ages and levels of sewers are welcome to attend! On Saturday, October 19 we will sew quilt squares and join them together. On Saturday, November 16 we will assemble the quilt. Register for either a morning or afternoon session. Attend one or both days, as your schedule permits. If you don't want to or can't sew, stop by to join in the joy of this event. The quilts will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Registration is limited to 15 quilters per session, quilt session times on Oct. 19 are 10-12:30 & 1-3:30., quilt tying on Nov. 16 is 10-1.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday October 21, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
 
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Evening Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller, 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
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library as former theater director and professor Fred Sokol guides participants to develop their acting skills. You'll begin with the basics, progressing through improv, scripted works, and maybe even write your own scenes to perform! Participants will contribute to the progression of the program depending on their interests and comfort level. This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Join us for any or all sessions. This series will focus on beginner skills, but actors of all levels are welcome to attend!

Fred Sokol was Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University, and ran the theater department at Asnuntuck Community College for three decades where he is now Professor Emeritus. As an arts journalist, he has reviewed more than 2500 plays and interviewed many prominent actors. Fred wrote theater commentary for The Springfield Republican for twenty-five years, and these days he reviews professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for www.talkinbroadway.com. He is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Intro to JavaScript (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Java Script Programming using Khan AcademyLearn how to code using the JavaScript language to create fun drawings and animations. This course is online and offered through Khan Academy and is limited to 20 participants. Students will need to have access to their school email account to create a Khan Academy account.  Students will be required to bring a pair of headsets/earbuds weekly to listen to online lessons.

Motivated students with a real desire to learn coding are encouraged to enroll. This program runs weekly from October 22 until November 26. 

Please click here to read the permission form.

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

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

LOCATION: MakerSpace
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent and Tot Fall sessionProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Movement Across Milestones Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 15 months)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

Children from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones. This four week program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play, while children engage in social games. Please register. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IIProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Are You On The Same Page:Parent/Caregiver Training Series-by Pathways for Parents CFCE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Are You On The Same Page

Understanding who your child is and what your child needs is a major factor in how your child cooperates. Understanding temperaments is the fastest way to bring harmony into the family environment. In this five week Parenting Class, you will learn principles that will guide you to use the strategies that will work for your child in teaching him how to self-regulate. You will gain insight into that annoying behavior which will give you the tools to deal with the behavior and eliminate it.

The information you will learn is based on research and is being taught by Peggy Hoime who is a Certified Behavior Consultant in Association With the Fitzgerald Institute.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS CFCE

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

Mahjong Club October 23Join 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, October 23 from 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
 
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Young at Heart Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection Scythe by Neal Shusterman at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.

About the book: "A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the 'art' of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own." -goodreads

 

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Discovery of Music Presents: Medieval & Renaissance Instrument Faire
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rob Humberston and the Discovery of Music program presents a single session show-and-tell of reproductions of a few Medieval and Renaissance instruments which will be accompanied by demonstrations on record.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Spooky Origami (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer for Spooky Origami

Want to learn how to fold a spooky ghost or make a decorative pumpkin? Then join us at Storrs to learn from a local team of Origami experts. Friends under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please Register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday October 25, 2019
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ook and Babies Fall sessionA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Halloween Hoopla with MOMS Club of Longmeadow (all ages)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer For Halloween HooplaThe MOMS Club of Longmeadow is hosting a Halloween Hoopla at Storrs Library! Come join the fun with crafts, stories, snacks and games. Feel free to dress in costume and use the Photo Booth in the Lobby.

This is a family event, children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please register online.
 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Tasty Treats Together (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, EveryDayCook by Alton Brown, 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

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
 
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Magic, Trolls, and Skeletons: Music for Halloween
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

It was the Monday before Halloween, and the magical spirits came together to get in the mood with a program of spooky Classical music. On Monday, October 28 at 6:30 pm, come hear music inspired by sorcery, ghosts, death and evil. Included are Night on Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas, and many other well- and lesser-known works exploring the scary and foreboding. Hosted by Rob Humberston as part of Storrs Library’s Discovery of Music Series, the evening will be suitable for all ages.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library as former theater director and professor Fred Sokol guides participants to develop their acting skills. You'll begin with the basics, progressing through improv, scripted works, and maybe even write your own scenes to perform! Participants will contribute to the progression of the program depending on their interests and comfort level. This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Join us for any or all sessions. This series will focus on beginner skills, but actors of all levels are welcome to attend!

Fred Sokol was Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University, and ran the theater department at Asnuntuck Community College for three decades where he is now Professor Emeritus. As an arts journalist, he has reviewed more than 2500 plays and interviewed many prominent actors. Fred wrote theater commentary for The Springfield Republican for twenty-five years, and these days he reviews professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for www.talkinbroadway.com. He is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Intro to JavaScript (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Java Script Programming using Khan AcademyLearn how to code using the JavaScript language to create fun drawings and animations. This course is online and offered through Khan Academy and is limited to 20 participants. Students will need to have access to their school email account to create a Khan Academy account.  Students will be required to bring a pair of headsets/earbuds weekly to listen to online lessons.

Motivated students with a real desire to learn coding are encouraged to enroll. This program runs weekly from October 22 until November 26. 

Please click here to read the permission form.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent and Tot Fall sessionProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Movement Across Milestones Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 15 months)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

Children from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones. This four week program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play, while children engage in social games. Please register. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IIProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Are You On The Same Page:Parent/Caregiver Training Series-by Pathways for Parents CFCE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Are You On The Same Page

Understanding who your child is and what your child needs is a major factor in how your child cooperates. Understanding temperaments is the fastest way to bring harmony into the family environment. In this five week Parenting Class, you will learn principles that will guide you to use the strategies that will work for your child in teaching him how to self-regulate. You will gain insight into that annoying behavior which will give you the tools to deal with the behavior and eliminate it.

The information you will learn is based on research and is being taught by Peggy Hoime who is a Certified Behavior Consultant in Association With the Fitzgerald Institute.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS CFCE

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Trick or Reading (all ages)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Flyer For Trick or ReadingCome to the Discovery Room from 5-8pm on Halloween dressed in your costume or with your favorite Halloween bag to pick up a book and a treat.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Friday November 1, 2019
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ook and Babies Fall sessionA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Club 6.9.3. (gr. 3-5)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For Club 693

Program Full. Please join the Wait List.
Join our 3rd-5th Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This months book selection is Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

"Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!"-- Publisher

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Story Yoga with Heather Monson Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Story YogaThis unique inclusive workshop is designed for children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers. Yoga poses and stories are woven together to create a unique and interactive practice for this busy age. Your child will experience the benefits of yoga as they learn postures which ask them to jump like a frog, swim like a fish, and fly like an eagle. Each workshop incorporates heart warming stories on life, love, family and sharing as well as music, deep breathing, and relaxation to introduce young students (and their caregivers) to the joy of yoga. Please register.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents - Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday November 4, 2019 - Saturday December 14, 2019
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Annual Fiber Arts Sale

Flyer For Fiber Arts SaleThe Friends of Storrs Library invite you to the annual Fiber Arts Group product sale. This talented and artistic group has outdone themselves in creating an assortment of items, including Dewey Door Decor, a unique door decorating item that will last through multiple seasons, pot holders, doggy doo bag holders, purses, phone carriers and more. Sale begins, Monday, November 4, until sold out, this is a limited supply item.

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous group of sewers who use felted sweaters and other materials to make beautiful and artistic products. Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.

LOCATION: Lobby
Monday November 4, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Loosely Bound Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cover of The Night Tiger bookJoin 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 The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo.   Copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

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

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library as former theater director and professor Fred Sokol guides participants to develop their acting skills. You'll begin with the basics, progressing through improv, scripted works, and maybe even write your own scenes to perform! Participants will contribute to the progression of the program depending on their interests and comfort level. This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Join us for any or all sessions. This series will focus on beginner skills, but actors of all levels are welcome to attend!

Fred Sokol was Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University, and ran the theater department at Asnuntuck Community College for three decades where he is now Professor Emeritus. As an arts journalist, he has reviewed more than 2500 plays and interviewed many prominent actors. Fred wrote theater commentary for The Springfield Republican for twenty-five years, and these days he reviews professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for www.talkinbroadway.com. He is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Intro to JavaScript (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Java Script Programming using Khan AcademyLearn how to code using the JavaScript language to create fun drawings and animations. This course is online and offered through Khan Academy and is limited to 20 participants. Students will need to have access to their school email account to create a Khan Academy account.  Students will be required to bring a pair of headsets/earbuds weekly to listen to online lessons.

Motivated students with a real desire to learn coding are encouraged to enroll. This program runs weekly from October 22 until November 26. 

Please click here to read the permission form.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for November Read Around TownCome 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 we'll be meeting at Li's Brothers in Longmeadow to discuss the Pulitzer Prize winner Beloved by the late Toni Morrison.

From the publisher: Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

Copies of this month's book are 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 November 6, 2019
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent and Tot Fall sessionProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Movement Across Milestones Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 15 months)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones. This four week program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play, while children engage in social games. Please register. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IIProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Are You On The Same Page:Parent/Caregiver Training Series-by Pathways for Parents CFCE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Are You On The Same Page

Understanding who your child is and what your child needs is a major factor in how your child cooperates. Understanding temperaments is the fastest way to bring harmony into the family environment. In this five week Parenting Class, you will learn principles that will guide you to use the strategies that will work for your child in teaching him how to self-regulate. You will gain insight into that annoying behavior which will give you the tools to deal with the behavior and eliminate it.

The information you will learn is based on research and is being taught by Peggy Hoime who is a Certified Behavior Consultant in Association With the Fitzgerald Institute.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS CFCE

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Game Night (age 10+ w/adult)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Game Night Nov 6Join us for Game Night to celebrate International Games Week! 

We will have old favorites and new classics. You are welcome to bring your own. Enjoy a snack and make new friends with other game enthusiasts.

Seniors, adults and children 10 and up accompanied by an adult are welcome.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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History of Music for the Advent and Christmas Season
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

For over a thousand years, the Advent and Christmas season has inspired the creation of music in celebration of this most important period in the Church calendar. From the uses of Gregorian chant for the specific days of the season and polyphonic settings of Biblical texts in church to the secular spirit of the medieval carol, a specific form in its own right, to songs and what we commonly call carols today, there is a wealth of beautiful music from many national traditions.

Rob Humberston will return to present a four week program beginning on Thursday, November 7 in which we will listen to many genres of Christmas seasonal music from the Middle Ages to modern times. We will hear a great variety of music largely choral in nature from the most prolific traditions of Britain and Europe. Allowing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the final installment will occur on Thursday December 5, the day before St. Nicholas Day, a key celebration of the season in the Germanic world and rich in musical treasure. Please join us for an instructive and enjoyable program of beautiful music of the season. Please register online at longmeadowlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Town of Longmeadow Flu Clinic
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Flyer For Flu Clnic

The Town of Longmeadow will hold their last flu clinic at Storrs Library on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, 4:30-6:00 PM. Residents may want to check the Board of Health website for additional information.

Most Massachusetts health insurance plans (including Medicare HMO’s/Advantage Plans), Medicare and Mass. Health will cover this immunization with no co-pay. A fee of $6.00 will be charged to individuals who are subscribers of Aetna, United Health, Humana, and Anthem Blue Cross of Ct. Please bring all of your health insurance cards to the clinic.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday November 8, 2019
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ook and Babies Fall sessionA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Maker Missions (gr. 3-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer for Maker MissionsCalling all 3rd, 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 November 9, 2019
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Color Lab (ages 2.5-4 years)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Flyer for Color LabThe Longmeadow Dads Club presents Color Lab by Mad Science of Western Massachusetts. In this program children ages two and half to four years old, with support from Dad or a Male Caregiver, will be introduced to the different colors, learn about rainbows with ROY G BIV the parrot, and participate in hands-on activities exploring colors and color mixing. Please register online. 

This program is funded by Pathways for Parents CFCE. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Let's Look Closely (ages 4 to 6)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Flyer for Let's Look CloselyThe Longmeadow Dads Club presents Let's Look Closely by Mad Science of Western Massachusetts. In this program children ages four to six, with support from Dad or a Male Caregiver, will learn all about the world around them by using their powers of observation during this look at the world up close. They will look at hidden pictures, test out how mirrors reflect, discover what symmetry is and even how a mirror’s reflection can be deceiving! Finally, they will use hand-held microscopes to get a closer look at everyday objects. Please register online. 
 
This program is funded by Pathways for Parents CFCE.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fall Floral Design with Bob Whitney
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Flyer for Fall Floral Design with Bob WhitneyJoin the Longmeadow Gardeners as they present Fall Floral Design with Bob Whitney. Well-known floral designer, Bob Whitney, will deliver a fun and stylish demonstration on arranging and caring for your fall florals.  Enjoy this free program, open to the public, and ready to set your holiday tables with seasonal style and flair.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library as former theater director and professor Fred Sokol guides participants to develop their acting skills. You'll begin with the basics, progressing through improv, scripted works, and maybe even write your own scenes to perform! Participants will contribute to the progression of the program depending on their interests and comfort level. This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Join us for any or all sessions. This series will focus on beginner skills, but actors of all levels are welcome to attend!

Fred Sokol was Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University, and ran the theater department at Asnuntuck Community College for three decades where he is now Professor Emeritus. As an arts journalist, he has reviewed more than 2500 plays and interviewed many prominent actors. Fred wrote theater commentary for The Springfield Republican for twenty-five years, and these days he reviews professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for www.talkinbroadway.com. He is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.

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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Intro to JavaScript (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Java Script Programming using Khan AcademyLearn how to code using the JavaScript language to create fun drawings and animations. This course is online and offered through Khan Academy and is limited to 20 participants. Students will need to have access to their school email account to create a Khan Academy account.  Students will be required to bring a pair of headsets/earbuds weekly to listen to online lessons.

Motivated students with a real desire to learn coding are encouraged to enroll. This program runs weekly from October 22 until November 26. 

Please click here to read the permission form.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lisa Ruch Presents Dorothy Sayers: Strong Poison
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library for a six-month study into Dorothy Sayers with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This month we are discussing Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers. Copies of this months book selection are available at Storrs Library; supplies are limited. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion!

Book Description: "Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her former lover died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman's noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to find her innocent." -goodreads

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: MakerSpace
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Movement Across Milestones Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 15 months)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones. This four week program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play, while children engage in social games. Please register. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Are You On The Same Page:Parent/Caregiver Training Series-by Pathways for Parents CFCE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Are You On The Same Page

Understanding who your child is and what your child needs is a major factor in how your child cooperates. Understanding temperaments is the fastest way to bring harmony into the family environment. In this five week Parenting Class, you will learn principles that will guide you to use the strategies that will work for your child in teaching him how to self-regulate. You will gain insight into that annoying behavior which will give you the tools to deal with the behavior and eliminate it.

The information you will learn is based on research and is being taught by Peggy Hoime who is a Certified Behavior Consultant in Association With the Fitzgerald Institute.

SPONSORED BY PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS CFCE

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Young at Heart Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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History of Music for the Advent and Christmas Season
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

For over a thousand years, the Advent and Christmas season has inspired the creation of music in celebration of this most important period in the Church calendar. From the uses of Gregorian chant for the specific days of the season and polyphonic settings of Biblical texts in church to the secular spirit of the medieval carol, a specific form in its own right, to songs and what we commonly call carols today, there is a wealth of beautiful music from many national traditions.

Rob Humberston will return to present a four week program beginning on Thursday, November 7 in which we will listen to many genres of Christmas seasonal music from the Middle Ages to modern times. We will hear a great variety of music largely choral in nature from the most prolific traditions of Britain and Europe. Allowing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the final installment will occur on Thursday December 5, the day before St. Nicholas Day, a key celebration of the season in the Germanic world and rich in musical treasure. Please join us for an instructive and enjoyable program of beautiful music of the season. Please register online at longmeadowlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Brown Bag Movie Matinee: Frozen (all ages)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Flyer For Frozen Sing AlongDrop in to Storrs Library for a showing of Sing-A-Long Frozen, rated PG. You can wear your favorite Frozen gear or bring your favorite Frozen friends. Bring your drink and lunch for this brown bag movie matinee.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K +)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LEGOs at the Library Nov 14Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room. Grades k+.

Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday November 15, 2019
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Brown Bag Bingo (gr. k+)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Flyer for Brown Bag BingoPack a lunch and join us for this fun game of chance. We have lots of prizes to give away! For grade K and up. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday November 16, 2019
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Community Comfort Quilt Project (gr. 4 to Adults)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Flyer for Community Comfort Quilt ProjectJoin us for a day of community quilt making! In the spirit of caring and sharing, all ages and levels of sewers are welcome to attend! We will be tying the quilts we made on Saturday October 19th in the main lobby at Storrs Library. The quilts will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Please register.
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Tasty Treats Together (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together

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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Barks and Bandanas (gr. 4)
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Flyer for Barks and BandanasHelp PAWS (Preserving Animal Welfare Society, a Longmeadow High School outreach group) sew bandanas for shelter animals. This group focuses on helping animals in need, through local community organizations. These cute bandanas will be donated to Dakin Animal Shelter. 
 
Sewing experience is helpful but not required. Please register.
LOCATION: MakerSpace
Monday November 18, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
 
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Evening Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Flyer for Evening Cookbook Club November 18

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, One Big table: A Portrait of American Cooking: 600 Recipes from the Nation's Best Home Cooks, Farmers, Fishermen, Pit-masters, and Chefs by Molly O'Neill, 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
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library as former theater director and professor Fred Sokol guides participants to develop their acting skills. You'll begin with the basics, progressing through improv, scripted works, and maybe even write your own scenes to perform! Participants will contribute to the progression of the program depending on their interests and comfort level. This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Join us for any or all sessions. This series will focus on beginner skills, but actors of all levels are welcome to attend!

Fred Sokol was Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University, and ran the theater department at Asnuntuck Community College for three decades where he is now Professor Emeritus. As an arts journalist, he has reviewed more than 2500 plays and interviewed many prominent actors. Fred wrote theater commentary for The Springfield Republican for twenty-five years, and these days he reviews professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for www.talkinbroadway.com. He is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Intro to JavaScript (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Java Script Programming using Khan AcademyLearn how to code using the JavaScript language to create fun drawings and animations. This course is online and offered through Khan Academy and is limited to 20 participants. Students will need to have access to their school email account to create a Khan Academy account.  Students will be required to bring a pair of headsets/earbuds weekly to listen to online lessons.

Motivated students with a real desire to learn coding are encouraged to enroll. This program runs weekly from October 22 until November 26. 

Please click here to read the permission form.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent and Tot Fall sessionProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Movement Across Milestones Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 15 months)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones. This four week program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play, while children engage in social games. Please register. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IIProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session which ends in December.

 

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

Mahjong Club Nov 20Join 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, November 20 from 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
 
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Treasures from the Attic III
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dennis Picard will ‘show & tell’ a collection of interesting items from the Storrs House Museum attic. Picard has been a museum professional in the living history field for over 30 years at both Old Sturbridge Village and Storrowton Village Museum. He has authored many articles on the lifestyles and folkways of New England and served as a consultant for historical societies and museums. This program is cosponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society & Storrs Library.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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History of Music for the Advent and Christmas Season
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

For over a thousand years, the Advent and Christmas season has inspired the creation of music in celebration of this most important period in the Church calendar. From the uses of Gregorian chant for the specific days of the season and polyphonic settings of Biblical texts in church to the secular spirit of the medieval carol, a specific form in its own right, to songs and what we commonly call carols today, there is a wealth of beautiful music from many national traditions.

Rob Humberston will return to present a four week program beginning on Thursday, November 7 in which we will listen to many genres of Christmas seasonal music from the Middle Ages to modern times. We will hear a great variety of music largely choral in nature from the most prolific traditions of Britain and Europe. Allowing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the final installment will occur on Thursday December 5, the day before St. Nicholas Day, a key celebration of the season in the Germanic world and rich in musical treasure. Please join us for an instructive and enjoyable program of beautiful music of the season. Please register online at longmeadowlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Thanksgiving Origami (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer for Thanksgiving OrigamiJoin us for this fun Thanksgiving-themed origami session as we learn to fold a turkey. This program is led by a local team of Origami experts. Friends under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday November 22, 2019
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ook and Babies Fall sessionA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for MinecraftChildren entering grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds and will be served a light 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 November 23, 2019
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Cuentos en Español (all ages/todos édades)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Flyer for Cuentos en Espanol
Come to the Library to hear stories and sing songs in Spanish!
Venga a la biblioteca para escuchar cuentos y cantar en Español!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday November 25, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Flyer for Lunchtime Cookbook Club

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, Dinner Illustrated: 175 Meals Ready in 1 Hour or Less by America's Test Kitchen, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring your dish to the library for a taste-testing and book discussion. Join us each month or just now and then. Novice cooks welcome!

 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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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Intro to JavaScript (gr. 6-12)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Java Script Programming using Khan AcademyLearn how to code using the JavaScript language to create fun drawings and animations. This course is online and offered through Khan Academy and is limited to 20 participants. Students will need to have access to their school email account to create a Khan Academy account.  Students will be required to bring a pair of headsets/earbuds weekly to listen to online lessons.

Motivated students with a real desire to learn coding are encouraged to enroll. This program runs weekly from October 22 until November 26. 

Please click here to read the permission form.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Movement Across Milestones Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 15 months)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones. This four week program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play, while children engage in social games. Please register. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday November 30, 2019
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Build It! (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Build ItCome in and enjoy stories about inventing and creating. Then spend time building and crafting, using zoobs, brainflakes, cardboard and more! This hands on program is fun for all ages, friends under five will need help from a grown up. This month's theme is Dinosaurs! Please register online.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 2, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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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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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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MEFA College Financing (Teens & Adults)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Flyer for MEFA College FinancingThe Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority's Guide to College Financing is a dive into the basics of financial aid: what is it, who grants it and how to apply for it. You’ll learn how financial aid decisions are made as well, as well get information on how to pay for college, the basics of student loans and learn about free resources that are be available to you as you navigate this process. This program is presented by Jonathan Hughes, Associate Director of College Planning and Education. This program is for teens and adults. Registration is required. 

MEFA will offer Saving for College on February 2, 2020. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Page Partners (gr. 6-8)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

Read Around December

 

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 is The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova.  A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. ~From the publisher.

Copies will be available for pick up at Storrs Library. Location TBD.

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 December 4, 2019
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent and Tot Fall sessionProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IIProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Game Night (10+ w/adult)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Game Night NovemberJoin us to celebrate International Games Week! Enjoy a snack and meet other board game enthusiasts.

Seniors, Adults and children 10 and up accompanied by an adult are welcome!

Please Register.

 
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Teen Yoga with Lisa Katz (gr. 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Flyer for Yoga for Teens

Teens (grade 7+) are invited to join certified yoga instructor Lisa Katz for a session of stretching, breathing and relaxing with yoga and mindfulness. Please register. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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History of Music for the Advent and Christmas Season
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

For over a thousand years, the Advent and Christmas season has inspired the creation of music in celebration of this most important period in the Church calendar. From the uses of Gregorian chant for the specific days of the season and polyphonic settings of Biblical texts in church to the secular spirit of the medieval carol, a specific form in its own right, to songs and what we commonly call carols today, there is a wealth of beautiful music from many national traditions.

Rob Humberston will return to present a four week program beginning on Thursday, November 7 in which we will listen to many genres of Christmas seasonal music from the Middle Ages to modern times. We will hear a great variety of music largely choral in nature from the most prolific traditions of Britain and Europe. Allowing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the final installment will occur on Thursday December 5, the day before St. Nicholas Day, a key celebration of the season in the Germanic world and rich in musical treasure. Please join us for an instructive and enjoyable program of beautiful music of the season. Please register online at longmeadowlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 9, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
 
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Tech Talk: Evaluating News & Information
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Storrs Library welcomes back Allison Butler, PhD on Monday, December 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 to continue the conversation on Fake News & Information Literacy. This presentation follows up on our Spring 2019 discussion of news and evaluation information with a deeper dive into understanding our news and information. On the eve of the 2020 presidential election and amidst a continuously tumultuous news cycle, what can we trust and how can we feel confident in our trust? Drawing from the questions of critical media literacy and adopting practical steps for information analysis, this presentation will look closely at a key current event to highlight how to make the most thorough sense of our information environment as possible. 

A bit about our speaker: Allison Butler, PhD is a Senior Lecturer & Chief Undergraduate Advisor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director of the Media Literacy Certificate Program. Allison Butler's research interests are focused on comprehensive media literacy and integrating media literacy into the primary and secondary school classroom.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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What is Gender and Why Does it Matter?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Transgender, genderfluid, non-binary... these terms can seem confusing. But everyone has a gender identity and it is helpful to understand what gender is and how it shapes us as individuals as well as our social interactions with others. Author Alex Myers, a transgender individual, will talk about the basics of gender identity using his novel Continental Divide and his own life experiences as a guide for understanding.

A bit more information about our speaker: Alex Myers is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate for transgender rights. Since coming out as transgender in 1995, he has worked with schools across the country, helping them create gender-inclusive policies, practices, and facilities. Alex is also an author; his essays have appeared in the Guardian, Slate, Newsweek, Salon, and a variety of other journals. He has a novel, Revolutionary, that was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014, and two forthcoming: Continental Divide, from the University of New Orleans Press, and Between Dreams from HarperCollins UK.

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent and Tot Fall sessionProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IIProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K +)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

LEGOs at the Library Dec 12Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room. Grades k+.

Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday December 13, 2019
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ook and Babies Fall sessionA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Club 6.9.3. (gr. 3-5)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For Club 693

Join our 3rd-5th Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This months book selection is Heartwood Hotel by Kallie George. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

"Mona the mouse is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort." -- Publisher

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday December 14, 2019
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Tasty Treats Together (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 16, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
 
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Evening Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lisa Ruch Presents Dorothy Sayers: Murder Must Advertise
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library for a six-month study into Dorothy Sayers with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This month we are discussing Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers. Copies of this months book selection are available at Storrs Library; supplies are limited. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion!

Book Description: "When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity, a respectable London advertising agency, it looks like an accident. Then Lord Peter Wimsey is called in, and he soon discovers there's more to copywriting than meets the eye. A bit of cocaine, a hint of blackmail, and some wanton women can be read between the lines. And then there is the brutal succession of murders -- 5 of them -- each one a fixed fee for advertising a deadly secret." -goodreads

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent and Tot Fall sessionProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers IIProgram Full.  Please join the Wait List.
 
An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the fall session which ends in December.

 

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

Mahjong Club December 18Join 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, December 18 from 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
 
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Young at Heart Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection, Caraval by Stephanie Garber at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.
 
About this month's selection: Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. --
Provided by Goodreads
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Balloon Origami (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer for Balloon Origami

Join us for this fun Winter-themed Origami session as we learn to fold a gift box and a balloon. This program is led by a local team of Origami experts. Friends under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please Register

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday December 20, 2019
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ook and Babies Fall sessionA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Maker Missions (gr. 3-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer for Maker MissionsCalling all 3rd, 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
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 Winter Session (Jan.-May.) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
 
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 9:30-10:30.
 
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 9:30-10:30.
 
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 9:30-10:30.
 
Story Stretchers I (gr. K-1) An intermediate Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books. Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own. Tuesdays 3:15-4:15.
 
Story Stretchers II (gr. 1-2) An advanced Early Literacy Class for children with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own. Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 23, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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
Thursday December 26, 2019
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K +)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

December 26 LEGO

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

Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday December 28, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro (birth to 5)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Flyer for Harmonious HappeningsMiss Renee's interactive music program is designed for children aged birth-5 and their families. We will sing, dance and play instruments together, supporting your child's development in a fun, inviting social setting. Come make friends, learn new songs and create music with your child in this dynamic music program!  Please register as space is limited.
 
SPONSORED BY THE MOMS CLUB OF LONGMEADOW
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 30, 2019
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Flyer for December Lunchtime Cookbook Club

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

Tuesday December 31, 2019
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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
Monday January 6, 2020
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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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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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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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Page Partners (gr. 6-8)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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 January 8, 2020
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Teen Mindfulness (gr. 7+)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Flyer for Teen MindfulnessTeens (grade 7+) come and learn more about mindfulness, and how the brain and mind work. You’ll be introduced to a mindfulness sitting practice, walking meditation and deep relaxation. Please bring a small blanket to use during relaxation and a yoga mat. If you don’t own a yoga mat, there will be some available to borrow. Dress comfortably.
 
Please register.

Sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday January 9, 2020
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Chinese New Year Origami (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Flyer for Chinese New Year OrigamiCome in to celebrate the Chinese New Year with us! Our local origami expert will be teaching us how to make a mouse from origami paper to celebrate the New Year. Friends under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday January 10, 2020
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Club 6.9.3. (gr. 3-5)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Join our 3rd-5th Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This months book selection is TBD. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday January 13, 2020
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
 
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Evening Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday January 14, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers 1An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Young at Heart Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.
 
About this month's selection: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. - Provided by the publisher
 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Parent and Tot

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday January 16, 2020
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story TimeA 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Friday January 17, 2020
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Books and BabiesA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which runs through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers 1An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Lisa Ruch Presents Dorothy Sayers: The Nine Tailors
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library for a six-month study into Dorothy Sayers with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This month we are discussing The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers. Copies of this months book selection is available at Storrs Library; supplies are limited. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion!

Book description: "When a disfigured corpse is discovered in a country parish, the local rector pleads with Lord Peter to take on what will become one of his most brilliant and complicated cases." -goodreads

 

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Parent and Tot

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story TimeA 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Friday January 24, 2020
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Books and BabiesA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which runs through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Maker Missions (gr. 3-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer for Maker MissionsCalling all 3rd, 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
Monday January 27, 2020
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers 1An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Parent and Tot

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story TimeA 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Friday January 31, 2020
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Books and BabiesA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which runs through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Books and Bears hosted by the MOMS Club of Longmeadow (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

flyer for Books and BearsCome join the MOMS Club of Longmeadow and Storrs Library for an unBEARably good time! Make your own marshmallow bear and watch it float in your hot chocolate! Listen to beary-tales and snack on Teddy cookies! Three Vermont Teddy Bears will be raffled off at the end of this controlled panda-monium.

Registration is required, and children will need caregiver/parent assistance. 

Sponsored by the MOMS Club of Longmeadow.
 

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday February 3, 2020
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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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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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers 1An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Read Around Town Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 February 5, 2020
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Parent and Tot

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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MEFA Saving for College (Teens & Adults)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Flyer for MEFA Saving for CollegeThe Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority's Saving for College presentation discusses the cost of college, and the benefits of savings. Jonathan Hughes, Associate Director of College Planning and Education, busts myths surrounding the impact of savings on financial aid and discuss specific vehicles and strategies to save.

This program is for teens and adults. Registration is required. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story TimeA 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Friday February 7, 2020
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Books and BabiesA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which runs through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Monday February 10, 2020
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
 
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Evening Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers 1An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Lisa Ruch Presents Dorothy Sayers: Gaudy Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at Storrs Library for a six-month study into Dorothy Sayers with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This month we are discussing Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. Copies of this months book selection is available at Storrs Library; supplies are limited. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion!

Book description: "The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers’s work, praising her “great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail.” The third Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Gaudy Night is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Gaudy Night takes Harriet and her paramour, Lord Peter, to Oxford University, Harriet’s alma mater, for a reunion, only to find themselves the targets of a nightmare of harassment and mysterious, murderous threats." -goodreads

CONTACT:  Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Parent and Tot

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions -- Climate Change and the Global Order by Ronald Bee
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics? Elle Van Dermark, Associate Professor of History & Political Science at Asnuntuck Community College will be the group facilitator for this program.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story TimeA 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Friday February 14, 2020
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Books and BabiesA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which runs through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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You & Me in Music with Renee Coro Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (18-36 mos)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Flyer for You & Me in MusicAn alternating 4 week Parent/Child Training Series- In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child are invited to engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development. Geared for ages 18-36 months. Please register.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family Community Engagement. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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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Young at Heart Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro (birth to 5)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Flyer for Harmonious HappeningsMiss Renee's interactive music program is designed for children aged birth-5 and their families. We will sing, dance and play instruments together, supporting your child's development in a fun, inviting social setting. Come make friends, learn new songs and create music with your child in this dynamic music program!  Please register as space is limited.
 
SPONSORED BY THE MOMS CLUB OF LONGMEADOW
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday February 22, 2020
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Books with Bernie (all ages)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Flyer for Books with BernieBring your favorite story or borrow one of the library's and cuddle up 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 for a fifteen minute time slot. 

 


 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday February 24, 2020
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Lunchtime Cookbook Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

 
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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels 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 Meeting Room
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Novel Knitters
9:30 AM - 11:30 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 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. 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, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

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 I (gr. K-1)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Flyer for Story Stretchers 1An intermediate Early Literacy Class for kindergarteners and first graders designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Parent and Tot

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 make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions - India and Pakistan by Barbara Crossette
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between India and Pakistan. How will the Kashmir situation affect the region, both economically and politically? Elle Van Dermark, Associate Professor of History & Political Science at Asnuntuck Community College will be the group facilitator for this program.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Story TimeA 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 parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Friday February 28, 2020
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Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flyer for Books and BabiesA lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys. 

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is for the winter session, which runs through May.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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You & Me in Music with Renee Coro Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (18-36 mos)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Flyer for You & Me in MusicAn alternating 4 week Parent/Child Training Series- In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child are invited to engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development. Geared for ages 18-36 months. Please register.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents- Coordinated Family Community Engagement. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 2, 2020
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Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4 yrs.)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Flyer for Grow Play Learn Birth to 4 yearsCome join us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development trained staff member. This program will guide caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. No registration required.
 
Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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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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Youth Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM