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Monday January 21, 2019
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Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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LHS Late Nights (gr. 9-12)
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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

We will read and discuss:

October 9: The Merry Wives of Windsor
November 13: Much Ado about Nothing
December 11: Henry V
January 22: King Lear
February 12: Hamlet
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library in honor of Sarah Haller
March 19: Pericles
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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LHS Late Nights (gr. 9-12)
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD.

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

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday January 24, 2019
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LHS Late Nights (gr. 9-12)
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Flyer for: LHS Late NightsLongmeadow High School students are invited to study for exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Refreshments will be provided after 5 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others.

SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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The Development of Music 1100 - 1650
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a survey of music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The period of music history in the West from around the year 1000 to the birth of J.S. Bach in 1685 is incredibly rich in variety and evolutionary development. This six-week program endeavors to provide a fundamental overview of over 600 years of early music through discussion and listening to recordings of some of the leading composers of the era.

 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday January 25, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Flyer for: Minecraft

Children in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds and will be served a light after-school snack.
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
CONTACT:  Discovery Room  413-565-4182  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday January 26, 2019
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Build It! (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday January 28, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Harmonious Happenings

Join us for a musical morning led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age three with a caretaker, siblings are welcome.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

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

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, Bring It! by Ali Rosen. Attendees are asked to 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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Drop-In Chess
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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'In Flew Enza’: the 1918 Flu Epidemic & Beyond
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Longmeadow Historical Society & Storrs Library present 'In Flew Enza’: the 1918 Flu Epidemic & Beyond with Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette. Join us for an interesting & informative hour of historical show & tell! Shaw-Pichette, a local historian, presents amazing information and surprising facts in a unique and entertaining style.

 
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Drop-in Chess for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

Flyer For: LHS Art StudentsA group of Longmeadow High School students will showcase their art for the month of January. Many different mediums will be presented in this display of 2 Dimensional art. Come see the talent of our local high school students. An art reception will be held Wednesday evening January 30th 6:30-7:30. Come in to meet the student artists and their teachers, Hilary Godin and Deb Callahan.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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The Development of Music 1100 - 1650
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a survey of music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The period of music history in the West from around the year 1000 to the birth of J.S. Bach in 1685 is incredibly rich in variety and evolutionary development. This six-week program endeavors to provide a fundamental overview of over 600 years of early music through discussion and listening to recordings of some of the leading composers of the era.

 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday February 1, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Flyer For: Club 6.9.3.

Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is The Unicorn Rescue Society: The Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz. Register online and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room. 
 
Next month's Club 6.9.3. will meet Friday, March 1.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday February 2, 2019
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Drop-In Sensory Storytime (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Children of all abilities and stages of development are welcome at Storrs Library. Sensory-enhanced storytime is an inclusive program developed for all ages, children through young adults, who are on the autism spectrum or differently able. Stories are presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the first Saturday of every month from September through May. We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs, picture books, simple crafts and/or activities. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Teen Zine Workshop (Ages 12 - 18)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop, hosted by Maddy Dye, is a place for teens to learn how to make zines, or mini-comics, that they can easily mass produce to share with their friends and family, for school projects, or to take to conventions. We will make one or two eight-page zines each, and talk about the short comic format and how to get over difficulties finishing pieces of art! Ages 12-18. Please register.

SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF STORRS LIBRARY

 

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

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Discovering New England Stone Walls with Kevin Gardner
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Longmeadow Historical Society and Storrs Library present Discovering New England Stone Walls with Kevin Gardner. Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin will occupy himself building a miniature wall on a tabletop using tiny stones. 

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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

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

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   Join us for a dynamic discussion of Chemistry by Weike Wang led by Christine George.

   Bring a snack and something to drink for yourself or to share with others.

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

 

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

By Karen Jacobsen

Today, no countries have open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws, policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrants?

Thursday February 7, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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The Development of Music 1100 - 1650
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a survey of music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The period of music history in the West from around the year 1000 to the birth of J.S. Bach in 1685 is incredibly rich in variety and evolutionary development. This six-week program endeavors to provide a fundamental overview of over 600 years of early music through discussion and listening to recordings of some of the leading composers of the era.

 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Flyer For: Send Love to Seniors

Join the MOMS Club of Longmeadow for making valentine cards for retirement home residents. Fun for all ages!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday February 8, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday February 9, 2019
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Tasty Treats Together (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Tasty Treats Together(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

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

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

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

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

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection is Less by Andrew Sean Greer.

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

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

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

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Shakespeare Book Discussion Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

We will read and discuss:

October 9: The Merry Wives of Windsor
November 13: Much Ado about Nothing
December 11: Henry V
January 22: King Lear
February 12: Hamlet
March 19: Pericles
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library in honor of Sarah Haller
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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James Madison & the Issues of 1776
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The 4th President of the United States (with the able assistance of Bill Lewis) will speak on the issues of 1776 and how they influenced the creation of the Constitution and the country we have today. Lewis is a Computer Scientist who has taught at Stanford and Tufts Universities. He has presented as James Madison at the National Archives, the Shirley-Eustis House, the offices of Congress, and the Massachusetts Statehouse.

 

Thursday February 14, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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The Development of Music 1100 - 1650
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a survey of music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The period of music history in the West from around the year 1000 to the birth of J.S. Bach in 1685 is incredibly rich in variety and evolutionary development. This six-week program endeavors to provide a fundamental overview of over 600 years of early music through discussion and listening to recordings of some of the leading composers of the era.

 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Flyer for Valentine's Day Origami

Come in to celebrate Valentine's Day with us! Our local origami expert will teach us how to make a heart and a flower from origami paper to celebrate your loved ones.

Please register, all ages welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Friday February 15, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Morning Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Flyer For: Morning Minecraft with Friends

Children in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds for an extended period of time this morning!
A light refreshment will be served.
 
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
CONTACT:  Discovery Room  413-565-4182  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Books with Bernie (all ages)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Flyer for: Books with Bernie

Venture in to Storrs library and snuggle up with a cuddly dog! Please register for a 10 minute block of time for Books with Bernie, a gentle black labrador therapy dog. Bernie loves stories and will listen to the tales you share. Bernie will be attended by his trainer Susan. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Jr. Cooking Class (gr. 2+)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Flyer for Junior Cooking Class

Join the junior cooking class for International Favorites. Junior Chefs will prepare favorite international recipes to be shared family style. Patrons will register for the class and select ingredient(s) to contribute. Once this important ingredient is selected your punctual and dependable attendance is required. Please give us at least 24 notice if you will be unable to participate. 

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

For grades 2+

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 6TH.

 

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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The History of Friendly's
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a look back at Friendly’s founders, their restaurants, & their influence on local & popular culture. This event is led by Friendly’s historian Rose Slate. 

Thursday February 21, 2019
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

flyer for Legos at the LibraryJoin us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room.

Fun for grades K+. Please register.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday February 22, 2019
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Tooth Time! (ages 2-6 yrs)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for Tooth Time hosted by Enfield PediatricJoin us for a story and craft about tooth care and dental visits hosted by Enfield Pediatric Dentistry. This program is geared for children ages two to six, and siblings are welcome to join.

Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:02 AM     
Saturday February 23, 2019
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Flyer for Red Cross Blood DriveHelp Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. 

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

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

Please register.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 25, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Harmonious Happenings

Join us for a musical morning led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age three with a caretaker, siblings are welcome.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

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

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

Flyer for Fill in the Blank Book Club

Join us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! February's theme is "Books that Melt Your Heart." Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that fit the theme to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, then decorate our own melted snowmen cookies. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions—The Middle East: Regional Disorder
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Lawrence G. Potter

As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil. The Trump administration has aligned itself with strongmen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which along with Israel have a common goal of frustrating Iranian expansion. What will be the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Does the United States see a path forward in troubled states such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? Is the United States headed toward war with Iran?

Thursday February 28, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Volunteen Training Session (Grade 6+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior volunteers!   Our primary need is help with re-shelving and organizing our book collection. You could also be asked to help with craft preparation or assist the librarians in other ways.   If you are entering grade 6 or higher please consider volunteering with us for one hour each week. We ask you to commit to at least 5 hours of service. Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 1, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Flyer for: Club 6.9.3.Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick. Register online and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

Next month's Club 6.9.3. will meet Friday, April 5th.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:18 PM     
Saturday March 2, 2019
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Drop-In Sensory Storytime (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Flyer For: Drop-In Sensory Story Time

Children of all abilities and stages of development are welcome at Storrs Library. Sensory-enhanced storytime is an inclusive program developed for all ages, children through young adults, who are on the autism spectrum or differently able. Stories are presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the first Saturday of every month from September through May. We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs, picture books, simple crafts and/or activities. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Artist Reception Ryan Jacque
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Flyer For: Ryan Jacque Art ReceptionDuring March 2019, the Storrs Library will be featuring the art of Ryan Jacque. His fine line pencil art of birds, animals, New England nature scenes as well as custom commissions will be on display in the Betty Ann Low Room. There will be a reception on Saturday afternoon, March 5 from 1:00-3:00 PM to meet the artist and view the works. The exhibit is open to visitors in the Betty Ann Low room anytime the room is not in use.

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

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday March 7, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 8, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Flyer for Maker Missions

Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 PM     
Saturday March 9, 2019
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Tasty Treats Together (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

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

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

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

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

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection TBA.

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Author Talk with Jason Fregeau
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sci-Fi author Jason Fregeau will join us to read from his latest story!

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Creator Cart (ages 8+)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Creator CartCome in and explore our Creator Cart! Play with the Sphero, Dash and Dot, build using the MakeDo construction set, connect using the Zoobs and Brain Flakes and much more! Fun for ages 8 and older. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Bullet Journaling (gr. 5-12)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions—Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

by Ronald J. Bee

Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them.  The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran.  To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations?  Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?

Thursday March 14, 2019
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K & up)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for Legos at the LibraryJoin us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room. Fun for Kindergardent and older. Please register. 

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 15, 2019
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Read to Frigo (all ages)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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St. Patrick's Day Origami (all ages)
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Flyer For: St. Patrick's Day Origami

Come in to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! Our local origami expert will teach us how to make a shamrock from origami paper to celebrate the Irish holiday. All ages welcome, please register online.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday March 16, 2019
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Morning Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Flyer For: MinecraftChildren in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds for an extended period of time this morning!
A light refreshment will be served.
 
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:37 AM     
Monday March 18, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

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

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

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Tech Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Device AdviceDevice Advice on how to access the library resources using your device.
 
Want to learn how to download an eBook, eAudiobook, or digital magazine to your device? Interested in learning about the many eResources available to you through Storrs Library and the Boston Public Library?  Bring your device, library card, and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance and hands-on help.
LOCATION: Upstairs Computer Area
 
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Shakespeare Book Discussion Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

We will read and discuss:

October 9: The Merry Wives of Windsor
November 13: Much Ado about Nothing
December 11: Henry V
January 22: King Lear
February 12: Hamlet
March 19: Pericles
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Crafternoon (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday March 23, 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 some time building and crafting. This hands on program is fun for all ages, friends under five may need help from a grown up. Please register online.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday March 25, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Harmonious Happenings

Join us for a musical morning led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age three with a caretaker, siblings are welcome.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

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

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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2 Chords, 20 Songs Ukulele strum-along
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have a ukulele? Want to learn a few new tunes? Join Julie Stepanek for 2 Chords, 20 Songs, a ukulele strum-along for adult and teen intermediate players. Julie provides instruction, encouragement, and loaner ukuleles. Please be sure to register early if you'd like to borrow a ukulele during the session.

 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Fill in the Blank Book Club: Books You Couldn't Put Down (Grades 7+)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer for Fill in the Blank Book ClubJoin us for the Fill in the Blank Book Club! March's theme is "Books You Couldn't Put Down." Bring in a book or two you've enjoyed that fit the theme to share with others in the book group. We'll discuss our book recommendations, then make our own keychains. Please register online.

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions—The Rise of Populism in Europe
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By James Kirchick

Mass migration, and the problems associated with it, have directly abetted the rise of populist parties in Europe. Opposition to immigration was the prime driver of support for Brexit, it brought a far-right party to the German Bundestag for the first time since the 1950s, and propelled Marine Le Pen to win a third of the vote in the French presidential election. In addition to calling for stronger borders, however, these parties are invariably illiberal, anti-American, anti-NATO and pro-Kremlin, making their rise a matter of serious concern for the national security interests of the United States.

Thursday March 28, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday March 29, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Flyer For: Minecraft

Children in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds and will be served a light after-school snack.

We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
CONTACT:  Discovery Room  413-565-4182  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 AM     
Monday April 1, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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3 Seconds Behind the Wheel documentary & discussion
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday April 3, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

By Jeremy Haft

Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade.  These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s.  Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China.  What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices?  There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

Thursday April 4, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Club 6.9.3. (gr. 2-3)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is TBD. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday April 6, 2019
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Drop-In Sensory Storytime (all ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Flyer For: Drop-In Sensory Story Time

Children of all abilities and stages of development are welcome at Storrs Library. Sensory-enhanced storytime is an inclusive program developed for all ages, children through young adults, who are on the autism spectrum or differently able. Stories are presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the first Saturday of every month from September through May. We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs, picture books, simple crafts and/or activities. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Monday April 8, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Storrs Library "Loosely Bound"  Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. This month's selection TBA.

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Longmeadow Historical Society Longmeadow Historical Society and Storrs Library present author Barbara Berenson. Few know Massachusetts was at the center of the revolutionary struggle for woman suffrage. A battle waged over historical memory obscured the state’s role—until now.  Author Barbara Berenson gives the state's revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve in this compelling and engaging story.  "In her accessible history, Berenson focuses her spotlight on Bay State women who catalyzed the effort to gain women's right to vote on a local and national level... The book makes a case for determination, perseverance, and patience to bring about necessary change." Boston Globe, 2018

Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Come in to celebrate Spring with us! Our local origami expert will be teaching us how to make a bunny from origami paper to celebrate springtime.

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Friday April 12, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Maker Missions (gr. 4-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday April 13, 2019
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Tasty Treats Together
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Bring Your Bunny (or Buddy) Bedtime
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop off your bunny or buddy any time on Tuesday evening for a special sleepover in the library. Come back Wednesday morning for breakfast, story, and craft.

Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Bring Your Bunny (or Buddy) Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite bunny (or any stuffed animal) to breakfast and storytime.  Bunnies will be given carrots and kids will have choice of cereal and waffles. Stay for a story and help your bunny make a craft.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions—Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

By Richard Andres

Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?

Thursday April 18, 2019
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K & up)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer for LEGOs at the Library

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday April 22, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer For: Harmonious Happenings

Join us for a musical morning led by music therapist Renee Coro! This fun program is geared for birth to age three with a caretaker, siblings are welcome.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

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

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

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

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

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

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday April 26, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Children in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds and will be served a light after-school snack.
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
CONTACT:  Discovery Room  413-565-4182  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00 AM     
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Build It!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday April 29, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

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

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

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

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

By Michael Shifter and Bruno Binetti

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

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

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Club 6.9.3. (gr. 2-3)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is TBD. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

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

(Formerly Dads & Donuts)

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Sensory Storytime Make Your Own Pizza Party
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Children of all abilities and stages of development are welcome at Storrs Library. Sensory-enhanced storytime is an inclusive program developed for all ages, children through young adults, who are on the autism spectrum or differently able. Stories are presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the first Saturday of every month from September through May. We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs, picture books, simple crafts and/or activities. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome. This will will be our last storytime until September. Join us for a special make your own pizza party. Gluten free options will be available.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Monday May 6, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

By Nicholas Burns

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

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

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Friday May 10, 2019
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Maker Missions (gr. 4-5)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Calling all 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Morning Minecraft with Friends (gr. 1+)
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Children in grades 1 & up can craft and game in each others worlds for an extended period of time this morning!
A light refreshment will be served.
 
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:00 AM     
Monday May 13, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

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

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

Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

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

Join local author & surgeon Andrew Lam for an exploration of his new book, Repentance.

 
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday May 20, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

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

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook, 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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Drop-In Chess (all ages)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Flyer For: All Ages Drop-In Chess

Join us afterschool for a game of chess and a snack.  All skill levels are welcome. A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

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

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

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

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

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Ages 24-36 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
If your child misses 3 classes in a row and we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer wish to attend class and your spot will be opened to the next child on the wait list.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.Ages 5-7 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Ages 3-5 years.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Ages 18-24 months.
 
Registration Required. You are registering for the Spring Session which lasts through May.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Fiber Arts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday May 30, 2019
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LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K & up)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nadine Payne    npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Novel Knitters (1)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday June 10, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Novel Knitters (1)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Friday June 14, 2019
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Father's Day Origami
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Come in to celebrate Fathers Day with us! Our local origami expert will be teaching us how to make a shirt from origami paper to celebrate all the special men in our lives.
LOCATION: Discovery Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday June 17, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Novel Knitters (1)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday June 24, 2019
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Harmonious Happenings Drop-In (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Novel Knitters
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Novel Knitters (1)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 1, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 8, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 15, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 22, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday July 29, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 5, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 12, 2019
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Drop-In Playgroup (birth to 3 yrs.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room