Friday August 28, 2020 - Friday September 25, 2020
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Wildlife and Woodlands in Western Massachusetts

Flyer for Wildlife and Woodlands in Western MassachusettsJoin Storrs Library on a virtual nature talk sponsored by Hampden Hampshire Conservation District. You'll be guided through flora, fauna, and fungi of Western Massachusetts with tips, tidbits, and identification on the woodlands and wildlife of our region.

Please register to receive the video link. This video is available from August 28 - September 25.
 
For more information on conservation and management of natural resources like farmland, woodland, wildlife management and farmland preservation visit http://hampdenhampshireconservation.org.
LOCATION: YouTube Channel

Flyer for Wildlife and Woodlands in Western MassachusettsJoin Storrs Library on a virtual nature talk sponsored by Hampden Hampshire Conservation District. You'll be guided through flora, fauna, and fungi of Western Massachusetts with tips, tidbits, and identification on the woodlands and wildlife of our region.

Please register to receive the video link. This video is available from August 28 - September 25.
 
For more information on conservation and management of natural resources like farmland, woodland, wildlife management and farmland preservation visit http://hampdenhampshireconservation.org.
LOCATION: YouTube Channel


Tuesday September 8, 2020 - Friday October 2, 2020
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Recording of Fall in Love with Tour de France

Flyer for Fall in Love with Tour de France

On Thursday, August 27, Christina Uss presented Fall in Love with Tour de France live via Zoom for Storrs Library. Christina generously agreed to allow this program to be recorded, and we're excited to present it to you! This video will be available from now through Friday, October 2. Please register below to access this recording.

Join Storrs Library for an historic look at the Tour de France with our own Christina Uss! We'll discuss some of the most exciting high points since 1903, what to watch in this year's race, and why this 2,000+-mile race still captivates cycling fans around the world annually. This year's race was postponed from the spring and now will run from August 29 - September 20, 2020.

Storrs library assistant and children’s book author Christina Uss is excited to take you on a ride through the 117-year history of this epic race. She’s been a Tour de France fan for decades, sneakily working the nicknames of famous Tour riders into her first book, The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle. Christina can’t wait to talk to you about The Cannibal.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
There are many spaces available.

Flyer for Fall in Love with Tour de France

On Thursday, August 27, Christina Uss presented Fall in Love with Tour de France live via Zoom for Storrs Library. Christina generously agreed to allow this program to be recorded, and we're excited to present it to you! This video will be available from now through Friday, October 2. Please register below to access this recording.

Join Storrs Library for an historic look at the Tour de France with our own Christina Uss! We'll discuss some of the most exciting high points since 1903, what to watch in this year's race, and why this 2,000+-mile race still captivates cycling fans around the world annually. This year's race was postponed from the spring and now will run from August 29 - September 20, 2020.

Storrs library assistant and children’s book author Christina Uss is excited to take you on a ride through the 117-year history of this epic race. She’s been a Tour de France fan for decades, sneakily working the nicknames of famous Tour riders into her first book, The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle. Christina can’t wait to talk to you about The Cannibal.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

There are many spaces available.

Monday September 14, 2020 - Monday September 28, 2020
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StoryWalk® at Storrs: Sheep Take a Hike Sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Flyer for StoryWalk Sheep Take a HikePathways for Parents present Sheep Take a Hike StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy Shaw. Masks and Social Distancing are required. This StoryWalk is available from Sept. 14 - Sept. 28. 

For more information about Pathways for Parents visit  
http://www.ludlowps.org/?DivisionID=24285. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.    

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-HubbardLibrary. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Flyer for StoryWalk Sheep Take a HikePathways for Parents present Sheep Take a Hike StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy Shaw. Masks and Social Distancing are required. This StoryWalk is available from Sept. 14 - Sept. 28. 

For more information about Pathways for Parents visit  
http://www.ludlowps.org/?DivisionID=24285. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.    

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-HubbardLibrary. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Monday September 21, 2020 - Sunday September 27, 2020

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available September 21-27, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of She's Got This written by HERNANDEZ and I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem written by CURTIS and CORNELL. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available September 21-27, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of She's Got This written by HERNANDEZ and I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem written by CURTIS and CORNELL. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel


Tuesday September 22, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Novel Knitters Online

Flyer for September Novel Knitters OnlineJoin Novel Knitters online for an online meeting! Knitters and crocheters of all levels of expertise are welcome to join us. Bring your projects to work on and share with the group. New members are welcome!

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for September Novel Knitters OnlineJoin Novel Knitters online for an online meeting! Knitters and crocheters of all levels of expertise are welcome to join us. Bring your projects to work on and share with the group. New members are welcome!

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Virtual Zoo on the Go with The Zoo in Forest Park (children)
Flyer for Zoo on the Go SeptemberAttention all animal lovers: The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a Virtual Zoo on the Go program for Storrs Library on September 22 at 3:30 p.m. on ZOOM! This program is generously donated by The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. 
 
This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.    
LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.
Flyer for Zoo on the Go SeptemberAttention all animal lovers: The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a Virtual Zoo on the Go program for Storrs Library on September 22 at 3:30 p.m. on ZOOM! This program is generously donated by The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. 
 
This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.    
LOCATION: Zoom

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday September 23, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Flyer for Grow Play LearnCome Zoom with us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, guiding caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. The program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. This program is geared for children from birth to age four, and siblings are welcome. 

This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play LearnCome Zoom with us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, guiding caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. The program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. This program is geared for children from birth to age four, and siblings are welcome. 

This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Connecticut River From the Air

Flyer for The Connecticut River From the AirStorrs Library and the Longmeadow Historical Society are pleased to welcome historian and author Jerry Roberts for an extraordinary discussion on the Connecticut River from the Air. The Connecticut River From the Air is a published collection of extraordinary images by pilot Tom Walsh on an aeronautical adventure chronicled by historian Jerry Roberts. Using the book as its guide, this will provides an intimate perspective of New England’s greatest river from Long Island Sound, where its waters mingle with the salty brine of the Atlantic Ocean, to its source 410 miles to the north, just yards from the Canadian border. The program's imagery will include examples of unique sights that appear along the River which can only be seen and appreciated from small, low-flying aircraft. Beauty and wonder can be found in historic canals and bridges as well as twists and bends in the River, ship wrecks, rock formations, and even sand patterns on the River bottom. From naturally formed ox-bows to cornfield mazes, hidden valleys, quaint villages, industrial cities and sweeping vistas, these Wonders of the River are the true treasures of this amazing waterway and its surrounding landscapes.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The Connecticut River From the AirStorrs Library and the Longmeadow Historical Society are pleased to welcome historian and author Jerry Roberts for an extraordinary discussion on the Connecticut River from the Air. The Connecticut River From the Air is a published collection of extraordinary images by pilot Tom Walsh on an aeronautical adventure chronicled by historian Jerry Roberts. Using the book as its guide, this will provides an intimate perspective of New England’s greatest river from Long Island Sound, where its waters mingle with the salty brine of the Atlantic Ocean, to its source 410 miles to the north, just yards from the Canadian border. The program's imagery will include examples of unique sights that appear along the River which can only be seen and appreciated from small, low-flying aircraft. Beauty and wonder can be found in historic canals and bridges as well as twists and bends in the River, ship wrecks, rock formations, and even sand patterns on the River bottom. From naturally formed ox-bows to cornfield mazes, hidden valleys, quaint villages, industrial cities and sweeping vistas, these Wonders of the River are the true treasures of this amazing waterway and its surrounding landscapes.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday September 24, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
History Now! Life in Longmeadow During the 1918 Flu Epidemic
Flyer for History Now 1918 Flu EpidemicDuring this 30-minute Live Zoom presentation geared for tweens and teens, Longmeadow Historical Society Board Member, Melissa Cybulski, will share facts and photos of what life in Longmeadow was like during the 1918 Flu Epidemic.  What happened in the schools?  What was a tent hospital? 

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for History Now 1918 Flu EpidemicDuring this 30-minute Live Zoom presentation geared for tweens and teens, Longmeadow Historical Society Board Member, Melissa Cybulski, will share facts and photos of what life in Longmeadow was like during the 1918 Flu Epidemic.  What happened in the schools?  What was a tent hospital? 

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Friday September 25, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Families in Harmony with Renee Coro
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Saturday September 26, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Yoga with Pathways for Parents CFCE
Flyer for Outdoor Family Yoga
Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket. 
 
This program is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather, the program will be moved to Zoom. An email with the Zoom Meeting ID will be sent the morning of to all registered participants.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Flyer for Outdoor Family Yoga
Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket. 
 
This program is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather, the program will be moved to Zoom. An email with the Zoom Meeting ID will be sent the morning of to all registered participants.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday September 28, 2020 - Sunday October 4, 2020

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available September 28- October 4, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire written by O'CONNOR and Jane Goodall: A Champion of Chimpanzees by ALBEE. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
Registration will begin on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available September 28- October 4, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire written by O'CONNOR and Jane Goodall: A Champion of Chimpanzees by ALBEE. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

Registration will begin on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday September 29, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse!
Flyer for There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse!Storrs Library presents Michael Tougias and the outdoor humor from his book, There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse! Based on misadventures on his early years exploring New England’s backcountry and at his remote cabin in Northern Vermont, Tougias will revisit his first disastrous trip to his newly bought cabin; the history of Outhouses; encounters with bear, moose, fishing spiders and porcupine; and the history of Mountain Men.  We'll special places in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Northern NH, and Northern Maine, and explore the therapeutic powers of the woods.

Michael Tougias is the author and co-author of 30 books including The Finest Hours which was made into a major motion picture by Disney.  Some of his other books include So Close To Home (about the first Uboat to enter the Gulf of Mexico), Above & Beyond: JFK and America’s Most Dangerous Spy Mission,  Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea, Ten Hours Until Dawn: A True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do , Rescue of the Bounty, King Philip’s War, The Blizzard of ’78, Quabbin: A History and Explorers Guide,  and several other books.  He can be visited on the web at
michaeltougias.com.

Come and enjoy a night of fun and odd nature experiences!
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse!Storrs Library presents Michael Tougias and the outdoor humor from his book, There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse! Based on misadventures on his early years exploring New England’s backcountry and at his remote cabin in Northern Vermont, Tougias will revisit his first disastrous trip to his newly bought cabin; the history of Outhouses; encounters with bear, moose, fishing spiders and porcupine; and the history of Mountain Men.  We'll special places in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Northern NH, and Northern Maine, and explore the therapeutic powers of the woods.

Michael Tougias is the author and co-author of 30 books including The Finest Hours which was made into a major motion picture by Disney.  Some of his other books include So Close To Home (about the first Uboat to enter the Gulf of Mexico), Above & Beyond: JFK and America’s Most Dangerous Spy Mission,  Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea, Ten Hours Until Dawn: A True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do , Rescue of the Bounty, King Philip’s War, The Blizzard of ’78, Quabbin: A History and Explorers Guide,  and several other books.  He can be visited on the web at
michaeltougias.com.

Come and enjoy a night of fun and odd nature experiences!
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday September 30, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Flyer for Grow Play LearnCome Zoom with us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, guiding caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. The program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. This program is geared for children from birth to age four, and siblings are welcome. 

This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play LearnCome Zoom with us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, guiding caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. The program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. This program is geared for children from birth to age four, and siblings are welcome. 

This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday October 1, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Puppet Show with AAA Northeast Educational Programs (Children)
Flyer for Virtual Puppet ShowKaren Blackburn, Traffic Safety Specialist from AAA Northeast, will virtually visit Storrs Library with her Puppet Bob. Children and their caregivers will learn about being a safe passenger in a car, and being a safe pedestrian. It’s a fun program featuring a silly puppet named Bob, and full of great safety information on sitting properly in a car seat or booster seat, and how to behave in the car. Karen and Bob will also go over safe walking 
for kids and families.
 
Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Virtual Puppet ShowKaren Blackburn, Traffic Safety Specialist from AAA Northeast, will virtually visit Storrs Library with her Puppet Bob. Children and their caregivers will learn about being a safe passenger in a car, and being a safe pedestrian. It’s a fun program featuring a silly puppet named Bob, and full of great safety information on sitting properly in a car seat or booster seat, and how to behave in the car. Karen and Bob will also go over safe walking 
for kids and families.
 
Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author Reading with Fred Sokol

Flyer for Author Reading with Fred SokolStorrs Library and Bellastoria Press are excited to present this author reading featuring Fred Sokol and his most recent novel, Destiny. Destiny follows friends Morris and Mendel as they explore friendship, the natural world, what might have been, and what might still be. The reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

Fred Sokol, in semi-retirement, writes novels and plays. He also continues to review professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for talkinbroadway.com. Fred co-authored Muses in Arcadia: Cultural Life in the Berkshires, enjoyed four decades as a community college and college professor, and directed 45 theater productions. Fred lives in Longmeadow with his wife Betsy.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Author Reading with Fred SokolStorrs Library and Bellastoria Press are excited to present this author reading featuring Fred Sokol and his most recent novel, Destiny. Destiny follows friends Morris and Mendel as they explore friendship, the natural world, what might have been, and what might still be. The reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

Fred Sokol, in semi-retirement, writes novels and plays. He also continues to review professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for talkinbroadway.com. Fred co-authored Muses in Arcadia: Cultural Life in the Berkshires, enjoyed four decades as a community college and college professor, and directed 45 theater productions. Fred lives in Longmeadow with his wife Betsy.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
LOCATION: Zoom


Friday October 2, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Families in Harmony with Renee Coro
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Monday October 5, 2020 - Sunday October 11, 2020

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 5- October 11, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of Harry the Dirty Dog written by ZION and Where the Wild Things Are by SENDAK. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
Registration will begin on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 5- October 11, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of Harry the Dirty Dog written by ZION and Where the Wild Things Are by SENDAK. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

Registration will begin on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday October 6, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots and Pods (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for New ZealandJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots and Pods. New Zealand is home to many rare birds and marine mammals including the comical yellow-eyed penguin. Watch and listen as the bell bird and Antipodes Island parrot, demonstrate that they have it all- "looks, personality and talent." Not to be outdone, rare New Zealand sea lions make quite an impression as they interact on isolated South Island beaches, pods of rare Hector’s dolphins frolic near coastal shores and dusky dolphins play with kayakers as they travel deep into the fiords of southern New Zealand. Join us for sights and sounds of animal personalities from this amazing country.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for New ZealandJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots and Pods. New Zealand is home to many rare birds and marine mammals including the comical yellow-eyed penguin. Watch and listen as the bell bird and Antipodes Island parrot, demonstrate that they have it all- "looks, personality and talent." Not to be outdone, rare New Zealand sea lions make quite an impression as they interact on isolated South Island beaches, pods of rare Hector’s dolphins frolic near coastal shores and dusky dolphins play with kayakers as they travel deep into the fiords of southern New Zealand. Join us for sights and sounds of animal personalities from this amazing country.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 7, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities

Flyer for The Grotesque 10 Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & UniversitiesArmed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to ten universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. These sculptures are part of the architectural style known as Collegiate Gothic, which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Mathew has collected his findings in his book, “The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities. “ Join Storrs Library for an illustrated lecture by Mathew on the ornament, history, and humor these campuses have to offer.

The grotesque 10 schools are:

• Yale University
• Trinity College in Hartford, Ct.
• Bryn Mawr College
• The City College of New York
• Duke University
• Northwestern University
• Princeton University
• The University of Chicago
• The University of Pennsylvania
• Washington University in St. Louis

Mathew Duman is a photographer, author and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University, but while studying abroad, he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain. In addition to England, Matt has made photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. As a personal project, he began exploring the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University & published a book called “An Education in the Grotesque”, containing his findings at Yale and has now turned his sights on the sculpture at other campuses around the US.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The Grotesque 10 Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & UniversitiesArmed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to ten universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. These sculptures are part of the architectural style known as Collegiate Gothic, which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Mathew has collected his findings in his book, “The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities. “ Join Storrs Library for an illustrated lecture by Mathew on the ornament, history, and humor these campuses have to offer.

The grotesque 10 schools are:

• Yale University
• Trinity College in Hartford, Ct.
• Bryn Mawr College
• The City College of New York
• Duke University
• Northwestern University
• Princeton University
• The University of Chicago
• The University of Pennsylvania
• Washington University in St. Louis

Mathew Duman is a photographer, author and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University, but while studying abroad, he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain. In addition to England, Matt has made photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. As a personal project, he began exploring the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University & published a book called “An Education in the Grotesque”, containing his findings at Yale and has now turned his sights on the sculpture at other campuses around the US.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday October 8, 2020
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lebanon: Restive Past, Uncertain Future Travel with Amy Dane

Flyer for Lebanon: Restive Past, Uncertain Future Travel with Amy DaneFor a tiny Mediterranean country, Lebanon is filled with geographical diversity: coast, mountains, lush valleys, plains, rivers and waterfalls. On the downside, it has suffered civil war and foreign occupation. The speaker will share some of Lebanon’s cultural treasures and life on the streets from a recent visit to Lebanon that turned out to be a most unexpected experience.

This program is cosponsored by Longmeadow Adult Center and Storrs Library.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Lebanon: Restive Past, Uncertain Future Travel with Amy DaneFor a tiny Mediterranean country, Lebanon is filled with geographical diversity: coast, mountains, lush valleys, plains, rivers and waterfalls. On the downside, it has suffered civil war and foreign occupation. The speaker will share some of Lebanon’s cultural treasures and life on the streets from a recent visit to Lebanon that turned out to be a most unexpected experience.

This program is cosponsored by Longmeadow Adult Center and Storrs Library.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Getting Pulled Over with AAA Northeast Educational Programs (Teens & Adults)
Flyer for Getting Pulled OverIt’s never fun, but it happens. Developed with law enforcement, this program explains what to do when you are stopped by police and why these important guidelines exist.
 
Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Getting Pulled OverIt’s never fun, but it happens. Developed with law enforcement, this program explains what to do when you are stopped by police and why these important guidelines exist.
 
Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Saturday October 10, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Yoga with Pathways for Parents CFCE
Flyer for Outdoor Family Yoga
Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket. 
 
This program is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather, the program will be moved to Zoom. An email with the Zoom Meeting ID will be sent the morning of to all registered participants.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Flyer for Outdoor Family Yoga
Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket. 
 
This program is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather, the program will be moved to Zoom. An email with the Zoom Meeting ID will be sent the morning of to all registered participants.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday October 12, 2020

Library ClosedThe Library is closed in observance of Columbus Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library ClosedThe Library is closed in observance of Columbus Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday October 12, 2020 - Sunday October 18, 2020

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 12 - October 18, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of The Fall Festival written by MAYER and In the Middle of Fall by HENKES. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
Registration will begin on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 12 - October 18, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of The Fall Festival written by MAYER and In the Middle of Fall by HENKES. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

Registration will begin on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday October 13, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Virtual Zoo on the Go with The Zoo in Forest Park (children)
Flyer for Zoo on the Go OctoberAttention all animal lovers: The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a Virtual Zoo on the Go program for Storrs Library on October 13 at 3:30 p.m. on ZOOM! This program is generously donated by The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. 
 
This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.    
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Zoo on the Go OctoberAttention all animal lovers: The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a Virtual Zoo on the Go program for Storrs Library on October 13 at 3:30 p.m. on ZOOM! This program is generously donated by The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. 
 
This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.    
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 14, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Dual Author Reading with Chris Boucher and Katharine Houston-Voss

Flyer for Virtual Dual Author Reading with Chris Boucher and Katharine Houston-VossStorrs Library and Bellastoria Press are excited to present a virtual dual author reading! Longmeadow natives Chris Boucher and Katharine Houston-Voss will be reading from their new books: Big Giant Floating Head by Boucher and memoir Loving Every Awkward Step: a humorous memoir about clubfoot, life choices, and surviving being different by Houston-Voss. Join us as these two friends reunite to share their stories and process. The readings will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

Christopher Boucher is the author of the novels How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive (2011), Golden Delicious (2016) and Big Giant Floating Head (2019), all out from Melville House. He’s also the editor of Jonathan Lethem’s nonfiction collection More Alive and Less Lonely (Melville House, 2017) and the Managing Editor of the literary journal Post Road. Boucher currently lives in Northampton and teaches writing and literature at Boston College. More information can be found at his website, christopherboucher.net.

Born with both feet upside-down and backwards, Katharine Houston-Voss endured stares and answered awkward questions from the age of four.  Those experiences developed a razor-sharp wit and a defiant spirit. Although she longed to blend in, she figured if she couldn’t, she’d better stick out. Houston-Voss began writing her memoir when she was thirty-two and recovering from her fifth surgery on her left foot, her seventh surgery overall. By the time she finished the book ten years later, she realized that her perspective had changed: As a child, she desperately wanted to blend in, but as a mom, she wants her son to know it’s okay to be different. Learn more at https://www.khoustonvoss.com/.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Virtual Dual Author Reading with Chris Boucher and Katharine Houston-VossStorrs Library and Bellastoria Press are excited to present a virtual dual author reading! Longmeadow natives Chris Boucher and Katharine Houston-Voss will be reading from their new books: Big Giant Floating Head by Boucher and memoir Loving Every Awkward Step: a humorous memoir about clubfoot, life choices, and surviving being different by Houston-Voss. Join us as these two friends reunite to share their stories and process. The readings will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

Christopher Boucher is the author of the novels How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive (2011), Golden Delicious (2016) and Big Giant Floating Head (2019), all out from Melville House. He’s also the editor of Jonathan Lethem’s nonfiction collection More Alive and Less Lonely (Melville House, 2017) and the Managing Editor of the literary journal Post Road. Boucher currently lives in Northampton and teaches writing and literature at Boston College. More information can be found at his website, christopherboucher.net.

Born with both feet upside-down and backwards, Katharine Houston-Voss endured stares and answered awkward questions from the age of four.  Those experiences developed a razor-sharp wit and a defiant spirit. Although she longed to blend in, she figured if she couldn’t, she’d better stick out. Houston-Voss began writing her memoir when she was thirty-two and recovering from her fifth surgery on her left foot, her seventh surgery overall. By the time she finished the book ten years later, she realized that her perspective had changed: As a child, she desperately wanted to blend in, but as a mom, she wants her son to know it’s okay to be different. Learn more at https://www.khoustonvoss.com/.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom


Friday October 16, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kanopy Film Series

Flyer for October Kanopy Film SeriesStorrs Library is pleased to present our new online film discussion series. We'll be making monthly selections that are available on our digital platform, Kanopy. All you need to get started is your library card! Kanopy has a fantastic collection of documentaries, foreign films, and popular movies that we'll be exploring. Watch the film at home on your own schedule, and then join us online for a live discussion.

This month's featured film is The Phantom of the Opera, the classic 1925 production featuring Lon Chaney. We'll be meeting on Friday, October 16 at 10:30 to discuss it.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for October Kanopy Film SeriesStorrs Library is pleased to present our new online film discussion series. We'll be making monthly selections that are available on our digital platform, Kanopy. All you need to get started is your library card! Kanopy has a fantastic collection of documentaries, foreign films, and popular movies that we'll be exploring. Watch the film at home on your own schedule, and then join us online for a live discussion.

This month's featured film is The Phantom of the Opera, the classic 1925 production featuring Lon Chaney. We'll be meeting on Friday, October 16 at 10:30 to discuss it.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Families in Harmony with Renee Coro
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Monday October 19, 2020 - Sunday October 25, 2020

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 19 - October 25, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons written by ROSENTHAL and Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina told by LYON and LaFAYE, with a foreword by TOWNSEND. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
Registration will begin on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 19 - October 25, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons written by ROSENTHAL and Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina told by LYON and LaFAYE, with a foreword by TOWNSEND. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

Registration will begin on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 19, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Flyer for October Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the dish website. Novice cooks are welcome! You are welcome to list a recipe when registering, but there is no need to do so as with our previous Cookbook Club meetings.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for October Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the dish website. Novice cooks are welcome! You are welcome to list a recipe when registering, but there is no need to do so as with our previous Cookbook Club meetings.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday October 20, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa Ruch Presents The Books Behind the Movies

Flyer for October session of Lisa Ruch Presents The Books Behind the MoviesJoin Storrs Library online for a six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "The Books Behind the Movies," will focus on novels that have been inspired by award-winning movies. This month we are discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library and online. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion online!

Storrs Library will have books available in September, or you can access the book for free online. Use your library card at OverDrive or hoopla, or visit Project Gutenberg or LibriVox for copies in the public domain.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for October session of Lisa Ruch Presents The Books Behind the MoviesJoin Storrs Library online for a six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "The Books Behind the Movies," will focus on novels that have been inspired by award-winning movies. This month we are discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library and online. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion online!

Storrs Library will have books available in September, or you can access the book for free online. Use your library card at OverDrive or hoopla, or visit Project Gutenberg or LibriVox for copies in the public domain.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 21, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Longmeadow and the Woman's Suffrage Movement

Flyer for Longmeadow and the Woman's Suffrage MovementMelissa Cybulski from the Longmeadow Historical Society presents a fascinating look at the history of Longmeadow and the Woman's Suffrage Movement. Melissa will look at how the community of Longmeadow responded to the decades long struggle for women’s voting equality.  How did residents truly feel about the issue?

Melissa M. Cybulski is a guide at The Emily Dickinson Museum and a board member of the Longmeadow Historical Society.  She has previously presented on the life of Sarah Storrs.

Co-sponsored by Longmeadow Historical Society and Storrs Library.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Longmeadow and the Woman's Suffrage MovementMelissa Cybulski from the Longmeadow Historical Society presents a fascinating look at the history of Longmeadow and the Woman's Suffrage Movement. Melissa will look at how the community of Longmeadow responded to the decades long struggle for women’s voting equality.  How did residents truly feel about the issue?

Melissa M. Cybulski is a guide at The Emily Dickinson Museum and a board member of the Longmeadow Historical Society.  She has previously presented on the life of Sarah Storrs.

Co-sponsored by Longmeadow Historical Society and Storrs Library.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Friday October 23, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Families in Harmony with Renee Coro
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.
 
This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Monday October 26, 2020 - Sunday November 1, 2020

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 26 - November 1, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze!" written by THOMAS and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was an Elephant by BOVE. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
Registration will begin on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Virtual Storytime

This recording is available October 26 - November 1, 2020.

Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze!" written by THOMAS and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was an Elephant by BOVE. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers.  

Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

Registration will begin on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday October 27, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Novel Knitters Online

Flyer for October Novel Knitters OnlineJoin Novel Knitters online for an online meeting! Knitters and crocheters of all levels of expertise are welcome to join us. Bring your projects to work on and share with the group. New members are welcome!

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for October Novel Knitters OnlineJoin Novel Knitters online for an online meeting! Knitters and crocheters of all levels of expertise are welcome to join us. Bring your projects to work on and share with the group. New members are welcome!

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Laugh for the Health of It (teens & adults)
Flyer for Laugh for the Health of It with Trevor SmithTrevor Smith of Blue Sky Consulting will present a program for teens and adults called "Laugh for the Health of It: Creating Healthy Lifestyles through Laughter.” Participants will learn a systematic method of chuckles, chortles, giggling and guffawing that promises to help reduce stress, prevent hardening of the attitudes and contribute to world peace. The laughter routine, designed to make anyone feel better, works without using jokes or comedy to stimulate the laughter.

For more information on Smith’s therapeutic laughter programs, contact him at 413-204-8308 or 
tsmith@blueskyconsulting.us  
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 

Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips hand out for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Laugh for the Health of It with Trevor SmithTrevor Smith of Blue Sky Consulting will present a program for teens and adults called "Laugh for the Health of It: Creating Healthy Lifestyles through Laughter.” Participants will learn a systematic method of chuckles, chortles, giggling and guffawing that promises to help reduce stress, prevent hardening of the attitudes and contribute to world peace. The laughter routine, designed to make anyone feel better, works without using jokes or comedy to stimulate the laughter.

For more information on Smith’s therapeutic laughter programs, contact him at 413-204-8308 or 
tsmith@blueskyconsulting.us  
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 

Register in Advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips hand out for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Grow Play Learn in October

This program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. October's theme is Colors.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on September 30 or October 3.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Gift of Rift

Flyer for The Gift of Rift: How Our Connecticut River Valley Geologic Heritage was Buried, Preserved, and DiscoveredStorrs Library and the Longmeadow Historical Society invite you to join Steve Winters, Professor of Earth Science at Holyoke Community College, as he digs in to the cover-up of Mesozoic geologic era, and to learn the true nature of the rocks beneath our feet.  We live in one of the most geologically interesting valleys in the world and, were it not for two or three nearly unbelievable events in the history of North America, we may never have known anything about our unique, world-class geologic ancestry.  To what do we own our good fortune?  Steve calls it “the gift of rift.”Our journey will take us back a half billion years when the Earth was a very different place, young but restless. To gain perspective, we’ll roam the hills and valleys of a far-flung Earth 300 to 200million years ago, travel oceans that have opened and closed several times in geologic time, meet some feathered, three-toed carnivorous friends of ours(dinosaurs), and end up on the great river that connects us: the Connecticut.

Steve Winters is a trained hydrogeologist and geoscience educator at Holyoke Community College with a passion for geology and a way of telling the stories hidden in rocks that make science come alive. Steve lives in Turners Falls, MA.

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The Gift of Rift: How Our Connecticut River Valley Geologic Heritage was Buried, Preserved, and DiscoveredStorrs Library and the Longmeadow Historical Society invite you to join Steve Winters, Professor of Earth Science at Holyoke Community College, as he digs in to the cover-up of Mesozoic geologic era, and to learn the true nature of the rocks beneath our feet.  We live in one of the most geologically interesting valleys in the world and, were it not for two or three nearly unbelievable events in the history of North America, we may never have known anything about our unique, world-class geologic ancestry.  To what do we own our good fortune?  Steve calls it “the gift of rift.”Our journey will take us back a half billion years when the Earth was a very different place, young but restless. To gain perspective, we’ll roam the hills and valleys of a far-flung Earth 300 to 200million years ago, travel oceans that have opened and closed several times in geologic time, meet some feathered, three-toed carnivorous friends of ours(dinosaurs), and end up on the great river that connects us: the Connecticut.

Steve Winters is a trained hydrogeologist and geoscience educator at Holyoke Community College with a passion for geology and a way of telling the stories hidden in rocks that make science come alive. Steve lives in Turners Falls, MA.

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Friday October 30, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
History Now! Life in Longmeadow 1830-1920
Flyer for History Now SuffrageHistory Now!  Life in Longmeadow during the Fight for Equal Voting Rights for Women 1830-1920.
 
During this 30-minute Live Zoom presentation geared to tweens and teens, Longmeadow Historical Society Board Member, Melissa Cybulski, will share facts and photos of what life in Longmeadow was like during the time before women had the right to vote.  Propaganda Ads from both sides of the issue will be examined and discussed.  How did Longmeadow residents feel about this topic?  Why were women prevented from voting? How were the laws changed?    

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for History Now SuffrageHistory Now!  Life in Longmeadow during the Fight for Equal Voting Rights for Women 1830-1920.
 
During this 30-minute Live Zoom presentation geared to tweens and teens, Longmeadow Historical Society Board Member, Melissa Cybulski, will share facts and photos of what life in Longmeadow was like during the time before women had the right to vote.  Propaganda Ads from both sides of the issue will be examined and discussed.  How did Longmeadow residents feel about this topic?  Why were women prevented from voting? How were the laws changed?    

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday November 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: Dubai to the Maldives: Travels from Desert to Paradise (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for Dubai to the MaldivesJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Dubai to the Maldives: Travels from Desert to Paradise. Getting to the Maldives can be an adventure, and one route can take you through Dubai in the UAE. Bordering Saudi Arabia, this desert country shows dramatic contrasts of modern growth, traditional gold and spice markets and life in the desert, including camel herders. The Maldives, a lush tropical paradise, is another contrast. It is also known for its amazing marine life. This series of low lying coral atolls is located in the Indian Ocean, just south of Sri Lanka and India. From massive, but harmless, whale sharks to rare hawksbill turtles and tiny beautifully colored fishes, the Maldives has an astounding variety of life to see. Large schools of manta rays, sometimes up to 200 or more in number, are also found near these islands. Join us for scenes of these graceful animals and images of wildlife throughout the Maldives.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for Dubai to the MaldivesJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Dubai to the Maldives: Travels from Desert to Paradise. Getting to the Maldives can be an adventure, and one route can take you through Dubai in the UAE. Bordering Saudi Arabia, this desert country shows dramatic contrasts of modern growth, traditional gold and spice markets and life in the desert, including camel herders. The Maldives, a lush tropical paradise, is another contrast. It is also known for its amazing marine life. This series of low lying coral atolls is located in the Indian Ocean, just south of Sri Lanka and India. From massive, but harmless, whale sharks to rare hawksbill turtles and tiny beautifully colored fishes, the Maldives has an astounding variety of life to see. Large schools of manta rays, sometimes up to 200 or more in number, are also found near these islands. Join us for scenes of these graceful animals and images of wildlife throughout the Maldives.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn NovemberThis program and train manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. November's theme is Things that Go.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on October 31 or November 2.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn NovemberThis program and train manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. November's theme is Things that Go.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on October 31 or November 2.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Monday November 9, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The History of Radio

Flyer for The History of RadioStorrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society are pleased to present a history of early radio by Connecticut Radio Museum. The Connecticut Radio Museum is an organization born out of a private collection in 1990 and has preserved and shared the history of communications from then until now. The Connecticut Radio Museum presently inhabits a 18,000 square foot building that it owns. Its collection has grown to immense proportions under the guidance of a group of volunteers with no Federal or private grant funding. Come learn about the history of early radio through the lens of Connecticut Radio Museum's fascinating story of hardship, dedication and perseverance.

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The History of RadioStorrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society are pleased to present a history of early radio by Connecticut Radio Museum. The Connecticut Radio Museum is an organization born out of a private collection in 1990 and has preserved and shared the history of communications from then until now. The Connecticut Radio Museum presently inhabits a 18,000 square foot building that it owns. Its collection has grown to immense proportions under the guidance of a group of volunteers with no Federal or private grant funding. Come learn about the history of early radio through the lens of Connecticut Radio Museum's fascinating story of hardship, dedication and perseverance.

This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday November 10, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom's WWII Letters
Flyer for Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom's WWII LettersIn May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 80 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt others to wonder for themselves what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others.
 
Corinne H. Smith is a writer who is originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She served for several years on the board of The Blair County Genealogical Society in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Her first book was a self-published family history titled "From Saxony to the Lehigh Valley: The Descendents of Ludwig Hossfeld" (1992). Since then, she has written several books about American author Henry David Thoreau. She is a former librarian and lives in Gardner, Massachusetts.
 
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Cosponsored by Storrs Library & Longmeadow Adult Center.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom's WWII LettersIn May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 80 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt others to wonder for themselves what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others.
 
Corinne H. Smith is a writer who is originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She served for several years on the board of The Blair County Genealogical Society in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Her first book was a self-published family history titled "From Saxony to the Lehigh Valley: The Descendents of Ludwig Hossfeld" (1992). Since then, she has written several books about American author Henry David Thoreau. She is a former librarian and lives in Gardner, Massachusetts.
 
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Cosponsored by Storrs Library & Longmeadow Adult Center.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday November 11, 2020

Library ClosedThe Library is closed in observance of Veteran's Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library ClosedThe Library is closed in observance of Veteran's Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Thursday November 12, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual How to Go on Ice and Snow with AAA Northeast (Teens & Adults)
Flyer for Virtual How to go on Snow and IceIn bad weather, sometimes we ‘forget’ how to drive. Preparing yourself and your vehicle are key before hitting the road in inclement weather.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Virtual How to go on Snow and IceIn bad weather, sometimes we ‘forget’ how to drive. Preparing yourself and your vehicle are key before hitting the road in inclement weather.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday November 17, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa Ruch Presents The Books Behind the Movies

Flyer for November session of Lisa Ruch Presents The Books Behind the MoviesJoin Storrs Library online for a six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "The Books Behind the Movies," will focus on novels that have been inspired by award-winning movies. This month we are discussing Lost Horizon by James Hilton. Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library and online. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion online! Storrs Library will have books available in October, or you can access the book for free online using your library card on hoopla.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for November session of Lisa Ruch Presents The Books Behind the MoviesJoin Storrs Library online for a six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "The Books Behind the Movies," will focus on novels that have been inspired by award-winning movies. This month we are discussing Lost Horizon by James Hilton. Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library and online. Please register and join us for this engaging book discussion online! Storrs Library will have books available in October, or you can access the book for free online using your library card on hoopla.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday November 18, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn NovemberThis program and train manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. November's theme is Things that Go.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on October 31 or November 2.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn NovemberThis program and train manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. November's theme is Things that Go.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on October 31 or November 2.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday November 19, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Bollywood Funk with Chavi Bansal (ages 8-Adult)
Flyer for Bollywood FunkA class for students who want to learn Bollywood or curious about the dance style. Bollywood funk will develop students foundation by teaching rhythm and coordination, strength which will help across many dance styles keeping it fun and interactive. Students will develop vocabulary for Bollywood dance while learning to understand basic footwork, grooves and rhythm patterns. This class will definitely build your coordination and stamina!    

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform; you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  

Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.

This program is fully funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.   
LOCATION: Zoom
There are 91 spaces available.
Flyer for Bollywood FunkA class for students who want to learn Bollywood or curious about the dance style. Bollywood funk will develop students foundation by teaching rhythm and coordination, strength which will help across many dance styles keeping it fun and interactive. Students will develop vocabulary for Bollywood dance while learning to understand basic footwork, grooves and rhythm patterns. This class will definitely build your coordination and stamina!    

Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform; you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  

Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.

This program is fully funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.   
LOCATION: Zoom

There are 91 spaces available.

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn NovemberThis program and train manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. November's theme is Things that Go.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on October 31 or November 2.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn NovemberThis program and train manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. November's theme is Things that Go.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on October 31 or November 2.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Closing Early

Library ClosedThe Library will close at 5 p.m. for Thanksgiving. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library ClosedThe Library will close at 5 p.m. for Thanksgiving. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Thursday November 26, 2020 - Friday November 27, 2020

Library ClosedThe Library is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library ClosedThe Library is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday December 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: Kenya: Humpbacks not Lions (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for KenyaJoin Wayne Sentman the Director of Conservation Travel Programs for the Oceanic Society for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Kenya: Humpbacks not Lions - How Women, Artists, Scientists, and Communities Conserve. Tourists flock to the savannas and lakes of Kenya eager to encounter the intriguing wildlife living there. The conservation and preservation of black rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs and the spectacular wildebeest migration are the topics that dominate our visions of East Africa. However, Watamu, on the coast of Kenya, is the home of East Africa's first Marine National Park. Learn how local businesses, women's groups, artists, and non-profits have partnered to create a novel model of community conservation. Working together their efforts help to conserve marine mammals, coastal mangroves, promote local sustainability, and create an economic mechanism that promotes community organized recycling. Don't worry there will still be plenty of photos of lions and elephants.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for KenyaJoin Wayne Sentman the Director of Conservation Travel Programs for the Oceanic Society for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Kenya: Humpbacks not Lions - How Women, Artists, Scientists, and Communities Conserve. Tourists flock to the savannas and lakes of Kenya eager to encounter the intriguing wildlife living there. The conservation and preservation of black rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs and the spectacular wildebeest migration are the topics that dominate our visions of East Africa. However, Watamu, on the coast of Kenya, is the home of East Africa's first Marine National Park. Learn how local businesses, women's groups, artists, and non-profits have partnered to create a novel model of community conservation. Working together their efforts help to conserve marine mammals, coastal mangroves, promote local sustainability, and create an economic mechanism that promotes community organized recycling. Don't worry there will still be plenty of photos of lions and elephants.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday December 2, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn DecemberThis program and wooden people manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. December's theme is Community Helpers.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on November 28 or November 30.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn DecemberThis program and wooden people manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. December's theme is Community Helpers.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on November 28 or November 30.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday December 3, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Traffic Safety Jeopardy with AAA Northeast (Teens & Adults)
Flyer for Virtual Traffic Safety JeopardThis fun, educational game will get you thinking about a variety of traffic safety topics. A great way to challenge new drivers, fleet drivers in your organization or drivers in your community about changes in traffic laws!

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Virtual Traffic Safety JeopardThis fun, educational game will get you thinking about a variety of traffic safety topics. A great way to challenge new drivers, fleet drivers in your organization or drivers in your community about changes in traffic laws!

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday December 8, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Happier Valley Comedy presents The Happier Family Show!

Flyer for Happier Valley Comedy Show

Come see experienced, local improvisers from Happier Valley Comedy create a show right on the spot based on your suggestions and participation. The family that laughs together, stays together!  This ZOOM program is appropriate for all ages.   

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Happier Valley Comedy Show

Come see experienced, local improvisers from Happier Valley Comedy create a show right on the spot based on your suggestions and participation. The family that laughs together, stays together!  This ZOOM program is appropriate for all ages.   

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday December 9, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn DecemberThis program and wooden people manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. December's theme is Community Helpers.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on November 28 or November 30.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn DecemberThis program and wooden people manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. December's theme is Community Helpers.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on November 28 or November 30.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday December 16, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents (18-36 mo.)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn DecemberThis program and wooden people manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. December's theme is Community Helpers.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on November 28 or November 30.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn DecemberThis program and wooden people manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with manipulatives led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. December's theme is Community Helpers.

Registration is limited and required in advance for the month of October. The
Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a set of Blocks to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services on November 28 or November 30.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Finding Slavery in New England: History and Memory

Flyer for Finding Slavery in New England: History and MemoryStorrs Library and the Longmeadow Historical Society are excited to offer this historical presentation with Dr. Ian Delahanty. Dr. Delahanty will be highlighting scholarly new findings on the history of slavery in New England, and presenting case studies of historical commemoration of slavery and abolition in the region.

Dr. Ian Delahanty is an assistant professor of history at Springfield College.  His research and scholarship focus on the American Civil War Era and the intertwined histories of slavery, abolitionism, and immigration, especially in Massachusetts.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Finding Slavery in New England: History and MemoryStorrs Library and the Longmeadow Historical Society are excited to offer this historical presentation with Dr. Ian Delahanty. Dr. Delahanty will be highlighting scholarly new findings on the history of slavery in New England, and presenting case studies of historical commemoration of slavery and abolition in the region.

Dr. Ian Delahanty is an assistant professor of history at Springfield College.  His research and scholarship focus on the American Civil War Era and the intertwined histories of slavery, abolitionism, and immigration, especially in Massachusetts.

We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance.  You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Friday December 25, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

Library ClosedThe Library is closed December 25.  

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library ClosedThe Library is closed December 25.  

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Thursday December 31, 2020
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Closing Early

Library ClosedThe Library will close at 5 p.m. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library ClosedThe Library will close at 5 p.m. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Friday January 1, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

Library ClosedThe Library is closed January 1. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library ClosedThe Library is closed January 1. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday January 5, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: Beautiful Bahamas (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for Beautiful BahamasJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Beautiful Bahamas. The Bahamas are a group of 700 islands, and many smaller islets, made from the remnants of coral reefs in the northern Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a British colony, their economy has long been reliant upon the sea. The underwater topography, storms, and even the contested nature of the Bahamas between England and Spain in the 18th century have led to many shipwrecks in its waters. Today, the remains of some of these wrecks can still be found, now home to fish, octopus, turtles and other creatures. In addition, the Bahamas has realized the economic value of marine tourism and has protected much of its waters, including banning commercial shark fishing. Now divers have the opportunity to see lemon sharks, tiger sharks and even great hammerhead sharks up close in one of the few protected areas in the ocean for these amazing predators. See images of the beautiful marine life found in the Bahamas from wrecks full of fish to sharks and playful spotted dolphins and calves that love to interact with divers and snorkelers.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for Beautiful BahamasJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Beautiful Bahamas. The Bahamas are a group of 700 islands, and many smaller islets, made from the remnants of coral reefs in the northern Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a British colony, their economy has long been reliant upon the sea. The underwater topography, storms, and even the contested nature of the Bahamas between England and Spain in the 18th century have led to many shipwrecks in its waters. Today, the remains of some of these wrecks can still be found, now home to fish, octopus, turtles and other creatures. In addition, the Bahamas has realized the economic value of marine tourism and has protected much of its waters, including banning commercial shark fishing. Now divers have the opportunity to see lemon sharks, tiger sharks and even great hammerhead sharks up close in one of the few protected areas in the ocean for these amazing predators. See images of the beautiful marine life found in the Bahamas from wrecks full of fish to sharks and playful spotted dolphins and calves that love to interact with divers and snorkelers.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday January 14, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Handling Driving Emergencies with AAA Northeast (Teens & Adults)
Flyer for Virtual Handling EmergenciesKnowing how to handle driving emergencies is something every driver should know. This program will advise drivers what to do if they break down, how to stay safe on the road, and items to keep in your vehicle.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Virtual Handling EmergenciesKnowing how to handle driving emergencies is something every driver should know. This program will advise drivers what to do if they break down, how to stay safe on the road, and items to keep in your vehicle.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday February 2, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: Belize: The Southern Wilds (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for BelizeJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Belize: The Southern Wilds. Located in Eastern Central America, Belize shares borders with Guatemala and Mexico. From the crystal blue ocean waters and inland to the nearby mountains, it is amazingly diverse. Wildlife along the Southern coast, and nearby rivers, includes magnificent tiger herons, fast flyers like the cinnamon hummingbird and the peregrine falcon, and large swimmers like manatees and crocodiles. Traveling inland to the rainforest brings sightings of spectacular butterflies, birds, like the black headed trogon, but also mammals like the elusive jaguar and bands of coatimundi. Join us for a virtual trip to see some of the stunning wildlife of Southern Belize.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for BelizeJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Belize: The Southern Wilds. Located in Eastern Central America, Belize shares borders with Guatemala and Mexico. From the crystal blue ocean waters and inland to the nearby mountains, it is amazingly diverse. Wildlife along the Southern coast, and nearby rivers, includes magnificent tiger herons, fast flyers like the cinnamon hummingbird and the peregrine falcon, and large swimmers like manatees and crocodiles. Traveling inland to the rainforest brings sightings of spectacular butterflies, birds, like the black headed trogon, but also mammals like the elusive jaguar and bands of coatimundi. Join us for a virtual trip to see some of the stunning wildlife of Southern Belize.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday February 11, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Expect the Unexpected: What to Do After a Crash with AAA Northeast

Flyer for Expect the Unexpected

No one plans to get in a crash, but if you’re involved in one, there are steps to take as a responsible driver. This program outlines the roles and responsibilities of drivers involved in a crash.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Expect the Unexpected

No one plans to get in a crash, but if you’re involved in one, there are steps to take as a responsible driver. This program outlines the roles and responsibilities of drivers involved in a crash.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday March 2, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: Wales: Castles, Butterflies and more (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for WalesJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Wales: Castles, Butterflies and more. Although part of the present day United Kingdom, Wales is a country of ancient origins and wild lands. Stone monuments from its pre-historic past still can be found across parts of the country today, along with ancient castles, remains of magnificent abbeys and even Roman ruins. The wild nature of this land can also be found in abundance, from the beautiful and colorful moors and butterflies of the Isle of Angelsea to the numerous birds and other wildlife of the coastal wetlands. More inland, the magnificent Kite can now be found again soaring as it looks for prey. Join us for castles, butterflies, birds and much more in a journey across Wales.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for WalesJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Wales: Castles, Butterflies and more. Although part of the present day United Kingdom, Wales is a country of ancient origins and wild lands. Stone monuments from its pre-historic past still can be found across parts of the country today, along with ancient castles, remains of magnificent abbeys and even Roman ruins. The wild nature of this land can also be found in abundance, from the beautiful and colorful moors and butterflies of the Isle of Angelsea to the numerous birds and other wildlife of the coastal wetlands. More inland, the magnificent Kite can now be found again soaring as it looks for prey. Join us for castles, butterflies, birds and much more in a journey across Wales.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday March 11, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Under the Hood with AAA Northeast Educational Programs (Teens & Adults)

Flyer for AAA Virtual Under the HoodAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to basic car care maintenance.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for AAA Virtual Under the HoodAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to basic car care maintenance.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday April 6, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: Suriname and Guyana: Land of the Giants (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for Suriname and GuyanaJoin Wayne Sentman the Director of Conservation Travel Programs for the Oceanic Society for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Suriname and Guyana: Land of the Giants. Formerly Dutch Guyana, Suriname has been independent since 1975 and is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Similarly, Guyana also has a very low population density, and both feature stunning, remote natural areas. Explore some of Suriname's and Guyana's unique biodiversity, including Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, home to the beautiful Cock-of-the-Rock and the longest single-drop waterfall in the world, the coastal beaches which support the worlds' second largest leatherback sea turtle nesting area, and the Central Suriname Reserve, one of the ten largest tropical forest reserves in the Amazon. With their high biodiversity and large portions of their land areas set aside as protected parks, Guyana and Suriname offer unparalleled, and off the beaten track opportunities for exploration in South America.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for Suriname and GuyanaJoin Wayne Sentman the Director of Conservation Travel Programs for the Oceanic Society for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Suriname and Guyana: Land of the Giants. Formerly Dutch Guyana, Suriname has been independent since 1975 and is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Similarly, Guyana also has a very low population density, and both feature stunning, remote natural areas. Explore some of Suriname's and Guyana's unique biodiversity, including Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, home to the beautiful Cock-of-the-Rock and the longest single-drop waterfall in the world, the coastal beaches which support the worlds' second largest leatherback sea turtle nesting area, and the Central Suriname Reserve, one of the ten largest tropical forest reserves in the Amazon. With their high biodiversity and large portions of their land areas set aside as protected parks, Guyana and Suriname offer unparalleled, and off the beaten track opportunities for exploration in South America.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday April 8, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual CarFit with AAA Northeast Educational Programs (Teens & Adults)
Flyer for Virtual AAA Car FitThis virtual program illustrates ways motorists can achieve a better fit in their vehicle for optimum safety and comfort while driving. A certified CarFit technician will demonstrate how to properly adjust mirrors, seat belts, wheel tilt, seating position and more.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Virtual AAA Car FitThis virtual program illustrates ways motorists can achieve a better fit in their vehicle for optimum safety and comfort while driving. A certified CarFit technician will demonstrate how to properly adjust mirrors, seat belts, wheel tilt, seating position and more.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday May 4, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual: Australia: Above and Below (grades 6-Adult)
Flyer for AustraliaJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Australia: Above and Below. Flying, hopping, crawling, swimming...The wildlife of Australia is truly unique. Tour through the temperate rainforests of Southern Queensland and the tropical rainforests of the Northeast. Enjoy views from above and then below as we also visit the home of “Nemo” and many other beautiful creatures found on the Great Barrier Reef.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for AustraliaJoin Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Australia: Above and Below. Flying, hopping, crawling, swimming...The wildlife of Australia is truly unique. Tour through the temperate rainforests of Southern Queensland and the tropical rainforests of the Northeast. Enjoy views from above and then below as we also visit the home of “Nemo” and many other beautiful creatures found on the Great Barrier Reef.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.  
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday May 13, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Distracted Driving with AAA Northeast Educational Programs (Teens & Adults)
Flyer for Virtual AAA Distracted DrivingDriving is an activity that requires full attention. This program is designed to help all drivers understand the risks of distractions and get tips to avoid becoming a distracted driver. Drivers will learn from ground-breaking research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety about the findings on cognitive, manual and physical distractions and how this applies to the distractions caused by Bluetooth, infotainment and navigation systems.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Virtual AAA Distracted DrivingDriving is an activity that requires full attention. This program is designed to help all drivers understand the risks of distractions and get tips to avoid becoming a distracted driver. Drivers will learn from ground-breaking research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety about the findings on cognitive, manual and physical distractions and how this applies to the distractions caused by Bluetooth, infotainment and navigation systems.

Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our 
Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting.  
LOCATION: Zoom



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