Monday August 1, 2022 - Wednesday August 31, 2022
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Art Exhibit: Catherine Lee
Art Exhibit Catherine LeeVisit Storrs Library to view an exhibit by artist Catherine Lee in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Enjoy "Views of the Valley", photographs of Pioneer Valley farms, barns, and landscapes during the month of August. Please visit anytime the room is not in use.
 
The artist will host a reception on August 8 from 6:30-7:30.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Art Exhibit Catherine LeeVisit Storrs Library to view an exhibit by artist Catherine Lee in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Enjoy "Views of the Valley", photographs of Pioneer Valley farms, barns, and landscapes during the month of August. Please visit anytime the room is not in use.
 
The artist will host a reception on August 8 from 6:30-7:30.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Sunday August 7, 2022 - Saturday August 13, 2022

Weekly Activities

Children can stop by the Discovery Room for weekly drop in crafts, scavenger hunts, and guessing jars.

Teens can stop by the YA Room for weekly guessing jars.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Weekly Activities

Children can stop by the Discovery Room for weekly drop in crafts, scavenger hunts, and guessing jars.

Teens can stop by the YA Room for weekly guessing jars.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday August 8, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Low Vision Support Group

If you or someone you love lives with low vision or legal blindness consider joining the Low Vision Support Group at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Meet others living your reality, community members who can help, and experts on the resources available to you.

Register by calling the Adult Center - 413-565-4150

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

If you or someone you love lives with low vision or legal blindness consider joining the Low Vision Support Group at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Meet others living your reality, community members who can help, and experts on the resources available to you.

Register by calling the Adult Center - 413-565-4150

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Marble Painting (gr. K+)

Marble PaintingChildren, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs library staff and create an original work of art with marbles! Registration is required. This program will be held on the front lawn and is weather-dependent. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Marble PaintingChildren, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs library staff and create an original work of art with marbles! Registration is required. This program will be held on the front lawn and is weather-dependent. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Youth Chess (gr K+)

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art Reception: Catherine Lee
Art Exhibit Catherine LeeA reception with artist Catherine Lee will be held on August 8 from 6:30-7:30 in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. The artist will be available to discuss "Views of the Valley", photographs of Pioneer Valley farms, barns, and landscapes. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Art Exhibit Catherine LeeA reception with artist Catherine Lee will be held on August 8 from 6:30-7:30 in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. The artist will be available to discuss "Views of the Valley", photographs of Pioneer Valley farms, barns, and landscapes. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Tuesday August 9, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
American Sign Language for Kids (gr. K-8)

American Sign Language for KidsElementary and middle school-aged children are invited to Storrs Library to learn American Sign Language (ASL)! This four-week course will be taught by ASL Specialist Julie Brenes from Willie Ross School for the Deaf and will be held on: August 2, August 9, August  16, and August 23 from 4:00-4:30 pm. We ask that children plan to attend all four sessions. Register once for all 4 classes on August 2. The course will cover topics including review of ASL basics, expressing oneself, community, and storytelling. Registration is required and limited. 

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

American Sign Language for KidsElementary and middle school-aged children are invited to Storrs Library to learn American Sign Language (ASL)! This four-week course will be taught by ASL Specialist Julie Brenes from Willie Ross School for the Deaf and will be held on: August 2, August 9, August  16, and August 23 from 4:00-4:30 pm. We ask that children plan to attend all four sessions. Register once for all 4 classes on August 2. The course will cover topics including review of ASL basics, expressing oneself, community, and storytelling. Registration is required and limited. 

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Friendship Bracelets

Teen Friendship BraceletsJoin us to make beautiful beaded and braided friendship bracelets. Bring a friend or make one as a surprise for someone special. Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Teen Friendship BraceletsJoin us to make beautiful beaded and braided friendship bracelets. Bring a friend or make one as a surprise for someone special. Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Discovering New England Stone Walls w/Kevin GARDNER
Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press).  Touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics, he explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. There will be a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.
 
Registration in Advance is Required!  This program is co-sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press).  Touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics, he explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. There will be a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.
 
Registration in Advance is Required!  This program is co-sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Wednesday August 10, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
My First Words sponsored by Pathways for Parents
My First Words with Pathways for Parents CFCEMy First Words is a four-class program presented by speech pathologist Samantha Bernier of Pathways for Parents CFCE which focuses on early communication and how to support infant speech and language development. My First Words is geared for children from birth to twelve months with their caregiver.
 
This program is co-hosted by Storrs Library and East Longmeadow Public Library at The Apple Place in East Longmeadow. Registration is required.
 
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: Apple Place
My First Words with Pathways for Parents CFCEMy First Words is a four-class program presented by speech pathologist Samantha Bernier of Pathways for Parents CFCE which focuses on early communication and how to support infant speech and language development. My First Words is geared for children from birth to twelve months with their caregiver.
 
This program is co-hosted by Storrs Library and East Longmeadow Public Library at The Apple Place in East Longmeadow. Registration is required.
 
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: Apple Place


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bocce on the Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn every Wednesday morning at 11:00.
No Experience Necessary.
 
This program is for Adults.  Please Register in Advance!
 
Program will be cancelled if it rains.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn every Wednesday morning at 11:00.
No Experience Necessary.
 
This program is for Adults.  Please Register in Advance!
 
Program will be cancelled if it rains.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Thursday August 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Book Bike at The Longmeadow Shops

Book Bike at The Longmeadow Shops

Storrs Library Storytime is on the road! Join us at The Longmeadow Shops in front of J. Crew Factory at 10:30 or 11:30 for fun stories, a few movement activities, and a Kid Craft Kit (while supplies last). Face painting available before or after each storytime session. No registration required. Fun for all ages. The raindate for this program is August 18.

A face painting artist from Dazzle Day Face Painters will join in the fun!  

LOCATION: The Longmeadow Shops

Book Bike at The Longmeadow Shops

Storrs Library Storytime is on the road! Join us at The Longmeadow Shops in front of J. Crew Factory at 10:30 or 11:30 for fun stories, a few movement activities, and a Kid Craft Kit (while supplies last). Face painting available before or after each storytime session. No registration required. Fun for all ages. The raindate for this program is August 18.

A face painting artist from Dazzle Day Face Painters will join in the fun!  

LOCATION: The Longmeadow Shops

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sidewalk Chalk Storytime

Sidewalk Chalk StorytimeHave some fun with chalk at our Sidewalk Chalk Storytime. Kids 5 and under are welcome to listen to stories, and play with chalk!  This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat.  This program is weather-dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Sidewalk Chalk StorytimeHave some fun with chalk at our Sidewalk Chalk Storytime. Kids 5 and under are welcome to listen to stories, and play with chalk!  This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat.  This program is weather-dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sewing Machine Basics
Come learn the basics of using a sewing machine.  The Library owns many sewing machines so you do not have to bring one, but if you own a machine that you do not know how to use, feel free to bring it.
This multigenerational class is for beginners in grades 6 through Adults.
 
Class size is limited, so Registration is Required!
LOCATION: MakerSpace
Come learn the basics of using a sewing machine.  The Library owns many sewing machines so you do not have to bring one, but if you own a machine that you do not know how to use, feel free to bring it.
This multigenerational class is for beginners in grades 6 through Adults.
 
Class size is limited, so Registration is Required!
LOCATION: MakerSpace


Friday August 12, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Splish, Splash Storytime

Splish, Splash StorytimeHave some splish splash fun at the Storrs Library with Splish Splash storytime! Join us for storytime and water fun on the front lawn. This program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Splish, Splash StorytimeHave some splish splash fun at the Storrs Library with Splish Splash storytime! Join us for storytime and water fun on the front lawn. This program is weather dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Camp Bingo (gr. K+)

Camp BingoJoin us for this fun game of chance with camp themed bingo. We have lots of prizes to give away! For grades K and up.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Camp BingoJoin us for this fun game of chance with camp themed bingo. We have lots of prizes to give away! For grades K and up.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday August 13, 2022

Raffles

Adult Summer Raffle Drawings will be held today!
Winners will be contacted by email or phone.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Raffles

Adult Summer Raffle Drawings will be held today!
Winners will be contacted by email or phone.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Summer Donation Drive: Longmeadow Parks and Rec
Summer Donation Drive Longmeadow Parks and RecThe Richard Salter Storrs Library will partner with the Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Summer Camp to collect items of need for campers. Items needed include towels, sunblock, water shoes, goggles, and backpacks. Items will be collected in the Storrs Library lobby from June 13 until August 13. 
 
Contact Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department for more information at 413-565-4160 or visit https://www.longmeadow.org/249/Parks-Recreation.
LOCATION: Front Lobby
Summer Donation Drive Longmeadow Parks and RecThe Richard Salter Storrs Library will partner with the Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Summer Camp to collect items of need for campers. Items needed include towels, sunblock, water shoes, goggles, and backpacks. Items will be collected in the Storrs Library lobby from June 13 until August 13. 
 
Contact Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department for more information at 413-565-4160 or visit https://www.longmeadow.org/249/Parks-Recreation.
LOCATION: Front Lobby

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Device Advice: Hoopla & Kanopy
Learn how to utilize our streaming eResources, Hoopla and Kanopy, free to Storrs patrons.
 
Hoopla allows patrons to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on computers, tablets, or phones – and even TV's! Storrs Library Patrons are limited to 10 Hoopla check-outs per calendar month.
 
Kanopy is a dedicated video streaming service featuring over 30,000 films including independent and world cinema, documentaries, instructional films, T.V. series and many other genres. These videos can be viewed on a range of devices by downloading the appropriate app. Storrs Library cardholders can stream up to 12 titles per month.
 
Registration in Advance is Required.  Please bring your device.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Learn how to utilize our streaming eResources, Hoopla and Kanopy, free to Storrs patrons.
 
Hoopla allows patrons to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on computers, tablets, or phones – and even TV's! Storrs Library Patrons are limited to 10 Hoopla check-outs per calendar month.
 
Kanopy is a dedicated video streaming service featuring over 30,000 films including independent and world cinema, documentaries, instructional films, T.V. series and many other genres. These videos can be viewed on a range of devices by downloading the appropriate app. Storrs Library cardholders can stream up to 12 titles per month.
 
Registration in Advance is Required.  Please bring your device.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Davis Bates: The Places You'll Go

Davis Bates: Songs and Stories for Everyone

“The Places You’ll Go” with Davis Bates involves the audience in songs and stories about and inspired by a variety of cultural traditions. Hear a coyote story about how stars came to be in the sky, how foam came to be in the ocean, and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands. The program will include sing-alongs, a short lesson on how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo. This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Registration is required. 


This show is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and by the Friends of Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Davis Bates: Songs and Stories for Everyone

“The Places You’ll Go” with Davis Bates involves the audience in songs and stories about and inspired by a variety of cultural traditions. Hear a coyote story about how stars came to be in the sky, how foam came to be in the ocean, and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands. The program will include sing-alongs, a short lesson on how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo. This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Registration is required. 


This show is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and by the Friends of Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Sunday August 14, 2022
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Summer Reading Program: Adults
2022 Summer Reading Program TeensRegister online for the 2022 Adult Summer Program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path."
 
Adults earn Summer Tickets by checking out items, attending programs, using our computers, browsing our collection, reading the newspaper, etc.  Tickets are available at the Front Desk and may be used to enter our Summer Gift Basket Raffles or to purchase a small treat.  Summer Gift Baskets will be raffled off on August 13, so make sure your tickets are submitted by August 12.
 
The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Storrs Library
2022 Summer Reading Program TeensRegister online for the 2022 Adult Summer Program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path."
 
Adults earn Summer Tickets by checking out items, attending programs, using our computers, browsing our collection, reading the newspaper, etc.  Tickets are available at the Front Desk and may be used to enter our Summer Gift Basket Raffles or to purchase a small treat.  Summer Gift Baskets will be raffled off on August 13, so make sure your tickets are submitted by August 12.
 
The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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Summer Reading Program: Children

Summer Reading Program 2022 Children

Children from birth through entering grade six are welcome to register for the 2022 Children’s Summer Reading Program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" online, then venture to Storrs Library to pick up a reading log. Children earn Discovery Dollars by reading and listening to stories and earn Discovery Tickets by attending programs. There will be prizes and raffles all summer long!
 
The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Discovery Room

Summer Reading Program 2022 Children

Children from birth through entering grade six are welcome to register for the 2022 Children’s Summer Reading Program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" online, then venture to Storrs Library to pick up a reading log. Children earn Discovery Dollars by reading and listening to stories and earn Discovery Tickets by attending programs. There will be prizes and raffles all summer long!
 
The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Discovery Room


 
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Summer Reading Program: Teen
2022 Summer Reading Program TeensTeens entering grades seven through twelve are welcome to register for the 2022 Teen Summer Reading Program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" online, then venture to Storrs Library to pick up a reading log. Teens earn Discovery Dollars by reading and listening to books, magazines, podcasts and more and earn Discovery Tickets by attending programs. There will be prizes and raffles all summer long!
 
The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Discovery Room
2022 Summer Reading Program TeensTeens entering grades seven through twelve are welcome to register for the 2022 Teen Summer Reading Program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" online, then venture to Storrs Library to pick up a reading log. Teens earn Discovery Dollars by reading and listening to books, magazines, podcasts and more and earn Discovery Tickets by attending programs. There will be prizes and raffles all summer long!
 
The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Discovery Room


Monday August 15, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travelling Library: Emerson Manor
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Emerson Manor
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Emerson Manor

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Travelling Library: Genesis House

On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Genesis House can swing by the courtyard behind the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House

On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Genesis House can swing by the courtyard behind the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Youth Chess (gr K+)

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
InterSkate 91 End of Summer Roller Skate Party

InterSkate 91 End of Summer Roller Skate Party

Help us close out our Summer Reading Program with a big bang! Join us at our End of Summer Rollerskating Party at Interskate 91. Tickets can be picked up in the Discovery Room. Tickets to the party are for participants in our Children's Summer Reading Program.

Skate rental is not included.
Interskate 91 is located at 2043 Boston Road Wilbraham, MA 01095

The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Interskate 91

InterSkate 91 End of Summer Roller Skate Party

Help us close out our Summer Reading Program with a big bang! Join us at our End of Summer Rollerskating Party at Interskate 91. Tickets can be picked up in the Discovery Room. Tickets to the party are for participants in our Children's Summer Reading Program.

Skate rental is not included.
Interskate 91 is located at 2043 Boston Road Wilbraham, MA 01095

The 2022 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Interskate 91

Tuesday August 16, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
American Sign Language for Kids (gr. K-8)

American Sign Language for KidsElementary and middle school-aged children are invited to Storrs Library to learn American Sign Language (ASL)! This four-week course will be taught by ASL Specialist Julie Brenes from Willie Ross School for the Deaf and will be held on: August 2, August 9, August  16, and August 23 from 4:00-4:30 pm. We ask that children plan to attend all four sessions. Register once for all 4 classes on August 2. The course will cover topics including review of ASL basics, expressing oneself, community, and storytelling. Registration is required and limited. 

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

American Sign Language for KidsElementary and middle school-aged children are invited to Storrs Library to learn American Sign Language (ASL)! This four-week course will be taught by ASL Specialist Julie Brenes from Willie Ross School for the Deaf and will be held on: August 2, August 9, August  16, and August 23 from 4:00-4:30 pm. We ask that children plan to attend all four sessions. Register once for all 4 classes on August 2. The course will cover topics including review of ASL basics, expressing oneself, community, and storytelling. Registration is required and limited. 

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fiber Arts Group

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  This season, we will work on "Plot Holders" (pot holders) and "Storr-age Baskets" (cloth baskets).
Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.
 
Please register in advance.

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace
The registration period has ended.

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  This season, we will work on "Plot Holders" (pot holders) and "Storr-age Baskets" (cloth baskets).
Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.
 
Please register in advance.

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday August 17, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Music with Mr. Liam (ages birth-7)

Music with Mr. Liam

Enjoy the music of Mr. Liam at Storrs Library! Friends ages 7 and younger, with a caregiver, will be in for a morning of singing, laughing, puppets and dancing. Siblings are welcome. Please register for a rocking fun time! 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Music with Mr. Liam

Enjoy the music of Mr. Liam at Storrs Library! Friends ages 7 and younger, with a caregiver, will be in for a morning of singing, laughing, puppets and dancing. Siblings are welcome. Please register for a rocking fun time! 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
My First Words sponsored by Pathways for Parents
My First Words with Pathways for Parents CFCEMy First Words is a four-class program presented by speech pathologist Samantha Bernier of Pathways for Parents CFCE which focuses on early communication and how to support infant speech and language development. My First Words is geared for children from birth to twelve months with their caregiver.
 
This program is co-hosted by Storrs Library and East Longmeadow Public Library at The Apple Place in East Longmeadow. Registration is required.
 
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: Apple Place
My First Words with Pathways for Parents CFCEMy First Words is a four-class program presented by speech pathologist Samantha Bernier of Pathways for Parents CFCE which focuses on early communication and how to support infant speech and language development. My First Words is geared for children from birth to twelve months with their caregiver.
 
This program is co-hosted by Storrs Library and East Longmeadow Public Library at The Apple Place in East Longmeadow. Registration is required.
 
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: Apple Place


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bocce on the Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn every Wednesday morning at 11:00.
No Experience Necessary.
 
This program is for Adults.  Please Register in Advance!
 
Program will be cancelled if it rains.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn every Wednesday morning at 11:00.
No Experience Necessary.
 
This program is for Adults.  Please Register in Advance!
 
Program will be cancelled if it rains.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


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

Fred Sokol currently writes novels and, less frequently, plays. He has taught theater, film, and literature and been the Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University. He also wrote theater commentary for the Springfield Republican for twenty years, interviewing such names as Idina Menzel and Ethan Hawke.

He was the founding editor of The Connecticut Quarterly, and published, in 2011, his novel “Mendel and Morris”. His next novel, “Destiny,” appeared in 2020 and his newest novel, “Silverbirch Summer,” will be published during summer 2022.

Book Description:

Between her senior year of high school and first year of college, April imagined a sweetly innocent upcoming couple of months: a time to find herself. April saw herself teaching swimming and basketball shooting technique to little boys and girls. Then, during August, she would prepare for the next adventure.

Little did she anticipate that this would also become a summer of choice: three very different types of men catch and captivate her. Suddenly and unexpectedly, April’s emergence as a young woman simultaneously thrills and perplexes her. How can she possibly make a decision?

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Fred Sokol currently writes novels and, less frequently, plays. He has taught theater, film, and literature and been the Director of Theater Arts at American International College and Bay Path University. He also wrote theater commentary for the Springfield Republican for twenty years, interviewing such names as Idina Menzel and Ethan Hawke.

He was the founding editor of The Connecticut Quarterly, and published, in 2011, his novel “Mendel and Morris”. His next novel, “Destiny,” appeared in 2020 and his newest novel, “Silverbirch Summer,” will be published during summer 2022.

Book Description:

Between her senior year of high school and first year of college, April imagined a sweetly innocent upcoming couple of months: a time to find herself. April saw herself teaching swimming and basketball shooting technique to little boys and girls. Then, during August, she would prepare for the next adventure.

Little did she anticipate that this would also become a summer of choice: three very different types of men catch and captivate her. Suddenly and unexpectedly, April’s emergence as a young woman simultaneously thrills and perplexes her. How can she possibly make a decision?

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday August 18, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
High 5 for Healthy Hands
Join local clinician Julianne Lessard as she explains how to prevent common causes of hand and wrist diagnoses. Julianne has 20 years of clinical orthopedic experience and she believes knowledge and education are the keys to preventing injury! 
 
This program is part of a series presented in conjunction with the Longmeadow Adult Center and will be held at Storrs Library. 
 
Please register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join local clinician Julianne Lessard as she explains how to prevent common causes of hand and wrist diagnoses. Julianne has 20 years of clinical orthopedic experience and she believes knowledge and education are the keys to preventing injury! 
 
This program is part of a series presented in conjunction with the Longmeadow Adult Center and will be held at Storrs Library. 
 
Please register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Fly Swatter Art

Fly Swatter ArtGet messy and creative with fly swatter painting! We'll be using fly swatters instead of paintbrushes to create some fun splatter art. Registration is required and please wear paint friendly clothing. This program will held on the front lawn and is weather dependent. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Fly Swatter ArtGet messy and creative with fly swatter painting! We'll be using fly swatters instead of paintbrushes to create some fun splatter art. Registration is required and please wear paint friendly clothing. This program will held on the front lawn and is weather dependent. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
A Writer’s Night at the Adult Center

The Longmeadow Adult Center, Storrs Library, and Straw Dogs Writers Guild will present “A Writers Night” with Michael White.  
Michael C. White is the author of seven novels, including Soul Catcher (Harper Collins), which was a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection, as well as a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award; A Brother’s Blood (William Morrow), a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers nominee, and an Edgar Award Finalist; The Garden of Martyrs (St. Martins), also a Connecticut Book Award finalist and which was made into an opera and performed in Northampton at the Academy of Music; Beautiful Assassin (Harper Collins), winner of the Connecticut Book Award for Fiction; and Resting Places, which won the $5,000 National Tuscany Prize for the Novel.  He was one of the founding members of Stonecoast's MFA, as well as the founder and director of the Fairfield University MFA program (for further info about the author, see www.michaelcwhite.com).
 
To Register: call 413-565-4150 and select option 1.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

The Longmeadow Adult Center, Storrs Library, and Straw Dogs Writers Guild will present “A Writers Night” with Michael White.  
Michael C. White is the author of seven novels, including Soul Catcher (Harper Collins), which was a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection, as well as a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award; A Brother’s Blood (William Morrow), a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers nominee, and an Edgar Award Finalist; The Garden of Martyrs (St. Martins), also a Connecticut Book Award finalist and which was made into an opera and performed in Northampton at the Academy of Music; Beautiful Assassin (Harper Collins), winner of the Connecticut Book Award for Fiction; and Resting Places, which won the $5,000 National Tuscany Prize for the Novel.  He was one of the founding members of Stonecoast's MFA, as well as the founder and director of the Fairfield University MFA program (for further info about the author, see www.michaelcwhite.com).
 
To Register: call 413-565-4150 and select option 1.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

Friday August 19, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Family Yoga with Lisa Katz

Family Yoga with Lisa Katz

Join Instructor Lisa Katz for a morning of flexible family fun! Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket. Registration is required.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Family Yoga with Lisa Katz

Join Instructor Lisa Katz for a morning of flexible family fun! Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket. Registration is required.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Trails and Tales with HHCD

Trails and Tales with HHCD

Kathleen from the Hampden Hampshire Conservation District will teach young ones about the plants
and creatures of the park through stories and a guided nature walk. Everyone will be a part of the action
as we see who is skittering around!

Registration is required.

This program is funded by the MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

LOCATION: Turner Park

Trails and Tales with HHCD

Kathleen from the Hampden Hampshire Conservation District will teach young ones about the plants
and creatures of the park through stories and a guided nature walk. Everyone will be a part of the action
as we see who is skittering around!

Registration is required.

This program is funded by the MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

LOCATION: Turner Park


Saturday August 20, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi

Join us on the front lawn as Tom Ricardi teaches us about amazing birds of prey. Tom Ricardi is a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist. He was a Massachusetts Environmental Conservation police officer for 40 years and now runs Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, MA.

 
This event is open to all ages. Please consider bringing your own chairs. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Join us on the front lawn as Tom Ricardi teaches us about amazing birds of prey. Tom Ricardi is a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist. He was a Massachusetts Environmental Conservation police officer for 40 years and now runs Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, MA.

 
This event is open to all ages. Please consider bringing your own chairs. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Hexbug Maze Making

Hexbug Maze MakingChildren ages 5 and under, with a caregiver, are invited to construct their own Hexbug Mazes, and listen to stories about insects!  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Hexbug Maze MakingChildren ages 5 and under, with a caregiver, are invited to construct their own Hexbug Mazes, and listen to stories about insects!  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunchtime Concert: the Highwaymen, Songs and Stories with Matt YORK

Longtime New England singer/songwriter, Matt YORK, will perform the songs of Johnny CASH, Willie NELSON, Kris KRISTOFFERSON, Waylon JENNINGS, and tell stories of their careers.  The four songwriting legends joined forces in the 1980's to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen.  However, prior to that, they'd each established themselves as stars and their careers intersected many times since the 1960's.  YORK has twice been nominated as Best Male Artist by the New England Music Awards and his latest release was named one of the Boston Globe's best albums of 2019.
Please register in advance.
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.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Longtime New England singer/songwriter, Matt YORK, will perform the songs of Johnny CASH, Willie NELSON, Kris KRISTOFFERSON, Waylon JENNINGS, and tell stories of their careers.  The four songwriting legends joined forces in the 1980's to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen.  However, prior to that, they'd each established themselves as stars and their careers intersected many times since the 1960's.  YORK has twice been nominated as Best Male Artist by the New England Music Awards and his latest release was named one of the Boston Globe's best albums of 2019.
Please register in advance.
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.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday August 22, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mad Science Red Hot Robots (entering gr. 1-6)

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Youth Chess (gr K+)

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Tuesday August 23, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mad Science Red Hot Robots (entering gr. 1-6)

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
American Sign Language for Kids (gr. K-8)

American Sign Language for KidsElementary and middle school-aged children are invited to Storrs Library to learn American Sign Language (ASL)! This four-week course will be taught by ASL Specialist Julie Brenes from Willie Ross School for the Deaf and will be held on: August 2, August 9, August  16, and August 23 from 4:00-4:30 pm. We ask that children plan to attend all four sessions. Register once for all 4 classes on August 2. The course will cover topics including review of ASL basics, expressing oneself, community, and storytelling. Registration is required and limited. 

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

American Sign Language for KidsElementary and middle school-aged children are invited to Storrs Library to learn American Sign Language (ASL)! This four-week course will be taught by ASL Specialist Julie Brenes from Willie Ross School for the Deaf and will be held on: August 2, August 9, August  16, and August 23 from 4:00-4:30 pm. We ask that children plan to attend all four sessions. Register once for all 4 classes on August 2. The course will cover topics including review of ASL basics, expressing oneself, community, and storytelling. Registration is required and limited. 

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tinkering with Tools (gr. 4+)

Tinkering with ToolsAre you interested in tinkering and gadgets? Do you like working with tools, or would you like to learn how? Have you ever wondered what's inside appliances and electronics? Would you like to fix a broken appliance? Children entering fourth grade and older are invited to Storrs Library to deconstruct, fix, or rebuild a small appliance, using your hands and tools.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tinkering with ToolsAre you interested in tinkering and gadgets? Do you like working with tools, or would you like to learn how? Have you ever wondered what's inside appliances and electronics? Would you like to fix a broken appliance? Children entering fourth grade and older are invited to Storrs Library to deconstruct, fix, or rebuild a small appliance, using your hands and tools.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cricut Club

Join us for this month's Cricut Club led by local craft guru Laura Bairos. This month we will be creating custom kitchen towels for you to take home. 
 
If you have your own weeding tools please bring them, otherwise we have spares to share. 
 
This program is intended for adults. Register in advance as space is limited. 
LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Join us for this month's Cricut Club led by local craft guru Laura Bairos. This month we will be creating custom kitchen towels for you to take home. 
 
If you have your own weeding tools please bring them, otherwise we have spares to share. 
 
This program is intended for adults. Register in advance as space is limited. 
LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday August 24, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mad Science Red Hot Robots (entering gr. 1-6)

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
My First Words sponsored by Pathways for Parents
My First Words with Pathways for Parents CFCEMy First Words is a four-class program presented by speech pathologist Samantha Bernier of Pathways for Parents CFCE which focuses on early communication and how to support infant speech and language development. My First Words is geared for children from birth to twelve months with their caregiver.
 
This program is co-hosted by Storrs Library and East Longmeadow Public Library at The Apple Place in East Longmeadow. Registration is required.
 
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: Apple Place
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     
My First Words with Pathways for Parents CFCEMy First Words is a four-class program presented by speech pathologist Samantha Bernier of Pathways for Parents CFCE which focuses on early communication and how to support infant speech and language development. My First Words is geared for children from birth to twelve months with their caregiver.
 
This program is co-hosted by Storrs Library and East Longmeadow Public Library at The Apple Place in East Longmeadow. Registration is required.
 
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: Apple Place

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bocce on the Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn every Wednesday morning at 11:00.
No Experience Necessary.
 
This program is for Adults.  Please Register in Advance!
 
Program will be cancelled if it rains.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn every Wednesday morning at 11:00.
No Experience Necessary.
 
This program is for Adults.  Please Register in Advance!
 
Program will be cancelled if it rains.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reiki Info Session and Community Healing

Come join us as we learn all about Reiki and feel its healing power with local Intuitive Guide and Reiki Master Katie White. 
 
Katie is an overall illuminator, which means being in her energy is going to fully light you up from the inside out and you will feel your most radiante self, just by being in her presence. She believes every woman deserves to feel connected with her most powerful, intuitive, inner self. So many women overwork themselves by putting the needs of everyone else before theirs. Katie's been there before, feeling depleted and having no energy left. That's why she has devoted her life to teaching women how to break that cycle.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Come join us as we learn all about Reiki and feel its healing power with local Intuitive Guide and Reiki Master Katie White. 
 
Katie is an overall illuminator, which means being in her energy is going to fully light you up from the inside out and you will feel your most radiante self, just by being in her presence. She believes every woman deserves to feel connected with her most powerful, intuitive, inner self. So many women overwork themselves by putting the needs of everyone else before theirs. Katie's been there before, feeling depleted and having no energy left. That's why she has devoted her life to teaching women how to break that cycle.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Thursday August 25, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mad Science Red Hot Robots (entering gr. 1-6)

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Family Yoga with Lisa Katz

Family Yoga

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga on the front lawn of Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Enjoy a afternoon of stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. 

Registration is required. A yoga mat or blanket is recommended. If there is inclement weather, this program will move inside.

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Family Yoga

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga on the front lawn of Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Enjoy a afternoon of stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. 

Registration is required. A yoga mat or blanket is recommended. If there is inclement weather, this program will move inside.

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Friday August 26, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mad Science Red Hot Robots (entering gr. 1-6)

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Mad Science

Children will build and take home their own robot while learning about circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will explore different robotic devices including line-tracking and programmable robots with coding. They'll also learn about simple machines and how they are used to make life easier. All supplies included.


Registration is required through Mad Science of Western New England. For more information and to register click here.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dogs Lucky, Bernie and Frigo

Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dogs Lucky, Frigo, and Bernie

Celebrate stories with our Doggie Friends Frigo, Bernie and Lucky. These therapy dogs love to listen to children and their grown-up read aloud their favorite story. Haven't found your favorite story yet? No problem! You can borrow one of Storrs Library's picture books to read aloud. 


Sign up for a time slot to read with your new pet pal. Space is limited. This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library and is weather dependent. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dogs Lucky, Frigo, and Bernie

Celebrate stories with our Doggie Friends Frigo, Bernie and Lucky. These therapy dogs love to listen to children and their grown-up read aloud their favorite story. Haven't found your favorite story yet? No problem! You can borrow one of Storrs Library's picture books to read aloud. 


Sign up for a time slot to read with your new pet pal. Space is limited. This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library and is weather dependent. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday August 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wind Chimes (ages 5+)

Wind ChimesChildren ages 5 and older, with a caregiver, are invited to explore the science of sound with your own wind chime. Experiment by attaching different familiar materials, like beads, bells and shells, to a stick to create a unique sound. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Wind ChimesChildren ages 5 and older, with a caregiver, are invited to explore the science of sound with your own wind chime. Experiment by attaching different familiar materials, like beads, bells and shells, to a stick to create a unique sound. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Monday August 29, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Youth Chess (gr K+)

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Youth Chess (gr K+)All skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday August 30, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Shake, Rattle and Roll Storytime (ages 2-5)

Shake, Rattle, and Roll StorytimeChildren ages 2 to 5 years old, with their caregiver, are invited to Storrs Library to listen to musical stories and experiment with materials and containers to design, build and play a unique shaker! A music dance party will end the program. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Shake, Rattle, and Roll StorytimeChildren ages 2 to 5 years old, with their caregiver, are invited to Storrs Library to listen to musical stories and experiment with materials and containers to design, build and play a unique shaker! A music dance party will end the program. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Backyard Butterflies with Joy MARZOLF
From the large Eastern tiger swallowtail and colorful monarch to the tiny spring azure, there is a huge range of size, color and patterns in New England butterfly species. What makes a good butterfly habitat? How do you attract more of these beautiful animals? Find out more about our local butterflies and what brings them to our neighborhoods. Experience the sights of some of our most beautiful seasonal creatures!
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.

Register in Advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
From the large Eastern tiger swallowtail and colorful monarch to the tiny spring azure, there is a huge range of size, color and patterns in New England butterfly species. What makes a good butterfly habitat? How do you attract more of these beautiful animals? Find out more about our local butterflies and what brings them to our neighborhoods. Experience the sights of some of our most beautiful seasonal creatures!
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.

Register in Advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Wednesday August 31, 2022
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Mahjong
Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 
 
Space is limited so please sign up in advance
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 
 
Space is limited so please sign up in advance
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday September 1, 2022 - Friday September 30, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rays of Hope Pink Scarf Drive

Storrs Library is once again doing a pink scarf drive for Rays of Hope! During the month of September you can bring in pink scarves of any sort, be they knitted, crocheted, sewn, or otherwise. Then at their "Walk and Run Toward the Cure for Breast Cancer '' Rays of Hope will ensure these scarves are passed on to survivors of breast cancer whether they have survived one day since diagnosis or five years!
 
Since its inception in 1994, Rays of Hope has been helping individuals in the fight against breast cancer by walking alongside them on their cancer journey. Through the Baystate Health Breast Network, Rays of Hope cares for the whole person from diagnosis and beyond by supporting research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, providing funding for state-of-the-art equipment, breast health programs and outreach and education throughout Baystate Health as well as providing grants for complementary therapies and cancer programs to our community partners throughout western Massachusetts.
LOCATION: Front Lobby

Storrs Library is once again doing a pink scarf drive for Rays of Hope! During the month of September you can bring in pink scarves of any sort, be they knitted, crocheted, sewn, or otherwise. Then at their "Walk and Run Toward the Cure for Breast Cancer '' Rays of Hope will ensure these scarves are passed on to survivors of breast cancer whether they have survived one day since diagnosis or five years!
 
Since its inception in 1994, Rays of Hope has been helping individuals in the fight against breast cancer by walking alongside them on their cancer journey. Through the Baystate Health Breast Network, Rays of Hope cares for the whole person from diagnosis and beyond by supporting research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, providing funding for state-of-the-art equipment, breast health programs and outreach and education throughout Baystate Health as well as providing grants for complementary therapies and cancer programs to our community partners throughout western Massachusetts.
LOCATION: Front Lobby

Thursday September 1, 2022
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Kids Crafternoon

Kids CrafternoonCalling all crafty kids! Join the Storrs Library for a fun DIY craft session. Let your creativity run wild with all of our craft supplies. Kids under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Kids CrafternoonCalling all crafty kids! Join the Storrs Library for a fun DIY craft session. Let your creativity run wild with all of our craft supplies. Kids under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Friday September 2, 2022
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Fun with Fashion (gr. 2+)

Fun with FashionUsing unconventional materials, teams of 2 or more will race against the clock to create a fashion masterpiece. Each team will have the chance to show off their design after time is up, in our runway show!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Fun with FashionUsing unconventional materials, teams of 2 or more will race against the clock to create a fashion masterpiece. Each team will have the chance to show off their design after time is up, in our runway show!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday September 3, 2022 - Monday September 5, 2022
Storrs Library closed for Labor DayStorrs Library is closed from Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Storrs Library closed for Labor DayStorrs Library is closed from Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday September 6, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Family Yoga with Lisa Katz

Family Yoga with Lisa Katz

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga on the front lawn of Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Enjoy a afternoon of stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. 

Registration is required. A yoga mat or blanket is recommended. If there is inclement weather, this program will move inside.

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Family Yoga with Lisa Katz

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga on the front lawn of Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Enjoy a afternoon of stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. 

Registration is required. A yoga mat or blanket is recommended. If there is inclement weather, this program will move inside.

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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Adult Center Book Club

Join Librarian Evelyn Pratt and the members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month.

This month's book pick is The Guest List by Lucy Foley. You can find copies on hold at Storrs Library.
 
We look forward to you joining us!
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

Join Librarian Evelyn Pratt and the members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month.

This month's book pick is The Guest List by Lucy Foley. You can find copies on hold at Storrs Library.
 
We look forward to you joining us!
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Movie Night

Teen Movie Night

Teens are invited to join us for a movie night! We will be watching the action-packed movie Secrets of Dumbledore. Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. 

About the movie from CW/MARS catalog: "Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?"

LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Teen Movie Night

Teens are invited to join us for a movie night! We will be watching the action-packed movie Secrets of Dumbledore. Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. 

About the movie from CW/MARS catalog: "Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?"

LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
History of Blues in America (at the Adult Center)
Join us at the Longmeadow Adult Center to hear acclaimed guitarist and music historian, Joey Leone, cover the history, influence and social impact of American Blues through songs, stories and historical facts.  He'll discuss how Blues transcended racial boundaries, brought people together in times of celebration and times of healing, and how it followed the migration from the rural south to the urban north.  Joey also ties in his Brooklyn upbringing, and how important the Public Library System was for his discovery, passion, and education of music & music history.  A lifelong career musician, Joey has toured and recorded as a guitarist for many high profile artists including Etta James, The Coasters, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, etc.  Joey truly believes in the unifying and healing power of music, which comes through during this inspiring and delightful program.
 
Register in Advance!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center
Join us at the Longmeadow Adult Center to hear acclaimed guitarist and music historian, Joey Leone, cover the history, influence and social impact of American Blues through songs, stories and historical facts.  He'll discuss how Blues transcended racial boundaries, brought people together in times of celebration and times of healing, and how it followed the migration from the rural south to the urban north.  Joey also ties in his Brooklyn upbringing, and how important the Public Library System was for his discovery, passion, and education of music & music history.  A lifelong career musician, Joey has toured and recorded as a guitarist for many high profile artists including Etta James, The Coasters, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, etc.  Joey truly believes in the unifying and healing power of music, which comes through during this inspiring and delightful program.
 
Register in Advance!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fiber Arts Group

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  This season, we will work on "Plot Holders" (pot holders) and "Storr-age Baskets" (cloth baskets).
Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.
 
Please register in advance.

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace
The registration period has ended.

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  This season, we will work on "Plot Holders" (pot holders) and "Storr-age Baskets" (cloth baskets).
Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.
 
Please register in advance.

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday September 7, 2022
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Fairytale STEAM (gr. K-2)

Fairytale STEAM (gr. K-2)Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us and use their creativity to solve problems for fairy tale characters. Can you design a way for the three Billy Goats Gruff to safely cross the river? Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Fairytale STEAM (gr. K-2)Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us and use their creativity to solve problems for fairy tale characters. Can you design a way for the three Billy Goats Gruff to safely cross the river? Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Thursday September 8, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
History of Music - Part 1
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Origami

Fall OrigamiJoin us at Storrs Library for a family friendly Fall-themed Origami session, as we learn how to fold a Maple Leaf. This program is led by a local Origami expert. Friends under five will need help from a caregiver.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Fall OrigamiJoin us at Storrs Library for a family friendly Fall-themed Origami session, as we learn how to fold a Maple Leaf. This program is led by a local Origami expert. Friends under five will need help from a caregiver.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday September 10, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Write On Writing Club (gr.5-9)

Write On Writing ClubWriters in grades 5-9 are welcome to join our monthly writing club. Each session will have writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing, and then we'll practice sharing our stories and giving each other positive feedback. The sessions are led by a real, live children's book author. All words welcome here!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Write On Writing ClubWriters in grades 5-9 are welcome to join our monthly writing club. Each session will have writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing, and then we'll practice sharing our stories and giving each other positive feedback. The sessions are led by a real, live children's book author. All words welcome here!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Monday September 12, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Low Vision Support Group

If you or someone you love lives with low vision or legal blindness consider joining the Low Vision Support Group at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Meet others living your reality, community members who can help, and experts on the resources available to you.

Register by calling the Adult Center - 413-565-4150

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

If you or someone you love lives with low vision or legal blindness consider joining the Low Vision Support Group at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Meet others living your reality, community members who can help, and experts on the resources available to you.

Register by calling the Adult Center - 413-565-4150

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Youth Chess (gr K+)

Youth ChessAll skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Youth ChessAll skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday September 13, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Native Plant Gardening with Joy MARZOLF
Are you a butterfly or bird lover? The best way to attract local wildlife to your yard is to plant native plants! Animals need plants for many reasons including shelter and food. Many even have preferred food plants, so “if you plant it, they will come” in many cases. Learn how gardening choices can help you turn your garden into your own wildlife sanctuary.
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.

Register in Advance 
LOCATION: Hybrid
Are you a butterfly or bird lover? The best way to attract local wildlife to your yard is to plant native plants! Animals need plants for many reasons including shelter and food. Many even have preferred food plants, so “if you plant it, they will come” in many cases. Learn how gardening choices can help you turn your garden into your own wildlife sanctuary.
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.

Register in Advance 
LOCATION: Hybrid


Thursday September 15, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
History of Music - Part 1
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
8 Moves to Improve Your Posture
Join local clinician Julianne Lessard as she shows us 8 exercises to improve our posture today! Julianne has 20 years of clinical orthopedic experience and she believes knowledge and education are the keys to preventing injury.
 
This program is part of a series presented in conjunction with the Longmeadow Adult Center and will be held at Storrs Library. 
 
Please register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 6:00 AM     
Join local clinician Julianne Lessard as she shows us 8 exercises to improve our posture today! Julianne has 20 years of clinical orthopedic experience and she believes knowledge and education are the keys to preventing injury.
 
This program is part of a series presented in conjunction with the Longmeadow Adult Center and will be held at Storrs Library. 
 
Please register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
A Writer’s Night at the Adult Center

The Longmeadow Adult Center, Storrs Library, and Straw Dogs Writers Guild will present “A Writers Night” with Elli Meeropol.
Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels The Lost Women of Azalea Court, Her Sister’s TattooKinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest, the play Gridlock, and is guest editor for the new anthology Dreams for a Broken World. Recent essay publications include Ms. Magazine, Lilith, The Writer Magazine, Guernica, Lit Hub, and Mom Egg Review. Her work has been a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Prize, longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award, and selected by the Women’s National Book Association. Ellen is a founding member of Straw Dog Writers Guild.
 
To Register: call 413-565-4150 and select option 1.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

The Longmeadow Adult Center, Storrs Library, and Straw Dogs Writers Guild will present “A Writers Night” with Elli Meeropol.
Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels The Lost Women of Azalea Court, Her Sister’s TattooKinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest, the play Gridlock, and is guest editor for the new anthology Dreams for a Broken World. Recent essay publications include Ms. Magazine, Lilith, The Writer Magazine, Guernica, Lit Hub, and Mom Egg Review. Her work has been a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Prize, longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award, and selected by the Women’s National Book Association. Ellen is a founding member of Straw Dog Writers Guild.
 
To Register: call 413-565-4150 and select option 1.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

Saturday September 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Women In Translation Book Club with Courtney WEBER
Each month, for six months, we will look at a contemporary woman writer in translation.  This month's selection is Breasts and Eggs by Mieko KAWAKAMI (Japan). Together we will examine various themes in these works, such as motherhood, trauma, and female friendships. We will also look into the culture of each piece of literature and how the authors use their work to engage with their respective cultural climates. Finally, we will discuss the art of translation and its impact on our reading experiences.
 
Copies of this session's book will be available to check out at the Library 1 month ahead of time.
Advanced Registration Required for this Program.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Each month, for six months, we will look at a contemporary woman writer in translation.  This month's selection is Breasts and Eggs by Mieko KAWAKAMI (Japan). Together we will examine various themes in these works, such as motherhood, trauma, and female friendships. We will also look into the culture of each piece of literature and how the authors use their work to engage with their respective cultural climates. Finally, we will discuss the art of translation and its impact on our reading experiences.
 
Copies of this session's book will be available to check out at the Library 1 month ahead of time.
Advanced Registration Required for this Program.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Monday September 19, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travelling Library: Emerson Manor
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Emerson Manor
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Emerson Manor

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club
Enjoy cooking? Join us on the third Monday of the month for Cookbook Club!  This season, we will be exploring a variety of recipes from The Joy of Cooking.  We will make a different type of dish every month.
 
September: BREADS & SPREADS.
Bake any kind of bread from The Joy of Cooking cookbook, along with a complimentary spread, and bring your creation, your comments, and your critiques to share with the group!
 
 
Novice cooks always welcome!
 
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Enjoy cooking? Join us on the third Monday of the month for Cookbook Club!  This season, we will be exploring a variety of recipes from The Joy of Cooking.  We will make a different type of dish every month.
 
September: BREADS & SPREADS.
Bake any kind of bread from The Joy of Cooking cookbook, along with a complimentary spread, and bring your creation, your comments, and your critiques to share with the group!
 
 
Novice cooks always welcome!
 
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Travelling Library: Genesis House

On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Genesis House can swing by the courtyard behind the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House

On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Genesis House can swing by the courtyard behind the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Youth Chess (gr K+)

Youth ChessAll skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Youth ChessAll skill levels are welcome for chess and a challenge! Chess instructors will provide help for beginners and more advanced players will get tips to sharpen their game. Registration is required and space is limited. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday September 20, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Library Opens at 10:30

Library Opens at 10"30Storrs Library will open at 10:30 on September 20, 2022, due to library staff professional development.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library Opens at 10"30Storrs Library will open at 10:30 on September 20, 2022, due to library staff professional development.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
First Line Book Club (gr. 2-3)

First Line Book ClubJoin our 2nd-3rd grade book group where we'll explore books that draw readers in from the very first line. Each month we'll enjoy a page-turning chapter book and meet to discuss what kept us turning those pages. This month's book selection is Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

First Line Book ClubJoin our 2nd-3rd grade book group where we'll explore books that draw readers in from the very first line. Each month we'll enjoy a page-turning chapter book and meet to discuss what kept us turning those pages. This month's book selection is Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fiber Arts Group

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  This season, we will work on "Plot Holders" (pot holders) and "Storr-age Baskets" (cloth baskets).
Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.
 
Please register in advance.

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace
The registration period has ended.

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  This season, we will work on "Plot Holders" (pot holders) and "Storr-age Baskets" (cloth baskets).
Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.
 
Please register in advance.

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Coffee 101 with Cactato Coffee
Come join local coffee roaster Mark Eckenrode of Cactato Coffee as he provides a basic education on the types of coffee and how they are processed. Describes roast levels and how they affect taste. Shows us how to grind beans and brew the coffee. And then leads us through a tasting session!
About Mark:
 
Coffee, as my wife would say, is the only reason to get out of bed in the morning. With this in mind, I've set out to provide a niche service of hand delivering super fresh coffee to Longmeadow and a few select surrounding communities. I started roasting in 2012 with a heat gun and a stainless steel pot. I had to roast in the shower because it was the only place in our apartment that could vent smoke from the beans. Over the years I've built larger and larger roasters until this year, when I purchased my first commercial ready drum roaster. My wife, children and I are relatively new to Longmeadow, having relocated from New Hampshire in June 2020, right in the first full blown wave of the pandemic. After a year of renting, we bought a house and have settled in to this great community. Through the support of family and friends, I started Cactato Coffee LLC earlier this year and look forward to bringing delicious coffee into your homes, mugs, and mason jars. 
 
Space is limited so please register in advance!
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:00 AM     
Come join local coffee roaster Mark Eckenrode of Cactato Coffee as he provides a basic education on the types of coffee and how they are processed. Describes roast levels and how they affect taste. Shows us how to grind beans and brew the coffee. And then leads us through a tasting session!
About Mark:
 
Coffee, as my wife would say, is the only reason to get out of bed in the morning. With this in mind, I've set out to provide a niche service of hand delivering super fresh coffee to Longmeadow and a few select surrounding communities. I started roasting in 2012 with a heat gun and a stainless steel pot. I had to roast in the shower because it was the only place in our apartment that could vent smoke from the beans. Over the years I've built larger and larger roasters until this year, when I purchased my first commercial ready drum roaster. My wife, children and I are relatively new to Longmeadow, having relocated from New Hampshire in June 2020, right in the first full blown wave of the pandemic. After a year of renting, we bought a house and have settled in to this great community. Through the support of family and friends, I started Cactato Coffee LLC earlier this year and look forward to bringing delicious coffee into your homes, mugs, and mason jars. 
 
Space is limited so please register in advance!
 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday September 21, 2022
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Bananas for Books Club (gr. k-1)

Bananas For Books ClubJoin our K-1st grade book group so we can discover terrific stories together. Before our monthly meeting, read the book that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most and work on a craft. This month's book selection is Crash, Splash, or Moo! by Bob Shea . Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Bananas For Books ClubJoin our K-1st grade book group so we can discover terrific stories together. Before our monthly meeting, read the book that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most and work on a craft. This month's book selection is Crash, Splash, or Moo! by Bob Shea . Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Microadventures in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is full of history, spectacular scenery, wildlife, and wonderful opportunities for adventure. The best part is
most of these places are hidden in plain sight: in our state parks and accessible nature preserves. Get inspiration for all of your day trips and adventures in one program!

This program includes images and maps showing the sites describe and suitable for all ages. Please register in advance. 

About Alison O’Leary: A Massachusetts native, longtime journalist and author of several nonfiction history and outdoors books, Alison is an avid outdoor explorer.
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     
Massachusetts is full of history, spectacular scenery, wildlife, and wonderful opportunities for adventure. The best part is
most of these places are hidden in plain sight: in our state parks and accessible nature preserves. Get inspiration for all of your day trips and adventures in one program!

This program includes images and maps showing the sites describe and suitable for all ages. Please register in advance. 

About Alison O’Leary: A Massachusetts native, longtime journalist and author of several nonfiction history and outdoors books, Alison is an avid outdoor explorer.
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Thursday September 22, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
History of Music - Part 1
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Friday September 23, 2022
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Let's Laugh Book Club (gr. 4-5)

Let's Laugh Book ClubJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Let's Laugh Book ClubJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday September 24, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Happy Feet Walking Book Club
Happy Feet Walking Book ClubThis Program has been Cancelled.

Join the Storrs Library for a morning book discussion & walk through the neighborhood! Meet in the library parking lot promptly at 9:30am. Appropriate footwear is all that's required.

August book pick: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
From CW/MARS : "In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders, a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel, and a teenage girl, Bridie, procured by the nuns from their orphanage as an extra set of hands. In the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways."
Copies of this month's selection are available at Storrs Library as well as online.

Register in advance. In the event of inclement weather, book discussion will be held in the Screening Room. 

LOCATION: Parking Lot
Happy Feet Walking Book ClubThis Program has been Cancelled.

Join the Storrs Library for a morning book discussion & walk through the neighborhood! Meet in the library parking lot promptly at 9:30am. Appropriate footwear is all that's required.

August book pick: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
From CW/MARS : "In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders, a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel, and a teenage girl, Bridie, procured by the nuns from their orphanage as an extra set of hands. In the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways."
Copies of this month's selection are available at Storrs Library as well as online.

Register in advance. In the event of inclement weather, book discussion will be held in the Screening Room. 

LOCATION: Parking Lot


 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Monday September 26, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

The Writers Group is a welcoming place to share and grow as a writer while being listened to and supported. Each week members share a page or two of their writing from that week and then join in a ten minutes writing exercise with sharing and discussion afterwards.

The Writers Group meets every Monday at 9:30 am on the second floor of the library. This group is intended for adults. 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Tuesday September 27, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Mass

Come learn from the Funeral Consumers Alliance about all of your final care options and how to put a plan in place for you and your loved ones peace of mind. 
 
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts is a non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer-run educational organization dedicated to helping you make informed choices about funeral or memorial arrangements. We advocate for your right to choose dignified, meaningful and affordable options.
 
Please register in advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Come learn from the Funeral Consumers Alliance about all of your final care options and how to put a plan in place for you and your loved ones peace of mind. 
 
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts is a non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer-run educational organization dedicated to helping you make informed choices about funeral or memorial arrangements. We advocate for your right to choose dignified, meaningful and affordable options.
 
Please register in advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday September 28, 2022
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Mahjong
Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 
 
Space is limited so please sign up in advance
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 
 
Space is limited so please sign up in advance
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area

Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Longmeadow Gravestone Epitaphs w/John HANSON
In this talk, HANSON will share verses on old stones in Longmeadow and discuss their sources, including Scripture, hymnody, poetry, and original poetry composed.  The talk will consider how 18th c. Longmeadow residents might have accessed the source texts and incorporated them into their spiritual lives and what these early New Englanders’ very personal choices of memorial verse tell us about their attitudes towards life, death, and eternity.

A Williamstown native, HANSON now lives in Cambridge and the Berkshires. He received an AB in Literature from Harvard; is the author of Reading the Gravestones of Old New England (McFarland, 2021); and has published and spoken extensively on this topic.
 
Register in Advance.  This program is co-sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
In this talk, HANSON will share verses on old stones in Longmeadow and discuss their sources, including Scripture, hymnody, poetry, and original poetry composed.  The talk will consider how 18th c. Longmeadow residents might have accessed the source texts and incorporated them into their spiritual lives and what these early New Englanders’ very personal choices of memorial verse tell us about their attitudes towards life, death, and eternity.

A Williamstown native, HANSON now lives in Cambridge and the Berkshires. He received an AB in Literature from Harvard; is the author of Reading the Gravestones of Old New England (McFarland, 2021); and has published and spoken extensively on this topic.
 
Register in Advance.  This program is co-sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday September 29, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
History of Music - Part 1
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over four weeks in September you will learn the fundamentals of music theory, and then follow music's development from the medieval period right up to the beginning of the Baroque Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fireside Chat with Gail Olmsted
Local author Gail Olmsted is here to talk about her SIXTH book, Miranda Writes, a
contemporary novel with a legal twist. It will be published by Black Rose Writing on
September 8th. Gail enjoys writing about quirky, lovable women in search of their happy
ever after. Second chances, do-overs, fresh starts: whatever you want to call them,
Gail believes our ability to reinvent ourselves is a beautiful thing. A hopeless romantic,
she is married to the love of her life and is a mom to two young adults.

 
Gail will be selling and signing all of her books, with a portion of the proceeds donated
to the Friends of the Library.

 
About the book:
A disgraced attorney seeking redemption. A single mother desperate to regain custody of her
son. Two women willing to risk it all to put a sexual predator behind bars.

Former Assistant District Attorney Miranda Quinn is on the brink of a career comeback when
she gets a phone call. It’s a witness who disappeared three years earlier, resulting in a violent
criminal going free. Miranda was fired as a result, but the witness has resurfaced with a
shocking story to tell, one that implicates Miranda and her ex, defense attorney Adam Baxter.
And now, there’s a new victim.
Miranda’s legal advice blog-turned-podcast Miranda Writes is about to become a daytime TV
show, but the negative press could destroy her credibility. Will the network stand behind her?
When it comes to the law, Miranda has all the answers, but the questions are getting harder
and the stakes are getting higher. The dangerous web of lies and cover-ups she exposes leaves
her questioning just how much she is willing to risk. She has the right to remain silent, but
needs to speak up… doesn’t she?
Miranda Writes is a story of how far we’ll go to protect those we love and the power of
second chances.
LOCATION: Reading Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     
Local author Gail Olmsted is here to talk about her SIXTH book, Miranda Writes, a
contemporary novel with a legal twist. It will be published by Black Rose Writing on
September 8th. Gail enjoys writing about quirky, lovable women in search of their happy
ever after. Second chances, do-overs, fresh starts: whatever you want to call them,
Gail believes our ability to reinvent ourselves is a beautiful thing. A hopeless romantic,
she is married to the love of her life and is a mom to two young adults.

 
Gail will be selling and signing all of her books, with a portion of the proceeds donated
to the Friends of the Library.

 
About the book:
A disgraced attorney seeking redemption. A single mother desperate to regain custody of her
son. Two women willing to risk it all to put a sexual predator behind bars.

Former Assistant District Attorney Miranda Quinn is on the brink of a career comeback when
she gets a phone call. It’s a witness who disappeared three years earlier, resulting in a violent
criminal going free. Miranda was fired as a result, but the witness has resurfaced with a
shocking story to tell, one that implicates Miranda and her ex, defense attorney Adam Baxter.
And now, there’s a new victim.
Miranda’s legal advice blog-turned-podcast Miranda Writes is about to become a daytime TV
show, but the negative press could destroy her credibility. Will the network stand behind her?
When it comes to the law, Miranda has all the answers, but the questions are getting harder
and the stakes are getting higher. The dangerous web of lies and cover-ups she exposes leaves
her questioning just how much she is willing to risk. She has the right to remain silent, but
needs to speak up… doesn’t she?
Miranda Writes is a story of how far we’ll go to protect those we love and the power of
second chances.
LOCATION: Reading Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday October 1, 2022 - Monday October 31, 2022
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Art Exhibit: Josephine Gerweck
Art Exhibit Josephine GerweckDuring the mont