Monday November 4, 2019 - Saturday December 14, 2019
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Annual Fiber Arts Sale

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

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

LOCATION: Lobby

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

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

LOCATION: Lobby

Wednesday December 11, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)

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

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Cards and Paper Crafts

Flyer for Holiday Crafts

Adults are cordially invited to drop in and create holiday cards and paper crafts with us at Storrs Library on Wednesday, December 11 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Come learn from our very own craft master Darcy who will walk you through the process and encourage your creative juices to flow!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Holiday Crafts

Adults are cordially invited to drop in and create holiday cards and paper crafts with us at Storrs Library on Wednesday, December 11 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Come learn from our very own craft master Darcy who will walk you through the process and encourage your creative juices to flow!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

 

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hour of Code (gr. k-12)

Flyer for Hour of Code program

Join us at Storrs Library and participate in the worldwide Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week! Students in grades k-12 may register to participate in an hour of code between 5:30 and 7:30pm to try out a fun coding activity on one of our Chromebooks. We have selected several activities for you to choose from depending on your age and experience level; caregiver needed for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide guidance/assistance as needed. Please bring headphones if you are able.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Hour of Code program

Join us at Storrs Library and participate in the worldwide Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week! Students in grades k-12 may register to participate in an hour of code between 5:30 and 7:30pm to try out a fun coding activity on one of our Chromebooks. We have selected several activities for you to choose from depending on your age and experience level; caregiver needed for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide guidance/assistance as needed. Please bring headphones if you are able.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday December 12, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and learn good storytime manners. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and learn good storytime manners. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
LEGO's @ the Library (gr. K +)

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

Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Friday December 13, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)

Book and Babies Fall session

 
A lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.
 
Children attend with a parent or caregiver.
 
Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Book and Babies Fall session

 
A lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.
 
Children attend with a parent or caregiver.
 
Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Club 6.9.3. (gr. 3-5)

Flyer For Club 693

Program Full. Please join the Wait List.
 
Join our 3rd-5th Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This months book selection is Heartwood Hotel by Kallie George. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.
 
"Mona the mouse is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort." -- Publisher
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For Club 693

Program Full. Please join the Wait List.
 
Join our 3rd-5th Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This months book selection is Heartwood Hotel by Kallie George. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.
 
"Mona the mouse is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort." -- Publisher
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday December 14, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tasty Treats Together (all ages)

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Tasty Treats Together

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

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Cookbook Club

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Indoor Family Holiday Movie: Meet Me in St. Louis (not rated)
Flyer for Family Movie Night

Its time for our Family Holiday Movie Night! Come join us for a holiday classic, Meet Me in St. Louis, on our big screen in the North Reading Room. We'll be serving hot cocoa and peppermint sticks. This is an excellent classic for the whole family. This is a sweet, upbeat movie that's entirely appropriate for young elementary school kids and up.-Common Sense Media

Registration required.

LOCATION: North Reading Room
Flyer for Family Movie Night

Its time for our Family Holiday Movie Night! Come join us for a holiday classic, Meet Me in St. Louis, on our big screen in the North Reading Room. We'll be serving hot cocoa and peppermint sticks. This is an excellent classic for the whole family. This is a sweet, upbeat movie that's entirely appropriate for young elementary school kids and up.-Common Sense Media

Registration required.

LOCATION: North Reading Room


Tuesday December 17, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Novel Knitters

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

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


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa Ruch Presents Dorothy Sayers: Murder Must Advertise

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

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

CONTACT: Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

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

CONTACT:
  Andrea Puglisi
  413.565.4181
  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

Flyer for Page PartnersNEW DATE

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

 

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room

Flyer for Page PartnersNEW DATE

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

 

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room


Wednesday December 18, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)

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

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

 

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

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mahjong Club
Mahjong Club Dec 18Program Full. Please join the Wait List.
 
Join our new monthly Mahjong Club. All skill levels are welcome but this is not an instructional program.  Develop your game skills and make new friends!
 
Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.
 
Wednesday, December 18 from 6:00-7:30pm.
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
Mahjong Club Dec 18Program Full. Please join the Wait List.
 
Join our new monthly Mahjong Club. All skill levels are welcome but this is not an instructional program.  Develop your game skills and make new friends!
 
Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.
 
Wednesday, December 18 from 6:00-7:30pm.
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area


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

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

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. --
Provided by Goodreads
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection, Caraval by Stephanie Garber at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.
 
About this month's selection: Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

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

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. --
Provided by Goodreads
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room


Thursday December 19, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and learn good storytime manners. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Flyer for Story Time ages 3-5A transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and learn good storytime manners. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the fall session, which ends in December.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Winter Origami (all ages)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Friday December 20, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)

Book and Babies Fall session

 
A lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.
 
Children attend with a parent or caregiver.
 
Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Book and Babies Fall session

 
A lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library. 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.
 
Children attend with a parent or caregiver.
 
Registration is for the Fall session, through December.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Maker Missions (gr. 3-5)

Flyer for Maker MissionsCalling all 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Maker MissionsCalling all 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday December 21, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cuentos en Español (all ages/todos édades)
Come to the Library to hear stories and sing songs in Spanish!
Venga a la biblioteca para escuchar cuentos y cantar en Español!
 
Please register online. All ages welcome.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Come to the Library to hear stories and sing songs in Spanish!
Venga a la biblioteca para escuchar cuentos y cantar en Español!
 
Please register online. All ages welcome.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

Flyer For: Early Literacy Class Registration

Advance Registration for the Winter Session (Jan.-May.) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
 
Books and Babies (ages 18-24 months) is a lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Fridays 9:30-10:30.
 
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 months) is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Wednesdays 9:30-10:30.
 
Story Time (ages 3-5) is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project. Thursdays 9:30-10:30.
 
Story Stretchers I (gr. K-1) An intermediate Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books. Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own. Tuesdays 3:15-4:15.
 
Story Stretchers II (gr. 1-2) An advanced Early Literacy Class for children with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own. Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Early Literacy Class Registration

Advance Registration for the Winter Session (Jan.-May.) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
 
Books and Babies (ages 18-24 months) is a lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Fridays 9:30-10:30.
 
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 months) is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Wednesdays 9:30-10:30.
 
Story Time (ages 3-5) is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project. Thursdays 9:30-10:30.
 
Story Stretchers I (gr. K-1) An intermediate Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the library and promote learning through books. Children read together, play games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own. Tuesdays 3:15-4:15.
 
Story Stretchers II (gr. 1-2) An advanced Early Literacy Class for children with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own. Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

Tuesday December 24, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Novel Knitters

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CLOSING EARLY for the Holiday

Flyer For Christmas Eve ClosingThe Library will close at Noon on Tuesday, December 24 in observance of the holiday.

Flyer For Christmas Eve ClosingThe Library will close at Noon on Tuesday, December 24 in observance of the holiday.

Wednesday December 25, 2019
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
CLOSED for the Holiday

Flyer for Closed for the HolidayThe Library is closed Wednesday, December 25th for the holiday.

Flyer for Closed for the HolidayThe Library is closed Wednesday, December 25th for the holiday.

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

LEGO Dec 26

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

Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

LEGO Dec 26

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

Please register.


 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Friday December 27, 2019
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Crafternoon (all ages)

Flyer For CrafternoonJoin us for a fun, DIY craft session. We provide a buffet of supplies and you provide the creativity. No registration required. Children seven and under will need adult assistance. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

Flyer For CrafternoonJoin us for a fun, DIY craft session. We provide a buffet of supplies and you provide the creativity. No registration required. Children seven and under will need adult assistance. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room

Saturday December 28, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro (birth to 5)
Flyer for Harmonious HappeningsMiss Renee's interactive music program is designed for children aged birth-5 and their families. We will sing, dance and play instruments together, supporting your child's development in a fun, inviting social setting. Come make friends, learn new songs and create music with your child in this dynamic music program!  Please register as space is limited.
 
SPONSORED BY THE MOMS CLUB OF LONGMEADOW
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Flyer for Harmonious HappeningsMiss Renee's interactive music program is designed for children aged birth-5 and their families. We will sing, dance and play instruments together, supporting your child's development in a fun, inviting social setting. Come make friends, learn new songs and create music with your child in this dynamic music program!  Please register as space is limited.
 
SPONSORED BY THE MOMS CLUB OF LONGMEADOW
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunchtime Cookbook Club

Flyer for December Lunchtime Cookbook Club

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

Flyer for December Lunchtime Cookbook Club

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


Tuesday December 31, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Novel Knitters

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

 
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2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Creator Cart (age 8+)

Flyer For Creator Cart

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For Creator Cart

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CLOSING EARLY for New Year's Eve

Flyer for New Year's ClosingThe Library will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 for the holiday.

Flyer for New Year's ClosingThe Library will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 for the holiday.

Wednesday January 1, 2020
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
CLOSED for New Year's Day

Flyer for New Year's ClosingThe Library be closed Wednesday, January 1 for the holiday.

Thursday January 2, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Drop In Playgroup (birth to age five)

Drop In PlaygroupJoin us for an hour of fun and play! Children ages birth to five, with caregiver, will enjoy playtime, stories and songs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Drop In PlaygroupJoin us for an hour of fun and play! Children ages birth to five, with caregiver, will enjoy playtime, stories and songs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday January 3, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Notes (birth to age 5)

Flyer For Little Notes

Community Music School of Springfield presents Little Notes at Storrs Library. Little Notes is fun and accessible, including elements of storytelling and exposure to a variety of instruments. This engaging community music experience is designed for children infant to 5 years and a caregiver. Please register.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For Little Notes

Community Music School of Springfield presents Little Notes at Storrs Library. Little Notes is fun and accessible, including elements of storytelling and exposure to a variety of instruments. This engaging community music experience is designed for children infant to 5 years and a caregiver. Please register.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Club 6.9.3. (gr. 3-5)

Flyer for  Club 693Join our 3rd-5th Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This months book selection is Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

"When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home." - Publisher

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for  Club 693Join our 3rd-5th Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This months book selection is Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. Register and pick up your copy in the Discovery Room.

"When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home." - Publisher

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday January 4, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Yoga with Heather Monson (all ages)

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club

flyer to January 6th, 2020 Loosely Bound Book Club

 

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. New members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

flyer to January 6th, 2020 Loosely Bound Book Club

 

Join our Loosely Bound Book Club at Storrs and participate in our lively monthly book club discussion and meet others who also share the love of reading. New members are always welcome to join. This month's selection is City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert and copies of this month's book will be available at Storrs Library.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2020 Census Job Fair

Are you looking for ways to help your community? The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census in our area. By working for the Census Bureau, you can help them reach their goal for the 2020 Census to ensure everyone is counted. Census counts have a huge impact on our community. The 2020 Census data will be used to determine how more than $675 billion from more than 100 government programs are distributed to states and localities, including communities like ours. The data influence choices made about which roads are fixed, where schools are built and businesses opened, what medical services are offered, and more.


Drop in at our Census Job Fair complete an online application. A Census representative will be available to answer questions and offer assistance. If you cannot attend the Census Job Fair at Storrs Library, the Longmeadow Adult Center will be holding another Census Job Fair on Wednesday, January 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Are you looking for ways to help your community? The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census in our area. By working for the Census Bureau, you can help them reach their goal for the 2020 Census to ensure everyone is counted. Census counts have a huge impact on our community. The 2020 Census data will be used to determine how more than $675 billion from more than 100 government programs are distributed to states and localities, including communities like ours. The data influence choices made about which roads are fixed, where schools are built and businesses opened, what medical services are offered, and more.


Drop in at our Census Job Fair complete an online application. A Census representative will be available to answer questions and offer assistance. If you cannot attend the Census Job Fair at Storrs Library, the Longmeadow Adult Center will be holding another Census Job Fair on Wednesday, January 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tuesday January 7, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Novel Knitters

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor Part 2

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

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

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room

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

LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Read Around Town Book Club

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book selection is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and this month's meeting will be held at Mario's Restaurant located at 60 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA. Copies of this month's book are available for pick up at Storrs Library.

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

About this month's book: Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time. -- Adapted from publisher.

Come enjoy a night out on the town with us by talking books and making new connections with readers from around town. Our Read Around Town Book Club meets monthly at various locations nearby and within Longmeadow. This month's book selection is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and this month's meeting will be held at Mario's Restaurant located at 60 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA. Copies of this month's book are available for pick up at Storrs Library.

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

About this month's book: Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time. -- Adapted from publisher.

Wednesday January 8, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Game Night (10+ w/adult)

Bring your own or learn a new game. Enjoy a snack and meet other board game enthusiasts.Game Night Jan

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

Please Register.

Bring your own or learn a new game. Enjoy a snack and meet other board game enthusiasts.Game Night Jan

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

Please Register.


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

Sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Flyer for Teen MindfulnessTeens (grade 7+) come and learn more about mindfulness, and how the brain and mind work. You’ll be introduced to a mindfulness sitting practice, walking meditation and deep relaxation. Please bring a small blanket to use during relaxation and a yoga mat. If you don’t own a yoga mat, there will be some available to borrow. Dress comfortably.
 
Please register.

Sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday January 9, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Music in Austria from the Middle Ages to Wiener Moderne

In this seven week program of musical listening and conversations, Rob Humberston will offer a survey of Austrian music and musicians beginning with monastic traditions from the Eighth Century, the Court of Maximilian I in the Fifteenth Century and Baroque masterpieces to a variety of many genres from the Classical and Romantic Era giants Mozart and Schubert. Interspersed with a variety of sacred, instrumental and orchestral works will be music from Austrian folk traditions, leading to the Twentieth Century monuments of the Strauss Family and Gustav Mahler which indelibly etchour vision of this beautiful country.

Rob’s eclectic recording collection features performers from Austria and its former empire whose immersion in the culture ensures idiomatic expression of the highest standard. Please join us for this Winter Chapter of Storrs Library's Discovery of Music series, which will occur on Thursdays at 11:00 beginning on January 9 and wrap up on February 20 in the Betty Ann Low Room.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

In this seven week program of musical listening and conversations, Rob Humberston will offer a survey of Austrian music and musicians beginning with monastic traditions from the Eighth Century, the Court of Maximilian I in the Fifteenth Century and Baroque masterpieces to a variety of many genres from the Classical and Romantic Era giants Mozart and Schubert. Interspersed with a variety of sacred, instrumental and orchestral works will be music from Austrian folk traditions, leading to the Twentieth Century monuments of the Strauss Family and Gustav Mahler which indelibly etchour vision of this beautiful country.

Rob’s eclectic recording collection features performers from Austria and its former empire whose immersion in the culture ensures idiomatic expression of the highest standard. Please join us for this Winter Chapter of Storrs Library's Discovery of Music series, which will occur on Thursdays at 11:00 beginning on January 9 and wrap up on February 20 in the Betty Ann Low Room.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Chinese New Year Origami (all ages)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Girls Who Code Club (gr. 6-12)
Flyer for Girls Who Code ClubInterested in honing your coding skills? Whether you have zero computer science experience or you're a confident coder, students in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Girls Who Code Club starting in January! In this 15-week program, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials (ranging from beginner to advanced and covering Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable), build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring women in tech. Throughout the course of the club, you and your fellow club members will work as a team to design and build a culminating project that addresses a real world problem that you care about!

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, whose aim is to serve underrepresented students and provide them with a safe and supportive space to explore computer science. This club is open to all students in grades 6-12, regardless of gender identity.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Flyer for Girls Who Code ClubInterested in honing your coding skills? Whether you have zero computer science experience or you're a confident coder, students in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Girls Who Code Club starting in January! In this 15-week program, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials (ranging from beginner to advanced and covering Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable), build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring women in tech. Throughout the course of the club, you and your fellow club members will work as a team to design and build a culminating project that addresses a real world problem that you care about!

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, whose aim is to serve underrepresented students and provide them with a safe and supportive space to explore computer science. This club is open to all students in grades 6-12, regardless of gender identity.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art Reception: LHS Art Students

A group of Longmeadow High School students will showcase their art for the month of January. Many different mediums will be presented in this display of 2 Dimensional art. Come see the talent of our local high school students. An art reception will be held Thursday evening, January 9th, from 6:30-7:30. Come in to meet the student artists and their teachers, Hilary Godin and Deb Callahan.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

A group of Longmeadow High School students will showcase their art for the month of January. Many different mediums will be presented in this display of 2 Dimensional art. Come see the talent of our local high school students. An art reception will be held Thursday evening, January 9th, from 6:30-7:30. Come in to meet the student artists and their teachers, Hilary Godin and Deb Callahan.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday January 10, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library CLOSED

Flyer for Professional Development

The Library will be closed, Friday, January 10th, for Staff Development. 

Flyer for Professional Development

The Library will be closed, Friday, January 10th, for Staff Development. 

Saturday January 11, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tasty Treats Together (all ages)

Flyer for Tasty Treats TogetherKids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Tasty Treats TogetherKids, bring your favorite adult for a fun hour of stories, crafts, and of course, donuts!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

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

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Cookbook Club

Flyer for Evening Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook: My perfect pantry : 150 easy recipes from 50 essential ingredients by Geoffrey Zakarian, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring your dish to the library for a taste-testing and book discussion. Join us each month or just now and then. Novice cooks welcome!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Evening Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this month's cookbook: My perfect pantry : 150 easy recipes from 50 essential ingredients by Geoffrey Zakarian, select a recipe to prepare at home, then bring your dish to the library for a taste-testing and book discussion. Join us each month or just now and then. Novice cooks welcome!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Tuesday January 14, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Novel Knitters

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor Part 2

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
MEFA College Financing (Teens & Adults)
Flyer For College FinancingThe Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority's Guide to College Financing is a dive into the basics of financial aid: what is it, who grants it and how to apply for it. You’ll learn how financial aid decisions are made as well, as well get information on how to pay for college, the basics of student loans and learn about free resources that are be available to you as you navigate this process. This program is presented by Jonathan Hughes, Associate Director of College Planning and Education. This program is for teens and adults. Registration is required. 

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Flyer For College FinancingThe Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority's Guide to College Financing is a dive into the basics of financial aid: what is it, who grants it and how to apply for it. You’ll learn how financial aid decisions are made as well, as well get information on how to pay for college, the basics of student loans and learn about free resources that are be available to you as you navigate this process. This program is presented by Jonathan Hughes, Associate Director of College Planning and Education. This program is for teens and adults. Registration is required. 

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Young at Heart Book Club
Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.
 
About this month's selection: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. - Provided by the publisher
 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Who says adults are ‘too old’ to enjoy good young adult literature? Join us at Storrs Library for our engaging book club with great talks on YA books! Pick up a copy of this month's selection Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds at the Circulation Desk and join us for our discussion! This group is open to adults & high school students.
 
About this month's selection: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. - Provided by the publisher
 
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room

Wednesday January 15, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)

Flyer for Parent and Tot

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Parent and Tot

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
A Visit with Mark Twain and Livy Clemons
Flyer for "A Visit with Mark Twain and Livy Clemons"The Clemens are coming! Step back in time and spend an afternoon with Mark Twain (Sam Clemens) and his loving wife Livy.  The pair will talk of home, family, Sam's writing, and perhaps share a story or two of their great romance!  Hear of some rather silly goings-on at the house, Livy's role as editor, and what it truly is like having Harriet Beecher Stowe as your neighbor.  The visit will include a question and answer period, where the Clemens shall look forward to settling a few curiosities.  

Kit Webb and Beth Avery are delighted to be portraying Sam and Livy.  The two work as Living History Interpreters at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut.

This program is cosponsored by the Longmeadow Adult Center and will be held on their premises at 231 Maple Road. Please call them at 413-565-4150 to register. Space is limited.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center
Flyer for "A Visit with Mark Twain and Livy Clemons"The Clemens are coming! Step back in time and spend an afternoon with Mark Twain (Sam Clemens) and his loving wife Livy.  The pair will talk of home, family, Sam's writing, and perhaps share a story or two of their great romance!  Hear of some rather silly goings-on at the house, Livy's role as editor, and what it truly is like having Harriet Beecher Stowe as your neighbor.  The visit will include a question and answer period, where the Clemens shall look forward to settling a few curiosities.  

Kit Webb and Beth Avery are delighted to be portraying Sam and Livy.  The two work as Living History Interpreters at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut.

This program is cosponsored by the Longmeadow Adult Center and will be held on their premises at 231 Maple Road. Please call them at 413-565-4150 to register. Space is limited.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

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

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mahjong Club

Mahjong Club Jan 15

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

Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area

Mahjong Club Jan 15

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

Space is limited. Please register for each meeting.

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Polio: Intersection of History & Science

Flyer for Polio

Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society are pleased to present Polio: History, Vaccine and Near Eradication on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30 to 7:30. This evening's talk will explore the history and touch upon the science of of polio; Daniel Skiest will primarily concentrate this evening's talk on the outbreak in the United States. Daniel Skiest will examine the race for the vaccine; the history of the March of Dimes; and, present day status of where we are worldwide in polio eradication. 

About the Speaker: Daniel Skiest was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. After med school in Cleveland and residency in Baltimore, Daniel and his wife returned to New England for her residency and his fellowship in Hartford. While they expected to stay in New England, an unexpected twist brought them to Dallas, Texas for 11 years. Daniel Skiest and his wife returned to Massachusetts in 2005 and moved to Longmeadow, a town that feels much more like home. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Polio

Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society are pleased to present Polio: History, Vaccine and Near Eradication on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30 to 7:30. This evening's talk will explore the history and touch upon the science of of polio; Daniel Skiest will primarily concentrate this evening's talk on the outbreak in the United States. Daniel Skiest will examine the race for the vaccine; the history of the March of Dimes; and, present day status of where we are worldwide in polio eradication. 

About the Speaker: Daniel Skiest was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. After med school in Cleveland and residency in Baltimore, Daniel and his wife returned to New England for her residency and his fellowship in Hartford. While they expected to stay in New England, an unexpected twist brought them to Dallas, Texas for 11 years. Daniel Skiest and his wife returned to Massachusetts in 2005 and moved to Longmeadow, a town that feels much more like home. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday January 16, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
Flyer for Story TimeA transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for Story TimeA transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Music in Austria from the Middle Ages to Wiener Moderne

In this seven week program of musical listening and conversations, Rob Humberston will offer a survey of Austrian music and musicians beginning with monastic traditions from the Eighth Century, the Court of Maximilian I in the Fifteenth Century and Baroque masterpieces to a variety of many genres from the Classical and Romantic Era giants Mozart and Schubert. Interspersed with a variety of sacred, instrumental and orchestral works will be music from Austrian folk traditions, leading to the Twentieth Century monuments of the Strauss Family and Gustav Mahler which indelibly etchour vision of this beautiful country.

Rob’s eclectic recording collection features performers from Austria and its former empire whose immersion in the culture ensures idiomatic expression of the highest standard. Please join us for this Winter Chapter of Storrs Library's Discovery of Music series, which will occur on Thursdays at 11:00 beginning on January 9 and wrap up on February 20 in the Betty Ann Low Room.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

In this seven week program of musical listening and conversations, Rob Humberston will offer a survey of Austrian music and musicians beginning with monastic traditions from the Eighth Century, the Court of Maximilian I in the Fifteenth Century and Baroque masterpieces to a variety of many genres from the Classical and Romantic Era giants Mozart and Schubert. Interspersed with a variety of sacred, instrumental and orchestral works will be music from Austrian folk traditions, leading to the Twentieth Century monuments of the Strauss Family and Gustav Mahler which indelibly etchour vision of this beautiful country.

Rob’s eclectic recording collection features performers from Austria and its former empire whose immersion in the culture ensures idiomatic expression of the highest standard. Please join us for this Winter Chapter of Storrs Library's Discovery of Music series, which will occur on Thursdays at 11:00 beginning on January 9 and wrap up on February 20 in the Betty Ann Low Room.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Girls Who Code Club (gr. 6-12)
Flyer for Girls Who Code ClubInterested in honing your coding skills? Whether you have zero computer science experience or you're a confident coder, students in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Girls Who Code Club starting in January! In this 15-week program, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials (ranging from beginner to advanced and covering Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable), build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring women in tech. Throughout the course of the club, you and your fellow club members will work as a team to design and build a culminating project that addresses a real world problem that you care about!

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, whose aim is to serve underrepresented students and provide them with a safe and supportive space to explore computer science. This club is open to all students in grades 6-12, regardless of gender identity.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Flyer for Girls Who Code ClubInterested in honing your coding skills? Whether you have zero computer science experience or you're a confident coder, students in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Girls Who Code Club starting in January! In this 15-week program, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials (ranging from beginner to advanced and covering Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable), build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring women in tech. Throughout the course of the club, you and your fellow club members will work as a team to design and build a culminating project that addresses a real world problem that you care about!

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, whose aim is to serve underrepresented students and provide them with a safe and supportive space to explore computer science. This club is open to all students in grades 6-12, regardless of gender identity.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room


Friday January 17, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)

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

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Gina's Old and New Movies: Judy (2019)

Flyer for Gina's Movies Old and New JudyJoin us on Friday mornings at 10am to watch new movies from 2019 and some classic films from the past century. We began our fim series with a new movie Judy (2019) about the clasic cinema star Judy Garland, whose troubled personal life was hidden by her other worldly talent. Renee Zellweger stars as Garland in her final days as she looks back on her tumultuous career.

Post film discussion is encouraged. Please register.

 

 

Flyer for Gina's Movies Old and New JudyJoin us on Friday mornings at 10am to watch new movies from 2019 and some classic films from the past century. We began our fim series with a new movie Judy (2019) about the clasic cinema star Judy Garland, whose troubled personal life was hidden by her other worldly talent. Renee Zellweger stars as Garland in her final days as she looks back on her tumultuous career.

Post film discussion is encouraged. Please register.

 

 


 
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12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Brown Bag Movie Matinee: Abominable (PG)

Flyer for Brown Bag Movie Matinee AbominableBring your lunch and join us on this half day of school for a showing of Abominable, rated PG.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Brown Bag Movie Matinee AbominableBring your lunch and join us on this half day of school for a showing of Abominable, rated PG.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Saturday January 18, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Notes (birth to age 5)

Flyer for Little Notes

Community Music School of Springfield presents Little Notes at Storrs Library. Little Notes is fun and accessible, including elements of storytelling and exposure to a variety of instruments. This engaging community music experience is designed for children infant to 5 years and a caregiver. Please register.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Little Notes

Community Music School of Springfield presents Little Notes at Storrs Library. Little Notes is fun and accessible, including elements of storytelling and exposure to a variety of instruments. This engaging community music experience is designed for children infant to 5 years and a caregiver. Please register.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Monday January 20, 2020
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Flyer For Martin Luther King Jr. DayThe Library will be closed, Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Flyer For Martin Luther King Jr. DayThe Library will be closed, Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Novel Knitters

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor Part 2

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa Ruch Presents Dorothy Sayers: The Nine Tailors

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

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

 

CONTACT: Andrea Puglisi  413-565-4181
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Andrea Puglisi
  413.565.4181
  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LHS Late Nights (gr. 9-12)
Flyer for LHS Late NightsOn, Tuesday January 21, Wednesday January 22 and Thursday January 23, Longmeadow High School students are invited to study for midterm exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Meeting Rooms are available for group study. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others .
Flyer for LHS Late NightsOn, Tuesday January 21, Wednesday January 22 and Thursday January 23, Longmeadow High School students are invited to study for midterm exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Meeting Rooms are available for group study. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others .
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)

Flyer for Parent and Tot

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Parent and Tot

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

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

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LHS Late Nights (gr. 9-12)
Flyer for LHS Late NightsOn, Tuesday January 21, Wednesday January 22 and Thursday January 23, Longmeadow High School students are invited to study for midterm exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Meeting Rooms are available for group study. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others .
Flyer for LHS Late NightsOn, Tuesday January 21, Wednesday January 22 and Thursday January 23, Longmeadow High School students are invited to study for midterm exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Meeting Rooms are available for group study. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others .
Thursday January 23, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5)
Flyer for Story TimeA transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for Story TimeA transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children’s comfort level with books and promote independence at the library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior. 
Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a parent or caregiver to help with the art project.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Music in Austria from the Middle Ages to Wiener Moderne

In this seven week program of musical listening and conversations, Rob Humberston will offer a survey of Austrian music and musicians beginning with monastic traditions from the Eighth Century, the Court of Maximilian I in the Fifteenth Century and Baroque masterpieces to a variety of many genres from the Classical and Romantic Era giants Mozart and Schubert. Interspersed with a variety of sacred, instrumental and orchestral works will be music from Austrian folk traditions, leading to the Twentieth Century monuments of the Strauss Family and Gustav Mahler which indelibly etchour vision of this beautiful country.

Rob’s eclectic recording collection features performers from Austria and its former empire whose immersion in the culture ensures idiomatic expression of the highest standard. Please join us for this Winter Chapter of Storrs Library's Discovery of Music series, which will occur on Thursdays at 11:00 beginning on January 9 and wrap up on February 20 in the Betty Ann Low Room.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

In this seven week program of musical listening and conversations, Rob Humberston will offer a survey of Austrian music and musicians beginning with monastic traditions from the Eighth Century, the Court of Maximilian I in the Fifteenth Century and Baroque masterpieces to a variety of many genres from the Classical and Romantic Era giants Mozart and Schubert. Interspersed with a variety of sacred, instrumental and orchestral works will be music from Austrian folk traditions, leading to the Twentieth Century monuments of the Strauss Family and Gustav Mahler which indelibly etchour vision of this beautiful country.

Rob’s eclectic recording collection features performers from Austria and its former empire whose immersion in the culture ensures idiomatic expression of the highest standard. Please join us for this Winter Chapter of Storrs Library's Discovery of Music series, which will occur on Thursdays at 11:00 beginning on January 9 and wrap up on February 20 in the Betty Ann Low Room.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
LEGOs in the Library

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

Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Girls Who Code Club (gr. 6-12)
Flyer for Girls Who Code ClubInterested in honing your coding skills? Whether you have zero computer science experience or you're a confident coder, students in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Girls Who Code Club starting in January! In this 15-week program, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials (ranging from beginner to advanced and covering Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable), build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring women in tech. Throughout the course of the club, you and your fellow club members will work as a team to design and build a culminating project that addresses a real world problem that you care about!

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, whose aim is to serve underrepresented students and provide them with a safe and supportive space to explore computer science. This club is open to all students in grades 6-12, regardless of gender identity.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room
Flyer for Girls Who Code ClubInterested in honing your coding skills? Whether you have zero computer science experience or you're a confident coder, students in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Girls Who Code Club starting in January! In this 15-week program, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials (ranging from beginner to advanced and covering Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable), build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring women in tech. Throughout the course of the club, you and your fellow club members will work as a team to design and build a culminating project that addresses a real world problem that you care about!

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, whose aim is to serve underrepresented students and provide them with a safe and supportive space to explore computer science. This club is open to all students in grades 6-12, regardless of gender identity.
LOCATION: Upstairs Screening Room


 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LHS Late Nights (gr. 9-12)
Flyer for LHS Late NightsOn, Tuesday January 21, Wednesday January 22 and Thursday January 23, Longmeadow High School students are invited to study for midterm exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Meeting Rooms are available for group study. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others .
Flyer for LHS Late NightsOn, Tuesday January 21, Wednesday January 22 and Thursday January 23, Longmeadow High School students are invited to study for midterm exams until 10 p.m. at Storrs Library. Meeting Rooms are available for group study. Refreshments will be provided after 8 p.m. LHS ID required for admission. This is an LHS only event. From 8-10 p.m. the Library will be closed to all others .
Friday January 24, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Books and Babies (18-24 mo.)

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

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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

Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Maker Missions (gr. 3-5)

Flyer for Maker MissionsCalling all 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Maker MissionsCalling all 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Inventors! Are you interested in design? Creating? Programming? Deconstructing? Explore our Creator Cart and solve missions using our Gadgets and Gizmos, Droids, Dash and Dot and so much more! We provide the tools, you provide the creativity. Registration Required

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday January 25, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Build It! (all ages)

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

This month's theme is Sledding!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

This month's theme is Sledding!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunar New Year (all ages)
Flyer for Lunar New YearThe MOMS Club of Longmeadow invite you to a Lunar New Year program at Storrs Library. Children of all ages, with an adult caregiver, will learn about the Lunar New Year, enjoy stories and create crafts to celebrate the New Year. Please register.   
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Flyer for Lunar New YearThe MOMS Club of Longmeadow invite you to a Lunar New Year program at Storrs Library. Children of all ages, with an adult caregiver, will learn about the Lunar New Year, enjoy stories and create crafts to celebrate the New Year. Please register.   
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunchtime Cookbook Club

Flyer for January Lunchtime Cookbook Club

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

Flyer for January Lunchtime Cookbook Club

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

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

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Youth Chess

All skill levels welcome! A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students. No registration required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Novel Knitters

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer For: Novel Knitters

ARE YOU A KNITTER?  Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning Tuesday, September 3 and ending May 26. Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects. All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.  For further information, contact Becky Vitkauskas at Storrs Library at 413-565-4182.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor Part 2

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Making Theater Happen part 2

Join us at Storrs Library a continuation of our new acting program, Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor. Former theater director and professor Fred Sokol will guide participants through development of their acting skills, working with all participants to develop the sessions based on the group's skills and comfort levels. Possibilities include improv, scene writing, a last session production, and more! This is an 8-week Tuesday program on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. Actors of all levels are welcome to attend, with a focus on beginner and intermediate skills. Join us for any or all sessions.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Identity Theft Protection

Join us at Storrs Library to learn about how to protect your identity from theft. Milagross S. Johnson, Director from the Springfield Mayor's Office on Consumer Information (MOCI) will share tips and strategies to reduce risk and share with us steps to take if identity theft happens to you. The goal of the MOCI is to empower consumers with knowledge of their rights and to educate them on ways to protect themselves from becoming a victim of a scam, fraud or identity theft. MOCI firmly believes in its motto, "Education is the Best Prevention."

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join us at Storrs Library to learn about how to protect your identity from theft. Milagross S. Johnson, Director from the Springfield Mayor's Office on Consumer Information (MOCI) will share tips and strategies to reduce risk and share with us steps to take if identity theft happens to you. The goal of the MOCI is to empower consumers with knowledge of their rights and to educate them on ways to protect themselves from becoming a victim of a scam, fraud or identity theft. MOCI firmly believes in its motto, "Education is the Best Prevention."

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Wednesday January 29, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parent and Tot (24-36 mo.)

Flyer for Parent and Tot

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Flyer for Parent and Tot

An introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children’s comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and make an art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers II (grades 1-2)

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

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

Flyer for Story Stretchers II

An advanced Early Literacy Class for for first and second graders with more independent reading skills. Children read together, play more advanced literacy games, and make an art project. Children attend class on their own.
 
Registration is for the winter session, which ends in May.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday January 30, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time (ages 3-5)