Wednesday September 1, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
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Adult Take & Make: Book Page Butterflies
Pick up a craft packet at the Library & take it with you to make at home.
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Pick up a craft packet at the Library & take it with you to make at home.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Wednesday September 1, 2021 - Saturday October 9, 2021
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Rays of Hope Pink Scarf Collection

Since it was founded in 1994, Rays of Hope Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer has been committed to improving the breast health of people in our communities with quality and compassion. The event has grown from 500 to over 20,000 participants and has raised over $15.7 million - all of which has been awarded locally throughout western Massachusetts.

In partnership with the Baystate Health Breast Network and Baystate Health Foundation, funding benefits research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, breast cancer programs and services, outreach and education, and awards grants to various community support programs and organizations.

Storrs Library will be collecting handmade pink scarves to donate to the Rays of Hope Walk & Run. Scarves collected will be distributed to breast cancer survivors at the Rays of Hope Walk. All scarves should be adult length and have some pink in them. There are no restrictions on materials or fabric. Please safety pin tags onto scarves with any special care instructions. We have patterns and pink yarn you're welcome to use, while supplies last. We certainly welcome any pink yarn that you'd like to share!

Scarves will be collected starting Wednesday, September 1st until Saturday, October 9th.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Since it was founded in 1994, Rays of Hope Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer has been committed to improving the breast health of people in our communities with quality and compassion. The event has grown from 500 to over 20,000 participants and has raised over $15.7 million - all of which has been awarded locally throughout western Massachusetts.

In partnership with the Baystate Health Breast Network and Baystate Health Foundation, funding benefits research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, breast cancer programs and services, outreach and education, and awards grants to various community support programs and organizations.

Storrs Library will be collecting handmade pink scarves to donate to the Rays of Hope Walk & Run. Scarves collected will be distributed to breast cancer survivors at the Rays of Hope Walk. All scarves should be adult length and have some pink in them. There are no restrictions on materials or fabric. Please safety pin tags onto scarves with any special care instructions. We have patterns and pink yarn you're welcome to use, while supplies last. We certainly welcome any pink yarn that you'd like to share!

Scarves will be collected starting Wednesday, September 1st until Saturday, October 9th.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday September 14, 2021 - Tuesday September 28, 2021
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'help us soon or we shall suffer': Community Histories of the Poor in Early Massachusetts

Flyer for "help us soon or we shall suffer": Community Histories of the Poor in Early MassachusettsOn Monday, September 13, Storrs Library hosted Barbara Mathews for a presentation on the important role extant 18th- and early 19th-century town records can play in recovering identities and histories of a community’s poorest inhabitants. Often overlooked due to the tenuous economic circumstances and marginalized social status of indigent individuals and families, she explored these histories in the context of contemporary Massachusetts laws that mandated and regulated a town’s responsibility to care for its neediest residents.

Barbara Mathews is the Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield. She earned her Ph.D. in history from Brown University and her research focuses on colonial and 19th-century New England. She teaches a course in material culture at Smith College and has written content for numerous history websites, including the award-winning Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704, and FromRevolution to Constitution: Shays’ Rebellion and the Making of a Nation.She is the Project Scholar for the Pioneer Valley History Network’s new web exhibit, Revolution Happened Here, an evolving, collaborative online exhibit that draws on the collections of PVHN member organizations.

This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

This video is available through September 28, 2021. Please register to access the video.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
There are many spaces available.

Flyer for "help us soon or we shall suffer": Community Histories of the Poor in Early MassachusettsOn Monday, September 13, Storrs Library hosted Barbara Mathews for a presentation on the important role extant 18th- and early 19th-century town records can play in recovering identities and histories of a community’s poorest inhabitants. Often overlooked due to the tenuous economic circumstances and marginalized social status of indigent individuals and families, she explored these histories in the context of contemporary Massachusetts laws that mandated and regulated a town’s responsibility to care for its neediest residents.

Barbara Mathews is the Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield. She earned her Ph.D. in history from Brown University and her research focuses on colonial and 19th-century New England. She teaches a course in material culture at Smith College and has written content for numerous history websites, including the award-winning Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704, and FromRevolution to Constitution: Shays’ Rebellion and the Making of a Nation.She is the Project Scholar for the Pioneer Valley History Network’s new web exhibit, Revolution Happened Here, an evolving, collaborative online exhibit that draws on the collections of PVHN member organizations.

This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

This video is available through September 28, 2021. Please register to access the video.

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday September 15, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
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StoryWalk at Storrs: Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos

Storrs Library presents Dragons Love Tacos, a StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. Social Distancing suggested. 
 
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. 
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Dragons Love Tacos

Storrs Library presents Dragons Love Tacos, a StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. Social Distancing suggested. 
 
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. 
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Monday September 27, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Technology Series: Hoopla & Kanopy

Device Advice

Learn how to use these streaming services provided by Storrs Library to Longmeadow residents to watch movies, read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks.  Please bring your Longmeadow Library card and PIN to access this online subscription service.

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

Learn how to use these streaming services provided by Storrs Library to Longmeadow residents to watch movies, read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks.  Please bring your Longmeadow Library card and PIN to access this online subscription service.

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Outdoor Family Yoga
Outdoor Family Yoga FlyerJoin Instructor Lisa Katz on the Front Lawn for an afternoon of flexible family fun! Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register in advance as space is limited, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom. 
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Outdoor Family Yoga FlyerJoin Instructor Lisa Katz on the Front Lawn for an afternoon of flexible family fun! Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register in advance as space is limited, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom. 
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Tuesday September 28, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
“All His Land Is To Be Mine”: Norwottuck Leader Umpanchela and the 17th Century Connecticut Valley

Flyer for “All His Land Is To Be Mine”: Norwottuck Leader Umpanchela and the 17th Century Connecticut ValleyIn 1660, Umpanchela, one of the leaders of the Norwottuck communities of the central Connecticut Valley, struck a deal with the English merchant John Pynchon of Springfield. Pynchon would advance the trade goods that Umpanchela needed for a commercial venture up the Connecticut River to the lands of the Abenaki. In exchange, Umpanchela mortgaged a large parcel of Norwottuck lands. If the trading venture succeeded, Umpanchela would return with furs enough to repay Pynchon, reclaim his lands, and trade for additional goods for his community – knives, cloth, kettles, etc. – besides. If Umpanchela failed, Pynchon gloated that “all his land is to be mine.” The venture failed.

Everything we know of Umpanchela as an individual comes from the records of his dealings with Pynchon. Many of these records, like the anecdote above, relate to the fur trade and trade in indigenous lands that saw the steady dispossession of Native American communities by the English. Umpanchela’s life thus offers a window into the experience and challenges faced by the indigenous communities of the Connecticut Valley in the mid-seventeenth century as they contended with both indigenous rivals and the advance of colonial English economic and military power.

Strother E. Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History at Bowdoin College and the author of Colonial Ecology, Atlantic Economy: Transforming Nature in Early Modern New England.

This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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

Flyer for “All His Land Is To Be Mine”: Norwottuck Leader Umpanchela and the 17th Century Connecticut ValleyIn 1660, Umpanchela, one of the leaders of the Norwottuck communities of the central Connecticut Valley, struck a deal with the English merchant John Pynchon of Springfield. Pynchon would advance the trade goods that Umpanchela needed for a commercial venture up the Connecticut River to the lands of the Abenaki. In exchange, Umpanchela mortgaged a large parcel of Norwottuck lands. If the trading venture succeeded, Umpanchela would return with furs enough to repay Pynchon, reclaim his lands, and trade for additional goods for his community – knives, cloth, kettles, etc. – besides. If Umpanchela failed, Pynchon gloated that “all his land is to be mine.” The venture failed.

Everything we know of Umpanchela as an individual comes from the records of his dealings with Pynchon. Many of these records, like the anecdote above, relate to the fur trade and trade in indigenous lands that saw the steady dispossession of Native American communities by the English. Umpanchela’s life thus offers a window into the experience and challenges faced by the indigenous communities of the Connecticut Valley in the mid-seventeenth century as they contended with both indigenous rivals and the advance of colonial English economic and military power.

Strother E. Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History at Bowdoin College and the author of Colonial Ecology, Atlantic Economy: Transforming Nature in Early Modern New England.

This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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


Wednesday September 29, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (up to age 5)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Thursday September 30, 2021 - Saturday October 16, 2021
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StoryWalk® at Storrs: Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea

StoryWalk at Storrs Library: Over in a River

The Longmeadow Citizens To Save Our Parks present Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea a StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Over in a River by Marianne Berkes. This StoryWalk® is available from September 30 - October 16. 
 
For more information about The Longmeadow Citizens To Save Our Parks visit www.longmeadow.org/restoreblissandlaurel.

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

StoryWalk at Storrs Library: Over in a River

The Longmeadow Citizens To Save Our Parks present Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea a StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Over in a River by Marianne Berkes. This StoryWalk® is available from September 30 - October 16. 
 
For more information about The Longmeadow Citizens To Save Our Parks visit www.longmeadow.org/restoreblissandlaurel.

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

Thursday September 30, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Families in Harmony Level 1 (Ages 2-5)
Tune in TogetherFamilies in Harmony Level One is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children ages 2-5 and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them. We teach simple techniques with the use of singing, instrumental play, breathwork, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify take-home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 

Registration required for this event. This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a chair or mat to relax on the lawn. If there is inclement weather, the program will shift to Zoom.

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

This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Tune in TogetherFamilies in Harmony Level One is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children ages 2-5 and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them. We teach simple techniques with the use of singing, instrumental play, breathwork, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify take-home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 

Registration required for this event. This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a chair or mat to relax on the lawn. If there is inclement weather, the program will shift to Zoom.

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

This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Friends of Storrs Library Member Only Preview
Friends of Storrs Library Members Only PreviewThe Friends of Storrs Library will hold its annual Book Sale PREVIEW at The Cottage behind Storrs Library for Members of the Friends of Storrs Library. Not yet a member, there's time to join! Visit http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.html to learn more.
LOCATION: The Cottage
Friends of Storrs Library Members Only PreviewThe Friends of Storrs Library will hold its annual Book Sale PREVIEW at The Cottage behind Storrs Library for Members of the Friends of Storrs Library. Not yet a member, there's time to join! Visit http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.html to learn more.
LOCATION: The Cottage

Friday October 1, 2021
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 9 am-4 pm in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.htm to learn about membership.
LOCATION: The Cottage

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 9 am-4 pm in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.htm to learn about membership.
LOCATION: The Cottage

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Sand Art and Storytime

Preschool Sand Art and StorytimeStorrs Library invites preschool-aged children and their caregiver, siblings welcome, to an outdoor storytime and craft session. Children will listen to an art-related story and have the opportunity to get creative and messy with sand art.

This program will be held outdoors and is weather-dependent. Please bring a blanket or mat to sit on. Social distancing suggested. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Preschool Sand Art and StorytimeStorrs Library invites preschool-aged children and their caregiver, siblings welcome, to an outdoor storytime and craft session. Children will listen to an art-related story and have the opportunity to get creative and messy with sand art.

This program will be held outdoors and is weather-dependent. Please bring a blanket or mat to sit on. Social distancing suggested. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Scout Open House (gr. K+)
BSA Open HouseJoin the local Scouts for an Open House from 3:30-5:00 pm on the library lawn. Children in grades kindergarten and up can try their hand at stowing camping gear, erecting a tent, making trail mix and tying a proper knot. Information on Cub Scouts (for girls and boys in grades K-5) and BSA Scouts (grades 6+) will be available. Stop by and learn more about the scouting adventure! Social distancing suggested.
 
This program will be held light rain or shine. If there is inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
BSA Open HouseJoin the local Scouts for an Open House from 3:30-5:00 pm on the library lawn. Children in grades kindergarten and up can try their hand at stowing camping gear, erecting a tent, making trail mix and tying a proper knot. Information on Cub Scouts (for girls and boys in grades K-5) and BSA Scouts (grades 6+) will be available. Stop by and learn more about the scouting adventure! Social distancing suggested.
 
This program will be held light rain or shine. If there is inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Movie Jurassic Park
Outdoor Movie flyer Jurassic ParkJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Social Distancing suggested. Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside.
 
About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA."
Copyright 1993. Rated PG-13. Run Time 127 mins.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Outdoor Movie flyer Jurassic ParkJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Social Distancing suggested. Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside.
 
About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA."
Copyright 1993. Rated PG-13. Run Time 127 mins.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday October 2, 2021
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 9 am-4 pm in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.htm to learn about membership.
LOCATION: The Cottage

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 9 am-4 pm in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.htm to learn about membership.
LOCATION: The Cottage

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Jungle Jim Balloon Magic Show

Jungle Jim

Join Jungle Jim on a magical reading adventure! In this interactive and energetic program, Jungle Jim appeals to audiences of all ages, though the program is recommended for ages 3-10, and encourages viewers to participate in the fun.
  
This program will be held on the library lawn. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. This program is weather-dependent. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Jungle Jim

Join Jungle Jim on a magical reading adventure! In this interactive and energetic program, Jungle Jim appeals to audiences of all ages, though the program is recommended for ages 3-10, and encourages viewers to participate in the fun.
  
This program will be held on the library lawn. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. This program is weather-dependent. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adam Ice-Cream Truck!
Drop by the Library today for some ice cream!
Adam Ice-Cream Truck will visit the Storrs Library on Saturday, October 2, 10:30-12:30.
Popscicle, Magnum, Ben & Jerry's, Good Humor, Klondike, and Blue Bunny ice cream and frozen ice will be available.  Prices range between $1.00-$4.00.
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Drop by the Library today for some ice cream!
Adam Ice-Cream Truck will visit the Storrs Library on Saturday, October 2, 10:30-12:30.
Popscicle, Magnum, Ben & Jerry's, Good Humor, Klondike, and Blue Bunny ice cream and frozen ice will be available.  Prices range between $1.00-$4.00.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tour of the Longmeadow Green

Tour of Longmeadow Town Green Join members of the Longmeadow Historical Society and the Longmeadow Historic District Commission for a walking tour of The Town Green. Learn how to determine various architectural styles such as Colonial, Federal, Italianate, and Greek Revival. This tour includes stories about the earliest residents of Longmeadow with family names you may recognize such as Storrs, Colton, Bliss, Williams, and Burt. This event will be held rain or shine and will take approximately 60 minutes. No pre-registration required. We will meet on the front lawn of the library at 11 am.  Please wear appropriate footwear. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Tour of Longmeadow Town Green Join members of the Longmeadow Historical Society and the Longmeadow Historic District Commission for a walking tour of The Town Green. Learn how to determine various architectural styles such as Colonial, Federal, Italianate, and Greek Revival. This tour includes stories about the earliest residents of Longmeadow with family names you may recognize such as Storrs, Colton, Bliss, Williams, and Burt. This event will be held rain or shine and will take approximately 60 minutes. No pre-registration required. We will meet on the front lawn of the library at 11 am.  Please wear appropriate footwear. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bocce on the Lawn
Join us for one more game of Bocce on the Lawn this Fall!
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00.  Feel free to come early to browse the Friends of the Library's Book Sale taking place in the Cottage (behind the Library).
 
Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Join us for one more game of Bocce on the Lawn this Fall!
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00.  Feel free to come early to browse the Friends of the Library's Book Sale taking place in the Cottage (behind the Library).
 
Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Sunday October 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 10 am-2 pm in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.htm to learn about membership.
LOCATION: The Cottage

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is from 10 am-2 pm in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/become-a-member.htm to learn about membership.
LOCATION: The Cottage

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Longmeadow High School Presents Music on the Lawn
Stop by the front lawn to enjoy musical performances presented by Longmeadow High School students. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Stop by the front lawn to enjoy musical performances presented by Longmeadow High School students. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Monday October 4, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wiggly Storytime
Wiggly Storytime Flyer Registration is currently full, but you are welcome to join our waitlist!
                                 
Join us for a Wiggly Storytime on the front lawn! This storytime will include plenty of opportunities for movement for toddlers and their caregivers. We'll sing songs, dance, and read a story or two!
 
This program will be held outside, and social distancing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs. Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Wiggly Storytime Flyer Registration is currently full, but you are welcome to join our waitlist!
                                 
Join us for a Wiggly Storytime on the front lawn! This storytime will include plenty of opportunities for movement for toddlers and their caregivers. We'll sing songs, dance, and read a story or two!
 
This program will be held outside, and social distancing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs. Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Technology Series: Ancestry Library Edition & Heritage Quest Online

Device Advice

Learn how to access Ancestry Library Edition when visiting the library along with using Heritage Quest Online at home.  This subscription service is available to Longmeadow residents using their Longmeadow Library card number and PIN.   

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

Learn how to access Ancestry Library Edition when visiting the library along with using Heritage Quest Online at home.  This subscription service is available to Longmeadow residents using their Longmeadow Library card number and PIN.   

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Keychain Beading (Ages 10+)

Teen Beading

Teens and Tweens (ages 10) are invited to join Storrs Library staff in making beaded animal keychains. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn. Each registered participant will have a station and their own supplies. This program is weather-dependent and advanced registration is required. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Teen Beading

Teens and Tweens (ages 10) are invited to join Storrs Library staff in making beaded animal keychains. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn. Each registered participant will have a station and their own supplies. This program is weather-dependent and advanced registration is required. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Tuesday October 5, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Stroller Strides and Stories with Fit4Mom
Stroller Strides and Stories with Fit4MomCome to Storrs Library for a Stroller Strides and Stories program with Fit4Mom! Stroller Strides is a total-body conditioning workout designed for moms/caregivers with kids in tow. The workout is comprised of cardio, strength training and core restoration all while entertaining the little ones with stories, bubbles and fun while they watch from their strollers. This class is all about self-care in a supportive and encouraging environment. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to attend! Caregivers and children will enjoy this strides and story-filled morning. 
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Stroller Strides and Stories with Fit4MomCome to Storrs Library for a Stroller Strides and Stories program with Fit4Mom! Stroller Strides is a total-body conditioning workout designed for moms/caregivers with kids in tow. The workout is comprised of cardio, strength training and core restoration all while entertaining the little ones with stories, bubbles and fun while they watch from their strollers. This class is all about self-care in a supportive and encouraging environment. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to attend! Caregivers and children will enjoy this strides and story-filled morning. 
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Book & Cook Club: Garden Spells
This is a book discussion and cooking club.  We will read books and get together to discuss them while our favourite chef, Julia MITCHELL, demonstrates some delicious recipes from, or related to, the book.  This month we are reading: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison ALLEN.
 
SummaryThe Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.  A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants - from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys - except for Claire's rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before.  When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire's quiet life is turned upside down - along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.  Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own....
 
Register in Advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
You will receive an email invitation shortly before the program begins along with a packet of recipes relating to our book, courtesy of Julia.
LOCATION: Zoom
This is a book discussion and cooking club.  We will read books and get together to discuss them while our favourite chef, Julia MITCHELL, demonstrates some delicious recipes from, or related to, the book.  This month we are reading: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison ALLEN.
 
SummaryThe Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.  A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants - from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys - except for Claire's rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before.  When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire's quiet life is turned upside down - along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.  Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own....
 
Register in Advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
You will receive an email invitation shortly before the program begins along with a packet of recipes relating to our book, courtesy of Julia.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: First Encounters—Four Travel Vignettes

Flyer for First Encounters—Four Travel VignettesWherever he travels, historian and journalist David Mould is constantly scribbling in his notebook or on whatever piece of paper he has handy—an airline boarding card, a restaurant menu. He records his first impressions so that he can connect the dots later. Even in a place filled with new sights, sounds, and smells, what is interesting and unexpected is more familiar the next time around, and less worthy of recording. Here are four vignettes based on first encounters—"Arriving in India,” “Paris with rice paddies” (Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo), “The traffic jam that never ends” (Dhaka, Bangladesh), and “Desperately Seeking SIM card” (trying to connect in Hyderabad, India).

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for First Encounters—Four Travel VignettesWherever he travels, historian and journalist David Mould is constantly scribbling in his notebook or on whatever piece of paper he has handy—an airline boarding card, a restaurant menu. He records his first impressions so that he can connect the dots later. Even in a place filled with new sights, sounds, and smells, what is interesting and unexpected is more familiar the next time around, and less worthy of recording. Here are four vignettes based on first encounters—"Arriving in India,” “Paris with rice paddies” (Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo), “The traffic jam that never ends” (Dhaka, Bangladesh), and “Desperately Seeking SIM card” (trying to connect in Hyderabad, India).

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 6, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (up to age 5)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ready for K with Pathways for Parents
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club
Come join the Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club!  All are welcome to join us to read, learn, and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subjects. Selections and their genres and topics will range in scope and detail. We encourage suggestions of titles for future meetings. Our first selection is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History written by Elizabeth Kolbert.  Staff will be present to facilitate an open discussion during the meeting and you are encouraged to write down and bring your questions and thoughts.
 
Summary: The Sixth Extinction draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines–geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, and marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. Elizabeth Kolbert, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer, accompanies many of these researchers into the field, and introduces you to a dozen species–some already gone, others facing extinction–that are being affected by the sixth extinction.
Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as a concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
 
Register in Advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
LOCATION: Screening Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Come join the Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club!  All are welcome to join us to read, learn, and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subjects. Selections and their genres and topics will range in scope and detail. We encourage suggestions of titles for future meetings. Our first selection is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History written by Elizabeth Kolbert.  Staff will be present to facilitate an open discussion during the meeting and you are encouraged to write down and bring your questions and thoughts.
 
Summary: The Sixth Extinction draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines–geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, and marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. Elizabeth Kolbert, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer, accompanies many of these researchers into the field, and introduces you to a dozen species–some already gone, others facing extinction–that are being affected by the sixth extinction.
Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as a concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
 
Register in Advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
LOCATION: Screening Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday October 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Newbies sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday October 9, 2021
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club
Flyer for Loosely Bound Book Club
We are back and in person.  This month's selection is The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
 
Summary: When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.  With his wife gone, a rare book stolen, and both his bookstore and love of life in serious decline, only something extraordinary could alter the sagging fortunes of A.J. Fikry and Island Books. What he discovers one night among the children's books, however, could change everything.
 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.
 
CONTACT: Nadine Payne  npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Screening Room
Flyer for Loosely Bound Book Club
We are back and in person.  This month's selection is The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
 
Summary: When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.  With his wife gone, a rare book stolen, and both his bookstore and love of life in serious decline, only something extraordinary could alter the sagging fortunes of A.J. Fikry and Island Books. What he discovers one night among the children's books, however, could change everything.
 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.
 
CONTACT:
  Nadine Payne
  
   npayne@longmeadow.org

LOCATION: Screening Room


Monday October 11, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

The library is closed September 7The Library will be closed Monday, October 11 for Columbus Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

The library is closed September 7The Library will be closed Monday, October 11 for Columbus Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Families in Harmony with Renee Coro (Level Two Ages 5-8)
Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children ages 5-8 in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being. This innovative program will teach the children and their caregiver simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice take-home techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. 
 
Registration is required for this event. This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please bring a chair or mat to relax on the lawn. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
 
This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Families in Harmony Level 2Families in Harmony Level Two is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children ages 5-8 in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being. This innovative program will teach the children and their caregiver simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice take-home techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. 
 
Registration is required for this event. This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please bring a chair or mat to relax on the lawn. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
 
This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
If the Broom Fits: Halloween and the History of Witches

Flyer for If the Broom Fits: Halloween and the History of WitchesWitches are one of the most traditional as well as mysterious entities we associate with Halloween. Have you ever wondered, especially on Halloween, why witches are depicted as riding on brooms through the nighttime sky? How did the benevolent image of a wise woman transform into the malevolent figure of the witch we know today? You're never going to look at sweeping the same way again...

Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban are the mother-daughter team behind Grounded Goodwife. Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and herstory unsanitized expert. Velya has a few too many rescue dogs and cats, is happiest with a fresh stack of library books, loves thrift shops, and is passionate about alternative medicine. Ehris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist, and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Ehris enjoys beekeeping, tending her organic vegetable and herb gardens, and working in her apothecary.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

Flyer for If the Broom Fits: Halloween and the History of WitchesWitches are one of the most traditional as well as mysterious entities we associate with Halloween. Have you ever wondered, especially on Halloween, why witches are depicted as riding on brooms through the nighttime sky? How did the benevolent image of a wise woman transform into the malevolent figure of the witch we know today? You're never going to look at sweeping the same way again...

Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban are the mother-daughter team behind Grounded Goodwife. Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and herstory unsanitized expert. Velya has a few too many rescue dogs and cats, is happiest with a fresh stack of library books, loves thrift shops, and is passionate about alternative medicine. Ehris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist, and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Ehris enjoys beekeeping, tending her organic vegetable and herb gardens, and working in her apothecary.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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


Wednesday October 13, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (up to age 5)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ready for K with Pathways for Parents
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Thursday October 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Newbies sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Friday October 15, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Notes Community Music School of Springfield
Community Music School of SpringfieldCommunity Music School of Springfield presents Little Notes on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. Children can hear music for months before they are born, and demonstrate musical sensitivity as young as six weeks after birth. Little Notes is a joyful and interactive class for very young children and their caregivers that will nurture a love of music and help build foundational musical skills for a lifetime of musical connection with others. Class time will include rhymes, songs, movement and music from a variety of cultures, with a focus on teaching caregivers how to musically interact with their children at home.  Our primary goal is to create a safe and affirming space for you and your child to explore and enjoy music together!
 
Registration is required and space is limited. Please bring a blanket or mat to enjoy the program outside. If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for October 29 at 10:30.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Community Music School of SpringfieldCommunity Music School of Springfield presents Little Notes on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. Children can hear music for months before they are born, and demonstrate musical sensitivity as young as six weeks after birth. Little Notes is a joyful and interactive class for very young children and their caregivers that will nurture a love of music and help build foundational musical skills for a lifetime of musical connection with others. Class time will include rhymes, songs, movement and music from a variety of cultures, with a focus on teaching caregivers how to musically interact with their children at home.  Our primary goal is to create a safe and affirming space for you and your child to explore and enjoy music together!
 
Registration is required and space is limited. Please bring a blanket or mat to enjoy the program outside. If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for October 29 at 10:30.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday October 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mandala Sand Art for Tweens and Teens
Mandala Tween and Teen Sand Art
Storrs Library invites tweens and teens (ages 10+) to get messy and creative in making Mandala sand art designs.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn and is weather dependent. Each registered participant will have a station and their own art supplies. Registration is required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Mandala Tween and Teen Sand Art
Storrs Library invites tweens and teens (ages 10+) to get messy and creative in making Mandala sand art designs.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn and is weather dependent. Each registered participant will have a station and their own art supplies. Registration is required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Zen Doodle and Draw

Adult Craft Program
 
Join us for a relaxing hour of doodling and coloring in a variety of ways.  All supplies are provided.
This program will be held outdoors when weather permits, or indoors if inclement. 
Staff will be in contact the day of the event with any updates.
 
Registration is required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Adult Craft Program
 
Join us for a relaxing hour of doodling and coloring in a variety of ways.  All supplies are provided.
This program will be held outdoors when weather permits, or indoors if inclement. 
Staff will be in contact the day of the event with any updates.
 
Registration is required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday October 18, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Happy Feet Walking Book Club

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?

Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 
We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick plus other books you're currently reading.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required.
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Monday, October 25th. 
 
This month we are reading: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré.
 
Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as on Overdrive and The Libby App. Audiobook available on Overdrive and The Libby App.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?

Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 
We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick plus other books you're currently reading.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required.
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Monday, October 25th. 
 
This month we are reading: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré.
 
Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as on Overdrive and The Libby App. Audiobook available on Overdrive and The Libby App.
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Flyer for October Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the Better Homes & Gardens website. Novice cooks are welcome! There is no need to register your recipe for virtual meetings as with our previous in-person Cookbook Club sessions.

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for October Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the Better Homes & Gardens website. Novice cooks are welcome! There is no need to register your recipe for virtual meetings as with our previous in-person Cookbook Club sessions.

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Technology Series: BPL eCard

Device Advice

Learn about the Resources and eResources available to Massachusetts Residents when you register for a Boston Public Library eCard

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

Learn about the Resources and eResources available to Massachusetts Residents when you register for a Boston Public Library eCard

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Flyer for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Headless Horseman Rides Again! Award-winning actor J.T. Turner is returning to Storrs Library on Monday, October 18, this time as novelist Washington Irving telling his most famous tale. An American classic since it first appeared in 1820, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the tale of the headless horseman and the ill-fated Ichabod Crane. Turner has adapted the piece to keep all ages entertained, as he appears in period costume to bring each character from this traditionally spooky story to life.

The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.

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

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Headless Horseman Rides Again! Award-winning actor J.T. Turner is returning to Storrs Library on Monday, October 18, this time as novelist Washington Irving telling his most famous tale. An American classic since it first appeared in 1820, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the tale of the headless horseman and the ill-fated Ichabod Crane. Turner has adapted the piece to keep all ages entertained, as he appears in period costume to bring each character from this traditionally spooky story to life.

The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.

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

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday October 19, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime

Baby StorytimeRegistration is full for this rescheduled Baby Storytime. Please feel free to join our waitlist, and we will let you know if a spot becomes available. 

Join us for an outdoor Baby Storytime on the front lawn! This lapsit storytime is for babies aged 0-18 months, and their caregivers. We'll sing songs, bounce along, and read a story or two!

This program will be held outside, and social distancing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs. Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Baby StorytimeRegistration is full for this rescheduled Baby Storytime. Please feel free to join our waitlist, and we will let you know if a spot becomes available. 

Join us for an outdoor Baby Storytime on the front lawn! This lapsit storytime is for babies aged 0-18 months, and their caregivers. We'll sing songs, bounce along, and read a story or two!

This program will be held outside, and social distancing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs. Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa Ruch Presents Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved Mysteries

Flyer for Lisa Ruch Presents Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved MysteriesJoin Storrs Library online for this year's six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved Mysteries," will focus on mysteries, Gothics, and human nature’s fascination with unresolved tales. This month we are discussing The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library Sarah Haller Fund.

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

Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Lisa Ruch Presents Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved MysteriesJoin Storrs Library online for this year's six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved Mysteries," will focus on mysteries, Gothics, and human nature’s fascination with unresolved tales. This month we are discussing The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library Sarah Haller Fund.

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

Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 20, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (up to age 5)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ready for K with Pathways for Parents
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bananas for Books Club (K -1)
Bananas for Books October flyer
Join our book group for kids Grades K- 1 so we can discover great, funny stories together! Each month we will read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most. This month's book selection is Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana by James Dean. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 
 
This program will be held on the library lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance. Social Distancing suggested. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Zoom.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Bananas for Books October flyer
Join our book group for kids Grades K- 1 so we can discover great, funny stories together! Each month we will read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most. This month's book selection is Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana by James Dean. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 
 
This program will be held on the library lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance. Social Distancing suggested. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Zoom.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Navigating College Admissions
Stand Out for College Navigating College Admissions flyerStorrs Library invites you to join us as Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out for College, LLC., walk us through the changes in the college admissions landscape this year for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. They will discuss how admissions officers are handling the current situation and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission. Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 
 
This program is presented by Stand Out for College, LLC., an organization unaffiliated with Storrs Library. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Stand Out for College Navigating College Admissions flyerStorrs Library invites you to join us as Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out for College, LLC., walk us through the changes in the college admissions landscape this year for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. They will discuss how admissions officers are handling the current situation and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission. Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 
 
This program is presented by Stand Out for College, LLC., an organization unaffiliated with Storrs Library. 
LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday October 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Newbies sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
First Line Book Club (Gr 2-3)

Join our 2nd-3rd grade book group where we'll explore books that draw readers in from the very first line. Each month we'll enjoy a page-turning chapter book and meet to discuss what kept us turning those pages. This month's book selection is King of the Birds by Elise Gravel. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn, and will switch to Zoom in the event of inclement weather. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Join our 2nd-3rd grade book group where we'll explore books that draw readers in from the very first line. Each month we'll enjoy a page-turning chapter book and meet to discuss what kept us turning those pages. This month's book selection is King of the Birds by Elise Gravel. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn, and will switch to Zoom in the event of inclement weather. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Friday October 22, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Let's Laugh Book Club (Grades 4-5)
Let's Laugh Book Club October flyerJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. We will meet outside on the library lawn, weather permitting, so please bring a blanket to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved to Zoom. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Let's Laugh Book Club October flyerJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. We will meet outside on the library lawn, weather permitting, so please bring a blanket to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved to Zoom. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday October 25, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Technology Series: NYTimes Online

Device Advice

Learn how to access the NYTimes online by redeeming coupon codes that are good for 72 hours of free unlimited article access.  

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.
LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

Learn how to access the NYTimes online by redeeming coupon codes that are good for 72 hours of free unlimited article access.  

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.
LOCATION: Screening Room


Tuesday October 26, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Spooky Storytime
Spooky Storytime Storrs Library invites children in grades K-2 to celebrate Halloween with spooktacular stories, songs, and activities. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn, and is weather dependent. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs. Advanced registration is required. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Spooky Storytime Storrs Library invites children in grades K-2 to celebrate Halloween with spooktacular stories, songs, and activities. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn, and is weather dependent. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs. Advanced registration is required. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Lifestyle Magic of Tidying & Decluttering

Flyer for The Lifestyle Magic of Tidying & DeclutteringJoin Storrs Library and Certified Gold KonMari Consultant Christine Thorn to discuss the lifestyle benefits of the KonMari Method of tidying and decluttering. Thorn will discuss her KonMari journey, from being inspired by Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, studying with Kondo’s team in New York City to earn her certification, through the launch of her consulting venture in April 2018. Thorn will detail the life-changing benefits of KonMari’s category-by-category system of tidying, explaining how it focuses on keeping only those items which bring joy to your life rather than on what needs to be eliminated, and discuss the importance of the fundamental KonMari question: Does this spark joy? She'll detail the KonMari Method’s six steps and how the process works. Thorn encourages everyone to bring their questions for her!

As the Sage of Interiors since April 2018, Christine Thorn has been guiding clients in a lifestyle enhancement journey centered on comprehensive decluttering that involves keeping things that nourish the soul and discarding the rest by asking, "Does this spark joy?" For 30 years, she has also been Dr. Christine Thorn, a Chiropractor, Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, and Acupuncturist. Over time, Thorn’s complementary identities naturally became more unified. She recently combined them under one name, The Tidy Lifestyle Doctor. To learn more, email her at christine@sageofinteriorsllc.com.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The Lifestyle Magic of Tidying & DeclutteringJoin Storrs Library and Certified Gold KonMari Consultant Christine Thorn to discuss the lifestyle benefits of the KonMari Method of tidying and decluttering. Thorn will discuss her KonMari journey, from being inspired by Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, studying with Kondo’s team in New York City to earn her certification, through the launch of her consulting venture in April 2018. Thorn will detail the life-changing benefits of KonMari’s category-by-category system of tidying, explaining how it focuses on keeping only those items which bring joy to your life rather than on what needs to be eliminated, and discuss the importance of the fundamental KonMari question: Does this spark joy? She'll detail the KonMari Method’s six steps and how the process works. Thorn encourages everyone to bring their questions for her!

As the Sage of Interiors since April 2018, Christine Thorn has been guiding clients in a lifestyle enhancement journey centered on comprehensive decluttering that involves keeping things that nourish the soul and discarding the rest by asking, "Does this spark joy?" For 30 years, she has also been Dr. Christine Thorn, a Chiropractor, Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, and Acupuncturist. Over time, Thorn’s complementary identities naturally became more unified. She recently combined them under one name, The Tidy Lifestyle Doctor. To learn more, email her at christine@sageofinteriorsllc.com.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 27, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (up to age 5)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun outdoor play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five, with a caregiver. Please register for each week separately. 
 
This program will be on the Front Lawn, so please bring a blanket or mat. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to zoom if needed.  
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ready for K with Pathways for Parents
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Ready for K sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEJoin us on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for this four-week program to get ready for Kindergarten, facilitated by Jane Christian, and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Each week's meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. Families will receive materials to support each theme.
The themes for each week are:
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please bring a blanket or mat as this program will be held outdoors. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will shift to zoom. 
 
Pathways for Parents and Parent-Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Understanding Your Cat

Flyer for Understanding Your CatJoin Storrs Library for a discussion with cat behaviorist Dr. Rachel to better understand your cat. Dr. Rachel will talk with us about what a cat behaviorist does, the most common problems she encounters, and how you can address these issues. Bring your questions and concerns for the Q&A session following her presentation.

Rachel Geller, Ed.D. is a certified Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist through the Humane Society and a certified Humane Education Specialist through the Academy of Prosocial Learning. She consults with many cat shelters and is certified as a Fear Free Shelter specialist. Rachel was on The Cat Connection Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020, and was vice-president of the Gifford Cat Shelter Board of Directors. She is currently a cat behaviorist/consultant, providing cat behavior help both locally and throughout the country to her clients, including cat owners and shelters.

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Understanding Your CatJoin Storrs Library for a discussion with cat behaviorist Dr. Rachel to better understand your cat. Dr. Rachel will talk with us about what a cat behaviorist does, the most common problems she encounters, and how you can address these issues. Bring your questions and concerns for the Q&A session following her presentation.

Rachel Geller, Ed.D. is a certified Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist through the Humane Society and a certified Humane Education Specialist through the Academy of Prosocial Learning. She consults with many cat shelters and is certified as a Fear Free Shelter specialist. Rachel was on The Cat Connection Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020, and was vice-president of the Gifford Cat Shelter Board of Directors. She is currently a cat behaviorist/consultant, providing cat behavior help both locally and throughout the country to her clients, including cat owners and shelters.

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

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday October 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Newbies sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn
NewbiesPathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age.  Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or mat. If there is inclement weather the program will shift to Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Friday October 29, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Movie Hotel Transylvania
Outdoor Movie flyer Hotel TransylvaniaJoin us on the front lawn to celebrate the season with a screening of Hotel Transylvania. Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside.
 
About the movie from CW/Mars: "The Hotel Transylvania, run by Dracula, is a unique, high-end resort catering only to the finest monsters and their families. Dracula is preparing for an extra special weekend - his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday - when trouble arises: a human has stumbled upon the resort for the first time ever! Even worse: the human has taken a liking to Mavis!"
Copyright 2012. Rated PG. Run Time 1 hour 31 minutes
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Outdoor Movie flyer Hotel TransylvaniaJoin us on the front lawn to celebrate the season with a screening of Hotel Transylvania. Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside.
 
About the movie from CW/Mars: "The Hotel Transylvania, run by Dracula, is a unique, high-end resort catering only to the finest monsters and their families. Dracula is preparing for an extra special weekend - his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday - when trouble arises: a human has stumbled upon the resort for the first time ever! Even worse: the human has taken a liking to Mavis!"
Copyright 2012. Rated PG. Run Time 1 hour 31 minutes
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday October 30, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Yoga with Lisa Katz sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Family Yoga with Lisa Katz sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEPathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver are invited to join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library to enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Siblings are welcome. Please bring a mat or blanket. Social Distancing suggested.
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Family Yoga with Lisa Katz sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCEPathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver are invited to join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library to enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Siblings are welcome. Please bring a mat or blanket. Social Distancing suggested.
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday November 1, 2021
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Technology Series: Consumer Reports Online

Device Advice

Learn how to access Consumer Reports Online.  Get unbiased rating and reviews for 9,000+ products and services plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most. This subscription service is available to Longmeadow residents using their Longmeadow Library card number and PIN.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

Learn how to access Consumer Reports Online.  Get unbiased rating and reviews for 9,000+ products and services plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most. This subscription service is available to Longmeadow residents using their Longmeadow Library card number and PIN.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


Tuesday November 2, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: Lost in ‘Stanland’

Flyer for Lost in ‘Stanland’Four years after the fall of the Soviet Union, David Mould landed in Osh, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, to establish a training center for local journalists. He found himself in a country going through wrenching economic, social, and political change. In the December snow, families spread blankets on the sidewalks, selling what they had to buy food and fuel. The experience made a deep impression. David returned to Kyrgyzstan the next year for a Fulbright Fellowship, and made frequent trips to the country and its northern neighbor Kazakhstan over the next 20 years for teaching, research, and consulting. For the five “stans”—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—shaking off the legacy of 75 years of Soviet rule has not been easy. The transition to a market economy has been difficult, and some people, especially in rural areas and small cities, feel worse off than in Soviet times.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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

Flyer for Lost in ‘Stanland’Four years after the fall of the Soviet Union, David Mould landed in Osh, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, to establish a training center for local journalists. He found himself in a country going through wrenching economic, social, and political change. In the December snow, families spread blankets on the sidewalks, selling what they had to buy food and fuel. The experience made a deep impression. David returned to Kyrgyzstan the next year for a Fulbright Fellowship, and made frequent trips to the country and its northern neighbor Kazakhstan over the next 20 years for teaching, research, and consulting. For the five “stans”—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—shaking off the legacy of 75 years of Soviet rule has not been easy. The transition to a market economy has been difficult, and some people, especially in rural areas and small cities, feel worse off than in Soviet times.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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


Monday November 8, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Technology Series: Mango Languages

Device Advice

Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step-by-step lesson plans for over 60 languages, 17 ESL courses, over 20 specialty courses, and language learning through full length foreign films and mobile app.  Mango Languages also offer Mango Passport eAudiobooks using Libby for your listening. This subscription service is available to Longmeadow residents using their Longmeadow Library card number and PIN.
 
Please bring your fully charged device if possible.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step-by-step lesson plans for over 60 languages, 17 ESL courses, over 20 specialty courses, and language learning through full length foreign films and mobile app.  Mango Languages also offer Mango Passport eAudiobooks using Libby for your listening. This subscription service is available to Longmeadow residents using their Longmeadow Library card number and PIN.
 
Please bring your fully charged device if possible.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


Tuesday November 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beekeeping: Then and Now

Flyer for Beekeeping: Then and NowJoin Storrs Library with backyard beekeeper and Park Ranger Susan Ashman as she explores the fascinating history of beekeeping. Take a look inside the different hives over time, learn about beekeeping in early New England, and discover what you can do to help these little pollinators out.

Susan Ashman is an Interpretive Park Ranger and the Historic Weapons Supervisor at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Originally from Southern California, she joined the Air Force after high school and spent 8 years as an Aircraft Hydraulics Systems Mechanic. She previously worked at Old Sturbridge Village as a costumed interpreter demonstrating 19th century rural New England farm life. Outside of work and beekeeping, Susan is a voracious reader of Civil War and WWII history, and loves historic traveling and battlefields.

This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society.

Register in advance.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Flyer for Beekeeping: Then and NowJoin Storrs Library with backyard beekeeper and Park Ranger Susan Ashman as she explores the fascinating history of beekeeping. Take a look inside the different hives over time, learn about beekeeping in early New England, and discover what you can do to help these little pollinators out.

Susan Ashman is an Interpretive Park Ranger and the Historic Weapons Supervisor at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Originally from Southern California, she joined the Air Force after high school and spent 8 years as an Aircraft Hydraulics Systems Mechanic. She previously worked at Old Sturbridge Village as a costumed interpreter demonstrating 19th century rural New England farm life. Outside of work and beekeeping, Susan is a voracious reader of Civil War and WWII history, and loves historic traveling and battlefields.

This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society.

Register in advance.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Monday November 15, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Happy Feet Walking Book Club

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?
Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 
We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick plus other books you're currently reading.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required.
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Monday, November 22nd. 
 
This month we are reading: The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim.
 
Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as on Overdrive and The Libby App. Audiobook available on OverdriveThe Libby App and Hoopla.
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Registration will begin on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?
Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 
We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick plus other books you're currently reading.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required.
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Monday, November 22nd. 
 
This month we are reading: The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim.
 
Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as on Overdrive and The Libby App. Audiobook available on OverdriveThe Libby App and Hoopla.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Registration will begin on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday November 17, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bananas for Books Club (K -1)
Bananas for Books November flyer

Join our K-1st grade book group so we can discover terrific stories together! Each month we will read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most and work on a craft together. This month's book selection is Girl Versus Squirrel by Hayley Barrett. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.

 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Bananas for Books November flyer

Join our K-1st grade book group so we can discover terrific stories together! Each month we will read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most and work on a craft together. This month's book selection is Girl Versus Squirrel by Hayley Barrett. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.

 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Thursday November 18, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
First Line Book Club (Gr 2-3)

Join our 2nd-3rd grade book group where we'll explore books that draw readers in from the very first line. Each month we'll enjoy a page-turning chapter book and meet to discuss what kept us turning those pages. This month's book selection is Too Much Space by Jonathan Roth. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Join our 2nd-3rd grade book group where we'll explore books that draw readers in from the very first line. Each month we'll enjoy a page-turning chapter book and meet to discuss what kept us turning those pages. This month's book selection is Too Much Space by Jonathan Roth. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Friday November 19, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Let's Laugh Book Club (Grades 4-5)

Let's Laugh Book Club November flyer

Join our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Pawcasso by Remy Lai. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. This program will be held on Zoom. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Let's Laugh Book Club November flyer

Join our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Pawcasso by Remy Lai. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. This program will be held on Zoom. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Tuesday December 7, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: Three Journeys in Central Asia

Flyer for Three Journeys in Central AsiaFrom Kazakhstan's surreal modern capital, Astana (recently renamed Nursultan, in honor of the long-serving president) David Mould travels to the mining and steel city of Karaganda, where thousands died in labor camps in the Stalin era. From Kyrgyzstan's less pretentious capital, Bishkek, he takes a trip on a wheezing bus to Karakol on the shore of Issyk Kul, the second-largest alpine lake in the world and a rest stop for Russian explorers and Chinese traders. And it’s a wild ride over three mountain ranges in a Lada (with vodka for ballast) from Bishkek to the ancient Silk Road city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, a flash point for ethnic tensions in the post-Soviet era.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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

Flyer for Three Journeys in Central AsiaFrom Kazakhstan's surreal modern capital, Astana (recently renamed Nursultan, in honor of the long-serving president) David Mould travels to the mining and steel city of Karaganda, where thousands died in labor camps in the Stalin era. From Kyrgyzstan's less pretentious capital, Bishkek, he takes a trip on a wheezing bus to Karakol on the shore of Issyk Kul, the second-largest alpine lake in the world and a rest stop for Russian explorers and Chinese traders. And it’s a wild ride over three mountain ranges in a Lada (with vodka for ballast) from Bishkek to the ancient Silk Road city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, a flash point for ethnic tensions in the post-Soviet era.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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


Tuesday December 14, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Living a More Sustainable, Simple and Off-Grid Life

Fyler for Living a More Sustainable, Simple and Off-Grid LifeLiving without the networked grid of utilities, including water, electricity, waste management and communications media has been a way of life for humans for thousands of years. Using the tiny house lifestyle as a model for sustainable practices, Isa Bauer from Tiny House Northeast will plant seeds of hope for us to help heal the natural environment and live with less where possible. We'll address topics such as minimizing plastics and other packaging, saving money by doing things for ourselves, and sourcing healthy food. The underlying theme is caring for Planet Earth as the limited resource it is, for animals and humans alike.

Isa Bauer earned an M.A. in Regional Economic and Social Development, with a focus in Sustainable Development; and critical media awareness. She has deep and wide experience teaching/training and presenting to youth and adults in various venues. She also design-builds tiny houses/other buildings on wheels; i.e., trailers.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Fyler for Living a More Sustainable, Simple and Off-Grid LifeLiving without the networked grid of utilities, including water, electricity, waste management and communications media has been a way of life for humans for thousands of years. Using the tiny house lifestyle as a model for sustainable practices, Isa Bauer from Tiny House Northeast will plant seeds of hope for us to help heal the natural environment and live with less where possible. We'll address topics such as minimizing plastics and other packaging, saving money by doing things for ourselves, and sourcing healthy food. The underlying theme is caring for Planet Earth as the limited resource it is, for animals and humans alike.

Isa Bauer earned an M.A. in Regional Economic and Social Development, with a focus in Sustainable Development; and critical media awareness. She has deep and wide experience teaching/training and presenting to youth and adults in various venues. She also design-builds tiny houses/other buildings on wheels; i.e., trailers.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday December 28, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Indoor Growing

Flyer for Indoor GrowingJoin Storrs Library for a presentation from Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens. They'll discuss how to grow all kinds of plants, from ornamentals to edibles from the comfort of your own home. Grow hydroponically or with LED lights. Learn all about self-watering plants and soil created especially for indoor growing. This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

The mission at Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens is to inspire others to grow their own fresh produce.  They deliver residential and community based training, consulting, and assistance in vegetable garden development. They are dedicated to the belief that most people should have the knowledge and opportunity to grow wholesome fruits and veggies in containers, raised beds, or in-ground gardens.

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

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Indoor GrowingJoin Storrs Library for a presentation from Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens. They'll discuss how to grow all kinds of plants, from ornamentals to edibles from the comfort of your own home. Grow hydroponically or with LED lights. Learn all about self-watering plants and soil created especially for indoor growing. This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

The mission at Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens is to inspire others to grow their own fresh produce.  They deliver residential and community based training, consulting, and assistance in vegetable garden development. They are dedicated to the belief that most people should have the knowledge and opportunity to grow wholesome fruits and veggies in containers, raised beds, or in-ground gardens.

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

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Zoom


Saturday January 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Tuesday January 4, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: Inexplicable India

Flyer for Inexplicable IndiaIn TV commercials and glossy tourism campaigns, it’s “Incredible India.” To David Mould, it’s a sub-continent so diverse that it defies description—simply inexplicable. India is an epic of epics, spanning thousands of years—of war and conquest, of the rise and fall of great civilizations, of architecture, literature, and art, of migration and settlement, of commerce with Asia, Europe and Africa. Faced with crowds, poverty, pollution, traffic congestion, crime and heat, some people find India too much to bear. But if you’re prepared to take India for what it is—often messy and disorganized,occasionally dangerous, and always unpredictable—you will be well rewarded, and relish its smells, sounds, sights, cultures, and people. David travels from the capital, Delhi, to the ancient Muslim city of Hyderabad in the Deccan, and via the so-called chicken neck to the states of Assam and Meghalaya in the northeast.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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

Flyer for Inexplicable IndiaIn TV commercials and glossy tourism campaigns, it’s “Incredible India.” To David Mould, it’s a sub-continent so diverse that it defies description—simply inexplicable. India is an epic of epics, spanning thousands of years—of war and conquest, of the rise and fall of great civilizations, of architecture, literature, and art, of migration and settlement, of commerce with Asia, Europe and Africa. Faced with crowds, poverty, pollution, traffic congestion, crime and heat, some people find India too much to bear. But if you’re prepared to take India for what it is—often messy and disorganized,occasionally dangerous, and always unpredictable—you will be well rewarded, and relish its smells, sounds, sights, cultures, and people. David travels from the capital, Delhi, to the ancient Muslim city of Hyderabad in the Deccan, and via the so-called chicken neck to the states of Assam and Meghalaya in the northeast.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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


Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: Postcards from Madagascar

Flyer for Postcards from MadagascarCuddly lemurs, rare reptiles, baobab trees and tropical beaches. Or cartoon animals who escaped from a New York zoo. These are popular images of Madagascar,the world’s fourth-largest island.  David Mould has different impressions. From the traffic jams and crowded markets of the colonial-era capital, Antananarivo, he wanders through the Central Highlands, the eastern rain forest and the savannah and desert of the southwest, offering glimpses of the history, culture, traditions and politics of a beguiling but desperately poor country.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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

Flyer for Postcards from MadagascarCuddly lemurs, rare reptiles, baobab trees and tropical beaches. Or cartoon animals who escaped from a New York zoo. These are popular images of Madagascar,the world’s fourth-largest island.  David Mould has different impressions. From the traffic jams and crowded markets of the colonial-era capital, Antananarivo, he wanders through the Central Highlands, the eastern rain forest and the savannah and desert of the southwest, offering glimpses of the history, culture, traditions and politics of a beguiling but desperately poor country.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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


Tuesday February 22, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Companion Planting & Design

Flyer for Companion Planting & DesignLocation, location, location...  some plants just naturally grow better next to other, and well, some don't. Join Storrs Library to learn from Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens about what keeps the peace in your garden. This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

The mission at Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens is to inspire others to grow their own fresh produce.  They deliver residential and community based training, consulting, and assistance in vegetable garden development. They are dedicated to the belief that most people should have the knowledge and opportunity to grow wholesome fruits and veggies in containers, raised beds, or in-ground gardens.

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

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Companion Planting & DesignLocation, location, location...  some plants just naturally grow better next to other, and well, some don't. Join Storrs Library to learn from Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens about what keeps the peace in your garden. This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

The mission at Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens is to inspire others to grow their own fresh produce.  They deliver residential and community based training, consulting, and assistance in vegetable garden development. They are dedicated to the belief that most people should have the knowledge and opportunity to grow wholesome fruits and veggies in containers, raised beds, or in-ground gardens.

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

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday March 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: Bangladesh—Land of Rivers

Flyer for Bangladesh—Land of RiversFor a small country, about the size of Illinois, Bangladesh has a large population (about 168 million) and a lot of water, with three major river systems emptying into the Bay of Bengal. Every year, between one quarter and one third of the land area is under water, yet the rivers sustain agriculture and are highways for commerce. After the 1971 Liberation War, the former East Pakistan was one of the poorest countries in the world with high rates of maternal and infant mortality, yet has made remarkable progress in relieving poverty and improving health and education. David’s journey takes him from Old Dhaka, with its narrow alleys, bustling riverside markets and decaying colonial-era buildings to Rajshahi on the Padma (Ganges) on the border with West Bengal, to the river ports of Khulna and Barisal in the delta region, and to the tea plantations of the northeast.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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

Flyer for Bangladesh—Land of RiversFor a small country, about the size of Illinois, Bangladesh has a large population (about 168 million) and a lot of water, with three major river systems emptying into the Bay of Bengal. Every year, between one quarter and one third of the land area is under water, yet the rivers sustain agriculture and are highways for commerce. After the 1971 Liberation War, the former East Pakistan was one of the poorest countries in the world with high rates of maternal and infant mortality, yet has made remarkable progress in relieving poverty and improving health and education. David’s journey takes him from Old Dhaka, with its narrow alleys, bustling riverside markets and decaying colonial-era buildings to Rajshahi on the Padma (Ganges) on the border with West Bengal, to the river ports of Khulna and Barisal in the delta region, and to the tea plantations of the northeast.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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


Friday April 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Discovery Room Monthly Guessing JarPop into the Discovery Room to test your estimating skills and enter a chance to win a prize. Each month a new guessing jar will be revealed. Participants can enter a new guess each visit. The participant who guesses correctly, or has the closest guess, wins the jar, the contents and a plush.

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monthly Scavenger HuntGo on a quest in the Discovery Room and locate the list of items hidden around the room. Each month a new Scavenger Hunt will be displayed. One lucky participant will win a prize at the end of the month. Join us in the fun! 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Tuesday April 5, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: Postcards from Indonesia

Flyer for Accidental Travel Writer: Postcards from IndonesiaIt’s the world’s largest archipelagic state—17,000 islands (more or less) stretching more than 3,000 miles east to west. It has the fourth largest population in the world—more than 265 million—and the world’s largest Muslim population. Strung along the so-called Ring of Fire, Indonesia experiences more than its fair share of natural disasters—earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. David Mould’s journey begins in the province of Aceh in Sumatra—ground zero for the 2004 tsunami. Amid the urban sprawl and traffic jams of the capital, Jakarta, he finds refuge in the old colonial port of Batavia, once the capital of the Dutch East Indies with its thriving spice trade. In Bali, he avoids Australian surfers on his way to the back country and Hindu temples. Along the way he explores Indonesia’s history of colonialism and regional conflict, its politics, media and environmental challenges.

David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.

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