Thursday April 1, 2021 - Friday April 30, 2021
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Adult and Teen Book Craft

April Adult and Teen Book Craft: Blackout PoetryStop by the Storrs Library during our Curbside hours to pick up a Take & Make Book Craft Kit. Kits make use of used books or book pages to create imaginative literary decorations for the home. Materials are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

April Adult and Teen Book Craft: Blackout PoetryStop by the Storrs Library during our Curbside hours to pick up a Take & Make Book Craft Kit. Kits make use of used books or book pages to create imaginative literary decorations for the home. Materials are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Monday April 12, 2021 - Saturday April 17, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Paper Hyacinths

Flyer for Paper Hyacynths

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last, during curbside services or appointment-based visits.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Paper Hyacynths

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last, during curbside services or appointment-based visits.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday April 12, 2021 - Sunday April 18, 2021
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Magic Trick Monday

Magic Card Monday Pen in WaterMagic Trick Monday is back! Thanks to local magician Ed Popielarczyk for getting us through the winter with some magic! Tune in weekly to learn a new trick.

For this trick, you will need a Ziplock bag with water in it, a pen, a pencil, and something to use as a magic wand. 

LOCATION: Online

Magic Card Monday Pen in WaterMagic Trick Monday is back! Thanks to local magician Ed Popielarczyk for getting us through the winter with some magic! Tune in weekly to learn a new trick.

For this trick, you will need a Ziplock bag with water in it, a pen, a pencil, and something to use as a magic wand. 

LOCATION: Online


Friday April 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Let's Laugh Virtual Book Club (Grades 3-5)

Let's Laugh Book Club April flyer Join our 3rd-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month! We'll read weird and funny stories with a matching activity and meet up on Zoom to talk about them. Every reader who registers will receive an additional book to add to their own library. This month's book selection is RA THE MIGHTY: CAT DETECTIVE by Amy Butler Greenfield. Register and pick up your copy and activity from our curbside pickup, or during an appointment-based visit. Make sure to register in advance to receive the meeting link.     

LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.

Let's Laugh Book Club April flyer Join our 3rd-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month! We'll read weird and funny stories with a matching activity and meet up on Zoom to talk about them. Every reader who registers will receive an additional book to add to their own library. This month's book selection is RA THE MIGHTY: CAT DETECTIVE by Amy Butler Greenfield. Register and pick up your copy and activity from our curbside pickup, or during an appointment-based visit. Make sure to register in advance to receive the meeting link.     

LOCATION: Zoom

The registration period has ended.

Monday April 19, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

Library closed for Patriots' DayThe Library is closed in observance of Patriots' Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library closed for Patriots' DayThe Library is closed in observance of Patriots' Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday April 20, 2021 - Saturday April 24, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Baby Birds in a Nest

Flyer for Baby Birds in a Nest

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last, during curbside services or appointment-based visits.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Baby Birds in a Nest

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last, during curbside services or appointment-based visits.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday April 20, 2021
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Visit Tuesday at 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Visit Tuesday at 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Childrens Room Appointment 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Childrens Room Appointment 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment Visit 3:00pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment Visit 3:00pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 3:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 3:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Kid Crafting
Virtual Kid Crafting Children of all ages, with support from a caregiver if needed, are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. We'll start with a story and then get creative. Pick up a bag of supplies during an Appointment based visit or Curbside Services. Children will need glue from home for this activity. Bring your craft goodies to our Zoom Meeting.
 
Registration is required and space is limited. An email with the Zoom Meeting ID will be sent shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom
Virtual Kid Crafting Children of all ages, with support from a caregiver if needed, are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. We'll start with a story and then get creative. Pick up a bag of supplies during an Appointment based visit or Curbside Services. Children will need glue from home for this activity. Bring your craft goodies to our Zoom Meeting.
 
Registration is required and space is limited. An email with the Zoom Meeting ID will be sent shortly before the program begins.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sheryl Faye Presents Clara Barton

Flyer for Sheryl Faye Presents Clara BartonFrom the time she was old enough to be a nurse within her own family, Clara Barton’s life was dedicated to helping others. She accepted no pay as she taught poor children whose parents had no money to send them to school. She raised warehouses full of food, medicine and clothing during the Civil War, and then courageously went to the front to nurse the wounded and dying. Finally, Clara started the American Red Cross, which is her legacy today. Join Storrs Library for an historical portrayal of Clara Barton by Sheryl Faye. 
 
Please register in advance. This is a prerecorded performance available on Vimeo from 4:00-8:00pm only. The video is about 35 minutes long, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to watch the entire video because it will automatically turn off at 8:00pm. A link and password will be emailed to registrants the day of the program.
 
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.

LOCATION: Online

Flyer for Sheryl Faye Presents Clara BartonFrom the time she was old enough to be a nurse within her own family, Clara Barton’s life was dedicated to helping others. She accepted no pay as she taught poor children whose parents had no money to send them to school. She raised warehouses full of food, medicine and clothing during the Civil War, and then courageously went to the front to nurse the wounded and dying. Finally, Clara started the American Red Cross, which is her legacy today. Join Storrs Library for an historical portrayal of Clara Barton by Sheryl Faye. 
 
Please register in advance. This is a prerecorded performance available on Vimeo from 4:00-8:00pm only. The video is about 35 minutes long, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to watch the entire video because it will automatically turn off at 8:00pm. A link and password will be emailed to registrants the day of the program.
 
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.

LOCATION: Online


Wednesday April 21, 2021
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Baseball in American Culture

Flyer for Baseball in American CulturePlease join us on April 21st at 12:30pm for the presentation "Baseball in American Culture" by sports commentator and author, Evan Weiner. Baseball has been embedded in the American culture since the end of the Civil War. Themes from the sport have been incorporated into poems, songs, comedy routines, radio shows, and more. Business analytics may have evolved from the book Money Ball, which you may also recognize from its 2011 film adaptation. Even Broadway got into the act with a play, and the name "Cooperstown" means something special to many. Baseball was once the king of American sports. That time may have passed, but baseball in our culture has never gone away. Sponsored by FOLOCA and co-hosted by The Longmeadow Adult Center and 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 we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Baseball in American CulturePlease join us on April 21st at 12:30pm for the presentation "Baseball in American Culture" by sports commentator and author, Evan Weiner. Baseball has been embedded in the American culture since the end of the Civil War. Themes from the sport have been incorporated into poems, songs, comedy routines, radio shows, and more. Business analytics may have evolved from the book Money Ball, which you may also recognize from its 2011 film adaptation. Even Broadway got into the act with a play, and the name "Cooperstown" means something special to many. Baseball was once the king of American sports. That time may have passed, but baseball in our culture has never gone away. Sponsored by FOLOCA and co-hosted by The Longmeadow Adult Center and 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 we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
iRobot Career Training Panel for Teens
Flyer for Technology Career Panel with iRobot for Teens
iRobot presents Technology Career Training for Teens. Teens are invited to learn about cool robots and careers at a technology company. Participants will discover STEM opportunities and get a chance to talk to technology experts who make the robots we use every day in our homes.  

Registration is required for this discussion panel. This program is geared for teens but is appropriate for teens and adults.
 

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Technology Career Panel with iRobot for Teens
iRobot presents Technology Career Training for Teens. Teens are invited to learn about cool robots and careers at a technology company. Participants will discover STEM opportunities and get a chance to talk to technology experts who make the robots we use every day in our homes.  

Registration is required for this discussion panel. This program is geared for teens but is appropriate for teens and adults.
 

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday April 22, 2021
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Colorful Colombia with Amy Dane Adventures

Flyer for Colorful Colors with Amy Dane AdventuresPlease join us for Amy Dane’s travel lecture on Colorful Colombia on Zoom on Thursday, April 22nd at 12:30pm.

Colombia is dream destination for lovers of nature and culture including pre-Hispanic, colonial, religious and modern. Once infamous as the home of Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels, Medellin is better known today as the home of Colombia’s most famous artist, Fernando Botero. Biodiversity includes endemic species of birds, butterflies and orchids. Varied landscapes include the Tatacoa desert; largest mountain range in the Andes; spectacular rivers and waterfalls and both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. Enjoy scenic valleys rich with lush vegetation yielding tropical fruit, coffee and cacao beans. From below ground emerge the purest emeralds in the world.

Sponsored by FOLOCA and cohosted by Longmeadow Adult Center and 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 Colorful Colors with Amy Dane AdventuresPlease join us for Amy Dane’s travel lecture on Colorful Colombia on Zoom on Thursday, April 22nd at 12:30pm.

Colombia is dream destination for lovers of nature and culture including pre-Hispanic, colonial, religious and modern. Once infamous as the home of Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels, Medellin is better known today as the home of Colombia’s most famous artist, Fernando Botero. Biodiversity includes endemic species of birds, butterflies and orchids. Varied landscapes include the Tatacoa desert; largest mountain range in the Andes; spectacular rivers and waterfalls and both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. Enjoy scenic valleys rich with lush vegetation yielding tropical fruit, coffee and cacao beans. From below ground emerge the purest emeralds in the world.

Sponsored by FOLOCA and cohosted by Longmeadow Adult Center and 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


 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


Friday April 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Tiny Tales on Zoom

Tiny Tales ZoomJoin us for live virtual storytime for babies 0-18 months old and their caregivers. We'll read some stories together, sing some songs, and bounce along! Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link.

LOCATION: Zoom

Tiny Tales ZoomJoin us for live virtual storytime for babies 0-18 months old and their caregivers. We'll read some stories together, sing some songs, and bounce along! Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link.

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


Saturday April 24, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual Music with Mr. Liam

Flyer for Virtual Music

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Virtual Music

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Zoom


Monday April 26, 2021 - Friday April 30, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Go Fly a Kite

Flyer for Go Fly a Kite

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last, during curbside services or appointment-based visits.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Go Fly a Kite

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last, during curbside services or appointment-based visits.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday April 26, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Light as Air Southern Biscuits

Flyer for Light as Air Southern BiscuitsJulia Mitchell returns to Storrs Library for another spectacular virtual cooking demonstration, "Light as Air Southern Biscuits." Julia will walk us through three different biscuit recipes with tips, techniques, and pairing suggestions. Registrants will receive recipes for the menu below, plus bonus recipes with additional variations and tasty sides to pair with your biscuits!
 
Menu:
Cream Biscuits
Southern Biscuits
Sweet Potato Biscuits

Julia Mitchell has worked for Southern Living magazine for 15 years developing new magazines,  lifestyle shows, and cooking demonstrations. She has also worked with chefs developing shows and online articles. She has taught cooking classes for all ages and loves to pass on easy traditional techniques for people to fall in love with entertaining, food, and cooking. With her Southern heritage in tact, Julia and her family moved to Massachusetts from Canada two years ago. In their many moves they've discovered how even more important it is to keep alive Southern traditions and entertaining ideas.

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 Light as Air Southern BiscuitsJulia Mitchell returns to Storrs Library for another spectacular virtual cooking demonstration, "Light as Air Southern Biscuits." Julia will walk us through three different biscuit recipes with tips, techniques, and pairing suggestions. Registrants will receive recipes for the menu below, plus bonus recipes with additional variations and tasty sides to pair with your biscuits!
 
Menu:
Cream Biscuits
Southern Biscuits
Sweet Potato Biscuits

Julia Mitchell has worked for Southern Living magazine for 15 years developing new magazines,  lifestyle shows, and cooking demonstrations. She has also worked with chefs developing shows and online articles. She has taught cooking classes for all ages and loves to pass on easy traditional techniques for people to fall in love with entertaining, food, and cooking. With her Southern heritage in tact, Julia and her family moved to Massachusetts from Canada two years ago. In their many moves they've discovered how even more important it is to keep alive Southern traditions and entertaining ideas.

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 April 27, 2021
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Visit Tuesday at 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Visit Tuesday at 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Childrens Room Appointment 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Childrens Room Appointment 2:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment Visit 3:00pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment Visit 3:00pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 3:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 3:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Virtual STEAM: Glitter Slime and More sponsored by Pathways for Parents (PreK- 2nd Grade)

Virtual Glitter Slime and MoreJane Christian presents virtual STEAM: Glitter Slime and More! Children in PreK-2nd grade, with an accompanying adult, are invited to have the slime of their lives! This group offers an activity that will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Registration required in advance. Registration required in advance.  Please pick up STEAM supplies from Storrs Library during Curbside Services, or an appointment-based visit. 

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Virtual Glitter Slime and MoreJane Christian presents virtual STEAM: Glitter Slime and More! Children in PreK-2nd grade, with an accompanying adult, are invited to have the slime of their lives! This group offers an activity that will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Registration required in advance. Registration required in advance.  Please pick up STEAM supplies from Storrs Library during Curbside Services, or an appointment-based visit. 

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

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 4:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Navigating College Admissions During Covid-19

Navigating College Admissions during Covid-19

Storrs 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 the holistic admissions review process and focus on the greater consideration admissions officers are giving to extracurricular activities and essays as they will have fewer data points to rely on due to the disruptions from COVID-19. This program covers 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 link to the Zoom meeting. 

This program is presented by Stand Out for College, LLC., an organization unaffiliated with Storrs Library. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Navigating College Admissions during Covid-19

Storrs 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 the holistic admissions review process and focus on the greater consideration admissions officers are giving to extracurricular activities and essays as they will have fewer data points to rely on due to the disruptions from COVID-19. This program covers 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 link to the Zoom meeting. 

This program is presented by Stand Out for College, LLC., an organization unaffiliated with Storrs Library. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday April 28, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn AprilThis program and books are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with books led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The books provided are Llama Llama Time to Share, Daniel Tiger goes to the Dentist and Going to the Doctor

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a copy of the books to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services, or an appointment-based visit.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.
Flyer for Grow Play Learn AprilThis program and books are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building with books led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The books provided are Llama Llama Time to Share, Daniel Tiger goes to the Dentist and Going to the Doctor

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive a copy of the books to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services, or an appointment-based visit.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Decisions: Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic
Great Decisions (virtual): Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic
Elle Van Dermark, Associate Professor of History & Political Science at Asnuntuck Community College, will be the group facilitator for this series.
This month's topic is Roles of international organizations in a global pandemic:
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the World Health Organization (WHO) into the limelight, for better and for worse. While some of the Trump administration’s criticism of the organization is unfair, the response to the early stages of the pandemic left many experts wanting more from the WHO. What is the WHO’s role in responding to international pandemics? What can be done to improve the WHO’s response to future global health crises?
 
 
Please Note: you only need to register once for the whole discussion series!
 
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 - Upcoming Great Decisions discussion:
May 12, 2021: The End of Globalization?
LOCATION: Online
Great Decisions (virtual): Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic
Elle Van Dermark, Associate Professor of History & Political Science at Asnuntuck Community College, will be the group facilitator for this series.
This month's topic is Roles of international organizations in a global pandemic:
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the World Health Organization (WHO) into the limelight, for better and for worse. While some of the Trump administration’s criticism of the organization is unfair, the response to the early stages of the pandemic left many experts wanting more from the WHO. What is the WHO’s role in responding to international pandemics? What can be done to improve the WHO’s response to future global health crises?
 
 
Please Note: you only need to register once for the whole discussion series!
 
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 - Upcoming Great Decisions discussion:
May 12, 2021: The End of Globalization?
LOCATION: Online


Thursday April 29, 2021
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 5:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 6:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 7:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


Friday April 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 10:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 11:00 amWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Adult Appointment Based Library Visit
Adult Library Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Adult Library Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Adult Library. Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Discovery Room Appointment Based Library Visit
Discovery Room Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Discovery Room Appointment 12:00 pmWelcome to Storrs Appointment Based Library Visits. Please register each person or group for a 45-minute appointment in the Discovery Room (Children's Library). Library staff is on hand to assist and computers are available for use.
 
Please respect social distancing guidelines and masks are required. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebrating Family and Friends: Flower Pots
Flyer for Celebrating Family and Friends: Flower PotsPlease join Storrs Library, Pathways for Parents and the Longmeadow Dads Club for a children's Flower Pot craft program Celebrating Family & Friends. This program will be held on the front lawn of Storrs Library and each registered child will have their own station and art supplies to create a craft for a special person in their life.

Participants must register in advance, wear masks, and bring their own mat or blanket.  

This program is funded in part by Pathways for Parents-Coordinated Family Community Engagement. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Flyer for Celebrating Family and Friends: Flower PotsPlease join Storrs Library, Pathways for Parents and the Longmeadow Dads Club for a children's Flower Pot craft program Celebrating Family & Friends. This program will be held on the front lawn of Storrs Library and each registered child will have their own station and art supplies to create a craft for a special person in their life.

Participants must register in advance, wear masks, and bring their own mat or blanket.  

This program is funded in part by Pathways for Parents-Coordinated Family Community Engagement. 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 May 1, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Family Yoga sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Flyer for Family Yoga on the LawnPathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket.  
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

Flyer for Family Yoga on the LawnPathways for Parents CFCE presents Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, and bring their own yoga mat or blanket.  
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 May 3, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Start Gardening! Hampden Hampshire Conservation District
Start Gardening with Hampden Hampshire Conservation DistrictYouth of all ages are invited to Start Gardening! presented by Kathleen of Hampden Hampshire Conservation District. Children of all ages, with an accompanying caregiver, will enjoy a garden-related storytime and each registered child will receive a kit containing seeds and materials needed to grow a plant.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent, and the rain date is May 10. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Start Gardening with Hampden Hampshire Conservation DistrictYouth of all ages are invited to Start Gardening! presented by Kathleen of Hampden Hampshire Conservation District. Children of all ages, with an accompanying caregiver, will enjoy a garden-related storytime and each registered child will receive a kit containing seeds and materials needed to grow a plant.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent, and the rain date is May 10. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Soil Health with Hampden Hampshire Conservation District

Flyer for Soil Health with Hampden Hampshire Conservation DistrictSoil health has become a popular topic in agriculture lately. But what does this really mean? What does this entail? This discussion is an overview of what is going on beneath our feet and how this creates healthy soil, plants and people. We will discuss some fundamental soil health issues as well as composting, soil biology, and mulching. We will end the chat by demonstrating a lasagna garden, which is a really simple (and cheap!) way to create new beds on your property without disturbing the soil. 

About the Hampden Hampshire Conservation District (HHCD):

The Hampden Hampshire Conservation District works with landowners and communities in Hampden and Hampshire Counties in the conservation and management of natural resources; farmland, woodland, wildlife management and farmland preservation.

Diana Laurenitis has been working in the agricultural field for 18 years. She is currently employed by the HHCD doing farmer outreach and community education on agricultural issues.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent, and the rain date is May 10.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Soil Health with Hampden Hampshire Conservation DistrictSoil health has become a popular topic in agriculture lately. But what does this really mean? What does this entail? This discussion is an overview of what is going on beneath our feet and how this creates healthy soil, plants and people. We will discuss some fundamental soil health issues as well as composting, soil biology, and mulching. We will end the chat by demonstrating a lasagna garden, which is a really simple (and cheap!) way to create new beds on your property without disturbing the soil. 

About the Hampden Hampshire Conservation District (HHCD):

The Hampden Hampshire Conservation District works with landowners and communities in Hampden and Hampshire Counties in the conservation and management of natural resources; farmland, woodland, wildlife management and farmland preservation.

Diana Laurenitis has been working in the agricultural field for 18 years. She is currently employed by the HHCD doing farmer outreach and community education on agricultural issues.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent, and the rain date is May 10.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


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


Wednesday May 5, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Movement Across Milestones sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Native American Actors as Activists: Understanding Indian Entertainment Networks in the 20th Century

Flyer for Native American Actors as Activists: Understanding Indian Entertainment Networks in the 20th CenturyStorrs Library invites you to a virtual presentation with Professor Kiara M. Vigil exploring how popular representations of the West and Native Americans have evolved over time and the role Indian people themselves played in these shifts. We'll examine these cultural representations alongside the histories of Native actors and the dichotomy of their lives as workers and activists. This presentation is based on Vigil's research for her new book Natives in Transit: Indian Entertainment, Urban Life, and Activism.

Kiara M. Vigil (Dakota/Apache heritage) is currently an associate professor of American Studies at Amherst College. She is a Council Member for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, and was named the Jan Cohn Fellow and Lecturer in American Studies for 2020 by Trinity College. Kiara’s PhD is in American Culture from the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Teachers’ College and Dartmouth College, as well as a B.A. in History from Tufts University. Her research and teaching interests are grounded in Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Kiara is the author of Indigenous Intellectuals: Sovereignty, Citizenship, and the American Imagination, 1890-1930 (2015). Her articles and essays have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books, one of which, “Who was Henry Standing Bear? Remembering Lakota Activism from the Early Twentieth Century,” won the Frederick C. Luebke Award for Outstanding Regional Scholarship from the Great Plains Quarterly. Kiara is currently collaborating on a project about the new PBS show “Molly of Denali” in a study about how Native Americans have been represented in children’s television programs. She is also collaborating with Dakota language teachers on a new project to make 19th century Dakota-language texts more widely available.

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 & 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 Native American Actors as Activists: Understanding Indian Entertainment Networks in the 20th CenturyStorrs Library invites you to a virtual presentation with Professor Kiara M. Vigil exploring how popular representations of the West and Native Americans have evolved over time and the role Indian people themselves played in these shifts. We'll examine these cultural representations alongside the histories of Native actors and the dichotomy of their lives as workers and activists. This presentation is based on Vigil's research for her new book Natives in Transit: Indian Entertainment, Urban Life, and Activism.

Kiara M. Vigil (Dakota/Apache heritage) is currently an associate professor of American Studies at Amherst College. She is a Council Member for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, and was named the Jan Cohn Fellow and Lecturer in American Studies for 2020 by Trinity College. Kiara’s PhD is in American Culture from the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Teachers’ College and Dartmouth College, as well as a B.A. in History from Tufts University. Her research and teaching interests are grounded in Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Kiara is the author of Indigenous Intellectuals: Sovereignty, Citizenship, and the American Imagination, 1890-1930 (2015). Her articles and essays have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books, one of which, “Who was Henry Standing Bear? Remembering Lakota Activism from the Early Twentieth Century,” won the Frederick C. Luebke Award for Outstanding Regional Scholarship from the Great Plains Quarterly. Kiara is currently collaborating on a project about the new PBS show “Molly of Denali” in a study about how Native Americans have been represented in children’s television programs. She is also collaborating with Dakota language teachers on a new project to make 19th century Dakota-language texts more widely available.

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 & 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


Thursday May 6, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
STEAM Magnetic Mini Tiles sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (gr. K-2

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Jane Christian presents Virtual STEAM: Magnetic Mini Tiles! Children in K-2nd grade, with an accompanying adult, are invited to join the fun of designing, creating, and pulling inspiration from stories and each other. This group offers an activity that will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. STEAM supplies, including magnetic mini tiles and acrylic paint pens, will be available for pick up from Storrs Library during an Appointment visit or Curbside services. Registration is limited and required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Magnetic Mini Tiles

Jane Christian presents Virtual STEAM: Magnetic Mini Tiles! Children in K-2nd grade, with an accompanying adult, are invited to join the fun of designing, creating, and pulling inspiration from stories and each other. This group offers an activity that will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. STEAM supplies, including magnetic mini tiles and acrylic paint pens, will be available for pick up from Storrs Library during an Appointment visit or Curbside services. Registration is limited and required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom


Friday May 7, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroller Stroll at Storrs

Stroller Stroll flyer

For caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.

 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Stroller Stroll flyer

For caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.

 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday May 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fix a Flat Bike Tire with Christina (Ages 8- adult)

Fix a Flat Bike Tire with ChristinaCome learn the ins and outs of fixing a flat tire with Christina, our resident long-distance cyclist and author of books with bikes in them. You'll learn the best ways to find a puncture and keep from getting another one, plus hear about some terrific bicycle adventure books for all ages. Each registrant will receive their own flat-fixing kit, courtesy of Speed & Sprocket Cycle Works, the Pioneer Valley's Mobile Bike Shop. Bring your own bike if you like, plus a bike pump if you have one. For kids 8+, teens, and adults. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, socially distanced and masks are required. Advanced registration is required. If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Fix a Flat Bike Tire with ChristinaCome learn the ins and outs of fixing a flat tire with Christina, our resident long-distance cyclist and author of books with bikes in them. You'll learn the best ways to find a puncture and keep from getting another one, plus hear about some terrific bicycle adventure books for all ages. Each registrant will receive their own flat-fixing kit, courtesy of Speed & Sprocket Cycle Works, the Pioneer Valley's Mobile Bike Shop. Bring your own bike if you like, plus a bike pump if you have one. For kids 8+, teens, and adults. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, socially distanced and masks are required. Advanced registration is required. If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Wednesday May 12, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Movement Across Milestones sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Decisions: the End of Globalization?
Great Decisions (virtual): The End of Globalization?
Elle Van Dermark, Associate Professor of History & Political Science at Asnuntuck Community College, will be the group facilitator for this series.
This month's topic is The end of globalization?
As the United States enters another election season, the merits and drawbacks of globalization are again being debated by the presidential candidates. With the passing of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s America First doctrine, protectionist policies have become more prevalent, challenging globalization. What is globalization and how will it be affected by protectionist trade policies? How will the United States and the world be affected by such policies? Is globalization really at an end, or in need of a refresh?
 
Please Note: you only need to register once for the whole discussion series!
 
Great Decisions Briefing Books are $30.  To purchase, please mail a check, made out to the Richard Salter Storrs Library, to the address below:
Richard Salter Storrs Library
693 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
ATTN: Heather MARCHETTA 
LOCATION: Online
Great Decisions (virtual): The End of Globalization?
Elle Van Dermark, Associate Professor of History & Political Science at Asnuntuck Community College, will be the group facilitator for this series.
This month's topic is The end of globalization?
As the United States enters another election season, the merits and drawbacks of globalization are again being debated by the presidential candidates. With the passing of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s America First doctrine, protectionist policies have become more prevalent, challenging globalization. What is globalization and how will it be affected by protectionist trade policies? How will the United States and the world be affected by such policies? Is globalization really at an end, or in need of a refresh?
 
Please Note: you only need to register once for the whole discussion series!
 
Great Decisions Briefing Books are $30.  To purchase, please mail a check, made out to the Richard Salter Storrs Library, to the address below:
Richard Salter Storrs Library
693 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
ATTN: Heather MARCHETTA 
LOCATION: Online


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

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

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

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

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


Friday May 14, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
K Readiness sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE
Flyer for K Readiness sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCELET'S GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN!

Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE present K Readiness! a program specifically geared to children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021 and their caregiver. Join us for an informative, interactive and fun skill-building session; the children will enjoy a storytime and activities and the caregivers can participate in a Q&A discussion and receive educational resources. 

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, parent/caregiver resources, and Jamie L. Deenihan's book 
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree. Materials can be picked up between April 26 and May 13 at Curbside Services or during an Appointment Visit. 

Registration is limited and required. The Zoom Meeting ID will be emailed shortly before the program. 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for K Readiness sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCELET'S GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN!

Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE present K Readiness! a program specifically geared to children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021 and their caregiver. Join us for an informative, interactive and fun skill-building session; the children will enjoy a storytime and activities and the caregivers can participate in a Q&A discussion and receive educational resources. 

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, parent/caregiver resources, and Jamie L. Deenihan's book 
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree. Materials can be picked up between April 26 and May 13 at Curbside Services or during an Appointment Visit. 

Registration is limited and required. The Zoom Meeting ID will be emailed shortly before the program. 

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


 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroller Stroll at Storrs

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday May 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Family Yoga with Lisa Katz by Pathways for Parents CFCE
Flyer for Outdoor Family YogaPathways for Parents CFCE presents Outdoor Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, socially distance and bring their own yoga mat or blanket.  

This program is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for May 22. 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Flyer for Outdoor Family YogaPathways for Parents CFCE presents Outdoor Family Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register, wear masks, socially distance and bring their own yoga mat or blanket.  

This program is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for May 22. 

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 May 17, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
STEAM: Sensory Bottles sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (ages 3-5)

Virtual STEAM Sensory BottlesJane Christian presents Virtual STEAM: Sensory Bottles! Children ages 3-5, with an accompanying adult, are invited to join the fun of a virtual STEAM experience. This group offers an activity that will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Registration required in advance.  Please pick up STEAM supplies from Storrs Library during Curbside Services, or an appointment-based visit.  

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Virtual STEAM Sensory BottlesJane Christian presents Virtual STEAM: Sensory Bottles! Children ages 3-5, with an accompanying adult, are invited to join the fun of a virtual STEAM experience. This group offers an activity that will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Registration required in advance.  Please pick up STEAM supplies from Storrs Library during Curbside Services, or an appointment-based visit.  

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

LOCATION: Zoom


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

Flyer for May Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the Chef Bill website. Chef Bill has kindly granted permission to use recipes from his Zoom classes as our inspiration this month. Novice cooks are welcome! You are welcome to list a recipe when registering, but there is no need to do so as with our previous Cookbook Club meetings.

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

Flyer for May Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the Chef Bill website. Chef Bill has kindly granted permission to use recipes from his Zoom classes as our inspiration this month. Novice cooks are welcome! You are welcome to list a recipe when registering, but there is no need to do so as with our previous Cookbook Club meetings.

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


Wednesday May 19, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Movement Across Milestones sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bananas for Books Virtual Book Club (Pre K -2)

Bananas for Books May flyerJoin our K-2nd Grade book group so we can discover great, funny stories together! Each month we will have a take-and-make craft and read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet virtually to talk about what made us laugh the most. This month's book selection is YASMIN THE SUPERHERO by Saadia Faruqi. Register and pick up your copy and craft from our curbside pickup, or during an appointment-based visit. Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Zoom

Bananas for Books May flyerJoin our K-2nd Grade book group so we can discover great, funny stories together! Each month we will have a take-and-make craft and read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet virtually to talk about what made us laugh the most. This month's book selection is YASMIN THE SUPERHERO by Saadia Faruqi. Register and pick up your copy and craft from our curbside pickup, or during an appointment-based visit. Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Organize Your Practical Pantry

Flyer for Organize Your Practical PantryA practical pantry doesn’t have to be Pinterest-pretty with dry goods decanted into jars with artful labels. It's more than just a place to store food; it’s a space that can support your goals – from eating healthier, creating a snack station for kids, or stocking up on supplies without losing control of where everything is.
 
Storrs Library invites you to join us with professional organizer Susan McCarthy to listen, learn, and enjoy or to set up your device near your pantry to go through the process during the program. We’ll use a minimal mess method so if you don't finish, you won’t be stuck with the contents of your pantry strewn over the floor. No need to buy organizing products before class; you’ll see what, if anything, you need after you go through your pantry. Have a box available for donations, a trash can nearby, and cleaning supplies on hand.
 
Susan McCarthy realized she was a minimalist midlife while going through her parents' house packed full of stuff. She founded A Life Less Cluttered to help others develop peaceful decluttered spaces in their homes. Susan is a certified member of NAPO, National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.
 
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 we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Organize Your Practical PantryA practical pantry doesn’t have to be Pinterest-pretty with dry goods decanted into jars with artful labels. It's more than just a place to store food; it’s a space that can support your goals – from eating healthier, creating a snack station for kids, or stocking up on supplies without losing control of where everything is.
 
Storrs Library invites you to join us with professional organizer Susan McCarthy to listen, learn, and enjoy or to set up your device near your pantry to go through the process during the program. We’ll use a minimal mess method so if you don't finish, you won’t be stuck with the contents of your pantry strewn over the floor. No need to buy organizing products before class; you’ll see what, if anything, you need after you go through your pantry. Have a box available for donations, a trash can nearby, and cleaning supplies on hand.
 
Susan McCarthy realized she was a minimalist midlife while going through her parents' house packed full of stuff. She founded A Life Less Cluttered to help others develop peaceful decluttered spaces in their homes. Susan is a certified member of NAPO, National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.
 
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 we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Friday May 21, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroller Stroll at Storrs

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Let's Laugh Virtual Book Club (Grades 3-5)

Let's Laugh Book Club May flyer Join our 3rd-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month! We'll read weird and funny stories with a matching activity and meet up on Zoom to talk about them. This month's book selection is HOW TO GROW UP AND RULE THE WORLD by Scott Seegert. Register and pick up your copy and activity from our curbside pickup, or during an appointment-based visit. Make sure to register in advance to receive the meeting link.     

LOCATION: Zoom

Let's Laugh Book Club May flyer Join our 3rd-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month! We'll read weird and funny stories with a matching activity and meet up on Zoom to talk about them. This month's book selection is HOW TO GROW UP AND RULE THE WORLD by Scott Seegert. Register and pick up your copy and activity from our curbside pickup, or during an appointment-based visit. Make sure to register in advance to receive the meeting link.     

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday May 26, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn MayThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are rainbow bears, cups and tongs. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Movement Across Milestones sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Movement Across MilestonesChildren from birth to fifteen months, with their caregivers, are invited to join Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson in Movement Across Milestones on Zoom. This program will focus on motor development education, with suggestions for caregivers to promote typical motor development. Caregivers will also receive ideas on floor time play. Please register, and registration will be for the four Wednesdays in May.  

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.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

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

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Durability of a Kennedy: JFK at War, 1937-1945

Flyer for “The Durability of a Kennedy": JFK at War, 1937-1945Celebrate President John F. Kennedy's birthday with Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society as we host a presentation by historian Philip Goduti. 
 
Before he was President of the United States, John F. Kennedy had a coming of age journey. He toured Europe on the brink of war in 1937, served in the Pacific campaign suffering “grievous wounds,” as he wrote later, that followed him for rest of his life. In 1943,  hereported on the United Nations peace effort in San Francisco, and witnessed the destructive nature of war as he walked among the battle torn cities and countryside of Europe in 1945.  This talk will explore JFK’s experiences before his time in public office, examining letters, diaries, and newspaper articles that he wrote during this coming of age period in an effort to delve deeper into how those events shaped him as a leader. 

Philip A. Goduti, Jr. is a teacher, professor, historian, and author.  He has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Quinnipiac University and a full-time history teacher at Somers High School in Somers, CT for the past twenty years. Goduti is pursuing his PhD in United States History at the University of Connecticut with a focus on civil rights and foreign policy post 1945.   His dissertation is examining how emotion shaped John F. Kennedy’s decision making as President of the United States.
 
Goduti has published books and articles examining the history of civil rights and United States foreign policy in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to his books, he has published reviews in the American Historical Review, Journal of Cold War Studies, and The Historian and has contributed to Oxford University Press: American National Biography Online series.  Goduti contributed to Kennedy: His Life and Legacy (2013) with an article titled “The Young President.” As a freelance writer he wrote for the Providence Journal-Bulletin, Middletown Press, and Hamden Chronicle.

This program is cosponsored by Longmeadow Historical Society and 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 we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for “The Durability of a Kennedy": JFK at War, 1937-1945Celebrate President John F. Kennedy's birthday with Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society as we host a presentation by historian Philip Goduti. 
 
Before he was President of the United States, John F. Kennedy had a coming of age journey. He toured Europe on the brink of war in 1937, served in the Pacific campaign suffering “grievous wounds,” as he wrote later, that followed him for rest of his life. In 1943,  hereported on the United Nations peace effort in San Francisco, and witnessed the destructive nature of war as he walked among the battle torn cities and countryside of Europe in 1945.  This talk will explore JFK’s experiences before his time in public office, examining letters, diaries, and newspaper articles that he wrote during this coming of age period in an effort to delve deeper into how those events shaped him as a leader. 

Philip A. Goduti, Jr. is a teacher, professor, historian, and author.  He has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Quinnipiac University and a full-time history teacher at Somers High School in Somers, CT for the past twenty years. Goduti is pursuing his PhD in United States History at the University of Connecticut with a focus on civil rights and foreign policy post 1945.   His dissertation is examining how emotion shaped John F. Kennedy’s decision making as President of the United States.
 
Goduti has published books and articles examining the history of civil rights and United States foreign policy in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to his books, he has published reviews in the American Historical Review, Journal of Cold War Studies, and The Historian and has contributed to Oxford University Press: American National Biography Online series.  Goduti contributed to Kennedy: His Life and Legacy (2013) with an article titled “The Young President.” As a freelance writer he wrote for the Providence Journal-Bulletin, Middletown Press, and Hamden Chronicle.

This program is cosponsored by Longmeadow Historical Society and 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 we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Friday May 28, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroller Stroll at Storrs

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday May 31, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

Library Closed Memorial DayThe Library is closed in observance of Memorial Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library Closed Memorial DayThe Library is closed in observance of Memorial Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Wednesday June 2, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn JuneThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are chunky puzzles. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn JuneThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are chunky puzzles. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Families in Harmony sponsored by Pathways for Parents (Level One Ages 2-5)

Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 1 for ages 2-5

Families 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, breathe work, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 
 
Registration is required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 1 for ages 2-5

Families 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, breathe work, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 
 
Registration is required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Relying Upon the State for Safety: Historical Transformation of Domestic Violence Social Policy

Flyer for Relying Upon the State for Safety: Historical Transformation of Domestic Violence Social PolicyStorrs Library invites you to this presentation to consider how the early feminist anti-violence movement was transformed once institutionalized by the criminal justice system and advocacy organizations. Drawing from ethnographic research, the talk will provide the perspective of victims of domestic violence as they react to intervention by government officials and attempt to re-establish their lives.

Professor Kristin Bumiller is the author of In an Abusive State (Duke University Press, 2008) which examines the relationship between the feminist movement against sexual violence and criminal justice policy. She is also the author of a seminal book on employment discrimination, The Civil Rights Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988).  Her has written numerous articles span a broad range of interests in anti-discrimination policy, feminist theory, gender and punishment, and disability rights. Professor Bumiller received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the George Daniel Olds Professor of Economic and Social Institutions in the Department of Political Science at Amherst College.

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 & 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 Relying Upon the State for Safety: Historical Transformation of Domestic Violence Social PolicyStorrs Library invites you to this presentation to consider how the early feminist anti-violence movement was transformed once institutionalized by the criminal justice system and advocacy organizations. Drawing from ethnographic research, the talk will provide the perspective of victims of domestic violence as they react to intervention by government officials and attempt to re-establish their lives.

Professor Kristin Bumiller is the author of In an Abusive State (Duke University Press, 2008) which examines the relationship between the feminist movement against sexual violence and criminal justice policy. She is also the author of a seminal book on employment discrimination, The Civil Rights Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988).  Her has written numerous articles span a broad range of interests in anti-discrimination policy, feminist theory, gender and punishment, and disability rights. Professor Bumiller received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the George Daniel Olds Professor of Economic and Social Institutions in the Department of Political Science at Amherst College.

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 & Video.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Friday June 4, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroller Stroll at Storrs

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:03 PM     

Stroller Stroll flyerFor caregivers with littles under age 1, grab your strollers and children and come meet others who haven't slept properly in weeks. We'll meet where the Story Walk is posted on the front sidewalk. A library staff member will be on hand to facilitate distanced sharing about our experiences caring for a tiny human. Come when you can, leave when you must, and hope that the littles will nap for us. Registration is required. Adult participants need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. This program is weather-dependent.


 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:03 PM     

Saturday June 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Pumpernickel Puppets: Bugsy and Friends Variety Show
Flyer for Pumpernickel PuppetsJoin Bugsy and his Pumpernickel Puppet Friends for a show and tell variety presentation featuring hand, string and life-size puppets. Children and their caregivers will enjoy an entertaining morning with Pumpernickel Puppet friends.
 
Registration is required and space is limited. This fun and interactive show will be presented on Storrs Library Front Lawn so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. If there is inclement weather, the rain date will be held on June 8th at 3:30 pm. Masks and social distancing are required. 
 
This program is sponsored by Debbie Levy in loving memory of her son Ned.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Flyer for Pumpernickel PuppetsJoin Bugsy and his Pumpernickel Puppet Friends for a show and tell variety presentation featuring hand, string and life-size puppets. Children and their caregivers will enjoy an entertaining morning with Pumpernickel Puppet friends.
 
Registration is required and space is limited. This fun and interactive show will be presented on Storrs Library Front Lawn so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. If there is inclement weather, the rain date will be held on June 8th at 3:30 pm. Masks and social distancing are required. 
 
This program is sponsored by Debbie Levy in loving memory of her son Ned.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday June 9, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn JuneThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are chunky puzzles. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Grow Play Learn JuneThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are chunky puzzles. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up during Curbside Services.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Families in Harmony sponsored by Pathways for Parents (Level One Ages 2-5)

Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 1 for ages 2-5

Families 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, breathe work, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 
 
Registration is required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 1 for ages 2-5

Families 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, breathe work, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 
 
Registration is required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bananas for Books Virtual Book Club (Pre K -2)
Join our K-2nd Grade book group so we can discover great, funny stories together! Each month we will have a take-and-make craft and read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet virtually to talk about what made us laugh the most. <