Saturday October 1, 2022 - Monday October 31, 2022
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Art Exhibit: Josephine Gerweck
Art Exhibit Josephine GerweckDuring the month of October, Storrs Library presents the photography of Josephine Gerweck. Her photography features common birds at the Longmeadow swamps. Josephine's photographs will be on display in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Come to the library to view this exhibit anytime the room is not in use.
 
Autographed copies of the book will be for sale, cash or check on Saturday, October 15. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Art Exhibit Josephine GerweckDuring the month of October, Storrs Library presents the photography of Josephine Gerweck. Her photography features common birds at the Longmeadow swamps. Josephine's photographs will be on display in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Come to the library to view this exhibit anytime the room is not in use.
 
Autographed copies of the book will be for sale, cash or check on Saturday, October 15. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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Rise Above College Care Package Donation Drive

Did you know that less than 3% of foster youth go to college? These students face daunting challenges. Without families, they miss out on the emotional and financial support that their peers rely on. On top of their studies, many must work multiple jobs to afford school and often spend holidays alone.
 
Help us applaud these students’ accomplishments and support their continued hard work defying the odds with care packages! Each student will receive a special package full of college essentials and goodies.
 
How can you help? We’re collecting study snacks, school supplies, hygiene items, gift cards and monetary donations to fill the care packages. Every little bit helps, and together, we can show these amazing young adults that there are lots of people cheering them on!
LOCATION: Front Lobby

Did you know that less than 3% of foster youth go to college? These students face daunting challenges. Without families, they miss out on the emotional and financial support that their peers rely on. On top of their studies, many must work multiple jobs to afford school and often spend holidays alone.
 
Help us applaud these students’ accomplishments and support their continued hard work defying the odds with care packages! Each student will receive a special package full of college essentials and goodies.
 
How can you help? We’re collecting study snacks, school supplies, hygiene items, gift cards and monetary donations to fill the care packages. Every little bit helps, and together, we can show these amazing young adults that there are lots of people cheering them on!
LOCATION: Front Lobby

Thursday October 6, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

Tiny TalesA lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tiny TalesA lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Italian Music History

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Minecraft Mania

Minecraft ManiaBuild and explore in your own world or work together to build our community world at Minecraft Mania! Patrons may bring their own tablets if they wish. iPads will be available for use in the program.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Minecraft ManiaBuild and explore in your own world or work together to build our community world at Minecraft Mania! Patrons may bring their own tablets if they wish. iPads will be available for use in the program.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Archguitar Duo Concert
Since the early 1980s, Peter Blanchette has been known around the world as the inventor of the 11-string archguitar. Archguitar Duo’s rapturous performances and recordings of internationally acclaimed arrangements and compositions span from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, to World Music, New Music, Pop Music, and his own original pieces. Blanchette welcomes back Spanish guitarist Mané Larregla, to perform masterpieces arranged during the Covid pandemic, which they have just released as an album entitled, “The Big Sound / El Gran Sonido.” - music of J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, John Dowland, Pierre Attaingnant, and more.
 
“There is no sound like the sound of two archguitars; it’s mesmerizing.” – Jørn Falck, Dansk Radio PR1, speaking on NPR’s All Things Considered
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Since the early 1980s, Peter Blanchette has been known around the world as the inventor of the 11-string archguitar. Archguitar Duo’s rapturous performances and recordings of internationally acclaimed arrangements and compositions span from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, to World Music, New Music, Pop Music, and his own original pieces. Blanchette welcomes back Spanish guitarist Mané Larregla, to perform masterpieces arranged during the Covid pandemic, which they have just released as an album entitled, “The Big Sound / El Gran Sonido.” - music of J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, John Dowland, Pierre Attaingnant, and more.
 
“There is no sound like the sound of two archguitars; it’s mesmerizing.” – Jørn Falck, Dansk Radio PR1, speaking on NPR’s All Things Considered
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Friday October 7, 2022 - Sunday October 9, 2022
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FOSL Book Sale at the Community House

FOSL Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Community House this year.
Hours are as follows:
  • Friday, 2-7 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
 
Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  https://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html to learn about membership.
LOCATION: Community House

FOSL Book Sale

Come shop the Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale and fill your home library! The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Community House this year.
Hours are as follows:
  • Friday, 2-7 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
 
Hardcover books are $2 each, paperbacks are $1 each, and puzzles range from $2-$5 each. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library to enhance the collection and support programming. 

Visit The Friends of Storrs Library at  https://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html to learn about membership.
LOCATION: Community House

Friday October 7, 2022 - Monday October 10, 2022
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Fiber Arts Group Sale
Fiber Arts Group SaleJust in time for Holiday Shopping, our Fiber Arts Group will have a variety of items for sale this weekend!
 
Available while supplies last!
LOCATION: Front Lobby
Fiber Arts Group SaleJust in time for Holiday Shopping, our Fiber Arts Group will have a variety of items for sale this weekend!
 
Available while supplies last!
LOCATION: Front Lobby

Friday October 7, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)

Board Book Baby TimeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Board Book Baby TimeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday October 8, 2022 - Sunday October 9, 2022
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Long Meddowe Fall Festival
"A celebration of Community Spirit and Heritage!"
 
The Longmeadow American Legion Post 175 is hosting its first town Fall festival on The Green.
 
Mark your calendars now as a reminder for family and friends to join with everyone in this great Fall celebration of family fun, youth activities, fair treats, exhibitions of local talent, craftsmanship, musicians, and artists.  Come also to meet with active community social groups, town departments and discover other townsfolk with supportive mutual interests.  We will have a morning community parade and evening supper and campfire on Saturday
LOCATION: Longmeadow Town Green
"A celebration of Community Spirit and Heritage!"
 
The Longmeadow American Legion Post 175 is hosting its first town Fall festival on The Green.
 
Mark your calendars now as a reminder for family and friends to join with everyone in this great Fall celebration of family fun, youth activities, fair treats, exhibitions of local talent, craftsmanship, musicians, and artists.  Come also to meet with active community social groups, town departments and discover other townsfolk with supportive mutual interests.  We will have a morning community parade and evening supper and campfire on Saturday
LOCATION: Longmeadow Town Green

Saturday October 8, 2022
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UNICO Fall Fun Run & 5k
Join us for the first ever UNICO Fall Fun Run & 5k!  As part of the Long Meddowe Fall Festival, the 5k will begin at 8:00 in front of the Library.  The Fun Run will take place on the North Green.  Proceeds will go to benefit the Storrs Library and Longmeadow UNICO.
 
Everyone who registers for the 5k will receive a t-shirt, while supplies last.  Winners will be announced in front of the Library after the race.
 
Register ahead of time here or you can register in person the day of the race.
 
Stick around for the Long Meddowe Fall Festival Kick-Off Parade, starting at 9:30!
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Join us for the first ever UNICO Fall Fun Run & 5k!  As part of the Long Meddowe Fall Festival, the 5k will begin at 8:00 in front of the Library.  The Fun Run will take place on the North Green.  Proceeds will go to benefit the Storrs Library and Longmeadow UNICO.
 
Everyone who registers for the 5k will receive a t-shirt, while supplies last.  Winners will be announced in front of the Library after the race.
 
Register ahead of time here or you can register in person the day of the race.
 
Stick around for the Long Meddowe Fall Festival Kick-Off Parade, starting at 9:30!
LOCATION: Front Lawn

 
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Long Meddowe Fall Festival Parade

Long Meaddowe Fall FestivalJoin the Long Meddowe Fall Festival Parade and march with the Library. Meet at St. Mary's Church parking lot at 9:15. Parade begins at 9:30.

LOCATION: St. Mary's

Long Meaddowe Fall FestivalJoin the Long Meddowe Fall Festival Parade and march with the Library. Meet at St. Mary's Church parking lot at 9:15. Parade begins at 9:30.

LOCATION: St. Mary's


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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

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

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fall Lawn Games and Crafts

Fall Lawn Games and CraftsDrop by front lawn of the library during the Long Meddowe Fall Festival for lawn games and crafts!

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Fall Lawn Games and CraftsDrop by front lawn of the library during the Long Meddowe Fall Festival for lawn games and crafts!

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Sunday October 9, 2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Book Bike at the Fall Festival

Book Bike at the Fall Festival

Come check out the Book Bike at the Long Meddowe Fall Festival Sunday, October 9. Fun begins at 10am!

Stories and Songs at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Town Green

Book Bike at the Fall Festival

Come check out the Book Bike at the Long Meddowe Fall Festival Sunday, October 9. Fun begins at 10am!

Stories and Songs at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Town Green

Monday October 10, 2022
Storrs Library closed for Indigenous Peoples' DayStorrs Library is closed Monday, October 10th for Indigenous Peoples' Day.
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Storrs Library closed for Indigenous Peoples' DayStorrs Library is closed Monday, October 10th for Indigenous Peoples' Day.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday October 11, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

Tot TimeA circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tot TimeA circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Newbies (birth-15mo)

Newbies (birth-15mo)

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age. Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Newbies (birth-15mo)

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age. Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club
Loosely Bound Book ClubOctober's book selection is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The Lincoln Highway is a fast paced and reflective adventure story centered on three young men from disparate backgrounds, whose incarceration together in a juvenile detention center brings them together on the outside where conflicting motives and moralities set them on a course for collision across the United State

Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our OverDrive catalog.
 
Advance Registration is required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Loosely Bound Book ClubOctober's book selection is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The Lincoln Highway is a fast paced and reflective adventure story centered on three young men from disparate backgrounds, whose incarceration together in a juvenile detention center brings them together on the outside where conflicting motives and moralities set them on a course for collision across the United State

Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our OverDrive catalog.
 
Advance Registration is required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dog Lucky

Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dog LuckyLucky the Therapy Dog is coming back to Storrs library! Lucky, a gentle and patient pup loves to listen to books and will follow along while you read. You can bring a book or two from home, or borrow one of Storrs Library's picture books to read aloud. Register for a fifteen-minute time slot. Lucky is attended by his trainer Mary. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dog LuckyLucky the Therapy Dog is coming back to Storrs library! Lucky, a gentle and patient pup loves to listen to books and will follow along while you read. You can bring a book or two from home, or borrow one of Storrs Library's picture books to read aloud. Register for a fifteen-minute time slot. Lucky is attended by his trainer Mary. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
#ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy
Jennifer Brunton, Ph.D. is the co-author, with Jenna Gensic, M.A., of The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy: Step-by-Step Advice on How to Ally and Speak Up with Autistic People and the Autism Community. The #ActuallyAutistic Guide takes an in-depth look at the key elements of effective, respectful, inclusive advocacy and allyship. Every topic was chosen, shaped, and informed by #ActuallyAutistic perspectives.
 
Jennifer holds a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University. She then spent 10 years teaching ethics, bioethics, religion, and philosophy at the Community College of Vermont, while working as a freelance editor on Fulbright proposals and academic books. A neurodivergent parent of an Autistic son and a neurotypical daughter, Jennifer is passionate about making the world a better place for people who think, learn, and experience life in unique ways. Her parenting blog, Full Spectrum Mama, has been advancing civil rights for all—with a focus on neurodiversity and intersectionality—for more than 10 years.
 
Please register in advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Jennifer Brunton, Ph.D. is the co-author, with Jenna Gensic, M.A., of The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy: Step-by-Step Advice on How to Ally and Speak Up with Autistic People and the Autism Community. The #ActuallyAutistic Guide takes an in-depth look at the key elements of effective, respectful, inclusive advocacy and allyship. Every topic was chosen, shaped, and informed by #ActuallyAutistic perspectives.
 
Jennifer holds a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University. She then spent 10 years teaching ethics, bioethics, religion, and philosophy at the Community College of Vermont, while working as a freelance editor on Fulbright proposals and academic books. A neurodivergent parent of an Autistic son and a neurotypical daughter, Jennifer is passionate about making the world a better place for people who think, learn, and experience life in unique ways. Her parenting blog, Full Spectrum Mama, has been advancing civil rights for all—with a focus on neurodiversity and intersectionality—for more than 10 years.
 
Please register in advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Wednesday October 12, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Grow Play Learn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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


 
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Fairytale STEAM (gr. K-2)

Fairytale STEAM (gr. K-2)Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us and use their creativity to solve problems for fairy tale characters. Can you design a house for the three little pigs? Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Fairytale STEAM (gr. K-2)Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us and use their creativity to solve problems for fairy tale characters. Can you design a house for the three little pigs? Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LinkedIn Tips and Tricks
Do you use LinkedIn? Could you be using it more effectively? Join us and Bay Path University's Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center to learn all the tricks to using LinkedIn to achieve your career goals!
 
Advanced registration is required, zoom link will be sent shortly before the program. 
LOCATION: Online
Do you use LinkedIn? Could you be using it more effectively? Join us and Bay Path University's Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center to learn all the tricks to using LinkedIn to achieve your career goals!
 
Advanced registration is required, zoom link will be sent shortly before the program. 
LOCATION: Online


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

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.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process. We will also discuss the importance of community service and how it can help a student to stand out from other applicants. 

Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Zoom

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

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.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process. We will also discuss the importance of community service and how it can help a student to stand out from other applicants. 

Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday October 13, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

Tiny TalesA lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tiny TalesA lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Italian Music History

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Songs of Diversity (ages 5-8yrs)

Songs of Diversity (ages 5-8yrs)

In this dynamic music program, we will introduce and experience music from various cultures such as: Latin/Spanish, Native American, South African, Jazz/Blues and Asian Cultural Music. We will explore musical genres by singing, moving and playing instruments as well as teaching traditional games, songs, and books from specific cultural traditions. When children listen, dance and sing to music from diverse cultures, they also gain knowledge about diversity, tolerance, cultural understanding, and learn valuable lessons, while enjoying fun, multicultural music!

This program is supported by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as by Pathways for Parents, funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Songs of Diversity (ages 5-8yrs)

In this dynamic music program, we will introduce and experience music from various cultures such as: Latin/Spanish, Native American, South African, Jazz/Blues and Asian Cultural Music. We will explore musical genres by singing, moving and playing instruments as well as teaching traditional games, songs, and books from specific cultural traditions. When children listen, dance and sing to music from diverse cultures, they also gain knowledge about diversity, tolerance, cultural understanding, and learn valuable lessons, while enjoying fun, multicultural music!

This program is supported by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as by Pathways for Parents, funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Spanish for Beginners (gr K+)

Spanish for Begginers (gr. K+)Learn basic Spanish phrases, vocabulary, and songs with LHS student and Library Page, Julia Rice! 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Spanish for Begginers (gr. K+)Learn basic Spanish phrases, vocabulary, and songs with LHS student and Library Page, Julia Rice! 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lynda Cohen Loigman, The Matchmaker’s Gift, in conversation with Jennifer Rosner

In person at the Springfield JCC (1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 01108)
 
Join the Springfield JCC and the Richard Salter Storrs Library for an evening with bestselling author and Longmeadow native Lynda Cohen Loigman. She will be discussing her latest novel, The Matchmaker's Gift, with local author Jennifer Rosner.

Loigman's latest novel is a heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to utilize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places.

Jennifer Rosner’s debut novel The Yellow Bird Sings has been called “exquisite, heart-rending…an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel” by The New York Times Book Review and was a finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award. Jennifer Rosner lives in Leverett, MA.
 
Presented in partnership with the Springfield JCC and Literatour: A Community-wide Celebration of Jewish Books
 
Pre-registration required by clicking here or calling the "J" at 413-739-4715.
LOCATION: Springfield JCC

In person at the Springfield JCC (1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 01108)
 
Join the Springfield JCC and the Richard Salter Storrs Library for an evening with bestselling author and Longmeadow native Lynda Cohen Loigman. She will be discussing her latest novel, The Matchmaker's Gift, with local author Jennifer Rosner.

Loigman's latest novel is a heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to utilize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places.

Jennifer Rosner’s debut novel The Yellow Bird Sings has been called “exquisite, heart-rending…an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel” by The New York Times Book Review and was a finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award. Jennifer Rosner lives in Leverett, MA.
 
Presented in partnership with the Springfield JCC and Literatour: A Community-wide Celebration of Jewish Books
 
Pre-registration required by clicking here or calling the "J" at 413-739-4715.
LOCATION: Springfield JCC

Friday October 14, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)

Board Book Baby TimeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Board Book Baby TimeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Outdoor Movie

Teen Outdoor Movie

Teens are invited to join us on the front lawn to celebrate the season with a screening of Halloweentown. Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff!

Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside.

About the movie from CW/Mars: "Thanks to a visit from Grandmother Aggie, Marnie and her family's tradition of ignoring the Halloween holiday are about to change in the extreme. It seems that Marnie's mother Gwen has been hiding a big secret from her three children--all of them possess supernatural powers."

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Teen Outdoor Movie

Teens are invited to join us on the front lawn to celebrate the season with a screening of Halloweentown. Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff!

Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside.

About the movie from CW/Mars: "Thanks to a visit from Grandmother Aggie, Marnie and her family's tradition of ignoring the Halloween holiday are about to change in the extreme. It seems that Marnie's mother Gwen has been hiding a big secret from her three children--all of them possess supernatural powers."

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday October 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Women in Translation Book Club with Courtney WEBER
Each month, for six months, we will look at a contemporary woman writer in translation.  This month's selection is The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana ENRIQUEZ (Argentina). Together we will examine various themes in these works, such as motherhood, trauma, and female friendships. We will also look into the culture of each piece of literature and how the authors use their work to engage with their respective cultural climates. Finally, we will discuss the art of translation and its impact on our reading experiences.
 
Copies of this session's book will be available to check out at the Library 1 month ahead of time.
Advanced Registration Required for this Program.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Each month, for six months, we will look at a contemporary woman writer in translation.  This month's selection is The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana ENRIQUEZ (Argentina). Together we will examine various themes in these works, such as motherhood, trauma, and female friendships. We will also look into the culture of each piece of literature and how the authors use their work to engage with their respective cultural climates. Finally, we will discuss the art of translation and its impact on our reading experiences.
 
Copies of this session's book will be available to check out at the Library 1 month ahead of time.
Advanced Registration Required for this Program.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room
There are 7 spaces available.

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

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Backyard Birds with Josephine Gerweck
Backyard Birds with Josephine GerweckJoin local author and artist Josephine Gerweck on the front lawn for a reading of Jo's Book of Birds and stay for bird crafts. Autographed copies will be available for cash or check, with a portion of proceeds supporting Storrs Library. This program is fun for children of all ages with a caregiver. 

If inclement weather, this program will move inside to the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Registration is required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Backyard Birds with Josephine GerweckJoin local author and artist Josephine Gerweck on the front lawn for a reading of Jo's Book of Birds and stay for bird crafts. Autographed copies will be available for cash or check, with a portion of proceeds supporting Storrs Library. This program is fun for children of all ages with a caregiver. 

If inclement weather, this program will move inside to the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room. Registration is required.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Monday October 17, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club
Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Every month this Fall, we will explore a different chef or cookbook. This program is open only to people who would like to participate by bringing in a dish they prepared from this month's selection.  Novice cooks are always welcome!
 
We will meet in the Betty Ann Low Room.  Advance Registration Required.
 
October: Ina GARTEN Recipes, click here to go to Barefoot Contessa Online
Cook any Ina GARTEN recipe, and bring your creation, your comments, and your critiques to share with the group!
 
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club! Every month this Fall, we will explore a different chef or cookbook. This program is open only to people who would like to participate by bringing in a dish they prepared from this month's selection.  Novice cooks are always welcome!
 
We will meet in the Betty Ann Low Room.  Advance Registration Required.
 
October: Ina GARTEN Recipes, click here to go to Barefoot Contessa Online
Cook any Ina GARTEN recipe, and bring your creation, your comments, and your critiques to share with the group!
 
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

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

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

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)

Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)A storytime for children ages 3-5 years with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, move and groove to music, and enjoy arts and crafts.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)A storytime for children ages 3-5 years with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, move and groove to music, and enjoy arts and crafts.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
New Treasures from the Attic

Dennis Picard will ‘show & tell’ a collection of interesting items from the Storrs House Museum attic. Picard has been a museum professional in the living history field for over 30 years at both Old Sturbridge Village and Storrowton Village Museum. He has authored many articles on the lifestyles and folkways of New England and served as a consultant for historical societies and museums. 
 
This event is sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society. 
 
Please register in advance. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Dennis Picard will ‘show & tell’ a collection of interesting items from the Storrs House Museum attic. Picard has been a museum professional in the living history field for over 30 years at both Old Sturbridge Village and Storrowton Village Museum. He has authored many articles on the lifestyles and folkways of New England and served as a consultant for historical societies and museums. 
 
This event is sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society. 
 
Please register in advance. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Tuesday October 18, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

Tot TimeA circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tot TimeA circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Newbies (birth-15mo)

Newbies (birth-15mo)

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age. Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Newbies (birth-15mo)

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age. Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons (ages 10+)

Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons (ages 10+)

Come on out to our first youth information session! Meet the Dungeon Master and start developing your character! Whether you're a brand new to the rogue lifestyle or you're an experienced warlock, we want you to come join us. 

Pizza will be provided! 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons (ages 10+)

Come on out to our first youth information session! Meet the Dungeon Master and start developing your character! Whether you're a brand new to the rogue lifestyle or you're an experienced warlock, we want you to come join us. 

Pizza will be provided! 

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fiber Arts Group

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

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace

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

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Importance of Focus with Greg Dwyer

Do you want more out of life?
Do you find yourself distracted?
Do you wish you could be more focused and achieve more?
 
Former illusionist, Greg Dwyer will show you how to create real magic in your life for getting more of what you desire.  Greg has worked backstage for Doug Henning’s The Magic Show and was seen by over six million people on CBS with The Late Show with David Letterman.
 
​Greg knows how to make the impossible possible and has traveled the world sharing his insights with others.  If you want more out of life and would like to focus on making it happen, this interactive 60 minute workshop is for you.
 
Register in Advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Do you want more out of life?
Do you find yourself distracted?
Do you wish you could be more focused and achieve more?
 
Former illusionist, Greg Dwyer will show you how to create real magic in your life for getting more of what you desire.  Greg has worked backstage for Doug Henning’s The Magic Show and was seen by over six million people on CBS with The Late Show with David Letterman.
 
​Greg knows how to make the impossible possible and has traveled the world sharing his insights with others.  If you want more out of life and would like to focus on making it happen, this interactive 60 minute workshop is for you.
 
Register in Advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Wednesday October 19, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Grow Play Learn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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


 
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Bananas for Books Club (gr. K-1)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All About Witch Craft
Join us as Diane DiPietro of Tintagels Gate gives us an overview of Witch Craft, just in time for spooky season. Diane will discuss the history of Witch Craft as well as some modern day updates. She will also talk about what it is Witches actually do as well as the holidays they celebrate and why, and some of the basic elements of Witch Craft. 
 
Diane is a High Priestess of the Celtic Avalonian Tradition, has been practicing Witch Craft for thirty years, and has been doing mediumship and psychic readings for almost as long.
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library!
 
Please register in advance. This event is intended for adults.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join us as Diane DiPietro of Tintagels Gate gives us an overview of Witch Craft, just in time for spooky season. Diane will discuss the history of Witch Craft as well as some modern day updates. She will also talk about what it is Witches actually do as well as the holidays they celebrate and why, and some of the basic elements of Witch Craft. 
 
Diane is a High Priestess of the Celtic Avalonian Tradition, has been practicing Witch Craft for thirty years, and has been doing mediumship and psychic readings for almost as long.
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library!
 
Please register in advance. This event is intended for adults.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday October 20, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

Tiny TalesA lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tiny TalesA lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Italian Music History

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

The Longmeadow Adult Center, Storrs Library, and Straw Dogs Writers Guild present “A Writers Night” with poet, actor, comedian, Chris O’CARROLL.

Chris was a virtually unknown stand-up comic in the year 2000 when he self-published Take These Rhymes . . . Please: Rude Limericks and Other Crimes Against Literature and began hawking that volume after the show at comedy clubs.  From toking on limericks, it was a short step to mainlining sonnets, and he quickly became a virtually unknown poet.  Chris has been Light magazine’s featured poet, and his work also appears in New York City Haiku, Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle, Extreme Sonnets, and The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology, among other collections.  He is the author of two books of poems, The Joke’s on Me and Abracadabratude.  He is also a member of Actors Equity, whose favorite stage roles have included Frank in Educating Rita, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh.

Longmeadow Adult Center is located at 231 Maple Road. Admission is free.
To Register: call 413-565-4150 and select option 1.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

The Longmeadow Adult Center, Storrs Library, and Straw Dogs Writers Guild present “A Writers Night” with poet, actor, comedian, Chris O’CARROLL.

Chris was a virtually unknown stand-up comic in the year 2000 when he self-published Take These Rhymes . . . Please: Rude Limericks and Other Crimes Against Literature and began hawking that volume after the show at comedy clubs.  From toking on limericks, it was a short step to mainlining sonnets, and he quickly became a virtually unknown poet.  Chris has been Light magazine’s featured poet, and his work also appears in New York City Haiku, Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle, Extreme Sonnets, and The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology, among other collections.  He is the author of two books of poems, The Joke’s on Me and Abracadabratude.  He is also a member of Actors Equity, whose favorite stage roles have included Frank in Educating Rita, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh.

Longmeadow Adult Center is located at 231 Maple Road. Admission is free.
To Register: call 413-565-4150 and select option 1.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

Friday October 21, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)

Board Book Baby TimeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Board Book Baby TimeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Let's Laugh Book Club (gr. 4-5)

Let's Laugh Book ClubJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is HILO: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Let's Laugh Book ClubJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is HILO: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday October 22, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music with Mr. Liam (ages birth-7)

Music with Mr. Liam

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Music with Mr. Liam

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
More Than Mom Playgroup

More Than Mom PlaygroupA drop-in playgroup for parents with kiddos up to 18 months, hosted by More Than Mom Inc., a nonprofit group providing support to area parents. We'll have a story, bring out some toys, and everyone (parents included) will make some new friends!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

More Than Mom PlaygroupA drop-in playgroup for parents with kiddos up to 18 months, hosted by More Than Mom Inc., a nonprofit group providing support to area parents. We'll have a story, bring out some toys, and everyone (parents included) will make some new friends!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING (ages 12+)

Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING

Teens are invited to learn a legendary trading card game: Magic the Gathering! Every participant receives a free 80-card starter deck, card protectors, and deck boxes to keep, courtesy of MagiKids by Weirdcards. Volunteer Magic experts will launch players right into their first battle, teaching them how to use their unique decks to cast spells and unleash creatures.

Friends will be made. Fun will be had. Join the gathering.

LOCATION: Screening Room

Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING

Teens are invited to learn a legendary trading card game: Magic the Gathering! Every participant receives a free 80-card starter deck, card protectors, and deck boxes to keep, courtesy of MagiKids by Weirdcards. Volunteer Magic experts will launch players right into their first battle, teaching them how to use their unique decks to cast spells and unleash creatures.

Friends will be made. Fun will be had. Join the gathering.

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Longmeadow Gardeners Open House

Longmeadow Gardeners Invite You to an Open House

The Longmeadow Gardener’s will be hosting an open house in the Betty Ann Low Room to highlight their programs, especially those regarding the Library and The Storr’s House. We will tour the grounds and review our programs.
 
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding way to support your Library and the community and learn more about gardening, please join us!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Longmeadow Gardeners Invite You to an Open House

The Longmeadow Gardener’s will be hosting an open house in the Betty Ann Low Room to highlight their programs, especially those regarding the Library and The Storr’s House. We will tour the grounds and review our programs.
 
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding way to support your Library and the community and learn more about gardening, please join us!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Monday October 24, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)

Little ListenersA storytime for children ages 3-5 years with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, move and groove to music, and enjoy arts and crafts.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Little ListenersA storytime for children ages 3-5 years with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, move and groove to music, and enjoy arts and crafts.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pumpkin Painting (gr. K+)

Pumpkin PaintingJoin us on the front lawn to paint a pumpkin with your favorite book character! Each pumpkin will be displayed in the Discovery Room for one week, after which participants will be able to take their pumpkin home. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Pumpkin PaintingJoin us on the front lawn to paint a pumpkin with your favorite book character! Each pumpkin will be displayed in the Discovery Room for one week, after which participants will be able to take their pumpkin home. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Tuesday October 25, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

Tot TimeA circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tot TimeA circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Newbies (birth-15mo)

Newbies (birth-15mo)

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age. Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Newbies (birth-15mo)

Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Newbies at Storrs Library. Participants in this group will receive developmental milestone information, ways to engage in floor time play, resources, and opportunities to connect to other caregivers of children this age. Newbies is targeted for ages birth-15 months old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Words off the Page
Want to find out what the Springfield Museum Writers are up to? Curious to hear some of their best fiction, memoir, and personal essays? Take a seat and prepare to be delighted in this wild assortment of readings as writers from Theresa Chamberland’s Museum Writers' Group take the podium.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:00 AM     
Want to find out what the Springfield Museum Writers are up to? Curious to hear some of their best fiction, memoir, and personal essays? Take a seat and prepare to be delighted in this wild assortment of readings as writers from Theresa Chamberland’s Museum Writers' Group take the podium.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

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.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process. We will also discuss the importance of community service and how it can help a student to stand out from other applicants. 

Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Zoom

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

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.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process. We will also discuss the importance of community service and how it can help a student to stand out from other applicants. 

Make sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday October 26, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Grow Play Learn

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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


 
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Fairytale STEAM (gr. 3-5)

Fairytale STEAM (gr. 3-5)Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join us and use their creativity to solve problems for fairy tale characters. Can you design a carriage for Cinderella to help her get to the ball? Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Fairytale STEAM (gr. 3-5)Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join us and use their creativity to solve problems for fairy tale characters. Can you design a carriage for Cinderella to help her get to the ball? Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Mahjong
Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 
 
Space is limited so please sign up in advance
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 
 
Space is limited so please sign up in advance
LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cricut Club
Join local creator Laura Bairos as she takes us through a project from start to finish with the cricut machine. All supplies for each participant will be supplied and you will leave with a finished project. 
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 
 
Space is limited so please register in advance. 
LOCATION: Screening Room
Join local creator Laura Bairos as she takes us through a project from start to finish with the cricut machine. All supplies for each participant will be supplied and you will leave with a finished project. 
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 
 
Space is limited so please register in advance. 
LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa RUCH Presents: A Tour Through Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Join us on a trip out of medieval London toward Canterbury and enjoy the stories told by CHAUCER and his fellow pilgrims as we explore selections from The Canterbury Tales.
 
October 26: General Prologue, The Knight’s Tale, The Miller’s Tale
November 16: The Man of Law’s Tale, The Wife of Bath’s Tale
December 21: The Clerk’s Tale, The Squire’s Tale
January 25: The Franklin’s Tale, The Pardoner’s Tale
February 22: Sir Thopas’ Tale, The Tale of Melibee
March 15: The Nun’s Priest Tale, The Manciple’s Tale
 
Register in Advance.  Books available at the Library, through our Libby app and via Gutenberg.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join us on a trip out of medieval London toward Canterbury and enjoy the stories told by CHAUCER and his fellow pilgrims as we explore selections from The Canterbury Tales.
 
October 26: General Prologue, The Knight’s Tale, The Miller’s Tale
November 16: The Man of Law’s Tale, The Wife of Bath’s Tale
December 21: The Clerk’s Tale, The Squire’s Tale
January 25: The Franklin’s Tale, The Pardoner’s Tale
February 22: Sir Thopas’ Tale, The Tale of Melibee
March 15: The Nun’s Priest Tale, The Manciple’s Tale
 
Register in Advance.  Books available at the Library, through our Libby app and via Gutenberg.org
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Thursday October 27, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

Tiny Tales A lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

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

Tiny Tales A lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Italian Music History

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on Italian Music. In honor of Italian Heritage Month you will learn all about Italian music, from classical musicians to operas over the span of four weeks in October. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Halloween Origami

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

Friday October 28, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)

Board Book Baby TImeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Board Book Baby TImeAn introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Movie

Outdoor Movie

Join us on the front lawn to celebrate the season with a screening of the Addams Family. Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside. 

About the movie from CW/Mars: "The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families."

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Outdoor Movie

Join us on the front lawn to celebrate the season with a screening of the Addams Family. Please bring your own lawn chair or mat to sit on, and a blanket to bundle up. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. If there is inclement weather, the movie may be moved inside. 

About the movie from CW/Mars: "The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families."

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday October 29, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Scarecrow Building

Scarecrow BuildingBuild a scarecrow to display on the library's front lawn! Straw, stakes, markers, twine and paper bags will be provided. Please bring old clothes (long sleeve button-ups and long pants/jeans work best!) something to make the head (plastic pumpkin, burlap sack, tote bag) and any additional accessories you wish to add. Enjoy cider and donuts while you build. Scarecrows will be displayed on our front lawn for one week, after which participants may pick them up to display at home. 

If there's inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Saturday, November 5.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Scarecrow BuildingBuild a scarecrow to display on the library's front lawn! Straw, stakes, markers, twine and paper bags will be provided. Please bring old clothes (long sleeve button-ups and long pants/jeans work best!) something to make the head (plastic pumpkin, burlap sack, tote bag) and any additional accessories you wish to add. Enjoy cider and donuts while you build. Scarecrows will be displayed on our front lawn for one week, after which participants may pick them up to display at home. 

If there's inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Saturday, November 5.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Monday October 31, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)

Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)A storytime for children ages 3-5 years with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, move and groove to music, and enjoy arts and crafts.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)A storytime for children ages 3-5 years with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, move and groove to music, and enjoy arts and crafts.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Halloween Movie Night

Teen Halloween Movie Night

Teens are invited to join us to celebrate the season with a screening of the Beetlejuice. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. 


About the movie:  "A happy couple with a lovely country house die in a car accident and must haunt their old home while waiting to be processed into heaven. Too nice to be scary, they befriend the new tenant's daughter. When they fail to prevent the girl's parents from ruining the house, they ask a devilish spirit for help."

LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Teen Halloween Movie Night

Teens are invited to join us to celebrate the season with a screening of the Beetlejuice. Come in costume if you're feeling festive and candy will be handed out by Storrs Staff! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. 


About the movie:  "A happy couple with a lovely country house die in a car accident and must haunt their old home while waiting to be processed into heaven. Too nice to be scary, they befriend the new tenant's daughter. When they fail to prevent the girl's parents from ruining the house, they ask a devilish spirit for help."

LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday November 1, 2022 - Saturday December 31, 2022
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Great Decisions Coming Soon!

Great Decisions Coming Soon!

Great Decisions will be held in the Betty Ann Low room, 6-7:30, on the following Thursdays:
Jan 26:  ENERGY GEOPOLITICS
Feb 9:  WAR CRIMES
Feb 23:  CHINA AND THE U.S.
Mar 9:  ECONOMIC WARFARE
Mar 23:  POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA
Apr 6:  GLOBAL FAMINE
Apr 20:  IRAN AT A CROSSROADS
May 4:  CLIMATE MIGRATION
 
Contact the Library at 565-4181 to reserve your briefing book.
Briefing Books are $35.  Cheques should be made payable to the Richard Salter Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Great Decisions Coming Soon!

Great Decisions will be held in the Betty Ann Low room, 6-7:30, on the following Thursdays:
Jan 26:  ENERGY GEOPOLITICS
Feb 9:  WAR CRIMES
Feb 23:  CHINA AND THE U.S.
Mar 9:  ECONOMIC WARFARE
Mar 23:  POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA
Apr 6:  GLOBAL FAMINE
Apr 20:  IRAN AT A CROSSROADS
May 4:  CLIMATE MIGRATION
 
Contact the Library at 565-4181 to reserve your briefing book.
Briefing Books are $35.  Cheques should be made payable to the Richard Salter Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tuesday November 1, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

Tot TIme (ages 2-3yrs)A circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Tot TIme (ages 2-3yrs)A circle storytime for children ages 2-3 years with their caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy hands-on fun with art or manipulatives.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

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

Join the members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month at the Adult Center.

This month's book pick is The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. You can find copies on hold at Storrs Library.
 
We look forward to you joining us!
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

Join the members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month at the Adult Center.

This month's book pick is The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. You can find copies on hold at Storrs Library.
 
We look forward to you joining us!
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fiber Arts Group

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

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace

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

 

 

 

LOCATION: MakerSpace


Wednesday November 2, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

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

Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Unseen Library Book Club
Terry Pratchett was a prolific author who is especially well known for his books about a fictional world called Discworld. These 41 books have a cult like following becuase of their fun witty commentary on society and its many foibles. Whether you've read all of the books or you've never read them before, join us on the first Wednesday of every month as we start working our way through them all!
 
Books can be picked up at the library on the shelf labeled with "The Unseen Library Book Club."
 
This month we will be discussing The Light Fantastic.
LOCATION: Screening Room
Terry Pratchett was a prolific author who is especially well known for his books about a fictional world called Discworld. These 41 books have a cult like following becuase of their fun witty commentary on society and its many foibles. Whether you've read all of the books or you've never read them before, join us on the first Wednesday of every month as we start working our way through them all!
 
Books can be picked up at the library on the shelf labeled with "The Unseen Library Book Club."
 
This month we will be discussing The Light Fantastic.
LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Movie and Muffins

Movie and Muffins

Bring your lunch and join us on this half day of school for a showing of Minions: Rise of Gru.


About the movie from CW/MARS:     
"In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto, a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please, deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions."

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

Movie and Muffins

Bring your lunch and join us on this half day of school for a showing of Minions: Rise of Gru.


About the movie from CW/MARS:     
"In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto, a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please, deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions."

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Longmeadow Gardeners Present: Variegated Foliage for Your Backyard
Longmeadow Gardeners Present Variegated Foliage for Your BackyardAdam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery will speak to about putting color into our yards utilizing variegated foliage. This presentation is just in time to take advantage of the end of season sales and plant for next season or to be ready for spring!
 
Please register in advance!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Longmeadow Gardeners Present Variegated Foliage for Your BackyardAdam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery will speak to about putting color into our yards utilizing variegated foliage. This presentation is just in time to take advantage of the end of season sales and plant for next season or to be ready for spring!
 
Please register in advance!
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LinkedIn Tips and Tricks
Are you job or internship searching? Join us and Bay Path University's Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center to learn all the tricks to finding and landing your idea job or internship!
 
Please register in advance, the zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program. 

 

LOCATION: Online
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM     
Are you job or internship searching? Join us and Bay Path University's Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center to learn all the tricks to finding and landing your idea job or internship!
 
Please register in advance, the zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program. 

 

LOCATION: Online

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM     

Thursday November 3, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)A lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

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

Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)A lapsit storytime for children ages 12 to 24 months with their caregiver. Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and free play, with an emphasis on repetition and social interaction.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
History of Music - Part 2

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over three weeks in November you will learn the history of music from the High Baroque Era to the Post Romantic Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Join Rob Humberston as he leads us through a course on music appreciation. Over three weeks in November you will learn the history of music from the High Baroque Era to the Post Romantic Era. 
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Friday November 4, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)

Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)An introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)An introductory storytime for babies 0-12 months old with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. You'll hear some old favorites and some exciting new tales and tunes.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Fantastic Forts (gr. K+)

Fantastic Forts (gr. K+)Using boxes, sheets, tablecloths, chairs and more....we will construct forts! Bring your own pillows, blankets, flashlights, stuffed animals, etc. if desired. Once each structure is built, each participant will have the opportunity to choose books from the library to read in their fort, color, or play games!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Fantastic Forts (gr. K+)Using boxes, sheets, tablecloths, chairs and more....we will construct forts! Bring your own pillows, blankets, flashlights, stuffed animals, etc. if desired. Once each structure is built, each participant will have the opportunity to choose books from the library to read in their fort, color, or play games!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

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

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!
 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.  
LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday November 7, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
BOLT: Board of Library Teens (gr. 9-12)

Board of Library TeensTeens in grades 9-12 are you looking to volunteer at the library? Then join BOLT! The Board of Library Teens is the spot to make a difference for our community. The group will meet monthly to help plan events, programs, and displays. These gatherings are also a great chance for everyone to hangout, have fun, and get to know each other!

LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Board of Library TeensTeens in grades 9-12 are you looking to volunteer at the library? Then join BOLT! The Board of Library Teens is the spot to make a difference for our community. The group will meet monthly to help plan events, programs, and displays. These gatherings are also a great chance for everyone to hangout, have fun, and get to know each other!

LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dog Daisy

Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dog DaisyDaisy the Therapy Dog is coming to Storrs library! Daisy, a gentle and patient pup, loves to listen to books and will follow along while you read. You can bring a book or two from home, or borrow one of Storrs Library's picture books to read aloud. Register for a fifteen-minute time slot. Daisy is attended by her trainer Silvia. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Doggie Storytime: Read to Therapy Dog DaisyDaisy the Therapy Dog is coming to Storrs library! Daisy, a gentle and patient pup, loves to listen to books and will follow along while you read. You can bring a book or two from home, or borrow one of Storrs Library's picture books to read aloud. Register for a fifteen-minute time slot. Daisy is attended by her trainer Silvia. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday November 8, 2022
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGOs at the Library (gr K+)

Legos at the Library (gr. K+)Children in kindergarten and older are invited to join us for a storytime and LEGO building experience. Design and build a structure, then name it and display it!

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

Legos at the Library (gr. K+)Children in kindergarten and older are invited to join us for a storytime and LEGO building experience. Design and build a structure, then name it and display it!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday November 9, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn at Storrs Library. This group will include a storytime curriculum, fun play activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children up through age five with a caregiver. 


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Music and Movement

Music and Movement

This group will incorporate moving your body while using songs that may focus on following directions, using your five senses and exploring your body in relation to the space around it.  We will work on imitation, exploring and creating organic movements.  Come enjoy this movement based group with your caregiver!

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Music and Movement

This group will incorporate moving your body while using songs that may focus on following directions, using your five senses and exploring your body in relation to the space around it.  We will work on imitation, exploring and creating organic movements.  Come enjoy this movement based group with your caregiver!

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00 AM     

Thursday November 10, 2022
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