Monday November 1, 2021 - Tuesday November 30, 2021
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Adult Take & Make: Book Page Gourds

Pick up a craft packet at the Library & take it with you to make at home.

Pick up a craft packet at the Library & take it with you to make at home.

Saturday November 27, 2021 - Saturday December 18, 2021
The Storrs Library Giving TreeThe Storrs Library is accepting donations for the annual Giving Tree to benefit Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts, an organization that assists refugee families resettling in Western Massachusetts. Please bring your donations of diapers, cleaning supplies, school supplies, and backpacks, all in new, unopened condition. We want to make Massachusetts home for these families this winter season!
 
Donations are due by December 18. An additional wish list is available HERE
LOCATION: Storrs Library
The Storrs Library Giving TreeThe Storrs Library is accepting donations for the annual Giving Tree to benefit Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts, an organization that assists refugee families resettling in Western Massachusetts. Please bring your donations of diapers, cleaning supplies, school supplies, and backpacks, all in new, unopened condition. We want to make Massachusetts home for these families this winter season!
 
Donations are due by December 18. An additional wish list is available HERE
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday November 30, 2021
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
GivingTuesday

Storrs Library has enriched, enlightened, and entertained all ages in our community since 1909! And the library must privately fund important expenses the town cannot cover. Your donation helps pay those costs and keeps the library strong.

In the spirit of supporting and enhancing the heart of the community, please consider showing how much you value your own Storrs Library!

Thanks for your support!

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Storrs Library has enriched, enlightened, and entertained all ages in our community since 1909! And the library must privately fund important expenses the town cannot cover. Your donation helps pay those costs and keeps the library strong.

In the spirit of supporting and enhancing the heart of the community, please consider showing how much you value your own Storrs Library!

Thanks for your support!

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
COVID-19 Vaccines and Our Communities

Flyer for COVID-19 Vaccines and Our CommunitiesStorrs Library is pleased to present "COVID-19 Vaccines and Our Communities." We'll be joined by Hampden County Pediatric Nurse & Local Public Health Nurse Amy Langone RN, BSN to discuss the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines. Amy will provide an overview of the vaccines and then open the program to discussion and questions with the audience. Guests are welcome to submit questions in advance when registering for this program. This program is co-hosted by MASSPIRG.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for COVID-19 Vaccines and Our CommunitiesStorrs Library is pleased to present "COVID-19 Vaccines and Our Communities." We'll be joined by Hampden County Pediatric Nurse & Local Public Health Nurse Amy Langone RN, BSN to discuss the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines. Amy will provide an overview of the vaccines and then open the program to discussion and questions with the audience. Guests are welcome to submit questions in advance when registering for this program. This program is co-hosted by MASSPIRG.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday December 1, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (18-24 months)
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
You and Me in Music

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club
Non-Fiction Book Club263Come join the Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club!  All are welcome to join us to read, learn, and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subjects. Selections and their genres and topics will range in scope and detail. We encourage suggestions of titles for future meetings. Our third selection is Invisible women : Data bias in a world designed for men written by Caroline Criado-Perez. Staff will be present to facilitate an open discussion during the meeting and you are encouraged to write down and bring your questions and thoughts.
 
Summary:"Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women​, diving into women's lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world."
 
Register in Advance. Slots are Limited. 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
LOCATION: Screening Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Non-Fiction Book Club263Come join the Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club!  All are welcome to join us to read, learn, and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subjects. Selections and their genres and topics will range in scope and detail. We encourage suggestions of titles for future meetings. Our third selection is Invisible women : Data bias in a world designed for men written by Caroline Criado-Perez. Staff will be present to facilitate an open discussion during the meeting and you are encouraged to write down and bring your questions and thoughts.
 
Summary:"Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women​, diving into women's lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world."
 
Register in Advance. Slots are Limited. 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
LOCATION: Screening Room

There are 3 spaces available.

Friday December 3, 2021
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Longmeadow Gardeners’ Annual Poinsettia Sale
The Longmeadow Gardeners Poinsettia SaleThe Longmeadow Gardeners’ Annual Poinsettia Sale will take place on December 3rd at the Storrs Library.
 
Poinsettias can be ordered using the linked order form HERE. Completed orders and checks must be received by Wednesday, November 24 as indicated on the form. Only a limited number of extra poinsettias will be available on sale days.
 
All proceeds benefit the grounds of The Library and Storrs House.  Order your Poinsettias today!
LOCATION: Storrs Library
The Longmeadow Gardeners Poinsettia SaleThe Longmeadow Gardeners’ Annual Poinsettia Sale will take place on December 3rd at the Storrs Library.
 
Poinsettias can be ordered using the linked order form HERE. Completed orders and checks must be received by Wednesday, November 24 as indicated on the form. Only a limited number of extra poinsettias will be available on sale days.
 
All proceeds benefit the grounds of The Library and Storrs House.  Order your Poinsettias today!
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Saturday December 4, 2021
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Longmeadow Gardeners’ Annual Poinsettia Sale
The Longmeadow Gardeners Poinsettia SaleThe Longmeadow Gardeners’ Annual Poinsettia Sale will take place on December 4th at the Storrs Library.
 
Poinsettias can be ordered using the linked order form HERE. Completed orders and checks must be received by Wednesday, November 24 as indicated on the form. Only a limited number of extra poinsettias will be available on sale days.
 
All proceeds benefit the grounds of The Library and Storrs House.  Order your Poinsettias today!
LOCATION: Storrs Library
The Longmeadow Gardeners Poinsettia SaleThe Longmeadow Gardeners’ Annual Poinsettia Sale will take place on December 4th at the Storrs Library.
 
Poinsettias can be ordered using the linked order form HERE. Completed orders and checks must be received by Wednesday, November 24 as indicated on the form. Only a limited number of extra poinsettias will be available on sale days.
 
All proceeds benefit the grounds of The Library and Storrs House.  Order your Poinsettias today!
LOCATION: Storrs Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday December 8, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (18-24 months)
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
You and Me in Music

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Saturday December 11, 2021
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club
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December's book selection is The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley.
 
Summary in C/WMARS:  "A story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love--think Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meets Love, Actually "Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?" This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica's Café. When Monica discovers Julian's abandoned notebook, not only does she add her own story to the book, she is determined to find a way to help Julian feel less lonely. And so it goes with the others who find the green notebook that will soon contain their deepest selves. It will also knit the group together In Real Life at Monica's Cafe, where they'll discover the thrill and sometime-risk of being completely honest--and, for some, find unexpected love"--
 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 9 participants.
 
CONTACT: Nadine Payne  npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Screening Room
Flyer for Loosely Bound Book Club
December's book selection is The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley.
 
Summary in C/WMARS:  "A story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love--think Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meets Love, Actually "Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?" This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica's Café. When Monica discovers Julian's abandoned notebook, not only does she add her own story to the book, she is determined to find a way to help Julian feel less lonely. And so it goes with the others who find the green notebook that will soon contain their deepest selves. It will also knit the group together In Real Life at Monica's Cafe, where they'll discover the thrill and sometime-risk of being completely honest--and, for some, find unexpected love"--
 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 9 participants.
 
CONTACT:
  Nadine Payne
  
   npayne@longmeadow.org

LOCATION: Screening Room


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

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

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

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

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

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

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday December 15, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (18-24 months)
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
You and Me in Music

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All to the Tune of a Hickory Stick: A Look at Education in the One Room Schoolhouse

Flyer for All to the Tune of a Hickory Stick: A Look at Education in the One Room SchoolhouseDon’t miss this fun presentation about what it was like to attend school in one room with students of all ages! Join us via Zoom on December 15th when Dennis Picard will share the history, legends and myths about what was called “district” school education. One room schoolhouses were the norm in New England before the adoption of the graded elementary system in the latter half of the 19th century.

Dennis Picard, former Director of the Storrowton Village Museum in West Springfield has been a museum professional in the “Living History” field for over 40 years.

This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society, and sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

Flyer for All to the Tune of a Hickory Stick: A Look at Education in the One Room SchoolhouseDon’t miss this fun presentation about what it was like to attend school in one room with students of all ages! Join us via Zoom on December 15th when Dennis Picard will share the history, legends and myths about what was called “district” school education. One room schoolhouses were the norm in New England before the adoption of the graded elementary system in the latter half of the 19th century.

Dennis Picard, former Director of the Storrowton Village Museum in West Springfield has been a museum professional in the “Living History” field for over 40 years.

This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society, and sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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


Friday December 17, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual Music with Mr. Liam
Virtual Music with Mr LiamEnjoy 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: Zoom
Virtual Music with Mr LiamEnjoy 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: Zoom


Saturday December 18, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Zen Doodle & Draw

Adult Craft Program
 
Join us for a relaxing hour of doodling and coloring in a variety of ways.  All supplies are provided.
This program will be held in the Screening Room.  Masks are recommended.
 
 
Registration is required.  Space is limited to 9 participants.
LOCATION: Screening Room

Adult Craft Program
 
Join us for a relaxing hour of doodling and coloring in a variety of ways.  All supplies are provided.
This program will be held in the Screening Room.  Masks are recommended.
 
 
Registration is required.  Space is limited to 9 participants.
LOCATION: Screening Room


Monday December 20, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday December 21, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa Ruch Presents Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved Mysteries

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

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

Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library. You can also find it online with your library card in our Overdrive catalog and in hoopla, as well as on Project Gutenberg and LibriVoxYou will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

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

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

Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library. You can also find it online with your library card in our Overdrive catalog and in hoopla, as well as on Project Gutenberg and LibriVoxYou will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday December 22, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (18-24 months)
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
December Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 18-24 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about counting and colors. A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
You and Me in Music

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom

You and Me in MusicChildren ages 3-5, with their caregiver, are invited to join in this 4-week Zoom training series You and Me in Music with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings. In this developmentally appropriate music class, you and your child will engage in many aspects of music, including singing, playing instruments, and moving in a fun social group. You will create music together while encouraging social, emotional and physical development.

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Friday December 24, 2021 - Saturday December 25, 2021

Library Closed December 24 and December 25The library is closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library Closed December 24 and December 25The library is closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday December 30, 2021
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Noon Year's Eve Dance Party

Noon Year's Eve Dance PartyFriends of all ages are invited, sun or snow, to join the Youth Services Staff on the front lawn of Storrs Library for a rocking Noon Year's Eve dance party. Dress for the occasion in your best party clothes and snow pants. Kids will create a gem crown and wish wand and dance to all their favorite tunes. Registration required. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Noon Year's Eve Dance PartyFriends of all ages are invited, sun or snow, to join the Youth Services Staff on the front lawn of Storrs Library for a rocking Noon Year's Eve dance party. Dress for the occasion in your best party clothes and snow pants. Kids will create a gem crown and wish wand and dance to all their favorite tunes. Registration required. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Friday December 31, 2021 - Saturday January 1, 2022

Library Closed December 31 and January 1The library is closed on December 31 and January 1 for the New Year.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Library Closed December 31 and January 1The library is closed on December 31 and January 1 for the New Year.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Saturday January 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monday January 3, 2022
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Snowy, Icy Science

Snowy Icy ScienceJoin us on the front lawn to explore science concepts in the ice and snow! This program is for ages five and up. Make sure to register in advance, as space is limited. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Snowy Icy ScienceJoin us on the front lawn to explore science concepts in the ice and snow! This program is for ages five and up. Make sure to register in advance, as space is limited. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday January 5, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (24- 26 months)
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club

Come join the Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club!  All are welcome to join us to read, learn, and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subjects. Selections and their genres and topics will range in scope and detail. We encourage suggestions of titles for future meetings. Our fourth selection is The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals written by Michael Pollan. Staff will be present to facilitate an open discussion during the meeting and you are encouraged to write down and bring your questions and thoughts.

 
Summary : What should we have for dinner? The question has confronted us since man discovered fire, but according to Michael Pollan, the bestselling author of The Botany of Desire, how we answer it today, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, may well determine our very survival as a species. Should we eat a fast-food hamburger? Something organic? Or perhaps something we hunt, gather, or grow ourselves? The omnivore’s dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous food landscape. What’s at stake in our eating choices is not only our own and our children’s health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth.
 
Register in Advance. Slots are Limited. 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 3:44 PM     

Come join the Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club!  All are welcome to join us to read, learn, and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subjects. Selections and their genres and topics will range in scope and detail. We encourage suggestions of titles for future meetings. Our fourth selection is The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals written by Michael Pollan. Staff will be present to facilitate an open discussion during the meeting and you are encouraged to write down and bring your questions and thoughts.

 
Summary : What should we have for dinner? The question has confronted us since man discovered fire, but according to Michael Pollan, the bestselling author of The Botany of Desire, how we answer it today, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, may well determine our very survival as a species. Should we eat a fast-food hamburger? Something organic? Or perhaps something we hunt, gather, or grow ourselves? The omnivore’s dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous food landscape. What’s at stake in our eating choices is not only our own and our children’s health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth.
 
Register in Advance. Slots are Limited. 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 3:44 PM     

Saturday January 8, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club
Flyer for Loosely Bound Book Club
January's book selection is The Library Book by Susan Orleans.
 
 
Summary in C/WMARS:  ""Susan Orlean reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution--our libraries"
 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 9 participants.
 
 
CONTACT: Nadine Payne  npayne@longmeadow.org
LOCATION: Screening Room
Flyer for Loosely Bound Book Club
January's book selection is The Library Book by Susan Orleans.
 
 
Summary in C/WMARS:  ""Susan Orlean reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution--our libraries"
 
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 9 participants.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Nadine Payne
  
   npayne@longmeadow.org

LOCATION: Screening Room


Wednesday January 12, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (24- 26 months)
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     

Monday January 17, 2022
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed

Martin Luther King Jr DayStorrs Library will be closed on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Martin Luther King Jr DayStorrs Library will be closed on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday January 18, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Hibernation Storytime

Hibernation StorytimeBrrr, it's cold outside, so bundle up and join us on the front lawn of Storrs Library for an outdoor hibernation-themed storytime. Enjoy stories, songs and a take-home hibernation craft.

 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Hibernation StorytimeBrrr, it's cold outside, so bundle up and join us on the front lawn of Storrs Library for an outdoor hibernation-themed storytime. Enjoy stories, songs and a take-home hibernation craft.

 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Wednesday January 19, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (24- 26 months)
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Taverns and Tavern Life in Early New England

Flyer for Taverns and Tavern Life in Early New EnglandJoin Storrs Library for a presentation by Tom Kelleher on the role of taverns in early New England life. Taverns were as numerous as churches in early New England, and played at least as large a role in the public life of the community. From typical food and drink to the common topics discussed and kind of songs sung by the fireside, this talk will look at what it was like inside the “public houses” that dotted the highways and center villages of virtually every town in New England.

Tom Kelleher is currently Historian, and Curator of Mechanical Arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, where he has worn many hats both literally and figuratively for over 35 years. A past president of the international Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums, he regularly teaches and demonstrates at museums and historical societies around the country. Tom holds a Master's in history from the University of Connecticut, and writes often for a variety of magazines and journals, including Early American Life

This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society, and sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

Flyer for Taverns and Tavern Life in Early New EnglandJoin Storrs Library for a presentation by Tom Kelleher on the role of taverns in early New England life. Taverns were as numerous as churches in early New England, and played at least as large a role in the public life of the community. From typical food and drink to the common topics discussed and kind of songs sung by the fireside, this talk will look at what it was like inside the “public houses” that dotted the highways and center villages of virtually every town in New England.

Tom Kelleher is currently Historian, and Curator of Mechanical Arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, where he has worn many hats both literally and figuratively for over 35 years. A past president of the international Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums, he regularly teaches and demonstrates at museums and historical societies around the country. Tom holds a Master's in history from the University of Connecticut, and writes often for a variety of magazines and journals, including Early American Life

This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society, and sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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


Friday January 21, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed for Staff Professional Development
Library Closed for Staff Professional DevelopmentThe Library will be closed on Friday, January 21, due to staff professional development. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Library Closed for Staff Professional DevelopmentThe Library will be closed on Friday, January 21, due to staff professional development. 
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Wednesday January 26, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (24- 26 months)
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     
Grow Play Learn Join Pathways for Parents CFCE for Grow Play Learn on Zoom. This group will include a storytime curriculum, activities and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This program is geared for children 24-36 months old, with a caregiver. This month, we'll be learning about imagination! A set of materials (one per family) will be provided, and can be picked up in the Discovery Room. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM     

Friday January 28, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Let's Laugh Book Club (Grades 4-5)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Monday January 31, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
BOLT: Board of Library Teens

BOLT JanuaryTeens 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 adifference 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 hang out, have fun, and get to know each other!

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Screening Room

BOLT JanuaryTeens 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 adifference 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 hang out, have fun, and get to know each other!

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Screening Room


Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday February 16, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Emily Dickinson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Richard Salter Storrs

Flyer for Emily Dickinson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Richard Salter StorrsLongmeadow Historical Society Board Member, Melissa M. Cybulski, will share her findings about the connections between Amherst’s famous poet, Emily Dickinson, and two cousins, both named Richard Salter Storrs, with deep ties to Longmeadow.

Melissa M. Cybulski is Vice President of the Longmeadow Historical Society and has researched, written and presented extensively for them on topics such as Early Black Lives in Longmeadow, Longmeadow during the Suffrage Movement, The Storrs Family and the American School for the Deaf, and a variety of other topics large and small. She has an M.Ed in English Education and has worked as an interpreter in several museums including The Emily Dickinson Museum.

Cohosted with Longmeadow Historical Society.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Emily Dickinson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Richard Salter StorrsLongmeadow Historical Society Board Member, Melissa M. Cybulski, will share her findings about the connections between Amherst’s famous poet, Emily Dickinson, and two cousins, both named Richard Salter Storrs, with deep ties to Longmeadow.

Melissa M. Cybulski is Vice President of the Longmeadow Historical Society and has researched, written and presented extensively for them on topics such as Early Black Lives in Longmeadow, Longmeadow during the Suffrage Movement, The Storrs Family and the American School for the Deaf, and a variety of other topics large and small. She has an M.Ed in English Education and has worked as an interpreter in several museums including The Emily Dickinson Museum.

Cohosted with Longmeadow Historical Society.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday March 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday April 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday April 26, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Backyard Orchard

Flyer for The Backyard OrchardJoin Storrs Library for a presentation on growing your own orchard with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens. Growing tree fruit can be challenging, but with a few hints and the right techniques you'll have enough apples, pears, and everything else for the entire neighborhood! This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The Backyard OrchardJoin Storrs Library for a presentation on growing your own orchard with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens. Growing tree fruit can be challenging, but with a few hints and the right techniques you'll have enough apples, pears, and everything else for the entire neighborhood! This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Monday May 2, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Wednesday June 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room


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