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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Storrs Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday September 7, 2021 - Friday September 24, 2021
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The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Collection

The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Collection

The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is back! Please help The Friends stock the sale by donating your gently used books. The Friends of Storrs Library will accept donations from September 7 until September 24 for the upcoming Book Sale, which will run from October 1-October 3 in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. 
 
Donations accepted include gently used books, as well as puzzles with complete pieces. Donations can be dropped off in the Library vestibule during open library hours. Drive-by donation days are Wednesdays, September 8 and 22 from 6-8 pm, and Saturdays, September 11, 18 and 25 from 10 am - 2 pm. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.
 
To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html. A Members Preview Sale will be held from 4-8 pm on Thursday, September 30 in The Cottage behind Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Collection

The Friends of Storrs Library Annual Book Sale is back! Please help The Friends stock the sale by donating your gently used books. The Friends of Storrs Library will accept donations from September 7 until September 24 for the upcoming Book Sale, which will run from October 1-October 3 in The Cottage behind Storrs Library. 
 
Donations accepted include gently used books, as well as puzzles with complete pieces. Donations can be dropped off in the Library vestibule during open library hours. Drive-by donation days are Wednesdays, September 8 and 22 from 6-8 pm, and Saturdays, September 11, 18 and 25 from 10 am - 2 pm. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.
 
To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html. A Members Preview Sale will be held from 4-8 pm on Thursday, September 30 in The Cottage behind Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: YouTube Channel
There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: YouTube Channel

There are many spaces available.

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

Dragons Love Tacos

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

Dragons Love Tacos

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

Saturday September 18, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Learn to Play The Game of Go (ages 8+)
Flyer for The Game of Go Children ages 8 and older, with their caregiver, are invited to Learn to Play The Game of Go! Go, Baduk, and Weiqi are all names for the ancient and storied Chinese strategy board game of surrounding. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is played by more than 40 million people around the world. A gaming expert from the Massachusetts Game of Go will begin with an introduction to the game and then participants will have the opportunity to play. Register as a group in advance at longmeadowlibrary.org for a table and board. Minimum two players, maximum four players per board.
 
This program will be held outdoors and is weather-dependent. Please bring a lawn chair to enjoy the program; chairs are available if needed. A rain date is scheduled for Oct 9.
 
For more information on The Game of Go please visit http://massgo.org/. This program is offered in partnership with the Longmeadow Dads Club. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Flyer for The Game of Go Children ages 8 and older, with their caregiver, are invited to Learn to Play The Game of Go! Go, Baduk, and Weiqi are all names for the ancient and storied Chinese strategy board game of surrounding. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is played by more than 40 million people around the world. A gaming expert from the Massachusetts Game of Go will begin with an introduction to the game and then participants will have the opportunity to play. Register as a group in advance at longmeadowlibrary.org for a table and board. Minimum two players, maximum four players per board.
 
This program will be held outdoors and is weather-dependent. Please bring a lawn chair to enjoy the program; chairs are available if needed. A rain date is scheduled for Oct 9.
 
For more information on The Game of Go please visit http://massgo.org/. This program is offered in partnership with the Longmeadow Dads Club. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru Drop Off Collection
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru CollectionDonate to the Annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale from the comfort and convenience of your car! On Wednesday, September 22 from 6-8 pm, and Saturdays, September 18 and 25 from 10 am-2 pm, the Friends of Storrs Library are accepting donations at The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Please bring donations of gently used books to be included in their book sale. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.

To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit 
http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html.
LOCATION: The Cottage
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru CollectionDonate to the Annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale from the comfort and convenience of your car! On Wednesday, September 22 from 6-8 pm, and Saturdays, September 18 and 25 from 10 am-2 pm, the Friends of Storrs Library are accepting donations at The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Please bring donations of gently used books to be included in their book sale. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.

To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit 
http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html.
LOCATION: The Cottage

Monday September 20, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Happy Feet Walking Book Club

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?
Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 
We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick plus other books you're currently reading.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required.
 
Register in advance.
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Monday, September 27th. 
 
This month we are reading: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
 
Copies of the book are available for pick up at Storrs Library and online with your library card.
eBook available on Overdrive and The Libby AppeBook in Spanish available on OverdriveAudiobook available on Overdrive.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?
Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 
We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick plus other books you're currently reading.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required.
 
Register in advance.
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Monday, September 27th. 
 
This month we are reading: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
 
Copies of the book are available for pick up at Storrs Library and online with your library card.
eBook available on Overdrive and The Libby AppeBook in Spanish available on OverdriveAudiobook available on Overdrive.
LOCATION: Storrs Library


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

Flyer for September Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the Taste of 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 September Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from the Taste of 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


 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall Technology Series: Using Libby to access eMagazines

Device Advice

Learn how to use the Libby app to download eMagazines and get notified when new digital issues become available.

Over 3,000 digital magazines are available in the Libby collection.  Top ranked titles include Reader's Digest, O, ESPN, Newsweek, The Economist, HGTV Magazine, The Atlantic, OK!, Cook's, The New Yorker, Prevention and many other popular publications.  

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

Learn how to use the Libby app to download eMagazines and get notified when new digital issues become available.

Over 3,000 digital magazines are available in the Libby collection.  Top ranked titles include Reader's Digest, O, ESPN, Newsweek, The Economist, HGTV Magazine, The Atlantic, OK!, Cook's, The New Yorker, Prevention and many other popular publications.  

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Create a Pinecone Creature

Create a Pinecone Creature program

Children, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to create a pinecone creature! Come for a story, and make a little woodland friend. For ages 5+. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn, and is weather dependent. Each registered participants will have a station and their own art supplies. Advanced registration is required. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Create a Pinecone Creature program

Children, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to create a pinecone creature! Come for a story, and make a little woodland friend. For ages 5+. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn, and is weather dependent. Each registered participants will have a station and their own art supplies. Advanced registration is required. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Stories of Our LGBTQ Ancestors: Marion Turner

Flyer for Stories of our LGBTQ Ancestors: Marion TurnerJoin Storrs Library for the story of Marion Turner, an African American, gender non-conforming person who lived in Florence, Massachusetts from 1898 to 1903. Turner sometimes dressed in male attire and sometimes in female attire, and alternated pronouns to refer to themselves accordingly. Turner lived and worked with Mrs. J.D. Atkins and became involved with her in abolitionist efforts as they frequented Cosmian Hall. Turner held gatherings of young Black Americans at Mrs. Atkins house, inviting them up from the South to find opportunities in the New England.

Sean Donovan (he/him) has been on the SMEF Board for several year.  He brings nine years experience with Wildflower Alliance as facilitator for Alternatives to Suicide support groups and a national trainer for these roles, documentary film work and his advocacy work with queer folk (as well as some non-queer folk too) in the public mental health system in addition to love for queer history. He discovered the SMA through his role as a co-founder and facilitator of an LGBTQIA peer support group when searching for more ways for local queer folk to connect to community and their own histories.  He began as a community volunteer helping catalog new donations and at events and, true to the SMA’s mission, believes that education, true education, can be an antidote to oppression and despair.  He helped start SMA's podcast, Out of the Archives, and is excited to add more episodes soon.

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

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

This program was originally scheduled for June 16. Please register in advance for this new date. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Stories of our LGBTQ Ancestors: Marion TurnerJoin Storrs Library for the story of Marion Turner, an African American, gender non-conforming person who lived in Florence, Massachusetts from 1898 to 1903. Turner sometimes dressed in male attire and sometimes in female attire, and alternated pronouns to refer to themselves accordingly. Turner lived and worked with Mrs. J.D. Atkins and became involved with her in abolitionist efforts as they frequented Cosmian Hall. Turner held gatherings of young Black Americans at Mrs. Atkins house, inviting them up from the South to find opportunities in the New England.

Sean Donovan (he/him) has been on the SMEF Board for several year.  He brings nine years experience with Wildflower Alliance as facilitator for Alternatives to Suicide support groups and a national trainer for these roles, documentary film work and his advocacy work with queer folk (as well as some non-queer folk too) in the public mental health system in addition to love for queer history. He discovered the SMA through his role as a co-founder and facilitator of an LGBTQIA peer support group when searching for more ways for local queer folk to connect to community and their own histories.  He began as a community volunteer helping catalog new donations and at events and, true to the SMA’s mission, believes that education, true education, can be an antidote to oppression and despair.  He helped start SMA's podcast, Out of the Archives, and is excited to add more episodes soon.

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

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

This program was originally scheduled for June 16. Please register in advance for this new date. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday September 21, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mental Health Toolbox with Madison Bull sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE

Flyer for Mental Health Toolbox sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCECaregivers and kids come make your own mental health toolbox with Madison Bull. Pathways for Parents CFCE presents a child and caregiver-friendly Zoom session to define and discuss anxiety and coping skills, breathing techniques, mindfulness activities, and other tools families can use to help with various worries to help navigate parenting a child with anxiety. This program is geared for kids ages 4-8 and their caregivers. 


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.

Madison Bull is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Mental Health Toolbox sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCECaregivers and kids come make your own mental health toolbox with Madison Bull. Pathways for Parents CFCE presents a child and caregiver-friendly Zoom session to define and discuss anxiety and coping skills, breathing techniques, mindfulness activities, and other tools families can use to help with various worries to help navigate parenting a child with anxiety. This program is geared for kids ages 4-8 and their caregivers. 


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.

Madison Bull is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday September 22, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow Play Learn (up to age 5)

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

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


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


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru Drop Off Collection
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru CollectionDonate to the Annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale from the comfort and convenience of your car! On Wednesday, September 22 from 6-8 pm, and Saturday, September 25 from 10 am-2 pm, the Friends of Storrs Library are accepting donations at The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Please bring donations of gently used books to be included in their book sale. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.

To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit 
http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html.
LOCATION: The Cottage
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru CollectionDonate to the Annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale from the comfort and convenience of your car! On Wednesday, September 22 from 6-8 pm, and Saturday, September 25 from 10 am-2 pm, the Friends of Storrs Library are accepting donations at The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Please bring donations of gently used books to be included in their book sale. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.

To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit 
http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html.
LOCATION: The Cottage

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dressing the Lower and Middle Classes in New England, 1675 - 1875
Flyer for Dressing the Lower and Middle Classes in New England, 1675 - 1875Did the lower classes concern themselves with fashion in past centuries? Where did they procure their clothes? What was worn for heavy work? How do we find information on people who generally didn't leave diaries, letters, or portraits? Fashion and textile historian Lynne Zacek Bassett will examine the sources and describe the clothes of the working classes from the colonial to the mid-Victorian period in her richly illustrated lecture.
 
Lynne Zacek Bassett is an independent scholar specializing in historic costume and textiles. From 1995‒2000 she was the curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village. Since going independent, Lynne has undertaken a number of large projects, including curating an exhibition and catalog for the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford: "Modesty Died When Clothes Were Born: Costume in the Life and Literature of Mark Twain," which received the Costume Societyof America's Richard Martin Award for Excellence. From 2007 to 2017, Lynne was the guest curator, then adjunct curator, of costumes and textiles for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Her 2016 exhibition and catalogue for the Wadsworth, Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy was chosen by Google for its Arts & Culture Initiative. Another publication, Homefront & Battlefield: Civil War Quilts in Context, (co-authored with Madelyn Shaw), was awarded a bronze medal in history by the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her contribution to the field of historic costume and textiles has been recognized by the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Historic New England, and the International Quilt Study Center, which have all elected her to membership in their honorary or advisory societies.
 
This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Dressing the Lower and Middle Classes in New England, 1675 - 1875Did the lower classes concern themselves with fashion in past centuries? Where did they procure their clothes? What was worn for heavy work? How do we find information on people who generally didn't leave diaries, letters, or portraits? Fashion and textile historian Lynne Zacek Bassett will examine the sources and describe the clothes of the working classes from the colonial to the mid-Victorian period in her richly illustrated lecture.
 
Lynne Zacek Bassett is an independent scholar specializing in historic costume and textiles. From 1995‒2000 she was the curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village. Since going independent, Lynne has undertaken a number of large projects, including curating an exhibition and catalog for the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford: "Modesty Died When Clothes Were Born: Costume in the Life and Literature of Mark Twain," which received the Costume Societyof America's Richard Martin Award for Excellence. From 2007 to 2017, Lynne was the guest curator, then adjunct curator, of costumes and textiles for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Her 2016 exhibition and catalogue for the Wadsworth, Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy was chosen by Google for its Arts & Culture Initiative. Another publication, Homefront & Battlefield: Civil War Quilts in Context, (co-authored with Madelyn Shaw), was awarded a bronze medal in history by the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her contribution to the field of historic costume and textiles has been recognized by the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Historic New England, and the International Quilt Study Center, which have all elected her to membership in their honorary or advisory societies.
 
This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday September 23, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
First Line Book Club (Gr 2-3)

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

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

LOCATION: Front Lawn

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

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

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Friday September 24, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fall Into Storytime

Flyer for Fall into Storytime

Children of all ages, with a caregiver, are invited to an autumn-themed storytime on the front lawn of Storrs Library. Start your morning with stories, songs and movement, then stay to enjoy the StoryWalk. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn, social distancing suggested. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs.
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Fall into Storytime

Children of all ages, with a caregiver, are invited to an autumn-themed storytime on the front lawn of Storrs Library. Start your morning with stories, songs and movement, then stay to enjoy the StoryWalk. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn, social distancing suggested. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs.
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


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

Let's Laugh Book Club September flyerJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar. 

Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. We will meet outside on the library lawn, weather permitting, so please bring a blanket to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved to Zoom. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Let's Laugh Book Club September flyerJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar. 

Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room. We will meet outside on the library lawn, weather permitting, so please bring a blanket to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved to Zoom. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday September 25, 2021
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru Drop Off Collection
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru CollectionDonate to the Annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale from the comfort and convenience of your car! On Saturday, September 25 from 10 am-2 pm, the Friends of Storrs Library are accepting donations at The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Please bring donations of gently used books to be included in their book sale. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.

To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit 
http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html.
LOCATION: The Cottage
The Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale Drive-Thru CollectionDonate to the Annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale from the comfort and convenience of your car! On Saturday, September 25 from 10 am-2 pm, the Friends of Storrs Library are accepting donations at The Cottage behind Storrs Library. Please bring donations of gently used books to be included in their book sale. Please note The Friends cannot accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, out-of-date travel guides, or dusty, torn or moldy books.

To learn more about The Friends of Storrs Library or to become a member, please visit 
http://www.friendsofstorrslibrary.org/index.html.
LOCATION: The Cottage

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Communication in Cooking sponsored by Pathways for Parents
September Communication in CookingCooking is a great way to expand your child’s communication skills. It helps children learn how to follow directions, expands vocabulary and creates a shared experience for the adult and the child. Join Samantha Bernier M.A., CCC-SLP on Saturday, September 25th at 10:30 for a virtual cooking experience.
 
During the Zoom meeting, children ages 2+ and their caregiver will create a recipe together for Banana Sushi. While the recipe cooks, we will read a book together and “chat” about the process. Prior to the meeting, participants will receive a recipe and a couple of visual supports to help increase the child’s independence.
 
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
September Communication in CookingCooking is a great way to expand your child’s communication skills. It helps children learn how to follow directions, expands vocabulary and creates a shared experience for the adult and the child. Join Samantha Bernier M.A., CCC-SLP on Saturday, September 25th at 10:30 for a virtual cooking experience.
 
During the Zoom meeting, children ages 2+ and their caregiver will create a recipe together for Banana Sushi. While the recipe cooks, we will read a book together and “chat” about the process. Prior to the meeting, participants will receive a recipe and a couple of visual supports to help increase the child’s independence.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Keeping it Reel Film Club: Hearts Beat Loud
Join the Storrs Library for our Keeping it Reel Film Club online watch party, meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month.
 
About the movie, from Kanopy: "In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery."

Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival.
 
Copyright 2018. Rated PG-13. Run time 98 mins.
 
We will be using Zoom for the online watch party. 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
Join the Storrs Library for our Keeping it Reel Film Club online watch party, meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month.
 
About the movie, from Kanopy: "In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery."

Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival.
 
Copyright 2018. Rated PG-13. Run time 98 mins.
 
We will be using Zoom for the online watch party. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.  New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.  New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom


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

Device Advice

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

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

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

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Friday October 1, 2021
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

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

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

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Front Lawn

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

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

LOCATION: Front Lawn


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

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


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

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

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

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

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

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

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

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

Jungle Jim

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

Jungle Jim

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


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

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


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

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

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

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

Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale

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

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

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


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

Device Advice

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

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

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

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


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

Teen Beading

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

Teen Beading

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


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


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Accidental Travel Writer: First Encounters—Four Travel Vignettes
Flyer for First Encounters—Four Travel VignettesWherever he travels, historian and journalist David Mould is constantly scribbling in his notebook or on whatever piece of paper he has handy—an airline boarding card, a restaurant menu. He records his first impressions so that he can connect the dots later. Even in a place filled with new sights, sounds, and smells, what is interesting and unexpected is more familiar the next time around, and less worthy of recording. Here are four vignettes based on first encounters—"Arriving in India,” “Paris with rice paddies” (Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo), “The traffic jam that never ends” (Dhaka, Bangladesh), and “Desperately Seeking SIM card” (trying to connect in Hyderabad, India).
David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & 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 First Encounters—Four Travel VignettesWherever he travels, historian and journalist David Mould is constantly scribbling in his notebook or on whatever piece of paper he has handy—an airline boarding card, a restaurant menu. He records his first impressions so that he can connect the dots later. Even in a place filled with new sights, sounds, and smells, what is interesting and unexpected is more familiar the next time around, and less worthy of recording. Here are four vignettes based on first encounters—"Arriving in India,” “Paris with rice paddies” (Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo), “The traffic jam that never ends” (Dhaka, Bangladesh), and “Desperately Seeking SIM card” (trying to connect in Hyderabad, India).
David Mould, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Born in the UK, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the US. His travel essays and articles have been published in Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Times Higher Education, and History News Network.  His books include Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys (Ohio University Press, 2019) and Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia (Ohio University Press, 2016). Read David’s travel blogs on Facebook and at www.davidhmould.com.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom


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

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

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


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


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

There are 5 spaces available.

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


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

LOCATION: Screening Room


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


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

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

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

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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

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

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

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?

Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 
We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick plus other books you're currently reading.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required.
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Monday, October 25th. 
 
This month we are reading: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré.
 
Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as on Overdrive and The Libby App. Audiobook available on Overdrive and The Libby App.
LOCATION: Storrs Library
Registration will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?

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

Registration will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

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

Device Advice

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

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

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

Please bring your fully charged device if possible.

Register in Advance.  Space is limited to 7 participants.

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Flyer for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Headless Horseman Rides Again! Award-winning actor J.T. Turner is returning to Storrs Library on Monday, October 18, this time as novelist Washington Irving telling his most famous tale. An American classic since it first appeared in 1820, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the tale of the headless horseman and the ill-fated Ichabod Crane. Turner has adapted the piece to keep all ages entertained, as he appears in period costume to bring each character from this traditionally spooky story to life.
The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.
 
This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Headless Horseman Rides Again! Award-winning actor J.T. Turner is returning to Storrs Library on Monday, October 18, this time as novelist Washington Irving telling his most famous tale. An American classic since it first appeared in 1820, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the tale of the headless horseman and the ill-fated Ichabod Crane. Turner has adapted the piece to keep all ages entertained, as he appears in period costume to bring each character from this traditionally spooky story to life.
The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.
 
This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday October 19, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lisa Ruch Presents Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved Mysteries
Flyer for Lisa Ruch Presents Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved MysteriesJoin Storrs Library online for this year's six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved Mysteries," will focus on mysteries, Gothics, and human nature’s fascination with unresolved tales. This month we are discussing The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.  New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.  New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.  This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library Sarah Haller Fund.
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Lisa Ruch Presents Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved MysteriesJoin Storrs Library online for this year's six-month literature series with Lisa Ruch, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Studies at Bay Path University. This year's theme, "Puzzlers: Literature and Unsolved Mysteries," will focus on mysteries, Gothics, and human nature’s fascination with unresolved tales. This month we are discussing The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.  New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.  New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our Overdrive catalog.
 
You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.  This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library Sarah Haller Fund.
LOCATION: Zoom


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

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

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


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


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


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


Saturday October 23, 2021
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Keeping it Reel Film Club: To Catch a Thief
Join the Storrs Library for our Keeping it Reel Film Club online watch party, meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month.
 
About the movie, from Kanopy: "In this suspenseful and glamorous classic from Alfred Hitchcock, the always debonair Cary Grant plays John Robie, a reformed jewel thief. Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear his name. Meeting pampered heiress Frances (Grace Kelly), he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's (Jessie Royce Landis) fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who thinks him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape."

Winner of Best Cinematography, Color at the Academy Awards. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Nominated for Best Written American Comedy by the Writer's Guild of America.
 
Copyright 1955. Rated PG. Run time 107 mins.
 
We will be using Zoom for the online watch party. 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
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Join the Storrs Library for our Keeping it Reel Film Club online watch party, meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month.
 
About the movie, from Kanopy: "In this suspenseful and glamorous classic from Alfred Hitchcock, the always debonair Cary Grant plays John Robie, a reformed jewel thief. Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear his name. Meeting pampered heiress Frances (Grace Kelly), he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's (Jessie Royce Landis) fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who thinks him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape."

Winner of Best Cinematography, Color at the Academy Awards. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Nominated for Best Written American Comedy by the Writer's Guild of America.
 
Copyright 1955. Rated PG. Run time 107 mins.
 
We will be using Zoom for the online watch party. 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

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

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

Device Advice

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

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

Device Advice

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

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


Tuesday October 26, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Lifestyle Magic of Tidying & Decluttering
Flyer for The Lifestyle Magic of Tidying & DeclutteringJoin Storrs Library and Certified Gold KonMari Consultant Christine Thorn to discuss the lifestyle benefits of the KonMari Method of tidying and decluttering. Thorn will discuss her KonMari journey, from being inspired by Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, studying with Kondo’s team in New York City to earn her certification, through the launch of her consulting venture in April 2018. Thorn will detail the life-changing benefits of KonMari’s category-by-category system of tidying, explaining how it focuses on keeping only those items which bring joy to your life rather than on what needs to be eliminated, and discuss the importance of the fundamental KonMari question: Does this spark joy? She'll detail the KonMari Method’s six steps and how the process works. Thorn encourages everyone to bring their questions for her!
As the Sage of Interiors since April 2018, Christine Thorn has been guiding clients in a lifestyle enhancement journey centered on comprehensive decluttering that involves keeping things that nourish the soul and discarding the rest by asking, "Does this spark joy?" For 30 years, she has also been Dr. Christine Thorn, a Chiropractor, Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, and Acupuncturist. Over time, Thorn’s complementary identities naturally became more unified. She recently combined them under one name, The Tidy Lifestyle Doctor. To learn more, email her at christine@sageofinteriorsllc.com.
 
This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for The Lifestyle Magic of Tidying & DeclutteringJoin Storrs Library and Certified Gold KonMari Consultant Christine Thorn to discuss the lifestyle benefits of the KonMari Method of tidying and decluttering. Thorn will discuss her KonMari journey, from being inspired by Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, studying with Kondo’s team in New York City to earn her certification, through the launch of her consulting venture in April 2018. Thorn will detail the life-changing benefits of KonMari’s category-by-category system of tidying, explaining how it focuses on keeping only those items which bring joy to your life rather than on what needs to be eliminated, and discuss the importance of the fundamental KonMari question: Does this spark joy? She'll detail the KonMari Method’s six steps and how the process works. Thorn encourages everyone to bring their questions for her!
As the Sage of Interiors since April 2018, Christine Thorn has been guiding clients in a lifestyle enhancement journey centered on comprehensive decluttering that involves keeping things that nourish the soul and discarding the rest by asking, "Does this spark joy?" For 30 years, she has also been Dr. Christine Thorn, a Chiropractor, Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, and Acupuncturist. Over time, Thorn’s complementary identities naturally became more unified. She recently combined them under one name, The Tidy Lifestyle Doctor. To learn more, email her at christine@sageofinteriorsllc.com.
 
This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom


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

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

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


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


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Understanding Your Cat
Flyer for Understanding Your CatJoin Storrs Library for a discussion with cat behaviorist Dr. Rachel to better understand your cat. Dr. Rachel will talk with us about what a cat behaviorist does, the most common problems she encounters, and how you can address these issues. Bring your questions and concerns for the Q&A session following her presentation.
Rachel Geller, Ed.D. is a certified Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist through the Humane Society and a certified Humane Education Specialist through the Academy of Prosocial Learning. She consults with many cat shelters and is certified as a Fear Free Shelter specialist. Rachel was on The Cat Connection Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020, and was vice-president of the Gifford Cat Shelter Board of Directors. She is currently a cat behaviorist/consultant, providing cat behavior help both locally and throughout the country to her clients, including cat owners and shelters.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom
Flyer for Understanding Your CatJoin Storrs Library for a discussion with cat behaviorist Dr. Rachel to better understand your cat. Dr. Rachel will talk with us about what a cat behaviorist does, the most common problems she encounters, and how you can address these issues. Bring your questions and concerns for the Q&A session following her presentation.
Rachel Geller, Ed.D. is a certified Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist through the Humane Society and a certified Humane Education Specialist through the Academy of Prosocial Learning. She consults with many cat shelters and is certified as a Fear Free Shelter specialist. Rachel was on The Cat Connection Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020, and was vice-president of the Gifford Cat Shelter Board of Directors. She is currently a cat behaviorist/consultant, providing cat behavior help both locally and throughout the country to her clients, including cat owners and shelters.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & VideoNew to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
LOCATION: Zoom


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


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


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


Monday November 1, 2021
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

Device Advice

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


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

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

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

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & 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 Lost in ‘Stanland’Four years after the fall of the Soviet Union, David Mould landed in Osh, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, to establish a training center for local journalists. He found himself in a country going through wrenching economic, social, and political change. In the December snow, families spread blankets on the sidewalks, selling what they had to buy food and fuel. The experience made a deep impression. David returned to Kyrgyzstan the next year for a Fulbright Fellowship, and made frequent trips to the country and its northern neighbor Kazakhstan over the next 20 years for teaching, research, and consulting. For the five “stans”—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—shaking off the legacy of 75 years of Soviet rule has not been easy. The transition to a market economy has been difficult, and some people, especially in rural areas and small cities, feel worse off than in Soviet times.

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

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


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

Device Advice

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


Tuesday November 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beekeeping: Then and Now
Flyer for Beekeeping: Then and NowJoin Storrs Library with backyard beekeeper and Park Ranger Susan Ashman as she explores the fascinating history of beekeeping. Take a look inside the different hives over time, learn about beekeeping in early New England, and discover what you can do to help these little pollinators out.
Susan Ashman is an Interpretive Park Ranger and the Historic Weapons Supervisor at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Originally from Southern California, she joined the Air Force after high school and spent 8 years as an Aircraft Hydraulics Systems Mechanic. She previously worked at Old Sturbridge Village as a costumed interpreter demonstrating 19th century rural New England farm life. Outside of work and beekeeping, Susan is a voracious reader of Civil War and WWII history, and loves historic traveling and battlefields.
 
This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society.
 
Register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Flyer for Beekeeping: Then and NowJoin Storrs Library with backyard beekeeper and Park Ranger Susan Ashman as she explores the fascinating history of beekeeping. Take a look inside the different hives over time, learn about beekeeping in early New England, and discover what you can do to help these little pollinators out.
Susan Ashman is an Interpretive Park Ranger and the Historic Weapons Supervisor at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Originally from Southern California, she joined the Air Force after high school and spent 8 years as an Aircraft Hydraulics Systems Mechanic. She previously worked at Old Sturbridge Village as a costumed interpreter demonstrating 19th century rural New England farm life. Outside of work and beekeeping, Susan is a voracious reader of Civil War and WWII history, and loves historic traveling and battlefields.
 
This program is cohosted by Storrs Library and Longmeadow Historical Society.
 
Register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

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

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

Saturday November 27, 2021
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Keeping it Reel Film Club: Skin
Join the Storrs Library for our Keeping it Reel Film Club online watch party, meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month.
 
About the movie, from Kanopy: "Based on an incredible true story, SKIN follows Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo), a distinctly mixed-race South African woman born to white parents (Sam Neill and Alice Krige) during the apartheid era. Despite her upbringing as a white girl, Sandra is eventually classified as 'Coloured' by the government and stripped of the rights with which the rest of her family is privileged. And when she begins a love affair with a local vegetable dealer, Sandra finds herself cut off from her past and living the hard life of a truly black woman in a society that seeks to ostracize her."
 
Official Selection at the British Independent Film Awards.
 
Copyright 2008. Rated PG-13. Run time 107 mins.
 
We will be using Zoom for the online watch party. 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
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Join the Storrs Library for our Keeping it Reel Film Club online watch party, meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month.
 
About the movie, from Kanopy: "Based on an incredible true story, SKIN follows Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo), a distinctly mixed-race South African woman born to white parents (Sam Neill and Alice Krige) during the apartheid era. Despite her upbringing as a white girl, Sandra is eventually classified as 'Coloured' by the government and stripped of the rights with which the rest of her family is privileged. And when she begins a love affair with a local vegetable dealer, Sandra finds herself cut off from her past and living the hard life of a truly black woman in a society that seeks to ostracize her."
 
Official Selection at the British Independent Film Awards.
 
Copyright 2008. Rated PG-13. Run time 107 mins.
 
We will be using Zoom for the online watch party. 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

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

Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

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

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

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


Saturday January 1, 2022
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Discovery Room Guessing Jar

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

 
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Discovery Room Scavenger Hunt

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

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

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Tuesday 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

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!