Tuesday November 1, 2022 - Thursday May 4, 2023
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Great Decisions Registration Page
Join us for Great Decisions!Register Once for All Classes!
Great Decisions will be held in the Betty Ann Low room, 6-7:30, on the following Thursdays:
Jan 26:  ENERGY GEOPOLITICS
Feb 9:  WAR CRIMES
Feb 23:  CHINA AND THE U.S.
Mar 9:  ECONOMIC WARFARE
Mar 23:  POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA
Apr 6:  GLOBAL FAMINE
Apr 20:  IRAN AT A CROSSROADS
May 4:  CLIMATE MIGRATION
 
Contact the Library at 565-4181 to reserve your briefing book.
Briefing Books are $35.  Checks should be made payable to the Richard Salter Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Join us for Great Decisions!Register Once for All Classes!
Great Decisions will be held in the Betty Ann Low room, 6-7:30, on the following Thursdays:
Jan 26:  ENERGY GEOPOLITICS
Feb 9:  WAR CRIMES
Feb 23:  CHINA AND THE U.S.
Mar 9:  ECONOMIC WARFARE
Mar 23:  POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA
Apr 6:  GLOBAL FAMINE
Apr 20:  IRAN AT A CROSSROADS
May 4:  CLIMATE MIGRATION
 
Contact the Library at 565-4181 to reserve your briefing book.
Briefing Books are $35.  Checks should be made payable to the Richard Salter Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Monday January 9, 2023 - Friday March 31, 2023
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Youth Writing Contest

Are you interested in sharing a story on our Storrs Library Summer podcast? Youth in grades K-12 are invited to write their own short story (3-5 min read aloud). Submit your story to rssdiscoveryroom@gmail.com or bring a paper copy of your story to the Storrs Library Discovery Room desk. Be sure to include your name and contact information with your submission. Winners will be contacted to record their story for the podcast. Submit your story by March 31st, 2023. Have fun creating!

 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Are you interested in sharing a story on our Storrs Library Summer podcast? Youth in grades K-12 are invited to write their own short story (3-5 min read aloud). Submit your story to rssdiscoveryroom@gmail.com or bring a paper copy of your story to the Storrs Library Discovery Room desk. Be sure to include your name and contact information with your submission. Winners will be contacted to record their story for the podcast. Submit your story by March 31st, 2023. Have fun creating!

 

LOCATION: Discovery Room

Monday January 23, 2023 - Monday February 13, 2023
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Soup-er Bowl Food Drive

Storrs Library will be hosting a food donation drive to support the Longmeadow Food Pantry which is in urgent need of non-perishable food items. We will be collecting items in the front lobby until February 13th.

Some suggested items to donate are peanut butter, tuna, rice, canned soup, cereal, hot cereal, baking needs, and canned vegetables. All items must be non-expired, non-perishable, and unopened.

LOCATION: Front Lobby

Storrs Library will be hosting a food donation drive to support the Longmeadow Food Pantry which is in urgent need of non-perishable food items. We will be collecting items in the front lobby until February 13th.

Some suggested items to donate are peanut butter, tuna, rice, canned soup, cereal, hot cereal, baking needs, and canned vegetables. All items must be non-expired, non-perishable, and unopened.

LOCATION: Front Lobby

Wednesday February 1, 2023 - Tuesday February 28, 2023
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Art Exhibit: Matt Cowles - A Suburban Nature

Visit Storrs Library to view an exhibit by Matt Cowles in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room.

Please visit anytime the room is not in use.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Visit Storrs Library to view an exhibit by Matt Cowles in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room.

Please visit anytime the room is not in use.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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Community Bag Program

Community Bag ProgramFor the month of February, Richard Salters Storrs Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 54 Hazard Avenue, Enfield CT.

Community Bag ProgramFor the month of February, Richard Salters Storrs Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 54 Hazard Avenue, Enfield CT.

Saturday February 4, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sparking Wonder (ages 2.5-5)

Sparking Wonder

Open-ended play is essential to a child's growth and development. Through play, children are able to make connections, ask questions, think critically and ignite their imagination. Join us for a series of open-ended play sessions in which we will invite children and caregivers to experience the magic of open-ended play while engaging in STEM education and sensory activities! Together we will tinker, construct and each session will focus on a different theme. All activities are geared towards children ages 2.5-5.

Sparking Wonder is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Sparking Wonder

Open-ended play is essential to a child's growth and development. Through play, children are able to make connections, ask questions, think critically and ignite their imagination. Join us for a series of open-ended play sessions in which we will invite children and caregivers to experience the magic of open-ended play while engaging in STEM education and sensory activities! Together we will tinker, construct and each session will focus on a different theme. All activities are geared towards children ages 2.5-5.

Sparking Wonder is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Little Readers (gr. K-2)

Little ReadersChildren in kindergarten through second grade are invited to read along and play games with the Longmeadow High School Little Readers Club. The Little Readers program is hosted by Longmeadow High school students who have a passion for reading and wish to share their enthusiasm with youth in the community. Little Readers Club members will read various books and do activities with the little reading buddies. The Little Readers Club wants a chance to give back to the community in a fun and beneficial way.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Little ReadersChildren in kindergarten through second grade are invited to read along and play games with the Longmeadow High School Little Readers Club. The Little Readers program is hosted by Longmeadow High school students who have a passion for reading and wish to share their enthusiasm with youth in the community. Little Readers Club members will read various books and do activities with the little reading buddies. The Little Readers Club wants a chance to give back to the community in a fun and beneficial way.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING (ages 12+)

Learn to Play Magic the Gathering

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

Learn to Play Magic the Gathering

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room


Monday February 6, 2023 - Saturday February 18, 2023
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Annual Magazine Sale
Come one, come all...to our Annual Magazine Sale!
 
All magazines:
     - 50 cents each!
or
     - 3 for 1 dollar!
LOCATION: Front Lobby
Come one, come all...to our Annual Magazine Sale!
 
All magazines:
     - 50 cents each!
or
     - 3 for 1 dollar!
LOCATION: Front Lobby

Monday February 6, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Weekly Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Traveling Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
BOLT: Board of Library Teens (gr. 9-12)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Science of Astro-Meteorology with Joe Rao

Science of Astro-Meteorology with Joe Rao

THE SCIENCE OF ASTRO-METEOROLOGY: For ages man has attempted to make sense of the changing aspects of the Sun, Moon and their possible influence on our ever-changing weather. Can a lack of sunspots ultimately lead to a trend toward colder temperatures? Can the changing phases of the Moon and its distance from Earth lead to stormy periods? Or do the movements of the planets have any control over our climate and weather? Can we really put any credence in the forecasts that are issued annually by such publications as the Old Farmer’s Almanac or by other so-called long-range weather experts? The answers may surprise you!
 
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library
 
Please register in advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Science of Astro-Meteorology with Joe Rao

THE SCIENCE OF ASTRO-METEOROLOGY: For ages man has attempted to make sense of the changing aspects of the Sun, Moon and their possible influence on our ever-changing weather. Can a lack of sunspots ultimately lead to a trend toward colder temperatures? Can the changing phases of the Moon and its distance from Earth lead to stormy periods? Or do the movements of the planets have any control over our climate and weather? Can we really put any credence in the forecasts that are issued annually by such publications as the Old Farmer’s Almanac or by other so-called long-range weather experts? The answers may surprise you!
 
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library
 
Please register in advance
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Tuesday February 7, 2023
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Tuesdays
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers

 
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

Tot Time

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tot Time

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Adult Center Book Club: Between Two Buildings
Adult Center Book Club - January 3, 2023 at the Adult Center
Join Storrs Librarians and members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month.  Copies of this month's book will be on hold at Storrs Library.
The Maid: Molly is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads intentions. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, but since Gran died, Molly has been navigating life's complexities by herself. Her orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. A Clue-like, locked-room mystery, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else yet entirely different, and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.
 
Register by calling the Adult Center at 413-565-4150.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center
Adult Center Book Club - January 3, 2023 at the Adult Center
Join Storrs Librarians and members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month.  Copies of this month's book will be on hold at Storrs Library.
The Maid: Molly is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads intentions. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, but since Gran died, Molly has been navigating life's complexities by herself. Her orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. A Clue-like, locked-room mystery, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else yet entirely different, and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.
 
Register by calling the Adult Center at 413-565-4150.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
STEAM at Storrs (gr. K-2)

STEAM at StorrsCalling all scientists, engineers, mathematicians and more! Join us for STEAM at Storrs for grades K-2 to participate in fun experiments and learn new skills. This month's activity is Milk Art! Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

STEAM at StorrsCalling all scientists, engineers, mathematicians and more! Join us for STEAM at Storrs for grades K-2 to participate in fun experiments and learn new skills. This month's activity is Milk Art! Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fiber Arts Meeting

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products. 

Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: MakerSpace

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products. 

Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: MakerSpace


Wednesday February 8, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music Appreciation with Rob HUMBERSTON
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Music Making! (gr. K-5)

Music MakingHave you ever wanted to make your own musical instruments? Kids grades K-5 are invited to make their own musical instruments out of everyday materials. After making your instrument, you can play along to some rhythm games, and learn how music can come from anywhere!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Music MakingHave you ever wanted to make your own musical instruments? Kids grades K-5 are invited to make their own musical instruments out of everyday materials. After making your instrument, you can play along to some rhythm games, and learn how music can come from anywhere!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Valley Eye Radio Information Session

Valley Eye Radio is the local member of MAIN (Massachusetts Audio Information Network) covering Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin County. Their service of broadcast readings of articles from local and community newspapers, magazines and feature programs, and events of local interest are solely for those who are visually or reading/print impaired due to some other disability or health condition. Their mission is to provide information and connection to their local communities for those who are no longer able to read print material as they used to do.

Program Director Harold Anderson will explain the wide variety of programming that they provide as well as how eligible listeners can access the service through specially tuned radios, smart speakers or online streaming. 

Come and learn for yourself or someone else about this valuable and unique free service.

Please register in advance.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Valley Eye Radio is the local member of MAIN (Massachusetts Audio Information Network) covering Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin County. Their service of broadcast readings of articles from local and community newspapers, magazines and feature programs, and events of local interest are solely for those who are visually or reading/print impaired due to some other disability or health condition. Their mission is to provide information and connection to their local communities for those who are no longer able to read print material as they used to do.

Program Director Harold Anderson will explain the wide variety of programming that they provide as well as how eligible listeners can access the service through specially tuned radios, smart speakers or online streaming. 

Come and learn for yourself or someone else about this valuable and unique free service.

Please register in advance.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday February 9, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
iCreate: Stop Motion Movies (ages 6-11)

iCreate: Stop Motion MoviesKids ages 6-11 are invited to learn how to create a stop motion movie! Kids will learn how to create a scene and characters, and iPad stop motion technology. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

iCreate: Stop Motion MoviesKids ages 6-11 are invited to learn how to create a stop motion movie! Kids will learn how to create a scene and characters, and iPad stop motion technology. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Great Decisions : WAR CRIMES
Great Decisions : War CrimesGreat Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, examining and informing on the most critical global issues facing America today. It helps to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the program encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
 
Topic 2 : WAR CRIMES - Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with?
 
Register Here (only if you have not already registered - Registering once allows you access to all Great Decisions classes)
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Great Decisions : War CrimesGreat Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, examining and informing on the most critical global issues facing America today. It helps to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the program encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
 
Topic 2 : WAR CRIMES - Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with?
 
Register Here (only if you have not already registered - Registering once allows you access to all Great Decisions classes)
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday February 10, 2023
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGOs at the Library (gr K+)

Legos at the LibraryChildren in kindergarten and older are invited to join us for a LEGO building experience. Design and build a structure, then name it and display it!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Legos at the LibraryChildren in kindergarten and older are invited to join us for a LEGO building experience. Design and build a structure, then name it and display it!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Bee Movie (ages 12+)

The Bee MovieBee our Valentine! Bring your friends and enjoy watching Bee Movie, make crafts and eat treats! This program is open to teens. 

LOCATION: Front Room

The Bee MovieBee our Valentine! Bring your friends and enjoy watching Bee Movie, make crafts and eat treats! This program is open to teens. 

LOCATION: Front Room


Saturday February 11, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!

 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.
LOCATION: Screening Room

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!

 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.
LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music Play (ages birth-5)

Music Play

Children 0-5 are invited to join us for Music Play! Chris McHugh Sirard has been making music with babies and toddlers for over 20 years. She holds a Masters degree in Music Education (MME) from the University of South Carolina, specializing in early childhood music development.  OWL Music classes encourage making connections with the beauty of music as well as making connections with loved ones and new friends.  Her classes are full of movement, singing, and playing. Children are encouraged to move freely around the space while Miss Chris and the caregivers model the music-making. All music responses are supported!

Music Play is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Music Play

Children 0-5 are invited to join us for Music Play! Chris McHugh Sirard has been making music with babies and toddlers for over 20 years. She holds a Masters degree in Music Education (MME) from the University of South Carolina, specializing in early childhood music development.  OWL Music classes encourage making connections with the beauty of music as well as making connections with loved ones and new friends.  Her classes are full of movement, singing, and playing. Children are encouraged to move freely around the space while Miss Chris and the caregivers model the music-making. All music responses are supported!

Music Play is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Monday February 13, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Weekly Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Low Vision Support Group

If you or someone you love lives with low vision or legal blindness consider joining the Low Vision Support Group at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Meet others living your reality, community members who can help, and experts on the resources available to you.
 
Register by calling the Adult Center at 413-565-4150.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

If you or someone you love lives with low vision or legal blindness consider joining the Low Vision Support Group at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Meet others living your reality, community members who can help, and experts on the resources available to you.
 
Register by calling the Adult Center at 413-565-4150.

LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen iCreate: Stop Motion Movies (age 12+)

Teen iCreate: Stop Motion MoviesLearn how to make a stop motion movie! Learn how to create sets and characters and how to use iPad stop motion technology.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Teen iCreate: Stop Motion MoviesLearn how to make a stop motion movie! Learn how to create sets and characters and how to use iPad stop motion technology.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Tuesday February 14, 2023
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Tuesdays
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers

 
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

Tot Time

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Tot Time

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Loosely Bound Book Club
February's book selection is Tell Me Everything 
by Erika KROUSE
 
"Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the female private investigator who helped crack it open."  C/WMARS
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our OverDrive catalog.
 
Advance Registration is required.
LOCATION: Screening Room
February's book selection is Tell Me Everything 
by Erika KROUSE
 
"Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the female private investigator who helped crack it open."  C/WMARS
Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library, as well as online in our OverDrive catalog.
 
Advance Registration is required.
LOCATION: Screening Room


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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meet & Play Board Game Night

Have a blast playing some new and classic board games while meeting Storrs Library's new Outreach and Programming Librarian, Amanda Damon. Amanda will help teach you games such as Settlers of Catan, Sheriff of Nottingham & Banana Katana.

This event is geared toward ages 16 and up. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Have a blast playing some new and classic board games while meeting Storrs Library's new Outreach and Programming Librarian, Amanda Damon. Amanda will help teach you games such as Settlers of Catan, Sheriff of Nottingham & Banana Katana.

This event is geared toward ages 16 and up. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Wednesday February 15, 2023 - Wednesday March 15, 2023
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Boston Bruins PJ Drive

Storrs library is collecting PJ's for Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund, who are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. By supporting us with a PJ Drive, you will directly supply new pajamas to the children who need them most so they can stay warm for a good night’s sleep. Bring brand new pajamas to Storrs Library front lobby from February 15th - March 15th.

LOCATION: Front Lobby

Storrs library is collecting PJ's for Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund, who are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. By supporting us with a PJ Drive, you will directly supply new pajamas to the children who need them most so they can stay warm for a good night’s sleep. Bring brand new pajamas to Storrs Library front lobby from February 15th - March 15th.

LOCATION: Front Lobby

Wednesday February 15, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music Appreciation with Rob HUMBERSTON
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Copper Bookmark Making with Heather Beck

The Copper bookmark-making workshop will teach you how to create your own drawings in metal with special tools and hammers. Come learn to stamp your favorite images, words, and textures to create a truly unique bookmark that will stand the test of time. You’ll learn proper hammer techniques, how to patina your bookmark, and share a wonderful class experience with your new friends. A large collection of different-sized letter and number stamps and chasing tools will help you leave your mark on the world. While hammering your own drawing into the bookmark, you’ll gain new knowledge and confidence, and leave with a finished beautiful piece that will keep you company in your favorite book.
 

Please note that this evening's program is for 16 years old and up only. Due to the limited availability of supplies, space is limited for this session. Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

The Copper bookmark-making workshop will teach you how to create your own drawings in metal with special tools and hammers. Come learn to stamp your favorite images, words, and textures to create a truly unique bookmark that will stand the test of time. You’ll learn proper hammer techniques, how to patina your bookmark, and share a wonderful class experience with your new friends. A large collection of different-sized letter and number stamps and chasing tools will help you leave your mark on the world. While hammering your own drawing into the bookmark, you’ll gain new knowledge and confidence, and leave with a finished beautiful piece that will keep you company in your favorite book.
 

Please note that this evening's program is for 16 years old and up only. Due to the limited availability of supplies, space is limited for this session. Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Storrs Library invites you to join us as Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out for College, LLC., walk us through the changes in the college admissions landscape this year for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Storrs Library invites you to join us as Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out for College, LLC., walk us through the changes in the college admissions landscape this year for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday February 16, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Kids Crafternoon

Kids CrafternoonCalling all crafty kids! Join the Storrs Library for a fun DIY craft session. Let your creativity run wild with all of our craft supplies. Kids under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Kids CrafternoonCalling all crafty kids! Join the Storrs Library for a fun DIY craft session. Let your creativity run wild with all of our craft supplies. Kids under seven will need help from a caregiver. Please register.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:45 PM - 7:40 PM
A Writer's Night at the Adult Center
The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild is delighted to present “A Writer’s Night."
 
This month's presenter is Beth Filson, a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, local bookseller, writer, and self-
taught artist. While her background is in poetry, she’s devoted a good chunk of the last ten years
to completing her first novel. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Los Angeles Review,
Spoon River Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, Meat for Tea, and others. Beth was the
2015 winner of the Wild Light Poetry contest featured by Red Hen Press and the Los Angeles
Review. Her art has appeared on the cover of The Florida Review and most recently was included
in a show at the Hosmer Gallery. Beth says, “Coming back to my writing after so many long years without it is proof of the indestructibility of hope and dreams.”
 
Register by calling 413-565-4150, option 1. Or tell the person at the desk you’re going to “A Writer’s Night.”  The Longmeadow Adult Center is located at 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center
The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild is delighted to present “A Writer’s Night."
 
This month's presenter is Beth Filson, a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, local bookseller, writer, and self-
taught artist. While her background is in poetry, she’s devoted a good chunk of the last ten years
to completing her first novel. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Los Angeles Review,
Spoon River Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, Meat for Tea, and others. Beth was the
2015 winner of the Wild Light Poetry contest featured by Red Hen Press and the Los Angeles
Review. Her art has appeared on the cover of The Florida Review and most recently was included
in a show at the Hosmer Gallery. Beth says, “Coming back to my writing after so many long years without it is proof of the indestructibility of hope and dreams.”
 
Register by calling 413-565-4150, option 1. Or tell the person at the desk you’re going to “A Writer’s Night.”  The Longmeadow Adult Center is located at 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

Friday February 17, 2023
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Women in Translation Book Club with Courtney WEBER
Each month, for six months, we will look at a contemporary woman writer in translation.  This month's selection is Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga TOKARCZUK (Poland). Together we will examine various themes in these works, such as motherhood, trauma, and female friendships. We will also look into the culture of each piece of literature and how the authors use their work to engage with their respective cultural climates. Finally, we will discuss the art of translation and its impact on our reading experiences.
 
Copies of this session's book will be available to check out at the Library 1 month ahead of time.
Advanced Registration Required for this Program.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Each month, for six months, we will look at a contemporary woman writer in translation.  This month's selection is Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga TOKARCZUK (Poland). Together we will examine various themes in these works, such as motherhood, trauma, and female friendships. We will also look into the culture of each piece of literature and how the authors use their work to engage with their respective cultural climates. Finally, we will discuss the art of translation and its impact on our reading experiences.
 
Copies of this session's book will be available to check out at the Library 1 month ahead of time.
Advanced Registration Required for this Program.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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

Let's Laugh Book ClubJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Let's Laugh Book ClubJoin our 4th-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month. We'll read funny, quirky stories from every section of the library, from graphic novels to nonfiction, and meet up to talk about what makes a book worth reading. This month's book selection is The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett. Register and pick up your copy in advance from the Discovery Room.  

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday February 18, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Write On Youth Writing Club (gr 5-9)

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

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

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING (ages 12+)

Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room


Monday February 20, 2023

Library ClosedThe Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Presidents' Day.

Library ClosedThe Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Presidents' Day.

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Weekly Writing Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Traveling Library
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor and Genesis House can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor and Genesis House can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House

Tuesday February 21, 2023
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Tuesdays
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers

 
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cookbook Club: Mary Ann ESPOSITO's Ciao Italia

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club!  Every month, we will explore a different chef or cookbook.  This program is open only to people who would like to participate by bringing in a dish they prepared from this month's selection.  Novice cooks are always welcome!

We will meet in the Betty Ann Low Room.  Advance Registration Required.
 
This month we will feature recipes from: Mary Ann ESPOSITO's Ciao Italia!
 
Choose an online recipe or a recipe from one of this chef's cookbooks.  Bring your creation, your comments, and your critiques to share with the group!
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Love to cook? Join us for Cookbook Club!  Every month, we will explore a different chef or cookbook.  This program is open only to people who would like to participate by bringing in a dish they prepared from this month's selection.  Novice cooks are always welcome!

We will meet in the Betty Ann Low Room.  Advance Registration Required.
 
This month we will feature recipes from: Mary Ann ESPOSITO's Ciao Italia!
 
Choose an online recipe or a recipe from one of this chef's cookbooks.  Bring your creation, your comments, and your critiques to share with the group!
LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fiber Arts Meeting

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  

Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: MakerSpace

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products.  

Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: MakerSpace


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Build a Better You Through Meditation

Building a better world begins with building a better you. The process is supported by the practice of meditation, which is being discussed and practiced everywhere these days: doctors’ waiting rooms, boardrooms, locker rooms, classrooms. Minimally, the daily practice of meditation enables us to manage and/or reduce our daily stress. It can also spark creativity, enhance work performance, present solutions and provide spiritual enrichment.

There is nothing complicated or difficult about getting started in meditation. This webinar takes the complexity out of the centuries’ old practice while retaining the mystery of its impact on the mind, body and spirit. The topics covered include an introduction to different types of mediation, meditation as it is practiced in the East and in the West, and the benefits of daily practice.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 

This program is through zoom. Please register in advance and the link will be emailed to you shortly before the program. 

LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Building a better world begins with building a better you. The process is supported by the practice of meditation, which is being discussed and practiced everywhere these days: doctors’ waiting rooms, boardrooms, locker rooms, classrooms. Minimally, the daily practice of meditation enables us to manage and/or reduce our daily stress. It can also spark creativity, enhance work performance, present solutions and provide spiritual enrichment.

There is nothing complicated or difficult about getting started in meditation. This webinar takes the complexity out of the centuries’ old practice while retaining the mystery of its impact on the mind, body and spirit. The topics covered include an introduction to different types of mediation, meditation as it is practiced in the East and in the West, and the benefits of daily practice.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 

This program is through zoom. Please register in advance and the link will be emailed to you shortly before the program. 

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday February 22, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Pumpernickel Puppets: Sir George and the Dragon (ages 3+)

Pumpernickel Puppets: Sir George and the Dragon

Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you’ll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry—everything ends happily in this fun show. Presented with large colorful hand puppets and live voices and sound effects. 

Registration is required and space is limited. 

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Pumpernickel Puppets: Sir George and the Dragon

Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you’ll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry—everything ends happily in this fun show. Presented with large colorful hand puppets and live voices and sound effects. 

Registration is required and space is limited. 

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music Appreciation with Rob HUMBERSTON
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Melty Beads (gr. K+)

Melty BeadsLet your imagination run wild as you use perler beads to create whatever design you'd like! Once finished, a librarian will iron your creation together to take home. These work great as gifts!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Melty BeadsLet your imagination run wild as you use perler beads to create whatever design you'd like! Once finished, a librarian will iron your creation together to take home. These work great as gifts!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Mahjong

Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non-instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 

 

Space is limited so please sign up in advance

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area

Interested in playing Mahjong regularly? Join us at Storrs library on the last Wednesday of every month! This is a non-instructional game, please bring your 2022 card. 

 

Space is limited so please sign up in advance

LOCATION: Upstairs Fiction Area


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


Thursday February 23, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Minecraft with Friends: Session 1

Minecraft with FriendsBuild and explore in your own world or work together to build our community world at Minecraft with Friends! Patrons may bring their own tablets if they wish. iPads will be available for use in the program. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Minecraft with FriendsBuild and explore in your own world or work together to build our community world at Minecraft with Friends! Patrons may bring their own tablets if they wish. iPads will be available for use in the program. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Minecraft with Friends: Session 2

Minecraft with FriendsBuild and explore in your own world or work together to build our community world at Minecraft with Friends! Patrons may bring their own tablets if they wish. iPads will be available for use in the program. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Minecraft with FriendsBuild and explore in your own world or work together to build our community world at Minecraft with Friends! Patrons may bring their own tablets if they wish. iPads will be available for use in the program. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Great Decisions : CHINA AND THE U.S.
Great Decision : China and the U.S.Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, examining and informing on the most critical global issues facing America today. It helps to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the program encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
 
Topic 3 : CHINA AND THE U.S. - For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty, which has become even more relevant recently with the possibility that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prompt China to take similar action regarding Taiwan. How will the United States engage a China which is increasingly seeking to expand its sphere of influence?
 
Register Here (only if you have not already registered - Registering once allows you access to all Great Decisions classes)
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Great Decision : China and the U.S.Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, examining and informing on the most critical global issues facing America today. It helps to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the program encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
 
Topic 3 : CHINA AND THE U.S. - For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty, which has become even more relevant recently with the possibility that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prompt China to take similar action regarding Taiwan. How will the United States engage a China which is increasingly seeking to expand its sphere of influence?
 
Register Here (only if you have not already registered - Registering once allows you access to all Great Decisions classes)
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday February 24, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Island Getaway (ages 1+)

Island GetawayIt's time to visit the library's own private island for a getaway beach party. We'll listen to some sunny stories on our beach towels, play games, and concoct tropical drinks. Please bring a towel and some sunglasses to join the fun.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Island GetawayIt's time to visit the library's own private island for a getaway beach party. We'll listen to some sunny stories on our beach towels, play games, and concoct tropical drinks. Please bring a towel and some sunglasses to join the fun.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Food Explorers (ages birth-5yrs)

Food Explorers

Join Food Explorers for a delicious program with your little foodies! Explore new foods, flavors and textures through food play and interactive games and activities all centered around food and nutrition. This program will be taught by Katie Shepherd, a Registered Dietitian who created Food Explorers as a way to combat picky eating in little children through cooking and food play.

Food Explorers is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Food Explorers

Join Food Explorers for a delicious program with your little foodies! Explore new foods, flavors and textures through food play and interactive games and activities all centered around food and nutrition. This program will be taught by Katie Shepherd, a Registered Dietitian who created Food Explorers as a way to combat picky eating in little children through cooking and food play.

Food Explorers is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Saturday February 25, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!

 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.
LOCATION: Screening Room

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!

 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.
LOCATION: Screening Room


Monday February 27, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Listeners (ages 3-5yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Weekly Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
BOLT: Board of Library Teens (gr. 9-12)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday February 28, 2023
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Tuesdays
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers

 
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tot Time (ages 2-3yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

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

Newbies

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Newbies

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

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Steam at Storrs (gr. 3-5)

Steam at Storrs (gr. 3-5)Calling all scientists, engineers, mathematicians and more! Join us for STEAM at Storrs for grades 3-5 to participate in fun experiments and learn new skills. This month's activity is Sink or Float! Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Steam at Storrs (gr. 3-5)Calling all scientists, engineers, mathematicians and more! Join us for STEAM at Storrs for grades 3-5 to participate in fun experiments and learn new skills. This month's activity is Sink or Float! Registration is required and limited.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Training Techniques with Seth Roberts

Seth Roberts, author of "If I Can Do It, You Can: A Training Manual for Runners" has run 75 marathons and 50 ultra marathons, including twelve 100-mile races. During his discussion, Seth will offer training suggestions for runners who have time goals, finishing goals, and possibly no goals whatsoever, but are passionate and curious about running.
 
Please register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Seth Roberts, author of "If I Can Do It, You Can: A Training Manual for Runners" has run 75 marathons and 50 ultra marathons, including twelve 100-mile races. During his discussion, Seth will offer training suggestions for runners who have time goals, finishing goals, and possibly no goals whatsoever, but are passionate and curious about running.
 
Please register in advance.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday March 1, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music Appreciation with Rob HUMBERSTON
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Card Making with Rise Above

Did you know that less than 3% of foster youth attend college? These students face daunting challenges. Without families, they miss out on the emotional and financial support that their peers rely on. On top of their studies, many must work multiple jobs to afford school and often spend holidays alone. 

Help us applaud these youth’s accomplishments and support their continued hard work defying the odds by making them cards of encouragement. This is an all-ages program and all supplies will be provided. Registration is not required.

Rise Above is dedicated to providing Massachusetts children in foster care with enriching activities, opportunities, and experiences. Founded in 2009, Rise Above is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that responds to the growing need to give youth in foster care opportunities that will provide them with a sense of normalcy, and comfort, and build self-esteem.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Did you know that less than 3% of foster youth attend college? These students face daunting challenges. Without families, they miss out on the emotional and financial support that their peers rely on. On top of their studies, many must work multiple jobs to afford school and often spend holidays alone. 

Help us applaud these youth’s accomplishments and support their continued hard work defying the odds by making them cards of encouragement. This is an all-ages program and all supplies will be provided. Registration is not required.

Rise Above is dedicated to providing Massachusetts children in foster care with enriching activities, opportunities, and experiences. Founded in 2009, Rise Above is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that responds to the growing need to give youth in foster care opportunities that will provide them with a sense of normalcy, and comfort, and build self-esteem.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Practical Strategies For Dealing With Anxiety with Chris Rich

Do you or someone you love struggle with anxiety? For many of us, anxiety is an emotion we deal with on a regular basis.  Come join local resident and certified life coach, Chris Rich, to learn what causes anxiety and practical strategies you can implement when it shows up in your life.  You won’t want to miss this.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Do you or someone you love struggle with anxiety? For many of us, anxiety is an emotion we deal with on a regular basis.  Come join local resident and certified life coach, Chris Rich, to learn what causes anxiety and practical strategies you can implement when it shows up in your life.  You won’t want to miss this.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday March 2, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Families in Harmony Level One (ages 2-5)

Families in Harmony Level OneFamilies in Harmony Level One is a music based, mindfulness program, assisting children and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment by focusing on their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them.  We teach simple techniques with use of singing, instrument play, breath work, books and basic yoga poses, to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions.  We will identify take home strategies serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in family’s evolving life. Program geared for ages 2-5 years old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Families in Harmony Level OneFamilies in Harmony Level One is a music based, mindfulness program, assisting children and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment by focusing on their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them.  We teach simple techniques with use of singing, instrument play, breath work, books and basic yoga poses, to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions.  We will identify take home strategies serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in family’s evolving life. Program geared for ages 2-5 years old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGOs at the Library (gr K+)

Legos at the LibraryChildren in kindergarten and older are invited to join us for a LEGO building experience. Design and build a structure, then name it and display it!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Legos at the LibraryChildren in kindergarten and older are invited to join us for a LEGO building experience. Design and build a structure, then name it and display it!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Friday March 3, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Board Book Baby Time (birth-12mo)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tiny Tales (ages 1-2yrs)

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Music and Movement (ages 2-5)

Music and Movement

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Music and Movement

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday March 4, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sparking Wonder (ages 2.5-5)

Sparking Wonder

Open-ended play is essential to a child's growth and development. Through play, children are able to make connections, ask questions, think critically and ignite their imagination. Join us for a series of open-ended play sessions in which we will invite children and caregivers to experience the magic of open-ended play while engaging in STEM education and sensory activities! Together we will tinker, construct and each session will focus on a different theme. All activities are geared towards children ages 2.5-5.

Sparking Wonder is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Sparking Wonder

Open-ended play is essential to a child's growth and development. Through play, children are able to make connections, ask questions, think critically and ignite their imagination. Join us for a series of open-ended play sessions in which we will invite children and caregivers to experience the magic of open-ended play while engaging in STEM education and sensory activities! Together we will tinker, construct and each session will focus on a different theme. All activities are geared towards children ages 2.5-5.

Sparking Wonder is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn to Play MAGIC THE GATHERING (ages 12+)

Learn to Play Magic the Gathering

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Learn to Play Magic the Gathering

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

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

LOCATION: Screening Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Monday March 6, 2023
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Weekly Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Traveling Library
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor and Genesis House can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House
On the first and third Monday of the month residents of Emerson Manor and Genesis House can swing by the courtyard next to the office and check out books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs. 
 
Please call 413-565-4181 x1620 with any material requests the week before the event. 
LOCATION: Genesis House

Tuesday March 7, 2023
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Tuesdays
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Adult Center Book Club: Between Two Buildings
Adult Center Book Club - January 3, 2023 at the Adult Center
Join Storrs Librarians and members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month.  Copies of this month's book will be on hold at Storrs Library.
The Book of Lost Friends: Louisiana, 1987 - For first-year teacher Benedetta, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt, until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, LA is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the live oaks and run-down plantations lies the history of 3 young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.
 
Register by calling the Adult Center at 413-565-4150.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center
Adult Center Book Club - January 3, 2023 at the Adult Center
Join Storrs Librarians and members of the Adult Center Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month.  Copies of this month's book will be on hold at Storrs Library.
The Book of Lost Friends: Louisiana, 1987 - For first-year teacher Benedetta, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt, until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, LA is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the live oaks and run-down plantations lies the history of 3 young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.
 
Register by calling the Adult Center at 413-565-4150.
LOCATION: Longmeadow Adult Center

 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fiber Arts Meeting

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products. 

Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: MakerSpace

The Storrs Library Fiber Arts Group is a generous and talented group who use recycled textiles to make beautiful and artistic products. 

Items are donated to Friends of Storrs Library for fundraising.  If you know how to sew (while you help the FOSL), we would love for you to join us.

Please register in advance.

LOCATION: MakerSpace


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ladies of the Light: Women Lighthouse Keepers

Join Jo Ann Tufo, Historian, and American History teacher for "Ladies of the Light". This program is presented in an informative power point and lively lecture format. The presentation explores the lives of some of the women who were called upon to serve as lighthouse keepers throughout the course of United States History. These individuals responded to the need, were required to step out of the traditional female roles, and assumed the job in the absence of men. The program celebrates "Ladies of the Light" from coast to coast.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 

This is a zoom program. Register in advance and the link will be emailed to you shortly before the program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Join Jo Ann Tufo, Historian, and American History teacher for "Ladies of the Light". This program is presented in an informative power point and lively lecture format. The presentation explores the lives of some of the women who were called upon to serve as lighthouse keepers throughout the course of United States History. These individuals responded to the need, were required to step out of the traditional female roles, and assumed the job in the absence of men. The program celebrates "Ladies of the Light" from coast to coast.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library. 

This is a zoom program. Register in advance and the link will be emailed to you shortly before the program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday March 8, 2023
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Grow Play Learn (birth-5yrs)

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Grow Play Learn

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music Appreciation with Rob HUMBERSTON
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Rob HUMBERSTON will guide us on a tour through the history of music to appreciate works from medieval to modern. Join us every Wednesday as we listen to beautiful music in performances by artists and ensembles and their conductors renowned for their interpretations of these works.
 
Registration in advance is preferred, this program is intended for adults. 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Winter Pleasures & Pastimes of Early New England

Often when early New England winters are brought to mind, we imagine families huddled around an insufficient fire in a dark and cold house while snow pelts the windows and the wolves howl at their door. Well, our ancestors made time for fun in the colder months. Sometimes it was something done as part of a chore but often it was something just for pleasure. Come hear why winter was welcomed by many and anxiously awaited by some.

This event is sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society.

Please register in advance.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Often when early New England winters are brought to mind, we imagine families huddled around an insufficient fire in a dark and cold house while snow pelts the windows and the wolves howl at their door. Well, our ancestors made time for fun in the colder months. Sometimes it was something done as part of a chore but often it was something just for pleasure. Come hear why winter was welcomed by many and anxiously awaited by some.

This event is sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society.

Please register in advance.

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


Thursday March 9, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Families in Harmony Level One (ages 2-5)

Families in Harmony Level OneFamilies in Harmony Level One is a music based, mindfulness program, assisting children and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment by focusing on their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them.  We teach simple techniques with use of singing, instrument play, breath work, books and basic yoga poses, to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions.  We will identify take home strategies serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in family’s evolving life. Program geared for ages 2-5 years old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Families in Harmony Level OneFamilies in Harmony Level One is a music based, mindfulness program, assisting children and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment by focusing on their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them.  We teach simple techniques with use of singing, instrument play, breath work, books and basic yoga poses, to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions.  We will identify take home strategies serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in family’s evolving life. Program geared for ages 2-5 years old.

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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Great Decisions : ECONOMIC WARFARE
Topic 4 : Economic WarfareGreat Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, examining and informing on the most critical global issues facing America today. It helps to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the program encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
 
Topic 4 : ECONOMIC WARFARE - Waging economic warfare consists of a variety of measures from implementing sanctions to fomenting labor strikes. Such tools are utilizedby states to hinder their enemies, and in the case of the United States have been used as far back as the early 19th century. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, economic warfare has been the main means for the west to challenge Russia. How effective will these sanctions be at convincing Russia to cease its war?
 
Register Here (only if you have not already registered - Registering once allows you access to all Great Decisions classes)
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Topic 4 : Economic WarfareGreat Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, examining and informing on the most critical global issues facing America today. It helps to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the program encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
 
Topic 4 : ECONOMIC WARFARE - Waging economic warfare consists of a variety of measures from implementing sanctions to fomenting labor strikes. Such tools are utilizedby states to hinder their enemies, and in the case of the United States have been used as far back as the early 19th century. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, economic warfare has been the main means for the west to challenge Russia. How effective will these sanctions be at convincing Russia to cease its war?
 
Register Here (only if you have not already registered - Registering once allows you access to all Great Decisions classes)
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Friday March 10, 2023
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Music and Movement (ages 2-5)

Music and Movement

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Music and Movement

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


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

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday March 11, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!

 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.
LOCATION: Screening Room

Bring your characters and your adventuring spirit and join us for our Saturday Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns!

 
Advanced registration is required. At this time our campaigns are intended for adults.
LOCATION: Screening Room


Monday March 13, 2023
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Weekly Writers Group

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

You're invited to join the Weekly Writing Group! 

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

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

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Tuesday March 14, 2023
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Tuesdays
Tech TuesdaysTech Tuesdays is Back!
 
Need help with your device?  Bring it to the Library for assistance!
Having trouble with email? Come to the Library to get help!
Want to learn about the Library's digital offerings?  Drop in every Tuesday, 9-12!
 
Remember to bring your device, your library card and any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
LOCATION: Adult Computers