LIBRARY NEWS

SHARE YOUR VISION
TO REVITALIZE STORRS LIBRARY

Thursday, December 7th
11:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.
or 4:00 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.

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Focus group meetings will take place at Storrs Library in the North Reading Room

The Storrs Library staff and Board of Trustees invite you to join them for a series of focus group meetings to develop a vision for revitalizing and updating the existing Storrs Library facility.

Constructed in 1932, with an addition completed in 1992, the library is a community gem that has served the residents of Longmeadow well for 85 years.

Please join us in our discussions as we envision how the library can continue to meet the evolving needs of our community.

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LONGMEADOW GARDENERS'
POINSETTIA SALE


All day on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd at Storrs Library

All proceeds will benefit the grounds at Storrs Library and Storrs House.

Poinsettias in a variety of sizes and colors are available for pre-order beginning November 1st for the Longmeadow Gardeners 11th annual poinsettia sale. During the poinsettia sale, the Longmeadow Gardeners will also offer a selection of seasonal arrangements to brighten your winter decor or holiday table.

Please place your order by November 24th. Only a limited number of extra poinsettias will be available on sale days.

Click here for printable order form

Featured artist for the month of November

Stephen Lewis

Human Rights/
Labor Rights posters

Posters can be viewed on Facebook at Labor/Progressive Political Posters page.
During the month the exhibit may be viewed anytime the Betty Ann Low Room is not in use.

This month's exhibit, which consists of thirty posters, highlights violations of peoples' human and labor rights around the world.

Mr. Lewis attributes his love for these types of posters and for creating exhibits to his background as a political activist and union leader.

He can be reached by email at lewisposters@gmail.com

Google Chrome Library Extention can save you money

Easily discover books and ebooks available at your local library!
Library Extension (Only on Chrome, for now, but they say it’s coming to Firefox soon!) pops up on Amazon and Goodreads when you’re searching for books and tells if your library has any copies.

Go to
Book Riot to read more about this new feature and then download it at Library Extention

LIBRARY EVENTS

November 29, 2017

Teaching Kids to Think and Speak

Come to a presentation given by the Academy Hill School about the importance of teaching public speaking skills to children.

Wednesday, November 29
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
December 2, 2017

Sew in Saturday






Learn to sew and make a Holiday Gift Bag at the same time! This bag has a drawstring and can be made in a size to suit your needs. If you already know how to sew and would like to work on your own project - that's okay too.

Saturday, December 2th
10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
December 4, 2017

EVENING COOKBOOK CLUB


Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!

Both seasoned and beginning cooks will enjoy our meetings!

Stop by the library to pick up this month's book selection,

Everyone is Italian
on Sunday

by Rachael Ray

Choose a recipe to prepare and bring it to the library for taste-testing and book discussion.

Monday, December 4th
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
December 6, 2017

Birds of the New England Swamp


Join wildlife photographer Peter Christoph for this presentation on birds of New England swamps, including species spotted at the Fannie Stebbins Refuge in Longmeadow!

Wednesday, December 6th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
December 11, 2017

LUNCHTIME
COOKBOOK CLUB


Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!



Stop by the library to pick up this month's book selection for Storrs Library Lunchtime Cookbook Club.

VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE
by Deborah Madison


Choose a recipe to prepare and bring it to the library for taste-testing and book discussion.

Monday, December 11th
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.


Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
December 12, 2017

Line Dancing
for Adults & Teens

Debbie Tracy of Dynamic Dancingwill lead us in an evening of line dancing for adults and teens, age 12 and up.

Join the fun, no experience required!

Tuesday, December 12th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
December 18, 2017

STORRS LIBRARY
FALL BOOK CLUB


book cover - Hillbilly Elegy


December's book selection will be
Hillbilly Elegy
by J.D. Vance

NY Times Book Review

Monday, December 18th
1:00~2:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or use link below:

December 18, 2017

AUTHOR TALK with
Judge Michael Ponsor

book cover

Join Judge Michael Ponsor for a discussion and book signing.
Ponsor will speak about how he came to write novels and read from his latest book , The One-Eyed Judge, He will also sign and sell books.

Monday, December 18th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

January 16, 2018

Travel the World through

Masterpieces of World Literature

Lisa Ruch
Join Bay Path Professor of English, Lisa Ruch, Ph.D., to travel the world through masterpieces of literature across the globe and through historical eras.

Pick up a copy of next month's book at the library

This program is funded by the Friends of Storrs Library in honor of Sarah Haller

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620

The Enlightenment
Tartuffe by Moliere
Tuesday, January 16thbook covers

19th Century
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Tuesday, February 13th

20th Century
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Tuesday, March 20th

*All Book Discussion
sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

Coming February 2018

Foreign Policy Association
presents
GREAT DECISIONS

Great Decisions

TOPICS for 2018

The Waning of Pax Americana?
February 8, 2018

Russia's Foreign Policy
February 21, 2018
China and American: the new geopolitical equation
March 7, 2018

Media and Foreign Policy
March 21, 2018

Turkey: a partner in crisis
April 4, 2018

U.S. global engagement
and the military
April 18, 2018

South African's fragile democracy
May 2, 2018

Global health: progress
and challenges
May 23, 2018

Make-up dated if needed
May 30, 2018

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room