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Tuesdays
11:00 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Longmeadow
Adult Center

Thursdays
2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m.
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September 2017

Featured Artist
Dave Hay

POP PORTRAITS




Come into the library to see fabulous pop portraits by Longmeadow artist Dave Hay.

These pop realism portraits include famous people such as Andy Warhol, Rod Stewart, Michelle Obama and many more.

During the month, Dave's exhibit may be viewed anytime the Betty Ann Low Room is not in use.

LIBRARY EVENTS

September 2017

ARE YOU A KNITTER?

Spool of yarn with knitting needles

This is an adult drop-in program that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. beginning September 6th


NIGHTTIME KNITTING


Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library in Longmeadow!

Bring your own projects or participate in ongoing community projects.

All levels of expertise are welcome and please bring your own supplies.
For further information contact Discovery Room 413.565.4182



NEW! Drop-in group meeting every Wednesday evening for teens and adults age 16 and up.

Please bring your own materials. For more information, call 413.565.4181

All skill levels welcome.

Starting Wednesday,
September 20th

September 19, 2017

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

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

Ancient History
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Tuesday, September 19th

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
Medieval Period
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Tuesday, October 17th

The Renaissance
Don Quixote
by Miguel De Crevantes
Tuesday, November 14th

The Enlightenment
Tartuffe by Moliere
Tuesday, January 16th

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.
September 25, 2017

An Introduction to
New England
Graveyards

Monday,
September 25th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


This event is sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society, Storrs Library, and the Longmeadow Cemetery Association.



Join us for a lecture by Betsy McKee, board member of Longmeadow Cemetery Association and Longmeadow Historical Society, about early New England cemeteries.

McKee lives in a house built around 1801 by the Longmeadow gravestone carver Hermon Newell. This inspired her to study early gravestones of the Connecticut River Valley and nearby New England towns.

Betsy will cover gravestone photography, original appearance of graveyards, symbolism, carvers, and stories carved in stone.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
September 26, 2017

FOODSCAPING
Edible Landscaping

A talk by Charles Nardozzi hosted by the Longmeadow Gardners at Storrs Library


No Registration
is necessary for this event

Mr. Nardozzi has written for National Gardening magazine, Organic Gardening, authored several books, and has appeared on PBS, HGTV and other network presentations.

Foodscaping discusses attractive, edible varieties of plants that can be incorporated into your landscape.

Get design ideas, plant combination suggestions, edible replacement plant lists, and discover some favorite foodscape plants.

Tuesday,
September 26th
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

October 2, 2017

An Evening of
Robert Frost
with Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Monday, October 2, 2017
at 6:30 p.m.

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This program is sponsored by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council.




An Evening of Robert Frost is a unique, interactive performance by actor Stephen Collins that begins with a short biographical introduction into the poet's life and includes an open discussion of the following poems: "A Tuft of Flowers", "Mending Wall", "Birches", "After Apple Picking", "Acquainted with the Night", and "Desert Places".

(Enjoyment of the performance will be enhanced by having read these poems.)

The performance closes with a dramatic reading of Frost's hauntingly memorable "The Death of the Hired Man".

Call the reference desk at 565.4181, Ext. 1620 to register or
October 3, 2017

Outdoor Movie

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

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Tuesday, October 3rd
6:45~9:00 p.m.



Outdoor movie on the library front lawn!

Bring a blanket and join us for Young Frankenstein 1974, an American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

RATED PG

*Rain Date ~ Wednesday,
October 4th
October 16, 2017

STORRS LIBRARY
FALL BOOK CLUB

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The October book selection will be
Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders

NY Times Book Review

Monday, October 16th
1:00~2:00 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or use link below:



November's book selection will be
The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood

GoodReads Book Review

Monday, November 20th
1:00~2:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or use link below:



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:

October 16, 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,

You Have It Made by Ellie Krieger

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

Monday, October 16th
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
October 18, 2017


Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band

Wednesday, October 18th
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.



The East Haddam Stage Company will present William Gillette's 1930 radio drama Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band.

Using William Gillette’s script, the 30-minute ‘radio drama’ is presented and attendees become the ‘studio audience’. We will wrap up with a Q & A session.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
October 23, 2017

LUNCHTIME
COOKBOOK CLUB


Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!




Storrs Library Lunchtime Cookbook Club is holding its second meeting that both seasoned and beginning cooks will enjoy!

Stop by the library to pick up this month's book selection,
Mario Batali
Big American Cookbook


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

Monday, October 23rd
12:30 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
October 26, 2017

NATIONWIDE
SCREENING EVENT


An Inconvenient
Sequel:
Truth to Power




Join us for a nationwide screening event of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the recently released follow-up to the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth.

The film will show at 5:00 p.m. Afterwards, join organizations across the country at 6:45 p.m. for a live-streamed Q&A private webcast with Al Gore. The webcast will only be accessible to event participants.

Thursday, October 26th
5:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or