LIBRARY NEWS


Ukrainian Children's Art Exhibit


During the month of February, a traveling exhibit by Ukrainian children will be on display at the library. Mediums include paper cuts, watercolors, acrylics, and three dimensional art.

The exhibit is dedicated to promoting peace through arts and culture.
During the month the exhibit may be viewed anytime the Betty Ann Low Room is not in use.

Community
Craft Store


The grand opening of Storrs Library Community Craft Store will be on March 1st.

Local artisans will sell homemade crafts at the library. From March 1 to September 1 the community store will feature assorted pottery pieces by Joe St. John, Tambour embroidery jewelry by Shirlee Fassell, and polymer clay utensils, pens, and knives by Lynn Hurley

LIBRARY EVENTS

February 26, 2018

STORRS LIBRARY
BOOK CLUB
@ lunchtime

Storrs "Lunchtime" Book Club will hold its second meeting on February 26th. This month's selection is:

Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid

Click here to view future dates and book selections

Don't forget to bring your library card to check out next month's book selection





book cover - Exit West
Monday, February 26th
1:00~2:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

February 26, 2018

BUY, SELL, & TRADE ONLINE: The Basics

by sell trade picture
Do you have items in your home that you no longer want? Do you wish you could sell them locally using Facebook?

Join Longmeadow Mom Melanie Courtemanche for a how-to session on buying and selling using local Facebook swap pages.




Melanie is a volunteer for Longmeadow Swap and is happy to share her tips for a successful sale with you!

Familiarity with Facebook and your own Facebook account are needed for this program.

Please bring an item you are interested in selling to the presentation.

Monday, February 26th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

February 27, 2018

VIRTUAL REALITY presentation with
Link to VR

VR Virtual Reality


Discover the exciting and fascinating posssibilities for education, medicine, business, and entertainment.
Try out a VR experience!

Tuesday, February 27th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

February 28, 2018

AUTHOR TALK
with
Gail Ward Olmsted

Cover of Book
Gail Olmsted will have copies of all four of her books to sell and sign and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Storrs Library.





Join author Gail Ward Olmsted to celebrate her newest release, Second Guessing, a contemporary romance.

Second Guessing
is the story of Jill and Ben, who are so wrong for each other that they may actually be right!

Wednesday, February 28th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

March 5, 2018

LUNCHTIME
COOKBOOK CLUB

Pick up a copy of this month's selection, choose a recipe & email richard.salterstorrs@gmail.com or call 413.565.4181, ext. 1620 with your selection

Prepare your recipe and bring it to the library for taste-testing and book discussion!

Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!

APPETITES
by Anthony Bourdain

book cover
Monday, March 5th
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.


Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

March 5, 2018

The Works of
BENITA ZUNDELL-LIEBERMAN

Let's talk about what fashion
was like in the 40's!
Come to the library to meet our March exhibiter Benita Zundell's daughter Debra Cohen.

Benita's famous sketches of women's fashion were seen in many popular fashion magazines all over the world.

Please join us on
March 5th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
for some light refreshments and to greet the artist's daughter.
During the month the exhibit may be viewed anytime the Betty Ann Low Room is not in use.
March 6, 2018

READ AROUND TOWN
BOOK CLUB

book cover - Idaho





Don't forget to bring your library card to check out next month's book selection

Tuesday,
April 10th
6:30~7:30 p.m.
Bertucci Restaurant @ The Shops at Longmeadow
Lead person: Christine George


Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or


This month's book selection

IDAHO
by Emily Ruskovich

Tuesday, March 6th
6:30~7:30 p.m.
Bertucci Restaurant @ The Shops at Longmeadow

Lead person: Wendy Pearson

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or






book cover - he Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
March 7, 2018

Foreign Policy Association
presents
GREAT DECISIONS

Great Decisions
Elle Van Dermark, Associate Professor of History & Political Science at Asnuntuck Community College will be the group facilitator for this discussion series - America's largest discussion program on world affairs.

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

TOPICS for 2018

Russia's Foreign Policy
March 7, 2018
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or



China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
March 21, 2018

Media and Foreign Policy
April 4, 2018

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis
April 18, 2018

U.S. Global Engagement
and the Military
May 2, 2018

South Africa's Fragile Democracy
May 23, 2018

Global Health: Progress
and Challenges
May 30, 2018

Make-up date
TBA
March 9, 2018

Gina's Gems Film Series

The Heiress

movie cover - The Heiress
This month Gina presents Olivia de Havilland 's in her oscar winning role of the mousy Catherine Sloper in
The Heiress (1949).



The film is based on the novel Washington Square by Henry James. Miss de Havilland plays a young woman who falls for a handsome young man (played by a very young and beautiful Montgomery Cliff) who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Come see one of the films included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die." Directed by William Wyler

Friday, March 9th
1:00~3:00 p.m


March 12, 2018

Mt. Washington Observatory presents Tales from the Home of the World's Worst Weather

Mt. Washington
Join Mount Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round.




We will explore how the mountain's weather works and what it can tell us about New England’s weather patterns.

This program will include interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit.

Monday, March 12th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

March 13, 2018





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American Red Cross
Blood Drive!

STORRS PUBLIC LIBRARY
693 Longmeadow Street Longmeadow, MA

Tuesday, March 13th
1:30 to 6:30 p.m.



To make an appointment,
please call (800) 733-2767
or visit RedCrossBlood.org

WALK-INS WELCOME
APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED

After clicking RedCrossBlood.org, to register for a specific time, click the red button to the right of Storrs Public Library.
March 15, 2018

BERTUCCI'S
DINING for DOLLARS

Bertucci in Longmeadow

FOSL and Bertucci's team up for this delicious fundraising event to benefit Storrs Library!


HOW IT WORKS:

It's simple. When guests attend a Dining for Dollars event and mention or present a fundraiser flyer on the day of the event, up to 25%* of their dine-in or carryout net sales check will be donated back to Storrs Library.


Thursday, March 15th
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

ENJOY A GREAT MEAL. RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE.
March 19, 2018

EVENING COOKBOOK CLUB


book cover - Everyday Easy

Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!

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

EVERYDAY EASY
by Lorraine Pascale


Choose a recipe & email richard.salterstorrs@gmail.com or call 413.565.4181, ext. 1620 with your selection
Prepare your recipe and bring it to the library for taste-testing and book discussion!

Monday, March 19th
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
March 20, 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
20th Century
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Tuesday, March 20th

book cover

Session begin at 6:30 p.m.


This program is funded by the Friends of Storrs Library in honor of Sarah Haller
March 27, 2018

An Evening of Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
Join actor Sheryl Faye for an evening of Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. To this day, she remains one of the top ten most admired people of the 20th century.


Mrs. Roosevelt was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention.

She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans, Asian Americans, World War II refugees, and became one of the first delegates to The United Nations.

Tuesday, March 27th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or