LIBRARY NEWS

Featured Artist
during May

Matt Frazer

Matt Frazer, a senior at Longmeadow High School, will be exhibiting his photography during the month of May in the Betty Ann Low Meeting room




Matt's interest in photography began in the 6th grade. During his freshman year of high school he created his own business.

2017 - LHS
Summer Reading List


Girl Reading Book


Be prepared to take a reading comprehension test upon your return to school in the fall.

If you are unclear as to which course you will be taking, refer to your profile on PowerSchool under your course requests.

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2017 Reading Lists

LIBRARY EVENTS

May 18 - 31, 2017

THE FRIENDS OF STORRS LIBRARY "SILENT AUCTION"

From May 18 through May 31 visit the Storrs Library lobby and bid on some beautiful handmade products.



The following auction items have been donated by local artists: a large, zipper closure luggage bag by Anne Shain, a canvas nature impressionistic photography print by Mary Amato, and a fiber arts lined basket by the Storrs Fiber Arts group.

Benefit the FOSL fundraising and acquire local, artistic creations at the same time!
May 31, 2017

GREAT DECISIONS
DISCUSSION GROUP
Wrap-up session


Click here for session topics and to register online


June 6, 2017

To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

actor
“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” -Thomas Paine

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


This film starring Ian Ruskin, captures Thomas Paine's vision of democracy during the birth of our nation. Thomas Paine helped shape our national character and even today inspires us to be better guardians of that legacy. Paine based his beliefs on one simple yet powerful idea, “justice for all.” Thomas Paine’s book Common Sense was a spark that ignited the American Revolution.

Join us to watch the film and participate in a post film discussion led by Martha and Irwin Spiegelman of the Thomas Paine Friends.

Tuesday, June 6th
at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or use link below:
June 7, 2017

Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge Floodplain Forest Restoration Project

wildlife refuge
Join Karen Lombard, Director of Stewardship & Restoration, MA Chapter of TNC and Christian Marks, Floodplain Ecologist, CT River Program of TNC for this informative presentation.

Wednesday, June 7th
at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m

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

The Nature Conservancy will present information on a new project at the Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge.

Locally known as a wonderful place to walk and to observe birds and other wildlife, 223 acres of Fannie Stebbins will be the site for a large floodplain restoration project in the next few years.

The Nature Conservancy will be reconnecting and restoring floodplain habitat south of Bark Haul Road using funds provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The restoration project will focus on removing invasive plants and planting floodplain tree species in the old fields and nearby forest. Species planted will include disease resistant elms, an historically critical component of the floodplain ecosystem.

The restored land will create the largest intact floodplain in the Connecticut River watershed as well as provide important wildlife habitat and enhanced educational opportunities.
June 13, 2017

THE YEAR 'ROUND
CUTTING GARDEN




The Longmeadow Gardeners will give a presentation on the year 'round cutting garden.

Tuesday, June 13
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Betty Ann Low Meeting Room.

Refreshments will be served
June 20, 2017

SUPERFOODS 101

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


Join Kim Larkin for an educational, make-&-take culinary workshop, celebrating the powerhouses of nutrition, superfoods!. Tips, techniques, recipes, and unique superfood samples

Tuesday, June 20th
at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or use link below:
June 26, 2017

LEARN ABOUT
HONEYBEES

Honeybees
Honeybee presentation with honey tasting!


Join Kenneth Warchol for an entertaining presentation on honeybees! Ken mixes fun personal stories with more technical information about beekeeping and the importance of pollinator gardening. We will also sample a wide variety of honey!

Monday, June 26th
beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or use link below:
June 28, 2017

COMING OF AGE
FILM FEST

Almost Famous ~ 2000



Almost Famous is the semi-autobiographical tale of director Cameron Crowe's teenage years as a rock journalist for Rolling Stone Magazine. The "uncool" fifteen-year-old William Miller is on tour with the band Stillwater. His job: to either record the golden age of rock and roll or write truthfully about the last gasps of arena rock.

All movies are held on Wednesdays, begin at 6:30 p.m., and are held in the Upstairs Screening Room
July 10, 2017

AUTHOR TALKS
@STORRS LIBRARY

book cover
George C. Kingston will discuss his new book,
William Van Alen, Fred T. Ley and the Chrysler Building.

William Van Alen was the architect of the Chrysler Building in New York City and Fred T. Ley, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was its builder. This dual biography explores the parallel lives of these two men.

Kingston is an author residing in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was born and raised in New York City, where he was first exposed to the Chrysler Building, and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering.

Monday, July 10th
at 6:30 p.m.

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