in January

The works of students from the Springfield Art Museum School featuring Ukrainian & Polish designs by Susan Urban
Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum began hosting informal art classes in 1918 when the Horace Smith Sculpture Hall opened to the public.

During that year several boys visited the museum and asked for permission to sketch from the plaster casts. Soon a formal art school was established, and an array of classes was offered.

The Museum School has been in operation for over 90 years and has inspired and instructed budding and established artists since that time
January 24, 2017


with psychologist, professor, and author,
Dr. Lorraine Mangione

Creativity can lead to healing and growth on a deep level.

Tuesday, January 24th
6:30 ~7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening with
Dr. Lorraine Mangione,
who will lead us in a discussion of creativity and healing by presenting a variety
of examples, including an in-depth study of a painter, a psychologist trying to heal from the effects of September 11th, and women who have lost their fathers. Dr. Mangione is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Practica at Antioch University, New England. Her most recent work on healing from loss through creativity is the book Daughters, Dads, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America with Donna DiCello, Psy.D.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
January 25, 2017

Produced & Co-Directed by local, Oscar short-listed writer/director, Jeff Bemiss.

In a small town in Texas, the border wall has already arrived.

Brooks County, Texas is one of the poorest counties in the nation. It's also home to the busiest interior immigration checkpoint in the nation. MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY is a story about the enormous death and destruction the checkpoint has caused in Brooks County, which isn't even on the border.

This is short work-in-progress screening and talk about the film,

Wednesday, January 25th
6:30 ~ 8:00 p.m.
January 30, 2017

Bring Your Own Book group

Please join us ...
no registration is required!


Storrs Library is forming new book groups where patrons can share their recent reads and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres.

Monday, January 30th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15th
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
February 1, 2017


with Kerri Mahan

Join us for an introduction to essential oils with Kerri Mahan and discover their uses and origins.

February 1st
6:30 ~7:30 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
February 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

April 5, 2017

May 3, 2017


MY KING ~ 2015 ~ France

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

MEN GO TO BATTLE ~ 2015 ~ Independent

Men Go To Battle is the story of two brothers struggling to hold their crumbling estate together outside a small Kentucky town in the fall of 1861.

MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER ~ 2014 ~ South Korea

A couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage

LA HAINE ~ 1995 ~ France

24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

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

with Amy Appell

In February

We will develop a plan of action to manifest our set intentions and work through blockages to make them happen! *No worries if you didn't make the last session; you can set your intentions at this session too.
Monday, February 6th
6:30 ~ 7:30 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
February 8, 2017


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February 13, 2017

in February

Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!

Join Storrs Library Cookbook Club! Both seasoned and beginning cooks will enjoy our meetings!

Stop by the library to pick up this month's book selection,
Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen.

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

Monday, February 13
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or