LIBRARY NEWS


VALLEY GIVES

May 2, 2017

JUST CAUSE


Powered by Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

To support the library in carrying out its mission by ensuring the Library Director has sufficient funds to maintain the library facilities and implement the programs and services that benefit the townspeople of Longmeadow

Click here to donate to
Storrs Library


The winning video for the Storrs Library Valley Gives campaign was submitted by Roy Johansen.

Click here to view the video.

Congratulations
Roy Johansen!






Storrs Library

Board of Trustees

Seeking

Candidates

The Storrs Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates for a position on the Board.

Candidates must be a resident of the Town of Longmeadow.

The Board meets once a month from September through June and supports the Library Director in carrying out the Library’s mission.

Additionally, the Board oversees and advises on endowment funds and manages property.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter of interest stating why you would like to be on the Board and what qualities you can bring.

Submit your letter in an e-mail addressed to all three of the following: Pat Hogan Welch at phwelch@comcast.net, Michele Drennan at michdren@gmail.com and Marion Germino at mariongermino@comcast.net by Sunday, April 30, 2017.
LOVING SQUARES QUILT!

A quilt sponsored by LifeChoice Donor Services will be on display for the month of April.

Each square on the quilt was hand-stitched by local families to commemorate the lives of loved ones who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donations


Featured Artist
for the month of April

Gabby Madden

Gabby recently completed her BFA in Fine Arts and BA in Global Studies from
Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts. She is
currently living and working in New York City.
Gabby's work will be on display all month long in the Betty Ann Low Meeting room.


Gabby Madden explores the relationship between visual memory, dream, and reality. Without specific reference, she creates vibrant landscape spaces in which texture, color, and gesture move beyond simply comprehending the act of painting to experiencing process. It is through the act of painting with her hands that Madden is able to inject energy and depth into her work.


HOOPLA

A growing number of library patrons are using Hoopla to instantly borrowing digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7. To meet this increasing demand and stay within budget limits, patrons will be allowed 10 checkouts per month.

LIBRARY EVENTS

May 1, 2017

THE
LONGMEADOW
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Through the Lens -
Longmeadow
100 Years Ago - Part II


Longmeadow Interactive
Map Project

Visit Longmeadow as it was in the early 20th century!

Using photos from the Emerson collection and a 1920 vintage map of Longmeadow, the Historical Society has developed an interactive tour of Longmeadow in the early part of the 20th century.

Join Jim Moran for Part 2 of this interactive program.
Monday, May 1st
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
 
May 3, 2017

GREAT DECISIONS
DISCUSSION GROUP


Click here for session topics and to register online


May 3, 2017



SPRING FOREIGN
FILM SERIES

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
May 8, 2017

AUTHOR TALKS
@STORRS LIBRARY


book cover


book cover


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


Monday, May 8th
at 6:30 p.m.


Dr. Patricia Martin will talk about her new book, "Liars, Cheats, and Creeps".

May 8th Talk






Wednesday, May 24th
at 6:30 p.m.


Join local author Linda Cardillo as she reads from her newest novel, Island Legacy, book three in her First Light series.

May 24th Talk

May 15, 2017

STORRS LIBRARY
COOKBOOK CLUB
in April


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,
Heart &
Soul in the Kitchen

by Jacques Pépin

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

Monday, May 15
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
May 15, 2017
In celebration of the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read

Storrs Library is hosting Barry Deitz's presentation
I Went in the Woods: The Life and World of Henry David Thoreau.


Suggested companion
reading for this event is
Where I Lived,
and What I Lived For
,
chapter two of Walden.

Click here to read online
or visit the library for a print copy.

Monday, May 15th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or


This program is funded by the
Friends of Storrs Library in Honor of Sarah Haller.
May 16, 2017

THE POT HERBS

A lecture sponsored by the Longmeadow Gardeners


Christine Higginbottom will give a lecture about a selection of culinary and medicinal herbs of the 19th century.

Tuesday, May 16
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

May 17, 2017

STORRS LIBRARY BYOB
Bring Your Own Book group

LOVE TO READ?

Storrs Library BYOB book group is meeting again to share recent reads and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres.

Wednesday, May 17th
Upstairs Screening Room
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Please join us ...
no registration is required!
May 22, 2017
NEW ~ EVENING SESSIONS!

STORRS LIBRARY
COOKBOOK CLUB


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,
The Smitten Kitten Cookbook by Deb Perelman

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

Monday, May 22nd
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or