LIBRARY NEWS

Featured Artists
of the month

LHS Student
Art Exhibit

During the month the exhibit may be viewed anytime the Betty Ann Low Room is not in use.
The very talented Longmeadow High School art students will be exhibiting their work during the month of January.

Many students, using different mediums will be showcasing their art in the Betty Ann Low Room.

Please come in to view these paintings and see how talented your local high school students really are!

This exhibit will be shown from January 4th thru January 31st

An evening reception for Longmeadow High School art students will be held on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Easily discover books and ebooks available at your local library!
Library Extension (Only on Chrome, for now, but they say it’s coming to Firefox soon!) pops up on Amazon and Goodreads when you’re searching for books and tells if your library has any copies.

Go to
Book Riot to read more about this new feature and then download it at Library Extention
yearbook

YEARBOOKS ONLINE

Did you know you can view Longmeadow High School Yearbooks online?
From 1957 to 2015!

Click here to view yearbooks

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.


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


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,
January 24th
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

LIBRARY EVENTS

January 22, 2018

THE LONGMEADOW
HISTORICAL SOCIETY


presents

Growing Pains:
Western Massachusetts
in the Gilded Age


The Longmeadow Historical Society will open a new exhibit room in the Storrs House Museum this May "Through the Lens: Longmeadow into the New Century 1890-1920”.

Mr. Guy McLain will provide some insight about this exciting period in our region's history and help set the stage for strong community interest in the new exhibit

Monday, January 22nd
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
 
January 23, 2018

Line Dancing
for Adults & Teens

Debbie Tracy of Dynamic Dancing will lead us in an evening of line dancing for adults and teens, age 12 and up.

Join the fun, no experience required!

Tuesday, January 23rd
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
January 24, 2018

An Evening Reception for Longmeadow High School Art Students

Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Come in to meet and greet exceptionally talented students and their art teacher
Hilary Godin.

Senior works on display are from the Advanced Placement 2D Studio Art Program. Other works were produced in the Digital Art classes, Honors Art, Drawing & Painting, and 2D Design.

Most of the art featured is the result of problem-solving design assignments, an exploration of traditional mediums, digital techniques as well as self-directed study.

Light refreshments
will be served.

January 29, 2018

EVENING COOKBOOK CLUB

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Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!



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

PLENTY MORE: vibrant vegetable cooking from London's Ottolenghi
by Yotam Ottolenghi


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, January 29th
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
January 31, 2018

Substance Abuse and the Human Condition -
A CLOSE Community Event

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Join us for a panel discussion on substance abuse and its impact on our community.


Panel members will be Dr. Al McKee, Longmeadow Public School's Abuse Response Coordinator Shelley Warren, and former LHS student Michael Simmons from the local recovery community.

They will present the issues and provide a question and answer session.

Wednesday, January 31st
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or
February 5, 2018

LUNCHTIME
COOKBOOK CLUB

Next meeting will be held on

Monday, February 5th
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.


Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast!


The Way To Cook
by Julia Child

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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!

February 6, 2018

READ AROUND TOWN
BOOK CLUB

book cover - Normadland







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


The book selection for this month is

Nomandland
by Jessica Bruder

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

Lead person: Nadine Payne

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or




book cover - Idaho
February 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

The Waning of Pax Americana?
February 7, 2018
Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or


Russia's Foreign Policy
February 21, 2018

China and American: the new geopolitical equation
March 7, 2018

Media and Foreign Policy
March 21, 2018

Turkey: a partner in crisis
April 4, 2018

U.S. global engagement
and the military
April 18, 2018

South African's fragile democracy
May 2, 2018

Global health: progress
and challenges
May 23, 2018

Make-up dated if needed
May 30, 2018
February 10, 2019

Sew-In Saturday

Valentine Pillow

Saturday, February 10th
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1630 or


Learn to sew and make a Valentine pillow at the same time!

This easy project can be elaborate or simple.

Creativity is the key!

If you already know how to sew and would like to work on your own project, that's ok too.

Sewing machines and all materials will be provided.

Only 5 spaces left!

February 13, 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

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

19th Century
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Tuesday, February 13th

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Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or



20th Century
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Tuesday, March 20th

*All Book Discussion
sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

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

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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