Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room

Monday, August 27, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018

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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library needs junior volunteers! Our primary need is help with re-shelving and organizing our book collection. You could also be asked to help with craft preparation or assist the librarians in other ways. If you are entering grade 6 or higher please consider volunteering with us for one hour each week.

We ask you to commit to at least 5 hours of service.

Please come into the Discovery Room to fill out an application form. Ask a friend to volunteer with you!

For Grades 6+ Please sign up for Training in the Discovery Room on 8/27, 8/29, 9/4 or 9/29
Friday, September 21, 2018
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Venture in to celebrate Fall with us!

Our local origami expert will teach us how to fold maple leaves from origami paper.

Location: Betty Ann Low Room

Saturday, September 22, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Come in and enjoy stories about inventing and creating.

Then spend some time building and crafting.

This hands on program is fun for all ages, friends under five may need help from a grown up.

Location: Betty Ann Low Room

Monday, September 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents?
Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!

Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.

Questions? Call Pathways at
Monday, September 24, 2018
Drop-In Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Little persons ages Birth to Three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.

Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.

Monday, September 24, 2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Join us after school for a game of chess and a snack.

All skill levels are welcome.

A volunteer instructor will provide help for beginners and tips to sharpen your game for more advanced students.

Location: Betty Ann Low Room
Thursday, September 27, 2018

LEGO's @ The Library
Grades K and Up

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room.

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

September 27, 2018

November 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Page Partners
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library will host the Page Partners Book Group on Tuesday evening, October 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8, with an adult reading partner. This group meets monthly. Feel free to come in and express your ideas. Activities include discussion, snacks, and an art project!

Come in to pick up a copy of the book and sign up at 565-4182.

Our monthly selection is Posted by Anderson.
October 4 - November 8, 2018

Coding with Khan Academy
(Grades 6-12)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn how to code with JavaScript language to create fun drawings and animations. Motivated students with a real desire to learn coding are encouraged to enroll.

This program follows Khan Academy's online course and will require participants to use an email account, school email preferred.

For Grades 6-12. Please read the full description here.

Registration required as space is limited.

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Children of all abilities and stages of development are welcome at Storrs Library. Sensory-enhanced storytime is an inclusive program developed for all ages, children through young adults, who are on the autism spectrum or differently able. Stories are presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the First Saturday of every month from September through May.

We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs, picture books, simple crafts and/or activities. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome.
Saturday, October 6, 2018

COCO rated PG
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Join us for a special showing of the popular Disney's movie and help us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Club 6.9.3.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Join our 2nd and 3rd Grade book group for games, crafts, snacks and fun! This month's book selection is Bunnicula.

By: Deborah & James Howe

Register and Pick Up your copy in the Discovery Room

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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