Youth Services Archives-2016

Saturday December 31, 2016
Lego Building
Vacation LEGO

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Join us in the Discovery Room to design and build a LEGO Structure. Your creation will be on display for friends and family to enjoy!

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday December 31, 2016
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Drop-In Sensory Storytime for all ages

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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 abled, and is presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the last Saturday of every month from September through May. We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs and picture books. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Thursday December 29, 2016
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Big Friendly Giant

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Disney's new movie from the summer of 2016.

Rated PG

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

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Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday December 29, 2016
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Cookbook Junior (Grades 4-12)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes. Pick up your copy in the Discovery Room and let us know which recipe you will prepare. Prepare your recipe at home and bring it with you for a book discussion and feast.

Register early as Cookbook Club sessions fill up fast! Space is limited!

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182


Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday December 28, 2016BINGO
BINGO (gr.1+)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lots of prizes! Lots of fun!

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182 OR


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Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday December 28, 2016

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Vacation Minecrafting & Marshmallows

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for Minecrafting and enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows!

Gr. 2 & up

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Thursday December 22, 2016

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3:15 PM - 3:45PM

Join us for this classic story from 1966 that has been a favorite for generations!

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Wednesday December 21, 2016

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Holiday Recycling! Reuse! gr.3+

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Get into the holiday spirit and recycle at the same time! We will be recycling last year's holiday cards to make this year's ornaments and/or cardboard tubes to make a menorah.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182 OR

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Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 19, 2016
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PJ Time Holiday Stories

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Wear some warm pajamas

and bring you favorite

blanket to a special story

time held in the Discovery Room.
Saturday December 17, 2016
Sew-In Saturday
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Monday December 19, 2016


Sew-In Monday (not Saturday)

3:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Learn to sew and make a Holiday Gift Bag at the same time!
This beautiful, lined giftbag will make a special gift - whatever you put inside!

Holiday fabric has been donated by:
Jan's Sewing Room
78 Main St.
Windsor Locks CT.


If you already know how to sew and would like to work on your own project, that's ok too.
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We are collecting new toys like Lego's, dolls, stuffed animals, board games, art supplies, & sports equipment. We are also collecting hats, gloves, socks, slippers, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Bring your unwrapped gift to the Storrs Library by Saturday December 17th.

Contact: The Discovery Room if you have any questions 413-565-4182.
Thursday December 15, 2016
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Recycle! Reuse! Wreath

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Grade 4+
Save the world and decorate for the holidays! Bring your friends, relax and make a festive wreath from recycled magazine pages.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182 Or

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Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday December 17, 2016




10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Dad, bring your kids to the library for a special treat and a special story time and craft.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413.565.4182
Saturday December 17, 2016

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Read to Ralph
Ralph Loves Books!

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Build-A-Scarecrow Contest

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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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Mother Daughter Book Group

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8 and 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 December selection is Finding Fortune by Delia Ray.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: MakerSpace
Wednesday November 9, 2016
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Dance With Me
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lilia Luzhanskiy from Yeshiva Academy is offering a preschool movement program for ages 15 months and up. Children will dance and move to the music, listen to stories, and have a lot of fun.

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Wednesday November 9, 2016
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Veteran's Day Kids Talk and Card Making
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate Veterans Day with a kid-friendly discussion about life in the military with a local Veteran and pilot in the Air National Guard. We will also be making cards to send to a local deployed Air Force Unit. All ages are welcome to attend.

This event is hosted by: The MOMS Club of Longmeadow.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Isabel Cummings’
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Gold Award project:
“A Walk Down Memory Lane”

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Come learn how easy it is with no special
tools or scrap-booking experience!
In order to strengthen the bonds between caregivers and residents in her grandmother’s memory care unit, Isabel hosted scrap-booking events for residents.
Isabel will share a video of her project and sample scrapbooks and provide information that could help anyone create a scrapbook with a loved one with memory issues.

This is an ADULT & TEEN Event

Register by calling the library @ 413.565.4181, ext 1620 or

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Thursday December 8, 2016
Lego Building
Junior Imagineers
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Design and Build a LEGO structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room!
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Contact:
Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182


Saturday December 10, 2016

Finding Dory Rated PG

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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Saturday December 10, 2016
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Holiday Recycling Project at Storrs Library

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

All Ages Welcome.
L.H.S. Environmental Club invites you to create your own holiday wreaths and snowmen out of recycled grocery bags to decorate your home with or give as a gift!

Location: Discovery Room

Contact:Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
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Saturday November 12, 2016
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Watercolor Leaf Printing

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

All ages welcome.
Drop into the library and enjoy the colorful autumn season. Create beautiful leaf rubbings with watercolor paints. Use our leaves, or bring your own collection!

Location: Discovery Room

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182 OR

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Tuesday November 15, 2016
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Mother Daughter Book-group

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8 and 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 November selection is:
What Elephants Know

by Eric Dinerstein.


Location: Maker Space

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Thursday November 17, 2016
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Recycle! Reuse! Thanksgiving Style

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Show your thanks for Thanksgiving! Honor everyone at your Thanksgiving table by making individual place cards for them! All recycled materials will be provided and you can make as many pace cards as you would like! Grade 3+

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413.565.4182 or

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Saturday November 19, 2016
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Paper Crafting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This months craft: Thanksgiving Book Page Napkin Rings.
There are 5 spaces available.
Paper Crafting is a program where we will explore seasonal craft ideas using a variety of papers, paper techniques, and Ellison dies. Projects will be demonstrated and students will be able to use their creativity and imagination to make them their own.

To ensure there are enough supplies for everyone, registration in advance is required.

Grade 4 to adult.

Location: Discovery Room


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Saturday December 17, 2016
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Sew in Saturday - Hem Your Pants Day! (gr.4+)

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hem Your Pants Day! Bring a pair pants to hem and we will teach you how. This is a very important life skill. Allow for 1 hour per pair. Space is limited, sign up early.
If you don't have pants to hem, you may make a Library Book Bag to help maintain Storrs Library as a BagShare (plastic bag free) location.

Sign up by calling: The Discovery Room at 413.565.4182

Location: Maker Space

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Saturday November 5, 2016
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Native American Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Native American Inter-Tribal Council of Western Mass. will host this celebration including: storytelling, crafts, music and dance.

Family event for all ages

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STORRS LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
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Teens Can Register Online by Clicking HERE
Thursday July 28, 2016

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On Your Mark, Get Set, BUZZZ
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact: Discovery Room to register
413-565-4182
Chris Wayne, from the Franklin County Beekeepers Association, will present a hands-on program for children in grades K+, about the exciting and fascinating life of bees. Chris will discuss the hive life of bees and their work as pollinators in the environment. He will bring beekeeper protective gear, equipment, tools, and an observation hive.
Ages K +
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday August 2, 2016
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Origami Olympic Rings

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact: Discovery Room to Register
413-565-4182
Come to the air conditioned library and learn the art of origami! We will learn how to make the Olympic logo of the 5 colorful rings and learn the history of what they represent. Enjoy a snack and listen to an Olympic story also.

Grade 3+

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday August 2, 2016

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Summer Film Fest-Breaking Away
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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A group of teenagers from Bloomington, Indiana try to deal with that difficult year after graduation. Growing up as a "cutter" or townie in a college town isn't easy. English director Peter Yates, introduces us to many young actors in their first starring roles Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern. Denis Christopher plays Dave a teen obsessed with cycling and all things Italian.

Contact: Gina Coletti 565-4181-ext 1605 gcoletti@longmeadow.org

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday August 3, 2016
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Patriotic Tie Dye Day
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Prepare for the Olympics - tie dye in red, white, and blue!
Bring your own items to dye, we will provide everything else. All ages will enjoy this all-American favorite. Sign up for a 1.5 hour time block and create your patriotic masterpiece.

Note: Time Blocks 12:30 - 2:00, 2:00 - 3:30, 3:30 -5:00 , 5:30-7:00
15 people per time block maximum

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-567-7897
Tuesday August 9, 2016

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Makerspace Party
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by: The Meadows Lodge of Masons

Join us for this do-it-yourself workshop featuring a 3D Printer, a CNC Router, and
opportunities to use many materials to create to your hearts content. Father/son team of Arthur and Peter Evans will be on hand to teach and demonstrate these amazing tools. Space is limited and pre-registration is required so call 413-565-4182 to sign-up. This program is designed for ages 8 and up.

Contact: Discovery Room to register:
413-565-4182
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Tuesday August 9, 2016
Kevin O’Keefe’
Circus Mimimus

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Circus Minimus family show on the front lawn (weather permitting or event will be moved inside)
A One Man Circus in a Suitcase Sponsored by the Longmeadow Cultural Council.

Contact: Discovery Room to register: 413-565-4182

Location: Front Lawn - Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday August 10, 2016
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3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Disney will release a new version of this classic on August 12th.

Join us for the beloved 1977 version before you see the new movie in theaters.


Rated PG

Running time: 134 min.
Thursday August 11, 2016

Yoga with Lisa Katz
Sponsored by: P.J. Library

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
P.J. Library is offering yoga classes taught by Lisa Katz. Children and adults can enjoy eight weeks of yoga activity sponsored by the P.J. Library organization.

Sign-up for 1 week at a time.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Thursday August 11, 2016
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Contact: Discovery Room to Register
413-565-4182
Tee off in the Discovery Room.
Join us as we build LEGO obstacles for a mini golf course. Try your luck for a hole-in-one!
Lego Building
Monday August 15, 2016
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Hula Hooping with Pinto Bella
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Pinto Bella Hoops has become a favorite of students and families around the USA. To start off the program, Pinto Bella speaks about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describes the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, gives a brief history of the hula hoop, and tells audiences about her own journey with the hoop.
After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves,
while Pinto Bella walks around to give one on one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, we take some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop!
To finish the day, every one finds a seat, we lower the lights, and Pinto Bella performs one last number with her LED light up hoops. Of course, we keep this a surprise for the kids until the final moment!

For children age 6 and up

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182

Location: Front Lawn - Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 15, 2016
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Gazoots!: How to Read Expressively with your Child
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Story reading workshop for parents and early educators. How to engage children with expressive reading. Working through the lens of storytelling and improv theater,
Rona Leventhal will help parents to develop tools and confidence to read to their children in an expressive manner that will bring a story to life AND develop what she calls "The Imagination Muscle" (c)! Reading to children is a key component to early literacy AND it helps form a bond between adults and children. Fun, interactive and ready for parents to take home to use with their child!

Rona Leventhal 413-586-0624 or rona@ronatales.com

Sponsored by: A Longmeadow Cultural Council Grant
Mad Science Camp
August 22 - 26 2016
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crazy Chemworks Ages 6-12/Entering grades K-6

We’ll learn about the tools scientists use in their laboratories – atoms, molecules, and reactions; acids and bases; and fluorescence and phosphorescence. We’ll also examine and investigate super sticky things by exploring suction, hydrogen bonding, and static cling and see some very cool dry ice demonstrations! The best part is that each day we’ll be able to continue the science fun at home with our very own labware take-homes!

Contact: Discovery Room 413-565-4182

Mad Science will take registrations online.

Register at:
register.madscience.org/westnewengland
cost: $145

Tuesday August 23, 2016
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Outdoor Movie on the Lawn! The Bad News Bears

8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
A little league classic tale of misfits and overbearing parents. Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal star in this funny, yet truthful story of youth sports taken too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others. Written by Bill Lancaster ( Burt Lancaster's son) in tribute to his own little league career.

Contact:
Gina Coletti 565-4181-ext 1605
or
Email: gcoletti@longmeadow.org

Location: Front Lawn (Lobby if raining)
Tuesday August 16, 2016
BINGO
On Your Mark, Get Set...BINGO!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Play BINGO and win prizes.

Students grade 1 and up will have many chances to win while they snack and play.
Wednesday August 17, 2016
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Recycle! Reuse! CD Weaving - Sun Catcher

10:30-11:30
Come in to the library and create a masterpiece by weaving yarn onto a recycled CD. Use your creativity and artistic skills to make it as colorful as you like!
Grade 3+

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday August 17, 2016
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Dakin Humane Society
Animal Presentation
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Visit with animals and staff from Dakin.
Children can learn how to care for their pets and will have an opportunity to meet some of the friendly shelter animals and listen to animal stories. Also presented is 'PAWS for Safety', a bite-prevention program intended to keep children safe and positively enhance the bond between children and animals.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday August 22, 2016
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End-of-Summer Roller Skating Party

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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All summer reading participants are invited to join us at Interskate-91 on Boston Road for our End-of-Summer Roller Skating Party.

Tickets available in the Discovery Room - 1 per family.

Contact: Discovery Room 413-565-4182

Location: Interskate-91 in Wilbraham
Thursday August 4, 2016
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Mr. Gym
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mr. Gym will have all ages moving to the music!
Chris Keithan aka "Mr. Gym" is a certified PE/Health teacher who performs original movement based music for kids. With over 15 years of experience working with elementary
age children, Chris is able to connect with his audience, who become active participants of every performance!
Mr. Gym strives to motivate children to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and educate them about personal fitness and the positive effects it has on the body. Through his songs & lyrics, Mr. Gym is able to incorporate the importance of physical activity while having fun!

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Friday August 5, 2016
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Olympic Torch Relay
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Welcome the Olympics to Longmeadow! Meet at the Fire Station and make your own torch. We will proceed to the Police Station, then Town Hall, then the Community House; as we gather Town officials and read along the way. The Relay will end at Storrs Library for our celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

For All Ages.
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On Your Mark, Get Set... Story Time!

Wednesday August 10, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This week we will read stories about Ice Cream!!
Weather permitting, we will meet on the front lawn (unless otherwise noted). In case of rain, Story Time will be held in the meeting room.

Dress to get active; Story Time will consist of stories, games, and fitness activities. Be ready to do all the exercises on your fitness chart, then we will end Story Time with popsicles and lemonade!
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On Your Mark, Get Set... Raffle # 7 (Last)
Friday August 12, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Drop in to see who will win our weekly raffle! Everyone who attends, receives a chance ticket for a Valley Blue Sox 4 pack prize. Maybe you will win just for being here!

Location: Discovery Room
Monday July 18, 2016


 

 

 

Pajama Read to Ralph Time
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
On Monday, July 18 between 6-7:15 you may sign up for a 10 minute block of time to Read to Ralph. Wear your pajamas. Ralph loves bed time stories or any other books!

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Tuesday July 19, 2016
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Let's Make Music and Parade
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come for a story and stay to make musical instruments. When we finish our projects, we will march through the library and make our own parade.

For Ages: Pre-K and up.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Wednesday July 20, 2016
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American Girl Hair Salon
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
If you and your doll are performing in our karaoke performance plan to come early to have you dolls hair done for her big performance.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Wednesday July 20, 2016
Karaoke or lip sync
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Find a youtube karaoke version of your favorite song and practice it with you doll. Sign up yourself and doll to perform. We will have a microphone and we will play your backing track through our apple TV. Write down the specific name of the youtube video you want to sing with so we can find it on our ipad.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Rescheduled from July 6th due to run in with a skunk.

For all ages.

Sign up for a 10 min. time slot to have your own personal time with this giant, gentle, dog. You can read to him, brush him, give him a treat, try to make him smile, or just hug him.


Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Come into the cool library and make some awesome flowers from recycled materials. You will literally be making a garbage garden!

Grade 3+

Please call the Discovery Room to register at 565-4182.

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday July 27, 2016
Doug The Dog
Meet Doug The Dog!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Rescheduled from July 6th due to run in with a skunk.

For all ages.

Sign up for a 10 min. time slot to have your own personal time with this giant, gentle, dog. You can read to him, brush him, give him a treat, try to make him smile, or just hug him.


Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
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On Your Mark, Get Set...Spin Art!

Wednesday July 13, 2016
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
For All Ages.

Sign up for a 20 minute block of time and spin your art creations.


Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

On Your Mark, Get Set...Sew
Thursday July 14, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact: Discovery Room to Register
413-565-4182
Grade 3+

Make your favorite jeans into your favorite skirt! Come to the cool library and use our sewing machines to create a one of a kind sewing spectacular! Just bring your favorite jeans and leave the library with your favorite skirt!

Location: Maker Space
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L.H.S Late Nights at Storrs Library


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The Storrs Library will stay open past our regular closing time of 8:00pm just for Longmeadow High School Students Only! to study for their Finals. Snacks provided!


Tuesday, June 14th,


2:30-10:00 p.m


Wednesday, June 15th,


2:30-10:00 p.m


Thursday, June 16th,


2:30-10:00 p.m


Longmeadow High School ID required for admission.


The Library will be CLOSED to all others.


Contact: Discovery Room 413-565-4182


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Scavenger Hunt.

May 2nd - 31st, 2016
Join us for our monthly Scavenger Hunt and have fun while you explore and learn about the Discovery Room!
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Location: Discovery Room


Greater Springfield Music Together
Thursday April 14th, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Join Greater Springfield Music Together for a free introductory class for ages infant to Kindergarten, with siblings. The Music Together approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music rather than the learning of concepts or information about music.

Parent and Child Yoga
Friday April 15th, 2016
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Join instructor Lisa Katz for interactive Yoga classes. Adults and children ages 2-5 will enjoy this monthly class. Lisa is a certified Creative Kids Yoga teacher.
In her classes, students experience yoga breathing, mind-body fitness with yoga poses and creative dance movements in a non-competitive environment.
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

CaptureDrop-In Playgroup - MUCHO GUSTO!


Drop-In Playgroup for children up to age 3. Children attend with caregivers and may bring siblings. Have fun listening to a story and singing a few songs before free play time begins!

Monday June 6th, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Special Guest: 'Mucho Gusto'

Mucho Gusto participants vary in language background, from parents with little or no prior exposure to Spanish to those who are raising their children bilingually.
Each session is based around a collection of songs with overlapping themes and vocabulary. Songs include traditional Spanish songs, translations of familiar songs, and those composed specifically to teach Spanish

Contact: Discovery Room 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Discovery Dollars Origami Wallet

Monday June 27, 2016
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn to make an Origami Wallet to hold all the Discovery Dollars that you earn!

Contact: Discovery Room to Register
413-565-4182



BINGO
On Your Mark, Get Set... Play Bingo!

Tuesday June 28, 2016
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Discovery Dollars Origami Wallet

Monday June 27, 2016
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn to make an Origami Wallet to hold all the Discovery Dollars that you earn!

Contact: Discovery Room to
Register 413-565-4182


BINGO
On Your Mark, Get Set... Play Bingo!
Tuesday June 28, 2016
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Sew Your Own Flag

Wednesday June 29, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Students entering grade 4 and up will enjoy sewing your own flag creation. Basic machine sewing skills will be taught, no experience necessary. All materials supplied.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register
413-565-4182

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Author/Musician
David Hyde Costello

Thursday June 30, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

David lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he writes children's stories, songs, and plays..
Sponsored by:
Pathways for Parents

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Sew Your Own Flag
Wednesday June 29, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Students entering grade 4 and up will enjoy sewing your own flag creation. Basic machine sewing skills will be taught, no experience necessary. All materials supplied.

Contact: Discovery Room to
Register 413-565-4182
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Author/Musician
David Hyde Costello
Thursday June 30, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

David lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he writes children's stories, songs, and plays..
Sponsored by:
Pathways for Parents

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On Your Mark, Get Set... Cook Lunch!
Tuesday July 5, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact: Discovery Room to
Register 413-565-4182
Learn how to chop, dice, shred, and slice, while we make a healthy lunch using local ingredients. Students in grades 4 and up will enjoy this chance to cook for themselves and others. When you sign up, you will be asked to bring one ingredient from our shopping list.
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On Your Mark, Get Set... Homemade Dog Treats!
Wednesday July 6, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how to make your own dog treats, using healthy ingredients. Students in grades 4 and up will enjoy this chance to make treats for the ones they love. When you sign up, you will be asked to bring one ingredient from our shopping list.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
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Wednesday July 27, 2016
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
For all ages. Sign up for a 10 min. time slot to have you own personal time with this giant, gentle, dog. You can read to him, brush him, give him a treat, try to make him smile, or just hug him.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
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Performance by Scott Jameson

Tuesday July 12, 2016

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All ages.

Sponsored by:
The Longmeadow Cultural Council
See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and“Heartwarming fun for the whole family. Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it!

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

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Wednesday July 6, 2016
Up! the Movie

6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now in his 78th year he launches his house into the sky via thousands of balloons. Right after liftoff he discovers he has a stowaway in the form of an over optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. This hilarious journey takes you into a lost world with the least likely duo on Earth.
PG rating, 96 min.

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
On Your Mark, Get Set... Raffle #1

Friday July 1, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in to see who will win our weekly raffle! Everyone who attends, receives a chance ticket for a Valley Blue Sox 4 pack prize. Maybe you will win just for being here!

Location: Discovery Room

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L.H.S Late Nights at
Storrs Library



The Storrs Library will stay open past our regular closing time
for Longm
eadow High School Students Only! to study for their Finals.
Snacks Provided!


Tuesday, June 14th, 8:00 p.m -10:00 p.m


Wednesday, June 15th, 8:00 p.m -10:00 p.m


Thursday, June 16th, 5:00 p.m -10:00 p.m


Longmeadow High School ID required for admission.


The Library will be CLOSED to all others.



Read to Ralph
Saturday, May 7th, 2016.
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Ralph Loves Books!

Please sign up for a 10 minute block of time to Read to Ralph.

Location: Discovery Room

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
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Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

All Ages
Are you looking for a great way for children and their Dads to spend time together? Enjoy an hour of coffee, donuts, stories and crafts.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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Are you looking for a great way for children and their Dads to spend time together? Storrs Library is hosting DADS & S'MORES, on Saturday, April 9th, 2016.
Enjoy an hour of coffee, S'mores, stories and crafts.

This program for Dads and children will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Register in advance by calling 565-4182 or visiting the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library.

Scavenger Hunt: The WHEREing of the GREEN
Join us for our Monthly Scavenger Hunts.
This month's theme is The WHEREing of the GREEN. Have fun while you explore and learn about the Discovery Room!

Location: Discovery Room


Dr. SEUSS Birthday Party
11:00 AM 12:00PM
The Storrs Library will host a party to celebrate Dr. SEUSS'S birthday. We will read favorite Dr. SEUSS stories and play a game or do an activity based on each story. Be prepared to get a little messy, do a little thinking, and have a lot of fun!
Gr. K & up
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room







Kids Knit

Come learn the basics of knitting at our KidsKnit program to be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. This beginner class is for 7 weeks beginning March 3 and ending April 14th. In this class, knitters will learn about different yarns, knitting accessories and the basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, casting on and binding off. Projects to be announced. There is a fee of $12 for supplies and sign up is required. Space is limited.

Grade 3 and up
This class will be taught by a longtime Longmeadow resident and former teacher, Ruth Manna. An avid and talented knitter, Ruth first learned to knit as a child and was reintroduced to knitting two years ago when she retired. She is currently a student in Web's Expert Knitter Program. Ruth has a big family to knit for, with 6 children and 6 grandchildren.
Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Location: Upstairs Fiction Area
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Spring it Forward Party
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Let's celebrate daylight savings day with sunshine stories and crafts. We will sing songs and play some springing/ jumping relay games.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
BINGOBrown Bag Bingo
March 17th, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room









Sew-In-Saturday
October 1, 2016
10:00AM-12:30PM
Learn to sew and make a T-shirt Headband at the same time!
This is an upcycled project using a no-longer worn T-shirt. Please bring a T-shirt (or 2) in colors you would like to wear as a Headband.
If you already know how to sew and would like to work on your own project, that's ok too!

Grade 4 to Adult

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: MakerSpace
FOSL Bookends
Saturday May 21, 2016
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sponsored by:
The Friends of Storrs Library.
Stop by Storrs Library and make a pair of bookends! Use your imagination and our supplies - $1 for small, $2 for large.

Location: Front Lawn (Lobby if raining)

All Ages.
Lego Building
Junior Imagineers
Thursday May 26, 2016
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Come to Storrs Library to Imagine, Build and Create with LEGO'S!

Grades K & up.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Meeting Room

Parent and Child Yoga
Friday June 3rd, 2016
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Join instructor Lisa Katz for interactive Yoga classes. Adults and children ages 2-5 will enjoy this monthly class. Lisa is a certified Creative Kids Yoga teacher. In her classes, students experience yoga breathing, mind-body fitness with yoga poses and creative dance movements in a non-competitive environment.
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

After School Yoga
Thursday February 4thth, 2016
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
After School Yoga with Lisa Katz and Mary Daboul.

Grades K and up.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Saturday September 24, 2016
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Drop-In Sensory Storytime for all ages
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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 abled, and is presented at a preschool level of development. Sensory Storytime will meet on the last Saturday of every month from September through April. We will offer a consistent and caring environment to come together for songs and picture books. Feedback from caregivers will always be welcome.

Contact: Discovery Room 413-565-4182
Tuesday September 20, 2016
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Mother Daughter Book-group
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
This fun-filled discussion group is open to students in grades 6 to 8 and 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 September selection is Savvy by Ingrid Law.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Saturday September 17, 2016
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Paper Crafting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Register Online, There are 10 spaces available.
Paper Crafting is a program where we will explore seasonal craft ideas using a variety of papers, paper techniques, and Ellison dies. Projects will be demonstrated and students will be able to use their creativity and imagination to make them their own. Students are encouraged to bring their own special paper. This month’s craft: Book Page Wreath.

Grade 4 to Adult.

Location: Discovery Room
Thursday September 15th, 2016
Lego Building
Junior Imagineers
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Come to Storrs Library to Imagine, Build and Create with LEGO'S!

Grades K & up.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Meeting Room
Saturday September 10, 2016
fall-festival10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Town- wide festival on the Green, sponsored by Longmeadow Park & Rec., Tag sales begin @ 8am.
Discovery Room will have a table for crafts-Make Your Own Bookends

Donations accepted - $2 large bookends, $1 small bookends.
Fall Themed!

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Front Lawn - Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Wednesday September 7, 2016Art-Chest-8-30-1026

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Artist Reception
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come to the library to meet local artist Danny DiFilippo, a member of the Wilbraham Art League.

Danny's art is a combination of drawing, painting and woodwork; even crafting his own frames.

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Discovery Room
413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Halloween Origami
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Create origami bats, ghosts and pumpkins for Halloween. Instructor Julie Shih is back for more fun!


Recommended for ages 8 +


Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room


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Thursday October 13, 2016

Greater Springfield Music Together
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join Greater Springfield Music Together for a free introductory class for ages infant to Kindergarten, with siblings. The Music Together approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music rather than the learning of concepts or information about music.

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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Friday October 14, 2016
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Preschool Dance Party
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Dance Party
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM


Let's Dance! Come shake, shimmy and dance up a storm at our preschool dance party!
Program is for ages up to 6 with a caregiver.

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Saturday October 15, 2016
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Stroller Strides
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

http://www.longmeadow.fit4mom.com

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that parents can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning using exercise tubing,
the stroller, and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while parents are led through a series of exercises.

Location: Front Lawn - Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

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Saturday October 15, 2016

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Paper Crafting

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

There are 10 spaces available.
Grade 4 to adult.
Paper Crafting is a program where we will explore seasonal craft ideas using a variety of papers, paper techniques, and Ellison dies. Projects will be demonstrated and students will be able to use their creativity and imagination to make it their own. Students are encouraged to bring their own special paper.
This month’s craft: Halloween Banner

Location: Discovery Room


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October 1, 2016
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Sew-In-Saturday
10:00AM-12:30PM

There are 8 spaces available.
Learn to sew and make a T-shirt Headband at the same time!
This is an upcycled project using a no-longer worn T-shirt. Please bring a T-shirt (or 2) in colors you would like to wear as a Headband.
If you already know how to sew and would like to work on your own project, that's OK too!
Grade 4 to Adult.

Location: MakerSpace

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October 8, 2016
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Read to Ralph
Ralph Loves Books!

Please sign up for a 10 minute block of time to Read to Ralph.

Location: Discovery Room


Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Tuesday October 11, 2016
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Angry Birds rated PG

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

NOTE: No School for Longmeadow Students - Staff Professional Development Day
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Magician

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STORRS LIBRARY SUMMER READING OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

Summer Reading Registration

Sign-up for the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program! All ages are invited to register for 'On Your Mark, Get Set, READ' and enjoy our daily activities. Earn prizes, enter a contest, find Scout, our brain-building summer mascot, guess how many items in the guessing jar, attend one of our many programs, and so much more! Visit the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room to register and pick up reading logs. Reading throughout the summer will take you on 'active' adventures as well as maintain reading skills. This program is sponsored by The Massachusetts Library Board of Commissioners, Boston Bruins, Longmeadow Cultural Council, and many local businesses.


On Your Mark, Get Set, Guess! - Weekly Guessing Jar


Guess how many candies are in our weekly themed jars. Every time you visit Storrs Library you can make another guess. Every Monday we will announce the person who guessed the closest and they win the whole jar!

Take and Makes for all Fitness Levels

Every week of the Summer Reading Program, the Storrs Library Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room will offer a new 'Take and Make' craft (complete kits you can take home and make). A new craft will be available every Monday until they are gone. Create a flag, chef hat, clown costume, Olympic torch, paddle ball game, stress ball, chia pet, and more. Come in for your weekly kit while they last!

Win the Race to Help Others - Outreach Activities:


Storrs Library invites patrons to join us in supporting two worthy organizations this summer:


1) Square One

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Our first outreach activity will help Square One with their child and family assistance programs. Please donate school supplies, diapers, and wipes to help this worthy organization as they assist families in need. Choose a running rabbit and turtle from our 'Win the Race to Help Others' display, purchase the designated item, and bring it into the library. When your donation is received you may then hang your 'I'm a Winner' badge to show that you have helped others.

2) The Zoo in Forest Park


Zoo in Forest Park
Our second outreach activity will raise funds to help care for the animals at The Zoo in Forest Park. The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and is dedicated to wildlife education. Children can take a chance at winning one of our many 'zoo prizes' by purchasing a raffle ticket for 25¢ or 5 for $1.00. Storrs Library staff members have agreed to match raffle ticket proceeds with personal monetary donations for this worthy cause. All proceeds will be donated to the zoo.


Exercise your Brain Scavenger Hunt


Every week of the summer, Scout, our K-9 companion, will be hiding somewhere different in the Storrs Library Discovery Room. Your job is to find Scout from the directions we give you and make note on your very own Discovery Room map. By the end of the summer your mission is to complete the map with all your orienteering assignments. Your participation will earn you a Discovery Dollar and a chance to win Scout!


APRIL VACATION AT STORRS

Helping Others - Rachel's Table
Tuesday April 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Teen Board from Rachel's Table to conduct program for children - to educate others about childhood hunger. Join them for games, stories, and crafts. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Artwork will be displayed at the June 5th, Outrun Hunger, 5K.
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Take It To Heart - Walk a Meditative Labyrinth


Tuesday April 19, 2016

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Walk a Labyrinth as a way to learn meditation and mindfulness techniques. We will think about our "happy place" and what fills our hearts with joy.
Ages 4 & up.
Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Location: Discovery Room
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My Gym Class

Wednesday April 20, 2016

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
My Gym of Enfield is offering introductory classes for children ages 1-5.
Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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Recycle! Reuse! Warp & Weave
Wednesday April 20, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Come in to the library and create a suncatcher masterpiece by warping and weaving yarn onto a recycled CD.
Use your creativity and artistic skills to make it as colorful as you like!
Grade 3+
Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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Bring Your Own Bedtime Story
Wednesday April 20, 2016
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Open to all ages. Young patrons are invited to
sign up to bring their their favorite bed time story
to share with the group.

Maybe you have it memorized or maybe you have read it a million times. Wear your pajamas and pack up your favorite blanket or stuffed animal with your book and come to the library for a very special story time.
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Make Your Own Brunch
Thursday April 21, 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
For grades 3 and up.
Join us to cook your own brunch items and enjoy a few stories and time together.
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
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Create Your Own BINGO Game
Thursday April 21, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For grades 1 and up. Join us to for BINGO and help us think of some new and creative ways to play.
The Good Dinosaur
Movie Matinée: (2015) PG
Thursday April 21, 2016
2:30PM - 4:40PM

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Luckily for young Arlo, his parents (Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand) and his two siblings, the mighty dinosaurs were not wiped out 65 million years ago. When a rainstorm washes poor Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) downriver, he ends up bruised, battered and miles away from home. Good fortune shines on the frightened dino

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
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Build Your Own LEGO Structure

Friday April 22, 2016

10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come to Storrs Library to imagine, build and create with LEGOS!

Grades K & up.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Meeting Room
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Earth Day Origami with Julie Shih

Friday April 22, 2016

2:00PM- 3:00PM
Use recycled paper to make origami flowers.
Ages 8 & up.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Upstairs Meeting Room

Sew Your Own Creation

Saturday April 23, 2016

10:00AM - 12:30PM

Adults and children in gr. 4 & up.
Learn to sew and make a Library book bag at the same time while helping to maintain the Storrs Library as a BagShare location.
If you already know how to sew and would like to work on your own project, that's ok too.

Contact: Discovery Room to Register 413-565-4182

Location: MakerSpace


Early Literacy Class Registration

Tuesday April 19, 2016 - Saturday April 23, 2016

Register early to secure a space for your child.

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Discovery Room
Ages 18-24 months.
Fridays, 10:30-11:30
(Books & Babies)


Ages 24-36 months. Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 OR 11:00-11:45
(Parent & Tot)


Ages 3-5 years.
Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 OR 1:00-2:00
(Story Time)


Ages 5-7 years.
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15
(Story Stretchers)

L.H.S. Late Nights at Storrs Library

The Storrs Library is here with three evenings of Late Nights for Longmeadow High School Students Only!

Tuesday, January 19th,

Wednesday, January 20th,

Thursday, January 21st,

Longmeadow High School ID required for admission.
Longmeadow High School students are invited to study for final exams until 10 PM. at Storrs Library. Meeting Rooms are available for group study and refreshments will be provided.

The Library will be CLOSED to all others.
Meet Author-and-Illustrator-Jennifer-Mann

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Date: January 23, 2016
Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM

Jennifer Mann is a Longmeadow native and so happy to come home and present her beautiful picture books.
She will read from her books:
I Will Never get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard.

Two Speckled Eggs.

I Will Never get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard.

All Ages

Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182

Location: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room

Greater Springfield Music Together
Wednesday January 6th, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
Join Greater Springfield Music Together for a free introductory class for ages infant to Kindergarten, with siblings. The Music Together approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music rather than the learning of concepts or information about music.

Storrs Spirit Squad
January 4th, 2016
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Contact: Discovery Room to register 413-565-4182
  • Do you love your library?
  • Do you want to encourage others to read?

  • Join the Storrs Spirit Squad and help us cheer our library staff, patrons and volunteers. We need your ideas! We want to perform a song or dance or skit for the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 14th and we want to promote our library pride at Longmeadow Days in May. Come join the fun.