ADULT PROGRAMMING - What's Happening at Storrs Library
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What's Happening at Storrs Library January 6 to January 11, 2020 ADULT PROGRAMMING Storrs Library w ill be CLOSED Friday, January 10th St orrs Library will be closed all day on Friday, January 10t h for st aff t raining. Loosely Bound Book Club On Monday, January 6 from 1:00 t o 2:00 , join us at St orrs Library for a lively mont hly book club discussion and meet ot hers who also share t he love of reading. This mont h our Loosely Bound Book Club is reading and discussing City of Girls by Elizabet h Gilbert . Copies of t his mont h's book are available at St orrs Library. Regist er online at longmeadow library.org .
2020 Census Job Fair Are you looking for ways t o help your communit y? T he U.S. Census Bureau is current ly hiring t emporary posit ions for t he 2020 Census in our area . By working for t he Census Bureau, you can help t hem reach t heir goal for t he 2020 Census t o ensure everyone is count ed. Census count s have a huge impact on our communit y. The 2020 Census dat a will be used t o det ermine how more t han $675 billion from more t han 100 government programs are dist ribut ed t o st at es and localit ies, including communit ies like ours. The dat a influence choices made about which roads are fixed, where schools are built and businesses opened, what medical services are offered, and more. Drop in at St orrs Library on Monday, January 6 bet w een 4:30 t o 7:30 for our Census Job Fair and t o complet e an online applicat ion. A Census represent at ive will be available t o answer quest ions and offer assist ance. Nov el Knitters Are you a knit t er? Come join t he Novel Knit t ers at St orrs Library in Longmeadow! This is an adult drop- in program t hat meet s ev ery T uesday morning from 9:30 t o 11:30 . Bring your own project s or part icipat e in ongoing communit y project s. All levels of expert ise are welcome and please bring your own supplies. Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor Part 2, Week 1 Join us at St orrs Library on T uesdays from 12:30 t o 2:00 as former t heat er direct or and professor Fred Sokol guides part icipant s t o develop t heir act ing skills. During t his eight -week program, you'll begin wit h t he basics, progressing t hrough improv, script ed works, and maybe even writ e your own scenes t o perform! Part icipant s will cont ribut e t o t he progression of t he program depending on t heir int erest s and comfort level. This series will focus on beginner skills, but act ors of all levels are welcome t o at t end! Please regist er online at longmeadow library.org .
Tech Tuesday Drop in on T uesday aft ernoons from 12:30 t o 2:00 t o get t he best device advice in Longmeadow! Learn how t o access St orrs & Bost on Public Library Resources on your own device. We can t each you how t o download eBooks, eAudiobooks, digit al magazines, in addit ion t o many ot her eResources available t hrough St orrs Library. Bring your device, your library card, and your t echnology quest ions for one-on-one assist ance and hands-on expert help. Read Around Tow n Book Club On T uesday, January 7 from 6:30 t o 7:30 cat ch up wit h your librarians and join us for a dynamic book club discussion of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Copies of t his mont h's book are available at St orrs Library. This mont h's discussion will be led by Andrea & Christ ina at Mario's Rest aurant , 60 Shaker Road in East Longmeadow , MA . New Members are always welcome! Please regist er online at longmeadow library.org . Game Night (Ages 10+) Join us in t he Upst airs Screening Room at St orrs Library on Wednesday, January 8 from 6:00 t o 7:30 for Game Night ! We will have old favorit es and new classics available for playing; at t endees are welcome t o bring
your own games t o play. Enjoy a snack and make new friends wit h ot her game ent husiast s. Seniors, adult s and children 10 and up accompanied by an adult are welcome. Please regist er online at longmeadow library.org . Music in Austria from the Middle Ages to Wiener Moderne, Week 1 Beginning on T hursday, January 9 from 11:00 t o 12:30 , Rob Humberst on will offer a survey of Aust rian music and musicians beginning wit h monast ic t radit ions from t he Eight h Cent ury, t he Court of Maximilian I in t he Fift eent h Cent ury and Baroque mast erpieces t o a variet y of many genres from t he Classical and Romant ic Era giant s Mozart and Schubert . Int erspersed wit h a variet y of sacred, inst rument al and orchest ral works will be music from Aust rian folk t radit ions, leading t o t he Twent iet h Cent ury monument s of t he St rauss Family and Gust av Mahler which indelibly et ched our vision of t his beaut iful count ry. Rob's eclect ic recording collect ion feat ures performers from Aust ria and it s former empire whose immersion in t he cult ure ensures idiomat ic expression of t he highest st andard. Please join us for t his Wint er Chapt er of St orrs Library's Discovery of Music series. Please regist er online at longmeadow library.org . Artist Reception: Longmeadow High School This January, come enjoy an art exhibit by st udent s from t he Longmeadow High School at St orrs Library! On T hursday, January 9 from 6:30 t o 7:30 , come meet t he art ist s and welcome t heir t eachers Hilary Godin and Deb Callahan t o St orrs. Longmeadow High School's exhibit will feat ure works from a
variet y of mediums and t opics. Longmeadow High School's exhibit is open t o visit ors in t he Bet t y Ann Low Room anyt ime t he room is not in use. Libraries' Presidential Forum Screening St orrs Library invit es you t o join us on Sat urday, January 11 from 9:00 t o 1:00 as we st ream t he inaugural Libraries' President ial Forum live from Concord, NH, sponsored by t he New Hampshire Library A ssociat ion ( NHLA ). The 2020 President ial Elect ion will have far-reaching consequences for t oday's most pressing social and polit ical issues -- from jobs and careers t o int ernet access, net neut ralit y t o banned books, from vet erans' services t o public educat ion, ideological freedom t o fake news, from civic engagement t o healt h and social services. The 2020 President ial candidat es will discuss t hese issues and more, from a wide array of polit ical perspect ives. Y ou may even have t he opport unit y t o ask a candidat e about t heir goals and plans for issues affect ing libraries and library pat rons across t he count ry. Each candidat e will have 30 minut es t o present t heir views, and t ake quest ions from t he audience and social media. Come see first hand how t he candidat es' plat forms int ersect wit h our libraries' and communit ies' priorit ies! This event will be held at St orrs Library in t he Upst airs Screening Room. YOUTH PROGRAMMING Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (Birth to Age 4) On Mondays from 9:30 t o 10:30 , join us at St orrs Library for st ories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Development t rained st aff member. This program will guide caregivers in st rengt hening int eract ions wit h t heir child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and St ages Quest ionnaire and resources t o fit your child's individual needs. This program is sponsored by Pat hways for Parent s Coordinat ed Family Communit y Engagement program. No regist rat ion is required.
Y outh Chess (All Ages) All skill levels are welcome t o join us on Monday aft ernoons from 3:15 t o 4:15 for a game of drop-in chess and a snack. A volunt eer inst ruct or will provide help for beginners and t ips for more advanced st udent s t o sharpen t heir game. Regist rat ion is not required. Page Partners (gr. 6-8) Page Part ners Book Group cont inues t his mont h on T uesday, January 7 from 6:30 t o 7:30 . This fun-filled group is open t o kids in grades 6 t o 8, wit h an adult reading part ner. We provide snacks and act ivit ies, you provide t he lively discussion! St op by Discovery Room at St orrs Library t o regist er and t o pick up a copy of t his mont h's book: Winterhouse by Ben Gut erson. Why Aren't Dinosaurs Fuzzy? (All Ages) Do you know why dinosaurs aren't fuzzy? Find out why at St orrs Library on Wednesday, January 8 from 9:30 t o 10:30 ! Come meet t he aut hor, Taylor Buckholz, and list en t o him read his st ory, Why Aren't Dinosaurs Fuzzy? Come for t he st ory t ime and st ay for a fun craft . Books will be available for purchase at t he event . Please regist er online at longmeadow library.org . Teen Mindfulness (gr. 7+) Teens are invit ed t o St orrs Library on Wednesday, January 8 from 6:00 t o 7:30 t o learn about mindfulness and how t he mind works. Part icipant s will be int roduced t o a mindfulness sit t ing pract ice, walking medit at ion and deep relaxat ion. Please bring a small blanket t o use during relaxat ion and a yoga mat . If you don't own a yoga mat , t here will be some available t o
Tasty Treats Together (All Ages) Hey kids! What are you up t o on Sat urday, January 11 from 10:30 t o 11:30 ? Bring your favorit e adult for a fun hour of st ories, craft s, and of course, donut s! There will be plent y of fun for all ages. Please regist er online at longmeadow library.org . In This Issue ADULT PROGRAMMING Loosely Bound Book Club 2020 Census Job Fair Novel Knitters Making Theater Happen: Becoming an Actor Part 2, Week 1 Tech Tuesday Read Around Town Book Club Game Night (Ages 10+) Music in Austria from the Middle Ages to Wiener Moderne, Week 1 Artist Reception: Longmeadow High School Libraries' Presidential Forum Screening YOUTH PROGRAMMING Grow, Play, Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE (Birth to Age 4) Youth Chess (All Ages) Page Partners (gr. 6-8) Why Aren't Dinosaurs Fuzzy? (All Ages) Teen Mindfulness (gr. 7+) Chinese New Year Origami (All Ages) Girls Who Code Club (gr. 6-12) Tasty Treats Together (All Ages) Contact Us
Richard Salter Storrs Library 693 Longmeadow Street Longmeadow , MA 01106 (413) 565-4181 (Main) (413) 565-4182 (Philip Michael Lauro I I Discov ery Room) http://w w w .longmeadow library.org
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