Library closing at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 26th due to storm.

Storrs Library will be closing earlier today at 3p.m., due to the storm.

The children’s movie at 1:30p.m. has been cancelled.

We will reopen Saturday, November 29th at 10am.

Stay safe and warm.

Linda Cardillo Author Event

You are invited to a reading and signing at Storrs Library on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m.  In addition to reading excerpts from her latest story, The Boat House Café, local author Linda Cardillo will be talking about what inspired her and what she envisions for the continuation of the First Light series.
As always, food will be a part of the evening…perhaps one of Mae Keaney’s legendary pies.
We hope you’ll be able to join us at this event. Click here to register or call the reference desk at 565-4181, ext. 1620.
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A triumphant tale of love, family and courage…In this beautiful, lyrical novel, Linda Cardillo creates a fierce, strong-willed heroine, unafraid of hard work, solitude, or the judgment of her fellow islanders.”

Last Screening – 2014 Fall Foreign Film Series

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Showing – Monday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Low Room at Storrs Library

A film by Malgoska Szumowska

Poland / 2013 / Drama / Polish with English Subtitles / 101 min. /

Lively and instructive post film discussion with Jeff Bemiss


Father Adam is a Catholic priest who has been transferred from a parish in Warsaw to a parish in rural Poland. There, he heads a center for troubled teenage boys and tries to help the boys avoid the much harsher state detention system.  Father Adam struggles with loneliness.  He takes confession after confession, but has no one to turn to with his troubles, other than a sister in Toronto with whom he occasionally Skypes. Then Adam forms a special bond with one of the troubled teens, a boy named Lukasz.

 “Outstanding performances! An atmosphere of danger and violence holds

the whole film in thrall.” — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Click here to view trailer.

The Beginning

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Phase One underway in the Library MakerSpace thanks to everyone who donated egg cartons.
Stay tuned.


Great Decisions Discussion: U.S. Trade Policy

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Due to the Special Town Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00 p.m.,the next meeting of the Great Decisions Discussion Group will start at 6:00 p.m.(not 6:30 p.m.)

The topic is U.S. Trade Policy.

Elle Van Dermark from the Asnuntuck Community College will be the group facilitator.

The library has one copy of the background information book available at the reference desk for in-library use.

Fall Film Festival

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Monday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. – Deflowering of Eva Van End screening followed by a lively post-film discussion with Jeff Bemiss.

In this film  Eva, the teenage daughter of the van Ends is shy, awkward, and ignored by her self-absorbed parents. Eva decides to invite Veit, a German exchange student, to live with her family. Veit is handsome, blond, kind and attentive.  He cooks breakfast for whoever deserves it most, has adopted a child in Africa and is a vegetarian.  Confronted by such a “perfect” house guest, the apparently picture-perfect middle class van End family comes apart.

Click here to view the trailer.

LHS Key Club Shout Out to Grade School Students


Want to help us help the library?

Members of the Longmeadow High School Key Club invite students in grades K and up to join them on Monday, November 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a service project. Activities will include making display items, reading books and playing games – all with the goal of helping others. Call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.


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