Andrew Carnegie was a business magnate, philanthropist and steel industry tycoon. He was also a major supporter of public libraries, building more than 2500 libraries worldwide and 1700 in the United States alone. On Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. “Andrew Carnegie” will launch the adult summer reading program “Groundbreaking Reads” at Storrs Library, 693 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA. Actor Richard Clark will portray Andrew Carnegie in a play entitled Great Scot! It’s Andrew Carnegie! Clark has more than 30 years of theatrical experience in New York and New England. This performance, part of a series called Keeping History Alive, is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Storrs Library. Click here to register now.
Linda Campanella will be visiting the Storrs Library on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. for a book talk and signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Campanella, who resides in West Hartford, CT, is the daughter of the Eckart Sachsse and the late Nancy Sachsse, longtime Longmeadow residents. Campanella graduated from Longmeadow High School in 1976.
When All That’s Left of Me is Love is a moving account of the author’s last year with her mother. Written as a tribute to the mother she says epitomized courage and grace, Campanella’s story is a celebration of the mother-daughter relationship, a touching love story and so much more. It provides life-affirming inspirations that will help anyone facing loss or death as well as those simply needing a reminder to appreciate the gift of live. Click here to register now.
On Wednesday, June 5th, the Novel Knitters from Richard Salter Storrs Library in Longmeadow will be hosting a 10 hour knit and crochet marathon from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event coincides with World Wide Knit in Public Day which was started in 2005 and is the largest knitter run event in the world. There are over 1000 events internationally in over 200 different countries.
Local knitters and crocheters will be knitting scarves to benefit Rays of Hope Pink Scarf Project which supports breast cancer survivors in our community. The scarves are distributed to every cancer survivor who participates in the Springfield area Rays of Hope Walk & Run, which is held in October.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies (needles, hooks, and any shade of pink yarn) but supplies will also be available. There will be several partially finished scarves that the public is welcome to work on. Any age and skill level are welcome and donations of pink yarn are appreciated. Light refreshments will be available.
World Wide Knit in Public Day is a great way to make new friendships, share an interest, and work toward the common goal of making scarves for cancer survivors. To find out more about World Wide Knit in Public Day, please visit wwkipday.com.
If you have questions call Storrs Library at 565-4182.
Support the Storrs Library at the Long Meddowe Days Parade on Sunday morning, May 19 at 10:45. Line up in the Bay Path North Parking Lot. Step off at 11:15. Patrons can help by passing out summer calendars & candy and waving summer reading pennants made specially for the parade. Feel free to ride bikes or scooters, push strollers, rollerblade, etc. Look for the yarn bombed book cart!
Storrs Library presents a new series of films followed by lively and insightful post-film discussion led by Scott Kittredge. On Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 enjoy the showing of Dynamiter. All 14 year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet, as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown, and he’s left to burn the days away caring for his half-brother, Fess. With social services looming over them, feeling like he may even lose Fess, Robbie must face the fact that his dreams may never come true. Reserve your seat at 565-4181.