Words Off The Page: Museum Writers Speak

butterflies and booksWant to find out what the Springfield Museum Writers are up to?

Curious to hear some of their best fiction, memoir, and personal essays?

Take a seat and be delighted in this wild assortment of readings as seven writers from Janet Sadler’s Museum Writers’ Group take the podium at Storrs Library  on Wednesday, October 22, 6:30p.m. Click here to register or call the reference desk at 413-565-4181 ext. 1620.

Literatour 2014

literatour 2014Annual Book Festival Returns!

The Jewish Community Center of Springfield has once again organized an outstanding book festival  featuring authors whose works span cuisine, intrigue and political genres. Click here to view the schedule of events.

Scarecrow Contest



Bring your own scarecrow outfit and assemble your Contest entry using stakes and hay provided by FOSL.

Enjoy locally made cider and donuts.

Rain or shine this contest will go on.

Fee is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.

Register in advance by calling Storrs at 565-4182.

October Great Decisions Meeting

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The next meeting of the Great Decisions Discussion Group is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. The topic is China’s foreign 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. Click here to register or call the reference desk for more information at 565-4181, ext. 1620.

John Demos Talk at Williams Middle School Auditorium


On Thursjohn demosday, October 16th Professor John Demos will be speaking about early Longmeadow history and the famous Deerfield Raid of 1704. He will tell the story of the captivity of the Williams family in Canada and the “redemption” of the young Stephen (Longmeadow’s first minister), and the “unredeemed” sister Eunice. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m., following the annual meeting for the Longmeadow Historical Society scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. The talk is co-sponsored by Storrs Library, First Church of Christ, Longmeadow, and the Longmeadow Historical Society. Both the meeting and the talk are open to the public. This event will be held at the Williams Middle School Auditorium, 410 Williams Street, Longmeadow.

Archer Mayor Author Event

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Meet New York Times bestselling author Archer Mayor on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m.  Mayor will be reading from and autographing his new novel Proof Positive, his 25th Joe Gunther mystery. The New York Times calls Archer Mayor “the boss man on procedures” and Booklist says “Mayor’s Joe Gunther novels are among the best cop stories being written today.” A limited number of books are now available for purchase at the library. Stop by the reference desk to make your purchase. Click here to register for this event or call the reference desk at 413-565-4181, ext. 1620 for more information.

Book Launch

Chocolate & Coffee: A Recipe for Writing YA Fantasy

Tuesday, October 7th, 6:30 p.m.

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Hear from the captivating author, Dawn Metcalf, and join us in celebrating her newest release Invisible: Book Two of the Twixt series published by Harlequin Teen.  She will be talking about the writing process and young adult fantasy.

Indelible: Book One of the Twixt series, is just your average story of boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy stabs girl in the eye, plunging her into a world of monsters, illusion, magic, revenge and a plot to end the age of mankind.

Dawn Metcalf is known for dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction.  She is a local Connecticut author and engaging public speaker who is passionate about reading, writing and helping Pay It Forward on the journey to publication.

Coffee and chocolate will be served to stimulate your creative brain and books will be available for signing and purchase. Click here to register online or call the reference desk at 413-565-4181 ext. 1620 for more information.


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