Great Decisions Discussion Group – Fall Schedule

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The Storrs Library Great Decisions  Discussion Group will meet on the following Tuesdays:

Sept 16th      Topic – Food & Climate

October 21    Topic – China’s Foreign Policy

November 18      Topic – U.S. Trade Policy

All sessions start at 6:30 p.m.

Group Facilitator: Lisa Van Dermark, History Department, Asnuntuck Community College. The library has one copy of the background information book available at the reference desk for  in-library use. Click here to register.

John Jarvis Author Event

Jarvis book & artJoin Longmeadow author John Jarvis and Enfield artist Aurora Foxx  on Monday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a program honoring Sargent Johnny “Pail Face” Sarmiento, a career soldier with a unique life story.

Sarmiento, at the age of 90, asked Dr. John Jarvis, a professor of Native American Studies at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, to write his story.  It took seven years to research and to write. Johnny Pail Face Becomes a Human Being was published by Levellers Press in Amherst, Massachusetts, earlier this year.

Foxx is an artist who specializes in creative art cards and posters featuring the Southwest. Levellers Press now includes a complimentary copy of one of her art cards with each book that is sold. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The program is free and open to the public. Click here to register or call the reference desk at 565-4181 ext. 1620.

American Girl BINGO – Aug 28

american girlBring your doll and play BINGO together on Thursday, August 28 at 2 p.m.  Students and dolls in grade 2 and up will enjoy playing their own cards, winning prizes, and eating snacks.  Call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.

Adult Summer Reading Winners

small bookRegistrants totaling 158 logged 61 reviews during the adult summer reading program which ended on August 8th.  If you are looking for some great suggestions for your next read, reviews are still posted on the Fizz Boom Read portion of the library website.  Prize winners were: Erin Spear; Frank Miller; Renee Orciuch; Maria Puppolo; Marilyn Sutton; David Christopherson and Alyssa Lacross.  Prizes were provided by local sponsors. These local sponsors really make the program special and we appreciate their generosity. Many thanks to Majestic Theater; Costco; Iron Chef; Alex’s Bagel Shop; Gift-ology; Kategray; Backyard Bar & Grille; the Storrs Library Board and the Friends of Storrs Library. We look forward to another summer of reading fun in 2015; the theme will be heroes.

Classic Summer Movie Series – Picnic on Aug 19

picnicSome movies make you sweat and some make you feel the heat…come join other film fans for classic movies set against the background of summer.  Fresh popcorn and cool air-conditioning – what a great way to enjoy classic cinema!

On Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m., Storrs Library presents, Picnic(1955), based on the play by William Inge; starring William Holden and Kim Novak.  The story covers one Labor Day week-end in a small Kansas town, and tells about the impact a virile drifter has on the lives of several women in town.

 

Great Floods of New England – Aug 20

John Horigan

Join historical lecturer John Horrigan for a presentation on Great Floods of New England at Storrs Library on Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m.

John Horrigan is an accomplished historical lecturer. He is also a professional sports announcer, voice-over artist and television personality who has made appearances in independent films, on major television networks and on National Public Radio. He was awarded an Emmy Award for his role as host and co-creator of the show The Folklorist. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Storrs Library; it is free and open to the public.

John Horrigan is an accomplished historical lecturer. He is also a professional sports announcer, voice-over artist and television personality who has made appearances in independent films, on major television networks and on National Public Radio. He was awarded an Emmy Award for his role as host and co-creator of the show The Folklorist. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Storrs Library; it is free and open to the public.

Click here to sign up now.

Zoo on the Go! – Aug. 14

forestparkzooThe Forest Part Zoo On the Go is an educational program that is bringing live animals, artifacts, and other educational materials to the Storrs Library.  Join us on Thursday, August 14 at either 10:00 or11:15 for this innovative program featuring a variety of animal ambassadors and artifacts. You will learn information about the animals, their special adaptations, habitats, behavior, diets, and status in the wild. Children can touch and observe the animals, as well as ask individual questions. Sign up in the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.


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