In celebration of the freedom to read, Storrs Library and the Hatch Library at Bay Path University are sponsoring “Read Out” events to observe Banned Books Week.
At 6:00 p.m., Storrs Library staff encourages patrons, employees, board members and library supporters to participate in this year’s Read Out by reading aloud for up to 5 minutes from a favorite book that may have been banned or challenged at some time for whatever reason.
At 6:30 p.m. there will be a screening of The Outsiders, based on the controversial coming-of-age novel by S.E. Hinton. This 1983 film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is noted for its cast of then up-and-coming stars, including Rob Lowe, Emilo Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze and Diane Lane.
Click here to register online or call the reference desk at 565-4181 ext. 1620.
2 Autumns, 3 Winters – Monday, September 22, 6:30 p.m.
La Sirga – Monday, November 3, 6:30 p.m.
The Deflowering of Eva Van End – Monday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. -
In the Name of – Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. -
Lively and insightful post-film discussion with Jeff Bemiss will follow each screening. To reserve a seat, please call 565-4181, ext. 1620.
Are you interested in joining Facebook but are concerned about privacy and other issues?
Come to a “Facebook 101” presentation by Jim Moran at Storrs Library, 693 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 PM.
The Friends of Storrs Library is looking to grow its Board! This is a great opportunity to take an active role in enriching your local library. Join the group once a month to engage in conversations about ways to enhance and encourage programs offered and public appreciation of the resources available at Storrs. Interested in learning more? Leave your name and contact information at the reference desk today. We’ll be in touch.
Join 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.
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.