Marvelous Marvin and Bugging Out! – July 31

read for funDo the waggle dance! Gape at 40 bug pictures! Experience metamorphosis!

On Thursday, July 31 at 10:30 welcome Marvelous Marvin to Storrs Library. His Bugging Out show is all about bugs.  In rhyme, Marvin teaches about fascinating bug habits, bug archaeology and the importance of bugs to humans. With circus arts, magic and music, Marvelous Marvin opens his giant bug book to reveal illustrations to mesmerize you.  Sign up in the Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.

Library Kindles

Check out a Kindle from the library and read one – or all – of these new titles!

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

The City by Dean Koontz

Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara

Fast Track by Julie Garwood

A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel

Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen

Mambo in Chinatown by Kean Kwok

The Heist by Daniel Silva

The Romanov Sisters:  The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport

The Vacationers by Emma Staub

Bee Program with Chris Wayne – July 28

beeOn Monday, July 28 at 3:30, Chris Wayne will present a hands-on program for children in grades K-3 about the exciting and fascinating life of bees.  Chris will discuss with children the hive life of bees and their work as pollinators in the environment.  He will bring beekeeper protective gear, equipment and tools.  Sign up by calling the Storrs Library Discovery Room at 565-4182.


West Side Story – July 28

westsidestoryIt’s too Hot to Stay Home! Classic  Summer Movie Series

Some 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 Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Storrs Library presents, West Side Story (1961), starring Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno.  This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

Click here to watch the trailer.



Touring the Universe through Binoculars – Aug. 6




Join the Springfield Stars Club for a presentation by Alan Rifkin, President, Springfield Stars Club at Storrs Library on Wednesday, August 6th at 6:30 p.m.

The talk is based on the comprehensive guidebook written by Philip S. Harrington, astronomy author and educator. It will cover touring the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars.

There will be a drawing for two signed copies of Touring the Universe through Binoculars by Phil Harrington. You must be present to win.

Click here to register now!


Family Concert with David Grover – July 30

david-groverFor all ages – adults will love this too!  On Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30, Storrs Library is happy to host a Family Concert with David Grover!  David Grover, called, “The Jerry Garcia of the Elementary School set, has been compared to Mr. Rogers, Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Raffi earning countless awards including a Grammy nomination and Artist of the Year . Grover’s folky message songs make him irresistible across the generations. This concert is part of the Ann and Tony Odierna Program Series, in honor of Ann and Tony Odierna, sponsored by the Odierna/Goodhines family. Visit the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library to register, or call 565-4182.


Musical Moments – July 25

FSTOP-00031464-001Visit Storrs Library on Friday, July 25 from 10-11 a.m., for a cultural exploration of song, dance, & instruments presented by Joey-Ann from Longmeadow Montessori International.  This program is best suited for ages birth to 6 years. Sign up by visiting or calling the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room.


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