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.

Marvelous Marvin and the Magic of Science – July 24

Chemistry fizz boom readount your money! Discover the function of shapes! Recognize numbers and symbols!

On Thursday, July 24 at 10:30 welcome Marvelous Marvin to Storrs Library. His Math Blast program uses  signature rhyming text, excellent visuals, circus arts skills and magic tricks. Marvin has created a fun, participatory performance that explores the basics of math from sorting to circles, from adding to triangles!

Sign up in the Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.

Rocket Blaster! – July 23


rocketChildren in grades 1 and up can learn about rockets and then make your own! Come to Storrs Library on Wednesday, July 23 from 3-4 p.m for some Fizz, Boom, Blast, rocket fun.  Visit the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library to register, or call 565-4182.

Tie Dying Technology Day – July 22

tiedyeFizz, Boom, Dye! On Tuesday, July 22, Storrs Library will offer a full day of Tie Dying!  Bring your items to dye and we provide the rest. Sign up for either: 11 a.m.12:30 p.m.2 p.m.3:30 p.m., or5 p.m.  Test your creativity and come up with new patterns!  Call the Discovery Room at 565-4182.

Lend a Helping Hand

helpinghandStorrs Library invites library patrons to join us in supporting 2 worthy organizations this summer:

1)      Our first outreach activity will help the Ronald McDonald House with their family assistance programs. Please donate items that would help this worthy organization and ‘fill our house’.  Choose a paper hand from our ‘Lend a Helping Hand, Fill the House’ display, purchase the designated item, and bring it into the library.  When your donation is received you may then hang your ‘helping hand’ to show that you have helped others.

2)      Our second outreach activity sets a goal of buying Bee hives, through Heifer International, for an impoverished family.  Heifer International works in the areas of livestock and agriculture to develop programs to alleviate hunger and poverty.  When children earn raffle tickets for their reading time, they may choose to donate tickets to our ‘Buy Some Bees’ fund.  Storrs Library Staff members have agreed to match raffle tickets with personal monetary donations for this worthy cause.

Classic Summer Movies – Dog Day Afternoon, July 22 at 7PM

dogdayTuesday July 22nd at 7PM
Dog Day Afternoon Starring Al Pacino and John Cazale
Directed By Sidney Lumet 1975

The Most Bizarre Bank Siege Ever
In August, 1972, Sonny Wortzik robbed a bank. 250 cops, the F.B.I., 8 hostages and 2,000 onlookers will never forget what took place. The robbery should have taken 10 minutes. 4 hours later, the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8 hours later, it was the hottest thing on live T.V. 12 hours later, it was all history. And it’s all true
Anything can happen during the dog days of summer. On August 22nd, 1972, everything did
Nominated for
Best Picture (Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand)
Best Director (Sidney Lumet)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Al Pacino)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Chris Sarandon)
Best Film Editing (Dede Allen)

Click here to watch the trailer! 

Recycle Reuse: Marine Life Mania – July 15

sealifeStudents in grades 3 and up will enjoy Storrs’ famous Recycle-Reuse program on Tuesday, July 15 at 3:00. Make an octopus from repurposed items as you save the earth, one item at a time!



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