Banned Books Week Read Out

readwhatyouwantbannedbooksIn 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.


Fall Foreign Film Festival 2014

 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.

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Facebook 101

Are you interested in joining Facebook but are concerned about privacy and other issues?

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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.

Click here for more information or to register online.

The Friends of Storrs Library Is Looking For a Few Good Friends

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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.

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.

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.

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.


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