Pathways for Parents is conducting this ongoing, weekly program for families with a first baby. Join us every Friday from 12:30 – 2:00, and learn why and how reading, music, and interactive play are important. For first time parents with children ages 0 – 15 months. Sign up by calling the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at 565-4182.
5CLIR is a 25-year-long program of active adult learning affiliated with the Road Scholar Institute. The courses cover topics from Ancient Egypt to Orchids, Irish Poets to Astronomy.
The program will be presented by Pat Jorczak, a 5CLIR student and Longmeadow resident. Carol Jolly, President of Five College Learning in Retirement (5CLIR) will be available to answer questions. Click here to register now.
The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at Storrs Library offers Drop-in Stitches, a workshop for student knitters and crocheters in grade 4 and above. This drop-in group is for those who are working on projects and want to socialize with others. If you just need a little guidance with your existing project, that’s o.k. also! We will meet each Friday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
A Latin American book discussion series lead by Holyoke Community College Spanish professor Monica Torregrosa begins on Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Storrs Library, 693 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow. This series is funded by the Longmeadow Cultural Council. Copies of the books will be available to borrow at Storrs Library. The schedule is:
Country Under My Skin by Gioconda Belli – Wednesday, March 26
Nine Guardians by Rosario Castellanos – Wednesday, April 16
Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez – Wednesday, April 30
The Postman by Antonio Skarmeta (plus film adaptation) – Wednesday, May 21
Click here to register now. The series is free and open to the public.
Laurie Festa is a life long native of Springfield, Massachusetts. She has always loved music. In her mid-teens she began singing at weddings and nursing homes. Laurie Festa pursued her musical education at Westfield State College where she majored in voice, with concentrations in theory/composition and music education. Following college she pursued a career as a music teacher but has been performing for the past thirteen years. She released her first CD in 2001. Laurie performs her concerts solo using pre-recorded music to accompany her. Don’t miss this great afternoon of entertainment at Storrs Library. The concert is free but please register online by clicking here now or call the Reference Desk at 565-4181 ext. 1620. “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”
A new writers’ group is forming to provide writers an opportunity to practice their craft in a supportive environment. Everyone from beginners to experienced writers is welcome. The eight sessions will be led by Maureen Sullivan. Maureen has worked in the newspaper industry for more than thirty years as a marketing director, creative director, editor and writer. Space is limited. Call the library at 565-4181 ext. 1620 to register.
This program is supported by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.