Great Decisions: Turkey’s Challenges – April 22

bookstackThe Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 to discuss Turkey’s Challenges.  This is part of the ongoing Great Decisions series sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.

Register at the Circulation Desk or by calling 565-4182.

 

Introducing One Click Digital

LY5130_OCd_HMPG-368x109-2 - blue Download digital audiobooks from the Storrs Library!

Click here to check out the selection of new downloadable audiobooks.

Introduction to Drawing with Thousand Cranes Studio – April 22

thousandcraneLearn drawing from the artists at Thousand Cranes Studios on Tuesday, April 22 at 2:30-3:30.   Children, age 6-12 are invited to develop more than artistic skills; we hope they will gain a greater confidence which comes from discovering new and creative abilities within themselves. Sign up in the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at 565-4182.

 

Register for New Storytime Classes – April 22

 

On Tuesday, April 22 beginning at 10:00, the Philip Michael Lauro II, Discovery Room at Storrs Library in Longmeadow will accept registrations for a new four-week series of children’s early literacy classes.  The classes are planned to meet the needs of children who are between the ages of 18 months to six years.  Please call 565-4182 for more information.

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Spring Film Series: Key of Life – April 15

Key of Life hi (2)The second film in our Spring Series is Key of Life to be shown on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30. Sign up now.

What happens when a 34-year-old magazine editor with no boyfriend boldly announces that she is getting married?  Or, what happens when a struggling actor and a hitman usurp each others’ identities?  As this charming comedy opens, we meet Kanae, a 34 yr. old magazine editor who announces boldly that she is getting married in two months. The only problem left to solve is to find a suitable candidate-husband… Subsequently, we meet Sakurai, a 35 yr. old aspiring actor who is down on his luck. Last we meet Kondo, a ruthless hit man whom we see carrying out his latest hit. Sakurai and Kondo end up going to the same public bathhouse, and when Kondo slips on a soap bar, he hits his head and loses all memory. In an impulse, Sakurai switches locker keys, and swaps identities with Kondo, of course not realizing that he is stepping into the identity of a hit man. Meanwhile, Kanae visits the hospital where her father is gravely ill, and where Kondo is recovering…

Click here to watch the trailer for the film.

Food for Fines at Storrs Library

food-drive_565x400Help eliminate your book fines at Richard Salter Storrs Library by donating a non-perishable food for the Longmeadow Food Pantry!  For the month of April, $1 in fines will be waived for each food item donated, up to $5 per library card.  The Longmeadow Food Pantry is very appreciative of our Food for Fines drive.  Approximately 40 families per month visit the Pantry and food is always needed to restock shelves.  Suggested donations include: peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, fruit juice, cereal, macaroni & cheese, beef stew, soup and canned chicken.

Latin American Book Discussion – April 16

BookClubStorrs Library is hosting a Latin American book discussion series lead by Holyoke Community College Spanish professor Monica Torregrosa, on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. This is the second of a four part series funded by the Longmeadow Cultural Council. Copies of the books will be available to borrow at Storrs Library. The schedule for the next three is:

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.


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