Storrs Library will be closing earlier today at 3p.m., due to the storm.
The children’s movie at 1:30p.m. has been cancelled.
We will reopen Saturday, November 29th at 10am.
Stay safe and warm.
Showing – Monday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Low Room at Storrs Library
A film by Malgoska Szumowska
Poland / 2013 / Drama / Polish with English Subtitles / 101 min. /
Lively and instructive post film discussion with Jeff Bemiss
Father Adam is a Catholic priest who has been transferred from a parish in Warsaw to a parish in rural Poland. There, he heads a center for troubled teenage boys and tries to help the boys avoid the much harsher state detention system. Father Adam struggles with loneliness. He takes confession after confession, but has no one to turn to with his troubles, other than a sister in Toronto with whom he occasionally Skypes. Then Adam forms a special bond with one of the troubled teens, a boy named Lukasz.
“Outstanding performances! An atmosphere of danger and violence holds
the whole film in thrall.” — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
Due to the Special Town Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00 p.m.,the next meeting of the Great Decisions Discussion Group will start at 6:00 p.m.(not 6:30 p.m.)
The topic is U.S. Trade Policy.
Elle Van Dermark from the Asnuntuck Community College will be the group facilitator.
The library has one copy of the background information book available at the reference desk for in-library use.
Monday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. – Deflowering of Eva Van End screening followed by a lively post-film discussion with Jeff Bemiss.
In this film Eva, the teenage daughter of the van Ends is shy, awkward, and ignored by her self-absorbed parents. Eva decides to invite Veit, a German exchange student, to live with her family. Veit is handsome, blond, kind and attentive. He cooks breakfast for whoever deserves it most, has adopted a child in Africa and is a vegetarian. Confronted by such a “perfect” house guest, the apparently picture-perfect middle class van End family comes apart.
Want to help us help the library?
Members of the Longmeadow High School Key Club invite students in grades K and up to join them on Monday, November 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a service project. Activities will include making display items, reading books and playing games – all with the goal of helping others. Call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.