What’s in store at Storrs

Library Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Programs for the Week of February 22nd – February 27th, 2016

Children’s Programs
Early Literacy Class registration
Registration for a new five-week series of children’s early literacy classes begins Monday, February 22nd. This class is a wonderful introduction to story times, libraries, and beginning reading! Call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.
Age 18-24 months – Fridays, 10:30-11:30 – Books & Babies
Age 24-36 months – Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 or 11:00-11:45 – Parent & Tot
Age 3-5 years – Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 or 1:00-2:00 – Story Time
Age 5-7 years – Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 – Story Stretchers

Drop-In Playgroup
Our Drop-In Playgroup for children up to age 3 with caregivers and siblings takes place every Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have fun listening to a story and singing a few songs before free play time begins!

After School Chess
On Monday, February 23rd from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., join us for drop-in chess for kids of all ages. Instruction and leadership will be provided by Longmeadow High School students. Beginners are welcome and encouraged!

Gazoots!: How to Read Expressively with your Child
Join us on Wednesday, February 24th from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. for a story reading workshop for parents and early educators. Working through the lens of storytelling and improv theatre, Rona Leventhal will help parents to develop tools and confidence to read to their children in an expressive manner that brings stories to life. This workshop promises to be fun and interactive with information that is easy for parents to take home to use with their children! Please call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.

Parent and Child Yoga
On Friday, February 26th from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., join instructor Lisa Katz for interactive yoga classes. Adults and children age 2 to 5 will enjoy this monthly class. Lisa is a certified Creative Kids Yoga teacher. In her classes, students experience yoga breathing, mind-body fitness with yoga poses and creative dance movements in a non-competitive environment. Please call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.

Drop-in Welcome Baby Class
Join this informative social group for families with a first baby. Pathways for Parents and Storrs Library Discovery Room host Welcome Baby for first time parents with babies up to 15 months old. Discover the benefits of reading, music, and interactive play for your child’s development. Join us every Friday from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Crafting: A Minecraft Program
Come craft with friends at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:15 to 4:15! Crafting together allows children to enter each other’s worlds to play games, help build, or simply explore. You may be asked to answer a challenge to receive a prize! The Library has a limited number of iPads for children to use, so make sure to register early. This program is for children in grade 2 and up. Please call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.

Sew-in Saturday
Join us on Saturday, February 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Sew-In Saturday. Learn to sew and make a library book bag at the same time! Help maintain Storrs Library’s book bag collection for the BagShare project. If you already know how to sew and would like to work on your own project, that’s ok too. Appropriate for grade 4 to adult. Please call the Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.

Adult Programs
Novel Knitters
Love to knit? Come join the Novel Knitters at Storrs Library, a drop-in program for adult knitters of all levels that meets every Tuesday morning from 10:15 – 11:45. Bring your own projects and supplies or participate in ongoing community projects. For further information, call Carole at 565-4182.
Tech Tuesdays Drop-In Session
This is an ongoing adult program that is held every Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Drop in to learn how to access online library services using your mobile device. Please make sure you have your library card. Call 565-4181, ext. 1620 for further information.

Great Decisions Discussion Group
Storrs Library invites interested residents to learn about and weigh in on important foreign policy issues facing the United States today. Join us on Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a discussion of Middle East Alliances. From a proxy war in Yemen to an ongoing civil war in Syria, a number of ongoing conflicts have shaken the traditional alliances in the Middle East to their core. To join the discussion, register online at or call the reference desk at 565-4181, ext. 1620.

On Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m., join us for an introduction to Facebook. Learn how to create a profile, find friends and have fun! Register online at or call the reference desk at 565-4181, ext. 1620.