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Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_familyplace 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Photo by ronsombilongallery.com via flickr.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly session is part of a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

The Derby Public Library introduces a three-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on some of the Mondays during this session to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this three-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM Color Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: cathy williams   203-736-1482   
   

This program is held on the first Monday of every month.  Come and join the color craze - it's not just for kids anymore!  Coloring sheets, along with Crayons, markers, and color pencils are provided but you are also welcomed to bring your own materials.  This simple activity provides social, mental health, and creative benefits. Relaxing music and light snacks are included.  No specific skills or preparation needed, just a desire to relax and de-stress.

Registration is requested.

       
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yesterday's Headlines (Local History Program) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Rob Novak, Jr., Local Historian, will present this program. Rob has specialized in presenting local history in fun, interactive formats for both general and specific audiences for more than twenty years. He is past director of the Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton's Municipal Historian. In addition, he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has bene a popular historical columnist.

Participants wil be taken back to 1916, 1941, and 1966 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.  Registration is requested.

       
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM BABY STEPS Autumn 2016 (birth-24 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

This program (formerly Baby & Me) for children from birth to 24 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 7th. Come play, learn, and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills. Featuring a story, songs, rhymes, and more, Baby Steps is a wonderful opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but do not need to be registered.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Special Holiday Lunchtime Book Discussion: Christmas Jars by Jason Wright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams`   203-736-1482   
   

  On Christmas Eve, twenty-something Hope Jensen is quietly grieving the recent loss of her adoptive mother when her apartment is robbed. The one bright spot in the midst of Hope's despair is a small jar full of money someone has anonymously left on her doorstep. Eager to learn the source of this unexpected generosity, Hope uses her newswoman instincts to find other recipients of "Christmas jars," digging until her search leads her to the family who first began the tradition of saving a year's worth of spare change to give to someone in need at the holiday.    

Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.  Registration is requested.

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 5-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 5-11 are invited to the library this autumn to get creative!  Each week until December 14th will feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Young adults ages 12-17 are invited weekly to a variety of fun stuff.  Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume 'Right-ing' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held the first Wednesday of every month. During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!

Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2016 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

Children enjoy a book read by "Miss Sue", Children's Librarian (image provided by http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.). 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the dropdown menu above if needed.

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misc_none 11:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORY TIME for Ages 3-6: AUTUMN 2016 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 Children enjoy a book read by "Miss Sue", Children's Librarian (image provided by http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.). 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

Preschool Story Time for 3-6-year-olds includes stories, songs, musical instruments, and literacy games in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.  Preschool Story Time is designed to be an early school-readiness experience, an introduction to peer interaction, and to improve listening skills.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the dropdown menu above if needed.

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Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM It's a Wrap!: Holiday Workshop for Kids (Ages 5-12) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Chistmas ornament (Image courtesy of: http://www.wikipedia.org)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 5-12 to get into the holiday spirit by attending It’s a Wrap!  The morning will be filled with a variety of activities including an opportunity to decorate gift bags, wrapping paper, and tags for holiday gift giving along with creating an ornament and more while listening to holiday music and enjoying hot cocoa with cookies.  All materials will be provided and there is no fee to attend.

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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM LEGO TIME (Ages 4-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

(Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 4-11 to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time.  All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for this drop-in program. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided.  Place your building masterpiece on display in the Children’s Room for everyone to admire!
 

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Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_familyplace 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Photo by ronsombilongallery.com via flickr.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly session is part of a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

The Derby Public Library introduces a three-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on some of the Mondays during this session to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this three-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is December 5th, by using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  7:30 PM Annual Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams`   203-736-1482   
   

 

The entertainment begins at 1:30 PM when staff member Marc Weissman moves from the computer keyboard to the musical keyboard to play some favorite holiday melodies.

Later, in what has become a holiday tradition, the evening festivities will include a visit from the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. These Victorian garbed Carolers will fill the cold winter air with the warm sounds of the season, bringing holiday cheer to young and old alike. They will greet visitors as they enter the main lobby, inviting all to sing-along.  Please register for this event separately.

Cookies and punch will be available throughout the day. There will also be free holiday-themed basket raffles open to all visitors.  As usual, this beautiful historic building will be decked, inside and out, in all its holiday glory.  Everyone is invited to take part in this special day.  

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Connecticut Yuletide Carolers @ Annual Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams`   203-736-1482   
   

 

These Victorian garbed Carolers will fill the cold winter air with the warm sounds of the season, bringing holiday cheer to young and old alike. They will greet visitors as they enter the main lobby, inviting all to sing-along.

Registration is requested.

       
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM GINGERBREAD MAN PROGRAM (Ages 4-9 only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  (image courtesy of: http://www.deviantart.com)  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Catch a gingerbread man story and create a craft during this holiday program for families with children ages 4-9.  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be provided.


 

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Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 5-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 5-11 are invited to the library this autumn to get creative!  Each week until December 14th will feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

[REMINDER:]
       
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Young adults ages 12-17 are invited weekly to a variety of fun stuff.  Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Baker Space - Decorating Holiday Treats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams`   203-736-1482   
   

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited. Be creative decorating a variety of baked goods.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is requested.

       
Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Create a Great Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Participants must attend a full session.

These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Centers Coach is operated by Career Resources.

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Create a Great Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Participants must attend a full session.

These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Centers Coach is operated by Career Resources.

       
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Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_familyplace 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Photo by ronsombilongallery.com via flickr.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a three-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on some of the Mondays during this session to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this three-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is December 5th, by using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

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Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Young adults ages 12-17 are invited weekly to a variety of fun stuff.  Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM READ to PAYSON (Ages 5-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Janet Sabovik and her therapy dog Payson are part of the lineup of events at the Derby Public Library. Children ages 5-11 are invited to share a book with Payson during this interactive reading program.

Each child will be given a 10-15 minute time slot to read to Payson. Payson, an Australian Shepherd, is a rescue dog who was found roaming the streets of Kentucky. She and Janet are registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. and volunteer throughout the community.

This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers as well as experienced readers to build confidence, enhance their reading skills achieved during the school year, and encourage a love of reading. Participants are encouraged to stop by the Children’s Room to select a book with Payson’s “paw of approval” to share with her for the program.

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Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Winter theme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

The Derby Public Library has scheduled a drop-in craft time for children ages 4-11.  This Crafty Kids program will feature winter-themed arts and crafts projects to inspire creativity.    All materials will be provided along with a snack.  There is no fee to attend.

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Young adults ages 12-17 are invited weekly to a variety of fun stuff.  Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday January 3, 2017 -  Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM CABIN FEVER: Winter Reading Club (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 Beat the winter blahs....join the 2017 winter reading club. As participants read books of their choice, they will be asked to (anonymously) complete a very brief written questionnaire to share with fellow readers. These will be posted. Readers will receive a participation prize upon submitting their first review. Readers will have the option of participating either online by using LitKeeper software, or the traditional written way.  All reviews will be posted.

Weekly raffles for winter surprise bags will be held for all participants sharing for each particular week.

A  Springs a-Comin’ celebration for all club members will be held on:Monday,  March 6th @ 6:30 PM Catered by Stacey Ference of Savour Catering, All participants will have a chance to win a grand prize raffle!

Don't delay - register today!

 

Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume 'Right-ing' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held the first Wednesday of every month. During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!

Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Hot Stove Roundup Session of Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Rich Marazzi, who has authored six sport books, is a Major League Rules Consultant, former high school and college umpire, and host of the radio talk show, Inside Baseball for 17 years, has been the leader of the Derby Public Library’s Silver Sluggers for the past eleven years. Trades, signings and rumors of the Major League Baseball’s off season will be discussed. As always, new members of all ages are welcome!

The 12th season of the weekly Sports Talk sessions will begin in April.

 

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Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM TRACKS, Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Get There Safe!  A program presented by Allison Lester, Safety Education Program Specialist, Metro-North Railroad.

This outreach program in partnership with the MTA Police Department is designed to educate the Metro-North community about rail safety.  This program content covers three topics: grade crossings, rider safety, and trespassing. Metro–North is the 2nd largest commuter railroad in the country.

Registration is requested.

 

 

       
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Using Social Networking in Your Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Social networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line. These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Centers Coach is operated by Career Resources.

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Using Social Networking in Your Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Social networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line. These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Centers Coach is operated by Career Resources.

       
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Cooking Demo: Bread Alone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

For ages 18 years and older. This program is presented by Stacey Ference of Savour Catering. 

Participants will be shown how they can use leftover bread in a variety of recipes, including bread
pudding, skordalia (bread dip), croutons, and more.


Registration is required!

 

       
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

On a foggy summer night eleven people depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York.  Sixteen minutes later the plane plunges into the ocean.  A look into the passengers’ lives, along with odd coincidences, point to a conspiracy.  The suspense builds as investigators scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.  This story raises questions of fate, human nature, and the ties that bind us together.  Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.”  Dessert and beverages will be provided. 

Registration is requested. 

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM The Bobcat: Connecticut's Secretive Wild Cat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This program is presented by Paul Colburn, Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist. Paul will focus on the natural history of bobcats in CT and give an overview of the bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts will be shared with the audience.Recommendations for optimum coexistence with our bobcat population will be offered. Mountain lions will also be discussed.

Registration is requested.

       
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume 'Right-ing' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held the first Wednesday of every month. During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!

Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Hot Stove Roundup Session of Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Rich Marazzi, who has authored six sport books, is a Major League Rules Consultant, former high school and college umpire, and host of the radio talk show, Inside Baseball for 17 years, has been the leader of the Derby Public Library’s Silver Sluggers for the past eleven years. Trades, signings and rumors of the Major League Baseball’s off season will be discussed. As always, new members of all ages are welcome!

The 12th season of the weekly Sports Talk sessions will begin in April.

 

Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Color Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: cathy williams   203-736-1482   
   

This program is held on the first Monday of every month.  Come and join the color craze - it's not just for kids anymore!  Coloring sheets, along with Crayons, markers, and color pencils are provided but you are also welcomed to bring your own materials.  This simple activity provides social, mental health, and creative benefits. Relaxing music and light snacks are included.  No specific skills or preparation needed, just a desire to relax and de-stress.

Registration is requested.

       
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 AM Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America's Founding Fathers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This program is presented by Stephen Spignesi, University of New Haven Professor.

Stephen is the author of 499 Facts About Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America’s Founding Fathers and will present his new program based on this acclaimed book. The program includes facts about the first 12 Founders in his book and includes a slideshow.

 

Participants will also have the opportunity to listen to two songs and discuss the lyrics from the Broadway sensation Hamilton the Musical.

Registration is requested.

       
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Friday February 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Job Search Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Learn where to look for jobs, how to get the job you want, and how to search for jobs on the internet. These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Centers Coach is operated by Career Resources.

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Job Search Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Learn where to look for jobs, how to get the job you want, and how to search for jobs on the internet. These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Centers Coach is operated by Career Resources.

       
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

When Richard Chapman agrees to host his brother’s bachelor party, he expects there will be some debauchery.  What he doesn’t expect is two dead men in his living room, two women are the run from the police, and his marriage ripping apart at the seams.  This is a gripping story about suburban American, the choices we make, and the consequences they bring.  Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian has agreed to join the group discussion via Skype.  Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.”  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Registration is requested. 

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

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Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Water Color Painting Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Ages 18 and over are invited to enjoy this fun evening resulting in fabulous art!

Participants will go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that will show off your “inner-artist.”  No experience? No problem!

Local artist, Rich DiCarlo, from the Valley Arts Council, will guide you step-by-step on this creative journey as you learn the ins and outs of creating your own water color painting.  No previous artistic experience necessary—great for beginners or seasoned professionals.  It is promised to be a surprisingly easy and fun way to spend an evening!

Snacks will be provided.  Registration is required!

 

       
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