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Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Discounted Professional Headshots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's face it... first impressions do make a difference! The "selfie" from your phone doesn't quite cut it anymore when trying to put your best foot forward. Get your professional portrait shot at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library's mini-sessions from 10-2 on Saturday, May 28th. A Corporate Image will be capturing portrait shots that can be used for professional purposes, as well for dating or social media profiles. After the shoot, you will be provided a link to three high resolution images that can be easily downloaded to your own computer. Portraits will be taken with a studio background or outside (weather-depending). Each 15 minute session has been extremely discounted to only $50, from the usual price of $150. To reserve your preferred time slot, please email rolivera@acorporateimage.com. Double sessions can be booked upon request. 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Zen Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

Everybody's doing it! Coloring for enrichment and relaxation!  Come by yourself or bring your friends for a peaceful afternoon with other coloring enthusiasts.  We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils, and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer.

This program is for adults only. Registration required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tools to Help Your Child-and You- Conquer Anxiety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

As part of Mental Health Awareness month, Dr. Marcia Eckerd, a licensed psychologist, will discuss easy and effective tools that can help children, as well as adults, deal with stressful situations and become more resilient.

Sponsored by 

Registration required.

 

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion: All the Light We Cannot See Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's selection is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

“From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.” (Amazon.com)

Come share a lively discussion with us. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date. No registration necessary.

    Location: Rotary Room
Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM A Visual Tour of Paris - 1940's and Contemporary Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Donna Girot, a CT resident, lived in and explored Paris’ Latin Quarter for seven years.
Join Donna on an intimate walk through this charming Parisian neighborhood while she
gives both a contemporary and a 1940’s perspective that helps us to see what the blind
character Marie-Laure could not see in the national bestseller “All the Light We Cannot See”
by Anthony Doerr. Also enjoy Donna’s vintage French children’s book collection on display.


Registration is required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   (203) 452-2850 x 6   reference(AT)ewml.org
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Art for Adults: Bold Botanicals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of contemporary doodling and bold brushwork! Working with permanent marker and India ink, participants will create a series of stylized botanicals, similar to coloring book motifs. Artificial flowers and leaves will be provided for inspiration, with emphasis placed on    interpretation of shape and distinct characteristics of individual floral specimens. Watercolor will be provided to accent designs.

Registration required. Limit of 16 participants.

 

 

Please note that as of this month (June), we are changing the registration policy for the last time on Art for Adults with Kathy Vincent at the library. 

The revised rules are listed below:   

* Anyone can register at any time once the registration has opened up. It doesn’t matter if you attended last month’s class. 

*It still stands that you can only be registered or waitlisted for one class per month. No one may register or be on the waitlist for the same class on two different dates.

*There is no longer any need to confirm your attendance by calling the reference desk ahead of time.

*Please be considerate of your fellow artists.  If you are registered, but are unable to attend for any reason, please call the reference desk as soon as you know so that someone from the waitlist may attend. You cannot send someone in your place.  

*These classes are specially funded by the Friends of the Library. If we find that classes are not full on a regular basis because people are registering but not attending, we will have to reconsider offering them. Please be sure to come if you are registered.

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
   
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunch n' Learn: Financial Management for Small Business Owners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

Paula Woodhouse of Newtown Savings Bank will be talking about basic financial management concepts, including calculating profitability, forecasting growth, preparing for financing requests and more! Ms. Woodhouse will also cover start-up financing, financing for a growing business and financing working capital.

                                         Lunch will be provided by Newtown Savings Bank. Registration required.

  

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are 27 spaces available.
Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bobcats in Connecticut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What’s that lurking outside in the yard—it looks like a domestic cat, but is it? What are those ungodly screeches in the night—alley cats or not? There is a growing bobcat population in Connecticut. Do we welcome it or should we fear it? Come listen to Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple as she discusses and gives a slide show presentation on the bobcat and its growing population in Connecticut. 

Registration is required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Art for Adults: Bold Botanicals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of contemporary doodling and bold brushwork! Working with permanent marker and India ink, participants will create a series of stylized botanicals, similar to coloring book motifs. Artificial flowers and leaves will be provided for inspiration, with emphasis placed on    interpretation of shape and distinct characteristics of individual floral specimens. Watercolor will be provided to accent designs.

Registration required. Limit of 16 participants.

 

 

Please note that as of this month (June), we are changing the registration policy for the last time on Art for Adults with Kathy Vincent at the library. 

The revised rules are listed below:   

* Anyone can register at any time once the registration has opened up. It doesn’t matter if you attended last month’s class. 

*It still stands that you can only be registered or waitlisted for one class per month. No one may register or be on the waitlist for the same class on two different dates.

*There is no longer any need to confirm your attendance by calling the reference desk ahead of time.

*Please be considerate of your fellow artists.  If you are registered, but are unable to attend for any reason, please call the reference desk as soon as you know so that someone from the waitlist may attend. You cannot send someone in your place.  

*These classes are specially funded by the Friends of the Library. If we find that classes are not full on a regular basis because people are registering but not attending, we will have to reconsider offering them. Please be sure to come if you are registered.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
   
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Crafts for Adults: Fancy 3D Floral Cut-Outs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join crafter Kristine Humber to create a beautiful three dimensional layered floral piece.
Participants will be given a variety of beautiful scrapbook quality papers with floral images
to cut and layer artistically to create a sculptural effect.  Registration is required and begins
on May 14th.  Limited to 15 people.

All registered patrons MUST call the Library Reference Desk at least 48 hours
prior to the class to confirm. If we do not hear from you, we will let someone in
off the waitlist in your place.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
   
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Friday June 17, 2016 Go To Top
rec_generic 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Great Games Extravaganza & Chalk It Up Summer Reading Kickoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-452-2850 x 4   referenceservices@ewml.org
   

10:00 am - 4:00 pm -- Games, crafts, contests, & other fun activities throughout the day!  Kids, Teens, & Adults can register for our Summer Reading Program!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Athletes of the Animal Kingdom, a live animal presentation by Animal Embassy.  *Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the presentation and will be limited to 150 attendees.*

 
    Location: Inside Library
Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Guided Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to clear your mind of the stresses of everyday life with the ancient practice of meditation.  Led by Certified Yoga Instructor (with a concentration in mediation), Elaina Campopiano, RYT.  Please bring a yoga mat and a wool blanket or cushion.

No registration necessary.  Attendance is limited to 25 people, first come, first served.  Once the limit is reached, doors will be closed.

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM New Haven Railroad's Electric Locomotives: 1904-1968 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rick Abramson discusses the development of electric locomotives on the New Haven Railroad (NHRR) from 1904 through 1968 when NHRR merged into the Penn Central.  Abramson began his career on the New Haven Railroad in 1968 and retired from the Housatonic Railroad in 2012 where he served as the Superintendent of Operations.  He is also an avid model train enthusiast.  

Registration is required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures in Through-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern day adventure. In March last year, Sam Ducharme set out on a 2,180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.

 You will also see his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.  Registration is required and begins on May 29th.

“Not all those who wander are lost” - J.R.R. Tolkien

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   (203) 452-2850 x 6   reference(AT)ewml.org
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: F. Mark Granato - Of Winds and Rage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author F. Mark Granato will talk about his riveting historical fiction thriller, Of Winds and Rage.  He will explain the extensive research that went into building the backdrop of his story, the monster hurricane that struck the coast of New England in 1938.  Granato made a close study of the storm's behavior as well as the U.S. Weather Bureau's role in the disaster. 

Registration is required and begins on June 13th.

Of Winds and Rage Summary:

September, 1938: An angry hurricane is racing across the Atlantic as the fledgling US Weather Bureau scrambles to track the monster storm. Inexplicably, the forecasters lose sight of the typhoon, which unfathomably grows more powerful and takes direct aim at an unsuspecting New England. Even as the deadly storm approaches, on the wealthy Rhode Island summer retreat of Napatree Point, there is another kind of evil lurking. With a trail of blood marking his every eerie advance, a man of equally terrifying proportions is being hunted by lawmen dedicated to stopping the crazed murderer’s killing spree since his escape days earlier from the State Prison in Wethersfield, Connecticut. No one is safe from the threat of man and nature as the insane killer and an epic hurricane descend together on the unsuspecting beaches of the Rhode Island coastline, bent on death and destruction.

 

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Which side are you on?  That's the question that everyone in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule.  For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life.  This presentation reveals stories - some well known, some obscure - of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this "tumultuous jarring time of civil war."  

Presented by Natalie Belanger, Visitor Services Associate at the Connecticut Historical Society and History Teacher at Manchester Community College, Asnuntuck Community College, and Goodwin College. Registration is required and begins on June 27th.

Image courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Food for Fitness with Chef Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Our favorite chef, Ray Amabile, returns to show you how to make a variety of delicious healthy foods to help you keep up your energy throughout your busy day. His focus will be on simple, fuss-free recipes that include powerfoods.  Of course, samples will be served!

Limit 30 people.  Registration is required and begins on July 1st.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   (203) 452-2850 x 6   reference(AT)ewml.org
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   (203) 452-2850 x 6   reference(AT)ewml.org
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Rotary Room
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Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   (203) 452-2850 x 6   reference(AT)ewml.org
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Rotary Room
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   (203) 452-2850 x 6   reference(AT)ewml.org
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Rotary Room
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   (203) 452-2850 x 6   reference(AT)ewml.org
    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Rotary Room
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