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Wednesday May 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion: Station Eleven Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's selection is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

“Will change the post-apocalyptic genre. . . . This isn’t a story about survival, it’s a story about living.” (Boston Herald )

“Think of Cormac McCarthy seesawing with Joan Didion. . . . Magnetic.” (Kirkus)

“A surprisingly beautiful story of human relationships amid devastation.” (The Washington Post)

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 May 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come donate blood at the library.  The need is constant and your contribution is important.  Link here to make an appointment.  Enter your zip code and go to the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library drive on May 7th to sign up or call 1-800-733-2767.  

Save time by going to redcrossblood.org/RapidPass on the day of your appointment and complete your pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of your own home!

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Monday May 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to WordPress, Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is a 2-part class.  When you register, you commit to come to

both classes: Monday, May 9th & Monday, May 23rd.

Curious about WordPress? Wondering if you can use it to create your own blog, or even better…a website? Look no further! 

Learn the basics behind the WordPress Dashboard, how to get a website or blog started with WordPress, understand how themes and plug-ins work, where you can get them and much much more! Software and Website Developers Jonathan and Adrienne Wilson (Adrienne was formerly the Children's Librarian at EWML!) will help you understand more about website development and answer your questions at the end of class.

Registration is required and begins on April 9th.  Limited to 24 people.

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
   
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lawn Care & Ground Covers: Setting Your Lawn Up for Success! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Professional Horticulturist, Cynthia Giancaspro and Master Gardener, Barbara Thomas will teach you how to control weeds and understand the importance of soil pH and how to check it.  They will explain about overseeding to crowd out weeds and discuss some alternatives to a natural lawn.  Do you have areas where you could use a ground cover to save time and expense?  They'll give you some options to the consider.

Registration is required and begins on April 10th.

This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Art for Adults: Spring Landscape Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Please Note: If you attended (or were registered to attend) one of last month's art classes, you have to wait until at least 48 hours after you receive the email alert before you can register for one of this month's classes.  There will be a follow-up email when registrtaion opens up for everyone.  This will give more people an opportunity to take advantage of these popular classes.  If you DID NOT attend last month's class, you are free to register as soon as the first email comes out.  Please call the Reference Desk if you have any questions.

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of American Impressionism!  Working with both acrylic paint and oil pastel, participants will create a bright, beautiful imaginary landscape inspired by the colorful work of American painter Wolf Kahn. Emphasis will be placed on color relationships and color field composition.

Registration is required but not yet open. Limited to 16 people per class. 

Be sure to read below:

This is one of two identical programs. The other is scheduled for Monday, May 2. If this class is full, you may register for the other class instead. Please do not register or wait list yourself for both classes.

    Note: All registered patrons MUST call the Library Reference Desk at least 48 hours prior to the class to confirm                                                                                                attendance at 203-452-2852.  If we do not hear from you on time, we will assume you are not coming and give your                                                                                          spot to the next person on the waiting list.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rachelpasch/4549302483 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
   
Saturday May 14, 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Meet the Artist: An Afternoon with David Merrill Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join artist David Merrill, who painted the library's historical mural, for the Monroe Historical Society's Annual Gala event.  Mr. Merrill will be working on a new painting in-house and will take time out to answer questions about his work and  to talk to attendees informally.  Original work by the artist will be on display and prints will be available for sale.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Monroe Historical Society. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.  It is free and open to the public.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Monday May 16, 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
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Bear Reality Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyone has either seen or has a neighbor who's seen a black bear in Connecticut.  Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist and bear enthusiast, provides education about bears and helps dispel misunderstandings.  Ortner, who has been involved in bear research in Connecticut for 25 years, will describe the resurgence of this remarkable survivor that once was extinct in the state, and is now rapidly increasing, numbering in the hundreds.

Registration is required and begins on April 17th.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
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.

Held in the Rotary Room tonight.

    Location: Rotary Room
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.
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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
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 Doer. 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
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.
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
    The registration period has not begun.
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 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 wonder 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
Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Art for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   
 

ART CLASS RULES: If you attended (or were registered to attend) one of last month's art classes, you have to wait until at least 48 hours after you receive the email alert before you can register for one of this month's classes.  There will be a follow-up email when registrtaion opens up for everyone.  This will give more people an opportunity to take advantage of these popular classes.  If you DID NOT attend last month's class, you are free to register as soon as the first email comes out.  Please call the Reference Desk if you have any questions.

 

Class is limited to 16 participants. Registration required. Be sure to read below:

This is one of two identical programs. The other is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3. If this class is full, you may register for the other class instead. Please do not register or wait list yourself for both classes.

            Note: All registered patrons MUST call the Library Reference Desk at least 48 hours prior to the class to confirm attendance at 203-452-2852.  If we do not hear from you on time, we will assume you are not coming and give your spot to the next person on the waiting list.

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

ART CLASS RULES: If you attended (or were registered to attend) one of last month's art classes, you have to wait until at least 48 hours after you receive the email alert before you can register for one of this month's classes.  There will be a follow-up email when registrtaion opens up for everyone.  This will give more people an opportunity to take advantage of these popular classes.  If you DID NOT attend last month's class, you are free to register as soon as the first email comes out.  Please call the Reference Desk if you have any questions.

 

Class is limited to 16 participants. Registration required. Be sure to read below:

This is one of two identical programs. The other is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3. If this class is full, you may register for the other class instead. Please do not register or wait list yourself for both classes.

            Note: All registered patrons MUST call the Library Reference Desk at least 48 hours prior to the class to confirm attendance at 203-452-2852.  If we do not hear from you on time, we will assume you are not coming and give your spot to the next person on the waiting list.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
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Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Art for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   
 

ART CLASS RULES: If you attended (or were registered to attend) one of last month's art classes, you have to wait until at least 48 hours after you receive the email alert before you can register for one of this month's classes.  There will be a follow-up email when registrtaion opens up for everyone.  This will give more people an opportunity to take advantage of these popular classes.  If you DID NOT attend last month's class, you are free to register as soon as the first email comes out.  Please call the Reference Desk if you have any questions.

 

Class is limited to 16 participants. Registration required. Be sure to read below:

This is one of two identical programs. The other is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3. If this class is full, you may register for the other class instead. Please do not register or wait list yourself for both classes.

            Note: All registered patrons MUST call the Library Reference Desk at least 48 hours prior to the class to confirm attendance at 203-452-2852.  If we do not hear from you on time, we will assume you are not coming and give your spot to the next person on the waiting list.

    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
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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