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Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Fit & Fabulous Series for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

Are you looking for a new way to stay fit and healthy? Try out some of the newest fitness programs available today at the library! Fitness coach Erin Passineau will show you new ways to work out.

The third fitness program is CIZE -This isn't one of those "dance-lite" workouts where you just shuffle your feet to the beat. Shaun T and his crew bring the dance studio to you to teach you real choreographed dance routines. But we break down the moves step-by-step, as you go, so you can learn them, repeat them until you're comfortable, put a sequence together, then bust out a full routine to songs from the CIZE playlist! You'll be completely amazed at how good you do and how good you feel! 

Registration required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday September 3, 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 September 3rd 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
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you interested in seeing how the 3D printer works but not really ready to learn how to use it yourself?  Stop by for this short demo to learn about what it does and how it works.  Then stay around for as long as you want to watch it build.

Registration is required and limited to six people.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
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 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What could be better than gardening in autumn when temperatures are lower and there are a lot less weeds to fend off? Putting the garden to bed is a gradual process that begins at the end of September and continues right up until the ground freezes. Learn how to start cleaning up your garden beds and protecting your plants for next spring. Now is the perfect time to correct previous mistakes and lay the groundwork for a spectacular gardening season next year.

Presented by UCONN Master Gardener, Julia Cencebaugh.   Registration is required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion: The Road to Character Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

This month's selection is The Road to Character by David Brooks.

 

“The road to exceptional character may be unpaved and a bit rocky, yet it is still worth the struggle. This is the basic thesis of Brooks’s engrossing treatise on personal morality in today’s materialistic, proud world. . . .[His] poignant and at times quite humorous commentary on the importance of humility and virtue makes for a vital, uplifting read.”(Booklist )

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
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Learn how to use the EWML 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

Learn how to use the library's 3D printer so you are authorized to come in and run your own print jobs. For adults and children ages 12 & up. Registration is required and limited to 4 people. 

If you are interested in seeing how the printer works, but do not want to use it yourself, please sign up for one of our "Demo Only" classes.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 2 spaces available.
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you interested in seeing how the 3D printer works but not really ready to learn how to use it yourself?  Stop by for this short demo to learn about what it does and how it works.  Then stay around for as long as you want to watch it build.

Registration is required and is limited to 6 people.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
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 September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tree Canopy in Monroe: What We Know and What it Means for You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tree growth in our community improves water quality, saves energy, lowers summer temperatures, enhances property values and much more.  Matt Fulda, Regional Planner at Metro Council of Governments (COG) will explain what was learned from the Urban Tree Canopy Project, a study done by the University of Vermont that analyzed the benefits of tree canopies in Monroe and five other communities in the MetroCOG region.  His presentation will incorporate an interactive "story map" depicting Monroe's tree canopy, breaking it down into close-ups of streets, neighborbhoods and watersheds so you can see and understand the implications of tree patterns where you live.

This program is presented by the Monroe Conservation & Water Resources Commission with the support of the Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy.

Registration is required and begins on August 13th.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art for Adults: Prismatic Panels 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 abstract painting with a modern twist!

Working with acrylic on canvas, participants will first create a prismatic design of geometric shapes using removable tape as a masking tool, then add an array of tints and shades in their choice of metallic or traditional colors. Individual shapes may be embellished with glitter. 

Class is limited to 16 participants. Registration required.

 

 

Artist: J. Jay McVicker

 

Please note that we have changed 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
   
Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Learn how to use the EWML 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

Learn how to use the library's 3D printer so you are authorized to come in and run your own print jobs. For adults and children ages 12 & up. Registration is required and limited to 4 people. 

If you are interested in seeing how the printer works, but do not want to use it yourself, please sign up for one of our "Demo Only" classes.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 4 spaces available.
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Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_cellphone 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Pokémon GO Lures at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Services   203-452-2850 x 6   referenceservices@ewml.org
   

Calling all Pokémon GO trainers!  Catch a Pokémon inside the library and bring your screenshot to the Reference Desk to get a raffle ticket for a $20 gift card.  To help you "Catch 'Em All", the library will be activating a lure module every hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to help lure a broader selection of Pokémon inside the building.

Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Learn how to use the EWML 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

Learn how to use the library's 3D printer so you are authorized to come in and run your own print jobs. For adults and children ages 12 & up. Registration is required and limited to 4 people. 

If you are interested in seeing how the printer works, but do not want to use it yourself, please sign up for one of our "Demo Only" classes.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 3 spaces available.
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art for Adults: Prismatic Panels 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 abstract painting with a modern twist!

Working with acrylic on canvas, participants will first create a prismatic design of geometric shapes using removable tape as a masking tool, then add an array of tints and shades in their choice of metallic or traditional colors. Individual shapes may be embellished with glitter. 

Class is limited to 16 participants. Registration required.

 

 

Artist: J. Jay McVicker

 

 

Please note that we have changed 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
   
 
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: Rotary Room
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Meet President Monroe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Step back in time almost two centuries and meet our 5th president, for whom our town was named, as he talks about his life and contributions to the country he loved and helped build.  Vic Casaretti, President of the Monroe Historical Society, becomes James Monroe in this informative and entertaining one man performance.  Casaretti will take questions about James Monroe at the end of the show.

Registration is required and opens on August 21st.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you interested in seeing how the 3D printer works but not really ready to learn how to use it yourself?  Stop by for this short demo to learn about what it does and how it works.  Then stay around for as long as you want to watch it build.

Registration is required and is limited to six people.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 6 spaces available.
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Three Critical Elements of a Powerful Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

Create a resume that stands out!

Many resumes are boring. They list past employers, education and other data, but they fail as effective marketing tools. In this workshop, you will learn the three things your resume must have to make the move from boring to powerful. Professional Positioning (Brand), Marketable Skills and Descriptive Results will help your resume stand out from the competition.

Bring your resume and your questions for Monroe resident and Certified Professional Resume Writer Bill Florin.

 

Registration is required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The College Admissions Process: What You Need to Know Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

Join Christina Hamilton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Sacred Heart University, as she takes families through the timeline of the college admissions process. Ms. Hamilton will describe the key aspects of the process, including the different ways to apply to universities, campus visits, essay tips and the importance of finding the right fit for your child.

 

Registration required.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you interested in seeing how the 3D printer works but not really ready to learn how to use it yourself?  Stop by for this short demo to learn about what it does and how it works.  Then stay around for as long as you want to watch it build.

Registration is required and limited to six people.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 6 spaces available.
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Learn how to use the EWML 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

Learn how to use the library's 3D printer so you are authorized to come in and run your own print jobs. For adults and children ages 12 & up. Registration is required and limited to 4 people. 

If you are interested in seeing how the printer works, but do not want to use it yourself, please sign up for one of our "Demo Only" classes.

    Location: Inside Library
        There are 4 spaces available.
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: A Man Called Ove Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

This month's selection is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

 

“This charming debut novel by Backman should find a ready audience with English-language readers… hysterically funny… wry descriptions, excellent pacing… In the contest of Most Winning Combination, it would be hard to beat grumpy Ove and his hidden, generous heart.” (Kirkus Reviews)    

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
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Monday October 17, 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 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: Rotary Room
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Zen Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 is required and begins on September 23rd.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Pennsylvania Station in NYC: From Corporate Jewel to Corporate Vandalism Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Railroad expert, Rick Abramson who gave a presentation on the New Haven RR will be returning to present a history of  The Pennsylvania Station in NYC.  The program will cover the concept, designing and construction of this architectural wonder, the six underwater tunnels and the eventual demolition of this beautiful structure by the Pennsylvania RR and what this splendor of Roman architecture became. 

Registration is required and begins on September 24th.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday October 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Investing Basics for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Women face unique retirement challenges.  They earn less than men, outlive men, and spend less time in the workforce due to caregiving. For some, divorce and remarriage pose yet another set of complications.

Rebecca Miller, Retirement and Estate Planning Specialist from the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) will explain how you can plan accordingly for a comfortable retirement.  Registration is required and begins on September 30th.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

This month's selection is Circling the Sun by Paula McClain.

 

“McLain's (The Paris Wife) latest showcases her immersive command of setting and character, fictionalizing the exploits of real-life aviator and author Beryl Markham in British Kenya in the early 20th century. Markham's true life was incredibly adventurous, and it's easy for readers to identify with this woman who refused to be pigeonholed by her gender.”  (Library Journal) 

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
Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Zen Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 is required and begins on October 6th.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The History of Smears, Lies & Dirty Politics in the US: Presidential Campaigns in the Early Republic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Many Americans assume that "dirty" politics and partisanship are recent historical phenomena that have reached unprecedented levels over the last decade. In this lively talk about the first presidential campaigns in American history, Dr. Matthew W. Dunne will explore the history of smears, lies and dirty politics in the United States, and explore America's enduring love-hate relationship with partisanship, "dirty" political campaigns, and combative political rhetoric.

Registration is required and begins on October 7th.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday November 14, 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 November 15, 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: Rotary Room
Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Resources for Family Caregivers: Support and Options to Prevent Burnout Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family caregivers make up about 44 million people in the U.S. As a family caregiver, you make significant sacrifices to provide essential supports for the well-being of your loved ones.  SWCAA professionals & partners will offer tips and program options from respite to support groups to burnout to care options, so everyone; including YOU, will remain healthy and safe.   Presented by Kathleen Regan, Respite Care Manager, Southwestern Conecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA).

Registration is required and begins on October 19th.

 

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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Sunday December 4, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Zen Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 is required and begins on November 4th.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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: Did You Ever Have a Family Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

This month's selection is Did Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg.

 

“Clegg is both delicately lyrical and emotionally direct in this masterful novel, which strives to show how people make bearable what is unbearable, offering consolation in small but meaningful gestures. Both ineffably sad and deeply inspiring, this mesmerizing novel makes for a powerful debut.” (Booklist)

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 December 12, 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 December 20, 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
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Our Souls at Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

 

This month's selection is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

 

“A fitting close to a storied career, a beautiful rumination on aging, accommodation, and our need to connect. . . . As a meditation on life and forthcoming death, Haruf couldn’t have done any better. He has given us a powerful, pared-down story of two characters who refuse to go gentle into that good night.” (The Philadelphia Enquirer)

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
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Ephoria Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

This month's selection is Euphoria by Lily King.

 

“Set between the First and Second World Wars, the story is loosely based on events in the life of Margaret Mead. There are fascinating looks into other cultures and how they are studied, and the sacrifices and dangers that go along with it. This is a powerful story, at once gritty, sensuous, and captivating.” (Booklist)

 

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
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Kitchens of the Great Midwest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

This month's selection is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal.

 

“Renowned chef Eva Thorvald commands $10,000 per couple for exclusive, destination dinner parties that leave guests swooning. But how did she develop her discerning palate and culinary chops? What made her into the sensitive, beloved genius she is today? Foodies and those who love contemporary literature will
devour this novel .” (Library Journal)

 

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
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Ordinary Grace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

This month's selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

 

“The summer of 1961 finds thirteen-year-old Frank Drum living in small-town New Bremen, Minn. The small-town milieu is rendered in picturesque detail, accurate down to period-appropriate TV programs, for what becomes a resonant tale of fury, guilt, and redemption.” (Publishers Weekly)

 

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
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: The Marriage of Opposites Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

This month's selection is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

 

 

“This rhapsodic blend of keenly observed historical elements and vibrantly fabulistic invention generates an entrancing saga of sacrifice, forbidden loves, betrayals, and family tragedies endured in a world fractured by religion, class, and race and redeemed by art and by love.” (Booklist)

 

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
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Rules of Civility Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult/Teen Services Librarian   203.452.2852   reference@ewml.org
   

This month's selection is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

 

“A tribute to a bygone era conjures up mesmerizing images of 1930s New York. Two worlds collide on New Year's Eve 1937, and three lives will never be the same. For Katey Kontent and Eve Ross, two working gals out on the town, a chance encounter with patrician banker Tinker Grey sets into motion a series of events causing far-reaching consequences.”(Booklist)

 

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
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