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Saturday September 16, 2017 -  Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fiber Artist, Angela Liptack’s “Fabric Meditations” - September 16 – October 28 - Artist Talk & Reception October 14 – 12 to 2pm

Angela Suter Liptack creates intricately detailed fiber art. Hailing from a family of accomplished artists, Angela’s experimentations with fabric began with a teenage interest in clothing design and construction. As an adult, her passion for the artistry of traditional, functional quilts led to experimentation with more free-form uses of fabric. For the past seven years, she has focused her energy on creating loosely representational art, intended to expressively depict scenes, concepts, and moods. Drawing, watercolor, and fiber art classes inform her work, but she is largely self-taught; her designs and production methods are her own.

An associate director at a historic house museum by day, Angela has an understanding of the vulnerability of fiber art.  She uses high-quality textiles, some of which she paints using acrylics, and she individually crafts each piece using only needle and thread. All works are mounted on ph-neutral materials and presented behind Tru-Vue® Conservation Clear® glass. Many of her pieces feature custom-made, reclaimed wood frames.

Angela’s award-wining fiber art has hung at juried art exhibitions in Greenwich, Mystic, Rowayton, and Ridgefield, CT, as well as in Mamaroneck, NY, and has appeared in two-woman and group shows at Rose Gallery Fine Art in Hudson, NY. She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and is an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Arts Center. She lives in Ridgefield, CT.

This exhibit may be viewed during library hours. For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@biblio.org. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT.  For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.

Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Bulls Bridge to Waterbury Power Line in Washington, CT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus   860-868-7756   curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
   

Gunn Historical Museum, in collaboration with Steep Rock Association and Hollister House Garden, present Steve Jones and Zac Mirecki who will give a free, illustrated presentation titled, “The Bulls Bridge to Waterbury Power Line in Washington, CT”, in the new program barn at Hollister House Garden at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington, CT. Following their presentation Steve and Zac will lead a history hike in Steep Rock Preserve in Washington, where participants will see and hear more about the remaining features of this power line.

The Bulls Bridge hydroelectric power project, built on the Housatonic River in 1904, was the largest power project of its kind at the time east of the Rocky Mountains. Remarkably, the electricity generated here was not used locally, but transported 26 miles over to Waterbury. This created both amazement and disdain for the project. In their continuing research on this fascinating power line Steve and Zac have discovered new information which they will be sharing in their presentation. Steve and Zac will discuss the short but turbulent history of this power line, and rediscover its long-lost route through the southern part of Washington, Connecticut, including Nettleton Hollow, and they will have a display of the actual artifacts found along the route.

Steve Jones grew up in Naugatuck, the product of two ancient Yankee families from New England starting in 1640 in Salem and New Haven. Initially wanting to be a lineman for CL&P, he attended Western New England College and a started in electrical engineering. After discovering math was not his strong suit, switched to industrial engineering and ultimately occupational safety & ergonomics. The lure of the power lines never left him though, and he has continued to be interested in early power history, especially the development of electrical insulators, over the past 40 years. Zac Mirecki grew up in Hebron, and was no stranger to flea markets and antique shows having been mentored by an original Brimfield dealer. He has a Masters Degree in Library Science from Simmons College and has over 5 years experience processing manuscript collections at the Connecticut Historical Society. While his career paths have changed, his interest in insulators developed from a chance visit to a tag sale at a long-time insulator collector’s house. Drawn to the historical developments of communication, paired with an interest in industrial archaeology, Zac saw insulators as far from utilitarian items, but tangible (and beautiful) historical objects necessary for the development of many technologies we take for granted today.

Everyone is invited to attend this free program. Call the Gunn Historical Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnmuseum.org for more information.

http://www.gunnlibrary.org/gunn-museum/    
    Location: Hollister House Garden
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misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stencils, Stickers and Stamps Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Drop in and try out our selection of stickers, stamps and stencils.  All supplies provided.

Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 AM  -  7:30 PM How the French Saved America Book Signing with Author Tom Shachtman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
Author, Filmmaker and Educator, Tom Shachtman, will offer a visual presentation followed by a signing on his recently published book, How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors Diplomats, Luis XVI and the Success of a Revolution.  
 
Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in this illuminating new history, Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. How the French Saved America is about French aid to Americans during the American Revolution.To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph. Even before the Declaration of Independence was issued, King Louis XVI and French foreign minister Vergennes were aiding the rebels. After the Declaration, that assistance broadened to include wages for our troops; guns, cannon, and ammunition; engineering expertise that enabled victories and prevented defeats; diplomatic recognition; safe havens for privateers; battlefield leadership by veteran officers; and the army and fleet that made possible the Franco-American victory at Yorktown. This illuminating narrative history vividly captures the individual characters of our European brothers, their battlefield and diplomatic bonds and clashes with Americans, and the monumental role they played in America’s fight for independence and democracy.
 
Tom Shachtam has written or co-authored more than thirty books, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard and Stanford. He is a former chairman of The Writers Room in Manhattan, a trustee of the Connecticut Humanities Council, a founding director of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. He was named one of The Most Influential People in Litchfield County, and is currently a consultant to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's science and technology initiatives.
 
Hickory Stick Bookstore will provide books for sale and signing.
    Location: Wykeham Room
 
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children in grades K-1st are invited to join the after school fun.  Stories and crafts with a seasonal theme, games and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school.  Please register to attend.

Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to after school Story Craft hosted by guests from the community each week.  Stories, games, crafts and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school. Please register to attend.

 
nat_lightning 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Wii Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   
NEW Program for 4th and 5th Grade 
After School Wii Tournament!
Thursdays, September 28 through November 16, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Join us for a little bit of homework,snacks, and a whole lot of 
friendly competition playing Wii games! 
Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board, instruments, music and simple crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.

 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are invited to join the fun with simple stories, music and crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.

Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rainbow Loom Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Learn how to make cute bracelets from our supply of Rainbow Looms and colorful rubber bands.  No experience necessary although children under 5 will need assistance.

Monday October 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
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Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children in grades K-1st are invited to join the after school fun.  Stories and crafts with a seasonal theme, games and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school.  Please register to attend.

Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to after school Story Craft hosted by guests from the community each week.  Stories, games, crafts and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school. Please register to attend.

 
nat_lightning 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Wii Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   
NEW Program for 4th and 5th Grade 
After School Wii Tournament!
Thursdays, September 28 through November 16, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Join us for a little bit of homework,snacks, and a whole lot of 
friendly competition playing Wii games! 
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Power of Positive Discipline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Carol Dores, co-founder and President of Positive Discipline of Connecticut presents Managing the Stress of Parenting Using Positive Discipline Tools. Many parents today feel like they have to push their children from a young age for them to be successful.  In this interactive session, participants will practice using Positive Discipline tools to help parent from an encouraging, strengths-based perspective.  We will explore how to manage feelings, and the importance of modeling self care for our children. Appropriate for caregivers with children of all ages.

Sponsored by Washington Montessori School. For more information on the school visit washingtonmontessori.org

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday October 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board, instruments, music and simple crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.

 
elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice for Apple Products Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

1st Friday of the Month  -  20 Minute Sessions – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac APPLE PRODUCTS?  Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps, viruses - or something else? This is an opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction with a technology tutor and former apple store specialist. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook - and your questions. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are invited to join the fun with simple stories, music and crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for children and adults!  Please register to attend.

Saturday October 7, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Paper Flower Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Make some beautiful and simple paper flowers in a variety of designs.  They can be used for cards or just a pretty picture.

All supplies provided.

Sunday October 8, 2017 Go To Top
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Composer & Pianist Sharon Ruchman with Cellist Mary Costanza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Contemporary classical music composer & pianist Sharon Ruchman accompanied by cellist Mary Costanza, both of Washington, CT, will perform a selection of duets for piano and cello of Ms. Ruchman’s original compositions.

Sharon’s compositions have been described as having a unique, transcending quality. They are distinctive, contemporary style that includes a classical music orientation.  Some pieces have a chamber music feel and others provide an upbeat, yet also soothing quality. Her pieces are lyrical since she loves writing beautiful melodies - serenity set to melody - and offer a variety of sounds and colors with all textural elements combined. Mary and Sharon’s performance includes a selection of signature pieces and begins with “Exultation” followed by “Sea Glass”, “Translucence” (2 movements), “Slow Tango”, “Milonga”, “Variations on a Theme in F” and finishes with “Sonata in F# minor”. Copies of the musicians CDs will be available for purchase.  

 For more information visit sharonruchman.com

 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children in grades K-1st are invited to join the after school fun.  Stories and crafts with a seasonal theme, games and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school.  Please register to attend.

Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to after school Story Craft hosted by guests from the community each week.  Stories, games, crafts and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school. Please register to attend.

 
nat_lightning 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Wii Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   
NEW Program for 4th and 5th Grade 
After School Wii Tournament!
Thursdays, September 28 through November 16, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Join us for a little bit of homework,snacks, and a whole lot of 
friendly competition playing Wii games! 
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Friday October 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board, instruments, music and simple crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.

 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are invited to join the fun with simple stories, music and crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for children and adults!  Please register to attend.

Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Enjoy a movie on the big screen in the Junior Library with some delicious popcorn.  Please contact the library for movie title.

Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children in grades K-1st are invited to join the after school fun.  Stories and crafts with a seasonal theme, games and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school.  Please register to attend.

 
z_cust_mcteen 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   

The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop are teaming up to host weekly writer's workshops for young adults ages 12-18! 

The workshops will run from October 17th through November 14th.

Try your hand at any style of creative writing!

Local authors will make guest appearances

At the end of the session you will have a chance to perform your writing at an open-mic night at the Hickory Stick!

Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

NO STORY CRAFT TODAY

Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board, instruments, music and simple crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.

 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are invited to join the fun with simple stories, music and crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for children and adults!  Please register to attend.

Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Pumpkin Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

An annual tradition - children paint and decorate their own plump, holiday pumpkin. Supplies provided.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN. Dress for mess!

Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children in grades K-1st are invited to join the after school fun.  Stories and crafts with a seasonal theme, games and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school.  Please register to attend.

 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Amadeus in Retrospect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Dr. Vincent P. de Luise, master scholar and Cultural Ambassador for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, delivers a visual presentation enhanced with musical excerpts - Amadeus in Retrospect.

The music, life and legacy of Wolfgang Mozart continue to fascinate and enthrall. Who was Mozart? Of course, we all know his music, that rich and deep trove of ineffable melodies from his symphonies, operas, chamber and sacred works that is an essential part of western civilization. The wonderful play and movie, "Amadeus," have introduced Mozart's music to millions. Yet, much of Mozart's life remains dotted with questions, falsehood and hyperbole. What did Mozart look like?  What was his relationship with his father Leopold and his sister Nannerl? How did his years of touring Europe as a prodigy affect his health? How did his perfect pitch and eidetic memory inform his compositions? Why was he not as famous during his adult life as he was as a child? What was musical life like in the Vienna of the 1780s? Did he really compose without making mistakes?  How did Mozart make a living without a patron? Why did he die so young? What is the Mozart "effect"?  Can his music really make you smarter?  Join Dr Vincent de Luise for a fascinating look at Mozart: the man, his life, and his wondrous musical legacy. 

For more information about Vincent visit amusicalvision.blogspot.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
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Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to after school Story Craft hosted by guests from the community each week.  Stories, games, crafts and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school. Please register to attend.

 
nat_lightning 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Wii Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   
NEW Program for 4th and 5th Grade 
After School Wii Tournament!
Thursdays, September 28 through November 16, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Join us for a little bit of homework,snacks, and a whole lot of 
friendly competition playing Wii games! 
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board, instruments, music and simple crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.

 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are invited to join the fun with simple stories, music and crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for children and adults!  Please register to attend.

 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 10th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus    860-868-7756   info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
   

10th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Groups of visitors will meet at the Museum and be led by Tour Guides dressed in vintage attire along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the Cemetery to meet some of Washington's unforgettable residents from the past. Unique, memorable and familiar citizens from the last century will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell stories of their life; some amusing, some sad, some tragic — even horrific!

Cemetery Tour attendees should come to the Gunn Historical Museum and form a line to get numbered tickets for the tours, handed out on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, and continuing through the evening until the tickets run out. Tours of the Cemetery depart from the Gunn Museum in groups of eighteen people every eight minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Unfortunately tickets can not be reserved and specific times can't be requested. While there is no fee to attend the Cemetery Tour, donations are greatly appreciated.

A Halloween themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart. Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly, and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Gunn Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, in Washington, Connecticut. Parking at the Gunn is limited, please carpool and use nearby lots and side streets.

The rain date for the Cemetery Tour is Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Gunn Historical Museum
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Halloween Party and Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

A festive party with crafts and games. Dress in a Halloween costume for a trick or treat parade through the Library.

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND SO THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF GOODIES FOR THE CHILDREN

 

Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children in grades K-1st are invited to join the after school fun.  Stories and crafts with a seasonal theme, games and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school.  Please register to attend.

 
z_cust_mcteen 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   

The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop are teaming up to host weekly writer's workshops for young adults ages 12-18! 

The workshops will run from October 17th through November 14th.

Try your hand at any style of creative writing!

Local authors will make guest appearances

At the end of the session you will have a chance to perform your writing at an open-mic night at the Hickory Stick!

Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to after school Story Craft hosted by guests from the community each week.  Stories, games, crafts and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school. Please register to attend.

 
nat_lightning 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Wii Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   
NEW Program for 4th and 5th Grade 
After School Wii Tournament!
Thursdays, September 28 through November 16, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Join us for a little bit of homework,snacks, and a whole lot of 
friendly competition playing Wii games! 
 
misc_clouds 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM iCloud Demystified Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

If you have an Apple iPhone, iPad or Mac, you have either embraced - or been mystified by - Apple’s “iCloud,” as well as its relationship to your “Apple ID.”  Join us as Tech Tutor and former Apple Store Specialist, Michael Jay, leads a workshop this powerful feature that enables some of the most valuable aspects of the Apple system. Whether you’re new to Apple products, or are already comfortable with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, this workshop will help you gain more from your device, with an entire evening dedicated solely to iCloud and Apple ID’s. Questions addressed include: What is “cloud computing”? What is the relationship between iCloud and an Apple ID? If your Apple ID is your email address, why isn’t the password for that email account also your Apple ID password? How can you use iCloud to sync photos between your devices? What else should you use iCloud for? Bring your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac laptop – and your questions.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board, instruments, music and simple crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.

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elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice for Apple Products Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

1st Friday of the Month  -  20 Minute Sessions – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac APPLE PRODUCTS?  Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps, viruses - or something else? This is an opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction with a technology tutor and former apple store specialist. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook - and your questions. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are invited to join the fun with simple stories, music and crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for children and adults!  Please register to attend.

Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_dia 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Marble Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

 

Engineer your own Marble Run Game or play with a selection of ours.  Learn about motion.

Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

NO STORY CRAFT TODAY

 
z_cust_mcteen 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   

The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop are teaming up to host weekly writer's workshops for young adults ages 12-18! 

The workshops will run from October 17th through November 14th.

Try your hand at any style of creative writing!

Local authors will make guest appearances

At the end of the session you will have a chance to perform your writing at an open-mic night at the Hickory Stick!

Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to after school Story Craft hosted by guests from the community each week.  Stories, games, crafts and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school. Please register to attend.

 
nat_lightning 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Wii Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   
NEW Program for 4th and 5th Grade 
After School Wii Tournament!
Thursdays, September 28 through November 16, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Join us for a little bit of homework,snacks, and a whole lot of 
friendly competition playing Wii games! 
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

NO STORY TIME TODAY - WE ARE CLOSED

 
lib_teddybear_reading Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

NO STORY TIME TODAY - WE ARE CLOSED

Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_dia 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM S.T.E.M. Labs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Try different science experiments using simple electricity, safe household chemicals,  and basic engineering.  Science is fun for ALL ages!

Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM K - 1st Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children in grades K-1st are invited to join the after school fun.  Stories and crafts with a seasonal theme, games and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school.  Please register to attend.

LAST SESSION

Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2nd - 3rd Grade Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to after school Story Craft hosted by guests from the community each week.  Stories, games, crafts and snack will be provided.  Children may take the bus from school with written permission from their school. Please register to attend.  LAST SESSION

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nat_lightning 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Wii Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica   860-868-7586   jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
   
NEW Program for 4th and 5th Grade 
After School Wii Tournament!
Thursdays, September 28 through November 16, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Join us for a little bit of homework,snacks, and a whole lot of 
friendly competition playing Wii games! 
Friday November 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board, instruments, music and simple crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for both children and adults!  Please register to attend.  LAST SESSION

 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are invited to join the fun with simple stories, music and crafts.  There will be plenty of time to socialize for children and adults!  Please register to attend.  LAST SESSION

Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_dia 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fun with Magnets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Hands-on magnetism activities and experiments for all  including  a cute craft.

Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_magic 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Debbie O'Carroll Magic Theatre Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Magician, Debbie O'Carroll, will present stage magic with lively theatre and lots of audience participation to entertain you and your Thanksgiving company.  Enjoy this colorful and delightful show, perfect for the whole family!

Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Gingerbread House Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

 Decorate your very own premade gingerbread house using icing and a variety of small candy.  Please bring a bag of candy to share with all for decorating.  Nut-free candy only please!

Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_gift 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Children's Holiday Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children can purchase gifts for family members at very reasonable prices complete with gift wrapping.

Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_gift 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Children's Holiday Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children can purchase gifts for family members at very reasonable prices complete with gift wrapping.

Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_gift 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Children's Holiday Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children can purchase gifts for family members at very reasonable prices complete with gift wrapping.

Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Pumpernickel Puppets Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Pumpernickel Puppet will present "Sir George and the Dragon"  with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects.  This performance will  not only entertain, but stimulate children's imagination and creativity. A demonstration period will follow the performance giving the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes. This family program is perfect for all ages and will provide great entertainment for your holiday guests.

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