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Saturday April 9, 2016 -  Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gunn Circulation Desk   8608687586   gunnstaff@biblio.org
   
Bloom! - Nine Painting Partners
April 9 through May 21, 2016
RECEPTION: April 9  12 to 2pm

Rosalyn Benedetto; Sandra Dolinsky; Maryellen Furse; Jan A Grody; Carol O'Toole; Nancy Rainsford Pistone; Hitchy (Elizabeth S.) Rahjlly;Diana (Nanny) Swoyer; Kit Sagendorf

A group of landscape artists who have studied en plein air with watercolorist Marija McCarthy at the Washington Art Association will show together at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery April 9 to May 21; reception Saturday, April 9th from 12noon-2pm in the Wykeham Room at the Gunn Memorial Library.

Although the Stairwell Gallery is usually reserved for single artists, these painters have studied and worked together the past four years with McCarthy.

This exhibit will be their floral paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylics. The artists enjoy working alongside one another both socially and academically. 

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Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower02 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mother's Day Crafts     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Show your mom some love with our sweet craft complete with gift wrap and home made card.

Monday May 9, 2016 Go To Top
eth_sombrero.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Conversational Spanish for All w/ Ruth Jaffe     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

By popular demand Ruth Jaffe returns to lead a conversational Spanish group for all.  The 4-part series will take place on Mondays at 2:00pm on May 9, May 23, June 13 and June 27, 2016.  Participants are welcome to join all or some of the sessions.      

This is the ideal opportunity for those who wish to learn basic conversational Spanish, as well as for those who wish to strengthen their verbal skills in the language.  All ages, stages and levels of proficiency in Spanish are welcome.  The gatherings will take place in the casual, relaxed setting of the Reading Room of the library, inviting spontaneity of interaction. Structured guidance and individual, as well as group, feedback will be focal elements of each meeting.  Be prepared to conquer your linguistic reticence and take a leap into ESPAÑOL!

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday May 12, 2016 Go To Top
rec_golf02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Golf in the Garden     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Washington Garden Club is sponsoring an appearance by author, journalist and golf historian, David Owen, for a presentation entitled Golf in the Garden: How the First Commercial Nursery in the South became the Home of the Masters.

A storied tournament and a storied setting, the Masters Golf Tournament is defined by beauty of its plantings.

The Berckmanses introduced 100 varieties of azaleas to the United States. The vast, gnarled wisteria vine which defines the Augusta National’s clubhouse—is said to be one of the first ever planted in this country. The privet hedge that now surrounds much of the club’s property is descended from ten cuttings the Berckmanses imported from France around 1860.  Prosper Berckmans died in 1910. Nevertheless, many of the flowering plants that bloom at Augusta National during Masters week are descended from Berckmans stock. Indeed, since the early 1930s, when the club and the tournament began, Augusta National has been known almost as much for its gardens as for its golf.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday May 23, 2016 Go To Top
eth_sombrero.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Conversational Spanish for All w/ Ruth Jaffe     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

By popular demand Ruth Jaffe returns to lead a conversational Spanish group for all.  The 4-part series will take place on Mondays at 2:00pm on May 9, May 23, June 13 and June 27, 2016.  Participants are welcome to join all or some of the sessions.      

This is the ideal opportunity for those who wish to learn basic conversational Spanish, as well as for those who wish to strengthen their verbal skills in the language.  All ages, stages and levels of proficiency in Spanish are welcome.  The gatherings will take place in the casual, relaxed setting of the Reading Room of the library, inviting spontaneity of interaction. Structured guidance and individual, as well as group, feedback will be focal elements of each meeting.  Be prepared to conquer your linguistic reticence and take a leap into ESPAÑOL!

    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday May 28, 2016 -  Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Stairwell Gallery-“The Beauty of Botany”     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gunn Circulation Desk   860-868-7586   gunnstaff@biblio.org
   
Betsy Rogers-Knox
May 28, 2016 - July 9, 2016  
Opening Reception: May 28 - 12 - 2pm

Betsy’s show that will be exhibited at the Gunn Stairwell Gallery titled “The Beauty of Botany” includes her exhibit shown last February in London titled “Milkweed Through the Seasons” at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show where it won the Silver Gift Award.            

Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF 5:30 PM  -  10:00 PM Library Luminaries     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendy Rhodes   860-868-7586   gunndevelopment@biblio.org
   

Our 21st annual Library Luminaries fundraising event will be held on June 11, 2016.  A cocktail party starts the evening, followed by unique dinners in beautiful country homes, each highlighting a notable "luminary" guest. 

Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
eth_sombrero.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Conversational Spanish for All w/ Ruth Jaffe     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

By popular demand Ruth Jaffe returns to lead a conversational Spanish group for all.  The 4-part series will take place on Mondays at 2:00pm on May 9, May 23, June 13 and June 27, 2016.  Participants are welcome to join all or some of the sessions.      

This is the ideal opportunity for those who wish to learn basic conversational Spanish, as well as for those who wish to strengthen their verbal skills in the language.  All ages, stages and levels of proficiency in Spanish are welcome.  The gatherings will take place in the casual, relaxed setting of the Reading Room of the library, inviting spontaneity of interaction. Structured guidance and individual, as well as group, feedback will be focal elements of each meeting.  Be prepared to conquer your linguistic reticence and take a leap into ESPAÑOL!

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Strong Women, Bad Choices     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Kathy Kehoe, Washington CT literary enthusiast, is leading spring book discussions entitled Strong Women, Bad Choices.  The discussions scheduled are Persuasion by Jane Austen on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4:30pm and Edith Wharton’s The Mother’s Recompense on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 4:30pm.

The discussions celebrate novels by two of classic literature’s most revered female authors and explores how two heroines deal with the consequences of their questionable choices.  Participants will explore how significant life choices are made and how individuals deal with these choices. This is not a lecture series and participation will be encouraged.

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.  

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
eth_sombrero.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Conversational Spanish for All w/ Ruth Jaffe     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

By popular demand Ruth Jaffe returns to lead a conversational Spanish group for all.  The 4-part series will take place on Mondays at 2:00pm on May 9, May 23, June 13 and June 27, 2016.  Participants are welcome to join all or some of the sessions.      

This is the ideal opportunity for those who wish to learn basic conversational Spanish, as well as for those who wish to strengthen their verbal skills in the language.  All ages, stages and levels of proficiency in Spanish are welcome.  The gatherings will take place in the casual, relaxed setting of the Reading Room of the library, inviting spontaneity of interaction. Structured guidance and individual, as well as group, feedback will be focal elements of each meeting.  Be prepared to conquer your linguistic reticence and take a leap into ESPAÑOL!

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Antiques & Design Preview Night     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendy Rhodes   860-868-7586   gunndevelopment@biblio.org
   

Washington CT Antiques & Design guests have the opportunity for advance buying at the Preview Night cocktail party. Mix with old friends and new surrounded by exceptional antiques and contemporary collectibles. Call for reservations: 860-868-7586.

Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_fleur_de_lys 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Washington CT Antiques & Design Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendy Rhodes   860-868-7586   gunndevelopment@biblio.org
   

Outstanding designer showcases of antiques and collectibles will be on display at the Washington Primary School, 11 School Street, Washington Depot, CT.

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food_wineglass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Antiques & Design Young Collectors Party     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendy Rhodes   860-868-7586   gunndevelopment@biblio.org
   

The Washington CT Antiques & Design Show continues with a special party for young collectors. See and be seen at our signature event in an alluring setting of curated treasures and modern curiosities from around the world. Call for reservations: 860-868-7586.

Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_fleur_de_lys 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Washington CT Antiques & Design Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendy Rhodes   860-868-7586   gunndevelopment@biblio.org
   

Outstanding designer showcases of antiques and collectibles will be on display at the Washington Primary School, 11 School Street, Washington Depot, CT.

Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 9th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Save the Date

The Gunn Historical Museum’s 9th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour will take place on Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Costumed tour guides will lead groups of visitors from the Gunn Museum to the Washington Green Cemetery where the town's departed citizens will be stationed at their graves to tell their tales of tragedy and triumph. Tour groups will follow a magical path of 1,000 luminarias spanning a quarter-mile through the shadowy cemetery and hear the lively and dramatic stories of Washington's past residents.

Meet at the Gunn Historical Museum and form a line. Numbered tickets for the tours will be handed out at the Gunn Museum first come first serve starting at 6:15 p.m. and continue through the night until the tickets run out. Tours of the cemetery depart from the Gunn Museum in groups of eighteen people every eight minutes between 6:30-8:30 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. The last tour group departs from the Museum at 8:30 p.m. 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.

The cemetery is dark and everyone is encouraged to bring a flashlight. While this event is free, donations are appreciated. The rain date is Sunday, October 30, 2016. 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.

    Location: Museum
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