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Monday June 23, 2014 -  Saturday August 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading - Fizz, Boom, READ!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Our Summer Reading program begins today. Come sign up and receive a goody bag and reading journal. Keep track of your reading hours and earn tickets for our prize raffle at end of the summer program.

Saturday June 28, 2014 -  Saturday August 9, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Stairwell Gallery - Paintings by Edward Spaulding DeVoe     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Hartman   860-868-7586   chartman@biblio.org
   

“Creative Realism is the visual statement of a biased witness – what is real is rendered from within the mind’s eye, not without.  It comes in the moment you forget your objective knowledge and paint from the back of the brain – the subconscious.”  Thus Edward Spaulding Devoe describes the genesis of the paintings he will exhibit in the Stairwell Gallery at the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT.   The exhibit will be up from June 28th through August 9th and may be viewed during library hours.

 

Edward’s grandmother, Shirley Spaulding DeVoe, noted author and expert in early American decoration, gave him his first watercolor lesson when he was seven years old.  His interest in art never waned, and his grandmother was the first of his many instructors.  Herbert Abrams, renowned portraitist, taught Mr. DeVoe the fundamentals of painting and steered him in the direction of the Art Students League (ASL) in New York City.  After graduating from Colgate University with a BA in Fine Arts, Edward joined the ASL and for six years studied the techniques of the Old Masters with Frank H. Mason.

 

In 1974 he began teaching landscape painting for 10 years in what Mr. DeVoe describes as “the heart of the Hudson River’s greatest scenery” at West Point, the US Military Academy.  He moved back to Connecticut with his family in 1976 and started teaching the techniques of the Old Master at the Washington Art Association where he still teaches today.

 

For over forty years he has shown his work, shared his knowledge with his students, won many awards, and his work is collected throughout the world.  Mr. DeVoe’s primary focus is in his studio where he dedicates himself to the creative process, the development of mediums and techniques.  He is an inspiring teacher and lecturer and is currently at work on a book about Creative Realism.

Thursday July 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Workshop for Adults     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

This workshop,  led by recently appointed Washington CT Poet Laureate Jesse Steinmetz,  is for poets at all stages of development.

Together participants will write from simple yet engaging prompts that will help inspire to continue writing.  Bring only paper and a pen, this will be a low-pressure atmosphere.

Mr. Steinmetz majors in poetry and Spanish at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. His thesis will consist of writing a book of English translations of Chilean poems. He spent a semester of his junior year in Chile and Guatemala.  A graduate of Shepaug Valley High School, Jesse lives in Washington, CT when not at college. 

 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 5, 2014 Go To Top
anim_whale1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Splish, Splash Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Practice your science method skills with oodles of water experiments.  Displacement, absorption, evaporation, measuring, mixing, dyeing, spraying...  Choose a craft or two to help with your experiments.

Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - FLYBOYS with Director Tony Bill of Washington, CT     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Director Tony Bill of Washington, CT for a discussion and screening of his film, Flyboys. Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, this action packed epic, tells the tale of America’s first fighter pilots.  These courageous young men distinguish themselves in a manner that none before them had dared, becoming true heroes who experience triumph, tragedy, love and loss amid the chaos of World War I.  Rated PG-13 / 139 minutes. 

The exhibit "Over There: Washington and The Great War" will be open for viewing in the Gunn Museum before the screening at the library in the Wykeham Room. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 12, 2014 Go To Top
trans_plane1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Whoosh, Wind, Wings     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Air can be a powerful force.  Whether it comes from the sky, our mouth, or using an object like a parachute,  balloon, whirlygig or paper airplane, let's test this invisible force of nature.

Saturday August 16, 2014 -  Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Stairwell Gallery - Paintings by Ann Harriet Carew     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Hartman   860-868-7586   chartman@biblio.org
Tuesday August 19, 2014 Go To Top
food_pizza 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Big Y Pizza Party     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Big Y of New Milford, has generously offered to host our end of Summer Reading celebration party.  Join us for pizza and BINGO as a reward for all the reading you've completed this summer.

Thursday August 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Poetry Workshop for Tweens & Teens     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Practice self-expression at this poetry workshop for young adults age 10-15, being led by recently appointed Washington, CT Poet Laureate, Jesse Steinmetz.  The workshop is open to writers of all levels who will be instructed with creative writing prompts that inspire. Participants need only bring paper and a pen, the rest will be provided!

Mr. Steinmetz majors in poetry and Spanish at  Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. His thesis will consist of writing a book of English translations of Chilean poems. He spent a semester of his junior year in Chile and Guatemala.  A graduate of Shepaug Valley High School, Jesse lives in Washington, CT when not at college. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - WAR HORSE     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes the epic adventure, War Horse, a tale of incredible loyalty, hope and tenacity.  Set against the sweeping canvas of World War I this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse name Joey and his young trainer Albert.  When they are forced apart by war, we follow Joey’s extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets.  Rated PG-13 / 146 minutes.

The exhibit "Over There: Washington and The Great War" will be open for viewing in the Gunn Museum before the screening at the library in the Wykeham Room. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 26, 2014 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Open Mic Night     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Bring your poems, fiction and writing to share to the public at an Open Mic reading.  Writers of all ages are welcome to share their work.  There will be a sign-up at the event.  The Open Mic will be followed with readings by the recently appointed Washington, CT Poet Laureate, Jesse Steinmetz.

Mr. Steinmetz majors in poetry and Spanish at  Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. His thesis will consist of writing a book of English translations of Chilean poems. He spent a semester of his junior year in Chile and Guatemala.  A graduate of Shepaug Valley High School, Jesse lives in Washington, CT when not at college. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes.  Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath.   Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk.  All are welcome to join at any point.

The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion at the library in the Wykeham Room. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
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Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_piano 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pianist - Sandy Simpson Kleisner     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes.  Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath.   Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk.  All are welcome to join at any point.

The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion at the library in the Wykeham Room.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes.  Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath.   Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk.  All are welcome to join at any point.

The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion at the library in the Wykeham Room.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes.  Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath.   Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk.  All are welcome to join at any point.

The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion at the library in the Wykeham Room.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes.  Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath.   Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk.  All are welcome to join at any point.

The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion at the library in the Wykeham Room.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes.  Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath.   Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk.  All are welcome to join at any point.

The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion at the library in the Wykeham Room.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 7th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Costumed guides will lead groups of visitors every eight minutes from the Gunn Museum to the Washington Green Cemetery where the town's departed citizens will be stationed at their gravestones to tell their tales of tragedy and triumph. Tour groups will follow a magical path of 1,000 luminaries spanning a quarter mile through the shadowy cemetery and hear the lively and dramatic stories of Washington's residents from the World War One era. The costumed character actors stationed at each gravestone will share their perilous tales of military service during The Great War as soldiers and nurses, fascinating accounts of what was happening on the home front in Washington, and much more. The tours depart from the Museum in groups of eighteen people every 8 minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Numbers for the tours are handed out at the Museum starting at 6:15pm on Friday. A Halloween themed movie will be shown, and treats will be served, in the Library's Wykeham Room as you wait for your tour group to depart. The Museum will also be open for viewing of the World War One exhibit. The cemetery is dark and cold, please bring a flashlight with you and dress warmly! While this event is free, donations are greatly appreciated. The rain date is Sunday October 26. 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 use nearby lots and side streets. Call 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.
    Location: Museum
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