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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.            

Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Exiting the Extraordinary w/ local author Frances Moulder     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Dedicated activist, professor and writer, Frances Moulder will deliver a presentation on her recently released book Exiting the Extraordinary: Returning to the Ordinary World After War, Prison and Other Extraordinary Experiences.   

Ms. Moulder’s book explores the experiences of people who return to an ordinary world after extreme experiences such as disasters, war, prison, great social movements, and reporting on or giving aid to people in such situations. There is a public misconception that experiences like this are uncommon or unusual, yet people who have gone through such experiences touch the lives of most of us -- they are family members, friends, co-workers, even we ourselves. The author will discuss this and other misconceptions about returnees, such as the idea that they can and should just forget about their experiences and go on with their lives. She will share compelling examples from her research of the challenges returnees face, and the strategies they use to deal with these challenges.  

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board activities, music and crafts.  Plenty of time for socializing too!

 
misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with music, rhymes, stories and crafts.  Meet some old friends or make some ones ones!

Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
nat_summertime 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Beach Creations     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Get excited about summer when you drop in between 10-2 to make a fun beach craft.  This program is appropriate for all ages.  All supplies provided.

Friday June 10, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board activities, music and crafts.  Plenty of time for socializing too!

 
misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun while enjoying music, rhymes, stories and crafts.  Meet some old friends or make some new ones.  

Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BINGO!!!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Have a blast playing a few games of BINGO.  No experience needed, all ages welcome.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

 
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
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Missy Stevens: The Spirit & Technique of Painting with Thread     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Nationally acclaimed fiber artist, Missy Stevens, a long time Washington, CT resident, showcases her artistic ingenuity in the recently produced documentary, Missy Stevens, The Spirit and Technique of Painting and Thread.  Running time 22 minutes.

Missy’s thread paintings, some of which will be on display for the event, are one-of-a-kind embroideries known for their rich color and playful spirit.  In the film she explains her discovery of the punch-needle and its use in fine art.  Going beyond technique, it is revealed how her spiritual journey creates inspired imagery, connection to nature and a sense of purpose. 

Following the screening there will be a question and answer session with Missy and writer and producer of the documentary, Rusty Dyer of DigiDyer Productions.  Refreshments will be served.

For more information on the artist visit www.missystevens.com    For more information on Rusty visit www.digidyer.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
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Friday June 17, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board activities, music and crafts.  Plenty of time for socializing too!

 
misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with music, rhymes, stories and crafts.  Meet some old friends or make some ones ones!

Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Craft Smorgasbord     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Drop in between 10-2 for some great crafts.  A little bit of this and that to choose from to keep your creative juices flowing.

Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM Summer Reading signups begin - On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Sign up starting today for this summer's reading program: On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!  Get your reading journal and a bag of goodies and begin your reading.  Tickets will be given for each hour of reading that can be used to win prizes.  The more you read, the more chances of winning one of many prizes donated by local business and patrons.  Each Tuesday evening, starting in July, we will host super fun programs featuring fitness and health.  Let the games begin!

Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Enjoy a full feature movie appropriate for all ages, complete with popcorn in our cool air conditioned room.  

Movie to be announced.

Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Enjoy a full feature movie appropriate for all ages, complete with popcorn in our cool air conditioned room.  

Movie to be announced.

Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with seasonal stories, flannel board activities, music and crafts.  Plenty of time for socializing too!

 
misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun with music, rhymes, stories and crafts.  Meet some old friends or make some ones ones!

Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie Matinee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Enjoy a full feature movie appropriate for all ages, complete with popcorn in our cool air conditioned room.

Movie to be announced.

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
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Watch a full feature movie appropriate for all ages, complete with popcorn in our cool, air conditioned room.

Movie to be announced.

Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Watch a full feature movie appropriate for all ages, complete with popcorn in our cool, air conditioned room.

Movie to be announced.

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Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
rec_dance1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Amazing Li Liu Acrobat Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Li Liu was born in China and began her acrobatic career when she was six years old. She has performed all over Europe and Asia and came to America in 2000 with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.  Her performance includes hand balancing, plate spinning, foot juggling and ribbon dancing.  Children will get a chance to try some of the easier skills such as plate spinning and ribbon dancing after the performance.  Li Liu will also share some of her Chinese culture and traditions.  This amazing program is perfect for the whole family.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
rec_martial_arts.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Karate with Sparrow Dojang     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Washington resident, Frannie Caco, and the members of her Sparrow Dojang, adult and child, will demonstrate karate moves and training including breaking boards. The audience will be invited to join in and even try their hand (no pun intended) - or foot- at breaking boards.

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.

 
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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