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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
   

RECEPTION for th artist, Ann Harriet Carew, Saturday, August 23, from 12 to 2pm

Driving along the country roads of beautiful Litchfield County, we often see artists at work in various settings – in the middle of a wildflower field, by a stream or on a hill overlooking a lake. Mrs. Carew could easily be one of these artists documenting the seasons with a brush. Harriet, as she is known to her friends, has been a talented artist since childhood. She studied at the Art Students League with Frank Mason and locally with Edward Spaulding DeVoe. Her landscape and still life paintings have been exhibited locally for years and she is a member of the Washington Art Association and Kent Art Association. She has said that her background “comes out of the Old Masters.” She is inspired by Rembrandt for his rich dark background colors as is evidenced in her painting “A Basket of Boscs.” Of artists in the present, she is drawn to the work of David Leffel who paints in a “Rembrandtesque” style. The Impressionists inspire the color and light in her landscapes. “A River Runs Through It” painted in 2013, depicts a lovely New England church by the side of a river surrounded by trees. The reflective light from the sky and surrounding colors express the joy she achieves in her work.

Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Healing Power of Therapeutic Touch     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

We welcome Marcia Engle, QTTP of New Milford Hospital for an informative presentation and demonstration on the many benefits of Therapeutic Touch. 

A holistic evidence-based therapy, the Therapeutic Touch technique is used by health professionals to speed healing, reduce pain, relieve stress and anxiety and improve sleep. 

During a session, the hands of the Practioner are moved gently through the energy field, about 2 or 3 inches from the body.  This interaction tends to reestablish balance and healthy energy flow while it awakens one’s own natural healing ability. When the energy field is restored to normalcy, the body and mind tend to follow. 

New Milford Hospital offers a broad range of Integrative Medicine services for patients and to the public. For more information contact Susan Twombly at 860-210-5341. 

To begin the evening’s program Susan Twombly, Community Outreach and Integrative Medicine Coordinator at New Milford Hospital, will give a brief visual presentation to introduce and explain EBSCO’s Consumer Health Complete.  CHC, accessible from home with a Gunn library card as well as in the library, is the single most comprehensive online resource for consumer-oriented health content.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Sunday September 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_quilt3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month: WWI Quilts     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Quilt historian and lecturer, Sue Reich, will give the presentation, "The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month: WWI Quilts", on Sunday, September 7 at 1:00 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum in Washington, Connecticut.

Sue Reich's presentation will include a look at the background of quilts through the 1910s with emphasis of quilt making during the World War I years and a trunk show of quilts from the era. Sue is the author of several books on quilts and she will also conducting pre-sales for her new book, "World War I Quilts".

Sue Reich has been the head of the Connecticut Quilt Search Project for the past 10 years. She is a co-author for "Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut", the documentation book of Connecticut quilts. In 2007, she compiled two books "Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces and Counting" and "Quilting News of Yesteryear: Crazy as a Bed-Quilt." She lectures widely on World War II quilts, Connecticut quilts, Crazy quilts, Multitudinous Pieced quilts, and floral quilts. Her extensive collection of World War II quilts has been exhibited at the Quilter's Hall of Fame, the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oakridge, TN, and the New England Quilt Museum. She is a regional coordinator for Connecticut and Board Member of the  American Quilt Study Group, she has contributed to the Connecticut Memorial Quilt, and she is a AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser.

The exhibit, "Over There: Washington and The Great War", which features several of Sue's WWI quilts, will be open for viewing in the Gunn Museum from 12am-4pm, the day of this lecture. The exhibit shares the story of Washington Connecticut’s contribution to WWI. The exhibit and associated programs are supported in part by a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Admission to the lecture and exhibit is free. The Gunn Library and Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Rt. 47, on Washington Green. Call the Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.

    Location: Wykeham Room
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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 one week prior to each discussion.   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
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_piano 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM An Evening of Brahms     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of fine classical music celebrating Johannes Brahms, the great master of symphonic and sonata style, widely considered one of the 19th century’s greatest composers and a leading musician of the Romantic era.

Pianist Sandra Simpson Kleisner and violinist and violist Larry Deming will perform some of their favorite works by Brahms. The program will include select solo piano pieces from Klavierstücke Opus 76 and 118, and Sonata for Viola and Piano Opus 120 #2.

Ms. Kleisner has been active in the New Milford area as a music teacher, pianist, accompanist and voice coach. She has enjoyed serving on the Fineline Theatre Arts faculty since its beginning. As a piano teacher, she offers students training in music reading, technique, theory and ear training.  She is also a music teacher at the Kent Center School and musical director at the Roxbury Congregational Church. To learn more about Sandy visit www.finelinetheatrearts.com

Mr. Deming has played violin in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, was Concertmaster of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for five years, and is first violinist of the Deming String Quartet. Mr. Deming has played with many musical luminaries and he loves to arrange, compose, conduct, perform and teach many types of music. For more information visit www.musiclessons-musicschool.com/larryd.htm

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Feed Your Spirit Book Discussion - 'Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life'     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Reverend Cheryl P. Anderson will continue an uplifting and in-depth book discussion program entitled Feed Your Spirit. These monthly discussions focus on personal and spiritual growth and development. 

The topic of this discussion is Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.  In this important and thought-provoking work author, Karen Armstrong—one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place.

The twelve steps Ms. Armstrong suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion,” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up self-love, mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She shares concrete methods to help us cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion, and provides a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Armstrong teaches us that becoming a compassionate human being is a lifelong project and a journey filled with rewards.

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.  Dates for the other discussions planned on Mondays at 1:30 are October 20, November 17 and December 15.  Participants are welcome to join one or more of the discussions. 

    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 one week prior to each discussion.  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 one week prior to each discussion.  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 one week prior to each discussion.  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 one week prior to each discussion.  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 one week prior to each discussion.  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
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Feed Your Spirit Book Discussion - 'The Book of Forgiving'     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
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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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