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Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_thread 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Girl Blanket Stitchery with the Senior Center Sewing Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
    Learn some basic simple sewing techniques with volunteers from the Senior Center Sewing Club. We will be making a sleeping blanket suitable for an American Girl doll. This program is limited to 24 children, please sign up to attend.
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
nat_flower02 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Everything Roses - Creative Floral Design w/ Loretta Stagen     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Loretta Stagen of Loretta Stagen Floral Designs will present a floral design demonstration. She will show how to create sophisticated chic arrangements featuring a variety of exquisite roses including garden, floribunda, David Austen and single. After her demonstration, twelve lucky guests will be randomly selected to participate in a hands-on workshop and create an elegant rose topiary. Everyone else will learn by watching. The lucky twelve will take home their arrangements. All materials will be provided. A professional floral designer for over twenty-five years, Loretta specializes in creative floral décor for weddings, parties and events. Her talent takes her throughout the Northeast, including Greenwich, Southampton, Block Island and points in between. She is known for her elaborate home decorations for the holidays and for her abundant summer container plantings. Loretta frequently lectures at garden clubs and also teaches floral design by appointment. For more information about Ms. Stagen visit her website at www.lorettastagen.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Movie Matinee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
    The Junior Library will be showing the Disney movie "Pirate Fairy", rated G and lasting 78 minutes. Popcorn will be served.
Sunday May 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Opening Reception for the Exhibit - Over There: Washington and The Great War     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Join us on Sunday May 4, from 1-3pm at the Gunn Museum in Washington, Connecticut for the opening of the exhibit, Over There: Washington and The Great War. The opening reception will feature several re-enactors portraying soldiers from World War One, and one of four WWI Dodge Military Repair Trucks, still known to exist, will be on display on the front lawn of the Museum. This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War One, one of the largest and bloodiest conflicts in history, where over 70 million military personnel were mobilized around the world and more than 10 million combatants and 7 million civilians were killed, including several from Washington, CT. Over 100 men and women from Washington, and more than 150 alumni and faculty from The Gunnery served in The Great War. Letters, pictures, and an interesting array of period artifacts from the museum, local families, and collectors, including Peter Tragni and Dr. Robert Jacobs, among others, are used to explore the dramatic experiences of Washington's soldiers, along with the extensive support efforts that were happening on the home front in Washington through such organizations as the Sister Susie Society, the Red Cross, the Women's Land Army, and the Home Guard. All of their fascinating stories will be shared in this exhibit and a diverse series of public programs throughout the year, sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Art director Chris Zaima, designer Sandy Booth, and painter Keith Templeton, along with a team of other volunteers and staff, have created another visual masterpiece. Local history will come alive as visitors step back in time and explore the lives of Washington's residents during World War One, through their own words, and the impact this war had on our small town. Admission to the exhibit is free and it will be on display through January 18, 2015. The Gunn Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Rt. 47, on Washington Green. The Museum is open to the public Thursday through Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday from 12pm-4pm. Call the Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.
    Location: Museum
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_thread Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Museum - The Sister Susie Society 1914-1918     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Museum The Sister Susie Society 1914-1918 May 5 at 10am at the Washington Senior Center Prior to World War I a group of girls living around Washington Green met weekly during the summer at each other’s houses for a morning of reading and sewing. They were known as the Junior Reading Circle. With the outbreak of the war they started working for the Allies sewing refugee garments and surgical dressings and renamed themselves “The Sister Susie Society”, from the popular war song “Sister Susies Sewing Shirts for Soldiers”. This paper, written by Dorothy Abbot Loomis and Edith Rossiter Bevan in 1930, discusses the members of this group and all that they did to support the war effort in Washington. Staff will present this paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum will be displayed, and attendees will share their memories in a discussion that follows. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot.
    Location: Washington Senior Center
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_gift 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Mother's Day Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
    Dads ~ bring your children to the Junior Library to make a special surprise for Mom!
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Feed Your Spirit Book Discussion - Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Reverend Cheryl P. Anderson and Anne-Marie Davenport are leading an uplifting and in-depth book discussion series, Feed Your Spirit. This five-part series focuses on personal and spiritual growth and development. The fourth of the five books to be discussed is the New York Times #1 Bestseller Seat of the Soul. In gracefully written sermonettes with titles like "Evolution," "Light," "Power" and "Addiction," author Gary Zukav makes a bold attempt to fuse so-called New Age wisdom with modern psychology, science and sociopolitical reality. In Seat of the Soul, he leads readers on an inspirational and potentially life-changing journey into the seemingly intangible realm of the spirit. He explains why increased sensory perception will mark the next phase of human evolution, how the power of choice can change ones existence, and how to infuse their life with more compassion, trust, and understanding. Copies of the books will be available at the library circulation desk. All are welcome to join the discussion at any point in the series.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday May 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Women at Work: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Connection to The Gunnery     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Women at Work: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Connection to The Gunnery Thursday, May 15, at 12:00pm Olivia Judd, the 2013-14 Gunn Scholar at The Gunnery, will give a powerpoint presentation in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum as part of the History Bites Lecture Series. The oldest school in town is The Gunnery, which was not only founded as an excellent independent school, but also a platform for antislavery activism. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher, both nationally known abolitionists, sent their children to The Gunnery in the 1850s and 1860s. Ms. Judd will look into the relationship of the Stowe, Beecher, and Gunn families and the impact they made on The Gunnery, Washington, and the nation as a whole. “History Bites” is an annual ten week lunchtime lecture series about topics of local history at different heritage sites throughout Northwestern Connecticut. All lectures, which are free to the public, will be held at noon on Thursdays. Attendees are invited to bring lunch and beverages and dessert will be provided by the hosting organization. Reservations are requested but not required. The theme for this year’s series is “The Way We Worked” and will explore the past, present and future of work in the lives of Connecticut residents. The History Bites lecture series is part of Connecticut at Work, a year-long conversation on the past, present and future of work life in Connecticut created by Connecticut Humanities. Various types of work will be discussed in the programs and will include topics pertaining to industry, agriculture, tourism, and the antiques trade. The 2014 History Bites series is sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Connecticut Community Foundation.
    Location: Wykeham Room
 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
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Sunday May 18, 2014 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM To End All Wars: Music of World War One     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    To End All Wars: Music of World War One Sunday, May 18 at 1:00pm Rick Spencer will perform both well-known and obscure songs of the period along with a discussion of the issues, events, and personalities of First World War. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of World War One, which claimed over 10 million lives and came to be called “The War to End All Wars”. The folk and popular songs of the period were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss, and the fears and hopes of those who were affected. Rick Spencer has been in the historical performance industry for over 25 years. He worked for 20 years as a researcher, historian and presenter of traditional maritime songs and sea chanteys at Mystic Seaport and has performed widely in the United States, Canada and Europe. Rick is best known for his work as a developer and presenter of theme-based historic music programs. He is the former executive director and curator of the Dr. Ashbel Woodward Museum in Franklin, CT.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Washington History Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    The Washington History Club meets at the Washington Senior Center on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m., typically from September to June, to discuss the history of Washington and the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. Participants are asked to bring their photographs and objects that relate to the monthly topic for show and tell. Everyone interested in the history of our town is invited to attend the meetings and share their memories. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot and can be reached at 860-868-0735.
    Location: Washington Senior Center
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Extraordinary Hearts - w/ John A. Elefteriades, MD and hosts Wendell & Florence Minor     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Join us and hosts Wendell & Florence Minor to welcome John A. Elefteriades, MD for a discussion and signing of his latest book Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit. For the first time respected cardiac surgeon Dr. Elefteriades, one of Men’s Health magazine’s ten best doctors in America, shares fascinating stories of his most memorable patients and cases, including Washington, CT artist Wendell Minor. These are stories of courage, miracles, and bravery in the face of challenge, offering a thought-provoking and at times heart-wrenching study of the resilience of both the human body and spirit. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the signing. Dr. John A. Elefteriades is the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is among the most clinically active academic surgeons in the country and serves on multiple scientific advisory and editorial boards. He is the author of many books concerning care of the heart and also the medical thriller Transplant, which was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards as a best first novel.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
nat_stars2 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Library Luminaries     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendy Rhodes   860-868-7586   gunndevelopment@biblio.org
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Feed Your Spirit Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Reverend Cheryl P. Anderson and Anne-Marie Davenport are leading an uplifting and in-depth book discussion series, Feed Your Spirit. This five-part series focuses on personal and spiritual growth and development.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday June 12, 2014 Go To Top
ent_piano 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pianist Will Duchon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday June 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Washington History Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    The Washington History Club meets at the Washington Senior Center on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m., typically from September to June, to discuss the history of Washington and the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. Participants are asked to bring their photographs and objects that relate to the monthly topic for show and tell. Everyone interested in the history of our town is invited to attend the meetings and share their memories. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot and can be reached at 860-868-0735.
    Location: Washington Senior Center
Saturday June 21, 2014 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday House History Hike     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Holiday House History Hike Saturday, June 21, 1:00-3:00pm Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus will lead a hike to the ruins of the Holiday House in the Steep Rock Preserve. Registration is required to attend the hike, as space is limited. Please call Steep Rock to register: 860-868-9131. The Holiday House was a magnificent hotel that once stood on the hillside above the riding ring at Steep Rock Preserve overlooking the Shepaug River. Owned by Edward Van Ingen, and staffed by immigrants, Holiday House was conceived as a vacation retreat for working class women from New York City. The Holiday House was demolished right after World War One due to the declining finances of its owner. Join us for a historical trip back in time as we explore the grandeur of this philanthropic retreat. This hike is approximately 0.75-mile round-trip.
    Location: Steep Rock
Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Music, Medicine & Mozart - Presentation by Vincent de Luise, MD     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Join us as we welcomes physician, educator, author and musician Dr. Vincent de Luise, MD for a fascinating lecture and powerpoint program on music and the relationship of the humanities to medicine. Dr. De Luise’s presentation entitled Mozart's Effect on Us: Inquiries into Music and the Brain will explore the neurology of music, aspects of the brain and music, music and language, Stephen Pinker’s “auditory cheesecake” model, major key, happy minor key, sad myths, dissonances and consonances, the so-called Mozart effect and how the brain itself makes music. Vincent de Luise MD, a graduate of Princeton University and Weill Cornell Medical College, has had a successful 30-year career as an eye physician and surgeon, and was named to “Best Doctors in America”. Currently he is Clinical Asst Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale and Adjunct Clinical Asst Professor of Ophthalmology at WCMC. Dr. de Luise is also deeply involved at the intersection of medicine and the humanities. He serves on the Humanities and Medicine Committee and the Music and Medicine Initiative at WCMC. As a Harvard Fellow, he developed a rubric for medical humanities education. He is a clarinetist and co-founder of the AAO Noontime Concert. He is president of the Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation, is on the Board of the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, and writes frequently about music and the arts and their relationship to healing. Visit Dr. de Luise’s website at www.amusicalvision.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_centennial.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Assassination: 100 Years Later     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    The Assassination: 100 Years Later Saturday, June 28 at 11:00am Dr. Michael Nolan, a professor of European History at Western Connecticut State University, will present a lecture to mark the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austrian Empire, the spark that ignited World War One. On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Serbian nationalist who was a Black Hand Terrorist as they visited the city of Sarajevo. This assassination was the catalyst of World War One, a four year event that claimed the lives of over 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians around the globe. Dr. Nolan will discuss the contentious years leading up to the assassination, how the events of that day unfolded, and the impact the resulting war had on the 20th century. Dr. Nolan is a 2001 graduate of Brandeis University and is the author of The Inverted Mirror: Mythologizing the Enemy in France and Germany, 1898-1914 (New York, Berghahn Books, 2005).
    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday July 10, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM ACQUIRED TASTE - w/ Washington, CT Filmmaker David Ruchman     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday July 14, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - THE AFRICAN QUEEN     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
    Location: Wykeham Room
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Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - A FAREWELL TO ARMS     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - FLYBOYS w/ Director Tony Bill of Washington, CT     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    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
    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 conducted in the library’s Wykeham Room.
    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 conducted in the library’s 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 conducted in the library’s 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 conducted in the library’s 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 conducted in the library’s 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 conducted in the library’s 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.
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