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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.            

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
   

Don't miss this heart pounding show!  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.  She will defy gravity with her daring acrobatics, and amaze you with her talent at 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.

Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 4H Presents- Sugar High     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   


Is there such a thing as too much sugar?? We will be exploring foods that have sugar and the science that goes with them! Which foods do you think have the most sugar? What science experiments can you create with candy? We’ll figure this out and more!  This program is best suited for ages 5 and older.

 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Life is Now w/ Certified Life Coach Sarah Hamilton     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Certified Life Coach, Sarah Hamilton of Washington, CT offers a presentation, Life is Now. 

Sarah specializes in heart-centered communication by helping others transform their lives by transforming their thoughts.  She focuses on helping people, many of whom have been diagnosed with life altering illnesses, by focusing them on living in the moment.  Throughout this process, many make sustainable changes in their lives as well as their health and recovery.   

In this program participants will learn some key steps to starting on a path to staying present. They will receive the tools to stop cyclical thinking, and bringing one into the present moment. She will ask key questions about experiencing the ’now’ and what judgement could be being placed on it.  How one thinks and the choices made can either support health or tear it down. The only thing in life we can truly control is the way we think and our subsequent actions.  As the adage states, ”Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present!

For more information visit www.sarah-hamilton.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Reading with Rover     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   


 Children enjoy practising their reading in front of a soft and loving therapy dog - Sunny.  Sign up for a 15 minute session.  
 

Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Traveler Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

A summer film series, World Traveler, will be featured six consecutive Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 2016. The selections, rated as some of the best travel films, each have the ability to sweep the viewer to another destination.  They are especially captivating, with well told stories evoking the magic of travel and possess beautiful scenery pleasing to the senses. 

Monday, July 11, 2016 – If It’s Tuesday, This Must be Belgium

Americans are notorious for their 11-countries-in-two-weeks group approach to visiting Europe, and no movie satirizes that better than this. Ian McShane stars as the young British tour guide tasked with schlepping about a dozen Americans (one of whom he finds himself falling for) around the Continent, and amid the jokes there’s a surprisingly sweet undercurrent. Oh, and they do end up making it to Belgium. Not rated/Running time 1hr. 39 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
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. This is a fantastic sport for all ages that will keep your body and mind fit and ready for action. The audience will be invited to join in and even try their hand (no pun intended) - or foot- at breaking boards.

Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_rivers 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4H Presents- Just Floating Around     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   


A current topic is WATER! Too much…Too little….Never where we need it! Water is one of the most crucial issues that we, as a population, will need to deal with. So what can the kids do to help? We will look at how water and plastic interact in an ecosystem and what the kids can do to make a positive impact on their environment!  This program best suited to children ages 5 and older.
 

Saturday July 16, 2016 -  Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Harvey Yaverbaum’s Photographic exhibit opens July 16th in Stairwell Gallery–Reception July 16 3-5     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Morrissey   860-868-1804   gunnstaff@biblio.org
   

Olio, A First Public Showing

Olio is an exhibit of many of Harvey Yaverbaum’s color photographs taken in natural light.

The exhibition, which will be on display for six weeks starting on July 16 and ending August 27 is intended to be representative of the broad range of approaches with which he has experimented over the past two decades; it runs the gamut from landscapes to abstracts.

Harvey, a retired Manhattan real estate attorney and professor who now resides in Roxbury, was born in Brooklyn where he grew up not far from Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer and Woody Allen, facts that he contends are not relevant to his work. 

Harvey says “I’ve been fascinated with photography ever since my grandmother gave me a ‘Brownie’ with which I sought to immortalize a polar bear in the Prospect Park Zoo.”

            His interest was heightened when he experimented with a Polaroid Land Camera that he received as a bar mitzvah gift and, when less expensive color slides became available, his three children served as unknowing (or, more often, uncontrollable) subjects; it was cemented when he gained the freedom to travel, seriously overloaded with equipment.  Harvey reluctantly converted from film photography about seven years ago and is now pleased that he shoots exclusively using a medium format digital camera.

When compelled to describe his aesthetic, he says that it is broad ranging, but for the most part focuses on the importance of color and on composition that seeks to display the commonplace and isolated details, as he finds them, in a new light.

This exhibit may be viewed during library hours. For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunn@biblio.org . The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT.  For library hours and to learn more about our programs and events visit our website gunnlibrary.org

Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading with Rover     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda and Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   


 Children enjoy practising their reading in front of a soft and loving therapy dog - Sunny.  Sign up for a 15 minute session.  
 

Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Traveler Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

A summer film series, World Traveler, will be featured six consecutive Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 2016. 

The selections, rated as some of the best travel films, each have the ability to sweep the viewer to another destination.  They are especially captivating, with well told stories evoking the magic of travel and possess beautiful scenery pleasing to the senses. 

Monday, July 18, 2016 – Before Sunrise

In this ode to impromptu romance—and travel—Ethan Hawke is an American riding on a Eurail pass, and Julie Delpy is a Parisian returning home from Budapest. On a whim, they disembark in Vienna for the day. Strolling along the Danube and through a beautiful dream world of backlit buildings at night, they trade hopes and jokes, and establish an intense intimacy. What will come next doesn't matter, the film is about the little details that add up to a lifelong memory.  Rated R/1 hr. 45 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga with Molly Leonard     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Local mom, Molly Leonard, will lead this simple introduction to yoga.  Experience the benefits  stretching and relaxing can have on your physical amd metal health.  Yoga is exercise amyone can accomplish.  It will improve flexibility and help you cope with stress and find inner peace and happiness!  No experience needed.           

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Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Traveler Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

A summer film series, World Traveler, will be featured six consecutive Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 2016 at 1:00pm. 

The selections, rated as some of the best travel films, each have the ability to sweep the viewer to another destination.  They are especially captivating, with well told stories evoking the magic of travel and possess beautiful scenery pleasing to the senses. 

Monday, July 25, 2016 – Hundred Foot Journey

Starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren this uplifting story bursts with flavor, passion and heart. When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France (Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to all-out war between the two establishments. Rated PG/2hrs. 2 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
food_strawberry 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fuel Your Body     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Join local nutrition expert, Michelle Sisk, as she leads this hands on workshop about food groups and eating healthy.  We will learn what foods are "healthy" and "not healthy" so children can make better food choices.  This will be done through games and a craft.  We will also make a food rainbow fruit kabob that can be eaten as a "healthy" snack for the evening.  Learn to fuel your body with powerful vitamins and minerals that actually taste good!  All ingredients provided.  Please sign up to attend so we can supply the right amount of fruit.  Program attendance will be limited.

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Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Traveler Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

A summer film series, World Traveler, will be featured six consecutive Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 2016. 

The selections, rated as some of the best travel films, each have the ability to sweep the viewer to another destination.  They are especially captivating, with well told stories evoking the magic of travel and possess beautiful scenery pleasing to the senses. 

Monday, August 1, 2016 – Room with a View

In this lush Merchant Ivory romance, Helena Bonham Carter stars as a wasp-waisted English rose traveling to Italy with her older relative Charlotte (Maggie Smith). Once Lucy and Charlotte hit Florence, they're dismayed to find their hotel room doesn't have a view of the Arno; when they agree to switch rooms with an eccentric father and son, this simple gesture sets off a chain of events (including a rakish smooch in the gorgeous Italian countryside) that upend Lucy's staid life. It's proof that changing your point of view really does make a difference. Unrated/1 hr. 57 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
rec_generic 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wacky Olympics     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Test your skills with these wacky Olympic challenges.  Pit yourself against others or just try to beat your own best score in events like Track and Field, Gymnastics, Badminton, Basketballl, Weightligting and more - to go for the gold!  No previous training required.  All ages, sizes ans skill levels welcome.  Medals will be awarded.

WARNING: this is not your ordinary Olympics - it's WACKY!!!

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Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chinese Medicine & Women's Health     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Kenneth Hoffman, medical director and founder of Sophia Natural Health Center will present “Introduction to Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health.”  Dr. Ken will speak about holistic approaches and natural alternatives to women’s health related to anti-aging, hormone imbalances, menopause, osteoporosis, heart and breast health, weight loss, and stress.

Ken Hoffman trained in Taiwan under the tutelage of a Taoist medical and qi gong master, learning the art of Chinese medical healing.  He graduated from a program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine after studying Chinese Medicine, and finished his clinical internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.  He opened SOPHIA 12 years ago. The system of Medicine he has founded, Integrative Natural Medicine, is a unique blend of his years of experience and combines the best of eastern medicine and modern functional medical sciences. He is the host of the local radio show, “The Natural Medicine Connection” He is also co-author of the book “Essential Remedies for Women’s Health” a compendium of healthy advice and information specifically for women’s issues. 

For more information on Kenneth and Sophia Natural Health visit www.inm.center

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Traveler Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

A summer film series, World Traveler, will be featured six consecutive Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 2016. 

The selections, rated as some of the best travel films, each have the ability to sweep the viewer to another destination.  They are especially captivating, with well told stories evoking the magic of travel and possess beautiful scenery pleasing to the senses. 

Monday, August 8, 2016 – The Trip

Not quite a buddy comedy—you get the sense that the characters played by British comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan may not even like each other very much—this meandering 2010 film is hilarious nevertheless. Brydon and Coogan road-trip through England to dine in fancy restaurants, all the while one-upping each other’s jokes and pondering the meaning of life, death, and relationships.  .  Not rated/1 hr. 52 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_golf02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Mini Golf Challenge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Golf is usually not an indoor sport, nor one played in a library!  However, this evening children will have the chance to putt our lightweight plastic balls through various obstacles throughout the Junior Library trying to get a winning score.  Is that a high number or low?  Learn a lttle about the game and be able to practice putting and chipping to get your stroke almost as good as Tiger Woods!

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Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Design Expert & Author Susanna Salk     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Design expert, stylist and author Susanna Salk, of New Preston, will offer a visual presentation on her newly released book, It’s the Little Things. Creating Big Moments in Your Home through the Stylish Small Stuff.  

This jewel of a decorating book looks at the design details that make up a room’s decor, the stylish little touches that can help any room transcend the ordinary. Featuring beautiful design vignettes and arrangements, Susanna inspires readers to be personal and artful with decorating choices, creating spaces that reflect ones personality.

This book celebrates how chic design can be when expressed through personal details and provides a wealth of vignettes to inspire home owners and designers. It shows us how to display our beloved objects to create sophisticated interiors. With interiors by some of the world’s top designers, such as Alessandra Branca, Bunny Williams, John Derian, and India Hicks, among others, and with Salk’s encouraging design tips, It’s the Little Things inspires us to slow down and pay attention to the details that can add richness and personality to any interior.

Visit www.susannasalk.com for more informationThe Hickory Stick Bookstore will provide books for sale and signing.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_dia Last Day of Summer Reading     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

This is the last day to get credit for all the reading you've done this summer.  Bring in your journals and receive your tickets.  Prize winners will be drawn next week.

Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Traveler Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

A summer film series, World Traveler, will be featured six consecutive Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 2016. 

The selections, rated as some of the best travel films, each have the ability to sweep the viewer to another destination.  They are especially captivating, with well told stories evoking the magic of travel and possess beautiful scenery pleasing to the senses. 

Monday, August 15, 2016 – Two for the Road  

Travel is a constant theme in this romantic dramedy about a married couple, played by Albert Finney and Aubrey Hepburn. The movie starts off with a road trip to Saint-Tropez, and as they drive through France, the audience is treated to flashbacks of previous trips that have affected their relationship.  Not rated/Running time 1hr. 51 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ice Cream Social     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

You worked hard this summer reading and playing.  You deserve to enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae to celebrate your reading success.  Share this festive celebration with the many Summer Reading program participants who have also improved their reading skills over the summer.  Stick around for BINGO after enjoying your ice cream.

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Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
med_caduceus 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Understanding Medicare w/ Margaret Ackley     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Licensed Health Insurance Professional, Margaret Foran Ackley will deliver an informative presentation on Medicare Health Plan options. 

This program is designed to help learn the basics of Medicare and aid in making informed health care decisions. It will detail different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about coverage options and finding coverage that best meets their health and financial needs. Appropriate for those applying for the first time or for members considering their current coverage.  Each attendee will receive a copy an easy-to-use reference guide for understanding Medicare options and Medicare frequently used language. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
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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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