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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.

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
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
med_caduceus 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Understanding the Basics of Medicare     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

We welcome Licensed Health Insurance Professional Margaret Foran Ackley for a presentation entitled Understanding the Basics of Medicare.

Ms. Ackley will deliver a brief PowerPoint program and discuss details of enrolling in Medicare.  Appropriate for those applying for the first time or for members considering their current coverage.

This program is designed to help learn the basics of Medicare and help make 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.  Each attendee will receive “Medicare Guide”, an easy-to-use reference for understanding Medicare options and Medicare frequently used language. 

Margaret Foran Ackley MBA, LHLP, CLTC is the principal of Ackley Insurance Agency servicing Litchfield County.  She is a community speaker on Medicare Made Easy and specializes in the personal approach of taking the mystery out of Medicare options. 

    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
   

Reverend Cheryl P. Anderson is leading an uplifting and in-depth book discussion, entitled Feed Your Spirit, focusing on personal and spiritual growth & development.

In The Book of Forgiving Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation.

They lay out the simple but profound truths about the significance of forgiveness, how it works, why everyone needs to know how to grant it and receive it, and why granting forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves when we have been wronged. They explain the four-step process of forgiveness—Telling the Story, Naming the Hurt, Granting Forgiveness, and Renewing or Releasing the Relationship—as well as offer meditations, exercises, and prayers to guide the reader along the way.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 7th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Costumed guides will lead groups of visitors every eight minutes from the Gunn Museum to the Washington Green Cemetery where the town's departed citizens will be stationed at their gravestones to tell their tales of tragedy and triumph. Tour groups will follow a magical path of 1,000 luminaries spanning a quarter mile through the shadowy cemetery and hear the lively and dramatic stories of Washington's residents from the World War One era. The costumed character actors stationed at each gravestone will share their perilous tales of military service during The Great War as soldiers and nurses, fascinating accounts of what was happening on the home front in Washington, and much more. The tours depart from the Museum in groups of eighteen people every 8 minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Numbers for the tours are handed out at the Museum starting at 6:15pm on Friday. A Halloween themed movie will be shown, and treats will be served, in the Library's Wykeham Room as you wait for your tour group to depart. The Museum will also be open for viewing of the World War One exhibit. The cemetery is dark and cold, please bring a flashlight with you and dress warmly! While this event is free, donations are greatly appreciated. The rain date is Sunday October 26. The Gunn Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, in Washington, Connecticut. Parking at the Gunn is limited, please use nearby lots and side streets. Call 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.
    Location: Museum
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