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Saturday July 29, 2017 -  Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Heather Scofield’s “Sans Walls” Exhibit Opens July 29 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery ... Reception July 29 – 12 to 2pm

 

     A dazzling new collection of New England landscapes by noted artist Heather Scofield will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library’s Stairwell     Gallery in Washington, CT from July 29 through September 9. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, July 29 from 12 to 2 PM.

     Scofield’s paintings have been described as kinetic and bold, vibrating with color and movement. “I love to apply color thickly,” she says. “I’m not afraid to break aesthetic conventions.” Her influences include the Impressionists as well as Thomas Hart Benton and Charles Burchfield.

     Even though Scofield grew up in an urban/suburban setting near Cleveland, Ohio her paintings are mostly of rural areas in Connecticut and Maine where she has lived for 20 years. “The landscapes I am intrigued by are full of color and light, of lines and shadows and of sky,” she points out. “I am especially drawn to the sculptural shapes and lines and varied colors of all trees.”

     This exhibit may be viewed during library hours. For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@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 Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.

Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_stage1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Shakespeare on Film Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

John Long, Shakespeare scholar and frequent lecturer in Drama and Film at UConn, will lead a four session screening and discussion on film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays.  This series of Shakespeare plays adapted for film will show different styles and approaches to the original scripts while also illustrating their power and continuing relevance. 

The screenings/discussions scheduled Mondays at 1:00pm

Hamlet - July 31, 2017 Directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, featuring Jean Simmons. (1948).  Not rated / 157 minutes
Henry V – August 7, 2017  - Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh (1989).  Not rated / 138 minutes
Twelfth Night or What You Will – August 14, 2017 - Directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley (1996).  Rated PG / 133 minutes
Richard III – August 21, 2017 - Directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Ian McKellen and features Annette Benning and Jim Broadbent(1995).  Rated R / 104 minutes
 
For more information on John visit his website zeelandproductions.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Our young patrons have worked hard this summer reading and playing.  They deserve to enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae to celebrate their 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. 

 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Last Day of Summer Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Today is the last day for children to bring in their reading journals and get credit for all their efforts this summer.  Prize winners will be notified shortly.  Congratulations on participating in this fun, annual event and good luck!

Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Talk & Signing with Author Roberta Satow Wool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Author Roberta Satow Wool of Washington, CT and Manhattan will offer a talk and book signing on her recently published book, Two Sisters of Coyoacan.  Based on a true story about Leon Trotsky, Two Sisters of Coyoacán brings the conflicts of the artistic, intellectual and political world of New York, Paris and Coyoacán, Mexico in the 1930’s to life.

Lilly and Gertie are Jewish girls from Brooklyn whose parents, like many American Jews, supported the overthrow of the Czarist regime by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Through her college professor, Marxist Philosopher Sidney Hook, Lilly is invited to be John Dewey's assistant and accompanies him to Coyoacán for the proceedings of the Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials. Two Sisters of Coyoacán follows the life of two Jewish sisters who unknowingly become entangled in a plot conceived by Stalin to eliminate a powerful enemy. What happens to these two well-meaning young women from Brooklyn when Trotsky is assassinated? Books will be available for sale and signing. 

Roberta Satow wrote her undergraduate honors thesis in political science at the University of California at Berkeley about Trotsky. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday September 1, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice for Apple Products Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

1st Friday of the Month  -  20 Minute Sessions – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac APPLE PRODUCTS?  Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps, viruses - or something else? This is an opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction with a technology tutor and former apple store specialist. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook - and your questions. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Saturn & NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
Denis Williamson of the Litchfield Hills Astronomy Club delivers a visual presentation Saturn and NASA’s Epic Cassini Spacecraft.
NASA’S Cassini spacecraft is one of the most ambitious efforts in space exploration.Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 2.2 billion miles in seven years to reach Saturn and enter orbit. This September it will take its final measurements and images as it plunges intoSaturn’s atmosphere at 77,000 miles per hour, burning up high above the cloud tops.Over the past 13 years, Cassini’s instruments have returned countless priceless observations and hundreds of thousands of images of the Saturnian system. With imagery, Dennis will share some of Cassini’s amazing discoveries of Saturn – it’s atmosphere, moons, vast rings and much more.  Join us as this mission comes to an end.
For more information visit lhastro.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Sunday September 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Chris Whipple - The Gatekeepers Talk & Book Signing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
We are pleased to welcome acclaimed author, journalist, documentary filmmaker and multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer, Chris Whipple, for a talk and signing of his New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers:  How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.
 
“If you're a political junkie or merely curious, this is the book for you.”
—Tom Brokaw, former anchor, NBC Nightly News
 
The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions—and inactions—have defined the course of our country.
 
What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States—as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. The chiefs of staff, often referred to as "the gatekeepers," wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS's agenda, and—most crucially—enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. 

Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker’s expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution—and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might have been prevented by a more effective chief. 

Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, The Gatekeepers offers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington. Hickory Stick Bookstore will provide books for sale and signing. 
 
CHRIS WHIPPLE is an acclaimed writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and speaker. A multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS's 60 Minutes and ABC's Primetime, he is the chief executive officer of CCWHIP Productions. Most recently, he was the executive producer and writer of Showtime's The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday September 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday October 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
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Friday October 6, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice for Apple Products Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

1st Friday of the Month  -  20 Minute Sessions – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac APPLE PRODUCTS?  Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps, viruses - or something else? This is an opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction with a technology tutor and former apple store specialist. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook - and your questions. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM History of 19th Century American Literature in 5 Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us as we welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.

While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format.  Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance.  Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.

The discussions scheduled Mondays at 10:00am    

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” (1832)  - September 11, 2017
Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (1853) - September 18, 2017
Bret Harte, “The Outcasts Of Poker Flat” (1869) - September 25, 2017 
Charles Chesnutt, “The Wife Of His Youth” (1898) - October 2, 2017 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) - October 16, 2017 
 
For more information on Mark visit his website  bruceandmark.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 10th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus    860-868-7756   info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
   

10th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Groups of visitors will meet at the Museum and be led by Tour Guides dressed in vintage attire along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the Cemetery to meet some of Washington's unforgettable residents from the past. Unique, memorable and familiar citizens from the last century will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell stories of their life; some amusing, some sad, some tragic — even horrific!

Cemetery Tour attendees should come to the Gunn Historical Museum and form a line to get numbered tickets for the tours, handed out on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, and continuing through the evening 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 and 8:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Unfortunately tickets can not be reserved and specific times can't be requested. While there is no fee to attend the Cemetery Tour, donations are greatly appreciated.

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. Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly, and wear comfortable walking shoes. 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.

The rain date for the Cemetery Tour is Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Gunn Historical Museum
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice for Apple Products Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

1st Friday of the Month  -  20 Minute Sessions – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac APPLE PRODUCTS?  Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps, viruses - or something else? This is an opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction with a technology tutor and former apple store specialist. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook - and your questions. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
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