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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

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. 

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. 

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.

 
nat_flower01 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tea for 200     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Louise van Tartwijk   860-868-7756   teafor200@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
   

The 19th annual Tea for Two Hundred garden party gala benefit will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00pm in the beautiful gardens of the Washington Depot home of Mr. Gael Hammer and Mr. Gary Goodwin. The tea, attracting people from all over New England, is widely considered Litchfield County’s social event of the summer season. This year the Tea for Two Hundred will be honoring Washington resident George Schoellkopf and the Hollister House Garden.  Guests will be able to dance in the garden to the music of the legendary “Beehive Queen” Christine Ohlman, shop the fabled and eclectic Silent Auction, and enter the dazzling Crazy Hat contest. The dress code is traditional white or creative vintage.

The proceeds of the Tea for Two Hundred will benefit two local nonprofit organizations; The Gunn Historical Museum of Washington, well known throughout the State of Connecticut for its excellent award winning exhibitions, and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury (IAM) a nonprofit agency offering unconditional critical support services to families facing the nutritional and physical challenges of living with HIV/AIDS.

Tickets to the Tea for Two Hundred are $75, and are available online at gunnhistoricalmuseum.org, or by calling the Museum at 860-868-7756. The address of the party is 63 River Road, Washington Depot. Parking, however, is encouraged at the Washington Primary School located at 11 School Street in Washington Depot. There will be shuttle buses available to bring guests the short distance to the party.

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Sunday August 14, 2016 Go To Top
ent_stage1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Shakespeare     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

This special event with scenes from Shakespeare’s effervescent comedy, As You Like It, will be performed by The Shakespeare Society and The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Join us for an afternoon of performance and conversation with the Artistic Directors of The Shakespeare Society and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Michael Sexton and Davis McCallum, along with cast members of HVSF’s boisterous and creative production of the play, currently running at the stunning Boscobel House and Gardens, overlooking the Hudson River. As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful, life- and love-affirming comedies. Come to the Forest of Arden with Rosalind, Orlando, and the other “country copulatives,” who will perform scenes from the play.  A reception will follow.

For more information on these organizations  http://www.shakespearesociety.org/become-a-member.html and http://hvshakespeare.org/

    Location: Wykeham Room
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. 

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 August 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones alk     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

New York Times best-selling author, Rich Cohen delivers a talk and signing for his recently released book, The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones. 

Cohen, also a co-writer of the HBO series Vinyl with Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, tells his best Stones stories in this book.  While writing for Rolling Stone, Rich Cohen got an enviable assignment: basically, to embed himself with The Rolling Stones during their tour behind Voodoo Lounge. It was the start of a relationship that's given Cohen a unique vantage point to write this new Stones panoramic narrative history, giving readers a new understanding of the Rolling Stones.   

The story begins at the beginning: the fateful meeting of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on a train platform in 1961—and goes on to span decades, with a focus on the golden run—from the albums Beggars Banquet (1968) to Exile on Main Street (1972)—when the Stones were prolific and innovative and at the height of their powers. Cohen is equally as good on the low points as the highs, and he puts his finger on the moments that not only defined the Stones as gifted musicians schooled in the blues and arguably the most innovative songwriters of their generation, but as the avatars of so much in our modern culture and the greatest rock “n’ roll band of all time. 

The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones makes you want to listen to every song in your library anew and search out the obscure gems that you’ve yet to hear. The music, together with Cohen’s fresh and galvanizing consideration of the band, will define, once and forever, why the Stones will always matter.

For more information on Rich visit: authorrichcohen.com

The Hickory Stick Book Store will provide books for sale and signing. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
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
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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