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Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
trans_ambulance 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Washington Ambulance Association Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

The Washington Ambulance Association is an independent non-profit ambulance service founded by the Lions Club of Washington in 1942.  They are highly trained and dedicated volunteers who serve the town and neighboring communities.  They will visit the library with their ambulance and share what it is like to be on an ambulance crew along with some simple safety and first aid.  See how even children can build a better world as a community volunteer!

Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Gunn Memorial Library Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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.

Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Seek and Find Picture Puzzles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Get your summer brains moving with some challenging Seek and Find Picture Puzzles.  

How observant are you?

Sunday July 30, 2017 Go To Top
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Life in Parts - A Conversation with actor John Douglas Thompson & The Shakespeare Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us for a conversation with one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of our time, John Douglas Thompson. Just off his performance of Caius Cassius in Julius Caesar in New York’s Central Park, and just before his much anticipated portrayal of Hamlet at San Francisco’s ACT, John will sit down with Michael Sexton, the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Society, for an extended discussion of these and other roles he has played during his illustrious career, including Macbeth, Othello, and Richard III.

Attendees should pre-register for this special event.  A reception will follow the discussion

For more information visit:  www.shakespearesociety.org

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday July 31, 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. 

Hamlet – Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, featuring Jean Simmons. (1948).  Not rated / 157 minutes

Henry V – Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh (1989).  Not rated / 138 minutes

Twelfth Night or What You Will – Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 1pm -Directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley (1996).  Rated PG / 133 minutes

Richard III – Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Ian McKellen and features Annette Benning and Jim Broadbent(1995).  Rated R / 104 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cardboard Construction Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Take a mountain of different size cardboard boxes; some duct tape, markers and scissors. Add some creativity and imagination and presto….  made a robot, spaceship, truck, house, and more!  Children can build ANYTHING!  All supplies provided.

Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Smart but Scattered? Helping Your Child Succeed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Helen H. Waldron, M.Ed., Educational Therapist, Principal for Waldron Education, LLC and Director of Admissions at Oxford Academy, will present Smart but Scattered? Helping Your Child Succeed. 

Many gifted learners meet with difficulties such as planning, organizing, time management and emotional control.  They lose important school work, are known for "dawdling" and just can't seem to keep their act together.  Recent research shows that these highly intelligent, often misunderstood, students have the brain and desire to succeed but may lack or lag behind in crucial “Executive Function Skills”-- the fundamental neurodevelopment habits of the mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions.

Participants will learn about strategies for various executive function challenges. They will be introduced to easy-to-follow steps to identify the child’s strengths and weaknesses, explore activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills and problem solve daily routines.  Small changes can add up to big improvements.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday August 4, 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 August 7, 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. 

Hamlet – Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, featuring Jean Simmons. (1948).  Not rated / 157 minutes

Henry V – Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh (1989).  Not rated / 138 minutes

Twelfth Night or What You Will – Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 1pm -Directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley (1996).  Rated PG / 133 minutes

Richard III – Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Ian McKellen and features Annette Benning and Jim Broadbent(1995).  Rated R / 104 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Agriculture and Nature Summer Exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children should bring in a sample of summer bounty to show and share.  We hope they will tell us a little bit about it.  Try to find something unusual.  We will leave them on display for one week. It can be something from a garden, the woods or beach.  No live animals or bugs please.  Remember to always respect nature.   We will also have some garden fresh vegetables to dissect and examine and finally prepare into a delicious, healthy snack to be enjoyed by all.

Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM On the Path of a Genius: Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in CT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

David Leff, local author, poet historian and past recipient of the Olmsted Scholars Award,  will guide participants on a special journey, with verbal and pictorial imagery.  Mr. Leff will recount the fascinating story of Olmsted, America's "father of landscape architecture."  Born in Hartford, CT in 1822, Olmsted went on to design major parks in New York (Central and Prospect Parks), Boston, Washington D.C., and outdoor national treasures in many other cities.  Among his Connecticut designs, Leff will take us to Seaside and Beardsley Parks in Bridgeport, Walnut Hill in New Britain, and the Institute of Living campus in Hartford.  Learn how Olmsted’s formative years in his native state influenced his brilliantly executed and far-seeing designs.  Discover how this master park maker was able to create a sense of nature in the densest urban areas, and why his designs are enduring a century-and-a-half later.  For more information visit www.davidleff.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
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Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tea for Two Hundred Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: LISA BREESE   860-868-7756   info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
   

Come help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Tea for Two Hundred! You will revel in an afternoon of delicious food, wine and dancing to the music of the legendary “Beehive Queen” Christine Ohlman. Guest of Honor is Sheila Nevins, American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films. Shop the eclectic Silent Auction. Enter the fabulous hat contest and be judged by Laura Daly, a master milliner who makes handcrafted hats for any season. 

Dress code is summer white attire. This garden party benefit will be held in the beautiful gardens of the Washington home of Mr. Gael Hammer and Mr. Gary Goodwin. This year the proceeds will benefit the Gunn Historical Museum and Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury.

For tickets call the Tea for Two Hundred ticket line at 860-717-0695 or send a check for $75 per ticket to: Tea for Two Hundred c/o Gunn Historical Museum PO Box 1419, Washington, CT 06793. Tickets will be held for you at the door""

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Monday August 14, 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. 

Hamlet – Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, featuring Jean Simmons. (1948).  Not rated / 157 minutes

Henry V – Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh (1989).  Not rated / 138 minutes

Twelfth Night or What You Will – Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 1pm -Directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley (1996).  Rated PG / 133 minutes

Richard III – Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Ian McKellen and features Annette Benning and Jim Broadbent (1995).  Rated R / 104 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
school_microscope 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM STEM Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math will be presented as fun and games!  Stations will be set up throughout the Junior Library for children to explore and play.  Use a microscope to examine bugs and other materials.  Play with magnets or Snap Circuits.  Do simple experiments with sponges and water to test absorption.  Test chemical reactions with common and safe household products.  Build a bridge or a catapult out of popsicle sticks.  Pattern blocks and LEGO will also be available.  Coins and other counting and sorting objects will make math fun.   See what science can do to spark a child’s interest.  Who knows what hidden talent will appear to help build a better world!

Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
rec_dance1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tai Chi / Qigong with Jampa Stewart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Jampa Mackenzie Stewart of Valley Spirit Cooperative and Wellness Center in Washington, CT presents Tai Chi/QiGong - An Introduction. Tai Chi/QiGong helps develop physical and mental fitness and find a new harmony of the mind, body and spirit using this ancient Chinese art. Starting with basic movements, warm up techniques and breathing exercises, participants will learn a set of flowing natural movements done slowly w/ calmness, balance and awareness. Appropriate for people of all ages and physical fitness levels.  Just wear loose fitting clothing, flat shoes and you’ll be good to go. For more information on Jampa and Valley Spirit visit www.valleyspiritcoop.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
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. 

Hamlet – Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, featuring Jean Simmons. (1948).  Not rated / 157 minutes

Henry V – Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh (1989).  Not rated / 138 minutes

Twelfth Night or What You Will – Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 1pm -Directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley (1996).  Rated PG / 133 minutes

Richard III – Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 1pm - Directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Ian McKellen and features Annette Benning and Jim Broadbent(1995).  Rated R / 104 minutes

    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!

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
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
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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