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Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM George Krimsky, Class of 1960: The Cold War at The Gunnery and Beyond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Breese   860-868-7756   info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
   

The Gunn Historical Museum presents George Krimsky, Class of 1960: The Cold War at The Gunnery and Beyond. The Gunnery’s Gunn Scholar, Dana Ross, a student from Moscow, Russia will present her research which stretched from Moscow University and the KGB archives to Mr. Krimsky’s personal archives on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library. Tracing the Cold War through the reminiscences of Gunnery alumni and faculty, a Russian general, a prominent Soviet dissident’s daughter, the Gunnery archives, and interviews with Mr. Krimsky, Ms. Ross has used Mr. Krimsky’s story as the subject around which to build her thesis. Before his death in January 2017, Mr. Krimsky generously shared the considerable archive of materials from his Associated Press posting in Moscow from 1974 -1977 when he became the first western journalist expelled from the Soviet Union after the initiation of detente by US President Nixon’s visit to the USSR in 1973.

https://www.gunnlibrary.org/gunn-museum/    
    Location: Wykeham Room
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Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Connecting w/ E.M. Forster Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Washington CT literary enthusiasts, Kathy Kehoe and Karen Silk will lead two book discussions entitled Connecting with E.M. Forster.  The discussions scheduled, on Forster’s two best-known novels, are Howard’s End (1910) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 4:30pm and A Passage to India (1924) on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 4:30pm.

E. M. Forster is one of the most celebrated British novelists of the 20th century. Howards End and A Passage to India are quite different in theme and setting, but have an important aspect in common.  Both novels take place in a strictly divided society and deal with the insularity of separate communities and their inability to reach beyond their own environment and experience. E. M. Forster strongly believed in the importance of personal relationships and in living a life in which spiritual, physical and emotional aspects are all in harmony by establishing connections with others despite boundaries of gender, class, or petty grievance.  To reach harmony, both within the self and within the society, is what the characters of these novels strive for.  This is not a lecture series and participation will be encouraged.

Copies of the books will be available at the circulation desk three weeks prior to the discussions.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING BRIDGE?
Let us know if you would like to join us, and considering inviting a friend.  
Registration required - Contact Margaret - gunnprograms@biblio.org or 860-868-7586
    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Photograher Sally Mann Documentary Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Famed gallersit and fine arts dealer. Kathy McCarver Root, owner of KMR Arts in Washington Depot, CT will illuminate aspects of the creative process of celebrated photographer Sally Mann before the screenng of the documentary about the artist, What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann.

As one of the world's preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges viewers' values and moral attitudes. Described by Time magazine as "America's greatest photographer," she first came to international prominence in 1992 with Immediate Family, a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her three children. What Remains--Mann's recent series on the myriad aspects of death and decay--is the subject of this documentary.  Running Time 1 hour and 20 minutes.

"One of the most exquisitely intimate portraits not only of an artist's process, but also of a marriage and a life." --The New York Times

Sponsored by the Washington Art Association - Visit www.washingtonartassociation.org

For more information on Kathy and KMR visit kmrarts.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday June 2, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two's Time offers beginning interactive activites for 2 year olds.  Simple stories, flannel board, music and crafts will engage your young one and give you both a chance to socialize.

 
elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice 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
 
misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year old children and their caregivers will enjoy this  program designed for social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, exploration of rhythm and sound, simple arts and crafts and just a fun, relaxed opportunity to meet new people or old friends.

Saturday June 3, 2017 -  Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Anita Healy’s First Solo Show -- “Breathe”
June 3 through July 22
Reception June 17, 12p-2p

Gunn Memorial Library announces the opening of “Breathe,” the first solo show by local painter Anita Healy.

“’Just breathe Neetie.’ Those were my mother’s words to me throughout my childhood as I battled asthma,” says Healy explaining the show’s title. “So, what does my asthma and the tight living quarters of my childhood have to do with my art?” asks Healy who grew up with five sisters in a Naugatuck apartment.  “Everything! When selecting landscapes, I seek out locations that are broad and open, letting in air and light. They are places where you can fill your lungs with clean, crisp, rejuvenating air.”

Healy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and holds a Masters degree from Fairfield University. She spent a fulfilling career in education as a teacher, guidance counselor and middle school principal. Since 2006, she has studied with Patricia Keville Fogel at the Washington Art Association and with Cape Cod Master Plein Air painter Rosalie Nadeau.

For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunnstaff@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 June 3, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Craft Smorgasbord Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: l   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

All sorts of colorful and simple crafts will be offered to tempt a child's creative interests.  Drop in and enjoy the chance to use the library's supplies, all provided for free!

Sunday June 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_democratic_donkey.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM What's All the Fuss About the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Peg Carew Toledo, Chair of the Ninth Circuit Advisory Board, will discuss the role of the federal appellate courts in our democracy. She will focus on the pending legislation to divide the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the recent media coverage regarding decisions by the Ninth Circuit with respect to President Trump’s executive orders

Peg Carew Toledo is the principal of Peg Carew Toledo, Law Corporation in Roseville, California.   She is a certified appellate specialist.  She has over 20 years of experience as a California litigator.  Every year since 2010, Peg has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer® for appellate law.  Ms. Toledo currently volunteers her time to serve as Chair of the Ninth Circuit Advisory Board.  Previously, she was the Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee and a member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee.  Peg graduated with great distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and received her B.A. with honors in Latin American Studies from Duke University.  Peg spent her childhood in Roxbury and Washington and attended the local public schools. She currently divides her time between Connecticut and California.

Sponsored by the Washington Democratic Town Committee. Registration is requested. Please email: washingtonctdems.org 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coping with Critical Incidents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Rev. Linda S. Williams, Senior Pastor at Salem Covenant Church in Washington, CT, will deliver an interactive presentation Coping with Critical Incidents. 

It comes unexpected and uninvited: the phone call, the knock at the door, the pronouncement from the doctor, the sudden jarring. Everyone knows someone who has experienced a critical incident in their lives – an event which only a few minutes before would have been unimaginable. What happens in these moments for the body, the mind and the spirit? What do people most need in these first hours? How should we as family, friends or neighbors best respond? What can we do to help? What should we do or not do, say or not say to cause further harm?  What’s a normal reaction and what isn’t in times of trauma? This program will offer some insight to these questions and will also cover practical ways to offer comfort and help to our friends and loved ones when their world is shaken.

For more information about Linda visit www.salemcovenantchurch.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two's Time offers beginning interactive activites for 2 year olds.  Simple stories, flannel board, music and crafts will engage your young one and give you both a chance to socialize.

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misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year old children and their caregivers will enjoy this  program designed for social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, exploration of rhythm and sound, simple arts and crafts and just a fun, relaxed opportunity to meet new people or old friends.

Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie Matinee -Rock Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Enjoy an afternoon movie matinee featuring" Rock Dog".  When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fullfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events. Rated PG - 90 minutes.  Popcorn will be served.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Connecting w/ E.M. Forster Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Washington CT literary enthusiasts, Kathy Kehoe and Karen Silk will lead two book discussions entitled Connecting with E.M. Forster.  The discussions scheduled, on Forster’s two best-known novels, are Howard’s End (1910) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 4:30pm and A Passage to India (1924) on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 4:30pm.

E. M. Forster is one of the most celebrated British novelists of the 20th century. Howards End and A Passage to India are quite different in theme and setting, but have an important aspect in common.  Both novels take place in a strictly divided society and deal with the insularity of separate communities and their inability to reach beyond their own environment and experience. E. M. Forster strongly believed in the importance of personal relationships and in living a life in which spiritual, physical and emotional aspects are all in harmony by establishing connections with others despite boundaries of gender, class, or petty grievance.  To reach harmony, both within the self and within the society, is what the characters of these novels strive for.  This is not a lecture series and participation will be encouraged.

Copies of the books will be available at the circulation desk three weeks prior to the discussions.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING BRIDGE?  
Let us know if you would like to join us, and considering inviting a friend.  
Registration required - Contact Margaret - gunnprograms@biblio.org or 860-868-7586
    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday June 16, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two's Time offers beginning interactive activites for 2 year olds.  Simple stories, flannel board, music and crafts will engage your young one and give you both a chance to socialize.

 
misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year old children and their caregivers will enjoy this  program designed for social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, exploration of rhythm and sound, simple arts and crafts and just a fun, relaxed opportunity to meet new people or old friends.

Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
anim_spider 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Bugs Galore Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Drop in and enjoy a selection of bug craft materials which will be on hand for children to create wiggly, squiggly creations using their personal style.

Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Masters of Self Portraiture & Their Legacy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Vincent P. de Luise, MD will give an illustrated talk entitled Upon Reflection: Masters of Self-Portraiture - Rembrandt, Durer and their Legacy.  Why does an artist choose to paint their reflection? What aspects of personality and psychology is an artist trying to capture by portraying their own visage?  How do artists paint their hands when they are in the act of painting? What does self-portraiture tell us about the artists themselves? Why did two artists- Durer and Rembrandt paint themselves so frequently?  Dr. Vincent de Luise will discuss these visual perceptual issues and the optics of self-portraiture, with specific reference to Albrecht Dürer’s remarkable self-portraits beginning in his teen-age years in the 1490s, and Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn’s evolution of the technique of self-portraiture in the 17th century. The lecture will include an analysis of self-portraiture over the centuries, including works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Titian, Gentileschi, Velazquez, Goya, Manet and van Gogh.  For more information about Vincent visit amusicalvision.blogspot.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday June 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM Summer Reading signups begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

"Build a Better World" is this year's theme for the Summer Reading Program.  Registration begins today and continues throughout the summer.  Children will receive a  reading journal to record time spent reading - or being read to.  Tickets will be awarded for each hour of reading and can be used as chances to win prizes donated by local business patrons. 

 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Two's Time Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Two's Time offers beginning interactive activites for 2 year olds.  Simple stories, flannel board, music and crafts will engage your young one and give you both a chance to socialize.

 
misc_kidsreading 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Three and four year old children and their caregivers will enjoy this  program designed for social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, exploration of rhythm and sound, simple arts and crafts and just a fun, relaxed opportunity to meet new people or old friends.

Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BINGO! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Children may try their skill - or is it luck? - with this always fun universal game.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

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Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Morning Movie - Call the library for more information.

 
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Movie Matinee - Call the library for more information.

Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Morning Movie - Call the library for more information.

 
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Movie Matinee - please call the library for more information

Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice 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 August 4, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer_apple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One-on-One Tech Advice 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
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