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Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Eric Lehman: Becoming Tom Thumb:...P.T. Barnum, & the Dawn of American Celebrity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part of the Scoville  Series Uniquely American:  19th century Amusements and Entertainment

When P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut hotel in 1843, one of the most important partnerships in entertainment history was born. With Barnum’s promotional skills and the miniature Stratton’s comedic talents, they charmed a Who’s Who of the 19th century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln. Adored worldwide as “General Tom Thumb,” Stratton played to sold-out shows for almost forty years. Becoming Tom Thumb tells the full story of this iconic figure for the first time. It details his triumphs on the New York stage, his epic celebrity wedding, and his around-the-world tour.

Eric  Lehman teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport, and has published hundreds of stories, essays, and reviews in dozens of newspapers, journals and magazines. He is the author of eight books, including Afoot in Connecticut, Literary Connecticut, and Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity.

 

Look for our Coney Island Talk in December, and our bus trip with Noble Horizons to the Coney Island Show at  the Wadsworth Athenaeum on Thursday January 26, 2015

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Scoville Film Society, the Alamo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

John Wayne directs and plays Davy Crockett. The year is 1836, and the Americans defend the fort against the raiding Mexicans with dire results. Cast includes Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Chill Wils and Frankie Avalon. (161 minutes)

 

Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Campaigns That Drive Action: Newsletters & Announcements. Matt Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented in collaboration with the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere, and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session from Matt Service and Constant Contact will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective.

Matthew Service, President of Service Internet Solutions, LLC, with more than thirty years of business experience  is a frequent presenter on Internet related topics and is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. Matt serves on the Board of Directors of The Hundred Club of Connecticut and Operation Fuel, and is a member of Search Engine Marketing New England, CT Technology Council and National Association of Manufacturers.

You  may preregister at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o8yj8vn6&oeidk=a07e9s33sija0369b8d

Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  

 

Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Saturday Book Club, Harvest by Jim Crace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 On the morning after harvest, the inhabitants of a remote English agrarian community awaken looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting at their landowner's table. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns of smoke, replacing pleasurable anticipation with alarm and suspicion.  In effortless and tender prose, Jim Crace details the unraveling of a pastoral idyll in the wake of economic progress. His tale is timeless and unsettling, framed by a beautifully evoked world that will linger in your memory long after you finish reading. Led by Diana King.

Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Geoffrey Rossano, Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S.Ingalls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part of Scoville series The Centenary of World War I 

Hero of the Angry Sky draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story. David S. Ingalls was a prolific writer, and virtually all of his World War I aviation career is covered, from the teenager’s early, informal training in Palm Beach, Florida, to his exhilarating and terrifying missions over the Western Front. Geoffrey Rossano details the career of the U.S. Navy’s most successful combat flyer from that first great world conflict.

Rossano is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of North Carolina, he is now an  instructor of history at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut. He is the author/editor of The Price of Honor: The World War One Letters of Naval Aviator Kenneth MacLeish; Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I and Built to Serve: Connecticut’s National Guard Armories, 1865–1940, as well as numerous articles and papers in the fields of maritime, military, and aviation history. He is the winner of the 2013 Arthur Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature.

 

Lindbergh and Ingalls

Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Author Leonard Adkins presents Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: N.J., N.Y. & Conn. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


 

 Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut

“The Habitual Hiker,” Leonard Adkins will talk about his  new book  Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, recently released by Arcadia Press and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy,  and present  a multimedia program  accompanied by Appalachian folk music. Selected from the archives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the National Park Service, state archives, historical societies, environmental organizations, and local Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs, the approximately 200 vintage photographs  provide a look at life in the mountains before and during the trail’s creation.

Mr. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times, walked more than 19,000 miles in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean, and is the author of 18 books about the outdoors and travel, including The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor’s Companion, and Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail. He has aided the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in protecting endangered plants by being a Natural Heritage Monitor and a ridgerunner.

 

 

Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  

 

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Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Peter Vermilyea, The Salisbury Asylum and the New England Town Farm Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Salisbury Association Historical Society presents Peter Vermilyea, The Salisbury Asylum and the New England Town Farm Movement

While our colonial ancestors are often held up as models of rugged individualism, they constructed systems to take care of their less fortunate neighbors.  One such system was the New England town farm, in which a plot of land was purchased by a town and farmed by those deemed by local government to be in poverty.  The workings of Salisbury's town farm, the Salisbury Asylum, provide insights into New England attitudes about the care of the poor and community responsibility.

Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional HIgh School and at Western Connecticut State University.  He maintains the Hidden in Plain Sight blog (www.hiddeninplainsightblog.com), which explores the history of Litchfield County through its cultural landscape, and is the author of The Hidden History of Litchfield County (History Press, 2014).

 

 
Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tom Shachtman Gentleman Scientists & Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

 

In partnership with Oblong Books.  Part of the Revolutionary War Revisited Series.

 

Shachtman illuminates and charts the scientific exploits of the Founding Fathers, and how their scientific mindsets underlay their conceptions of the new United States of America.  The Founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, researched, stargazed, and even farmed by means of scientific principles.  The book illustrates how enlightenment took on a particularly scientific cast in the minds of the Founders, and how their propensity for the sciences primed them to conceive of and complete a broadly transformative political revolution.  He details how their science-mindedness made them more willing to consider a multitude of new ideas and supplied the ideological rigor they needed to fashion a successful rebellion against the leading world power of the day.

Tom Shachtman has written or co-authored more than three-dozen books, among them Rumspringa:To Be or Not be Amish, and the science history Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold.  He has also written and produced documentaries seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Smithsonian, and such blogs as The Huffington Post, History News Network, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post’s Book Beat.

By purchasing a book at this event you help us continue to bring your favorite authors to Salisbury for your enjoyment.

 

Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 1/2 Day Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Salisbury Central School has two back-to-back 1/2 days.

 Celebrate with a special Mo Willems 1/2 day Club.   Come to the library for two exciting, fun programs featuring Elephant and Piggy!  Enjoy a special snack while listening some of our favorite Elephant and Piggy stories followed by fun crafts based on the books.  Come to either or both days.  Program is geared for children in K-3 grades, but older children are also welcome to attend. 

Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 1/2 Day Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Salisbury Central School has two back-to-back 1/2 days.

 Celebrate with a special Mo Willems 1/2 day Club.   Come to the library for two exciting, fun programs featuring Elephant and Piggy!  Enjoy a special snack while listening some of our favorite Elephant and Piggy stories followed by fun crafts based on the books.  Come to either or both days.  Program is geared for children in K-3 grades, but older children are also welcome to attend. 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  

 

Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Irene Goldman-Price, Edith Wharton and Anna Bahlmann: Companions for Forty-two Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


This lecture introduces Anna Bahlmann, Edith Wharton's governess and companion, who later became her personal secretary.  When a cache of letters from Wharton to Bahlmann became available, the closeness of the two women and of Bahlmann's role in helping the young Edith develop her prodigious talent became known.  Price-Goldman traces the arc of their relationship, from the teacher who supported her literary aspirations, and the inevitable changes that ensued as  Wharton grew into her social position and her extraordinary abilities.  This story of loyalty and trust between women from different social classes, unfolds over three continents beginning shortly after the Civil War until the heart of World War I, reveals the life story of a governess and sheds new light on Edith Wharton's domestic and professional life.

Dr. Irene Goldman-Price has taught English and Women’s Studies at Boston University, Penn State University, Hazleton, and Ball State University,  A life-long interest in the works of Edith Wharton has led her to publish several articles about the writer, to be a member of the Edith Wharton Society, to sit on the editorial board of the Edith Wharton Review, and become a trustee of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s house museum.  Her most recent work has been editing "My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann",  published by Yale University Press in 2012.

 

Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Scoville Film Society Thanksgiving Special, Julie and Julia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"Julie & Julia " was written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep and  Stanley Tucci. The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child's cookbook in 365 days.(2009)

 

 

Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  

 

Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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