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Saturday March 17, 2018 -  Thursday April 26, 2018
     Sherman Library Art Show  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   
Farm Roads. Photographs by Phyllis DiLeo
 A collection of treasured moments of reflection; each image was captured among the beautiful farms and rolling hills in and around the Sherman area.   From the intricate sprout of a seed to the brilliance of a sunset over a meadow to the grin of a grazing goat. 
 
 
March 17, 2018 – April 26, 2018
 
Artist Reception March 23, 2018   6:30 – 8pm
    Location: Sherman Library

Friday April 20, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate?Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben (2016, 288 pp.)

A collaboration with the Connecticut Audubon Society - Deer Pond Farm. Co-lead by Elissa Johnson and Deirdra Wallin

Copies of the books are available at the library.

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Refreshments served.

This discussion will be followed up with an Arbor Day Tree Walk at Deer Pond Farm on Saturday April 28, 10 a.m.Join arborist Robert Judd and program coordinator Deifdra Wallin for an enjoyable walk and talk focusing on better understanding our trees as a social network and as influenced by their environment. We will explore the concepts of the book while observing the phenological stages of various trees on this day such as our native Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry Shadblow), Cornus florida (Dogwood) and our Malus (apple) trees.  

 

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brick Clique  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   (860) 354-2455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Children, 5 years and older, are invited to create, engineer and build using lego building blocks. Their creativity is limited only by their imagination

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddle Tiime  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Toddlers aged 18 months – 3 years are invited to share books, songs and create a craft with a caregiver. 

    Location: Sherman Library Children's Area
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday April 27, 2018
     Sherman Library Artist Reception  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   
Sherman Upland and Beyond
Photographs by Bob Winshell
 
Artist Reception April 27, 2018   6:30 – 8 p.m. All welcome! Refreshments served.

Bob's fine art photographs cover a wide ranging variety of subjects and techniques.  With the advent of digital photography, he has developed his own unique styles exploring the opportunities the computer affords.  His keen eye translates his original vision to the photograph.  His prints are both large format and smaller formats, primarily color and also black and white.

April 27, 2018 – May 24, 2018
 
 
    Location: Sherman Library

Friday April 27, 2018 -  Thursday May 24, 2018
     Sherman Library Art Show  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   
Sherman Upland and Beyond
Photographs by Bob Winshell

Bob's fine art photographs cover a wide ranging variety of subjects and techniques.  With the advent of digital photography, he has developed his own unique styles exploring the opportunities the computer affords.  His keen eye translates his original vision to the photograph.  His prints are both large format and smaller formats, primarily color and also black and white.

April 27, 2018 – May 24, 2018
 
Artist Reception April 27, 2018   6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Location: Sherman Library

Friday April 27, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hidden Life of Trees Arbor Day Walk  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Hidden Life of Trees Arbor Day Walk at Deer Pond Farm on Saturday April 28, 10 a.m.

A collaboration with the Connecticut Audubon Society - Deer Pond Farm. 

Join arborist Robert Judd and program coordinator Deifdra Wallin for an enjoyable walk and talk focusing on better understanding our trees as a social network and as influenced by their environment. We will explore the concepts of the book while observing the phenological stages of various trees on this day such as our native Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry Shadblow), Cornus florida (Dogwood) and our Malus (apple) trees.

 Hidden Life of Trees Arbor Day Walk: This walk follows the book discussion: What They Feel, How They Communicate?Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben 

    Location: Deer Pond Farm

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
     Toddle Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Toddlers aged 18 months – 3 years are invited to share books, songs and create a craft with a caregiver. 

    Location: Sherman Library Children's Area
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday May 4, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM STAR WARS Fun Night  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

After children make a light saber they can complete the Jedi training obstacle course and star wars scavenger hunt. This program is appropriate for children 5 and older.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

JCC in Sherman and the Sherman Library present
GREAT DECISIONS

Russia’s foreign policy
By Allen C. Lynch


Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Thursday May 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddle Tiime  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Toddlers aged 18 months – 3 years are invited to share books, songs and create a craft with a caregiver. 

    Location: Sherman Library Children's Area
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Harry Potter Trivia Contest  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Butter beer, snacks and HP trivia. Compete individually or as a team of 2 or 3.Test your HP IQ. Prize awarded to the winner.

 

                        

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday May 11, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Complete Relaxation with Yoga Nidra  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join Sherman Resident Mariya Hurwitz for an evening of gentle yoga and guided relaxation followed by a friendly social gathering.

Classes are free, open to all adults and no experience or special clothing is required. Bring a mat or blanket and dress comfortably.

Yoga session 7-8 p.m., refreshments follow.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brick Clique  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   (860) 354-2455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Children, 5 years and older, are invited to create, engineer and build using lego building blocks. Their creativity is limited only by their imagination

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddle Tiime  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Toddlers aged 18 months – 3 years are invited to share books, songs and create a craft with a caregiver. 

    Location: Sherman Library Children's Area
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday May 18, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka (2011, 144 pp.) Led by Marge Josephson.

A prizewinning novel about Japanese "picture brides"—young women who came to San Francisco in the
early 1900's to marry men they had never met. Divided into eight sections, it traces their lives,
depicting their journeys by boat, their expectations, and the often grueling lives they led, including
their internment during WW II. WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD. FINALIST FOR THE
2011 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddle Tiime  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Toddlers aged 18 months – 3 years are invited to share books, songs and create a craft with a caregiver. 

    Location: Sherman Library Children's Area
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday May 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Closing  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

The Sherman Library wil close early at 2 p.m. so we can prepare for the Women's Soiree event.

    Location: Sherman Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Women's Soiree  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

The Sherman Library invites you to kick off the summer season at the spirited, sociable, not-to-be- missed Women's Soiree.

Wine, Dine, Mingle and Shop!

Tickets $25 (available at the library--we encourage you to purchase in advance) $30 online at www.shermanlibrary.org

This special event includes a silent auction (and more) o fabulous bags, scarves, bracelets, necklaces and sunglasses.

Enjoy wine, champagne, buffet dinner, raffles, door prizes and the company of friends and neighbors.

 

    Location: Sherman Library
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.

    Location: TBD

Saturday May 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Fiction, nonfiction, children's books, rare books, audio books, DVDs. Most hardcover books $2 & paperbacks $1.

All proceeds support the library.

    Location: Library Lower Level

Sunday May 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Fiction, nonfiction, children's books, rare books, audio books, DVDs. Most hardcover books $2 & paperbacks $1.

All proceeds support the library.

    Location: Library Lower Level

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brick Clique  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   (860) 354-2455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Children, 5 years and older, are invited to create, engineer and build using lego building blocks. Their creativity is limited only by their imagination

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddle Tiime  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Toddlers aged 18 months – 3 years are invited to share books, songs and create a craft with a caregiver. 

    Location: Sherman Library Children's Area
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Sherman Library Association   8603542455   SLKids@biblio.org
   

Preschoolers 3 years and older are encouraged to listen to stories, and create a craft to take home.  Children are expected to participate without their caregivers, however, caregivers are asked to remain in the library.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday June 1, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

JCC in Sherman and the Sherman Library present
GREAT DECISIONS

China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
By David M. Lampton

In the last 15 years, China has implemented a wide-ranging strategy of economic outreach and expansion of all its national capacities, including military and diplomatic capacities. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). What are Beijing’s geopolitical objectives? What leadership and political conditions in each society underlie growing Sino-American tensions?  What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance?

    Location: JCC in Sherman

Friday June 8, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Complete Relaxation with Yoga Nidra  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join Sherman Resident Mariya Hurwitz for an evening of gentle yoga and guided relaxation followed by a friendly social gathering.

Classes are free, open to all adults and no experience or special clothing is required. Bring a mat or blanket and dress comfortably.

Yoga session 7-8 p.m., refreshments follow.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Friday June 15, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS: THE QUEST OF DR. PAUL FARMER, A MAN WHO WOULD
CURE THE WORLD by Tracy Kidder (2003, 317 pp.) Led by Lorna Barrett.

In medical school, Paul
Farmer found his life’s calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving
tools of modern medicine to those who most need them. Believing that "the only real nation is
humanity," he worked tirelessly to achieve his goals, funding and building free clinics in Haiti, Peru,
Cuba, and Russia. Kidder’s book about this extraordinary man is one of his best, and truly inspiring.
“It’ll fill you equally with wonder and hope.”—People

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday June 22, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday July 6, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

JCC in Sherman and the Sherman Library present
GREAT DECISIONS

Media and Foreign Policy
By Susan Moeller


State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Friday July 13, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Complete Relaxation with Yoga Nidra  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join Sherman Resident Mariya Hurwitz for an evening of gentle yoga and guided relaxation followed by a friendly social gathering.

Classes are free, open to all adults and no experience or special clothing is required. Bring a mat or blanket and dress comfortably.

Yoga session 7-8 p.m., refreshments follow.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday July 20, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

THE MARCH by E.L. Doctorow (2006, 363 pp.) Led by Stephanie Spinner.

In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas, effectively ending the Civil War. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and swept up in its wake both white refugees and thousands of freed slaves. With terse episodes and multiple narratives, Doctorow paints an unforgettable picture of this floating world, and the historic upheaval around it. “An Iliad-like portrait of war as a primeval human affliction . . . [welds] the personal and the mythic into a thrilling and poignant story.”—New York Times.

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday July 27, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday August 3, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

JCC in Sherman and the Sherman Library present
GREAT DECISIONS

Turkey: A Partner In Crisis
By Ömer Taspinar


Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse. One year on, an overwhelming majority of the population considers the United States to be their country’s greatest security threat. In this age of a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West, even more important than its place on the map is what Turkey symbolically represents as the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.

    Location: JCC in Sherman

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM No August Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

 

The February Knitting and Needle Crafts does not meet in August The program will resume September 12. 

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Friday August 10, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Complete Relaxation with Yoga Nidra  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join Sherman Resident Mariya Hurwitz for an evening of gentle yoga and guided relaxation followed by a friendly social gathering.

Classes are free, open to all adults and no experience or special clothing is required. Bring a mat or blanket and dress comfortably.

Yoga session 7-8 p.m., refreshments follow.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday August 17, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles (2016, 225 pp.) Led by Mary Rindfleisch.

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town, reading newspapers and bringing the news of the world to settlements on the Texas frontier. Then he is hired to transport Johanna, captured and held for years by the Kiowa Indians—back to her relatives, 400 miles away. Ten-year-old Johanna, who now considers herself a Kiowa, has absolutely no desire to return. A National Book Award finalist, the novel’s narrative voice, like its central character, is wonderfully fresh and distinctive. “Lyrical and affecting, the novel succeeds in 

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday August 24, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.


Friday September 7, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

JCC in Sherman and the Sherman Library present
GREAT DECISIONS

U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
By Gordon Adams

The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, with a large military to ensure security, while others call for a more assertive posture overseas. Some advocate for a restoration of American multilateral leadership and a strengthened role for diplomacy. Still others envision a restrained U.S. role, involving a more limited military. How does the military function in today’s international order, and how might it be balanced with diplomatic and foreign assistance capabilities?

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Friday September 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Complete Relaxation with Yoga Nidra  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join Sherman Resident Mariya Hurwitz for an evening of gentle yoga and guided relaxation followed by a friendly social gathering.

Classes are free, open to all adults and no experience or special clothing is required. Bring a mat or blanket and dress comfortably.

Yoga session 7-8 p.m., refreshments follow.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday September 21, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

WILD SWANS: THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA by Jung Chang (1991, 524 pp.) Led by Pat Endress.

From her grandmother who was sold as a concubine, her parents who lived through the Japanese occupation and the Civil War, to her own youth during the Cultural Revolution, Chang tells the history of China through her family. A moving family tale and fascinating way to visit nearly a century of Chinese history. “Bursting with drama, heartbreak and horror, this extraordinary family portrait mirrors China's century of turbulence.”--- Publisher’s Weekly. 

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday September 28, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.


Friday October 5, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

JCC in Sherman and the Sherman Library present
GREAT DECISIONS

South Africa’s Fragile Democracy
By Sean Jacobs


The African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the party today suffers from popular frustration over official corruption and economic stagnation. It faces growing threats from both left and right opposition parties, even as intraparty divisions surface. Given America’s history of opportunistic engagement with Africa, there are few prospects for a closer relationship between the two countries. Meanwhile, a weaker ANC could lead to political fragmentation in this relatively new democracy.

 

    Location: JCC in Sherman

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Friday October 19, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley (1718, 250-300 pp. depending on edition) Led by Joseph Keneally.

Written at the age of 21, FRANKENSTEIN is the novel that kickstarted the Gothic movement in English literature, and continues to inspire facets of pop culture today. We all know what Hollywood has done with the story—dozens of films and counting--but how many have read the original, published 200 years ago this year? It’s high time! 

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday October 26, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.


Friday November 2, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

JCC in Sherman and the Sherman Library present
GREAT DECISIONS

Global health: Progress and Challenges
By Joshua Michaud

The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining wellbeing across nations.Type your paragraph here.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday November 9, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Complete Relaxation with Yoga Nidra  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join Sherman Resident Mariya Hurwitz for an evening of gentle yoga and guided relaxation followed by a friendly social gathering.

Classes are free, open to all adults and no experience or special clothing is required. Bring a mat or blanket and dress comfortably.

Yoga session 7-8 p.m., refreshments follow.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Friday November 16, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS by Edna O’Brien (2016, 320 pp.) Led by Diana Bristol.

O’Brien’s 17th novel begins with a Balkan war criminal masquerading as a holistic healer in a small Irish village. Fidelma, one of the village women, falls passionately in love with him, and is forced to flee to London when he is exposed. There, entering the world of immigrants, exiles and indentured visitors, she tries to reclaim her life. The novel’s title refers to the 20year commemoration of the Serbian siege, when thousands of little red chairs, representing the dead, filled Sarajevo’s square. Written when she was 85, and called “O’Brien’s masterpiece” by Philip Roth, this is a harrowing, funny, timely novel. 

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday November 23, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.


Friday November 30, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early closing at 5 p.m.  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

We will close early at 5 p.m. to prepare for the 18th Annual Holiday Party Fundraiser event

    Location: Sherman Library

Saturday December 1, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Sherman Library Closed  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

The Sherman Library is closed in preparation for our Holiday Party Fundraiser Event

    Location: Sherman Library
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM 18th Annual Holiday Party  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

The Sherman Library Board of Trustees invites you to the

18th ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Cocktails, Hors d'oevres and Carving Station

Silent Auction

The Sherman Library 18th Annual Holiday Party raises important funds for the operating budget.

    Location: Sherman Library

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knitting & Needle Arts Creativity  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of needle arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, etc.

An informal gathering, co-hosted by accomplished and passionate knitters Elly Bockley and Amanda Ruane, you are invited to knit, learn to knit, swap patterns or advice and generally have a sociable time.

All skill levels are welcomed from beginner to expert.

Refreshments provided.

    Location: Sherman Library

Friday December 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Complete Relaxation with Yoga Nidra  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

Join Sherman Resident Mariya Hurwitz for an evening of gentle yoga and guided relaxation followed by a friendly social gathering.

Classes are free, open to all adults and no experience or special clothing is required. Bring a mat or blanket and dress comfortably.

Yoga session 7-8 p.m., refreshments follow.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday December 21, 2018
   7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

THE TORTILLA CURTAIN by T.C. Boyle (1995, 355 pp.) Led by Cindy Whitman.

Two Los Angeles couples—white liberal Haves in a gated community, and Mexican immigrant HaveNots, living in a makeshift camp--are brought together by a freak accident, sparking a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding. Boyle’s novel, a meditation on the dispossessed and the American dream, California style, was written more than twenty years ago. It is painfully relevant today. "Succeeds in stealing the front page news and bringing it home. . . A book to appreciate as we peer at the faces of strangers outside our windows, and wall ourselves in." --The Boston Globe.

Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments! Copies of the books are available at the library.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Sherman Library Program Room

Friday December 28, 2018
   8:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Sherman Song Swap  
    Contact: Sherman Library   860.354.2455   sl@biblio.org
   

“Come with a song you know and leave with one you don’t.” That’s the motto of co-hosts Al Burgasser and Nancy Walsh.

Unplugged jamming for people who enjoy playing and listening to acoustic music. Grab your instrument and voice and join friends for folksongs, bluegrass, blues, swing and all acoustic styles.

All levels of performers are welcomed from beginner to professional. Or just stop by to relax and enjoy musical talent that thrives in our community.

Refreshments are served.

Additional information is also available on the Sherman Song Swap Facebook page.


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