The Ansonia Library will be offering Pastel Art with Eilene. Interested individuals can start the class at anytime. There is a small fee for the class, which includes the cost of materials. This class is for all levels of experience and individual instruction is given to participants. Instructor Eilene Smith has exhibited her art extensively throughout Connecticut and was a featured artist on Channel 10.
Join Author Gilda Simpkin at The Ansonia Library as she discusses her memoir, "My Baby Chase: Our Roller Coaster Ride from Infertility to Parenthood." The book depicts the serious and sometimes hilarious aspects of fertility treatments through two hair-raising international adoptions. The adoptions are fraught with unpredictable birth mothers, unreliable baby brokers, media competitions, midnight crank calls and repeatedly changing government regulations and strangling red tape. Their journey has so many surprising twists and cliffhangers it reads like a suspense novel which will keep readers at the edge of their seats. All of this takes place against the backdrop of pressure from her aging holocaust survivor parents eager for a grandchild.Join Author Gilda Simpkin as she discusses her memoir of her harrowing ten-year quest to become a mother. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.