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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The Telling Room book cover

This morning's selection is The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Loom Knitting
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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March is National Craft Month, and the Library is celebrating with an all-new addition to our Adult Creative Corner! We have knowledgeable instructors who look forward to showing beginners how to make a scarf on a loom. All scarves will be donated to a local charity! 

If you are an experienced loom-knitter, we invite you to join us and help the others work on their projects. All materials will be provided by the Library.

Registration is required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Introduction to Excel 2013 Session 1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the first of a three session series. Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as: how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, April 3  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, April 5  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3:  Thursday, April 13  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Butterflies of the World and Your Own Backyard
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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The 2017 Annual Gardening Series Continues!

Join us and you'll learn fascinating facts about these flying gems of the garden! Our presenter is John Root, naturalist and educator. Mr. Root will show his beautiful images of butterflies from around the world, and tell us how we can attract and nurture native butterflies in our own backyard gardens. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

A selection of butterfly-friendly plants will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Bethel Public Library.

Registrants will be eligible to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club's May 20, 2017 Plant Sale. 

The Annual Gardening Series is sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club.

Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Introduction to Excel 2013 Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the second of a three session series. Students will continue to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as: how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, April 3  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, April 5  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3:  Thursday, April 13  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM

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Join us for a DVD just released on March 28.  Mark Wahlberg stars in this gripping drama about the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon in 2013.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a paren/guardian.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
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Saturday April 8, 2017
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Resume Writing and Cover Letters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Successful job searching requires preparation.  This course will teach you how to complete effective applications, resumes, and cover letters.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
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Monday April 10, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

lulzbot mini 3D printer

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

 

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 6 spaces available.
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Author Talk and Book Signing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book cover a boy's life in the baby boom

Local author James Smith will present his memoir A Boy's Life in the Baby Boom, True Tales From Small Town America.  He grew up in Pittsford, New York, where his great aunt Una Hutchinson founded the Pittsford Community Library.  Mr. Smith is a former managing editor of the News Times, now retired.  This is his fourth book.  He is the winner of The Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.  Mr. Smith will discuss his memoir and read excerpts from it, as well as sign copies.  Books will be available for purchase.  

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 38 spaces available.
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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Introduction to Excel 2013 Session 3
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the third of a three session series.  Students will continue to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as:  how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, April 3  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, April 5  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3:  Thursday, April 13  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!

Join us for a DVD just released on April 11. This space-race drama was inspired by the real life tale of a group of African-American female mathematicians who helped put astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This DVD is Rated PG.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 4 spaces available.
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Good Friday

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Sunday April 16, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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We're pleased to announce that writing teacher Linda Chiara will lead this meeting--it's a great opportunity to get expert advice from a professional! The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

Registration required and limited to 10.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

movie screening

Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!

Join us for a DVD just released on March 21!  Based on the true inspirational story of a 5 year old boy visiting Calcutta who is separated from his family and is taken in by an Australian couple and brought up in a loving home.  Rated PG-13.

Subtitles will be displayed on all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Sunday April 23, 2017
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Climate Change: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

melting glacier

Presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library

Please join us for a presentation by Stephen "Mitch" Wagener, Professor of Biology from Western Connecticut State University, who will discuss the impacts of climate change, now and in the future, on weather, human health, food and supplies, cities and infrastructure, ecosystems and biodiversity.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
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Jewelry Making Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Come have some fun!

Valentine's Day Earring Workshop: make 4 pairs of earrings of your own design.  Instructor Diane Kopta will show you how to use tools for making two types of earrings, 2 with charms of love, hearts or chocolate, and two with beads of crystal, cultured pearls and stones.  You will take your creation home in an organza bag with earring savers so you don't lose your precious creations.  

Registration required and limited to 10.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday April 24, 2017
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This evening's selection is Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This morning's selection is Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Facebook Session 1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the first of a two session series.  In this course, you will learn how to create and customize your Facebook profile, create important Life Events posts, work with the Facebook photo albums, chat, groups, and more.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Wednesday, April 26  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, April 27  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 7 spaces available.
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Garden Design in America: 1600s-1800s
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

colonial williamsburg garden

The 2017 Annual Gardening Series Concludes!

Join us and travel back to early American gardens! Our presenter is Krista Swanson Fiorini, a Master Gardener and a member of the Bethel Historical Society Board of Directors. Ms. Fiorini will share her wealth of knowledge about the history of American garden design as well as her own gardening expertise. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

Information about the Bethel Garden Club and the Bethel Historical Society will be available.

Registrants will be eligible to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club's May 20, 2017 Plant Sale. 

The Annual Gardening Series is sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club.

Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Facebook Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the second of a two session series.  In this course, you will learn how to create and customize your Facebook profile, create important Life Events posts, work with the Facebook photo albums, chat, groups, and more.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Wednesday, April 26  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, April 27  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM

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Join us for the last of our Oscar Nominees for Best Picture!  An aspiring actress and a jazz pianist fall in love, but their newfound success puts their romance to the test in this musical.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Monday May 1, 2017
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iPad Basics
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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iPad Basics: Topics covered during class will include basics to get you started in using your iPad, such as the following: iPad layout, Homescreen layout, Standard and Built-In Apps, Using Touch and Gestures to Navigate, Settings, Notifications and Alerts, Keyboard and Typing, Copying and Pasting Selections, and Cleaning and Charging.  

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 10, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

 Registration required and limited to 9.

 

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Line Dancing Fun
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Just in time for weddings, proms, and summer parties...attend this free class and have fun learning some of the most popular line dances! Instructor Sharyn Farrell takes a stress-free approach, so you will really enjoy learning the choreographed steps. After this 1-hour class, you will have the confidence to take to the dance floor!

Come singly or in pairs...or even groups...but make sure each person is registered separately! No previous dance experience is necessary. Just bring your willingness to try new things and your love of fun, and dress comfortably (cowboy hat optional!). Water will be provided. This class is for adults and for students in Grades 11-12.

Registration required and strictly limited to 30. 

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for a DVD just released on May 2!  This DVD tells the story of a dog who is reincarnated several times and in each lifetime he tries to understand his purpose in life.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 56 spaces available.
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Sunday May 7, 2017
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Jewelry Making Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

earrings

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Come have some creative fun! Make 4 pairs of earrings of your own design. Instructor Diane Kopta will show you how to use tools for making two types of earrings, 2 with charms of Mother Love for Mother's Day, and 2 with beads of pink and red crystals, cultured pearls, and stones.  You will take your creations home in an organza bag with earring savers so you don't lose your precious creations.

Registration required and limited to 10.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
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Monday May 8, 2017
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Intermediate Excel 2013 Session 1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the first of a two session series.  This course explores intermediate level features and tools in Excel that can help you create, process, analyze, and calculate complex business data.  Topics include graphics and Smart Art, formatting for presentation and printing, relative cell references, popular formulas and Pivot tables.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 8  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 10  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 3 spaces available.
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Sleep: Do You Get Enough?
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

May is National Sleep Month! 

Sleep is a natural part of everyone's life, but not everyone gets enough of it!  Kenneth Hoffman, host of the WLAD talk radio show "The Natural Medicine Connection," will enlighten us about the effects of lack of sleep and how to remedy it without drugs. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Registration required and limited to 30.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Intermediate Excel 2013 Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the second of a two session series.  Students will continue to work with intermediate level features and tools in Excel that can help you create, process, analyze, and calculate complex business data.  Topics include graphics and Smart Art, formatting for presentation and printing, relative cell references, popular formulas and Pivot tables.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 8  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 10  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Celebrate Mother's Day by making a beautiful keepsake!

Please join us as we welcome back the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project for another fascinating program!  Two films will be shown:  a film on the meaning of the lotus flower, and a short documentary film on Korean artistic tradition.  Then, the members of the Project will be on hand to help you make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. You will be able to choose the color of your lantern.  Lastly, Korean traditonal refreshments will be served!

Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. Since 2008, KSCPP has presented various programs on Korean history and culture in the U.S.

Registration required and limited to 20.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Thursday May 11, 2017
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when registering for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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We're pleased to announce that writing teacher Linda Chiara will lead this meeting--it's a great opportunity to get expert advice from a professional! The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers..

Registration required and limited to 10.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Campus Safety
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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We welcome back the Women's Center of Greater Danbury for a program designed for students and their parents to help participants assess campus risks and safety measures for preventing sexual assault. Students' rights on campus and risk reduction techniques will also be explored.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Thursday May 18, 2017
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Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when registering for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday May 21, 2017
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Library Closed for Memorial Day Parade

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Monday May 22, 2017
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Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 1

This is the first of a three session series.  In this intermediate class, we will practice using some of the core tools and techniques available in the program, and explore some effects, filters, and adjustments to enhance or transform your photographs.

Prerequisites:  Basic skills with Photoshop Elements (may be fulfilled by having attended the Library's previous Introduction to Photoshop Elements classes), basic computer skills, and fair to excellent mousing skills.

Optional: bring some of your own digital photos to the third session for open lab practice time.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 22  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 24  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3 (optional):  Thursday, May 25  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This evening's selection is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
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Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 2

This is the second of a three session series.  In this intermediate class, we will practice using some of the core tools and techniques available in the program, and explore some effects, filters, and adjustments to enhance or transform your photographs.

Prerequisites:  Basic skills with Photoshop Elements (may be fulfilled by having attended the Library's previous Introduction to Photoshop Elements classes), basic computer skills, and fair to excellent mousing skills.

Optional: bring some of your own digital photos to the third session for open lab practice time.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 22  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 24  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3 (optional):  Thursday, May 25  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This morning's selection is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday May 25, 2017
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Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 3 (optional)

This is the third of a three session series.  In this intermediate class, we will practice using some of the core tools and techniques available in the program, and explore some effects, filters, and adjustments to enhance or transform your photographs.

Prerequisites:  Basic skills with Photoshop Elements (may be fulfilled by having attended the Library's previous Introduction to Photoshop Elements classes), basic computer skills, and fair to excellent mousing skills.

Optional: bring some of your own digital photos to the third session for open lab practice time.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 22  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 24  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3 (optional):  Thursday, May 25  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when registering for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday May 28, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday May 29, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for the Oscar-nominated documentary, 13th.  Referring to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, this documentary focuses on the role of racism in the American Penal System.  Director Ava Duvernay uses interviews with activists, historians, and ex-convicts to make her argument that slavery is alive and well in the country's prisons.  Rated TV-MA.

Registration required

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
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Saturday June 3, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing: A Kind and Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

This two part class taught by Elisabeth J. Levy, professional photographer, is for all of those who have been wanting to make the leap out of Auto mode on their Camera and take the next step with their Photography. In this 2 Session 6-hour Workshop, you will be patiently guided into the world of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and the Basics of Composition & Design. There will be much inspiration shared and ample time to venture forth into the field to put your new skills into practice – together. You can do this!

Participants should plan to bring their Camera (Digital SLR preferred but not required,) Camera Manual if possible, a Notebook, pen & tripod if you have one available. 

The third class takes place off-site, where students will practice their new skills in the field. 

The classes are for adults and young adults; no children, please. 

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend both the Part 1 and Part 2 classes.  Attendance at the off-site Part 3 class is optional, and attendees must provide their own transportation.

Please note that when you register for Part 1, you will automatically be registered for Part 2:

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

Part 3 on June 17 is optional. Inform the instructor by June 10 if you will participate.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
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Songs and Stories for Grown-ups
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Lenny Levine

Back by popular demand...local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns for another evening of live music and lively stories for grown-ups! He'll perform an all-new show, but promises to include his musical medley of favorite jingles!

PLEASE NOTE: The stories are for adults; no children please.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Saturday June 10, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing: A Kind and Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

holding camera in front of landscape

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

This two part class taught by Elisabeth J. Levy, professional photographer, is for all of those who have been wanting to make the leap out of Auto mode on their Camera and take the next step with their Photography. In this 2 Session 6-hour Workshop, you will be patiently guided into the world of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and the Basics of Composition & Design. There will be much inspiration shared and ample time to venture forth into the field to put your new skills into practice – together. You can do this!

Participants should plan to bring their Camera (Digital SLR preferred but not required,) Camera Manual if possible, a Notebook, pen & tripod if you have one available. 

The third class takes place off-site, where students will practice their new skills in the field. 

The classes are for adults and young adults; no children, please. 

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend both the Part 1 and Part 2 classes.  Attendees must provide their own transportation for Part 3 class on June 17.

Please note that when registering for Part 1, you will automatically be registered for Part 2 of the class:

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

Part 3 on June 17 is optional. Inform the instructor by June 10 if you will participate.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Monday June 12, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

lulzbot mini 3D printer

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Wednesday June 14, 2017
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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We're pleased to announce that writing teacher Linda Chiara will lead this meeting--it's a great opportunity to get expert advice from a professional! The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

PLEASE NOTE: The Writers Group will break for the summer and will resume meeting in September.

Registration required and limited to 10.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Saturday June 17, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing: Photography as Meditation
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Professional photographer Elisabeth J. Levy shows photographers of all skill levels how to see nature in a new way.

If you are interested in learning to use your Camera to expand your relationship with Nature, be inspired, and help you to cultivate Inner Peace this workshop is for you!

Have you ever looked at the veins in the petal of a flower? Noticed the beauty of the reflections of tree branches on a stream behind a parking lot? Seen how extraordinary the dance of Light of snowmelt can be as it flows down a local street? How many colors can you name that you’ve seen glistening like sparks on the snow in your own backyard? When we slow down and look, really Look, we are gifted with “New Eyes” with which to experience the Beauty of Nature at a level that most people never take the time to notice.

Using the Camera as a Meditative tool we expand our Connection to the Natural world and hence, the Divine. The process itself is largely the Purpose. The images you create become a bonus and an inspirational reminder of the value of slowing down to See.

This Course is suitable for all levels of Photography experience and consists of both Theory, Guided Meditation, and Practice in the Field. Participants must have a working knowledge of their own Camera. (Digital SLR preferred but not required. Point & Shoot, SmartPhone, & Film Cameras are Permitted.) If you are new to Photography it is recommended (but not required) that you attend “Zen & The Art of Seeing Part I: A Kind & Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography” before you take this Class. Participants should also bring a portable chair or matt to sit on outside, a hat and/or sunscreen and a water bottle for the Field. Young Adults over the age of 16 with a serious interest in Photography are welcome with parental permission. Participants must also arrange their own transportation to the Field-work site. Location of Field-work will be based upon weather conditions.

The class is for adults and young adults; no children, please. 

Registration required and limited to 10. 

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 21, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This evening's selection is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.

Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday June 26, 2017
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This evening's selection is Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This morning's selection is Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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League of Women Voters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Long Term Care Planning

Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management, will make a presentation on long term care planning and how long term care insurance can help protect your retirement investments. Participants will learn about how the State's Partnership for Long Term Care can help them plan ahead for their future needs. 

This is strictly an educational presentation. No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This evening's selection is Middlemarch by George Eliot.

Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday October 9, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

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Monday October 16, 2017
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Author Talk with Sharon Struth
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Local published author, Sharon Struth, offers inspiration and information to budding writers--all with her trademark sense of humor! Sharon will talk about her experiences writing for publication, including the pros and cons of working with publishing houses versus self-publishing, and the real difference between big and small publishers. Enjoy a lively discussion about the craft of writing, too.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A. So that writers can get in-depth answers to their questions, attendance is limited to 15 adults (age 21 years & up).

Registration is required and limited to 15.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

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Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This evening's selection is A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth, both by Charles Dickens.

Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday December 25, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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