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Wednesday February 22, 2017
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Intermediate Word 2013 Session 3
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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This is the third part of a three session series.  Based on Session 2, students will continue working on intermediate word processing skills like formatting longer documents, using clipart, using templates and styles, creating and editing tables and creating mail merges.  

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, February 15  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2: Thursday, February 16  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3:  Wednesday, February 22  6:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

Join us for a DVD just released on February 21!  After his brother passes away from heart failure, a handyman is named the legal guardian of his nephew and returns to his hometown to raise him and face his past tragedies.

This movie is rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.  

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There is 1 space available.
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Women's Center of Danbury: Information Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Please attend this informative presentation and learn about the Women's Center of Danbury, an organization that provides free and confidential support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Center's representative. The hour will conclude with an interactive activity about healthy vs unhealthy relationships.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday February 23, 2017
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Coloring for Adults
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Coloring for adults has become the latest trend.  It reduces stress and anxiety, trains your brain to focus, helps with fine motor skills, and gives you a chance to be social.  But most importantly, it is good for you because it's fun!  Now the Library offers coloring sessions for adults age 18 years and up.  We will provide a variety of coloring pages, including color-by-number pages, and colored pencils.

Registration required. Walk-ins will be welcome if there is room.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 13 spaces available.
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Sunday February 26, 2017
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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 February 27, 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 4 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
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Loom Knitting
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 hat on a round loom. And to "top it off," the hats 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.

(Snow date: March 29)

Registration is required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Thursday March 2, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!

Join us for a DVD just released on February 28!  This DVD tells the story of a young African American man living in a violent and crime-ridden section of Miami who learns both positive and negative lessons about life.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
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Monday March 6, 2017
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iPad Special Topics
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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March's Topic is:  Photos and Camera

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  Each month's topic will be announced at least one month in advance. Special topics or projects may include: iCloud, Photos, Camera, Mail, Messaging, Contacts, Facetime, Safari, Maps, News, Downloadable Digital Media, and more.

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 9, but other versions are welcome.

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

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic understanding and some practice in using iPad.  This may be fulfilled by taking the Library's iPad Basics class.

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: Business and Technology Center
There are 5 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

Join us for a DVD just released on February 21!  A World War II Army medic earns the respect of many as he becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American History to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Saturday March 11, 2017
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Artist Reception
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Carol Gibson, whose photographic images are on display in the Library's Main Room beginning March 10, will greet visitors and talk about her artwork.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Monday March 13, 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 9 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 15, 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.

Sponsored by a grant from the DECD.

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 5 spaces available.
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for a movie to accompany our Quarterly Classic Book Discussion of Moby Dick.  This DVD is an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's historical novel about the harrowing high-seas encounter that inspired Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick.  In the winter of 1820, the crew of the New England whaling ship The Essex struggle to survive after an attack by a rogue sperm whale leaves them stranded at sea for 90 days. This film is rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 42 spaces available.
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Saturday March 18, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

Join us for a DVD just released on March 14. In the turbulent racially charged climate of the 1950's, and African American man struggles to raise his family and be a role model for his growing children, teaching them how to survive in an unfair world. 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 30 spaces available.
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Monday March 20, 2017
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Great Plants for New England Gardens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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The 2017 Annual Gardening Series Begins Tonight!

Join us and you'll discover over 40(!) tried-and-true, beautiful, rugged, low-maintenance, problem-solving plants that resist deer and are eco-friendly! Our presenter is Karen Bussolini, a NOFA-accredited Organic Land Care Professional, published garden photographer, and sought-after garden speaker. Ms. Bussolini will provide valuable information to make your New England garden lovely and thriving. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

A selection of Ms. Bussolini's books will be available for sale and signing.

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 39 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 22, 2017
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Social Security Seminar
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Helen Curtin, a local financial advisor, will present "Social Security-Your Questions Answered." Get information on ways to maximize benefit amounts for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment, and need.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This evening's selection is Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

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 March 23, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Oscar Nominee for Best Actress!

Join us for a DVD just released on March 7!  This DVD chronicles the experiences of the first lady following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Sunday March 26, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!

In this crime-drama, two desperate brothers risk their freedom in order to save their family farm from foreclosure.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 37 spaces available.
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Monday March 27, 2017
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This evening'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: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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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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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 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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Monday April 3, 2017
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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 41 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
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Author Talk and Book Signing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 50 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 10 spaces available.
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Monday April 24, 2017
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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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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 43 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 9, 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 9 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: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 29 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
There are 4 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
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Monday May 8, 2017
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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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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
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Thursday May 11, 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 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

fountain pen on writing paper

 

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference 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

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday May 22, 2017
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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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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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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

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

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Saturday June 3, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing, Part 1
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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. Using their own digital camera, attendees will learn techniques in two classes at the Library. The optional 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 8 spaces available.
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Saturday June 10, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing, part 2
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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. Using their own digital camera, attendees will learn techniques in two classes at the Library. The optional 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 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, part 3
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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. Using their own digital camera, attendees will learn techniques in two classes at the Library. The optional 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.

Registration required and limited to 10. 

The June 17 class 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 9 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 21, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

cat on a hot tin roof book cover

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 TBA.

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 TBA.

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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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Middlemarch book cover

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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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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