Monday February 26, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
BABY TIME

Spend quality time with your baby reading board books, singing songs, and enjoying free play!

Ages 0-2
DROP-IN

LOCATION: Room 222 - Town Hall

Spend quality time with your baby reading board books, singing songs, and enjoying free play!

Ages 0-2
DROP-IN

LOCATION: Room 222 - Town Hall

Wednesday February 28, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TRAVEL FILM: PARIS

Come explore Italy, a destination known for its beauty and romance.

Run Time: --

LOCATION: Arch Room

Come explore Italy, a destination known for its beauty and romance.

Run Time: --

LOCATION: Arch Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPLORATION

Come try out the library's state-of-the-art HTC Vive VR Headsets, open to all teens and adults. Solve puzzles, play games, create art in midair, and explore new worlds! This program is drop-in, so stop by the library and see what virtual reality is all about.

Come try out the library's state-of-the-art HTC Vive VR Headsets, open to all teens and adults. Solve puzzles, play games, create art in midair, and explore new worlds! This program is drop-in, so stop by the library and see what virtual reality is all about.

Wednesday March 7, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CLASSIC FILM: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

Go back in time with us to watch Frank Capra's hilarious comedy film from 1934.

Run Time: 1 hr 45 min

LOCATION: Arch Room

Go back in time with us to watch Frank Capra's hilarious comedy film from 1934.

Run Time: 1 hr 45 min

LOCATION: Arch Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TECH ASSISTANCE

Have questions about using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device? Sign up for one-on-one instruction with a librarian! 

The library has Windows computers available for basic tutoring. Please bring the device you have questions about if possible, as well as any necessary login information.

Registration required.

CONTACT:    860-632-3460   
There are many spaces available.

Have questions about using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device? Sign up for one-on-one instruction with a librarian! 

The library has Windows computers available for basic tutoring. Please bring the device you have questions about if possible, as well as any necessary login information.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  860.632.3460 
  

There are many spaces available.

Friday March 9, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ADULT KNIT GROUP

You're invited to join other fiber enthusiasts at the library! Please enter through the Town Hall entrance.

LOCATION: Arch Room

You're invited to join other fiber enthusiasts at the library! Please enter through the Town Hall entrance.

LOCATION: Arch Room

Saturday March 10, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TECH ASSISTANCE

Have questions about using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device? Sign up for one-on-one instruction with a librarian! 

The library has Windows computers available for basic tutoring. Please bring the device you have questions about if possible, as well as any necessary login information.

Registration required.

CONTACT:    860-632-3460   
There are 4 spaces available.

Have questions about using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device? Sign up for one-on-one instruction with a librarian! 

The library has Windows computers available for basic tutoring. Please bring the device you have questions about if possible, as well as any necessary login information.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  860.632.3460 
  

There are 4 spaces available.

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TRAVEL FILM: IRELAND

Come explore Ireland with us, just in time for Saint Patrick's Day!

Run Time: 50 Minutes

LOCATION: Arch Room

Come explore Ireland with us, just in time for Saint Patrick's Day!

Run Time: 50 Minutes

LOCATION: Arch Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
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6:00 PM
PAINT NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY

This popular program is back by demand! Enjoy a guided painting experience, for newcomers and experienced painters alike. Follow along or paint outside the lines - either way, you'll leave with a unique piece of hand-painted art and a better understanding of the painting process.

Registration required, space is limited!

This class is open to adults and teens.

LOCATION: Arch Room
There are 20 spaces available.

This popular program is back by demand! Enjoy a guided painting experience, for newcomers and experienced painters alike. Follow along or paint outside the lines - either way, you'll leave with a unique piece of hand-painted art and a better understanding of the painting process.

Registration required, space is limited!

This class is open to adults and teens.

LOCATION: Arch Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday March 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CLASSIC FILM: SABRINA

Go back in time with us to watch a young Audrey Hepburn in this film from 1934.

Run Time: 1 hr 53 min

LOCATION: Arch Room

Go back in time with us to watch a young Audrey Hepburn in this film from 1934.

Run Time: 1 hr 53 min

LOCATION: Arch Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
THE GARGOYLES OF YALE UNIVERSITY

In his lecture, Mathew Duman highlights a selection of gargoyles & grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven, Ct. Using original photographs from his book, “An Education in the Grotesque”, he explores the artistic, historic, architectural & even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures & their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning & enlightenment. A book signing will follow.

 

Refreshments will be provided; registration is requested.

 

LOCATION: Arch Room
There are 40 spaces available.

In his lecture, Mathew Duman highlights a selection of gargoyles & grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven, Ct. Using original photographs from his book, “An Education in the Grotesque”, he explores the artistic, historic, architectural & even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures & their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning & enlightenment. A book signing will follow.

 

Refreshments will be provided; registration is requested.

 

LOCATION: Arch Room

There are 40 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TECH ASSISTANCE

Have questions about using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device? Sign up for one-on-one instruction with a librarian! 

The library has Windows computers available for basic tutoring. Please bring the device you have questions about if possible, as well as any necessary login information.

Registration required.

CONTACT:    860-632-3460   
There are 4 spaces available.

Have questions about using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device? Sign up for one-on-one instruction with a librarian! 

The library has Windows computers available for basic tutoring. Please bring the device you have questions about if possible, as well as any necessary login information.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  860.632.3460 
  

There are 4 spaces available.

Friday March 23, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ADULT KNIT GROUP

You're invited to join other fiber enthusiasts at the library! Please enter through the Town Hall entrance.

LOCATION: Arch Room

You're invited to join other fiber enthusiasts at the library! Please enter through the Town Hall entrance.

LOCATION: Arch Room

Monday March 26, 2018
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4:00 PM
AN AFTERNOON WITH THE HADDAM WRITERS GROUP

An Afternoon with the Haddam Writers Group

Monday, March 26th at 4:00 PM in the Arch Room

Please join us as members of the local Haddam Writers Group read excerpts from their new bookSo a Bunch of Us Sat Down to Write…” talk about their experiences writing, and answer questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Refreshments will be provided; registration is requested.

LOCATION: Arch Room
There are 40 spaces available.

An Afternoon with the Haddam Writers Group

Monday, March 26th at 4:00 PM in the Arch Room

Please join us as members of the local Haddam Writers Group read excerpts from their new bookSo a Bunch of Us Sat Down to Write…” talk about their experiences writing, and answer questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Refreshments will be provided; registration is requested.

LOCATION: Arch Room

There are 40 spaces available.

Wednesday March 28, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TRAVEL FILM: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Come explore Australia & New Zealand with us!

Run Time: 50 Minutes

LOCATION: Arch Room

Come explore Australia & New Zealand with us!

Run Time: 50 Minutes

LOCATION: Arch Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
BOOK DISCUSSION: AMERICAN FIRE

Please join Emma Russo-Savage, our adult services librarian, for the Cromwell Belden Library's monthly book discussion. Books are available for pick up at the library after the previous month's meeting.

AMERICAN FIRE: LOVE, ARSON, AND LIFE IN A VANISHING LAND by Monica Hesse

A breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time.

The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate—there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning.

The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America. Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse first drove down to the reeling county to cover a hearing for Charlie Smith, a struggling mechanic who upon his capture had promptly pleaded guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But as Charlie’s confession unspooled, it got deeper and weirder. He wasn’t lighting fires alone; his crimes were galvanized by a surprising love story. Over a year of investigating, Hesse uncovered the motives of Charlie and his accomplice, girlfriend Tonya Bundick, a woman of steel-like strength and an inscrutable past. Theirs was a love built on impossibly tight budgets and simple pleasures. They were each other’s inspiration and escape…until they weren’t.

Though it’s hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it’s been drained of its industry—agriculture—as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America—a land half gutted before the fires even began.

LOCATION: Arch Room

Please join Emma Russo-Savage, our adult services librarian, for the Cromwell Belden Library's monthly book discussion. Books are available for pick up at the library after the previous month's meeting.

AMERICAN FIRE: LOVE, ARSON, AND LIFE IN A VANISHING LAND by Monica Hesse

A breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time.

The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate—there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning.

The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America. Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse first drove down to the reeling county to cover a hearing for Charlie Smith, a struggling mechanic who upon his capture had promptly pleaded guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But as Charlie’s confession unspooled, it got deeper and weirder. He wasn’t lighting fires alone; his crimes were galvanized by a surprising love story. Over a year of investigating, Hesse uncovered the motives of Charlie and his accomplice, girlfriend Tonya Bundick, a woman of steel-like strength and an inscrutable past. Theirs was a love built on impossibly tight budgets and simple pleasures. They were each other’s inspiration and escape…until they weren’t.

Though it’s hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it’s been drained of its industry—agriculture—as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America—a land half gutted before the fires even began.

LOCATION: Arch Room


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