Monday April 2, 2018 - Monday April 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Passport to Connecticut Libraries is Back!

Enter for a chance to win a Visa gift card of up to $150!

Libraries all over Connecticut are participating in this exciting program to make people of all ages aware of the power of their library card.  Take your library card and "Passport" to at least five libraries on the list to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children. Get your Passport stamped, receive a small gift, and look at what each library has to offer.

Ask for your Passport today & begin participating on April 2nd!

This is a Connecticut Library Association initiative.

Enter for a chance to win a Visa gift card of up to $150!

Libraries all over Connecticut are participating in this exciting program to make people of all ages aware of the power of their library card.  Take your library card and "Passport" to at least five libraries on the list to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children. Get your Passport stamped, receive a small gift, and look at what each library has to offer.

Ask for your Passport today & begin participating on April 2nd!

This is a Connecticut Library Association initiative.

Tuesday April 3, 2018
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Discussion

 

This month's selection is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

“The childhood years of a blended family becomes the basis for a wildly successful book, ultimately forcing the siblings to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.” (From the Publisher)

 

Come share a lively discussion with us. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date. No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Adult/Teen Services Librarian  203.452.2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

This month's selection is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

“The childhood years of a blended family becomes the basis for a wildly successful book, ultimately forcing the siblings to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.” (From the Publisher)

 

Come share a lively discussion with us. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Adult/Teen Services Librarian
  203.452.2852
  reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Movie Night

Enjoy Popcorn and the Movie!!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Enjoy Popcorn and the Movie!!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday April 6, 2018
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Business Lunch 'n Learn:10 Critical Tools for Promoting Your Brand Online (&Making Your Life Easier)

Lauren White of Bingley Design, LLC will show you fresh ways to create or maintain a powerful and positive brand image on social media and in your digital media strategies. Brands are built by what you do, what you say, what you believe, and how well you act on your brand promise. How does your audience view your brand online? Are you utilizing digital marketing effectively? There are specific tools and foundational blocks that you can implement to build a solid brand online - without taking up all of your time and energy. The goal of this presentation is to help you understand these tools and practical applications that will separate you from the competition. Lunch will be served and there will be opportunities for networking before and after the workshop.

Image:  http://alphastockimages.com/

Registration is required.  Link here to sign up.  

This program is co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Lauren White of Bingley Design, LLC will show you fresh ways to create or maintain a powerful and positive brand image on social media and in your digital media strategies. Brands are built by what you do, what you say, what you believe, and how well you act on your brand promise. How does your audience view your brand online? Are you utilizing digital marketing effectively? There are specific tools and foundational blocks that you can implement to build a solid brand online - without taking up all of your time and energy. The goal of this presentation is to help you understand these tools and practical applications that will separate you from the competition. Lunch will be served and there will be opportunities for networking before and after the workshop.

Image:  http://alphastockimages.com/

Registration is required.  Link here to sign up.  

This program is co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Opening Night Reception for Artist Jonathan Milo

Please join us for the opening night reception for local Monroe resident and artist, Jonathan Milo. Jonathan will be exhibiting his wildlife and outdoor sporting scene art in an exhibit called "Creation Calls" in the Ehlers Room.  Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Please join us for the opening night reception for local Monroe resident and artist, Jonathan Milo. Jonathan will be exhibiting his wildlife and outdoor sporting scene art in an exhibit called "Creation Calls" in the Ehlers Room.  Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday April 9, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AARP Tax Preparation

No appointments will be taken ahead of time. Service will be first come, first served. Please use the back entrance.
Taxes start at 9:00 but the library opens at 10:00.

  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

No appointments will be taken ahead of time. Service will be first come, first served. Please use the back entrance.
Taxes start at 9:00 but the library opens at 10:00.

  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
I Smell Death in Here: The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 presented by Hamish Lutris

The swine flu outbreak of 1918 sickened one-third of the world’s population, killing almost five times as many people as the First World War. It was the subject of literature, songs, and conspiracy theories that persist to the present day, as well as producing some of the most strenuous (and at times ridiculous) attempts to prevent and treat disease that the world has ever seen. This presentation will center on a short history of disease in the western world, the swine flu itself, its pathology and effects, and the body of cultural works it inspired and continues to inspire.

 

 

Image: Public Library of Science journal.

Registration is required.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

The swine flu outbreak of 1918 sickened one-third of the world’s population, killing almost five times as many people as the First World War. It was the subject of literature, songs, and conspiracy theories that persist to the present day, as well as producing some of the most strenuous (and at times ridiculous) attempts to prevent and treat disease that the world has ever seen. This presentation will center on a short history of disease in the western world, the swine flu itself, its pathology and effects, and the body of cultural works it inspired and continues to inspire.

 

 

Image: Public Library of Science journal.

Registration is required.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday April 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Interview Skills - Career Tuesdays

Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application will be provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to look your best for the
interview. Goodwill Career Center Coach, Yarelis Canales will be your instructor during this one-hour program.
Registration is required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application will be provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to look your best for the
interview. Goodwill Career Center Coach, Yarelis Canales will be your instructor during this one-hour program.
Registration is required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters Meet Up

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Refreshments provided.  Registration is required.

Held in the library’s Rotary Room.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 3 spaces available.

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Refreshments provided.  Registration is required.

Held in the library’s Rotary Room.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
April Art for Adults: Floral Abstractions

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of watercolor and soft pastel painting inspired by the work of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Working from either photo reference or artificial botanical specimens, participants will interpret the overall form of their subject as an  abstraction, with emphasis on organic shape and expressive use of color.

Participants are welcome to bring their own photos/specimens to work from.

Registration is required and limited to 16 people. The same class is being offered on Monday, April 23. Please register for one class only.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of watercolor and soft pastel painting inspired by the work of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Working from either photo reference or artificial botanical specimens, participants will interpret the overall form of their subject as an  abstraction, with emphasis on organic shape and expressive use of color.

Participants are welcome to bring their own photos/specimens to work from.

Registration is required and limited to 16 people. The same class is being offered on Monday, April 23. Please register for one class only.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There is 1 space available.

Saturday April 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Oscars at the Library: Phantom Thread

Bring your own snacks and join us for a FREE showing of one of this year's Acadamy Award Best Picture Nominees.  

Phantom Thread

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover..- IMDB  Starring Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Lesley Manville.

No registration necessary.  Rated R, 130 min.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Bring your own snacks and join us for a FREE showing of one of this year's Acadamy Award Best Picture Nominees.  

Phantom Thread

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover..- IMDB  Starring Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Lesley Manville.

No registration necessary.  Rated R, 130 min.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Sunday April 15, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enid Lipeles Travelogue: Venice, Florence, and Rome

Once again retired Monroe chemistry teacher Enid Lipeles will take us on a travelogue adventure! In Venice see Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and take a gondola ride. After viewing art treasures in Florence we will go on to Rome to see the ancient Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Please join us.
Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Once again retired Monroe chemistry teacher Enid Lipeles will take us on a travelogue adventure! In Venice see Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and take a gondola ride. After viewing art treasures in Florence we will go on to Rome to see the ancient Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Please join us.
Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday April 16, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AARP Tax Preparation

No appointments will be taken ahead of time. Service will be first come, first served. Please use the back entrance.
Taxes start at 9:00 but the library opens at 10:00.

  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

No appointments will be taken ahead of time. Service will be first come, first served. Please use the back entrance.
Taxes start at 9:00 but the library opens at 10:00.

  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CANCELLED - Speaking with the Victorian Dead: The History of the American Spiritualist Movement

This program has been CANCELLED due to a family emergency.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Join historian Robert Cox to explore the ideas that Spiritualists in Victorian America had in mind when communing with the spirits of the deceased.

For over a decade, Spiritualism was considered the fastest growing religion in America, drawing hundreds of thousands of believers. Behind the phenomena of tilting tables, rapping walls, and spirit manifestations lay a sophisticated view of the world that may seem strangely familiar today.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

This program has been CANCELLED due to a family emergency.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Join historian Robert Cox to explore the ideas that Spiritualists in Victorian America had in mind when communing with the spirits of the deceased.

For over a decade, Spiritualism was considered the fastest growing religion in America, drawing hundreds of thousands of believers. Behind the phenomena of tilting tables, rapping walls, and spirit manifestations lay a sophisticated view of the world that may seem strangely familiar today.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Tuesday April 17, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sculpey Clay for Adults: Spring Flowers

Come celebrate the coming of spring with these miniature Sculpey Clay flowers.  Anne Mastroianni returns to show you techniques for making these tiny treasures.  All you have to bring is your creative spirit and your sense of fun!

Registration is required and begins on March 17th.  Limited to 16 people.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Come celebrate the coming of spring with these miniature Sculpey Clay flowers.  Anne Mastroianni returns to show you techniques for making these tiny treasures.  All you have to bring is your creative spirit and your sense of fun!

Registration is required and begins on March 17th.  Limited to 16 people.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Writers' Group

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT: Adult/Teen Services Librarian  203.452.2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Rotary Room

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:
  Adult/Teen Services Librarian
  203.452.2852
  reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Saturday April 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The History and Health Benefits of Tea

Are you a tea drinker?  Tea has been around for thousands of years and holds an important place in many cultures.  It has been touted for its many health benefits as well as its effects on mood and energy level.

Join representatives from Bigelow Tea to learn about the history of this  extraordinary beverage and discover the many ways it can influence your daily well-being.

Registration is required and is limited to 45 people.

 

 

Co-Sponsored by The Monroe Health Department, Bigelow Tea, and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Are you a tea drinker?  Tea has been around for thousands of years and holds an important place in many cultures.  It has been touted for its many health benefits as well as its effects on mood and energy level.

Join representatives from Bigelow Tea to learn about the history of this  extraordinary beverage and discover the many ways it can influence your daily well-being.

Registration is required and is limited to 45 people.

 

 

Co-Sponsored by The Monroe Health Department, Bigelow Tea, and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Sunday April 22, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Concert: Rhythms of the World, with Judy Handler & Mark Levesque

Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. Connecticut-based husband and wife duo, Handler and Levesque perform their unique, expressive arrangements that blend swing, Latin, gypsy, jazz, classical and folk music influences. 

No registration necessary.  Refreshments served after the concert.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. Connecticut-based husband and wife duo, Handler and Levesque perform their unique, expressive arrangements that blend swing, Latin, gypsy, jazz, classical and folk music influences. 

No registration necessary.  Refreshments served after the concert.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday April 23, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art for Adults: Floral Abstractions

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of watercolor and soft pastel painting inspired by the work of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Working from either photo reference or artificial botanical specimens, participants will interpret the overall form of their subject as an  abstraction, with emphasis on organic shape and expressive use of color.

Participants are welcome to bring their own photos/specimens to work from.

Registration is required and limited to 16 people. There is another class on April 10th. Please register for one class only.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of watercolor and soft pastel painting inspired by the work of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Working from either photo reference or artificial botanical specimens, participants will interpret the overall form of their subject as an  abstraction, with emphasis on organic shape and expressive use of color.

Participants are welcome to bring their own photos/specimens to work from.

Registration is required and limited to 16 people. There is another class on April 10th. Please register for one class only.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Tuesday April 24, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters Meet Up

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Refreshments provided.  Registration is required.

Held in the library’s Rotary Room.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Refreshments provided.  Registration is required.

Held in the library’s Rotary Room.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday April 26, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Save a Life - Free NARCAN Training

Training will include:

  • Overdose Prevention Strategies
  • Signs and Symptoms of Overdose
  • How to Administer Naloxone
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Support Information and Resources

*Registration is required -       by email:   byeager@monroect.org     or by phone:    (203)452-2815 x4

Please note that the library will be closed so you will have to enter at the back of the building.

Narcan kits are available to those who are uninsured.  Please bring your insurance & prescription card for the mobile pharmacist.  Call 2-1-1 for more Narcan Trainings in your area.

This event is funded in whole by grant # 1H79TI080253-01 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA or  HHS.

          

CONTACT: Barb Yeager  x1104  byeager@monroect.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Training will include:

  • Overdose Prevention Strategies
  • Signs and Symptoms of Overdose
  • How to Administer Naloxone
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Support Information and Resources

*Registration is required -       by email:   byeager@monroect.org     or by phone:    (203)452-2815 x4

Please note that the library will be closed so you will have to enter at the back of the building.

Narcan kits are available to those who are uninsured.  Please bring your insurance & prescription card for the mobile pharmacist.  Call 2-1-1 for more Narcan Trainings in your area.

This event is funded in whole by grant # 1H79TI080253-01 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA or  HHS.

          

CONTACT:
  Barb Yeager
  x1104
  byeager@monroect.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday April 30, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where Does the Truth Lie - Photo Exhibit Opening

Please join us for the opening reception for Brookfield photographer, Colin Harrison. Colin will be exhibiting his thought-provoking exhibit "Where Does Truth Lie?" during the month of May. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Margaret/Lynn
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Please join us for the opening reception for Brookfield photographer, Colin Harrison. Colin will be exhibiting his thought-provoking exhibit "Where Does Truth Lie?" during the month of May. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Margaret/Lynn
  
  

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author Talk: Charles Monagan -Connecticut Icons

Author Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972. As editor of Connecticut Magazine from 1989-2013 he spent years discovering and describing the people, places and things that made up the character of his home state. In 2000 he begain writing a monthly "Connecticut Icons" page in the magazine and in 2006 the collection was published. In 2017 Connecticut Icons was reissued with updates and additional icons.

Please join us for a booktalk and book signing by author Charles Monagan!

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Author Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972. As editor of Connecticut Magazine from 1989-2013 he spent years discovering and describing the people, places and things that made up the character of his home state. In 2000 he begain writing a monthly "Connecticut Icons" page in the magazine and in 2006 the collection was published. In 2017 Connecticut Icons was reissued with updates and additional icons.

Please join us for a booktalk and book signing by author Charles Monagan!

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.


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