Saturday September 16, 2017
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WWI Digitization Event

As we approach the centenary of the United States' entry into World War One,  Connecticut State Library looks to tell the stories of ordinary men and women who both served on the front and at home. To do this we are holding Digitization Day events around the state in partnership with museums, libraries and other community organizations. At these events Connecticut residents are invited to bring in their photos, letters and other keepsakes from WWI for digitization. The digital images and stories collected at these events will be added to the State Library’s online archive and made freely accessible for public use.  

Please join us in this project to preserve the history of The Great War. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut State Library, the Monroe Historical Society, and the Monroe Senior Center.  This event is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Learn more about our CT WWI Digitization event here.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

As we approach the centenary of the United States' entry into World War One,  Connecticut State Library looks to tell the stories of ordinary men and women who both served on the front and at home. To do this we are holding Digitization Day events around the state in partnership with museums, libraries and other community organizations. At these events Connecticut residents are invited to bring in their photos, letters and other keepsakes from WWI for digitization. The digital images and stories collected at these events will be added to the State Library’s online archive and made freely accessible for public use.  

Please join us in this project to preserve the history of The Great War. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut State Library, the Monroe Historical Society, and the Monroe Senior Center.  This event is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Learn more about our CT WWI Digitization event here.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday September 18, 2017
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The War to End All Wars: WWI in Four Lectures

Part 2: The War that Went on Forever

To some, the First World War was known as the “War to End All Wars.” To many of the soldiers fighting in it, it was “The War that Went on Forever.” The horrors of the weapons and tactics used, the dreary stalemate that held sway in Europe for nearly four years, the far-flung battlefields and the casualties both military and civil seemed to offer no end in sight. This talk will center on the war itself- the tactics, weapons, theaters and battles that made this such a terrifying fight, one so horrific that it seemed inconceivable that anyone would ever again dare to fight on such a scale.

Hamish Lutris is an Assistant Professor of History at Capital Community College.    

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Part 2: The War that Went on Forever

To some, the First World War was known as the “War to End All Wars.” To many of the soldiers fighting in it, it was “The War that Went on Forever.” The horrors of the weapons and tactics used, the dreary stalemate that held sway in Europe for nearly four years, the far-flung battlefields and the casualties both military and civil seemed to offer no end in sight. This talk will center on the war itself- the tactics, weapons, theaters and battles that made this such a terrifying fight, one so horrific that it seemed inconceivable that anyone would ever again dare to fight on such a scale.

Hamish Lutris is an Assistant Professor of History at Capital Community College.    

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Forward-Looking Resume: Positioning Yourself for the Future

A contemporary resume can be a powerful document to help you position yourself for the next step in your career. If it is filled with stories of specific results and the skills you used to achieve them, you will tell a story to potential employers that allows them to understand what you offer and how you can be a great fit for their company. In this practical workshop, we will examine how to write a resume for the future, not simply as a history of the past. Presented by Monroe resident, Bill Florin, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). 

Registration is required and is limited to 14 people.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 7 spaces available.

A contemporary resume can be a powerful document to help you position yourself for the next step in your career. If it is filled with stories of specific results and the skills you used to achieve them, you will tell a story to potential employers that allows them to understand what you offer and how you can be a great fit for their company. In this practical workshop, we will examine how to write a resume for the future, not simply as a history of the past. Presented by Monroe resident, Bill Florin, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). 

Registration is required and is limited to 14 people.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday September 19, 2017
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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

Monday September 25, 2017
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The College Admissions Process: What You Need to Know

Join Christina Hamilton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Sacred Heart University, as she takes families through the timeline of college    admissions. Ms. Hamilton will describe the key aspects of the process,  including the different ways to apply to universities, campus visits, essay tips and the importance of finding the right fit for your child. 

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Join Christina Hamilton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Sacred Heart University, as she takes families through the timeline of college    admissions. Ms. Hamilton will describe the key aspects of the process,  including the different ways to apply to universities, campus visits, essay tips and the importance of finding the right fit for your child. 

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday September 26, 2017
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art for Adults: Autumn Seed Mosaic

Join Kathy Vincent for an evening of autumn themed art! Working with an assortment of dried beans, seeds, twigs & other natural embellishments, participants will compose a pumpkin mosaic upon a burlap canvas. A bit of rustic decor to welcome fall!

Limited to 16 people. Registration is required and begins on August 12th.

An identical class is being held on September 12th.  Please register for one or the other, but NOT BOTH.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Join Kathy Vincent for an evening of autumn themed art! Working with an assortment of dried beans, seeds, twigs & other natural embellishments, participants will compose a pumpkin mosaic upon a burlap canvas. A bit of rustic decor to welcome fall!

Limited to 16 people. Registration is required and begins on August 12th.

An identical class is being held on September 12th.  Please register for one or the other, but NOT BOTH.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Wednesday September 27, 2017
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5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Pizza & Politics Candidate Debate

If this event is full, please plan on attending the debate at Masuk High School on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Who will be Monroe's next First Selectman?  Join us to hear what the candidates for First Selectman are proposing to move Monroe forward.  Pizza and beverages will be served prior to the start of the debate.

Seating is limited.  Please register to save a seat. 

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Services  203-452-2850 x 6  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

If this event is full, please plan on attending the debate at Masuk High School on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Who will be Monroe's next First Selectman?  Join us to hear what the candidates for First Selectman are proposing to move Monroe forward.  Pizza and beverages will be served prior to the start of the debate.

Seating is limited.  Please register to save a seat. 

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Services
  203.452.2850 x 6
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Saturday September 30, 2017
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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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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CANCELLED - 3,000 Cartoons Later: 30+ Years as an Editorial Cartoonist - CANCELLED

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A presentation on Editorial Cartooning from HAN Editorial Cartoonist, Doug Smith.

Doug will host a talk about his 30+ year career as a cartoonist. The veteran of over three thousand editorial cartoons, Doug has won awards from the CT Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Newspaper & Press Association. There will be a Q&A, photo presentation as well as exhibit of cartoons and some drawing for the audience.

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A presentation on Editorial Cartooning from HAN Editorial Cartoonist, Doug Smith.

Doug will host a talk about his 30+ year career as a cartoonist. The veteran of over three thousand editorial cartoons, Doug has won awards from the CT Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Newspaper & Press Association. There will be a Q&A, photo presentation as well as exhibit of cartoons and some drawing for the audience.

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


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