Tuesday September 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Canvas Hand Puppets: Make a puppet using the canvas mitt and decorations included then put on a show!

Grades 3 - 6: Painted Ceramic Mugs: Decorate your mug with included paint then bake to make the paint permanent! 

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Canvas Hand Puppets: Make a puppet using the canvas mitt and decorations included then put on a show!

Grades 3 - 6: Painted Ceramic Mugs: Decorate your mug with included paint then bake to make the paint permanent! 

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pumpkin Spiders and Webs!



Join Miss Katie to make some pumpkin-shaped spiders and paper plate woven webs!

Grades K - 6. Assistance from a parent or guardian may be needed for younger children.

Most of the materials you will need for the web and spiders will be available for pickup starting on Wednesday 9/23, at the children's department during the library's curbside pickup hours (10 AM - 3 PM Monday - Thursday, and 10 AM - 2 PM Friday). Please call the children’s department when you arrive to let them know you would like to pick up the materials.

In addition, please gather the following materials and bring them with you:

  • Tape

  • Crayons, markers, paint, or colored pencils to decorate the background of your spider web!

  • Optional: Any extra colors of paint or glitter you want to use to decorate the spiders.

*The rest of the materials will be provided in the to-go bags for pickup at the library, so if you are picking those up, you will not need the following list of items. However, if you are unable to pickup the rest of the materials at the library or want to use materials from home instead of picking up, in addition to the things listed above you will need to gather:

  • Items to make two spiders' bodies (I used mini foam pumpkins but you can use egg cartons, pine cones, match boxes, dixie cups, pom poms, or anything else you can think of or have on hand!)
     
  • Paint or markers to color in the spiders if needed.
     
  • Pipe cleaners or paper to make the spider's legs.
     
  • A paper plate
     
  • Scissors
     
  • Glue if needed
     
  • Anything you want to use to make the spider's eyes.
     
  • Some yarn for the web!

Program takes place online. Please register to receive the Zoom link in an email. Please fill out separate registration forms for each child participating.

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference at ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are 7 spaces available.



Join Miss Katie to make some pumpkin-shaped spiders and paper plate woven webs!

Grades K - 6. Assistance from a parent or guardian may be needed for younger children.

Most of the materials you will need for the web and spiders will be available for pickup starting on Wednesday 9/23, at the children's department during the library's curbside pickup hours (10 AM - 3 PM Monday - Thursday, and 10 AM - 2 PM Friday). Please call the children’s department when you arrive to let them know you would like to pick up the materials.

In addition, please gather the following materials and bring them with you:

  • Tape

  • Crayons, markers, paint, or colored pencils to decorate the background of your spider web!

  • Optional: Any extra colors of paint or glitter you want to use to decorate the spiders.

*The rest of the materials will be provided in the to-go bags for pickup at the library, so if you are picking those up, you will not need the following list of items. However, if you are unable to pickup the rest of the materials at the library or want to use materials from home instead of picking up, in addition to the things listed above you will need to gather:

  • Items to make two spiders' bodies (I used mini foam pumpkins but you can use egg cartons, pine cones, match boxes, dixie cups, pom poms, or anything else you can think of or have on hand!)
     
  • Paint or markers to color in the spiders if needed.
     
  • Pipe cleaners or paper to make the spider's legs.
     
  • A paper plate
     
  • Scissors
     
  • Glue if needed
     
  • Anything you want to use to make the spider's eyes.
     
  • Some yarn for the web!

Program takes place online. Please register to receive the Zoom link in an email. Please fill out separate registration forms for each child participating.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference at ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday September 30, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
US, Japan, and the Start of WW II in the Pacific

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  United States, Japan, and the Start of WW II in the Pacific

The daring gamble by the Japanese to neutralize the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor catapulted America’s official entry into World War II. This event changed what was planned as a measured response towards Japanese hostilities in the Pacific into a galvanized American effort to drive Imperial Japan to the point of unconditional surrender.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the second in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  United States, Japan, and the Start of WW II in the Pacific

The daring gamble by the Japanese to neutralize the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor catapulted America’s official entry into World War II. This event changed what was planned as a measured response towards Japanese hostilities in the Pacific into a galvanized American effort to drive Imperial Japan to the point of unconditional surrender.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the second in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 1, 2020
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12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EWML Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Did YOU carve, paint, or decorate a beautiful pumpkin? Do you want to show it off to the world? 

Starting Oct. 1 - email a photo of your decorated pumpkin along with your first name and age (18+ = adult).  We will post on Facebook to see whose pumpkin is the favorite! Full rules:

Must receive your picture, age, and first name via email on or before Oct. 29. Must be sent to lobach@ewml.org

Five age categories: Pre-K, K—2, 3—6, Teen, Adult (18+)

Each age category will have one winner, who will be contacted via the email address used to submit the photo

1 like = 1 vote

You can vote as many times for as many pumpkins as you wish

Anything inappropriate will be removed without notice

You can vote through Oct. 31

Winners will be contacted Nov. 2

Must be original—you can paint, carve, draw, etc. as long as it is your own work

GOOD LUCK!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

Did YOU carve, paint, or decorate a beautiful pumpkin? Do you want to show it off to the world? 

Starting Oct. 1 - email a photo of your decorated pumpkin along with your first name and age (18+ = adult).  We will post on Facebook to see whose pumpkin is the favorite! Full rules:

Must receive your picture, age, and first name via email on or before Oct. 29. Must be sent to lobach@ewml.org

Five age categories: Pre-K, K—2, 3—6, Teen, Adult (18+)

Each age category will have one winner, who will be contacted via the email address used to submit the photo

1 like = 1 vote

You can vote as many times for as many pumpkins as you wish

Anything inappropriate will be removed without notice

You can vote through Oct. 31

Winners will be contacted Nov. 2

Must be original—you can paint, carve, draw, etc. as long as it is your own work

GOOD LUCK!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EWML Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Did YOU carve, paint, or decorate a beautiful pumpkin? Do you want to show it off to the world? 

Starting Oct. 1 - email a photo of your decorated pumpkin along with your first name and age (18+ = adult).  We will post on Facebook to see whose pumpkin is the favorite! Full rules:

Must receive your picture, age, and first name via email on or before Oct. 29. Must be sent to lobach@ewml.org

Five age categories: Pre-K, K—2, 3—6, Teen, Adult (18+)

Each age category will have one winner, who will be contacted via the email address used to submit the photo

1 like = 1 vote

You can vote as many times for as many pumpkins as you wish

Anything inappropriate will be removed without notice

You can vote through Oct. 31

Winners will be contacted Nov. 2

Must be original—you can paint, carve, draw, etc. as long as it is your own work

GOOD LUCK!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

Did YOU carve, paint, or decorate a beautiful pumpkin? Do you want to show it off to the world? 

Starting Oct. 1 - email a photo of your decorated pumpkin along with your first name and age (18+ = adult).  We will post on Facebook to see whose pumpkin is the favorite! Full rules:

Must receive your picture, age, and first name via email on or before Oct. 29. Must be sent to lobach@ewml.org

Five age categories: Pre-K, K—2, 3—6, Teen, Adult (18+)

Each age category will have one winner, who will be contacted via the email address used to submit the photo

1 like = 1 vote

You can vote as many times for as many pumpkins as you wish

Anything inappropriate will be removed without notice

You can vote through Oct. 31

Winners will be contacted Nov. 2

Must be original—you can paint, carve, draw, etc. as long as it is your own work

GOOD LUCK!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EWML Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Did YOU carve, paint, or decorate a beautiful pumpkin? Do you want to show it off to the world? 

Starting Oct. 1 - email a photo of your decorated pumpkin along with your first name and age (18+ = adult).  We will post on Facebook to see whose pumpkin is the favorite! Full rules:

Must receive your picture, age, and first name via email on or before Oct. 29. Must be sent to lobach@ewml.org

Five age categories: Pre-K, K—2, 3—6, Teen, Adult (18+)

Each age category will have one winner, who will be contacted via the email address used to submit the photo

1 like = 1 vote

You can vote as many times for as many pumpkins as you wish

Anything inappropriate will be removed without notice

You can vote through Oct. 31

Winners will be contacted Nov. 2

Must be original—you can paint, carve, draw, etc. as long as it is your own work

GOOD LUCK!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

Did YOU carve, paint, or decorate a beautiful pumpkin? Do you want to show it off to the world? 

Starting Oct. 1 - email a photo of your decorated pumpkin along with your first name and age (18+ = adult).  We will post on Facebook to see whose pumpkin is the favorite! Full rules:

Must receive your picture, age, and first name via email on or before Oct. 29. Must be sent to lobach@ewml.org

Five age categories: Pre-K, K—2, 3—6, Teen, Adult (18+)

Each age category will have one winner, who will be contacted via the email address used to submit the photo

1 like = 1 vote

You can vote as many times for as many pumpkins as you wish

Anything inappropriate will be removed without notice

You can vote through Oct. 31

Winners will be contacted Nov. 2

Must be original—you can paint, carve, draw, etc. as long as it is your own work

GOOD LUCK!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

Friday October 2, 2020
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Part 2

THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Please register to receive a link to the Zoom meeting via email.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool that uses a cell grid to organize and manipulate data. For part one of this series, viewers will be provided with a general overview of the program, and will learn how to perform basic tasks, such as file management, text formatting, and simple calculations. Viewers will also learn how to create a small, but functional table/spreadshet to be for the following week's class, and build upon skills learned in the previous session. Here, pivot tables will be briefly introduced along with other important functions, such as VLOOKUP. There will be time for questions after each session, which you can use to determine whether you wish to continue with one-on-one help. This help will be available by appointment, and will be split into individual, personalized sessions on each following Friday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
There are many spaces available.

THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Please register to receive a link to the Zoom meeting via email.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool that uses a cell grid to organize and manipulate data. For part one of this series, viewers will be provided with a general overview of the program, and will learn how to perform basic tasks, such as file management, text formatting, and simple calculations. Viewers will also learn how to create a small, but functional table/spreadshet to be for the following week's class, and build upon skills learned in the previous session. Here, pivot tables will be briefly introduced along with other important functions, such as VLOOKUP. There will be time for questions after each session, which you can use to determine whether you wish to continue with one-on-one help. This help will be available by appointment, and will be split into individual, personalized sessions on each following Friday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are 94 spaces available.
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are 94 spaces available.

Saturday October 3, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adventures in STEAM: Floating Candy Letters Experiment and Handprint Ghost Craft!

   

Join Miss Katie for a ghostly science experiment and craft! We will make the ‘’M’’s float off our M&Ms, and/or the ‘’S’’s float off our Skittles, while learning about solubility! You can do the experiment with both Skittles and M&Ms, or you can do one or the other. While we wait to see the results of our experiment, we will make some trick-or-treating handprint ghosts while Miss Katie shares a (not so) spooky ghost story.

K - 6. Younger children may need assistance from a parent or guardian - in particular, with the hand-tracing and cutting parts of the craft.
 

This program takes place online. Please register to receive the Zoom link in an email and to have the craft materials reserved for you. Please fill out one registration form per child. 
 

The craft materials and individually packaged candy needed for the experiment and craft will be available for pick up at the library starting on Tuesday September 29th during curbside pickup hours (10 - 3 Monday - Thursday and 10 - 2 Friday).  Please call the children’s department when you get there to pick up, and they will place the bag of materials outside.
 

In addition, please gather the following materials from home and bring them with you to the program:

  • A cup, mason jar, or mixing bowl (Two of these if you are doing both Skittles and M&Ms, as we will do them separately.)

  • Water to fill the cups, jars, or bowls.

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • A pencil

  • Optional: anything else you want to use to decorate your ghosts!
     

The following materials will be provided for curbside pick up at the library for this program. However, if you are not picking up at the library / are using your own materials, you will additionally need to gather:

  • A handful of M&Ms or Skittles! 
     
  • White paper for the ghosts.
     
  • I used some tissue paper, cardboard tubes, and pipe cleaners to make the ghosts’ trick-or-treat baskets, but you can also substitute the tissue paper for a small piece of fabric. You can use other materials/ make the baskets a different way if you want too as well!
     
  • String or yarn for the bunting
 
CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference at ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are 17 spaces available.

   

Join Miss Katie for a ghostly science experiment and craft! We will make the ‘’M’’s float off our M&Ms, and/or the ‘’S’’s float off our Skittles, while learning about solubility! You can do the experiment with both Skittles and M&Ms, or you can do one or the other. While we wait to see the results of our experiment, we will make some trick-or-treating handprint ghosts while Miss Katie shares a (not so) spooky ghost story.

K - 6. Younger children may need assistance from a parent or guardian - in particular, with the hand-tracing and cutting parts of the craft.
 

This program takes place online. Please register to receive the Zoom link in an email and to have the craft materials reserved for you. Please fill out one registration form per child. 
 

The craft materials and individually packaged candy needed for the experiment and craft will be available for pick up at the library starting on Tuesday September 29th during curbside pickup hours (10 - 3 Monday - Thursday and 10 - 2 Friday).  Please call the children’s department when you get there to pick up, and they will place the bag of materials outside.
 

In addition, please gather the following materials from home and bring them with you to the program:

  • A cup, mason jar, or mixing bowl (Two of these if you are doing both Skittles and M&Ms, as we will do them separately.)

  • Water to fill the cups, jars, or bowls.

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • A pencil

  • Optional: anything else you want to use to decorate your ghosts!
     

The following materials will be provided for curbside pick up at the library for this program. However, if you are not picking up at the library / are using your own materials, you will additionally need to gather:

  • A handful of M&Ms or Skittles! 
     
  • White paper for the ghosts.
     
  • I used some tissue paper, cardboard tubes, and pipe cleaners to make the ghosts’ trick-or-treat baskets, but you can also substitute the tissue paper for a small piece of fabric. You can use other materials/ make the baskets a different way if you want too as well!
     
  • String or yarn for the bunting
 
CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference at ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesday October 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crafts-to-Go: Sculpey Clay Coasters

    

 

Take home the materials to complete this sculpey clay craft! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station beginning at 10:00am. Kits are first-come, first-served       and can not be held.  This project is appropriate for older kids through adult and all directions are included.  Take the kits home to make on your own time!

LOCATION: Outside Library

    

 

Take home the materials to complete this sculpey clay craft! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station beginning at 10:00am. Kits are first-come, first-served       and can not be held.  This project is appropriate for older kids through adult and all directions are included.  Take the kits home to make on your own time!

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crafts-to-Go: Sculpey Clay Coasters

    

 

Take home the materials to complete this sculpey clay craft! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station beginning at 10:00am. Kits are first-come, first-served       and can not be held.  This project is appropriate for older kids through adult and all directions are included.  Take the kits home to make on your own time!

LOCATION: Outside Library

    

 

Take home the materials to complete this sculpey clay craft! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station beginning at 10:00am. Kits are first-come, first-served       and can not be held.  This project is appropriate for older kids through adult and all directions are included.  Take the kits home to make on your own time!

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Ogre Slime

Grades 3 - 6: Ogre Slime

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Ogre Slime

Grades 3 - 6: Ogre Slime

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Spooky Fabric Mini Pumpkins!



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Join Miss Katie to learn how to make some cute fabric mini pumpkins (or spooky Jack O’Lanterns)!
 

K - 6. Younger children may need assistance from a parent or guardian.
 

This program takes place online. Please register to receive the Zoom link in an email. Please fill out one registration form per child. 
 

Most of the materials needed (for three pumpkins) will be provided by the library. These will be available starting on Tuesday September 29th for pickup outside the children’s department during our curbside pickup hours (10 - 3 Monday - Thursday and 10 - 2 Friday). Please call the children’s department when you get there to let them know you’d like to pick up the materials, and they will place them outside for you. 

Please gather the following additional materials from home and bring them with you:

  • A small piece of a stick for one of the pumpkin stems.

  • Scissors

  • Optional: Glitter if desired.

  • Also optional: Anything else extra you want to add from home to decorate your pumpkins! (Some sequins, pipe cleaners, ribbon, pom poms, felt, and googly eyes will be provided in the to-go bags.

​​The following materials and others will be provided by the library. However, if you are not able to pick up the materials at the library, you will additionally need to gather:

  • Tacky glue, fabric glue, or another stronger glue that works on fabric. 
     
  • Three squares of any thin fabric, in the range of 9x9 to 12x12 inches. You can even use an odd sock cut down center and folded open, as long as the measurements are close to that range.  
     
  •  A few pieces of tissue paper.
     
  • Anything you want to use for the stems! (You’ll need three.) Mini pinecones work well but so do sticks and pipe cleaners!
     
  • A toilet paper or paper towel tube.
     
  • Anything you want to use to decorate your pumpkins!



 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference at ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are 16 spaces available.



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Join Miss Katie to learn how to make some cute fabric mini pumpkins (or spooky Jack O’Lanterns)!
 

K - 6. Younger children may need assistance from a parent or guardian.
 

This program takes place online. Please register to receive the Zoom link in an email. Please fill out one registration form per child. 
 

Most of the materials needed (for three pumpkins) will be provided by the library. These will be available starting on Tuesday September 29th for pickup outside the children’s department during our curbside pickup hours (10 - 3 Monday - Thursday and 10 - 2 Friday). Please call the children’s department when you get there to let them know you’d like to pick up the materials, and they will place them outside for you. 

Please gather the following additional materials from home and bring them with you:

  • A small piece of a stick for one of the pumpkin stems.

  • Scissors

  • Optional: Glitter if desired.

  • Also optional: Anything else extra you want to add from home to decorate your pumpkins! (Some sequins, pipe cleaners, ribbon, pom poms, felt, and googly eyes will be provided in the to-go bags.

​​The following materials and others will be provided by the library. However, if you are not able to pick up the materials at the library, you will additionally need to gather:

  • Tacky glue, fabric glue, or another stronger glue that works on fabric. 
     
  • Three squares of any thin fabric, in the range of 9x9 to 12x12 inches. You can even use an odd sock cut down center and folded open, as long as the measurements are close to that range.  
     
  •  A few pieces of tissue paper.
     
  • Anything you want to use for the stems! (You’ll need three.) Mini pinecones work well but so do sticks and pipe cleaners!
     
  • A toilet paper or paper towel tube.
     
  • Anything you want to use to decorate your pumpkins!



 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference at ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday October 7, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Race in America with Hamish Lutris

“Am I not a man and a brother?” 

Race in America 

Understanding the role of race in America is critical to grasping what is happening around us today. Race has always thrown a long shadow over social, economic, and political affairs throughout our history. This talk will center on the idea of race and how it has affected the United States. English attitudes toward their own significance in Christian history will come face to face with the economic benefits of slavery and of dispossessing Native Americans of their lands. Also examined will be the actions of native-born Americans and recent immigrants’ toward preserving an “American Way of Life” in the face of new arrivals, namely the Irish and Chinese. 

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Geography at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please input your phone number

LOCATION: Inside Library
There are many spaces available.

“Am I not a man and a brother?” 

Race in America 

Understanding the role of race in America is critical to grasping what is happening around us today. Race has always thrown a long shadow over social, economic, and political affairs throughout our history. This talk will center on the idea of race and how it has affected the United States. English attitudes toward their own significance in Christian history will come face to face with the economic benefits of slavery and of dispossessing Native Americans of their lands. Also examined will be the actions of native-born Americans and recent immigrants’ toward preserving an “American Way of Life” in the face of new arrivals, namely the Irish and Chinese. 

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Geography at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please input your phone number

LOCATION: Inside Library

There are many spaces available.

Friday October 9, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Tuesday October 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Paper Mache Pumpkin or Witch Hat

Grades 3 - 6: Tiki Masks

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Paper Mache Pumpkin or Witch Hat

Grades 3 - 6: Tiki Masks

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

Join us for a lively discussion with a different book pick each month. Copies of the book are available via Library-to-go one month prior to the discussion date.

This month's selection  is "Daisy Jones and the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

From Amazon.com: Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. 
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If you do not know your library barcode, please put your phone number in that space

There are many spaces available.

Join us for a lively discussion with a different book pick each month. Copies of the book are available via Library-to-go one month prior to the discussion date.

This month's selection  is "Daisy Jones and the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

From Amazon.com: Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. 
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If you do not know your library barcode, please put your phone number in that space

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 14, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
War of the Atlantic: 1939 - 1945

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  The War of the Atlantic: 1939 - 1945

The longest continuous battle of World War II, this is the epic story of the desperate six-year struggle between allied forces and the German Navy to control the sea-lanes between America and the British Isles; a battle that, had it been lost, would have profoundly changed the course of World War II.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the third in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  The War of the Atlantic: 1939 - 1945

The longest continuous battle of World War II, this is the epic story of the desperate six-year struggle between allied forces and the German Navy to control the sea-lanes between America and the British Isles; a battle that, had it been lost, would have profoundly changed the course of World War II.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the third in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 15, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Board Meeting
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Friday October 16, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Saturday October 17, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cartooning Workshop - Monsters

 

All Ages.  Join nationally syndicated and award winning cartoonist, humorous illustrator, and Connecticut resident Rick Stromoski to learn how to draw monsters and all things Halloweeny.  Be sure to bring a pad of paper and a pencil to the Zoom meeting! 

*Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  One registration per family.*

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are 96 spaces available.

 

All Ages.  Join nationally syndicated and award winning cartoonist, humorous illustrator, and Connecticut resident Rick Stromoski to learn how to draw monsters and all things Halloweeny.  Be sure to bring a pad of paper and a pencil to the Zoom meeting! 

*Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  One registration per family.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are 96 spaces available.

Monday October 19, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Win-Win Problem Solving

Win-Win Problem Solving - Presented by Steve Gardiner and co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Fairfield County Score

This webinar will help you build your conflict resolution skills. The session is upbeat and highly interactive. It is not a PowerPoint lecture. You will be able to use the ideas immediately.

You will learn to:  

  • Fully appreciate the viewpoints of others
  • Constructively deal with differences of opinion
  • Reach agreements that meet the interests of all parties
  • Use the Win-Win skills with employees, customers, suppliers, agencies, bankers, lawyers,partners, accountants, subcontractors, boards of directors, insurance brokers, others

​Presented by Steve Gardiner: Steven S. Gardiner is President of Gardiner Associates. The firm specializes in leadership development, conflict resolution, team performance improvement, change management and “rapid coaching.” Steven spent thirteen years at a $2 billion pharmaceutical company. He has conflict resolution credentials from Harvard, Cornell and Eckerd College and an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Union Institute and University. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Registration is required. Visit the Fairfield County Score website to register.   New to Zoom? Call the library at (203) 452-2852 or email reference@ewml.org to set up one-on-one help to get started!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

Win-Win Problem Solving - Presented by Steve Gardiner and co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Fairfield County Score

This webinar will help you build your conflict resolution skills. The session is upbeat and highly interactive. It is not a PowerPoint lecture. You will be able to use the ideas immediately.

You will learn to:  

  • Fully appreciate the viewpoints of others
  • Constructively deal with differences of opinion
  • Reach agreements that meet the interests of all parties
  • Use the Win-Win skills with employees, customers, suppliers, agencies, bankers, lawyers,partners, accountants, subcontractors, boards of directors, insurance brokers, others

​Presented by Steve Gardiner: Steven S. Gardiner is President of Gardiner Associates. The firm specializes in leadership development, conflict resolution, team performance improvement, change management and “rapid coaching.” Steven spent thirteen years at a $2 billion pharmaceutical company. He has conflict resolution credentials from Harvard, Cornell and Eckerd College and an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Union Institute and University. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Registration is required. Visit the Fairfield County Score website to register.   New to Zoom? Call the library at (203) 452-2852 or email reference@ewml.org to set up one-on-one help to get started!

 

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Caramel Apple Cake

 

WEBINAR:  Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a caramel apple cake! You won't believe how well it goes with your pumpkin spice lattes and crisp fall air! Picture your pineapple upside cake reimagined in the warm spices of fall, the richness of a caramel topping, and tart vibrancy of fresh apples. All ages are invited - children will need help from an adult.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

WEBINAR:  Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a caramel apple cake! You won't believe how well it goes with your pumpkin spice lattes and crisp fall air! Picture your pineapple upside cake reimagined in the warm spices of fall, the richness of a caramel topping, and tart vibrancy of fresh apples. All ages are invited - children will need help from an adult.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Caramel Apple Cake

 

WEBINAR:  Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a caramel apple cake! You won't believe how well it goes with your pumpkin spice lattes and crisp fall air! Picture your pineapple upside cake reimagined in the warm spices of fall, the richness of a caramel topping, and tart vibrancy of fresh apples. All ages are invited - children will need help from an adult.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

WEBINAR:  Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a caramel apple cake! You won't believe how well it goes with your pumpkin spice lattes and crisp fall air! Picture your pineapple upside cake reimagined in the warm spices of fall, the richness of a caramel topping, and tart vibrancy of fresh apples. All ages are invited - children will need help from an adult.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Caramel Apple Cake

 

WEBINAR:  Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a caramel apple cake! You won't believe how well it goes with your pumpkin spice lattes and crisp fall air! Picture your pineapple upside cake reimagined in the warm spices of fall, the richness of a caramel topping, and tart vibrancy of fresh apples. All ages are invited - children will need help from an adult.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

WEBINAR:  Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a caramel apple cake! You won't believe how well it goes with your pumpkin spice lattes and crisp fall air! Picture your pineapple upside cake reimagined in the warm spices of fall, the richness of a caramel topping, and tart vibrancy of fresh apples. All ages are invited - children will need help from an adult.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

Tuesday October 20, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Jointed Halloween Decorations

Grades 3 - 6: Jointed Halloween Decorations

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Jointed Halloween Decorations

Grades 3 - 6: Jointed Halloween Decorations

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 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 time 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.  

Topic for submissions by Oct. 13: Do you have a belief that runs contrary to popular opinion?  You can send your submissions to reference@ewml.org, and we will forward them to the instructor.

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number in that space.

 

CONTACT: Adult/Teen Services Librarian  203.452.2852  reference@ewml.org
There are many spaces available.

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 time 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.  

Topic for submissions by Oct. 13: Do you have a belief that runs contrary to popular opinion?  You can send your submissions to reference@ewml.org, and we will forward them to the instructor.

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number in that space.

 

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

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 21, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Financial Wellness Wednesdays - WEBINAR

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! 

Presented by Rebecca Miller and the Financial Awareness Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy.

October 21:  ESTATE PLANNING BEFORE 50.  (with special guest, Tatiana DaSilva, Trusts and Estate attorney).  You will learn the most important documents to have in place during the initial phases of your life, including after college, through marriage and having children.

This program will be conducted through Zoom and registration is required. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number into that space.  You will be emailed with the registration information. To download Zoom and create a free acount, visit www.zoom.us, or visit your app store.

There are many spaces available.

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! 

Presented by Rebecca Miller and the Financial Awareness Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy.

October 21:  ESTATE PLANNING BEFORE 50.  (with special guest, Tatiana DaSilva, Trusts and Estate attorney).  You will learn the most important documents to have in place during the initial phases of your life, including after college, through marriage and having children.

This program will be conducted through Zoom and registration is required. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number into that space.  You will be emailed with the registration information. To download Zoom and create a free acount, visit www.zoom.us, or visit your app store.

There are many spaces available.

Friday October 23, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Saturday October 24, 2020
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE Halloween Storytime

 

All Ages.  Put on your costume and join Miss Michelle for some sorta scary stories for Halloween.  Boo! 

*Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  One registration per family.*

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are 96 spaces available.

 

All Ages.  Put on your costume and join Miss Michelle for some sorta scary stories for Halloween.  Boo! 

*Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  One registration per family.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are 96 spaces available.

Tuesday October 27, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Animal Masks

Grades 3 - 6: Watercolor Pencil Art

Receive a free treat with your craft! Happy Halloween!

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Animal Masks

Grades 3 - 6: Watercolor Pencil Art

Receive a free treat with your craft! Happy Halloween!

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of Russia

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of Russia

As the Blitzkrieg raged in France, Hitler was already planning to fulfill his promise laid out in Mein Kampf, the forceful conquest of new living space for Germany in the East. On June 22 1941, betraying a non-aggression pact with Stalin, the Germans attacked Russia with 3 million soldiers, 3,350 tanks and 2,000 aircrafts.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the fourth in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of Russia

As the Blitzkrieg raged in France, Hitler was already planning to fulfill his promise laid out in Mein Kampf, the forceful conquest of new living space for Germany in the East. On June 22 1941, betraying a non-aggression pact with Stalin, the Germans attacked Russia with 3 million soldiers, 3,350 tanks and 2,000 aircrafts.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the fourth in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

Friday October 30, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Tuesday November 3, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Paint by Stickers

Grades 3 - 6: Paint by Stickers

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Paint by Stickers

Grades 3 - 6: Paint by Stickers

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Battle for Guadalcanal

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  The Battle for Guadalcanal

With the exception of Pearl Harbor, The Land, sea and air battles for Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands was some of the most desperate combat of World War II.  Here, Japanese and American forces exchanged crushing blows. The waters north of Guadalcanal had so many sunken warships, the area became known as “Ironbottom Sound”

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the fifth in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  The Battle for Guadalcanal

With the exception of Pearl Harbor, The Land, sea and air battles for Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands was some of the most desperate combat of World War II.  Here, Japanese and American forces exchanged crushing blows. The waters north of Guadalcanal had so many sunken warships, the area became known as “Ironbottom Sound”

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the fifth in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

Friday November 6, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Ceramic Robot Banks

Grades 3 - 6: Candle Kits

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Ceramic Robot Banks

Grades 3 - 6: Candle Kits

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

Join us for a lively discussion with a different book pick each month. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

This month's selection is "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane

From Amazon.com: "How much can a family forgive? Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie NYPD cops, are neighbors in the suburbs. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.

In Mary Beth Keane's extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years. Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness."

LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

 

Join us for a lively discussion with a different book pick each month. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

This month's selection is "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane

From Amazon.com: "How much can a family forgive? Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie NYPD cops, are neighbors in the suburbs. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.

In Mary Beth Keane's extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years. Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness."

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Amaretti Cookies

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making italian amaretti cookies. These glorious clouds are naturally gluten free and are sure to go quick! I keep mine soft and chewy for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience, but you can also bake them until crispy for a perfect coffee dunker. All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making italian amaretti cookies. These glorious clouds are naturally gluten free and are sure to go quick! I keep mine soft and chewy for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience, but you can also bake them until crispy for a perfect coffee dunker. All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Amaretti Cookies

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making italian amaretti cookies. These glorious clouds are naturally gluten free and are sure to go quick! I keep mine soft and chewy for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience, but you can also bake them until crispy for a perfect coffee dunker. All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making italian amaretti cookies. These glorious clouds are naturally gluten free and are sure to go quick! I keep mine soft and chewy for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience, but you can also bake them until crispy for a perfect coffee dunker. All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Amaretti Cookies

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making italian amaretti cookies. These glorious clouds are naturally gluten free and are sure to go quick! I keep mine soft and chewy for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience, but you can also bake them until crispy for a perfect coffee dunker. All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making italian amaretti cookies. These glorious clouds are naturally gluten free and are sure to go quick! I keep mine soft and chewy for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience, but you can also bake them until crispy for a perfect coffee dunker. All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

Friday November 13, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Monday November 16, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Classics Book Club: Age of Innocence

 

 

Join us every other month for a discussion about a Classic Book! This month, discuss Edith Wharton's 1920 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Age of Innocence"

Copies will be available via the Library-to-go service (or during browsing appointments) one month before the book club meeting. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  If you do not have your barcode available, please put your phone number into that space.

New to Zoom? Contact the library for help getting set up. An account is not required to attend the meeting.

LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

 

 

Join us every other month for a discussion about a Classic Book! This month, discuss Edith Wharton's 1920 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Age of Innocence"

Copies will be available via the Library-to-go service (or during browsing appointments) one month before the book club meeting. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  If you do not have your barcode available, please put your phone number into that space.

New to Zoom? Contact the library for help getting set up. An account is not required to attend the meeting.

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday November 17, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Mystery Bags

Grades 3 - 6: Beaded Bracelets

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Mystery Bags

Grades 3 - 6: Beaded Bracelets

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 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 time 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.  

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number in that space.

 

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

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 time 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.  

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number in that space.

 

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

Wednesday November 18, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
D-Day: Invasion of Normandy

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  D-Day: Invasion of Normandy

Facing heavy German resistance, General Eisenhower launched Operation Overlord, the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe on June 6, 1944. The largest amphibious operation ever attempted, by nightfall the Allies had landed 55,000 troops on French soil

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the sixth in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context:  D-Day: Invasion of Normandy

Facing heavy German resistance, General Eisenhower launched Operation Overlord, the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe on June 6, 1944. The largest amphibious operation ever attempted, by nightfall the Allies had landed 55,000 troops on French soil

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the sixth in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Financial Wellness Wednesdays - WEBINAR

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! 

This month: INSURANCE PLANNING AND RISK MANAGEMENT.  You will learn the different risk areas and the proper ways to mitigate the risk of loss, damage, illness or death.

Presented by Rebecca Miller and the Financial Awareness Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy.

This program will be conducted through Zoom and registration is required. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number into that space.  You will be emailed with the registration information. To download Zoom and create a free acount, visit www.zoom.us, or visit your app store.

There are many spaces available.

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! 

This month: INSURANCE PLANNING AND RISK MANAGEMENT.  You will learn the different risk areas and the proper ways to mitigate the risk of loss, damage, illness or death.

Presented by Rebecca Miller and the Financial Awareness Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy.

This program will be conducted through Zoom and registration is required. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number into that space.  You will be emailed with the registration information. To download Zoom and create a free acount, visit www.zoom.us, or visit your app store.

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 19, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Board Meeting
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Friday November 20, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Tuesday December 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Reindeer Food

Grades 3 - 6: Reindeer Food

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Reindeer Food

Grades 3 - 6: Reindeer Food

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Wednesday December 2, 2020

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: Iwo Jima

As US forces drew closer to the Japanese home islands in early 1945, fighting reached new levels of intensity. Iwo Jima, a small, volcanic island only 650 miles from Japan, was the scene of desperate combat between the US Marines and the Japanese Army, and the most remembered photograph of WWII, the raising of the US flag atop Mount Suribachi.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the seventh in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: Iwo Jima

As US forces drew closer to the Japanese home islands in early 1945, fighting reached new levels of intensity. Iwo Jima, a small, volcanic island only 650 miles from Japan, was the scene of desperate combat between the US Marines and the Japanese Army, and the most remembered photograph of WWII, the raising of the US flag atop Mount Suribachi.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the seventh in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with a decadent vegan dark chocolate ganache! This rich combo is sure to make everyone in your house regardless of dietary preference happy and satisfied! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with a decadent vegan dark chocolate ganache! This rich combo is sure to make everyone in your house regardless of dietary preference happy and satisfied! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with a decadent vegan dark chocolate ganache! This rich combo is sure to make everyone in your house regardless of dietary preference happy and satisfied! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with a decadent vegan dark chocolate ganache! This rich combo is sure to make everyone in your house regardless of dietary preference happy and satisfied! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with a decadent vegan dark chocolate ganache! This rich combo is sure to make everyone in your house regardless of dietary preference happy and satisfied! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with a decadent vegan dark chocolate ganache! This rich combo is sure to make everyone in your house regardless of dietary preference happy and satisfied! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

Friday December 4, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Cone Christmas Tree

Grades 3 - 6: Cone Christmas Tree

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Cone Christmas Tree

Grades 3 - 6: Cone Christmas Tree

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Thursday December 10, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Holiday Chocolate Babka

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a real holiday treat, chocolate babka! This recipe is sure to impress with its gorgeous swirl pattern and rich chocolate flavor! It's the perfect treat for morning, noon, and dessert! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a real holiday treat, chocolate babka! This recipe is sure to impress with its gorgeous swirl pattern and rich chocolate flavor! It's the perfect treat for morning, noon, and dessert! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Holiday Chocolate Babka

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a real holiday treat, chocolate babka! This recipe is sure to impress with its gorgeous swirl pattern and rich chocolate flavor! It's the perfect treat for morning, noon, and dessert! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a real holiday treat, chocolate babka! This recipe is sure to impress with its gorgeous swirl pattern and rich chocolate flavor! It's the perfect treat for morning, noon, and dessert! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Holiday Chocolate Babka

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a real holiday treat, chocolate babka! This recipe is sure to impress with its gorgeous swirl pattern and rich chocolate flavor! It's the perfect treat for morning, noon, and dessert! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

 

[WEBINAR] Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making a real holiday treat, chocolate babka! This recipe is sure to impress with its gorgeous swirl pattern and rich chocolate flavor! It's the perfect treat for morning, noon, and dessert! All ages are invited - children will need adult assistance.

Janina Kotulich is a Monroe native, now the owner of Red Poppy Cakery in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to making extravagant cakes and cupcakes, she leads home bakers all over the world through some of her favorite recipes step by step over zoom. She is passionate about making great pastries feel accessible at home!

Registration is Required. Please purchase FREE tickets via Eventbrite

LOCATION: Outside Library

Friday December 11, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Tuesday December 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K - 2: Winter Votives

Grades 3 - 6: Wood Slice Ornamants

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K - 2: Winter Votives

Grades 3 - 6: Wood Slice Ornamants

Pick up outside behind the Children's Department. One per child please. Registration is not required. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 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 time 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.  

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number in that space.

 

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

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 time 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.  

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please put your phone number in that space.

 

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

Wednesday December 16, 2020

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: Atom Bomb

Since their first military use 75 years ago against Japan, few subjects have remained so controversial as the justification for use of atomic weapons. Prompting both the end of WWII in the Pacific and the beginning of a global cold war lasting 40 years, the proliferation and possible use of such weapons remains as a major peril into the 21st century.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the last in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: Atom Bomb

Since their first military use 75 years ago against Japan, few subjects have remained so controversial as the justification for use of atomic weapons. Prompting both the end of WWII in the Pacific and the beginning of a global cold war lasting 40 years, the proliferation and possible use of such weapons remains as a major peril into the 21st century.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history.  He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link

Join us for the last in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

There are many spaces available.

Thursday December 17, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Board Meeting
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Friday December 18, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ONLINE Sing-Along Stories
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE

Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting in an email.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  You only need to complete one registration form per family. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library


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