Monday January 25, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

 

 

Enjoy great discussion about a classic book.  This month, "House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, originally published in 1851.   *Date change - to avoid MLK Day, we will be hosting this event on the 4th Monday of the month instead of the 3rd*

From Goodreads.com: "The sins of one generation are visited upon another in a haunted New England mansion until the arrival of a young woman from the country breathes new air into mouldering lives and rooms."

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

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

 

 

Enjoy great discussion about a classic book.  This month, "House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, originally published in 1851.   *Date change - to avoid MLK Day, we will be hosting this event on the 4th Monday of the month instead of the 3rd*

From Goodreads.com: "The sins of one generation are visited upon another in a haunted New England mansion until the arrival of a young woman from the country breathes new air into mouldering lives and rooms."

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

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday January 26, 2021
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crafts-to-Go

 

 

Teens and adults: Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

This session, create a mandala on 6x6 canvas.  Learn the basics for drawing your mandala template, then zone out and doodle your way into a beautiful pattern.  Additional supplies needed: Ruler, pencil.  If desired, paint/markers/colored pencils, scrap paper.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

 

Teens and adults: Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

This session, create a mandala on 6x6 canvas.  Learn the basics for drawing your mandala template, then zone out and doodle your way into a beautiful pattern.  Additional supplies needed: Ruler, pencil.  If desired, paint/markers/colored pencils, scrap paper.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

Grades Pre-K-6: Wooden Snowman Boxes- Decorate a wooden box with included paint and materials to make a cute snowman box!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 2930  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K-6: Wooden Snowman Boxes- Decorate a wooden box with included paint and materials to make a cute snowman box!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 2930
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Black Bears in Connecticut

Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple as she talks about black bears, focusing on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. She also provides practical recommendations for optimum co-existence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts are shared with the audience.

A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of the first full-time women sportswriters in the country, who left the field mid-career to pursue a path in communications/public relations. Through the years she has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural.

A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted over a 15 years ago brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife. Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her focused expertise is on Bears, Bobcats, Bald Eagles, Beavers and Coyotes, although she volunteers on numerous wildlife projects, including helping with necropsies on road kill animals and gives talks on a variety of other animals and birds. She is a member of the Barkhamsted Conservation and Economic Development Commissions, on the Boards of the Farmington River Watershed Association, the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS), the Friends of Connecticut State Parks and volunteers regularly with the Barkhamsted Historical Society (BHS) and maintains the Town's Facebook page as well as that of FALPS and BHS. Just to keep her creative juices percolating, she has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties and fundraisers.

Registration is required for this program to receive the Zoom link. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple as she talks about black bears, focusing on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. She also provides practical recommendations for optimum co-existence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts are shared with the audience.

A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of the first full-time women sportswriters in the country, who left the field mid-career to pursue a path in communications/public relations. Through the years she has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural.

A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted over a 15 years ago brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife. Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her focused expertise is on Bears, Bobcats, Bald Eagles, Beavers and Coyotes, although she volunteers on numerous wildlife projects, including helping with necropsies on road kill animals and gives talks on a variety of other animals and birds. She is a member of the Barkhamsted Conservation and Economic Development Commissions, on the Boards of the Farmington River Watershed Association, the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS), the Friends of Connecticut State Parks and volunteers regularly with the Barkhamsted Historical Society (BHS) and maintains the Town's Facebook page as well as that of FALPS and BHS. Just to keep her creative juices percolating, she has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties and fundraisers.

Registration is required for this program to receive the Zoom link. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday January 27, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Turtle Dance Music - The Winter-Wonderland Music, Bubble and Comedy Show!

All Ages!  “Sleigh bells ring! Are you listenin’?”  The Winter-Wonderland Music, Bubble and Comedy Show is a snowy “turtle-riffic” musical experience that is designed to engage children through winter songs, movement activities, big giant bubbles, prizes, children’s stories, and interactive music technology!  The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!  Each song in the 30-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. 

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 92 spaces available.

All Ages!  “Sleigh bells ring! Are you listenin’?”  The Winter-Wonderland Music, Bubble and Comedy Show is a snowy “turtle-riffic” musical experience that is designed to engage children through winter songs, movement activities, big giant bubbles, prizes, children’s stories, and interactive music technology!  The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!  Each song in the 30-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. 

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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 92 spaces available.

Thursday January 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Family Craft - Whimsical Wooden Trees

 

All Ages.  Staying home again this weekend?  Gather the family together to paint a wooden tree curio shelf, then create miniature birds or other creatures from Sculpey clay to display on the shelves.  Most materials will be supplied by the library.  Additional supplies needed: paintbrush.  Kits may be picked up starting at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 28.  All kits must be picked up by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3, or they will be given to someone on our waitlist.

Registration is required and is limited to 17 families.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  One registration per family.  If the program is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email mturbak AT ewml.org. 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

All Ages.  Staying home again this weekend?  Gather the family together to paint a wooden tree curio shelf, then create miniature birds or other creatures from Sculpey clay to display on the shelves.  Most materials will be supplied by the library.  Additional supplies needed: paintbrush.  Kits may be picked up starting at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 28.  All kits must be picked up by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3, or they will be given to someone on our waitlist.

Registration is required and is limited to 17 families.  Use your oldest child's name to register.  One registration per family.  If the program is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email mturbak AT ewml.org. 

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

LOCATION: Outside Library

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beaded Mask Lanyards

Create a one of a kind beaded mask holder for a more fun and fashionable 2021.  Beginner level class – fun for teens and adults.   Each Materials Bag will contain – Silver Necklace Wire, Crimp Beads, 2 lobster claw clasps and glass beads.  Participant to provide: needle nose or small plier tool, a beadboard or piece of felt so that the beads don’t roll away while working.  *

*Please feel free to bring to Zoom any charms or beads to further personalize your creation i.e. pearls, fun glass beads, initial beads, a charm – note: the chain goes around the back of your neck so the additional beads will be on the front of where the chain starts.

Registration is required. Materials will be bagged and ready for pickup beginning Friday, January 15th. Please call us when you are in the parking lot to let us know you are here for your craft kit. You must pick up your craft kit by the end of the day on Tuesday, January 26th. Any craft kits not picked up will be given away to members on the waitlist - no exceptions.

If the program is full and you would like to join the waitlist, please email Lauren at lobach@ewml.org

If you would like to cancel your registration, please email reference at reference@ewml.org - do not cancel online or pick up your materials.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Create a one of a kind beaded mask holder for a more fun and fashionable 2021.  Beginner level class – fun for teens and adults.   Each Materials Bag will contain – Silver Necklace Wire, Crimp Beads, 2 lobster claw clasps and glass beads.  Participant to provide: needle nose or small plier tool, a beadboard or piece of felt so that the beads don’t roll away while working.  *

*Please feel free to bring to Zoom any charms or beads to further personalize your creation i.e. pearls, fun glass beads, initial beads, a charm – note: the chain goes around the back of your neck so the additional beads will be on the front of where the chain starts.

Registration is required. Materials will be bagged and ready for pickup beginning Friday, January 15th. Please call us when you are in the parking lot to let us know you are here for your craft kit. You must pick up your craft kit by the end of the day on Tuesday, January 26th. Any craft kits not picked up will be given away to members on the waitlist - no exceptions.

If the program is full and you would like to join the waitlist, please email Lauren at lobach@ewml.org

If you would like to cancel your registration, please email reference at reference@ewml.org - do not cancel online or pick up your materials.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Friday January 29, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Intro to Microsoft Excel - Intermediate (Part 4 of 6 in the 'Intro to...' series)

Building upon skills learned in the previous class (Basic Excel), this class will teach you how to perform intermediate tasks, such as advanced cell management, conditional formatting, charting, data validation, and useful functions. There will be time for questions following the presentation.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Building upon skills learned in the previous class (Basic Excel), this class will teach you how to perform intermediate tasks, such as advanced cell management, conditional formatting, charting, data validation, and useful functions. There will be time for questions following the presentation.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech Help: Open Hours

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 95 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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 95 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Print and Publish Your Own Book - For Free

Do you have a great idea for a book that has not made it to paper yet? A biography, or perhaps, something for your own personal use? If so, you will find that companies such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Lulu Press have online book printing and publishing services with intuitive interfaces that allow you to upload your materials with ease. In addition to covering the main differences between these three services, this class will walk you through the basics of creating a document, setting margins, and accounting for bleed - among other useful topics for helping you to creating that best seller!

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Do you have a great idea for a book that has not made it to paper yet? A biography, or perhaps, something for your own personal use? If so, you will find that companies such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Lulu Press have online book printing and publishing services with intuitive interfaces that allow you to upload your materials with ease. In addition to covering the main differences between these three services, this class will walk you through the basics of creating a document, setting margins, and accounting for bleed - among other useful topics for helping you to creating that best seller!

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Saturday January 30, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Valentines Heart Trees!

                                                                       

Join Miss Katie to make and decorate your own heart tree, and hear a few stories about love, friendship, and self-love!

Grades 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 will be provided by the library. These will be available starting on Wednesday January 20th, either for curbside pickup or inside the children's department, during our hours. (9 - 3 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 - 6 Tuesday, 9 - 2 Friday, and 9 - 12 Saturday.)  If you are picking up curbside, 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:
   

  • School glue or gluestick - gluestick actually is best if you have one, but both work well!

  • Optional: Anything extra you want to add to your tree - stickers, jewels, glitter, ribbons, etc! It is your heart tree - decorate with what you like and love!
       

If you are picking up materials at the library you will not need to gather the following items. However, if you are not able to pick up the materials at the library, you will additionally need:

  • A party hat or other small cone to make the tree’s base.
     

  • Scissors to cut out many small hearts.
       

  • Colored paper or cardstock.
       

  • A pencil
       

  • A pipe cleaner or something else to put on top of your tree!

CONTACT: Children's Services  reference at ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

                                                                       

Join Miss Katie to make and decorate your own heart tree, and hear a few stories about love, friendship, and self-love!

Grades 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 will be provided by the library. These will be available starting on Wednesday January 20th, either for curbside pickup or inside the children's department, during our hours. (9 - 3 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 - 6 Tuesday, 9 - 2 Friday, and 9 - 12 Saturday.)  If you are picking up curbside, 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:
   

  • School glue or gluestick - gluestick actually is best if you have one, but both work well!

  • Optional: Anything extra you want to add to your tree - stickers, jewels, glitter, ribbons, etc! It is your heart tree - decorate with what you like and love!
       

If you are picking up materials at the library you will not need to gather the following items. However, if you are not able to pick up the materials at the library, you will additionally need:

  • A party hat or other small cone to make the tree’s base.
     

  • Scissors to cut out many small hearts.
       

  • Colored paper or cardstock.
       

  • A pencil
       

  • A pipe cleaner or something else to put on top of your tree!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  
   reference at ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Monday February 1, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program.  If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program.  If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

Grades Pre-K-6: Melted Snowman Tealights-Use the included materials and your own markers to make a cute tealight decoration at home!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 2930  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K-6: Melted Snowman Tealights-Use the included materials and your own markers to make a cute tealight decoration at home!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 2930
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bald Eagles in CT

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane—no, it’s an eagle!! Bald eagles were once so endangered that many considered whether to replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species and CT’s healthy eagle population is a comeback story worth hearing. Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for a talk about these magnificent birds of prey that so fascinate onlookers and their valuable contributions to our ecosystem. Ginny Apple will discuss and give a slide show presentation on the bald eagle and its resurging population in Connecticut.

A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of the first full-time women sportswriters in the country, who left the field mid-career to pursue a path in communications/public relations. Through the years she has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural. A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted over a 15 years ago brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife.

Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her focused expertise is on Bears, Bobcats, Bald Eagles, Beavers and Coyotes, although she volunteers on numerous wildlife projects, including helping with necropsies on road kill animals and gives talks on a variety of other animals and birds.

She is a member of the Barkhamsted Conservation and Economic Development Commissions, on the Boards of the Farmington River Watershed Association, the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS), the Friends of Connecticut State Parks and volunteers regularly with the Barkhamsted Historical Society (BHS) and maintains the Town's Facebook page as well as that of FALPS and BHS. Just to keep her creative juices percolating, she has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties and fundraisers.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane—no, it’s an eagle!! Bald eagles were once so endangered that many considered whether to replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species and CT’s healthy eagle population is a comeback story worth hearing. Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for a talk about these magnificent birds of prey that so fascinate onlookers and their valuable contributions to our ecosystem. Ginny Apple will discuss and give a slide show presentation on the bald eagle and its resurging population in Connecticut.

A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of the first full-time women sportswriters in the country, who left the field mid-career to pursue a path in communications/public relations. Through the years she has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural. A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted over a 15 years ago brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife.

Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her focused expertise is on Bears, Bobcats, Bald Eagles, Beavers and Coyotes, although she volunteers on numerous wildlife projects, including helping with necropsies on road kill animals and gives talks on a variety of other animals and birds.

She is a member of the Barkhamsted Conservation and Economic Development Commissions, on the Boards of the Farmington River Watershed Association, the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS), the Friends of Connecticut State Parks and volunteers regularly with the Barkhamsted Historical Society (BHS) and maintains the Town's Facebook page as well as that of FALPS and BHS. Just to keep her creative juices percolating, she has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties and fundraisers.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday February 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Turtle Dance Music - Space! The Cosmos For Kids Virtual Dance Party

All Ages.  Space!  The Cosmos For Kids is a fun “Carl-Sagan-dance-party” for kids.  Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat.  Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, sing karaoke, participate in a rap battle about the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation.  Each song in the 30-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 95 spaces available.

All Ages.  Space!  The Cosmos For Kids is a fun “Carl-Sagan-dance-party” for kids.  Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat.  Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, sing karaoke, participate in a rap battle about the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation.  Each song in the 30-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 95 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
America's War in Vietnam: A Historical Perspective

America's War in Vietnam: French Indochina

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided.  If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

America's War in Vietnam: French Indochina

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided.  If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Friday February 5, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Intro to Microsoft Outlook (Part 5 of 6 in the 'Intro to...' series)

Microsoft's personal information manager and email client includes many useful tools to manage personal contacts, appointments, and email correspondence. Viewers will learn how to navigate Outlook's basic features, such as the address book, message composition, file attachment, spell-check, folders, and more. There will be time for questions following the presentation.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Microsoft's personal information manager and email client includes many useful tools to manage personal contacts, appointments, and email correspondence. Viewers will learn how to navigate Outlook's basic features, such as the address book, message composition, file attachment, spell-check, folders, and more. There will be time for questions following the presentation.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech Help: Open Hours

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 96 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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 96 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Speed Up Your Computer!

Is your Microsoft or Apple computer running slower than ever? Do you have to make a cup of tea while waiting for your applications to load? Does browsing the internet seem like a chore? Before you drop down thousands or even hundreds on a new computer, sign up for this program to learn easy fixes that can speed up your computer and make it last for years to come. Speed things up by freeing memory, increasing space, optimizing your internet browser, and even installing free, trustworthy programs that can be used to maintain your soon-to-be blazing fast machine!

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Is your Microsoft or Apple computer running slower than ever? Do you have to make a cup of tea while waiting for your applications to load? Does browsing the internet seem like a chore? Before you drop down thousands or even hundreds on a new computer, sign up for this program to learn easy fixes that can speed up your computer and make it last for years to come. Speed things up by freeing memory, increasing space, optimizing your internet browser, and even installing free, trustworthy programs that can be used to maintain your soon-to-be blazing fast machine!

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Saturday February 6, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Animal Embassy - Dwarfs, Dragons, and Giants of the Animal Kingdom

THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE!

All Ages.  The animal kingdom is full of real life examples of "dragons", "dwarfs" and "giants". During this virtual program you'll join Animal Embassy as they explore this fascinating world and bring myth to reality, or is it reality to myth?  Meet a Dutch dwarf rabbit, Flemish giant rabbit, giant cane toad, dwarf reticulated python, dwarf caiman, water dragon, bearded dragon, and a giant gecko.

*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: Online (Zoom)
There are 74 spaces available.

THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE ONLINE!

All Ages.  The animal kingdom is full of real life examples of "dragons", "dwarfs" and "giants". During this virtual program you'll join Animal Embassy as they explore this fascinating world and bring myth to reality, or is it reality to myth?  Meet a Dutch dwarf rabbit, Flemish giant rabbit, giant cane toad, dwarf reticulated python, dwarf caiman, water dragon, bearded dragon, and a giant gecko.

*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: Online (Zoom)

There are 74 spaces available.

Monday February 8, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons for Adults

NEW PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN OUR D&D GROUP!

The EWML Adult Dungeons & Dragons program is looking for new players! Participants will create characters and set out on an introductory adventure with librarian Tom Bruno, who is an experienced gamemaster. We will be using the Roll20 Platform for this program which is safe, free, and easy to use. No prior experience necessary - bring your imagination and we'll do the rest!

Please contact lobach@ewml.org to join this program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

NEW PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN OUR D&D GROUP!

The EWML Adult Dungeons & Dragons program is looking for new players! Participants will create characters and set out on an introductory adventure with librarian Tom Bruno, who is an experienced gamemaster. We will be using the Roll20 Platform for this program which is safe, free, and easy to use. No prior experience necessary - bring your imagination and we'll do the rest!

Please contact lobach@ewml.org to join this program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Tuesday February 9, 2021
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crafts-to-Go

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

Grades Pre-K-2: Valentine's Day Wreath- Use your own markers, crayons or colored pencils to decorate a festive heart wreath at home!

Grades 3-6: Valentine's Day Cross Stitch- Use the included yarn and needle to stitch your own Valentine heart at home!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 2930  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K-2: Valentine's Day Wreath- Use your own markers, crayons or colored pencils to decorate a festive heart wreath at home!

Grades 3-6: Valentine's Day Cross Stitch- Use the included yarn and needle to stitch your own Valentine heart at home!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 2930
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Book Discussion

*Please note the time change for this month - we will be starting at 6:30 pm from now on*

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books! This month's selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.

From Amazon:  "Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one."

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

*Please note the time change for this month - we will be starting at 6:30 pm from now on*

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books! This month's selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.

From Amazon:  "Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one."

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday February 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Turtle Dance Music - The Valentine’s Day Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show

All Ages.  “All You Need Is Love!” The Valentine’s Day Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show is a charming “turtle-riffic” musical experience that is designed to engage children through songs about love, movement activities, big giant bubbles, children’s stories, and interactive music technology!  The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!  Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 95 spaces available.

All Ages.  “All You Need Is Love!” The Valentine’s Day Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show is a charming “turtle-riffic” musical experience that is designed to engage children through songs about love, movement activities, big giant bubbles, children’s stories, and interactive music technology!  The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!  Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 95 spaces available.

Thursday February 11, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Chocolate Lava Cake

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making decadent, gooey chocolate lava cakes!  It is the perfect Valentine treat, sure to impress!  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making decadent, gooey chocolate lava cakes!  It is the perfect Valentine treat, sure to impress!  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Chocolate Lava Cake

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making decadent, gooey chocolate lava cakes!  It is the perfect Valentine treat, sure to impress!  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making decadent, gooey chocolate lava cakes!  It is the perfect Valentine treat, sure to impress!  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Chocolate Lava Cake

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making decadent, gooey chocolate lava cakes!  It is the perfect Valentine treat, sure to impress!  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making decadent, gooey chocolate lava cakes!  It is the perfect Valentine treat, sure to impress!  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Friday February 12, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Intro to Cloud Computing (part 6 of 6 in the 'Intro to...' series)

Now that you have a general understanding about the online productivity tools made freely available to all, this course will provide an overview of various offline tools that can be used for further efficiency. In addition to learning about various subscription-based and free applications used for managing data both online and offline, viewers will learn how personal email addresses, like Gmail and Yahoo (among others), can be accessed via the Outlook client. There will be time for questions following the presentation.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Now that you have a general understanding about the online productivity tools made freely available to all, this course will provide an overview of various offline tools that can be used for further efficiency. In addition to learning about various subscription-based and free applications used for managing data both online and offline, viewers will learn how personal email addresses, like Gmail and Yahoo (among others), can be accessed via the Outlook client. There will be time for questions following the presentation.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech Help: Open Hours

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 98 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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 98 spaces available.

Tuesday February 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take & Make Tuesdays

 

Grades K-2: Look and Find Puzzles- See how many hidden objects you can find in your scene!

Grades 3-6: Doodle Puzzles- Use your own markers or colored pencils at home to decorate your puzzle!

 

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 2930  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

 

Grades K-2: Look and Find Puzzles- See how many hidden objects you can find in your scene!

Grades 3-6: Doodle Puzzles- Use your own markers or colored pencils at home to decorate your puzzle!

 

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 2930
   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 month's topic: Do you believe people can really change?  Please email lobach@ewml.org with your submission by February 9th, and we will get it to the moderator. This topic is a jumping-off point - please feel free to bring any writing.

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.  This month's topic: Do you believe people can really change?  Please email lobach@ewml.org with your submission by February 9th, and we will get it to the moderator. This topic is a jumping-off point - please feel free to bring any writing.

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 February 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Turtle Dance Music - Songs That Count: Add To The World!

 All Ages.  Do your kids love to count?  Do they love to read books?  Do they love making original hip-hop beats?  Songs That Count: Add To The World! engages children with a fun, high-energy performance that includes exciting hands-on music, movement and counting activities.  The performance will include exciting books, music technology, and visuals about counting, addition and subtraction.  The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!  Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and movement experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.  

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 97 spaces available.

 All Ages.  Do your kids love to count?  Do they love to read books?  Do they love making original hip-hop beats?  Songs That Count: Add To The World! engages children with a fun, high-energy performance that includes exciting hands-on music, movement and counting activities.  The performance will include exciting books, music technology, and visuals about counting, addition and subtraction.  The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!  Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and movement experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.  

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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 97 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
America's War in Vietnam: A Historical Perspective

America's War in Vietnam: The US Way of War

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

America's War in Vietnam: The US Way of War

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Financial Wellness Wednesdays: Social Security

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! This month, we'll discuss Social Security

You will learn when to apply for benefits, how to avoid reductions and increase benefits and how to coordinate benefits with your spouse.  You will learn special rules for divorced spouses and survivor benefits.

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.

 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! This month, we'll discuss Social Security

You will learn when to apply for benefits, how to avoid reductions and increase benefits and how to coordinate benefits with your spouse.  You will learn special rules for divorced spouses and survivor benefits.

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.

 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Thursday February 18, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Family Craft - Sheet Music Snowmen

 

All Ages.  Gather the family together to create some musical snowman art!  Decorate a sheet music snowman and attach it to a matboard background that you paint yourself!  Most materials will be supplied by the library.  Additional supplies needed: glue.  

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per family please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

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

 

All Ages.  Gather the family together to create some musical snowman art!  Decorate a sheet music snowman and attach it to a matboard background that you paint yourself!  Most materials will be supplied by the library.  Additional supplies needed: glue.  

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per family please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

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

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Rotary Room at the library, but adjustments are being made during the COVID-19 epidemic. Be sure to check the Town website for meeting location.

Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Rotary Room at the library, but adjustments are being made during the COVID-19 epidemic. Be sure to check the Town website for meeting location.

Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Friday February 19, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Technology Troubles? A Program for Seniors

Are you talented in many areas, but still feel left behind in the wake of modern technology?

Do you know about the benefits of cell phones, laptops, and tablets, but feel uncomfortable using most of the features they offer? 

Would learning how to store medical and insurance records in a location safer and easier to manage than a file cabinet interest you? 

If so, please sign up for this class, where common fears about technololgy will be dispelled as you learn why incorporating it into your daily life is not as hard as it seems. You will also learn how to manage email, browse the internet, and video chat from the comfort of your home. Those who suffer from arthritis or sight and hearing troubles (which can easily make technology use a chore) are also encouraged to attend, as such difficulties can be overcome with many of the helpful but hidden accessibility options found in your devices.

Rest assured that no one will be pressured to give up on pen and paper, landline telephones (I use one myself), and flip phones. I will simply aim to prepare you with the confidence needed to use features you will benefit from! There will be time for questions at the end of each class, where contact info for one-on-one follow up help will be provided.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Are you talented in many areas, but still feel left behind in the wake of modern technology?

Do you know about the benefits of cell phones, laptops, and tablets, but feel uncomfortable using most of the features they offer? 

Would learning how to store medical and insurance records in a location safer and easier to manage than a file cabinet interest you? 

If so, please sign up for this class, where common fears about technololgy will be dispelled as you learn why incorporating it into your daily life is not as hard as it seems. You will also learn how to manage email, browse the internet, and video chat from the comfort of your home. Those who suffer from arthritis or sight and hearing troubles (which can easily make technology use a chore) are also encouraged to attend, as such difficulties can be overcome with many of the helpful but hidden accessibility options found in your devices.

Rest assured that no one will be pressured to give up on pen and paper, landline telephones (I use one myself), and flip phones. I will simply aim to prepare you with the confidence needed to use features you will benefit from! There will be time for questions at the end of each class, where contact info for one-on-one follow up help will be provided.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech Help: Open Hours

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 98 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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 98 spaces available.

Saturday February 20, 2021
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Dungeons & Dragons

For children in grades 3 - 6 and their parents/caregivers:  Join us for our very first Family Dungeons & Dragons program! Participants will create characters and set out on an introductory adventure with librarian Tom Bruno, who is an experienced gamemaster. We will be using the Roll20 platform for this program, which is safe, free, and easy to use. No prior experience necessary. Bringy our imagination and we'll do the rest! 

Please note that this is a family activity - children *must* be accompanied by an adult. Adult participation is required!

Please email lobach@ewml.org to register

 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

For children in grades 3 - 6 and their parents/caregivers:  Join us for our very first Family Dungeons & Dragons program! Participants will create characters and set out on an introductory adventure with librarian Tom Bruno, who is an experienced gamemaster. We will be using the Roll20 platform for this program, which is safe, free, and easy to use. No prior experience necessary. Bringy our imagination and we'll do the rest! 

Please note that this is a family activity - children *must* be accompanied by an adult. Adult participation is required!

Please email lobach@ewml.org to register

 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Monday February 22, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 23, 2021
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crafts-to-Go

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

Grades Pre-K-6: Wooden Snakes- Decorate a sssslithering ssssnake using the included paint at home!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 2930  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library

Grades Pre-K-6: Wooden Snakes- Decorate a sssslithering ssssnake using the included paint at home!

Pick up outside the Children's Department starting at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. One per child please! Supplies are limited. While supplies last!

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 2930
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

Wednesday February 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Turtle Dance Music - Wally And The Water Cycle: An Interactive Adventure and Dance Party!

All Ages.  Come on an extraordinary journey through the water cycle with Wally And The Water Cycle.  This original musical is about an anxious drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle in a very humorous way.  This children's musical will leave audience members laughing, clapping and singing along as it celebrates biodiversity, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, melting and transpiration.  This S.T.E.A.M. show includes animals, singing, audience participation and lots of humor.

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 98 spaces available.

All Ages.  Come on an extraordinary journey through the water cycle with Wally And The Water Cycle.  This original musical is about an anxious drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle in a very humorous way.  This children's musical will leave audience members laughing, clapping and singing along as it celebrates biodiversity, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, melting and transpiration.  This S.T.E.A.M. show includes animals, singing, audience participation and lots of humor.

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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 98 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Granola Bars

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making healthy granola bars for the family. These treats make a fun and filling snack. It's a recipe with lots of customization so that you can choose your preferences.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making healthy granola bars for the family. These treats make a fun and filling snack. It's a recipe with lots of customization so that you can choose your preferences.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Granola Bars

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making healthy granola bars for the family. These treats make a fun and filling snack. It's a recipe with lots of customization so that you can choose your preferences.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making healthy granola bars for the family. These treats make a fun and filling snack. It's a recipe with lots of customization so that you can choose your preferences.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Granola Bars

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making healthy granola bars for the family. These treats make a fun and filling snack. It's a recipe with lots of customization so that you can choose your preferences.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making healthy granola bars for the family. These treats make a fun and filling snack. It's a recipe with lots of customization so that you can choose your preferences.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Friday February 26, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Technology Troubles? A Program for Seniors

Are you talented in many areas, but still feel left behind in the wake of modern technology?

Do you know about the benefits of cell phones, laptops, and tablets, but feel uncomfortable using most of the features they offer? 

Would learning how to store medical and insurance records in a location safer and easier to manage than a file cabinet interest you? 

If so, please sign up for this class, where common fears about technololgy will be dispelled as you learn why incorporating it into your daily life is not as hard as it seems. You will also learn how to manage email, browse the internet, and video chat from the comfort of your home. Those who suffer from arthritis or sight and hearing troubles (which can easily make technology use a chore) are also encouraged to attend, as such difficulties can be overcome with many of the helpful but hidden accessibility options found in your devices.

Rest assured that no one will be pressured to give up on pen and paper, landline telephones (I use one myself), and flip phones. I will simply aim to prepare you with the confidence needed to use features you will benefit from! There will be time for questions at the end of each class, where contact info for one-on-one follow up help will be provided.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Are you talented in many areas, but still feel left behind in the wake of modern technology?

Do you know about the benefits of cell phones, laptops, and tablets, but feel uncomfortable using most of the features they offer? 

Would learning how to store medical and insurance records in a location safer and easier to manage than a file cabinet interest you? 

If so, please sign up for this class, where common fears about technololgy will be dispelled as you learn why incorporating it into your daily life is not as hard as it seems. You will also learn how to manage email, browse the internet, and video chat from the comfort of your home. Those who suffer from arthritis or sight and hearing troubles (which can easily make technology use a chore) are also encouraged to attend, as such difficulties can be overcome with many of the helpful but hidden accessibility options found in your devices.

Rest assured that no one will be pressured to give up on pen and paper, landline telephones (I use one myself), and flip phones. I will simply aim to prepare you with the confidence needed to use features you will benefit from! There will be time for questions at the end of each class, where contact info for one-on-one follow up help will be provided.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech Help: Open Hours

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 98 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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 98 spaces available.

Monday March 1, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the programIf it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the programIf it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Turtle Dance Music - Swing Into Spring! Music, Bubble and Comedy Show!

All Ages.  "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!" The Music, Bubble And Comedy Show: Swing Into Spring! engages children with comedy, swing music, jazz music, "March"-ing songs, poems, bubbles, music technology and children's stories which foster literacy, storytelling and a lifelong love of your local library! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 30-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

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  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:00 AM     

All Ages.  "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!" The Music, Bubble And Comedy Show: Swing Into Spring! engages children with comedy, swing music, jazz music, "March"-ing songs, poems, bubbles, music technology and children's stories which foster literacy, storytelling and a lifelong love of your local library! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 30-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

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
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
America's War in Vietnam: A Historical Perspective

America's War in Vietnam: The Tonkin Gulf Incident and Escalation

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

America's War in Vietnam: The Tonkin Gulf Incident and Escalation

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Friday March 5, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Using Microsoft Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool that uses a cell grid to organize and manipulate data. Going a bit more in-depth than our Excel class from the "Intro to..." tech series, part one of this series will provide viewers with a general overview of the program, and show them 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/spreadsheet 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 event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool that uses a cell grid to organize and manipulate data. Going a bit more in-depth than our Excel class from the "Intro to..." tech series, part one of this series will provide viewers with a general overview of the program, and show them 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/spreadsheet 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 event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech Help: Open Hours

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are many spaces available.

Monday March 8, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday March 9, 2021
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crafts-to-Go

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Book Discussion

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books!  January's book discussion will be "Long Petal of the Sea," by Isabel Allende.

From Amazon: "In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.

Together with two thousand other refugees, Roser and Victor embark for Chile on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, the couple embraces exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, they face trial after trial, but they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.

A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers."

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books!  January's book discussion will be "Long Petal of the Sea," by Isabel Allende.

From Amazon: "In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.

Together with two thousand other refugees, Roser and Victor embark for Chile on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, the couple embraces exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, they face trial after trial, but they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.

A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers."

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Friday March 12, 2021
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Using Microsoft Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool that uses a cell grid to organize and manipulate data. Going a bit more in-depth than our Excel class from the "Intro to..." tech series, part one of this series will provide viewers with a general overview of the program, and show them 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.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool that uses a cell grid to organize and manipulate data. Going a bit more in-depth than our Excel class from the "Intro to..." tech series, part one of this series will provide viewers with a general overview of the program, and show them 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.

This event takes place online. Please register to receive an email containing the Zoom meeting link, which will be sent out prior to the event. If you would like help connecting to the meeting, please contact me at 203-452-2850 ext. 2982 or mmanoni@ewml.org

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech Help: Open Hours

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Outside Library
There are many spaces available.

If you are encountering a specific technology problem or if you simply have a question about technology in general, please register for this program, and you will be emailed by the tech librarian to schedule a time to connect and solve your problem. The troubleshooting, which will typically occur during the following “Tech Help” open hours, can be done via email, phone, or zoom - whichever you prefer. Please remember that no question is a bad question!!

As always, you can email reference@ewml.com anytime for information about the library or related questions, such as connecting to programs via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Outside Library

There are many spaces available.

Monday March 15, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday March 16, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Chocolate PB No-Bakes

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies. These chewy cookies can be whipped up in a pinch. They make a great dessert on the days you just don't want to turn on the oven or have it occupied with dinner.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies. These chewy cookies can be whipped up in a pinch. They make a great dessert on the days you just don't want to turn on the oven or have it occupied with dinner.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Chocolate PB No-Bakes

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies. These chewy cookies can be whipped up in a pinch. They make a great dessert on the days you just don't want to turn on the oven or have it occupied with dinner.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies. These chewy cookies can be whipped up in a pinch. They make a great dessert on the days you just don't want to turn on the oven or have it occupied with dinner.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Baking with Janina - Chocolate PB No-Bakes

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies. These chewy cookies can be whipped up in a pinch. They make a great dessert on the days you just don't want to turn on the oven or have it occupied with dinner.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 

Join Janina of Red Poppy Cakery in making chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies. These chewy cookies can be whipped up in a pinch. They make a great dessert on the days you just don't want to turn on the oven or have it occupied with dinner.  All ages are invited - children will need assistance.

Tickets are required to access the Zoom meeting - reserve your FREE tickets here.  

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!

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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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 March 17, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
America's War in Vietnam: A Historical Perspective

America's War in Vietnam: The Tet Offensive and De-escalation

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

America's War in Vietnam: The Tet Offensive and De-escalation

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Financial Wellness Wednesdays: Retirement Income Planning

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! This month, we'll discuss Retirement Income Planning

You will learn how to address the common risks in retirement and how to create a successful income plan.  You will learn how to maximize your income by creating the right mix of income producing assets and learn strategies how to minimize taxes in retirement.

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.

 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Join us the third Wednesday of every month for a new Financial Wellness topic with Rebecca Miller! This month, we'll discuss Retirement Income Planning

You will learn how to address the common risks in retirement and how to create a successful income plan.  You will learn how to maximize your income by creating the right mix of income producing assets and learn strategies how to minimize taxes in retirement.

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.

 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 18, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Rotary Room at the library, but adjustments are being made during the COVID-19 epidemic. Be sure to check the Town website for meeting location.

Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Rotary Room at the library, but adjustments are being made during the COVID-19 epidemic. Be sure to check the Town website for meeting location.

Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Monday March 22, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday March 23, 2021
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crafts-to-Go

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday March 29, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Click here to register. Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner's Chess

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Monroe Library to run a beginner chess program for Grades 5-12 that will practice once a week through Zoom. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game!

Registration is required for each session. A zoom link will be sent to the email address that is used to register. Registration will end at 3:00 pm on the day of the program. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 31, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
America's War in Vietnam: A Historical Perspective

America's War in Vietnam: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

America's War in Vietnam: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb

With the possible exception of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the 21st Century the Vietnam War of the 20th Century has left the greatest impact on the national psyche of the United States than any other foreign conflict in this nation’s history. In this multi-part series on the Vietnam war Mr. Gottlieb will take a slightly  unconventional approach as the series’ primary focus will not be on the military aspects of the various campaigns,  but seeks instead to add  historical and contextual understanding of why America became involved in Southeast Asia to begin with, the nature of the military escalation that followed, and the reasons why U.S. foreign policy eventually shifted towards seeking a negotiated peace, and finally, the military and social legacies of what was, until recently, America’s longest war.

Co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

Registration is required. Please register for each program separately. You will receive the Zoom information via the email provided. If it is the day of the program and you have not received the Zoom link, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM - Especially if you have a Gmail account! All invitations are sent out approximately 5 - 7 days before the program.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb: 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.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday April 6, 2021
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crafts-to-Go

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Clear your mind and get creative with a Craft-to-Go! Kits will be available outside the upstairs Library-to-Go station at 9:00 am, while supplies last.  Kits are first-come, first-served and very limited. We can not put craft kits on hold.  Directions and necessary materials will be included in the kits - some additional supplies may be needed.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Tuesday April 13, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Book Discussion

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books!  January's book discussion will be "Long Bright River" by Liz Moore.

Vannessa Cronin, Amazon Book Review: "Many thrillers distract the readers with false leads and red herrings—it’s part of the joy of reading a good thriller. Long Bright River distracts the reader from seeing the wood for the trees too, by going back to childhood to painstakingly lay out the events that made once-close sisters take divergent paths in life. Raised by their bitter grandmother, Mickey is now an arrow-straight cop, raising a child alone, while Kacey is a victim of Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic. Estranged from one another, Mickey’s job enables her to keep tabs on her sister along with all the other lost souls and criminals on her regular beat. Every sighting of Kacey means one more day Mickey doesn’t have to worry about her sister turning up among the dead in the opioid-ravaged Kensington section of Philly. But when a string of murders coincides with Kacey’s disappearance, Mickey’s fears overrule her good sense and she obsessively hunts for Kacey in a neighborhood riddled with crime, corruption, addiction, danger, and deception. Both a harrowing tale that shows how the arc of addiction can feel like death by a thousand cuts to the rest of the family, and a tense, layered police procedural with a strong sense of place that puts it right up there with the best of Tana French or Dennis Lehane, readers will be thinking about Long Bright River long after the final page is turned."

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books!  January's book discussion will be "Long Bright River" by Liz Moore.

Vannessa Cronin, Amazon Book Review: "Many thrillers distract the readers with false leads and red herrings—it’s part of the joy of reading a good thriller. Long Bright River distracts the reader from seeing the wood for the trees too, by going back to childhood to painstakingly lay out the events that made once-close sisters take divergent paths in life. Raised by their bitter grandmother, Mickey is now an arrow-straight cop, raising a child alone, while Kacey is a victim of Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic. Estranged from one another, Mickey’s job enables her to keep tabs on her sister along with all the other lost souls and criminals on her regular beat. Every sighting of Kacey means one more day Mickey doesn’t have to worry about her sister turning up among the dead in the opioid-ravaged Kensington section of Philly. But when a string of murders coincides with Kacey’s disappearance, Mickey’s fears overrule her good sense and she obsessively hunts for Kacey in a neighborhood riddled with crime, corruption, addiction, danger, and deception. Both a harrowing tale that shows how the arc of addiction can feel like death by a thousand cuts to the rest of the family, and a tense, layered police procedural with a strong sense of place that puts it right up there with the best of Tana French or Dennis Lehane, readers will be thinking about Long Bright River long after the final page is turned."

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Thursday April 15, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Rotary Room at the library, but adjustments are being made during the COVID-19 epidemic. Be sure to check the Town website for meeting location.

Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Rotary Room at the library, but adjustments are being made during the COVID-19 epidemic. Be sure to check the Town website for meeting location.

Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday April 20, 2021
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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 April 21, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Financial Wellness Wednesdays: Real Estate After 50