Wednesday October 23, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mind Reading by Keith Zalinger

 

 

Mind-reading and Paranormal Entertainment by Keith Zalinger

Recipient of the Gigmasters “Best Of” award for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Grades 7 through adult:  Keith Zalinger is a mind-reader, mentalist, and hypnotist. Come and be mesmerized as he demonstrates the latent powers of the human mind while keeping everyone entertained!

Keith brings his award-winning show, which has played to audience acclaim from Yale University to Wall Street, from New England to West Palm Beach, FL. Hypnosis, Telepathy, Subtle Mind Control, Clairvoyance, Prophecy and more will be demonstrated. 

Please register online for this performance

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.

 

 

Mind-reading and Paranormal Entertainment by Keith Zalinger

Recipient of the Gigmasters “Best Of” award for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Grades 7 through adult:  Keith Zalinger is a mind-reader, mentalist, and hypnotist. Come and be mesmerized as he demonstrates the latent powers of the human mind while keeping everyone entertained!

Keith brings his award-winning show, which has played to audience acclaim from Yale University to Wall Street, from New England to West Palm Beach, FL. Hypnosis, Telepathy, Subtle Mind Control, Clairvoyance, Prophecy and more will be demonstrated. 

Please register online for this performance

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There is 1 space available.

Saturday October 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Library Pokémon GO Fest


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT: Tom Bruno  tbruno@ewml.org
LOCATION: Teen Space


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT:
  Tom Bruno
  
  tbruno@ewml.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

Wednesday October 30, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Elder Abuse Seminar

Elder abuse comes in many forms and can have a profound effect on you or your loved one's quality of life.  Learn what defines Elder Abuse, who is at risk, how to spot elder abuse, and how to protect yourself from its many forms in this seminar presented by Melissa Mahon and Maria Rosa of Webster Bank.

Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Elder abuse comes in many forms and can have a profound effect on you or your loved one's quality of life.  Learn what defines Elder Abuse, who is at risk, how to spot elder abuse, and how to protect yourself from its many forms in this seminar presented by Melissa Mahon and Maria Rosa of Webster Bank.

Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Saturday November 2, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Yoga for Adults

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Makerspace Ribbon Cutting

Explore, Create, and Connect with our new Monroe Lions Club Co-op and Coffee Lounge! Enjoy light refreshments (while supplies last), work on our brand-new Lego creation, and watch our maker tools in action. You may even get to try some yourself!  

LOCATION: Inside Library

Explore, Create, and Connect with our new Monroe Lions Club Co-op and Coffee Lounge! Enjoy light refreshments (while supplies last), work on our brand-new Lego creation, and watch our maker tools in action. You may even get to try some yourself!  

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Autumn Wreath in Watercolor with Kristine Humber

 

 

Ages 16+ : Come join us as we learn to create beautiful, loose autumnal designs in watercolor! Everyone will have practice time and learn new techniquest to create one large floral wreath on 9" x 9" watercolor paper.  We will work on pumpkins, leaves, and berries.  You'll be surprised what you can create using two different sized brushes! All supplies are provided, so just bring your imagination!

This class is presented by Kristine Humber

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 people.  If you would like to register more than one person, you must fill out separate registration forms. 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

 

Ages 16+ : Come join us as we learn to create beautiful, loose autumnal designs in watercolor! Everyone will have practice time and learn new techniquest to create one large floral wreath on 9" x 9" watercolor paper.  We will work on pumpkins, leaves, and berries.  You'll be surprised what you can create using two different sized brushes! All supplies are provided, so just bring your imagination!

This class is presented by Kristine Humber

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 people.  If you would like to register more than one person, you must fill out separate registration forms. 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Sunday November 3, 2019
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets. 

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets. 

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

Monday November 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adult Book Discussion

 

JOIN US AT THE LAST DROP COFFEE SHOP (435 MAIN STREET) FOR A LIVELY DISCUSSION AND GREAT COFFEE!

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

 

JOIN US AT THE LAST DROP COFFEE SHOP (435 MAIN STREET) FOR A LIVELY DISCUSSION AND GREAT COFFEE!

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adult Movie Night

Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw

From IMDB: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

 

Popcorn will be served.

No registration necessary

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw

From IMDB: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

 

Popcorn will be served.

No registration necessary

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday November 6, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mike Alimo: Retirement for Women

A women's only event!

This workshop will provide information that covers:

  • The most common mistakes regarding Social Security, how to avoid them, and how to maximize this benefit
  • The need-to-know strategies to prevent outliving your hard-earned money in retirement
  • How to create a legacy plan that protect you, your spouse, or your heirs from the IRS and probate courts
  • Protecting your money from market volatility and the dozens of options available to you

Increase your knowledge and confidence for a stress-free retirement

This program will be presented by Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services LLC. With a focus on retirement planning and risk management, his services portfolio includes: comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and transfer strategies; individual, business and estate tax planning; IRA and 401K rollovers; education funding; Insurance and LongTerm Care planning, as well as tax preparation. In gratitude for many years of business and support from clients and friends around the state, Michael remains committed to giving back to the community via informational presentations and educational workshops. 

Registration is requested for this event - drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

A women's only event!

This workshop will provide information that covers:

  • The most common mistakes regarding Social Security, how to avoid them, and how to maximize this benefit
  • The need-to-know strategies to prevent outliving your hard-earned money in retirement
  • How to create a legacy plan that protect you, your spouse, or your heirs from the IRS and probate courts
  • Protecting your money from market volatility and the dozens of options available to you

Increase your knowledge and confidence for a stress-free retirement

This program will be presented by Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services LLC. With a focus on retirement planning and risk management, his services portfolio includes: comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and transfer strategies; individual, business and estate tax planning; IRA and 401K rollovers; education funding; Insurance and LongTerm Care planning, as well as tax preparation. In gratitude for many years of business and support from clients and friends around the state, Michael remains committed to giving back to the community via informational presentations and educational workshops. 

Registration is requested for this event - drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Saturday November 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Morning Conversations

 

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg, and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary, will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Room

 

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg, and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary, will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday November 12, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art for Adults with Kathy Vincent

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Monday, Nov. 25 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Monday, Nov. 25 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Wednesday November 13, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Shade Gardening

Shade Gardening – dappled to dense - what can you get to grow in all that shade?  

How do you add color and interest and support wildlife? Join this presentation to hear how to determine your garden’s particular sun to shade characteristics, get ideas on what will grow there, and how to incorporate native plants into your gardens and why they are important for wildlife. 

Presented by Barbara Thomas, Certified Master Gardener, Member of Monroe Conservation & Water Resources Commission, and Secretary of Monroe Land Trust & Tree Conservancy. She is currently creating a pollinator garden on approximately 1/3 acre in Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park and works part-time tending gardens for Monroe Parks & Rec.

Registration is requested for this event

CONTACT: Lauren
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Shade Gardening – dappled to dense - what can you get to grow in all that shade?  

How do you add color and interest and support wildlife? Join this presentation to hear how to determine your garden’s particular sun to shade characteristics, get ideas on what will grow there, and how to incorporate native plants into your gardens and why they are important for wildlife. 

Presented by Barbara Thomas, Certified Master Gardener, Member of Monroe Conservation & Water Resources Commission, and Secretary of Monroe Land Trust & Tree Conservancy. She is currently creating a pollinator garden on approximately 1/3 acre in Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park and works part-time tending gardens for Monroe Parks & Rec.

Registration is requested for this event

CONTACT:
  Lauren
  
  

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Saturday November 16, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FOL Concert: Handler & Levesque

 

JOY TO THE WORLD: Holiday Music for Classical Guitar & Mandolin, Presented by Handler & Levesque

Enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music. A variety of lively tunes and lyrical melodies with an international flavor. 

Audiences will enjoy the charming sound of the classical guitar & mandolin as Judy & Mark play their own arrangements of beautiful holiday music from many cultures.  Judy & Mark offer interesting commentary about the origins of holiday music from the U.S., England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Russia, Puerto Rico, and songs of Hanukah. The audience will have a chance to join in at the end of the program on some rhythm instruments!

Judy & Mark have given over 2,000 concerts together throughout the United States & Europe. They performed in the United Kingdom in May 2018. In the summer of 2016 they performed in Porto, Portugal and at the 45th Festival Internacional de Plectro de La Rioja, Spain. Other performances include Eurofest 2014 in Bruchsal, Germany, The English Church in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, The Classical Mandolin Society of America’s Convention 2014 in Portland, Oregon, The Caramoor Center for Music & Arts, Autorino Hall at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, The Jewish Museum in New York, Troy Music Hall, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Second Saturday Coffeehouse in Chicago, The Connecticut Guitar Society, First Night Westport, and Music Mountain. They are on the roster of Cantaloupe Music Productions in Manhattan, New England Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Library Consortium. Judy and Mark are founding members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble which formed in 2013 and Judy is Founder of the Connecticut Guitar Society.

Their CDs Passion, Acoustic Blend & Two Guitars Live! have received critical acclaim and have been sold in dozens of countries throughout the world.  All three CDs have been used by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as gifts to 1,000’s of donors to their United Arts Campaign.  Judy & Mark have been featured on numerous compilation CDs with other artists and many radio & cable T.V. programs. They run a studio for private lessons and groups in Vernon, CT.

Registration is not required for this event

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

JOY TO THE WORLD: Holiday Music for Classical Guitar & Mandolin, Presented by Handler & Levesque

Enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music. A variety of lively tunes and lyrical melodies with an international flavor. 

Audiences will enjoy the charming sound of the classical guitar & mandolin as Judy & Mark play their own arrangements of beautiful holiday music from many cultures.  Judy & Mark offer interesting commentary about the origins of holiday music from the U.S., England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Russia, Puerto Rico, and songs of Hanukah. The audience will have a chance to join in at the end of the program on some rhythm instruments!

Judy & Mark have given over 2,000 concerts together throughout the United States & Europe. They performed in the United Kingdom in May 2018. In the summer of 2016 they performed in Porto, Portugal and at the 45th Festival Internacional de Plectro de La Rioja, Spain. Other performances include Eurofest 2014 in Bruchsal, Germany, The English Church in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, The Classical Mandolin Society of America’s Convention 2014 in Portland, Oregon, The Caramoor Center for Music & Arts, Autorino Hall at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, The Jewish Museum in New York, Troy Music Hall, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Second Saturday Coffeehouse in Chicago, The Connecticut Guitar Society, First Night Westport, and Music Mountain. They are on the roster of Cantaloupe Music Productions in Manhattan, New England Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Library Consortium. Judy and Mark are founding members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble which formed in 2013 and Judy is Founder of the Connecticut Guitar Society.

Their CDs Passion, Acoustic Blend & Two Guitars Live! have received critical acclaim and have been sold in dozens of countries throughout the world.  All three CDs have been used by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as gifts to 1,000’s of donors to their United Arts Campaign.  Judy & Mark have been featured on numerous compilation CDs with other artists and many radio & cable T.V. programs. They run a studio for private lessons and groups in Vernon, CT.

Registration is not required for this event

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday November 18, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ryan Dostie Author Visit

Author of "Formation:  A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line" Ryan Leigh Dostie will be here at EWML for a special reading and book signing!  

From Amazon.com: "Named by Esquire as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year: Chanel Miller's Know My Name meets Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Anthony Swofford's Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young soldier driven to prove herself in a man's world.

Raised by powerful women in a restrictive, sheltered Christian community in New England, Ryan Dostie never imagined herself on the front lines of a war halfway around the world. But then a conversation with an Army recruiter in her high-school cafeteria changes the course of her life. Hired as a linguist, she quickly has to find a space for herself in the testosterone-filled world of the Army barracks, and has been holding her own until the unthinkable happens: she is raped by a fellow soldier.

 Struggling with PTSD and commanders who don't trust her story, Dostie finds herself fighting through the isolation of trauma amid the challenges of an unexpected war. What follows is a riveting story of one woman's extraordinary journey to prove her worth, physically and mentally, in a world where the odds are stacked against her."

 Registration is requested for this special event!

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Author of "Formation:  A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line" Ryan Leigh Dostie will be here at EWML for a special reading and book signing!  

From Amazon.com: "Named by Esquire as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year: Chanel Miller's Know My Name meets Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Anthony Swofford's Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young soldier driven to prove herself in a man's world.

Raised by powerful women in a restrictive, sheltered Christian community in New England, Ryan Dostie never imagined herself on the front lines of a war halfway around the world. But then a conversation with an Army recruiter in her high-school cafeteria changes the course of her life. Hired as a linguist, she quickly has to find a space for herself in the testosterone-filled world of the Army barracks, and has been holding her own until the unthinkable happens: she is raped by a fellow soldier.

 Struggling with PTSD and commanders who don't trust her story, Dostie finds herself fighting through the isolation of trauma amid the challenges of an unexpected war. What follows is a riveting story of one woman's extraordinary journey to prove her worth, physically and mentally, in a world where the odds are stacked against her."

 Registration is requested for this special event!

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Classics Book Club

The selection for this meeting is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

 

No registration required.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

The selection for this meeting is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

 

No registration required.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday November 19, 2019
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Holiday Tree Craft

Grades 9 - Adult: Kick off the holiday season by making this Winter Tree using pallet boards, acrylic paint, and a sparkly bow. 

Registration is required. If you would like to register more than one person, please fill out separate registration forms.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Grades 9 - Adult: Kick off the holiday season by making this Winter Tree using pallet boards, acrylic paint, and a sparkly bow. 

Registration is required. If you would like to register more than one person, please fill out separate registration forms.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Wednesday November 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Wednesdays: Mobile Technology

Suzanne Cincotta of the Goodwill Career Center will be available to help you in your career development!  This month: Mobile Technology

Registration is required for this event.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Suzanne Cincotta of the Goodwill Career Center will be available to help you in your career development!  This month: Mobile Technology

Registration is required for this event.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday November 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Yoga for Adults

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday November 25, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art for Adults with Kathy Vincent

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Tues, Nov. 12 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Tues, Nov. 12 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Tuesday December 3, 2019
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

This month's selection is A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult.

Booklist: “Picoult delivers another riveting yarn … this time, it’s abortion rights….the story is told backward chronologically over the hours of a tense hostage situation in a women’s clinic. Picoult explores both sides of the abortion debate in this carefully crafted, utterly gripping tale ...” 

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

This month's selection is A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult.

Booklist: “Picoult delivers another riveting yarn … this time, it’s abortion rights….the story is told backward chronologically over the hours of a tense hostage situation in a women’s clinic. Picoult explores both sides of the abortion debate in this carefully crafted, utterly gripping tale ...” 

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

Come and see a new release on the big screen - popcorn will be served. Movie & rating TBA

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  referenceservices(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Come and see a new release on the big screen - popcorn will be served. Movie & rating TBA

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
  referenceservices(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Saturday December 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Yoga for Adults

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday December 11, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Wednesdays: Free Computer Productivity Tools

Suzanne Cincotta of the Goodwill Career Center will be available to help you in your career development!  This month: Free Computer Productivity Tools

Registration is required for this event.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Suzanne Cincotta of the Goodwill Career Center will be available to help you in your career development!  This month: Free Computer Productivity Tools

Registration is required for this event.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday December 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Yoga for Adults

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Tuesday December 17, 2019
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday January 7, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

This month's selection is Elevation by Stephen King.

Publishers Weekly: “Scott Carey is losing weight, but not mass, and there’s no scientific explanation for it. Shaken by his untreatable, supernatural ailment, Scott begins to notice the world around him-and particularly becomes aware of the nasty prejudice that other residents of Castle Rock, Maine, are inflicting on his lesbian neighbors, ..."

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

This month's selection is Elevation by Stephen King.

Publishers Weekly: “Scott Carey is losing weight, but not mass, and there’s no scientific explanation for it. Shaken by his untreatable, supernatural ailment, Scott begins to notice the world around him-and particularly becomes aware of the nasty prejudice that other residents of Castle Rock, Maine, are inflicting on his lesbian neighbors, ..."

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

 

This month's selection is Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.

Booklist: “Imagine finding out, after 54 years, that your father is not your father. ...For Shapiro, who adored her father and embraced her Jewish heritage proudly, the results were psychologically devastating and … too astonishing not to pursue. … Shapiro tracks down the sperm donor who was her biological father and navigates an emotional and ethical minefield to create a relationship.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

 

This month's selection is Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.

Booklist: “Imagine finding out, after 54 years, that your father is not your father. ...For Shapiro, who adored her father and embraced her Jewish heritage proudly, the results were psychologically devastating and … too astonishing not to pursue. … Shapiro tracks down the sperm donor who was her biological father and navigates an emotional and ethical minefield to create a relationship.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

This month's selection is Transcription by Kate Atkinson.

Library Journal: “Juliet Armstrong is recruited to MI5 in 1940, when she was 18. She spends years listening to and transcribing the conversations of a group of British Facist sympathizers. ...A decade later Juliet is working at the BBC when she starts getting threatening notes. ...The story jumps back and forth among decades, which can be challenging but has the effect of revealing the story in tantalizing little pieces. ...this is an unforgettable novel.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

This month's selection is Transcription by Kate Atkinson.

Library Journal: “Juliet Armstrong is recruited to MI5 in 1940, when she was 18. She spends years listening to and transcribing the conversations of a group of British Facist sympathizers. ...A decade later Juliet is working at the BBC when she starts getting threatening notes. ...The story jumps back and forth among decades, which can be challenging but has the effect of revealing the story in tantalizing little pieces. ...this is an unforgettable novel.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday March 17, 2020
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday April 7, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

 

This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

School Library Journal: “Raised in an alternative Mormon home in rural Idaho, Westover worked as an assistant midwife to her mother and labored in her father's junkyard. Westover taught herself enough to receive a decent score on the ACT...her learning curve was steep... she eventually thrived, earning scholarships to Harvard and Cambridge.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

 

This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

School Library Journal: “Raised in an alternative Mormon home in rural Idaho, Westover worked as an assistant midwife to her mother and labored in her father's junkyard. Westover taught herself enough to receive a decent score on the ACT...her learning curve was steep... she eventually thrived, earning scholarships to Harvard and Cambridge.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday April 21, 2020
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Saturday May 2, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Morning Conversations

 

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg, and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary, will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions.  No registration required.

CONTACT: Reference Services  203-452-2850 x 6  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

 

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg, and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary, will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Services
  203.452.2850 x 6
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday May 5, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

 

This month's selection is The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey.

Booklist: “Massey...debuts a new series featuring a female lawyer in India. In partnership with her father, Perveen Mistry mainly processes paperwork...Her chance to meet clients finally arrives when she questions the disposition of an inheritance to three Muslim widows living in full purda (seclusion)…”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

 

This month's selection is The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey.

Booklist: “Massey...debuts a new series featuring a female lawyer in India. In partnership with her father, Perveen Mistry mainly processes paperwork...Her chance to meet clients finally arrives when she questions the disposition of an inheritance to three Muslim widows living in full purda (seclusion)…”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday May 19, 2020
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday June 2, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Library Journal: “(Owens’) descriptions of the Carolina coastal marsh add vibrancy to this story of Kya Clark, known as Marsh Girl, who has survived alone there for years. Kya’s story is intertwined with a 1969 murder mystery in which Kya is the chief suspect.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Library Journal: “(Owens’) descriptions of the Carolina coastal marsh add vibrancy to this story of Kya Clark, known as Marsh Girl, who has survived alone there for years. Kya’s story is intertwined with a 1969 murder mystery in which Kya is the chief suspect.”

Registration not required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday June 16, 2020
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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 an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Rotary Room


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