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Saturday June 30, 2018 - Saturday August 11, 2018
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Gunn Library Stairwell Gallery Exhibit

Angelo Perrone exhibits Paintings at Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery - June 30 – August 11, 2018

“Impressions of Nature”

A new collection of paintings by Oxford artist Angelo Perrone featuring the changing seasons of New England will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery from June 30 through August 11. There will be an opening reception from 12 to 2 PM on Saturday, June 30.

While Perrone has been painting in mixed media for over 60 years, he is constantly searching for new ways to celebrate his love of natural beauty.  Much of the new collection called “Impressions of Nature” is more modern in nature with brush strokes that are oriental in flavor stemming from his much acclaimed ability as a calligraphist.

Perrone grew up in Harlem and graduated from Cooper Union Art School. He won a scholarship to study painting at Oxford University in England and pursued a career as a book designer and art director at Reader’s Digest where he worked for 38 years. He has had several solo shows and his paintings are in private collections throughout the US and Europe.

Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT.  Library hours may be found on our website, gunnlibrary.org. For more information call (860)868-7586 or email the library circulation desk, gunncirc@biblio.org.

CONTACT:  SHARON A MORRISSEY  8608687586  Gunnstaff@biblio.org
Thursday July 12, 2018
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A-MAIZE-ingly Corny
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kids will discover different uses for corn through some fun science experiments to get them thinking about this a-MAIZE-ing crop!

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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The Kitchen Shortcut Bible - Book Talk & Signing
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Popular cookbook authors, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough will offer a talk and signing, and on their recently released book, The Kitchen Shortcut Bible. The ultimate collection of recipes to make real food, real fast—with hundreds of ways to cook smarter, not harder.  The Kitchen Shortcut Bible is for all of us who love to cook, but never seem to have enough time. This is a collection of more than 200 ingenious recipes that supercharge your time in the kitchen without sacrificing high quality or fresh flavor.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough come to this, their definitive guide to shortcut cooking, after twenty-nine cookbooks and decades of experience in the kitchen. Not only do they know about putting great meals on the table, they also know that most people's nightly question isn't "what's for dinner," but "what's for dinner in the next half hour?"

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are the authors of more than 29 cookbooks. Owners of mediaeats, a culinary production company, they were also nominated for 2011 and 2015 James Beard Awards, won a 2015 IACP Award, and are the longest-serving columnists on WeightWatchers.com, as well as regular contributors to the Washington Post, Fine Cooking, and Cooking Light.  visit bruceandmark.com

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event, courtesy of Hickory Stick Bookstore. 

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Friday July 13, 2018
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Two's Time Self Directed Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Instead of our regular storytime with Miss Linda, caregivers and children are invited to use our space and toys to interact with their friends.  Bring precious little ones and join the fun.  

CONTACT:  Linda   860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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3 & 4 Year Old Self Directed Play
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Instead of our regular storytime with Miss Linda, caregivers and children are invited to use our space and toys to interact with their friends.  Bring precious little ones and join the fun.  

CONTACT:  Linda   860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Saturday July 14, 2018
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Summer Crafts
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

All sorts of colorful and simple summer crafts will be offered to temp a child's creative interests.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Monday July 16, 2018
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Foreign Film Festival - A Fantastic Woman
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are featuring a four week Foreign Film Festival in July. The selections, each from a different country, are among some of the best rated in their genre. The films will be screened Mondays at 1pm in their original language with English subtitles.     

A Fantastic Woman - Winner Best Foreign Language FilmMarina is a young woman who leads a double life as a waitress and a nightclub singer.  She’s dating Oscar, a man 30 years her senior.  Marina’s life is thrown into turmoil when Oscar falls ill and dies.  It’s revealed that Marina is also a transgender woman, and both her identity and her relationship with Oscar are treated as both perverse and suspicious.  Marina comes into her own as she struggles with being shunned by Oscar’s family.  (Chile) R / 1hr 40min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Tie-Dye Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get in the spirit of the 60’s with tie-dye everything and groovy music! Bring a white T-shirt or other white clothing and make some funky designs while listening to the sounds of the 60s! Best for ages 8 and older.

CONTACT:  Jessica  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Branching Into Forestry
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Trees!  They're everywhere!  They give us shade, places to hang swings and build treehouses, but we get so much more from trees.Learn about forestry and how we can influence the forest.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Gunn Monthly Party Bridge
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
If you are interested in playing Bridge, gather 3 other people and let us know. You create a table of 4, we'll set up the room & supply the snacks!  
Games are the 3rd Thursday of each month. 
 
CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
 
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The Art of the New England Farm Talk by Florence Griswold Museum
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

OF BOHEMIANS & BOVINES: FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM & THE ART OF THE NEW ENGLAND FARM

David D.J. Rau, Director of Education & Outreach at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT will highlight the current exhibition on display at “The FloGris”.  Drawing on the agricultural heritage of Florence Griswold’s family estate and of the Lyme region and beyond, the exhibition examines the history and character of New England’s farms in works by artists from the 19th to the 21st century. 

Paintings, drawings, and photographs from public and private collections trace the challenges of farming in New England, with its rocky soil, and the pastoral landscapes crafted through intense labor. Landscapes by George Henry Durrie receive special attention as influential representations that translated the New England farmstead into an American icon in the mid-nineteenth century. Works by Ivan Olinsky, Thomas Nason, Martin Lewis, and Walker Evans map the transformation and decline of the New England farm into the 20th century with the pressures of urbanization and suburbanization. The more recent revival of farming, with the enthusiasm for organic produce and farm-to-table cooking, round out the exhibition.   

Mr. Rau’s presentation will also give a panoramic view of The Florence Griswold Museum its mission and the broad array of educational programming available.  For more information visit florencegriswoldmuseum.org

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Friday July 20, 2018
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Two's Time Self Directed Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Instead of our regular storytime with Miss Linda, caregivers and children are invited to use our space and toys to interact with their friends.  Bring precious little ones and join the fun.  

CONTACT:  Linda   860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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3 & 4 Year Old Self Directed Play
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Instead of our regular storytime with Miss Linda, caregivers and children are invited to use our space and toys to interact with their friends.  Bring precious little ones and join the fun.  

CONTACT:  Linda   860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Saturday July 21, 2018
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Seek & Find
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tables of activity choices for children & caregivers to enjoy together.  Make it a family fun day with our Seek & Find Activities/

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Monday July 23, 2018
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Foreign Film Festival - The Wedding Plan
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are featuring a four week Foreign Film Festival in July. The selections, each from a different country, are among some of the best rated in their genre. The films will be screened Mondays at 1pm in their original language with English subtitles.     

The Wedding PlanMichal is an Orthodox Jew who has been planning her wedding for basically her whole life. As the big day approaches, her fiance bows out and is no longer going to be the groom. Michal refuses to cancel the wedding, instead relying upon her faith to supply her with a husband. The wedding is only one month away, and there is no groom. She tries her hardest to find a husband who will meet the family's expectations and satisfy her needs for a healthy personal and social life, all while trying to maintain her beliefs and uphold her religious standards. (Israel) PG / 1hr 50min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Musical Chairs Competition
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This event is sure to keep kids and young adults rockin’ and rollin’ as we play musical chairs in a tournament style. Each round will have a different musical theme and the last one standing gets a prize! Suitable for all ages (age groups will be separated to keep the game fair.)

CONTACT:  Jessica  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Friday July 27, 2018
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Two's Time Self Directed Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Instead of our regular storytime with Miss Linda, caregivers and children are invited to use our space and toys to interact with their friends.  Bring precious little ones and join the fun.  

CONTACT:  Linda   860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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3 & 4 Year Old Self Directed Play
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Instead of our regular storytime with Miss Linda, caregivers and children are invited to use our space and toys to interact with their friends.  Bring precious little ones and join the fun.  

CONTACT:  Linda   860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Saturday July 28, 2018
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Board Games
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Roll the dice or spin the spinner!  Play your favorite board game or learn a new one.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Monday July 30, 2018
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Foreign Film Festival - Amelie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are featuring a four week Foreign Film Festival in July. The selections, each from a different country, are among some of the best rated in their genre. The films will be screened Mondays at 1pm in their original language with English subtitles.     

Amelie –  A French romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, it is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. (France) R / 2hr 1min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Musical Trivia Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Does your kid know everything about music? Have them prove it at our music trivia night! Questions span the map of musical history to current trends and rounds of “guess that song.” Participants are encouraged to form teams and show what they know. The winner will get a prize! Suggested age is 8+. 

CONTACT:  Jessica  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org

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