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Friday August 17, 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
Monday August 20, 2018
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Monday Matinee - Final Portrait
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord's eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees -ultimately wondering "how much longer can it go on like this?" R / 1hr 30min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Thursday August 23, 2018
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The Art of the College Essay
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Attention parents and soon-to-be seniors! Need help tackling college essays? Come to the Gunn Library for some savvy tips from one of Manhattan’s most respected tutors! On Thursday, August 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm, we welcome back Lisa Cornelio, a 25-year veteran tutor and college adviser as she leads a meaty discussion on the best way to craft a winning college essay.

In this sixty minute presentation, Cornelio will share her signature approach –Snap Crackle and Pop: Writing Essays that Sizzle including:

  • Brainstorm for the bull’s eye: Shake loose your best ideas
  • Jump off the desk: Write the lede of your life
  • Beyond your achievements: What really matters to you

She’ll also look at essays that worked and answer your questions if time allows. Don’t miss this opportunity to get fired up and writing before school begins in September!

CONTACT:  Jessica  8608687586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Friday August 24, 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
Monday August 27, 2018
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Monday Matinee - Tully
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tully - A comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Marlo (Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). R / 1hr 35min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Friday August 31, 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 September 1, 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
Thursday September 6, 2018
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Washington, CT Author Caroline Weber on Proust's Duchess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Barnard College professor and Washington, CT author Caroline Weber will deliver a talk and signing on her recently released book, Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris. 

Ms. Weber, the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion offers a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes.

A palpable, engrossing portrait of three extraordinary women and their tempestuous, fragile world.—starred Kirkus Review

Books wll be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Hickory Stick Bookstore. 

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Monday September 10, 2018
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Monday Matinee - The Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Book Club Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. PG-13 / 1hr 44min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Thursday September 13, 2018
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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN FILM - Cezanne: Portraits of a Life
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Described by Picasso and Matisse as the father of us all Paul Cézanne is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. During his life Cézanne painted almost a thousand works, two hundred of which were portraits. Cézanne - Portraits of a Life is based on a never-to-be-repeated exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Musee d'Orsay, Paris; and Washington’s National Gallery of Art.

The film provides a rare understanding of the significance and genius of Cézanne and a key to a true appreciation of 20th century art.  Directed by Phil Grabsky. 1h 30 min.  Visit exhibitiononscreen.com

This event is co-sponsored with Washington Art Association. For more information on Washington Art Association visit washingtonartassociation.org

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Monday September 17, 2018
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Washington History Club: The History of Washington's Pharmacies
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club in the Morning will meet at the Washington Senior Center on Monday, September 17 at 10am. The topic of discussion will be the history of Washington’s pharmacies including: Church, Ford, and Co. Druggists, Waramaug Patent Medicine and Luncheonette, Green Drug, Parks Drug, Robert J. Benham’s, The Rexall Drug Store, Washington Pharmacy, New Preston Pharmacy, and others. Calling all past owners, pharmacists, family members, employees, and customers to share the history and join the conversation. Bring your memories, stories, photographs, and objects to share!

The Washington History Club in the Morning is a program of the Gunn Historical Museum and meets the third Monday of the months of September, December, March and June at 10:00am at the Washington Senior Center to discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville. Share your memories and stories with the group or just come and listen to the fascinating conversation about our town's past. Bring your photos and objects for show and tell!

Everyone is invited to attend this free program. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnmuseum.org for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator  860-868-7756  curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
LOCATION: Washington Senior Center
 
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Monday Matinee - RBG
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

RBG - At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.   PG / 1hr 36min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
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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
Monday September 24, 2018
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Monday Matinee - Won't You Be My Neighbor
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Won’t You Be My Neighbor This film takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. PG / 1hr 50min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  860-868-7586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Gunn Library Stairwell Gallery Exhibit

"The Chief Bigfoot Memorial Ride: Wounded Knee 1990" - Photography by Philip Dutton

Washington Photographer Philip Dutton’s dramatic photos document The Chief Bigfoot Memorial Ride of 1990, a momentous event that helped commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee Creek. His work will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington from August 18 through September 29.

Dutton is a commercial and documentary photographer as well as a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. He is a graduate of The Gunnery and the University of California.

“The Wounded Knee Massacre of December 29,1890 represented the last major military operation by the US Government in its long, pernicious effort to subdue the Native American People,” explains Dutton. “Approximately 150 Lakota (Sioux) men, women and children died at the hands of the 7th Cavalry that day.”

In late 1990, along with his friend Hilary Cousins, a fellow grad from the Gunnery Class of ’81, Dutton travelled to Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to document events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the massacre. “This was a deeply moving experience,” says Dutton. “One of the riders who braved the minus-30 temperatures with his two daughters said ‘It’s about never forgetting what happened. And it’s also about healing. It was a terrible thing and they were hunted down. But we are still here The Lakota are still here....’”

For further information, please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@biblio.org. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT. For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org. 

CONTACT:  SHARON A MORRISSEY  8608687586  gunnstaff@biblio.org
Saturday October 6, 2018
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BOOKED! Fall Fundraiser
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We’re turning a new page! Look for more details to come about our new event to be held in the Washington Town Hall. You are not going to want to miss this! 

CONTACT:  Vanessa Hammond   860-868-7586  gunndevelopment@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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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
Friday October 26, 2018
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11th Annual Washington Cemetery Tour
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Take a candlelit tour through the Washington Green Cemetery and meet some of Washington’s unforgettable residents from the past! A community favorite - hundreds attend each year.

Groups of visitors will be led by tour guides dressed in vintage attire along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the Washington Cemetery. Citizens from centuries long ago will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell their true stories; some amusing, some sad and some tragic. This year's tour will feature all new stories!

Attendees will get numbered tickets for the tours at the Gunn Museum, on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 pm on Friday, October 26, 2018 and continuing through the evening until the tickets run out. Tickets can't be reserved in advance.

Tours of the cemetery depart from the Museum with eighteen people every eight minutes between 6:30-8:30pm and last approximately one hour. Refreshments, face painting for kids, and a Halloween themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and carpool since parking is limited. The cemetery is dark and the ground is not level so the tour is not recommended for people who are unstable on their feet. The rain date for the Cemetery Tour is Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Contact 860-868-7756 or info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org for more information.

CONTACT:  Lisa Breese, Museum Operations Manager  860-868-7756  info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
LOCATION: Gunn Historical Museum
Thursday November 15, 2018
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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
Thursday December 20, 2018
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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
Thursday January 17, 2019
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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
Thursday February 21, 2019
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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
Thursday March 21, 2019
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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
Thursday April 18, 2019
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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
Thursday May 16, 2019
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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
Saturday June 8, 2019
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LIBRARY LUMINARIES
5:30 PM

Held annually each spring, Library Luminaries features dinner parties in private homes with guest of note.  The dinners follow a cocktail party at the library.  Always festive, always fun, pictures of this year’s event are shown here.  Thank you to our Luminaries and our gracious hosts.

CONTACT:  Vanessa Hammond   860-868-7586  gunndevelopment@biblio.org
LOCATION: Wykeham Room
Thursday June 20, 2019
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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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