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Friday October 30, 2020
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Morning Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Afternoon Preschool Story Time
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Virtual Cemetery Tour
6:30 PM

A pre-recorded virtual cemetery tour will be released online at 6:30pm on Friday, October 30th. Visit the Gunn Museum's YouTube channel to watch the video. 

For this year's tour, we will be reflecting on events from 100 years ago, including prohibition, the flu of 1918, and women's suffrage. Washington residents from a century ago will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell their stories: some amusing and others tragic. Find a nice spot to settle in and enjoy the video from the comfort of your home!

CONTACT:  Stephen Bartkus  860-868-7756  curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
Saturday October 31, 2020
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Halloween Treats & Sweets
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Halloween goodie bags will be available for pick-up at the former library entrance on Wykeham Rd, while supplies last.  Costumes are encouraged.  Sweet or non-sweet treat bags are available.  Every family will also receive a copy of the book, "Gerald Mcboing Boing" based on the Academy Award-winning motion picture by Dr. Seuss.  Caregivers can take children's picture with our scarecrows or pirate Halloween characters.  We would love to see your photos!  Submit your pictures by email to the Jr. Library.   Register here:

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Monday November 2, 2020
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Harry Siddons Mowbray and the American Renaissance (1876-1917)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us on Zoom on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm for the first of the Gunn Museum’s Artist Series lectures: Harry Siddons Mowbray and the American Renaissance (1876-1917). Josephine Rodgers, the Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow, Department of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery will discuss the paintings of Mowbray, a Washington resident and master muralist at the turn of the last century.  Included will be a slideshow presentation with photographs from the Gunn Historical Museum's collection, the Yale University Art Gallery and St. John’s Episcopal Church, followed by a discussion with the audience. Registration is required for this virtual program. The Zoom link will be sent to your provided email address. Visit the Gunn Museum's registration page to sign up: https://www.gunnlibrary.org/gunn-museum/museum-registration-page/

CONTACT:  Stephen Bartkus  8608687756  curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
Thursday November 5, 2020
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Culture, Politics & Fake News
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

What is the importance of international organizations such as the UN communicating to its stakeholders and the world at large a message of hope in the age of fragmented news and other disruptive events? Dr. Robert J. Petrausch, an expert in communications, board member of the United Nations Chapter of CT, and head of the public relations concentration in the department of media and strategic communications at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y, will discuss his perspective on the importance of public diplomacy and communication that is vital for international organizations to succeed in the global age. He will also cover aspects of his new book from Kendall-Hunt Publishers “Leveraging Your High-Stakes Presentation in the Age of Speed.”

Click here to register

CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  8608687586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Friday November 6, 2020
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Morning Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Afternoon Preschool Story Time
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Saturday November 7, 2020
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Saturday Virtual Program- Native American Storytelling with IAIS's Darlene Kascak
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 IAIS's Darlene Kascak, of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation will bring history to life as she shares traditional Native American stories in the Longhouse fashion.  Since time immemorial, the oral tradition of storytelling has been used by Indigenous people to pass on the history, culture and life lessons from one generation to the next.  These stories about animals teach valuable life lessons such as how to live in harmony with nature, how to be a good human being, the consequences for bad behavior, and answer questions about how things came to be.  Register here:

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Bert terHart – Sailing Around the World Solo
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury hosts this program. Bert terHart is the first North American to sail solo, non-stop, west to east, around the five great capes, using only celestial navigation. Bert, a recipient of an OCC Challenge Grant, returned home this summer after 266 days at sea in his 46-foot sailboat Seaburban. We’re happy to welcome Bert zooming in all the way from British Columbia as he shares the story of this incredible adventure at sea. Please visit www.minormemoriallibrary.org to register for this event. 

CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  8608687586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Friday November 13, 2020
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Morning Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Afternoon Preschool Story Time
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Saturday November 14, 2020
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Saturday Virtual Program- Country of the Month-Germany
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Jini Dugan, local homeschooling mom, is back this month to teach us about Germany!  Germany's southern regions have forested hills and mountains cut through by the Danube, Main and Rhine river valleys.  Listen to German stories and make a Germanic themed craft. Pick up a craft kit with supplies at our curbside table. Register here:

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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History Club at Night: Washington Responds to Crisis
6:30 PM

The topic of this meeting is "Washington Responds to Crisis." Dimitri Rimsky will lead a discussion with attendees about periods of crisis in Washington's history. Share your stories and memories of the difficult times that the town has faced, including polio, small pox, flu of 1918, floods, and storms.

The meeting will be on Zoom. Registration is required. Sign up at the Gunn Museum's registration page: https://www.gunnlibrary.org/gunn-museum/museum-registration-page/ 

CONTACT:  Stephen Bartkus  8608687756  curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
Thursday November 19, 2020
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Slavery in Litchfield County
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Burnham Library in Bridgewater presents this virtual presentation and lecture by Peter Vermilyea. The pastoral hills of Litchfield County are inconsistent with the institution of slavery, a notion that is heightened by the fact that the county was the birthplace of prominent abolitionists John Brown and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Yet slavery existed in Litchfield County for over 100 years and, in some ways, left an indelible mark on the region’s history. By looking at the experiences of a few individuals, this lecture will examine the origin and nature of slavery in Litchfield County and the county’s complicated history with abolitionism. Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School and Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he is the author of Hidden History of Litchfield County (The History Press, 2014) and the recipient of the 2015 CultureMax Award. Go to www.burnhamlibrary.org to register.

 

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CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  8608687586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
 
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Politics of Sports Business
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc globally in the sports industry. COVID-19 caused sports league seasons to be suspended and some sports organizations canceled 2020 events including the Olympics, the French Open, Wimbledon and minor league sports. No one knows where the sports world will end up once COVID-19 passes but three key trends lend insight as to how the sports industry will change. Evan Weiner is an award-winning journalist and recognized global expert of the “Politics of Sports Business.” He has a daily video podcast with the same title. He has been a radio commentator, TV pundit on MSNBC, NewsMax and ABC in the UK and United States. Register on Gunn Memorial’s website  https://www.gunnlibrary.org/programregistration/ to get your Zoom link to participate. 

CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  8608687586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Friday November 20, 2020
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Morning Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Afternoon Preschool Story Time
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Join Miss Linda for a virtual storytime with seasonal stories, flannel board activities and crafts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/384763481

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Saturday November 21, 2020
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Saturday Virtual Program- Thankful Turkey Craft
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Feeling thankful?  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is a perfect time to join Miss Abigail to make a paper bag "thankful" turkey.  Stuff a paper bag with newspaper, add the paper body parts and colorful feathers.  Bring the family together to complete the project by writing what they are thankful for on each tail feather.  Share this collaborative centerpiece at the Thanksgiving table.  Kits with paper bag, turkey parts, and tail feathers will be available at our curbside table.  Have a stapler, glue stick and marker or pen available.  Register here:

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Saturday November 28, 2020
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Saturday Virtual Program- Food for Thought by IAIS
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Gunn Memorial will host the Institute for American Indian Studies as they present a virtual program on the Native American perspectives about Thanksgiving.  What does Thanksgiving mean to you and how do you celebrate it?  Is it a day to spend time with family and friends?  Is it a time to eat lots of delicious food?  Is it a time to be thankful for the positive things in your life?  As you can see, the same holiday can mean different things to different people.  For Native Americans living today, answering the questions above is not so simple.  From documents written at the time and from Wampanoag oral histories you will find the history of Thanksgiving is more surprising than you think.  This program is family orientated and suited for school aged children.  Register here:

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org

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