Tuesday October 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Register once for this 6 week program by following the prompt on September 11.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Register once for this 6 week program by following the prompt on September 11.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Coloring @ the Library

All ages are welcome.  Relax, color, and hang out with your friends!  Colored pencils and coloring sheets provided.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

All ages are welcome.  Relax, color, and hang out with your friends!  Colored pencils and coloring sheets provided.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Thursday October 18, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Broomsticks @ the Library

Harry Potter fans of all ages are welcome to the 3 Broomsticks for Hogwart's games and HP crafts.  Registration is requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Harry Potter fans of all ages are welcome to the 3 Broomsticks for Hogwart's games and HP crafts.  Registration is requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM
Passing By: My Life as a Minstrel

Enjoy Garald Farnham's "entertainment for the parlor" featuring Renaissance lute songs, songs from Shakespeare's plays, traditional folk ballads, classics from the 1960's plus words from Shakespeare and contemporary poets.This program is free and open to the public of all ages.

"To My Dear Audience: During the Renaissance, a minstrel would play requests from passersby and popular tunes of the day that struck his fancy. Likewise, Passing By… is informal in style and changes with each performance. I’ll perform a sampling of songs based on audience requests and my own inspiration. You are invited to make song requests, to laugh as you are so moved, and to applaud or shout “Huzzah!” after any piece you wish!"

Garald Farnham is the Founder/Artistic Director of the Good Pennyworths. He has entertained children and adults on four continents with his Renaissance spirit and song. His interest in collecting and studying lute songs began in his 20s, while performing them in Shakespeare plays with Michael Moriarty’s company, Potter’s Field. For 15 years, Garald studied lute with renowned lutenist Patrick O’Brien. He has served as Musical Director for Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Tempest at North Shore Music Theatre and The Winter’s Tale Off-Off-Broadway. He wrote and produced two scripted, staged concerts featuring Shakespeare songs Off-Off-Broadway. For 20 years, he directed the Renaissance ensemble Merry Minstrels, which appeared at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Lute Society of America and is a graduate of Capital University’s Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio, and holds a Masters in Music Education from NYU.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Enjoy Garald Farnham's "entertainment for the parlor" featuring Renaissance lute songs, songs from Shakespeare's plays, traditional folk ballads, classics from the 1960's plus words from Shakespeare and contemporary poets.This program is free and open to the public of all ages.

"To My Dear Audience: During the Renaissance, a minstrel would play requests from passersby and popular tunes of the day that struck his fancy. Likewise, Passing By… is informal in style and changes with each performance. I’ll perform a sampling of songs based on audience requests and my own inspiration. You are invited to make song requests, to laugh as you are so moved, and to applaud or shout “Huzzah!” after any piece you wish!"

Garald Farnham is the Founder/Artistic Director of the Good Pennyworths. He has entertained children and adults on four continents with his Renaissance spirit and song. His interest in collecting and studying lute songs began in his 20s, while performing them in Shakespeare plays with Michael Moriarty’s company, Potter’s Field. For 15 years, Garald studied lute with renowned lutenist Patrick O’Brien. He has served as Musical Director for Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Tempest at North Shore Music Theatre and The Winter’s Tale Off-Off-Broadway. He wrote and produced two scripted, staged concerts featuring Shakespeare songs Off-Off-Broadway. For 20 years, he directed the Renaissance ensemble Merry Minstrels, which appeared at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Lute Society of America and is a graduate of Capital University’s Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio, and holds a Masters in Music Education from NYU.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Friday October 19, 2018
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
LEGO Challenge @ the Library

Get creative with LEGOS!  All ages welcome.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Get creative with LEGOS!  All ages welcome.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Saturday October 20, 2018
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1:00 PM
Craft's @ the Library

Today's craft: Leaf People!  Ages 4 and up.  Registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Today's craft: Leaf People!  Ages 4 and up.  Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 22, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monster Monday Crafts

Scary stories and spooky and activities with monster crafts!  For grades K-2.  Registration requested.

LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Scary stories and spooky and activities with monster crafts!  For grades K-2.  Registration requested.

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide financial education across America, one community at a time," will present a free seminar on Social Security benefits. Speakers Chad Borroughs and Kathryn Dennen will discuss options for collecting Social Security and important strategies to maximize YOUR benefits, including the proper time to file and the effects of taxes on benefits.

This event is open to the public and registration is recommended though not required.
Please call or visit the library to register.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide financial education across America, one community at a time," will present a free seminar on Social Security benefits. Speakers Chad Borroughs and Kathryn Dennen will discuss options for collecting Social Security and important strategies to maximize YOUR benefits, including the proper time to file and the effects of taxes on benefits.

This event is open to the public and registration is recommended though not required.
Please call or visit the library to register.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Creative Juices Jack-o-Lantern Contest


Create a masterpiece for the library's Halloween "Family & Friends" Creative Juices Jack-o-Lantern Contest
 - carved or not - by yourself, with family members or a group of friends.
Bring it to the library for display and judging! 
Prizes awarded for 
Best Kid Entry - Best Adult EntryBest in Show - Scariest - Library Staff Pick.
Judging Friday Oct 26 at noon, pumpkin pick up Sat. Oct 27 from 10 to 3.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


Create a masterpiece for the library's Halloween "Family & Friends" Creative Juices Jack-o-Lantern Contest
 - carved or not - by yourself, with family members or a group of friends.
Bring it to the library for display and judging! 
Prizes awarded for 
Best Kid Entry - Best Adult EntryBest in Show - Scariest - Library Staff Pick.
Judging Friday Oct 26 at noon, pumpkin pick up Sat. Oct 27 from 10 to 3.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Social Bridge for Beginners

Learn to play bridge! John Duffany, life-long local resident and retired Thomaston teacher who has been playing bridge nearly fifty years, will lead a four part workshop on Tuesdays today through Nov 13. Basic card playing skills are the only pre-requisite. Students will learn general principles of the game of bridge and practice what they learn.

Class size is limited, registration required! Please call or visit the library to register!

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Learn to play bridge! John Duffany, life-long local resident and retired Thomaston teacher who has been playing bridge nearly fifty years, will lead a four part workshop on Tuesdays today through Nov 13. Basic card playing skills are the only pre-requisite. Students will learn general principles of the game of bridge and practice what they learn.

Class size is limited, registration required! Please call or visit the library to register!

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pumpkin Carving party

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00pm
Bring a snack to share
Library will provide both beverages and pumpkins.
Pumpkins will be entered into the
Library’s Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pumpkins can be retrieved
Saturday, October 27
from 10:00am-3:00pm

CONTACT: Melissa McGoldrick  860-283-4339 x3  MMcgoldrick@biblio.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00pm
Bring a snack to share
Library will provide both beverages and pumpkins.
Pumpkins will be entered into the
Library’s Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pumpkins can be retrieved
Saturday, October 27
from 10:00am-3:00pm

CONTACT:
  Melissa McGoldrick
  860.283.4339 x3
  MMcgoldrick@biblio.org

LOCATION: Community Room


Wednesday October 24, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Coloring @ the Library

All ages are welcome.  Relax, color, and hang out with your friends!  Colored pencils and coloring sheets provided.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

All ages are welcome.  Relax, color, and hang out with your friends!  Colored pencils and coloring sheets provided.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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7:00 PM
Spirits of New England

Dustin Pari, paranormal researcher, lecturer, motivator and author will present a great bit of local history colored with some chilling tales of the supernatural!

Being a New England native has allowed Dustin to investigate some very interesting places rich with local history and folklore. This lecture chronicles some of the favorite New England investigations in which he has been involved. It even touches upon
a legend with local roots that has become a world-wide phenomenon.

Free and open to the public. First come, first served.


 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Dustin Pari, paranormal researcher, lecturer, motivator and author will present a great bit of local history colored with some chilling tales of the supernatural!

Being a New England native has allowed Dustin to investigate some very interesting places rich with local history and folklore. This lecture chronicles some of the favorite New England investigations in which he has been involved. It even touches upon
a legend with local roots that has become a world-wide phenomenon.

Free and open to the public. First come, first served.


 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

Friday October 26, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tween After Hours Movie

Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes".  Rated PG.  For tweens in grades 4-6.  Advance registration is required for this program.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.

Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes".  Rated PG.  For tweens in grades 4-6.  Advance registration is required for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Saturday October 27, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Halloween Party

Spooky games and sweet treats for kids in grades K-3. Wear your costume!  Registration is required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.

Spooky games and sweet treats for kids in grades K-3. Wear your costume!  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 29, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monster Monday Crafts

Scary stories and spooky and activities with monster crafts!  For grades K-2.  Registration requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Scary stories and spooky and activities with monster crafts!  For grades K-2.  Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Social Bridge for Beginners

Reminder for those who have registered!

Second class of four meets today.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Reminder for those who have registered!

Second class of four meets today.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Club @ the Library

Join us for Book Club @ the Library!  Today we will discuss Bunnicula by Tom Angleberger.  For grades 2 and up.  Register when you come in to get a copy of the book. Copies will be available after October 16 in the Children's Department.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Join us for Book Club @ the Library!  Today we will discuss Bunnicula by Tom Angleberger.  For grades 2 and up.  Register when you come in to get a copy of the book. Copies will be available after October 16 in the Children's Department.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Trick or Treat @ the Library

Come by for a treat (no tricks here!) and show us your costume!  We are open 1:00-6:00.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339

Come by for a treat (no tricks here!) and show us your costume!  We are open 1:00-6:00.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday November 1, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

Monday November 5, 2018
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Muggle Magic

School age Muggles and aspiring wizards are welcome to join us today for "Potions Class".  Registration is requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

School age Muggles and aspiring wizards are welcome to join us today for "Potions Class".  Registration is requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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10:30 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program.

LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program.

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Social Bridge for Beginners

Reminder for those who have registered!

Third class of four meets today.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Reminder for those who have registered!

Third class of four meets today.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

 
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Akasa's Kids Yoga and Art

Akasa presents: Kids Yoga and Art.  Grades K-5.  Advance registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.

Akasa presents: Kids Yoga and Art.  Grades K-5.  Advance registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Harry Potter Coloring

Coloring fun for Harry Potter fans of all ages!  Registration requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Coloring fun for Harry Potter fans of all ages!  Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 8, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Friday November 9, 2018
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11:00 AM
Akasa's Kids Movement and Play

A special movement and play for ages 1-4 presented by Akasa.  Advance registration is required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.

A special movement and play for ages 1-4 presented by Akasa.  Advance registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 12, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Movie: Fantastic Beasts

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" rated PG-13.  Registration requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" rated PG-13.  Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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10:30 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Social Bridge for Beginners

Reminder for those who have registered!

Fourth and final class meets today.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Reminder for those who have registered!

Fourth and final class meets today.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Hogwart's BINGO

BINGO Hogwart's style including magical prizes!  School age Harry Potter fans welcome.  Registration requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

BINGO Hogwart's style including magical prizes!  School age Harry Potter fans welcome.  Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 15, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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6:30 PM
UNA Lecture: Russia: Adversary or Partner to the US

The United Nations Association of Connecticut and the Thomaston Public Library present retired Russian diplomat Sergei Kambalov in the second lecture in a series on the United Nations entitled "Russia: Adversary or Partner to the US." The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or visit the library to register.

Russia and the United States are members of the Security Council “Permanent 5" at the United Nations. Their history has been both collaborative and conflictual. In the age of Putin, Crimea, the Syrian Civil War, the Iran Nuclear Agreement, cyber security and sanctions, what opportunities and challenges await us? Dr Kambalov, having served at the UN in various posts over 20 years, brings his expertise to explore this subject and will welcome Q and A.

Dr. Sergei Kambalov was the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development before retirement in 2010 after 21 years of service at the UN. Prior to joining the UN in 1989, he was a First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, and before that he worked in academic research on international economic relations. He has several academic publications, including a book on economic sanctions as a tool of foreign policy. Born in Riga, he grew up in Novosibirsk. He graduated magna cum laude from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University and has a PhD in International Economics from the Diplomatic Academy, Moscow. Sergei is a patented inventor. He and his wife live in Middlebury, CT. They have four children and five grandchildren.

The United Nations Association of Connecticut, whose mission is “to educate, mobilize and inspire Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations and to advocate for constructive leadership from the United States within the United Nations,” is Connecticut’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (commonly abbreviated UNA-USA).

The UNA-USA traces its founding back to 1943 with the establishment of the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), a citizen-based organization led by former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. AAUN merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in 1964, creating the United Nations Association of the USA as it is known today. Membership in the UNA-USA is open to any U.S. citizen or resident who is committed to the purposes of the United Nations Association of the USA.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The United Nations Association of Connecticut and the Thomaston Public Library present retired Russian diplomat Sergei Kambalov in the second lecture in a series on the United Nations entitled "Russia: Adversary or Partner to the US." The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or visit the library to register.

Russia and the United States are members of the Security Council “Permanent 5" at the United Nations. Their history has been both collaborative and conflictual. In the age of Putin, Crimea, the Syrian Civil War, the Iran Nuclear Agreement, cyber security and sanctions, what opportunities and challenges await us? Dr Kambalov, having served at the UN in various posts over 20 years, brings his expertise to explore this subject and will welcome Q and A.

Dr. Sergei Kambalov was the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development before retirement in 2010 after 21 years of service at the UN. Prior to joining the UN in 1989, he was a First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, and before that he worked in academic research on international economic relations. He has several academic publications, including a book on economic sanctions as a tool of foreign policy. Born in Riga, he grew up in Novosibirsk. He graduated magna cum laude from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University and has a PhD in International Economics from the Diplomatic Academy, Moscow. Sergei is a patented inventor. He and his wife live in Middlebury, CT. They have four children and five grandchildren.

The United Nations Association of Connecticut, whose mission is “to educate, mobilize and inspire Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations and to advocate for constructive leadership from the United States within the United Nations,” is Connecticut’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (commonly abbreviated UNA-USA).

The UNA-USA traces its founding back to 1943 with the establishment of the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), a citizen-based organization led by former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. AAUN merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in 1964, creating the United Nations Association of the USA as it is known today. Membership in the UNA-USA is open to any U.S. citizen or resident who is committed to the purposes of the United Nations Association of the USA.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Monday November 19, 2018
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Muggle Magic

School age Muggles and aspiring wizards are welcome to join us today for "Defense Against the Dark Arts Class".  Registration is requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

School age Muggles and aspiring wizards are welcome to join us today for "Defense Against the Dark Arts Class".  Registration is requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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10:30 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" rated PG-13.  The library will provide snacks and beverages. Registration requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" rated PG-13.  The library will provide snacks and beverages. Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

All Harry Potter fans welcome.  Players will be sorted into Houses and prizes awarded.  Wands are optional, but registration is required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

All Harry Potter fans welcome.  Players will be sorted into Houses and prizes awarded.  Wands are optional, but registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 26, 2018
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Muggle Magic

School age Muggles and aspiring wizards are welcome to join us today for "Divination Class".  Registration is requested.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

School age Muggles and aspiring wizards are welcome to join us today for "Divination Class".  Registration is requested.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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10:30 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Thursday November 29, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
It's a Classic!

You're invited to read and discuss the classic novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.

Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available to borrow three weeks prior to the discussion.

This program is free and open to the public. Please come!

CONTACT:   860-283-4339  ckillian@biblio.org

You're invited to read and discuss the classic novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.

Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available to borrow three weeks prior to the discussion.

This program is free and open to the public. Please come!

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  ckillian@biblio.org

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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10:30 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday December 6, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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10:30 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Thursday December 13, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute.

Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute.

Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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10:30 AM
Story Time

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Children's Department

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2-5.  Advance registration is requested for this 7 week program by following the prompt on November 6.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Thursday December 20, 2018
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10:30 AM
Baby Time

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339
LOCATION: Community Room

Stories, songs, and finger-plays for ages 0-24 months with a care giver.  Register upon arrival.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
  

LOCATION: Community Room

Thursday March 21, 2019
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6:30 PM
UNA Lecture: Culture, Politics and Fake News: Is the UN the Answer?

The United Nations Association of Connecticut and the Thomaston Public Library present Robert Petrausch of Iona College in the third lecture of a series on the United Nations entitled "Culture, Politics and Fake News: Is the UN the Answer?" The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or visit the library to register.

The UN is not a perfect institution, but serves a near perfect mission to promote global cooperation and address some of the world’s most pressing issues in a time of promise and peril. In the age of instantaneous communications, the UN is being shaped by cross-cultural communications, worldwide politics and surprisingly by fake news that can disrupt the communication and diplomatic programs. What the UN can and cannot do!

Dr. Robert J. Petrausch, a board member of the United Nations Association of Connecticut, will talk about the influence of culture, politics, and fake news and its impact on the UN. He is a faculty member and former chair of the department of mass communication at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. He holds a doctorate in education from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Columbia University as well as an MS from Boston University’s School of Communications. He has extensive international experience as an academic and former communications executive with global organizations. He is a member of the Princeton Club in New York City.

The United Nations Association of Connecticut, whose mission is “to educate, mobilize and inspire Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations and to advocate for constructive leadership from the United States within the United Nations,” is Connecticut’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (commonly abbreviated UNA-USA).

The UNA-USA traces its founding back to 1943 with the establishment of the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), a citizen-based organization led by former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. AAUN merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in 1964, creating the United Nations Association of the USA as it is known today. Membership in the UNA-USA is open to any U.S. citizen or resident who is committed to the purposes of the United Nations Association of the USA.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The United Nations Association of Connecticut and the Thomaston Public Library present Robert Petrausch of Iona College in the third lecture of a series on the United Nations entitled "Culture, Politics and Fake News: Is the UN the Answer?" The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or visit the library to register.

The UN is not a perfect institution, but serves a near perfect mission to promote global cooperation and address some of the world’s most pressing issues in a time of promise and peril. In the age of instantaneous communications, the UN is being shaped by cross-cultural communications, worldwide politics and surprisingly by fake news that can disrupt the communication and diplomatic programs. What the UN can and cannot do!

Dr. Robert J. Petrausch, a board member of the United Nations Association of Connecticut, will talk about the influence of culture, politics, and fake news and its impact on the UN. He is a faculty member and former chair of the department of mass communication at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. He holds a doctorate in education from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Columbia University as well as an MS from Boston University’s School of Communications. He has extensive international experience as an academic and former communications executive with global organizations. He is a member of the Princeton Club in New York City.

The United Nations Association of Connecticut, whose mission is “to educate, mobilize and inspire Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations and to advocate for constructive leadership from the United States within the United Nations,” is Connecticut’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (commonly abbreviated UNA-USA).

The UNA-USA traces its founding back to 1943 with the establishment of the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), a citizen-based organization led by former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. AAUN merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in 1964, creating the United Nations Association of the USA as it is known today. Membership in the UNA-USA is open to any U.S. citizen or resident who is committed to the purposes of the United Nations Association of the USA.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday May 16, 2019
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6:30 PM
UNA Lecture: Marco Polo: the Silk Road: the UN in Action

The United Nations Association of Connecticut and the Thomaston Public Library present Joseph Baxer, president, United Nations Association of Connecticut in the fourth and final lecture in a series on the United Nations entitled "Marco Polo: the Silk Road: the UN in Action." The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or visit the library to register.

Images of the ancient Silk Road and the medieval journey of Marco Polo invite fascinating images of caravans of camels navigating long stretches of desert, caravanserai hosting a veritable Babel of tongues and cooperation midst diversity as traders, diplomats and adventurers came in contact. The UN is far from an office building in Manhattan, but alive, in action, rooted across a continent in which China reimagines the ancient routes at sea, on ice and through cyberspace. Dr. Baxer, following an immersion in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, will explore the vitality and promise of the UN in action.

Joseph J. Baxer is president of the United Nations Association of Connecticut and has been US representative to the United Nations for the London based NGO, Strategies for Peace. He is engaged in sustaining cultural diversity and mediating cross-cultural conflicts. His focus involves creating the atmosphere/conditions in which reconciliation can occur. He has led seminars and lectured locally and internationally on conflict resolution and cross cultural dialogue, including participation in international peace missions to Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nicaragua. His first visit to Russia was in 1976. He has traveled extensively in Europe, both East and West, South America and the Philippines and given priority time to the Middle East, especially Iran, Syria and Israel. Ordained a priest, he is affiliated with the American Catholic Church. He has been a high school principal in Connecticut, taught at Emory University, St. Joseph University and the Hartford Seminary. He has ministered in multicultural churches, directed a large inner city homeless shelter/rehabilitation center, and in Rome, Italy served as Vicar General of an international Church Order. He holds Masters’ degrees in Philosophy and Sociology and Doctorates in Theology and Psychology. He has studied at the Gregorian University, University of Detroit, Catholic University of American, Oxford and Harvard. His most recent book, published in English and French, is An Intercultural Life, exploring the crossroads of religion and culture. He lives with his wife Barbara in Kent, CT.

The United Nations Association of Connecticut, whose mission is “to educate, mobilize and inspire Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations and to advocate for constructive leadership from the United States within the United Nations,” is Connecticut’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (commonly abbreviated UNA-USA).

The UNA-USA traces its founding back to 1943 with the establishment of the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), a citizen-based organization led by former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. AAUN merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in 1964, creating the United Nations Association of the USA as it is known today. Membership in the UNA-USA is open to any U.S. citizen or resident who is committed to the purposes of the United Nations Association of the USA.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The United Nations Association of Connecticut and the Thomaston Public Library present Joseph Baxer, president, United Nations Association of Connecticut in the fourth and final lecture in a series on the United Nations entitled "Marco Polo: the Silk Road: the UN in Action." The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or visit the library to register.

Images of the ancient Silk Road and the medieval journey of Marco Polo invite fascinating images of caravans of camels navigating long stretches of desert, caravanserai hosting a veritable Babel of tongues and cooperation midst diversity as traders, diplomats and adventurers came in contact. The UN is far from an office building in Manhattan, but alive, in action, rooted across a continent in which China reimagines the ancient routes at sea, on ice and through cyberspace. Dr. Baxer, following an immersion in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, will explore the vitality and promise of the UN in action.

Joseph J. Baxer is president of the United Nations Association of Connecticut and has been US representative to the United Nations for the London based NGO, Strategies for Peace. He is engaged in sustaining cultural diversity and mediating cross-cultural conflicts. His focus involves creating the atmosphere/conditions in which reconciliation can occur. He has led seminars and lectured locally and internationally on conflict resolution and cross cultural dialogue, including participation in international peace missions to Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nicaragua. His first visit to Russia was in 1976. He has traveled extensively in Europe, both East and West, South America and the Philippines and given priority time to the Middle East, especially Iran, Syria and Israel. Ordained a priest, he is affiliated with the American Catholic Church. He has been a high school principal in Connecticut, taught at Emory University, St. Joseph University and the Hartford Seminary. He has ministered in multicultural churches, directed a large inner city homeless shelter/rehabilitation center, and in Rome, Italy served as Vicar General of an international Church Order. He holds Masters’ degrees in Philosophy and Sociology and Doctorates in Theology and Psychology. He has studied at the Gregorian University, University of Detroit, Catholic University of American, Oxford and Harvard. His most recent book, published in English and French, is An Intercultural Life, exploring the crossroads of religion and culture. He lives with his wife Barbara in Kent, CT.

The United Nations Association of Connecticut, whose mission is “to educate, mobilize and inspire Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations and to advocate for constructive leadership from the United States within the United Nations,” is Connecticut’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (commonly abbreviated UNA-USA).

The UNA-USA traces its founding back to 1943 with the establishment of the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), a citizen-based organization led by former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. AAUN merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in 1964, creating the United Nations Association of the USA as it is known today. Membership in the UNA-USA is open to any U.S. citizen or resident who is committed to the purposes of the United Nations Association of the USA.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  


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