Thursday October 18, 2018
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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
  

Monday October 22, 2018
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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
  

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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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
  

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
  

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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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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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 November 8, 2018
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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
  

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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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
  

Thursday November 15, 2018
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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
  

Thursday November 29, 2018
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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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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 13, 2018
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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
  

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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