Tuesday October 3, 2017
misc_none
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 October 11, 2017
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Copies of the novel are now available at the library to borrow. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Copies of the novel are now available at the library to borrow. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday October 17, 2017
med_caduceus
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Rise and Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Michael Saxe will present “The Rise and Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic. The public is encouraged to attend this timely free program.

The opioid epidemic is claiming more American lives every year.  In 2016, 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, more than the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents and gun deaths combined.  Dr. Michael Saxe, an Emergency Physician with 32 years of experience in Connecticut, will explain the history of opioid drugs, the causes and impact of today’s opioid epidemic, and what must be done --- by healthcare providers and laypeople --- to end this deadly crisis.  

Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or stop by the library to register.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Dr. Michael Saxe will present “The Rise and Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic. The public is encouraged to attend this timely free program.

The opioid epidemic is claiming more American lives every year.  In 2016, 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, more than the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents and gun deaths combined.  Dr. Michael Saxe, an Emergency Physician with 32 years of experience in Connecticut, will explain the history of opioid drugs, the causes and impact of today’s opioid epidemic, and what must be done --- by healthcare providers and laypeople --- to end this deadly crisis.  

Registration is recommended but not required. Please call or stop by the library to register.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Saturday November 4, 2017
rec_yoga
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meditation

The library will host a free meditation series presented by the Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. Learn how meditation can help identify, reduce and eventually eliminate negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety and how it helps cultivate positive mental states that lead to a happier life.

The workshops will review and reinforce techniques learned at an introductory meditation program presented earlier, though anyone will benefit from attending. Registration is strongly recommended. You may register for one or both of the workshops. Please stop in or call the library to register for this program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The library will host a free meditation series presented by the Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. Learn how meditation can help identify, reduce and eventually eliminate negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety and how it helps cultivate positive mental states that lead to a happier life.

The workshops will review and reinforce techniques learned at an introductory meditation program presented earlier, though anyone will benefit from attending. Registration is strongly recommended. You may register for one or both of the workshops. Please stop in or call the library to register for this program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday November 7, 2017
misc_none
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 8, 2017
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

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. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

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. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday December 5, 2017
misc_none
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
  

Saturday December 9, 2017
rec_yoga
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meditation

The library will host a free meditation workshop presented by the Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. Learn how meditation can help identify, reduce and eventually eliminate negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety and how it helps cultivate positive mental states that lead to a happier life.

The workshop will review and reinforce techniques learned at an introductory meditation program presented earlier, though anyone will benefit from attending. Registration is strongly recommended. Please stop in or call the library to register for this program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The library will host a free meditation workshop presented by the Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. Learn how meditation can help identify, reduce and eventually eliminate negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety and how it helps cultivate positive mental states that lead to a happier life.

The workshop will review and reinforce techniques learned at an introductory meditation program presented earlier, though anyone will benefit from attending. Registration is strongly recommended. Please stop in or call the library to register for this program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Wednesday December 13, 2017
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group


You’re invited to join
our discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

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. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


You’re invited to join
our discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

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. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  


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