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Saturday June 8, 2019 - Saturday July 20, 2019
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Gunn Memorial Stairwell Gallery
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

New Frank Metz Landscapes at Gunn Library - June 8 – July 20  - Reception: Saturday, June 15, 12noon-2pm

A new collection of landscape paintings by Connecticut artist Frank Metz will be on display at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery from June 8 to July 20. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, June 15 from 12 noon to 2 PM.

Working in both oil and watercolor, Metz has been painting landscapes for over sixty years. During that time, his award-winning work has been the subject of several solo shows and his paintings have been acquired by over a dozen corporate collections.

Much of Metz’s inspiration comes from the coastlines of England, Scotland, Maine, Long Island, and Connecticut where he has lived in Litchfield County for forty years. His themes are the water’s edge, shallows, pools, sand, rocks, and especially the sky. In a typical Metz landscape, skies are as full of life and color as the land below.

Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT. Library hours may be found at gunnlibrary.org. For more information call (860)868-7586 or email the library circulation desk, gunncirc@biblio.org.

CONTACT:  Sharon Morrissey  860-868-7586  gunnstaff@biblio.org
Thursday July 18, 2019
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4-H Summer Program, From Farm to Table
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

We will learn all about the harvest methods of different crops in Connecticut and how food travels from the farm to your table.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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A Night at the Opera
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Musicologist, music theorist and award winning professor, Dr. Gil Harel will join us for an engaging musically enhanced visual presentation entitled A Night at the Opera. 

As the ultimate intertwining of text and tone, opera has captivated audiences for more than four centuries. During this lecture, Professor Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) will provide a broad yet detailed overview of opera in its various incarnations, with the ultimate goal of illuminating the “how” and “why” it has been and remains one of the most compelling musical idioms in the world. During this discussion, classics by three composers - Mozart, Verdi, and Wagner - will be considered.

Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from classical repertoire to jazz and popular music, as well as opera, medieval, and renaissance music. Previously, he has served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College, where he was awarded the prestigious "Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching", as well as the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. Currently, he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he was recently presented with the coveted "Merit Award for Exemplary Service to the College." At NVCC, Dr. Harel conducts the college chorale, teaches music history and theory, and serves as musical director of theater productions. His commitment to community-oriented lecturing spans many years. He has been hosted as a featured speaker at many learning-oriented events in Connecticut, New York, as well as Massachusetts. Outside of teaching, he enjoys staying active as a pianist and vocalist.

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
Saturday July 20, 2019
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Cardboard Build-It Challenge
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

What can you make with simple materials like cardboard, tape, and other-recycled materials?  Use your architectural and design skills to make a unique structure!

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Star Wars Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate our favorite galaxy from far, far away! Try your hand at a light-saber battle, build a Lego fighter jet, knock out evil storm troopers, and learn how to use the force! If you come in a costume, you’ll get extra raffle tickets!

CONTACT:  Jessica  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Thursday July 25, 2019
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4-H Summer Program, Butter, Milk, Ice Cream, Oh My!
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn all about milk, from the cow to the creamery!

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Annual Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At the direction of the President and in accordance with Article V, Section 5.01 of the by-laws, the Annual Meeting of the Corporate Members of Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 5 pm in the Wykeham Room of the library. At that time, in accordance with Article VIII, Section 8.04, the Committee of Trustees will present nominations for Trustees to begin new terms and serve until 2022. Unfinished business and other business may be properly brought before the the meeting will also be transacted.

CONTACT:  Jean Chapin  860-868-7586  gunnlib@biblio.org
Saturday July 27, 2019 - Saturday September 7, 2019
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Gunn Memorial Stairwell Gallery

Susan Lerner’s "All Over The Map"

     Reception at Gunn Memorial Library August 10th

New York collage artist, Susan Lerner, uses vintage maps in her new series All Over the Map to re envision the connection to her past through hand cut collage. Susan’s work has been exhibited in many group shows both home and abroad.   Her exhibit will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington from July 27 to September 7. There will be an opening reception from 12 to 2 PM on Saturday, August 10.

“I have been intrigued by maps my entire life,” explains Lerner. “Well before GPS, road maps were the only source of guidance for navigating direction. Many road trips with my family encompassed my interests of travel, photography and adventure. I loved the sense of knowing exactly where I was at any moment along with the ability to control and direct my experiences. But it was the appreciation of discovering new and exciting cultures that captivated my desire to traverse the world and the use of maps guided me across the globe.”

CONTACT:  Sharon Morrissey  860-868-7586  gunnstaff@biblio.org
Saturday July 27, 2019
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Solar System Creations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Get ready for our Space Trivia Night (7/30) by brushing up on your solar system knowledge!  Drop into the library this weekend and learn about planets, our solar system, and our galaxy with hands-on galactic crafts.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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History of the Shepaug Railroad
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Col. Donald A. Woodworth, Jr., USAF (Ret.), will give an illustrated presentation on the history of the Shepaug, Litchfield & Northern Railroad, which served Washington Depot from 1871-1948. This free event will be held at the former Washington Depot railroad station, known today as the Washington Senior Center.

CONTACT:  Stephen Bartkus  860-868-7756  curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
 
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Space Trivia Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get the family together and brush off your collective knowledge about all things space! Team up (or against) your family and see how many questions you can get right. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team! Space Snacks provided.

CONTACT:  Jessica  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Thursday August 1, 2019
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Treaty of Versaille: From Victory to Chaos
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Author, historian & professor Mark Albertson will deliver a lecture commemorating the centennial of the signing of The Treaty of Versaille.  It was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers. that officially endeWorld War I.  However, the conditions in the treaty were so controversial and punitive upon Germany. It required them to accept full responsibility for the loss of life and damages during the war – the guilt clause.  It also required them to disarm, give up territory, and pay reparations in an amount that would decimate its economy. Many believe the treaty laid the groundwork that caused the political, economic and military conditions bringing Hitler and the Nazis to power in Germany and blamed for causing the global conflict – World War II.

Join Professor Alberton as he discusses this cataclysmic U.S. and world history event.

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
Saturday August 3, 2019
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Cosmic Sun Catchers
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Transform the light of the sun as we make these sun catchers from recycled, colorful material.  Create fun space-themed designs and watch how they eclipse the light of the sun!

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Science Experiment Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us as we experiment with making nebulous clouds, lava lamps, creating invisible messages, and more! 

CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Thursday August 8, 2019
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Healthcare in CT
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Washington Democratic Town Committee Presents as part of the John Millington Lecture Series HEALTHCARE in CT: Where we are … Where we may go. 

Former Candidate for LT. Governor of CT, Eva Bermudez Zimmerman will discuss Healthcare in CT and Medicare for All.  Eva was recently awarded Latina Person of the Year by the CT Legislature for enrolling over 7,000 people in the ACA in its first two years and currently Director of Child Care and Organizing for CSEA SEIU.

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
Saturday August 10, 2019
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Candy Constellations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Constellations you can eat?  Yes, way!  Come make edible star formations from your favorite candies.  Roll tiny jaw-breaker type candies around on a star scape until they find their way onto a constellation.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Space Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a viewing of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- a classic and funny space adventure for the whole family! Space snacks provided. Rated PG 1h 50m

 

CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Lincoln in the Bardo - Lecture & Book Discussion
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Lincoln in the Bardo, a New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Man Booker Prize Award, will be the subject of a lecture & book discussion facilitated by popular literary scholar Mark Scarbrough. The devastatingly moving first novel from the author of Tenth of December: an emotional and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented.

“Mesmerizing . . . Dantesque . . . A haunting American ballad.” - Publishers Weekly
“Exhilarating . . . Ruthless and relentless in its evocation not only of Lincoln and his quandary, but also of the tenuous existential state shared by all of us.” - Kirkus Reviews

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586  gunnprograms@biblio.org
Saturday August 17, 2019
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Summer Reading Ends!
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Summer Reading "A Universe of Stories" ends. Make sure you turn in your reading logs and tickets before Saturday, August 17 for a chance to win your favorite prizes!

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310  gunnjr@biblio.org
 
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Open Reception for New Exhibit: Washington, Connecticut - An American Story
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open Reception for an exciting new long-term exhibit: Washington, Connecticut - An American Story. Explore the unique people, places, and events that have shaped Washington’s rich history.

CONTACT:  Stephen Bartkus  860-868-7756  curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.com
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Ice Cream Social
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Congratulations to all those who participated in our summer reading program! Come celebrate the end of the summer and all your reading achievements at our annual ice cream social!

 

CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  860-868-7586  jzaccagniniya@biblio.org
Sunday September 29, 2019
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Heritage Walk – Museum Tour
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This tour is being offered in collaboration with the Housatonic Heritage Area. Stephen Bartkus, Curator, will lead two tours of the new long-term exhibit “Washington, CT – An American Story”. Registration is required. Tour #1:  1-2pm, 15 maximum allowed on tour. Tour #2:  3-4 pm, 15 maximum allowed on tour. Please register at: https://www.gunnlibrary.org/registration-2/

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:    860-868-7756  info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org

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