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Monday December 5, 2022
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Memory Cafe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Memory Café is a welcoming place for people with changes in their memory and their care-partner(s) to come together. Join us at the library on the first Monday of the month, to connect with others over refreshments and an activity. 

Join us for cocoa, cookies and winter crafting with Nancy the Nurse! 

These events are made possible thanks to the generous funding from the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library. The Memory Cafés are provided in partnership with Friends of Newtown Seniors, Kristina Lubofsky of Busy Minds Box and The Lutheran Home of Southbury. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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How To Build A Website for Your Business
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Not sure how to manage your website? Don't know the difference between a domain name and hosting? Or what about SEO or even PPC? Having a website is crucial for the success of a business, it can give you credibility in the eyes of potential customers and can be the gateway to growing your business.

In this webinar, our expert presenters will be answering all of your questions about building and maintaining a website!

Register for "How to Build a Website for Your Business" here

CONTACT:  SCORE  (203) 794-1404  westernconnecticutscore@scorevolunteer.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Stop by the Circulation Desk for a copy of December's title: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (2015)

A fresh, often humorous, perspective on how homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.  The author considers the advent of agriculture, the creation of money, the spread of religion, and the rise of the nation state.

The Nonfiction Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. All are welcome.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash / Dottie Evans  203-426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
 
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Virtual Author Talk: Geraldine Brooks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. 

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance.

Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse--one studying the stallion's bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

About the Author: Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence

Brooks married author Tony Horwitz. They have two sons and two dogs. They divide their time between homes in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required. A recording of the event will be available. 

Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: WEBINAR
 
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The History of Connecticut's Libraries
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join John Cilio, our story teller, as he shares anecdotes about the people who created the libraries we know today. The first American book sharing institutions date back to Colonial times when books were expensive, difficult to acquire, and imported. Most people couldn't read anyway.  As the colonies grew into the 1700's, private book clubs evolved among wealthy men who communally shared their books. Eventually those private club memberships evolved into subscription libraries, for anyone who could pay a membership and a book borrowing fee.  Join us to hear John Cilio talk about the history of libraries and how they became the valuable resources we know today. Click here to view a trailer for the program.
This program is thanks to generous funding from The Friends of the C. H. Booth Library
CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Nonprofit Impact Reporting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Congratulations on winning the grant. Now, do you have the data collection systems and procedures in place to accurately document the value of the work your organization does? Your nonprofit’s mission may be admirable and needed, but if you can’t prove that you deliver impact, this may be your last grant. Find out what’s required to succeed at:

Developing measurable goals and objectives.
Collecting data that accurately reflects your organization's impact.
Writing a compelling narrative that tells your organization's story.

This webinar is brought to you by CEDF. Register for "Nonprofit Impact Reporting" here.

CONTACT:  CEDF  203.235.2333  https://www.cedf.com/contact/
LOCATION: WEBINAR
 
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30 Minute Flex & Balance with Sean via Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 Minute Flex & Balance with Sean Fitzpatrick via Zoom

A gentle 30 minute exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick    
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Taekwondo with Master Heny
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Make working out fun and shake up your routine with a Taekwondo class!

World Champion Taekwondo is guaranteed to increase your strength and fitness levels, and decrease your stress and anxiety. It will help you  sleep better at night. Taekwondo is perfect for people of all ages. It builds strength, defines muscles, pushes flexibility, sharpens reflexes, and boosts endurance. You will see and feel the benefits!

Martial arts focus on the mental just as much as the physical. It increases focus, relieves stress, and upgrades confidence. You will experience the benefits at home, at work, and in your friendships and relationships. Practicing Taekwondo decreases anxiety, improves depression, and boosts your overall mood. Incorporate Taekwondo into your workout routine and you’ll soon find that you have a sense of inspiration that will carry over into everything else that you do.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill / Master Heny  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Get Started with Investing Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you want to feel more confident when it comes to investing? Do not allow unfamiliar terms like “mid cap value fund” to intimidate you. The basics of investing are easy to grasp. Get Started with Investing is a two-part webinar series. Part One reviews the most popular investment vehicles like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and addresses the advantages of tax-sheltered accounts like a Roth IRA. Don’t miss this chance to learn the fundamentals of investing in a lively, jargon-free format.

About the Speaker
Kristen Jacks is a financial educator and the author of Money in Your Twenties. Kristen studied financial planning at Boston University's Center for Professional Education. She started her career at Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and later worked at Mutual Funds Magazine. Kristen is a graduate of Duke University.

Register to receive the Zoom link prior to the event. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Thursday December 8, 2022
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2023: The Year Branding Thrives
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The year ahead will bring many things — continued economic/political shifts; changes in all forms of media; and further clarity about the meaning of the word “workplace.” In the midst of these distractions, the market is looking for authentic brands where the customer is understood and valued. If you’re prepared, you will thrive. In this new, engaging presentation with award-winning creative director Maria Miranda, you will learn new ways to energize your message with measured success, how to connect with your audiences, why authentic and engaging impressions matter more than ever, and more. Register for the branding event here. 

CONTACT:  SCORE  860.388.9508  scorechapter@gmail.com
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR

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