Wednesday February 28, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity: An Author Talk with Kim Scott

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities: Create a culture of Compassionate Candor; Build a cohesive team, and Achieve results collaboratively.

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!  This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities: Create a culture of Compassionate Candor; Build a cohesive team, and Achieve results collaboratively.

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!  This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Building a Lasting Legacy: Essential Estate & Tax Planning Strategies for Retirement

Building a Lasting Legacy: Essential Estate and Tax Planning Strategies for Retirement presented by USA Financial 

If preservation and legacy are important to you, join us for this informative course designed to help you take control of your legacy and potentially influence the outcome of your retirement! 

An Estate plan is essential for nearly every person, regardless of how much money you have. WIthout a plan, the laws in your state can govern what happens to your assets, leaving your family to deal with lengthy probate court delyas and difficult decisions. Without proper planning, tax implications can be a huge burden on would-be inheritances. In this course, we will show you examples and case studies to help illustrate how you can potentially protect your hard earned resources for the next generation. You will also learn about advanced strategies to help enhance the legacy you leave behind, while also benefiting you today. 

Topics that will be discussed in the workshop: 

  • What is a will and what does it accomplish
  • How and why Trusts are used and what different types of Trusts are available 
  • What essential documents you should have in place now to protect you from outside influences impacting your assets 
  • The importance of choosing the right candidates in your family to help make difficult decisions 
  • How to improve your tax picture in retirement and ultimately leave a tax free legacy for your heirs 
  • Concepts that can be used to help maximize your current assets and preserve your legacy

 

 

 

 

Registration is Required 

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 22 spaces available.

Building a Lasting Legacy: Essential Estate and Tax Planning Strategies for Retirement presented by USA Financial 

If preservation and legacy are important to you, join us for this informative course designed to help you take control of your legacy and potentially influence the outcome of your retirement! 

An Estate plan is essential for nearly every person, regardless of how much money you have. WIthout a plan, the laws in your state can govern what happens to your assets, leaving your family to deal with lengthy probate court delyas and difficult decisions. Without proper planning, tax implications can be a huge burden on would-be inheritances. In this course, we will show you examples and case studies to help illustrate how you can potentially protect your hard earned resources for the next generation. You will also learn about advanced strategies to help enhance the legacy you leave behind, while also benefiting you today. 

Topics that will be discussed in the workshop: 

  • What is a will and what does it accomplish
  • How and why Trusts are used and what different types of Trusts are available 
  • What essential documents you should have in place now to protect you from outside influences impacting your assets 
  • The importance of choosing the right candidates in your family to help make difficult decisions 
  • How to improve your tax picture in retirement and ultimately leave a tax free legacy for your heirs 
  • Concepts that can be used to help maximize your current assets and preserve your legacy

 

 

 

 

Registration is Required 

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 22 spaces available.

Saturday March 2, 2024
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Makerspace Saturday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

There is 1 space available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
POUND Fitness

Join fitness instructor Debbie Russell for a fun and exciting cardio workout involving drumming! Drumsticks provided. 

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You become the workout music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

Space is limited & registration is required. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Russell became a Pound Pro in 2018.  She has been teaching various group exercise classes for over 20 years. She is a certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.

Join fitness instructor Debbie Russell for a fun and exciting cardio workout involving drumming! Drumsticks provided. 

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You become the workout music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

Space is limited & registration is required. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Russell became a Pound Pro in 2018.  She has been teaching various group exercise classes for over 20 years. She is a certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There is 1 space available.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Makerspace Saturday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

There is 1 space available.

Monday March 4, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


Wednesday March 6, 2024
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Makerspace Information session

Curious about our machines in the Makerspace? Want to learn how they work?

Drop in between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to learn about one of our machines, 

Machines include:

Cricut Air Explore 2

Glowforge Laser Printer

Flashforge 3D Printer

Button maker

VHS Converter

Photo Scanner

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Curious about our machines in the Makerspace? Want to learn how they work?

Drop in between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to learn about one of our machines, 

Machines include:

Cricut Air Explore 2

Glowforge Laser Printer

Flashforge 3D Printer

Button maker

VHS Converter

Photo Scanner

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art Gottlieb: The 20th Century by Decade; Part 2--- Session 1/5: 1950-1959

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 1/5: 1950-1959

The United States experiences a post war-economic boom, Society is changed by the television and Rock and Roll, urban flight drives people to the suburbs, and the world lives in increased tension because of the Cold War in Europe and Asia.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 83 spaces available.

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 1/5: 1950-1959

The United States experiences a post war-economic boom, Society is changed by the television and Rock and Roll, urban flight drives people to the suburbs, and the world lives in increased tension because of the Cold War in Europe and Asia.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 83 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Power of Friendships with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

Register here to receive the webinar link This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

Register here to receive the webinar link This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Comprehensive Retirement Planning

Join the Father/Daughter Team of Lou and Jessica Pelletier for an Interactive Comprehensive Retirement Planning Workshop. Are you aware of the two new laws passed in 2020 + 2023 (SECURE ACT 1 & 2) and how they will impact you? Whether you have made your selection or not, learn about all the options that you have regarding your Social Security selection. Even if you have just made your selection, you have one year to change your mind! If you are 59 1/2 or older, even if you are still working, should you keep your 401K/403B or transfer to an IRA? How do you take Income from your Assets in a volatile market? If you have life insurance, is your plan outdated? Learn what legal documents you should have in Retirement in addition to a Will.

To learn more about this Financial duo visit their website at www.pelletierseniorplanning.com 

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

Join the Father/Daughter Team of Lou and Jessica Pelletier for an Interactive Comprehensive Retirement Planning Workshop. Are you aware of the two new laws passed in 2020 + 2023 (SECURE ACT 1 & 2) and how they will impact you? Whether you have made your selection or not, learn about all the options that you have regarding your Social Security selection. Even if you have just made your selection, you have one year to change your mind! If you are 59 1/2 or older, even if you are still working, should you keep your 401K/403B or transfer to an IRA? How do you take Income from your Assets in a volatile market? If you have life insurance, is your plan outdated? Learn what legal documents you should have in Retirement in addition to a Will.

To learn more about this Financial duo visit their website at www.pelletierseniorplanning.com 

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

Saturday March 9, 2024
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday March 11, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


Tuesday March 12, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Art Lab: Thomas Moran

 

 

 

Grades K - 2: Thomas Moran is most famous for his watercolor depictions of the Hudson River, and National Parks like Yellowstone. This month, we'll make our own watercolor landscapes with a special subject to celebrate Smokey Bear's 80th birthday!

Registration is required and is limited. If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 14 spaces available.

 

 

 

Grades K - 2: Thomas Moran is most famous for his watercolor depictions of the Hudson River, and National Parks like Yellowstone. This month, we'll make our own watercolor landscapes with a special subject to celebrate Smokey Bear's 80th birthday!

Registration is required and is limited. If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Adult Book Discussion

Contact: EWML Reference 203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books.  March's discussion will be Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Finney Boylan.

Publisher's Weekly: Picoult joins forces with novelist and transgender activist Boylan (Long Black Veil) for a spellbinding yarn involving a teen’s trial for murder. Beekeeper Olivia McAfee fled her abusive husband in Boston for New Hampshire with her six-year-old son, Asher. Twelve years later, Asher is charged with murdering his high school girlfriend, Lily, a newcomer to town. The story unfolds from Olivia and Lily’s viewpoints (Lily’s before the murder), and centers on the budding relationship between Asher and Lily and the subsequent court case against Asher, who is represented by Olivia’s older brother, Jordan, a high-profile defense attorney who has appeared in previous Picoult novels. 

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

Location: Online (Zoom)

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Contact: EWML Reference 203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books.  March's discussion will be Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Finney Boylan.

Publisher's Weekly: Picoult joins forces with novelist and transgender activist Boylan (Long Black Veil) for a spellbinding yarn involving a teen’s trial for murder. Beekeeper Olivia McAfee fled her abusive husband in Boston for New Hampshire with her six-year-old son, Asher. Twelve years later, Asher is charged with murdering his high school girlfriend, Lily, a newcomer to town. The story unfolds from Olivia and Lily’s viewpoints (Lily’s before the murder), and centers on the budding relationship between Asher and Lily and the subsequent court case against Asher, who is represented by Olivia’s older brother, Jordan, a high-profile defense attorney who has appeared in previous Picoult novels. 

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

Location: Online (Zoom)

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Movers & Shakers

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Makerspace Information session

Curious about our machines in the Makerspace? Want to learn how they work?

Drop in between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to learn about one of our machines, 

Machines include:

Cricut Air Explore 2

Glowforge Laser Printer

Flashforge 3D Printer

Button maker

VHS Converter

Photo Scanner

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Curious about our machines in the Makerspace? Want to learn how they work?

Drop in between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to learn about one of our machines, 

Machines include:

Cricut Air Explore 2

Glowforge Laser Printer

Flashforge 3D Printer

Button maker

VHS Converter

Photo Scanner

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Women and Money Roundtable: How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets

Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone will lead a lively and informative discussion on today’s financial markets and how they might fit into your portfolio. Please register here to receive the virtual program link.

About the Presenters

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor.  Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Senior Financial Advisor.  Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone will lead a lively and informative discussion on today’s financial markets and how they might fit into your portfolio. Please register here to receive the virtual program link.

About the Presenters

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor.  Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Senior Financial Advisor.  Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Intorduction to Financial products and taxation program with Rebecca Miller

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND TAXATION.  You will advance your knowledge on different financial products and how they are taxed and the importance of having tax diversification implemented in your portfolio.

Presented by Rebecca Miller from the Financial Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to significantly improving financial awareness and literacy.  www.thefinancialawarenessfoundation.org  The Financial Awareness Foundation are not affiliated the Social Security Administration or any other government agency.

Registration is required to recieve the Zoom link

CONTACT: Reference Department   203-452-2852  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND TAXATION.  You will advance your knowledge on different financial products and how they are taxed and the importance of having tax diversification implemented in your portfolio.

Presented by Rebecca Miller from the Financial Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to significantly improving financial awareness and literacy.  www.thefinancialawarenessfoundation.org  The Financial Awareness Foundation are not affiliated the Social Security Administration or any other government agency.

Registration is required to recieve the Zoom link

CONTACT:
  Reference Department 
  203.452.2852
   reference(at)ewml.org 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Thursday March 14, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Drop-In Craft

All ages: St. Patrick's Day Craft! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Children's Services  (203)452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: St. Patrick's Day Craft! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  (203)452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
20 Years of Dragon-Riding in YA Fantasy with International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun! This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun! This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
20 Years of Dragon-Riding in YA Fantasy with International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun! This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun! This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Friday March 15, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Family Flick

All ages - no registration: Settle in for a day off from school with "Migration"!  Rated PG. BYO Snacks and drinks

"From the creators of Despicable Me comes an adventure-filled new comedy about overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to the world and its opportunities...The Mallard family embarks on a journey to new friends and unknown horizons. Get ready to take a flight on a hilariously funny, feathered family vacation like no other!"

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

All ages - no registration: Settle in for a day off from school with "Migration"!  Rated PG. BYO Snacks and drinks

"From the creators of Despicable Me comes an adventure-filled new comedy about overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to the world and its opportunities...The Mallard family embarks on a journey to new friends and unknown horizons. Get ready to take a flight on a hilariously funny, feathered family vacation like no other!"

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday March 18, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

There is 1 space available.

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


Tuesday March 19, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Explorers

Ages 3 and 4: A storytime to share books, activities and a simple craft to build early literacy in a fun way! Registration is required and limited.

CONTACT: Children's Services  2030452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 3 and 4: A storytime to share books, activities and a simple craft to build early literacy in a fun way! Registration is required and limited.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  2030452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

The Classics Book Club will Alternate Classic and Modern Classic title and will meet bi-monthly to discuss selected titles. 

This month our selection is The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald.  The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book and stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

 

Registration is required to receive Zoom information. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go Service.

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-522-5642  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 15 spaces available.

The Classics Book Club will Alternate Classic and Modern Classic title and will meet bi-monthly to discuss selected titles. 

This month our selection is The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald.  The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book and stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

 

Registration is required to receive Zoom information. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go Service.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.522.5642
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday March 20, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Movers & Shakers

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Makerspace Information session

Curious about our machines in the Makerspace? Want to learn how they work?

Drop in between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to learn about one of our machines, 

Machines include:

Cricut Air Explore 2

Glowforge Laser Printer

Flashforge 3D Printer

Button maker

VHS Converter

Photo Scanner

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Curious about our machines in the Makerspace? Want to learn how they work?

Drop in between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to learn about one of our machines, 

Machines include:

Cricut Air Explore 2

Glowforge Laser Printer

Flashforge 3D Printer

Button maker

VHS Converter

Photo Scanner

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art Gottlieb: The 20th Century by Decade; Part 2--- Session 2/5: 1960-1969

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 2/5: 1960-1969

The 1960’s was the decade of John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, the Vietnam War, College campus unrest, the civil Rights Movement, the assassination of prominent leaders and rapidly changing societal norms.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 83 spaces available.

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 2/5: 1960-1969

The 1960’s was the decade of John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, the Vietnam War, College campus unrest, the civil Rights Movement, the assassination of prominent leaders and rapidly changing societal norms.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 83 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Insights into Japan presented by Bonnie Humphrey

INSIGHTS INTO JAPAN

Heard the buzz about Japan as the latest must-see travel destination, but unsure if it’s a place you would like to visit? Are you curious about this unique culture and society? Come join Bonnie Humphrey as she shares her experiences from living in Tokyo for 18 years and her unique perspective into the culture, people, history, and yes, even the food. Bonnie’s presentation will dive deep into the essence of Japan and give insights that will help any potential traveler experience more on their journeys into this fascinating country.

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

INSIGHTS INTO JAPAN

Heard the buzz about Japan as the latest must-see travel destination, but unsure if it’s a place you would like to visit? Are you curious about this unique culture and society? Come join Bonnie Humphrey as she shares her experiences from living in Tokyo for 18 years and her unique perspective into the culture, people, history, and yes, even the food. Bonnie’s presentation will dive deep into the essence of Japan and give insights that will help any potential traveler experience more on their journeys into this fascinating country.

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 21, 2024
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees meeting

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Ehlers Room at the library. Be sure to check the Town Website for meeting location. Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

This is a public meeting. All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Rotary Room

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Ehlers Room at the library. Be sure to check the Town Website for meeting location. Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

This is a public meeting. All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
On Retelling Greek Classics: An Exploration of the Modern Epics with Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Register here to receive the webinar link This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Register here to receive the webinar link This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Friday March 22, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Monday March 25, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

There is 1 space available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids Create!

Grades 3-6: Wooden Bunnies! Join us to create a fun craft or project and hang out with friends! Registration is required and limited.  

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  (203)452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Grades 3-6: Wooden Bunnies! Join us to create a fun craft or project and hang out with friends! Registration is required and limited.  

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  (203)452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Makerspace Monday

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Makerspace

Got an idea for something you want to create in our Makerspace? Sign up for 90 minutes of dedicated one-on-one Makerspace time with our staff. This is a great opportunity for creative people looking for some guidance in creating their vision. We are happy to help with creation, planning, finding a project template, or anything else you may need.

Available equipment:

  • Glowforge Laser Printer (please take note of the material accommodations below)
    • Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
    • Maximum material width: 20″ (515 mm)
    • Cutting area: approx. 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide
    • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)
    • Maximum material height with tray: 0.5″ (13mm)
  • Flashforge 3-D Printer
    • Filament per gram: $0.10
  • Cricut Air Explorer 2
    • Available materials: faux leather, glitter cardstock, iron-on vinyl, pearl paper, adhesive vinyl, mugs & mug sheets, etc.
  • Brother PE 535 Embroidery Machine
    • Maximum Embroidery Area: 4x4 inch (100x100mm)
    • Thread per minute of embroidery: $0.10
  • American Button Machine
  • MyIntent Jewelry Maker

Please be sure you send us an idea of what you want to make when you register so we can prepare necessary equipment and materials. Email reference(at)ewml.org or call the library at 203-452-2850.

Makerspace use comes with associated material costs, which depend on which equipment and materials you want to use. If you have any questions regarding materials or what each machine is capable of, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration is required for this program and will be limited to 1 participant per session. If this session is full, check our calendar, as this is a recurring event and will be held every Monday.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Makerspace


Tuesday March 26, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stay & Play

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Bear Reality

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Bear Reality

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Bear Reality

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 27, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Spring Fling

All ages are invited! Celebrate Spring with amusic and movement performance with two very special guests...Lynn Lewis and her friend, the Easter Bunny!  After a 30-min show, there will be an opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny!  Stop into the Children's Department for a special Scavenger Hunt and a drop-in craft!

Weather pending, this event will take place outdoors. In the case of inclement/cold weather, the program will be moved to the Ehlers Room and limited to 75 people, with tickets being handed out beginning at 10:00.

Registration is not required for this event

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

All ages are invited! Celebrate Spring with amusic and movement performance with two very special guests...Lynn Lewis and her friend, the Easter Bunny!  After a 30-min show, there will be an opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny!  Stop into the Children's Department for a special Scavenger Hunt and a drop-in craft!

Weather pending, this event will take place outdoors. In the case of inclement/cold weather, the program will be moved to the Ehlers Room and limited to 75 people, with tickets being handed out beginning at 10:00.

Registration is not required for this event

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Dnd Club

Let's Play DnD! 

Interested? 

Players of all skill levels are welcome! Join us for this one-shot campaign, which is sure to be an adventure unlike any other! 

Explore DnD 5th edition and let the dice fall where they may! 

Ages 11-18 

Space is limited! Registration required 

CONTACT: Reference Department  2034522852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Let's Play DnD! 

Interested? 

Players of all skill levels are welcome! Join us for this one-shot campaign, which is sure to be an adventure unlike any other! 

Explore DnD 5th edition and let the dice fall where they may! 

Ages 11-18 

Space is limited! Registration required 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  2034522852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Thursday March 28, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Drop-In Craft

All ages: Paper Bag Bear! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Children's Services  (203)452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: Paper Bag Bear! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  (203)452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
   reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Friday March 29, 2024
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed in observance of Good Friday
CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library
Wednesday April 3, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Movers & Shakers

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art Gottlieb: The 20th Century by Decade; Part 2--- Session 3/5: 1970-1979

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 3/5: 1970-1979

The United States opens relations with Communist China and becomes preoccupied by the Watergate scandal. Disco, “Saturday Night Fever” and sexual promiscuity are cultural phenomenon. The decade becomes dominated by the OPEC oil embargo leading to the “gas crisis.” America’s withdrawal from Vietnam, Jimmy Carter’s “Malaise Speech, ” Three Mile Island” accident and the Iranian and Hostage Crisis.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 83 spaces available.

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 3/5: 1970-1979

The United States opens relations with Communist China and becomes preoccupied by the Watergate scandal. Disco, “Saturday Night Fever” and sexual promiscuity are cultural phenomenon. The decade becomes dominated by the OPEC oil embargo leading to the “gas crisis.” America’s withdrawal from Vietnam, Jimmy Carter’s “Malaise Speech, ” Three Mile Island” accident and the Iranian and Hostage Crisis.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 83 spaces available.

Friday April 5, 2024
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9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Book Sale in the Friends of the Library's Book Store!

Stop by the Friends of the Library's Book store for deals on DVDs and cookbooks. Choose from numerous titles! The sale takes place during normal library hours, and all sales help to support our library. Don’t know the location of the Friends of the Library Book Store? Ask one of the children’s librarians and they will direct you to it. 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

Stop by the Friends of the Library's Book store for deals on DVDs and cookbooks. Choose from numerous titles! The sale takes place during normal library hours, and all sales help to support our library. Don’t know the location of the Friends of the Library Book Store? Ask one of the children’s librarians and they will direct you to it. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday April 6, 2024
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Book Sale in the Friends of the Library's Book Store!

Stop by the Friends of the Library's Book store for deals on DVDs and cookbooks. Choose from numerous titles! The sale takes place during normal library hours, and all sales help to support our library. Don’t know the location of the Friends of the Library Book Store? Ask one of the children’s librarians and they will direct you to it. 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

Stop by the Friends of the Library's Book store for deals on DVDs and cookbooks. Choose from numerous titles! The sale takes place during normal library hours, and all sales help to support our library. Don’t know the location of the Friends of the Library Book Store? Ask one of the children’s librarians and they will direct you to it. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
POUND Fitness

Join fitness instructor Debbie Russell for a fun and exciting cardio workout involving drumming! Drumsticks provided. 

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You become the workout music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

Space is limited & registration is required. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Russell became a Pound Pro in 2018.  She has been teaching various group exercise classes for over 20 years. She is a certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Join fitness instructor Debbie Russell for a fun and exciting cardio workout involving drumming! Drumsticks provided. 

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You become the workout music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

Space is limited & registration is required. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Russell became a Pound Pro in 2018.  She has been teaching various group exercise classes for over 20 years. She is a certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday April 8, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Long Term Care Planning

Lou and Jessica Pelletier from Pelletier Senior Planning are hosting an educational workshop on long-term care planning, addressing the growing need for care among seniors and baby boomers. This session is vital for understanding available options as the demand for care rises. Key topics covered include grasping long-term care needs, evaluating financial strategies, the benefits of early planning, and discussions on legal documents and financial planning. It's essential knowledge for ensuring a secure and informed future in an era where seniors and baby boomers require more care than ever before.

To learn more about this Financial duo visit their website at www.pelletierseniorplanning.com 

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Lou and Jessica Pelletier from Pelletier Senior Planning are hosting an educational workshop on long-term care planning, addressing the growing need for care among seniors and baby boomers. This session is vital for understanding available options as the demand for care rises. Key topics covered include grasping long-term care needs, evaluating financial strategies, the benefits of early planning, and discussions on legal documents and financial planning. It's essential knowledge for ensuring a secure and informed future in an era where seniors and baby boomers require more care than ever before.

To learn more about this Financial duo visit their website at www.pelletierseniorplanning.com 

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Tuesday April 9, 2024
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Adult Book Discussion

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books! April's book discussion will be ‘The Measure' by Nikki Erlick.

 

Publisher's Weekly writes, "How would people behave if they knew the length of their lives, asks the moving but predictable debut novel from Erlick. One night, mysterious wooden boxes appear outside every door on Earth, each holding a string, the length of which corresponds to how long its recipient will live, which the recipients begin to figure out and share on social media. Erlick introduces seemingly unconnected characters as they grapple with the news. There’s Hank, a physician who joins a support group for “short-stringers”; Jack, the long-stringed scion of a Kennedy-like political family; and Maura and Nina, a couple two years into their relationship, whose contentment is ruptured when they find that Maura’s string is half the length of Nina’s. Some people, like Nina’s sister, Amie, choose not to look at their strings at all, but even conscious abstainers cannot deny the strings’ devastating impact. Then, a charismatic and villainous presidential candidate looks to capitalize on an older generation’s fears over the short-stringers and the hell they could raise."

 

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.
 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books! April's book discussion will be ‘The Measure' by Nikki Erlick.

 

Publisher's Weekly writes, "How would people behave if they knew the length of their lives, asks the moving but predictable debut novel from Erlick. One night, mysterious wooden boxes appear outside every door on Earth, each holding a string, the length of which corresponds to how long its recipient will live, which the recipients begin to figure out and share on social media. Erlick introduces seemingly unconnected characters as they grapple with the news. There’s Hank, a physician who joins a support group for “short-stringers”; Jack, the long-stringed scion of a Kennedy-like political family; and Maura and Nina, a couple two years into their relationship, whose contentment is ruptured when they find that Maura’s string is half the length of Nina’s. Some people, like Nina’s sister, Amie, choose not to look at their strings at all, but even conscious abstainers cannot deny the strings’ devastating impact. Then, a charismatic and villainous presidential candidate looks to capitalize on an older generation’s fears over the short-stringers and the hell they could raise."

 

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.
 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday April 10, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Movers & Shakers

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Women and Money Roundtable: How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets

Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone will lead a lively and informative discussion on today’s financial markets and how they might fit into your portfolio. Please register here to receive the virtual program link.

About the Presenters

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor.  Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Senior Financial Advisor.  Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone will lead a lively and informative discussion on today’s financial markets and how they might fit into your portfolio. Please register here to receive the virtual program link.

About the Presenters

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor.  Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Senior Financial Advisor.  Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Friday April 12, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday April 13, 2024
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday April 17, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Movers & Shakers

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art Gottlieb: The 20th Century by Decade; Part 2--- Session 4/5: 1980-1989

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 4/5: 1980-1989

The 1980’s were dominated by Ronald Reagan and conservatism, the AIDS crisis, the rise of personal technology including home computers, global environmental disasters such as Exxon Valdez and Chernobyl, the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the fall of the Berlin Wall followed by the rapid disintegration of the Soviet Union.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 83 spaces available.

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 4/5: 1980-1989

The 1980’s were dominated by Ronald Reagan and conservatism, the AIDS crisis, the rise of personal technology including home computers, global environmental disasters such as Exxon Valdez and Chernobyl, the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the fall of the Berlin Wall followed by the rapid disintegration of the Soviet Union.

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 83 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tax Free Retirement Educational Workshop

TAX FREE Retirement Educational Workshop presented by USA Financial 

What's up with retirement taxes? 

Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down. Unfortunately, for most this may not be the case. Upon retirement social security may be taxable by as much as 85% to the recipient and required minimum distributions from retirement accounts also can create substantial taxable income. Current tax laws have changed dramatically in the past few years and these changes not only involve you but your beneficiaries in the future. 

Topics that will be discussed in the workshop: 

  • If taxes increase in the future, will my retirement plan be in jeopardy? 
  • What are the new tax codes that affect my heirs on my tax-deferred accounts? 
  • What are some potential tax changes that are being proposed? 
  • Should I take required minmum distributions early or when I am required to? 
  • Are there ways to reduce taxes now and in retirement? 
  • What tax free vehicles exist and are they appropriate for me? 
  • The tax bucket strategy, how diversified am I really? 
  • How will retirement accounts impact my heirs with the new tax laws? 

Presented by Michael Alimo 

A 30-year industry veteran, for the past 18 years financial service advisor Alimo has served clientele
around CT & New England at his USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC. Services include
comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and
transfer strategies; business and estate tax planning. Committed to giving back to the community via
educational workshops, Mr. Alimo has hosted many seminars for groups at libraries and social
organizations about a variety of financial and planning topics. 

 

 

 

 

Registration is Required 

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 30 spaces available.

TAX FREE Retirement Educational Workshop presented by USA Financial 

What's up with retirement taxes? 

Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down. Unfortunately, for most this may not be the case. Upon retirement social security may be taxable by as much as 85% to the recipient and required minimum distributions from retirement accounts also can create substantial taxable income. Current tax laws have changed dramatically in the past few years and these changes not only involve you but your beneficiaries in the future. 

Topics that will be discussed in the workshop: 

  • If taxes increase in the future, will my retirement plan be in jeopardy? 
  • What are the new tax codes that affect my heirs on my tax-deferred accounts? 
  • What are some potential tax changes that are being proposed? 
  • Should I take required minmum distributions early or when I am required to? 
  • Are there ways to reduce taxes now and in retirement? 
  • What tax free vehicles exist and are they appropriate for me? 
  • The tax bucket strategy, how diversified am I really? 
  • How will retirement accounts impact my heirs with the new tax laws? 

Presented by Michael Alimo 

A 30-year industry veteran, for the past 18 years financial service advisor Alimo has served clientele
around CT & New England at his USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC. Services include
comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and
transfer strategies; business and estate tax planning. Committed to giving back to the community via
educational workshops, Mr. Alimo has hosted many seminars for groups at libraries and social
organizations about a variety of financial and planning topics. 

 

 

 

 

Registration is Required 

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 30 spaces available.

Thursday April 18, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees meeting

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Ehlers Room at the library. Be sure to check the Town Website for meeting location. Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

This is a public meeting. All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Ehlers Room at the library. Be sure to check the Town Website for meeting location. Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

This is a public meeting. All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday April 19, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday April 23, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stay & Play

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday April 24, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Dnd Club

Let's Play DnD! 

Interested? 

Players of all skill levels are welcome! Join us for this one-shot campaign, which is sure to be an adventure unlike any other! 

Explore DnD 5th edition and let the dice fall where they may! 

Ages 11-18 

Space is limited! Registration required 

CONTACT: Reference Department  2034522852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Let's Play DnD! 

Interested? 

Players of all skill levels are welcome! Join us for this one-shot campaign, which is sure to be an adventure unlike any other! 

Explore DnD 5th edition and let the dice fall where they may! 

Ages 11-18 

Space is limited! Registration required 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  2034522852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
College Planning program with Rebecca Miller

COLLEGE PLANNING.  You will learn how the Expected Family Contribution is calculated, which assets are counted and which are ignored and how to increase your chances for Financial Aid.  Divorced parents and grandparents will learn the best way to structure savings for potential graduates.

Presented by Rebecca Miller from the Financial Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to significantly improving financial awareness and literacy.  www.thefinancialawarenessfoundation.org  The Financial Awareness Foundation are not affiliated the Social Security Administration or any other government agency.

 

Registration is required to recieve the Zoom link

CONTACT: Reference Department   203-452-2852  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

COLLEGE PLANNING.  You will learn how the Expected Family Contribution is calculated, which assets are counted and which are ignored and how to increase your chances for Financial Aid.  Divorced parents and grandparents will learn the best way to structure savings for potential graduates.

Presented by Rebecca Miller from the Financial Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to significantly improving financial awareness and literacy.  www.thefinancialawarenessfoundation.org  The Financial Awareness Foundation are not affiliated the Social Security Administration or any other government agency.

 

Registration is required to recieve the Zoom link

CONTACT:
  Reference Department 
  203.452.2852
   reference(at)ewml.org 

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

Sunday April 28, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Poets of the Prairie: Popular Folk Artists of the 20th Century Concert

“Poets of the Prairie” concert combines songs, stories and vintage guitars to examine the cultural impact of folksingers, songwriters and recording artists from the Great Plains of North America who were popular in the 20th Century. These singers include Americans Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Goebel Reeves, Jimmy Webb and Jimmie Davis, as well as Canadians Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ian Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot and others. In addition to singing vintage songs, Ken Lelen plays vintage acoustic guitars for an authentic, back-in-the-day sound. Made by Gibson, Martin, Oscar Schmidt, Regal, Larson, Weymann and other U.S. firms, they produce music that is striking for its character, tone and sustain without the use of pick-ups or electronic gimmicks. 

A reception will follow the concert. This concert is sponsored by the Friends of Edith Wheeler Memorial Library. There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated. Drop in! For more information call the Reference Desk at 203-452-2852. 

This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About Ken Lelen: He has performed 2,000+ concerts for adults and seniors at libraries, churches, life-care communities, arts and culture centers, and social clubs across the East Coast in the past 25 years. His mirthful programs combine romantic, musical and historical themes with great American jazz, swing and pop music, his deft guitar work and effusive vocals.

CONTACT: Linda Schulman   lbts.schulman@gmail.com
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

“Poets of the Prairie” concert combines songs, stories and vintage guitars to examine the cultural impact of folksingers, songwriters and recording artists from the Great Plains of North America who were popular in the 20th Century. These singers include Americans Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Goebel Reeves, Jimmy Webb and Jimmie Davis, as well as Canadians Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ian Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot and others. In addition to singing vintage songs, Ken Lelen plays vintage acoustic guitars for an authentic, back-in-the-day sound. Made by Gibson, Martin, Oscar Schmidt, Regal, Larson, Weymann and other U.S. firms, they produce music that is striking for its character, tone and sustain without the use of pick-ups or electronic gimmicks. 

A reception will follow the concert. This concert is sponsored by the Friends of Edith Wheeler Memorial Library. There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated. Drop in! For more information call the Reference Desk at 203-452-2852. 

This program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

About Ken Lelen: He has performed 2,000+ concerts for adults and seniors at libraries, churches, life-care communities, arts and culture centers, and social clubs across the East Coast in the past 25 years. His mirthful programs combine romantic, musical and historical themes with great American jazz, swing and pop music, his deft guitar work and effusive vocals.

CONTACT:
  Linda Schulman 
  
   lbts.schulman@gmail.com

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday May 1, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art Gottlieb: The 20th Century by Decade; Part 2--- Session 5/5: 1990-1999

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 5/5: 1990-1999

The United States experiences a “peace dividend” after the dramatic collapse of the  Soviet Union and decades long Cold War.  Society and business are revolutionized by   transforming daily business to the Internet. The first bombing of the World Trade Center, the mass shooting at Columbine High School, the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City by domestic terrorists and government standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco Texas. 

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 83 spaces available.

This second of a 2-part series will highlight the first five decades of the 20th century from 1950 to the end of the 1990s. 

Session 5/5: 1990-1999

The United States experiences a “peace dividend” after the dramatic collapse of the  Soviet Union and decades long Cold War.  Society and business are revolutionized by   transforming daily business to the Internet. The first bombing of the World Trade Center, the mass shooting at Columbine High School, the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City by domestic terrorists and government standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco Texas. 

This is a 5-session series. By registering once, you will be registered for the entire series! The series will be held bi-monthly through May 1st, 2024. You will receive a separate Zoom link for each program.  If you have not received the Zoom information by the day before the program, please CHECK YOUR SPAM - especially Gmail users!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 83 spaces available.

Saturday May 4, 2024
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
POUND Fitness

Join fitness instructor Debbie Russell for a fun and exciting cardio workout involving drumming! Drumsticks provided. 

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You become the workout music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

Space is limited & registration is required. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Russell became a Pound Pro in 2018.  She has been teaching various group exercise classes for over 20 years. She is a certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Join fitness instructor Debbie Russell for a fun and exciting cardio workout involving drumming! Drumsticks provided. 

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You become the workout music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

Space is limited & registration is required. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Russell became a Pound Pro in 2018.  She has been teaching various group exercise classes for over 20 years. She is a certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday May 8, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Medicare & Beyond

Mention the word Medicare and you’re likely to get a confused look in return. The Father/Daughter Team of Lou and Jessica Pelletier will sort through the Parts (A - Hospital; B - Physician and Outpatient Coverage; D - Drug Coverage) and review the pros and cons of Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Learn about IRMAA (Income Related Monthly Adjusted Amount), Medicare Savings Programs, a Medical Power of Attorney, and how to protect your assets from nursing homes without having Long-Term Care Insurance. Join us if you are a senior, a child of a senior, or just want to know more.

To learn more about this Financial duo visit their website at www.pelletierseniorplanning.com 

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Mention the word Medicare and you’re likely to get a confused look in return. The Father/Daughter Team of Lou and Jessica Pelletier will sort through the Parts (A - Hospital; B - Physician and Outpatient Coverage; D - Drug Coverage) and review the pros and cons of Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Learn about IRMAA (Income Related Monthly Adjusted Amount), Medicare Savings Programs, a Medical Power of Attorney, and how to protect your assets from nursing homes without having Long-Term Care Insurance. Join us if you are a senior, a child of a senior, or just want to know more.

To learn more about this Financial duo visit their website at www.pelletierseniorplanning.com 

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Saturday May 11, 2024
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Registration is suggested. Please Email Elaina directly elainamcampopiano@hotmail.com

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Tuesday May 14, 2024
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Adult Book Discussion


Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books! May's book discussion will be "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks.

Publisher's Weekly.  Geraldine Brooks begins the story in 1850s Lexington, Ky., where Jarret Lewis, an enslaved boy, is the groom for a promising colt that his father, Harry, a freedman, has trained. But then the horse, Lexington, is sold and the new buyer sends him along with Jarret to a Mississippi plantation with ruinous consequences. In 1853, Lexington and Jarret end up in New Orleans, where the horse thrills the racing world, and Jarret hopes to buy his freedom.

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book Review

Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME 

 

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.
 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

CONTACT: EWML Reference  203 452-2851  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.


Join us once a month for some lively discussion about great books! May's book discussion will be "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks.

Publisher's Weekly.  Geraldine Brooks begins the story in 1850s Lexington, Ky., where Jarret Lewis, an enslaved boy, is the groom for a promising colt that his father, Harry, a freedman, has trained. But then the horse, Lexington, is sold and the new buyer sends him along with Jarret to a Mississippi plantation with ruinous consequences. In 1853, Lexington and Jarret end up in New Orleans, where the horse thrills the racing world, and Jarret hopes to buy his freedom.

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book Review

Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME 

 

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go service.
 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

CONTACT:
  EWML Reference
  203 452.2851
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday May 15, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Women and Money Roundtable: How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets

Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone will lead a lively and informative discussion on today’s financial markets and how they might fit into your portfolio. Please register here to receive the virtual program link.

About the Presenters

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor.  Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Senior Financial Advisor.  Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  reference(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are many spaces available.

Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone will lead a lively and informative discussion on today’s financial markets and how they might fit into your portfolio. Please register here to receive the virtual program link.

About the Presenters

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor.  Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Senior Financial Advisor.  Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
   reference(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are many spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Lights, Camera, Action! Western Connecticut Community Access Progam

Enhance Your vlogs and videos! Charter Communications will be presenting an overview about their free professional video production opportunities for Monroe residents. Discover how to craft non-commercial content using their top-tier equipment. Delve into borrowing options, understand involvement opportunities, and unlock the path to airing your unique program series or special on their Public Access channel. Training and equipment loans are also offered for free through this organization. Don't miss out—register now to seize this opportunity! 

Presented by Western Connecticut Community Access

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Enhance Your vlogs and videos! Charter Communications will be presenting an overview about their free professional video production opportunities for Monroe residents. Discover how to craft non-commercial content using their top-tier equipment. Delve into borrowing options, understand involvement opportunities, and unlock the path to airing your unique program series or special on their Public Access channel. Training and equipment loans are also offered for free through this organization. Don't miss out—register now to seize this opportunity! 

Presented by Western Connecticut Community Access

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Thursday May 16, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees meeting

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Ehlers Room at the library. Be sure to check the Town Website for meeting location. Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

This is a public meeting. All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-452-2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Ehlers Room at the library. Be sure to check the Town Website for meeting location. Meetings will be held during July and August only if needed.

This is a public meeting. All meetings of this Board meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.452.2852
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Tuesday May 21, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classics Book Club

The Classics Book Club will Alternate Classic and Modern Classic titles and will meet bi-monthly to discuss selected titles. 

In Cold Blood was an instant success and is the second-best-selling true-crime book in history. Some critics consider Capote's work the original non-fiction novel In Cold Blood has been lauded for its eloquent prose, extensive detail, and triple narrative which describes the lives of the murderers, the victims, and other members of the rural community in alternating sequences.  

In Cold Blood was originally published in four parts in The New Yorker and then released as a novel in 1965. In Cold Blood took six years for Capote to research and write, and it took an incredible toll on Capote, personally — so much so that he never published another book again. In Cold Blood is said to have been his undoing. The book tells the story of the murder of the Clutter family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their two teenage children, Kenyon and Nancy, and the events that lead the killers to murder. The family was living in Holcomb, Kansas, and in November 1959, they were brutally killed, with no apparent motive, by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Registration is required to receive Zoom information. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go Service.

CONTACT: Reference Department  203-522-5642  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
There are 20 spaces available.

The Classics Book Club will Alternate Classic and Modern Classic titles and will meet bi-monthly to discuss selected titles. 

In Cold Blood was an instant success and is the second-best-selling true-crime book in history. Some critics consider Capote's work the original non-fiction novel In Cold Blood has been lauded for its eloquent prose, extensive detail, and triple narrative which describes the lives of the murderers, the victims, and other members of the rural community in alternating sequences.  

In Cold Blood was originally published in four parts in The New Yorker and then released as a novel in 1965. In Cold Blood took six years for Capote to research and write, and it took an incredible toll on Capote, personally — so much so that he never published another book again. In Cold Blood is said to have been his undoing. The book tells the story of the murder of the Clutter family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their two teenage children, Kenyon and Nancy, and the events that lead the killers to murder. The family was living in Holcomb, Kansas, and in November 1959, they were brutally killed, with no apparent motive, by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Registration is required to receive Zoom information. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go Service.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.522.5642
   reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday May 22, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Dnd Club

Let's Play DnD! 

Interested? 

Players of all skill levels are welcome! Join us for this one-shot campaign, which is sure to be an adventure unlike any other! 

Explore DnD 5th edition and let the dice fall where they may! 

Ages 11-18 

Space is limited! Registration required 

CONTACT: Reference Department  2034522852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room