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Homemade Holiday Cards

holiday cardsMondays, 1:30-5:00 p.m. & Wednesdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
November 28th through December 19th in the Collaboratory

The best holiday deal of all is at the library! Adults and teens can drop by the Collaboratory on Mondays and Wednesdays to use our art supplies to create homemade holiday cards.

Author Event: Marty Podskoch

Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Marty Podskoch
Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy is Marty’s newest book that records the CCC experience of the men who endured the camps’ days of hard work, army discipline, and camaraderie in order to help support their families during the Great Depression. Join Marty for an informative presentation on the camps that were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks and forests, and the work that was done there.

Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other books. Presently, Marty is conducting research on the Civilian Conservation Camps in Rhode Island. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book. Marty will have all of his books available after the presentation for sale and signing. Advance registration is appreciated.


Lunch and Learn: Identifying and Managing Anxiety

Monday, November 28th at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room
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Everyone at one time or another suffers from anxiety. Please join Andrea Joseph, LCSW, Masonic Behavioral Health for a presentation on how to identify and manage anxiety. A complimentary light lunch will follow the presentation. Please register in advance to insure a meal. This program is cosponsored by Masonicare.


Documentary Film & Discussion: The Pilgrims

Monday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Pilgrims movie poster
A primetime two-hour documentary film by award-winning director Ric Burns, The Pilgrims embraces an extraordinary 70-year arc in the history of Renaissance England and colonial New England, from 1560 to 1630.

The Pilgrims brings to life the story of the men and women of the Mayflower: both the ardently evangelical English Protestants who led the mission, as well as the less fervently evangelical “Strangers” who went with them. With distinct and often riveting personal histories, passionate religious beliefs, and the will to survive even through violent means, this Pilgrims narrative reveals the real history of our nation’s beginnings.

Scott Gray and Sonya Wulff will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

Holiday Closing

cornucopiaThe Library will be closing at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and will remain closed through Friday, November 25th. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 26th.

The Book Seller will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th.

International Games Day @ Your Library

Saturday, November 19th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
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International Games Day is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries, and learning. We’ll have traditional board games and puzzles as well as other activities. Open to all teens and adults.

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