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A Little Bit o’ Erin with Tom Callinan

Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Tom Callinan
Irish & Irish-American Songs, Tales, and Tunes

Drawing on his ethnic heritage, two summers in Ireland, more than 25 years as a performing member with THE MORGANS, Connecticut's premier Irish band, and with an extensive repertoire of folksongs, stories, popular songs, and tunes from a variety of times and places on both sides of the Atlantic, Tom Callinan has constructed a participatory program of diverse songs.

As with all of his presentations, audience participation is an integral part of each performance. Choruses and/or appropriate hand gestures will be taught, and Tom's engaging and informative narrative style will introduce each song or story with a brief explanation of its origin and purpose.


Environmental Lecture: Restoring Migratory Fish on the Quinnipiac River

Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Quinnipiac River fishway
State Fisheries Biologist Steve Gephard will explain how fishway improvements and dam removal projects are revitalizing traditional fish runs on our local rivers.

Steve Gephard is a supervising fisheries biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). In his position, Steve’s responsibilities include keeping track of what kinds of fish populate Connecticut’s waterways and in what numbers. Steve’s particular area of responsibility involves fish that at various times in their life cycles migrate from freshwater to salt water or reverse the process and start in the sea and come into lakes and rivers (diadromous fish).

Collaboratory Program: Laser Cut Bookmarks

bookmarkThursday, March 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory

Design your own bookmark and have it etched and cut out on our laser cutter. Bookmarks can be made from wood veneer or cardstock. Basic computer skills required.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on March 1. Please register for only one session.


Game Night

Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

Origami CT

Monday, February 27th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
origami crane
Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

Knit @ WPL

Monday, February 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Drop in

yarn and knitting needles
Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled event.

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