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My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman

Thursday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

George Baker in costume as John AdamsJoin us for a living history performance by actor George Baker.

Dressed in the clothes he wore as the second President of the United States (1797 - 1801), John Adams will talk about life with his wife Abigail, and his views of history and society in a humorous and inspiring performance. Please join us for this patriotic-inspired program to honor our nation’s 238th anniversary. You may register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

We're Open on Saturdays This Summer

Come In, We're Open signIn our 2013 survey, hundreds of people said they wished our library was open on Saturdays during the dog days of summer. We listened, and the Main Library is open 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays this July and August. We’re counting on you to keep us busy on Saturdays this summer. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

Film, Discussion & Honey Tasting

Wednesday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

More Than Honey movie posterApis mellifera (the honey bee) appeared on Earth 60 million years before man and is as indispensable to the economy as it is to man’s survival. Today, local bees are disappearing, and this epidemic is spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Join us to view Markus Imhoof’s award-winning film More Than Honey and meet local beekeeper Ralph Harrison. We will discuss the film and taste some of Ralph’s locally produced honey. Jars of honey will be available for sale. A Read ‘Em and Eat event. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Spaces Still Available for Readers Theater

Willy WonkaWednesday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Participate in a play version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Make and sample confections from the factory. Play games and test your knowledge in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jeopardy. Open to all children and teens ages 9-17. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Coming Summer 2014: Monday Matinees

Princess Bride movie posterNow showing favorite the cool confines of our air-conditioned Community Room. All are welcome, no registration required!

All movies are on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

July 7: Hairspray (PG)
July 14: Jaws (PG)
July 21: The Princess Bride (PG)
August 4: Tootsie (PG)
August 11: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
August 18: Some Like it Hot (not rated)
August 25: The Searchers (not rated)

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