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We Need Your Help

Over 1300 children are involved in the Library’s Summer Reading program, but to date only 35 families have helped us with our survey. Please click on the survey button and take a moment to answer a very brief survey. We want to hear from BOTH parents and kids - your answers are a great help to us as we plan future programs!

My Family History: A Genealogy Program

Tuesday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Get started researching your family tree with professional and forensic genealogist Sylvia Guerin. Mrs. Guerin will explain how to use and search for birth, marriage and death records, census records, and obituaries. Forms, charts, and a list of library resources will be provided to participants. An introduction to the databases Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.com will be featured. The Ancestry.com database is available for the public to use at no charge on the library’s public access computers. Novice genealogists are encouraged to attend.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Experience eBook Downloads From Your Library

Thursday, August 30th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Library Parking Lot

Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks, and more on the Digital Bookmobile! With instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a fully-loaded gadget gallery, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books & more.
exterior of Digital Bookmobile

Black Bears in Connecticut

Wednesday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Master wildlife conservator Deborah Dombek will discuss the natural history and biology of black bears in Connecticut. The many recent sightings of black bears in Connecticut have led to increased public interest in bear population and habitat. Ms. Dombek’s presentation will provide practical information on coexisting with black bears, including what to do if you encounter one. Bear pelt, skull, tracks and scat samples will be available for the public to view. Questions will be taken at the conclusion of the presentation.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

And the Winner Is...

Tami and Raymond KniffinCongratulations to Tami Kniffin and her son Raymond for their winning entry of Tropical Island Cookies in our Cookie Bake-Off contest. Tami and Raymond will be featured in a custom READ poster. Look for it hanging in our lobby within the next few weeks. You can download their recipe or pick up a copy at the Information Desk.

Altered Books Workshop

Wednesday, August 1st, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity. Recycle an old book into a work of art. All materials will be provided, though you may want to incorporate your own pictures, poems, or fabrics. Altered books make great gifts, photo albums, and scrap books!

All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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