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The Battle of Gettysburg: A Lecture by Professor David Koch

Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Professor Koch is back with another engaging lecture just in time to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher movie posterFriday, July 12th at 6 p.m. in the Community Room

After a gunman kills five people with just six shots, all of the evidence points to the suspect who is in custody. But when he is interrogated, the suspect claims his innocence and tells the police to "Get Jack Reacher!" Reacher sees the story on the news and comes to town in order to confirm the man's guilt, but instead turns up an unexpected enemy with a secret and a skill for violence. Rated PG-13.

Yalesville Branch Reopening Thursday, July 11th

The Yalesville Branch will open on Thursday, July 11th instead of Tuesday, July 9th, due to a delay in our furniture installation schedule. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you enjoy the improvements!

Summertime and the Reading Is Easy: Teen Summer Reading Program

Earn prizes by reading books this summer! All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate. No registration is necessary. You may read whatever you like.

The program is super simple…when you have finished reading a book, come to the Information Desk and fill out a prize entry form to qualify to win a prize of your choice. Entry forms will be accepted up until 9 pm on Friday, August 30th. There will be a drawing on Tuesday, September 3rd and all winners will be notified. All participants are eligible for the grand prize drawing: a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.

Poetry Reading: Jonas Zdanys

Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Jonas Zdanys is a bilingual poet and translator. He was born in New Britain, CT a few months after his parents arrived in the U.S. from a United Nations camp for Lithuanian refugees. He received his B.A. in English from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York.

He is the author of forty books, the latest, The Kingfisher’s Reign will be featured during his reading. He has received a number of awards and public recognition, the most recent among them an exhibit about his life and work by the National Library of Lithuania.

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

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume Friday, July 5th at the Main Library. We tentatively anticipate the Yalesville Branch opening on Tuesday, July 9th, depending on the progress of carpet and furniture installation.

The Book Seller will be closed on Friday, July 5th.

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