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Every Child Ready to Read

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Calling all parents, grandparents, childcare providers and adults who work with children ages birth to five.

If you knew that you could do 5 simple things at home to make sure that your child would start school enthusiastic and ready to read you would make sure to do them wouldn’t you? Well, here is your opportunity to learn these important steps and have many of your questions answered.

Educators Carol Mikulski and Arlene Cassello, and Children’s Librarian Ruth Gaffey will give you the tips you need to make your child a successful reader in school in a fun and informal program. We will even include lots of fun raffle prizes since this is one of Ruth’s last programs before she retires!

Register for this program online or by calling (203)284-6436.

Certificates of attendance will be available to anyone who requests one following the program.

Introduction to Paper Sculpture Artistry with Doll Barnes

Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

What can you do with a piece of paper? Doll Barnes will illustrate how a variety of techniques and tools can be used to bring flat pieces of paper to life and become beautiful dimensional art. Come and get inspired. See Doll’s work on display in the Library’s lobby and Collins Room.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina movie posterFriday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

In Tolstoy's powerful tale of family passions set in Russia in the 1870s, Anna, the young and beautiful wife of a powerful older man, risks more than she can imagine when she runs away with the dashing Count Vronsky. Rated R.

Modern Man as Experienced by the Modern Woman: A Lecture by Ron M. Sabetelli, Ph.D.

Monday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Marriage and family life have changed dramatically for women over the past 40 years. How do these changes relate to marriage rates, fertility decisions, divorce, remarriage, and widowhood? The public is invited to join the discussion, ask questions and share thoughts on the information presented.

Human Development and Family Studies Professor Ron Sabatelli is a triple UConn graduate, holding degrees from 1973, 1975, and 1980. His research focuses on how family-of-origin experiences impact the ways in which adult partnerships and parenthood are structured and experienced. This program is cosponsored by the American Association of University Women and the University of Connecticut.

Jazz & Poetry

Sunday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Treat yourself to an afternoon of smooth jazz and stimulating and reflective poetry. Relax to Airborne Jazz Band’s beautiful trademark sounds of “island passion” and “urban emotion” while contemplating original poetry read by the Saturday Mornings with Poetry group. This entertaining program will be fluid in form and promises to be a creative exploration of poetic verse and live music.

Introduction to Drawing with Rashmi Talpade

Thursday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Don’t think you can draw? Adults will learn the basics of drawing with art instructor Rashmi Talpade at this hands-on workshop. Participants are required to bring their own drawing pads. Pens, pencils, and erasers will be provided. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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