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Friday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
An animated rendition of Dr. Seuss’s classic book about the threat of industrialization to nature, The Lorax opens in Thneedville--a town never depicted in the original book. Thneedville is an artificial place, made primarily from plastic. It sports inflatable trees, fast cars, and air quality so poor that the residents are forced to purchase bottled fresh air. In another new twist to the story, 12-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) discovers that his crush Audrey (Taylor Swift) wants nothing more than to see a long-extinct Truffula Tree, so he sets out to impress her by finding one. Rated PG.
Come to the library this afternoon to watch the Olympics on the big screen in the air-conditioned comfort of the Community Room. Go USA!
Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
June-Ann Greeley, PhD will discuss Abrahamic prophets: the commonalities and differences in Christian, Judaism and Islamic religions. Dr. Greeley is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Middle Eastern Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. This is Dr. Greeley’s second lecture at the library focusing on Middle Eastern cultures. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.
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!
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.
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.