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HeartSounds: Music and Poetry

Saturday, January 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Collins Room

The poetry group’s second meeting this month is a special event featuring Julie Cook, musician and poet. This program is open to anyone who loves music and poetry and would like to explore ways in which these two arts enhance one another. However, reservations are required and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. No prior experience with either poetry or music is required and poems and instruments will be available. Participants are welcome to bring their own poems and/or instruments as well. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Wii Guitar Hero Tournament

Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Come and Rock in the New Year! All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come and play Wii Guitar Hero on the big screen. Registration is required. Tell your friends! Sign up in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 19th.

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

No need for fad diets--you can make simple changes that will have big results! This program is presented by Lisa Pranger, RD (Registered Dietician) from MidState Medical Center. Come learn how you can promote and maintain healthy eating habits that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. A healthy dessert will be served. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Career Express Bus

Tuesday, January 19th, 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. in the Library Parking Lot

The Career Express is the Department of Labor’s mobile one-stop career center providing the latest workforce and job skills development services to individuals across the state.

It is equipped with eight computer workstations with Internet access, the latest audio-visual systems including a plasma TV with SMARTBoard technology and a hydraulic wheelchair lift to provide full access to persons with disabilities.

Information about the DOL/CT Works Career Centers is also available. Free, professional help is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Areas of expertise include:

  • Online job searches
  • Career exploration
  • Finding good job sites
  • Interviewing
  • Resume writing

Movie Matinee: The House of Mirth

Thursday, January 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Meticulously adapted from Edith Wharton's 1905 novel, The House of Mirth, this film is directed by Terence Davies and stars Gillian Anderson as the ill-fated socialite Lily Bart. All are welcome. Light refreshment will be served. Rated PG.

The House of Mirth book discussion will take place on January 13 at 3:30 p.m.

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