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Friday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Rated PG-13.
Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Presented by Craig Foster, MD from MidState Medical Group Orthopedic Specialists. Join Dr. Foster for an overview of the advances in joint replacement surgery. Find out if the surgery is right for you and what the recovery process entails.
Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Monday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Sylvia Guerin returns for a second genealogical research program called “Where Do I Go From Here?". More web sites and online resources, what steps to take next in researching, other documents and published materials, local libraries and their holdings including microfilm, published works and family genealogies will be featured. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Gerri Griswold, aka The Bat Lady, will be bringing at least one bat to her presentation on these remarkable creatures.
Although bats have occupied our planet for fifty million years, they have only been seriously studied for the last six decades. A program on the biology, ecology, sonar and the cultural highs and devastating lows of these extraordinary creatures will be presented followed by a question and answer session.
Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut.
The Mystery Book Club resumes this fall with the four-part series Life and Death Upon the Wicked Stage - a selection of mysteries featuring two American and two British authors and four murderous theater companies. The first discussion takes place Wednesday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m. and features the mystery novel Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
The series continues according to the following schedule. October 3: Murder, The Musical by Annette Meyers; November 7: Actor by Parnell Hall; December 5: Death and the Chaste Apprentice by Robert Barnard. Discussions will be led by Dr. Carole Shmurak, Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University and the author of ten books, including the Susan Lombardi mysteries Deadmistress, Death by Committee, and Death at Hilliard High. All are welcome.
Wednesday, August 15th, 9:30–11:30 a.m. in the Community Room
For all ages
Everyone is invited to our annual celebration of the monarch butterfly! Join us at this drop in program and learn about the amazing monarch butterfly. There will be exhibits and displays as well as crafts for kids.
And for those interested in joining us on a Monarch egg hunt in the field, please sign up in the Children’s Library and we will send you an email giving you the time, date and location. All children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. There are no guarantees that we will find eggs – but we hope that the monarchs and Mother Nature will cooperate!