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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!
The Cinema Club screening scheduled for Monday, August 13th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please join us for our September screening of Le Havre on Monday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m.
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.