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Monarch Magic

Wednesday, August 15th, 9:30–11:30 a.m. in the Community Room
For all ages

child posing as a monarch butterflyEveryone 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!

Cinema Club Cancelled in August

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 Night Flicks Presents: The Lorax

Friday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The Lorax movie posterAn 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.

See the Olympics at the Library

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!

Abrahamic Prophets Lecture

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.

We Need Your Help

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!

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