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Italy: A Cultural Journey

Tuesday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Because if its unique history of foreign invasions and occupations, its geographic peculiarities with the Apennine Mountains dividing the country from east to west and its widely varying climate, Italy’s 20 regions are each unique in customs, language and cuisine. This small country is a true mosaic of cultures. Explore the regional differences of this beautiful and diverse country, including the islands of Sardinia and Sicily with travel professional Ashley Turner.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: 127 Hours

Friday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

127 Hours movie posterFrom Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) comes the powerfully uplifting true story of one man’s struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker’s adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends--as well as his own courage and ingenuity--to turn adversity into triumph! Rated R.

Thursday Night Book Club: American Lightning by Howard Blum

Thursday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

American Lightning book coverOn October 1, 1910, in the midst of a massive labor dispute, the Los Angeles Times building was destroyed in an explosion that left 20 people dead and many more injured. The ensuing investigation and trial brought in master detective William Burns on one side and famed attorney Clarence Darrow on the other. In luminous detail, two-time Pulitzer prize-winner, Howard Blum interweaves the stories of Burns and Darrow and the gives a riveting account of 20th-century homegrown political terrorism.

The Thursday Night Book Club is open to all adults interested in reader fellowship and discussion. Pick up a copy of this month's title at the Information Desk.

Just Dance!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come and play Just Dance 2 on the Wii. Come bust a move! Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Escuela Guadalupana de Musica

Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a celebration of Mexican folk music performed by the Mariachi Academy. This program is presented as part of the 2011 Big Read celebrating the arts and culture of Mexico.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Celebrate the Irish With Tom Callinan

Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Our favorite Irishman is back! Join us for an evening of Irish music, song, and stories with Connecticut troubadour Tom Callinan. All ages enjoy his traditional and original songs; and everyone gets a chance to chuckle at his corny jokes. No tickets or registration required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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