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Middle Eastern Cultures Lecture Series: Women and Islam

Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

June-Ann Greeley, PhD, Director of Middle Eastern Studies at
Sacred Heart University, will discuss the traditional roles and modern progress of women in Islamic culture. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows movie posterFriday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his friend and colleague Dr. Watson. Rated PG-13.

Cooking Demonstration

Monday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Chef NievesEfrain Nieves, chef and owner of Tata’s Restaurant, will demonstrate some of his favorite recipes. This program is in support of the teen summer reading program, Teen Cuisine, and the adult summer reading program, Read ‘Em and Eat.

Participants will learn how Chef Nieves began his restaurant career and how Caribbean and Latin American influences have shaped his cuisine. Samples will be served, and a variety of cookbooks from the library’s collection will be on display and available to check out. Seating is limited. Teenagers and adults interested in attending must register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Cookie Bake-Off

Open to all readers in grades 6 through adult. Bakers should bring one dozen home-made cookies to the Library's Information Desk by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25th. No store bought dough allowed! The winner will be announced on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m. Stop by and sample the entries while they last! The winner will be featured on a "READ" poster and win a gift certificate to the Book Seller. You do not need to be present to win. Download an entry form or pick one up at the Information Desk. Good luck!

Explore the Sky

Wednesday, June 27th at 8:45 p.m. (rescheduled due to cloud cover)

Choate Rosemary Hall science teacher Doug Wolff will show us the planets and constellations of the summer sky at the school’s observatory. Meet at the parking lot on Rosemary Lane, off of Christian St.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume Thursday, July 5th.

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