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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!

My Family History: A Genealogy Program

Tuesday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Get started researching your family tree with professional and forensic genealogist Sylvia Guerin. Mrs. Guerin will explain how to use and search for birth, marriage and death records, census records, and obituaries. Forms, charts, and a list of library resources will be provided to participants. An introduction to the databases and will be featured. The database is available for the public to use at no charge on the library’s public access computers. Novice genealogists are encouraged to attend.

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

Experience eBook Downloads From Your Library

Thursday, August 30th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Library Parking Lot

Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks, and more on the Digital Bookmobile! With instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a fully-loaded gadget gallery, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books & more.
exterior of Digital Bookmobile

Black Bears in Connecticut

Wednesday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Master wildlife conservator Deborah Dombek will discuss the natural history and biology of black bears in Connecticut. The many recent sightings of black bears in Connecticut have led to increased public interest in bear population and habitat. Ms. Dombek’s presentation will provide practical information on coexisting with black bears, including what to do if you encounter one. Bear pelt, skull, tracks and scat samples will be available for the public to view. Questions will be taken at the conclusion of the presentation.

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

And the Winner Is...

Tami and Raymond KniffinCongratulations to Tami Kniffin and her son Raymond for their winning entry of Tropical Island Cookies in our Cookie Bake-Off contest. Tami and Raymond will be featured in a custom READ poster. Look for it hanging in our lobby within the next few weeks. You can download their recipe or pick up a copy at the Information Desk.

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