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Theater of the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s: The Plays

Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The thirties through the fifties represent a great period of American theatrical history. The influence of and reaction to the Great Depression is evident in the work of William Saroyan. The forties saw the talent of three great playwrights emerge who dominated the theater, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Eugene O'Neil. The 1950s saw many of these plays brought to the screen and enjoy a wider American audience. Treat yourself to an evening of theater with actor Stephen Collins as he performs a variety of monologues from some of America’s best loved plays.

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

The Magic and Mystery of Crop Circles

Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Join naturalist and educator John Root for a presentation featuring breathtaking images of exquisite designs found each year in farmers’ fields all over the world. Photographs of anatomical changes often observed in the plants and the intricately layered weaving of downed plants are presented as evidence of powerful and mysterious energies at work. Other phenomena, including dramatic effects of the formations on electronic equipment, soils, animals, and humans; and interpretations of these complex and captivating designs will be discussed.

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

Book Seller Early Closing

The Book Seller will close at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 3rd. Regular hours resume on Monday, April 5th.

Cinema Club Presents: An Education

Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

An Education movie posterA young girl seduced by an older man may be a common story, but An Education is no common movie. As Jenny, a precocious middle-class British schoolgirl charmed by a small-time criminal, newcomer Carey Mulligan is luminous; her face can be plain and beautiful at the same time, her eyes expressing a restless intelligence and a hungry soul. The script, adapted by Nick Hornby (whose novels High Fidelity and About a Boy have been made into movies), is full of unexpected details that bring every moment to life. Every character is vivid and real; even seemingly minor moments have texture and vitality. The supporting cast is simply impeccable. In a small but memorable part, Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day) shows an unexpected (and marvelous) comic side. In short, An Education is a funny, smart, and compassionate movie that will launch a great career for Mulligan and be a jewel on the filmographies of everyone involved. See this movie.

Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served. Rated: PG-13

Lunch and Learn: Health Care Decisions

Tuesday, April 6th at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a complementary lunch and learn more about advance directives, living wills and medical advocates.

All are welcome to this free program. However, advance registration is required. Please reserve your seat in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Author Event: Binnie Klein

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

cover of Blows to the HeadDon’t miss this opportunity to meet Binnie Klein, author of Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind. She is a mid-life female psychotherapist who picked up a pair of boxing gloves for the first time and forever changed her life! Binnie Klein has been interviewed on NPR and was on the cover of the New Haven Advocate. Come and hear her tale of how a self-described non-athlete ended up in the ring. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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

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