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Mystery Book Club

cover of Some Deaths Before DyingTuesday, May 1st at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a discussion of Some Deaths Before Dying by Peter Dickinson; part four of Long Ago and Far Away, our five-part historical mystery series featuring modern British detectives attempting to solve crimes that occurred 40 to 500 years earlier. Dr. Carole Shmurak facilitates. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book may be requested from the Information Desk.

Educational Transformation Project

Monday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The public is invited to a presentation of The Educational Transformation Project, developed by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) to address the need to reform education in Connecticut to meet the needs of all students. An opening reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program starts at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Joseph Cirasuolo, Executive Director of CAPSS is the featured speaker. His presentation will include a set of action-oriented recommendations that will address the problems education faces today; transform learning; and ensure that Connecticut’s children receive the best possible education. The program is co-sponsored by the Connecticut chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, and is free and open to the public. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Nature Journals and a Hike Postponed

Due to inclement weather predictions, the Nature Journals and a Hike program scheduled for Friday, April 20th and Sunday, April 22nd has been postponed. Updated information will be posted as soon as the new dates are determined.

Dessert With a Doc: Using Robotic Surgery To Treat GI Problems

Wednesday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

The benefits of robotic-assisted surgery are many, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusion
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster recovery and return to normal activities
  • Smaller incisions resulting in minimal scarring

Join us for a presentation and discussion to learn how robotic-assisted surgery can be used for colon resections, hernia repair, and other related conditions.

Presented by Aziz Benbrahim, MD, this program is cosponsored by MidState Medical Center.

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

How Do You Use Your Library?

The Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project is conducting an online survey of library patrons. We ask that you take the survey to help us out. All responses will be confidential. The survey should take about 15 minutes.

To take the survey, visit:

The Pew Internet Project will also be doing other general surveys of library patrons, as well as non-library-users who own e-readers or tablet computers. If you would like to participate future surveys, sign up here to be notified.

To learn more about the Pew Internet Project’s research on e-reading and libraries, which is entirely free and available to the public, visit

The Butterfly Project

Thursday, April 19th, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

1,500,000 innocent children perished in the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them the Holocaust Museum in Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise an exhibit in the museum for all to remember.

We will be meeting to create butterflies to be a part of the exhibit on April 19th, Holocaust Remembrance Day. All students in grades 4-12 are welcome to attend. If you are unable to come to the workshop but would still like to participate please contact the library for instructions and hand your butterflies in by May 1st.

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