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The Play's The Thing: A Discussion Series

Thursday, May 27th at 3:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Love Letters by A.R. Guerney was written in 1989 and was initially performed by the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. The story involves two characters: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner and the letters they write to each other over the course of their lifetimes. Through these letters, each of their personalities and their dreams are revealed.

This play is the second installment of our 3-part discussion series “The Play’s the Thing” presented in cooperation with the Connecticut Humanities Council. Copies of the plays are available from the library's Information Desk. Series concludes on June 24 with a discussion of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

Lunch and Learn: Demystifying 911

Wednesday, May 19th at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room

All are welcome to a presentation on the 911 Emergency Service. Learn what to expect from fire department and ambulance crews and how to provide the best information possible in an emergency situation. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Crazy Heart

Friday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Crazy Heart movie posterJeff Bridges gives one of his finest performances in Crazy Heart. His oft-married, booze-soaked troubadour Bad Blake has just rolled into Santa Fe when he meets Maggie Gyllenhaal's journalist Jean. "Where do all the songs come from?" she asks during their initial encounter. "Life, unfortunately," he sighs. Rated: R.

Wii Boxing For Teens

Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Put on the Wii boxing gloves and show us what you've got. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

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

Author Event: Michael White

Monday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Michael WhiteMichael White is the author of six novels including two Connecticut Book Award finalists: Soul Catcher which was also a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection; and The Garden of Martyrs. His latest book, Beautiful Assassin is an historical novel of love, loyalty, and intrigue, set in the 1940’s.

Mr. White will be reading from Beautiful Assassin, sharing his writing experiences and signing copies of his books. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s book sales will be donated to the library.

In addition to his novels, Mr. White has published over 45 short stories in national magazines and journals, has won the Advocate Newspapers Fiction Award and been nominated for both a National Magazine Award and a Pushcart. He was the editor of the yearly fiction anthology American Fiction as well as the editor of the journal Dogwood. He is the founder and director of Fairfield University's low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Avatar

Avatar movie posterFriday, May 7th at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room

A sci-fi epic to trump all previous sci-fi epics. Set in the future on a distant planet, Avatar spins a simple little parable about greedy colonizers (mankind) messing up the lush tribal world of Pandora.

Rated: PG-13. Note the 6:15 p.m. start time.

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