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Panic in Connecticut: Accused Witches Have Their Say

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

accused witchBetween 1642 and 1693, at least 40 people in the colony of Connecticut were tried as witches, and at least 10 of them were hanged. Most of them were women. Who were these women? How did they come to be accused of witchcraft? What was life like for them? Did they truly practice witchcraft? Who were their accusers, and why? How and why did the accusing of witches finally end…or has it? Travel back to the 17th century and hear what 5 women accused of witchcraft have to say. Actress Virginia Wolf brings them to life, fully costumed, fully incensed, fully frightened! Seating is limited.

Our 134th Annual Meeting!

cover of Liberty's TorchMonday, October 27th in the Community Room
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to sample refreshments, join us for a brief business meeting where you can meet your Library’s Board of Managers, and enjoy an entertaining author event. Elizabeth Mitchell, author of the new book Liberty’s Torch, will share her story of America’s symbol of freedom. Autographed copies will be available for purchase following the program. Agenda: 6:00 p.m. refreshments; 6:30 p.m. President’s message and reports followed by author event. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Friday Night Flicks Presents X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past movie posterFriday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. Rated PG-13.

iPad Apps Discussion Group

iPadWednesday, October 22nd, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Board Room

Are you excited about your new iPad? Join our group discussion to share advice about which apps are the most useful and/or fun. Please bring your device and your iTunes password. You may register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Introduction to Publisher 2013

Microsoft Publisher 2013 iconMonday, October 20th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Board Room

Design a simple flyer using Microsoft’s desktop publishing software. You will learn to manipulate both text and images. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Freedom Riders movie posterThis program, made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. Join us to view excerpts of Freedom Riders, a terrifying and moving story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film will be followed by a moderated discussion led by Rev. Marc Trister, a history teacher, former Director of Campus Ministries and Protestant Chaplain at Choate Rosemary Hall.

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