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Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Participate in creative and meditative coloring. Choose from our assortment of adult coloring books or bring your own.
Meets the second Saturday of the month. Open to all adults. No registration necessary.
Wednesday, March 8th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Let’s-a-go!! Challenge your peers in a bracket style Mario Kart Wii tournament. The winners receive free admission to On-Trak Carting, where they offer some of the fastest and longest indoor kart tracks in the country. Will you be the best? Open to teens in grades 6-12. Advance registration encouraged.
We are excited to announce that we now have full-service hours in the Collaboratory all day on Wednesday. From 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. there is a staff member available to introduce you to our makerspace, coworking space, and digital media lab and help you get started using the equipment and supplies. Full-service hours remain the same for the rest of the week.
Please visit us soon!
Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Irish & Irish-American Songs, Tales, and Tunes
Drawing on his ethnic heritage, two summers in Ireland, more than 25 years as a performing member with THE MORGANS, Connecticut's premier Irish band, and with an extensive repertoire of folksongs, stories, popular songs, and tunes from a variety of times and places on both sides of the Atlantic, Tom Callinan has constructed a participatory program of diverse songs.
As with all of his presentations, audience participation is an integral part of each performance. Choruses and/or appropriate hand gestures will be taught, and Tom's engaging and informative narrative style will introduce each song or story with a brief explanation of its origin and purpose.
Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
State Fisheries Biologist Steve Gephard will explain how fishway improvements and dam removal projects are revitalizing traditional fish runs on our local rivers.
Steve Gephard is a supervising fisheries biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). In his position, Steve’s responsibilities include keeping track of what kinds of fish populate Connecticut’s waterways and in what numbers. Steve’s particular area of responsibility involves fish that at various times in their life cycles migrate from freshwater to salt water or reverse the process and start in the sea and come into lakes and rivers (diadromous fish).