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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.

How To Write the Perfect College Essay

Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

hand writing in notebookAre you experiencing writer's block when it comes to your college application essay? In this hour long workshop, you will learn the tips needed to transform an "okay" college application essay to one that leaves a long lasting impression on college admissions personnel. Topics for discussion include 1) what college admissions officers really want when it comes to an essay, 2) how to tell an interesting and compelling story, and 3) how to avoid common application essay mistakes that may sacrifice your acceptance to a certain college/university. Sign up today, and learn from a college insider with 12+ years admissions experience! Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Matthew McElligott Author Visit

Even Monsters Need Haircuts coverSaturday, October 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a fun afternoon with the wacky creator of the picture books Even Monsters Need Haircuts and Even Aliens Need Snacks. Find out where Matthew gets his ideas, how he creates his books, and lots more! Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Ages 4 and up. Please register online or by phone at (203)284-6436.

Anime Night: Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail characterThursday, October 9th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be. This month we feature Fairy Tail. Join Lucy Heartfilia as she sets out on her crazy journey to become a full-fledged wizard! Japanese treats served. Feel free to bring your artwork! Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Holiday Closing

Columbus's shipThe Library will be closed on Monday, October 13th in observance of Columbus Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, October 14th.

Reel Conversation: Hitchcock

Hitchcock movie posterSaturday, October 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Our “Close Up of a Life” series continues this month with Hitchcock. Anthony Hopkins stars as renowned film director Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville. The film takes a look at their relationship during the making of Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho. Please join us to view the film and then talk about it with film buffs Brooks Appelbaum, Ph.D. and Dennis Bell. This film is rated PG-13.

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