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Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Big Short

Friday, April 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Big Short movie poster
The winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar explores the 2008 financial crisis through the lens of four unorthodox moneymen, who foresaw the consequences of the fraudulent mortgage-lending practices of large banks on Wall Street. Christian Bale plays Michael Burry, a former hedge-fund manager who was one of the first to forecast the collapse of the credit bubble due to excessive subprime lending. Steve Carell is Mark Baum, a money manager who rose to fame after successfully betting against subprime mortgages. Rated R.

Introduction to the PC

Monday, April 18th, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Board Room
laptop computer
Build a basic understanding of computers - including terminology, mouse and keyboard skills, and how to perform essential tasks. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Restraint: Why Animals Avoid Doing Harm

Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Mark Seth LenderNoted producer, writer, and photographer Mark Seth Lender will share stories drawn from his recent fieldwork in the Arctic, Antarctic, Iceland and Africa.

It is well known that animals hold back in conflicts with their own kind. If they didn’t, tigers, elephants, and a host of well-armed others would long ago have gone extinct. Virtually unknown is the remarkable degree to which this same courtesy – which Mark Seth Lender calls Restraint – extends between species. Mark will share stories drawn from his recent fieldwork in the Arctic, Antarctic, Iceland and Africa that illustrate the principal of Restraint, and will suggest a singular rational for why Restraint exists.

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

Preschool Area Grand Re-Opening

Saturday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Children's Library
train in the Preschool Area

Come and enjoy delicious goodies and giveaways as we celebrate the re-opening of this beloved community space! For more information, call (203)284-6434.

Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Thursday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Teen Area
jigsaw puzzle
Are you a puzzle fanatic? Think you have what it takes to beat the competition? Gather a team and compete. Teams of four will race against the clock to be the first to complete their puzzle. Adults are welcome to play as long as there is a teen on their team. Prizes and bragging rights for the winners. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Hiking Program

Thursday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
hiking trail
Learn about CT hiking opportunities, trail maps, and hiking clubs. Clare Cain from Connecticut Forest & Park Association is our featured speaker. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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