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Truly,

Saturday February 15th, 1:00 p.m., in the Community Room

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s True Love with a Twist, our new series of films and discussions led by Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell. Please join us for the first film in this series: Truly, Madly, Deeply.

Pianist Nina (Juliet Stevenson) and cellist Jamie (Alan Rickman) played together and loved together. When they weren’t making music with each other, they made love. It was an idyllic romantic and musical partnership, and when Jamie dies, Nina takes it very hard. One day, while plunking dejectedly on the piano, Nina looks up to discover Jamie, in ghostly form, lively as ever and just as loving. Soon Nina will have to choose between her ghostly romance or a real life relationship. ~ Rotten Tomatoes Review

Rated PG, 107 minutes.

Knitting Workshop for Teens

Knitting Basket

Tuesday February 18th and 25th, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m., in the Collins Room

Don’t know how to knit? Don’t sweat it! We’ll show you how. Laura Scarpa of Country Yarns will be hosting a free two-part knitting workshop. Even if you have never knitted before you can learn how to knit a scarf or towel. Come ready to learn!

Registration is required and class size is limited. You may register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Please note:Participants must be able to attend both sessions.

Candy Cane Hearts

Candy Cane Hearts

Wednesday February 12th, 3:00 p.m., in the Community Room

Not sure what to do with those leftover candy canes from Christmas? Learn how to turn them into some sweet treats for Valentine's Day! It's super easy!

Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required and seats are limited. You may register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

Civil

Wednesday February 12th, 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room

This month we kick off a series of programs from the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. Please join us on February 12th at 7:00 p.m. to view excerpts of The Abolitionists followed by a discussion moderated by Emily Brenner, former teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall.

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

This spring join the Mystery Book Club for the Grand Tour. Mystery Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome. Discussions are moderated by Dr. Carole Shmurak. Books are available at the Information Desk

Spring 2014: The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour was the traditional trip undertaken as an educational rite of passage by mainly upper-class British young men. They began in Dover, crossing the English Channel to France, travelling to Paris, then Switzerland (Geneva or Lausanne), and into northern Italy, where Venice was considered the epitome of Italian culture. From there, the travellers went to Florence and Rome, perhaps to Munich or Heidelberg, then to the Netherlands, before returning across the Channel to England. Our mystery tour will begin instead in Bath and take a side trip to Stockholm, but then we’ll visit Paris, Venice and Amsterdam just as they did.

  • February 5 (snow date: Thursday, February 6)
    The Last Detective (1991) by Peter Lovesey
  • March 5 (snow date: Thursday, March 6)
    The Laughing Policeman (1970) by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
  • April 2 (snow date: Thursday, April 3)
    Maigret Bides His Time (1966) by Georges Simenon
  • May 7
    Acqua Alta (1996) by Donna Leon
  • June 4
    Outsider in Amsterdam (1975) by Janwillem van de Wetering

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