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Game Night

Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

Film Screening & Discussion: The House We Live In

Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Race: The Power of an Illusion
This acclaimed film focuses on how our government institutions have shaped and created race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. From court systems called upon to determine who was white to government policies and subsidies that created segregated suburbs, the movie reveals how ordinary social institutions quietly channel wealth and opportunity so that white people benefit from a racist system without personally being racist. After the film, join us for a welcoming and empowering discussion of how these political legacies shape our own communities, and the strategies that empower and inspire us to respond.

Co-sponsored by SURJ New Haven.

REEL Conversation Presents: Roxanne

Saturday, January 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Roxanne movie poster
Join Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell to view and discuss films that showcase Steve Martin in dramatic roles that are far different from his “wild and crazy” comic persona! We have chosen these films for their remarkable range, and for Martin’s astonishing skills, in addition to acting—dancing, singing, and “swordplay”—within them.

Roxanne: Steve Martin wrote the screenplay adapting Edmond Rostand’s romantic tragedy, Cyrano de Bergerac. His version is set in the film’s present (1987) and doesn’t end tragically, but Cyrano’s themes and set piece scenes are in place. Co-starring Darryl Hannah.

Knit @ WPL

Monday, January 23rd, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Drop in

yarn and knitting needles
Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled event.

Friday Fun in the Collaboratory: 3D Hand Drawing

Friday, January 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
3d hand drawing
It's Friday. Let's have some fun. Learn to make a 3 dimensional hand print. You will be not only drawing them but coloring them with markers in all kinds of bright and lovely colors. You don't need to be an artist to try this, really anyone can do it. It just requires a little creativity and patience. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All materials provided. Please register in advance.


Origami CT

Monday, January 23rd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
origami crane
Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

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