February is “Love Your Library” Month, and there’s plenty to love at CPL! Jane Austen fans will want to check out the “For the Love of Austen” events scheduled all month long, and we’re celebrating the Chinese New Year this month, too. Happy Year of the Pig!
Dramatic Reading : Darcy and Elizabeth
Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00PM
Join us for a dramatic reading of Darcy and Elizabeth presented by; the Cheshire Community Theatre. Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy take center stage in this one-act version of Jane Austen’s beloved romance. Registration is appreciated.
Create Valentine’s Cards
Monday, February 4, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00PM
One of the many joys of the Valentine season is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love. Join France Angle and create beautiful Valentine Cards using rubber stamps, ink and Stampin’Up products. Space is limited and registration is required.
Tuesdays, February 5 – March 19, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Tai Chi Instructor Kathy Brenner will lead six weekly sessions of Tai Chi and Qigong, on Tuesdays, February 5 through March 12. Join her in an easy to follow series of low impact and aerobic exercises, (please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing). Space is limited and registration is required. Register online or call 203-272-2245, x4.
Library After Hours: Chinese New Year Celebration
Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:00 – 7:30PM
Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. There is no admission fee, but donations to the Friends of the Library are appreciated and help defray the cost of these special events. Please note that the Lower and Upper Levels of the Library will not be open to the public. Please register so that we know how many goodies to have!
New World Trio Concert
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30PM
For more than three decades, the New World Trio, featuring Anhared Stowe on violin, Peter Zay on cello and Pi-Hsun Shih on piano, has brought the excitement and intimacy of chamber music to live audiences throughout New England. Today’s program, “The Influence of a Woman”, will feature Tchaikovsky’s Trio in A Minor op.50 and Debussy’s the Premier Trio in G Major and highlights the influence of Nadezhda von Meck on both composers.
The Romance of Jane Austen
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Professor Rebecca Adams will discuss Jane Austen and the ideals of Romance. Learn the expectations for women during Jane Austen’s life, as well as a description of Jane Austen’s life and the real life characters who inspired some of her more famous characters (Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins). Registration is required.
Monday, February 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Each patron will learn the Zentangle method and leave with one landscape artwork. Registration required for this adult program.
The Importance of Tea in Chinese Culture
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Tea is an important aspect of Chinese tradition. Join Vivian Huang and learn about the different types of tea, find out why tea become an essential part of Chinese culture and learn to write “Tea” in Chinese calligraphy. Registration is required.
Silk’n Sounds A Capella Concert
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00PM
Silk’n Sounds is greater New Haven’s premier auditioned women’s a cappella chorus. Dedicated to excellence in the performance of four-part harmony in the American barbershop tradition and in other musical traditions, he chorus performs a broad repertoire of songs in traditional and contemporary musical styles.
Regency Dance Lesson
Thursday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Do you love to watch Jane Austen Movies and the lavish balls? Have you ever said to yourself; I would love to learn how to dance like that? This is your chance to learn! One night and one night only join us for fun evening of dance. Come dressed up if you so choose and please bring good shoes to dance. Space is limited for this adult program and registration is required.
Shades of Jane Austen
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Join us as we learn about the world in which Austen grew up, mainly rural England. With the aid of beautiful slides, including many of paintings of the time, Patricia Carr will help us enter that world and learn a little more about what life was like for the country gentry. Registration is required.