We’re deep into summer, but if you think summer programming is just about kids, think again! We’ve got lots of grown-up programs on the calendar, take a look:
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Escape the heat with different movie every Tuesday afternoon in July. Drop in, no registration required.
- July 2: Good Morning Vietnam
- July 9: Chappaquiddick
- July 16: The Dish
- July 23: First Man
- July 31: Taking Woodstock
Monday, July 8, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Going on vacation soon? Chat with others before you go? Share your own travel experiences, photos from around the world and meet other travel enthusiasts. Registration is appreciated.
Open Art Studio in the Library Loft
Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Bring your works in progress and supplies (no turpentine, please! to this drop-in art program. This is an opportunity to create in a collaborative environment with other artists. No formal instruction will be provided, but informal critiquing for those who want it is encouraged. Table covers will be provided. There is a sink in the room for basic cleanup. No registration required.
Tuesdays, July 16, 23, 30, 6:30 – 8:00pm
This meditation class is presented by local meditation teacher Bill Lynch and consists of deep breathing exercises followed by mindful meditation, which trains the mind to be in the present moment. Mindful meditation helps you to live in the present and makes life easier by not allowing anxiety, depression and other emotions to control you. Registration required.
Cat Tales – Writers Group
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Join us at the library for an open writing group that can help answer your questions on writing, editing, grammar, and publishing. Read a selection of your work to the group for general constructive feedback, or discuss a book you’ve read that might help someone else. Join us once, join us every month! . Adults only, Registration required.
Apollo 11 ~ Documentary
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic trip to the moon. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. Rated G. Registration required.
The Bald Eagle
Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Bald eagles were once so endangered that many considered whether to replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species and CT’s healthy eagle population is a comeback story worth hearing. Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for a talk about these magnificent birds of prey. Registration required.
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
An ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a….ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh?”. This presentation explores some of the Connecticut Historical Society’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Registration required.
New Science From Mars
Monday, July 29, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
This presentation will focus on the recent results from the rovers and orbiters that have been exploring Mars in the last decade and how these missions have changed how we see the Red Planet. Registration required.
Books Over Coffee: November Road
Wednesday, July 31, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Join us for our adult lunchtime book club program. On the last Wednesday of every month we’ll meet to discuss the selected title. November Road by Lou Berney is our July selection. Books are available each month ahead of time, and will be available in audio & ebook format. You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the coffee and tea. Registration required.