Seems like summer just began and suddenly we’re looking at fall! It’s a busy time of year, but we hope you can make time to attend some of the entertaining and informative programs scheduled for September at CPL.
Understand Food Labels to Prepare Healthy Food
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Learn how to read and understand food labels and learn best ways to prepare healthy food for the week. Presented by Kathryn Glendon, Public Health Specialist, Chesprocott Health District. Registration is required.
New Movie Thursday: Avengers Endgame (2019)
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 4:45 – 8:00pm
After the events of Infinity War, the remaining Avengers must muster all of their remaining strength and resources to defeat the mad titan Thanos and bring their friends back from the brink of oblivion. (Please note that due to the length of this movie there will be a brief intermission). Rated PG-13, registration is appreciated for this adult program.
Binge Watch Downton Abbey Season One
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us as we watch where it all began, Downton Abbey Season One. Downton Abbey a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape needs an heir. Dame Maggie Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham, matriarch of Downton. No registration required, please feel free to stop in and leave at your convenience.
Author Talk: Yale Needs Women
Monday, September 9, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
In the summer of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women’s equality in education. Or was it? Join author Anne Gardiner Perkins as she discusses her new book. Registration required.
Fisher in Connecticut
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
This presentation focuses on the history of fisher in Connecticut, an overview of fisher habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our fisher population. Fisher artifacts are shared with the audience. Registration is required.
Documentary: Tea With the Dames (2019)
Thursday, September 12, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Spend a delightfully bawdy afternoon with 4 legends of British stage & cinema. Dames Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright spill the tea on life, love, and art. Tea and light refreshments will be offered, bring your favorite tea cup! Registration is required.
Author Talk: Jane Austen’s Women
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Why does Jane Austen “mania” continue unabated in a postmodern world? How does the brilliant Regency novelist speak so personally to today’s women that they view her as their best friend? Author Dr. Kathleen Anderson will discuss her book Jane Austen’s Women: An Introduction, which touches on these questions and more. A special thank you to the Jane Austen Society for hosting this event. Registration is required.
Exercise for Healthy and Active Aging
Monday, September 16, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00pm
This hour presentation will focus on common misconceptions of strength training as we age, how to do so safely and effectively regardless of physical limitations, and how to optimize results from an exercise program to achieve strength, balance, energy levels and overall functionality. Suitable for those 50 and older, this program is informational and features no physical activity. Registration is required.
Something Old, Something New: CT Weddings Through the Ages
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? How did they celebrate? What did they wear? And how did some of our cherished wedding customs originate? This program uses CHS’s extensive collection of wedding clothing, accessories, photographs and prints to examine these questions. Registration is required.
Books Over Coffee – A Gentleman in Moscow
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Want to engage in great discussions about books? Meet new people? Eat lunch with friends? Join us for an adult monthly book club program called “Books Over Coffee.” This month we’re reading Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow. You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the coffee and tea! Registration is required.
Trivia Night ~ Special Downton Abbey Edition
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Do you love Downton Abbey? Are you a superfan? Here’s an opportunity to test your knowledge, come by yourself or bring friends. Bring your favorite tea cup, as tea will be served! Feel free to come in your finery. Registration required for this adult program, (when registering please register entire group from one person to a max five people).
JFK – Media, Myth and Memory presentation
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
John F. Kennedy is one of the most recognized and remembered historical figures thanks to a wealth of photographic images, journalistic accounts, documentaries, books, and film adaptations of his brief White House tenure. Join Dr. Lisa Burns, Professor of Media Studies at Quinnipiac University, for a discussion of how the media have played a significant role in shaping our individual and collective memories of JFK’s life, death, and legacy. Please be aware that this adult program will be showing the footage of the assassination. Registration is required.