Baby, it’s hot outside, but we’ve got some cool online programs lined up for August. Crank up at A/C and join us!
Finding the Women in Your Family Tree
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Prior to the 20th century, many women didn’t have an identity of their own. They were tangled with their father or husband and in some places, were not allowed to own real estate in their own names or to sign legal documents. This presents a real challenge when researching your female ancestors. Professional Genealogist Donna Moughty will looks at strategies to search for and identify our female ancestors. Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.
- Tuesday, August 4, 12:00 – 12:30pm
- Thursday, August 13, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Start your afternoon on a good note with a family-friendly lunchtime sing-along! Listen in and sing along to storytime favorites with Miss Andrea, Miss Lauren, and Miss Ali! There are two options to view: either join us on Zoom (link in our Event Calendar) or watch us on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/cheshirelibrary/
Lawn Maintenance During Drought
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00pm
Presentation by Greg Bugbee, associate scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. He directs the soil testing laboratory and is responsible for answering public inquiries regarding soil fertility and turf management. Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.
- Decomposers (Grades 3-6): Wednesday, August 5, 2:00 – 3:00pm
- Flyers (Grades K-2):Tuesday, August 11, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Switch it up at CPL! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Wednesday, August 5, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
- Wednesday, August 12, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Social distancing got you down? Got a Nintendo Switch? Join us at CPL’s Smash Ultimate arena! Play against your friends and folks from all across Cheshire! For TEENS in grades 6-12. All skill levels welcome, no registration required. View the program description in our Event Calendar for details on how to join.
Digital Photo Organizing
Thursday, August 6, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Are your digital images and videos scattered over various devices and in different locations? Do you struggle to find your most important images? Are you anxious about losing your photos because you don’t have a backup plan in place? This class provide tips on how to consolidate your images & videos into one manageable library so you can easily access, share and backup your most important memories. Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.
Thursday, August 6, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Learn about birds of prey and reptiles with a virtual visit from live animal ambassadors! All ages are welcome to attend. Please register in advance for this virtual program and you will receive a Zoom link to the meeting one hour prior to the program start time.
Virtual Cheshire Anime Club
- Friday, August 7, 3:00 – 5:00pm
- Friday, August 14, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Konnichiwa, minna-san! Can’t get enough Anime and Manga? Be an “Otaku” and join the Cheshire Anime Club! We’ll meet on Zoom and watch Anime movies together! For grades 7-12. The link to this Zoom Virtual Program will be posted on Cheshire Anime Club’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/13673851607/) OR you can register on our Event Calendar, and we will email you before start time with a link to join this Zoom Virtual program.
- Black Bean Brownies: Monday, August 10, 3:30 – 4:30pm
- Granola Bars: Wednesday, August 12,11:00am – 12:00pm
Join Registered Dietitian, Katie, from Food Explorers will show young chefs how to make black bean brownies, and homemade granola bars! Best suited for kids in grades 2-8. Please register through our Event Calendar to see what ingredients you will need for each program. Registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link one hour prior to the start of the program.
Let’s Write a Sketch
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Many genealogists are paralyzed by the number of ancestors they have researched, they don’t know how to start writing any of their stories because it looks like too big a job. This talk is geared specifically to genealogy, and describes a format that is used in genealogy journals. Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.
Write Your Family Story
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Ever wonder what it takes to produce a long-form family history book? LLI genealogy instructor Janeen Bjork completed a 178-page heirloom-quality book for a 94-year old client, and will share the lessons she learned in the year spent reviewing, organizing and editing the family’s letters, diaries, documents and scrapbooks. Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.
Suffragettes in Corselettes: 19th Amendment Anniversary
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00pm
The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist, and women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tight-lacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters. This program, presented by a mother/daughter duo is funny and frank as they honor our foremothers’ journeys. Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.
Virtual Books Over Coffee: The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Want to engage in great discussions about books? Meet new people? Join us for an adult monthly book club program called Books Over Coffee. We will meet over Zoom for our Aug. meeting. This month’s book is The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel by Christy Lefteri. Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.
Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30pm
From antioxidants, to iron, to fiber and more dark chocolate can do wonders to your health. To find out all about the health benefits of this wonderful food join Marisa, your Shoprite of Southington and Wallingford dietitian for this online presentation! Please register in advance, registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the day of the program.