There’s so much going on at CPL this month: two concerts, special programs honoring our veterans, a new Homeschool meetup, the big Fall Book Sale, and so much more! Check out our Event Calendar for the full roster, here are some highlights:
Play & Learn
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10:00-11:00am
Our new drop-in play group for children and their caregivers! Explore interactive and sensory activities, encouraging the development of early literacy skills. We will have lots of movement, songs, and a short storytime during the last 20 minutes of the program. Recommended for ages 2 to 5 years old. Younger and older siblings are also welcome to attend. No registration required.
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Jennifer Philips’ seminar, “Simplifying the Financial Aid Process, “ will provide parents and students with tips on securing the best possible financial aid package from the college of their choice. Jennifer will describe the best student loans, grants and scholarships available, explain the critical financial aid forms and deadlines and the various components of a financial aid offer. Registration is required.
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Performing classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America and around the world. Please join us for a very special concert! No registration required.
Monday, November 4, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ryan Dostie never imagined herself on the front lines of a war halfway around the world. But then a conversation with an Army recruiter in her high-school cafeteria changes the course of her life. Hired as a linguist, she quickly has to find a space for herself in the testosterone-filled world of the Army barracks, and has been holding her own until the unthinkable happens: she is attacked by a fellow soldier. Join us as the author discusses her powerful book. Registration is required.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Join us for a short film and a panel discussion with members of the Veterans’ Writing Group. The Russell Library Veterans’ Writing Group has been meeting and writing stories of their incredible experiences for several years, which will be published by En Route Publishing this year. Come get a sneak peak of this fascinating book, and listen to true stories from veterans from all branches of service. Registration is required.
Veterans Day Concert with the Cheshire Community Band
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm
The Cheshire Community Band will perform a variety of selections including historical and patriotic numbers in celebration of Veterans Day. No registration required.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On the centenary of the end of the First World War, experience the Great War as never before. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future. Registration is required.
Homeschool Meetup (all ages)
Wednesday, November 3, 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Meet other local families who are educating their children and teens at home while sharing tips, ideas, and educational materials. Toys and sensory play will be available for young children and crafts will be provided for older children and teens. Please register each child or teen separately.
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Staff from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging will present this seminar and provide vital information about Medicare, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage. Their mission is to provide the information and assistance necessary for consumers to understand their rights, receive benefits to which they are entitled and make informed choices about health insurance concerns. Registration is required.
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Join us for a short film on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe and then create your own work of art in her style. All materials will be provided. Registration is required for this adult (18+) program.
Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Interactive and fun, this lecture will explore individual differences through left-brain/right brain research, in an effort to understand and appreciate these differences in ourselves and others. Joyce Saltman is a professor Emeritus of Special Education at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and a former Cheshire resident. Her experience in the areas of education, therapy, and comedy has provided an outstanding background for her research on The Therapeutic Value of Laughter. Registration is required.
Fall Book Sale!
Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
Bargains galore at the big Fall Book Sale! Browse more than 15,000 books of every possible genre. Stock up on audiobooks and DVDs. You never know what treasures you’ll find. Book sale hours:
- Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-8:00pm (Preview Night for Friends’ Members only)
- Thursday, November 21, 9:00am – 8:00pm
- Friday, November 22, 9:00am – 4:30pm
- Saturday, November 23, 9:00am – 4:30pm
- Sunday, November 24, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Did you know that St. Peter’s church at the Vatican has hidden geometry pinpointing certain locations? Robert Kerson will discuss this fascinating mystery. Learn details of the current basilica few people are aware of. Registration is required.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30pm
On the last Wednesday of every month from 12-1:30p we’ll meet in the Loft to discuss the selected title. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is our November selection. Books are available in print, audio, & ebook format. You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the coffee and tea. Registration is required.