Spring is in the air and we’re getting back to nature at CPL this month with lots of programs about the natural world. We’ve also got some interesting wellness programs on the calendar, and a new lunchtime book club! Here are just a few of this month’s programs, head to the Event Calendar to see everything we’ve got in store for April.
Insomnia and Your Health
Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Wellness Coach Cynthia Griffin will discuss how insomnia can cause a host of symptoms including weight gain, inflammation and lowered immune system. During this lecture, she will present natural tips from Ayurveda to help you ease into a better night’s sleep. Registration is required.
New Movie Thursday: Aquaman
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00pm
April’s New Movie is Aquaman! Arthur Curry discovers that he is the true ruler to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Now he must leave his old life behind to become a hero, keeping not just his underwater city at peace but the whole world. Rated PG-13. Registration is appreciated for this adult program.
Open Art Studio in the Library Loft
Fridays, April 5, 12, 26, 2019, 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.
Empower Yourself by Letting Go
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
We often hold on tightly to old patterns, thoughts, people and things for false security and a misplaced sense of comfort. How would it feel to dig a little deeper and see things as they really are. Wellness Coach Cynthia Griffin will explain how habits can influence our lives and how the “letting go process” can open us up to new and greater opportunities for better health and happiness. Registration is required.
Thursday Evening Gardening Programs
Raised Flower Beds : Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Introduction to Gardening : Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Cordalie Benoit of the Connecticut Community Garden Association will discuss the benefits of raised flower beds and gardening basics in these two programs. Please register for each program individually.
Library After Hours: 80s Night with The Future Heavies
Friday, April 12, 2019, 5:00 – 7:30pm
Join us for a fun family evening featuring the Future Heavies band performing all of your favorite 80s songs, dancing, face-painting and 80s-themed games! Don’t forget to wear your favorite 80s outfits –prizes will be awarded for best costumes–er, clothes! Pizza and drinks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. There is no admission fee or cost for refreshments, but donations to the Friends are appreciated and help defray the cost of these special events. Please register so that we know how many goodies to have!
Concert: Bluegrass, Blues and Americana
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30pm
The BluesGrass acoustic duo of Mark White (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Jon Swift (upright bass, vocals) presents an “Americana” mix of bluegrass, blues, and oldies featuring strong duet vocals and powerful instrumentals. No registration required.
Experience Nature as Healer
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Discover how everyday, anywhere, nature can guide, calm, inform, and restore you. Marlow Shami BFA, M.S. is a nature-based teacher, artist, healer and writer who conducts Nature as Healer workshops and talks throughout New England. She specializes in the healing connection between humans and the natural world. Registration is required.
Birds & Butterflies on Wednesday Evenings
Butterflies in My Backyard : Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Birding in Connecticut : Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
On the 17th, noted lepidopterist and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History research affiliate, Victor DeMasi will take the audience on a virtual sunny day walk through his butterfly meadow in Redding, Connecticut, and will share an impressive display of specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Then on the 24th, join Frank Gallo, author of the new book, Birding in Connecticut, for a virtual journey to a variety of Connecticut’s birding locales, from hot spots to less-known gems. Please register for each program individually.
Gardening As If the World Depends on Us
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Worried about the world? Take action! Actually, just by being a gardener, you are already making a big difference. Want to do more? Gardens offer so many opportunities to link with nature and rescue the world. What can you do to help? Everything! This lecture by Tovah Martin (author of more than a dozen gardening books) is filled with ideas from gardeners who rallied their acreage in backyards large and small to make a difference. Registration is required.
Books Over Coffee
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Want to engage in great discussions about books? Meet new people? Eat lunch with friends? Join us for a new adult monthly book club program called “Books Over Coffee.” On the last Wednesday of every month we’ll meet to discuss the selected title. Books are available each month ahead of time, and will be available in audio & ebook format. Clock Dance by Anne Tyler is our April selection. You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the coffee and tea. Registration is required.
A Practical Guide for Building Wealth (author talk)
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Kevin Daniels, the author of “A Practical Guide For Growing Wealth” will be at speak about this new exciting book. Kevin is the current President of Tribute Financial in Wallingford. During this evening Kevin will introduce his new book and will point out some highlights of growing wealth. Come and spend an hour to make your financial future brighter! Registration is required.
Create Mother’s Day Cards
Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Join Sue Bernier and create beautiful Mother’s Day Cards. You will use rubber stamps, ink and Stampin’Up products to create your cards. This program is geared toward adults and registration is required.