Peeps in Literature Contest
April 2-22, 2016 ̶ Stop in and vote in our Peeps in Literature diorama contest! Winners in each category will be announced on April 25.
Poetry Series with Dr. Schenker
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm ̶ Dr. Mark Schenker, Senior Associate Dean at Yale College will be discussing contemporary American poet Rita Dove (b. 1952) in May. He has won numerous literary prizes, and has been the U. S. Poet Laureate for two terms (1993-1995). Please register online, at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-289-3433. A packet of Dove’s poems will be available at the Circulation desk or available by email by request.
Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing with Will Siss
Thursday, April 14 @ 7pm ̶ Join Will Siss, author of Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing for a presentation on the history of brewing beer in Connecticut. Siss will share highlights of his book with us and fun facts about beer in the Nutmeg State and also lead a beer tasting. This program is for ages 21 and up. Please register online, at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-289-3433.
Honey Sweetened Chocolate Class with Sharyn Farrell
Monday, April 18 @ 7pm ̶ Just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes will get you some of the most decadent chocolate ever. This is a demonstration class. We will show you how to combine raw honey, cocoa and coconut oil for a rich and delicious treat, anytime. You will also learn some phenomenal recipe variations, like peanut butter swirl, Himalayan salted feast, chocolate crisp, s’mores in the middle, and more! Even night-time carob dreams! You will also learn a few of the wonderful health benefits of coconut oil, raw honey, raw cocoa. Samples are included in this class. 100% raw honey, rich cocoa and recipe guide will be available for purchase, so you can go home and make it yourself in the comfort of your own kitchen! Please register online, by phone, or at the Circulation Desk.
Thursday, April 21 @ 7pm ̶ Rated R, 2 hr and 36 minutes. A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
Thursday, April 28 @ 7pm ̶ Rated PG-13, 2hr and 3 minutes. In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
Children and Teen Programs
Eager Readers Book Group Grades K-2
Monday, April 11 at 6:30 pm. Join us to read Basil’s Birds by Lynn Rowe Reed. Read the story at home and come for a book discussion and craft. Space is limited please register.
YA Wearables (high school students)
Wednesday, April 13th @ 6pm. Ever wanted to merge technology and clothing? Now is your chance! Use your artistic talent to create a hoodies with simple or elegant light-up designs. You bring the hoodie, we bring the tech! No sewing experience necessary! Please register online.
Snap To It! Snap Circuits Workshop
Monday, April 18 @ 3pm at 2 pm For grades 4 and up. Have a blast learning about electricity! Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electricity while you build exciting projects such as a fan launcher, a space battle sound-effect generator, a radio and more! No experience necessary. Please register online.
Motion 360 with Tim Latta
Wednesday, April 20 @ 2pm. Is it theater, dance, or a circus? Join Tim Latta as he shows us how we can literally stumble over everyday objects and use them to unlock our creativity. Please register online.
Norm of the North film screening (PG 90 min)
Friday, April 22@ 2pm for all ages with a caregiver. When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.