Robert Downey Jr. plays an urban lawyer who heads back to his rural home when his father, a judge, is implicated as a murder suspect in this comedy-drama from Warner Bros. Vera Farmiga, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Billy Bob Thornton head up the rest of the starring cast. Library staff member Phil Carr leads the program.
Join us to discuss Summer and Smoke, a 1948 play by Tennessee Williams. Set in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, from the "turn of the century through 1916", the play centers on a highly-strung, unmarried minister's daughter and the romance that nearly blossoms between her and an undisciplined young doctor who grew up next door. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates.
Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, build geometric shapes with glowsticks, explore Egypt, and create glowing pyramids. For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.
Snow Date! Concert postponed from January 24. Think young. Think talented. Think of all the very young people you've seen audition for TV talent shows. Now it's time to think Connecticut and join us for a concert with Connor Wallowitz, a 13 year-old singer/songwriter who's sure to amaze you with his vibrant voice, smooth musical skills, and enormous heart. For all ages.
Come join us for a five-week series of exciting programs based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)! In week two, we'll be looking at technology. What can you do with a toothbrush, some googly eyes, and a battery? Brush Bots! Come make your very own mini-robots and watch what they can do! For 2nd and 3rd graders.
What's not to love about bubble wrap? Use every kid's favorite poppin' material to make a cutie crocodile that's likely to be a great addition to your reptile craft collection. For ages 4-8; parent participation required.ATake Your Child to Libraryprogram.
Join us for a fun-filled day that comes complete with games, giveaways, music, face painting that'll rock your socks, and other fabulous activities for the whole family. A fun day from us to you on Take Your Child to the Library Day... and please do expect surprises!
Take a trip down memory lane with a floor-by-floor tour of Connecticut’s favorite department store. You will also hear the story of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the woman who made every shopping experience a joy. Presented by the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library.
Enjoy this magical documentary about the extraordinary variety of wild birds that can be observed both seasonally and year-round in Central Park, the only 'wild' piece of territory in the New York City area along the migratory route. After watching this film, you may find yourself wanting to get out your binoculars and do some birding yourself. Watch the trailer.
Who will be your Valentine? Join us in making Valentine's Day cards for our friends at the East Hampton Senior Center, then make an extra one or two to bring home to that someone special. Program is open to all ages; no registration is required.
It seems that owls have always been surrounded by an air of mystery, probably because most are nocturnal and not easily spotted in the wild. This is your chance to be only a few feet away from two eastern screech owls, a barn owl, a barred owl, and a great-horned owl! Discover the extraordinary features of owls, including exceptional eyesight, hearing, and ability to fly silently. Presented by Horizon Wings.
Come join us for a five-week series of exciting programs based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)! In week three, we'll be looking at engineering. Put your LEGO building skills to the ultimate challenge: design and create an earthquake-proof building using LEGOS and other common household products. For 2nd and 3rd graders.
Join us to discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. The novel details the story of two friends, Elena and Lila. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city and a country as it is transformed in ways that also transform the friendship. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates.
Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, make pan flutes from milk shake straws, use decible-meters to measue sound levels, and create your own musical instruments with household items. For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.
Enjoy traditional music and dance of the Scottish Highlands with Maggie Carchrie, 1995 winner of the US Gaelic Mod in Gaelic singing, and world-class bagpiper, Thomas Leigh. Maggie will present songs in English, Scots and Gaelic in an informative yet fun very manner, accompanied by guitar and world percussion.
Use an oh-so common and familiar household staple -- the cotton swab -- to make a hippity hoppin' bunny ready for a spring adventure. Make one at the library and make others at home to give to your family and friends. For ages 4-8; parent participation required.
Diana Ross McCain, Head of the Waterman Research Center (CT Historical Society), will share several of the strange but true episodes featured in her books It Happened in Connecticut and Mysteries and Legends of New England, including withcraft trials, a mysterious vagabond known as the leatherman, and a serial killer who inspired a hit movie. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
Mark James & Pierce Campbell, popular CT Irish Balladeers, combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 23 years ago and have dazzled fans of all ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs. Tony Pasqualoni rounds out the sound on bass. Mark your calendars!