Look no further for an early way to celebrate St. Paddy's Day! Put a spring in your step and join us for an evening of Irish and American folk music delivered by regional (and library) favorite Danny Quinn.
A Captain's Duty describes Richard Phillips' five days as a hostage of Somali pirates who boarded his ship, the Maersk Alabama, in the Gulf of Aden, relating the extreme hardship and dangers he faced and his daring rescue by Navy SEALs. We'll be showing the film version on March 25. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates.
Professional health coach and local resident Donna Gollenberg presents on simple action steps that may help someone begin to break free from sugar dependency. Learn why we crave sugar, how it effects our energy and well-being and what we can do to get rid of the cravings.
Join us for an afternoon program featuring Kandie Carle, who will take us on a journey through Downton's Edwardian Era using vintage and reproduction clothing and accessories. Expect a visual delight full of wit, grace, and surprising audience participation. Learn more by enjoying an interview with Ms. Carle courtesy of author Evangeline Holland. Rescheduled from Wednesday, January 8.
Follow up our March 19th book discussion with the film version. Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. The movie is rated PG-13. Library staff member Phill Carr moderates. Join us!
Go on a guided tour of Etsy.com with certified Etsy Educator, Jennifer St. Jean, graduate of Etsy's June 2012 Educator training. Jennifer will discuss what you need to set up an Etsy shop, how to get started making your first sales, where to go when you need help and the four keys to Etsy success. Don’t forget to bring questions about selling your work online!
Enjoy morning coffee, with or without caffeine, plus stories and songs by Kristen Graves, recently named Connecticut's 15th State Troubadour. Visit Kristen's web site to learn more about her attention-getting voice and original style.
Meet Barbara Wagner, Executive Director of Wind Hill Farm's (Glastonbury) Board of Directors and Bill Deusing, organic farmer, author, and for 12 years, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA). We'll be chatting about organic community gardening as a means to promote local farming, healthy food choices, and environmental stewardship.
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute presentation spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, through the Beatlemania years, and concluding with Abbey Road. The lecture will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members. Presented by Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz.
Join us in a lively discussion of The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings. If you've seen the movie and not read the book (or vice versa) please joins us! Or try the no pressure approach and just sit in and listen. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates. All are welcomed.