View and discuss a picked and panned film set in 1939, a few months before World War II began. King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, visit FDR's estate in Hyde Park, NY. Bill Murray stars as FDR; Laura Linney as Roosevelt's sixth cousin, Margaret (Daisy) Suckley. Factually suspect but entertaining. Discussion moderated by library staff member Phil Carr. All are welcomed; no registration required.
Discuss Betty Friedan's groundbreaking 1963 classic that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement. Fresh as ever with insights into how women find fulfillment in their careers, marriage and family. We'll pair discussion of Friedan's title with a look inside latest bestseller "Lean In" by Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg. Open to all; library staff member Phil Carr moderates.
Go on an adventure through time at the library! We'll have activities and crafts based on the Magic Tree House series for any adventure-seeker! Go on a dinosaur egg hunt, build a catapult, and search for buried pirate treasure! For 2nd and 3rd graders. See you after school!
Conga J. will be joining us for some fun and rhythm with drums in a drumming circle! Never drummed before? That's fine! Join us for this musical, rhythmical time! For 4th and 5th graders. See you after school!
Join us for a talk about the historical significance of Charles Darwin and the intense controversy that surrounds his theory of evolution, from its first publication over 150 years ago to the current, often acrimonious debate on evolution and creationism in the United States. Professor David Koch presents on the topic and Darwin’s own private agony over the spiritual implications of his work.
Become a scientist and join us in trying out some fun and amazing science experiments! As Miss Frizzle would say, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” For 2nd and 3rd graders. See you after school!
View and discuss the lavish, highly stylized 2012 film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel, Anna Karenina, set in in 1874 at the height of Imperial Russia. Keira Knightley stars as Anna. Discussion moderated by library staff member Phil Carr. For adults; no registration required.
Meet Jan Mann, author of Cruising Connecticut with a Picnic Basket. Jan will outline and share useful information about great day trips suitable for all ages and interests, just in time for summer vacation planning!
Join us for a screening of Race to Nowhere, an award-winning documentary that addresses the realities of today’s high-stakes, high-pressure achievement culture and how that obsession is directly impacting our children's education. “An education film that gets it” Washington Post “Must see movie” NY Times “Another Inconvenient Truth” George Lucas Educational Foundation