Join us for a funky tour of blues, rock, roots, and poetry by regional favorite J-Cherry, a regular performer and open mic emcee at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown. Catch this lively, free concert on our side of the river!
Matthew McConaughey headlines director Jean-Marc Vallée's biographical drama centering on the story of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and who subsequently devoted his life to providing fellow HIV patients with non-FDA-approved drugs and supplements during an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the devastating disease. The movie is rated R. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates. Join us!
The library welcomes back guest speaker, Mark Creighton, Beekeeper & Agricultural Research Technician at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and CT’s Apiary Inspector. Mark inspects 5,400 beehives in the state. Learn about beekeeping opportunities from an expert.
Families and individuals of all ages are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of Chinese classical, ethnic and folk dance. Performing will be members of the Butterfly Chinese Dance Ensemble, based in New Haven. This highly-praised troupe was founded in 2003 and is led by professional dancer Xi Wang. Learn about the beauty and variety of Chinese dance traditions @your library!
Learn the power of aromatherapy and how to use pure essential oils in your day-to-day household cleaning and life from Priscilla Connors, owner of East Hampton's own Positively Clean. Ms. Connors is the author of the The Field Guide to Vibrational Cleaning.
Visit with Alice Plouchard Stelzer, former East Hampton resident, and learn about her book 'Female Adventurers.' The book is a history of early New England, focusing on women who came to the New World in the 1630s to carve out a life far from home.
Read and discuss Chris Cleave's haunting novel, Little Bee, about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers -- one a young, illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London. All are welcomed. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates.
Gail Reynolds, UCONN Master Gardener Program Coordinator, will discuss planting gardens and landscapes to enhance the sustainability of your backyard's ecosystem. Gail lectures widely throughout the state and hails from Higganum.