Learn about simple book repair techniques from library staff member Fran Connelly. Enjoy hands-on experience: practice mending tears, tip-ins, and other basic repairs. Take home a list of recommended tools, materials, intructionals, recommended reading and websites.
Join us for an evening film showing featuring Johnny Depp as Dr. Will Carter, an expert in Artificial Intelligence and its meaning to society at large. When Carter is diagnosed with a terminal disease, his motives change and he becomes focused on his own transcendence. Watch as the Doctor races against his own mortality while extremists attempt to stop him. Rated PG13. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates the discussion.
With a little bit of 'fizz' and a little bit of 'boom', enjoy a summer movie matinee with a very star worthy craft that ties to the film. Freeze! The reformed good-guy dad Gru and his minions know how to please. The film is rated PG. Craft limit of 15 kids, age 5 and up, with parent participation required.
With a little bit of 'fizz' and a little bit of 'boom', enjoy a summer movie matinee with a very scientific craft that ties to the film. Journey to Wonderland with Alice in this animated classic. The film is rated G. Craft limit of 20 kids, age 5 and up, with parent participation required.
Join us for an evening concert with Horizon Blue, a group of area musicians who play acoustic Americana (folk, country and blue grass). The band features singer /songwriter Monique Hill on vocals, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo, and strum stick; Peter Hill on guitar, mandolin, strum stick, dobro, and banjo; and Mark Annulli on bass. Expect great tunes plus a conversational and inviting style.
With a little bit of 'fizz' and a little bit of 'boom', enjoy a summer movie matinee with a very scientific craft that ties to the film. Meet Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure out to save the world. The film is rated PG. Craft limit of 20 kids, age 5 and up, with parent participation required.
In No Time Like the Present , Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer trains her keen eye on Steve and Jabulile, an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates. All are welcomed.
With a little bit of 'fizz' and a little bit of 'boom', enjoy a summer movie matinee with a very scientific craft that ties to the film. Meet the Robinsons! The film is rated PG. Craft limit of 20 kids, age 5 and up, with parent participation required.
Our state's current and 15th State Troubadour, Kristen Graves, returns to the library for an early evening, early fall concert. If you loved (or missed) her 'Cup O' Joe' library concert in March 2014, join us again or anew for a great evening filled with tunes, stories, conversation... and more tunes.
Local resident, poet, singer-songwriter, and recording artist Bill Naughton, Jr. will be leading off our 2014-2015 Saturday Afternoon Concert series. Enjoy Bill's catchy Beatle's tribute tune and popular iTunes download "Meet the Beatles" as well as other inspiring original songs. Bill's new CDs, Songwriter, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are due for release in July and October 2014 respectively. Catch the growing popularity wave early with Bill's local stage debut!
Natick's [MA] own “jazz man” will take you through a hundred years of American history with anecdotes and music, to a backdrop of Norman Rockwell illustrations. Tapping the American Popular Songbook, wielding trumpet or keyboard, David Polansky brings our past to life with the music of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and a host of others. Join us!
Ruthie Brown, Executive Director of Connecticut Gravestone Network will be presenting a talk on old graveyards and burying grounds, the old gravestones within. This talk will include identifying some colonial stone carvers, conservation issues and the archeology project to move Dr. Peter's from East Hampton to join his family at the graveyard in Hebron.
The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra is, well, eclectic music makers with ukuleles. A dangerous proposition, to be sure. So, is it ladies who perform eclectic repertoire? Or eclectic ladies who perform music? Perhaps you'll never know for sure unless you join us for a Saturday Afternoon Concert in the library Community Room!
We all love the holidays, but the aftermath can be horrifying. It's no fun to pay for the holidays year round. What if you could cut your costs by a minimum of half? All it takes is some savvy shopping and a few tips and tricks. Join couping expert Gina Juliano as she explains how to fill your kids' stocking for free, buy restaurant certificates on the cheap, earn cash back on the gifts you buy online, and great ways to earn gift cards on Amazon.
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!