North Haven Memorial Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at North Haven Memorial Library! All events are free and open to the public, however some classes require a materials or activity fee. Registration required where noted, but preregistration does not guarantee seating. The Library reserves the right to deny attendance to programs with specific age restrictions or those who become disruptive to an audience. **Disclaimer: The North Haven Memorial Library reserves the right to photograph/record and publish individuals and groups attending library services and programs on social media internet sites, the Library’s website, and newspapers. Participants may request from a staff member that their image, or that of their child, not be used by the Library for these purposes.**
 Limit by audience:
Zoom Tutu Tuesday
Zoom Program
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 am
ZOOM TUTU TUESDAY
Tuesday, January 19th @  10:30 a.m.
Ages 6mos-3.5yrs

Time for too-too much fun! If you and your child have a tutu or bow tie, wear it while enjoying music, dancing, and a story. 
Registration is required. A unique zoom program link will be sent to you via confirmation email prior to the program.
*We will be using shakers during this program. Please bring something that you can shake. A box of dried pasta, a plastic container with a little dried rice or beans, left over Easter eggs with some beads in them. Anything that makes some noise and is safe for your little one to shake will work!
 
Take & Make: Astro-O
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Jan. 20, -
TAKE & MAKE: ASTRO-ORIGAMI
Craft Pack pick up date: Wednesday, January 20th between the hours of 10am - 12pm OR 2:15pm - 6:30pm
Ages 6yrs-17yrs (Younger participants might need adult help)

This is a Take & Make Craft. Registrants will be able to pick up a Craft Pack with all materials needed to make Astro-Origami at home including information on how to access an instructional video through our online database Creativebug.
Registration is required.
Mystery Book Club
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10:30 AM
Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's book, Artic Fury by Greer Macallister!

A dozen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition―and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don't come back.
Eccentric Lady Jane Franklin makes an outlandish offer to adventurer Virginia Reeve: take a dozen women, trek into the Arctic, and find her husband's lost expedition. Four parties have failed to find him, and Lady Franklin wants a radical new approach: put the women in charge. A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Survivors of the expedition willing to publicly support her sit in the front row. There are only five. What happened out there on the ice?

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.
Book Chat
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2:30 pm
Join us on Zoom to share what are currently reading in a fun and informal group!  Note the new meeting time of 2:30 pm!

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.
 
Start the New Year w
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 5:30 pm
The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Join us on Zoom as  Dr. Matthew Raider, physician, contributing author to "Meditation as Medication for the Soul" (Rajinder Singh) and longtime meditator for this powerful workshop. Dr. Raider has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which  provides many benefits. There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end. Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start.   

Dr. Raider graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with honors in 1979. He maintains a clinical practice in geriatric medicine. He held a faculty position at the University of Connecticut Medical School and has coordinated the geriatrics curriculum for the Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program for over 30 years. He is currently medical director of four Connecticut health care facilities.  

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program. 
Zoom Krafty Kids
Zoom Program
Thursday, Jan. 21, 10:30 am
ZOOM KRAFTY KIDS
Thursday, January 21st @ 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6yrs

Join us for stories from awesome authors, songs, and a craft to go!
Registration is required. A unique zoom program link will be sent to you via confirmation email prior to the program.
*In order to fully participate in this program, you will need to pick up a Craft Pack at the library prior to the program. These Craft Packs will be available for pick up during the library’s open hours on Wednesday, January 20th between the hours of 10am-12pm or 2:15pm-6:30pm.
 
Zoom Recess: Posable
Zoom Program
Friday, Jan. 22, 3:30 pm
ZOOM RECESS: POSABLE PEOPLE
Friday, January 22nd @ 3:30 p.m.
Ages 6-10yrs

All these video calls got you down? Zoom doesn't always have to be boring! Join Mr. Joe for a fun filled afternoon of Zoom Recess. This program encourages kids to get up, move, and be silly. We will play hilarious games, clown around with props and laugh a LOT! In this 'Special Edition' of Zoom Recess, we will create and develop our own posable people.
Registration is required. A unique zoom program link will be sent to you via confirmation email prior to the program.
*In order to fully participate in this program, you will need to pick up a Craft Pack at the library prior to the program. These Craft Packs will be available for pick up during the library’s open hours on Wednesday, January 20th between the hours of 10am-12pm or 2:15pm-6:30pm.
 
Galleries In Motion:
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 5:30 pm
Join us on Zoom for a look at the major works of the early Italian Baroque painter, Caravaggio, and the unique capture of naturalism and spiritual light during the early Counter Reformative Italy that had lasting influence. Presented by Joy M. Pepe, a professor of Art History for the last 33 years and public lecturer for over 30 years!

Registration is required. A valid email address is required upon registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program. 
German Conversation
Zoom Program
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2:30 PM
Join our monthly German Conversation group on Zoom! 
Registration is required. A valid email address is require during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.
Out of Rushmore&rsqu
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 5:30pm
Actor/Storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, and talks about his unsung contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore. Lou uses authentic photos, timelines and primary source documents to bring Luigi’s story to life. The presentation culminates with designer Gutzon Borglum’s praise of Luigi, the 25 year struggle to get him recognized and the CBS SUNDAY MORNING tribute where a plaque at Mount Rushmore is finally unveiled! Now a published book authored by Lou, “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow” is a dramatic and touching story about Luigi’s legacy and the immigrant struggle.

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.
 
Mindfulness and Medi
Zoom Program
Thursday, Feb. 4, 3:00 PM
One hour meditation and mindfulness program. Johanne will teach and lead meditation and mindfulness to participants.

Johanne Vannelli is the owner of Peaceful Mind, LLC since 2015. She is a certified mindfulness and meditation instructor. She received her certification in November 2014 from the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona Arizona.
Creating Connecticut
Zoom Program
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:00 pm

Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward helps us understand how people and events in Connecticut’s past played crucial roles in forming the culture and character of Connecticut today. Woodward, a gifted story-teller, brings the history we thought we knew to life in new ways, from the nearly forgotten early presence of the Dutch, to the time when Connecticut was New England’s fiercest prosecutor of witches, the decades when Nutmeggers were rapidly leaving the state, and the years when Irish immigrants were hurrying into it. Whether it’s his investigation into the unusually rough justice meted out to Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, or a peek into Mark Twain’s smoking habits, Creating Connecticut will leave you thinking about our state’s past––and its future––in a whole new way.

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.  

Thursday Morning Boo
Zoom Program
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30am
Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's book, Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.
Mindfulness and Medi
Zoom Program
Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:00 PM
One hour meditation and mindfulness program. Johanne will teach and lead meditation and mindfulness to participants.
Johanne Vannelli is the owner of Peaceful Mind, LLC since 2015. She is a certified mindfulness and meditation instructor. She received her certification in November 2014 from the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona Arizona.
Mystery Book Club
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10:30 am
Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's book, One Day You'll Burn by Joseph Schneider!

A body so badly burned that it could be mistaken for a movie prop... except for the smell. That's not something California law enforcement finds lying on the street every day. And when Detective Tully Jarsdel is called to the scene, it's clear to him that something about the placement of the corpse is intentional, even ritualistic. Jarsdel isn't a classic noir detective, but his former career in academia seems to finally be coming in handy, rather than serving as material for jokes from his partner, Morales. But nothing Jarsdel learned in school can prepare him for the deep evil behind this case, which appears to be as hopeless as it is violent. As Jarsdel and Morales attempt to settle their differences and uncover the motive behind the horrendous crime, they find themselves dragged into the underbelly of a city notorious for chewing up and spitting out anyone dumb enough to turn their back on survival.

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.
Mindfulness and Medi
Zoom Program
Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:00 PM
One hour meditation and mindfulness program. Johanne will teach and lead meditation and mindfulness to participants.
Johanne Vannelli is the owner of Peaceful Mind, LLC since 2015. She is a certified mindfulness and meditation instructor. She received her certification in November 2014 from the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona Arizona.
Martin Luther King a
Zoom Program
Monday, Feb. 22, 3:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for a conversation about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Martin Luther King and Malcom X represented two approaches to the Black Movement, coming out of the 1950s and into the 1960s. Both had the gift of oration that made them charismatic speakers, yet both would, in the end, be assassinated, showcasing the Nation's growing frustration with the Black Movement. Presented by Mark Albertson, historical research editor at Army Aviation Magazine in Monroe, CT and avid speaker and author of several books.

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program. 
Mrs. Lincoln in Love
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:00 PM
Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies but few people know her story. Now, librarian Laura Keyes shares Mary’s story in an entertaining and educational program entitled “Mrs. Lincoln in Love,” which is set on January 31st 1862, when Mrs. Lincoln and her family are settled comfortably in the Executive Mansion. Visiting with ladies during Afternoon Tea, Mrs. Lincoln reflects on the Loves of her Life – her children, her husband, and her country. She even shares some of Mr. Lincoln’s love letters to her! Learn how Mary’s knowledge of both politics and social customs made it possible for a backwoods frontier attorney to achieve the highest office in the land.
 

Laura Keyes graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and is Director of the Dunlap Public Library. Laura is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, and in 2017 won the Mary Todd Lincoln Oratory Contest at the Lincoln Days celebration in Hodgenville, KY.

Tips and Tricks for
Zoom Program
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30 pm
Schooling at home and homeschooling are different, but there's also a lot of overlap.  Get some tips and tricks for Remote Learning from 20 year homeschool veteran, Linda Hincks.  We'll talk about how to relieve stress for kids and adults alike and revive energy for learning.  Bring your questions and concerns.  Let's talk about what's most useful for you.

Registration is required. A valid email address is required during registration. You will receive an email from the library with a link to join the meeting prior to the program.
Mindfulness and Medi
Zoom Program
Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:00 PM
One hour meditation and mindfulness program. Johanne will teach and lead meditation and mindfulness to participants.
Johanne Vannelli is the owner of Peaceful Mind, LLC since 2015. She is a certified mindfulness and meditation instructor. She received her certification in November 2014 from the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona Arizona.
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