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Library Hours For the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend:Memorial Day

 

Saturday May 23rd ~ Open 9:30am-5pm

Sunday May 24th ~ Open 12noon-5pm

Monday May 25th ~ Closed

 

Please note the Catalog and "My Account" will not be available on Monday 5/26 due to system maintenance.


 

NewtownReadsButtonOur "Newtown Reads" book is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". Come get your free copy and watch for events. Only a few left. More on order!

 

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      A Readers' Guide for this book is available on the second floor.

       


 

tinker lab tinker materials

Wednesday, May 27th     4:30-5:30 pm

Ages 4-6

Explore, build and design using a variety of materials that encourage open-ended experimentation while reinforcing basic math and science principles.

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 


 

Exploring Creative Nonfiction:

Writing Real Life
For Grades 6-8

Wednesdays - April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3sophfronia

from 6-8 pm

          Join author Sophfronia Scott for this series on how writers can   make art out of their personal thoughts and experiences.

 

Sophfronia Scott is author of the novel All I Need to Get By as well as a variety of short stories and essays. She holds a BA in English from Harvard and an MFA in writing from

Vermont College of Fine Arts. She’s completed her second novel and is on the faculty of Regis University’s Mile-High MFA, a new low-residency writing program in Denver.

All sessions will allow time for writing and sharing stories as well as creative activities and one-on-one communication between adults and young people.  Sharing is an important part of all writing groups.

 

Please sign up to the right under"What's Happening..."


 

Writing Po(w)e(r)try

For writers in grades 6-8

 

Monday May 18th - Monday, June 15th (no class on Memorial Day - May 25) from 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Come join 2014 National Student Poet Ashley Gong for a fun-filled, weekly Ashley Gong
poetry workshop series focused on using pieces of our surroundings
(song lyrics, lists, selected poems, soup cans, etc.) to create meaningful and
innovative works of writing.

No previous experience needed: just come
with a notebook, pen, and enthusiasm!

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 


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Dr. Mark Schenker on "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

 

Wednesday June 3rd at 7:00 in the Meeting Room

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Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale College will be back to share his observations about our "Newtown Reads" book. He will be talking about the novel in multiple ways: as an epistolary novel, as an historical novel, and as a literary novel in general.  Please join us for a thought-provoking lecture.

 

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 3rd:  Getting Started  Covers the basic guidelines in genealogical research.  Included is a discussion of forms, source citation, family traditions, spellings and grammar, calendar changes, geographical changes, history and the genealogist, and record types.

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552

 


NewtownReadsButtonOpen Book Discussion of our Newtown Reads! Book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Tuesday, June 9th, 2 - 3pm in the Antiques Room on the 3rd Floor

 

You've read the book, come on in and discuss the book with us and others. Our Director, Brenda McKinley will facilitate the talk.

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 10th:  Vital, Bible, Church and Cemetery Records.   Amply illustrated with examples of these record types as they have changed, evaluation of family bibles, evolution of gravestones and other cemetery resources.  Although guidelines for locating records throughout the United States are discussed, emphasis is placed on Connecticut and Massachusetts sources. 

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552

 


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Saturday, June 20th in the Meeting Room

 

 

Drop pies off at 9:30 am for judging

Open to everyone at 10:30 for tasting and popular vote

 

Please make your best pie and submit it along with a 3" x 5" recipe card. We will have entry forms here. There will be several categories: lattice, single crust, double-crust and mini/hand pies (maybe an "other?") and separate categories for kids. Pies can be sweet or savory. You need to sign up so we know how many to expect.

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 17th:  Census Records, City Directories and Newspapers.  History of the development of the U.S. Population Schedules from 1790 to 1940 is given along with a review of the supplemental Agricultural, Industry/Manufacturing Schedules, Mortality Schedules, the DDD Schedules and Social Statistics.  The second part of this session covers the wealth of information that can be gleaned through the use of  city directories in our research.  Finally we will explore the world of newspapers – there is so much more than obituaries.

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552

 


American Impressionism:sea

From the Hudson River School to Art Colonies

Wednesday, June 17th from 7-8:30 in the Meeting Room

 

ArtScapades chronicles the lives and work of five American Impressionists

who worked on the Eastern seaboard: William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam,

Theodore Robinson, John Twachtman and J. Alden Weir.

 

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 24th:  Internet, Software and Organization.  Following a discussion on the evaluation of internet sources, will we review some of the many websites available to us.  After a brief discussion of features to consider when purchasing a genealogy software package and review of the top rated programs, we will look at other computer applications to assist us.  The course ends with a discussion of some of the options we have when organizing the results of our research.

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552


 

 

Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

 

 


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