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Connecticut Authors Reading Series

Sunday, February 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room. The series continues with a new slate of talent: Newtown novelist Rachel Basch, novelist Charlotte Rogan, and essayist James M. Chesbro. Sophfronia Scott is the curator. The writers will read from both published works and works in progress, with time in between each reading...

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Arduino for Adults

Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Arduino is an open source, physical computing and prototyping platform that is used by makers to design and build electrical circuits, that are programmable and easily modified. This introductory session will allow students to gain a hands-on understanding of the hardware and software needed to...

Probate: Everything You Need to Know

Probate: Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Judge Dan O’Grady will explain various aspects of the probate process, stressing those that are most frequently encountered in the Probate Court. After speaking, he will answer your questions and provide useful information. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

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Dramatic Women: Three Great Plays

Mark Schenker of Yale College returns to our library to discuss three plays that together cover more than one hundred years of theater. Each has at its center a female protagonist: the bored daughter of a Norwegian general seeking excitement, a fading Southern Belle seeking kindness, and a nun in the Bronx in the 1960’s...

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Modern American Beginnings: From Beautiful to Gritty

Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades returns to explore how a modern movement developed in our country, led by artists of the Ashcan School and The Eight. Works and lives of important artists of the period will be discussed, including those of George Bellows, Robert Henri, William Glackens, John Sloan,...

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Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America

Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. It wasn’t all hoops and horn books. The Puritan cure for bedwetting was to take the child to the churchyard and have him/her urinate on the grave of a child of the opposite sex. The Colonial Goodwife returns with fresh historical perspectives on key features of...