Category: Programs

Sew a Monogrammed Wallet

Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 in the CHB Makers Corner. Jeannine and Erica will teach you to sew a wallet and add your personal monogram, using the new embroidery machine. Please register.

Poetry Series

In recognition of National Poetry Month (April), Yale College Dean Mark Schenker will present a program of lecture-discussions on three of the most popular American poets of the 20th century. All three are poets of our region: Donald Hall was born in Hamden, CT and later moved to New Hampshire, where he served as state...

Starting Herbs From Seed

Thursday, April 4th, at 2:00 in the Gathering Room. Have some fun planting seeds for herbs in time for summer, and check out our Seed Bank. All supplies are included. Please register.

Sunday Spring Tea and Fashion Talk

Sunday, April 28th from 2:00 to 4:00. You are invited to a Fancy Tea, with home-baked treats and a lecture by the delightful Susan J. Jerome on “How Politics Influenced Fashion Throughout History.” Fancy dress not required, but appreciated. Bring your favorite tea cup, or we’ll provide a paper one. Please register.

Art of Post-Revolution Mexico

Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. This ArtScapades lecture concentrates on artists who were working after the 1910 Mexican Revolution, setting aside the constraints of colonialism and dictatorship, and beginning to tell the story of the Mexican people. The lives and work of these four artists will be discussed: José Clemente Orozco,...

Newtown Historical Society: “From Gibson Girls to Flappers”

Monday, April 8th at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room. How did World War I evolve the confining, romantic fashion of the Edwardian Era into the loose carefree fashions of the 1920s? Historical fashion enthusiast Mallory Huron takes you on a journey of women’s fashion through three tumultuous decades, and how these designs continue to influence...

Spring Cooking Class

Spring Cooking Class

Saturday, April 6 at 3:00 pm, Chef Sharon Martovich will teach participants how to make a vegetable quiche, chicken skewers and a refreshing pineapple spritzer.  For children ages 7-10 with an adult cooking partner. A $5 supply fee is due on the day of the program. Register online.

Introduction to iPad: iOS 12 Basics

NEW! Join us for the library’s tech classes for adults! Apple iPads are popular for their stunning displays, portability, long battery life, and, of course, all the wonderful things they can do. iPads can truly open up new worlds of learning, entertainment, and communication for you. In this class, we will begin to explore some...

Black Bears

Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 am in the Meeting Room. Join Phillip Robbins of Wild Birds Unlimited for a look into the lives of one of the largest animals in the state, the black bear. We’ll explore the biology and life history of these secretive animals as well as share some tips and tricks to...

Mediterranean Cooking Basics

Thursday, March 21st from 1:00 to 2:30 in the Meeting Room. In the second installment of the healthy cooking series, Sharon Martovich will discuss the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, and teach how to prepare a meal of chicken, home-made hummus, and a Greek salad with feta cheese. There will be samples for everyone to...