Events

For information about adult events contact the Circulation Desk at 583-3408 Ext. 2

 

For information about events for kids and teens contact the Children's / Youth Services Department at 583-3408 Ext. 3

All Events

11/12/2019

YA Writer's Group: Write A Novel in a Month with "NaNoWriMo!"

4:00pm - 5:30pm

What is NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it is a national, online program with a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. In our writer's group, you'll get help signing up for NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program, learn how to use their site to do your writing, figure out what your word count goal should be, and get help with plotting, character development, world buidling, flow, inspiration, and more!

Recommended for middle and high school, but upper elementary writers who are truly committed are welcome as well. Please click below to register. 

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Adult Anime Club

5:00pm - 7:45pm

Anime Club for Adults, 18+! 

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Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood

6:30pm - 7:30pm

“With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in American society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy.”

Please register for this lecture by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling        583-3408.

Presented by Connecticut Historical Society

11/13/2019

Story-and-Play for 2-3 year olds

10:00am - 11:00am

The fun, easy-going 45 minute storytime includes 15 minutes for free play, 15 minutes of stories, fingerplays & songs, and 15 minutes of craft and snacktime. Registration is required. Please note that when you register, you are signing up for the entire six-week session.

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Introduction to Digital Photography using Photoshop

11:00am - 12:30pm

This class will provide an overview of digital photography including: Types of cameras – pros and cons, uploading and downloading, photography techniques and fundamentals. Class size is limited, please register by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.

 

Table-top Games Club

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Join the Games Club for an afternoon of role play, stragegy, co-op, pvp & board game fun!  Meet up, make new friends and play RPGs like D&D or card and board games weekly! Don’t own games, no worries, we do!  This club is ideal for 20 and 30 somethings, though any adult is welcome.  We also have a games club available for people under 18 known as the Pop Culture Collective. 

 

 

11/14/2019

Homeschool Meet-Up

10:00am - 11:00am

Connect with other homeschooling families, share tips & tricks, advice, stories, and possibly plan group adventures. Drop-in.

Ready-To-Read Storytime for 5 - 8 year olds

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Elementary school children are on the journey towards being readers, but they still love listening to stories, and doing so aids in literacy skills! This program is designed to support your emergent reader by sharing a sample of stories & series that are geared toward various levels of early readers, & get them excited to use their new reading skills on the sequels later. Stories are followed by a craft, and we finish up the 60 minute session with a snack.

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Adult Craft Night: Fall Painted Canvas Tote Bags

6:30pm

Tonight we will be painting fall themed designs on a canvas tote bag. These would make a great book bag, or to give to someone as a gift. Class size is limited so please register at the circulation desk or by calling 413-583-3408.

11/15/2019

KANGAROO TIME! (new day & time!)

9:30am - 10:00am

This program is for the bounciest, wiggliest, most active little ones! Movement, music and games are mixed in with quick, interactive books for a rollicking good time, with no sitting-still required! Adult participation is expected in this program.

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