Programs

Registration is required for all events
unless otherwise noted.

Please call us at 203-262-0626 ext. 130
or stop by the Reference Desk.

Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

From December 1st – 24th in the Lobby and Art Gallery Areas
booksale1If you are looking for the perfect gifts for book-loving friends or family members or yourself, stop by the Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale. The sale will feature like-new books on different subjects including children’s books, cookbooks, coffee table books and more. New selections will be added daily. The Book Sale will run during regular library hours.

Emily Dickinson: Her Life and Work

Wednesday, December 3rd from 1-2:30pm in the Kingsley Room
ginger-graceThis inspiring biographical portrait uses the letters and poems of Emily Dickinson to form a narrative about the famed 19th century poet’s life. Ginger Grace combines her own performance with audience members’ participation in order to act out a brief play about the poet while new poems are created using the audience’s ideas, words, and phrases. The spirit of Emily Dickinson is celebrated not only with her story, but with the immediate creativity taking place in the room! A perfect way to Celebrate Emily Dickinson’s birthday this December.

Needle Felting Ornaments

Thursday, December 11th from 2-3:30pm in the Kingsley B Room
needle felted gnomes '14 (113x200)Join local artist Katie  Stevenson for a fun holiday workshop. Participants will learn the basics of needle felting and transform fluffy wool into beautiful ornaments. All materials will be provided.Limited to 15 participants.

From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: Remembering G. Fox in the 1950s

Friday, December 12th at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
G. Fox (127x200)In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co. in Hartford! This presentation, led by Joe Waxman volunteer at the CT Historical Society, will bring you back in time to Fox’s heyday as we go from floor to floor and recall departments ranging from accessories on the “street” floor, to designer dresses on 6, and ending at Toyland on 11. You’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the remarkable woman who made every visit to Fox’s so enjoyable and set the standard for customer service.

ACT Practice Exam

Saturday, December 13th from 11-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
act_logoFree practice exams offered by Kaplan.Participants are asked to bring a calculator and pencil. Snacks and drinks are allowed.Kaplan will notify each participant within a month with their results via phone or email provided the day of the exam.