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 Southbury Public Library Spring 2015 Book Sale

In the library’s lobby during library hours
booksale1The Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc. will be holding their Spring Book Sale in the first floor lobby of the Library during the month of April.  Thousands of books will be offered for sale at $2.00 or less.  VHS tapes, CDs and books on tape will also be for sale. Each week during the month of April, several different categories of books will be featured for sale, including: April 1-7: Biographies, History (including WW1, WW2, Civil War, Holocaust), Political & Commentary
April 8-14: Gardening, Crafts and Hobbies, Home Décor and Improvement, Pets & Animals
April 15-21: Cookbooks, Poetry, Travel, Legal/Law, Computer, Foreign Language
April 22-30: Fiction (Hardcover and trade paperback), Classics, Science Fiction, Education  & Study Guides.
The Garden book sale, starting on April 8th, will offer a special collection from Southbury resident Cindy Stowell. The focus of her book collection was Connecticut Wildflower propagation and cultivation, Perennials, Plant identification guides and Garden design and Upkeep. Her extensive contribution to the community centered around conservation and preservation through her work with The Flanders Nature Center and Southbury Land Trust. Proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Southbury Public Library.  Any questions, please call Chris Tolley at 203-578-5988

Genealogy and DNA

Thursday, April 23rd from 1:30-3pm in the Kingsley Meeting Room
nora_galvinpicThis lecture (plus question and answer session) with genealogist Nora Galvin will help answer your questions about genetic genealogy and inform and advise you about DNA testing. Sponsored by the Janet Mann Genealogy Fund and the Heritage Village Genealogy Club. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southbury Library.

Poetry Reading with Dolores Hayden

Tuesday, April 28th from 2-2:30pm in the Kingsley Room
doloresDolores Hayden, Yale Professor and published poet, will read a selection of her poetry aloud in Celebration of National Poetry Month. Light refreshments will be served. Dolores Hayden’s poems appear in many journals and anthologies including Poetry, Raritan, Shenandoah, Yale Review, Ecotone, Slate, and Best American Poetry. Her two collections, American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010) are critically acclaimed. A professor of American Studies and Architecture at Yale University, Hayden is also widely known for her non-fiction on the history of American landscapes.

Poetry Writing Workshop: Writing the Poetry of Place with Dolores Hayden

Tuesday, April 28th from 3-5pm in the Kingsley Room
writing workshopCelebrate National Poetry Month by writing a poem of your own. This workshop will be led by Yale Professor and published poet Dolores Hayden. During the workshop, she will discuss different forms of poetry, provide writing prompts, and offer advice on participants’ work. Novice and experienced writers are welcome – just bring a pen and your enthusiasm. Dolores Hayden’s poems appear in many journals and anthologies including Poetry, Raritan, Shenandoah, Yale Review, Ecotone, Slate, and Best American Poetry. Her two collections, American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010) are critically acclaimed. A professor of American Studies and Architecture at Yale University, Hayden is also widely known for her non-fiction on the history of American landscapes.

Author Fair

Saturday, May 2nd from 12-3pm in the Kingsley Meeting Room
Author fair logoCome and chat with local Southbury authors and with authors from all over the great state of Connecticut. Stop by an author’s table at any point during the fair to have a conversation, buy a book, or get an autograph. No registration is required; attendees are encouraged to drop by the Kingsley meeting room to talk to authors and browse books at any time during fair hours. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Lyme Disease Movie

Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
DrBellGrahamNaturopathic health professionals Carolyn Graham and Alice Bell will present the film Under Our Skin 2: Emergence, a documentary about Lyme disease and individuals living with symptoms of the illness. There will be a 30 minute question and answer session immediately following the 60-minute movie. This film is a follow up to Under Our Skin, which was an Academy Award semifinalist that raised awareness about Lyme disease. The sequel revisits Lyme disease suffers profiled in the first movie.

Understanding Your  Best Friend

Thursday, May 14th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Philip KleinPhil Klein, Certified Dog Listener, will present a kind methodology for gaining your dog’s cooperation based on its instincts. Learn how canines see the world and the underlying reasons for unwanted behaviors like hyperactivity, destructive chewing, incessant barking, toileting in the house, jumping on guests and aggression.
Learn the four main areas of canine communications, including the leadership signals that will eliminate or   minimize these behaviors and turn your dog into a relaxed, joyful companion.
BRING YOUR QUESTIONS, BUT NOT YOUR DOG!Phil’s path to becoming a Dog Listener started when his family rescued their dog Abby from Labs4Rescue.  At the time, he had no idea about the journey he would be privileged to take with Abby.  Abby’s behavioral challenges were the motivation for Phil to learn a lot more about dogs and find a way to help Abby overcome her fears.  In the process, Phil discovered Jan Fennell, The Dog Listener who had developed a revolutionary method for training dogs based on their instincts.  In April 2009, Phil attended Jan Fennell’s Foundation and Advanced Canine Communications courses, thereby becoming a Certified Dog Listener.  Through in-home consultations, volunteer work with Labs4Rescue and Chi Society, and public talks, Phil has been honored to help hundreds of dog owners and their dogs during the past 5 ½ years.