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.

SAT Practice Exam

Saturday, January 31st from 11am-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
SATFree practice exam offered at the Southbury Public Library. 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 the phone number or the email address provided on the day of the exam.

FamilySearch Lecture

Friday, February 6th from 1:30-3pm in the Kingsley Room
Hartzell,Penny_HeadshotGenealogist Penny Hartzell will show attendees how to create a free account on the popular genealogy site FamilySearch.org, as well as and how to use FamilySearch to find and order historical documents. She will also provide helpful tips about how to read documents saved on microfilm and microfiche. This program will be especially useful now that the Southbury Public Library is officially a FamilySearch Affiliate Library and Family History Center.
This program is sponsored by the Janet Mann Genealogy Gift Fund.

Teddy Roosevelt:
Mind, Body & Spirit

Saturday, February 7th from 2-3pm in the Kingsley Room
teddyActor and author Ted Zalewski will bring to life, one of America’s greatest presidents, Teddy Roosevelt. Combining history, drama an fun, Ted gives voice to many of Roosevelt’s own words, writings, and beliefs. Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, father, statesman and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Theodore Roosevelt lived a life that inspires us still. Get ready for a ‘bully’ time with Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit!
Sponsored by The Library Gift Fund. 

Single Stream Recycling Forum

Thursday, February 12th at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
recycling (180x103)Watch video and learn about recycling!Play a game with members of the Youth Wildlife and Recycling Foundation to test you knowledge of Single Stream Recyclables!Bring questions for our panel:
Jeannette Kilcourse – Southbury Recycling Coordinator
Dan Troia – Southbury Transfer Station Foreman
Ryan Bingham – Director of Government Affairs at Winters Bros. Waste System, CT. 

Bessie Coleman Historical Performance

Saturday, February 21st from 1-2:30 in the Kingsley Room
Tammy as Bessie ColemanTeaching artist/storyteller Tammy Denease will take audiences on a journey as she portrays Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to ever become an internationally licensed pilot. You will go on a voyage that begins in the segregated south of the United States, where the color of your skin could determine whether you lived or died, all the way to France, where self-determination – not skin color or gender - was what truly mattered.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Refreshments are also provided by the Friends of the Library.

ACT/SAT Combo Practice Exam

Saturday, February 28th from 11am-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
act-satFree practice exam offered at the Southbury Public Library. 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 the phone number or the email address provided on the day of the exam.

Celtic Music

Saturday, March 7th from 1-3pm in the Kingsley Room
Jolly-Beggars (296x300)Enjoy the musical stylings of The Jolly Beggars, a five-piece acoustic Celtic music band playing the bass, guitar, mandolin, penny whistle and bodhran – a type of Irish frame drum. Their traditional songs and musical arrangements incorporate Irish folklore into the lyrics, and their reels and jigs are sure to get your toe tapping. A wonderful way to start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library Music Fund.

World War II Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 10th from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
world-war-ii (200x200)The Great Patriotic War

On June 22, 1941 Adolf Hitler hurled 3.3 million men, against the Soviet Union.  In the greatest land war in history, the land campaign for the entire Second World War was decided in the limitless expanse of Russia.  This issue was not determined in the Pacific, North Africa, Sicily, Italy or France; even after the Normandy invasion, France was a secondary front.
Sponsored by The Library Gift Fund.

World War II Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 17th from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
VE-day-newspaper (200x136)Victory Over Europe (V-E Day)

Unlike the fanfare that marked the Versailles Treaty on June 28, 1919, man’s greatest conflict in Europe ended among a handful of generals in a little school house in Reims, France.  This presentation covers the last two years of the war in Europe which led up to the collapse of the Third Reich.  Attention will be paid to how the defeat of Germany marked the end of the Grand Alliance, America, Britain and the Soviet Union, and how it gave way to the Cold War.
Sponsored by The Library Gift Fund.

World War II Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 24th from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
hiroshima (200x158)The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6, 1945, history was changed forever with the atomic incineration of Japan’s eighth largest city, Hiroshima.  Three days later, Nagasaki was vaporized when Japan refused to surrender.  This presentation will explain not only the bombing of Hiroshima, but why the Bombs were used, the political situation as it existed in August 1945 and the defenses of Japan in preparation for the invasion of the Home Islands. The Atomic Bomb drops were a turning point in the history of warfare.
Sponsored by The Library Gift Fund.

World War II Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 31st from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
VJ-Day-Peace-Headline (150x116)Victory Over Japan (V-J Day)

Aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, representatives of the Japanese armed forces and government signed an instrument of surrender, bringing down the curtain on Man’s greatest conflict.  This talk will not only explain the final chapter of the war in the Pacific, but the aftermath:  Civil war in China; Vietnamese resistance to the French in Indochina, the division of Korea, the tragedy of the Philippines, and the British departure from India.
Sponsored by The Library Gift Fund.

New SAT Practice Exam

Saturday, March 28th from 11am-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
SATFree practice exam offered at the Southbury Public Library. 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 the phone number or the email address provided on the day of the exam.