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.

 

Poe, Times Two Twin Tales of Mystery, Murder and . . . . Mortar

Saturday, October 25th at 2pm
Greg-OliverA double-bill of short, one-man plays adapted from two classic stories of mystery and horror, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Black Cat”, by Edgar Allan Poe. One actor. Two classic horror stories!Written and performed by Greg Oliver Bodine.  Directed by DeLisa M. White.Greg Oliver Bodine is an actor and writer dividing his time between Oyster Bay and New York City. He has performed in numerous regional and stock productions, including the premiere of his one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol in 2003. Greg is a graduate of Hobart College and the M.F.A. Drama Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Grants For the Arts Recipient, (A Christmas Carol) and currently works as a Theatre Teaching Artist in the Long Island School Partnership Program with Tilles Center For the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY.

Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care Discussion

Thursday, October 30th from 6-7:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Long Term Care Discussion at Southbury Library (200x89)Hear a presentation from Aldo Pantano, a representative from the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care and the State Office of Policy and Management, about how you can plan for your future healthcare needs. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the state of Connecticut’s Partnership for Long-Term Care can provide asset protection, protect against inflation, and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed.

Understanding Medicare

Saturday, November 1st from 1-3pm in the Kingsley Room
Margaret-Ackley-150x1201Attend this informational lecture to learn about your Medicare options and find out how you can prepare for retirement.Margaret Foran Ackley is the Principal at Ackley Insurance Agency servicing the New Haven and Litchfield counties. She is a community speaker on understanding Medicare and specializes in the personal approach of taking the mystery out of your Medicare options.

Kanzashi Flowers

Thursday, November 6th from 2-4pm in the Kingsley B Room
kanzashiLocal quilters Sharon Ann Morrisey and Jennifer O’Brien will teach the Japanese art of Kanzashi flowers. Kanzashi are beautiful folded fabric-petal flowers you can wear in your hair or as a pin. Class participants will learn basic fabric folding techniques and make flowers to take home.
All materials will be supplied. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Home Beer Brewing

Thursday, November 13th from 6-8:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Tess and Mark SzamatulskiLearn how to brew and appreciate your own beer during this refreshing workshop that will cover beer ingredients such as hops, grain, water and yeast, sanitizing, fermentation, beer styles, history and more. Samples of different styles of homebrew will be served.Tess and Mark Szamatulski, owners of Maltose Express in Monroe will be leading this workshop. They are the authors of two of the best-selling beer recipe books, Clone Brews and Beer Captured.  Mark and Tess have been filmed for the Discovery Channel’s series “How Things Work” and have been featured on Channel 8 CT Style and Time.com.Participants must be 21 and over to attend.

Lu Burke Literary Series Presents
Roxana Robinson

Monday, November 17th at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Roxana RobinsonThe Lu Burke Series is proud to present author, Roxana Robinson, who will talk about her new book Sparta. This novel chronicles a U.S. Marine’s struggle to survive as a civilian after returning from Iraq.
Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels: Sparta, Cost, Sweetwater, This is My Daughter, and Summer Light. She is also the author of three collections of short stories: A Perfect Stranger and Other Stories, Asking for Love, A Glimpse of Scarlet and Other Stories, as well as an award-winning biography, Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Her work has been widely anthologized, broadcasted on NPR, and appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Vogue, One Story, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The MacDowell Colony

Pandora’s Box: Causes of WWI

Tuesday, November 18th from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
First-World-War-before1914Join professor Mark Albertson for a discussion on the causes of WWI.  Starting with the French Revolution which unleashed upon Europe the ideas of the Age of Reason and Enlightenment. Ideas that helped to suborn the monarchical system which had ruled the Continent for centuries and helped to bring on the War to End All Wars.Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine, and has been a long time member of the United States Naval Institute. Mark is both an author and professor of history at the Norwalk Community College for the Lifetime Learns Institute. In May 2005, he was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

WWI & The Treaty of Versailles

Friday, November 21st from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
versaillesProfessor Mark Albertson will explain what is believed to be the grandest hoax in the history of modern man and, showcases the Great War as a European Civil War. The resulting Versailles Treaty sowed the seeds for the division, strife and war that plagues mankind to the present day.Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine, and has been a long time member of the United States Naval Institute. Mark is both an author and professor of history at the Norwalk Community College for the Lifetime Learns Institute. In May 2005, he was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

ACT/SAT Combo Practice Exam

Saturday, November 22nd from 11-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
act-satFree 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.

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.

ACT Practice Exam

Saturday, December 13th from 11am-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.