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.

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 WarOn 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.

Lyme Disease Documentary Screening

Tuesday, March 10th from 6:30-8pm 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.

Criminal Justice System in Connecticut

Thursday, March 12th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
Justice Imperative (100x150)Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix will be discussing the book ,The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Hijacked the American Dream, written by The Malta Justice Initiative. This discussion will focus on Connecticut’s rates of incarceration and re-incarceration issues.
The Malta Justice works as an advocacy group for the incarcerated and seeks to educate the public about the need for criminal justice reforms.
Rev. Kendrix is the Associate Pastor at the Church Of The Redeemer; Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven; Writing Committee, The Justice Imperative book.
Sponsored by League of Women Voters and the Southbury Public Library

Women of Character, Courage & Commitment

Friday, March 13th at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
Women's History Month (200x133)Come and celebrate Women’s History Month with Gretchen Trapp for a dramatic presentation on the remarkable stories of Soujourn Truth, Louisa May Alcott and Clara Schumann.
Gretchen Trapp is an actress, writer and arti
st living in Bethlehem, CT. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Speech and Theatre. Ms. Trapp studied acting with  Bud Beyer at Northwestern University and in New York City with Harold Guskin and the late Robert Lansing. She is a member of the actors’ unions AEA and SAG/AFTRA. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

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.

The Art of Pysanka Egg Decorating

Thursday, March 26th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
egg (126x200)Gloria Horbaty will give a presentation on the art of pysanka. The ancient art of the pysanka, at least 2,000 years old, evolved from pagan people who associated the egg with the sun to 988 A.D. when Ukrainians accepted Christianity and adopted Christian significance to the egg. The meaning of the designs on the pysanka will be explained and an actual demonstration will be presented.
Mrs. Horbaty has been lecturing, demonstrating and instructing the pysanka since 1973 throughout Central and Southern Connecticut area.  She has appeared on television shows including Good Morning Connecticut, A. M. Connecticut and Connecticut Style – Channel WTNH-TV8 – and at ethnic festivals, libraries, schools, stores, convalescent hospitals and organizations.  She also teaches in the Wallingford Adult Education Program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

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.

Chocolate Truffle Making Demonstration and Tasting

Thursday, April 2nd, from 2-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Maria Poirier BrandriffWatch Maria Poirier Brandriff demonstrate how to create delicious chocolate confections, enjoy free samples, and take a few chocolate treats home. A perfect way to learn a new culinary skill and start the Easter Holiday! This program can accommodate up to 50 people. Sponsored by the Library Gift Fund.