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.

Genealogy Clinic

Wednesday, October 5th at 1pm in the Kingsley B Room
genealogy clinicAre you stuck searching your family tree? Not sure how to proceed or which source to look into? Then come and meet with volunteers from the Heritage Village Genealogy Club who will be available to help you with your questions.Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, or bring a USB drive to save their work to.
The Genealogy Clinic meets every first Wednesday of the month.

New SAT Practice Exam

Saturday, October 8th from 10-2pm in the Kingsley Room
New SATTaking a full-length practice test gives students an opportunity to see how they’ll do on the actual test without putting a permanent score on their record. After the test, participants will receive an extensive score-report allowing them to see where their strengths and weaknesses are, PLUS a personalized consultation to go over your scores and answer your questions!
For grades 9 and up.

Art of the College Essay

Saturday, October 8th from 6pm in the Kingsley Room
college essayJump Start Your Essay Proces
Writing coach Kate Callahan’s workshop support students in discovering their authentic story. From brainstorming to outlining to writing their highly anticipated first line, studenets will be guided through steps to clarify and inspire their writing process. For students at any point in the process. All students will leave with at least an outline and intro paragraph. Laptops encouraged but not mandatory.
For grades 9 and up.

Latin Dance Demo with Arthur Murray of Danbury

Tuesday, October 11th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
nicole-almeidaJoin Nicole Almeida, owner of Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Danbury for a presentation on the history of Latin dances in American culture.  Nicole and her dance partner, Lazaro Chavez, will talk about how Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Salsa, Merengue and Bachata were all introduced to the American dance scene, and the history of how each dance originated.  They will also demonstrate each dance with traditional music from that era and modern music from today.

Ann Leary Author Talk and Book Signing – Lu Burke Literary Series 

Thursday, October 13th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
ann-leary_-credit-cathrine-whitethe-children_coverNew York Times Bestselling Author Ann Leary will talk about her new book, The Children, a novel about a wealthy but unconventional New England family, told from the perspective of Charlotte, a reclusive 29-year-old who has a famous (and secret) life on the Internet. Family drama plays out between Charlotte and her siblings while the family prepares for a wedding at their Connecticut Lake House. A book signing will follow the presentation;  copies will be sold by The Hickory Stick Book Shop (Washington CT).Ann Leary’s bestselling novel, The Good House (2013) is in development to be a feature film starring Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep.This program is part of the Lu Burke Literary Series, established several years ago by the Library Board of Directors to honor Lu Burke and her extraordinary bequest to the library.The Friends of the Southbury Public Library will provide refreshments.

Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus

Thursday, October 20th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
greg-bodineNorth Shore Theatre Group presents Greg Oliver Bodine in Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus - a one-man play faithfully adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic novel of gothic horror.Greg 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. North Shore Theatre Group & North Shore Theatre Productions is a  not-for-profit, professional company committed to presenting non-musical classic, modern and original works from innovative perspectives throughout the region of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and parts of New England.Sponsored by The Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Lincoln Center Local: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Friday, October 21st at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
sweeney-toddJoin us for  a pre-recorded performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street which was performed at Avery Fisher Hall on March 5, 2014.
Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge… Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece returns to life in a bold new performance by The New York Philharmonic, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson.

This program contains language or scenes that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised.Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly tLincoln Center Localo your neighborhood. Running time is 2hrs 30 min Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings, a program created by Lincoln Center Education and hosted by libraries and community centers, brings the best of Lincoln Center—world-renowned performances coupled with unparalleled educational resources—off its Manhattan-based campus and into communities anywhere. This Lincoln Center program provides high-definition screenings from the growing digital catalog of the world’s leading performing arts center. Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.

Tracing Your Jewish Genealogy

Friday, October 28th at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
marian_wood_headshot-1Learn how to trace Jewish ancestors worldwide by exploring the resources on five key websites. This step-by-step presentation will demonstrate how to plan Jewish genealogy search strategies, identify specialized sources and databases, and locate specific documents using JewishGen.org, YadVashem.org, CyndisList.com, FamilySearch.org, and Facebook’s Tracing the Tribe Jewish genealogy page.Marian Wood is a marketing expert turned professional textbook author who has been tracing her family tree since 1998. She is a frequent speaker at genealogy clubs around Connecticut and New York, making presentations on topics such as Jewish genealogy, online genealogy research, and organizing family history materials. 

Exploring CT’s Natural Wonders

Saturday, October 29th from 2-3pm in the Kingsley Room

exploring-ct-natural-wonders3Learn about Connecticut’s intriguing past in this presentation about the region’s natural history by Brendan Hanrahan.

Connecticut might seem tame, but incredible discoveries have been made in our state about dinosaurs, rocks, and the wild places where the past comes to life. With intriguing slides, animations, and video, the presentation takes audiences on a tour that reveals how continents collided to build local bedrock, when our region was flooded with molten lava, and where dinosaurs prowled immense lakes.

Author Brendan Hanrahan received the Southwest Connecticut Conservation District’s 2005 Outstanding Conservation Partner of the Year Award for his achievements in natural resource education and public outreach efforts. He is also the publisher of the Road to Discovery series, four family-oriented guidebooks to Connecticut’s natural wonders. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Rock the Test!

Sunday, October 30th from 12:30-4:30pm in the Kingsley Room
act-satDeciding between the SAT and ACT? Try your  hand at both and see which you prefer. Find out how you’ll score before taking the real thing.
After the test, participants will receive an extensive score-report showing you exactly where your strengths and weaknesses are, PLUS a personalized consultation to go over your scores and answer your questions!