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.

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble

Friday, July 29th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
Canta Libre Vanderbilt Close CompressedPlease join members of the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in a Midsummer’s Night Concert featuring whimsical music that will delight like a warm summer breeze!
Canta Libre (“Sing Freely”), a renowned quintet of flute, harp and strings,  was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of music     composed specifically for harp quintet.
Considered experts in this ephemeral, rare style of chamber music with its origins in France, Canta Librewas recently featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference, has appeared at Lincoln Center, on WNYC at The Green Space, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Barge Music, and many more venues. This concert is culminating the Southbury Library’s “Shakespeare is Here”2016 Adult Summer Series.Sponsored by Carol & Gary Lazarus and the Charles and Ellen Emery Rutledge Fund.

Genealogy Clinic

Wednesday, August 3rd at 1pm in the Kingsley 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.

Making Sense of Brazil in 2016: History, Politics and the Olympic Games

Tuesday, August 9th from 2-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Mary Ann MahonyThe Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, combined with the World Cup     competition in 2014, were supposed to showcase and celebrate Brazil’s arrival on the world stage as an      international economic and political power.  Instead, the world has been treated to announcements of political corruption, impeachment of the president, epidemic disease, faulty construction, and economic corruption.  What went wrong?  How do we explain the current situation?  Is the disaster exaggerated?  What are the prospects for the future?
Mary Ann Mahony, Ph.D., Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, will discuss the current situation in Brazil, in the   context of Brazilian history, and answer your questions.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Sambeleza: Music of Brazil

Thursday, August 11th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
sambelezaSambeleza performs a wide variety of Brazilian songs – both old and new – with a jazz twist. Sambeleza came into being in 2009 as the combined brainchild of vocalist and São Paulo native Isabella Mendes, Brazilian guitar specialist Joe Carter and jazz bassist Jeff Fuller, with the idea of performing many of the colorful songs of Brazilian composers from the early 20th century to the present, with originals by the group members thrown into the mix.Sambeleza creates tapestries of guitars, percussion and vocals in both Portuguese and English interweaving the rhythms, harmonies and melodies of bossa nova and samba with exciting jazz improvisation.
Sponsored by Penny & Ralph Holibaugh and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Author Talk with Jacqueline Sheehan

Thursday, August 18th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
Jacqueline SheehanSouthbury native Jacqueline Sheehan will read from her new book, The Center of the World. This story is an evocative and emotionally compelling novella about a mother and her adopted daughter who each embark on a journey of self-discovery in the wake of a stunning revelation. As mother and daughter confront the damage done by years of dangerous yet necessary deceptions, they discover how much love, hope, and happiness may still remain—if they have the courage to face their past.
Jacqueline Sheehan is the bestselling author of five novels: The Comet’s Tale, a novel about Sojourner Truth, Lost & Found, Now & Then, and Picture This. Her novels are published in more than eight countries. She is a psychologist and her novels are woven with psychological mystery and background. Jacqueline was born in Southbury, Connecticut and lived in Southbury for the first 25 years of her life.  Jacqueline considers herself a New Englander at heart, but spent 20 years living out west in California, Oregon, and New center of the worldMexico, sometimes employed as a journalist, house painter, photographer, and director of a Traveling Troupe of high school puppeteers. Jacqueline teaches at international writing retreats in Guatemala, Jamaica, Ireland, and the UK. She has been awarded writing fellowships at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland and at Jentel Arts in Wyoming. Her sixth novel, THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE, will be published in 2017. She has started working on her next novel, which may be set in a fictional Southbury.
A Book Signing will follow with books available for purchase provided by the Hickory Stick Bookshop. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Lincoln Center Local: A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger

Friday, August 12th at 1pm in the Kingsley B Room
Pete Toshi SeegerThis is a pre-recorded screening of A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger which was performed at the Damrosch Park Bandshell on July 20, 2014. Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep: from transforming the way we listen to our American roots, to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, an all-star line-up of family and friends gathers to remember these leaders in folk music and activism.Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood.Lincoln Center Local

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, August 22nd at 1pm in the Kingsley B Room
coloring 2Looking for a new way to have fun and relieve stress? Then join us for an afternoon of adult coloring. This latest trend for adults has become the latest craze for creativity and relaxation.  Come and rediscover the joy of coloring!
The library will provide adult coloring pages and colored pencils.
The coloring club meets every fourth Monday of the month from2-3pm in the Kingsley B Room.