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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.

 

 

Advanced Microsoft Word

Tuesday, July 17 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley B Room
This class picks up where the prior two classes left off, so some experience with Microsoft Word is expected.  An assortment of Word features that will make your documents much more eye-catching will be presented.  Topics will include: using graphics, bullet lists, multiple columns, headers and footers, printing options, and printing envelopes and labels.

Space is limited to 10 participants. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Thursday, July 19 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley B Room
This class continues where the prior Excel classes left off, so some knowledge of Excel is certainly helpful.  We will cover a variety of very useful topics, including: working with dates, sorting your data, filling in cells efficiently, features that enhance viewing and printing your spreadsheets, a great feature called conditional formatting, and more.

Space is limited to 10 participants. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair

Thursday, July 19 from 7-8pm in the Kingsley Room

Did you attend the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, or are you curious to learn more about its history?

Join us as Jason Scappaticci returns to discuss the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair in all its delight and splendor. For many who grew up in New York or Connecticut during the 1960s, their family or school took a trip to the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, which included such treats as riding the Magic Skyway at the Ford Pavilion or trying a Belgian Waffle for the first time. Most attendees knew little of the story to get the fair built or the drama of running it behind the scenes. Come spend an hour at the fair again and learn about how this great cultural event came to be. In addition to displaying photographs, Jason will also bring souvenirs from the fair.

Jason Scappaticci is from Manchester, CT where he works as Director of New Students and First Year Programs at Manchester Community College. He is also active in local politics and is currently serving in his third term on the Manchester Board of Education. He earned a BA in history from Utica College and an MA in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford. He has a number of lectures on historical topics and has traveled through many towns of the state to give the lectures for senior centers, libraries and historical societies. He has also been invited to speak at the Old State House in Hartford and has been published in Connecticut Explored magazine. Jason also gave a lecture on Presidential Assassinations at the Southbury Public Library in June.

Sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.

Native American History

Friday, July 20  in the Kingsley Room: Native American Storytelling from 2-2:230pm and Hands on History from 3-4:30pm
Darlene Kascak from the Institute for Native American Studies in Washington, CT will be bringing Native American History to life with Native American storytelling and a hands-on history lecture. Both segments are suitable for adults as well as children over 5. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

Native American Storytelling: 2:00-2:30PM

Darlene, an experienced Native American storyteller will be sharing half an hour of Native American tales. Enjoy the lesson and magic of these traditional stories that were and are used to teach, guide, and entertain.

Hands on History: 3:00-4:30PM

Put your hands on history and learn about Native American lifestyles, environmental history, and unique innovations in tools in this presentation through handling animal furs, replicated artifacts, organic instruments and more.

Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke) is the Education Coordinator at The Institute for American Indian Studies, a museum and research center located in Washington, CT. Her style of teaching from a Native American’s point of view allows children and adults the opportunity to have a new understanding of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples lives both in the past and in the present. Darlene is a Traditional Native American Storyteller, a Schaghticoke Tribal Member and is active in The Schaghticoke Woman’s Traditional Council. In 2013 she started her own company Native Soles LLC that offers moccasin workshops and handmade moccasins in traditional styles.

As a part of our 2018 Adult Summer Series, “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library” this program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Windows 10: An Overview

Friday, June 22 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley B Room
Microsoft Windows has been around for decades, and Windows 10 has been available for a couple of years now. This talk will highlight some of the new features included in Windows 10 (such as Cortana, Notifications, the Start Screen, and Continuum) as well as discussing some of the ongoing important elements of Windows (such as the Desktop, the Taskbar, and the System Tray). So if you are looking for some insights to help you understand more about Windows, come and join us for this talk.

Mike Ingber is the owner of Upward Business Systems, which has been in business since 1989 and provides expert, reliable, affordable computer consulting services to a large base of clients.  Clients include town halls, schools, non-profit agencies, small and medium businesses of all sorts, home users, and senior citizens.  Mike received an M.S. Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. Degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, July 24 from 7-8pm in the Kingsley B Room
In this fabulous one woman play by and starring Sheryl Faye, Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life is traced from her childhood to her adulthood. After suffering through an unhappy childhood and losing her parents and one of her brothers, Eleanor figured out where she could fit in and make a difference.

The longest-serving First Lady of the United States, she was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. She became one of the first delegates to the United Nations and is often considered one of the top ten most admired people of the 20th century.

As a part of the 2018 Adult Summer Series “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library,” this program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.

How to find your Family in Online Newspapers

Thursday, July 26 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
Janeen Bjork applies to genealogy the detective, analytic and presentation skills she garnered in a 30-year career as a television researcher. Her own family tree, and the trees she has done for friends and clients, are richly illustrated with newspaper stories that range from the mundane to the sensational. She’ll introduce us to some of the characters she has discovered and to the research methods that made it possible for her to find and preserve their legacies.

Janeen has offered popular Genealogy classes and presentations for the last five years in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Her engaging and interactive presentation style uses audience participation with actual examples and case studies to prepare audiences to find the family members and stories that have eluded them.

Sponsored by the Janet Mann Genealogy Gift Fund and the Heritage Village Genealogy Club

Hippies vs. Beatniks vs. Punks? No Contest!

Thursday, July 26 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Beatniks, hippies, and punks are normally seen as three distinct American subcultures that were developed by three different generations mostly out of youthful rebellion. Alan Bisbort will turn that viewpoint on its head, using his presentation to show how these three subcultures were kindred spirits and that the bohemian baton that was picked up in the 1950s has been passed down to the present day. Using original artifacts, recordings, pieces from his voluminous archive, and interchanges with the audience, Bisbort entertains while also drawing attention to the bohemian links that we all share, regardless of our age. 

Alan Bisbort is an author, editor, and teacher whose books include Rhino’s Psychedelic Trip, White Rabbit & Other Delights: East Totem West, A Hippie Company, 1967-1969, and Beatniks: A Guide to An American Subculture. He teaches popular courses for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UConn-Waterbury called “Beatniks vs. Hippies? No Contest!” and “Propaganda in American History.” He is currently editor in chief of the punk cultural website PleaseKillMe.com and an editor at the website iMediaEthics.org.

As a part of our 2018 Adult Summer Series “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library,” this program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.

Evening at the Movies: A Quiet Place

Tuesday, July 31 from 6:30-8pm in the Kingsley Room

Rated PG-13. 1 hour and 30 minutes run time. Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.

In this gripping and surprisingly touching modern horror thriller, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. Starring husband and wife duo Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, and The Girl on the Train) and John Krasinksi (The Office), this film is also directed by Krasinski. With just four main actors, almost no sound, and in just 90 minutes, A Quiet Place uses its simplicity to craft a moving and suspenseful film. 

No registration required. This movie is free and open to the public. Closed captions available. This movie is Rated PG-13 for terror and some bloody images. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public library.

Summer Series Finale: His Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra Concert

Friday, August 3, from 6-7pm in the Kingsley Room
Celebrate the life and legacy of this prolific entertainer, whose music moved generations, with this concert by CabareT that includes some of the songs he is best known for and other favorites from his storied career. Featuring Vocalists Sheri Ziccardi and Chris Stone and Keyboardist Michael Rheault, this concert will include such favorites such as “All or Nothing at All,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Embraceable You,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Love and Marriage,” “My Way,” “New York, New York,” “Night and Day,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “You Make Me Feel So Young.” 

Sheri Ziccardi, known for her soaring soprano, is at home singing everything from standards and show tunes to classical and sacred music. She has appeared on musical theater stages and as a concert and cabaret soloist throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Sheri has shared the stage with numerous Broadway veterans, but is most dedicated to her music ministry, on staff as a cantor and soloist at three area churches,
and to sharing the gift of music and connecting with seniors.

Michael Rheault works locally and in New York City as a pianist and composer. He currently is a piano instructor and accompanist at Springfield College and Director of Music at St. Gabriel Church in Windsor, CT. As a composer, his works include several musicals, incidental music for David Mamet’s The Water Engine, and original music for the award-winning documentary Names from Home. Michael lives and teaches private piano in Springfield, MA.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Using Gmail

Tuesday, August 21 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
Gmail is one of the most popular email services available.  In this class we will discuss some of the basics of using Gmail such as sending, receiving, replying, forwarding, printing, attachments as well as many of the really interesting capabilities of Gmail like labels, categories, themes, signatures, and more.  Using Contacts in Gmail will also be covered.  So if you have been using Gmail and want to learn more about it, join us for this class!

Mike Ingber is the owner of Upward Business Systems, which has been in business since 1989 and provides expert, reliable, affordable computer consulting services to a large base of clients.  Clients include town halls, schools, non-profit agencies, small and medium businesses of all sorts, home users, and senior citizens.  Mike received an M.S. Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. Degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Using Google Apps

Thursday, August 23 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
Google offers many popular services in addition to their email service – Gmail.  In this class, we will discuss some of these popular Apps (applications).  We will cover Google Calendar in some depth, and will briefly look at other Apps, such as Google Photos, Google Docs, and Google Drive.  Join us to learn more about some of Google’s most popular Cloud based services.

Mike Ingber is the owner of Upward Business Systems, which has been in business since 1989 and provides expert, reliable, affordable computer consulting services to a large base of clients.  Clients include town halls, schools, non-profit agencies, small and medium businesses of all sorts, home users, and senior citizens.  Mike received an M.S. Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. Degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library