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Saturday: 9:30am-4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

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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.

Basic Microsoft Excel

Tuesday, February 12 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
Microsoft Excel is the most popular Spreadsheet used by all types of users, including businesses, schools, and home users.  Spreadsheets are an ideal solution when you have information that is organized as rows and columns of data.  In this class, we will cover the basics and essentials of using Excel.  Topics will include: how to use and design a spreadsheet, navigating around a spreadsheet, working with textual information, formatting your spreadsheet, and much more.  Join us, and begin to explore the power of using Microsoft Excel!

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Thursday, February 14 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
This class picks up where the Basic Excel class leaves off, so some knowledge of Excel is helpful.  Topics will include: working with numeric data, using formulas to do simple calculations, using Excel’s versatile built-in functions, and more.  Join us, and continue to explore the power and versatility of Microsoft Excel!

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, February 14 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room
Bohemian Rhapsody
Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton,  Gwilyn Lee
Rated PG-13 – 2 Hours and 14 minutes
The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddy Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Adams & Jefferson: Their Historic 50 Year Friendship

Friday, February 15 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
Join us for a presentation by John Adams impersonator George Baker about the friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. George will explain how their paths converged at the Continental Congress, to their bitter paths to election as president of the United States, and their eventual reconciliation.

Since 2008, George Baker has portrayed the character of President John Adams in a one-man show throughout the country at national conventions and venues like Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the New-York Historical Society and was featured as John Adams on National Public Radio’s weekend program, Studio 360. A graduate of Columbia College ’69 and Columbia Law School ’73, George practices law when not on the road as John Adams.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Dino’s Back: A Tribute to Dean Martin

Thursday, February 21 from 6-8pm in the Kingsley Room
Enjoy an evening with Jack! His “Dino” style and sound will take you back to the “swinging rat pack years” of the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, as he sings all the great tunes made famous by Dean Martin. 

Jack Lynn has been doing his tribute to Dino Show at various clubs, restaurants and private parties in Connecticut and Tri-state area. He has appreared in a one-man shows at the Warner Theatre in Torrington and Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. He has also performed at the Ridgefield Playhouse and was part of a “Dino and Frank” show at Center Stage Theatre in Shelton and Lincoln Center with jazz great Monty Alexander. Jack has also participated in the annual Frank Sinatra’s “Posthumous Birthday Bash”at Patsy’s restaurant in NYC.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, February 25 from 2-3pm in Kingsley B
Want to relax? Stop by the Adult Coloring Club!

The library will provide coloring pages and colored pencils.

No registration is required.

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Tuesday, February 26 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley 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.

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Basic Internet Skills

Thursday, February 28 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
Internet Browsers let us access and enjoy all of the content and information available on the Internet.  Join us and learn about using the most popular Internet Browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) to get around the Internet.  We will discuss useful browsing techniques and shortcuts, searching for information, using Browser tabs, adding Bookmarks, setting a Home Page, staying safe, as well as additional topics.  Join us and begin getting more out of your browser!

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.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, February 28 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room
BlacKkKlansman
Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
Rated R – 2 Hours and 15 minutes
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Celtic Music with the Jolly Beggars

Saturday, March 2 from 12-2pm in the Kingsley Room
Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration off with us!  The Jolly Beggars are back for the 5th year in a row with another rousing afternoon of Celtic music!  Their five piece ensemble will treat your ears to the music of guitars, mandolin, tin whistles, mandola, tenor banjo,  double bass, bodhran (Celtic drums), spoons and more.

Their traditional songs and musical arrangements incorporate Irish folklore into the lyrics, and their reels and jigs are sure to get your eyes smiling and toes tapping!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

The World of Saint Patrick

Wednesday, March 6 from 2-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Through art and archaeology, we’ll examine the ancient Britain that was ruled by Rome for centuries. Then we’ll consider the autobiography and letters of its most famous citizen, a Roman Briton named Patrick, and the fifth-century     Ireland he knew as a slave and as a missionary.

Mike got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

The Southbury Library Lu Burke Literary Series Presents:
Xhenet Aliu

Saturday, March 9 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room
Xhenet Aliu is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut, whose brass industry attracted large waves of Eastern European immigrants before the demise of the factories in the 1970s and ’80s, she was born to an Albanian father and a Lithuanian American mother. She now lives in Athens, Georgia.
Her debut novel, Brass, is a fierce story about mothers and daughters, haves and have-nots, and the stark realities behind the American Dream. Told in equally gripping parallel narratives with biting wit and grace, Brass announces a fearless new voice with a timely, tender, and quintessentially American story.This program is sponsored by the Library Gift Fund

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, March 25 from 2-3pm in Kingsley B
Want to relax? Stop by the Adult Coloring Club!

The library will provide coloring pages and colored pencils.

No registration is required.