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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.

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, January 9 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

Official Secrets
Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Matt Smith
Rated R-1 Hour and 52 minutes

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN
Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Rated R movies are for ages 17 and up only, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

Sleep and Memory Tips with Dr. Wendy Hurwitz

Tuesday, January 14 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Did you know that a recent study from Stanford University suggests that the techniques used by memory athletes can be taught, learned, and create changes in the brain that enhance memory skill? Come learn about the tips and techniques used by memory athletes. In addition, come learn about tips to improve sleep and restorative rest.

Dr. Wendy Hurwitz is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine. She is a nationally recognized expert on stress, and she is currently working on a book about stress. Dr. Hurwitz often runs workshops that help organizations and individuals achieve peak performance by enhancing vitality and wellness.

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

Healthy Eating for Adults with Food Explorers

Thursday, January 16 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Join Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd for an afternoon of diving into nutrition! The world of food and nutrition can be a confusing place, with information coming at you from all different directions. As a Dietitian, Katie provides evidence-based recommendations, and will answer your nutrition questions as we tackle the beginning of a new year. A snack will be provided, which will be nut free.

Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietitian, and graduate of UCONN’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Katie decided to start her own business, Food Explorers as a way to teach children and families about healthy food and nutrition.

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

Was There A Downton Abbey in 1920’s Connecticut?

Thursday, January 23 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Dr. Donald W. Rogers returns to the Southbury Library for this talk about 1920’s Connecticut’s upper class culture.

This talk is a follow-up to Dr. Rogers’ 2015 lecture on Downton Abbey. This lecture is inspired by the new Downton Abbey movie, which takes place in 1927. Dr. Rogers will continue his search for a Connecticut Downton Abbey among our state’s New Era upper class with vivid comparisons to the film’s storyline.

Donald W. Rogers was an adjunct lecturer of history at Central Connecticut State University. He holds a Ph. D. in U.S. history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has taught U.S. history at Connecticut colleges and universities for thirty-five years, is a member and past president of the Connecticut Coalition for History, and is an executive board member for the Organization of American Historians.

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

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, January 23 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

The Kitchen
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss
Rated R-1 Hour and 42 minutes

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands’ rackets

Rated R movies are for ages 17 and up only, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

Special Saturday Movie

Saturday, January 25 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Downton Abbey
Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, and Elizabeth McGovern
Rated PG-2 Hours and 2 minutes

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century.

There will also be a showing of this film on Wednesday, January 22 at 1pm on the Kingsley Room as part of our Wednesday at the Movies

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

The Southbury Public Library’s Puzzle-A-Thon

Friday, January 31 from 10am to5pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us for a day of puzzle fun!

We will have stations set up throughout the Kingsley Room with plenty of puzzles to choose from. Come and go as you please, and feel free to bring your own snack.

Let’s see how many puzzles Southbury can finish in one day! 

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

Grover Cleveland’s Rubber Jaw and Other Fascinating Facts About America’s Presidents

Saturday, February 1 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Stephen Spignesi is returning to the Southbury Library to present unusual-but-true facts about America’s presidents. Did you know that George Washington only had one tooth left when he was inaugurated, even though he had his horses’ teeth brushed daily? Or that Abraham Lincoln owned a saloon before becoming president? Join us to learn more interesting tidbits like these about Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and more!

Stephen Spignesi is a Connecticut native and a New York Times bestselling author. He has written numerous books on popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is a professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician.

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

Mystery Author Talk: Marian Lanouette

Thursday, February 6 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us for this talk with author Marian Lanouette about using what you know to write your story.

In her most recent novel, Loss of Power, Marian used her background working in a crematory to craft a believable and thrilling story. Learn more about how you can use your own experiences to create your own fiction stories.

Marian Lanouette is a Daphne du Maurier award nominated author. Lanouette has currently four books in her Jake Carrington series. She’s worked in many fields throughout her life—as an office manager for a cemetery/crematory, a bank teller, retail salesgirl, a bookkeeper for a gas station and many years as an accounting manager for a mid-size law firm and various businesses. But the career she loves the most is writing.

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

Forever Judy and The Wizard of OZ

Thursday, February 20 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

Francine Evans & Joel Zelnik will take you on this memorable musical program featuring America’s number one female vocalist, Judy Garland. Crafted with love, “Forever Judy” is an inspiring musical experience, highlighting song hits from the “The Wizard of Oz” celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, her concert years, and selections from the Broadway musical “The Wiz”.

Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik are accomplished performers and producers. Francine holds an M.A. from Montclair State University, and has produced over 100 shows. Joel holds an M.A. from Rutgers University, entertained five presidents, and performed in the Rainbow Room.Together, Joel and Francine produced “DESTINATION: Las Vegas – The Musical Journey,” which ran for five months Off-Off Broadway.

 

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