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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.

Alice’s Ordinary People

Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us for this informative and enlightening documentary about civil rights activist Alice Tregay and her remarkable story of ordinary people effecting change. From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s marches to the election of President Barack Obama, Alice Tregay has left a lasting impact on civil rights activism.

There will be an introduction given by filmmaker Craig Dudnick, and a Q&A session after the screening.

 

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

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, March 12 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

 

Harriet
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Joe Alwyn
Rated PG-13- 2 Hours and 5 minutes

Film Academy Award Nominated for Best Actress and Best Song

The story of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation
into one of America’s greatest heroes.

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

Celtic Music with the Jolly Beggars

Saturday, March 14 at 12pm in the Kingsley Room

The Jolly Beggars are back again!  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of traditional Celtic music.

The Jolly Beggars are a five-piece ensemble who play everything from guitars and drums to spoons and whistles.

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

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, March 23 from 2-3pm in Kingsley B
Want to relax? Stop by the Adult Coloring Club!

The library will provide coloring pages and colored pencils.

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

Rock and Roll Turns 65!

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room

Celebrating rock & roll’s reaching the age for social security, this exciting 90 minute-plus multimedia and participatory program combines archival audio tracks, rare video, behind-the-scenes stories, joyous singing, and stress-relieving music-making. Remember the rapid fire of rockabilly and the sweet street-corner harmonies of doowop. Relive the dance-inspiring days of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, the Drifters, the Coasters, the Shirelles, the Ronettes, and more.

Craig Harris has taught, written about, photographed, and played music for more than four decades. He is a percussionist, educator, author, photographer, and the host of a popular weekly Friday night show.  He’s performed in concert with Woodstock veterans The Band. He has worked with the group Two Days Jeans and the Gaea Star Band. After teaching music for more than a 25 years, Harris launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.

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

The 19th Amendment: A Tale of Suffrage, Sacrifice and Success

Thursday, March 26 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us for this lively and engaging presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Guest speaker Mariann Millard will be detailing how suffrage was achieved and the many obstacles suffragettes overcame in their fight for civil rights.

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

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, March 26 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

 

The Good Liar
Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, and Russell Tovey
Rated R- 1 Hour and 43 minutes

Aging con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets wealthy widow Betty McLeish online. He is surprised to find that he cares for her, turning a cut-and-dry con into a treacherous tightrope walk.

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.

The Sweet History of Honey

Tuesday, April 7 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Why do we love honey so much? What makes honey so dark or so light? How many varietals of honey are there? Why does honey crystallize? Why doesn’t honey need to be pasteurized? Learn the answers to these questions and much more during this engaging talk and taste five varietals of honey from The Humble Bee Honey Company.

Catherine Wolko is the owner of the Humble Bee Honey Company. She is a second generation Beekeeper and member of The Connecticut Farm Bureau, Eastern Apicultural Society, The American Beekeeping Federation, and The Backyard Beekeepers Association.

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

Fee or Free Genealogy

Thursday, April 16 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Genealogy research doesn’t have to be costly, although it often pays to pay for birth, marriage, and death records of direct ancestors. See how to click beyond the big-name websites and find information about ancestors from free and low-cost sources such as Linkpendium, the Ancestor Hunt, historical and genealogical societies, and other resources. Also learn how to decide whether to pay for a family-history document, based on details in the record, time and distance from the source, the uniqueness of the record, and what else is missing from the family tree.

Marian Burk Wood is a Southbury-based genealogy speaker and author of the best-selling genealogy book, “Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past.” Born in the Bronx, she has been researching her ancestors from Eastern Europe and her husband’s ancestors from England and the Midwest for more than two decades. Her genealogy blog, “Climbing My Family Tree,” is ranked among the country’s most popular family-history blogs.

This program is sponsored by the Janet Mann Fund.