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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.

Protecting Your Data- Backup Strategies

Friday, September 20 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

So many computer users do not backup their important and possibly irreplaceable data. If you are part of this very large group, then you are risking losing your precious information,  What causes data to be lost and how can you prevent it? What information should you be backing up and what are some options for doing backups? What other considerations are part of good backup strategy? Join us for answers to these very important questions.

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

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, September 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.

No registration is required.

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

Evening at the Movies

Thursday,September 26 at 5pm in the Kingsley Room

Avengers Endgame
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo
Rated PG-13 -3 Hours and 1 minute

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.

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

Buying a Computer?

Friday, September 27 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Are you interested in purchasing a new computer? We will discuss many aspects of making your purchase, including: What type of computer might best suit your needs (desktop vs. laptop, Windows vs. MAC vs. Chromebook, convertible, etc.)? What hardware features are important (RAM, processor, hard drive, optical drive, touchscreen, etc.)?  What about security software, productivity software, and extended warranties? Where should I make my purchase and how much should I expect to spend? So come with plenty of questions to this worthwhile presentation!  The information that you gain will help you feel more comfortable with making your purchase.

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

All About Quilting: A Lecture Presented by the Southford Falls Quilt Guild

Wednesday, October 2 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Whether you’re looking to pick up a new craft or if you’re a seasoned quilter looking to learn something new, this lecture will be fun and informative!

The Southford Falls Quilt Guild is based in west central Connecticut.The guild meets at the Shepardson Community Center, Middlebury, CT at 7pm on the first Fri. Sept- June.

This program is made possible by the Southford Falls Quilt Guild.

The Grotesque 10: Architectural Sculptures of American Universities

Saturday, October 5 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings.

Local photographer and graphic designer Mathew Duman presents a selection of his architectural findings in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor campuses such as Yale University and Trinity College have to offer. More of his work can be found in his published books.

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

Abigail Adams: America’s First Second Lady

Thursday, October 10 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us as Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women returns to bring us this one-woman performance of the story of Abigail Adams. Abigail Adams is considered a founder of the United States by some, and is designated as the nation’s first second lady and the second first lady. Adams’ life is one of the most documented of the first ladies. She is remembered for her letters and the advice she gave to her husband, John Adams. 

Sheryl Faye has been acting since she was seven years old. She now has eight one-woman shows that tour throughout New England. She writes and performs with StageCoach Improv, has voiced characters in Sony PlayStation games, and performs throughout Boston and New York..

This program is sponsored by the Heritage Village Genealogy Club and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

The Connecticut Witch Trials

Tuesday, October 15 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us for this intriguing program to learn about this long-forgotten part of Connecticut’s history. More than a generation before the infamous Salem Witch Trials Connecticut went through a wave of witch trials and executions, Connecticut led the way in colonial America on investigating, prosecuting, and executing witches.

Jason Scappaticci was born and raised in Manchester, CT where he is currently serving in his third term on the Manchester Board of Education. He is also the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Capital Community College.

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

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Thursday, October 17 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

This slide presentation discusses the difference between normal aging and dementia, defines dementia including its various causes, and discusses the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Handouts with space for notetaking will be provided.

Dianne Davis is a graduate of the Yale School of Nursing. She worked for many years with dementia patients and their families as a geriatric case manager at the Adler Geriatric Assessment Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and the chair of the New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

This program is made possible by the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Accoustic Guitar Concert, featuring Peter Biedermann

Saturday, October 19 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us as Peter Biedermann returns to bring us this versatile and genre-defying acoustic guitar concert!

Peter Biedermann is a solo contemporary instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ that has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the second time in the Southbury Public Library. The common thread throughout his musical background is crossing the boundaries of music genres. This hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics.

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