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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

Thursday, November 29 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!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Evening at the Movies:
Alpha

Thursday, November 29 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room
Starring Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Johannes Haukurm Johanneson, Marcin Kowalczyk
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity. 
Rated PG-13 – 1 hours and 36 minutesNo registration required. These movies are free and open to the public. Closed captions available on all movies. Rated R movies are for ages 17 and up only, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Friday, November 30 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!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Valley Shakespeare Festival Presents “A Christmas Carol”

Friday, November 30 at 7pm in the Brinker Fireplace Room
 

Join valley shakespeare festival on a trip back in time to Victorian England to begin your holiday season!

Charles Dickens wrote his holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” in London in 1843 in the midst of England’s industrial revolution.  It was originally written to be published as a pamphlet to inspire social reform.  At the time, London was teeming with problems: in only 80 years its population quadrupled from 1 million to 4.5 million; crime was rampant-the police estimated that 20,000 children were being trained in thievery; the city’s water supply was polluted; housing was sparse and cramped with entire families living in one small room; and education for children was at an all-time low.
It is into this world that Valley Shakespeare Festival will take its audiences. Presented without elaborate period costuming and staging, VSF’s production puts the emphasis on the true meaning of the story.  Audience members will join Ebenezer Scrooge on his transformational journey through his own personal darkness of bitterness and disillusion on that fateful Christmas Eve and emerge with him on that brilliant Christmas morning with renewed faith in God and humanity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Horizon Wings Birds of Prey

Saturday, December 1 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room
Join Mary-Beth Kaeser for a presentation on the different categories of birds of prey. Mary-Beth will bring a Bald Eagle, a Raven and a Black Vulture. Learn their individual stories as well as the characteristics and behaviors of each species.

Horizon Wings was formed in 2001 by Mary-Beth Kaeser as a 501C3 non-profit organization for the rehabilitation of raptors. The mission at Horizon Wings is to rehabilitate birds of prey for release into the wild in order to maintain their population, and to educate the community to enhance awareness of the environment. It is their hope by doing this that they reach people of all ages and create the desire in them to help preserve our natural world.

Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut

Friday, December 7 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
Join us to hear more about 169 towns and cities in Connecticut. Author, adventurer and historian Martin Podskoch put together an amazing guidebook about Connecticut curiosities and backroads. The book is a collective effort with writers, historians and officials writing about the amazing things in their towns and cities.
Martin Podskoch is an author, historian and East Hampton, CT resident recognized for his extensive work documenting the history of the Catskills, Adirondack Fire Towers, and the Civilian Conservation Corps camps. His first travel guide, “The Adirondack 102 Club:Your Passport & Guide to the North Country” has become the best-selling travel guide book in the Adirondacks.

Berkshire Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 8 from 1-2:30pm in the Kingsley Room
 

Get ready to listen to some classic holiday songs with a twist with the Berkshire Jazz Orchestra. Some of the popular holiday standards they will play are Winter Wonderland, Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Fire, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Sleigh Ride, Charlie Brown’s Christmastime is Here and many other familiar songs. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library