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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.

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, April 22 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.

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, April 25 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

Related imageIf Beale Street Could Talk
Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
Rated R – 1 Hour and 59 minutes

Baldwin’s novel follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first born child. It’s a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Advanced Microsoft Word

Friday, April 26 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Space is Limited to 10

 

Image result for microsoft word imageThis class picks up where the prior two classes left off, so some experience with Microsoft Word is expected.  An assortment of Word features that will make your documents much more eye-catching will be presented.  Topics will include: using graphics, bullet lists, multiple columns, headers and footers, printing options, and printing envelopes and labels.  Join us, and continue expanding your knowledge of Word.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

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. 

German Springtime Music Lecture

Saturday, April 27 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room
Image result for beethovenDuring the 19th century Austria and Germany produced much music inspired by spring. No other European country can compare in the number of great composers such as Beethoven, Mahler and Schumann, who wrote such music. Jeffrey Engel will present several springtime works by Germanic composers and play recorded excerpts from these works.

 

Jeffrey Engel graduated from Ithaca College (New York). As a cellist, he played with numerous orchestras in France including that of the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories. Mr. Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history in colleges, libraries, retirement communities and other venues for some twenty years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative.

The Bozzuto Civics Lecture Series Presents: Southbury 101

Thursday, May 2 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Image result for SOuthbury town sealJoin us to learn more about the history of Southbury’s town government, and how it currently works. John Dwyer, Town Historian, will discuss the formation of the government of Southbury, and how it has changed in configuration and priorities over the years. Lynn Dwyer, Town Clerk, will discuss how the town government currently operates.

 

Lynn and John Dwyer are both natives of western Connecticut who came to Southbury in 1984 to undertake the restoration of her ancestral home, a project for which they received a Merit Award from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. Shortly afterwards John was nominated to serve on the town’s Historic Buildings Commission and in addition he now holds the post of Municipal Historian. Lynn has been a town employee since 1993. In 2016 she rose to the position of Town Clerk having worked in that department for several decades.

The Bozzuto Lecture Series were made possible through a gift in honor of Richard Bozzuto

An Evening of Stargazing with The Astronomical Society of New Haven

Friday, May 3 at 8pm starting in the Kingsley Room
Image result for star gazingJoin us and spend an evening looking at the stars with the Astronomical Society of New Haven. Feel free to also bring your own telescopes to watch the stars or ASNH members will help you look through member telescopes. The members of ASNH will also be bringing meteorites. Come enjoy this prelude to our space themed summer reading series.

 

The Astronomical Society of New Haven, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3), scientific and educational organization that fosters learning about astronomy for amateurs at all levels—beginners through life-long enthusiasts. ASNH participates in public and private outreach events throughout CT where members share views through their telescopes and their love, enthusiasm, and knowledge of astronomy with the public. We collaborate with schools, museums, libraries, clubs, churches—a wide range of non-profit organizations—to offer a variety of educational programs. The society encourages the public to ask questions, enjoy breathtaking astronomical views, and learn about astronomy. For more information and a calendar of up-coming events, please visit www.asnh.org or contact us at P.O. Box 5078 Milford, CT. 06460

The Bozzuto Civics Lecture Series Presents: American Constitutional Government — In History and Today

Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Image result for constitutionJoin us to learn more about how state and federal government work in the United States. Dr. Rogers will discuss how the governments were formed and how they changed over time. He will also discuss some of the controversies over time within the United States government.

 

Image result for donald rogersDonald W. Rogers is past president and a board member of Civics First, a non-profit organization that sponsors law and citizenship education for Connecticut’s K-12 students. He holds a Ph. D. in U.S. legal-constitutional history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently an adjunct lecturer of history at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Bridgeport. He is also a member and past president of the Connecticut Coalition for History and a board member of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society.

The Bozzuto Lecture Series were made possible through a gift in honor of Richard Bozzuto

The Bozzuto Civics Lecture Series Presents: The Bill of Rights: What it meant; what it means; and why we often get it wrong.

Thursday, May 16 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room
Image result for Bill of rightsJoin us to hear Professor Stephen McGrath discuss the Bill of Rights. Professor McGrath will discuss the history of the Bill of Rights, as well a delve into the individual rights. Discussion will also include what the Bill of Rights means to individuals as citizens.

 

Stephen McGrath is a professor at Central Connecticut State University. He received is M.A. in History from Trinity College. He has given many lectures around the state of Connecticut and is a member of the Association of American Historians.

The Bozzuto Lecture Series were made possible through a gift in honor of Richard Bozzuto