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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.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Presented by the Valley Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us for one of the Bard’s Romantic Comedies to herald in the fall! Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl…rivalry, shenanigans and a “dog” round out this fun, high-spirited comedy performed entirely by only two gents!

The Valley Shakespeare Festival has been presenting free Shakespeare Veteran’s Memorial Park in Shelton, CT since 2013. Through its first five-years in existence, Valley Shakespeare Festival has also started the popular Shakespeare in the Bar series, and a touring company that travels Connecticut performing full 70-minute shows.

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

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Tuesday, November 12 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

This class continues where the prior Excel classes left off, so some knowledge of Excel is certainly helpful.  We will cover a variety of very useful topics, including: working with dates, sorting your data, filling in cells efficiently, features that enhance viewing and printing your spreadsheets, a great feature called conditional formatting, and more.

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

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, November 14 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

Canal Street
Bryshere Y. Gray, Mykelti Williamson, and Mekhi Phifer
Rated PG-13 -1 Hour and 29 minutes

After being arrested for the murder of a white classmate, a young black man’s father fights in court for his son’s vindication. Against all odds, they embrace their undying trust in each other and find faith.

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

Magic the Gathering: The Basics

Thursday, November 14 at 6:30pm in the Brown Room

Are you looking for a new hobby or trying to brush up on your Magic knowledge? Join us for this beginner-friendly gathering led by one of your friendly neighborhood librarians.

Magic: The Gathering is a versatile card game with something for everyone, and the perfect indoor activity for rainy autumn days and snowy winter nights.  Bring your own decks if you have them, but sample decks will be available to explore and test out. Take-home beginners guides to rules and keywords will be available.

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

Rebooting Your Genealogy

Friday, November 15 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

Whether you’ve been working on genealogy for years or you’ve just begun, everyone comes up against obscure or missing information.

Join us for this lecture given by genealogist Toni McKeen about how to keep track of the information you’ve been unable to find. McKeen will also provide advice on how to search creatively to better your chances at finding what you need.

This program is sponsored by the Heritage Village Genealogy Club and the Janet Mann Fund.

Snow Birds: Presented by the Bent of the River Audubon Center

Saturday, November 16 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Join us for this talk about snow birds with the local Audubon Center Manager Morgan Evans. We’ll be taking a look and listen to the birds who brave our cold New England winters.

Morgan came on as the Center Manager at the Audubon Center Bent of the River in May 2019. He was first introduced to Bent of the River as a teacher, then a volunteer and summer camp counselor. In his free time, he loves exploring new birding spots as well as spending every moment he can with his daughter.

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

Estate Planning Options with Guest Speaker Judge Domenick Calabrese

Thursday, November 21 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

In this presentation, Judge Domenick Calabrese of the Region 22 Probate District will review highlights of Connecticut’s new trust laws and estate planning options. Areas covered include reporting requirements, new domestic asset protection trusts, provisions in the new law that increase trust flexibility, providing for successive generations of family members, and more. He will answer questions from the audience during and after this informal presentation directed at non-attorney audiences.

Judge Calabrese has been a Connecticut Probate Judge since 2003 and a Connecticut attorney since 1995. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Probate Assembly; Chairman of the Court Security Committee; a member of the Continuing Education Committee; and Administrative Judge of the Waterbury Regional Children’s Probate Court, of which he was a founding judge.

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

Online Safety

Friday, November 22 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

This talk is designed to help you avoid many of the risks that are lurking online.  These risks can infect your computer, can steal your personal information and can scam you in many ways.  Among the assorted topics that we will discuss: firewalls and security software, passwords, attachments and downloading, social engineering, phishing, popular scams, popups, malware, ransomware, and the importance of backups.  Join us to learn more about staying safe online.

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

Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said “No” to the Nazis

Saturday, November 23 from 1-2pm in the Kingsley Room
Join us to watch this film documenting an important piece of Southbury history.

In 1937, the German American Bund attempted to establish Nazi training camps in the Kettletown section of Southbury. This documentary chronicles the Southbury locals’ efforts to resist Nazi presence in their community.

No registration is required.

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

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, November 25 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.

“Can We Return to Bipartisanship? “With Special Guest Senator Joseph Lieberman

Monday, November 25 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room

Join us for this special installment in the Bozzuto Lecture Series with guest speaker Senator Joseph Lieberman.

Learn more about the United States party system and the differences between working in state and federal government. Senator Lieberman will discuss the role of bipartisanship in his career, and how camaraderie between the two parties led to great partnerships.

Now Senior Counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP in New York, Joseph I. Lieberman was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. In 2000 he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States. Senator Lieberman also serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations including the McCain Institute.

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

The Berkshire Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 7 at 1pm (Snowdate Saturday, December 14 at 1pm) in the Kingsley Room

The Berkshire Jazz Orchestra is back to give a twist to your favorite classic holiday songs! The songs featured will include “Winter Wonderland,” “Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Sleigh Ride,” and many other favorites. Vocalist Jan Maki will also bring us special arrangements of Bette Midler’s “Baby its Cold Outside,” Dianna Krall’s “Jingle Bells” and other well known Holiday standards.

Under the direction of Chip Zellner this group plays classic big band music, as well as newer pieces. The 17-piece ensemble maintains the tradition of a jazz orchestra, and features great soloists. The Berkshire Jazz Orchestra has performed in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, in events such the Newtown Arts Festival and the Wilton Jazz Festival. The group has been performing since 1987.

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