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Saturday: 9:30am-4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

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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, May 20 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.

An Evening with the Mask: Characters of the Renaissance

Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
Image result for Mace PerlmanJoin us and Mace Perlman, French- and Italian-trained mime and actor, as he delights the audience with his unique interpretation of these larger-than-life sized mask-characters. Come watch him transform, and play in the masks of Renzo Antonello of Vicenza, Italy. Both deeply human and universal in their appeal, these mask-characters have inspired centuries of artists, from Shakespeare to Picasso, moving them to laughter and to tears. Come see for yourself why they have been the toast of European theatre and art for the last half-millenium; and continue to make their influence known today — from Bugs Bunny to Seinfeld and from the Marx Brothers to Mister Bean. An Event For All Ages

 

Mace Perlman is an actor, teacher, director and translator whose theatrical training began under Marcel Marceau in Paris and continued under the great theatre director Giorgio Strehler at his Piccolo Teatro in Milan. Once again residing in his native Greenwich, CT, he has taught and performed at more than twenty-five universities including Harvard, UVA, Middlebury, and his own alma mater, Stanford. He is currently working to create an Academy of Renaissance Theatre, a resident company of actors together with a school of theatre, Romance languages, and Renaissance arts and culture.

Evening at the Movies

Thursday, May 23 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

Image result for crimes of grindelwaldFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler
Rated PG-13 – 2 Hours and 14 minutes

In the second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series, the evil wizard Grindelwald has escaped prison. Albus Dumbledore is the only one powerful enough to stop him, but he’ll need the help of his friend Newt Scamander. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Basic Intenet Skills

Friday, May 24 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room

 

 

Internet browsers let us access and enjoy all of the content and information available on the internet. Join us and learn about using the most popular internet browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) to get around the internet. We will discuss useful browsing techniques and shortcuts, searching for information, using browser tabs, adding bookmarks, setting a home page, staying safe, as well as additional topics. Join us and begin getting more out of your browser!

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. 

“Southbury Through Time: Remnants of Our Past” Book Talk with Melinda Elliott

Thursday, May 30 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
Have you ever looked around Southbury and wondered about the history of an old building? Or puzzled over the name “Playhouse Corners?” In the book, Southbury Through Time: Remnants of Our Past, Melinda K. Elliott explores some of the remaining puzzling artifacts of the town through modern and historic photographs. Also included is a section called “Going, Going, Gone” showing photographs of some of the recent historical remnants that have disappeared forever. Melinda’s presentation at the Southbury Public Library will touch on many of Southbury’s Remnants and will include additional photographs not found in her new book. Books will be available for sale and will be autographed on request.

 

In her second book for Fonthill Media, Melinda K. Elliott has once again matched old photographs with current ones to tell the a story. This time she explores the town of Southbury, Connecticut looking for old and hidden remnants of the town’s 350-year old history in order to learn their tales. Melinda is involved in several historical endeavors, and is always involved with historical research. She wrote a children’s book called “Southbury for Young Historians” that was illustrated by a second grade class.Melinda and her husband have three children, and six grandchildren (with another on the way) that they love to spoil. They enjoy historically themed road trips, and are always on the lookout for old grist mills, covered bridges, and one-room schoolhouses.

Willie & Jan perform “Remembering 1969….Moon Landing, Woodstock and More”

Friday, May 31 at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
Come to our Kickoff to our space-themed summer series and listen to the songs of 1969. 1969 was the year of the moon landing and Woodstock. Willie and Jan return to the Southbury Public Library perform the music of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Arlo Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Credence Clearwater Revival and more. Get into the groove and listen to the 1960’s tunes!

 

Willie Nininger is an entertaining and versatile Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist, well known for his extensive repertoire, spontaneous sense of humor and flat-picking guitar technique. Willie plays in clubs and concerts across the US and Europe. He has written songs for the “Captain Kangaroo Show” and kids’ TV “After School Specials” and has appeared on TV variety shows. He performs the National Anthem for the NY Mets annually.

Jan Scruggs, a lover of harmony, has a keen knack for impersonation, replicating voices in song from Skeeter Davis – “End of the World”, to a comedic rendering of the “All In the Family” theme song as Jean Stapleton. Jan sings and plays the guitar with Willie and his band, up and down the east coast and in England. She and Willie perform theme shows such as Irish, Country, Holiday, Tropical, TV & Movie Songs, Famous Duets, Oldies, Originals and tributes to such performers as the Beatles, Carole King/James Taylor, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Phil Ochs, and many more.

The UFO Experience

Saturday, June 8 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room

The Big Book of UFO Facts, Figures & Truth: A Comprehensive ExaminationThe UFO Experience by Stephen Spignesi is based on his acclaimed book The Big Book of UFO Facts, Figures, & Truth. In addition to a fascinating slideshow, topics include…

 

 

 

  • 5 Types of Close Encounters
  • UFO Physical Evidence
  • Unexplained UFO Sightings by Astronauts
  • Project Blue Book Sightings by Pilots
  • Jimmy Carter’s UFO Sighting
  • Crop Circles & the UFO Phenomenon
  • Who Are the Men in Black?
  • 6 Celebrity UFO Sightings
  • The Face on Mars
  • Alien Abductions

 

PictureStephen Spignesi is a Connecticut native and a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician.

 

Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars with Sheryl Faye

Saturday, June 15 at 1pm in the Kingsley Room
Image result for sheryl faye sally rideJoin us as our space-themed summer series continues with this in-character presentation about Sally Ride. Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women is proud to tell the story of Sally Ride. In this new version of the program, Sheryl takes the audience through Sally Ride’s life from her early life and love of tennis to her time at Stanford and her accomplishments as the first American woman in space.

 

Sheryl Faye started acting lessons at seven years old at the Harwich Jr. Theater in Cape Cod, and performed in her first show, Cinderella, at age nine. She earned a BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston and has traveled the United States as a full-time actress. She now has eight one-woman shows that tour throughout New England. She also writes and performs with StageCoach Improv, has voiced characters in Sony PlayStation games, and works on films, television, and theater throughout Boston and New York.

Create Your Own Starry Night with Gregory Maichack

Friday, June 21 at 2pm in the Kingsley Room
Image result for starry nightJoin us for this continuation of our space-themed summer series and create your own version of Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night

This art class led by Gregory Maichack will take you through the process of painting The Starry Night using charcoal and pastels. All materials are provided, and everything you make is yours to bring home!

Gregory John Maichack is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. He has trained with such notables in the field of pastel portraiture as internationally acclaimed Daniel Greene, the Copley Society’s Constance Flavell Pratt and Foster Caddell. Gregory John Maichack currently lives in western Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Adult Coloring Club

Monday, June 24 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.