Every wonder what happened to hold outhouses? Indoor plumbing, of course! But that doesn't mean outhouses are out of style--they actually have a lot to teach us about history!
Georg Papp Sr. has been documenting, building and restoring rustic privies for many years and has been featured on Boston WCVB TV Chronicle, WFSB TV Better Ct, WGBY TV Making It Here and WNPR Radio. During his talk, he takes a look at Americana through the eyes of privy builders--and users. What secrets does an old outhouse tell? If you want to find out, join us for this unique and interesting lecture on what people used to use when nature called! We'll all be a little relieved and more thankful for our indoor toilets by the programs end
WNPR's headline "Preserving Americana - One Outhouse At A Time," sums up his mission and he has an educational and entertaining program for folks of all ages.
Registration begins February 1st. To register, call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
This one-of-a-kind event is a perfect tie in with the library's 150th anniversary!
Join us on Thursday, February 6th at 6:00pm and you will be able to tour the library, learn all about the things you should "love" about your library, and then you're in for a treat!
Kim Larkin is back and will be exploring the power of love through a chocolate tasting! Plus we'll raffle off a "lovely" gift basked for you. You won't want to miss out. Register beginning January 15th by calling 860.489.6684 or emailing Jessica at email@example.com
In partnership with CT Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute, we are pleased to be a part of this exciting year-long event. Connecticut is hosting the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibit, The Way We Worked, at various locations throughout the state. January through March 2014 the exhibit will be at the Warner Theatre. The exhibit looks at the history of work in America.
In collaboration with our partners, the library is hosting events to enhance the exhibit. Our events include:
Women’s Work in WWII By John Cilio
Thurs., Feb. 13th at 6:30 / Registration begins February 1st
The Lewis Hine Project: Tracking down the Lives of Child Laborers with Joe Manning
Thurs., March 6th at 6:30 / Registration begins Feb. 15th
Sponsored by the Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde Community Betterment Fund
For additional information about our programs and the exhibit at the Warner Theatre, please click "read more"!
The Library will host the first of a series of open houses to celebrate our 150th Anniversary on Thursday, January 30th.
We will host tours and have some yummy treats! Please register for either the 6:00pm or 6:45pm tour beginning January 2nd.
To register, please call the library at 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 as the CT Women's Hall of Fame presents Pushing Past No: Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to Success.
Has anyone ever told you that you couldn’t succeed? How have you proved them wrong? Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and be inspired by the stories of some of Connecticut’s remarkable women who overcame obstacles and objections to achieve great things! Learn from the determination of women in science and medicine like Barbara McClintock, Helen Smits and Emeline Roberts Jones, women pioneers in law like Constance Baker Motley and Patricia Wald, female sports icons like Joan Joyce and Donna Lopiano, and others from across all fields of endeavor. This is the perfect way to kick off the New Year! Registration begins January 2nd
To register, call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com.
Join us on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 as The Dog Listener visit the library!
Spend the evening with Dog Listener Pat Wright. Learn how to bring your dog to peace and solve the problem of unwanted behaviors. Pat Wright is the highest ranking member in the United States of the Jan Fennell International Team of Dog Listeners. Some of the many topics discussed are pulling on the lead, jumping up, aggression, separation anxiety, and excessive barking. Pat mixes in some very entertaining experiences from her many years of Dog Listening through out New England. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the talk. We love your pooches, but dogs are not allowed at the program. Thank you!
Registration begin January 2nd. To register, please call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mask Update: Masks are required for all program attendees despite vaccination status.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.