Mark Schenker Book discussion:  Three Short Story Cycles Fall 2019
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Schenker Book discussion: Three Short Story Cycles Fall 2019

The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville (1856)

A short story cycle (sometimes called a composite novel) is a collection of short stories in which the narratives are specifically composed and arranged with the goal of creating an enhanced and integrated experience when reading the group of stories as a whole rather than individually. Examples of such cycles that we have done in the past at WWML include The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) by Sarah Orne Jewett and In Our Time (1925) by Ernest Hemingway.

 This fall we will read three more such collections, spanning 50 years and featuring an American, an Irish, and a Canadian writer. And we will devote one of our sessions to the last story in Dubliners, “The Dead,” hailed by many readers and critics alike as one of the finest short stories in the English language.

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Mark Schenker book discussion:  Three Short Story Cycles Fall 2019
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Schenker book discussion: Three Short Story Cycles Fall 2019

Dubliners by James Joyce (1914)

A short story cycle (sometimes called a composite novel) is a collection of short stories in which the narratives are specifically composed and arranged with the goal of creating an enhanced and integrated experience when reading the group of stories as a whole rather than individually. Examples of such cycles that we have done in the past at WWML include The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) by Sarah Orne Jewett and In Our Time (1925) by Ernest Hemingway.

This fall we will read three more such collections, spanning 50 years and featuring an American, an Irish, and a Canadian writer. And we will devote one of our sessions to the last story in Dubliners, “The Dead,” hailed by many readers and critics alike as one of the finest short stories in the English language.

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Mark Schenker book discussion:  Three Short Story Cycles Fall 2019
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Schenker book discussion: Three Short Story Cycles Fall 2019

The Dead by James Joyce 9the longest and last of the stories in Dubliners)

A short story cycle (sometimes called a composite novel) is a collection of short stories in which the narratives are specifically composed and arranged with the goal of creating an enhanced and integrated experience when reading the group of stories as a whole rather than individually. Examples of such cycles that we have done in the past at WWML include The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) by Sarah Orne Jewett and In Our Time (1925) by Ernest Hemingway.

This fall we will read three more such collections, spanning 50 years and featuring an American, an Irish, and a Canadian writer. And we will devote one of our sessions to the last story in Dubliners, “The Dead,” hailed by many readers and critics alike as one of the finest short stories in the English language.

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Mark Schenker book discussion:  Three Short Story Cylces Fall 2019
Jul
16
4:30 PM16:30

Mark Schenker book discussion: Three Short Story Cylces Fall 2019

“The Art of Cooking and Serving” and “The Headless Horseman”, taken from a collection entitled Moral Disorder (2006) handout provided by MJS.

A short story cycle (sometimes called a composite novel) is a collection of short stories in which the narratives are specifically composed and arranged with the goal of creating an enhanced and integrated experience when reading the group of stories as a whole rather than individually. Examples of such cycles that we have done in the past at WWML include The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) by Sarah Orne Jewett and In Our Time (1925) by Ernest Hemingway.

This fall we will read three more such collections, spanning 50 years and featuring an American, an Irish, and a Canadian writer. And we will devote one of our sessions to the last story in Dubliners, “The Dead,” hailed by many readers and critics alike as one of the finest short stories in the English language.

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StoryWalk
Jul
8
3:30 PM15:30

StoryWalk

Story Walk®

 

Take “A Ramble with the Moon” as you explore this year’s poetic Story Walk® on the Trolley Trail.  Meet at the trail for the unveiling of this year’s display.  Refreshments will be served at the library after the walk.  All ages.

 

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Summer Reading Kickoff -- A Universe of Stories --Astronaut Training Camp
Jun
19
1:30 PM13:30

Summer Reading Kickoff -- A Universe of Stories --Astronaut Training Camp

Blast off to Summer Reading 2019 at Astronaut Training Camp ! Conquer the obstacle course and defy gravity in a Rocket Bounce House! Have a Rocket Pop and check out a new book. Summer Reading Packets will be handed out aft the program. All ages. Blast off to Stellar Reading !

Registration begins on June 8. Call 203-488-8702 to sign up.

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TICK Talk (and mosquitoes)
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

TICK Talk (and mosquitoes)

Tick Talk (and mosquitoes) presented by East Shore District Health Department

Find out how to protect yourself.

Environmentally friendly ways to avoid getting ticks and mosquitoes in your yard and on yourself

o   Removing ticks

o   Preventing ticks in your yard

o   Preventing mosquito bites

o   Planning for travel

o   Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, and Zika!

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Mark Schenker's book group:  Visions of America
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Schenker's book group: Visions of America

Visions of America: A program in honor of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday

May 31 2019 marks the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman (1819-1892), who was not only one of America’s greatest poets, but a writer whose subject was often the country itself. In a series beginning with a selection of Whitman’s poems, Mark Schenker will lead discussions on great works of American literature—works that give varied views of what is meant by an American life.

May: Our Town by Thornton Wilder

 

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Writers' Group Open House with guest speaker Amy Bloom
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Writers' Group Open House with guest speaker Amy Bloom

Writers’ Group Open House with guest speaker Amy Bloom.

Are you working on a short story, a screenplay, a memoir, essays or a novel? Whether you are new to writing, in the middle of several projects, or have published work join us to meet other local writers.  The library will schedule monthly writers’ groups to meet during the day and evenings. 

 

Registration required.    Call to register:  203-488-8702

Refreshments provided.  Meet and mingle with other local writers.

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CANCELLED:  Blogging for Beginners Workshop with Courtney Barrett
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

CANCELLED: Blogging for Beginners Workshop with Courtney Barrett

Learn how to start your blog and create your brand

What’s the best website domain for you. Come up with your name and aesthetic.

Create a vision board you can take home and use for inspiration.

Discuss using social media such as Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook as effective platforms for your blog.

Get the followers you want and an engaged following.

Create a list of places and people you want to collaborate with create the perfect pitch.

Registration recommended: 203-488-8702

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