Branford Forum:  Debunking Myths about Russia in US Policy-Making
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Branford Forum: Debunking Myths about Russia in US Policy-Making

Dr. Thomas Graham
Yale Jackson Institute

Debunking Myths About Russia in US Policy-Making 

Although it's been almost 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, many of our notions about Russia were formed during the Cold War.  What do we understand and what do we miss about Putin’s Russia? To develop an effective Russia policy, the United States must see Russia clearly.

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Witness Stones Project
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Witness Stones Project

Dennis Culliton of WitnessStones.org will speak about the history of the project, the research with local school children and the placement of remembrance stones in Guilford. The Witness Stones Project’s mission is to restore the history and honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.

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The Village:  a screening of a documentary about the Italian-American experience in New Haven's Wooster Square
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Village: a screening of a documentary about the Italian-American experience in New Haven's Wooster Square

The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy

The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy, tells the story of the city’s Wooster

Square neighborhood, which for many years was a tight-knit Italian-American

enclave. Using oral history interviews, photos from family albums, and historic

films and photographs, the documentary explores the power of ethnic identity

and reaffirms the importance of immigration to American society. Today, few

descendants of the immigrants still live in Wooster Square, but vestiges of their

community remain—in the church, the ethnic societies and their festas, and

the pizza joints and pastry shops. Most vividly, the village lives on in the fond

memories of the people who grew up there.

DIRECTOR: STEVE HAMM

EDITOR: SCOTT N. AMORE

a 60-minute documentary about the Italian-American experience in New Haven's Wooster Square neighborhood. The film premiered in June at the New Haven Documentary Film Festival, has been screened a number of times in New Haven since then, and is now being shown at libraries in towns around New Haven, where many Wooster Square people moved over the past several decades.

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Mark Schenker's book group:  Visions of America
Mar
19
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.

 March: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

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Travel Program:  Italy Across the Seasons: Unique Experiences Throughout the Year
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Travel Program: Italy Across the Seasons: Unique Experiences Throughout the Year

Italy Across the Seasons: Unique Experiences Throughout the Year: a program presented by Lisa Phillips of Bella Europa Travel, for today's travelers, who are looking for an experiential vacation where they learn and do unique things. The program will introduce you to rich and meaningful seasonal experiences that are full of depth and discovery across the country, north to south including the Italian islands. This talk will be relaxed, informational and interactive.

Registration recommended. Please call 203-488-8702.

 

 Lisa (Cisero) Phillips

Owner & Travel Designer

Bella Europa Travel

bellaeuropatravel.com

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List Poems:  A Writing Workshop with Dolores Hayden
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

List Poems: A Writing Workshop with Dolores Hayden

Join us at the library for an evening of serious fun. We will read and write list poems, poems based on lists of anything you can think of—gossip, groceries, fishing tackle, paint colors, hurricanes, even personal disasters. (Think of Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Art of Losing.”)

How does a list become a poem? Let’s find out.

Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

Registration recommended: call 203-488-8702

Dolores Hayden, urban historian and poet, is professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University. Her books on the American landscape include  The Power of Place and Building Suburbia.  She is the author of three collections of poetry, and the newest, f orthcoming in May 2019, is Exuberance, a lyric sequence set in the earliest years of American aviation when daredevil pilots—women and men—thrilled spectators who had never seen an airplane.

Dolores Hayden, urban historian and poet, is professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University. Her books on the American landscape include The Power of Place and Building Suburbia. She is the author of three collections of poetry, and the newest, forthcoming in May 2019, is Exuberance, a lyric sequence set in the earliest years of American aviation when daredevil pilots—women and men—thrilled spectators who had never seen an airplane.

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Mark Schenker's book group:  Visions of America
Apr
16
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.

April: My Antonia by Willa Cather

 

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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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Mark Schenker's book group:  Visions of America
Feb
19
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.  

February: Walt Whitman: selected poems (handout provided at the library)

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Writing From the Right Side of the Brain
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Writing From the Right Side of the Brain

Writing Workshop with Amy Barry, an award-winning writer and certified expressive arts educator.

This is a four part series: January 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.    Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.    The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.    Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,  but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.    Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.    More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.

Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.

The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.

Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,

but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.

Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.

More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

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Author event:  Gina Macdonald
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Author event: Gina Macdonald

A night with Gina Macdonald and Jen Payne: a creative collaboration

Branford residents Gina Macdonald and Jen Payne speak on their passion for their work -blending together in creating the book    Mind Your Own Body: A Body Image Handbook    Gina, a Licensed Professional Counselor, utilizing her Expressive Art Therapy Graduate Degree, assists those suffering with disordered eating and body image disturbance.  Jen, an author, editor operates her graphic design and creative services company, as well as her own publishing company.  Meet the author: Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Branford residents Gina Macdonald and Jen Payne speak on their passion for their work -blending together in creating the book

Mind Your Own Body: A Body Image Handbook

Gina, a Licensed Professional Counselor, utilizing her Expressive Art Therapy Graduate Degree, assists those suffering with disordered eating and body image disturbance.

Jen, an author, editor operates her graphic design and creative services company, as well as her own publishing company.

Meet the author: Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

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Writing From the Right Side of the Brain
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Writing From the Right Side of the Brain

Writing Workshop with Amy Barry, an award-winning writer and certified expressive arts educator.

This is a four part series: January 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.    Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.    The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.    Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,  but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.    Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.    More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.

Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.

The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.

Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,

but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.

Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.

More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

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Writing From the Right Side of the Brain
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Writing From the Right Side of the Brain

Writing Workshop with Amy Barry, an award-winning writer and certified expressive arts educator.

This is a four part series: January 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.    Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.    The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.    Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,  but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.    Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.    More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.

Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.

The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.

Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,

but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.

Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.

More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

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Writing From the Right Side of the Brain
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Writing From the Right Side of the Brain

Writing Workshop with Amy Barry, an award-winning writer and certified expressive arts educator.

This is a four part series: January 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.    Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.    The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.    Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,  but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.    Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.    More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

Get your creative juices flowing; unlearn the “shoulds” and “can’t’s” that stop you from putting your thoughts into words and experiencing the joy of writing from the intuitive right side of the brain.

Stony Creek resident, award-winning writer, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry will use creative prompts and exercises to help participants jump start new work or move along a project in progress.

The focus will be on short form fiction. Workshop attendees can choose one genre or experiment in a variety of forms: short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative essay/memoir.

Funded by The Friends of WWML, there is no fee to attend the workshop,

but registration is required by Jan. 10 and limited to 10 participants, who can commit to attending all four sessions.

Materials: writing journal or notebook and writing utensil.

More about Amy at www.aimwrite-ct.net

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