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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Board Game Day
Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Board Game Day

Board Game Day —don’t be bored !

School vacation week fun. Bring a friend. We will have a variety of games to play.

Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Battleship, Dragonwood and more.

An instructor will be here to teach beginning chess.

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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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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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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

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3D Ocean Farming: Growing Kelp in Long Island Sound
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

3D Ocean Farming: Growing Kelp in Long Island Sound

The Friends of Outer Island present:

3D Ocean Farming: Growing Kelp in Long Island Sound with guest speakers from Greenwave.org, a Connecticut non-profit with the mission to “support a new generation of ocean farmers feeding the planet and building a blue-green economy in the era of climate change.”

Guest speakers:

Jill Pegnataro    Farm Manager and Hatchery Technician    Jill attended The Sound School in New Haven, CT and focused on ecology of Long Island Sound and ocean engineering. She graduated from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI with a B.S. degree in Biology. After graduation she worked with endangered sea turtles in Texas and Costa Rica. Her skills gained from marine research and conservation is now being used to manage and oversee the daily operations of the farm.

Jill Pegnataro

Farm Manager and Hatchery Technician

Jill attended The Sound School in New Haven, CT and focused on ecology of Long Island Sound and ocean engineering. She graduated from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI with a B.S. degree in Biology. After graduation she worked with endangered sea turtles in Texas and Costa Rica. Her skills gained from marine research and conservation is now being used to manage and oversee the daily operations of the farm.

Michelle Stephens    Programs Assistant & Hatchery Manager    Michelle is a graduate of the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Marine Biology. While attending the university, she focused her studies on aquaculture by researching both oyster rearing and giant clam spawning. After graduating, she worked as fish technician and researcher for an inland finfish nursery/grow-out facility. Her past experiences with aquaculture and passion for sustainability are now being used to manage the kelp hatchery.

Michelle Stephens

Programs Assistant & Hatchery Manager

Michelle is a graduate of the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Marine Biology. While attending the university, she focused her studies on aquaculture by researching both oyster rearing and giant clam spawning. After graduating, she worked as fish technician and researcher for an inland finfish nursery/grow-out facility. Her past experiences with aquaculture and passion for sustainability are now being used to manage the kelp hatchery.

https://www.friendsofouterisland.org/

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Branford Forum:  Practical Solutions for Climate Change
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Branford Forum: Practical Solutions for Climate Change

Following Graham, Yale climatologist Eric Fine, on March 31, will offer practical solutions for climate change —among them, being smart about your air conditioner and encouraging electric vehicles. His background, leading people on Outward Bound expeditions throughout the Americas and Europe for 15 years, gives him a unique perspective on the impact of climate change and the crucial nature of viable strategies to combat it.

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