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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Your life, Organized!  A presentation by Ellen Madere
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Your life, Organized! A presentation by Ellen Madere

Your life, Organized ! Downsize, Organize, Let it go

Presented by Ellen Madere, a columnist with the magazine Real Simple and a professional organizer She is also Principal Consultant for Ellen Gets it Done.

This program is free but registration is required. Call 203-488-8702 to register.  Sponsored by the  Friends of Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

This program is free but registration is required. Call 203-488-8702 to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

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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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StoryCreek 2019 at the Stony Creek Museum
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

StoryCreek 2019 at the Stony Creek Museum

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StoryCreek 2019 Journeys

Do you have a story in you? Join us again for our annual storytelling night at Stony Creek Museum

The story must be true, have a personal connection and relate to the theme: Journeys.

Each storyteller will speak for up to 7 minutes. Open mic session to follow for those inspired in the moment.

Please register. Be brave and sign up. Call 203-488-8702.

A Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library presentation in collaboration with the Stony Creek Museum.

Funding from the Friends of Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

This program is inspired by The Moth, www.themoth.org

Refreshments will be served.

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Author event:  Hazel Carby
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Author event: Hazel Carby

Moving between the Jamaican plantations, the hills of Devon, and the working-class estates of South London, Carby’s family story is at once an intimate personal history and a sweeping summation of the violent entanglement of two islands. In charting British empire’s interweaving of capital and bodies, public language and private feeling, Carby will find herself reckoning with what she can tell, what she can remember, and what she can bear to know.

 

HAZEL CARBY, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, is the Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of American Studies, Yale University.

 “A heartbreaking and beautiful account of growing-up in the impossible space between mutually exclusive terms—Black and British. The history of empire, slavery and colonialism unfolds in the exquisite and painful details of this unflinching auto-portrait.”

Author’s talk and book signing. Refreshments will be served.

    

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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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