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Accentuate the Positive

Monday, March 16 at 2:00 – 3:00pm

When you are happy and positive, you’ll find life easier than if you’re miserable. According to numerous research studies, you’ll get fewer colds and infections, and you may even live longer! How do you put it into practice? Topics include: Positive Thinking Increases Your Well-being, Steps to Becoming a More Positive Person, 7 Secrets for a Happier Life, Being Positive in Good Times and Bad, How to Keep a Positive Attitude and Stay Positive Around Negative People.

Click here to register, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.

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Anthony Riccio – Author Talk

Italian-American_garment_workerSaturday, March 7 at 1:00 – 2:00pm

Farm, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut.  See and hear about their experiences in Italy, and their work lives in Connecticut.  The book’s photos come from family albums.

Click here to register online, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to register.

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Train Your Brain

crosstrainbrainMonday, March 7 at 2:00 – 3:00pm

25 ways to develop a training regimen for your brain!

Have you ever wondered why when we get older our memory may start to fade? It takes longer to memorize things, takes longer trying to recall names of friends, becomes more difficult to concentrate and remember details from a book we just read.  It is never too late to train your brain, improving blood flow and intake of the brain and stimulating the different regions of the brain.

Click here to register online, stop by the Reference Desk or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.

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Irish Music Evening

TomOCarrollWednesday, March 11 at 7:00 – 8:00pm

Dublin born folklorist, folk-singer and instrumentalist Tom O’Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit and history to his performances.  Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhrán (Irish drum), Tom will captivate all with his lively program of Irish culture.

Register here, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.

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Yahtzee Tournament

DiceSaturday, March 21, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

We start with 64 players, then there’s 16. Then, a FINAL FOUR and eventually, a CHAMPION. It’s MARCH MADNESS at the library! The Friends of the North Haven Library are hosting a March Madness–Yahtzee Tournament in the Library Community Room.

The Friends will provide everything–card tables, Yahtzee games, refreshments and  prizes. Just sign up and be prepared to play 3 rounds of Yahtzee! You must know how to play Yahtzee. There will be no time for instructions. Click here to register online, stop by the Reference Desk, or call the library at (203) 239-5803 to sign up.

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Book Chat

BookGroupWednesday, March 18th at 1:00-2:00 pm

March’s chat will focus on Women Authors/Women’s History.  Select any nonfiction, biography or fiction book to read on the topic.  We’ll share what we’re reading in an informal group.

Bring your lunch if you’d like.  Coffee and dessert provided.

Registration is requested.  Click here, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.

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Hoopla is Here!

hoopla-Icon-150x150North Haven card holders can now borrow thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers, available 24/7, by following the link from the North Haven Library website northhavenlibrary.net or by visiting hoopladigital.com and signing in with a North Haven Library card. A free mobile app is available for Android and IOS devices.

With hoopla digital, North Haven residents can borrow, and instantly stream and download free dynamic content using their valid North Haven library card.  Movies may be borrowed for 3 days, music for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Titles will automatically disappear from the borrower’s device at the end of the loan period. Residents will be able to borrow up to 10 titles per month.

 

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Online Foreign Language Resource

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The North Haven Library  offers Transparent Language Online to residents, free of charge.  Available for learning 95+ languages, plus English as a Second Language (ESL) materials for native speakers of 26+ languages, the program has something for every learner:

  • Alphabet Courses: Full-length alphabet courses are available for 18+ languages to familiarize you with new writing systems, empowering you to learn one (or more!) of those “intimidating” languages like Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, or Arabic.
  • Essentials Courses: These courses guide you through 30+ lessons of pure language fundamentals, including meeting and greeting, expressing wants and needs, planning for a trip, dealing with money, asking for help, and beyond.
  • Supplemental Vocabulary: Hundreds of topically-organized vocabulary lists will teach you thousands of new words and phrases through a completely redesigned suite of fun, interactive activities that build all four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No more drilling paper flashcards!
  • Grammar Reference: An extensive index of grammar materials rounds out the learning experience, providing both written and multimedia explanations of grammar rules and patterns

Sign up today with your North Haven Library card!

 

 

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Upcoming Children’s Programs!

Friday Fun  (6 week series)

Fridays, February 27,  March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30–11 a.m.

Ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ (with parent or caregiver)

Here is your chance to sing, learn fingerplays, listen to a story and make a craft based on a weekly theme. Registration is required and begins on Friday, February 6th  at 10 a.m. for residents and Friday, February 13th  at 10 a.m. for non-residents.

Register here.

Pajama Storytime

Monday,  March 9th at 6:30 – 7:00

Ages 4 – 10

Wear your jammies, grab your teddy, and come to listen to some wonderful stories.  No registration is required.  First come, first served basis.

Art Smarts ( 3 week series)

Tuesdays, March 10th, 17th and 24th at 6:30 – 7:15

Ages 6 – 9

Calling young artists!  Bring your creativity and “meet” a famous artist each week.  You will learn about an artist and the technique they used and then create your own artwork using that technique.

Registration is required and begins on Friday, February 20th at 10 a.m. for residents and Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m. for non-residents. Register here.

Sensory Storytime

Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 4 – 10 and their family

Sensory Storytime is a new interactive program geared specifically for children with special needs ages 4 – 10.  This storytime, designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play, is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or for children who have difficulty sitting still. We hope to provide a welcoming, encouraging, and supportive place for you and your child.

Registration is required and begins on Friday, Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m. for residents and non-residents. Register here.

 

Luck of the Irish

Thursday, March 12 at 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Ages 4 – 7

One potato, two potato, three potato, four.  It’s time to celebrate potatoes!  Come hear an inspired Irish folktale and join in some potato themed fun!

Registration is required and begins on Friday, February 27th  at 10 a.m. for residents and Friday, March 6th  at 10 a.m. for non-residents. Register here.

 

 

For a complete list of Children’s Programs click here.

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We are on the PBS Newshour website

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In case you missed it, click here to

read an article about our cake pans

that is featured on the PBS Newshour

website.

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more information on our cake pans.

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