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Wednesday, October 7 at 7 ‚Äď 8 pm
What was life like in Colonial New Haven, especially during the Revolutionary War?¬† Learn about the town, the government, and the people that made history from Benedict Arnold to Roger Sherman and David Wooster.¬† This presentation covers what life was like on a daily basis, the role of the New Haven Green , as well as the British invasion during the summer of 1779. Using images of objects and documents from the collection of the New Haven Museum we will¬† experience a journey back in time!
Presenter: ¬†Amy Durbin, Director of Education and Visitor Experience, New Haven Museum.
Registration is required.¬†¬†Click here to register, stop by¬†the Reference Desk or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.¬†
Come Celebrate at the library
Tuesday, October 13th at 7 p.m.- Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Musical Celebration. ¬† Join Rich Moran and his trio for a tribute to Sinatra’s musical legacy with a diverse selection of songs from throughout his career. Click here to register.stop by¬†the Reference Desk or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.¬†
Monday, October 19th at 7 p.m. -Italy a Cultural Journey. ¬†When one thinks of Italy the usual thoughts come to mind: great food, great wine, beautiful countryside. But delve deeper into this rich and complex country and you will actually find a melting pot of cultures. We will explore the regional differences in a slide presentation which takes us on a colorful journey from north to south and even to the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Your host and travel guide will be Ashley Turney. Come join us! Click here to register,stop by¬†the Reference Desk or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.¬†
Tuesday, October 27, at 10:30 a.m. – Cinema and Cannoli-Enchanted April —¬†Two proper Englishwomen, determined to get away from the drab lives and inattentive husbands, find paradise among the serene countryside of the Italian Riviera in the enchanting adventure starring Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson.
Tuesday, October 27, at 7 p.m.¬† ‚Äď Splendido! The 10 most influential Italians. University of New Haven Professor Stephen Spignesi presents this entertaining discussion of historical Italians based on his book, The Italian 100. Click here to register,stop by¬†the Reference Desk or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.¬†
October’s title is¬†Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon.
Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00-2:00 pm
This month’s theme is Italian Stories.¬† Select any nonfiction or fiction book to read, either from¬†the¬†library display or one of your own. We’ll share what we’re reading in an informal group.
Bring your lunch if you’d like.¬†¬†Beverage and dessert provided.
Registration is requested.¬† Click here, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.
Monday, October 26th 7 p.m. ¬†Gargoyles– Mathew Duman highlights a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found on the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven. Using photographs from his book “An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University” he explores the artistic, historic, architectural and even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures and their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning & enlightenment.¬†Click here to register,¬†¬†stop by¬†the Reference Desk or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Masonicare presents a Lunch ‚Äėn Learn —
How to Talk to Your Doctor
Monday, October 26,¬†2015 ~ 11:30am ‚Äď 1:00pm
Beverly Bryda, Director of Social Work at Masonicare will present ‚ÄúHow to Talk to Your Doctor‚ÄĚ. ¬†Topics include preparing for your visit, organizing your medical records, and how to build a relationship of trust with your physician.
A FREE Lunch is served after the talk.
Registration is required, and ends on Monday, October 19th.
Register online here, stop by the Reference Desk or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00-8:00pm
STEPHEN SPIGNESI, is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician.
Come hear his talk on the Top 10 Italians of All Time.
Click here to register, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803
Wednesday, October 28 at 2:30 ‚Äď 3:30pm (note new time!)
Is English not your native language? Would you like to practice speaking? Join our Conversation Group in the Library Community Room.
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Come join our free, drop-in group.
Bring your project and enjoy the company.