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Farm, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut.Â See and hear about their experiences in Italy, and their work lives in Connecticut.Â The bookâ€™s photos come from family albums.
Click hereÂ to register online, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to register.
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. Â 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.
Dublin born folklorist, folk-singer and instrumentalist Tom O’Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit and history to his performances. Â Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhrĂˇn (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.
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,Â refreshments and Â prizes. Just sign up and be prepared to playÂ 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.
Wednesday, MarchÂ 18thÂ at 1:00-2:00 pm
March’s chat will focus on Women Authors/Women’s History.Â Select any nonfiction, biography or fiction book to read on the topic.Â Â We’ll share what we’re reading in an informal group.
Bring your lunch if you’d like.Â Coffee and dessert provided.
Registration is requested.Â Click here, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.
North 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.Â Movies may be borrowed for 3 days, music for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Titles will automatically disappear from the borrowerâ€™s device at the end of the loan period. ResidentsÂ will be able to borrow up to 10 titles per month.
The North Haven Library Â offers Transparent Language Online to residents, free of charge.Â Available for learning 95+ languages,Â 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 â€śintimidatingâ€ť 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!
Friday FunÂ (6 week series)
Fridays, February 27,Â March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30â€“11 a.m.
Ages 2 Â˝ – 3 Â˝Â (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.Â Registration is required and begins on Friday, February 6thÂ Â at 10 a.m. for residents and Friday, February 13thÂ at 10 a.m. for non-residents.
Monday,Â March 9th at 6:30 â€“ 7:00
Ages 4 â€“ 10
Wear your jammies, grab your teddy, and come to listen to some wonderful stories.Â No registration is required.Â First come, first served basis.
Art Smarts ( 3 week series)
Tuesdays, March 10th, 17th and 24th at 6:30 â€“ 7:15
Ages 6 – 9
Calling young artists!Â Bring your creativity and â€śmeetâ€ť a famous artist each week.Â 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.
Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 â€“ 11:30 a.m.
Ages 4 â€“ 10 and their family
Sensory StorytimeÂ isÂ a new interactive program geared specifically for children with special needs ages 4 â€“ 10.Â 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 27thÂ at 10 a.m. for residents and non-residents. Register here.
Luck of the Irish
Thursday, March 12 at 4:15 â€“ 5:00 p.m.
Ages 4 â€“ 7
One potato, two potato, three potato, four. Â Itâ€™s time to celebrate potatoes!Â Come hear an inspired Irish folktale and join in some potato themed fun!
Registration is required and begins on Friday, February 27thÂ at 10 a.m. for residents and Friday, March 6thÂ at 10 a.m. for non-residents. Register here.
For a complete list of Children’s Programs click here.
In case you missed it,Â click hereÂ to
read an article about our cake pans
that is featured on the PBS Newshour
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more informationÂ on our cake pans.
One voucher per day to Long Wharf Theatre is available as part of our Museum Pass Program. The voucher is good for two free adult tickets and is valid until the next day after being handed out. This offer is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Library and runs through May 2015.