Oct 272014

Upcoming Programs:

 The Second Annual Literary Lantern Contest – Create a literary lantern (jack-o-lantern that is!).
Use paint, markers, glue, glitter, yarn and more to turn your pumpkin into a favorite storybook character. Entries are being accepted now and voting is now taking place- only one vote per person, please! Prizes for the Top 3 pumpkins will be awarded on Saturday, November 1st.

classicalMusic on Main – A Community Concert Series on Sunday afternoons.  Join us for a series of  classical music concerts featuring musicians from the Eastern Connecticut Symphony. Click here for more details and tickets.






Nature Journaling – Discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you. Keeping a nature journal is a way to explore, understand, and connect with the natural world. It combines art & science through the power of recording observations and data in a creative way. Continues Saturdays November 1st and November 8th. For grades 3 to 5. 10am to 11am. Register at the circulation desk. A $5 materials fee is due on the first day of class.





US, UK, and USSR Subs in the Cold War

Film Presentation: US, UK, and USSR Subs in the Cold War,  followed by a Q&A with Retired Navy CAPT James Patton. Patton commanded a nuclear attack submarine from 1976-1979 and will talk about operations of “our” and “their” ships during the Cold War. November 12th at 6:30.  Free and open to the public.


Camera and photography workshops for kidscamera

We will offer a camera building workshop on Saturday, November 15 from 11 am to 12 noon. Participants will each assemble a digital camera from a kit and get a chance to do some science activities to learn more about color, light, and how a digital camera works. You can learn more about the camera kit and its features at bigshotcamera.com.

The Bigshot camera has been designed by an engineering professor to be a compelling tool for learning. As a follow up to the camera building workshop, a photography workshop with Mark Starr will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 11 am to 12 noon. Mark will teach students how to set up and take pictures, and will provide plenty of tips for taking good pictures.

Participants in the camera building workshop may either make a camera to keep (for a cost of $45) or build a camera to use that day and during the photography workshop on 11/22. Please call the library to register for this dual workshop program. Ages: Best for students 8 to 12 years old. Date: Saturday, November 15 and 22. Time: 11 am to 12 noon –
Cost: $45 for participants who want to build and keep a Bigshot digital camera. Free to participants who want to build a camera to use only during the two workshops.



Mother-Daughter Book Club – We will discuss The Secret Garden on November 4th at 6:30. Copies of the book are available. For girls ages 8 to 12 and their moms. Please pre-register for this club.