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Thursday, Apr. 17, 1 pm
Join us for free screenings of some of the world’s best foreign films! Registration is not required. Alberto, a divorced father, takes his two children for a vacation at a thermal resort in Salto, Uruguay. Things don't turn out as planned as the non-stop rain forces them to stay indoors, away from the pools and with no TV. Alberto's efforts to entertain his children are met with indifference by Federico, his youngest son, and Lucía, his teenage daughter. (Unrated, Subtitled, Spanish, 102 min.)
A small Korean pony, Reckless was acquired by some U.S. Marines during the Korean War to haul ammo to the front lines—and became the real-life warhorse of the Marine 5th Regiment. It is an incredible story of a courageous equine and her buddies, forging a bond that enabled her to give so much more than anyone expected, and her fellow Marines to return a love and respect that continues to this day. Come hear author Janet Barrett share the amazing story of this historic horse.
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 3 pm
Learn a thing or two about your iPad at our popular iPad Salon! Librarians will be on hand to demonstrate the latest tips and tricks.
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 6:30 pm
Come find out if you or your loved ones are at risk for lung cancer and how to access this early detection screening test! Megin Iaccarino, a registered nurse and the lung cancer screening coordinator, and Dr. Raymond Schoonmaker, a pulmonary physician from Middlesex Hospital Total Lung Care Center will be available to provide information, answer questions, and assist you in coordinating a lung cancer screening if appropriate. Registration is not required.
Monday, May 5, 6:30 pm
Local author Lee Jacobus is back to share his latest book “Hawaiian Tales: The Girl with Heavenly Eyes!” Set in the islands of Hawaii, this short story collection looks beyond the surface lives of tourists and retirees, natives and transplants to the joys and mysteries within.
We are happy to host “America’s Worst Mom” Lenore Skenazy for a talk about raising “Free Range Kids!” You may remember Skenazy as the mother and journalist who let her 9-year old son take the subway home by himself. After a firestorm of coverage in the media, Skenazy has started a Free Range Kids movement. A lot of parents today, she says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child’s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. Books will be available for signing after this event.
Phil Rosenthal - Songs of Pete Seeger
Monday, May 12, 6:30 pm
Learn about the history and significance of the songs of Pete Seeger! Former Connecticut State Troubadour Phil Rosenthal celebrates Pete Seeger's music in this special concert, featuring many of Seeger's best-known compositions and other songs prominent in his long recording and performing career. Registration is not required.
Nerds from Nerds to Go are back to talk about Internet Security! Get the latest tips on how you can protect your accounts, surf safely, and learn about the latest threats.
Wednesday, May 14, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 28, 6:00 pm
Free Drop-in basic yoga on three Wednesday evenings in May! You know the drill - bring your own yoga mat, and dress in appropriate yoga apparel. All are welcome, registration is not required.
Friday, May 16, 1:00 pm
Join us for free screenings of some of the world’s best foreign films! Registration is not required. Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at age 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems. He declines the advances of a young brunette named Ewa; saying he is already spoken for. However; celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. (Unrated, Subtitled, Polish, 102 min.)
Saturday, May 31, 1:00 pm
We are hosting another Ukulele Jam! This is an entirely audience driven program with no defined agenda - bring your ukulele, some songs to play, and share your love of all things uke! There has been some interest to form a ukulele club on the Shoreline and the Henry Carter Hull Library is happy to provide the space.