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Registration is required for all events
unless otherwise noted.

Please call us at 203-262-0626 ext. 130
or stop by the Reference Desk.

 

 

Irish Family History Research

Friday, July 18th from 11-12:30pm

irishgenealogyThis program will be a presentation by Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society (CTIAHS) member Pat Heslin.  The workshop will include a discussion of the more common “challenges” in researching Irish ancestors, and focus on the type of Irish records available, where to locate, how to access and the information one can expect to find when using these records.   Pat is a past president of CTIAHS, coordinator of its Genealogy Group and frequent presenter at genealogy workshops offered by the historical society.

This program is a part of the library’s Summer Reading Series, “Unearth Your Roots” and is funded by the Janet Mann Gift Fund.  Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

20th Century Limited Jazz Band

Friday, August 1st from 6:30-8pm

limited jazz bandThe hottest new band in Connecticut, the 20th Century Jazz Limited generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform.

They are a 6-piece professional jazz band that plays Dixieland and Swing music from the first half of the 20th Century.  This was the era of the famed “20th Century Limited” luxury passenger train. Their music is that which travelers on the ”Century” surely loved. They render it for modern-day music fans, regardless of how they now get around!  With trumpet, sax, piano, banjo/guitar, bass, and drums, let them entertain you!

This program is a part of the library’s Summer Reading Series, “Unearth Your Roots” and is funded by Sona and Bob Cohen. Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Using Ancestry.com for your Family Research

Friday, August 15th from 2-4pm

tonieIn this lecture, genealogist Toni McKeen will show you how to research your family history efficiently and successfully using the popular Ancestry.com website. She shares helpful tips for finding elusive relatives, knowing which parameters to use, and avoiding common mistakes. Also included are often overlooked options and the newest features that have just been added.

This program is a part of the library’s Summer Reading Series, “Unearth Your Roots” and is funded by the Janet Mann Gift Fund. Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

PSAT Practice Exam

Thursday, July 31st from 11-2pm in the Kingsley Room

PSATFree practice exams offered by Kaplan.

Participants are asked to bring a calculator and pencil. Snacks and drinks are allowed.

Kaplan will notify each participant within a month with their results via phone or email provided the day of the exam.

SAT Practice Exam

Thursday, August 14th from 11-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room

SATFree practice exams offered by Kaplan.

Participants are asked to bring a calculator and pencil. Snacks and drinks are allowed.

Kaplan will notify each participant within a month with their results via phone or email provided the day of the exam.

PSAT Practice Exam

Saturday, September 20th from 11-2pm in the Kingsley  Room

PSATFree practice exams offered by Kaplan.

Participants are asked to bring a calculator and pencil. Snacks and drinks are allowed.

Kaplan will notify each participant within a month with their results via phone or email provided the day of the exam.

SAT Practice Exam

Saturday, October 18th from 11-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room

SATFree practice exams offered by Kaplan.

Participants are asked to bring a calculator and pencil. Snacks and drinks are allowed.

Kaplan will notify each participant within a month with their results via phone or email provided the day of the exam.

ACT/SAT Combo Practice Exam

Saturday, November 22nd from 11-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room

act-sat (200x135)Free practice exams offered by Kaplan.

Participants are asked to bring a calculator and pencil. Snacks and drinks are allowed.

Kaplan will notify each participant within a month with their results via phone or email provided the day of the exam.

ACT Practice Exam

Saturday, December 13th from 11-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room

act_logo (200x200)Free practice exams offered by Kaplan.

Participants are asked to bring a calculator and pencil. Snacks and drinks are allowed.

Kaplan will notify each participant within a month with their results via phone or email provided the day of the exam.