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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.

 

 

Southbury Friends Book Sale Donation Day Event!

Saturday, April 5th from 9:30-3:30pm

 

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The Friends of the Library need your gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and other media.

The Friends have raised $20,000 each year to cover costs of all library programs, including children’s crafts, office supplies, museum passes, equipment and many unique services.

Volunteers will be ready at the Library’s front entrance to unload your vehicle and provide receipt for your charitable, tax-deductible contribution.

Please call Jeffrey O’Sullivan (203-578-5988) or Christine Tolley (203-262-6855) if your donation is greater than 500 books and you would like assistance.

Geopolitics and History of Ukraine, Russia and Crimea

Thursday, April 10th from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room

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Colleen Kelly, Ph.D., will present a talk on the Geopolitics and History of Ukraine, Russia and Crimea. Come learn about how the past shaped our current  geopolitical affairs.

Colleen Kelly, Ph.D., taught courses on the Soviet Union and Russia for several years. She has a Master of Arts in Twentieth  Century European History from St. John’s University, a Master’s degree in Asian Studies from NYU, and a doctorate from The University of Connecticut.

Introduction to Reiki

Thursday, April 10 at 6pm in the Kingsley Room

 

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Eileen Gorham owner of I Bring The Calm in Southbury, will give a presentation on the basics of Reiki.

Reiki is a gentle hands-on technique that works with the body to center and balance the individual. It was set up to bring the calming effects of Reiki to people in need of peace in this world that is moving at an ever faster pace.

Voices Of Poetry/ Off The Shelf

Saturday, April 12 from 1-3pm in the Kingsley Room

 

Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining us for a wonderful and free afternoon of poetry and music.

Featuring poetry by:

Polly Brody, David K. Leff, Faith Vicinanza and Magghie O’Shea

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and music by Pierce Campbell, CT State Troubadour

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Voices of Poetry was founded by poet and poetry activist Neil Silberblatt.  Since 2012, VOP has presented a series of poetry (& music) events – featuring distinguished poets & writers (including the former Poet Laureate of CT) – at venues throughout Connecticut, including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (in Ridgefield); New Britain Museum of American Art; The Sherman Playhouse; and Hartford Public Library.

Actor Stephen Collins Presents: Shake-Scene

Saturday, April 26th in the Kingsley Room

stephencollins (112x150)The Southbury Library invites you to celebrate the Bard’s 450th anniversary with actor Stephen Collins who will present his original one-man show “Shake-Scene.”

From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, Stephen brings the Bard’s words to life.

Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies, histories, and sonnets are represented in this exciting show.

Popular Music From The Bard To Bach

Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm in the Kingsley Room

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