Registration is required for all events.
Please call us at 203-262-0626 ext. 130
or stop by the Reference Desk.
Special Movie Presentation
Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis
Tuesday, June 25th @ 7pm in the Kingsley Room (no registration needed)
Return to Simple Living @ Your Library
Adult Summer Series
May 31st – July 26th
Back in Your Own Backyard: Simple Pleasures from the Great American Songbook
Friday, May 31st @ 7pm
The Bales-Gitlin Band will provide fun and high energy music from musicians with enthusiasm and taste. Ginny Bales, Jay Gitlin and Chris Curtins will perform songs that will include music by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irvin Berlin and more!
Tuesday, June 4th @ 7pm
Photographer Georgia Sheron will be presenting her new book Uncle John, Portraits of a True Yankee Farmer. Her photographs of Southbury farmer John Ludorf are on display in the Gloria Cachion Gallery from May 1st-June12th. Georgia Sheron is the two-time recipient of the Connecticut Master Photographer of the Year Award (1999 and 2001). In addition to her studio work, for the past four years Ms. Sheron has been presenting seminars and programs to professional photographers throughout New England under the sponsorship of FUJIFILM, USA. Her fine art photographs are represented by the BEAUX ARTS GALLERY, Woodbury, Connecticut.
Saturday, June 8th from 10am – 1pm Limited to 12 participants
Pamper yourself with a mini facial led by certified esthetician Britney Fernandes. This program will start off with a short discussion on proper skin care, followed by a mini facial. The mini facial includes instructions on how to make your own face mask at home with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Afterwards, participants will receive a natural looking day makeup application.
Thursday, June 13th @ 7pm
Sara deBeer will present a program of folktales from different cultures which celebrate the richness of a simple life.
Art Workshop with Ed Rosado
Friday, June 14th from 10am – 12pm Limited to 12 participants
Learn how to draw and paint using different medias, such as pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, pencil, watercolors, oils, and colors on palette. Discover your hidden artistic talent. Beginners and intermediates are welcome.
Sunday, June 23rd from 2-4pm No Registration Required
Enjoy a one-on-one book talk with local authors. Purchase books and have them signed by the author.
How To Grow Your Family Tree: Genealogy Workshop
Thursday, June 27th from 1-4pm
Genealogy instructor Toni McKeen will tell why documenting your family history ID is important for you and for future generations. Toni will share tips and techniques learned in over 25 years of personal researching.
Tuesday, July 2nd @ 6pm Limited to 15 participants
Local artist Katie Stevenson will instruct participants how to make beaded jewelry.
Thursday, July 11th from 10am – 12pm Limited to 15 participants
Sharon Donovan, president of the CT Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, will explain how to use a sewing machine and sew by hand.
Tuesday, July 16th @ 6pm Limited to 15 participants
Create a memory box with the help of local artist, Katie Stevenson. Participants may bring their own shadow box or use a cigar box provided by Katie.
Family Style Pizza Night Cooking Demo
Thursday, July 18th from 3-5pm Space is limited
Nutritionist and cooking instructor, Sharon Martovich, will show us how to make a healthy and delicious pizza.
Learn How to Bake with Kari
Saturday, July 20th from 1-3pm Space is limited
Learn the basics of baking. Demo includes different types of cookies, cakes and muffins. Learn common baking terms, how to read a recipe and how to prepare you own homemade baked goods from scratch.
Thursday, July 25th from 10am – 12pm
Limited to 15 participants
Sharon Donovan, president of the CT Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, will show us how to do simple hemming using a sewing machine.
20th Century Jazz Limited Band
Friday, July 26th @ 6:30pm
This 6-piece jazz band will entertain us with Dixieland and swing music from the first half of the 20th century.