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Happy almost November! We will be closed for regular business Tuesday, November 8, for Election Day. The library will be open for voting for Southbury residents who live in District #2, and voting will take place in the library’s Kingsley Room from 6am–8pm. We will also be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you all the other days this month!
Join us Saturday, November 5, to celebrate Native American Heritage Month as music historian Craig Harris presents Indigenous Music: More than Drums and Flutes. This event for adults is an in-person program that examines the multi-dimensional tapestry of Indigenous music. Indigenous Music: More than Drums and Flutes is free to attend, and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required.
Even though stress happens to all of us (including children and teens), going through stressful times with less stress can be a learned skill. Nationally recognized stress expert Dr. Wendy Hurwitz will be joining us to give tips for how to reduce and manage stress tailored to different ages groups: Grades K-2 at 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 1; Grades 3-5 at 6pm on Tuesday, November 1; and Grades 6-12 at 6pm on Thursday, November 3. Registration is encouraged for each of these free programs. Read on for more information and for how to register.
To find out more about these and all our other exciting events in November, see below!
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The Staff of the Southbury Public Library
Table of Contents
- Adult Events
- Wednesday Movies and World War II Film Series
- Adult Book Clubs
- Technology Help
- Children and Teen Events
- Children's Events
- Teen Events
- The Friends of the Southbury Public Library: Holiday Lobby Book Sale
- Brinker Fireplace Room Display: Southbury Versus the Bund
- Artist of the Month: Jim Laurino
Information and Registration: Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 130
All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. The majority of programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget. For all virtual adult programs requiring registration, registrants will receive an email with the Zoom links the morning of the program.
War of 1812: 210th Anniversary
Wednesday, November 2, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us as we learn more about the War of 1812. This conflict was a minor war in comparison to the Napoleonic conflicts engulfing Europe. But the major result of the War of 1812, is that Britain and America never went to war again. Learn more about this "second war of independence." For Zoom Program, register here. For Kingsley Room, register here.
Three Different Approaches to Meditation
Thursday, November 3, 2-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us to explore three different types of meditation and an alternative to meditation. There will be opportunities for participants to try each method. To register, click here.
Indigenous Music: More than Drums and Flutes
Saturday, November 5, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join music historian, radio host, author, and percussionist Craig Harris for this ear-opening introduction to the multi-dimensional tapestry of Indigenous music. To register, click here.
Sydney Eddison Poetry Reading
Thursday, November 17, 2-3pm, Brown Room, Registration Required
Join us for a poetry event by local poet, Sydney Eddison. Sydney Eddison will read excerpts from her latest collection, The Sacred Ground of Home. The forests, fields and countryside of Connecticut are the stuff of which her poems are made. To register, click here.
Art & World War II: Hitler’s Cultural Ambitions and Nazi Theft
Friday, November 18, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
From his failed attempts as a painter to his grand plans to loot European masterworks, art played a central role in Hitler’s personal life and political strategies. Learn more about Nazi exhibitions of so-called “degenerate art,” theft from European churches, museums and private collections, as well as the challenge of restoring works to their rightful heirs today. For Zoom Program, register here. For Kingsley Room, register here.
The Elderly Brothers Concert
Saturday, November 19, 1-2:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us for an “old-time rock and roll” jam fest with the Elderly Brothers, T-Bone Stankus and Brian Gillie. Listen to a mix of mint-condition “oldies” rock ‘n’ roll with pitch-perfect harmonies and soulful improvisations as fresh as the originals. To register, click here.
Adult Coloring Club
Monday, November 28, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Welcome to the Adult Coloring Club! Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be allowed. To register, click here.
Wednesday at the Movies
The Phantom of the Open (2021) PG-13
Wednesday, November 9, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the 1976 British Open Golf Championship qualification round despite being a complete novice. Register here.
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022) PG
Wednesday, November 16, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. Register here.
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) PG
Wednesday, November 23, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Register here.
Mack & Rita (2022) PG-13
Wednesday, November 30, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
A 30-year-old writer spends a wild weekend in Palm Springs and wakes up to find she has magically transformed into her 70-year-old self. Register here.
World War II Film Series
Casablanca (1942) PG
Tuesday, November 1, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco. Register here.
The Great Dictator (1940) G
Thursday, November 3, 10am-12pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. Register here.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) NR
Thursday, November 10, 10am-12pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. Register here.
Resistance (2020) R
Thursday, November 10, 6-8pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II. Register here.
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) PG-13
Thursday, November 17, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland. Register here.
Jojo Rabbit (2020) PG-13
Thursday, November 17, 6-8pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
A young German boy in the Hitler Youth whose hero and imaginary friend is the country's dictator is shocked to discover that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Register here.
The Monuments Men (2014) PG-13
Friday, November 18, 10am-12pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Register here.
Midway (2019) PG-13
Monday, November 21, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it. Register here.
Darkest Hour (2017) PG-13
Tuesday, November 22, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
In May 1940, the fate of World War II hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean the end of the British Empire. Register here.
Adult Book Clubs
Nonfiction Book Club
Wednesday, November 9, 10-11am, Brown Room, No Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams. Print copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Register here.
Mystery Book Club
Monday, November 14, 3-4pm, Kingsley Room, No Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing Locked In by Marcia Muller. Print copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Register here.
Tuesday Night Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, November 29, 6:30-7:30pm, Brown Room, No Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel by Anthony Doerr. Print copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Register here.
Technology Help with James Chapin
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-1pm, Reference Area, No Registration Required
Do you have technology questions or are you having issues with a device? Come by for help with local tech expert James Chapin. Feel free to ask your questions to our Reference Staff as well. For more information, click here.
Reference Technology Assistance
Did you know that the Reference Department offers assistance with mobile devices, downloading our e-resources, and more? If you have a simple question, stop by the Reference Desk more than an hour before we close and we can assist you. Like other Reference Questions, you may have to wait for a Reference Librarian to be available. If your question is more in-depth or you're not sure how long it will take, call the Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to inquire about making an appointment. Most of our assistance is related to answering questions about how to use a device, app, or website. We cannot touch your device directly, but instead we teach you how to do what you are looking for help with. If you have a hardware question or very technical question, we recommend visiting James Chapin during his Technology Help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1pm.
Children and Teen Events
Information and Registration: Children/Teen Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 3
See below for information about our upcoming Children's and Teen Programming! All of our Children's and Teen Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget.
Drop-In Storytime (All Ages)
Monday, November 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10:30-11am, Storytime Room, No Registration Required
Join Miss Jennifer for stories, rhymes, and a small craft every Monday. All ages are welcome. Find out more on our website here.
PJ Storytime (All Ages)
Thursday, November 10, 6-6:30pm, Storytime Room, No Registration Required
Join Miss Jennifer for snuggly stories and a craft. Feel free to wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal. All ages welcome. Find out more on our website here.
Babies & Books Storytime (6-24 Months)
Tuesday, November 1 & 15, 10:30-11am, Storytime Room, Registration Required – Space is limited
Babies and Books is an interactive lapsit program for babies ages 6-24 months and their parents and caregivers. Find out more and register on our website here.
Toddler Time Storytime (Ages 2 & 3)
Wednesday, November 2 & 9, 10:30-11am, Storytime Room, Registration Required – Space is limited
Parents and caregivers are invited to join their toddlers ages 2 and 3 for theme based stories, songs, and a craft. Find out more and register on our website here.
Stories & More Storytime (Ages 4 & 5)
Thursday, November 3 & 10, 10:30-11am, Storytime Room, Registration Required – Space is limited
Children ages 4 and 5 able to sit and pay attention independently are invited to listen to longer stories and complete a craft or activity. Find out more and register on our website here.
10 Tips for Reducing Stress
Thursday, November 1, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Grades K-2: 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 3-5: 6-7pm
Children, parents, educators, and caregivers are invited to join Dr. Wendy Hurwitz for a presentation to learn the differences between good stress, bad stress and how stress impacts the body. Learn techniques to minimize stress and maximize vitality. We are offering this program in two sessions, each targeted at children of different ages. Find out more and register on our website. For Grades K-2, click here. For Grades 3-5, click here.
Food Explorers: S’mores Cups (Ages 7 & Up)
Wednesday, November 2, 4-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Make a delicious treat with the registered nutritionists from Food Explorers. This month, cozy up with a s’mores inspired dessert cup. Find out more and register on our website here.
Preschool Skills Afternoons (Ages 2-5)
Friday, November 4 & 18, 1-2pm, Storytime Room, No Registration Required
Preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an afternoon of skill building fun. We'll explore a different theme each month while practicing essential skills aimed at getting children ready for the classroom environment. Listen to a story and then explore different stations related to the day's theme. Find out more on our website here.
Open House Make or Take Craft (All Ages)
Saturday, November 5, 12, 19, & 26, All Day, Upstairs, No Registration Required
Stop by the Youth Services department Saturdays to make a thematic craft. Make it here or bring it home. Crayons and glue available in the library. Available while supplies last. Find out more on our website here.
ARTuesday (Ages 7 & Up)
Tuesday, November 15, 5-6pm, Storytime Room, No Registration Required
Do you love art? Join Miss Renee and Miss Kim for a playful, messy, and expressive art experience where there is no right or wrong. Come to either or both sessions to play and experiment with a variety of art mediums and themes. Smocks recommended. Please wear something you don't mind getting messy. Find out more on our website here.
Let’s Taco ‘Bout: Stef Soto, Taco Queen (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, November 17, 6-7pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required - Space limited
Join us to learn to make homemade tortillas and tacos while we talk about the book Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres! Please note: wheat and dairy will be present in this program. Find out more, including how to get a copy of the book, and register on our website here.
Tiny Food Explorers (Ages 2-5 & Caregivers)
Tuesday, November 22, 11-11:45am, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join Tiny Food Explorers for some fun with food! Come and explore new flavors and textures while playing games all about food and MyPlate! You’ll make a hands-on healthy snack that even the pickiest of eaters will be keen to try. All snack ingredients will be nut free but may contain dairy. Find out more and register on our website here.
Special Events for Teens:
10 Tips to Manage Stress (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, November 3, 6-7pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Even though stress happens to all of us, going through stressful times with less stress can be a learned skill. Join us as Dr. Wendy Hurwitz presents techniques to minimize stress and maximize vitality. Find out more and register on our website here.
Teen Fall Scene Craft (Grades 6-12)
Monday, November 7, 4-5pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required – Space is limited
Join us as staff member Katie shows us how to make autumnal inspired woodland scenes using (mostly) natural materials. Find out more and register on our website here.
Chopped! with Food Explorers (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, November 9, 4-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join Food Explorers to test your creativity like you’re on an episode of Chopped! Get into teams, create a delicious recipe together based on a limited pantry that’s proved. Then taste test both teams' creations to see whose is the tastiest! All food is nut free, but may contain dairy and/or eggs. Find out more and register on our website here.
Teen DIY: Hexagon Shelves (Grades 6-12)
Monday, November 14, 4-5pm, Brown Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join us to make fun and easy hexagon shelves! We'll provide all the supplies you need. Find out more and register on our website here.
Teen Trivia Tuesday (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, November 15, 6-7pm, Kingsley Room B, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join us for a fun trivia contest! Test your knowledge of topics like books, geography, animals, space, and more! Find out more and register on our website here.
Minute to Win It Mondays (Grades 6-12)
Monday, November 28, 4-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Fast-paced and fun, you’ve got one minute to succeed in these silly challenges! Everyone wins because they’re as fun to play as they are to watch. Find out more and register on our website here.
Teen Advisory Board (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, November 29, 6-7pm, Tutor Corner
Our Teen Advisory Board meeting for current members is on the last Tuesday of the month. Currently, applications for Teen Advisory Board are closed.
Fall Book Bingo (Grades 6-12)
Ongoing through Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Pick up a Book Bingo Card and make Bingo by reading books in different fun categories to make rows horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Making bingo (or multiples) can earn you raffle entries for a $50 Visa Gift Card! Fill out your whole card and get a special library mug with candy inside! Find out more and register on our website here.
The Friends of the Southbury Public Library are having a Holiday Lobby Book Sale! Located in the lobby and Gloria Cachion Art Gallery of the Southbury Public Library, the Holiday Lobby Book Sale begins Wednesday, November 9, and is ongoing through the month of December. Open during regular library hours, this sale features books in many different categories, including Children’s, Cookbooks, Fiction, and more.
This month we will recognizing the 85th Anniversary of When Southbury Said NO to the Nazis. The Southbury Historical Society has put together a display in the Brinker Fireplace Room to commemorate the occasion. Included will be photographs, newspaper articles and documents of the time.
The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will showcase the art of Connecticut landscape Artist Jim Laurino from Wednesday, November 2, 2022 through Tuesday, November 29, 2022. The exhibit will feature many architectural pieces, as well as more traditional landscapes, of varying sizes and seasonal motifs.
Jim began painting as a teenager and is largely self-taught. He completed course work in design and color theory at the University of Connecticut, and through additional workshops has cultivated a unique and recognizable painting style; well suited to portraying the classic landscapes he is noted for. His impressionist style paintings are in numerous private collections, and he exhibits in galleries throughout the Northeast.
Jim enjoys participating in competitive events, and recently received the Artist choice award, and 3rd place overall at the 2022 Adirondacks Plein-air festival. He was awarded 2nd place at the Lyme Art Associations Elected artists’ exhibit this year, and in 2021 received the top award at the Ogunquit, Maine Plein air competition.
Jim constructs frames for all of his paintings. The frames, which are made out of reclaimed wood material, fashion a rustic window into each piece, subtly complimenting his work. You can review more about Jim’s paintings and frames on his website: www.jimlaurino.com.
The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The exhibit will also be online as a virtual gallery here. Please visit our website to learn more.
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Last Modified December 02, 2022