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Happy almost September! We will be closed Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, for the last of our summer hours. In observance of Labor Day, we will also be closed Monday, September 5. We look forward to seeing you all the other days this month! Beginning Tuesday, September 6, we are returning to our regular hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 4pm, and Sundays 12pm to 5pm.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! If you are a Southbury resident who does not have a library card, or whose card is expired, stop by to register for a card or update your expired card and receive a special complimentary Southbury Public Library heart-shaped keychain! To get a library card, please bring proof of Southbury residency (such as a driver’s license with your current address or a piece of mail). For children, a parent or guardian’s proof of residency can be used; children must be age five or older to get a library card.
Entertainment historian John Kenrick returns on Thursday, September 15, with Singin’ in the Rain: What a Glorious Feeling!, an event for adults about the making of Singin’ in the Rain, the hilarious MGM movie musical. Singin’ in the Rain: What a Glorious Feeling! will be delivered via Zoom and streamed to our Kingsley Room. This month's first Wednesday at the Movies will present a screening of the 1952 classic film Singin’ in the Rain on Wednesday, September 14.
For children of all ages, we are very excited about our Farmers' Market Storytimes on Thursday, September 8 and 22! Stop by the Farmers' Market on the Town Hall Green anytime between 3:30-5:30pm to join us for a story and crafts!
Teens can test their trivia knowledge in the first of a new ongoing series: Teen Trivia Tuesdays! On Tuesday, September 14 from 6-7pm, join us for a trivia contest on a variety of topics, like history, space, books, animals, and more!
To find out more about these and all our other exciting events in September, see below!
If you know of friends or relatives who have trouble receiving this newsletter even though they signed up for it, information is available on our website here about how to make sure it goes through. Anyone with questions is also always welcome to contact us at 203-262-0626 ext. 130 for more information.
The Staff of the Southbury Public Library
Table of Contents
- Adult Events
- Wednesday and Evening Movies
- Adult Book Clubs
- Technology Help
- Children and Teen Events
- Children's Events
- Teen Events
- The Friends of the Southbury Public Library: Lobby Book Sale
- Brinker Fireplace Room Display: Remembering 9/11
- Artist of the Month: Marilyn Ventresca DiChiara
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.
Berkshire Jazz Orchestra Summer Concert
Friday, September 2, 7-8:30pm, Brinker Fireplace Room, Registration Required (Waitlist Only)
Join us for the return of the Berkshire Jazz Orchestra. This end-of-summer concert features vocalist Jan Maki with selections from the American Song Book. To register click here.
America at War: July - September 1942
Thursday, September 8, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us for this continuation of a series commemorating the 80th anniversary of the United States entering World War II. Learn more about the military history of the United States between June and September 1942, just after the battle of Midway, June 1942. Focus will be on the outset of the Guadalcanal campaign in the Solomon Islands. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Tuesday, September 13, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Did you know that a recent study from Stanford University suggests that the techniques used by memory athletes can be taught, learned, and create changes in the brain that enhance memory skill? Come learn about the tips and techniques used by memory athletes. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Singin’ in the Rain: What a Glorious Feeling!
Thursday, September 15, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
How did Singin’ in the Rain, acclaimed as the most brilliant Hollywood musical of all time, reach the big screen? Join us as John Kenrick returns with this multimedia Zoom talk, packed with great video clips and little-known facts about the making of this classic film. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Taking the Mystery Out of Trusts
Friday, September 16, 1-2:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us as Judge Domenick Calabrese draws on his 20 years as a Connecticut Probate Judge and 26 years as a trusts and estates attorney to shed light on basic but important trust concepts. Subjects covered include how a trust works; the use of trusts for incapacity planning; trusts versus wills; trusts in estate plans; the importance of funding trusts (it’s not as difficult as it sounds); asset protection with trusts; and preserving family wealth. To register click here.
The Giza Plateau: Much More Than Just Pyramids
Thursday, September 22, 6-7:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us as we learn more about the vast amount of archeological remains found on the Giza plateau which goes far beyond the famous pyramids. Explore inside the Great Pyramid and discover workmen villages, cemeteries for high ranking officials, ships buried beneath the sand, and the true story of the Great Sphinx. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Peter Biedermann Concert
Saturday, September 24, 1-2:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us for a concert of fingerstyle guitar by Peter Biedermann. Hear a dynamic fusion of folk, jazz, and blues from a passionate and devoted instrumentalist who has written and performed for over 40 years. Enjoy songs from Peter's 21st century catalog from his album Sound & Spirit (2000) through his latest release Say What? (2020). Learn more about the history and evolution of original fingerstyle guitar playing. To register click here.
Monday, September 26, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Welcome back 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. Register here.
Songs of the Silver Screen: Music from the Golden Age of Hollywood with John Brighenti
Thursday, September 29, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us for an afternoon of music from the Golden Age of Hollywood performed by pianist John Brighenti. Enjoy some of the classic songs from movies such as The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis and more. To register click here.
Find Your Ancestors in the 1950 US Census
Friday, September 30, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
This mid-century US Census, covering 48 states and numerous territories, contains a treasure trove of genealogical information, all available for free. Step by step, see how to search for ancestors and relatives who were counted in this Census, and where to look for special clues on each questionnaire page. Also learn about the important assumptions and quirks built into the questions, and how to interpret ancestors' answers in the context of that time and place. To register click here.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) G
Wednesday, September 14, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
A silent film star falls for a chorus girl just as he and his delusionally jealous screen partner are trying to make the difficult transition to talking pictures in 1920s Hollywood. Register here.
The Duke (2020) R
Wednesday, September 21, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
In 1961, 60-year-old Kempton Bunton stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage. Register here.
Mr. Malcom's List (2022) PG
Wednesday, September 28, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Based on the novel of the same title, a young woman courts a mysterious wealthy suitor in 19th century England. Register here.
Evening at the Movies
Minamata (2020) R
Thursday, September 8, 6-8pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities. Register here.
Jurassic World Dominion (2022) PG-13
Tuesday, September 20, 6-8:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures. Register here.
Adult Book Clubs
Mystery Book Club
Monday, September 12, 3-4pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing Cold Service by Robert B. Parker. Print copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Register here.
Nonfiction Book Club
Wednesday, September 14, 10-11am, Brown Room, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. Print copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Register here.
Tuesday Night Book Club
Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-7:30pm, Brown Room, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing The Personal Librarian: A Novel by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. 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. Please note, there will be no Technology Help on Tuesday, September 6, and Thursday, September 8. 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 12:00-1:00pm.
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, September 12, 19 & 26, 10:30-11am, Storytime Room, No Registration Required
Join Miss Jennifer for stories, rhymes, and a small craft every Monday except Labor Day. All ages are welcome. Find out more on our website here.
Registration for Fall Storytimes Begins
Tuesday, September 6, All Day, Online and at the Second Floor Circulation Desk
Registration for our October & November age-specific storytimes begins on Tuesday, September 6! If you're interested in joining us for these fall storytimes, please register as soon as possible. Find out more and register beginning Tuesday, September 6 on our website here.
CT Humane Society: Safety PAWtrol (Ages 5-12)
Thursday, September 1, 4:30-5:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
This interactive program will teach children how to be safe around dogs. Participants will learn how to read dog body language and how to safely approach, greet, and interact with dogs. There will not be live animals present for this program. Find out more and register on our website here.
Build Your Own Sticker Book: ICONS (Ages 7 and Up)
Tuesday, September 6, 5-6pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
A unique, interactive family-friendly program where you will learn, problem-solve and “Build Your Own Sticker Book”. Like Challenges? Learning about interesting people? You’re going to love the ICONS Book! Find out more and register on our website here.
CT Humane Society: Paws and Pages (Ages 3-5)
Wednesday, September 7, 4:30-5pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required
This program is designed for early learners interested in pets. A CHS humane educator will share a pet-themed book and then lead an interactive discussion about safe and kind interactions with the type of companion animal featured in the book. There will be no live animals at this event. Find out more and register on our website here.
Storytime at the Farmers’ Market (All Ages)
Thursday, September 8 & 22, 3:30-5:30pm, Southbury Town Hall Green, No Registration Required
Drop by and join the Southbury librarians for an afternoon of reading and crafts while you shop at the Farmers’ Market anytime between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. All ages welcome. Find out more on our website here.
Saturday Open House Make or Take Craft (All Ages)
Saturday, September 10, 17 & 24, 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 sticks are available in the library. Available while supplies last. Find out more on our website here.
ARTuesday (Ages 7 & Up)
Tuesday, September 13 & 27, 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.
Bookmark Bunch Book Club (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, September 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Become a part of the Bookmark Bunch! Join us for a brand new monthly book club where we'll be reading a variety of fiction chapter books. September's book is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. Find out more and register on our website here.
Preschool Skills Mornings (Ages 2-5)
Friday, September 16 & 30, 10-10:30am, Storytime Room, No Registration Required
Preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a morning 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.
Tiny Food Explorers (Ages 2-5 & Caregivers)
Thursday, September 29, 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.
Fall Scene Craft (Grades 2-5)
Thursday, September 29, 4:30-5:30pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required – Space Limited
Join Miss Katie for an afternoon of crafting. This month we’re making a fun fall scene to celebrate autumn! Find out more and register on our website here.
Special Events for Teens:
Teen DIY: Fabric Succulents (Grades 6-12)
Monday, September 12, 4-5pm, Brown Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Teen DIY is back! Join us to make fabric succulents! These felt and fleece plants are surprisingly easy to make, and are very easy to take care of once you're done! Find out more and register on our website here.
Teen Trivia Tuesdays (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 13, 6-7pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join us for a fun trivia contest! Test your knowledge of topics like books, geography, animals, space, and more! This event is the first in a series of Teen Trivia Tuesdays that will continue every second Tuesday of the month going forward. Find out more and register on our website here.
Chopped! with Food Explorers (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 14, 4-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join Food Explorers to test your creativity like you’re on an episode of “Chopped”! You’ll get into teams and create a delicious recipe together, choosing from a limited pantry that’s provided, and you’ll 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.
Fall Book Bingo (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 21 through Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Starting September 21, 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 on our website here.
Canvas Stencil Painting (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, September 22, 6-7pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join us to make negative space silhouette art! We'll use vinyl stencils and acrylic paint to make paintings, and then peel away the vinyl stencils to reveal a negative space design. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy. Find out more and register on our website here.
Minute to Win It Mondays (Grades 6-12)
Monday, September 26, 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, September 27, 6-7pm, Tutor Corner
This month's Teen Advisory Board meeting for current members is on Tuesday, September 27. Currently, applications for Teen Advisory Board are closed.
The Friends of the Southbury Public Library are having a Lobby Book Sale during the month of September. Located in the lobby of the Southbury Public Library, this sale features books in many different categories, including Children’s, Cookbooks, Gardening, Fiction and more, and is open during regular library hours.
In remembrance of 9/11, this month we will have a 21st Anniversary display in our Brinker Fireplace Room Display Case featuring materials about 9/11.
The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will showcase the art of Marilyn Ventresca DiChiara from Friday, September 2, 2022 through Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Marilyn is a graduate of the Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. After working for many years as a graphic designer in ad agencies and publishing companies, she transitioned to the fine arts. She works in several mediums; a majority are done in watercolor. A strong enjoyment of drawing has also led her to create works in colored pencil.
Memberships include the Watertown Art League, Kent Art Association and Marilyn is a signature member of the Northeast Watercolor Society.
Marilyn has received many awards from various art organizations, including The Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Kent Art Association, the Watertown Art League, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA and the Society of Creative Arts in Newtown.
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 (after Labor Day) and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm (after Labor Day). The exhibit will also be online as a virtual gallery here. Please visit our website to learn more.
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Last Modified September 29, 2022