Page Turners
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. 346 pages

 

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Professional Headshots
May
21
2:00 PM14:00

Professional Headshots

Moses Farrow of Visual Communication Solutions is donating his time to take your free professional headshot. Perfect for social media, LinkedIn, or employee badges. Appointments are required. Call the Enfield Reference Desk at 860-763-7511 to reserve a spot.

Moses Farrow has dedicated his life and career to helping people. Even before entering graduate school in 2000, he had spent 3 semesters as an intern at the Superior Court in Danbury. Once he earned his Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UConn, he began working for an in-home psychiatric service that had just been made available to families throughout the state. Fast forward 8 years and he was given the opportunity to offer post adoption services for the oldest adoption agency in the country. While Moses still provides therapy in his practice in Glastonbury, he also works with people throughout Connecticut and across the country offering visual communication solutions as a photographer, designer, and consultant. He has expanded beyond the mental health profession and is now focused on supporting people who are helping to make the world a better place, specifically on issues of the environment, sustainability, health and conscious living. Most recently, he and his children became proud sponsors of The Riley Farm Rescue here in Connecticut. He believes that our highest priority is to protect and sustain life.

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FRIENDS OF THE ENFIELD LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

FRIENDS OF THE ENFIELD LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Friday June 7   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Preview  $5.00 admission

Saturday June 8  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Book Sale Free Admittance

Sunday June 9   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   Bag Sale  Free Admittance
                                                               $5 for Small Bag   $10 for Large Bag

 

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Friends of the Enfield Library Book Sale
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Friends of the Enfield Library Book Sale

Friday June 7  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Preview  $5.00 admission

Saturday June 8  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Book Sale Free Admittance

Sunday June 9   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   Bag Sale  Free Admittance
                                                               $5 for Small Bag   $10 for Large Bag

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Friends of the Enfield Library Book Sale
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Friends of the Enfield Library Book Sale

Friday June 7  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Preview  $5.00 admission

Saturday June 8  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Book Sale Free Admittance

Sunday June 9  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   Bag Sale  Free Admittance
                                                               $5 for Small Bag   $10 for Large Bag

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Book Chat
Jun
12
2:30 PM14:30

Book Chat

Join Deputy Director Katie Werth for a discussion of Himself by Jess Kidd.

Twenty-six years after he was abandoned at an orphanage, Mahony returns to the rural Irish village he was born in, determined to discover the truth, after receiving a mysterious note suggesting his mother met foul play.

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Meet the Author: Andrew Lam
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Author: Andrew Lam

One group of WWII soldiers is recognized as, per capita, the most decorated in U.S. military history: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated unit of Japanese Americans who fought valiantly in Europe to prove their loyalty despite the racism they’d endured at home. Now Repentance (Tiny Fox Press, May 1, 2019) , a dramatic new novel by award-winning, surgeon-author Andrew Lam, approaches their storied history from a new and controversial angle. Daniel Tokunaga, a world-famous cardiac surgeon, is perplexed when the U.S. government comes calling, wanting to know about his father’s service with the 442nd during World War II. Something terrible happened while his father was fighting the Germans in France, and the Department of Defense won’t stop its investigation until it’s determined exactly who did what. Wanting answers of his own, Daniel upends his life to find out what his father did on a small, obscure hilltop half a world away. As this quest for the truth unravels his family’s catastrophic past, the only thing for certain is that nothing—his life, career, and family—can ever be the same again.

Andrew Lam, M.D., is the author of Saving Sight, an Amazon bestseller about his career as an eye surgeon, and Two Sons of China, a novel of WWII that won a Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award in 2014. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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Friday Film
Jun
14
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Widows          ** date change due to book sale**

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to pull off a heist that their husbands were planning. 2 hours, 8 minutes.

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Page Turners
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 

In the 1920s, after oil was discovered beneath their land, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. 338 pages

 

 

 

 

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Meet the Author: Stephan J. W. Platzer
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Author: Stephan J. W. Platzer

Stephan Platzer is the author of two books,  Everybody has a Sunfish Story, and Bringing E Home Transatlantic Voyage of Schooner Ernestina 1982.  Stephan has been a sailboat enthusiast for his entire adult life. He received a green Sunfish as a high school graduation gift, and it became the source of fifty years of adventures, connections and friendships. His first book draws from the many experiences that family and friends have shared of their own stories surrounding the Sunfish. His second book recounts his personal experience on a larger boat and a longer voyage. The Ernestina is the second oldest vessel in the United States. In 1982, Stephan was one of six Americans who sailed on board the Ernestina from Cape Verde to Newport, Rhode Island.

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Taste Testers Cookbook Club
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Taste Testers Cookbook Club

Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook, prepare it, and bring your dish for sharing and discussion. Cookbook is on display at the Reference Desk. This month’s cookbook is At Home with Natalie by Natalie Morales

NOTE: to minimize waste, please bring your own plates and flatware.  

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Friday Film
Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

On The Basis of Sex

A struggling attorney and new mother (Felicity Jones) faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When she takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband and fellow attorney, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. 2 hours.

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Learn Ukulele with Julie
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Learn Ukulele with Julie

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. 

This event will include a beginner’s lesson followed by a strum-along of easy songs. Ukuleles will be available on loan for the first 24 registrants. Participants are welcome to bring their own ukulele.

 Julie Stepanek, who also preforms under the name Calamine, and is best known for the theme song of Sealab2021, the Adult Swim series featuring an insane submarine crew. She divides her time between music and family, Massachusetts and New York, teaching and performing, but in every place she goes she always finds the public library.

 

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Other Worldly Words
Jun
27
6:45 PM18:45

Other Worldly Words

Join Public Services Librarian Lisa Sprague for a discussion of Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance.

As a swollen red sun grows ever closer to annihilating the Earth, decadent magicians compete for the technology of an ancient age — a science now known as magic.

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Friday Film
Jul
5
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

A frustrated, hard-drinking author (Melissa McCarthy) can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New York. Desperate for money, she soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors. When the dealers start to catch on, she recruits a dubious friend (Richard E. Grant) to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit. 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center
Jul
10
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center

Join Deputy Director Katie Werth in the Wellness Room of the Enfield Senior Center for a discussion of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimké, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimké family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives.

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Taste Testers Cookbook Club
Jul
11
1:00 PM13:00

Taste Testers Cookbook Club

Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook, prepare it, and bring your dish for sharing and discussion. Cookbook is on display at the Reference Desk. This month’s cookbook is Mary Berry Everyday: Make Every Meal Special ***NOTE DATE CHANGE!***

NOTE: to minimize waste, please bring your own plates and flatware.  

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Friday Film
Jul
12
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

The Mule        ** date change due to summer programming**

Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist (Clint Eastwood) takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of a hard-charging DEA agent. When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him. 1 hour, 55 minutes.

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Page Turners
Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies—one light skinned, and the other dark—are born to Elma Jesup, a white-sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. In the aftermath, the inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity. 543 pages

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Other Worldly Words
Jul
25
6:45 PM18:45

Other Worldly Words

Join Public Services Librarian Lisa Sprague for a discussion of The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.

 A huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space.

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Bullet Journal Basics
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Bullet Journal Basics

Do you wish you were more organized, but haven’t found a system for you? Have you seen all the Pinterest-worthy bullet journals and been amazed? Or intimidated? Join Sam for a beginner’s basic guide to bullet journal-ing. Bring a notebook and pen and you can get started.

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Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center
Aug
14
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center

Join Deputy Director Katie Werth in the Wellness Room of the Enfield Senior Center for a discussion of Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe.

The Blakely family, despite the tragedy that separated them, must band together to save their historical plantation, which has been in the family for generations and is the only thing that holds them all together, from being sold to developers.

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Taste Testers Cookbook Club
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Taste Testers Cookbook Club

Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook, prepare it, and bring your dish for sharing and discussion. Cookbook is on display at the Reference Desk. This month’s cookbook is My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl.

NOTE: to minimize waste, please bring your own plates and flatware.  

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Job Search Workshop - Job Search
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Job Search Workshop - Job Search

The Goodwill Career Center is coming to the Enfield Public Library to present a workshop series. Career Coach Cherie Sachiel will provide her expertise on job searching.  

August 19th:  Job Search - determine what type of job you’re searching for; identify the different ways to look for jobs; use various job websites; and avoid job scams. 

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Page Turners
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

Gbessa is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them. 294 pages

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Other Worldly Words
Aug
29
6:45 PM18:45

Other Worldly Words

Join Public Services Librarian Lisa Sprague for a discussion of Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty.

Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.

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Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center
Sep
11
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center

Join Deputy Director Katie Werth in the Wellness Room of the Enfield Senior Center for a discussion of Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging the confidences and memories.

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Page Turners
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of Circe by Madeline Miller 

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft , which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. 393 pages

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Taste Testers Cookbook Club
Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

Taste Testers Cookbook Club

Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook, prepare it, and bring your dish for sharing and discussion. Cookbook is on display at the Reference Desk. This month’s cookbook is Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking

NOTE: to minimize waste, please bring your own plates and flatware.  

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Job Search Workshop - Applications
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Job Search Workshop - Applications

The Goodwill Career Center is coming to the Enfield Public Library to present a workshop series. Career Coach Cherie Sachiel will provide her expertise on job searching.  

September 23rd:  Applications - what to do before, during, and after the application process; how to upload and download application-related documents such as resumes; what is and isn’t necessary to include in the application. 

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Other Worldly Words
Sep
26
6:45 PM18:45

Other Worldly Words

Join Public Services Librarian Lisa Sprague for a discussion of How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North.

The only book you need if you're going back in time. What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke?

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Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center
Oct
9
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center

Join Deputy Director Katie Werth in the Wellness Room of the Enfield Senior Center for a discussion of Jeeves and the Wedding Bells: An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse by Sebastian Faulks.

With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant) back to life in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps.

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Job Search Workshop - Resume and Transferable Skills
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Job Search Workshop - Resume and Transferable Skills

The Goodwill Career Center is coming to the Enfield Public Library to present a workshop series. Career Coach Cherie Sachiel will provide her expertise on job searching.  

October 21st:  Resume and Transferable Skills - highlight your skills to an employer; create a resume that features your skills and experiences; convert your resume into ATS format to increase application visibility; and identify the different sections of a resume. 

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 Page Turners
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Nora is the responsible sister; she’s shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn’t sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand.  335 pages

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Other Worldly Words
Oct
24
6:45 PM18:45

Other Worldly Words

Join Public Services Librarian Lisa Sprague for a discussion of Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant.

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

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Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center
Nov
13
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Book Chat at the Senior Center

Join Deputy Director Katie Werth in the Wellness Room of the Enfield Senior Center for a discussion of Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier.

A classic novel of romantic suspense finds the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter entering the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learning the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted.

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Job Search Workshop - Cover Letter and References
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Job Search Workshop - Cover Letter and References

The Goodwill Career Center is coming to the Enfield Public Library to present a workshop series. Career Coach Cherie Sachiel will provide her expertise on job searching.  

November 18th:  Cover Letter and References - set yourself apart from other candidates; write a cover letter that tells the employer why you are a perfect candidate for the position; sell your skills and qualifications to the employer; and create a list of references, which employers can contact to learn more about your experience. 

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Page Turners
Nov
18
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

Months after her husband is transferred to Hong Kong in 1951, Claire Pendleton accepts a position as a piano teacher to the daughter of a wealthy couple, the Chens. Claire begins to see the appeal of the sweltering city and is soon taken in by the Chen's driver, Will Truesdale. A handsome charmer with a mysterious limp, Will appears to be the perfect companion for Claire, but a further examination leaves her with more questions than answers. 328 pages

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Page Turners
Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle 

When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together. 276 pages

 

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Other Worldly Words
Dec
19
6:45 PM18:45

Other Worldly Words

oin Public Services Librarian Lisa Sprague for a discussion of Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.

Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. 

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Job Search Workshop - Interview Skills
Dec
23
2:00 PM14:00

Job Search Workshop - Interview Skills

The Goodwill Career Center is coming to the Enfield Public Library to present a workshop series. Career Coach Cherie Sachiel will provide her expertise on job searching.  

December 23rd:  Interview Skills - prepare yourself before the interview; what to expect during the interview process; how to answer difficult questions you may be asked; and how to follow up after the interview is over. 

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Friday Film
May
17
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

A Star is Born

A seasoned musician (Bradley Cooper) discovers -- and falls in love with -- a struggling artist (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until he coaxes her into the spotlight. 2 hours, 14 minutes

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Friday Film
May
10
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Green Book                 **bonus film**

A world-class African-American pianist (Mahershala Ali) is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, he recruits a tough-talking bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) from the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. 2 hours, 10 minutes

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World of Owls
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

World of Owls

Wingmasters will teach children about the amazing owls and how they use their specialized powers of sight, hearing, and flight to survive in the wild. A variety of live owls will be at the show. Ages 5 and up. Free tickets available at the library beginning April 29th.

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Metropolitan Opera Adventures with Mike Cascia
May
9
2:30 PM14:30

Metropolitan Opera Adventures with Mike Cascia

Mike Cascia will lecture on Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.
At the start of the French Revolution shy Blanche becomes a novice nun in an convent run by an elderly prioress. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror but she remains behind, caught between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonizing decision. Sponsored by the Friends of the Enfield Library.

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Historic Water-Powered Mills of the Scantic River Watershed with Bill Friday
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Historic Water-Powered Mills of the Scantic River Watershed with Bill Friday

Compared to the Connecticut River, the Scantic River seems tiny and insignificant.  Yet, in the past nearly 150 mills were powered by the Scantic and its tributaries!  How could this be?  Enfield Historical Society president Bill Friday will answer this question and more.

The Scantic River passes through or drains parts of ten towns in two states before emptying into the Connecticut River.  Bill will briefly explain the geologic history that created the river, then talk about the Industrial Revolution and local history that led to the founding of settlements and construction of mills in the Scantic River watershed.  Information about dozens of different mill types, scores of mill sites, and over 140 mills will be presented: familiar Enfield mills like the Gordon Brothers mill and Hazard Powder Company mills in Scitico and Hazardville; mills in other towns like the Somersville Mill; and others that have faded from memory.  Your questions are welcome, as are your memories of any of the mills.

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Book Chat
May
8
2:30 PM14:30

Book Chat

Join Deputy Director Katie Werth for a discussion of Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman.

Forced to take her life in a new direction when an injury ends her ballet career, Emma returns to her home in Australia and learns that she has inherited an isolated sheep station from a late grandmother who would impart key lessons about love and motherhood.

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Friday Film
May
3
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Mary, Queen of Scots

Scottish Queen (Saoirse Ronan) is determined to rule as much more than a figurehead and asserts her claim to the English throne. She becomes a political and romantic rival to her cousin, English Queen (Margot Robbie), ultimately challenging her claim to the throne. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history. 2 hours, 4 minutes

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Soup to Nutz with Cartoonist Rick Stromoski​
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Soup to Nutz with Cartoonist Rick Stromoski​

Rick Stromoski will talk about his career in cartooning and show samples of his hilarious cartoons and illustration work. He will be bringing books for sale and signing.  
Rick's illustrations and cartoons since 1983 have appeared in national magazines, advertising, book publishing, children's publications, licensing, newspaper syndication and network television. He has won a bunch of awards. Member of the Society of Illustrators, The National Cartoonists Society (of which he is a past President) and the local Costco.

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Other Worldly Words
Apr
25
6:45 PM18:45

Other Worldly Words

Join Public Services Librarian Lisa Sprague for a discussion of Jade City by Fonda Lee.

Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion.

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Just One Drop Film Screening and Lecture
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Just One Drop Film Screening and Lecture

JUST ONE DROP tells the little known story of homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine. To many, homeopathy seems implausible. They fear it is purely a placebo effect or worse, a form of deception or quackery. Yet, homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is used by millions of people around the world. The film explores the controversy, reveals the rich history, dispels myths and misconceptions, and asks whether or not homeopathy been given a fair shake.

The film is being hosted by a local nationally certified classical homeopath Abby Beale CCH, who is also board president for The National Center for Homeopathy.

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Rockin' Robots
Apr
24
2:30 PM14:30

Rockin' Robots

Get up close and personal with some of the robots that work at the Connecticut Science Center. Interact with their humanoid robot Quiz. Meet some robots that help us in our everyday lives and discover what makes this incredible technology tick! Ages 7 and up. Drop-in

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Taste Testers Cookbook Club
Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Taste Testers Cookbook Club

Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook, prepare it, and bring your dish for sharing and discussion. Cookbook is on display at the Reference Desk. This month’s cookbook is Valerie’s Home Cooking by Valerie Bertinelli.

NOTE: to minimize waste, please bring your own plates and flatware.  

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Marc Black’s History of the 1950s and 60s through Popular Song
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Marc Black’s History of the 1950s and 60s through Popular Song

Marc Black, recent inductee into the NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, has created an engaging and humorous program… and an opportunity for the audience to relive this colorful time in our history.  Well received all across the Country in libraries, art centers and small theaters, folks cheerfully sing along beginning to end!

In the presentation, Marc uses a wide range of popular songs including surprising favorites like Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, great rock tunes like Blue Suede Shoes and moving folk songs like Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind.  The show also features a performance of his own group’s hit from 1967… Happy by the Blades of Grass.

And beside being fun, boston.com listed it as one of the top ten area events that’ll “make you smarter!”

And now, the program is being offered with a slide show that’ll slide you right back in time!  This thought provoking, multi-media show is bound to get everyone singing and feeling good about where we are…and where we’ve been.

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Page Turners
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Page Turners

Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of The Leavers by Lisa Ko

With his mother gone, 11-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is adopted by two white professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson to make him over into their version of an “all-American boy.” Daniel struggles to reconcile his new life with his mother’s disappearance and the memories of the family and community he left behind. 352 pages

 

 

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