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The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities

Author and photographer Mathew M. Duman presents an illustrated lecture showcasing his latest book: The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities. Using his original photographs, Mathew explains the use of grotesques and gargoyles on academic buildings from a select group of American institutions of higher learning as well as other interesting features of the Collegiate Gothic architectural style.

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OPERA ADVENTURES SUMMER SERIES WITH MIKE CASCIA
Aug
29
1:30 PM13:30

OPERA ADVENTURES SUMMER SERIES WITH MIKE CASCIA

Join Mike Cascia for a lecture and a screening of the opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach.

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is an opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann. The opera was first-performed at the Opera Comique on February 10, 1881.

Plot: The opera begins with a Prologue at a tavern in Nuremberg. The Muse appears and reveals to the audience her purpose is to make Hoffmann forsake all other loves, so he can be devoted to her: The Muse of Poetry. She takes the appearance of Hoffmann's closest male friend, Nicklausse. Hoffmann enters and Nicklausse persuades Hoffmann to tell the students at the tavern about his great loves.

Hoffmann then begins his three tales of love. In Paris (Act 1) at Spalanzani’s house, Hoffmann recounts how he was tricked into falling in love with Olympia, a life-sized mechanical doll who fell apart as they danced at a party. In Venice (Act 2) at a palazzo, Hoffmann attends a party given by Giulietta, a courtesan, to whom he is very attracted. Dappertutto, a collector of human spirits, bribes Giulietta with diamonds to steal Hoffmann’s spirit, which she does, leaving Hoffmann without a reflection. Finally, in Munich (Act 3) at Crespel’s house, Hoffmann has fallen in love with Crespel’s daughter, Antonia, a singer. Hoffmann learns that singing is physically destroying Antonia’s life and he makes her promise to give up singing. The sinister Dr. Miracle conjures of the image of Antonia’s dead opera singer mother. Under her influence, Antonia sings herself to death. Hoffmann is again devastated.

In the Epilogue scene back at Luther’s Tavern, Hoffmann’s Muse pleads with him to dedicate himself to his art, which he does and the opera ends.

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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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Friday Film
Sep
6
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Isn’t It Romantic

A New York architect (Rebel Wilson) gets knocked unconscious during a subway mugging and magically wakes up to find herself in an alternate universe. Always cynical about love, her worst nightmare soon comes true when she suddenly discovers that she's playing the leading lady in a real-life romantic comedy (Liam Hemsworth). 1 hour, 28 minutes.

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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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Meet the Author: Maggie Downie
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Author: Maggie Downie

Everyone has pain at some point in life. Some of us deal with chronic pain for years. Pain can be complicated, but there are some simple tools that can help relieve pain. Research shows that understanding how pain works can help us begin to get out of pain. Come learn small steps you can take to reduce and manage pain without drugs or surgery with Maggie Downie, author of Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life and the founder of Personal Euphoria, a fitness and wellness company, where she has been helping her clients reduce pain since 2005.

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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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	You Are Not Alone with Sydney Sherman
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

You Are Not Alone with Sydney Sherman

You Are Not Alone approaches the paranormal with a healthy dose of common sense and encourages rational skepticism. The author looks at why and what we believe about the paranormal and the afterlife. Her book draws distinctions between myths and the paranormal and recounts numerous experiences with spirits. She offers hints to avoid falling prey to the frauds in the paranormal field. The author educates readers on how they too can continue their relationship with their loved ones. With step by step advice, Sydney Sherman encourages people to think about the potential the paranormal holds for all of us. Sydney hopes readers will come to the same understanding ---they are not gone; they are still very much here with us....we just need to start listening.

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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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Friday Film
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Welcome to Marwen

A devastating attack shatters a man (Steve Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, he meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. 2 hours.

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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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Friends of the Enfield Library and Author Event
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Friends of the Enfield Library and Author Event

Join the Friends as they welcome author Marty Podscotch. He will share his book the Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut

From the quaint splendor of the town of Kent in the northwest hills of Connecticut to the great restaurants that dot the shoreline of Westbrook to New Britain’s industrial roots, travel and history author Martin “Marty” Podskoch is hoping to give Connecticut residents a chance to explore every municipality in the State of Conn. with his new book, Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.

Martin Podskoch, a retired reading teacher from Delhi, NY and now lives in East Hampton, Conn. has compiled interesting information for his new Connecticut Travel Guide Book on the 169 towns, cities and villages in the State of Connecticut in the hopes of encouraging people to visit them all.

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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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Friday Film
Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

RocketMan     **date changed **         

An epic musical fantasy focuses on Elton John's (Taron Egerton) early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his enduring partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), and his romantic relationships. The universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. 2 hours, 1 minute

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Taste Testers Cookbook Club
Oct
17
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 Delish: Eat Like Everyday is the Weekend

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

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Friday Film
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

The Public

An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati. In an act of civil disobedience, a librarian (Emilio Estevez) helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library. It becomes a standoff with police (Alec Baldwin) and a rush-to-judgment media (Gabrielle Union) constantly speculating about what's really happening. 2 hours, 2 minutes

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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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Friday Film
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Poms

A woman (Diane Keaton) sets up a cheerleading team shortly after moving into a retirement community with her fellow residents (Jackie Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston and Rhea Perlman) being more than willing to join. Proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!' 1 hour, 31 minutes

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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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Friday Film
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Yesterday      

After a freak accident during a mysterious worldwide blackout, struggling musician (Himesh Patel) wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, he begins performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them. He becomes on overnight sensation, launching his career to superstardom. 1 hour, 57 minutes

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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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Vascular Disease Lecture and Screening
Aug
20
11:30 AM11:30

Vascular Disease Lecture and Screening

Learn about vascular disease, what to look for, how your doctor diagnoses it and some of the newest treatments available. Presented by Dr. Brian J. Kelly from the Vascular Experts in Manchester, CT. Free ultra-sound screening for vascular disease will be offered at the Enfield Public Library following the presentation from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. (Appointments Required) Sponsored by North Central District Health Department

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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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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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Friday Film
Aug
16
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

King of Thieves

A team of septuagenarians (Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent and Tom Courtenay) rob a safe deposit facility of over £200 million in money and jewels in this British crime dramedy based on the infamous 2015 Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary. Greed and internal distrust slowly jeopardize the endeavor. 1 hour, 48 minutes.

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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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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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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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"A Songwriter's Journey Through American Music" with Angela Easterling
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

"A Songwriter's Journey Through American Music" with Angela Easterling

Angela Easterling presents a performance of her own original songs interspersed with selections of classic folk, roots, country and rock tunes. As part of her performance, she discusses the craft of songwriting and tells the stories behind her songs and how they came to be, weaving in some of the history of roots music and the artists who have influenced her writing. Appropriate for all ages.

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Friday Film
Aug
2
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Film

Best of Enemies

The true story of the unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist (Taraji P. Henson), and a local Ku Klux Klan leader (Sam Rockwell). During the racially charged summer of 1971, the two come together to co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, N.C. The ensuing debate and battle soon lead to surprising revelations that change both of their lives forever. 2 hours, 12 minutes.

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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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OPERA ADVENTURES SUMMER SERIES WITH MIKE CASCIA
Jul
24
1:30 PM13:30

OPERA ADVENTURES SUMMER SERIES WITH MIKE CASCIA

Join Mike Cascia for a lecture and a screening of the opera Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber.

Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber premiered in Berlin on June 18, 1821. Der Freischütz is based on a tale from the Gespensterbuch ("Book of Wraiths") of Apel and Laun concerning a marksman who makes a pact with the Devil.

Plot: Set on a mountain of Bohemia in the 17th century, Der Freischütz tells the tale of Max, a young gamekeeper. Max is in love with Agathe, daughter of the head ranger to Prince Ottokar. To win her hand, an ancient custom requires Max to prove his skill as a marksman on the morning of the wedding by shooting at any object the Prince may choose on the spur of the moment.

On the day before the wedding, Max loses a match he should have won. Kaspar, a man of dark character, approaches Max and asks him to meet in the Wolf’s Glen at midnight where they will mold seven magic bullets to ensure that Max wins the hand of Agathe. Max is unaware that Kaspar has sold his soul to the devil and is trying to ensnare Max’s soul as well.

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Mosquitos, Ticks and Lyme Disease
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Mosquitos, Ticks and Lyme Disease

Mosquito, Tick and Lyme Disease – how to reduce your risk of exposure, what to do when you find a tick, alternative therapies, and information on current research.

Presented by Tricia Sedelow, Public Health Nurse and Joanna Keyes, Health Educator from North Central District Health Department

The North Central District Health Department is a full-time Public Health Department with a full-time staff funded by its member towns and an annual per capita grant from the Connecticut State Department of Public Health.

Their Mission is to prevent disease, injury, and disability by promoting and protecting the health and well-being of the public and our environment.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Opera Adventures Summer Series with Mike Cascia
Jun
27
1:30 PM13:30

Opera Adventures Summer Series with Mike Cascia

Join Mike Cascia for a lecture and a screening of the opera Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti.

Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti was first performed on December 26, 1833 at La Scala, Milan, Italy. The opera was written in the Italian Bel Canto style (beautiful singing), which was a type of Italian opera very popular in the early 1800’s. Another factor for this type of opera was the audience interest in historical figures, such as Lucrezia Borgia.

Plot: The opera, is pure fiction, based on a French play Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo, set in the early 16th Century. In Venice, Gennaro and his companions are celebrating at a party, where he meets a masked woman with whom he falls in love. His friends reveal that the woman is indeed Lucrezia Borgia who poisons all her political enemies. Gennaro is horrified.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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