Strategies for a Successful Retirement: Long Term Care Planning and Estate Planning Basics
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Strategies for a Successful Retirement: Long Term Care Planning and Estate Planning Basics

Linda Mock, a retired Certified Financial Planner who specialized in retirement planning, will lead this four-part series. The final session in the series. Where there’s a will there’s a a relative. Learn about wills, living wills, trusts, and Power of Attorney, life insurance, health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and supplemental insurance.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Book Talk with Steve Fagin: "Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut"
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Book Talk with Steve Fagin: "Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut"

Steve Fagin writes the weekly Great Outdoors column for The Day Newspaper. He was the principal author and editor of The Day’s upcoming hardcover coffee table book, Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut: Our Proud History of Preserving Scenic Woodlands, Farms, the Shoreline and Other Natural Gems. He will be presenting an illustrated talk of the 144-page book. The book features more than 50 essays and over 120 color photographs celebrating the region’s many natural attractions, tracing their history and paying tribute to the organizations that helped preserve them for future generations. The book includes essays about and photographs of Rocky Neck, the Niantic River, Nehantic State Forest and other areas in East Lyme as well as all over southeastern Connecticut.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Annual Holiday Book & Bake Sale
Nov
5
to Nov 13

Annual Holiday Book & Bake Sale

East Lyme Library’s Annual Holiday Book and Bake Sale Begins Monday, November 5 in the Lobby of the Community Center: 10 am - 8 pm. 

Please no early birds. A relaxing way to start your holiday gift shopping and to support a great cause, your local library! Enjoy hot coffee and delicious homemade baked goods (donated by library staff and volunteers). We will have mint condition books, puzzles and more! We will also unique pieces made by the library staff including book page wreaths, paper flowers, and book safes.

 All proceeds support the library’s new book fund.
 The sale runs through Tuesday, November 13. The Bake Sale is only the first two days of the holiday book sale!
Thank you for your support and have a wonderful holiday season!

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Peter Biedermann
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Peter Biedermann

Peter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ that has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the ninth time in the East Lyme Public Library. The common thread throughout his musical background is crossing the boundaries of music genres. This hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics.
Peter will be focusing on pieces from his latest recording 'Tales From The Desert' on a variety of guitars in unique tunings. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 50+ years.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Songs of Woody Guthrie
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Songs of Woody Guthrie

Phil Rosenthal will perform songs written by legendary folk musician Woody Guthrie. Guthrie's compositions tell of his early years in the Oklahoma dust bowl, his travels across the country, his concern for the poor, and his love for his homeland.  Phil will talk about Guthrie's life and legacy, and explain the events that inspired the composition of each song.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Trivia Night
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course, literature.

Event registration is required. Register online here.

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ELBO (East Lyme Business Organization) Book Discussion
Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

ELBO (East Lyme Business Organization) Book Discussion

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results  by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan will be discussed. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to: cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, dial down the stress, overcome that overwhelmed feeling, revive your energy, stay on track, master what matters to you. The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life—work, personal, family, and spiritual. Copies will be available to check out. Bring your lunch to the discussion!

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Cookbook Club: Side Dishes/Vegetables
Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

Cookbook Club: Side Dishes/Vegetables

Choose your own recipe (we have cookbooks to check out) ; make a recipe; bring along the recipe and we'll make copies; bring in samples for all to taste, and discuss! Can't cook, but still want to join the fun? Stop by for the fellowship- all are welcome. This program will be held in the East Lyme Senior Center.

Register online here.

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Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music: A Journey Into Musical Roots
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music: A Journey Into Musical Roots

Music journalist, percussionist, and photographer, Craig Harris will take us on an entertaining and informative journey through a comprehensive history of old-time music and bluegrass with all of their incredibly diverse and multidimensional roots. Combining research with more than 120 exclusive interviews, Harris traces the path from the earliest days of mountain music to the groundbreaking sounds of Grammy winners Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck, and Jerry Douglas’s Earls of Leicester.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Strategies for a Successful Retirement: Retirement Income Planning/Assessing Income Needs
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Strategies for a Successful Retirement: Retirement Income Planning/Assessing Income Needs

Linda Mock, a retired Certified Financial Planner who specialized in retirement planning, will lead this four-part series (9/10, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3). Learn about assessing your income needs and the different vehicles for meeting those needs: pensions, 401(k), Traditional IRA, ROTH IRA, Social Security. Sign up for one, or all! 

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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100 years at “The Farm”: Book Discussion
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

100 years at “The Farm”: Book Discussion

July 10, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Connecticut State Farm for Women, now known as the York Correctional Institution for Women. Over the past century this institution has had a fascinating and often changing mission and history. The prison has played various roles in the life of East Lyme, from active town partner to essentially invisible entity.  This summer the library will examine this institution from many points of view. This project is sponsored in part by a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

The book is The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. 

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100 years at “The Farm”: Prison History Lecture
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

100 years at “The Farm”: Prison History Lecture

July 10, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Connecticut State Farm for Women, now known as the York Correctional Institution for Women. Over the past century this institution has had a fascinating and often changing mission and history. The prison has played various roles in the life of East Lyme, from active town partner to essentially invisible entity.  This summer the library will examine this institution from many points of view. This project is sponsored in part by a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

Prison History Lecture Program with Paul Harrison, former Correctional Officer, town resident, and unofficial prison historian, will give an illustrated talk on the founding and history of the prison. 

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Jan & Willie Sing the 60’s! & Classic Car Show
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Jan & Willie Sing the 60’s! & Classic Car Show

Popular musical duo Willie and Jan Nininger, are back to perform the hits of the 1960’s, including Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, the Turtles, the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, and more. Bring your classic car and park in the lot—there will be time to view the cars before the concert—arrive by 5:30 p.m. for the prime spots!

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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100 years at “The Farm”: Book Discussion
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

100 years at “The Farm”: Book Discussion

July 10, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Connecticut State Farm for Women, now known as the York Correctional Institution for Women. Over the past century this institution has had a fascinating and often changing mission and history. The prison has played various roles in the life of East Lyme, from active town partner to essentially invisible entity. This summer the library will examine this institution from many points of view. This project is sponsored in part by a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

The book is Couldn't Keep it to Myself: Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters by Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution.

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Cookbook Club: Salads!
Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

Cookbook Club: Salads!

Choose your own recipe (we have cookbooks to check out) ; make a recipe (i.e. green salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, fruit salad); bring along the recipe and we'll make copies; bring in samples for all to taste, and discuss! Can't cook, but still want to join the fun? Stop by for the fellowship- all are welcome. This program will be held in the East Lyme Senior Center.

Program registration is required. Register online here..

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Abigail Adams
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Abigail Adams

Sheryl Faye is a historical performer presenting productions of historical women. She will bring Abigail Adams to life at the East Lyme Public Library.
Abigail Adams is sometimes considered to have been a founder of the United States and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of The United States. Adams’s life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. In one of her more famous letters she implores her husband and his colleagues, all of whom were male, to, “…remember the ladies…If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.” Her letters also serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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100 years at “The Farm”: Book Discussion
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

100 years at “The Farm”: Book Discussion

July 10, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Connecticut State Farm for Women, now known as the York Correctional Institution for Women. Over the past century this institution has had a fascinating and often changing mission and history. The prison has played various roles in the life of East Lyme, from active town partner to essentially invisible entity. This summer the library will examine this institution from many points of view:

The book is The Farm : Life Inside a Women's Prison by Andi Rierden.

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