The Human Element: Film Discussion
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Human Element: Film Discussion

In an arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element’s coast-to-coast series of captivating stories inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Local university faculty will lead the discussion after the film viewing.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories

Mondays, Beginning September 9 – 1:30 p.m.
An opportunity to explore and write our own stories, and those of our families, in an informal setting using simple prompts to help us capture moments from our past. Come prepared to share and learn together with Rachel Baer. Please bring your preferred tool – laptop, paper and pen, iPad etc.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories
Sep
16
1:30 PM13:30

Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories

This program meets Mondays at 1:30 pm.
An opportunity to explore and write our own stories, and those of our families, in an informal setting using simple prompts to help us capture moments from our past. Come prepared to share and learn together with Rachel Baer. Please bring your preferred tool – laptop, paper and pen, iPad etc.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Alice's Ordinary People
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Alice's Ordinary People

Join filmmaker, Craig Dudnick, as he presents a screening and discussion of his documentary, Alice’s Ordinary People. It is the story of Alice Tregay and the ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights covering five decades of fearless activism and the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King to the ongoing fight for justice.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities
Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

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

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari”, traveling to ten universities around the country to photograph the grotesques and gargoyles roosting on academic buildings. He has collected his findings in his new book and presents a selection of them in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories
Sep
23
1:30 PM13:30

Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories

This program meets Mondays at 1:30 pm.
An opportunity to explore and write our own stories, and those of our families, in an informal setting using simple prompts to help us capture moments from our past. Come prepared to share and learn together with Rachel Baer. Please bring your preferred tool – laptop, paper and pen, iPad etc.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Trivia Night
Sep
24
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.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories
Sep
30
1:30 PM13:30

Chapters of Our Lives: The Importance of Capturing Our Stories

This program meets Mondays at 1:30 pm.
An opportunity to explore and write our own stories, and those of our families, in an informal setting using simple prompts to help us capture moments from our past. Come prepared to share and learn together with Rachel Baer. Please bring your preferred tool – laptop, paper and pen, iPad etc.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Woodstock 50th Anniversary
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Woodstock 50th Anniversary

Music journalist, percussionist, and photographer, Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory 50th anniversary celebration of the Woodstock Music and Art Exposition, combining archival audio/film, well-researched storytelling, and collective music-making.  

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Connecticut Authors Trail Presents: Jerry Roberts
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Connecticut Authors Trail Presents: Jerry Roberts

Join us on the CT Authors Trail as author and historian, Jerry Roberts, discusses his book Connecticut River From the Air. It chronicles the 410 mile course of New England’s Great River as it flows from the Canadian border to Long Island Sound.  Hundreds of stunning aerial photographs with dynamic captions and narrative present the history and natural splendor of this extraordinary waterway.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Jan & Willie Sing Radio Songs of the 1950s & 1960s / Car Show
Jul
16
5:00 PM17:00

Jan & Willie Sing Radio Songs of the 1950s & 1960s / Car Show

Popular singer and songwriter Willie Nininger and his musical partner, Jan Scruggs, are back to perform the hits of the 1950’s and 1960’s heard on the radio while out cruising on the road.  Bring your classic car and park in the lot—there will be time to view the cars before the concert—arrive by 5:00 p.m. for the prime spots!

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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IronWoman
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

IronWoman

Cara Joseph started running with her dad at the age of 8 and has been running ever since.  She has completed 7 Ironman Triathlons and is looking forward to #8! Come hear about Cara’s experiences participating in Ironman Triathlons and learn the secret to performing better with fewer injuries! Cara Joseph is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in exercise physiology from Arizona State University.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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D-Day: A 75-Year Retrospective
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

D-Day: A 75-Year Retrospective

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord—the amphibious invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Philip Devlin’s presentation focuses on the invasion of both Utah Beach and Omaha Beach as well the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc; furthermore, the talk will focus on the American cemetery at Colleville sur Mer and the role played by Connecticut servicemen. Mr. Devlin is a retired educator who has visited the beaches twice and includes original photos and source material in his presentation.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Health Wellness and Longevity – How to make your life longer and better
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Health Wellness and Longevity – How to make your life longer and better

Join us on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in the East Lyme Community Center, Activity Room, at 7:00 p.m. for a special evening featuring Leo Cooney, Jr., MD and Geoffrey Tremont, PhD.

Geoffrey Temont, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University; Director of Neuropsychology, Rhode Island Hospital, will share his expertise on cognitive function; normal patterns of aging, including psychological aging; memory loss; and prevention of cognitive and memory loss.

Leo Cooney, Jr., MD, Humana Foundation, member; Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, will speak in-depth on the adaptation process to personal changes in cognitive function and memory loss.

The availability and accessibility of support services for older individuals in southeastern Connecticut will also be discussed.

We look forward to sharing an evening with friends and family featuring these outstanding speakers from leading educational and medical institutions in the Northeast. Bring your sense of curiosity and questions!

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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White House Memories
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

White House Memories

Do you want to know the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a White House butler? Do you want to know about the real Eugene Allen the man the movie The Butler is based on? Former White House butler, Alan DeValerio, will tell you about his personal experience. He will give you the inside details about all the preparations involved in White House Entertaining. Not only will he relate his first-hand experiences with history, he will pass on stories he heard from those who have been taking care of our First Families ever since the Franklin Roosevelt administration.

Copies of his book A History of Entertainment in the Modern White House will be available for purchase. This program is brought to you by the East Lyme Public Library and the East Lyme Senior Center.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut

The CT 169 Club navigates readers out from behind the blue screen, off the interstate and onto Connecticut back roads to meet and merge with fascinating neighbors and uncover cool curiosities tucked into the 169 towns and cities in the Nutmeg State. Marty Podskoch’s new book is a collective effort. Podskoch recruited the best and the brightest Connecticut writers, historians and officials, ­each contributing a passage about their town’s histories, haunts, food fixes and historic landmarks.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Cookbook Club:  Red White and Blue
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cookbook Club: Red White and Blue

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.

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Andy Sherwood Jazz Duo
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Andy Sherwood Jazz Duo

Enjoy an evening of New Orleans jazz performed by clarinetist Andy Sherwood and guitarist Bill Mills. The program will include favorites like Bill Bailey and When the Saints go Marching In. Andy Sherwood is a retiree and former jazz clarinetist of the U.S. Coast Guard Band.

Program registration is required. Register online here.


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Cut the Cord: Going Cable-Free
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Cut the Cord: Going Cable-Free

Would you like to break free from cable, but not sure how to go about it? Are you afraid you’ll miss out on your favorite shows if you do give up cable? Library staff will discuss free or low cost alternatives. Devices such as Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick, and services including Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube TV, that will allow you to stream TV shows and movies while breaking free from cable will be discussed and explained.

Due to popular demand this is the second session of the program that was held on Tuesday, March 5.
Program registration is required. Register online
here.

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West African Kora Music Performance
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

West African Kora Music Performance

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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The Gut and Brain Health Connection
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

The Gut and Brain Health Connection

Would you like to learn how interactions in your gut, body, and mind impact mood and behavior?
Katie Ziskind, LMFT, will share mind-body modalities, various types of integrative therapies and help you understand how you can change your mood through nutrition. You will learn about inflammation and your nervous system, as well as how nutrition and hydration impact wellness. You will learn tips and remedies for regulating mood, creating balanced, long-term energy and a routine for creating healthy sleeping patterns. Learn how your gut is truly your second brain!

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Kerry Boys
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys are Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeers. Their high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original Irish/Celtic songs.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Cut the Cord: Going Cable-Free
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Cut the Cord: Going Cable-Free

Would you like to break free from cable, but not sure how to go about it? Are you afraid you’ll miss out on your favorite shows if you do give up cable? Library staff will discuss free or low cost alternatives. Devices such as Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick, and services including Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube TV, that will allow you to stream TV shows and movies while breaking free from cable will be discussed and explained.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Trivia Night
Feb
26
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.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

 

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Couch to Niantic Boardwalk 5K Information Session Kickoff!
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Couch to Niantic Boardwalk 5K Information Session Kickoff!

There are a lot of questions you may have about running – from learning the proper form, the right gear to use, and how often and much you can run when you first start.  Road Runners Club of America certified running coach Melissa McWeeny will help answer all of your questions and help guide you to running success. Melissa will cover some beginner basics, strength training and preventing injuries, and motivation and inspiration.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Her Words Changed the World
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Her Words Changed the World

Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life, her inspirations to write the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the lasting impact of its message. Connect the past to the present and learn how you can create social change. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will present this engaging program.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Tree of Life Art Therapy Workshop
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Tree of Life Art Therapy Workshop

In this inspirational art therapy workshop, Katie Ziskind, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will guide participants through a mindful tree of life art experience. You will have a chance to relax, let go of stress, and bond with others. All materials will be supplied in this fun and creative workshop. Register early. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Anna May
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Anna May

Anna May carries with her an eclectic and original musical style that has been fed by many sources. She seeks to offer meditations on peace and authentic expression via music. Anna's songs are streaked with the jazz that was ingrained in her musical psyche after a brief life in New Orleans with influence from gracious teachers and travels. Anna has cultivated a sound that is her own, a sound that is always expanding. 

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Trivia Night
Jan
29
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.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Author Talk: Richard Foye
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Author Talk: Richard Foye

Richard Foye will discuss his new book, Foye and the Filipinos: Bailout, Escape, and Rescue of a Navy Fighter Pilot in WW II Luzon, a story about his father’s luck, bravery, and sacrifice. It chronicles William “Bill” Foye’s bravery and survival after his fighter plane was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire and his rescue by courageous Filipinos.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Cara Joseph, a graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Nursing, will talk about nutrition response testing (NRT). NRT is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of non-optimal health. The nutrition program consists of whole food supplements and diet modification that enables the body to repair and become healthier.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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