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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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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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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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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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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Cookbook Club:  Casseroles
Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

Cookbook Club: Casseroles

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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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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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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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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No-Bull Budgeting Session
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

No-Bull Budgeting Session

Is getting on track with your money and spending habits one of your goals for the new year? Would you like to learn how you could put together a budget and stick with it? We’ll cover a few different approaches and discover the resources the library has to help you meet your goals.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Author Talk: James Littlefield
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Author Talk: James Littlefield

Jim Littlefield will talk about his newest book, Slavetaker: The Promise, a new perspective on the American Civil War and the long-awaited sequel to The Slave Catcher’s Woman. From the eyes and pens of a southern slave catcher and his female servant, their stories expose many of the often-overlooked horrors and suffering that war brings with it. This is an action-packed tale of love conquering racism, violence and hate.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Poetry Reading: Steven and Benjamin Ostrowski
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Poetry Reading: Steven and Benjamin Ostrowski

Father and son poets, Steven and Benjamin Ostrowski, will discuss and read from their collaborative book of poems Penultimate Human Constellation. Robert Nazarene, editor of the American Journal of Poetry, said this about the book: “You will never encounter another volume of poetry like this.  Father and son, Steven and Ben Ostrowski give the reader the most intimate and engaging look into a closeness between two family members I’ve yet encountered; a dialogue couched in experimental form and imagery that is always fresh and inventive.” Come join us.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Author Talk:  Laurie O’Neil and Marisa da Silva
Jan
5
2:00 PM14:00

Author Talk: Laurie O’Neil and Marisa da Silva

Laurie O’Neil and Marisa da Silva will be here to discuss the recently published book: Graceful Woman Warrior: A Story Of Mindfully Living In The Face Of Dying. This memoir was published four years after the passing of Terri Luanna da Silva. The book was co-written by her 9-year-old daughter Marisa da Silva and Laurie O’Neil.

Terri Luanna da Silva was facing a Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis at 37. She started an inspirational blog called “Graceful Warrior Woman”. Laurie O’Neil has published her blog on the 4th anniversary of her passing. Her story will inspire readers.

During the author talk Laurie O’Neil and Marisa da Silva will talk about the journey of self-publishing the book and read excerpts from the book.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Cookbook Club: Soups
Jan
2
1:00 PM13:00

Cookbook Club: Soups

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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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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