Novel History: The Great War – A World War I Book Discussion
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Novel History: The Great War – A World War I Book Discussion

Join the Smith-Harris House and the East Lyme Public Library as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s participation in the Great War.  We’ll take a detailed, chronological look at how the Great War has been portrayed in American literature, and how these books both represented current historical scholarship and impacted the literary landscape.  Copies will be available at the Check Out Desk.The book is One of Ours (1922) by Willa Cather.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Introduction to Natural Medicine:  How to Manage Cold & Flu
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Natural Medicine: How to Manage Cold & Flu

The flu epidemic is upon us!   What can we do to protect ourselves?

Dr. Kaitlyn Staal ND, warmly known as Dr. Kat, will teach about common foods, herbs, teas, tinctures and other tricks to boost the immune  system to  ward off disease causing viruses and  bacteria.  Learn how to prevent and treat colds and flu and the essentials to stock your pantry and  "medicine cabinet" to keep you and your family healthy during flu season and all year long.

Dr. Kat , a CT licensed Naturopathic physician, received her undergraduate degree from NYU,  as well as a Master's in Acupuncture and a Doctorate degree in Naturopathy from the University of Bridgeport.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Kerry Boys Irish Music
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Kerry Boys Irish Music

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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Misinformation, Trust, and Local News
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Misinformation, Trust, and Local News

Journalists from The Day will share tips on how to navigate the deluge of news and information on social media; how to fact check and verify sources. Also, learn what local newsrooms are doing to build trust with the communities they serve. We’ll introduce a project that hopes to make The Day’s newsroom more accessible and transparent.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Novel History: The Great War – A World War I Book Discussion
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Novel History: The Great War – A World War I Book Discussion

Join the Smith-Harris House and the East Lyme Public Library as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s participation in the Great War.  We’ll take a detailed, chronological look at how the Great War has been portrayed in American literature, and how these books both represented current historical scholarship and impacted the literary landscape.  Copies will be available at the Check Out Desk. The book is Harlem Hell Fighters by Max Brooks.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Imperial Faberge Eggs
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Imperial Faberge Eggs

Marina Forbes will present on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé. The program will feature a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow and other world famous museums and private collections around the world. Emphasis is on the important role of egg painting in Russian culture and on the unique development of this major Russian art form from a traditional craft to the level of exquisite fine art under the patronage of the tsars. The fascinating history of these eggs and their role in the dramatic events of the last decades of Romanov rule in Russia and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution will also be discussed.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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“Me and My Shadow”
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

“Me and My Shadow”

Join Harvey Snitkin for his twenty-first century one-man band and orchestra as he uniquely blends live performance and technology. Harvey performs live on soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, English horn and vocals accompanied by his laptop computer, programmed to provide a wide variety of musical styles.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Novel History: The Great War – A World War I Book Discussion
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Novel History: The Great War – A World War I Book Discussion

Join the Smith-Harris House and the East Lyme Public Library as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s participation in the Great War.  We’ll take a detailed, chronological look at how the Great War has been portrayed in American literature, and how these books both represented current historical scholarship and impacted the literary landscape.  Copies will be available at the Check Out Desk.  The book is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. 

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Take a listen – How to find, enjoy, and subscribe to podcasts
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Take a listen – How to find, enjoy, and subscribe to podcasts

It seems like just about everyone is making and listening to podcasts - radio-style shows that you can listen to online that put news, music, art, fiction, humor and more into your earbuds or car speakers. Journalists from The Day will walk you through the process of finding and subscribing to podcasts. They'll explain all the various devices available for podcast listening and they'll share some tips and tools for producing your own. Plus, they'll preview podcasts being produced by The Day, including an upcoming podcast on cold case murders in southeastern Connecticut.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Career Coaching Workshop
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Career Coaching Workshop

Are you considering changing jobs or careers….not sure what to include in your resume?  What is this thing called LinkedIn? What about pay and benefits?  Come spend time with Career Coach Fiona Bain.  She works with transitioning members of the armed services, sits on employer panels with HR reps and also coaches individuals as they transition to their next job or career.  In this 90-minute workshop she will answer all of your career questions.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Get Organized: Managing Your Paper
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Get Organized: Managing Your Paper

Sandra Wheeler, Professional Organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind, will give useful tips on how to organize your paper. She will discuss how to sort it, what to keep and for how long, and where to put it so you can find it. Bring your questions. Walk away motivated to make changes in how you handle the paper in your life.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Creative Community
Jan
4
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Community

Are you looking to work on crafts and meet other people? Bring your project and materials and meet someone new.

1st Wednesday and Thursday of the month (unless noted on calendar): Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm and Thursdays from 10 to 12pm.

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Creative Community
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Community

Are you looking to work on crafts and meet other people? Bring your project and materials and meet someone new.

1st Wednesday and Thursday of the month (unless noted on calendar): Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm and Thursdays from 10 to 12pm.

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Creative Community
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Community

Are you looking to work on crafts and meet other people? Bring your project and materials and meet someone new.

1st Wednesday and Thursday of the month (unless noted on calendar): Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm and Thursdays from 10 to 12pm.

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Creative Community
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Community

Are you looking to work on crafts and meet other people? Bring your project and materials and meet someone new.

1st Wednesday and Thursday of the month (unless noted on calendar): Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm and Thursdays from 10 to 12pm.

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Wisdom of the Peanuts
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Wisdom of the Peanuts

Retired educator and Peanuts aficionado, John Proctor, will talk about the Peanuts characters and how each of the characters differed in his or her needs and strengths. John has been a fan of the Peanuts comic strip since the 1960s, belongs to the International Peanuts Collectors Group and the East Coast Peanuts Collectors.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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From Italy to the North End: Author talk with Anthony Riccio
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

From Italy to the North End: Author talk with Anthony Riccio

From Italy to the North End traces the story of Italian immigration from the small villages of Italy to everyday life in one of America's last intact Italian American neighborhood, Boston's North End.  Through the photographs of Anthony Riccio from 1972-1982 we see the places Italians left behind for a better life in America and the new life they created there.

Program registration is required. Register online here.

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Free Workshop with SCORE: How to Start and Run Your Non-Profit Business
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Free Workshop with SCORE: How to Start and Run Your Non-Profit Business

If you are thinking about starting or are now running your non-profit organization, understanding the next steps in how to effectively manage your organization will be key to long term success. This free workshop with SCORE counselor Bob Potter will guide you through many of these important areas of non-profit management.

To register for this event please contact: 
Bob Potter, Workshop Presenter, Southeastern CT SCORE
Phone: 860-388-9508      Email: sectworkshops@gmail.com
 

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Creative Community
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Community

Are you looking to work on crafts and meet other people? Bring your project and materials and meet someone new.

1st Wednesday and Thursday of the month (unless noted on calendar): Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm and Thursdays from 10 to 12pm. Creative Community will only meet on Wednesday this month.

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Introduction to Reiki
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Reiki

Kathleen Bottaro, Reiki Master Practitioner, will present this introduction class. Reiki (ray-kee) is a holistic technique for stress reduction. Offered in spas, hospitals, and other settings, it promotes relaxation and well-being. Learn more about why it works, what it feels like, and how you might benefit from it.

Program registration is required.  Register online here.

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Head for the Oswegatchie Hills! Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve Fall Open House
Oct
14
9:00 PM21:00

Head for the Oswegatchie Hills! Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve Fall Open House

The celebration is at 9 am and the hikes start at 10 am.

The Library is partnering with the Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve to hit the trails! Come experience our 457-acre nature preserve. Guided tours led by Friends of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve (FOHNP) stewards start at 10 a.m. There will be an information fair organized by Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition, FOHNP, Save the River-Save the Hills and Connecticut Fund for the Environment. Hikes start at OHNP main entrance kiosk, ample parking at Veterans Memorial Park, East Lyme.  See directions, trail map and guided hikes schedule at www.oswhills.org and updates on FOHNP Facebook. Wear sturdy shoes!

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Riverside String Quartet
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Riverside String Quartet

The RiversideString Quartet is back! The work of Shostakovich will be featured, plus some shorter and very different 20th-century composers, including Phillip Glass, George Gershwin, and Frank Bridge will be performed by Lisa Gray and Marianne Vogel, violins; Irene Rissi, viola; and Carly Fleming, cello. Register early! This performance is sure to fill up quickly.

Program registration is required. 

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Trivia Night
Sep
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.

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Henna How-To
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Henna How-To

Join Maureen Ahrens, a professional, local henna artist and owner of Hennavana, as she shares the lovely ancient art, including a brief history of henna, it's cultural significance and application techniques.  Participants will be shown how to create a safe and all natural henna paste from 3 ingredients. International styles, including Indian, Arabic Gulf, Moroccan, and Contemporary will be demonstrated using hands on techniques.
Class size is limited to 15 participants, and must be 13 or older. Materials will be provided.
Program registration is required.

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Peter Biedermann
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Peter Biedermann

Peter Biedermann is an instrumental guitarist who has been composing and performing for over 35 years. While his music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear will be entirely original and performed on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with subtle ambient electronics. The architecture of the music is melodic and rhythmic; combining compositional structure and improvisation that embraces the influences of the last 50+ years of finger style acoustic guitar playing.

Program registration is required.

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