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Avon - Canadian Maritimes: Kinship, Connections and and Kitchen Parties with Mariann Mi
Posted on: 2019-03-12
What: Avon Free Public Library presents: Canadian Maritimes: Kinship, Connections and Kitchen Parties with Mariann Millard
Where: Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Monday, April 1, 2019, 2:00 pm
Explore the history, culture, cuisine, and "personalities" of the three Canadian Maritime Provinces: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, in Mariann's talk, "The Canadian Maritimes: Kinship, Connections and Kitchen Parties." The connections between the U.S. and our neighbors to the north go back centuries and exist even today. Poignant and quirky tidbits mixed with wonder and discovery make this presentation unique. Experience the Maritimes through stunning photographs, explanations and stories portrayed in a lively and engaging manner. Mariann Millard is an experienced tour director and has traveled extensively in the region. A question and answer period will follow.
For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Free and open to the public. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library. 

 
Avon - A series of programs to celebrate National Library Week
Posted on: 2019-03-12
What: Avon Free Public Library presents a series of programs to celebrate National Library Week
Where: Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Sat., April 6 through Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Saturday 4/6/19, 10:30 am: Celebrate Holi, the spring festival of India
One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of March. Our Avon celebration is in April. Enjoy dance, music, gulal and food. Gulal is the colored powder used to celebrate during Holi festivals. Please bring a change of clothes if you want to participate in this part of our celebration!
Sunday, 4/7/19, 2:00 pm: the Beer Snob returns to celebrate National Beer Day
Author Will Siss aka "The Beer Snob" returns to celebrate National Beer Day. The author of "Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing" will be here to talk about local breweries, the history of beer in CT, and how to drink like a "Beer Snob." Copies of the book will be for sale following the presentation. Must be age 21 plus for samples.
Monday, 4/8/19, 6:30 pm: Why we care about Ruth Ware
A literary discussion about the rise of women telling stories about women with an edge! Discussion led by Nels Highberg, Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages at the University of Hartford. Read one, or all of Ruth Ware's books before attending.
Tuesday, 4/9/19, 7:00 pm: Canada book discussion led by Cyndi Larsen
This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in Canada led by Cyndi Larsen. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. No registration. This month's title is Consumption by Kevin Patterson
Wednesday, 4/10/19, 2:00 pm: Author talk and book signing with Debbie Levison
Connecticut journalist and publicist Deborah Levison, will discuss her award-winning debut true crime book, The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice. The program is sponsored by the Avon Public Library and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $20. This event is Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society.
Thursday, 4/11/19, 2:00 pm: A Dolley Madison Squeeze. Mix and mingle with first lady Dolley Madison
Mix and mingle with first lady Dolley Madison. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity offers you the chance to have a tete-a-tete with the Presidentress. Let Dolley regale you with tales of escaping the White House during the British attack on Washington City and protecting the portrait of His Excellency George Washington. Ask questions no one else could answer but the First Lady herself! Mingle with fellow dignitaries, nibble on delightful, inventive treats of the era, swap recipes, make a paper fan, and create a calling card. Program presented by History at Play.
Monday, 4/15/19, 6:30 pm: Photography of Wild Alask with Gary Melnysyn
Presented by local Photographer, Gary Melnysyn. Gary, a Granby resident, world traveler and award winning photographer, will be offering a stunning and spectacular look into Wild Alaska as seen through the photographer's eye.
Tuesday, 4/16/19, 2:00 pm: An afternoon with Zora Neale Hurston
Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti will present a dramatic performance as Ms. Zora Neale Hurston, reminiscing about slices of her life and the Folktales. Zora Neale Hurston "was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of black heritage remain unparalleled." She framed the lives of southern black folk with all their juices, drama, creativity, wit, and humor intact. Her folktales weave a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of her literary legacy. 

 
Avon - Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire (Performance & Talk)
Posted on: 2019-03-05
What: Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire (Performance & Talk)
Where: Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2:00 pm
A special dramatic performance for Women's History Month! Reviewers have called this production "wicked" in its wit, and have labeled Michele LaRue's performance "side-splitting." An Illinois native, now based in New York, LaRue is a professional actress who tours nationally with a repertoire of shows by turn-of-the-previous-century American writers.
Pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe wrote "Someone Must Wash the Dishes" in 1912. Titled "An Anti-Suffrage Monologue," it was published in 1913, by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (precursor of the League of Women Voters). This production was directed by Warren Kliewer for New Jersey's The East Lynne Company - which he founded in 1980 to revive American plays and literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

avonctlibrary.info/event/womens-history-program/ 

 
Avon - Avon Free Public Library presents: the Photography of Wild Alaska with Gary Meln
Posted on: 2019-03-05
What: Avon Free Public Library presents: the Photography of Wild Alaska with Gary Melnysyn
Where: Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Monday, April 15, 2019, 6:30 pm
Presented by local Photographer, Gary Melnysyn. Gary, a Granby resident, world traveler and award winning photographer, will be offering a stunning and spectacular look into Wild Alaska as seen through the photographer's eye.
For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Free and open to the public. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library. 

 
Avon - Find your oasis in the overwhelm: 60-second Sanity Strategies with Millie Grenou
Posted on: 2019-03-05
What: Find your oasis in the overwhelm: 60-second Sanity Strategies with Millie Grenough
Where: Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001, Avon Library Community Room
When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm
Looking for calm in the chaos? Don't have time to get yourself on track? These 60-second strategies will help you take control, be healthier and happier, at work and at home.
The Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center have received an "All of Us Research Program Community Engagement Award" from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The $12,500 award is designated for a year-long series to explore 10 key concepts in mental health and wellness, including programs for the public and sessions for Town of Avon employees. The series will offer individual speakers, virtual reality demonstrations, panel discussions, and add new books and resources to the library's circulating collection.
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