Happenings NOVEMBER 2013

Enjoy a post-Thanksgiving treat at Ives Main Library!

Members of The East Haddam Stage Company present a live action "radio" drama complete with sound effects and audience participation!

Sherlock Holmes and
The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Saturday, Nov. 30, 3-4 pm

You are invited to be the "studio audience" of this recreation of the 1930 radio script in which renowned actor William Gillette (1853-1937) portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the radio for the first time.

The NHFPL Foundation is hosting this special fundraiser for the library. Tickets are $15 ind./$25 family and are available by calling 203-946-7454.

Ives Main Library, Children's Dept., 2nd floor
Discover Our World!
ages 5+

Thursdays, 4-5 pm, through Dec. 5

Songs, games, crafts, and language instruction from around the world are provided in collaboration with Yale University's Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literature. No charge. Details at 203-946-8129.

Kids:Read with Fenway Once a Month!

Saturday, Nov. 16, 1-2 pm

Share a short reading session with Fenway, who is described as "a great listener!"  You pick the book and Fenway enjoys! Details: 203-946-8129

Harvest time...

Fair Haven Branch Library

Saturday, Nov 9, 11 am. Meet City Parks and Recreation's Ranger Harry Coyle and learn

about migration and hibernation habits of some of his animal friends. All ages.

 Tues., Nov. 26, 4-5 pm. Harvest Festival!

All ages are invited to make your own placemat using nature-based materials.

Mitchell Branch Library
Wed., Nov. 20, 4 pm. Turkey Tales and Thanksgiving Crafts
(all ages)
Sat., Nov. 23, 3 pm. Cake Decorating Workshop for adults,  
tasting and demo from Frosting Fashions by Maria.

Wed., Nov. 27, 4 pm. Thanksgiving-Chanukah Celebration (all ages). Chanukah stories, crafts, games presented by Chabad of Westville. Give thanks by donating non-perishable food cans and boxes to help build a Menorah. Food will be donated to local food pantries.

library yoga

Wellness classes

Ives Main Library
Wednesdays, 1-2 pm. LIBRARY YOGA. $5, bring your own mat. Ellen Barrett instructs. 

Saturdays (except Nov. 9), 11:30-12:30.TAI CHI with Kathleen Brenner, $8 class.

Wednesday evenings 6-7 pm. MEDITATION with Clare Vidich through Nov. 13, then with Christine Ucich through Dec. 18.  No charge.

Wilson Branch Library

Exercise to Health, one-hour active sessions provided by Hill Health Center, Tuesdays at 5:15 and Wednesdays at 4:30.  No charge.  

at Ives Main Library 203-946-8835 

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 pm
The Kaiser's Lackey
(1951),  East German film directed by Wolfgang Staudte, based on Heinrich Mann's 1918 satirical novel by the same name. Jason Doerre, a Fellow at Trinity College, introduces this film which is part of the 20@20 DEFA Anniversary Film Tour.

Saturdays at 1 pm through Dec. 14
Celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema with monthly screenings of classic films selected and introduced by NHFPL librarian Soma Mitra.  
Nov. 23: Umrao Jaan
(1981), directed by Muzaffar Ali. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Based on an Urdu novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa, this film is set in 1840 and portrays the life of a famous Lucknow courtesan. Running time 145 min.

Computer instruction

Jobseekers, elders and Spanish speakers are invited to discover our many opportunities to learn more about computer technology.  
 Click herefor a full description of classes.

Need Help Finding Affordable Health Insurance? Not sure how to use Connecticut's new health exchange?

The NHFPL is working with the City of New Haven Health Department to bring clarity to the process! We have a certified Assister who will work with you by appointment to navigate the Access Health CT website. Mario Garcia, M.P.H., M.D., the City's Health Dept. Director, offers weekly information sessions (HEALTHY CHATS) about the new health exchange.

Call 203-946-8698 or email Assister@nhfpl.org for more information.

Questions about library events?
Visit our website or call 203-946-8835.

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