Come in out of the cold...

At Ives Main Library
Saturday, Jan. 4, 3-4 pm   JAZZ AT THE MOVIES with The Bob Kolb Trio. Musicians Bob Kolb (sax), Dave Childs (piano) and Steve Roane (bass) present a lively program of music from classic films.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 6 pm   Journalist, humorist and VT Public Radio commentator Rebecca Coffey talks to smart people about her new book, Nietzsche's Angel Food Cake and other "recipes" for the intellectually famished. Foodie humor for anyone with a good liberal arts education...even if you don't remember it very well!

Mondays, 3:30-5 pm   20/30 Gaming Club. Adults over 18 are invited to enjoy video games with other adults every week. Play Wii, Xbox 360 and Kinect on our flat-screen TV and projector. Let's see where this new club goes! and Tuesdays, 3:30-5 pm   Teen Gaming Club continues...

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 pm   ESL Classes. Drop-ins welcome.

Wednesdays, 1-2 pm    Library Yoga for stretching, mindfulness and relaxation. $5 each class; bring your own mat. Instructor on Jan. 8 is Mary Graham Johnston. Alan Bitker starts Jan. 15.

CT AT WORK programs, presented with CT Humanities support, at various branches:

Thursday, Jan. 9, 5 pm at Fair Haven Branch    Working in a New Land, a community discussion. 
Saturday, Jan. 11, 1 pm at Ives Main Library   Book discussion with Jonathan Lippincott, author of LARGE SCALE: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s.

Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 pm at Mitchell Branch   Film and discussion: The Heist, documentary about the roots of our recent economic crisis. With CT Humanities facilitator Diana Loevy.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 pm at Ives Main Library   Local activist Joelle Fishman discusses the autobiography of Saul Kreas (1894-1979), a founding member
of the Communist Party USA and a leading figure in CT organized labor.
Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 pm at Ives Main Library   Film and discussion: The Road Taken...the Merritt Parkway, with filmmaker Lisa Seidenberg. History, personal anecdotes, archival footage about this major traffic artery in our state.

Save the date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 pm   Motivational speaker ChaChanna Simpson presents Dream It! Plan It! Work It! Workshop.  Bring your New Year Resolutions...

Ives Main Library, Children's Dept., 2nd floor

Saturdays in January, children ages 4+ are invited to hear a classic fairy tale, then enjoy Faerie Tale Theater's dramatization.
Jan. 4   Sleeping Beauty
Jan. 11 The Snow Queen
Jan. 18 The Three Little Pigs
Jan. 25 Rip Van Winkle
Thursday, Jan. 16, 4-6 pm   Play With Your Food: an art workshop for ages 8+, featuring the creative talents of children's illustrator Gabriella Svenningsen and painter Marisa Nakasone.
RSVP: 203-946-8129.

A new Stay and Play session is now available on Wednesdays at 10:15 am (in addition to Thursday at 11 am)! 


at the branches

Fair Haven Branch Library 203-946-8115
Monday, Jan. 6, 3:30 pm   Three Kings Day Celebration for ages 6+

Thursday, Jan. 16, 6 pm   e-Book Download workshop

Saturday, Jan. 25, 3 pm   Family History: Create Your Tree!

Learn about your family history and start creating your family tree using Ancestry.com.


At Mitchell Branch Library  203-946-8117   

Saturdays, Jan. 11-Feb 8, 10:15-11:45 am   Yoga/Meditation
with Christine Ucich
. BYO towel or mat.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4 pm   Lecture: The Book of Job: A frontal assault on the belief in Divine Justice.

Susan Feinberg explains why this work of literature has profoundly changed her thinking. Sponsored by HomeHaven.


At Stetson Branch Library   203-946-8119 
Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6 pm   Film & discussion: Unsung Heroes,
a documentary clip showcasing New Haven's jazz community between the World Wars, when many Connecticut musicians developed national and regional prominence.  


At Wilson Branch Library   203-946-2228
Saturday, Jan. 4, Watch What U Want: First-comers pick movie from our collection for big-screen viewing. Theater experience-Library prices!

Tuesdays at 5:15 and Wednesdays at 4:30
Exercise to Health classes provided by Hill Health Center.   

Computer instruction

Jobseekers, elders and Spanish speakers are invited to discover our many opportunities to learn more about computer technology.  
Click here for a full description of classes available at several branches.

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