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MARCH 2013   
Guitarist Neal Fitzpatrick Performs with Soprano Samantha Talmadge  

Sunday, March 10  4:00pm

Classical Guitarist Neal Fitzpatrick and soprano Samantha Talmadge join forces in this special concert, which is part of the library's Sunday Showcase series. The duo will present music for voice and guitar and guitar solo. The program will feature works by Francis Pilkington, Charles Edward Horn, Thomas Moore, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Neal Fitzpatrick and more.

The featured work on the program is the song cycle LETTERS FROM COMPOSERS by Dominick Argento, one of the finest works ever written for voice and guitar.


This concert is free and open to the public.
Funding was provided by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library. 
  Are You Ready for Your SAT?                             

Thursday, March 7  7:00pm  


Ellis Ratner tutors SAT PREPARATION, specializing in Reading  and Writing Sections.  His students have achieved consistently positive results of 75 - 100 point increases.  

 Mr. Ratner has achieved similar success as a language arts tutor, middle school through high school.















To register, visit our website. 

Backyard Fruit                                                      

Monday, March 11  7:00pm

Freshly picked ripe berries are the hallmark of summer. Whether from a vine or shrub, growing berries at home is relatively easy, with a bit of preparation. From strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and beach plums, your backyard garden can provide fruit you can enjoy all year round.   Attend this mouth watering program to learn the basics on garden preparation, plant variety selection and fruit preservation.

To register, visit our website. 
Update Your Resume                                              
Wednesday, March 13  7:00pm


This workshop, which will include using websites, will examine how your resumes and cover letters can convey who you are, emphasizing your strengths and making your job descriptions more appealing to the hiring manager.


To register, visit our website. 

  Social Media Marketing Made Simple                 

Thursday, March 14,  7:00pm 

Come learn how to generate more business and growth through social media marketing. A practical session designed to cover the basics of marketing your business or non-profit on the major social media sites - including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - and how to integrate them with your website and email newsletter program.


You will take away knowledge of how to:    

  • Create a social media marketing plan that fits your business
  • Understand the marketing in social media marketing
  • Find and create content - easily
  • Leverage the strengths of each social media channel
  • Use some free, time-saving tools
  • Grow your business!


This session is perfect for beginners, a great refresher for those with some experience, as well as a great overview for experienced marketers. One and a half hours, includes time for questions and answers.


To register, visit our website.  
A Violet Season Author Talk and Book Signing 

Thursday March 21  7:00pm

is the story of an unforgettable mother-daughter journey in a time when women were just waking to their own power and independence. The book centers around the violet industry in the Hudson Valley in 1898.
Kathy Leonard Czepiel is the author of A Violet Season (Simon & Schuster), named one of the best books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews. She is the recipient of a 2012 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her short fiction has appeared in Cimarron Review, Indiana Review, CALYX, Confrontation, Brain Child, and elsewhere. Czepiel teaches writing at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. 

To register, visit our website. 

 Movie Matinee

Tuesdays 1:00pm



March 5




March 12  

Sunset Boulevard



March 19



Cheshire Cats Classics Club

Wednesday, March 20    

The Cheshire Cats Classics Club focuses on the world's greatest books.
Our March pick is Candide  by Voltaire. Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man, whose  tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that 'all is for the best'. But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of disasters befall them - earthquakes, syphilis, a brush with the Inquisition, murder - sorely testing the young hero's optimism. 
Copies are available in the library's lobby for checkout. 


To register, please visit our website.


Ancestry.com: How to Cure a Case of Too Much Information                                                              


Monday, March 25  7:00pm 


Ancestry.com now has over 70,000,000 original source documents! There are also books, maps,

family trees, and databases to browse or search. How do we handle all of these options? How do

we find the records that are relevant for our ancestors? What data found here can be relied upon?

Researchers often find either feast or famine at this extremely useful Web site. This lecture by Genealogist Nora Galvin will explain the formats of databases and provide strategies for finding just what you want to find.  

Level: Beginner and Intermediate.


To register, visit our website.
Murder by the Book: Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, March 26  7:00pm
Our March pick is The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. The Big Sleep is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California. The story is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative.  "His thin, claw-like hands were folded loosely on the rug, purple-nailed. A few locks of dry white hair clung to his scalp, like wild flowers fighting for life on a bare rock." Published in 1939, its bursts of sex, violence, and explosively direct prose changed detective fiction forever. "She was trouble. She was tall and rangy and strong-looking. Her hair was black and wiry and parted in the middle. She had a good mouth and a good chin. There was a sulky droop to her lips and the lower lip was full." 

Copies are available in the library lobby for checkout.

To register, visit our  website.
  Connecticut Wild Turkey: Restoration and    Management                                                      


Tuesday, March 26  7:00 p.m.  


Guest speaker Michael Gregonis, wildlife biologist with the Connecticut State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, will discuss the history, ecology, research, and status of the majestic eastern

wild turkey.


Although wild turkeys were common in Connecticut when the first settlers arrived and are common today, this was not always the case. Turkeys disappeared from Connecticut by the early 1800s due to the loss of their forest habitat and overhunting. In 1975, 22 wild turkeys from New York were released in the northwest corner of Connecticut. Today there are approximately 35,000 to 40,000 wild turkeys living throughout the state, having been successfully restored to all 169 Connecticut towns.


To register, visit our website.

 Friends of the Library Membership Drive          Continues                                                              


Do you enjoy the library's concerts, lectures and the many children's and teen programs?  All were paid for by the Friends.  Have you ever checked out one of our  museum passes?  The Friends paid for those as well. Do you appreciate the new shelving and furniture in the lobby and the teen room? The Friends paid for many of the new and still-to-come items.   The Friends of the
Cheshire Public Library 2013 membership drive has begun. Look for your renewal letter in the mail or pick up a membership form at the library.




MARCH MOVIE MADNESS  Books that were made into movies are at a special price during March.  Hard cover books are $1 and paperbacks are $.50.  The lobby book sale racks have a variety of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children. Remember to check frequently as new books are constantly added.


 Remember all the proceeds support library programs and activities, including the museum passes.

Library Closed for Good Friday                            
The library will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday.
 Displays @ theLibrary                                         
Walk around the lobby and select from the following displays: Everything Irish; Great Reads; Home Improvement and Gardening; Large Print and Mystery Selection; Women's History; Classics and Mystery Book Club Picks; Author of the Week; Easy Listening Music

Just for Teens
Please join us for the following teen programs:  


March 1  2:30 pm - Teen games, drop-in  
March 8   3:00 pm - Cheshire Anime Club  
March 15   2:30 pm -  Teen games, drop-in  
March 19  6:00 pm - Anime Club Xtra

March 22  2:30pm -Yu-Gi-Oh: It's Time to Duel   
See the library's teen page for  more information! 


Children's Educational Programs


  Family play


Fab Film Saturdays 
 Rescheduled from February due to bad weather...
The Princess Bride
March 23  2:00-4:00PM 
Come enjoy some great box office kids' movies with Fab Film Saturdays at Cheshire Public Library!  
No registration necessary. 
  princess bride

March 4, 11, 18 and 25       
Mondays 10:00 - 10:30 AM
For children ages 3 1/2 to Kindergarten
Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Children may stay with the librarian without parent or caregiver.


March 5,12, 19 and 26    
Tuesdays 10:00 - 10:30 AM
For children ages 3 1/2 to Kindergarten
Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Children may stay with the librarian without parent or caregiver.

March 6  
Wednesday 3:30 - 4:15 AM   
Come read with the Student Senate of Cheshire High School!
We will be reading books, creating crafts, and snacks will be provided.  Join the fun!  For ages 3-6. 


March 12   
Tuesday 6:30 PM
Storytime and craft for children and their families, including a brief movie or media component. Best suited for ages 3-8. Read and grow together as a family.  REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED, though walk-ins are also welcome!

March 6, 13, 20 and 27  
Wednesdays 10:00 to 10:20; 10:30 - 11:00 AM 
For children 13 to 30 months with parent or caregiver
  Stories, songs, rhymes

March 7, 14, 21 and 28   
Thursdays 10:00 - 10:55 AM 
For children ages 1- 3 with parent or caregiver.
  Resource area of print/non-print material, simple craft activity, age appropriate games and toys.
March 7 & 21 (TRACK B)
March 14 (TRACK A)
Thursdays 3:45 PM 
Mad Scientist's Club for grades 3 - 6.    

March 30
Saturday 10:30AM
Local Magician Chick Kelman will present a program full of magic and fun. Children of all ages are welcome.
Registration opens on March 15.
Registration required for above programs.
March 27
Wednesday 4:00 PM 
Do you love to read? Do you want to talk to other kids your age about books you love or hate? Do you want to try writing a blog review online or creating a book trailer? Then this is the club for you!
For ages 8-12.  Snacks will be provided!
March 26
Tuesday 4:00 PM 
Do you love building with Lego blocks or Mega blocks? Then Builders Brigade is the program for you!
This program will occur once each month, for children ages 7 and up (no registration required).
Schedule subject to change
See our  
calendar  for more information or check the KIDS' PAGE on the library website!

Ramona Burkey
Cheshire Public Library
In This Issue
Guitar and Voice Concert
Are You Ready for Your SAT?
Backyard Fruit
Update Your Resume
Social Media Marketing Made Simple
A Violet Season Author Talk and Book Signing
Movie Matinee
Cheshire Cats Classics Club
Murder by the Book: Mystery Book Club
Connecticut Wild Turkey: Restoration and Management
Friends of the Library Membership Drive
Library Closed for Good Friday
Displays @ theLibrary
Just for Teens
Children's Educational Programs

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