C.H. Booth Library Upcoming Events, Programs & Exhibitions

Tuesday, November 9: Creating Movie Props 7:00 PM – 9:00PM via Zoom. Ross Macdonald shares colorful stories about making props for the movie industry. MacDonald, Hollywood’s go-to guy for graphic props: posters, passports, magazines and maps, crafted mop patents for 2015’s Joy, morgue toe tags for Cinemax’s The Knick, the Red Apple tobacco tin for Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 The Hateful Eight and passports and business cards for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.  Check out his website for an idea of what's in store: www.ross-macdonald.com 

Tuesday, November 9: Composting 10:00-11:15 AM via Zoom. Greg Bugbee of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soil & Water, New Haven, CT will give us a presentation on the topic of responsible Composting. As an expert in soil fertility, invasive aquatic plants, turfgrass, potting media, composting, and control of weeds and algae in lakes and ponds, he works with the public to solve soil and water-related problems.

Wednesday, November 10: Freeman Center Presentation 6:00 PM-8:00PM here in the Meeting Room. Join Maisa Tisdale for a talk about the founding, growth and mission of The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community in Bridgeport, CT’s South End. Maisa Tisdale has advocated for the preservation of the Mary & Eliza Freeman Houses since 1994, and founded the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community in 2009. Over the past ten years she has worked on historic preservation and community development.

Tuesday, November 16: Famously Beautiful & Unique Bridges 7:00-8:00PM via Zoom. Toni McKeen gives a talk about famously beautiful and unique bridges from around the world. We will be taking a look at an amazing collection of cool, strange, impressive, famous bridges, as well as some you have probably never seen or heard of from around the world. Hold on to your seats.

Wednesday, November 17: James Baldwin – The Price of the Ticket 7:00 PM – 9:00PM. Join Library Director Douglas Lord, and Filmmaker/Director Karen Thorsen as they discuss the 21st Century Restoration of the Award-Winning Film Classic James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. (The film has been formatted into a 2K Digital Restoration from the original 16mm Negative.) This panel discussion will take place in-person in the Gathering Room at the Library and/or via Zoom. RSVP by registering for the event on our website.  Once you register you will receive a private film viewing invitation password & link during the film viewing period: November 8 until the discussion.

Exhibitions at the Library

SCAN - Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, CT: November 2-December 31:

Art at the Library:

Unmasked: November 2 - December 31 in the Meeting Room (first floor).

December Offerings: December 1 - December 31 in the Entry Hallway adjacent to the Meeting Room. Both shows will be open during regular library hours.

Visit the Library online here for additional information 



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