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September Events at Southbury Public Library

FALL for the Southbury Public Library

Adult Events

Information and registration: Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 130

We've got special events, concerts, and movies this month! All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. The majority of programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.  Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget. 

Special Events

Viva Musica Brasiliera: Celebrating Music from Both Sides of the Equator
Saturday, September 7, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

The Ali Ryerson-Joe Carter Duo is returning to the Southbury Public Library to celebrate the music of Brazil with this multicultural concert. This unique duo will be using their jazz backgrounds to bring us the best from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

DNA & Your Family Tree
Tuesday, September 12, 2-4pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Have you heard of DNA testing for genealogy but you're not sure what it can do for you? Learn about the DNA tests that are available, what they can do for you, and important things you should know before testing yourself and your family members. 

This event is sponsored by the Heritage Village Genealogy Club and the Janet Mann Fund.

Violin & Piano Classical Music Concert
Friday, September 13, 7-8pm, Brinker Fireplace Room, Registration Required

Join us by the fireplace for the return of this talented duo. Alyce and Meg will be performing pieces by Beethoven, Dvorak, Kreisler, and more.

This program is sponsored by Gary and Carol Lazarus, The Southbury Public Library Gift Fund, and The Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Adult Coloring Club
Monday, September 23, 2-3pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

Join us for a relaxing hour of therapeutic coloring in the Kingsley Room. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity!

This event is sponsored by the library staff and donors.

Computer Classes

Computer Classes are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Protect Your Data: Backup Strategies
Friday, September 20, 2-4pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

With Mike Ingber. So many computer users don't backup their important and possibly irreplaceable data. Are you one of them? Find out how to avoid losing your precious information as we address what causes data to be lost and how can you prevent it. What information should you be backing up and what are some options for doing backups? What other considerations are part of good backup strategy? Join us for answers to these very important questions and more.

Buying a Computer?
Friday, September 27, 2-4pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

With Mike Ingber. Are you interested in purchasing a new computer? We will discuss many aspects of making your purchase, including: What type of computer best suits your needs (desktop vs. laptop, Windows vs. MAC vs. Chromebook, convertible, etc.)? What hardware features are important (RAM, processor, hard drive, optical drive, touchscreen, etc.)?  What about security software, productivity software, and extended warranties? Where should you make my purchase and how much should you expect to spend? Bring plenty of questions to this worthwhile presentation! The information that you gain will help you feel more comfortable with making your purchase.

Wednesdays at the Movies

No registration required for our Wednesday movies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. All listed movies have Closed Captions.

Wizard of Oz (1939)  PG
Wednesday, September 11, 1-2:45pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Biggest Little Farm (2018) PG
Wednesday, September 18, 1-2:30pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Poms (2019) PG-13
Wednesday, September 25, 1-2:30pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

This movie is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!'

Evening at the Movies

No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. These movies have Closed Captions.

J.T. LeRoy (2019) R
Thursday, September 12, 6-7:45pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Avengers: Endgame (2019) PG-13
Thursday, September 26, 5-8pm SPECIAL TIME, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Adult Book Clubs

For all our book clubs, there is no registration required, new members are always welcome, and copies of this month's book for each club are available at the Circulation Desk! The book clubs are led by volunteer moderators and staff.

Mystery Book Club
Monday, September 9, 3pm, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading The Dog Who Bit a Policeman by Stuart M. Kaminsky

Nonfiction Book Club 
Wednesday, September 11, 10am, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Tuesday Night Book Club
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30pm, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn 

<td "="">What's new upstairs for Children and Teens?

Information and registration: Children/Teen Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 110

See below for information about our upcoming Children's and Teen Programming! All of our Children's and Teen Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget.

Children's Storytimes

Drop-In Storytime with Mrs. M.
Monday, September 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:30am, Storytime Room, NO Registration Required

All ages are welcome to join us for Drop-In Storytime every Monday! Listen to stories and complete a craft with Mrs. M! 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Storytime Registration

Fall Storytime registration begins on Monday, September 9. Starting then, stop by or call the Youth Services department at 203-262-0626 x 3 to register. All Storytimes and Youth Services programs are cancelled for the day if Region 15 has a weather related delayed opening, early dismissal, or cancellation. 

Babies and Books (for Ages 6-24 Months) Registration
Tuesday, October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 12 & 19, 10:30-11am, Registration Required

Babies sit on their caretakers' laps while the Children's Librarian shares short books, songs, and fingerplays. A simple coloring sheet relating to the stories completes the storytime.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Toddler Time (for Ages 2-3) Registration
Wednesday, October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 & 13, 10:30-11:15am, Registration Required

Parents and caregivers are invited to join their toddlers ages 2 and 3 for 30 minutes of theme based stories and songs with the Children's Librarian. Everyone then goes to the craft tables to make a craft that relates back to the storytime theme. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Stories & Crafts (for Ages 4-5) Registration
Thursday, October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7 &14, 10:30-11:15am, Registration Required

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to listen to stories and sing songs with the Children's Librarian and then join their parents and caregivers for a craft that relates to the theme of the stories. Children should be able to sit independently to attend this storytime session.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Children's Programs

Open House Craft
Saturday, September 7, 14, 21, & 28, All Day, Upstairs, NO Registration Required

Enjoy a fun themed craft all day (while supplies last)! Make it here or take it home!

Junior Friends (for Grades 4-12) 
Thursday, September 5, 6-7pm, Upstairs, Registration Required

Join us for a working meeting! Balancing recreation with service, the Junior Friends assist in the Children's and Teen Departments. Duties include book shelving and sorting, cleaning, decorating, and preparing for library events.

Recreational meetings of the Junior Friends are sponsored by their own fundraising and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Munchies & a Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (for All Ages*)
Friday, September 20, 6-7:30pm in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us to watch this new film on our big screen. This movie is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 25 minutes. Snacks and water provided. *Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Interlibrary Rubik's Cube Competition (for Grades 1-12) 
Sunday, September 22, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us for an interlibrary Rubik's cube competition co-hosted with the Woodbury Public Library and held in the Kingsley Room. Compete in different timed events, including fastest solve and team blindfold.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library, the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library, and Mathnasium of Naugatuck Valley.

STEAMonday: Fall Fun (for Grades 1-5)
Monday, September 23, 4:15-5pm, Upstairs, Registration Required

Explore the concepts of  science, technology, engineering, art, & math in a fun and informal setting. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

STEM with Anastasia (for Ages 7-11)
Thursday, September 26, 5:30-6:30pm, Upstairs, Registration Required

Join us for an evening of STEM learning. Anastasia is back with more fantastic experiments!  

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Teen Programs

Early College Awareness Workshop (for Grades 8-10 and Adults) 
Tuesday, September 3, 6:30-8pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Dr. Carla Shere, a college advisor and past admission officer with over 30 years of experience, will share her tips about the college process. Find out how to use your high school years most effectively with regard to academics, activities, and volunteering. This is a hands-on workshop, so please bring a laptop, notebook, or whatever you prefer to take notes with.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Junior Friends (for Grades 4-12) 
Thursday, September 5, 6-7pm, Upstairs, Registration Required

Join us for a working meeting! Balancing recreation with service, the Junior Friends assist in the Children's and Teen Departments. Duties include book shelving and sorting, cleaning, decorating, and preparing for library events.

Recreational meetings of the Junior Friends are sponsored by their own fundraising and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Teen DIY: Leather Feather Earrings (for Grades 6-12) 
Monday, September 16, 4-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required-Space is Limited

Join us to make Faux Leather Feather Earrings! No pierced ears? We've got clip on backs, too! Don't wear earrings? Turn yours into a key chain!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Characteristics of Colleges and Making the Right Match (for Grades 11-12 and Adults) 
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Dr. Carla Shere, a college and past admission officer with more than 30 years of experience, will discuss how to decide what characteristics are important to you and how to start thinking about making the right match when deciding where to apply. This is a hands-on workshop, so please bring a laptop, notebook, or whatever you prefer to take notes with.  

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Interlibrary Rubik's Cube Competition (for Grades 1-12) 
Sunday, September 22, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us for an interlibrary Rubik's cube competition co-hosted with the Woodbury Public Library and held in the Kingsley Room! Compete in different timed events, including fastest solve and team blindfold.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library, the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library. and Mathnasium of Naugatuck Valley.

Teen Advisory Board (for Grades 6-12) 
Tuesday, September 24, 6-7pm, Upstairs, NO Registration Required

Get volunteer hours by joining the Teen Advisory Board! Give your opinion on books, programs, and more, and help the Teen Librarian out with special projects!

Any supplies needed for Teen Advisory Board meetings are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Art Gallery

Current Exhibit in the Gloria Cachion Gallery

Georgia Sheron Commemorative Exhibit
September 4 through September 29 during open hours

This exhibit is a stunning retrospective of Gloria Sheron's work spanning several styles and media and will include work done in Connecticut, Italy, and Monhegan Island, Maine over the last 50 years. Ms. Sheron passed away in late January of 2019 and was greatly respected by critics, peers and the public. She was a member of Professional Photographers of America and holds their certificate as a Master Photographic Craftsman. She was a five time winner of the Kodak Award of Excellence and the Fuji Masterpiece Award and was twice the recipient of Master Photographer of the Year. Her work graced the cover of Professional Photographer magazine as well as many book covers for Random House and CD covers for musicians.

Ms. Sheron's work is in the collection of the Mattatuck Museum and her photographic project "Uncle John" is on permanent display at the Southbury Public Library. Shirley Michaels, chair of the Library Board and curator of the Gloria Cachion Gallery said, "While Georgia is known primarily for the 'Uncle John' series, she often experimented with, and exhibited other types of photographs. She was gracious in allowing our gallery to hang these wonderful canvasses throughout the years. We had a special relationship with Georgia. Everyone wants to celebrate and honor her for what she has done for the library, for Southbury, and the community."

This email was sent by the Southbury Public Library. 100 Poverty Rd, Southbury, CT 06488. www.southburylibrary.org

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