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August Events at the Southbury Public Library

Adult Virtual Events

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

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. For all adult programs requiring registration, registrants will receive an email with the Zoom links the morning of the program.

Las Vegas Legends Musical Program
Available from Monday, July 26 to Monday, August 8, Online, No Registration Required

"Las Vegas Legends" is an unforgettable, Off-Broadway, NYC cabaret revue saluting the great music of Las Vegas. Husband/wife musical team Francine Evans & Joel Zelnik perform the legendary songs of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Frank Sinatra, and more. Fasten your seatbelts for this engaging show! The program will be available on our Facebook Page from July 26 to August 8. More information can be found here.

Southbury Remembers: 9/11 Twenty Years Later
Available from Sunday, August 1 to Friday, September 3, Forms Available Online and at the Library, No Registration Required

9/11 was a monumental day in American History. As the 20th anniversary is upon us we wanted the Southbury Community to share their remembrances of where they were on 9/11. Join us as we remember 9/11. Share your memories of that day to be compiled for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. You can fill the form out online through a Google form, or pick up a form in person to fill out and return. More information can be found here.

From the Hays Code to Hollywood: The History of Hollywood Censorship
Friday, August 6, 1-2:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us and learn more about the 125-year history of movie censorship. From the film censorship boards of the early 1900’s to the Hays code in 1934, to the MPAA ratings system, Hollywood has struggled to balance the free expression of the film maker with societal concerns. For Zoom Program, register here. For Kingsley Room, register here.

The Beatles - 50 Years Later
Tuesday, August 17, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required

A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as “One of the most transforming entities of 20th century music” and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Join us as we explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles—their growth, originality, musical innovations and lyric depth. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.

Coloring Club
Monday, August 23, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required- Space is Limited

Welcome back to the Adult Coloring Club! Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Register here.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Tuesday, August 24, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required

On August 6, 1945, history was changed forever with the atomic incineration of Japan's eighth largest city, Hiroshima. Join us as we learn about the bombing of Hiroshima, why the bombs were used, the political situation as it existed in August 1945, and the defenses of Japan in preparation for the invasion of the home islands. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.

Wednesday at the Movies

Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018) NR
Wednesday, August 11, 1-2:45pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

In 1926, with her personal life in tatters and her writing in crisis, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder. Register here.

Never Too Late (2020) TV-14
Wednesday, August 18, 1-2:45pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Four former POWs break out of a nursing home to fulfill their dreams. Register here.

Summerland (2019) PG
Wednesday, August 25, 1-2:45pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

During World War II, an Englishwoman opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love, and friendship. Register here.

Adult Book Clubs

Mystery Book Club
Monday, August 9, 3-4pm, Kinglsey Room, Registration Required

This month we'll be discussing Death in Provence by Serena Kent. There will be copies available in hard copy at the circulation desk. This item is also available on Hoopla as an audiobook and an eBook.  Register here.

Nonfiction Book Club
Wednesday, August 11, 10-11am, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

This month we'll be discussing A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell. There will be copies available in hard copy at the circulation desk. Register here.

Tuesday Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, August 24, 6:30-7:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

This month we'll be discussing Circe by Madeline Miller. There will be copies available in hard copy at the circulation desk. Register here.

Children and Teen Virtual Events

Information and Registration: Children/Teen Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 3

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. Until further notice, all youth services programs will be virtual. For all programs requiring registration, registrants will receive an email reminder with the Zoom links approximately 24 hours before the start of the program.

Children's Storytimes:

Drop-In Storytime (All Ages)
Monday, August 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 10:30am, Online, No Registration Required

Join us every Monday morning on the Youth Services Southbury Library Facebook Page. This storytime will be live at 10:30am and viewable after, with no Facebook account required to watch. Our Friend Miss Heather is here to share stories, songs, and a simple craft all themed around a different fun topic each week. Craft supplies can be picked up in the library after storytime and are available while supplies last (they go quickly!). Find more on our website here.

Storytime with Katie (All Ages)
Wednesday, August 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10:30am, Online, No Registration Required

Join us online on the Youth Services Southbury Library Facebook Page (live at 10:30am and viewable after, no Facebook account required to watch) for a special virtual storytime and craft. Miss Katie will share stories, rhymes, and songs geared towards toddlers and older. Crafts can be picked up in the library after storytime and are available while supplies last (they go quickly!). Find more on our website here.

Special Events for Children:

StoryWalk: Cat's Colors (All Ages)
Now through Friday, August 13, Outside on the library grounds

Take a walk around the Southbury Public Library while enjoying a story! Follow along to Cat’s Colors by Airlie Anderson as you follow our first ever StoryWalk. Stop inside for a Take & Make craft based on the story. Find out more on our website here.

Our Favorite Books (Grades 2-5)
Tuesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 12-12:30pm, Online, No Registration Required

Join Miss Heather on our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page for a read aloud of some of our favorite stories each Tuesday afternoon. Catch us live or watch it later! No Facebook account required to view. Find out more on our website here.

First Chapter Friday (Grades 1-5)
Friday, August 6, 20, & 27, 4:00pm, Online, No Registration Required

Join Miss Heather on our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page as we explore some of our favorite chapter books on Friday afternoons. Catch us live or watch it later! No Facebook account required to view. Find out more on our website here.

Open House Take and Make Craft (All Ages)
Monday, August 9, 16, 23, & 30, All Day, Upstairs, No Registration Required

Stop by the Youth Services Department on Mondays in August to take a home a fun seasonal craft (while supplies last)! For August, our Take and Make crafts are on Mondays because we are closed on Saturdays. Due to COVID-19, this program is Take & Make only. Find out more on our website here.

Food Explorers: Caprese Mac & Cheese (Ages 7 and Up and Their Families)
Monday, August 9, 5-6pm, Online, Registration Required – Space Limited

Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers to learn how to make a Caprese style Mac & Cheese! This class will be conducted using Zoom. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here.

Nature Insect Suncatcher Craft (for Grades 2-5)
Thursday, August 12, 4:30-6pm, Online, Registration Required

Miss Katie will share insect themed stories as we get crafty and make a suncatcher using materials gathered from nature. Pick up your craft packet anytime after Friday, August 6 during library open hours. Everything you’ll need except scissors and flower petals and leaves you collect from outside will be provided in the craft packet. Find out more or register on our website here.

 Food Explorers Online: No Bake Mini Cheesecake (Ages 7 and Up and Their Families)
Friday, August 13, 3-4pm, Online, Registration Required – Space Limited

Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers and learn how to make No Bake Mini Cheesecakes! These tiny, tasty treats are perfect for summertime. This class will be conducted using Zoom. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here.

Last Day of Summer Reading (Ages 0-19)
Friday, August 13, Ends at 11:59 PM, Online

Friday, August 13 is the last day to get your reading time in, as well as complete extra activities and challenges in order to get credit for them! Make sure to get all your hours in before 11:59pm in order for them to count! Login to your READsquared account here.

STEAMonday: Sidewalk Chalk Paint (All Ages)
Monday, August 23, 4-4:30pm, Online, No Registration Required

Join Miss Heather for an afternoon of summer STEAM fun. Learn how to make a quick and easy sidewalk chalk paint recipe using only 3 ingredients. Children may need assistance. Tune in to our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page at 4:00pm to catch us live or watch later! No Facebook account required to view. Find more, including the ingredients list to follow along at home, on our website here!

Special Events for Teens:

Virtual Cupcake Wars (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 5, 6-7pm, Online, Registration Required – Space Limited

Join us on Zoom for a silly competition that will put your ingenuity and imagination to the test! Starting Wednesday, August 4 you can pick up a supply kit (with a cupcake and some decorating supplies). No one will know what theme you’ll be making cupcakes for until the start of the program- when you'll have limited time to work on your cupcake creation! Participants will be connecting over Zoom from their own kitchens. Find out more and register on our website here.

DIY Watermelon Mini Notebook Virtual Craft (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 10, 2-3pm, Online, Registration Required - Space Limited

Join us to make your own mini watermelon notebook! Learn a basic bookbinding technique to put this cute notebook together. This DIY tutorial is virtual over Zoom, but we will provide all the supplies you need except a pair of scissors. Pick up your supplies starting Monday, August 2 from the second floor Circulation Desk. Registration is required in order to reserve your supplies and spot and in order to receive Zoom credentials. Find out more and register on our website here.

LitLoot: Book Subscription Boxes for Teens (Grades 6-12)
Sign Ups for the September Box Start Monday, August 9, Registration Required- Space Limited

Get two book selections customized to you along with some extra add-ons in this box of book magic! Register and fill out our survey starting Monday, August 9. Your personalized box with two library books and extra goodies will be available to pick up from the library starting Wednesday, September 1. Spots are limited. Find out more, including how to register on our website here.

Last Day of Summer Reading (Ages 0-19)
Friday, August 13, Ends at 11:59 PM, Online

Friday, August 13 is the last day to get your reading time in, as well as complete extra activities and challenges in order to get credit for them! Make sure to get all your hours in before 11:59pm in order for them to count! Login to your READsquared account here.


The Friends of the Southbury Public Library

The Friends of the Southbury Public Library sponsor almost all of our fun virtual programs found on the calendar page of our website. The Friends book sale area in the lobby is open during library hours! Stock is replenished daily. Gift-quality books, puzzles, boutique items, art history books, coffee table books, holiday books, cookbooks, vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs are available. Exact change or checks are requested as the library staff cannot make change and the Friends cannot accept credit cards for this sale. Set up with COVID shields for shopping protection. For more information about the Friends, click here.

The Friends of the Southbury Public Library are partnering with Clearing House Auctioneers in an online auction of Collectibles and Art to be held September 22nd through September 29th. Members of the Friends are invited to submit their items for consideration for inclusion in the auction. Items will have no reserve price or minimum bid and once offered may sell for $1 and may not be withdrawn. Donors will receive 40% of the sale price with 10% going to the Friends and 50% going to the auction house.

Any member of the Friends who wishes to donate items to the auction must bring them to the Kingsley Room to meet with Karen, a Clearing House Auctioneers’ representative, on Thursday, September 2 between 4:00 and 8:45pm. Karen will have sole discretion as to whether or not an item is to be included. The Friends are limited in the number of items they can submit. Payment will be made approximately one month after September 29th. Buyers will pick up their purchases behind the library near the lower level doors on Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information or to submit auction items and arrange an appraisal appointment on September 2, please call Glenn Heckendorf at 203-264-1460.


Brinker Fireplace Room Display: Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust 

We are very excited that our friends at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust have joined us to put up a vibrant display in the Brinker Fireplace Room! Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is a nonprofit organization focusing on environmental education and the acquisition, conservation, and stewardship of open space. Through its land trust initiatives, Flanders actively works to protect important natural sites and the area’s landscape character and quality of life. Flanders manages over 2,400 acres of preserved land in Woodbury and neighboring towns. Trails at its seven major nature preserves are open to the public at no charge from dawn to dusk. Educational programs for children and adults are offered at the Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary, Flanders’ main campus in Woodbury.

Flanders’ popular summer camp series runs through September 3! Children can explore nature, art, agriculture, and ecology in a fun, healthy, and stimulating outdoor environment. From farming fun to outdoor explorations, art adventures or creative cooking, Flanders’ summer camp offers more than 60 programs to keep children ages 3 to 13 entertained!  

To learn more about Flanders and all their upcoming programs and events visit their website at flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711.


Gloria Cachion Art Gallery: Janet Newman

August 3–30, 2021

For over twenty years Janet Newman has worked with an expanding color palette on living canvases and has achieved widespread recognition as a make-up artist in New York City. Living in the Berkshires, she is inspired by nature and the Divine to create beautiful art that comes from the heart.

With painting, collage or any medium she uses, Janet wants people to experience the energy, aliveness, and fun that’s created with color. In nature and the natural world, the colors can be breathtaking. Many people are afraid of color, but would benefit greatly from the joy and healing it could bring if they would incorporate it more into their life. Her intention is to ignite a happy, joyous feeling to viewers that will inspire them to use more color in their lives.

For the past fourteen years, Janet has been doing Solo & Group Art Shows monthly in the Berkshires, Connecticut, New York City, and recently in Mishkan Museum of Art in Israel. She does special paintings and projects and commissions for clients, corporations, and the public. Participating in numerous Art Shows, Janet has been honored to win First Prize, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice awards while among other wonderful accomplished artists in Connecticut and the Berkshires.

Janet goes on to say, “I will continue to paint and be inspired with varied subjects while exploring different moods, styles, colors, and media in my evolution of Art Creations.”

The exhibit will be open during regular library hours August 3 through August 30, 2021. Please visit our website to learn more.


 

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