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Southbury Public Library in October: Music, Books, Adult Coloring, Computer Classes and More!

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.  

Special Events

All About Quilting: A Lecture Presented by the Southford Falls Quilt Guild
Wednesday, October 2, 2-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Whether you're looking to pick up a new craft or if you're a seasoned quilter looking to learn something new, this lecture will be fun and informative! This ties into our October Art Gallery Show featuring stunning quilts handmade by the Southford Falls Quilt Guild.

This program is made possible by the Southford Falls Quilt Guild.

The Grotesque 10: Architectural Sculptures of American Universities
Saturday, October 5, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a "grotesque safari," traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings.

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

Abigail Adams: America's First Second Lady
Thursday, October 10, 2-4pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us as Sheryl Faye returns to bring us this moving one-woman performance of the story of Abigail Adams. The nation's first second lady and second first lady, she is often remembered for her striking letters to her husband, John Adams. See this passionate and principled woman brought off the page and into life in this unmissable performance.

This event is sponsored by the Heritage Village Genealogy Club and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

The Connecticut Witch Trials
Tuesday, October 15, 6-7pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Jason Scappiticci returns to bewitch us with this long-forgotten part of Connecticut's history. More than a generation before the infamous Salem Witch Trials, Connecticut went through a wave of witch trials and executions and led the way in colonial America in investigating, prosecuting, and executing witches.

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

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's
Thursday, October 17, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Nurse Dianne Davis will discuss the differences between normal aging and dementia, define dementia including its various causes, and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Handouts with space for note-taking will be provided.

This program is made possible by the Yale Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Acoustic Guitar Concert, featuring Peter Biedermann
Saturday, October 19, 1-2:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us as Peter Biedermann returns to bring us this versatile and genre-defying acoustic guitar concert! His hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings.

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

Adult Coloring Club
Monday, October 28, 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.

Basic Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, October 8, 2-4pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required- Space is Limited

With Mike Ingber. In this class, we will cover the basics and essentials of using Excel. Topics will include: how to use and design a spreadsheet, navigating around a spreadsheet, working with textual information, formatting your spreadsheet, and much more.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, October 22, 2-4pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required-Space is Limited

With Mike Ingber. This class picks up where the Basic Excel class leaves off, so some knowledge of Excel is helpful. Topics will include: working with numeric data, using formulas to do simple calculations, using Excel's versatile built-in functions, and more.

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.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)  
Wednesday, October 9, 1-3:15pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

A Dog's Journey (2019) PG
Wednesday, October 16, 1-3 pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

All Is True (2019) PG-13
Wednesday, October 23, 1-2:45pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

William Shakespeare returns to his home and family after 20 years away after his Globe Theater in London burned down. He faces the challenges of re-establishing his familial ties and finding something new to occupy his time.

Yesterday (2019) PG-13
Wednesday, October 30, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Evening at the Movies

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

Greta (2019) R
Thursday, October 10, 6-7:45pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.

Us (2019) R
Thursday, October 24, 6-8pm, Kingsley Room, NO Registration Required

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

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, October 21, 3pm, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading The Paris Librarian by Mark Pryor

Nonfiction Book Club 
Wednesday, October 9, 10am, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia by Michael McFaul

Tuesday Night Book Club
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30pm, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

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

Fall Storytime registration is open! Stop by or call us 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. 

Drop-In Storytime with Mrs. M.
Monday, October 7, 21, & 28, 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! Please note this will not take place on Monday, October 14 as the Library will be closed.

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

Babies and Books (for Ages 6-24 Months)
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)
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)
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, October 5, 12, 19, & 26, All Day, Upstairs, NO Registration Required

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

Junior Friends Halloween Spooktackular (for Grades 4-12)
Thursday, October 3, 6-7:30pm, Upstairs, Registration Required

Current Junior Friends members are invited to join us for our Halloween Spooktackular! Including pizza, a costume contest, mummy wrap, and more! Please note our different end time! RSVPs are encouraged- give us a call at 203-262-0626 x3 to let us know you're coming!

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

Telling Your Story with Origami Owl (for Grades 4-6) 
Thursday, October 10 & 24, 4:15-5 pm in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required- Participants must attend both sessions

Everyone has a story. Tell yours with a meaningful, customizable Living Locket. Southbury's own Deb Schiron is back to guide you through telling your story. Discuss and write your story and choose three custom charms that represent your passions, memories, dreams and the things you love to capture them in your Living Locket. Come back for the second session when lockets will be assembled and stories shared.

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

Munchies & a Movie: Aladdin (for All Ages*)
Friday, October 18, 6-8:15pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us to watch this 2019 live action adaptation on our big screen. This movie is rated PG and runs 2 hours and 9 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.

STEM with Anastasia (for Ages 7-11)
Thursday, October 24, 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 Anastasia Meltzer.

STEAMonday: Spooky Science (for Grades 1-5)
Monday, October 28, 4:15-5pm, Upstairs, Registration Required

What is STEAM? It's Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math. Once a month we explore these concepts in a fun and informal setting. Join us for a spooky afternoon of science fun...if you dare! 

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

Teen Programs

Junior Friends Halloween Spooktackular (for Grades 4-12)
Thursday, October 3, 6-7:30pm, Upstairs, Registration Required

Current Junior Friends members are invited to join us for our Halloween Spooktackular! Including pizza, a costume contest, mummy wrap, and more! Please note our different end time! RSVPs are encouraged- give us a call at 203-262-0626 x3 to let us know you're coming!

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

Telling Your Story with Origami Owl (for Grades 4-6) 
Thursday, October 10 & 24, 4:15-5 pm in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required- Participants must attend both sessions

Everyone has a story. Tell yours with a meaningful, customizable Living Locket. Southbury's own Deb Schiron is back to guide you through telling your story. Participants will discuss and write "their story" and choose three custom charms that represent your passions, memories, dreams and the things you love and capture them in your Living Locket. Come back for the second session when lockets will be assembled and stories shared.

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

Minute to Win It (for Grades 6-12)
Thursday, October 10, 6-7pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Fast paced and fun, you've got one minute to succeed in these quick challenges! With snacks involved in some challenges and all of them being hilarious to watch, everyone wins. 

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

Teen DIY: String Art Pumpkins (for Grades 6-12)
Monday, October 21, 4-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required- Space is Limited

Join us to make String Art Pumpkins! We'll have craft pumpkins (that won't ever rot!), string, nails, and some templates! All materials provided.

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

Teen Advisory Board (for Grades 6-12) 
Tuesday, October 29, 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

Southford Falls Quilt Guild Exhibit
October 1 through October 31 during open hours

This exhibit will display handmade quilts by members of the Southford Falls Quilt Guild. Quilting today is both craft and art, building on its rich history dating back to a quilt made in 1360 which is now in a museum in London.

Some estimates indicate there are over 22-million quilters in the United States. It is a 4-billion-dollar industry. Although some continue to quilt by hand, most quilters today use sewing machines which are computerized and highly accurate. 

Quilt Guilds are everywhere and range from small and informal to large and incorporated. The purpose of a guild is to support its members as they improve their skills but also, guilds have a strong commitment to their community. Southford Falls Guild has given hundreds of handmade quilts to various charities, handmade pillow cases to the Department of Children and Families for foster kids, handmade placemats for meals on wheels and special, handmade "Quilts of Valor" presented to individual veterans. In addition, the Guild donates all profits from its shows to local charities.

Quilts being shown at the Southbury Library are all handmade by members of the Southford Falls Guild. To learn more about quilting and the Southford Quilt Guild, join us on Wednesday, October 2 for a lecture All About Quilting at 2pm. 

A quilt has three basic parts: the top, the batting and the back. The quilts in the show are cotton fabric on top and back while the batting may be cotton, wool or even bamboo. Once the quilt "sandwich" is created, the quilter then secures the 3 pieces with stitches which are called "quilting". Most quilters today use a sewing machine to create the decorative stitching.

When you visit the quilt show, notice the thoughtfulness and planning as well as the skill that went into the creation. You may recall a quilt from your past made for you by someone who loves you. 

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

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