COMING EVENTS AT RUSSELL LIBRARY
Throughout May. Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Daron Sutton is a freelance photographer who enjoys shooting nature, landscapes, and architecture.
Throughout May. Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. In her Artist’s statement, Ms. Ibarra’s says that her work “focuses on the magnificence of women and children; my inspiration is born of subtle beauties: a soft expression on a child's face, the radiation of strength, a quiet moment of contemplation.”
Massachusetts. At the present, Rosa Ibarra paints and teaches art. She is very committed to bringing art to marginalized communities such as Latino women survivors of cancer, women recovering from alcohol and drug abuse and detained youth, creating murals and other public art works.
Wednesday, May 4, 6:30pm. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein will present a workshop on understanding and training your dog. Learn how canines see the world and the underlying reasons for unwanted behaviors like hyperactivity, destructive chewing, incessant barking, toileting in the house, jumping on guests, and aggression. Learn the four main areas of canine communications, including the leadership signals that will eliminate or minimize these behaviors and turn your dog into a relaxed, joyful companion. BRING YOUR QUESTIONS, BUT NOT YOUR DOG for an enlightening event!
Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry is a writer and former journalist and lawyer. Her first book, a collection of letters that she edited, was Can Anything Beat White?:A Black Family's Letters. Her second is At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry. She lives in Middletown with her husband, Lawrence Riley, who is a dog trainer and Commander of the American Legion Milardo-Wilcox Post 75, Middletown, Connecticut.
The workshop facilitator and contact person from the Russell Library is Christy Billings. She can be reached at (860) 347-2528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is being sponsored with funds from The Friends of the Russell Library.
Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry is a writer and former journalist and lawyer. She is a co-leader of the Russell Library Veteran's Writing group. Her first book, a collection of letters that she edited, was Can Anything Beat White?:A Black Family's Letters. Her second is At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry. She lives in Middletown.
Children are welcome. Fluency in English is not necessary.
Drop-in, no registration.
Saturday, May 14, 1:30pm. The Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Adelka Polak will perform her latest Sova Theater solo work, Tales that Only Look Tall, a collection of true stories about bizarre and beautiful encounters with wild animals through the seasons in rural CT. Her stories combine original dance, eclectic live music & sounds with handmade masks and puppets by artist/sculptor Justin Perlman. This event is perfect for all ages and the whole family. Adelka Polak is the founder and Artistic Director of SOVA Dance and Puppet Theater. She is a dancer, puppeteer, mask-performer and movement director whose work has traveled to Denmark, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Turkey.
Tuesday, May 17, 2:00pm and 6:00pm. The Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including her tumultuous friendship with Truman Capote, and the origin of her most memorable characters. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication. Richard Alleva will lead discussion of the film.