Saturday, April 30, 2016

Russell Library May Calendar of Events


RUSSELL LIBRARY
May 2016 Programs  
 
  
 
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
   
All programs are free and open to all.

Thank you to The Friends for their continued support!
Feng Shui

Tuesdays at 5:30pm
in the Hubbard Room

Part 1: May 3

Part 2: May 10



Gia Khalsa will teach this ancient Chinese art of placement for
health, prosperity, happiness and peace to enhance your home and your life.
Drop-in. Sponsored by the City of Middletown Department of Health.
The Dog Listener

Wednesday, May 4
6:30pm 
Hubbard Room     








Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein will explain how canines see the world and the underlying reasons for unwanted behaviors. Bring your questions, but NOT your dogs! No registration.
World War I - Digitization Day
Saturday, May 7 
10am - 2pm
Hubbard Room 






Russell Library is partnering with the CT State Library and the Greater Middletown Military Museum to help preserve the history and memories of World War I. You are invited to bring your photos, letters and souvenirs to the library where they will be scanned, photographed, and returned to you. The images will be preserved and available for research in the CT Digital Archive. 
For more information contact librarian Denise Russo: 860-347-2520
NOT Liberty and Justice For All:
The Criminal Case of To Kill a Mockingbird

Monday, May 9
7pm
Hubbard Room




Elisabeth Petry will discuss one of the most eloquent appeals for tolerance and justice.
 
Metropolitan Klezmer  

Free concert:

Thursday, May 12
7pm
Hubbard Room






"Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre's history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core." - Time Out New York 
No registration. Co-sponsored by Congregation Adath Israel and The Friends of the Russell Library.
 
Readers' Theater

Monday, May 16
7pm
Hubbard Room








Live drama read by Connecticut actors. 
Directed by Anne Cassady and Richard Kamins. 

Drop-in; no registration. Sponsored by The Friends.
One Book on the Riverbend
Films

Tuesday, May 17
in the Hubbard Room
 
2pm - Hey, Boo (2012) 

6pm - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)






Introduction by Commonweal film critic Richard Alleva.

Drop-in, no registration.
 
Max Corvo's Service in World War II

Thursday, May 19
7pm
Hubbard Room






Bill Corvo will give a presentation about his father's service in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) during World War II. 

Presented by The Middlesex County Historical Society
 
Shakespeare On Screen 
Film Series

Saturday, May 21
1pm
Hubbard Room

Throne of Blood (1957)

Japan's greatest movie director, Akira Kurosawa, puts the Scottish play on screen and Toshiro Mifune stars.
Richard Alleva will introduce and discuss. Drop-in, no registration.
Mindfulness 
for the Stressed and Depressed


Monday, May 23 
7pm
Hubbard Room 






Focus awareness on the present while calmly accepting feelings and thoughts; with Stephen Cuddy of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illlness), CT. 

Drop-in. Sponsored by the City of Middletown Department of Health.
Chasing Justice Through the Ruins
Film Series

Tuesday, May 24
12pm
Hubbard Room

A Foreign Affair (1948)





Film critic Richard Alleva will introduce, screen and discuss A Foreign Affair by director-writer Billy Wilder, starring Jean Arthur and Marlene Dietrich.

Bring a sandwich, if you like. Dessert and beverages provided; no registration.
Sponsored by The Friends.
 
ONGOING PROGRAMS

We Were There:
Writing Your Military Experiences

Thursdays at 7 pm
May 5, 12, 19 and 26
Meeting Room 2 




All Veterans, either active or retired, are encouraged to come and write about their experiences for their own benefit or to share with others
Author Elisabeth Petry leads the workshop; facilitator and contact person at the library is Christy Billings.  (860) 347-2528 or cbilling@russell.lioninc.org.
  

This program is being sponsored with funds from The Friends of the Russell Library.
                           
Russell Readers 
     
Tuesday, May 10 
7pm
Meeting Room 2
                                                     

  
 
 




We will discuss Everything That Rises Must Converge 
by Flannery O'Connor from the anthology, 101 Best American Short StoriesDiscussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method.

For more information: chantal.foster@comcast.net
 
Sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.
Russell Library Friends' Book Sale 

Friday - Saturday
May 13 - 14

- during library hours
  in the Activity Room


This month gardening books will be featured.
Proceeds fund library programs!
TEENS
 Otakus 
                                          
Otakus of Russell Library Unite!

Tuesdays at 7pm:
 
May 10 - Meeting Room 3
May 24 - Hubbard Room


Otakus is Russell Library's Teen Group for fans of anime, manga and all things Japanese. Drop by and join in the fun; ages 11 and up.

Meet Your New Teen Librarian

Wednesday, May 17 
6pm 
Teen Area 

Drop in for pizza and meet Heather!
Teen Tech Thursdays

 
Thursday, May 19
3:30pm
Meeting Room 3
 





Enliven your Teen Area by creating digital book trailers for your favorite books!  Grades: 7 to 12. Please register at 860-347-2520, or drop-in. 
Zentangle for Teens
 
Thursday, May 26 
6pm 
Meeting Room 3



Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way 
to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Chill with instructor Pam Hartz-Miller! 
Gr. 7-12. Please register: 860-347-2520
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Book Voyagers

Mondays at 6pm
May 2, 9, 16 and 23
Children's Activity Room







CT Humanities Book Voyagers presents: "Tales from Around the
World", an interactive 4-session series for children in grades K-2. Join educator/
storyteller Sara deBeer for: Anansi the Spider, How the Chipmunk Got His Stripes, The Paper Crane and Strega Nona

Please call 860-344-8479 to register.
 
Baby Rhyme Time

Wednesdays at 1:30pm
May 4, 11, 18 and 25
Children's Activity Room







Songs, rhymes and fingerplays for babies 12 months and under and their grown-ups. Drop-in, no registration required.
First Saturdays Favorite Stories

Saturday, May 7
10 am 
Activity Room
 






A Children's Librarian will share her favorite stories with you. Stay and make a craft together. Drop in; for 3 - 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome!
Family Game Night


Wednesday, May 18 
6 - 8pm 
Activity Room 



Board games, foosball, cards: all ages, drop-in.
Builders' Club

Friday, May 20  
4pm  
Activity Room
  


 
Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to join us for an afternoon of building with the plastic bricks we all know and love. Due to the small pieces, children must be 6 and overDrop-in: no registration. 

More Children's Programs...
 
See our website for more children's programming:


EXHIBITS

Rosa Ibarra
Born in Puerto Rico, educated in Paris and at the University of Massachusetts, 
Ms. Ibarra "focuses on the magnificence of women and children; my inspiration 
is born of subtle beauties..."  
In the Information area on the second floor.  


Daron Sutton: Photography 
Nature, landscapes, and architecture are the subjects of Mr. Sutton's photographs - in the main lobby and the "alcove" gallery area on the first floor.
Independent Day School
A sampling of three-dimensional clay pieces made by K - 8 students, under the guidance of art teacher Madeline Smith, are on display in the lobby case.

JOB AND CAREER  PROGRAMS

Russell Library Job Group
  
Thursdays at 9:30 am
May 5, 12, 19 and 26
Hubbard Room





 
Russell Library presents weekly opportunities to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals. Topics and presenters will vary from week to week. Call 860-347-2528, ext. 121 for further information.

What's New in the Job World?

Tuesday, May 31
6-8pm
Hubbard Room
  


Dr. Marcia LaReau explains how changes in the job market are changing the landscape of the employment process.
Computer Classes

Computer classes are free and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

All classes are open to everyone but, advanced classes may have prerequisites.

Call Information Services: 860-347-2520 for further details, or see:


Free Resume Reviewing  

 

Learn how potential employers filter and determine which prospective candidates move on to interviews. The  Library offers confidential resume critiquing and in-depth interview coaching appointments several times each month with certified resume writers

 
Call (860) 347-2520 to sign up for a 60 minute appointment.  
If you need to cancel, please allow 48 hours notice.

These services are funded by generous support from the Friends of the Russell Library and a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Middletown.

Career Coaching
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Associate Director of the Wesleyan Career Center,
James Kubat, gives private, confidential career coaching through appointments at Russell Library. Please bring a resume (if you have one) to the appointment. You must register and/or cancel at the Information Desk or by calling (860) 347-2520. You will receive a reminder call prior to the appointment.
 
Practice Job Interviews
 
 

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want. Bob Carlson will assist you by conducting and evaluating your practice interview, either by phone 
or at Russell Library.

Videotaping the session is optional and confidential. Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up for a 60 minute session.
 
Russell Library 
                                        
123 Broad Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
860-347-2528
  
  
Monday - Thursday    9am - 8:30pm

Friday                           9am - 6pm 
                          
                          Saturdays:                     9am - 5pm

Sundays                         closed

Holiday closing: Monday, May 30, Memorial Day

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