Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Russell Library September Schedule - Jazz Up Close

  

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
   
All programs are free and open to all.

Thank you to The Friends for their continued support!

Jazz Up Close
featuring Steve Wilson, saxophone

Saturday, September 10
1:30pm 
Hubbard Room 





Resonant Motion, Inc. presents alto and soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson in a trio with bassist Henry Lugo and pianist/series curator Noah Baerman.  
Mr. Wilson is an indispensable part of the New York City jazz scene, an important contributor to the bands of Chick Corea, Maria Schneider, Christian McBride, Buster Williams, Ralph Peterson and Dave Holland, and as a bandleader in a live recording from the fabled Village Vanguard with his quartet, Wilsonian Grain. 
Mr. Wilson serves on the faculties of CCNY and the Juilliard School.  

This program is made possible by the generosity of the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

  

Introduction to 
Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, September 13
11am - 12pm 
Meeting Room 2





David Chandler, M.S., in Integrative Health and Healing, will teach a one-hour workshop on mindfulness: focusing on the present moment and acceptance, without judgment. No previous experience is necessary. 
All are welcome at this drop-in program; repeats on September 20.

The Caroline Doctorow Duo
Free concert:
Saturday, September 24
1:30pm





Original folk songs and a tribute to songwriters and performers of the '60s.

ONGOING PROGRAMS


We Were There:
Writing Your Military Experiences

Thursdays at 6:30pm
September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
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.
                           

Computer Classes

All classes are from 2 - 4pm in Meeting Room 3:

Basic Excel - Part 1
Wednesday, September 7

Basic PowerPoint 
Wednesday, September 21
Basic Excel  - Part 2
Tuesday, September 27

For full descriptions: Calendar

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 One-on-one instruction is available by appointment: 860-347-2520.

Friends of the Russell Library
Book Sale

Friday, September 9    10am - 6pm 
Saturday, September 10    10am - 2pm 
Activity Room





Find books, CDs and DVDs . . . and help support programs at your library!

Russell Readers 
     
Tuesday, September 13    
6:30pm
Meeting Room 2
                                                     

  





We will discuss If You Sing Like That for Me by Akhil Sharma from the anthology, 101 Best American Short StoriesDiscussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method.

For more information: chantal.foster@comcast.net

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS


Registration for
Twos Are Terrific

Registration begins:
Tuesday, September 13 
10am 







Register in person or by calling the Children's Information Desk: (860) 344-8479.
This program will run from September 20 - October 25, Tuesdays at 10am. 

Baby Rhyme Time

Wednesdays at 1:30pm
September 14, 21 and 28
Children's Activity Room







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

More Children's Programs


TEENS

Pokemon at the Library

Monday, September 12
4 - 5 pm
Activity Room





The library is a Pokestop! Join us for snacks and a Pokemon hunt around the library; for grades 5 to 12. Please register: 860-347-2520.

 Otakus 
                                          
Otakus of Russell Library Unite!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm:
Sepember 13  -  Meeting Room 3
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.
September 27  -  Hubbard Room
Bunraku Puppetry


EXHIBITS
Middletown High School Murals


Beginning in 2009, senior class art students have embarked each year on a long term group project: producing a mural for the new school's corridors that would serve as a legacy to their graduating class. 

The Class of 2016 mural and the recently completed Class of 2014 mural will be shown in the library's main lobby through the end of September. Both were completed under the guidance of art teacher Patrick Shugrue. 


Opening September 16
Community Partners in Action: Prison Arts Program
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On the walls:
OUT OF PRISON MAKING ART / Recent Artwork From Former Prisoners

Sixth annual "alumni" exhibition - featuring the work of artists who have been out of prison for over a decade as well as recently released artists. Materials and media vary widely: including paint, pencil and welded steel...

In the case:
RECENT SCULPTURE / Created In Prison During the Past Year

In prison, scraps of anything can find their way into ingenious sculptural works...come see a few of the best made in the past year!



JOB AND CAREER  PROGRAMS


Russell Library Job Group
  
Thursdays at 10 am
September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
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.


The Highly Effective Job Search

Tuesday, September 13 
6 - 8pm
Hubbard Room




Orville Pierson will discuss how job hunters can use a systematic, professional approach to their job search.

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 and Friday           10am - 6pm

Tuesday and Thursday      10am - 8pm

Wednesday                        1pm - 8pm

Saturday (year round)       10am - 2pm

The library will be closed for Labor Day weekend: 
Saturday, Sunday and MondaySeptember 3 - 5

Russell Library has great databases, e-books and digital magazines that you can access anywhere, anytime!


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