Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Russell Library Upcoming Events/Program thru end of September


All programs are free and open to all.

Thank you to The Friends for their continued support!

The Caroline Doctorow Duo
Free concert:
Saturday, September 24

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


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.


Registration for
Twos Are Terrific

Registration begins:
Tuesday, September 13 

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

Otakus of Russell Library Unite!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm:

September 27  -  Hubbard Room
Bunraku Puppetry

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
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!


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.

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
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
Monday and Friday           10am - 6pm

Tuesday and Thursday      10am - 8pm

Wednesday                        1pm - 8pm

Saturday (year round)       10am - 2pm

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