Saturday, October 01, 2016

Anarchists, MIFF8 and Sherlock Holmes at Russell Library - Eary October Schedule

 Russel Library
Early October
All programs are free and open to all.

Thank you to The Friends for their continued support!
Anarchist Histories and Activism

Saturday, October 1
Hubbard Room

Wesleyan students present their research from the course, "Anarchy in America: From Haymarket to Occupy Wall Street," taught by J. Kēhaulani Kauanui: an exploration of diverse political traditions including: socialist, individualist, black, feminist and queer anarchisms, and indigenous influences. 
Robots at the Library!

Tuesday, October 4
Hubbard Room

The First Robotics team from Mercy High School will demonstrate their competition robot. For Grades 5 to 12; please register at 860-347-2520.
Middletown International Film Festival

Thursdays at 7pm
October 6 - November 10

Opening night at Russell Library: 
The Second Mother (Brazil,
2015, directed by Anna Muylaert) 

Various locations: see Schedule: MIFF 2016 

Free admission and parking (in the municipal lot directly opposite the library); sponsored by CT Humanities, The Middletown Commission on the Arts, Friends of Russell Library and individual donors.
Yoga in the Courtyard

Saturday, October 8 

Jeff Hush, local yoga instructor, will lead the session. No experience or mats required. Ages 6 and up. Rain location: Hubbard Room
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Health for Life 
- with Dr. Chris

Wednesday, October 12 
6:30pm - 8pm
Hubbard Room  
Sherlock Holmes 
and the Adventure of the Speckled Band

Thursday, October 13
Hubbard Room 

The East Haddam Stage Company presents a live-action 'radio' drama, using the 1930 radio script of William Gillette, complete with sound effects, audience participation, and four actors portraying seven characters. 
Free, drop-in.

We Were There:
Writing Your Military Experiences

Thursdays at 6:30pm
October 6, 13, 20 and 27
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

Friends of the Russell Library
Book Sale

October 7 - 8
Friday        10am - 6pm 
Saturday    10am - 2pm 
Activity Room

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

Russell Readers 
Tuesday, October 11    
Meeting Room 2


We will discuss The Third and Final Continent by Jhumpa Lahiri  from the anthology, 101 Best American Short StoriesDiscussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method.

For more information:
Computer Classes

All classes are held in Meeting Room 3:

Basic Word 2013
Wednesday, October 12, 2 - 4pm 

Using Word 2013 to Format Your Resume 
Tuesday, October 18

For full descriptions: Computer classes

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

Twos Rock!
Tuesday, October 11
Hubbard Room

Wear comfy clothing and be ready to move and groove! We will have music, dance and a story in this energetic program for 2 year olds and their caregivers. Drop-in.
More Children's Programs

See Calendar

Teen Read Week!
Tuesday, October 11 - Saturday, October 15 
Sign up at the beginning of the week. For every book read during
the week, receive a free one! For grades 5 to 12. Please register: 860-347-2520.
More Teen Programs

See Calendar

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. 

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.


Russell Library Job Group
Thursdays at 10 am
October 6, 13, 20 and 27
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  

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.  

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

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. 

Call the Information Desk to register: 860-347-2520
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                             1 - 8pm

Saturday (year round)       10am - 2pm

Sunday (October - March)        1 - 4pm

The library will be closed for Columbus Day: 
Sunday and MondayOctober 9 - 10

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

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