Saturday, October 15, 2016

Russell Library Late October Schedule

RUSSELL LIBRARY
Late October 2016 
SPECIAL PROGRAMS

   
All programs are free and open to all.

Thank you to The Friends for their continued support!

Lunchtime Movie Series
Tuesday, October 18
12pm
Hubbard Room




The Mark of Zorro (1920) - Douglas Fairbanks stars, with Marguerite De La Motte, Noah Berry and Charles McKim. 

Scott Higgins, professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University will discuss.

Reader's Theater
Thursday, October 20 
7pm 
Hubbard Room 

The Consultant
- by Heidi Schreck

A precocious young consultant is brought in to save a middle-aged adman's job, and maybe his life. Reader's Theater is live drama presented by area actors, co-directed by Anne Cassady and Richard B. Kamins.

Middletown International Film Festival

Thursdays at 7pm
October 6 - November 10






October 20 at MxCC: Horses of God (France/Morocco, 2012)

October 27 at Wesleyan: The Good Road (Gujarat, India, 2012

Complete schedule: MIFF 2016 

Free; sponsored by CT Humanities, The Middletown Commission on the Arts, Friends of the Russell Library and individual donors.

Film Screening
Alice's Ordinary People 

Saturday, October 22
12 noon
Hubbard Room 




Documentary film maker Craig Dudnick will present his film which profiles Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement in Chicago. Drop-in.


Great Reads Book Discussion
with Hedda Kopf
Wednesday, October 26
6:30pm 
Hubbard Room








Four stories from the collection, Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman will be discussed. 

ONGOING PROGRAMS


Computer Classes

For full descriptions:  Computer classes

Using Word 2013 
to Format Your Resume 
Tuesday, October 18

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All classes are held in Meeting Room 3.
One-on-one instruction is available by appointment: 860-347-2520.

We Were There:
Writing Your Military Experiences

Thursdays at 6:30pm
October 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 cbilling@russelllibrary.org
  

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS


Builder's Club

Friday, October 21
4 - 5:30pm
Activity Room




Come build with your favorite interlocking blocks! Ages 5 - 12; drop-in.

Reading Buddies
Monday, October 24 
4:30 - 5:30pm 
Activity Room






Students ages 6 to 8 are invited to team  up with a member of the Teen Advisory Council to enjoy a good book together; for both struggling readers, and kids who already love to read. Please register: 860-347-2520.

More Children's Programs


TEENS

Magic!
 The Gathering

Wednesday, October 19 
6:30 - 7:30pm 
Activity Room 

Grades 5 - 12



Travel throughout the Multiverse with the Planeswalkers (and fellow humans!). 
Please register at 860-347-2520.

 Otakus 
                                          
Otakus of Russell Library Unite!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm:
October 18  -  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.
October 25  -  Hubbard Room
Cosplay Halloween Party 
Dress up as your favorite character in Cosplay! Drop-in.


Homeschool Book Club

Monday, October 24
10 - 11am 
Teen Area








The first book will be The Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Copies of the book can be found at the library, please contact Heather: hscussell@russelllibrary.org
For students grades 7 to 12.

EXHIBITS
Through October 26
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.


JOB AND CAREER  PROGRAMS


Russell Library Job Group
  
Thursdays at 10 am
October 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
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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. 

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
860-347-2528
  
  
Monday and Friday           10am - 6pm

Tuesday and Thursday      10am - 8pm

Wednesday                             1 - 8pm

Saturday (year round)       10am - 2pm

Sunday (October - March)        1 - 4pm


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