Sunday, November 06, 2016

Russell Library Early November Special Programs

  
 
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
   
All programs are free and open to all.

Thank you to The Friends for their continued support!
Middletown International Film Festival

Thursdays at 7pm
November 3 and 10






November 3 at Wesleyan: Aftermath (Poland, 2012)

November 10 at Russell Library: The Fool (Russia, 2014)

Complete schedule: MIFF 2016 

Free; sponsored by CT Humanities, The Middletown Commission on the Arts, Friends of the Russell Library and individual donors.
Exotic Romanticism with
the Fa Re La Duo

Saturday, November 5
1:30pm 
Hubbard Room  






Tanya Anisimova, cellist and Pi-Hsun Shih, pianist, will perform works by 
C├ęsar Franck, Manuel De Falla and Masatoshi Mitsumoto. 

Drop-in, no registration; free. Sponsored by The Friends.
Revolutionary War Genealogy

Saturday, November 5 
10:30am
Meeting Room 3 




Bryna O'Sullivan, a member of Wadsworth Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will present a talk on using the online records of the DAR to build your family tree. Registration is suggested: 860-347-2520
 

On November 12 from 10:30am - 1:30pm, learn about DAR membership
in Meeting Room 3. Please register: 860-347-2520.

A Vanished Port
Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 9 
7pm
Hubbard Room






Middlesex County Historical Society presents Richard Grossman,
Wesleyan professor and monetary scholar, who will speak about the wealth of colonial Middletown and its most prominent citizens. No registration required.
 
ONGOING PROGRAMS

Computer Classes


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

For full descriptions:  Computer classes
We Were There:
Writing Your Military Experiences

Thursdays at 6:30pm
November 3 and 10
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. For further information, contact: Christy Billings (860) 347-2528, ext. 158 or cbilling@russelllibrary.org
  
Russell Readers
 
Tuesday, November 8
6:30pm
Meeting Room 2







What You Pawn I Will Redeem by Sherman Alexie , from 100 Years of
the Best American Short Stories

For more information, email: chantal.foster@comcast.net
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Twos Rock!

Tuesday, November 8
10:30am
Hubbard Room
 


Music, dance and a story for two year olds, caregivers and siblings!
Story Times for Young Children

Twos Are Terrific - Tuesdays at 10:30
 - registration begins November 1


These programs are drop-in, no registration:
Wonderful Ones - Mondays at 10:30am
 Baby Rhyme Time - Wednesdays at 1:30pm
                            - Thursdays at 10:30am
Preschool Power - Thursdays at 1:30pm


TEENS
 Otakus 
                                          
Otakus of Russell Library Unite!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm:
 
November 8  -  Teen Area
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.

Magic!
 The Gathering

Wednesday, November 9 
6:30 - 7:30pm 
Activity Room 

Grades 5 and up
 



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

Thursdays 
November 10 and 17
6 - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 3

With author Shari Arnold; grades 7 to 12. Registration required: 860-347-2520. 
 
EXHIBITS

The Art Guild of Middletown
Paintings by Guild members - with prose and poetry inspired by the art, by Russell Library's Veterans Writing Group, the Russell Writers and others, in a collaborative exhibit, November 6 - 28

There will be an Opening Reception on 
Sunday, November 6 from 2 - 4pm
The public is invited.


Wesleyan Potters

Members of the non-profit cooperative guild in Middletown, founded in 1948 to promote the learning and development of skills in crafts, will show 
pottery, weaving and jewelry in preparation for their annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale, through November 30.


JOB AND CAREER  PROGRAMS

Social Media and Your Job Search

The Things You Just Can't Ignore

Tuesday, November 1
6 - 8pm
Hubbard Room 


Linda Van Valkenburgh will demonstrate how to use Twitter, Facebook and some new LinkedIn tools to market yourself. Please register: 860-347-2520
Russell Library Job Group
  
Thursdays at 10 am
November 3 and 10
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
  
  
Monday and Friday           10am - 6pm

Tuesday and Thursday      10am - 8pm

Wednesday                             1 - 8pm

Saturday (year round)       10am - 2pm

Sunday (October - March)        1 - 4pm

Closed Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans' Day.

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

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