Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Russell Library - December Events

Russell Library
 Russell Library 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT
COMING EVENTS AT RUSSELL LIBRARY

Russell Library Hours for December 2017
Russell Library, 123 Broad Street in Middletown has hours: Mondays 10am – 6pm; Tuesdays 10am – 8pm; Wednesdays 1pm – 8pm; Thursdays 10am – 8pm; Fridays 10am – 6pm; Saturdays 10am – 2pm. Sundays 1pm – 4pm. The library will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas day on Sunday and Monday, December 24 and 25, and for New Year’s Eve on Sunday, December 31. All library programs are free of charge.
PROGRAMS  
Donate New Socks and Mittens!  
Throughout December. The Lobby, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Come celebrate the holidays by donating new socks and mittens. Russell Library staff will be collecting them throughout the month and pass them along to the local shelters.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
Racial Justice Book Group

The group will not meet on January 2, 2018 but will resume on February 6, 2018 with The Warmth of Other Suns: the epic story of America’s great migration by Isabel Wilkerson.
We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences
Thursday, December 28, 6:30pm. Meeting Room 2, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Veterans are invited to share their stories and photos in their own voices. We encourage new members to visit us to see what we are all about! Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry leads the group. She is a writer and former journalist and lawyer. Her first book, a collection of letters that she edited, was Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters. Her second is At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry. She lives in Middletown with her husband, Lawrence Riley, Commander of the American Legion Milardo-Wilcox Post 75, Middletown, CT.
The workshop facilitator is Christy Billings. She can be reached at (860) 347-2528 or cbillings@russelllibrary.org
Sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.
The group will not meet in January or February but will resume in March, 2018.

Winter Dance Party
Tuesday, December 26, 10:30am. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Come shake your sillies out and more! 
For ages 3 - 8 (Preschool to 2nd Grade) siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library
Captain Underpants: the first epic movie
Wednesday, December 27, 2:00pm. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Prepare yourself for a silly movie based on Dav Pilkey books. The film is rated PG for mild rude humor.
For ages 5 – 14 (grades k – 8). Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
Puzzle Mania
Thursday, December 28, 11:00am. The Activity Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Bring the whole family to Russell Library's Youth and Family Learning Department for a fun filled time doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
For all ages.
Drop in; no registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library
Author/Illustrator David Hyde Costello Presents
Friday, December 29, 11:00am. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Join author/illustrator David Hyde Costello for a special program that features his books, drawing, music, and puppetry! With a background in theater as well as visual arts, David has painted scenery for plays and motion pictures including AmistadSpider-man, and The Fighter. He is also a ukulele player, ‘self-taught through the productive use of procrastination.’ 
Drop in; no registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
New Year’s Wishes
Friday, December 29, 3:00pm. The Activity Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Celebrate 2018 by drawing your New Year’s wishes. Bring your wishes; we’ll supply the paper and drawing tools.
For all ages.
Drop in; no registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
Yoga in the Hubbard Room
Saturday, December 30, 11:00am. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. No prior experience necessary, and no mats will be used. Our instructor will be Jeff Hush, founder of Food and Movement Therapy and a local instructor of Family Yoga, Tai Chi and Chair Yoga. Come experience how practicing yoga can help you feel calmer and more energetic, and learn how it can also help support a stronger immune system and better sleep patterns.  If the weather is nice, yoga will be held in the courtyard.
Drop in; no registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
ONGOING PROGRAMS
The Russell Writers’ Online Forum.
Participate any day, any time, from the comfort of your own computer. Register and log in for this online writing group where you can post your own work for critique, provide feedback for your fellow Russell Writers, exchange ideas and tips, and participate in the monthly writing prompts. Go to: http://russellwriters.freeforums.net. Beginning and experienced writers welcome! For more information, contact Michelle Rousseau at shellywriter@sbcglobal.net
JOBS AND CAREER PROGRAMS
Job Group
Thursday, December 28, 10:00am - 12:30pm. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Each Thursday a different topic related to careers is discussed. Presenters range from local business professionals to nationally renowned authors and career counselors. A networking session follows the presentation.
Registration not required.
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.  Videotaping the session is optional and confidential 1-hour sessions are available Tuesday afternoons. Call the library at 860-347-2520 for dates, times and to register.
COMPUTER PROGRAMS
One-on-One Computer Lessons
By appointment. Information Desk, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. The topics for these personalized one-hour classes will be diverse and patron-driven, including:
      Overviews and special topics for Microsoft Office, Publisher and other applications
·    Database help for students’ homework, grant-seeking, genealogy, self-improvement, investment and small business development.
·   Social Media, Email and ways to control your inbox
·  Introduction to Digital Photography and/or photo editing
Patrons may bring laptops and other portable device or use our computers for an introduction to the operating system, downloading music, magazines or books, and streaming video.
Please contact the Information and Adult Learning Department at 860-347-2520 for details or to setup an appointment.

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