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August 2019

Farmers Market

Monday, August 19 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Learn Power BI–New series starts 7/15

Monday, August 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 19, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Current events club

Tuesday, August 20 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Conference Room, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning, until we run out of news... 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: Bring a topic you’d like to discuss! The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.  

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Summer Film Series: Focus on Immigration – “Brooklyn”

Tuesday, August 20 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Brooklyn - An Irish immigrant arrives in 1950’s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with an Italian-American plumber. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Rated PG-13, 1h 59m. Click here for trailer After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. "Focus On Immigration" Film Series Summer 2019 Tuesday, August…

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Kristan & Marilyn: An evening of contemporary writers: Marilyn Simon Rothstein interviews Kristan Higgins

Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Kristan Higgins returns! She's visiting Avon to promote her new release, Life and Other Inconveniences. 

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Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Woodstock turns 50! Join us for a 50th anniversary celebration of the Woodstock Music Festival presented by musician, author, photographer  and radio host Craig Harris.  Enjoy rare recordings, archival video, live music, and great stories! This program is for teens and adults. No registration required. Find your fringe, layer on your love beads, and have fun! "The Woodstock Music and Art Festival will surely go down in history as a mass event of great and positive significance in the life…

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Thursday Night Mac Classes with Sue Werner

Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 19, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Thursday 8/22/19: Intermediate iOS (rescheduled from June) We’ll cover customizing your dock and sidebar, taking screenshots and screencasts (video), screen sharing to a remote user and more. We’ll also dive a bit deeper into built-in applications like Preview, Photos, and Time Machine using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Thursday, 8/29/19: Productivity with the iOS Learn how to use a combination of built-in applications for productivity on the iOS. We’ll cover using combinations for different scenarios: Calendar, Clock, Reminders, Notes, Safari, Photos,…

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 26 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Current events club

Tuesday, August 27 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Conference Room, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning, until we run out of news... 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: Bring a topic you’d like to discuss! The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.  

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Summer Film Series: Focus on Immigration – “Dirty Pretty Things”

Tuesday, August 27 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Dirty Pretty Things - Okwe is an illegal Nigerian immigrant struggling to survive in London's underground.  He works as a hotel receptionist in the night time and since he has a medical degree, he also practices medicine on the side. When he is offered a lot of money to perform illegal surgeries, he faces a moral dilemma. Rated R, 1h 37m.  Click here for trailer After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at…

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Thursday Night Mac Classes with Sue Werner

Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 19, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Mac laptop

Thursday 8/22/19: Intermediate iOS (rescheduled from June) We’ll cover customizing your dock and sidebar, taking screenshots and screencasts (video), screen sharing to a remote user and more. We’ll also dive a bit deeper into built-in applications like Preview, Photos, and Time Machine using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Thursday, 8/29/19: Productivity with the iOS Learn how to use a combination of built-in applications for productivity on the iOS. We’ll cover using combinations for different scenarios: Calendar, Clock, Reminders, Notes, Safari, Photos,…

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September 2019

Thursday Night Mac Classes with Sue Werner

Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 19, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Mac laptop

Thursday 8/22/19: Intermediate iOS (rescheduled from June) We’ll cover customizing your dock and sidebar, taking screenshots and screencasts (video), screen sharing to a remote user and more. We’ll also dive a bit deeper into built-in applications like Preview, Photos, and Time Machine using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Thursday, 8/29/19: Productivity with the iOS Learn how to use a combination of built-in applications for productivity on the iOS. We’ll cover using combinations for different scenarios: Calendar, Clock, Reminders, Notes, Safari, Photos,…

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Poles in their homeland and Connecticut: History and Culture

Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Presented by Renata Vickrey, University Archivist and Outreach Librarian at CCSU. A lecture on the  history and culture of Poles who emigrated from Poland to the US, from mid-19th century until the present.  In addition to the reasons why this population immigrated, we will discuss the building of community, family traditions and customs, especially by the Poles who live in CT! Food from Little Poland (New Britain) will be served.

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Poets on Poetry

Thursday, September 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of several poetry collections, including Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. She is the 2018 featured poet in the literary journal Passager. Connors has also edited a umber of poetry anthologies, including Forgotten Women: A tribute in Poetry, and, with co-editor Charles Margolis, Laureates of Connecticut. Connors writes a monthly feature for The…

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Thursday Night Mac Classes with Sue Werner

Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 19, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Mac laptop

Thursday 8/22/19: Intermediate iOS (rescheduled from June) We’ll cover customizing your dock and sidebar, taking screenshots and screencasts (video), screen sharing to a remote user and more. We’ll also dive a bit deeper into built-in applications like Preview, Photos, and Time Machine using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Thursday, 8/29/19: Productivity with the iOS Learn how to use a combination of built-in applications for productivity on the iOS. We’ll cover using combinations for different scenarios: Calendar, Clock, Reminders, Notes, Safari, Photos,…

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Trauma Informed Communities

Saturday, September 14 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Justine Ginsberg, R.N., will teach us about the following: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) How trauma affects the brain Trauma Informed Communities – what does this mean? What are the components of trauma informed communities and how can we all play a role   A BSN and a Registered Nurse with experience in both Intensive Care and Pediatrics in Australia, Justine has extensive experience working as a health educator in Australia and Europe and in health program development, successfully developing and implementing educational programs internationally and for the…

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The story of immigration as told through maps

Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Dr. Francis Coan, Tunxis Community College, will present the story of American Immigration as told through maps.

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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – The Namesake

Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

After emigrating to America from India, young couple raises a family and establishes roots.  Then -- while wrestling with issues of love, loss, and assimilation -- their homeland beckons.  Will loyalty to cultural heritage win out?  Based on a New York Times best-selling novel of the same name.  Directed by Mira Nair, partially subtitled.  Rated PG-13, 2 hours. After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University…

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Thursday Night Mac Classes with Sue Werner

Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 19, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Mac laptop

Thursday 8/22/19: Intermediate iOS (rescheduled from June) We’ll cover customizing your dock and sidebar, taking screenshots and screencasts (video), screen sharing to a remote user and more. We’ll also dive a bit deeper into built-in applications like Preview, Photos, and Time Machine using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Thursday, 8/29/19: Productivity with the iOS Learn how to use a combination of built-in applications for productivity on the iOS. We’ll cover using combinations for different scenarios: Calendar, Clock, Reminders, Notes, Safari, Photos,…

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A night of surprises with author Lisa Unger

Friday, September 20 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Special author event! Lisa Unger is known for her surprise twists, and we’re celebrating the release of her new book, THE STRANGER INSIDE, with surprise giveaways for the audience, desserts with a surprise inside, and more. Books will be for sale at this event. Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels, including THE STRANGER INSIDE (coming Sep. 17). With millions of readers worldwide and novels published in twenty-six languages, Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master…

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Avon Churches Book Launch: 200 Years in the Making at Two Historic Meetinghouses

Saturday, September 28 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Book launch for Avon Church anniversaries!

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October 2019

Medicare & Beyond

Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Wednesday, 10/2/19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. or Wednesday, 11/6/19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (The same content will be presented at each session) Program held at the Avon Free Public Library Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare?  Medicare can be a confusing topic.  This FREE seminar by the father-daughter team of Lou Pelletier and Jessica Pelletier from American Senior Benefits will educate you on the options and programs available.  Learn what Medicare options best meet your…

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Beyond the Bicep: The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter

Monday, October 7 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Her image has adorned everything from lunchboxes to lampshades, but what is the real story of Rosie the Riveter? Together we’ll trace her journey from propaganda poster to feminist icon while uncovering the history of the real life Rosies who not only inspired that infamous bicep, but whose work in wartime industries helped secure an Allied victory during World War II.  Lecture led by Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Historian.

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Poets on Poetry

Thursday, October 10 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of several poetry collections, including Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. She is the 2018 featured poet in the literary journal Passager. Connors has also edited a umber of poetry anthologies, including Forgotten Women: A tribute in Poetry, and, with co-editor Charles Margolis, Laureates of Connecticut. Connors writes a monthly feature for The…

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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – The Band’s Visit

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Confusion abounds when an eight member Egyptian band journey to Israel to play at an Arab Cultural Center and takes a bus to the wrong town.  They find themselves stranded in the desert somewhere between nowhere and not much else.  Engrossing and at times comedic, this Israeli film spins a warm tale of human emotions.  Basis for the currently popular Broadway play of the same name.  Directed by Eran Kolirin, shown with subtitles. Rated PG-13, 1 hour  27 min.  After each…

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Opioids: Where we are now?

Saturday, October 12 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Find out where we are within the opioid epidemic: What are the current patterns of use? How are doctors hanfling pain management? How has fentanyl changed the landscape? How are pharmaceutical companies responding? Where are hope, and help, being found? Dr. Charles McKay is the Associate Medical Director of the Connecticut Poison Control Center. He is the immediate past president of the American College of Medical Toxicology and a board member of the Medical Toxicology Foundation. The Foundation's goal is…

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Where the Crawdads Sing: Literature Discussion with Aimee Pozorski

Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

It's the book everyone's reading: Where the Crawdads Sing. A literature discussion with Aimee Pozorski, CCSU.

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Author Panel: Stephanie Dray, E. Knight,  Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room 2 (divided room), 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and…

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PTSD/TBI and communities

Monday, October 28 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Learn about these two important mental health challenges and see why there is often a misdiagnosis of one or both of these disorders, especially since they share many of the same symptoms. Justine Ginsberg, R.N., cover: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): it’s not just for veterans PTSD can happen to anyone who is exposed to abnormally high levels of stress or life threatening/changing events.  Car accidents, sexual assault, domestic abuse, natural disasters and high risk environments can all trigger PTSD…

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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Wild”

Thursday, October 31 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

In this riveting dramatization, Reese Witherspoon portrays the author of a New York Times #1 best-selling memoir.  Suffering from loss, addiction and personal tragedy -- and with no hiking experience -- she sets out on an 1100 mile hike along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.  Willing herself over mountains, through snow, and conquering self-doubt and pain, she discovers the strength of the human spirit.  Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.  Rated R, 1 hour 55 min.  After each film, a discussion will…

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November 2019

Medicare & Beyond

Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Wednesday, 11/6/19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Program held at the Avon Free Public Library Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare?  Medicare can be a confusing topic.  This FREE seminar by the father-daughter team of Lou Pelletier and Jessica Pelletier from American Senior Benefits will educate you on the options and programs available.  Learn what Medicare options best meet your needs.  If you are over 65, educate yourself about the many laws and programs that may be…

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Transgender 101: What’s it all about?

Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

You’re probably hearing the word “transgender” more and more, but do you really know what it’s all about? Here’s your chance to learn what it means to be transgender, in a safe and comfortable space.  Jill Celentano is a 58 year-old transgender woman who transitioned four years ago. She will share her personal journey, victories and hardships, and will be happy to answer questions.  Her discussion will cover: The coming out process Transition, acceptance Right and wrong questions to ask…

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Essential Oils 101 with Susan Cote

Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join certified aromatherapist Susan Cote for an afternoon all about essential oils. Learn what they are, how they are made, how to apply them, and how to choose the right one for you. The program will conclude with an opportunity to make your own lavender sachet to bring home for yourself or for gift giving! This program is for adults and teens. No need to register.

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Poets on Poetry

Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of several poetry collections, including Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. She is the 2018 featured poet in the literary journal Passager. Connors has also edited a umber of poetry anthologies, including Forgotten Women: A tribute in Poetry, and, with co-editor Charles Margolis, Laureates of Connecticut. Connors writes a monthly feature for The…

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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Man on Wire”

Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Final Film of the Fall Series! Step back in time to 1974 and walk the high wire with Philippe Petit. As a young man in France, Petit learned to walk tightropes. What better way to prove himself than to string a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center in New York? This documentary follows Petit and his team on a clandestine operation as they get their equipment to the top of the tower and span the 150-foot gap…

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December 2019

Holidays with Lisa Wingate: Special Skpe Program

Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Join us as we SKYPE with author Lisa Wingate! More details soon.

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Suffrage in New England

Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

with Dr. Heather Prescott, CCSU. Snow date is 12/10

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Poets on Poetry

Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of several poetry collections, including Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. She is the 2018 featured poet in the literary journal Passager. Connors has also edited a umber of poetry anthologies, including Forgotten Women: A tribute in Poetry, and, with co-editor Charles Margolis, Laureates of Connecticut. Connors writes a monthly feature for The…

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