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April 2020

POSTPONED: Movie: The Public

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. In The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library, where a group of homeless people turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging a "sleep-in." What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgement by the media. This David vs. Goliath story tackles some of…

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POSTPONED: Current Events Club

Tuesday, April 21 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, May 26, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan…

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POSTPONED: Tuesday Night Computer Classes

Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. Thursday, 4/21/20: Basic Mac with backup We’ll start with the basics including navigating the operating system and setting up a backup solution. Then we’ll spend some time with these built-in applications: App Store, Calendar, Preview, Safari, and Time Machine. We’ll work with Family Sharing, System Preferences, Finder Preferences and iCloud storage using Mac OS Mojave (10.14.6). ‣ Devise a backup strategy for your device(s) ‣ Learn how to setup…

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POSTPONED: Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State

Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. As the former editor of Connecticut Magazine, Charles Monagan spent years discovering and describing the people, places, and things that make our state special.  On 4/23 he will talk about his favorites- from the Hot Lobster Roll to the Yale Bowl!  He'll show native and newcomer alike the independent spirit and local pride at the heart of this great state of Connecticut. Copies of Mr. Monagan's Book Connecticut Icons:…

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POSTPONED: Lotus Lantern Craft Workshop

Friday, April 24 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. Members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project will show you how to make your own lotus flower lantern using colored paper and wire frames. You’ll leave with a beautiful paper lantern for yourself or to give as a gift. A short film about Korean culture will also be shown.   Traditional homemade Korean desserts will be served at the end of class! PLEASE NOTE: This program is for…

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POSTPONED: Afghan Refugees: Drivers, Challenges, Solutions

Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. Afghan Refugees: Drivers, Challenges, Solutions Over 65 million human beings are refugees today. A humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions. And, their challenges are constantly evolving. Based on the speaker’s engagement with the UN and immersion in Afghanistan, the Afghan refugee situation will be explored. What are the drivers of this migration? What will happen in the future? What is the role of the UN? What are options for compassionate response? Naysan…

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POSTPONED: Presidents Movies, Frost/Nixon, #3 of 3

Sunday, April 26 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. 2020 is an election year! Let's talk politics. Film discussions will be lea by Bob Kagan, professor of Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. Bob facilitates the international film series, as well other cinema related programming throughout the year at the Avon Library. Book discussions will be led by Stephen McGrath, adjunct History Professor at Central Connecticut State University who has led…

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POSTPONED: The Power and the peril of social media

Monday, April 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. Social media has transformed communication and impacts our society and daily lives. While many of these changes enrich us, it has also created repercussions. We'll explore how this new form of communication has changed the world and what may still come from it. Adam Chiara is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Hartford and is an authority on media-related issues. He is frequently interviewed by news…

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POSTPONED: Current Events Club

Tuesday, April 28 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, May 26, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan…

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POSTPONED: Biggest Little Farm Film Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, April 28 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. The Biggest little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography,…

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POSTPONED: Tuesday Night Computer Classes

Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. Thursday, 4/21/20: Basic Mac with backup We’ll start with the basics including navigating the operating system and setting up a backup solution. Then we’ll spend some time with these built-in applications: App Store, Calendar, Preview, Safari, and Time Machine. We’ll work with Family Sharing, System Preferences, Finder Preferences and iCloud storage using Mac OS Mojave (10.14.6). ‣ Devise a backup strategy for your device(s) ‣ Learn how to setup…

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May 2020

Mindfulness & Nutrition Program

Saturday, May 2 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

1:30 Mindfulness with Melodies Mindfulness is all about being present. Mindfulness can reset and relax our minds. Indrani Mukherjee has developed “Panchajanya Om” a unique form of mindfulness! Indrani’s mindfulness session uses Indian   Classical Music (vocal) to help people in a wonderful meditative way and has been observed to produce beneficial effects on people suffering from autism, ADHD, stress, anxiety, anger issues, depression,           dementia and forgetfulness. This unique mindfulness method using her mesmerizing melodies can literally transform someone’s entire world…

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POSTPONED: Current Events Club

Tuesday, May 5 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, May 26, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan…

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POSTPONED: Tuesday Night Computer Classes

Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely. Thursday, 4/21/20: Basic Mac with backup We’ll start with the basics including navigating the operating system and setting up a backup solution. Then we’ll spend some time with these built-in applications: App Store, Calendar, Preview, Safari, and Time Machine. We’ll work with Family Sharing, System Preferences, Finder Preferences and iCloud storage using Mac OS Mojave (10.14.6). ‣ Devise a backup strategy for your device(s) ‣ Learn how to setup…

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The 19th Amendment in Connecticut

Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

In the late 19th Century, the women’s rights movement split between those favoring a time-consuming, state-by-state legislative approval, and those who took to the streets and risked arrest, to obtain a federal law on votes by women, mandatory for every state. The divisions among various factions did not resolve until after World War I, when all factions committed to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The U.S. Constitution required ratification by 36 states, and the suffragists were faced with objections…

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Deeds Not Words Suffrage Film Series: America’s Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull

Wednesday, May 6 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room 2 (divided room), 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

All films begin at 1:30 pm and will be shown in the Library Community Room November 6, 2019 Suffragette  In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting women’s right to vote. Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham Carter (2015 ; PG-13 ; 1 hr. 46 min) December 4. 2019  Iron Jawed Angels  The story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns played by Hillary Swank and Frances O’Connor (2004 ; NR ; 2…

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Susan Meissner Author Event @ Simsbury Library

Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Offsite: Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06085 United States

Susan Meissner returns to the Farmington Valley! She will be visiting the Simsbury Library. More details soon.

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An interview with Susan Berfield

Saturday, May 9 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

This interview will be led by Dr. Rafaele Fierro, History and Political Science Professor at Tunxis, and part of the Civic Engagement Institute on campus, to celebrate the launch of Berfield’s new book, The Hour of Fate.  The Hour of Fate is a riveting narrative of Wall Street buccaneering, political intrigue, and two of American history's most colossal characters, struggling for mastery in an era of social upheaval and rampant inequality. The Civic Engagement Institute (CEI) consists of a vibrant intellectual space…

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POSTPONED: Current Events Club

Tuesday, May 12 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, May 26, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan…

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POSTPONED: Current Events Club

Tuesday, May 19 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, May 26, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan…

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POSTPONED: Current Events Club

Tuesday, May 26 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, May 26, 2020

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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan…

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June 2020

Deeds Not Words Suffrage Film Series: Mary Poppins

Wednesday, June 3 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room 2 (divided room), 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

All films begin at 1:30 pm and will be shown in the Library Community Room November 6, 2019 Suffragette  In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting women’s right to vote. Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham Carter (2015 ; PG-13 ; 1 hr. 46 min) December 4. 2019  Iron Jawed Angels  The story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns played by Hillary Swank and Frances O’Connor (2004 ; NR ; 2…

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July 2020

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Roses

Friday, July 10 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Learn all about roses and rose care from expert, Peter Winne.  Mr. Winne is the Head Rose Gardener and Deputy Director of Operations at Elizabeth Park. In addition to tips and tricks for taking care of your own roses, you'll learn about the Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park in Hartford which is the first municipal rose garden in the United States and the third largest rose garden in the country!  

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September 2020

Deeds not Words: Suffrage Film Series

Wednesday, September 2 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Community Room 2 (divided room), 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

All films begin at 1:30 pm and will be shown in the Library Community Room November 6, 2019 Suffragette  In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting women’s right to vote. Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham Carter (2015 ; PG-13 ; 1 hr. 46 min) December 4. 2019  Iron Jawed Angels  The story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns played by Hillary Swank and Frances O’Connor (2004 ; NR ; 2…

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October 2020

Deeds not Words: Suffrage Film Series

Wednesday, October 7 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Community Room 2 (divided room), 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

All films begin at 1:30 pm and will be shown in the Library Community Room November 6, 2019 Suffragette  In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting women’s right to vote. Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham Carter (2015 ; PG-13 ; 1 hr. 46 min) December 4. 2019  Iron Jawed Angels  The story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns played by Hillary Swank and Frances O’Connor (2004 ; NR ; 2…

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