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281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Capacity: 125 people/65 with tables

Location: First Floor

Available all the time: Wifi access via valid CT library card.

Available at most times: 150 chairs. 10 tables. Kitchenette. Coffee pot. Warming drawer. Refrigerator. Freezer.

Available during library hours: Guest Passes for Wifi access.

Available, but advance orientation required: Microphones. Ceiling mounted projector. Project directly onto cinema-quality-painted wall.

February 2020

The Bobcat – Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat

Thursday, February 27 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Bobcat – Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat presentation focuses on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. Mountain lions are discussed.

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Hindi USA

Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Author Joanna Schaffhausen returns! Dive into the world of DNA

Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

A special author talk and book signing presented by the Avon Free Public Library and Minotaur Books. Dive into the world of DNA, where Joanna be talking about the latest DNA technologies and how they have provided some surprising answers to strange and difficult cases. Joanna Schaffhausen wields a mean scalpel, sharp skills she developed in her years studying neuroscience. She has a doctorate in psychology, which reflects her long-standing interest in the brain―how it develops and the many ways…

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March 2020

Sundays at Three Music Series

Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Do Re (You and) Me!

The Friends of the Avon Library are pleased to announce the music series line up, confirmed as of 11/2019: THE CONCERT ON 2/2/20 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The KC Sisters have the flu. This concert will occur on 2/23 FEB. 2:   The KC Sisters FEB. 16: Thimble Island Sax quartet FEB 23: KC Sisters (rescheduled from 2/2) MAR. 1:  BluesGrass with Jon Swift and Mark White MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban…

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Avon Girl Scout Service Unit Leaders Meeting

Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Judy judy Judy movie Series: Judy

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

The Avon Free Public Library presents Judy, Judy, Judy, a three-part Judy Garland movie series. Judy Garland was one of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage.  The series begins on Tuesday, March 3 at 1:30 pm with the new award-winning biopic Judy starring Renée Zellweger. The film…

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Transcendentalists in Utopia

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Transcendentalists: exploring a New England School of Thought Transcendentalists in Utopia Please read in The Dial (the only Transcendentalist literary journal). After dissolving into the ether with Emerson in our first lecture, we will move on to    consider a set of writers and reformers who make Emerson seem downright practical. Among those men were Bronson Alcott and George Ripley both of whom believed that they could reform humanity and change the world. As we look at Transcendentalism in the 1840s, we…

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Are You Recycling Right?

Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Deciding to recycle items is just the first step. You also want to make sure the items are recycled properly. Join Sherill Baldwin, from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Paul Welsh, from the Department of Public Works in Avon, and learn the recycling basics including: What you can recycle? What goes in the bin and what stays out?

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Bald Eagle

Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane—no, it’s an eagle!! Bald eagles were once so endangered that many considered whether to replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species and CT’s healthy eagle population is a comeback story worth hearing. Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for a talk about these magnificent birds of prey that so fascinate onlookers and their valuable contributions to…

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Transcendentalists in Utopia

Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Transcendentalists: exploring a New England School of Thought Transcendentalists in Utopia Please read in The Dial (the only Transcendentalist literary journal). After dissolving into the ether with Emerson in our first lecture, we will move on to    consider a set of writers and reformers who make Emerson seem downright practical. Among those men were Bronson Alcott and George Ripley both of whom believed that they could reform humanity and change the world. As we look at Transcendentalism in the 1840s, we…

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OWBN

Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm - Saturday, March 7 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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OWBN Improv

Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, March 9 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Transcendentalists: Secret Life of Louisa May Alcott

Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Transcendentalists: exploring a New England School of Thought The Life and Times of Louisa May Alcott Tuesday, 3/10/20, 2:00 pm Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) is most famous for "Little Women," a novel that shaped the way many women since the Victorian era have defined girlhood and family. Louisa was also a Civil War nurse, an avid supporter of women's suffrage, and, through her writing, the sole breadwinner for her family. This presentation reveals her fascinating path to…

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Spring Safety Conversation #1: Crime and Your Car

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

Learn what the facts are concerning recent trends in motor vehicle break-ins, thefts, and residential burglaries in our community —  and how these crimes can relate to the CT Juvenile Court system. We will dispel rumors, while providing professional advice on best practices for keeping crime at bay.  Presenter: Avon Community Officer Eric Lundell co-sponsored by the Avon Library and Avon Police Department.

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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Wednesday, March 11 at 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Today’s test time: Wed. March 11th, 4:30-8 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT, PSAT, and the SAT for area high school students. How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test (minus the essay); you will have 3 hours to complete whichever exam you choose, ACT. PSAT, or SAT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will…

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Encore

Thursday, March 12 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Turtles

Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Maureen Heidtmann is a DEEP licensed wildlife rehabilitator and Master Wildlife Conservationist. Her focus is on bats and turtles. Over the years, she has attended New York Turtle and Tortoise Society seminars and workshops on turtle rescue, injury and illness. A long-time environmentalist and member of NYTTS, Maureen is acutely aware of the decline in turtle populations and the daily perils these ancient reptiles face in their struggle for survival. In her presentation and lecture, Chelonian Celebration,  Maureen will talk…

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Meditation as Medication – A Doctor’s Perspective

Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Can meditation improve high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, or pain? If a doctor told you to meditate, would you hesitate? Matthew Raider, MD is a clinical physician and coordinating director of the Geriatric Teaching Program in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut. Learn how meditation can have a profound effect on your life. Dr. Raider is a co-author of the book, “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” a best seller. Presenter: Dr. Raider graduated from the University of Michigan…

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Sundays at Three Music Series

Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Do Re (You and) Me!

The Friends of the Avon Library are pleased to announce the music series line up, confirmed as of 11/2019: THE CONCERT ON 2/2/20 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The KC Sisters have the flu. This concert will occur on 2/23 FEB. 2:   The KC Sisters FEB. 16: Thimble Island Sax quartet FEB 23: KC Sisters (rescheduled from 2/2) MAR. 1:  BluesGrass with Jon Swift and Mark White MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban…

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Archaeological finds within the Farmington Valley

Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, and Founder and Director of Farmington River Valley Archaeology Project, will share stories of the ancient people of the Farmington Valley, as discovered through various archeological projects. Learn about the numerous digs that have been completed in the area; find out what a “chert” is, and hear tales of villages, hunting encampments, and quarries use by the River Valley’s first settlers. Free, no registration. Recommended for high school age and…

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Judy Judy Judy Movie Series: Meet Me in St. Louis

Tuesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Avon Free Public Library presents Judy, Judy, Judy, a three-part Judy Garland movie series. Judy Garland was one of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Special Tony Award, and was the…

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Delta Kappa Gamma

Tuesday, March 17 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Coldwell Banker – Avon

Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Advanced College Planning

Wednesday, March 18 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Owls of Connecticut

Thursday, March 19 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Join raptor expert Larry Fischer for an in depth look at owls found in Connecticut. This program, illustrated with slides of owls and owlets, focuses primarily on the species that breed in our back yards and back woodlots. Larry will talk about how common or how rare each species is, what their habitat requirements are, and about nest site selection, and how to encourage some species to nest where they might be easily observed. Some time will also be spent…

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Laugh Count!

Friday, March 20 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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No School Today! Join us at the Avon Library Marvelous Marvin’s LAUGH COUNT is family friendly fun that blends magic, juggling, comedy and audience participation. Since 1995, Marvin has been performing all over New England, entertaining and surprising his audiences. Sit back and start the LAUGH COUNT. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library All Ages Drop In Avon Library Community Room

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Agaram Tamil School

Friday, March 20 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Real Estate Lunch & Learn

Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Indian Carnatic Classical Music

Saturday, March 21 at 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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This event is not sponsored by the Avon Library.

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Presidents film series, Lincoln, #1 of 3

Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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 numerous history-focused book discussions at the Avon Library. His most recent…

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A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN  COMPOSERS

Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN  COMPOSERS There have always been women composers. As far back as the seventh century BC, Sappho, the Greek lyric poetess, played her own accompaniments on the barbiton and the pektis. Throughout the twelfth century there were female troubadours and during the sixteenth, madrigal composers. Francesca Caccini  (1587-1638) is thought to be the first woman to write an opera and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre  (1663-1729), the author of an early ballet. It is not until the…

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Russia Book Discussion Series: I Was Anastasia

Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Tues., Mar. 24, 2020 7 PM: I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhorn Tues., Apr. 21, 2020 7 PM: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Tues., May 26, 2020 7 PM: City of Thieves by David Benioff This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional books set in Russia. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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Spring “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Volver”

Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Volver, Spain, 2006. Directed by Pedro Almodovar Volver is recognized as one of the best foreign films of the past 20 years. Raimunda and Sole are sisters who live in Madrid. They lost their parents in a fire years ago. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about their mother as if she were still alive. When Paula dies the things change and the past returns in a story of mystery and suspense. Shown with…

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Agaram Tamil School

Friday, March 27 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Meet Susan B Anthony: Failure is Impossible

Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Susan B. Anthony was a women’s rights activist, and she devoted her life to racial, gender, and educational equality. She is one of the most famous women in American history, she played a prominent role in the women’s suffrage movement; the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote and she also was in support of women’s labor organizations and for a woman’s right to own property. In 2020 we celebrate not only 100 years since the ratification of the…

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Sundays at Three Music Series

Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Do Re (You and) Me!

The Friends of the Avon Library are pleased to announce the music series line up, confirmed as of 11/2019: THE CONCERT ON 2/2/20 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The KC Sisters have the flu. This concert will occur on 2/23 FEB. 2:   The KC Sisters FEB. 16: Thimble Island Sax quartet FEB 23: KC Sisters (rescheduled from 2/2) MAR. 1:  BluesGrass with Jon Swift and Mark White MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban…

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Judy Judy Judy Movie Series: A Star is Born

Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Avon Free Public Library presents Judy, Judy, Judy, a three-part Judy Garland movie series. Judy Garland was one of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Special Tony Award, and was the…

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Fuchs Financial

Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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April 2020

Fuchs Financial

Wednesday, April 1 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Today’s test time: Thurs. April 2nd, 4:30-8 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT, PSAT, and the SAT for area high school students. How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test (minus the essay); you will have 3 hours to complete whichever exam you choose, ACT. PSAT, or SAT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will…

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OWBN Improv

Friday, April 3 at 7:30 pm - Saturday, April 4 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote. Special lecture and book signing with Brooke Kroeger.  The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states. Brooke Kroeger explores the…

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Sundays at Three Music Series

Sunday, April 5 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Do Re (You and) Me!

The Friends of the Avon Library are pleased to announce the music series line up, confirmed as of 11/2019: THE CONCERT ON 2/2/20 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The KC Sisters have the flu. This concert will occur on 2/23 FEB. 2:   The KC Sisters FEB. 16: Thimble Island Sax quartet FEB 23: KC Sisters (rescheduled from 2/2) MAR. 1:  BluesGrass with Jon Swift and Mark White MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban…

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Avon Girl Scout Service Unit Leaders Meeting

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

Wednesday, April 8 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Including both historical and fictionalized aspects, the film is based on accounts of the sinking of the Titanic, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. Rated PG – 13.  The movie is 194 minutes plus 15 – minute intermission. Snacks will be provided!!!

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Encore

Thursday, April 9 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Spring Safety Conversation #2: Situational Awareness

Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Situational Awareness: Being Safe by Being Aware Are you a runner, walker, or biker here in Avon? Love the rails-to-trails but feel less at ease these days about safety? Join Officer Eric Lundell in a conversation about how to feel safer in your daily activities by being situationally aware; i.e. learning to use all of your senses and powers of observation to empower yourself in your community. co-sponsored by the Avon Library and Avon Police Department  

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Holi Celebration

Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Enjoy dance, music, and gulal*
*Gulal is the colored powder used to celebrate during Holifestivals. Please bring a change of clothes if you want to participate in this part of our celebration!

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Meet Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Biographical Retrospective (drama/lecture combo)

Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Mr. Emerson (b.1803, d.1882) speaks of his vision of the freedom and greatness of man, tells of his own literary highlights, as essayist, poet and orator, and recalls several personal tragedies, memories of friendships from near and far, his first and second marriage and his family, in short, his own journey through history, from the age of 8 to age 70. Presented by Wendell Refior.  Wendell Refior is an independent Emerson scholar who reenacts sermons and orations in period costume. …

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OWBN Improv

Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, April 12 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, April 13 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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QPR training

Tuesday, April 14 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Question.  Persuade. Refer. Three simple steps that anyone can learn to  help save a life from suicide. Just as people  trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver  help save thousands of lives each year, people  trained in QPR learn how to recognize the  warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to  question, persuade, and refer someone to  help. Each year thousands of Americans, like  you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a  friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR …

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Cybersecurity program with Greg Bugbee

Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Titanic – A date with destiny

Wednesday, April 15 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Come and listen to story of the Titanic - it’s celebrated construction, employing thousands during difficult times, its sailing, life on board and final hours. Join us as we share insights about a well-known story that might change your viewpoint of that fateful date with destiny. Few know that the Titanic's plunge into the frigid Atlantic was predicted more than a decade before the disaster. In a strange twist of fate, the author inadvertently foretold his own death, he was on…

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West Avon Garden Club

Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Spring “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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If Beale Street Could Talk, United States, 2018, Directed by Barry Jenkins. This film was a major crowd pleaser last year. The story focuses on two young lovers in early 1970’s Harlem. Tish, and her boyfriend Fonny, have plenty of time to plan their future. However, their plans are upended when Fonny is arrested and accused of a crime he did not commit. This riveting drama is a story of love and the search for justice. A wonderful script and…

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Hartford Federal Credit Union

Saturday, April 18 at 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Presidents Movie, Thirteen Days, #2 of 3

Sunday, April 19 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Presidents: an analysis through print and film 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 numerous history-focused book…

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Piano & Violin Recital

Sunday, April 19 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Witches in Connecticut at the Avon Public Library

Monday, April 20 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Witches in Connecticut at the Avon Public Library Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2 PM The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long…

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Movie: The Public

Monday, April 20 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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 our nation's most pressing issues and sets the drama inside one…

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River Cruises with Lisa Phillips

Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Discover the world of European river cruising with Bella Europa Travel. In this informative program you will learn about the many options that exist as well as the differences between traditional and river cruising. The talk will be complimented by beautiful photography and bits of interesting information to help you decide whether this form of cruising is for you. Canal barging, a more intimate way to explore Europe, will also be introduced. For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712.…

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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
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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: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State will be available for sale…

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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
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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 adults only and lantern making supplies will only be available for…

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National Library Week: United Nations Program

Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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 Adlparvar is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Anthropology Department at Yale. He…

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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Sunday, April 26 at 9:15 am - 11:45 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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
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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 numerous history-focused book discussions at the Avon Library. His most recent…

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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
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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 outlets for expert commentary and is a contributor for The Hill, where he…

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Avon Girl Scouts Parents and Troop Leaders Meeting

Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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May 2020

Linda Beers Recital – Rehearsal

Friday, May 1 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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OWBN Improv

Friday, May 1 at 7:30 pm - Saturday, May 2 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Mindfulness & Nutrition Program

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

Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, May 3 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Linda Beers Recital

Sunday, May 3 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Girl Scout Service Unit Leaders Meeting

Monday, May 4 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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
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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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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Wednesday, May 6 at 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Today’s test time: Wed. May 6th, 4:30-8 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT, PSAT, and the SAT for area high school students. How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test (minus the essay); you will have 3 hours to complete whichever exam you choose, ACT. PSAT, or SAT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will…

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OWBN Improv

Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, May 10 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Flute & Piano Concert

Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, May 11 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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DKG

Wednesday, May 13 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Spring “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Divided We Fall”

Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Divided We Fall, Czechoslovakia, 2000, Directed by Jan Hrebejk Set during World War II in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple, The Cizeks, can only watch while the Jewish family they work for, the Wieners, are sent to a concentration camp.  Years later the only surviving member of the Weiner family returns to the Cizeks and asks to be sheltered. Knowing that harboring a Jew is punishable by execution, the Cizeks face a decision that was a reality in many…

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Hartford Flute Ensemble with Piano

Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Sunday, May 17 at 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Hartford Flute Ensemble

Sunday, May 24 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Russia Book Discussion Series: City of Thieves

Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Tues., Mar. 24, 2020 7 PM: I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhorn Tues., Apr. 21, 2020 7 PM: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Tues., May 26, 2020 7 PM: City of Thieves by David Benioff This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional books set in Russia. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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Piano Recital

Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Annual Student Art Show

Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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June 2020

Avon Girl Scouts

Monday, June 1 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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OWBN

Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm - Saturday, June 6 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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OWBN

Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, June 7 at 12:30 am
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Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Eric Miller Piano Recital

Sunday, June 7 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, June 8 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Roaring Brook School PTO

Wednesday, June 10 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Spring “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – Honeyland

Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Honeyland, Macedonia, 2019 Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir  Stefanov, This documentary follows Hatidze, an old woman, who lives in the wild hills of Macedonia. We follow her as she lovingly cares for her hive of bees from which she extracts the golden honey she sells to buy what she needs. Her life is disrupted when neighbors move in and alter the delicate balance of nature. This incredible story features spectacular cinematography and is certain to transport you to an…

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OWBN

Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, June 14 at 12:30 am
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Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Sunday, June 14 at 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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July 2020

The Jester Jim Show!

Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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jester jim comedy show

Wednesday July 1st 3 pm Juggling  ~  Beatboxing  ~ and Comedy! Ages 3 and up! Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library  

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