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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.

December 2019

“The Games” Movie Series: Puzzle

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

A young woman finds something she's truly passionate about - jigsaw puzzles! Starring Kelly MacDonald and Irrfan Khan. 2018 ; 1 hr. and 43 min. ; Rated R Shown in the Community Room. Snacks provided!

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A Meditator’s Guide to De-stress the Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join Jayaprabha, a meditation practitioner for the past 24 years and director of Vital Life Center, for a fun interactive meditation event.  Together we will explore meditative tools to dissolve stress and bring joy back into your holiday preparations. Celebrate in peace with your loved ones and re-connect with the deeper spirit of the holiday season.

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Deeds Not Words Suffrage Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community 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 hr. 3 min.) January 8,…

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Author Lisa Wingate: Special Skype Program

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us as we SKYPE with author Lisa Wingate! Join us for a virtual visit with Lisa Wingate! We’ll be able to ask her about her writing, her research, and her creative process, with a focus on her best-selling title, Before We Were Yours. Bring your book club! View the book club guide for Before We Were Yours here   Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author of thirty novels. Her work has won or…

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TOA Written Exam: Recreation Program Specialist

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Luscious Liqueurs

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Liqueurs are fun and flavorful, strong and sweet, and are usually served after a meal. This program will inspire you with fun ideas for holiday entertaining using a variety of delicious alcoholic spirits. You’ll also learn about the history of the Hartford Flavor Company and how they create their unique, artisanal, flavors using ingredients such as fresh cucumbers, lavender, rose petals, cranberries, birch bark, spices and herbs. The program also includes an opportunity to sample the liqueurs! Please note: The…

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Fashioning Women’s Suffrage: How Suffragists Used Dress to Win the Vote

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
Suffragettes with American flag

Contrary to stereotype, many suffragists were fashionable women.  They used chic attire and suffrage-themed accessories to advance their cause. They hoped to "sell” the movement by affiliating it with femininity, good looks, and style. Heather Munro Prescott is Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. Her research and teaching interests include U.S. women’s history, history of medicine and public health, history of childhood, and disability history. Her most recent book is The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception, published by Rutgers University Press…

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“The Games” Movie Series: Queen of Katwe

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Based on a true story of a young Ugandan girl whose life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess. Starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo. 2017 ; 2 hrs. and 4 min. ; Rated PG Shown in the Community Room. Snacks provided!

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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Thursday, December 12, 2019 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. December 12th, 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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Agaram Tamil School

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Girl Scout Troop 66335

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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International Book Discussion Series: the Caribbean

Monday, December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Mon., Dec. 16, 2019 2 PM: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 2 PM: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat Mon., Feb. 10, 2020 2 PM: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional books set in the Caribbean. 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…

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White and Katzman Management: River Mead

Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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“The Games” Movie Series: Wordplay

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

50 million Americans do it every week! A fun and fascinating look into the world of crossword puzzles, with Will Shortz, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, and more. 2006 ; 1 hr. and 15 min. ; Rated PG Shown in the Community Room. Snacks provided!

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Meet Amelia Earhart: Pioneer in Aviation

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Amelia Earhart’s fearless, adventuresome spirit leads to hair-raising rides down her homemade roller coaster, and she is enthralled with the wonders of the new “flying machines” during a family vacation to the Iowa State Fair. As she matures, she is fulfilled by her work as a nurse’s aide and begins to consider a career in medicine. This idea “flies out the window,” however, when she pays a pilot $1.00 to take her up for a short “hop” in his plane.…

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Piano Recital

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Agaram Tamil School

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Court of Honor – Troop 170

Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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American Humanist Society

Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Connecticut’s BEST Magician and Balloon Twister

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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No School! Join us  at the Avon Library for this wonderful event! Matt the Balloon Man Friday December 27th 11 am Drop in Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library

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Agaram Tamil School

Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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January 2020

OWBN Improv

Friday, January 3 at 7:30 pm - Saturday, January 4 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Tamil Cultural Event

Saturday, January 4 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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OWBN Improv

Saturday, January 4 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, January 5 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Agaram Tamil School

Sunday, January 5 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Girl Scout Service Unit Parent and Leaders Meeting

Monday, January 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Winning Women Movie Series: Dreamgirls

Tuesday, January 7 at 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women! First in the series is... Dreamgirls Starring Beyonce Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, and 2007 Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson. With show-stopping performances, Dreamgirls is the story of three female singers who discover that anything is possible when you hold onto your dreams. 2007, 2 hrs and 11 min., Rated PG-13

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Avon-Canton-Farmington Youth Hockey Association

Tuesday, January 7 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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

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

Thursday, January 9 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Digital Distraction: Living in the Screen Age with Dr. David Greenfield

Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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This is the first time in history where we have had several generations raised on digital screen technologies and the Internet. The average youth in America spends approximately 6-7 hours a day on screens—not including work or school. About 80+ percent of our screen time is for entertainment, distraction or simply to avoid boredom; almost 1/3 of our 24-hour day is spent staring at a screen and that means that over 7 years of our lives are consumed by digital…

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Dance Practice for Tamil School

Saturday, January 11 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Agaram Tamil School

Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Hartford Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

Sunday, January 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Join the musicians from The Hartford Symphony for an Instrument Discovery Lab on the Children's Floor followed by a very special Family Concert in the Community Room ~ Two Frog Duo Sponsored by the HSO  

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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Sunday, January 12 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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International Book Discussion Series: the Caribbean

Monday, January 13 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Mon., Dec. 16, 2019 2 PM: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 2 PM: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat Mon., Feb. 10, 2020 2 PM: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional books set in the Caribbean. 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.…

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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, January 13 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Winning Women Movie Series: The Help

Tuesday, January 14 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women! Second in the series is... The Help The New York Times best seller comes to life through powerful performances led by Emma Stone and Best Supporting actress Octavia Spencer. The Help is an inspirational story about unlikely friendships in the 1960's South. 2012 ; 2 hrs and 26 min. ; Rated PG-13

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How to Pay for College workshop

Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Sign up to save your seat in the AFPL Community Room Parents and students are welcome to attend this 90 minute workshop on Tues. 1/14, 6:30-8 PM with guest speaker: W. Tom Polowy, MS, from Valark Financial Services. LEARN The realities of paying for college, and how to do it without bankrupting your retirement. SEE HOW Advice you’ve received or hearsay may actually be detrimental to your ability to pay for college. WHAT NOT TO DO Find out the steps…

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Is This Thing On? Navigating the Digital World

Wednesday, January 15 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The digital divide widens with the rapid pace of new innovations and gadgets. What is out there and how it might benefit you can be lost in all the tech talk. Should you buy a tablet or a computer? Stick with your PC or move onto an Apple? How do you maximize your searches and why on earth do people want to share on Facebook? Abby helps “digital immigrants” (those baby boomers and beyond not born with a keyboard and…

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Piano rehearsal

Thursday, January 16 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Thursday, January 16 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. Jauary 16th, 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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Riverside Reptiles: Ancient Reptiles

Friday, January 17 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! Head over to the Avon Library Community Room at 11 am to hear all about Ancient Reptiles! Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library All Ages Drop In

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Rescheduled due to weather: Culture, Politics and Fake News:  Is the UN the Answer? 

Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

This program will take place on Saturday, 2/8/20 at 2pm,  Please join us then. Culture, Politics and Fake News:  Is the UN the Answer?  Guest Speaker: Robert Petrausch, Professor Iona College The UN is not a perfect institution, but serves a near perfect mission to promote global cooperation and address some of the world’s most pressing issues in a time of promise and peril. In the age of instantaneous communications, the UN is being shaped by cross-cultural communications, worldwide politics and…

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POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Remainder of the Sundays at Three Music Series

Sunday, January 19 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
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: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the remainder of the music series has been postponed indefinitely. MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban Fitzgerald: singer, actress,dancer Click here for the full 2020 Music Series Flyer

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Winning Women Movie Series: Fences

Tuesday, January 21 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women! Third in the series is... Fences The film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize Winning play set in 1950's Pittsburgh. The film takes a passionate look at a former baseball player as he fights to provide for his family. Starring Denzel Washington and 2017 Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis. 2017 ; 2 hrs. and 19 min. ; Rated PG-13

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American Financial Education Alliance

Tuesday, January 21 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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American Financial Education Alliance

Thursday, January 23 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
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Winning Women Movie Series: A Star is Born

Tuesday, January 28 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women! Fourth in the series is... A Star is Born A new take on a tragic love story starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who also won the 2019 Academy award for Best Song   2018 ; 2 hrs. and 16 min, Rated R

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Tuesday, January 28 at 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Soccer Club

Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The 19th Amendment: A Tale of Suffrage, Sacrifice & Success

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

The 19th Amendment: A Tale of Suffrage, Sacrifice & Success” presented by Mariann Millard.  The grass-roots story of women’s suffrage is a fascinating and a remarkable one: how it happened, who the players were, the obstacles they faced, the setbacks and personal hardships they endured, and the nail-biting race in the final state necessary to ratify the amendment. Lively and engaging, this presentation is designed to better understand and appreciate how difficult and how long the fight was for all…

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February 2020

An Afternoon with Historian and Author Tom Shachtman

Saturday, February 1 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Tom Shachtman, historian and author of the forthcoming book THE FOUNDING FORTUNES: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman offers an in-depth look at a time when money became as vital as guns in securing victory in the American Revolution and establishing the new republic. Tom Shachtman is the author of How the French Saved America, and many other histories, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and…

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POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 23RD: Sundays at Three Music Concert

Sunday, February 2 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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 Parent and Leaders Meeting

Monday, February 3 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Winning Women Movie Series: The Favourite

Tuesday, February 4 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women! The final movie in the series is... The Favourite Outrageous rivalry in 18th century England starring Rachel Weisz, Emma stone, and 2019 Best Actress Olivia Colman 2018 ; 2 hrs. ; Rated R

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Deeds Not Words Suffrage Film Series: Not for Ourselves Alone

Wednesday, February 5 at 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Community 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 hr. 3 min.) January 8,…

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Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
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Text: "Screenagers: Next Chapter, Uncovering skills for stress resilience

From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. This film is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world. Post film discussion follows the screening.

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Mock Trial Team

Thursday, February 6 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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OWBN Improv

Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm - Saturday, February 8 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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OWBN Improv

Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, February 9 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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International Book Discussion Series: the Caribbean

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

Mon., Dec. 16, 2019 2 PM: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 2 PM: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat Mon., Feb. 10, 2020 2 PM: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional books set in the Caribbean. 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.…

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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, February 10 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Filling our Hearts with Love through Meditation

Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join long time meditator Clare Vidich, as she offers this engaging workshop on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. She will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life which can have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. This session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, better work and…

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Encore

Thursday, February 13 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Thursday, February 13 at 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Registration is closed for this event.

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Today’s test time: Thurs. February 13th, 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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POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Remainder of the Sundays at Three Music Series

Sunday, February 16 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
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: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the remainder of the music series has been postponed indefinitely. MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban Fitzgerald: singer, actress,dancer Click here for the full 2020 Music Series Flyer

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The Yo-Yo Guy

Tuesday, February 18 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

No school day! John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy! Be a part of an interactive performance with yo-yos, unicycle, and a giant yo-yo that John walks on!  Specializing in family shows, this show is great for all ages! Tuesday, February 18 • 11:00 AM Library Community Room • 1st Floor Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library

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TOA Human Resources

Wednesday, February 19 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Home Buying Seminar with the Murphy Group

Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Get a headstart on buying a home - at no cost or obligation!  This educational program will give you a solid understanding of the main components in the process. RSVP and questions:  TheMurphyGroup@CBmoves.com This event is not sponsored by the Avon Library.

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SEPTA

Thursday, February 20 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Celebration: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
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KC Sisters

Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The KC Sisters will perform. This performance was rescheduled from 2/2/20

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Nature’s Importance

Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Transcendentalists: exploring a New England School of Thought Nature’s Importance Please read the book that started it all, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature, published in 1836. Nature’s importance as the founding text of Transcendentalism cannot be overstated, though many have tried. We will discuss a  variety of Emersonian concepts, such as the relationship between mind and matter, the burdens of history, and the importance of  revelation. We may also inquire as to whether Emerson was just a really smart windbag. In addition, we…

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Meet Isabella Beecher Hooker: one of Connecticut’s suffragettes

Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Tempest-Tossed is the first full biography of the passionate, fascinating youngest daughter of the "Fabulous Beecher" family—one of America's most high-powered families of the nineteenth century. Older sister Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Brother Henry Ward Beecher was one of America's most influential ministers, and sister Catherine Beecher wrote pivotal works on women's rights and educational reform. And then there was Isabella Beecher Hooker—"a curiously modern nineteenth-century figure." She was a leader in the suffrage…

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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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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

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Remainder of the 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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The Friends of the Avon Library are pleased to announce the music series line up, confirmed as of 11/2019: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the remainder of the music series has been postponed indefinitely. MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban Fitzgerald: singer, actress,dancer Click here for the full 2020 Music Series Flyer

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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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AMS Relay for Life Team Meeting

Friday, March 6 at 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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Hindi USA

Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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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CANCELLED: Turtles in Connecticut

Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

This event has been canceled by the presenter. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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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

THIS EVENT IS STILL ON FOR TONIGHT! 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.…

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POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Remainder of the 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
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: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the remainder of the music series has been postponed indefinitely. MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group APR. 5: Sioban Fitzgerald: singer, actress,dancer Click here for the full 2020 Music Series Flyer

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CANCELED: 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

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. 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,…

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The Owls of Connecticut – Cancelled

Thursday, March 19 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience. 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…

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