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Avon, CT 06001
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October 2020

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts Cook Along (Virtual Zoom Program)

Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Join Katie Shepard, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts from scratch! You’ll learn how to make the filling, pastry and a delicious glaze for this fun fall treat.  You’ll need the following ingredients for the recipe: flour, sugar, butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, powdered sugar, cream cheese, an egg, and assorted optional spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice). No special equipment required but you will need a rolling pin. This recipe is nut free. This is…

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The United Nations: What it means to us and to the World

Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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The United Nations: What it means to us and to the World The UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this  month, October, 2020. What exactly is this organization, created in the aftermath of WWII, that now has 193 nation state members? What accomplishments, failures, future aspirations? These topics, explored by our CT Board members and others, will address  timely UN issues. Questions and concerns will be welcomed. The program will include a panel of individuals who have been engaged with the…

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Live Life Deliciously with Tara Teaspoon (Online Event)

Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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Avon, CT 06001
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*Please Note: This program has been rescheduled from Tuesday October 7 @ 6:30 pm to Wednesday, November 4 @ 6:30 pm* Meet Tara Teaspoon! Tara Bench, known as "Tara Teaspoon" has spent more than twenty years in the food publishing industry creating recipes and articles, and food styling for various magazines, books, television and advertising. Most recently she has been the food and entertaining director of Ladies Home Journal magazine. Prior to working at the Journal, Tara was a food…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, October 29 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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When the sun sets and night is upon us, all sorts of critters emerge from their hiding places and begin to forage, hunt—even play! From the Opossum to the Porcupine to the Great Horned Owl, these creatures can teach us lots about the animal world if we just watch and listen. Hear more from Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple as she talks about these animals, their habits, their howls and their homes. A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of…

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10/29 Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Thursday October 29th, 5:00-6:00 PM Open to teens in Grades 9-12. What do we do at Tuesday's meeting? This month we will take nominations for TAB officers, listen to book summaries and vote on which books to buy and add to the Teen Room collection, as well as work on creating 12 trivia questions and answers for November's Teen Trivia Friday.   Click here to sign up for…

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November 2020

Friends of the Avon Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 4 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Live Life Deliciously with Tara Teaspoon (Online Event)

Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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*Please Note: This program has been rescheduled from Tuesday October 7 @ 6:30 pm to Wednesday, November 4 @ 6:30 pm* Meet Tara Teaspoon! Tara Bench, known as "Tara Teaspoon" has spent more than twenty years in the food publishing industry creating recipes and articles, and food styling for various magazines, books, television and advertising. Most recently she has been the food and entertaining director of Ladies Home Journal magazine. Prior to working at the Journal, Tara was a food…

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Empowering Yourself by Getting Rid of What is No Longer Needed

Monday, November 9 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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We hold onto so many negative things, in our thoughts, bodies, and even in our environment. It can lead to counterproductive habitual patterns and emotions which only hold you back from creating who we really want to be. We have the choice to let go and make things better. Bring a pen and paper so that we can examine what we are holding onto, how it has been affecting us, and how we can let go with clarity, honesty and…

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Healthy Holiday Cooking (Online Event)

Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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When we celebrate the holidays together with big meals, our traditional dishes are often heavy and leave us too tired to keep celebrating.  In this class, we will learn ways to make some of our traditional meals lighter. We'll also learn how to make some healthy new holiday dishes that will give us more energy to keep celebrating!  Presented by Colin McCullough. Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he has been finding new ways to make healthy eating convenient and…

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Heart Healthy Nutrition

Monday, November 16 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join Marisa, ShopRite of Southington and Wallingfords dietitian in a zoom presentation on heart healthy nutrition! You will learn foods that help prevent heart disease which is still America’s number one killer. Heart healthy foods can be a fun and delicious way to keep yourself healthy and happy!

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Wild Turkeys: Why They Gobble, Why They Dust & More of Their Ways

Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Wild Turkeys were abundant when settlers first came to America. It was said their numbers in the original 13 Colonies and much of the East Coast was in the millions. But their numbers rapidly dwindled through hunting, severe winters and habitat loss so that they were rare by the 1850s. Restoration efforts beginning in the 1970s with the capture of free-roaming Wild Turkeys from other areas of the U.S. helped re-establish Connecticut’s Wild Turkey population, as well as numbers in…

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December 2020

Friends of the Avon Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 2 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Avon, CT 06001
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Secrets your parents never told you about the history of Christmas Carols

Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Carols used to be sung all during the year, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has survived. Early Christians took over the pagan solstice galas for Christmas and substituted their Christian songs. As early as the year 129, Roman Bishops called out carols to be sung at Christmas services in Rome. Over the centuries the words and meanings of the songs have changed. Some verses were never intended to be Christmas songs. There is more to these…

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January 2021

Healthy and Delicious Soups (Online Event)

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Ditch canned soup and learn how much healthier and tastier fresh home-made soups can be! In this class, we'll learn how to make delicious, heart-healthy recipes using fresh, whole-food ingredients. Fragrant Coconut Soup, Red Lentil Soup, and Creamy Tomato Soup are on the menu! Presented by Colin McCullough. Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he has been finding new ways to make healthy eating convenient and delicious, especially while raising two boys with healthy appetites! Colin teaches private and public…

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February 2021

Healthy and Decadent Desserts (Online Event)

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Is it possible to make decadent desserts that are….good for you?  Bring your sweet tooth and join in to find out how. We’ll be making desserts from whole-food ingredients and tasting how great healthy treats can be!  Enjoy Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bites, Lemon Tartlets, Mocha Mousse Cups, and more!  The recipes for this class will be dairy and gluten-free, using no refined sugar…but don’t worry, you won’t miss it! Presented by Colin McCullough. Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he…

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