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August 2020

Livesteam Suffrage Lecture with Susan Ware

Sunday, August 16 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. Why They Marched uncovers a more diverse story. As important as the goal of suffrage was, the struggle was always far broader than just the franchise, and it spoke to fundamental questions about women’s roles in politics and modern life, the relationship between citizenship and voting rights, and more - topics…

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Women’s Fight for the Vote: Celebrating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

Monday, August 17 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us for a conversation on women’s suffrage between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress and both the first woman and first African American to lead the national library of the United States. This event is hosted outside the Avon Library, live via YouTube. Register here

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August Middle Grade Book Talk Monday

Monday, August 17 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Who can sign up? Kids entering Grades 4, 5, and 6 in Fall 2020. What will we do? Each child will have 2-3 minutes to share about 1-2 books they are reading or have recently read. It can be any type of kid’s book type: realistic, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel book for kids! When will this happen? Monday August 17th, 3:30-4:30 PM (we might go a little over time IF a lot of kids want to talk about…

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 17 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Plan your trip to visit the farms! Click here for an interactive map featuring all of our vendors. These farmers are participating in our 2020 virtual farmers market season: Barden Farm, New Hartford Bassette Farmstead, South Glastonbury Better baking by Beth, Torrington Bristol’s Farm, Canton Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Moosup George Hall Farm, Simsbury Gulf Shrimp Company, Plantsville Oliver’s Olive Oils, West Hartford Oma’s Pride, Avon Ridge Runner Soaps, Harwinton Rose’s Berry Farm, Glastonbury Shenstone Farm, Glastonbury Sub Edge Farm, Avon/Farmington Sweet Pea…

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Kids Online Lego Challenge!!!

Thursday, August 20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Calling all kids ages 5 and up who love to build with legos!!! Join our online Lego Building Challenge of the week this summer!  Each week we will have a different lego challenge where kids can submit a photo of their creation and each entry will automatically enter them into a random drawing to win a Lego Minecraft Crafting Box 3.0!!! (one entry per child per week).  Instructions on how to submit photos will be included in the confirmation email. …

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 24 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Plan your trip to visit the farms! Click here for an interactive map featuring all of our vendors. These farmers are participating in our 2020 virtual farmers market season: Barden Farm, New Hartford Bassette Farmstead, South Glastonbury Better baking by Beth, Torrington Bristol’s Farm, Canton Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Moosup George Hall Farm, Simsbury Gulf Shrimp Company, Plantsville Oliver’s Olive Oils, West Hartford Oma’s Pride, Avon Ridge Runner Soaps, Harwinton Rose’s Berry Farm, Glastonbury Shenstone Farm, Glastonbury Sub Edge Farm, Avon/Farmington Sweet Pea…

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Writing a Winning Resume in Today’s Hiring Landscape

Tuesday, August 25 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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The Avon Chamber of Commerce and the Avon Free Public Library are pleased to offer business-oriented presentations free for interested area professionals. Whether you are running a successful business, looking to grow your company, or are just starting out -- our presentations cover a wide range of topics and are designed to meet the needs of area entrepreneurs and business owners. Presented by Bree Gurin  Do you ever feel like your resume goes into a black hole once you have…

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Kids Online Lego Challenge!!!

Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Calling all kids ages 5 and up who love to build with legos!!! Join our online Lego Building Challenge of the week this summer!  Each week we will have a different lego challenge where kids can submit a photo of their creation and each entry will automatically enter them into a random drawing to win a Lego Minecraft Crafting Box 3.0!!! (one entry per child per week).  Instructions on how to submit photos will be included in the confirmation email. …

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 31 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

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Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Plan your trip to visit the farms! Click here for an interactive map featuring all of our vendors. These farmers are participating in our 2020 virtual farmers market season: Barden Farm, New Hartford Bassette Farmstead, South Glastonbury Better baking by Beth, Torrington Bristol’s Farm, Canton Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Moosup George Hall Farm, Simsbury Gulf Shrimp Company, Plantsville Oliver’s Olive Oils, West Hartford Oma’s Pride, Avon Ridge Runner Soaps, Harwinton Rose’s Berry Farm, Glastonbury Shenstone Farm, Glastonbury Sub Edge Farm, Avon/Farmington Sweet Pea…

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September 2020

Trademarks: Choosing, Searching & Registering Brand Names, Logos & Slogans

Tuesday, September 22 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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The Avon Chamber of Commerce and the Avon Free Public Library are pleased to offer business-oriented presentations free for interested area professionals. Choosing what to call your company and creating a corresponding logo that reflects your unique brand are two of the most important decisions you will make when starting a business. But before you get too attached to your choices there are some crucial first steps you need to take to protect your business' brand identity. In this presentation…

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September Virtual Teen Writer’s Block

Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 This meeting will be held via Google Meet. Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks.  Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the night of Tues. 9/29. This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented  local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group.  If you have a short piece of work that you want to share,…

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October 2020

Virtual Program: Meet Susan B Anthony: Failure is Impossible

Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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