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									Calendar of Events, February – March 2009                               Weekly Programs at the Essex Library
Holiday Train Show Exhibit, Saturday, February 6, 2010 -            For Teens: Check out the Essex Library’s Teen Space Blog
    Sunday, February 14.                                            for the latest on what is going on for teens at
    Held at CT River Museum.                                        http://essexlibraryteenspace.blogspot.com/.
Eagle Watch 2010 Boat Tours, Saturday, February 6, 2010 -
    Sunday, March 14.                                                                        Mondays
    Learn the story of the majestic Bald Eagle on a 1.5 hour        10 am   Registration for Preschool Story Hours, for
    tour aboard Project Oceanology’s 65’ EnviroLab III, with                Children aged 3-5. Sessions held on Mondays or
    heated cabin and ample deck area. Free coffee and                       Tuesdays from 1-2 pm, or Wednesdays or Thursdays
    binoculars provided Includes admission to the Museum.                   from 10-11 am by registration only. New session
    $40 per person. CRM members $35. Reservations                           begins on February 8. Call-in registrations taken after
    strongly suggested. Call (860) 767-8269 for more                        11 am. Preschool story hours open to children
    information     and     ticket     purchases,    or     visit           between 3 and 5 years old at time of registration. Call
    www.ctrivermuseum.org.                                                  860-767-1560 for details.
 nd
2 Annual Eagle Flyer, February 13 & 14. Departs 11 am and
    2 pm each day. A train excursion that makes all-local-          Tuesdays
    stops between Essex and Goodspeed Station in Haddam.            3:30 pm StudyZone: Homework Help at the Essex Library!
    During this 2 hour ride, there will be an on-board narrative            Students in grades 2-6 are invited to the Essex
    from the CT Dept. of Environmental Protection and the                   Library on Tuesdays after school from 3:30-4:30 to
    Bald Eagle Study Group. You will experience winter views                work on homework. Ms. Meg Coleman, a certified
    of local wildlife. Train fare is pro-rated according to                 elementary teacher, will be present. Extra help in
    boarding location.                                                      Reading and Writing is available. Snacks provided.
                                                                            No fee, but registration is required. StudyZone will
  Weekly Programs at the Ivoryton Library                                   break after December 15th and return on February
                                                                            2nd. Call 860-767-1560.
                          Tuesdays
1 pm    Intermediate French. To register, contact the               Fridays
        Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252.                           10 am Baby Story Time at the Essex Library, Call 860 767-
3:30 pm LEGO Builder’s Club. To register, contact the                       1560 for details.
        Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252.

                                                                                      February, General
                         Wednesdays
10 am    Story time for preschoolers at the Ivoryton Library.                       Mondays, through March 15
         To register, contact the Ivoryton Library at 860-767-      11 am   Tri-Town Youth Services is offering a Moms and
         1252.                                                              Babies “Social Time,” for Newborns to Age 1. This
1 pm     Dejeuner. To register, contact the Ivoryton Library at             group will be informal and relaxing and is intended to
         860-767-1252.                                                      be supportive and fun. The groups will cover topics
2 pm     French Grammar. To register, contact the Ivoryton                  relating to the general parenting of infants. A different
         Library at 860-767-1252.                                           topic will be discussed each week.
4 pm     Book Discussion Group at the Ivoryton Library,
         focusing on Reading the Bible as Literature, with                 Saturday, February 13, 20, 27 – March 6, 13, 20
         Bill Nelson. Please contact the library for more           Open Sugarhouse at Incarnation Center. Call 767-2148 for
         information at 860-767-1252 ivoryton@lioninc.org or        details.
         www.ivoryton.com. Drop-ins welcome.
                                                                                          February 15 – 19
                           Thursdays                                        Community Music School is offering a number of
1 pm     Intermediate Spanish. To register, contact the                     special classes during school vacation week. “Rock
         Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252.                                  Week” for musicians in grade 6 and up. “Mad
1 pm     Watercolor Painting for adults. To register, contact               Musical Scientists” is a 3-day workshop for grades
         the Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252.                              3-6 introducing the science of acoustics. “Song &
3 pm     Watercolor Painting for children. To register,                     Dance” will have children in grades 1-6 performing
         contact the Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252.                      fun choreographed choral numbers.        A musical
                                                                            theater workshop for the children grades K-3. Call
                           Fridays                                          860-767-0026 for details.
2 pm     French Literature. To register, contact the Ivoryton
         Library at 860-767-1252.
                                                                                Misc. Calendar, February
                           Sundays
3 pm     February 14, Beaded Jewelry Workshop for teens             Textile artist Nel Udo displays her handmade quilts at the
         and older at Ivoryton Library. To register, contact the    Essex Library throughout the month of February.
         library at 860-767-1252
3 pm     March 7, Polymer Clay Workshop for teens and older                            Thursday, February 4
         at Ivoryton Library. For beginners age teens and up.
         To register, contact the library at 860-767-1252.
7 pm    Navigating through Market Volatility, with Rob van                               Sunday, February 14
        Ostenbridge of Merrill Lynch. Held at Essex Library,          2:30 pm Wind Over Wings, live bird show, sponsored by the
        860 767-1560.                                                         Connecticut River Museum. Town Hall Auditorium.
 8 pm Babysitter Training, sponsored by the American Red                      For more information, call 860 767-8269.
        Cross, includes basic child care, first aid for breathing,
        and bleeding emergencies, and injury prevention as                               Friday, February. 19
        well as topics to prepare young adults (11-13) for            9 am    Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for
        babysitting. $70 fee includes book, course and                        the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call
        certificate. Call 526-3600 to register soon!                          860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop,
3:30 pm Magic Tree House Club for Children in Grades 1-3.                     or use one of our desktop computers.
        Drop by at the Essex Library for more information and         4 pm    Book Discussion Group focusing on Chasing the
        to sign up and check out your copy of the book for                    Devil’s Tail by David Fulmer. For more information
        each week.                                                            on any of these programs: 860-767-1252
                                                                              ivoryton@lioninc.org or www.ivoryton.com
                      Friday, February 5
9 am     Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for                               Sunday, February 21
         the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call       2 pm    Local Author, Chuck Oakes, will be at Essex
         860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop,                Books for a book signing of his book Making Your
         or use one of our desktop computers.                                 Home Senior-friendly; a must read for anyone caring
10 am    Preschool Story Hours: Stories and Music for Ones                    for elderly parents. Please call Essex Books at 860-
         and Twos. Held in the Program Room at the Essex                      767-1707 to reserve your space.
         Library. Jen Pernal leads this group of babies/toddlers      2 pm    Singing Leaves, The Stories & Songs of the Crickets
         along with their caregivers. No registration necessary.              and Katydids, brought to you by the Essex land Trust.
                                                                              Especially timed for the end of February
                     Saturday, February 6                                     vacation. Come to the Essex Library where John
1 pm     Grandparents Tea! Children of all ages are invited to                Himmelman will explain where to find crickets and
         bring their grandparents or special person to a tea                  katydids and why/how they sing. Some of his many
         featuring local author, Gayle Byrne. Please Call the                 books will be available to view and purchase.
         Essex Library at 860-767-1560 to register.                           Refreshments served.
2 pm     Winter Walk in Canfield Meadows Woods.                       3 pm    A Parisienne Valentine, casual talk on living in Paris
         Preserve stewards Dana Hill and Frank Hall along                     by Joan and Bill Reichenbach. Free of charge at the
         with Head Steward Al Macgregor will lead a family                    Ivoryton Library, no registration. For more information
         hike in beautiful Canfield Meadow Woods. Everyone                    call 860-767-1252.
         out of the house to enjoy the beauty of Essex in
         winter! Park at the Book Hill Woods Road cul-de-sac.                           Thursday, February 25
                                                                      7 pm    The Human Genome, with Dr. Shelley Des Estages.
                      Sunday, February 7                                      For more information, call 860 767-1560.
3 pm     Made in Ivoryton and Deep River: WWII Gliders,
         with Jeff Hostetler. Free of charge at the Ivoryton                              Friday, February 26
         Library, no registration. For more information call 860-     9 am    Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for
         767-1252..                                                           the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call
4 pm     Essex & the Sea, Sailing in Cuba, with                               860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop,
         photojournalist Peter Swanson. Held at Essex Town                    or use one of our desktop computers.
         Hall. For more information, call 860 767-1560.               6:30 pm Family Nights At The Essex Library: Mystic
                                                                              Seaport brings “Music On The Water” to the Essex
                     Thursday, February 11                                    Library.
6 pm     Babysitter Training, sponsored by the American Red
         Cross, includes basic child care, first aid for breathing,                     Sunday, February 28
         and bleeding emergencies, and injury prevention as           4 pm    Essex and the Sea. To register, contact the library at
         well as topics to prepare young adults (11-13) for                   860-767-1560.
         babysitting. $70 fee includes book, course and
         certificate. Call 526-3600 to register soon!                                Misc. Calendar, March
7 pm     Women in Media, with Janet Peckinpaugh. Call
         Essex Library at 860 767-1560 for details.                   On Exhibit at the Essex Library throughout March: Paintings by
                                                                      Thomas Mayer.
                      Friday, February 12
9 am     Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for                               Monday, March 1
         the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call       1:45 pm Part 1, Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History of
         860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop,               New England’s Stone Walls., held at Town Hall.
         or use one of our desktop computers.                         3:15 pm Part 2, at Cross Lots. Robert Thorson, UCONN
7 pm     Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, at Town                      professor and stone wall expert, will talk first (1:45
         Hall. Kent Bloomer in Why Not Ornament? For more                    pm) about his award-winning book. After a short
         information, call 860 767-1560.                                     refreshment break, he will lead a walk through Cross
                                                                             Lots to discuss and view the many stone walls in that
                    Saturday, February 13                                    preserve. Co-sponsored by the Essex Garden Club,
6 pm     CT Audubon Society, 3rd Annual Benefit Concert                      the public is invited to come to all or part of this
         held at Griswold Inn. Music by Blues on the Rock. For               program. Park at Town Hall.
         more information, call 860 767-0660.
                    Wednesday, March 3                             7 pm    Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, at Town
7 pm    Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101™                         Hall. Speaker to be announced. For more information,
        Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for Parents Only.                 call 860 767-1560.
        Held at Valley Regional High School Library. To
        register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services,                        Monday, March 22
        860-526-3600                                               7 pm    Talking about the Preschool Years, a Panel
                     Thursdays, March 4                                    Discussion on Literacy and Numeracy, held at
7 pm    The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information,                John Winthrop Library in Deep River.
        call 860 767-1560.
                                                                                       March 24 to March 26
                    Wednesday, March 10                            1 pm    Conference Crafts in the Children’s Room. Kids out
4 pm    Book Discussion Group at the Ivoryton Library,                     early for Parent-Teacher conferences? Bring them by
        focusing on Reading the Bible as Literature, with                  for a make-and-take craft. A different spring related
        Bill Nelson. Please contact the library for more                   craft each day. Call 860-767-1252 for details.
        information at 860-767-1252, ivoryton@lioninc.org or                           Wednesday, March 24
        www.ivoryton.com. Drop-ins welcome.                        7 pm    Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101™
7 pm    Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101™                         Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for Parents Only.
        Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for parents only.                 Held at Valley Regional High School Library, To
        Held at Valley Regional High School Library. To                    register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services,
        register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services,            860-526-3600.
        860-526-3600
                                                                                      Thursday, March 25
                   Thursday, March 11                              7 pm    The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information,
7 pm    The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information,                call 860 767-1560.
        call 860 767-1560.
                                                                                      Saturday, March 27
                   Saturday, March 13                              11 am   From the Courtly Love Garden to Inner Flowers;
10 am   Jerry Reed Digital Photography Class. Call 860-                    Gardens and Flowers in Art from 1700-1940 with
        767-1560 to sign up.                                               Connecticut College Associate Professor of Art
3 pm    Opera at the Library: Wagner without Fear, with                    History Robert Baldwin. Call 860-767-1560 for details.
        James Kuslan. Call 860-767-1560 for details.
                                                                   1 pm    Opera at the Library presents Das Rheingold. Call
                    Tuesday, March 16                                      860-767-1560 for details.
6:30 pm An Irish Evening with Tom O’Carroll. Call 860-767-
        1560 for details.                                                               Sunday, March 28
                                                                   3 pm    Writer’s Dream: Getting Published. Workshop with
                    Wednesday, March 17                                    Jan Kardys, Literary agent. Free of charge at the
7 pm    Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101™                         Ivoryton Library, no registration. For more information
        Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for Parents Only.                 call 860-767-1252.
        Held at Valley Regional High School Library. To
        register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services,                         Monday, March 29
        860-526-3600                                               7:30 pm Essex in the Days of Native Americans. Join
                                                                           director of Bushy Hill Nature Center, Erik Becker at
                     Thursday, March 18                                    the Essex Library to learn about the ancestral skills
7 pm    The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information, call           and customs of Native Americans who lived here
        860 767-1560.                                                      before the arrival of European settlers. Refreshments
                                                                           served. Sponsored by the Essex Land Trust.
                      Friday, March 19
4 pm    Book Discussion Group focusing on The Hunt for
        Sonya Dufrette by R. T. Raichev. For more
        information on any of these programs: 860-767-1252,
        ivoryton@lioninc.org or www.ivoryton.com
6:30 pm Family Nights At The Essex Library: Tara Brophy,
        better known as "Green Gal" will perform an earth-
        friendly concert for children ages 4 and up.

								
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