Sat Nov 30 – Sat Mar 2, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm

In Plain SightSite

Sponsored by: Artspace

In Plain Sight/Site delves into the history of New England’s early endorsement and participation in the transatlantic slave trade, shedding light on the systems of labor, law and power that built the foundation of the places that we live in, work in, and occupy today.  All of the works involve or reference one or more of the materials that made this trade system possible, including tobacco, cotton, onions, travelogs, water, bodies, and lumber.

Admission: Free
Artspace
50 Orange St
New Haven
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm

2019 Litchfield House Tour and Garden Stroll

Sponsored by: The Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic

A historic Open House Tour on July 12 and 13, 2019 is being planned by The Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR).  The Aid’s Sixty-Seventh Open House Day will be a one-mile walking tour within the Borough of Litchfield, a National Historic Landmark District.*  The Tour will benefit the CJR, a Litchfield-based non-profit organization that helps children, youth and families in 13 locations across Connecticut.
The rain or shine benefit will begin with a Preview Tour and Party on Friday, July 12, followed by a tour from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, July 13.  The 2019 event will feature nine notable homes, the majority of which are located on Litchfield’s stately North and South Streets.  Representative of Litchfield’s 300-year history, the tour will feature houses that date from a relocated 1685 Saltbox and will take guests through three centuries, ending with a stunning 1954 Marcel Breuer Mid-Century Modern home. The homes on tour, including Georgian, Greek Revival, Colonial, Victorian-Italianate, and of course the prevailing Litchfield Colonial Revival style, have been selected to capture over 300 years of village life and architectural interest in the thriving, vibrant center of Northwestern Connecticut.  Further details about the event will be announced later this year. 
Established in 1911 by a small group of Litchfield women, The Litchfield Aid of CJR has supported the programs and facilities of the Connecticut Junior Republic for more than 100 years and currently has nearly 100 members.  The Aid conducted an annual Litchfield House Tour for 66 years, between the summers of 1934 and 2013.  During 2014 and 2017, the Aid conducted other successful local events. Since its inception, The Litchfield Aid’s activities have netted in excess of $2.5 million to support CJR programs and services.
* The Borough of Litchfield, Connecticut reflects over 300 years of American history throughout the structures comprising the Borough and its Historic District. In 1959, the entire Borough was designated a Historic District by a special act of the Connecticut General Assembly. Later, the Litchfield Historic District and several buildings received even more prestigious designations as National Historic Landmarks, the highest recognition for culturally and historically significant sites in the U.S.
Media releases later this year will provide further details on The Litchfield Aid’s Tercentennial Open House Day.  For promotional opportunities in advance of next year’s Open House event,  please contact Hedy Barton at the number below.
Founded in 1904, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) provides residential and community-based care, treatment, education and family support for vulnerable at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they may become productive and fulfilled members of their homes, schools and communities.  Today, the organization’s combined programs serve approximately 2,000 boys and girls annually in 13 locations throughout Connecticut.
A private charitable organization, the Connecticut Junior Republic is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  CJR is supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations, and through service contracts funded by the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), and by Connecticut’s public schools.  For further information on CJR’s programs, please contact Hedy Barton, Director of Development and Public Relations (860) 567-9423, extension 252; or by email: hbarton@cjryouth.org.

Admission: $65.00
Litchfield Town Green
North and South Streets
Litchfield
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:30pm – 10:00pm

9th Annual Boston WIFFLE Ball Challenge

Sponsored by: Travis Roy Foundation and Franciscan Children's

For the past eight (8) years, the Travis Roy Foundation, Inc and Franciscan Children’s have joined forces to host a corporate sponsored WIFFLE Ball tournament.  Since 2011, with the help of our amazing sponsors, the Boston WIFFLE Ball Challenge has grown immensely.  Taking place at Boston University, the tournament now attracts thirty-two (32) teams of ten (10) participants and has raised over $600,000.00 to date!

Invite your co-workers for a night full of fun, friendly competition, entertainment, raffles and a post-event reception! All proceeds will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation which is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and funding research; and Franciscan Children’s, who each year provides care and treatment to more than 10,000 children with a wide range of physical, medical, and behavioral challenges.  Follow all the latest tournament updates by using #BWBC19!

Admission: Free
Boston University - Nickerson Field
285 Babcock St.
Boston
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Fri May 17, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Two sessions available: 10AM-noon and 1PM-3PM. Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat May 11, 2019 7:30pm

Vigor and Wisdom: Mendelssohn and Brahms

Sponsored by: Music Haven

For the final concert of the series, The Haven String Quartet will explore two works by the Romantic masters Brahms and Mendelssohn as well as share the stage with several graduating senior Music Haven students for a movement of Mendelssohn’s exuberant Octet, written when the composer was a mere 16 years old. Mendelssohn’s Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1, in contrast to the octet, highlights Mendelssohn’s later style; his energetic themes and development, his puckish scherzos and incidental music, and his memorable and poignant lyricism. The concert will also feature Music Haven Resident Violinist Patrick Doane on Brahms’ Viola Quintet in G Major, Op. 111, a masterwork known for its soaring opening cello melody, orchestral textures, melancholic slow movement, and folk-inspired finale. Though Brahms went on to write several more chamber and piano works, it was the quintet in G Major he intended to be his last. 

Admission: $25
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Wed May 8, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Caddilac Crew

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat May 4 – Sat May 18, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Caddilac Crew

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri May 3, 2019 7:30pm

Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway: Deeper Than the Skin

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Reggie is the Music Director of the Living Legacy project of the UUA, co-leading tours through the hallowed Civil Rights ground of the South. He is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, solo, and in the duo Kim and Reggie Harris, he has led hundreds of programs on Race and Social Justice. Greg Greenway, of the trio Brother Sun, is a prolific songwriter, whose songs, “Rosa Parks” and What Must Be Done” have been played at national conferences and events celebrating diversity. Together and individually, Reggie and Greg have brought the topic and issues of race before audiences all across North America.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Fri Apr 26 – Sat May 18, 2019 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Caddilac Crew

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:00pm

An Evening with Filmmaker Nick Doob

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us as we welcome the Emmy-winning New Haven native and Yale graduate Nick Doob ‘69 for a screening and discussion of four of his newly-preserved films. Doob began his filmmaking career during the summer of 1967, and in 2016 the Yale Film Study Center was awarded a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve three shorts Doob made while he was still a student at Yale: PLASTIC SAINTS (1967), COSTUMED DANCER (1968), and 42ND ST MOVIE (1968). The FSC also recently completed preservation of his feature-length documentary STREET MUSIC (1979), and all four films will have their preservation premieres at this event. 16mm prints from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:00am – 12:00pm

Oxford PTO Shred & Clothing Drive

Sponsored by: Oxford PTO

The Oxford Parent Teacher Organization will hold a Clothing Drive and Shred It Day fundraiser at Oxford Center School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Shred Drive:
A truck from Secure Shred It will be at the school and will shred all documents on site. Oxford PTO encourages people to protect themselves and their families against identity theft by attending the event. People can destroy unwanted junk mail, old family papers, documents and confidential home/office papers safely and easily at the event. It is also a good way for people to recycle, PTO members say. People who cannot attend the event can still participate. Shredding prices start at $10 for more on how to do so, or for more information on the event, contact Lisa Suttile at mominxoxford4@me.com or call her at (203) 217-0500.

Clothing Drive:
The Oxford PTO will conduct its semi-annual clothing drive in conjunction with Shred It Day on Saturday & Sunday , April 13 & 14th all weekend at Oxford Center School GAZEBO, 462 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford.
PLEASE BE SURE BAGS ARE SEALED AND LEFT IN THE GAZEBO

Items being collected include gently used clothing (men, women, children), shoes, accessories (belts, pocketbooks, scarves, ties, hats), linens (bedding, curtains, tablecloths, towels), stuffed animals and toys (nothing breakable or too large).

All items should be placed in tightly sealed plastic garbage bags. Fragile items, as well as any books, large outdoor furniture, car seats or VCR tapes will not be accepted. Cleats that are donated need to be placed into a separate bag and marked accordingly.

Admission: Free
Oxford Center School
462 Oxford Rd
Oxford
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Sun Apr 7, 2019 2:00pm

The Hustler

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, and George C. Scott star in THE HUSTLER, Robert Rossen’s “hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance” (Derek Adams). This classic garnered nine Academy Award nominations with wins for art direction and cinematography, and it was added to the National Film Registry in 1997. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Fri Apr 5, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Auditions Night

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Eight musicians or groups selected from a competitive pool of applicants will perform for a chance at landing a slot in the 2019 CT Folk Festival. The audience participates in the selection process by completing feedback sheets. It’s like a mini folk festival!

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Thu Apr 4 – Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Silver Sluggers with Rich Marazzi

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required. Free. Drop in.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:30pm

HSQ and Friends: Piano Masterworks 

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The Haven String Quartet will be joined by Music Haven Resident Violinist Patrick Doane and renowned Grammy-nominated pianist Andrius Žlabys for their third series concert featuring the soaring and timeless Brahms B major Piano Trio, the explosive Franck Piano Quintet, as well as the East Coast Premiere of Andrius Žlabys’ “Movement for String Quartet and Piano.” Written when the composer was a mere 20 years old, Brahms’ B Major Piano trio comes from a period of great personal and musical growth; the composer recently befriended Robert and Clara Schumann as well as famed composers Berlioz and Liszt, and had begun traveling around Europe presenting his compositions to great success. Known for it’s soaring lines, exuberance, and deep beauty, Brahms returned to the work some 35 years later with thorough revisions, and the trio is a true blend of Brahms’ youthful vigor and masterful nuance. Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, dedicated to his dear friend and composer Saint-Saëns, is full of fiery drama, and is one of Franck’s most frequently performed pieces. Lauded at it’s premiere, critics hailed the work for its “torrid emotional power,” and its “disturbing vitality.”

Admission: Free
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Twelfth Night

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

Twelfth Night is Yale Rep’s 2018–19 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on April 2, 3, and 4 2019, available to high school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please call 203.432.9734 at yalerep@yale.edu.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Kindness Rocks: Create, Hide, Find and Inspire

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Adults and teens 12 and over are welcome.

Take part in The Kindness Project, a trend where people paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find as an act of random kindness. Newcomers and experienced “rockers” alike please bring a smooth, palm-sized rock to paint; all other supplies will be provided. We will have ideas for designs to create, but you’re encouraged to bring your own design if you choose!

Seating is limited to 20 so registration is required beginning
February 25 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Mar 23 – Sat Apr 6, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Twelfth Night

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

Twelfth Night is Yale Rep’s 2018–19 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on April 2, 3, and 4 2019, available to high school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please call 203.432.9734 at yalerep@yale.edu.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:30am – 1:30pm

Meet & greet with sculptor Beckie Kravetz at her BEKI mask exhibition

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

Work by Beckie Kravetz, a sculptor and mask-maker, will be on display at Beth El – Keser Israel in New Haven from January 30 to March 31. The exhibit will feature Purim-themed masks as well as other theatrical and art masks.
On Saturday, March 16 Kravetz will be at BEKI for a meet and greet at 12:30 pm, following services and the weekly luncheon. Sabbath rules will be observed.

Kravetz studied at the Yale School of Drama, Taller de Madera in Guatemala, the Instituto Allende in Mexico, and the Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali in Italy. In 2001, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study wood carving, ritual masks and puppets in Spain.

Her masks and sculptures have been exhibited at the Jewish Community Museum of San Francisco, Metropolitan Opera Gallery and Lincoln Center Library, Roark Gallery and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles), Tansey Contemporary, Downey and Shidoni Galleries (Santa Fe), Gallery 10 and Minds Eye Gallery (Scottsdale), Tucson Museum of Art, and the Museo del Títere (puppet museum) in Cádiz, Spain.

In addition to her visual art, Kravetz designs theatrical wigs and makeup. In a career spanning more than 30 years, she has helped transform the faces of scores of opera singers, including Placido Domingo. She created makeup and masks for opera-themed Nike and Pepsi commercials featuring Charles Barkley and Michael Jackson, and contributed masks to the Disney film The Haunted Mansion and an ad campaign for Max Factor that featured Madonna.

At her studio in Cummington, Massachusetts, www.BKSculptureStudio.com, Kravetz creates both theater and fine art masks. Her designs include classic Commedia and Greek theater masks, realistic human faces, portrait masks, neutral masks, opera masks, Purim masks, cosplay masks, animal masks and fantasy creatures. Her sculpture includes figures and busts in bronze, ceramic and mixed media.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St at Whalley Ave
NEW HAVEN
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Fri Mar 15 – Sat Apr 6, 2019 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Twelfth Night

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

Twelfth Night is Yale Rep’s 2018–19 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on April 2, 3, and 4 2019, available to high school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please call 203.432.9734 at yalerep@yale.edu.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

Career Coach: Using Social Networking in your Job Search

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Two sessions available: 10AM-noon ad 1PM-3PM. Career Coach staff focus on the increasing necessity for an online presence to be a credible employment candidate in the current hiring environment.  Emphasis is on the most popular social networking sites and how to use the resources and tools of those sites.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

An Evening with Classical Guitarist FRANCESCO BARONE

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Award winning guitarist Francesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin.

Francesco has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a MM from and is a current DMA candidate at The Hartt School, where he studies under Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost and holds a BM from Temple University.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning February 12 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Mar 5, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

SNOW DATE FOR WINTER WELLNESS

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Presenter Deana Rae, CHHC, CHLC, explains essential oil safety, which oils are best for immune support, and how they can be easily added to any daily routine. Each attendee will receive helpful literature and a customized spray blend specifically for immune support to take home. Max 20 attendees.

Registration is required beginning January 2 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. Snow date: Tuesday, March 5.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Mar 3, 2019 2:00pm

Jafar Panahi’s The Circle

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Jafar Panahi weaves together tales of women’s daily struggles in THE CIRCLE, described by Desson Thomas as “a memorable and devastating indictment of the oppression facing many women in Iran.” In the words of Lisa Schwarzbaum, Pahani “graduates to a new elegance of vocabulary” with the film, which “circles the heart of noisy, modern Tehran with an informal, documentary-like freedom that is thrilling in its naturalism.” Banned in Iran, THE CIRCLE won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2000. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Fri Mar 1, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk presents The Black Feathers

Sponsored by: CT Folk

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are an Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock duo from the UK, where they have toured extensively. The US has embraced their songwriting and harmonies as well. Their gorgeous CDs have enjoyed critical acclaim. They were selected to play a Formal Showcase for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference in 2018.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Teen Maker Space

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm

February Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The featured book is “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng, a winner of multiple awards including Amazon’s Best novel of 2017, Goodreads Reader’s choice award 2017, best book of the year by NPR, and more.

Soon to be a TV miniseries, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, this is a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

The Richardson family lives in the planned community of Shaker Heights, Ohio—a place of wealth, comfort, and stability. When a single mother, and her fifteen year old daughter, rent a house in the area, their very different lives will merge with those of the Richardson family and begin to contort the carefully laid lattice that supports their views.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:00pm – 11:30pm

Bronze Radio Return Tour

Sponsored by: Bronze Radio Return

Alt/indie band Bronze Radio Return is back on the road in 2019 with new music! Grab a pair of tickets for you and a friend and listen to their new music here >> BronzeRadio.lnk.to/ReadyToGo

Admission: $20 - $23
The Warehouse at FTC
70 Sanford St
Fairfield
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:30pm

Gus Van Sant’s Milk

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us for a screening of Gus Van Sant’s 2008 biopic MILK, followed by a discussion with Professor Laura Wexler. Sean Penn stars as the barrier-breaking “mayor of Castro Street,” with strong supporting work from Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, and Diego Luna. Called by Colin Covert “a passionate history lesson, a broadside in favor of gay rights, and the engaging story of one flawed but courageous man,” MILK received eight Academy Award nominations, with wins for acting (Penn) and writing (Dustin Lance Black). 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

This “Democracy in America” and “Treasures from the Yale Film Archive” screening is presented by 320 York Humanities, Films at the Whitney, and the Yale Film Study Center with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:00pm

The City of Lost Children

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

A mad scientist steals the dreams of children in Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN. Described as a “macabre fairy tale” (Steven Rea), a “dark phantasmagoria” (Peter Stack), and “a fable of longing and danger” (Kevin Thomas), THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN gave Ron Perlman his first leading film role and features music by Angelo Badalamenti and costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Two sessions available: 10AM-Noon and 1PM-3PM. The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Feb 14 – Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:00pm – 9:00pm

WHAT REMAINS

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Direction and choreography by Will Rawls
Text by Claudia Rankine

Bessie Award-winning choreographer Will Rawls and best-selling poet and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Claudia Rankine team up for a unique live performance. Layered with poetry, dance, and music, What Remains exposes society’s role in the disturbance and murder of its black citizens and responds with a resonant, ghostly chorus.

Admission: $25-50
Iseman Theater
1156 Chapel St
New Haven
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Good Faith

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Can the stories of a small American city tell the truth of an entire nation? In 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the City of New Haven violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters who were passed over for promotion. Two national election cycles later, the lead plaintiff, now an instructor at the Fire Academy, schools new recruits on the methods and values of the department. Across town in a Greek diner, two former Fire Department colleagues continue to debate the personal and political impact of the decision. Through distinct, at times directly oppositional, individual voices, Good Faith reveals the soul of New Haven.

Good Faith, a play inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano, is an imaginative response to transcripts, interviews, and the many histories of New Haven.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yesterday’s Headlines

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This event is presented by Rob Novak. Participants will be taken back to 1919, 1944, and 1969 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.

Rob is the past Director of Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. In addition he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist. Co-sponsored with the Derby Historical Society.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 15 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Snow date for Oscar Talk with Joe Meyers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Joe Meyers, entertainment writer/blogger for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, will share his views of this year’s nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

As the entertainment writer for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, Joe Meyers juggles critiques of films, theatre and books. His blog can be found at https://blog.ctnews.com/meyers/. Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 7 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Snow date: Monday, February 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Feb 9 – Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Good Faith

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Can the stories of a small American city tell the truth of an entire nation? In 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the City of New Haven violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters who were passed over for promotion. Two national election cycles later, the lead plaintiff, now an instructor at the Fire Academy, schools new recruits on the methods and values of the department. Across town in a Greek diner, two former Fire Department colleagues continue to debate the personal and political impact of the decision. Through distinct, at times directly oppositional, individual voices, Good Faith reveals the soul of New Haven.

Good Faith, a play inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano, is an imaginative response to transcripts, interviews, and the many histories of New Haven.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Mon Feb 4, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Oscar Talk with Joe Meyers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Joe Meyers, entertainment writer/blogger for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, will share his views of this year’s nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

As the entertainment writer for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, Joe Meyers juggles critiques of films, theatre and books. His blog can be found at https://blog.ctnews.com/meyers/. Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 7 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Snow date: Monday, February 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Feb 1 – Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Good Faith

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Can the stories of a small American city tell the truth of an entire nation? In 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the City of New Haven violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters who were passed over for promotion. Two national election cycles later, the lead plaintiff, now an instructor at the Fire Academy, schools new recruits on the methods and values of the department. Across town in a Greek diner, two former Fire Department colleagues continue to debate the personal and political impact of the decision. Through distinct, at times directly oppositional, individual voices, Good Faith reveals the soul of New Haven.

Good Faith, a play inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano, is an imaginative response to transcripts, interviews, and the many histories of New Haven.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Feb 1, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk presents Kristen Graves & Glenn Roth

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Kristen Graves is a folk/pop singer, songwriter and humanitarian. Mentioned by both Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and given her own day across the state of Connecticut by Governor Malloy for her musicianship and activism, she has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Peter Yarrow, Noel (Paul) Stookey, Rusted Root, Holly Near, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Dan Zanes, David Amram, and many more. She is joined by Glen Roth, a fingerstyle guitarist, who has toured nationally and internationally.  His original compositions have been hailed as “sheer virtuosity” and “delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work” (PLAY: New Haven Arts & Entertainment Weekly)

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Free Ice Fishing Class

Sponsored by: Ansonia Parks & Recreation

Open to all ages.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.  Call to pre-register Dave Connelly (203) 231-0946.

Admission: Free
Ansonia Armory
25 North Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Teen Maker Space

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Hot Stove Roundup Session of Silver Sluggers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Music and the Politics of Memory QUESTIONS IN JEWISH MUSIC

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

“Questions in Jewish Music,” a program of five January sessions, will be held at Beth El – Keser Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

  Led by Dr. Rachel Adelstein, an ethnomusicologist who has produced podcasts about music in Jewish life around the world and has presented her research internationally to academic and public audiences, the sessions in the Rosenkrantz Family Library are free of charge and open to the community:
January 2   The Basics
January 9   Cantorial Music
January 16   Jewish Music and Modernity
January 23   Women’s Voices in Jewish Music
January 30   Music and the Politics of Memory

  “Music runs all the way through the Jewish experience, in the prayers and songs we sing in the synagogue, the music we dance to at our weddings, and even the plays and movies where we tell our stories to the world,” Adelstein explains. The program will explore the history of Jewish music from Biblical times to the present, and how Jewish communities have used music to define their sense of who they are in a changing modern world.

  Adelstein received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Chicago, where she completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Braided Voices: Women Cantors in Non-Orthodox Judaism.” She currently is expanding this research into a monograph that examines the relationship between women cantors and an emerging American style of Jewish ritual practice. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Donnelley Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where she conducted fieldwork for a project about the musical lives of British synagogues. She has recently begun to explore issues surrounding the identification and attribution of hymns and other liturgical compositions, as well as challenges to congregational participation in prayer, and the role of change and diversity in the sonic space of the synagogue.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
NEW HAVEN
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm

January Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The featured book is “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm

S.T.E.M. Construction Zone (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to stop by the library for an interactive science program! In this month’s continued topic, Construction Zone, kids will have an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore endless possibilities building with Legos, Keva planks, a variety of interlocking building blocks, and other materials. All supplies will be provided for this hands-on program.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

Admission: Free
MEET AT CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Winter Welllness with Essential Oils Workshop

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Presenter Deana Rae, CHHC, CHLC, explains essential oil safety, which oils are best for immune support, and how they can be easily added to any daily routine. Each attendee will receive helpful literature and a customized spray blend specifically for immune support to take home. Max 20 attendees.

Registration is required beginning January 2 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. Snow date: Tuesday, March 5.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Womens Voices in Jewish Music with Dr. Rachel Adelstein

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

“Questions in Jewish Music,” a program of five January sessions, will be held at Beth El – Keser Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

  Led by Dr. Rachel Adelstein, an ethnomusicologist who has produced podcasts about music in Jewish life around the world and has presented her research internationally to academic and public audiences, the sessions in the Rosenkrantz Family Library are free of charge and open to the community:
January 2   The Basics
January 9   Cantorial Music
January 16   Jewish Music and Modernity
January 23   Women’s Voices in Jewish Music
January 30   Music and the Politics of Memory

  “Music runs all the way through the Jewish experience, in the prayers and songs we sing in the synagogue, the music we dance to at our weddings, and even the plays and movies where we tell our stories to the world,” Adelstein explains. The program will explore the history of Jewish music from Biblical times to the present, and how Jewish communities have used music to define their sense of who they are in a changing modern world.

  Adelstein received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Chicago, where she completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Braided Voices: Women Cantors in Non-Orthodox Judaism.” She currently is expanding this research into a monograph that examines the relationship between women cantors and an emerging American style of Jewish ritual practice. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Donnelley Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where she conducted fieldwork for a project about the musical lives of British synagogues. She has recently begun to explore issues surrounding the identification and attribution of hymns and other liturgical compositions, as well as challenges to congregational participation in prayer, and the role of change and diversity in the sonic space of the synagogue.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
NEW HAVEN
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:30pm

Life on Parole - a film and talk-back

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library and Milford Speaks Out

Life on Parole – a film and discussion                                                           January 23 at 6:30 pm (snow date January 30)                                                                            at Milford Library

  Milford Library and Milford Speaks Out are pleased to co-host a screening of Life on Parole, a documentary produced by FRONTLINE and The New York Times, that goes inside the parole system in Connecticut to examine its ongoing effort to rethink parole: a condition that offers a taste of freedom but comes with strict prohibitions on whom you can live with, where you can go, what time you have to be home, and more.
“Most people who are in prison in America will one day be released on parole,” says Matthew O’Neill, the Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning director of Life on Parole. “And as Connecticut brings its prison population down and attempts to give parolees more chances to succeed, we wanted to see if the experience of the parolees reflected these changes.”
With unique access inside Connecticut’s corrections system, as well as camera-phone footage filmed by the parolees themselves, the film follows four former prisoners as   they navigate the challenges of more than a year on parole — from finding work, to staying sober, to parenting — and doing it all while under intense supervision from the state.  A discussion will follow the screening.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Fresh Ingredients: A Tasting of January

Sponsored by: Massaro Community Farm

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 will be a food tasting called “Fresh Ingredients, A
Tasting of January.” Join us for a discussion with three local chefs who will use local ingredients to make
fresh food utilizing produce currently in season. Six different items will be prepared for tasting. You can
register at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org or call the library at 203-389-3433.

Admission: Free
Woodbridge Town Library
10 Newton Rd
Woodbridge
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:30pm

The Great OzoRace!

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Ozobots are small coding robots controlled by color patterns or a special coding app. Join us in The Village as we learn the codes we need to race our Ozobots and program them to do cool tricks! Team up to compete in challenges for fun prizes. Light refreshments will be served. Kids, teens, and families are welcome.

Admission: Free
Stetson Library
200 Dixwell Ave
New Haven
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Tue Jan 22 – Tue Feb 5, 2019 6:00pm

FOOD ALLERGIES…What’s it All About? (children)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

NOTE: January 22nd is the originally planned date for this program to be held (see below).

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if more than one adult is attending together, each must be registered separately.  You may register at the More Info. link below, or at the library web site.

The Derby Public Library will present an informational program for parents, caregivers, educators, or anyone interested in learning about how to move forward once a child is diagnosed with allergies.  Gabrielle Sellari, educator and mother of a son with severe allergies, will share her own experiences along with knowledge through research on the subject.  Please join her for this informative program and meet others with similar concerns (snow date is February 5th).

NOTE: Since the snow date for this event is February 5th, please keep this in mind when registering as you will automatically be carried over to the snow date if need be, or else you will have to cancel on your own if you cannot attend the alternative date.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:00pm

MLK Day Concert

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Join Music Haven and the St. Luke’s Steel Band as we present our annual musical celebration honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Select Music Haven students, HIA, and teachers will perform at this inspiring concert — not to miss!

Admission: Free
First and Summerfield UMC
425 College Street
New Haven
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm

23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy 2019

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend’s activities will include world-class performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming also include the 9th Annual Teen Summit, Professional Poetry Slam, Art Contest and Storytelling at the New Haven Museum.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:00pm – 4:00pm

23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy 2019

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend’s activities will include world-class performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming also include the 9th Annual Teen Summit, Professional Poetry Slam, Art Contest and Storytelling at the New Haven Museum.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:00pm

Africa Is Me

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Join the Village in African dance, drumming, arts and crafts, and education. Led by Hanan Hameen of the Artsucation Academy. Kids, teens, and families are welcome.

Admission: Free
Stetson Library
200 Dixwell Ave
New Haven
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 17 – Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  The Library’s Technical Librarian will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15am

Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library and New Haven Preservation Trust

Connecticut boasts some of the most distinctive architecture in New England, from Colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished nineteenth-century factories. Together, these buildings tell the stories of those who made our cities, towns and farms. They form a shared history that brings communities together.
In his talk at the New Haven Free Public Library, Christopher Wigren will highlight some of the 100 Connecticut places featured in his book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places, and the people who built or inhabited them. For this talk, he will focus on sites in or near New Haven as important elements of our diverse local heritage.
An architectural historian and Deputy Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Wigren has written articles and essays for the Hartford Courant, the New Haven Register, and Connecticut Explored magazine.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Free and open to the public, please RSVP by Monday, January 14th at info@nhpt.org

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:00pm – 10:00pm

New Haven Oratorio Choir Open Rehearsal

Sponsored by: New Haven Oratorio Choir

We invite singers interested in joining the choir to attend our Open Rehearsal.

You can sing along with us or just observe as we rehearse new material for our spring concert.  Refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the Artistic Director and choir members will follow the rehearsal.

Admission: Free
Church of the Redeemer
185 Cold Spring St.
New Haven
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Questions in Jewish Music JEWISH MUSIC AND MODERNITY

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

“Questions in Jewish Music,” a program of five January sessions, will be held at Beth El – Keser Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

  Led by Dr. Rachel Adelstein, an ethnomusicologist who has produced podcasts about music in Jewish life around the world and has presented her research internationally to academic and public audiences, the sessions in the Rosenkrantz Family Library are free of charge and open to the community:
January 2   The Basics
January 9   Cantorial Music
January 16   Jewish Music and Modernity
January 23   Women’s Voices in Jewish Music
January 30   Music and the Politics of Memory

  “Music runs all the way through the Jewish experience, in the prayers and songs we sing in the synagogue, the music we dance to at our weddings, and even the plays and movies where we tell our stories to the world,” Adelstein explains. The program will explore the history of Jewish music from Biblical times to the present, and how Jewish communities have used music to define their sense of who they are in a changing modern world.

  Adelstein received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Chicago, where she completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Braided Voices: Women Cantors in Non-Orthodox Judaism.” She currently is expanding this research into a monograph that examines the relationship between women cantors and an emerging American style of Jewish ritual practice. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Donnelley Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where she conducted fieldwork for a project about the musical lives of British synagogues. She has recently begun to explore issues surrounding the identification and attribution of hymns and other liturgical compositions, as well as challenges to congregational participation in prayer, and the role of change and diversity in the sonic space of the synagogue.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
NEW HAVEN
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Wed Jan 16 – Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  The Library’s Technical Librarian will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00pm

Chinese New Year Celebration!

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Join us for activities and story time in celebration of 2019 the Year of the Pig. Kids, teens, and families are welcome.

Admission: Free
Stetson Library
200 Dixwell Ave
New Haven
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00pm

Freddy Fixer Parade Committee: Community Meeting

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Community meetings are open to the public. Feel free to come out and get involved!

Admission: Free
Stetson Library
200 Dixwell Ave
New Haven
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm

READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you can register at the More Info link below, or at the library web site.

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 20-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S AREA
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00pm

Film Presentation: The Promised Land

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Volume 5 Episode 10 of the Series:
Eyes on the Prize

Admission: Free
Wilson Library
303 Washington Ave
New Haven
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:00pm

Fair Haven Book Club

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Join the book club for an informal discussion about American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, Nate Blakeslee’s saga of the matriarch of the Lamar Canyon wolf pack “O-Six” and their triumphs and tragedies in Yellowstone National Park. Copies available to check out. Light refreshments.

Admission: Free
Fair Haven Library
182 Grand Ave
New Haven
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:00am

MUSICAL MONDAYS (Ages 2-6)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may now register by clicking on the “More Info.” link below, or you may still go to the library Web site at http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The library invites children ages 2-6 along with a caregiver to bring a little music into their world during this interactive music and movement program presented by Sandi Schuchmann, who also presents our Turn It Up! ongoing event.  There is no fee to attend, and it is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:00pm

The Thin Red Line, 20th Anniversary Screening

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us for a 20th anniversary screening of Terrence Malick’s World War II epic THE THIN RED LINE. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, the film stars Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly, and John Travolta. Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune called it “one of the most curious and perversely brilliant films ever made,” while Jack Matthews of the Los Angeles Times described it as “a haunting, scattered reminiscence piece, where the mind is allowed to drift through its memories, and retrieve impressions of the beautiful and the hideous, the serene and the hysterical, the banal and the profound.” 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:00pm

Every Day is Earth Day

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Milford Library and the Environmental Concerns Coalition will be hosting a film and discussion about the environment and conservation on January 12, starting at 1pm. 
At 1pm, the film Planet Earth: the Future will be shown, followed by a discussion lead by Steve Johnson.  The discussion will center on Milford, and how our community members can help sustain our beautiful city.  The hope is that this will be just the beginning of many conversations, discussions, and debates concerning plans for Milford’s future in the face of climate change, and the importance of open space.
Following the discussion, a series of short films celebrating the beauty of earth and our natural resources will be shown.
The program is free and open to all.  Light refreshments will be served.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:45pm – 2:00pm

Artist Rachel Kanter will give a talk at her exhibit at BEKI

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

Fiber artist Rachel Kanter, whose work was featured in “Reinventing Ritual,” a major exhibition at The Jewish Museum in New York City, and has twice been included in the Jerusalem Biennale, will speak about her work on Saturday, January 12 at 12:45 pm at Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel. 
    Kanter’s work brings everyday motifs of American women’s lives into the realm of the sacred object. She creates tallitot for women that are inspired by the four-cornered robes worn by Hebrew priests in Biblical times but are designed using vintage apron patterns from the 20th century.
  A collection of Kanter’s art is on view at BEKI until January 20.
    Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel is at 85 Harrison St., at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven. Sabbath rules will be observed. For more information: 203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
NEW HAVEN
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:00am

Apostle Immigrant Services Citizenship Information Workshop

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

If you’ve been a legal permanent resident for 5 or more years you may be eligible to apply for citizenship. Join us when our friends at Apostle Immigrant Services offers free information on the naturalization process and first steps. Get started now and you may be able to vote by 2020! Open to all.

Admission: Free
Fair Haven Library
182 Grand Ave
New Haven
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Fri Jan 11 – Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:00am

S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- winter SERIES

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you can register by clicking the “More Info.” link below, or by going to the library web site.

The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S ROOM
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:00pm

SWAN Narcan® / Naloxone Training

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Led by our friends at SWAN (Sex Workers and Allies Network): Do you know someone who uses opioids? Come learn how to identify and reverse an overdose. Participants will receive a free Naloxone kit. Get informed. Get equipped. Save a life. Free and open to all.

Admission: Free
Fair Haven Library
182 Grand Ave
New Haven
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Thu Jan 10 – Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00am

WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  You may now register directly from this page by clicking the “More Info.” link below; or, if you prefer, you may still go directly to the library website at http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jan 10 – Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:30am

BABY STEPS WINTER 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may now register directly from this page by clicking the “More Info” link below, or if you prefer, you may still go to the library website as well at http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jan 9, 2019 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Questions in Jewish Music CANTORIAL MUSIC

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

“Questions in Jewish Music,” a program of five January sessions, will be held at Beth El – Keser Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

  Led by Dr. Rachel Adelstein, an ethnomusicologist who has produced podcasts about music in Jewish life around the world and has presented her research internationally to academic and public audiences, the sessions in the Rosenkrantz Family Library are free of charge and open to the community:
January 2   The Basics
January 9   Cantorial Music
January 16   Jewish Music and Modernity
January 23   Women’s Voices in Jewish Music
January 30   Music and the Politics of Memory

  “Music runs all the way through the Jewish experience, in the prayers and songs we sing in the synagogue, the music we dance to at our weddings, and even the plays and movies where we tell our stories to the world,” Adelstein explains. The program will explore the history of Jewish music from Biblical times to the present, and how Jewish communities have used music to define their sense of who they are in a changing modern world.

  Adelstein received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Chicago, where she completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Braided Voices: Women Cantors in Non-Orthodox Judaism.” She currently is expanding this research into a monograph that examines the relationship between women cantors and an emerging American style of Jewish ritual practice. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Donnelley Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where she conducted fieldwork for a project about the musical lives of British synagogues. She has recently begun to explore issues surrounding the identification and attribution of hymns and other liturgical compositions, as well as challenges to congregational participation in prayer, and the role of change and diversity in the sonic space of the synagogue.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St at Whalley Ave
NEW HAVEN
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Wed Jan 9, 2019 5:30pm

Naugatuck Chamber Annual Meeting & Lewis Dibble Award Dinner

Sponsored by: Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce

NAUGATUCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S ANNUAL MEETING & 2018 LEWIS A. DIBBLE AWARD DINNER JANUARY 9, 2019

Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and presentation of the 2018 Lewis A. Dibble Award Wednesday, January 9, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Crystal Room, 98 School Street in Naugatuck. The Chamber’s 97th Annual Meeting and dinner, one of the borough’s most prestigious events, will feature the honoring of Kathleen A. McPadden senior vice president, relations officer for Ion Bank with the 2018 Lewis A. Dibble Award. The Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to business and the socioeconomic well-being of Naugatuck. For tickets and to learn more, visit www.naugatuckchamber.com, email to info@naugatuckchamber.com, or call the Chamber at 203-729-4511.

Admission: Free
The Crystal Room
98 School Street
Naugatuck
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Wed Jan 9, 2019 5:30pm

Naugatuck Chamber Annual Meeting & Lewis Dibble Award Dinner

Sponsored by: Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce

NAUGATUCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S ANNUAL MEETING & 2018 LEWIS A. DIBBLE AWARD DINNER JANUARY 9, 2019

Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and presentation of the 2018 Lewis A. Dibble Award Wednesday, January 9, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Crystal Room, 98 School Street in Naugatuck. The Chamber’s 97th Annual Meeting and dinner, one of the borough’s most prestigious events, will feature the honoring of Kathleen A. McPadden senior vice president, relations officer for Ion Bank with the 2018 Lewis A. Dibble Award. The Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to business and the socioeconomic well-being of Naugatuck. For tickets and to learn more, visit www.naugatuckchamber.com, email to info@naugatuckchamber.com, or call the Chamber at 203-729-4511.

Admission: Free
The Crystal Room
98 School Street
Naugatuck
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Wed Jan 9 – Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:00am

TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: WINTER 2019

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  You may now register directly from this page by clicking the “More Info.” link below; or, if you prefer, you may still go directly to the library website at http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time taking place weekly through March 13th. Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Jan 8, 2019 6:59pm

Book Discussion - the Radium Girls

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Milford Arts Council and Milford Library put our heads together to offer two related events for our community.  On January 8 (snow date January 10) at 7pm, Milford Library is hosting a book discussion about the book The Radium Girl by Kate Moore. Copies are available in advance from the library – check at the Reference Desk.  The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint.  Painting was done by women at three different sites in the United States, including Waterbury, CT, early in the 20th century. 
  Milford Arts performs These Shining Lives, a play based on the book, February 1 – 17. 
  At the January book discussion, members of the cast will be performing a scene from the play.  Plus, those who attend the book discussion will get a discount on a ticket to the play on opening weekend.  If that’s not enough, there will be a cast talk-back after the performances on Friday and Sunday afternoon!

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sun Jan 6, 2019 12:30pm – 4:00pm

12th Night Celebration at the David Humphreys House

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

Join us for our Annual 12th Night Celebration at the David Humphreys House.  Taste 18th century menu items cooked over our open hearth.  Take a tour of the homestead.  A Dickens Reading will take place a 3 pm

Admission: $5.00 per person
David Humphreys House
37 Elm Street
Ansonia
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Sat Jan 5, 2019 2:00pm

New Haven’s Little Italy

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy                                                                                       Film and talk-back at Milford Library January 5 (snow date January 19) at 2 pm

  Milford Library is pleased to host a screening of The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy on January 5 at 2pm. (Snow date is January 19). The film tells the story of the city’s Wooster Square neighborhood, which for many years was a tight-knit Italian-American enclave. Using oral history interviews, photos from family albums, and historic films and photographs, the documentary explores the power of ethnic identity and reaffirms the importance of immigration to American society. Today, few descendants of the immigrants still live in Wooster Square, but vestiges of their community remain—in the church, the ethnic societies and their festas, and the pizza joints and pastry shops. Most vividly, the village lives on in the fond memories of the people who grew up there.
The film’s director, Steve Hamm, is a freelance writer and documentary film maker living on New Haven’s Wooster Square. He was a journalist for many years, working for the likes of BusinessWeek magazine and the San Jose Mercury News. Later he worked for IBM and Yale School of Medicine as a writer and editor. He is the author or co-author of four books, most recently Smart Machines, about the revolution in artificial intelligence. Steve has made a number of short films, some of which have been published on the Web sites of the New Haven Register and the New Haven Independent. Most of his films are community-building projects; he does the work on a pro bono basis.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sat Jan 5, 2019 10:30am

Let It Snow STORY & CRAFT TIME for CHILDREN (Ages 3-6)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may register by clicking More Info. below, or at the library web site http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The Derby Public Library invites families with children ages 3-6 to a Saturday program.  “Let It Snow” Story/Craft Time will feature winter-themed stories, activities and a craft.  All materials will be provided.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Jan 5 – Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:00am – 1:00pm

CitySeed Indoor Winter Farmers Market 2019

Sponsored by: CitySeed Inc

CitySeed is one of the only farmers’ markets operating year-round in Connecticut!

Come enjoy the market experience without having to brave the elements this Winter. The Winter Market features a variety of “Saturday brunch” menu items including hot drinks, sweet and savory baked goods from renowned local bakeries and prepared offerings from a weekly rotation of food trucks.  Farm fresh food items include root vegetables, greens, apples, cider, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, eggs, mushrooms, dairy products, cheeses, jams and more. 

The Winter Market features family-friendly indoor activities including family yoga, workshops, cooking demos with plenty of sampling opportunities, and more! Join us Saturdays this winter for local goods and a cozy atmosphere set with live performances by a series of local musicians and community togetherness. Knife and tool sharpening services are also offered.

We are excited to have our Sanctuary Kitchen program as a regular vendor at our market this winter, along with several other exciting new vendors. Please support local this winter and treat yourself to a unique experience and a great variety of local products.

Admission: Free
Metropolitan Business Academy
115 Water Street
New Haven
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Fri Jan 4, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk presents Too Blue

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Traveling freely between the genres of bluegrass, swing, Celtic and jazz, a Too Blue performance is a dynamic dose of serious fun. Smooth harmonies and adventurous musicianship bring stellar arrangements to life and leave the listener anything but “blue”. Seamlessly blending their vocals are guitarist Betsy Rome and banjoist Joan Harrison. Mandolin powerhouse Michael Sassano astounds and entertains, while jazz bassist Jamie Doris brings a creative and unique perspective to the band. Occasionally they are joined by Sofia Chiarandini on fiddle.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Thu Jan 3, 2019 5:30pm

Yale-New Haven Hospital Breast Health Talk

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Get empowered with your health in 2019! One in every eight women will learn she has breast cancer at some time in her life. Please join us for a bilingual informative discussion about breast health. Learn about free clinical breast exams, pap tests and mammograms for those who qualify at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Admission: Free
Fair Haven Library
182 Grand Ave
New Haven
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Thu Jan 3 – Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:00pm – 4:00pm

ABSTRACT/ DISTRACT

Sponsored by: City Gallery

City Gallery in New Haven presents ABSTRACT/ DISTRACT, a group show featuring abstract interpretations by artists Judy Atlas, Joy Bush, Nancy Eisenfeld, and Roberta Friedman from January 3 - January 27, with an Opening Reception and Artists’ Talk on Saturday, January 12, from 3:00 - 5:00pm at 994 State Street in New Haven. (Snow date January 13, 3-5) Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. City Gallery is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm. For further information, please contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Admission: Free
City Gallery
994 State Street
New Haven
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Thu Jan 3, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Hot Stove Roundup Session of Silver Sluggers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 3 – Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:00am – 12:00am

Hot Stove Roundup Session of Silver Sluggers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 3, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Hot Stove Roundup Session of Silver Sluggers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 3 – Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm

Adult Winter Reading Club 2019

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Come and play Cabin Fever BINGO this winter! To play, complete the categories listed on your BINGO card and cross off the appropriate square.  Every BINGO you get earns you an entry in the prize drawing. A completely filled BINGO card equals 12 drawing entries!

  BINGO cards are available at the Circulation Desk and can be downloaded from the library’s website starting January 2, 2019.
  Completed cards may be turned in at the Circulation Desk.
  Cards must be received by Thursday, February 28 in order to be entered in the drawing.  You may submit more than one finished BINGO card.  The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, March 1.

A Springs a-Comin’ celebration for all club members will be held on:

Monday,  March 4th @ 6:30 PM
(Catered by Stacey Ference of Savour Catering)

All participants will have a chance to win a grand prize raffle!

Stop in to register and pickup your Bingo card!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 2, 2019 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Questions in Jewish Music - The Basics

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

“Questions in Jewish Music,” a program of five January sessions, will be held at Beth El – Keser Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

  Led by Dr. Rachel Adelstein, an ethnomusicologist who has produced podcasts about music in Jewish life around the world and has presented her research internationally to academic and public audiences, the sessions in the Rosenkrantz Family Library are free of charge and open to the community:
January 2   The Basics
January 9   Cantorial Music
January 16   Jewish Music and Modernity
January 23   Women’s Voices in Jewish Music
January 30   Music and the Politics of Memory

  “Music runs all the way through the Jewish experience, in the prayers and songs we sing in the synagogue, the music we dance to at our weddings, and even the plays and movies where we tell our stories to the world,” Adelstein explains. The program will explore the history of Jewish music from Biblical times to the present, and how Jewish communities have used music to define their sense of who they are in a changing modern world.

  Adelstein received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Chicago, where she completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Braided Voices: Women Cantors in Non-Orthodox Judaism.” She currently is expanding this research into a monograph that examines the relationship between women cantors and an emerging American style of Jewish ritual practice. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Donnelley Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where she conducted fieldwork for a project about the musical lives of British synagogues. She has recently begun to explore issues surrounding the identification and attribution of hymns and other liturgical compositions, as well as challenges to congregational participation in prayer, and the role of change and diversity in the sonic space of the synagogue.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
NEW HAVEN
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Wed Jan 2 – Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:00pm – 7:30pm

YA Wednesdays

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 2 – Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Movie Matinee for ages 18+

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 2 – Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday Movie Matinee - Ages 18+

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 2 – Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:00am – 6:00pm

Adult Winter Reading Club 2019

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Come and play Cabin Fever BINGO this winter! To play, complete the categories listed on your BINGO card and cross off the appropriate square.  Every BINGO you get earns you an entry in the prize drawing. A completely filled BINGO card equals 12 drawing entries!

    BINGO cards are available at the Circulation Desk and can be downloaded from the library’s website starting January 2, 2019.
    Completed cards may be turned in at the Circulation Desk.
    Cards must be received by Thursday, February 28 in order to be entered in the drawing.  You may submit more than one finished BINGO card.  The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, March 1.

A Springs a-Comin’ celebration for all club members will be held on:

Monday,  March 4th @ 6:30 PM
(Catered by Stacey Ference of Savour Catering)

All participants will have a chance to win a grand prize raffle!

Stop in to register and pickup your Bingo card!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Neighborhood Carol Sing & Christmas Party

Sponsored by: Saints Aedan and Brendan Parish

Saints Aedan and Brendan Parish’s annual Carol Sing and Christmas Party begins with organ prelude at 3:45 and carols for all to sing at 4:00.  Program containing words and music will be provided.  Traditional carols will be accompanied by piano and organ and choristers from the Saints Aedan and Brendan Parish choirs will participate.  All are welcome!  Admission is free and a reception will follow but we ask everyone to bring a plate of their favorite Christmas cookie to share.  For more information call (203-389-2619) or visit www.staedan-stbrendan-parishes.org.

Admission: Free
Saints Aedan & Brendan Parish
112 Fountain St.
New Haven
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Dancing With Life

Sponsored by: A Gentler Parting, LLC

Hello! Special Guest Gerardo Sorkin, and I, Nathalie Bonafe, are SO excited to host this Special Event this Holiday Season, in our own community!


- DANCING with LIFE is for the entire family, is for a group of Friends or Neighbors or Strangers.

Wholesome food will be provided.

Wholesome food and tickets are being subsidized by several businesses to be soon revealed.

Length of the event: 2.30 hrs followed by 30 min for Networking and Refreshments.

Maximun capacity: 25 Adults (Free entrance for children 7-18 with parents).


But What is it?

- DANCING WITH LIFE is an END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION that combines Learning & Fun, Music & Dance, Body & Mind

in a Convivial Modernly-designed house Overlooking the Quinnipiac River.

DANCING WITH LIFE is about finding MEANING &JOY;, when it’s cold outside, around warm tea and wholesome food from local businesses, in a friendly neighborhood.

Ok, but Why?

Because we all deserve to find Joy & Warmth inside, with TANGO music as our inspiration :-)

Here is what we’ll do together, fun time guaranteed!

Celebrate Life: its Changes, Endings and New Beginnings

In a Safe Space (a Real Home): read “Space Holding”

Through Developmental Psychology: a scientific approach which aims to explain growth, change and consistency though the lifespan. Developmental psychology looks at how thinking, feeling, and behavior change throughout a person’s life

Incorporating Mindfulness and Meditation exercises

and FUSION TANGO as a fun teaching tool

To go deeply into the notions of TRUST, DIGNITY, ATTITUDE, CONNECTION, AWARENESS, SELF LOVE throughout the Life Span including the end of life.


Here is what to expect (VIDEO) https://www.facebook.com/meaningfulexchanges/videos/310952919515509/

 

About your Hosts:

Nathalie Bonafe is a Life Scientist, now Certified End Of life Holistic Specialist/Doula - Principal and Owner at A Gentler Parting LLC - http://www.agentlerparting.com

Gerardo Sorkin is a Licenced Clinical Social Worker, Specialized in family psychotherapy and mindfulness, training and workshops, Principal and Owner at Meaningful Exchanges LLC - http://www.meaningfulexchanges.com

Admission: $100 for adults
The Modern Red House
17 Lewis Street
New Haven
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:00am – 3:00pm

Lee High Alumni Holiday Brunch

Sponsored by: Lee High Class of 1973

Welcome, all Lee High Legacy Alumni from 1968 to 2018. Get into the Holiday Spirit at the Lee High Alumni Holiday Brunch. Join us for a bit of Holiday Cheer, enjoy good food and fellowship, renew friendships andn cement our alliances and let’s build community. Come out December 29, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM a the Great River Golf Club 130 Coram Lane, Milford CT 06461

Admission: $30
Great River Golf Club
130 Coram Lane
Milford
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