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2021 Events, programs and exhibitions

Upcoming adult programs To CH stand library

Register in advance on our website for these FREE programs here

Chair yoga with Beth Bierko: (In progress) Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom, every Tuesday. The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from the transition from standing to sitting and back throughout the session.

30-minute flex and balance with Sean: (In progress) Wednesday at 10:30 am via Zoom, every Wednesday. A gentle workout where you can practice your flexibility and balance. Register in advance on our website.

Creative writing workshop: (In progress) Wednesdays (6), 13, 20, 27 and 3 November from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the genealogy room. A creative generative writing and brainstorming workshop with Ellen O’Donnell. Register on our website or call us at 203-426-4533. Registration requires a commitment for the 5 sessions.

Tuesday October 19: Opals and other precious stones 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Join Toni McKeen via Zoom to talk about the history of October Opals and other gemstones, including lapis lazuli, malachite, and an unusual tourmaline. Register on our website or call us at 203-426-4533.

Tuesday, November 9: composting 10:00 am-11:15am via Zoom. Greg Bugbee from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soil & Water, New Haven, CT will give us a presentation on the topic of responsible composting. As an expert in soil fertility, invasive aquatic plants, turfgrass, potting soil, composting, and weed and algae control in lakes and ponds, he works with the public to address soil and soil issues. the water.

Wednesday November 10: Presentation of the Freeman Center 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. here in the meeting room. To rejoin Maisa Tisdale for a conference on the founding, growth and mission of the Mary & Eliza Freeman History and Community Center in Bridgeport, south end of CT. Maisa Tisdale has advocated for the preservation of the Mary & Eliza Freeman Homes since 1994 and founded the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community in 2009. For the past ten years she has worked on historic preservation and community development.

Exhibitions at the Library

FANE Fiber Art & Quilt exhibition: from Monday September 13 to Sunday October 31. This exhibit includes three separate FANE Fiber Art & Quilt exhibits with over 50 works of art. The show is in the meeting room.

  1. Exhibition of the Circle: This exhibit began with a challenge to use a five inch plexiglass circle, incorporating the circle into a fiber art work.
  2. Alphabetical: There are twenty-six letters of the alphabet and each one has been made into a charming art quilt. The range is, of course, A is for Antelope to Z is for Zipper.
  3. Four by Twelve Fiber art exhibition: These wonderful works of fiber art are created with a wide variety of techniques and mounted on 4 “by 12” panels.

Side By Side a fiber art exhibition: from September 25 to October 29 in the meeting room.

Side by Side is an exhibition by FiberWorks, an artist group based in western Connecticut that creates a range of works combining fiber and other materials. Each artist uses a variety of techniques to incorporate sewing, painting, quilting, weaving, and collage.

Fall feeling: from October 1 to November 30 in the entrance hall on the 1st floor. This exhibition of ten oils on canvas by Anne Marie Foran has an autumnal theme. The artist graduated from Marymount Manhattan College, NYC with a BFA and continued her education as a member of the Washington Art Association and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, CT.

SCAN – Creative Arts Society of Newtown, CT: November 1-December 31: Exhibition at 1st floor Meeting room. TO ANALYSE is a group of artists in and around Newtown, CT who will exhibit numerous works of art in various mediums.

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The library is located at 25 Main Street, Newtown.

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