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  1. Genealogy Club

    November 2, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Godfrey Memorial Library

    Topic: “Doing Genealogy Research at the Mystic Seaport Museum” Speaker: Paul O’Pecko, V.P. of Research Collections & Library Dir., Mystic Seaport Museum Paul O’Pecko will be joining us to talk to us about the museum’s resources of interest to genealogists and family historians, and how and when to access them. The museum’s Collections Research Center (CRC) is the nation’s leading maritime research facility. Located across the street from Mystic Seaport, the former J. Rossie Velvet Company houses the museum’s collections and offers safe and easy access to maritime researchers and scholars. Artifacts at the CRC include more than two million examples of maritime art, tools, buildings, imprints and other documents, photographs, ship registers (1,000), audiotaped oral history interviews (600), videotaped interviews (200), and historic and contemporary maritime-related video footage (1.5 million feet).

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  1. First Fridays Book Discussion

    November 1, 2019, 11:00 PM - November 2, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Other

    'First Fridays Book Club' will be held offsite at RaMa LuNa Center for Yoga and Well Being at 282 Main Street Ext in Middletown. November's title is Elevation,' by Stephen King. From Goodreads: "Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others." We are excited to partner with Rachel Payne and the RaMa Luna Center for Yoga and Well Being, which is located at 282 Main Street Ext in Middletown, on the third floor of the Palmer Eye Care building, next to the Historic Sanseer Mill and CVS. Facilitated by Christy Billings of Russell Library, Programming and Community Engagement. Questions? (860) 347-2528 Ext 160 or cbillings@russelllibrary.org. Rachel Payne (860) 800-5862 at RaMa Luna, www.ramaluna.com.

  2. Health Workshop

    November 2, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Hubbard Room

    Guided Meditation using Gemstone Crystals Are you ready to experience subtle shifts in your life through meditation while using gemstone crystals? Gemstones have been known to create subtle shifts in your body, which will allow your mind, body, and spirit to feel rejuvenated and harmonious. Remember to bring your own gemstone crystal and a mat or towel. Join Marcia Witter, Certified Meditation Coach on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10am.

  3. Music Petting Zoo and Rhythm Circle

    November 2, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Story Telling Room

    Come join us as we rock out at the library! Music Petting Zoo and Rhythm Circle is an opportunity for kids to come and try a variety of musical instruments and jam out in group rhythm activities. Be prepared to raise the roof, get loud and have fun! This program is for children ages 3-5. Drop-in, no registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

  4. Preschool Information Fair

    November 2, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Don't delay - begin your search for preschool enrollment today! Parents and their children are invited to meet local preschool program providers. From 10-11 we will have a Music Petting Zoo and Rhythm Circle program for preschoolers and toddlers so adults can chat with teachers! Inclusion in this fair is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement of individual programs by the Russell Library. Join the Future Teachers Club from Middletown High School for a drop-in activity during the fair, no registration required.