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February 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall -- Room 208
February 12, 2020, 1:00 AM - February 13, 2020, 1:00 AM @ Other
Portraits of prominent African-Americans: abolitionists, civil rights leaders and activists, musicians; Also, Biblical themes.
February 13, 2020, 1:00 AM - February 14, 2020, 1:00 AM @ Other
February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Room
Looking for something to do with your infant or toddler? Come join us for Baby Rhyme Time, a program for babies one year and under and their caregivers. We'll sing songs, learn rhymes, finger plays and more in this fun, interactive program.
For babies birth-12 months and their caregivers.
Drop in, no registration.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lobby
ONE DAY ONLY!
Stop by and see Kim O’Rourke – City of Middletown Recycling Coordinator in the lobby at Russell Library. Kim will have a recycling education table, to help answer questions about recycling in Middletown.
Bring your recycling questions, big or small!
Kim O’Rourke works as the Recycling Program Coordinator for the City of Middletown. She has served in this position since 1991, managing the City recycling program, overseeing its expansion, planning and directing educational campaigns and coordinating community projects. She has been instrumental in moving the City’s recycling program into new, less traditional areas. The City of Middletown has been placed on the CT DEEP’s Municipal Recycling Honor Role, and in 2007, Kim received An Award of Appreciation from the CT Recyclers Coalition and the Environmental Professional Award from the CT River Coastal Conservation District. Kim helped envision and launch Middletown’s Project Green Lawn campaign to promote safe lawns and alternative landscapes.
Questions? Christy Billings email@example.com
February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Hubbard Room
Russell Library presents weekly opportunities to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals. Expert guest speakers focus on the job market and provide industry information.
Speakers will present from 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Bob Carlson and Christy Billings will present 'How to Navigate a Job Fair."
February 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Offsite
Join us at Stubborn Beauty Brewing 180 Johnson St, Middletown, CT 06457 for our offsite book discussion.
The title for February is Commonwealth by Anne Patchett
Copies are available at the Borrowing Desk or by placing a hold at www.russelllibrary.org
"The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.
One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together."
Discussion will be facilitated by Christy Billings. Questions? (860) 347-2528 EXT 160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of the book are available for checkout at Russell Library's Borrowing Desk.
Our thanks again to Stubborn Beauty for having us in their local space!
This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.
Drop-in, no registration necessary. No purchase required.