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  1. Eat Smart, Live Strong, Part 1 - With Angela Suroweicki, Community Nutrition Educator (Online)

    May 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Enjoy fun and lively activities virtually with other older adults, you know, folks of a certain age!! This exciting Eat Smart, Live Strong series will help with tips easy ways to make smart food choices and to exercise more. Learn how you can Eat Smart and Live Strong. Each session in Eat Smart, Live Strong focuses on changing behavior by learning, planning and practicing new skills. A series of 4 weekly online classes will focus on goal setting, making small changes, problem solving and spending less. Each session will be 45-60 minutes. A fun bag of materials can be picked up at the Russell Library once you have registered, we are now open, curbside, or sent electronically. The packets include forms that can be used to track your progress. Spanish language packets available. There may be other fun goodies in the bags!! During part 1 of this program you will learn work on setting manageable goals for wellness, learn the benefits of fruits and vegetables and practice a few simple exercises. Materials to chart your progress are included. Please sign up for each week of the program, if you need assistance call the Russell Library at 860-347-2528 and ask for the Information Desk.

  2. For the Birds! Storytime (Online)

    May 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for a storytime that's for the birds! May 4th is Bird Day and we're celebrating our feathered friends! There are so many interesting birds out there, both in color and sound. We'll read stories about birds, sing songs, and create a special treat for our bird friends. If you'd like to listen to some of the bird species you might find out and about, here's a link to the CT Audubun Society's priority bird species page, where you can hear samples of their voices! The special bird treat consists of: Bird Seed Honey, peanut butter (or other sticky, bird safe edible substance) A peat pot (pinecone, oranges, paper towel tubs or something to stick the birdseed to) String (so you can hang your treat outside for the birds!) We will make you a custom made bird treat starter kit that has: birdseed, a peat pot, string, a recipe of edible "glue" that is safe for birds or instructions for an orange bird feeder! Fill out the registration form "For the Birds!" to let us know what supplies you need to get started. Registration is required. We have a limited number of supply kits which will need to be picked up at the Russell Library prior to the online event. If you sign up for a kit after you register librarian will email you to confirm your supply kits are ready for you at the desk! After you hear from us you can: Pick your kit up during library operating hours (Monday-Saturday: 9-5pm) or Call us at 860-347-2528 and set up a curbside appointment! If you have any questions, please contact us at Funding for this program was supplied by the Friends of the Russell Library.

  3. Racial Justice Book Group

    May 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online

    The Racial Justice Book Group is offered in partnership with the Middletown Racial Justice Community and meets on the first Tuesday of each month via Zoom. Registration is required for the Zoom link, sent out the day before the discussion. The May title is In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow. To receive a copy, please place a hold in our online catalog or by calling 860.347.2520. When the copy is ready, you will be notified and can schedule a curbside pick-up. Questions? Christy Billings May In West Mills De'Shawn Charles Winslow 5/4/21 June no meeting no meeting no meeting July no meeting no meeting no meeting Aug no meeting ne meeting no meeting Sept Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi 9/14/2021 October When No One is Watching Alyssa Cole 10/5/2021 November Vanishing Half Brit Bennett 11/2/2021 December Luster Raven Leilani 12/7/2021