Upcoming adult programs at CH stand library
Register in advance on our website for these FREE programs: https://chboothlibrary.org/
Events, programs and exhibitions for December 2021 and January 2022
Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko: Tuesday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom, every Tuesday this fall and winter. 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. Please register on our website.
30 minutes Flex & Balance with Sean: Wednesday December 29 at 10:30 am on Zoom, every Wednesday this fall and winter. A gentle workout where you can practice your flexibility and balance. Register in advance on our website.
Black Bears in Connecticut: Thursday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Paul Colburn’s presentation focuses on the natural history of black bears in CT: an overview of black bear habitat, foraging, behavior, reproduction and current research. It also provides practical recommendations for optimal coexistence with our black bear population. Paul is a graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program, a CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and a Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). This program is thanks to generous funding from the Booth Library of Friends of CH
Connecticut Cigar Wraps: Tuesday, Jan.11 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. John Cilio tells the story of the cigar tobacco leaf wrapping industry in Connecticut. The Native Americans taught the English how to grow the product and it has been cultivated ever since. CT began growing tobacco in 1640, eventually producing shade tobacco for wrappers in 1901. Since then, local farmers have produced some of the best wrappers in the world. As Connecticut’s first agricultural export, it adds $ 35 million per year to the state’s export earnings. This program is thanks to generous funding from the Booth Library of Friends of CH
The Bobcat – Connecticut’s Secret Wildcat: Thursday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Paul Colburn’s presentation focuses on the natural history of bobcats in CT: an overview of their diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research. Mountain lions are discussed. Paul is a graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program, a CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and a Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). This program is thanks to generous funding from the Booth Library of Friends of CH
The Beauty of Bernini: Master of the Renaissance: Tuesday January 18 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and architect. Join Toni McKeen as she discusses the deeply ingrained artistic influence that the work of this Renaissance master had and continues to have on sculpture and architecture in Italy. This program is thanks to generous funding from the Booth Library of Friends of CH
Spymistresses – The Story of the Allied Women Spies of WWII: January 25 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. John Cilio tells stories about spies belonging to a special group of people with flexible identities, elastic morals, and situational ethics. They secretly serve their governments, some, several governments. Find out more about some of the special women who have served the Allies. This program is thanks to generous funding from the Booth Library of Friends of CH
*** Deeds of Valor: a sailor and his translator: Saturday March 5 at 2:00 p.m. LIVE in person and via Zoom. *** THIS WAS REPROGRAMMED TO SATURDAY MARCH 5 at 2:00 p.m. Chris DiNoto and Karim Ahmadi: a former sailor and his Afghan translator, together again. Join us for a discussion in person and via Zoom with Chris DiNoto, a longtime resident of Newtown, CT, his Afghan translator Karim Ahmadi and the Rev. Dr. Steven R. Jungkeit. Douglas Lord, Library Director, will act as introducer and Jennifer Nash will pose questions to the panel as moderator. Hear the true story of how Chris and Karim met, worked together in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and finally reunited after trials and tribulations in Kabul during the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Reverend Jungkeit, Senior Minister of Old Lyme First Congregational Church, will discuss the broader topic of efforts involved in housing Afghan refugees in Connecticut. This program is thanks to generous funding from the Booth Library of Friends of CH
Exhibitions at the Library
SCAN-Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, CT: November 2 December 31 – Meeting Room, Entrance hall and beyond elsewhere in the Library. For fifty-two years, the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) has been a non-profit arts organization in western Connecticut and surrounding areas. Their goal is to support artists and promote the visual arts in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, and sculpture.
FANE & FiberWorks: November 2 to December 31 (and beyond) in the gathering room. Consolidation of the work of the local artist using various fiber techniques: sewing, quilting, weaving, collage & painting, new works added every week.
‘The Quilt Shop by Lois’ at CH Booth Library: January 2 to March 31 in the meeting room and lobby. Quilts & Fabric Art by Lois Mitchell, which you may have seen on display in her own store at 12 Queen Street in Newtown, CT.
The Institute for American Indian Studies (iaismuseum.org): January 3 to February 28 (or later) will have exhibits on the first and third floors of the library. The Third Floor Exhibition (Mary Hawley Gallery) will include the 1st a three-part traveling exhibit titled “No Rest” that opens a dialogue on the issues facing Indigenous women and girls in the Native American community. The first floor will exhibit a display case on the theme of children.
CH Booth Library is located at 25 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470 203-426-4533