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April 2019

Fantastic Creatures: a live birds of prey show  presented by Christine’s Critters

Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Fantastic Creatures: a live birds of prey show  presented by Christine’s Critters Christine's Critters is home to 21 permanent resident birds of prey, 30 reptiles, and the 200 or more birds that are admitted into rehab each year.  Their mission is to educate the public about these majestic birds of prey and the dangers that they face in the wild. All ages. No registration  

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AvonCon: Calligraphy Session One

Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Calligraphy Session One: Date: Saturday April 27th Time: 11 am-12 pm Age: participants must be of High School age or older. This hour long class will be taught by Amanda Stern, who will teach attendees how to do traditional dip pen style calligraphy. You do not need previous experience. Please plan to arrive and check in no later than 11am or your spot could be given away to a waiting person. *IF you are unable to make the 11-12 pm…

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AvonCon: Calligraphy Session Two

Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Computer Lab, 1st floor (2nd event), 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Calligraphy Session Two: Date: Saturday April 27th Time: 1-2 pm Age: participants must be of High School age or older. This hour long class will be taught by Amanda Stern, who will teach attendees how to do traditional dip pen style calligraphy. You do not need previous experience. Please plan to arrive and check in no later than 1 pm or your spot could be given away to a waiting person. You can only sign up for Session One OR…

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Connecticut, the Ferocious Hunter: Witchcraft in the 17th Century

Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Bruce Henley, tour guide and teacher at the Webb-Deane-Stevens house, will concentrate on the 17th century story of witchcraft in Connecticut, with a 21st century postscript. This talk will cover the Puritan religion, beliefs about witchcraft, the first and last accused, and the Hartford and Fairfield  panics.  It will be peppered with specific cases and personalities like King James Ist, Gov. John   Winthrop Jr. and the Rev. Cotton Mather among others.  Henley will also note how Connecticut and Massachusetts colonies…

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May 2019

Author Panel: Renee Rosen, Chanel Cleeton, Susan Meissner

Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Enjoy a visit from three talented writers: Renee Rosen, Chanel Cleeton, and Susan Meissner Enjoy mocktails on our patio Win gift packs of the author's books Hear an author panel discussion Visit each author for a book signing  

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Author Alafair Burke

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Alafair Burke is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author  of seventeen novels. Her newest title, The Better Sister, releases on 4/19/2019. Join us for a wonderful author visit!  

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Murder for Mother’s Day! Author event with Liv Constantine

Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Bring your mother. Bring your best friend. Trespass through murderous munchies while we investigate the motivations behind the new thriller by the author of  The Last Mrs. Parrish. About The Last Time I Saw You: Kate English’s mother Lily is dead, the victim of a  brutal attack in her tony suburban Baltimore home. Overwhelmed by grief, Kate is trying to hold it together for the sake of her newly widowed father and her own husband and young child.  When her former high school…

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QPR Training: Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Question. Persuade. Refer. Three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: recognize the warning signs of suicide know how to offer hope know how to get help and save a life This free 90-Minute training will be run by Justine Ginsberg, BSN, RN Justine is the Community Health Coordinator and Program Director – RGH for Farmington Valley Health District.  If you are a Parent, Caregiver, Veteran, Educator, Teenager, or a compassionate…

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Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Is Hedy Lamarr a smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic Samson and Delilah? Or a demure and professionally clad inventor, embarking on scientific ideas that were generations ahead of her time?

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Everything you need to know about hoarding

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Offsite: Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd.
Avon, Connecticut 06001
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Everything you need to know about hoarding Thursday, May 16, 2019,  6:30-8:00 PM Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd., Avon, CT 06001 David Tolin, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.  He is the author of over 150 scientific journal articles, as well as several books including Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. His research is…

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Succulents: The Latest Craze in Plants!

Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Succulents are the trendiest plants around! They offer a wonderful array of colors and textures and are easy to grow both indoors and out. Learn about these popular plants from renowned garden designer Sally Killips. The program will be held in the Library Community Room. Open to all, free of charge, and no registration necessary. Other programs in the garden series: Thursday, June 6 @ 1:30 pm - Container Gardening: Ornamentals and Vegetables Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm -…

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Be Bear Aware

Monday, May 20 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Officer Lundell (Avon Police Department) will be giving a community wide presentation on bear awareness, safety, and garbage control. Come and learn how to be safe around bears and ask questions about bears in Avon! Co-sponsored by the Avon Library and Avon Police Department Questions? Please e-mail Officer Lundell at: ejl0238@avonct.gov

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June 2019

Meet Lucy Stone

Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Dramatic performance. More details soon!

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Author Wendy Walker!

Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Author Wendy Walker visits to launch her new book! Wendy Walker is the author of the national and international bestseller All is Not Forgotten and Emma In The Night. Her latest work, The Night Before, will be released on May 14, 2019. She has sold rights to her books in twenty-three languages as well as film and television options. Prior to her writing career, Wendy practiced both corporate and family law, having earned her J. D. from Georgetown University Law…

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Find a better way: a publishing idea from Bob Pawlowski

Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Join us for a double event: 7:00 pm: A lecture by Bob Pawlowski on small press publishing. Aeternum Custom Publishing is a Farmington-based business owned and operated by Robert Pawlowski and Madelyn Colon, Valley residents for 27 years. Both Wesleyan graduates with advanced degrees in history and business, the couple has more than three decades’ experience in publishing local history. 6:30-8:30 pm: A pop-up book fair featuring 22 local authors! Want to participate in that? Complete the survey available here.

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Author Mary Kay Andrews

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Sip fun and fizzy beverages while we mingle with the Queen of the Beach Read! Drue Campbell’s life and career have recently been  derailed. The only thing she has left is the house her mother left her: a  ramshackle beach bungalow with a missing roof in the once-sleepy town of Sunset Beach, which is  rapidly becoming a hot spot for the rich and well-heeled, who are none too pleased about the shabby eyesore in their perfect neighborhood… Books will be for sale at this event!

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Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence (Film)

Friday, June 21 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mary Cassatt's birth with a viewing of the film Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence, the story of one of the foremost 19th century Impressionist painters. 2003 ; 57 min. ; not rated Free and open to all. No need to register. Movie munchie snacks will be provided.  

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Eleanor Roosevelt event

Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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dramatic event with the first lady!

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July 2019

Farmers Market

Monday, July 1 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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The Circus Fire: CPTV Original Documentary (Film)

Friday, July 5 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Honor the 75th anniversary of the horrific fire with a viewing of the film The Circus Fire. This CPTV original documentary tells the story of the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus Fire that was one of the worst fires in the history of the United States, claiming the lives of 167 people in Hartford Connecticut on July 6, 1944. 2006 ; 60 min. ; not rated Free and open to all. No need to register. Movie munchie snacks…

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 8 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of the Movie Classic (Film)

Friday, July 12 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the beloved 1939 classic with this documentary about the making of the movie. Hosted by Angela Lansbury, this fun, entertaining 2017 film includes rare behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and fascinating reminiscences from cast members. 2017 ; 51 min. ; not rated Free and open to all. No need to register. Movie munchie snacks will be provided.

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 15 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 22 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 29 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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August 2019

A Prayer for Owen Meany discussion

Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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It's the 30th anniversary of the publication of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany. We'll discuss the role of fate and free will as seen in this story.  Discussion will be led by Marc Dursin, Local Author and English teacher at Glastonbury High. More details soon!

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 5 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 12 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 19 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Author Kristan Higgins returns!

Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Kristan Higgins returns! She's visiting Avon to promote her new release, Life and Other Inconveniences. More details soon!

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Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Woodstock turns 50! Join us for a 50th anniversary celebration of the Woodstock Music Festival presented by musician, author, photographer  and radio host Craig Harris.  Enjoy rare recordings, archival video, live music, and great stories! This program is for teens and adults. No registration required. Find your fringe, layer on your love beads, and have fun! "The Woodstock Music and Art Festival will surely go down in history as a mass event of great and positive significance in the life…

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 26 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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September 2019

The story of immigration as told through maps

Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Dr. Francis Coan, Tunxis Community College, will present the story of American Immigration as told through maps.

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October 2019

Beyond the Bicep: The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter

Monday, October 7 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Her image has adorned everything from lunchboxes to lampshades, but what is the real story of Rosie the Riveter? Together we’ll trace her journey from propaganda poster to feminist icon while uncovering the history of the real life Rosies who not only inspired that infamous bicep, but whose work in wartime industries helped secure an Allied victory during World War II.  Lecture led by Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Historian.

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