Journey to the Roof of Africa: Kilimanjaro with Adventure Photographer Peter Christoph

Avon Free Public Library presents: Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Roof of Africa with Adventure Photographer Peter Christoph

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 2 PM

Join adventure photographer Peter Christoph as he takes you on a photographic journey through 5 climate zones, from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions in his quest for the summit of 19,340 foot high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Peter provides commentary throughout the entire slideshow, and includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure!

For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712. Free and open to the public. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Photography of Wild Alaska with Gary Melnysyn

 Photography of Wild Alaska with Gary Melnysyn

Monday, April 15, 2019, 6:30 PM

Presented by local Photographer, Gary Melnysyn. Gary, a Granby resident, world traveler and award winning photographer, will be offering a stunning and spectacular look into Wild Alaska as seen through the photographer’s eye.

For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Free and open to the public. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Canadian Maritimes: Kinship, Connections and Kitchen Parties with Mariann Millard

Avon Free Public Library presents: Canadian Maritimes: Kinship, Connections and Kitchen Parties with Mariann Millard

Monday, April 1, 2019, 2:00 PM

Explore the history, culture, cuisine, and “personalities” of the three Canadian Maritime Provinces: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, in Mariann’s talk, “The Canadian Maritimes: Kinship, Connections and Kitchen Parties.” The connections between the U.S. and our neighbors to the north go back centuries and exist even today. Poignant and quirky tidbits mixed with wonder and discovery make this presentation unique.  Experience the Maritimes through stunning photographs, explanations and stories portrayed in a lively and engaging manner. Mariann Millard is an experienced tour director and has traveled extensively in the region. A question and answer period will follow.

For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Free and open to the public. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Into the throne of the Mountain Gods: a Journey into Mount Everest with Dr. Richard Benfield

Avon Free Public Library presents: Into the Throne of the Mountain Gods: a Journey to Mount Everest

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2:00 PM

Dr. Richard Benfield, chair of the Geography Department at Central Connecticut State University, will showcase a PowerPoint presentation of his journey in search of snow leopards and adventure at the roof of the world on top of Mount Everest.

For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Free and open to the public. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Yellowstone: A Ranger’s Perspective with Gary Melnysyn

Yellowstone: a Ranger’s Perspective with Gary Melnysyn

Thurs., Jul. 26, 2018 at 2 PM

Gary is a self-taught photographer and artist and an avid outdoor enthusiast, as well as former Yellowstone National Park ranger. This program will focus on the history, geology and wildlife of Yellowstone from Gary’s time as an NPS ranger there.

For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Free and open to the public. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

A Passeggiata (Stroll) Through Italy: Past, Present and Future with Mariann Millard

A Passeggiata (Stroll) Through Italy:  Past, Present and Future with Mariann Millard

Thurs., July 19, 2018 at 2 PM

Immerse yourself in rich and diverse Italian geography, history, language, culture, cuisine and politics. Experience Italy through stunning photographs, explanations and stories portrayed in a lively and engaging manner.

Mariann Millard is a certified tour director and dual US/Italian citizen.

Free and open to all ages. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Sam Ducharme: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Sam Ducharme: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Tues., Jun. 5, 2018 7 PM

In March of last year, Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. During his six months thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the back-country. As a public speaker, the images and stories that Sam brings with him will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.