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281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Capacity: 125 people/65 with tables

Location: First Floor

Available all the time: Wifi access via valid CT library card.

Available at most times: 150 chairs. 10 tables. Kitchenette. Coffee pot. Warming drawer. Refrigerator. Freezer.

Available during library hours: Guest Passes for Wifi access.

Available, but advance orientation required: Microphones. Ceiling mounted projector. Project directly onto cinema-quality-painted wall.

July 2018

Children’s Tuesday Movie Matinee- The Incredibles

Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Incredibles

Avon Free Public Library Presents A Children's Movie Matinee The Incredibles Tuesday, July 17th 2pm in the Community Room Rated PG and run time 115 minutes Popcorn provided by Hoyts Cinemas Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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Local Author Festival: Lifestyle Authors

Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
AFPL Local Author Festival

Meet authors who write about topics that can improve your life! Lifestyle Author Panel featuring Elizabeth M. Adler, Amy Alamar, Janet Verney, Judith Dreyer, Cynthia Mazzaferro, Katherine Hauswirth, Elizabeth Hill

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Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure

Wednesday, July 18 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Nature Nick's Animal Adventure Join Nature Nick for a fun, fast paced show featuring many rare and exotic animals! Wednesday, July 18th 3pm in the Community Room Ages 5 and Up! Drop in!

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

Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
Italy Boats

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.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish: Author Liv Constantine returns!

Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Constantine sisters are back with the paperback release of their best-selling book! Join us for this author interview and book signing. We first hosted Lynn & Val when The Last Mrs. Parrish was released. In the year since we’ve hosted the Constantine sisters, The Last Mrs. Parrish has become a national bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, a People Magazine Best Pick, a New York Post Must Reads, a “Best Of Skimm Reads 2017” selection, and a Library Reads selection, and…

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Freedom of the Press Film Series: The Post

Friday, July 20 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us for a film series that examines Freedom of the Press. Films start at 1:30; those that include a discussion afterwards are noted. Film discussions will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. 7/20 The Post, (Rated PG-13) 8/3 Broadcast news, with discussion, (Rated R) 8/10 Network, with discussion (Rated R) 8/17 Newsies (Rated PG, musical) 9/20 (Thursday @ 6:30 pm!) All the President’s Men, with discussion, (Rated PG)…

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Teen Mondays: ZUMBA with Anna

Monday, July 23 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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zumba

Teen Mondays: ZUMBA with Anna Who can attend: Open to those entering Grade 6-Grade 12*.  Sign up separately for each class you're able to attend.  When: Today's class is Monday July 23rd, from 12-1pm. Sign up separately for the last Zumba class on 7/30. What: Whether you are new to Zumba or a pro, come and have fun dancing while you are getting your aerobic workout! Wear athletic clothes, sneakers, and it is suggested to bring a bottle of water and a towel for…

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Children’s Tuesday Movie Matinee- Planes Fire & Rescue

Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Planes Fire & Rescue

Avon Free Public Library Presents A Children's Movie Matinee Planes: Fire & Rescue Tuesday, July 24th 2pm in the Community Room Rated PG and run time 84 minutes Popcorn provided by Hoyts Cinemas Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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Local Author Festival: History Author Panel

Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
AFPL Local Author Festival

Hear from talented history writers! History Author Panel featuring Arthur Pope, Ira Spar MD, Joseph Williams, Patrick Nolan

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The Jester Jim Show

Wednesday, July 25 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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jester jim

The Friends of the Library presents The Jester Jim Show Wednesday, July 25th 3pm in the Community Room Join us for juggling, beatboxing and comedy! All ages Drop in!

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Indivisible Farmington Valley

Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Yellowstone: A Ranger’s Perspective with Gary Melnysyn

Thursday, July 26 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
Gary Melnysyn Yellowstone Park Ranger

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.

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Teen Murder Mystery

Thursday, July 26 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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murder mystery

Teen Murder Mystery Who can attend: Teens entering Grades 7-12. When: Thursday 7/26. Please check in by 6pm for this program.  Due to high demand of teen programs, if you show up 5 minutes past the start time of the program, the library can give your seat away to a waitlisted teen. What: There is a body in the library. Murder. You and your partner will have to be detectives to ask questions to figure out who is innocent and who is guilty.…

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“Freedom of the Press” Film Series: Broadcast News

Friday, July 27 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Presented by Bob Kagan, details to follow Rated R, 132 minutes  

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Teen Lock In

Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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lock in

Teen LOCK IN Who can attend: Teens entering Grades 7-12. When: Friday 7/27, 7-11pm. Please check in by 7pm for this program.  Due to high demand of teen programs, if you show up 5 minutes past the start time of the program, the library can give your seat away to a waitlisted teen. What: The teens and library staff rule the library after hours. This year's theme is GAME NIGHT. Teens will compete in fast paced games, both individual and team based. There…

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Teen Mondays: ZUMBA with Anna

Monday, July 30 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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zumba

Teen Mondays: ZUMBA with Anna Who can attend: Open to those entering Grade 6-Grade 12*. Sign up separately for each class you're able to attend.  When: Today's class is Monday July 30th, from 12-1pm. What: Whether you are new to Zumba or a pro, come and have fun dancing while you are getting your aerobic workout! Wear athletic clothes, sneakers, and it is suggested to bring a bottle of water and a towel for sweat. Where: 1st Floor Community Room. *now open to Grade 6…

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Children’s Tuesday Movie Matinee- Moana

Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Moana

Avon Free Public Library Presents A Children's Movie Matinee Moana Tuesday, July 31st 2pm in the Community Room Rated PG and run time 107 minutes Popcorn provided by Hoyts Cinemas Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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Author William Martin visits

Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Author William Martin visits to celebrate the launch of his new book!

Rare-book dealer Peter Fallon returns in a thrilling historical novel about the California Gold Rush, by New York Times bestselling author William Martin. Books will be for sale at this event.

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August 2018

Bubbleology

Wednesday, August 1 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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bubble

Avon Friends of the Library Present Keith Michael Johnson's Bubbleology Wednesday, August 1st 3pm in the Community Room All ages welcome! Drop in!

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The Handmaid’s Tale: The Movie

Thursday, August 2 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Before the acclaimed TV series, there was the 1990 feature film starring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Duvall. See it here on Thursday, August 2 at 1:30 pm in our  Community Room. Snacks provided. The movie is 1 hour and 48 minutes. Rated R. On August 14 at 6:30 PM, there will be a discussion about the impact of  The Handmaid's Tale, gender politics and power, the major themes of the film, TV series, and the Margaret Atwood novel…

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Teen Trivia Night

Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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trivia night

Teen Trivia Night Who can attend: Teens entering Grades 7-12. When: Thursday 8/2. Please check in by 6pm for this program.  Due to high demand of teen programs, if you show up 5 minutes past the start time of the program, the library can give your seat away to a waitlisted teen. What: Team up to compete against other teens to see who knows the most trivia. The prize: lots of Library Loot. You will get to choose your team once all have…

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Freedom of the Press Film Series: Broadcast News

Friday, August 3 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us for a film series that examines Freedom of the Press. Films start at 1:30; those that include a discussion afterwards are noted. Film discussions will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. 8/3 Broadcast news, with discussion, (Rated R) 8/10 Network, with discussion (Rated R) 8/17 Newsies (Rated PG, musical) 9/20 (Thursday @ 6:30 pm!) All the President’s Men, with discussion, (Rated PG) This is one of the…

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Chamber of Commerce Health Fair

Monday, August 6 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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This FREE public event is your chance to both meet and speak with many of the area health-related member businesses of the Avon Chamber The first 100 Attendees to the Health Fair will receive a $-off voucher that can be used toward a purchase from one of the Farmers' Market Vendors on-site that afternoon. In addition, there will be a limited quantity of goody bags available. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: as of 7/10/2018 Apple Rehab/Avon CT Psychotherapeutic Resources Patient Advocate For You River Ridge at…

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Author Kristan Higgins and comedian Lisa Lampanelli

Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Explore the power of female  friendships and the importance of self-acceptance with these two successful women! New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is here with her summer release, Good luck with that.

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Annual Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 8 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Annual Ice cream Social Wednesday, August 8th 1:30-2:30 pm in the Community Room Drop in!

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“Freedom of the Press” Film Series: Network

Friday, August 10 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us for a film series that examines Freedom of the Press. Films start at 1:30; those that include a discussion afterwards are noted. Film discussions will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. 8/10 Network, with discussion (Rated R) 8/17 Newsies (Rated PG, musical) 9/20 (Thursday @ 6:30 pm!) All the President’s Men, with discussion, (Rated PG) This is one of the many events in our "Examining Freedom of…

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The Handmaid’s Tale: the book, the show, the impact

Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Two professors, two perspectives.
Please read or watch The Handmaid’s Tale before attending this interdisciplinary analysis and discussion.

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Discovering Katherine Graham: a discussion of her biography, and The Post

Wednesday, August 15 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

This program will consider relevant sections of Katherine Graham's Pulitzer Prize winning biography, Personal History (1997) alongside the film adaptation, The Post . We will focus on Graham's representations of the Newspaper Guild and the pressman's strike, the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate Affair, and the Vietnam War in light how The Post depicts the struggle to uphold the principles of journalistic integrity when faced with adversity. Literature discussion will be led by Aimee Pozorski, CCSU English Department; film discussion will…

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Cuba: more than rum and revolution!

Thursday, August 16 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Cuba is a country that has been a mystery to many people in the United States. For decades, US tourism to Cuba has been illegal, and the importation of Cuban coffee, rum and other goodies has been banned. Why is that and should we care? Dr. Cynthia Pope, CCSU  Geography Department,  has been researching and traveling in Cuba for over 20 years and will argue that we should definitely care!  Cuba has been tied to the US because of its…

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Local Author Festival: Mystery Author Panel

Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
AFPL Local Author Festival

It's mystery author night! Mystery Author Panel featuring Dawn Leger, Steve Liskow, Penny Goetjen, Martin Herman, Marian Lanouette, and Chris Knopf

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Freedom of the Press Film Series: Newsies

Friday, August 17 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us for a film series that examines Freedom of the Press. Films start at 1:30; those that include a discussion afterwards are noted. Film discussions will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. 8/17 Newsies (Rated PG, musical) 9/20 (Thursday @ 6:30 pm!) All the President’s Men, with discussion, (Rated PG) This is one of the many events in our "Examining Freedom of the Press" series designed in partnership…

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“We Hold These Truths”: The Declaration of Independence; A Single Page that Changed the World

Tuesday, August 21 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join Bev York, historian and educator, for an interactive and illustrated discussion about the events  surrounding the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the second Continental Congress. Discover and digest the contents of the document and the Bill of Rights through excerpts of the text and the arts.  We’ll    consider and connect its relevance to America 242 year later. This is one of the many events in our "Examining Freedom of the Press" series designed in partnership by the Avon Free…

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Divergent: the books, the movies, the end of the world…

Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join our EPIC  Divergent
TEEN + Adult/Book + Movie
crossover discussion event led by Dr. Paul Karpuk, CCSU English Department.

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Indivisible Farmington Valley

Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Galileo visits Avon!

Thursday, August 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Meet Galileo! A dramatic portrayal by Michael T. Francis. Galileo is on a book tour promoting his most recent treatise, Siderius Nuncius. This book might just change the world… Galileo Galilei the Starry Messenger is suited for audiences of all ages, bringing the father of modern science back to discuss his most recent discoveries made with his wonderful telescope. Using the gifts of a storyteller and actively involving the audience, Galileo takes his audience through the discoveries that changed the very nature of science. Michael T.…

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Local Author Festival: Non-Fiction Writers Panel

Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
AFPL Local Author Festival

Non-Fiction Author Panel featuring Matthew Dicks, Brian Jud, Lisa G. Samia, Laura Noe, Dawn Hoffman, and Twinkle Shah

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Andrew King Piano Studio

Saturday, August 25 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Ireland Book Discussion Series: The Yellow House

Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
The Yellow House book cover

Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: Ireland Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Yellow House: a novel by Patricia Falvey Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Good People by Hannah Kent This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in Ireland. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.    

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September 2018

Canton Physical Therapy

Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Mens USTA Tennis Meeting

Tuesday, September 11 at 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Bill of Rights for High School Students

Wednesday, September 12 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

What can students say and do to exercise the First Amendment right of free speech and freedom of religion in schools?  How has the Supreme Court ruled on these issues, and what avenues of redress are open to students if they think that their rights have been violated?  These and other questions will be explored in this session. Geared for teens, adults are welcome, too! This program will be led by Stephen McGrath, CCSU History Department. This is one of the many events…

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Womens USTA Tennis meeting

Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Encore

Thursday, September 13 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The popularity of Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, September 13 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

    Discover the inspiring story of the Alexander Hamilton, who stood for American ideals. Bev York, historian and educator, will share an illustrated talk about his contributions, struggles, and tragic death.  After years of being perceived in a supporting role, Hamilton’s star has risen, confirming his belief that "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."

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Girl Scouts of Avon

Thursday, September 13 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Fabulous Fabrics and Fashions of India

Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Join us as local families model the different styles of Indian attire, representing numerous geographic states of India, while explaining the variety of fabrics used. Plus, we’ll offer a glimpse of a wedding celebration! A Saree is a garment from India that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards in length and two to four feet in width. It is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff. We want your help!  If you would like…

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Social media, the press, and us

Monday, September 17 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

    The everyday reality of media use around the globe is changing rapidly due to the proliferation of smart phones, tablets and multiple screens that allow access to and immediate dissemination of news. The US President prefers to communicate via twitter feed while labeling mainstream journalism as "fake news"; Facebook data has been hacked to access personal information about users' likes and dislikes. Many teenagers communicate rather via text messages than in person, let alone speak on the phone. This…

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West Avon Garden Club

Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Freedom of the Press Film Series: All The President’s Men

Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

All the President's Men, 1976, Rated PG - It’s been over 40 years since the release of this movie but Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman still sizzle as two young reporters investigating the Watergate break-in that ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. If ever there was a movie that underscored the importance of a free press in American democracy this is it. The wonderful supporting cast includes Jason Robards and Hal Holbrook.  Run time is 120…

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Ireland Book Discussion Series: The Magdalen Girls

Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: Ireland Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Yellow House: a novel by Patricia Falvey Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Good People by Hannah Kent This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in Ireland. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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Indivisible Farmington Valley

Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Transgender 101-What’s it all about?

Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Co-sponsored with the Senior Center Jill is a 57 year old transgender woman who transitioned two years ago.  Her talk is a comfortable and informal presentation (it does not get into politics or religion) on what it means to be transgender. This will be done by sharing her personal journey, victories and hardships.  She will discuss: The coming out process The transition process (G-rated) The acceptance process Terms and definitions Right and wrong questions to ask other transgender people.  …

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October 2018

Avon Girl Scout Troop 66291

Monday, October 1 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Data Basics

Wednesday, October 3 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Data Basics is the CTData Academy's introductory session designed to expand data literacy. Participants come away with a greater understanding of data collection and analysis and a more critical eye towards data encountered in everyday life. www.ctdata.org

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Advanced College Planning

Wednesday, October 3 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Firefighter Film Series: Backdraft

Thursday, October 4 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Backdraft  Rated R, 1991, 2 hours and 17 min. Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose. Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro. This film is co-sponsored by the Avon Volunteer Fire Department in honor of their 75th anniversary.

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Towpath Condo Association

Monday, October 8 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Explore art from the Wadsworth Atheneum

Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Explore Art from the Atheneum, an interactive discussion of highlights from the Atheneum’s collections for adults. Participants will learn more about the history of the museum and its diverse holdings through this hour-long exploration using poster reproductions of collection objects. About the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: Founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth as a place for art on Main Street, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of art is the oldest continuously operating public art museum in the United States. The…

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West Avon Garden Club

Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Firefighter Film Series: Burn

Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Burn  Not Rated, 2012, 1 hour and 26 min. Documentary about Detroit told through the eyes of firefighters charged with the task of saving a city. Directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez. Executive producer Denis Leary. This film is co-sponsored by the Avon Volunteer Fire Department in honor of their 75th anniversary.

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Episcopalians in Connecticut: Religious freedom and education reform

Monday, October 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Episcopalians in Connecticut: Religious freedom and education reform Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Stephen McGrath, History Professor at CCSU. The Constitution of 1818 brought true religious freedom to Connecticut.  It ended the status of the Congregational Church as the state church, and freed local public schools from Congregational church control. It enabled dissenters such as Episcopalians, Methodists and Baptists to form their own schools.  With freedom to educate, Connecticut's religious minorities finally enjoyed religious freedom that they…

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VNA Flu Vaccine Clinic

Tuesday, October 23 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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2018 - Flu Vaccine Clinic, provided by the Farmington Valley VNA Please bring your medical insurance card! Vaccines include: -    High Dose for adults over 65 years -    Quadrivalent for ages 5 years & older Call the Farmington Valley VNA:  860-651-3539 to make an appointment & to verify insurance "Walk-Ins Welcome"

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Ireland Book Discussion Series: The Good People

Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: Ireland Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Yellow House: a novel by Patricia Falvey Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 7:00 PM: The Good People by Hannah Kent This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in Ireland. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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Indivisible Farmington Valley

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Thursday, October 25, 2018

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Firefighter Film Series: Towering Inferno

Thursday, October 25 at 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Towering Inferno  Rated PG, 1974, 1 hour and 55 min. At the opening party of a colossal but poorly constructed office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. Directed by John Guilermin. Starring Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and William Holden. This film is co-sponsored by the Avon Volunteer Fire Department in honor of their 75th anniversary.

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“Outstanding” Film Series- The Counterfeiters

Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Counterfeiters, 2007, Rated R - This German film depicts Operation Bernhard, a plan by the Nazis to use concentration camp counterfeiters to forge British currency with the aim of destabilizing England’s economy. The high octane pace of this drama sheds light on a little known aspect of Hitler’s strategy to conquer the world.  Suspenseful from the first minute to the last. This film will be shown with subtitles. One hour, thirty eight minutes.  After each film, a discussion will be…

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November 2018

Firefighter Film Series: Ladder 49

Thursday, November 1 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Ladder 49  Rated PG-13, 2004, 1 hour and 55 min. An injured firefighter, trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Meanwhile, fellow firefighters led by the chief attempt to rescue him. Directed by Jay Russell. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta. This film is co-sponsored by the Avon Volunteer Fire Department in honor of their 75th anniversary.

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South Africa Book Discussion Series: The Fever Tree

Monday, November 5 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: South Africa Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 2:00 PM: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 2:00 PM: Philida: a Novel by Andre Brink Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 2:00 PM: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in South Africa. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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QPR training: suicide prevention

Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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QPR training with Justine Ginsberg

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Encore

Thursday, November 8 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Firefighter Film Series: 9/11

Thursday, November 8 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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9/11  Rated PG, 2002, 1 hour and 52 min. On September 11, 2001, filmmaker James Hanlon and Jules and Gedeon Naudet were filming a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter when they noticed a plane overhead. That plane would hit the World Trade Center. They rushed immediately to the scene. James Hanlon and the Naudets filmed throughout Sept. 11 and the days afterward from the firemen's perspective, as it became clear to them that this was the only…

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Towpath Condo Association

Monday, November 12 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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“Outstanding” Film Series – Water

Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Water, 2006, Rated PG-13 - Set in 1938 India, during the rise of Gandhi, this film focuses on a child bride who is sent to live at a “widows’ house” after her husband’s death.  There she will be shunned for the rest of her life according to Indian tradition. But Gandhi is modernizing India and a new law permits her to remarry. This wonderful film offers us a glimpse into a world vastly different from ours and according to the…

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DKG

Wednesday, November 28 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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December 2018

South Africa Book Discussion Series: Philida: a Novel

Monday, December 3 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: South Africa Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 2:00 PM: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 2:00 PM: Philida: a Novel by Andre Brink Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 2:00 PM: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in South Africa. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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“Outstanding” Film Series – My Left Foot

Thursday, December 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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My Left Foot, 1989, Rated R - This film features Daniel Day-Lewis who gives an incredible performance as an individual born with cerebral palsy and thought to be intellectually challenged. Through grit and determination his character defies expectations and becomes a brilliant writer and artist. This uplifting and inspirational film was written and directed by Jim Sheridan, of last season’s popular film In America. This two hour film will be shown with subtitles.  After each film, a discussion will be led…

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January 2019

South Africa Book Discussion Series: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: South Africa Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 2:00 PM: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 2:00 PM: Philida: a Novel by Andre Brink Monday, Jan. 7, 2018, 2:00 PM: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in South Africa. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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