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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.

April 2019

HindiUSA

Friday, April 19 at 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:45pm

One event on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:45pm

One event on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:30pm

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Agaram Tamil School

Saturday, April 20 at 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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One World By Night

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, April 21 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Strings

Monday, April 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Preventing & Reversing Cognitive Decline

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Indivisible Farmington Valley

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free Practice Test, SAT or ACT

Thursday, April 25 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Today's test time: Thurs. April 25th, 3-6 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT and SAT for area high school students. How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test (minus the essay); you will have 3 hours to complete whichever exam you choose, SAT or ACT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will receive detailed feedback from C2Education…

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Boy Scout Troop 274

Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Linda Beers Recital Rehearsal

Friday, April 26 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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
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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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Quidditch

Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Play Quidditch! Rounds start at 2:00 pm! Led by our friends from the Ridgefield Library

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Linda Beers Violin Studio Recital

Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Girl Scouts Service Unit

Monday, April 29 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Growing Unusual Garden Vegetables

Tuesday, April 30 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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      Growing Unusual Garden Vegetables Learn how to grow globe artichokes, Belgian endive, specialty melons, and more! Presented by Abigail Maynard of  The CT Agricultural Experiment Station  Open to all, free of charge, and no registration necessary. More programs in this garden series: Wednesday, May 1 @ 2:00 pm - Lavender: It's History and Uses Saturday, May 18@ 2:00 pm - Succulents: How to Grow the Latest Craze in Plants Thursday, June 6 @ 1:30 pm - Container…

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Relay for Life

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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May 2019

Lavender: It’s History and Uses

Wednesday, May 1 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Lavender: It's History and Uses Learn about the herb that has been grown in gardens throughout history for it's beauty, aroma, and therapeutic benefits. Presented by Sally Killips, Garden Designer The program will be held in the Library Community Room. Free, open to all,and no registration necessary.   More programs in this garden series: More programs in this garden series: Saturday, May 18@ 2:00 pm - Succulents: How to Grow the Latest Craze in Plants Thursday, June 6 @ 1:30…

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HindiUSA

Friday, May 3 at 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:45pm

One event on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:45pm

One event on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:30pm

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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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One World By Night

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, May 5 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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70 And Sensational Movie Series: Florence Foster Jenkins

Tuesday, May 7 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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70 And Sensational! A movie series featuring actors and actresses who are turning 70 this year!   Today's movie is Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep.  Streep delivers a hilarious and touching performance as a New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. 2016 ; 1 hr. 51 min. ; rated PG-13 Shown in the Community Room. No need to register. Snacks provided.  

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Canada Book Discussion Series: The Home for Unwanted Girls

Tuesday, May 7 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: Canada Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019, 7:00 PM The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019 7:00 PM Consumption by Kevin Patterson Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:00 PM The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in Canada led by Cyndi Larsen. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. No registration.

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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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Anthology Senior Living

Thursday, May 9 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Supercharged Storytimes with early literacy expert Saroj Ghoting

Friday, May 10 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Agaram Tamil School

Friday, May 10 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free Practice Test, SAT or ACT

Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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70 And Sensational Movie Series: Shall We Dance

Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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 70 And Sensational!        A movie series featuring actors and actresses who are turning 70 this year!                       Today's movie is Shall We Dance starring Richard Gere                                             Richard Gere teams up with Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez in this sexy comedy about following your own lead.  …

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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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Spring “Outstanding Film” Series – Whiplash

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Whiplash, 2014 - A tour de force performance by J. K. Simmons (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor) who plays an intense music teacher who pushes a young jazz drummer to the limits of his ability. You will be mesmerized by the characters and the acting as the film explores the costs of the pursuit of excellence.  Rated R, 1h 46min. After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University…

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HindiUSA

Friday, May 17 at 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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One World By Night

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, May 19 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Agaram Tamil School

Sunday, May 19 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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70 And Sensational Movie Series: A Dog Year

Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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     70 And Sensational!  A movie series featuring actresses and actors who are turning 70 this year! Today's movie is A Dog Year starring Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges shines as a charming curmudgeon who adopts an unruly border collie. 2009 ; 1 hr. 20 min. ; Not Rated Shown in the Community Room. No need to register. Snacks will be provided. 

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How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit

Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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DKG

Wednesday, May 22 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Summer Learning workshop by the Huntington Learning Center

Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Summer Learning This is a workshop offering parents the advice they need to keep learning alive over the summer. This is a 60 minute workshop. You will be guided through some valuable suggestions that can help keep your child from suffering the loss of skills that often happens during the summer. Ideal for parents of elementary, intermediate, and middle school students!

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70 And Sensational Movie Series: The Old Man and the Gun

Tuesday, May 28 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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70 and Sensational! A movie series featuring actresses and actors who are turning 70 this year! Today's movie is The Old Man and the Gun with Sissy Spacek   Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford share a late-in-life romance in this movie based on the true story of a man who escapes prison at age 70. 2018 ; 1 hr. 33 min. ; PG-13 Shown in the Community Room. No registration required. Snacks will be provided.

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HindiUSA

Friday, May 31 at 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:30pm

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June 2019

Jessica Versland Piano Recital

Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Houry Schmeizl Piano Recital

Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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One World By Night

Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Yuemei Zhang Art Student

Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Avon Girl Scout Services Unit Leaders Meeting

Monday, June 3 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Journey to the Roof of Africa: Kilimanjaro with Adventure Photographer Peter Christoph

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

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Container Gardening

Thursday, June 6 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Growing plants in containers requires different strategies than growing plants in the ground. Learn how to choose the right pots, soil, fertilizer, and plants for success! Presented by Thomas Rathier of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station The program will be held on our outdoor patio, weather permitting. Open to all, free of charge, and no registration necessary.   Other programs in the garden series: Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm - Thieves, Charlatans, and James Bond: The Shady History of…

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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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Eric Miller Music Recital

Sunday, June 9 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, June 10 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Girl Scout Troop 66371

Tuesday, June 11 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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Spring “Outstanding Film” Series – Paper Clips

Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Paper Clips, 2004 - This life-affirming documentary follows students from a middle school in Tennessee as they try to grasp the magnitude of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Deciding to collect one paper clip for each victim, their project takes on an international scope and magnificently demonstrates the range of human behavior and emotions.  Rated G, 1h 22min. After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University…

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One World By Night

Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, June 16 at 12:30 am
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Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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Thieves, Charlatans, and James Bond: The Shady History of Plants

Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Hear fascinating stories of how unusual plants from all over the world got into our gardens! Presented by Prof. Richard Benfield, Central Connecticut State University The program will be held in the Library Community Room. Open to all, free of charge, and no registration necessary.    

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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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Star Wars Spelling Bee & Costume Contest

Tuesday, June 25 at 1:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Registration will open on May 25, 2019 1:15 am.

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Star Wars Spelling Bee

Tuesday June 25, 2019 Costume Contest starts at 1:15 pm Open to all ages, no registration necessary. Spelling Bee starts at 2 pm and goes until it ends! Open to students entering Grades 5 and up. Register Online   Complete Rules available at the Children's Desk Avon Library Community Room

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Spring Meadow Association

Tuesday, June 25 at 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Space: First Mime on the Moon! with Robert Rivest!

Wednesday, June 26 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Comic Mime Robert Rivest

Wednesday, June 26th  3 pm Robert Rivest is a funny guy, he even makes space funny. Using mime, comedy, and interactive stories, Robert explores a universe of humorous space stories. He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious highlights of space travel and the Apollo Moon Landing. With plenty of audience participation, Robert brings his sensational space stories to life before your eyes! All Ages Drop In  Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Public Library

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Indivisible Farmington Valley

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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Greater Hartford SCBWI: Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Stonewall Uprising: PBS American Experience (Film)

Friday, June 28 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with a viewing of the PBS film that examines the beginning of the gay rights movement. Veteran filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner explore the dramatic event that took place on June 28, 1969 that launched a world-wide human rights movement. This PBS American Experience film includes interviews with those who took part, and features a rich trove of archival footage. 2011 ; 90 min. ; not rated Free and open to…

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July 2019

Children’s Summer Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 2 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Jester Jim Show!

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

Wednesday July 3rd 3 pm Juggling  ~  Beatboxing  ~ and Comedy! All Ages! Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library  

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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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One World By Night

Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, July 7 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Children’s Summer Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Yo-Yo Guy

Wednesday, July 10 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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John Higby Yo-Yo Guy

Wednesday July 10th 3 pm John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy!   The Yo-Yo Guy is an interactive performance with yo-yos, unicycle, and a giant yo-yo that John walks on!  All Ages! Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library

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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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Children’s Summer Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Magic Show Starring Kathie

Wednesday, July 17 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Magic Show Starring Kathie

Wednesday July 17th 3 pm Featuring Magic, Hilarious Comedy and Audience Participation Ages 5 & up Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library  

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One World By Night

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, July 21 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Children’s Summer Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Didgeridoo Down Under!

Wednesday, July 24 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Didgeridoo Down Under

Wednesday July 24th 3 pm Didgeridoo Down Under is a High Energy, Australian-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, and audience participation.  The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is know for its otherwordly sound.   All Ages! Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library

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Children’s Summer Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 30 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Casey Carle’s Bubblemania!

Wednesday, July 31 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Casey Carle's Bubblemania

Wednesday July 31st 3 pm Casey Carle, a bubble-ologist, explains the science of bubbles while showing off lots of cool tricks  and making many bubble shapes Ages 5+ strongly Suggested* Drop-In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library  

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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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One World By Night

Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, August 4 at 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Annual Ice Cream Social!

Wednesday, August 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Wednesday  August 7th 2 -3:30 pm All Ages! Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library

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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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Back to School: Road to a Good Report Card

Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Back to School: Road to a Good Report Card This is a 60 minute presentation that focuses on getting students (at any grade level) back into the transition of school. Listen as Pasquale Cirone PhD, from the Huntington Learning Center, speak and you can learn 12 tips that will help your child get off to a great start of the school year. This program is ideal for parents of children and teens in Grades K-8.  

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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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One World By Night

Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 1 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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September 2019

OWBN Improve Acting

Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 8 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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West Avon Garden Club

Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Encore

Thursday, September 12 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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Homework: a Parent’s Survival Guide

Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Homework: a Parent's Survival Guide This is a 60 minute presentation for today's busy parent of children and teens in Grades K-12. Listen to Pasquale Cirone PhD, from the Huntington Learning Center, talk about strategies to empower parents help their struggling child do better in school. During the program, parents are shown ways to structure their children's time and environment to improve homework performance.    

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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – The Namesake

Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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After emigrating to America from India, young couple raises a family and establishes roots.  Then -- while wrestling with issues of love, loss, and assimilation -- their homeland beckons.  Will loyalty to cultural heritage win out?  Based on a New York Times best-selling novel of the same name.  Directed by Mira Nair, partially subtitled.  Rated PG-13, 2 hours. After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University…

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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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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – The Band’s Visit

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Confusion abounds when an eight member Egyptian band journey to Israel to play at an Arab Cultural Center and takes a bus to the wrong town.  They find themselves stranded in the desert somewhere between nowhere and not much else.  Engrossing and at times comedic, this Israeli film spins a warm tale of human emotions.  Basis for the currently popular Broadway play of the same name.  Directed by Eran Kolirin, shown with subtitles. Rated PG-13, 1 hour  27 min.  After each…

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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Wild”

Thursday, October 31 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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In this riveting dramatization, Reese Witherspoon portrays the author of a New York Times #1 best-selling memoir.  Suffering from loss, addiction and personal tragedy -- and with no hiking experience -- she sets out on an 1100 mile hike along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.  Willing herself over mountains, through snow, and conquering self-doubt and pain, she discovers the strength of the human spirit.  Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.  Rated R, 1 hour 55 min.  After each film, a discussion will…

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November 2019

Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Man on Wire”

Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Final Film of the Fall Series! Step back in time to 1974 and walk the high wire with Philippe Petit. As a young man in France, Petit learned to walk tightropes. What better way to prove himself than to string a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center in New York? This documentary follows Petit and his team on a clandestine operation as they get their equipment to the top of the tower and span the 150-foot gap…

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