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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.

June 2019

Gonzalo Cortes

Sunday, June 16 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Acadia National Park: a History with Ronald Epp

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

Acadia National Park is a highly prized environmental asset. As the first national park established east of the Mississippi River, its origins and early history were neglected until the 2016 centennials of the park and the National Park Service. Learn more about the unique circumstances that made this coastal Maine sanctuary on Mount Desert Island an enduring national treasure from the author of Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George B. Dorr.   For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712.…

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NAMI/Farmington Valley Lecture

Tuesday, June 18 at 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
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

Sip fun and fizzy beverages while we mingle with the Queen of the Beach Read!

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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

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

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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Elliott Davis Music Recital

Friday, June 21 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Indian-American Panel Discussion

Saturday, June 22 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 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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A visit from Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Dramatic event; all ages welcome. After an unhappy childhood during which she lost her parents and brother, Eleanor figured out how to make a difference. She became an American politician. The longest-serving First Lady of the United States, she was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace; the civil rights of African and Asian Americans, and the rights…

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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

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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One World By Night Improv Troupe

Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, June 30 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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July 2019

Children’s Summer Movie Matinee- Space Jam

Tuesday, July 2 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 A Children's Movie Matinee Space Jam Tuesday, July 2nd 2pm in the Community Room Rated PG and run time 100 minutes Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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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! Ages 3 and up! 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

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 Improv Troupe

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 – Toy Story

Tuesday, July 9 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 A Children's Movie Matinee Toy Story Tuesday, July 9th 2pm in the Community Room Rated G and run time 81 minutes Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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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!  Ages 5 and up! Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library

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Teen Trivia Night

Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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It is TRIVIA time! Jack the Intern has worked hard to come up with more trivial teen trivia questions. Are you ready? You and your selected group mates will be asked lots of questions. Do you have the answers??? Come have fun and find out. Prize: lots of Library Loot! Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 When: 6-8 PM Where: Community Room Sign up required, space is limited!

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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 – The Lion King

Tuesday, July 16 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 A Children's Movie Matinee The Lion King Tuesday, July 16 2pm in the Community Room Rated G and run time 89 minutes Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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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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Teen Game Night: Life-Size CANDY LAND

Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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You and your partner are the game pieces in this LIFE-SIZE Candy Land. You will both complete mini challenges and games while racing to the Candy Castle. Lots of candy. Lots of Library Loot! Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 When: 6-8 PM Where: Community Room Sign up required, space is limited! *When signing up, please note any teen food sensitivities*

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Children’s LIFE SIZE CANDYLAND: 1st-3rd Grade

Friday, July 19 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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You and your partner are the game pieces in this LIFE-SIZE Candy Land. You will both complete mini challenges and games while racing to the Candy Castle and earning lots of candy! Open to kids entering Grades 1st-3rd ONLY When: 1:30-2:30 PM Where: Community Room Sign up required, space is limited! *When signing up, please note any of child's food sensitivities*

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Children’s Life-Size Candy Land: 4th-6th Grade

Friday, July 19 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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You and your partner are the game pieces in this LIFE-SIZE Candy Land. You will both complete mini challenges and games while racing to the Candy Castle and earning lots of candy! Open to kids entering Grades 4th-6th (only) When: 3-4 PM Where: Community Room Sign up required, space is limited! *When signing up, please note any food sensitivities child has*

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Indian-American Panel Discussion

Saturday, July 20 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Children’s Summer Movie Matinee – Aladdin

Tuesday, July 23 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 A Children's Movie Matinee Aladdin Tuesday, July 23rd 2pm in the Community Room Rated G and run time 91 minutes Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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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.   Ages 3 an up! Drop In! Avon Library Community Room Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library

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Children’s Summer Movie Matinee – How to Train Your Dragon

Tuesday, July 30 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 A Children's Movie Matinee How to Train Your Dragon Tuesday, July 30th 2pm in the Community Room Rated PG and run time 98 minutes Bring Your Own Resealable Water to Enjoy Drop In!

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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 Improv Troupe

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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Teen Make and Take Chocolate Night!

Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Teen Make & Take Chocolate  Klassic Kreations will show you how to make your own truffles, create emoji chocolate covered OREOs, and so much more! All supplies provided. You just have to show up to learn and create! When: Thurs. 8/8 from 6-7:15 PM This is a high demand event. If you show up past 6:05 PM, then your spot will be given to a waitlisted teen who is present. Please only sign up if you can attend the whole…

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Teen Summer Reading Prize Auction

Friday, August 9 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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2019 Teen Summer Reading Prize Auction Location: 1st Floor Community Room When: Friday August 9th, from 2-4 PM Who: teens entering Grades 7-12 & bring all your Library Loot You have read & logged books. You have come to teen programs. Now bring all the Library Loot you have earned and bid on prizes! Check back here in late July to see the full Master Prize List of items that will be auctioned off! Can't attend this program? Make arrangements to…

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Summer Film Series: Focus on Immigration – “Frontera”

Tuesday, August 13 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Frontera - A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing the border is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever. Rated PG-13, 1h 43m.   Click here for trailer After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. "Focus On Immigration" Film Series Summer…

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Italian-Americans in CT in the 1920s

Wednesday, August 14 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Presented by Dr. Rafaele Fierro, History and Political Science Professor at Tunxis, and part of the Civic Engagement Institute on campus.   Dr. Fierro will use the 1920 Census to share the stories of criminal activity (non-Mob related) within Connecticut. At one point, 32%  of the prisoners in the Wethersfield prison were Italian! Why was this?? Refreshments provided by the Prince Thomas of Savoy Italian Club.

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Indian-American Panel Discussion

Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Summer Film Series: Focus on Immigration – “Brooklyn”

Tuesday, August 20 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Brooklyn - An Irish immigrant arrives in 1950’s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with an Italian-American plumber. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Rated PG-13, 1h 59m. Click here for trailer After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. "Focus On Immigration" Film Series Summer 2019 Tuesday, August…

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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.  Life and other inconveniences is about a blue-blood  grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin. Books will be for sale at this event.  

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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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Summer Film Series: Focus on Immigration – “Dirty Pretty Things”

Tuesday, August 27 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Dirty Pretty Things - Okwe is an illegal Nigerian immigrant struggling to survive in London's underground.  He works as a hotel receptionist in the night time and since he has a medical degree, he also practices medicine on the side. When he is offered a lot of money to perform illegal surgeries, he faces a moral dilemma. Rated R, 1h 37m.  Click here for trailer After the film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at…

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One World By Night Improv Troupe

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

North Korea Book Discussion Series: Nothing to Envy

Tuesday, September 3 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: North Korea Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 7:00 PM Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 7:00 PM Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 7:00 PM The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional and non-fictional books about North Korea. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. No registration. Please contact Cyndi Larsen…

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Advanced College Planning

Wednesday, September 4 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Thursday, September 5 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Today’s test time: Thurs. September 5th, 4-7 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT, PSAT, and the 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, ACT. PSAT, or SAT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will…

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One World By Night Improv Troupe

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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Farmington Valley Trails Council

Monday, September 9 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Poles in their homeland and Connecticut: History and Culture

Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Presented by Renata Vickrey, University Archivist and Outreach Librarian at CCSU. A lecture on the  history and culture of Poles who emigrated from Poland to the US, from mid-19th century until the present.  In addition to the reasons why this population immigrated, we will discuss the building of community, family traditions and customs, especially by the Poles who live in CT! Food from Little Poland (New Britain) will be served.

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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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USTA Tennis Meeting

Thursday, September 12 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 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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USTA Tennis Meeting

Monday, September 16 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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LCI Circulation Committee meeting

Thursday, September 19 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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Girl Scouts of CT Registration Night

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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October 2019

North Korea Book Discussion Series: Escape from Camp 14

Tuesday, October 1 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: North Korea Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 7:00 PM Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 7:00 PM Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 7:00 PM The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional and non-fictional books about North Korea. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. No registration. Please contact Cyndi Larsen…

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Sea Turtles of Costa Rica with Gary Melnysyn

Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Sea Turtles of Costa Rica with Gary Melnysyn Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 2 PM Gary is a self-taught photographer, artist and an avid outdoor enthusiast. He is a certified Master Naturalist, Master Wildlife Conservationist and National Park Service Ranger. Gary spent a month on a sea turtle conservation project in Ostional, Costa Rica, where he observed, collected data and helped preserve adult turtles. This presentation will focus on sea turtle migration and nesting habits, as well as the environmental…

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One World By Night Improv Troupe

Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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VNA Flu Vaccine Clinic

Tuesday, October 8 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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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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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Tuesday, October 8 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Today’s test time: Tues. October 8th, 4-7 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT, PSAT, and the 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, ACT. PSAT, or SAT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will…

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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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Opioids: Where we are now

Saturday, October 12 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Part of the Take Care of Yourself Mental Health Series. Charles McKay returns to update us on where we are within the opioid epidemic.

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Where the Crawdads Sing: Literature Discussion with Aimee Pozorski

Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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It's the book everyone's reading: Where the Crawdads Sing. A literature discussion with Aimee Pozorski, CCSU.

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Italy through the Seasons with Lisa Phillips

Wednesday, October 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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  This relaxed, informational and interactive travel talk is perfect for those who enjoy experiential vacations! This program will take you to Italy from north to south, including Sicily, and will introduce you to rich and meaningful seasonal experiences that are full of depth and discovery. Lisa Phillips is a travel designer and owner of Bella Europa Travel. For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Free and open to the public. No registration.

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West Avon Garden Club

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

One World By Night Improv Troupe

Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm - Sunday, November 3 at 12:30 am
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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North Korea Book Discussion Series: The Orphan Master’s Son

Tuesday, November 12 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: North Korea Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 7:00 PM Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 7:00 PM Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 7:00 PM The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional and non-fictional books about North Korea. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. No registration. Please contact Cyndi Larsen…

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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Today’s test time: Thurs. November 14th, 4-7 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT, PSAT, and the 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, ACT. PSAT, or SAT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will…

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Spring Meadow

Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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West Avon Garden Club

Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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LCI Circulation Committee meeting

Thursday, November 21 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Man on Wire”

Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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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December 2019

Suffrage in New England

Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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with Dr. Heather Prescott, CCSU. Snow date is 12/10

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Free Practice ACT, PSAT, or SAT!

Thursday, December 12 at 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Today’s test time: Thurs. December 12th, 4-7 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT, PSAT, and the 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, ACT. PSAT, or SAT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will…

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Hold for Children’s Event

Friday, December 27
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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See Kari Ann for Details This will be a FOL event

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January 2020

LCI Circulation Committee meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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March 2020

LCI Circulation Committee meeting

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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May 2020

LCI Circulation Committee meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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