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    Phone: 860-665-8700

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Spring Into Our Digital Services:  OverDrive & Hoopla
Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Get to know some of our popular digital services!  Learn about OverDrive and Hoopla to download countless forms of free entertainment, from ebooks and audiobooks to shows and music albums.
Registration required.

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Friends Annual Book Sale 
Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


The Friends of the Library will hold their spring book sale on Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Senior and Disabled Center. Admission on Friday evening is $5 and free on Saturday. Buy a Friends book sale GREEN bag for $7 and fill it with books for free. Refills are $6. Stock up and save!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Spring into Our Digital Services:  RBDigital & Acorn TV
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.

Get to know some of our popular digital services! Learn about RBDigital and AcornTV, where you can download countless forms of free entertainment, from ebooks and audiobooks to shows and magazines! Our digital resources are available for Newington residents.
Registration required

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Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.  The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Crafts and Conversation
Tuesday May 7 10 a.m. – Noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and be part of the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.    

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Connecticut’s Own Paul Newman
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
Join Professor Gil Gigliotti as we look at four iconic Paul Newman films, all of them nominated for Academy Awards and other film industry recognitions.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) starring Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives. Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife. 

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Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, May 9,  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. Topics can include tablets, smartphones, social media, and email. Registration required.

His Garden

Saturday Book Talk 
His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer
Saturday, May 11, 1:00 p.m.

In her recent book, His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer, the PenCraft Literary Award Winner for Best Non-fiction of 2018, Connecticut author Anne K. Howard examines the murders of seven Connecticut women and their killer, William Howell.  Over the course of three years, she met with Howell in person, spoke with him by phone, corresponded through letters, and researched court documents.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Registration required.

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Movies & More: On the Basis of Sex
Tuesday, May 14, 1:00 p.m. 

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that led to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux.  Running time is 120 minutes. Snacks provided. FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Hud

Connecticut’s Own Paul Newman
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Join Professor Gil Gigliotti as we look at four iconic Paul Newman films, all of them nominated for Academy Awards and other film industry recognitions.

Hud (1963) starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, and Patricia Neal.
Winner of 3 Academy Awards, including a best actress Oscar for Patricia Neal.  An honest, hard-working Texas rancher has a conflict with his troubled son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.

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Newington Library 5K Challenge Road Race
Sunday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. at Mill Pond Park

The 23rd running of this event will be held at Mill Pond Park on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Runners will compete by age category with awards for the winning male and female runners within each division. Walkers are also welcome. Registration forms are available at the library, on the library’s website or you can register online at raceentry.com. Preregistration is $10 for children (12 & under) and $25 per adult. Same day registration is $10 for children (12 & under) and $30 per adult.

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Made in Connecticut: Connecticut Icons by Charles Monagan
Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.

Charles Monagan, author and former editor of Connecticut Magazine will give a talk on his latest book Connecticut Icons.  This book is a collection of photos, anecdotes and little-known fact about Connecticut – from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl, the USS Nautilus to the Merritt Parkway, and many others.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Connecticut’s Own Paul Newman
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.
Join Professor Gil Gigliotti as we look at four iconic Paul Newman films, all of them nominated for Academy Awards and other film industry recognitions.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katherine Ross. Winner of 4 Academy Awards. Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill, but they rob one train too many.

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Crafts and Conversation
Thursday May 23, 10 a.m. - Noon   

Bring the craft of your choice, and be part of the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.                                                                                                                  

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, May 23, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!  Registration required.

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3 Graves to Memorial Day
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the men and women who went off to fight for their country and never came home. Author, historian, and Town Crier editor Aaron Elson will talk about three of the more than 400,000 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice, and his small role in keeping their memories alive. Aaron is the creator of Oral History Audiobooks, a series of CDs excerpted from more than three decades of interviews with veterans. Registration required.

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Connecticut’s Own Paul Newman
Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m.
Join Professor Gil Gigliotti as we look at four iconic Paul Newman films, all of them nominated for Academy Awards and other film industry recognitions.

Absence of Malice (1981) starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob Balaban, and directed by Sydney Pollack. An ambitious newspaper reporter writes a scathing article based on information from an FBI investigator that implicates a reclusive business-owner in the recent disappearance of a labor leader.

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Computer Health Tips
Thursday, May 30, 10:30 a.m.

Don't let your computer get a cold!  Join us as we cover some basic proactive techniques that you can do to keep your computer healthy and running smoothly. Registration required.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, May 30, 1;30 – 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!  Registration required. 

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Bus Trip To Newport, Rhode Island
Saturday, June 1, 7:00 a.m. 

A day on your own for $33 or tour The Breakers and Marble House for an additional $21. Please call for details.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Friends Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.

Save the date for the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting. Entertainment provided by Dually Noted more details to follow.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.