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Movies & More: The Leisure Seeker
Tuesday, September 18, 1:00 p.m.

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.
Starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland. Running time 112 minutes. Snacks provided. FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Generations and Nature
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.

Join grandmother and granddaughter duo Mikki Zadrowski and Vallerie Perrault for a fascinating presentation of the beauty in nature found through Mikki’s many mediums and Vallerie’s photography alike. Vallerie and her partner Jason will be chronicling their adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail last year as well as sharing poetry, stories and hiking tips.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, September 20, 1:30 4:30 p.m. 

Do you need help downloading your e-book or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter 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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The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography by Mike Shalin and Steve Babineau
Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.

Mike Shalin, former sports writer for the Boston Herald and Steve Babineau a photographer who has focused on the Boston Red Sox for four decades, will talk about their new book, which will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Come and relive the glory days of your favorite Boston Red Sox players over the past forty years, with behind-the-scenes images of players and Fenway Park.  Registration required.

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Crafts and Conversation
Tuesday September 25, 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Bring your own craft and be part of the conversation! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Brown Bag it With a Documentary: Inspiring People
Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Wednesday, September 26, 12:00 p.m.

An intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mr. Fred Rogers.  Running time 94 minutes. . Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Little Women’s 150th year Celebration!!
Join us for this special series that celebrates the 150th year anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s publication Little Women. Enjoy a presentation of her works, a film, a book discussion and refreshments.

The Life and Works of Louisa May Alcott
Thursday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.

Join Christine Doyle, English Professor at Central Connecticut State University specializing in nineteenth century American literature, for an engaging presentation and discussion on Alcott’s works, influence, life and times.

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Just a Connecticut Gal – Katharine Hepburn Film Series 
Tuesdays in October at 6:30 p.m. 
Join CCSU professor and movie buff Gil Gigliotti as we explore 4 films starring Connecticut’s own Kate Hepburn. Refreshments provided.

Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Cary Grant
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.

While trying to secure a donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist played by Grant, is pursued by a flighty and irritating heiress and her pet leopard.

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Hunger Action Team
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

Barbara Womer, Community Volunteer with the Newington Hunger Action Team, will speak on hunger issues in Newington, the impact hunger has on the community, and how the Hunger Action Team (or HAT) works in collaboration with the town, local businesses, civic organizations, faith-based communities and Newington residents to help alleviate hunger. Please bring a canned good for the Hunger Action Team.

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Film Presentation: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women
Thursday, October 4, 12:00 p.m.

A 1933 chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennet, Paul Lukas. Running time 115 minutes. FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, October 4, 1:30 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your e-book or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter 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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Friends Bus TripNew York City
Saturday, October 6

Join the Friends for a day in New York City where you may spend the time as you wish. The cost of the trip is $47, payable at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Just a Connecticut Gal – Katharine Hepburn Film Series 
Tuesdays in October at 6:30 p.m. 
Join CCSU professor and movie buff Gil Gigliotti as we explore 4 films starring Connecticut’s own Kate Hepburn. Refreshments provided.

Adam’s Rib (1949) with Spencer Tracy 
Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers.

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Crafts and Conversation
Wednesday, October 10 10:00 A.M. – Noon 

Bring your own craft and be part of the conversation! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Attorney Evaluates UFO Evidence
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.

For the last 35 years, Attorney Dyke Spear has interacted, researched and conferenced with the leading UFO researchers in the world. Much of the information he has learned is unknown to the general public and involves such personalities as astronauts Gordon Cooper and Wally Schirra, abductee Travis Walton, and show business diva Eartha Kitt. Occasionally controversial, but always colorful, Attorney Spear presents an informative and entertaining analysis of the UFO mystery. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Thursday, October 11, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Special guest Christine Doyle, Professor at Connecticut State University specializing in nineteenth century American literature, will lead the discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch.

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Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion with Twain scholar Kerry Driscoll.
Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.

Anyone interested is invited to join us for the discussion and talk by Dr. Driscoll, Professor of English (emerita) at the University of St. Joseph. Light refreshments will be served. A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Made in Connecticut
Hartford Flavor Company of Hartford
Monday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.

Join the owners of the Hartford Flavor Company of Hartford as they talk about their company that makes uniquely flavored liqueurs. You will learn about the history of the company, and how the liqueurs are made. Registration required.

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Movies & More: Book Club
Tuesday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen. Running time 104 minutes. Snacks provided. FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Just a Connecticut Gal – Katharine Hepburn Film Series 
Tuesdays in October at 6:30 p.m. 
Join CCSU professor and movie buff Gil Gigliotti as we explore 4 films starring Connecticut’s own Kate Hepburn. Refreshments provided.

African Queen (1951) with Humphrey Bogart
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy ship.

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Home Buyers Workshop
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.

Are you looking to buy a house or business property in the near future? Come to the library and meet a panel of professionals with the purpose of educating buyers about the home buying process. The panel will include a residential realtor, commercial realtor, home inspector, financial lender, insurance person, attorney, handyman and contractor/remodeler.
Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce

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Books & Bites: Book Talks by Librarians!!
A Focus on Fiction
Thursday, October 18, 1:00 p.m. 

Join your favorite librarians for tasty bites and engaging book talks. Discover new titles and authors that our librarians love and you might too! Refreshments provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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 Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, October 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Attention all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. This list can include: cell phones & text messaging, e-readers, social media, email, tablets, and iPods.
Registration required

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Just a Connecticut Gal – Katharine Hepburn Film Series 
Tuesdays in October at 6:30 p.m. 
Join CCSU professor and movie buff Gil Gigliotti as we explore 4 films starring Connecticut’s own Kate Hepburn. Refreshments provided.

On Golden Pond (1981) with Henry Fonda
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
Estranged from his daughter, Norman and his wife Ethel agree to care for Billy, the son of their daughter’s boyfriend, and an unexpected relationship blooms. Hepburn and Fonda won Oscars for their portrayals of the Thayers.

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Crafts and Conversation
Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 A.M. – Noon 

Bring your own craft and be part of the conversation! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Excel 2013 Essentials
Thursday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for an overview covering the basics plus some in-depth features to get you off to a great start with Excel!  In this hands-on class, we will perform calculations, make tables and graphs, and keep track of your finances!  Registration required.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, October 25, 5:30 8:30 p.m. 

Do you need help downloading your e-book or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter 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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Friends’ Fall Book Sale – Held at the Senior & Disabled Center
Friday, October 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. - admission is $5.00
Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - free admission
Sunday, October 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Buy a Friends book sale GREEN bag for $7 and fill it with books for free on Sunday.  Refills are $6.  Stock up and save.

All types of books, including fiction and non-fiction, will be on sale as well as CDs, audiobooks, DVDs, videos, and specially priced items.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Brown Bag it With a Documentary: Inspiring People
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Tuesday, October 30, 12:00 p.m.

A revelatory documentary exploring Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career. Running time 96 minutes. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.