The North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., North Haven announces the following programs which are free and open to the public. All programs are held in the Community room. For more information visit their website at http://www.northhavenlibrary.net/
or call 203-239-5803. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Reading Between the Lines - Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 18 at 7 p.m.
Book: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.
Discussion Leader: Pat Johnson
Registration is required for the following programs:
Forrest Yoga for Adults (8 week series) Thursdays
Thursdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 10, 17 (No class on Feb. 3, March 3) 6- 7 pm.
Beginners to Forrest Yoga learn to breathe deeply and connect in feeling with their bodies during poses that are typically held for 5-10 breaths. As you progress, you will become proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you, particularly if you have physical injuries or chronic pain
Presented by Neely Kelley. Please bring a yoga mat. Registration begins Jan. 3rd.
Cake Decorating for Adults
Wednesday, January 26 at 7 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Patty McGovern. Registration is required starting Jan. 3rd.
Students will be learning beginning cake decorating skills including preparing the cake for icing, making frosting, using various tips to decorate, and forming basic flowers.
Jewelry Making Program
Monday, February 7 at 7 – 8 p.m.
Each attendee will receive a strand of semi-precious stones and a selection of loose beads to create a unique necklace or bracelet. Presented by jewelry designer Geralyn Tagatac. Registration begins on February 1 at 10 a.m.
Fat is Beautiful: A Calzone Making Demonstration
Wednesday, February 16 at 7 – 8 pm
Learn to make these delicious stuffed turnover pizzas with Chef Paula Biondino. Samples will be served. Registration begins on February 1st.
Breaking Down Barriers: Understanding Modern Art
Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
Modern art, with its complex themes and symbolism, is a pleasure to view, but it can also be intimidating and difficult to understand. This lecture will explore modern art and trace its history from the Barbizon School and Realist movements of the mid 19th century to the 1980s when artistic giants Warhol and Basquiat were at their height. Come and learn how to interpret these modern masterpieces! Mollie Clarke,Lyman Allyn Art Museum Director of Education, will present an hour-long lecture about understanding modern art. A question and answer session will follow the powerpoint presentation. Registration is required starting on March 1.
Friends of the Library Meetings - Wednesdays
January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1 at 7:15
The public is invited to the “friendliest” meetings in North Haven!
The North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street, North Haven announces their 2011 Book Discussions. For more information or to register, call 203-239-5803. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Open to residents and non-residents. Schedule is as follows:
Mother Daughter Book Discussion - Mondays at 7 pm
January 10 - Book: Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn
February 14 -Book: Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
March 7 - Book: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
April 11 - Book: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
May 9 – Book: TBA
June 13 - TBA
To register, call 203-239-5803
Mother – Teen Daughter Book Discussion - Wednesdays at 7 pm
January 12 - Book: Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
February 9 - Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
March 16 - Book: If I Stay by Gayle Formas
April 13 - Book: Dark Wing by Kenneth Oppel
May 18 – Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
June 8 – The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
To register, call 203-239-5803.
The Hunger Games Series– Book Discussion - Mondays at 7 pm
Book One Discussion: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A book discussion will be held of the NY Times Bestseller – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. “In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.”
Reviews for The Hunger Games: The New York Times - John Green “brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced” - The Washington Post - Mary Quattlebaum - “This gripping tale explores ever-timely topics—violence-as-entertainment and rule-by-intimidation—and through Katniss holds out the possibility of change.”
Book Two Discussion: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins “Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.”
Book Three Discussion: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins “The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!”
To register call: 203-239-5803.
Program open to adults, teens and pre-teens.