May Adult Programs At The Library

May 7, 2009

Our amazing Jenny Tripp has put together another smashing lineup of FREE programs this month for your enlightenment and enjoyment. Take a look and don’t forget to call the Library, 767-1560, or e-mail us to reserve a seat.

jobinterviewOut Of Work Or About To Be?  Looking For The “Right” Job?  Frustrated With Your Job Search? Join The Club ! The Essex Library is sponsoring a weekly Job Club for those looking for work.  This is a practical, self-help group that will assist with resume- and cover-letter writing, networking, interviewing skills, and more.  If you’re looking for a job, please join us at our one of our informational meetings being held on Fridays, at 10:00 a.m. in the 1889 Room. Please call Sheryl Serviss at 860-767-8741 or register at the Desk.

stevenadler‘Up Close And Personal’ Photography Exhibit by Steve Nadler
May 1st through 31st in the Program Room

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 8th at 5 p.m. These photos showcase the natural world in extreme close-up. This exhibit is an entree into a world where insects are giants and a single leaf’s veins fill an entire frame.

latraviataThe Met Comes To The Library With La Traviata
Saturday, May 9th at 2 p.m.
A lavish period production of Verdi’s best-loved opera, featuring two of today’s most celebrated stars, Renee Fleming and Rolando Villazon. The tragic love story of the courtesan Violetta and her young admirer Alfredo is set to some of the most popular music in all opera. Filmed live in Los Angeles in 2006, this production was subsequently presented to great acclaim at the Met.

yogaYoga 101 For Adults
Staffer Molly Osborne, who delighted the community’s children with her Yoga For Kids class, has agreed to take on an introductory class for adults. Tuesday mornings, May 12th through June 2nd at 10 a.m. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

scoreSCORE At The Library
Thursday, May 14th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE® provides free and confidential advice on starting and growing small businesses. Counseling will take place at the Essex Library on the second Thursday of each month between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Appointments must be scheduled in advance, either by calling 860-388-9508, or downloading a request form.

Don Flynn, an Essex resident, along with Steve Workman and other chapter members will counsel business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Essex.  According to Flynn, “At the initial meeting, the business owner describes his or her current situation and challenges the business may be facing to a team of counselors.  Based on the specific areas of need, a SCORE counselor with experience in those areas is assigned to help guide the business owner in the completion of a business plan or other action steps”

garrdenladyGarden Earth Lecture Series with Maureen Haseley-Jones
Thursday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m.
Join Essex’ own landscape designer–The English Lady in the second of her two-part lecture series on nurturing your garden, your planet and your soul. Her design ideas and gorgeous garden photographs will inspire you.

shakespeareimagesExploring Shakespeare, A Play Discussion Group
We’ll discuss Richard III on May 19th at 6:30 p.m.(copies available at the Library). Everyone is welcome! The future dates and plays will be announced at future meetings.

vnacommunityhealthcareWorried About Your Aging Parents? Need Help With Tough Questions About Their Care? You are not alone!
Thursday, May 21st, at 5:30 p.m.
VNA of the Lower Valley Community Healthcare serves seniors and their family members with guidance and resource recommendations for home care, home independence, caregiver support and government benefits. Learn about how to spot signs of an eldercare crisis, starting a conversation about getting help, matching the person’s needs to available services and paying for eldercare at the VNA of the Lower Valley’s Eldercare Forum.

bloodpressureCheck Your Blood Pressure Service
Thursday, May 28th, 1-2 p.m.
The VNA offers a FREE blood pressure check on the 4th Thursday of every month from 1-2p.m. in the 1889 Room at the Essex Library.

chickenRaising Backyard Chickens With UConn’s Dr. Michael Darre
Saturday, May 30th at 10 a.m.

University extension Poultry Specialist for Connecticut and New England, Dr. Darre will speak about the latest trend fresh from Europe–raising laying hens in your own backyard. Reap the rewards of fresh eggs, garden pest control and great natural fertilizer. It’s easy, cheap and legal! Find out ow to choose, house, feed and care for your small flock.