August Adult Programs At The Library

August 8, 2009

July went by so quickly, don’t you agree? We’re busier than ever here at the Library, what with the Summer Reading Program, school summer reading lists and all the excellent vacation reading going on. We’ve got a terrific create-it-yourself display by staffer Jessica Branciforte that’s got patron imagination’s running as well as a Dog Days of Summer and Librarian Thrillers and Mysteries displays which are disappearing quickly. Look for more displays with books-to-movies and Scandinavian mysteries coming soon. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and register for the following programs which are sure to be popular:

Author and Historian Diane Ross McCain: Connecticut Coast
Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m.
McCain’s new book is a richly illustrated exploration of the vast, varied, and unique heritage of our area, covering twenty-four towns from New York State to Rhode Island with a compelling narrative by historian Diana Ross McCain and archival images from the Connecticut Historical Society.

Back By Popular Demand!
Raising Backyard Chickens With UConn’s Dr. Michael Darre
Saturday, August 29th 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.

The Met Comes To The Essex Library With Porgy & Bess
Saturday, August 29th at 2 p.m.
What could say “Summertime” more beautifully than Porgy and Bess? Packed with memorable songs, including “Summertime”, “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and many more.  Our popular Opera at the Library series presents Trevor Nunn’s film of the Gershwins’ three-act opera starring Willard White as Porgy, Cynthia Haymon as Bess, and Damon Evans as Sportin’ Life, this production is based on the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production, featuring the Royal Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle.