Connecticut Wrappers Made in the Shade

In Person Program by

John Cilio

A Cigar wrapper is the tobacco leaf that you see on the outside of the cigar. Makers feel that a wrapper has the potential to impact the subtle flavor notes of a great cigar.

Connecticut started growing tobacco in 1640, eventually producing shade-grown tobacco for wrappers in 1901. Since then, CT farmers have produced some of the finest wrappers in the world. To produce this cash crop, farmers use cheesecloth or nylon netting to help protect the growing leaves from the sun's rays and damaging winds.

Learn some of the histories of tobacco, cigars and Connecticut shade-grown wrappers with us.

No registration required, please call the library with any questions 203-888-3903

A Journey to Mount Everest In Search of Snow Leopards & Adventure

In person presentation by 

Dr. Richard Benfield,

Retired Chair of the CCSU Geography Dept and a Snow Leopard researcher

The Himalayan Snow Leopard is the most mysterious, most enigmatic and the most poorly understood of all the large cats. Inhabiting mountain terrain above 15,000, the Snow Leopard is rearely seen and rarely photographed. Only three individuals in the world today study the cat full time. As a result, conservation agencies, Panthera and The Snow Leopard Trust amongst them, rely on citizen scientists to do basic research to add to the body of knowledge on this elusive cat.

Join us as we view a series of trips into the Himalayas and the mountains of Central Asia most recently to Everest base camp in search of the cat with Dr Richard Benfield.

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No registration required, please call the library with any questions 203-888-3903

Learn to Make Burrito Bowls: Adult Cooking Class

Adult Cooking Class with Vegetables & Food Explorers

Supplies Provided- Registration Required, Must be 18 or Older

Seating is Limited

Register with Library Director Suzanne Garvey

Stories from the Attic: A Memorable Presentation

Hidden History & How To Find It

Presented by Greg Van Antwerp, The Urban Archeologist

Greg Van Antwerp is a Historian, writer, and seeker of hidden history. His passion is searching for things that have been left behind that reflect a way of life long gone. He aims to entertain audiences while teaching them how they can find, preserve and share these gems. In this hour long presentation, Greg will provide samples in a mobile museum while explaining how he found each. He works to create humorous, thoughtful and teachable moments about the recovery and value of preserving the past.

For more information call 203-888-3903

Interview Success Workshop on the Career Coach

Join us to polish your interview skills and position yourself to stand out in the crowd!
Interview Success Workshop
- Don’t like interviews? Unsure how to answer the difficult questions? Join us!
- Want to learn the subtle cues an interviewer looks for to decide if you are the best candidate?
- Learn about non-verbal communication and why it matters.
- Learn how to prepare for the most common interview questions; be ready to answer them with CONFIDENCE… practice makes perfect!!
- Gain amazing tools and insight to help you get the job of your dreams!
Workshop Format:
- AM session, 10-12
- PM session, 1-3
Both sessions offer the same material –
You only need to sign up for one at the Circulation Desk or call us at 203-888-3903.
What is the Career Coach?
A mobile computer lab that provides digital literacy outreach, job search assistance; the Resume/Cover Letter Workshop.

The Giggling Pig-Adult Paint Class

Adult Paint Class


Must be 18 or older to attend - Seating is limited

Register with library director, Suzanne Garvey

Phone 203-888-3903 ex 5 or


Movies on Fridays

Creed III

Starring Michael B. Jordan

Adonis has been thriving in both his career and family life, but when a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy resurfaces, the face-off is more than just a fight.


PG-13 - 1 hr, 57 mins

Movies on Fridays

Alfred Hitchcock's

Stranger on a Train

Starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman & Robert Walker

A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

Crime/Drama/Film Noir

PG - 1 hr, 41 mins

Movies on Fridays


Directed by John Waters

Starring Ricki Lake & Divine

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.


PG - 1 hr, 36 mins

Movies on Wednesdays

Crimson Tide

Starring Denzel Washington & Gene Hackman

On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.


R  - 2 hrs, 3 mins