Board Game Night

Board Game Night- Everyone is Welcome!

Movies on Friday

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Starring Tilda Swinton & Idris Elba

A lonely scholar, on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

Rated R

1 hr 48 mins

Food For Thought: The History of Thanksgiving

Presented by Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation)-

Education Director-Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) in Wahsington, CT

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Is it a holiday to be celerated with food and friends while giving thanks?  Indigenous people called this land home for over 12,000 years. The same holiday can mean different things to different people. For many Native Americans living today, answering the above questions are not simple.  Join Education Director Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation for a discussion about the myths, misconceptions, & the complex history surrounding this holiday.  From documents written at the time, as well as Wampanoag oral histories, you may find the history of Thanksgiving is more surprising than you might have imagined.

Free- No Registration - Phone 203-888-3903 for more information.

This program is suitable for adults and those over fifteen years of age.

Nosferatu- A Silent Movie

Nosferatu

A Film by F.W. Murnau - Starring Max Schreck

1922 Silent Move with Subtitles & Score

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

NR/Must be 15 or older to attend

1 hr, 24 mins

Barry Piro- A Ghost Hunters Favorite Cases

Barry Pirro- In Person-

Paranormal Investigator-

Paranormal investigator Barry Pirro has investigated hundreds of haunted houses and historic sites.  He has been a consultant for paranormal TV shows.  Join us as Barry discusses some of his most chilling cases of ghosts, demons, and haunted objects.  Hear real ghost recordings and tell us your own haunting stories!

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

6:30 PM

Doors Open at 6:00 PM for Seating

Free to Attend, Registration Not Required!

*CANCELED*CT Witch Trial- Alse Young 1647*CANCELED*

We apologize for the inconvenience but the program on Oct 4 @ 6 pm "CT Witch Trials" is canceled due to presenters illness. We will not be rescheduling this program

Join Beth Caruso - Lecturer, Author & Historian-

 Alse Young-1647

Free, In Person, & Registration is not required.

Alse Young of Windsor was executed on May 26, 1647, condemned as a witch, some forty odd years prior to the Salem Witch Trails.  The evening’s talk will focus on Ms. Caruso’s research  which utilized the archives of the Town of Windsor and other primary sources. The overwhelming factors that led to the beginning of the witch trials in colonial New England will be discussed as well.

A resident of Windsor, CT, Ms. Caruso made it her aim to investigate the early witch trials of CT which saw eleven people executed by 1662. She is one of the founders of the CT WITCH Memorial, a Facebook endeavor, dedicated to educating the public about Connecticut’s witch trials and working to exonerate the names of CT's executed and accused. Ms. Caruso was instrumental in providing information to the Windsor CT Town Council prior to their historic February 6, 2017 vote to clear Alse Young and Lydia Gilbert of the charges of witchcraft leveled against them in the 1600s. 

 

Group Game Night for Ages 18+

Join us on Wednesday, October 5th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for an evening with board games!

Fun for everyone ages 18 and up.

Registration is not required for this program. For more information, please call the library at 203-888-3903.

Connecticut Witch Trials - Presentation by Jason Scappaticci

Seymour Public Library History Program

Connecticut Witch Trials

Presentation by Jason Scappaticci, Historian

In 1692, the first "witch" of the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts was hanged.  Connecticut beat that injustice by about 45 years.  On may 26,1647, Alse Young, from Windsor, CT, purported to be the first person in Colonial America to be so sentenced, was executed as a witch.  By 1662, ten others in Connecticut-nine woman, two men-would follow to the same fate.  How did this come to occur in Connecticut? Attend this presentation to find out more.

World's Fair - History Program with Jason Scappaticci

1904 St. Louis 

World's Fair

Presented by Jason Scappaticci, Historian

 

Lower Level, Seymour Public Library

Free & Welcome to All

Phone 203-888-3903 or email sgarvey@biblio.org for more information

Quinnetukut: Stories of Survival

Presented by

Darlene Kascak - Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

Education Director Institute for American Studies (IAIS) in Washingon, CT

Explore Connecticut history from multiple perspectives to provide a more truthful and accurate understanding of our State's history.  Indigenous people called this land home for over 12,000 years.  Visual & tactile resources will be on hand and participants will learn the many ways that the Indigenous peoples of Connecticut adapted to their changing environment and the impact European culture had on their lives.

Free, All Ages 

    Phone 203-888-3903 or email sgarvey@biblio.org for more information