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French Art in Connecticut

Date & Time: October 23, 2014 7:00 pm


Edouard Manet's Woman in Spanish costume (Femme espagnole) Yale Univ. Gallery

 

Brian Denyer, of the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT, INC., will present a program about French paintings exhibited in Connecticut museums, including Farmington’s Hill-Stead Home, Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum, and Yale University’s Art Galleries, with artistic and historical details.

Mr. Denyer was a teacher of French for 33 years at the Taft School, instructing courses from the beginners level up to French literature. He also taught Advanced Placement courses, and for ten years he served the College Board as a corrector of these exams. At Taft, he also directed the school’s away programs (notably, School Year Abroad) and led students to France during the summer. In each of his French courses, he added a mini-program of French art. In addition, he coordinated trips to various Connecticut art museums for the school.

He is active with the local Alliance Française, Naugatuck’s Whittemore Library, and the local Senior Center. He is the author of several French workbooks and a book on soccer, and now in retirement , he participates in local creative writing groups. He writes poetry in both English and French, and has made poetry recitations in both languages. He also enjoys oil painting, particularly landscapes.

Please register for this free event.

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Movie Matinee: Belle

Date & Time: October 26, 2014 2:00 pm


belleFilm showing of Belle, directed by Amma Asante and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson.  Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds.

"The pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant and emotionally satisfying fit in Belle." --Variety

"Amma Asante's Belle is like a Jane Austen novel spiked with an extra shot of social conscience." --Entertainment Weekly

Rated PG, 104 minutes.  Free showing, popcorn & soda.

Book 'Em Mystery Discussion: Sacrifice Fly by Tim O'Mara

Date & Time: October 27, 2014 12:30 pm


Raymond Donne wasn’t always a schoolteacher. Not only did he patrol the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as one of New York’s Finest, but being the nephew of the chief of detectives, he was expected to go on to bigger things. At least he was until the accident that destroyed his knees. Unable to do the job the way he wanted, he became a teacher in the same neighborhood, and did everything he could to put the force behind him and come to terms with the change.

Then Frankie Rivas, a student in Ray’s class and a baseball phenom, stops showing up to school. With Frankie in danger of failing and missing out on a scholarship, Ray goes looking for him, only to find Frankie’s father bludgeoned to death in their apartment. Frankie and his younger sister are gone, possibly on the run. But did Frankie really kill his father? Ray can’t believe it. But then who did, and where are Frankie and his sister? Ray doesn’t know, but if he’s going to have any chance of bringing them home safely, he’s going to have to return to the life, the people, and the demons he walked out on all those years ago.

Microsoft Excel Web Version Class

Date & Time: October 27, 2014 3:00 pm


In this 1-hour session you will learn the basics of the web-based version of Microsoft Excel.

Excel Online does not require any software downloads. The app works within a browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) It features much of the same functionality, but has fewer capabilities. Excel Online is free for use on a PC, you only need is a free Microsoft account.

You will learn:

  • How to create a Microsoft Account.
  • About the layout of the Excel window.
  • Basic editing functions.
  • How to save your work to OneDrive.

This free, hands-on class is limited to 6 participants.  Please note: If you have taken our longer Intro to Excel course, this class covers skills you have already learned, and is reserved for those who have never taken a class on Excel at the library.

Registration required online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk by October 26.

Microsoft Excel Web Version Class

Date & Time: October 27, 2014 6:30 pm


In this 1-hour session you will learn the basics of the web-based version of Microsoft Excel.

Excel Online does not require any software downloads. The app works within a browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) It features much of the same functionality, but has fewer capabilities. Excel Online is free for use on a PC, you only need is a free Microsoft account.

You will learn:

  • How to create a Microsoft Account.
  • About the layout of the Excel window.
  • Basic editing functions.
  • How to save your work to OneDrive.

This free, hands-on class is limited to 6 participants.  Please note: If you have taken our longer Intro to Excel course, this class covers skills you have already learned, and is reserved for those who have never taken a class on Excel at the library.

Registration required online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk by October 26.

This class will be held upstairs in the library.







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Tuesday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday:   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday:   10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



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