Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Derby Neck Library offers games, history talk, music, more

Ancient games
DERBY - Ancient Games will be offered at 6 p.m. March 4 at Derby Neck Library.

This is a new club that features the lessons and equipment needed to learn some of the earliest of gaming—Mahjong, Chess, Go, Mancala, and Parchisi are featured.

These games will be taught in progression, so that attendees can learn new skills and advance to more strategically skilled games.
Photo taken from library website
No previous experience is needed for you to participate.
Bring a friend and enjoy free instructions.
No registration is required.  

Music and movement
Join Miss Kathi at 6:30 p.m. March 5 for Bedtime Music and Movement. Come in your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to sing and dance under our indoor stars.
No registration is needed.

Indian Wars talk
At 6:30 p.m. March 6 welcome back Prof. David Koch from Housatonic Community College for another engaging and informative talk on American history.
Join us to learn about Indian Wars in Connecticut.

Koch will describe how these wars affected our earliest state settlers.  His focus will be on the King Philip’s War and the Pequot-Mohegan War, including a fierce battle in Fairfield in 1637 that determined the outcome of the latter tribal conflict.

Bring your questions and comments and engage in a stimulating discussion. No registration is necessary.  Free refreshments.

Writers' Round

Writers’ Round meets twice each month.  Join us at 6:30 p.m.  March 11 for a write-in.  Share a time and space with other authors—we have wi-fi and print capability in the library.
Authors of all genres are invited—poetry, scripts, prose, fiction, and the like.

On March 20 join us once more at 6:30 p.m. for a workshop to share your original works with fellow writers for comments and suggestions. 

Women's Forum
On Mon. March 17 at 12:30 p.m. hosts Women’s Forum, a monthly discussion group that focuses on topics on literature, history, and the arts that are pertinent to women.  This is a luncheon group, so you are invited to bring a light repast.  Free coffee and tea are served.
This month we honor St. Patrick’s Day by discussing Irish poetry, legends, wit, and more.  Bring your ideas. Moderator Patricia Sweeney of the library staff will bring in some relevant materials.

Movie, pizza
All teens and tweens are invited to enjoy the movie “Catching Fire” from the Hunger Games books at 5:30  p.m. March 18.
The film is in high definition blu-ray on a large screen.  Free pizza will also be served.
Bring a friend or two, but remember you must register in advance.

Tech Talks
Tech Talks, a monthly free program, will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 19.  This month we explain how to do scanning and basic photo editing.
You will leave with the knowledge to use a digital scanner and photo editing software allowing you to archive home photos, family documents, and more.  Also, bring your questions for our presenting staffer.

Teen Game Day
From 5-7 p.m. March 27 the library hosts Teen Game Day.  All teens and tweens are invited to enjoy our wi-fi u console and challenge the skills of their friends.
Also available will be board games, dice, and card games—and refreshments. This is a new program that will be recurring in upcoming months. No registration is required.

To register or for information on any program call 203-734-1492. The library is at 307 Hawthorne Ave.

This is a press release from Patricia Sweeney, reference librarian, Derby Neck Library.

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