Tuesday, November 4, 2014

List of events at Derby Public Library

Local author Rich Marazzi will discuss his latest book, A Bowl Full of Memories: 100 Years of Football at the Yale Bowl on Monday, Dec.1 at 6:30 p.m. This coffee table size book with 377 photos, covers the history and events that took place in the venerated Yale Bowl which is celebrating its 100th  anniversary season.  It also details the storied history of Yale football dating from 1872 to the present. The book humanizes the football experience and is filled with personal anecdotes. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Marazzi, who has also authored five baseball books, is a Major League rules consultant, former high school and college umpire, was host of the radio talk show Inside Baseball for 17 years, and has been leader of the Derby Public Library’s Silver Sluggers for the past nine years. Registration is requested.

The Derby Public Library continues its weekly Wednesday Movie Matinees series for ages 18 and over.  Newly released DVDs will be shown every Wednesday at 1 p.m.  Light snacks will be provided. Registration is requested.

The Derby Public Library continues its weekly Local History Information Sessions on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The library’s local history coordinator will be available in the Local History Room to answer questions and assist visitors in exploring the numerous local history resources available at the Library. Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history database. Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events and more.

The Derby Public Library continues its program series, Just for Women, on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The November session will be held on Monday, Dec. 1. These sessions offer women an informal opportunity to come together to learn how to enhance the quality of their lifestyle, share challenges and joys with other women, provide support to one another, spend time with old friends, and make new friends. The series is facilitated by Valley resident Joan Joyce. Joan is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Connecticut, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Senior Advisor. Scientific studies show that an integral component of achieving and maintaining optimal health and well being includes having a strong social support network in your life.  All women, ages 18 and over are invited to join this new and vital group. Registration is requested but walk-ins are also welcome.

For more information, stop by the library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203-736-1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The information above was provided by Library Director Cathy Williams.

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