Monday, May 4, 2015

May events at Derby Public Library

The Great Give – Derby Public Library
May 5 & 6
The Derby Public Library is participating in The Great Give for the first time this year. This 36-hour community online giving event for non-profits begins at 8 a.m. on May 5 and lasts until 8 p.m. on May 6.  Any charitable donation received will make the library eligible for thousands of dollars in grant prizes provided by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, The Valley Community Foundation, and other generous community sponsors. Visit anytime during the 36-hour giving drive, search for “Derby Public Library” and click on “Donate Now.” The Library will also have a dedicated “Great Give” computer available during the event with Library “helpers” available to assist you with your “giving.” Various matching prizes will also be available to the Library during the event, such as, most money raised and greatest number of individual donors.  Your donation will go a long way in helping the Derby Public Library provide needed services to the community.

Wednesday Movie Matinees (ages eighteen and over)
Every Wednesday at 1:00 PM
The Derby Public Library continues its weekly Wednesday Movie Matinees series for ages eighteen and over.  Newly released DVDs will be shown every Wednesday at 1:00 PM.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested.  For a list of featured films, stop by the library or call.

Resume “Right-ing”
First Wednesday of the at 6:30 PM
The Derby Public Library is now offering Resume Workshops on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing. Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.  The May class will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

Local History Information Sessions – Navigating PastPerfect
Tuesdays from 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. & Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – noon
The Derby Public Library holds weekly Local History Information Sessions on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 PM and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Along with offering research assistance, the library’s local history coordinator also offers information on monthly highlighted topics. May’s topic will be Navigating PastPerfect. Visitors will also be invited to explore this 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.

Sports Talk Series
Every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the baseball season
The Derby Public Library is now in its tenth season of Sports Talks. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the baseball season. They are facilitated by radio talk show host, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant, Rich Marazzi. Each session includes trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more. All ages, from rookies through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers. No registration is necessary.

The information above was provided by Library Director Cathy Williams. For more information on any of these events, stop by the library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203-736-1482 or visit

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