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Monday, June 15, 2015

Derby Public Library Announces July Programs



DERBY= The Derby Public Library will host a visit from Will Siss, to discuss his new book,
Connecticut Beer:  A History of Nutmeg State Brewing, on Monday, July 13 at 6:30 PM.  The
history of the frothy beverage in Connecticut dates back to early colonists who used it to quench
their thirst in the absence of clean drinking water.  So integral was beer to daily life that
government officials and militiamen congregated in taverns to talk laws and business over pints
of ale.  Over the next two centuries, the number of breweries rose and then declined, especially
after Prohibition.  It was not until the 1980’s that home brewers brought this vital Nutmeg State
tradition back to life.  More recently, operations with one or two people are changing the
landscape again.  Will Siss has been writing the “Beer Snob” column for the Waterbury (CT)
Republican-American since 2005.  Copies of his book will be available for purchase. 
Registration is requested.  For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call
203 736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org. T

The Derby Public Library has scheduled a College Planning Seminar on
Tuesday, July 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM.  The same seminar will be repeated on
Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Parents of high school students are
invited to attend.  These fast-paced and information-packed one and a half hour classes,
followed by a question and answer period, will be presented by Anthony Luther.  Two
major topics covered include Academic Preparation and Financial Implications of
Enrollment Management.  Some questions answered will include:  how to maximize the
potential for gift-aid, grants, and scholarships; will colleges negotiate a lower price and
when; what is the time-line for success and where to start; what are the new tax laws; and
more.  The emphasis of these seminars are not only on reducing the cost of college, but
also the time in the search and application process.  Hand-outs will be given out, but
participants are asked to bring a pen and pad for note-taking.  Registration is requested. 
For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203 736-1482 or
visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The American Job Search Career Coach returns to the Derby Public Library on
Friday, July 17 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  During both the morning session, 10-12,
and the afternoon session, 1-3, instructors will be offering Job Search Assistance.  Learn
where to look for jobs, how to get the job you want, and how to search for jobs on the
internet.  The workshop is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested but
walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Search
Career Coach is operated by Career Resources.  For more information, stop by the
Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The Derby Public Library offers monthly Tech Time sessions.  Every third Wednesday of
the month at 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM a staff member will
be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns.  Whether you are having
trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications,
scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed. July sessions
will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 PM and Thursday, July 16 at 10:00 AM.  No
registration is needed.  For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., or
call 203 736-1482, or visitwww.derbypubliclibrary.org.  

The Derby Public Library invites young adults ages 12 to 17 to join our 2015 Teen Summer Reading Club running through August 13.  This year’s theme is “Unmask”, encouraging members to make discoveries through a variety of Library programs. Participants earn credits toward weekly prizes for reading and reviewing books and participating in rewarding activities, all while making new friends and exploring resources. Every credit earned through the eight-week program will be used for drawing a grand prize winner. Registration ends on July 11. For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org. 

The Derby Public Library hosts “YA Wednesdays” each Wednesday in July from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to a variety of activities, Teen Game Night combined with Lego Construction Project, and Scrabble Tournament. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is part of the 2015 “Unmask” Teen Summer Reading Club. Registration is requested. For more information stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The Derby Public Library Teen Chess Club invites all young adults ages 12 to 17 to “Open Chess Call” Mondays in July from 6:30PM to 7:30 PM. All skill levels are welcome. This program is part of the DPL 2015 “Unmask” Teen Summer Reading Club. Registration is requested. For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The Derby Public Library invites young adults ages 12 to 17 to Teen Tie-Dye on Tuesday, July 7 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Each participant will be provided a new white T-shirt, dyes, and the expertise needed to create a personally designed fashion statement. This program is part of DPL’s 2015 “Unmask” Teen Summer Reading Club. Space is limited so registration is required. For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The Derby Public Library invites young adults ages 12 to 17 to Summer Art Workshops, Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, lead by Rich DiCarlo, Valley Arts Councilmember. All materials are provided. This program is part of the DPL 2015 “Unmask” Teen Summer Reading Club. Registration is requested. For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

The Derby Public Library will host Teen Maker Space for young adults ages 12 to 17, Tuesday, July 14, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. This program is part of DPL’s 2015 “Unmask” Teen Summer Reading Club. Registered club members will be provided a cool kit to assemble & energize while learning the basics of robotic design & function. For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org 

(This is a press release from Derby Public Library)

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