Monday, June 26, 2017

Derby Public Lirbrary Hosts Summer Events

DERBY- The Derby Public Library welcomes Shawn Peterson, author of PEZ: From Austrian
Invention to American Icon, on Monday, July 24 at 6:30 PM.  
Shawn is the company archivist and historian at PEZ Candy, Orange, CT where he also manages the visitor center.  Come and learn how receiving Pez dispensers in Easter baskets and Christmas stockings as a kid, led to becoming his life’s work, 26 years later.  PEZ brand is available in over 80 countries, selling more than 65 million dispensers annually and inspiring collectors and fans worldwide.  Join the world’s first and only official PEZ historian for an inside look at the world’s most cherished interactive candy.  Copies of the 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
The Derby Public Library has scheduled its next Lunchtime Book Discussion for
Wednesday, July 26 at 12:30 PM.  The selected title is the compelling novel Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.  
Spanning more than twenty years in the lives of three women and based on real people and events, Kelly’s debut novel brings historical facts to life.Caroline is a former Broadway actress and New York socialite who works with the French consulate.  Herta is an ambitious young German doctor, and Kasia is a 15-year-old Polish girl just getting involved in the resistance.  As WWII progresses, circumstances draw these women together, resulting in a story that will linger well after the book ends.  
The author will skype in for the discussion. 
Dessert and beverages will be provided.  Registration is requested.  For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call203 736-1482 or visit  
The American Job Search Career Coach returns to the Derby Public Library on Friday,
July 21 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 the class, Using Social Networking in Your Job Search.  Both sessions will explain very useful tools that job seekers need today.  Social Networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next “big” job by creating useful connections on-line.  These connections make it easier to look for a job on-line through your created network.  The classes are 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
(This is a press release from Derby Public Library)

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