Books and Beyond from Danbury Library:October 2012
 October 2012
Monday, October 8

Main Library:

Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Technology Center:
Monday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Find us online!
* Danbury Library Website
* Calendar of Events
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* FRIENDS of Danbury
* Download free music!

FRIENDS of the Danbury Library
Book Sale


Saturday, October 6
8am - 9am:
$10 Early Admission (Free for FRIENDS members)
9am - 5pm: Regular Price
Sunday, October 7
10am - 4pm:
Books half-price
Monday, October 8
9am - 1pm:
Books $5/bag

Police Activities League Building (PAL)
35 Hayestown Road, Danbury, CT
(Across from Danbury Town Park)

No more donations - we're overloaded!
Due to your generous donations, we have run out of room! But please, save them for us. We'll be ready for your donations on Wednesday, October 10.

For more information, please visit the FRIENDS website.



Breakfast_Buddha_PaperbackOne Book, One Community Returns
Read the book and join us for these upcoming programs at Danbury Library. For more event listings and details, visit the OBOC website.

Book Discussion
Saturday, October 6

9:30 am:  Light Breakfast
10:00 am: Discussion
Free. Registration Required. Register online, call 203-797-4527, or stop by the Ask Me Desk.

Author Talk with Roland Merullo
Tuesday, October 9, 7:30-8:30 pm

Western CT State University, Ives Concert Hall
181 White Street
Free.  No registration.  Open seating

computerComputer Workshops
Library Technology Center Computer Lab

Register online, call 203-797-4527, or stop by the Ask Me Desk. Registration opens two weeks before each class.
All classes begin at 11:00 am & end at 12:30 pm.

Email Basics
Wednesday, October 17

Internet Basics & Databases
Wednesday, October 31

CPRSHaunted Happenings with the
CT Paranormal Research Society
Saturday, October 13
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Farioly Program Room

For adults only

Have you ever felt like you’ve been sharing space with a ghost? Or perhaps you’ve always wondered about the phenomena? Come learn about the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society (CPRS)!
• What they experience on a typical paranormal investigation
• See photographic, video and audio evidence
• Ask questions or share some of your own paranormal experiences after the lecture

Registration required. Register online, call 203-797-4527, or stop by the Ask Me Desk.

AncestryCT Ancestry Society
Roundtable Discussion & Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 13

Roundtable: 10:00am - Noon
Annual Meeting: Noon - 2:00pm
Farioly Program Room

Have you been having a great time exploring your heritage? Come and share! Perhaps you’re stuck and you need some leads about where to look next. Come and ask! Are you new to genealogy and would like to learn? Come and listen!
The program is offered by the Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc. in conjunction with the Danbury Library.
Free. For more information contact the Society at 203-362-2232 or John O’Donnell, Reference Librarian at 203-797-4527.

folkFolk, Bluegrass, & Country Music
Live Concert
Sunday, October 14
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Farioly Program Room

For all ages

Musician Phil Rosenthal, former Connecticut State Troubadour in 1994, will perform some favorite folk and bluegrass songs, as well as few originals, in this solo concert entitled "This Land is Your Land." He will sing, play banjo, guitar and mandolin and talk a bit about each song’s origins. Free. No registration necessary.

mouseOctober Programs for Children

Practice Reading With Jenny the Dog
Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30
4:00 - 5:00 pm

For kids in grades 1 & up

Many children are more willing to read to a dog than they are to a person. Reading to dogs has proven to be a successful method of encouraging children to practice and improve their reading. NOTE: This is not recommended for children with allergies to dogs or a fear of dogs. Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk. 

A Visit with Mother Goose
Saturday, October 6, 11:00 - 11:45 am

For children ages 2 - 6

Actress Lenka Pichlikova, dressed as Mother Goose, will present classic nursery rhymes with music and spoken sections. Children will be invited to participate in activities such as dancing, music making, acting, and face painting. Over two dozen rhymes and fourteen songs, as well as riddles and games, will be taken from the Mother Goose books and turned into a living performance. No registration necessary. 

Nutmeg Book Discussion: Monday Munch Bunch
Monday, October 15, 5:45 - 6:45 pm

Book: Baseball Great by Tim Green
For grades 4 - 6

The first 20 Danbury residents to sign up will receive a free copy of the book to keep! (Books will be available one
month before the discussion.)
Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk. 

Hobnobbin' Goblins: A Robert Rogers Marionette Show
Sunday, October 21, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

For ages 4 & up

Set to music this program is a rousingly spooky (but not scary) Halloween celebration. It's the perfect occasion for elaborate marionettes (string puppets) expertly brought to life, to bring out the mischief and fun of this special holiday. Imagine that as the midnight moon shines through some clouds and down on the quiet countryside, a cast of ghosts and goblins come out from hiding to do their haunting best.
Marching broomsticks, dancing pumpkins, bats, rats, a witch, a wizard, a disjointed skeleton, ghosts and goons and lots, lots more!
Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk. 

Halloween Crafters: After School Fun
Registration required for all programs. Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk.

Make a Monster Puppet: For grades K - 2
Wednesday, October 10, 4:00 - 4:45pm

Get into the Halloween mood. Hear a short monster story
and then make a monster puppet of your very own.
(Children may need some assistance from a parent.)

Make a Halloween Candy Bucket: For grades 2 & up
Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Bring a large plastic soda bottle, and craft it into a scary
Halloween candy bucket to gather all your goodies
Make a Creepy Halloween Scene: For grades 2 & up
Thursday, October 18, 4:15 - 5:15pm
Katie Stevenson will encourage kids to use their imaginations to make a creepy Halloween Scene to display at home.

Registration required for all programs. Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk.

  teensOngoing Young Adult Programs

Young Adult Chess Club
Ages 10 - 25
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30pm

Lower Level Meeting Room

Learn one of the world’s most popular games! Already a player? Learn and practice some new game strategies.
Instructor: Local chess master William Mattison, will be on hand to teach basic beginner moves and strategy for the more experienced player.
Registration required. Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk.

Ultimate Teen Gamers
For Grades 6 & Up
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm

Farioly Program Room

We have Microsoft XBox 360, the Kinect, Nintendo Wii, and a lot of games for all the platforms. No registration necessary. Permission slips are required for those who are not 13. Slips are available at the Junior Desk or at each program.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club
For Grades 6 - 12
Weekly Games: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Monthly Tournament Play:
1st Wednesday of each month: 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Lower Level Meeting Room

Love Yu-Gi-Oh! and want to play more?
Meet new challenges, learn new tricks and new friends. Enjoy weekly games and a monthly tournament. Tournament winners will receive Yu-Gi-Oh! card prizes.
No registration necessary.
AAA Driver Programs
For more information, call Fran Mayko at AAA, 203-937-2595, ext. 4615.

For Teens, Ages 14 & 15 and their Parents
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Teens: What You Need to Know Before You Get Your Driver's License!
Parents: What You Need to Know Before They Get Their License!

Come to this workshop that will start your conversations about safe driving practices before the driver’s education classes begin or a driving permit is obtained.
Register online, call 203-797-4527, or stop by the Ask Me Desk.

For Adults: Driver Improvement Program
1-Day Program: Thursday, October 25, Noon - 4:30pm
2-Day Programs: November 14 & 15, December 19 & 20
Noon - 4:30pm
(must attend both days)

Everyone needs a refresher now and then!
Take the AAA Driver Improvement Program to relearn the basics of defensive driving and learn current driving practices. According to state law, Connecticut drivers who complete the class and are 60 years old and older are eligible to receive a 5% discount on their auto insurance.
(Some insurance companies offer this discount at age 55 so be sure to contact your insurance carrier.)
Those who complete the course will be mailed a certificate of completion.
Register online, call 203-797-4527, or stop by the Ask Me Desk.

kayakNew Date! Views of Nature from a Kayak
Tuesday, October 16
6:30 - 7:30pm
Farioly Program Room

For nature lovers and photographers alike, join us on a photographic journey through the eyes of kayaker and nature-lover, Jeff Feldmann. Jeff is well traveled on the waterways of Connecticut and he’ll share his unique view of nature from its rivers, ponds, and streams. Enjoy his captivating photos of butterflies, birds, dragonflies, hawks, eagles, moose, and loons and learn about his favorite kayaking spots. Door prize! $25 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card (Donated by the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library). Registration Required. Register online, call 203-797-4527, or stop by the Ask Me Desk.

writer"From Our Hands to Your Ears"
Literary Reading

Sunday, October 21
2:00 - 4:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of fine writing as local poets and writers share their work. Free. For all ages. Refreshments will be provided.

readingNighttime Book Discussion Returns
Series Theme: Double Vision
Charles Dickens: A Life
by Claire Tomalin
Monday, October 22
5:30 - 7:00pm
Farioly Program Room

In his time, Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was the most popular author not only in his native England, but also in America: In fact, in just two days, his American Notes sold 50,000 copies in New York alone. Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens captures the inner workings of a fiercely private workaholic, a man whose mistreatment of family and friends seems at painful odds with his philanthropic activities and the deep human warmth communicated in his novels. Tomalin's mastery of the materials and writing skills enable her to untangle and weave together events in Dickens' professional career and private life that other chroniclers have missed. By any standard, a major biography of a major author by an award-winning biographer. Editor's recommendation..” ~ Barnes & Noble
Next discussion: Dreams of My Russian Summers
by Andre Makine, Monday, November 26

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