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Monday, May 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. The ASPCA sponsors this important observance to promote adopting cats from local shelters. For information visit http://www.spca.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

  • | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | Government, Politics
    - Michael Moore's newest documentary, "Where to Invade Next," shows how commonsense policies like universal health care, paid family leave, and free higher education can actually work in the United States. And the timing couldn’t be better: The Democratic presidential primary has, thanks to the millions of people who have gotten involved in politics, showcased the debates we can and must be having to make progress.

    But with Donald Trump and his brand of racism, sexism, and hate securing the Republican nomination, we’re at risk of having that hopeful change hijacked. The best way to stand up to Trump’s divisiveness is by joining together around a hopeful vision for our country—and “Where to Invade Next” helps us do just that.

    Join a community gathering to watch Michael Moore's latest movie. After the movie, stick around for an open discussion where we'll explore questions and brainstorm ideas for taking action. I will provide refreshments and snacks. If you'd like to, you can bring some snacks to share!
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 11PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - World War II naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
     
           

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is the one day each year that people around the world come together to recognize the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.
     
           

Monday, June 6th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1944, Allied Forces landed in Normandy the north coast of France.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day in 1933 Richard Hollingshead opened America's first drive-in movie theater in Camden NJ. At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across the US.
     
           

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser, support family justice, interior, design, silent auction
    - Please Join Us for Our CHAIRity Event! TAKE A SEAT to Take a Stand for The Center for Family Justice.

    The Center for Family Justice continues with the work we have provided for 12 decades: providing free, confidential, bilingual crisis services that help all people plagued by domestic and sexual violence restore their lives, and educating our communities to prevent future abuse. It is the comprehensive services our partners are providing that are streamlining the road to healing and self-sufficiency. Please join the CT members of the Interior Design Center for this wonderful event in support of The Center for Family Justice. Refreshments will be served.
    The University of Bridgeport Art Gallery
    84 Iranistan Ave. Bridgeport CT 06604
    Barbara Izzo 000.000.0000 info@idsct.org

Friday, June 10th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio, AA's stated "primary purpose" is to help alcoholics "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety". With other early members Bill Wilson and Bob Smith developed AA's Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development.
     
           

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Final race of the "Triple Crown". Traditionally run on the 5th Saturday after the Kentucky Derby. For information visit http://www.nyra.com
     
           

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Historical
    - In 1987 standing at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, US President Ronald Reagan gave one of the most powerful speeches of his career. The wall was finally opened in 1989.
     
           

Monday, June 13th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1966 the US Supreme Court rendered a 5-4 decision in the case of 'Miranda v Arizona', holding that the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution "required warning before valid statements could be taken by police."
    The decision has been described as "providing basic legal protections to persons who might otherwise not be aware of their rights."
     
           

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to share folklore, legends and myths that connect us with our family history. For information visit http://www.wellcat.com
     
           

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day that focuses on the art of nature photography as a medium for inspiration, nature appreciation and environmental protection. For info visit http://www.nanpa.org
     
           
  • - For those individuals whose fiscal year is the calendar year and who make quarterly estimated federal income tax payments, today is one of the due dates.
     
           

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - June 16-19, Oakmont Country Club. Established in 1895 the best golfers have competed at this major world championship. For information visit http://www.usga.org
     
           

Friday, June 17th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1983, Dr. Sally Ride, physicist and pilot, became the first American woman in space when she began a six day mission aboard the space shuttle 'Challenger'.
     
           

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - National Holidays, Fathers Day, Dad, Family
    - Annually the third Sunday in June we honor all Fathers. Be sure to give Dad and Grandpa a big hug and thank you!
     
           

Monday, June 20th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full strawberry moon, so called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because of the time of year the strawberry ripened.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. This day is known as the Summer Solstice.
     
           

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Friday, June 24th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

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