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Shelton, CT 06484

Nearby communities: Huntington

Saturday, June 25th, 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
  • | 11:00am - 9:30pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Food Trucks! Beer Garden! Live Music! Fun rides for the kids!

    Pack up the family, bring your lawn chairs and your appetite for the first ever Barnumpalooza at Seaside. Enjoy the Park as P.T. intended when he, along with other residents, donated the land in 1864. Sure to be a delicious event!

    Entertainment

    DJ Dan Moran, The Dan and Jay Band, Elle Sera, Tracy Jo & The Toads, Mystic Bowie.
    5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Silent Disco on Marina Circle

    Admission
    $5 General admission (children under 12 are free)
    VIP Access

    $25 for 12 noon – 5 p.m. special seating up front near the bands, special access to beer garden.
    $40 for 12 noon – 5 p.m. and continuing for the evening Pops Concert – with special access to beer garden.
    Seaside Park
    1 Barnum Dyke Bridgeport CT 06604
  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, ACT, Test Prep, Education
    - How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice ACT given under the same testing condition as the actual exam. You will learn from first-hand experience about the endurance and skill needed to succeed on this exam.

    To register for this event, please click the following link:
    http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/298357
    You must register to attend this practice test.
    The Princeton Review Office - Westport
    1246 Post Road East Westport CT 06880
  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, SAT, Test Prep, Education
    - How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice SAT given under the same testing condition as the actual exam. You will learn from first-hand experience about the endurance and skill needed to succeed on this exam.

    To register for this event, please click the following link:
    http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/298382
    You must register to attend this practice test.
    The Princeton Review Office - Westport
    1246 Post Road East Westport CT 06880
  • | 6:15pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra returns to Seaside Park for a fabulous Pops concert under the stars, the prelude to the exciting Skyblast Fireworks show. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, snacks and friends for a memorable evening under the stars.

    Back by popular demand – the Steve D’Agostino Band will be our pre-concert entertainment beginning at 6:15 p.m.

    VIP seating includes an upfront seat to the Pops Concert and access to the beer garden.
    Seaside Park
    1 Barnum Dyke Bridgeport CT 06604
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea.
    The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China, with assistance from the Soviet Union, came to the aid of North Korea. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the First Amendment's separation of Church and state.
     
           

Sunday, June 26th, 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
  • | 11:00am - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Food Trucks! Beer Garden! Live Music! Fun rides for the kids!

    Pack up the family, bring your lawn chairs and your appetite for the first ever Barnumpalooza at Seaside. Enjoy the Park as P.T. intended when he, along with other residents, donated the land in 1864. Sure to be a delicious event!

    Entertainment

    DJ Dan Moran, The Dan and Jay Band, Elle Sera, Tracy Jo & The Toads, Mystic Bowie.
    5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Silent Disco on Marina Circle

    Admission
    $5 General admission (children under 12 are free)
    VIP Access

    $25 for 12 noon – 5 p.m. special seating up front near the bands, special access to beer garden.
    $40 for 12 noon – 5 p.m. and continuing for the evening Pops Concert – with special access to beer garden.
    Seaside Park
    1 Barnum Dyke Bridgeport CT 06604
  • | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Norwalk, CT, History, Lecture, Revolutionary War History, Rev War Spy
    - The Norwalk Historical Society will be presenting a new lecture entitled: General James Wilkinson ~ ‘Agent 13’ ~ A Double Life by local researcher and Norwalk Historical Commissioner, Eric Chandler, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:00pm. The lecture will be held at the newly renovated Town House at Mill Hill Historic Park located at 2 East Wall St. Norwalk, CT 06851. Limited parking is available on site and additional parking is located across the street at 1 Park St. The lecture is 90 minutes and will include an intermission with light refreshments. Admission is $5.00 and guests can pay at the door with cash or credit card. Reservations are recommended, please RSVP to info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.

    James Wilkinson, one of the most pivotal figures of the Revolutionary Generation, remains virtually unknown to the vast majority of Americans. Charming and intelligent, he would be a pioneer, a trader and persuader; a confidant of generals and presidents. His military career began with the 1775 invasion expeditions against Canada during the American Revolution and died in the fiascos on the Canadian front during the War of 1812. His ambitions would make him twice General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army, Military and Civil Governor of the Louisiana Territory, author of the Spanish Conspiracy and a major player in the Burr Conspiracy. His greed would make him a betrayer and a spy for the Spanish Empire. Our teachers taught us about the Founding Fathers. Now come hear the story of one of America’s Founding Scoundrels.

    Lecturer Eric Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has been a member of Sheldon’s Horse since 1996 and serves as the regimental adjutant. Mr. Chandler has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is a resident of Norwalk, CT, a Norwalk Historical Commissioner and a retired land title insurance underwriter. Mr. Chandler's artistic endeavors have included cartooning, working in local theater and decades as a musician playing saxophones in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands.

    For more information on General James Wilkinson ~ ‘Agent 13’ ~ A Double Life visit http://www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

    The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For information: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Monday, June 27th, 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
    - Focusing attention on the joy of couples deciding to get married. Based on the poem 'Decide to be Married'.
     
           

Tuesday, June 28th, 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
  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit Opening, Reception, Norwalk, History, Norwalk Historical Society
    - The Norwalk Historical Society will be holding an opening reception for two new exhibits, Eating Off the Landscape: The Farrington-Lockwood Dessert Service and Americana, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the new Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The Museum is located next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Please RSVP to
    info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.

    Come celebrate two new exhibits! Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington-Lockwood Dessert Service, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox, highlights the exquisite Farrington-Lockwood collection, 21 pieces from the French porcelain dessert service, hand-painted with old-fashioned scenes and famous buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. Discover its history and test your knowledge as you play, “Can You Find Me?” where you will be given a hint about the building and asked to find the plate. As part of the opening reception, sample a slice of traditional English pound cake and take home a recipe card to bake your own and enjoy on your family's dessert service.

    Americana, curated by Judith Bacal, features a collection of Revolutionary War and Civil War era artifacts representing a piece of Norwalk’s cultural heritage during these events. The 23k Gold Leaf Eagle sculpture created by local artist and historian, John G. Kurtzman, is the only contemporary piece in the exhibit and symbolizes the freedom of the American spirit.

    In addition, visitors will be able to experience the museum's other exhibits which include: Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox, and Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity, with photography by Tony Velez. The gift shop will be open and features works by the “June Artist of the Month” Karen Ponelli. The shop is filled with one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items by Connecticut artists. Spend an evening surrounded by history.

    For more information visit http://www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

    The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For information: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.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 29th, 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 30th, 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
    - An important part of corporate America. A handshake can make or break a business deal, interview or other encounter.
     
           

Friday, July 1st, 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 - Seasonal
    - July1-31.Take the time to enjoy the fun and ease of cooking on the grill this month!
     
           

Saturday, July 2nd, 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

Sunday, July 3rd, 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

Monday, July 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 - Historical
    - July 4th, 1776. The US commemorates adoption of the Declaration Of Independence by the Continental Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:01AM, EDT.
     
           

Tuesday, July 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
  • | 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, July 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
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, performance, piano, cello, summer soiree, Pequot Library, benefit concert
    - Award-winning and internationally renowned pianist, Alex Beyer, returns to Pequot Library for the second of three concerts in a summer series. Alex Beyer and Stella Chen will perform works of Beethoven, Chausson, Messiaen, and Brahms in a benefit for the Library.

    About the Musicians:

    Alex Beyer has acquired an impressive array of prestigious concert appearances nationally and internationally. In 2016, he was the bronze medalist in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and was named one of five finalists of the American Pianists Association Awards. In the last year, he has been a guest soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Orchestra of Wallonia, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, and the Irish National Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras, among others. He received Sixth Prize at the 2015 US Chopin Competition. He was the recipient of Third Prize, as well as the Beethoven and Irish National Symphony Orchestra special awards at the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition. He has studied with Yoshie Akimoto, Dr. Matti Raekallio, and Melvin Chen. He is currently studying with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory, and studying mathematics at Harvard.

    Stella Chen is a recent graduate of the Harvard College/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program studying with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. Chen graduated with honors from Harvard in 2015 with a degree in Psychology and as the first ever recipient of the Robert Levin Award. Her performance with the Welsh National Symphony Orchestra was chronicled by Strad Magazine as having a "warm sound" and "long musical lines", and she was noted in the Wall Street Journal as a "rising star to watch."

    She has performed as a soloist on tour in Israel and Jordan with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra to critical acclaim, and with the Orquesta de Medellin in Colombia. Other recent performances include Harvard's Bach Society Orchestra, Mozart Society Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra, the Welsh National Symphony Orchestra, and members of St. Martin in the Fields. Stella Chen has served as the 2015-2016 Artist-In-Residence at Harvard University's Lowell House, and is off to Juilliard to start her doctorate in the fall.

    Tickets:
    $25/in advance, $30/at the door, or $10/student tickets (21 and under).

    More Information:
    Please visit http://www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Jeffrey Brown 203.259.0346 brown@pequotlibrary.org

Thursday, July 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
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - July 7-10 CordeValle, San Martin, CA. For information visit http://www.usga.org
     
           

Friday, July 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

Saturday, July 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

Sunday, July 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

Monday, July 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

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

  • | 5:30am - 8:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, dodgeball, dodge ball, cardinal shehan center, shehan center
    - Treat your employess to a fun and competitive night out! Or put together an adult team to play dodge ball! Teams can have up to 9 adult players and both men and women are welcome. All players will receive a t-shirt, pizza and 1 drink on the house. Location: InSports Center, 29 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull. Time: 5:30 - 8:30. Cost: $650.00 per team. The 11th annual Cardinal Shehan Center Dodge Ball Tournament will benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center. Call (203) 336-448 for registration details.
    InSports Centers
    29 Trefoil Drive Trumbull CT 06611
    Katie O'Leary 203.336.4468
  • | 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
  • - A networking group for our community! This group is about referrals and support for Fairfield County business owners and consumers.


    Tickets for this event are $35 pp, and include open bar of wine/beer.


    The Westport Inn
    1595 Post Road East Westport
  • | 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, July 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

Thursday, July 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

Friday, July 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

Saturday, July 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

Sunday, July 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

Monday, July 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
  • - The 2016 Republican National Convention will convene in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016. The RNC chose a 2016 convention date much earlier than in recent elections, allowing the Republican nominee to draw upon campaign cash designated to be spent only in the general election.

    Ohio has been a battleground swing-state throughout United States campaigning history. The last candidate to win the presidential election without Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960. The last Republican presidential candidate to win the election without Ohio was Abraham Lincoln, 100 years earlier, in 1860. Cleveland last hosted the Republican National Convention in 1936.

    The main 2016 Republican National Convention venue will be the Quicken Loans Arena. This main convention center is located in downtown Cleveland, and referred to locally as "The Q". The multipurpose arena seats 20,500, and includes 2,000 club seats and 88 luxury suites. It is home to three professional sports teams and hosts numerous entertainment events. Other supporting venues within walking distance of 2016 RNC main venue include the Cleveland Convention Center and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

    Other cities that were considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention included Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Columbus and Phoenix were eliminated on April 2, 2014. Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew on May 22, 2014. On June 25, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that the cities of Cleveland and Dallas would continue to the final round of consideration to host the 2016 Convention. The recommendation to select 'Cleveland 2016' was made following a final review by the Republicans' site selection committee on July 8, 2014.

    To volunteer to help host the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland go to https://2016rnc.my-trs.com/
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - In trouble with somebody you care about? Get Out Of The Doghouse Day is like a ‘get out of jail free card’ from the game Monopoly – use it to apologise, mend hurts and get back to normal.
     
           

Tuesday, July 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
  • | 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
  • - The 2016 Republican National Convention will convene in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016. The RNC chose a 2016 convention date much earlier than in recent elections, allowing the Republican nominee to draw upon campaign cash designated to be spent only in the general election.

    Ohio has been a battleground swing-state throughout United States campaigning history. The last candidate to win the presidential election without Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960. The last Republican presidential candidate to win the election without Ohio was Abraham Lincoln, 100 years earlier, in 1860. Cleveland last hosted the Republican National Convention in 1936.

    The main 2016 Republican National Convention venue will be the Quicken Loans Arena. This main convention center is located in downtown Cleveland, and referred to locally as "The Q". The multipurpose arena seats 20,500, and includes 2,000 club seats and 88 luxury suites. It is home to three professional sports teams and hosts numerous entertainment events. Other supporting venues within walking distance of 2016 RNC main venue include the Cleveland Convention Center and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

    Other cities that were considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention included Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Columbus and Phoenix were eliminated on April 2, 2014. Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew on May 22, 2014. On June 25, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that the cities of Cleveland and Dallas would continue to the final round of consideration to host the 2016 Convention. The recommendation to select 'Cleveland 2016' was made following a final review by the Republicans' site selection committee on July 8, 2014.

    To volunteer to help host the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland go to https://2016rnc.my-trs.com/
     
           
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