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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 | Charity, Fundraiser, food bank, carver community center, dj, bbq, basketball tournament, donations
    - Norwalk recording artist FNX (pronounced Phoenix), in association with Factory Underground Studio and the George Washington Carver Foundation is proud to announce the “Hometown Love” Food Drive. This event will be taking place on Sunday, June 26 from 11am to 6pm at the Carver Community Center (7 Academy St., Norwalk, Ct). In addition to the goal of raising 500 canned food times to be donated to the Person-to-Person Food Bank, there will also be a BBQ cook-out, 5-on-5 basketball tournament, raffle, and music by DJ Connect.

    Leading up to the event there is a GoFundMe campaign being run in order to cover the costs associated with the event, including food and drink, t-shirts for tournament participants, and a referee. These donations are being accepted on a rolling basis and any money raised above and beyond actual costs will go directly to Person-to-Person.

    The 5-on-5 basketball tournament has an age requirement of 16 or older. The entry fee is $250 per team, which includes an event shirt for all members with a cash prize awarded to the winning team. In order to sign up, participants must contact Joel of event sponsor Joel’s Barber Lounge prior to June 14. He may be reached by phone at (203) 434-9551 or via email at JoelDaBarber@gmail.com.

    The event is open to people of all ages with a suggested food donation of two cans of food with a freshness date to expire no less than one month in the future. Barbecue food items and beverage will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    “Hometown Love” Food Drive Presented by FNX & Factory Underground
    Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
    Time: 11AM to 6PM
    Location: Carver Community Center, 7 Academy St., Norwalk, Ct
    GoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/hometownlove
    Beneficiaries & Sponsors
    Person-to-Person: http://p2phelps.org/ Carver Community Center: http://carvercenterct.org/ FNX: http://www.fnxmusic.com/ Factory Underground Records: http://www.factoryundergroundrecords.com/ Factory Underground Studio: http://www.factoryundergroundstudio.com/ Joel’s Barber Lounge: 71 Cedar St., Norwalk, Ct | (203) 434-9551
    Carver Community Center
    7 Academy St Norwalk CT 06850
    Marc Alan 203.275.8672 factoryundergroundrecords@gmail.com
  • | 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
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events, Dalia Lazar, piano, concert, free, Carnegie Hall
    - Join Dalia Lazar on her journey of incredible force, determination, tenderness, and joy. Program includes: The Tempest, Appassionata, and Late Sonatas.

    Born in Croatia, Dalia Lazar began studying piano at an early age. Immediately after her graduation at the Moscow Conservatory, Ms. Lazar decided to continue her career in New York and London where she studied with Karl Urlich Schnabel and Maria Curcio.

    As a finalist in New York Concert Artist Guild Competition, Ms. Lazar made her New York debut at Rubenstein Hall, followed by her Carnegie Recital Hall debut later that year. Since then, she has performed a broad repertoire as a soloist in concerts and recitals worldwide, including the United States, Russia, Venezuela, Israel, Switzerland, Croatia, Mexico and Romania. Her chamber music repertoire includes the works for violin and piano duo and piano trio, which she performed extensively with her late husband, violinist Lucian Lazar.

    Dalia Lazar’s playing has been well received by critics, who have characterized her performance as “such noble playing,” (Yediot Achronot, Tel Aviv), “un sentimento profundo” (Panorama, Venezuela), “that rare combination of charisma, personality and terrific pianistic facility” (pianist Tzimon Barto), and “. . . an inspiring display of musical excellence” (Daily Republic).

    This concert is presented by the Lazar Foundation for the Performing Arts.

    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

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

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
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, multimedia exhibit with photographs,
    - A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016. Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – $10 for non-members $5 for members.

    It is impossible to remember the 1960s without thinking of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon, the Beatles arriving in the United States, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and—most hauntingly—the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Against this backdrop of turbulent cultural change and social unrest, was the nation’s modern urban planning, which included the demolition of historic neighborhoods and irreplaceable buildings.

    This exhibition will explore the fascinating and ground-breaking decade of the 1960s and the Mansion’s connections to the revolutionary preservation battles and new landmark statutes of the era. It will also honor the museum’s 50th Anniversary as it celebrates the bands of locals, led by the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. and the Common Interest Group, who fought to save the Mansion and secure its status as a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

    With Europe’s ongoing legacy of artistic and historic preservation and reuse as a model, in the 1960s concerned citizens brought national attention to the need for saving from demolition historically and architecturally significant structures in America. Jackie Kennedy, using her stature and influence, restored the White House’s historic interiors; and just as the grand mansions of Fifth Avenue and Newport were slated for demolition, here in Norwalk LeGrand Lockwood’s Civil War era palatial residence was faced with a similar fate. Recognizing that the demolition of this structure would be a great loss to the city, state, and nation, concerned citizens galvanized to save the mansion in one the most important and hard fought preservation battles in Connecticut’s history.

    The Museum’s 2016 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaffs, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. All visuals courtesy of Sarah Grote Photography.

    General Admission: Wed-Sun, 12-4 p.m., $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
    295 West Ave Norwalk, CT 06850 USA CT 06850
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 203.838.9799

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

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
  • - Curtain Call, Inc. Shakespeare on The Green - Outdoor Production thru 7/16 Info: 203-329-8207 x11
     
           
  • | 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
  • - Steering Committee Meeting 7-8p - Gov't Ctr. Info: boardofreps.org
     
           

Tuesday, July 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
  • - 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

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
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, multimedia exhibit with photographs,
    - A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016. Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – $10 for non-members $5 for members.

    It is impossible to remember the 1960s without thinking of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon, the Beatles arriving in the United States, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and—most hauntingly—the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Against this backdrop of turbulent cultural change and social unrest, was the nation’s modern urban planning, which included the demolition of historic neighborhoods and irreplaceable buildings.

    This exhibition will explore the fascinating and ground-breaking decade of the 1960s and the Mansion’s connections to the revolutionary preservation battles and new landmark statutes of the era. It will also honor the museum’s 50th Anniversary as it celebrates the bands of locals, led by the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. and the Common Interest Group, who fought to save the Mansion and secure its status as a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

    With Europe’s ongoing legacy of artistic and historic preservation and reuse as a model, in the 1960s concerned citizens brought national attention to the need for saving from demolition historically and architecturally significant structures in America. Jackie Kennedy, using her stature and influence, restored the White House’s historic interiors; and just as the grand mansions of Fifth Avenue and Newport were slated for demolition, here in Norwalk LeGrand Lockwood’s Civil War era palatial residence was faced with a similar fate. Recognizing that the demolition of this structure would be a great loss to the city, state, and nation, concerned citizens galvanized to save the mansion in one the most important and hard fought preservation battles in Connecticut’s history.

    The Museum’s 2016 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaffs, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. All visuals courtesy of Sarah Grote Photography.

    General Admission: Wed-Sun, 12-4 p.m., $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
    295 West Ave Norwalk, CT 06850 USA CT 06850
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 203.838.9799

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
  • - 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 - Moon Phases
    - Male deer, which shed their antlers every year, begin to regrow them in July, hence the Native American name for July’s full moon.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Elvis' first record was a Sun label single with "That's All Right" backed by "Blue Moon of Kentucky." The single was recorded in 1954 and brough Elvis national attention. Elvis was 19 years old.
     
           

Wednesday, July 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
  • - 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/
     
           

Thursday, July 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
  • - 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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