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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
     
           

Friday, December 9th, 2016

  • | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, concert, music, holiday, community, meeting, chorus, choral, Christmas, singing
    - Connecticut Choral Society to present three Candlelight and Carols Concerts

    Tickets are now available for the Connecticut Choral Society’s three family-friendly Candlelight and Carols concerts on Friday, December 9th, 8 pm (Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown), and both Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, 3 pm (North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury).

    Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, this holiday celebration of the season features music inspired by snow, with styles ranging from traditional to pop to swing. The program begins with a gentle and reflective opening, and builds through bold proclamation and joyous celebration. Highlights include On This Winter’s Night, the 2012 mega-holiday hit from the Grammy-award winning group Lady Antebellum, and Snow on Snow, by Philip Lawson of the world-renowned King's Singers. The audience is invited to join with the ensemble to sing Irving Berlin’s much-loved classic, White Christmas.

    The program will feature the world premiere of Snowflakes Fall, a new work by Southbury resident Ron Dukenski, which is scored for unaccompanied voices.

    Tickets are $25 for adults (add $5 at the door), and $20 for seniors and youth). Buy tickets at click for details, by calling 888-927-2933, or at the door.
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    36 Main Street Newtown CT 06470
    Connecticut Choral Society 888.927.2933 info@ctchoralsociety.com

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, holiday shopping, christmas, donate, Norwalk Historical Society, museum
    - On Saturday, December 10, 2016 stop by the Norwalk Historical Society Museum between10:00am and 6:00pm for some Holiday cheer! Enjoy warm apple cider and holiday cookies as you make your way around the museum exhibits. Spread holiday kindness to those who need it most by donating a canned or non-perishable food item to benefit The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk, CT. Please visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for a list of suggested food items. The Open Door Shelter provides shelter, food, clothing as well as other services to the homeless and working poor in the Norwalk community. Museum admission is free. The Museum is located at 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue.

    All exhibits will be available for viewing including the Museum’s latest exhibit, Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th-Century Norwalk curated by Elizabeth Avery with graphic designs by Scott Kuykendall. Other exhibits include: Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections, Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington Lockwood Dessert Service, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox, and Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity, with photography by the late Tony Velez.

    Searching for that unique holiday gift? Shopping for the family member that “has everything”? Look no further than The Norwalk Historical Society Museum Gift Shop which showcases the work of over 15 Connecticut artists and artisans and features an eclectic array of distinctive merchandise: Home decor, paintings, mixed media art, photography, greeting cards, jewelry, ornaments, books, housewares, clothing, accessories, vintage-inspired toys, pottery and more! Plus, you will find the Norwalk Historical Society‘s logo wear, handmade linen tote bags, aprons, dish towels, t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and custom soaps.
    The gift shop will also have extended Holiday hours on Friday, December 9, 2016 from Noon – 7:00pm.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

    The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Local Events, concert, music, holiday, community, meeting, chorus, choral, Christmas, singing
    - Connecticut Choral Society to present three Candlelight and Carols Concerts

    Tickets are now available for the Connecticut Choral Society’s three family-friendly Candlelight and Carols concerts on Friday, December 9th, 8 pm (Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown), and both Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, 3 pm (North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury).

    Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, this holiday celebration of the season features music inspired by snow, with styles ranging from traditional to pop to swing. The program begins with a gentle and reflective opening, and builds through bold proclamation and joyous celebration. Highlights include On This Winter’s Night, the 2012 mega-holiday hit from the Grammy-award winning group Lady Antebellum, and Snow on Snow, by Philip Lawson of the world-renowned King's Singers. The audience is invited to join with the ensemble to sing Irving Berlin’s much-loved classic, White Christmas.

    The program will feature the world premiere of Snowflakes Fall, a new work by Southbury resident Ron Dukenski, which is scored for unaccompanied voices.

    Tickets are $25 for adults (add $5 at the door), and $20 for seniors and youth). Buy tickets at click for details, by calling 888-927-2933, or at the door.
    North Congregational Church
    11 Main Street North Woodbury CT 06798
    Connecticut Choral Society 888.927.2933 info@ctchoralsociety.com
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, cookbooks, recipes, Julia Child, Sara Moulton, Miss PArloa, Fannie Farmer
    - Food and cookbooks are part of every holiday! Bring the family to enjoy this exhibition of rare books on display in Cooking Down the Ages.

    As part of the ongoing series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special Collections of archives, rare books, and manuscripts on view in the Reading Room and Perkin Gallery, a Pages from Pequot Special Collections' exhibition.

    Exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017

    Explore the history of culinary literature spanning the Middle Ages to today, with a vivid selection of items from the Library’s Special Collections. This exhibition highlights the significance of food preparation over the ages. It includes the first printed cookbook (1475) and several nineteenth-century cookbooks including Mary J. Lincoln’s Boston Cookbook: What to Do and What Not to Do in Cooking (1891), plus cookbooks written by contemporary culinary masters Julia Child, Mary Berry, and Sara Moulton.

    The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s (1421-1481) De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and controversial Vatican librarian who presented recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health, Platina compiled and circulated Roman ideas about fine dining throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857-1915) and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), the Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    Holiday recipes wanted! Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to: specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

     
           
    Front Desk 203.259.0346
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by November 4, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Local Events, concert, music, holiday, community, meeting, chorus, choral, Christmas, singing
    - Connecticut Choral Society to present three Candlelight and Carols Concerts

    Tickets are now available for the Connecticut Choral Society’s three family-friendly Candlelight and Carols concerts on Friday, December 9th, 8 pm (Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown), and both Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, 3 pm (North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury).

    Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, this holiday celebration of the season features music inspired by snow, with styles ranging from traditional to pop to swing. The program begins with a gentle and reflective opening, and builds through bold proclamation and joyous celebration. Highlights include On This Winter’s Night, the 2012 mega-holiday hit from the Grammy-award winning group Lady Antebellum, and Snow on Snow, by Philip Lawson of the world-renowned King's Singers. The audience is invited to join with the ensemble to sing Irving Berlin’s much-loved classic, White Christmas.

    The program will feature the world premiere of Snowflakes Fall, a new work by Southbury resident Ron Dukenski, which is scored for unaccompanied voices.

    Tickets are $25 for adults (add $5 at the door), and $20 for seniors and youth). Buy tickets at click for details, by calling 888-927-2933, or at the door.
    North Congregational Church
    11 Main Street North Woodbury CT 06798
    Connecticut Choral Society 888.927.2933 info@ctchoralsociety.com

Monday, December 12th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

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

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

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.
     
           

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Kids
    - Are you or someone you know struggling with the loss of a loved one?
    Adam's House invites you to come and enjoy some holiday festivities while learning about how our program may be of assistance to grieving families.

    Families are welcome 5pm-7pm and Adults only 7pm-9pm.

    Santa will be there! He may even have a treat for the little ones. Arts and crafts activities, candle decorating/lighting and light fare will also be provided.

    Adam's House
    241 Coram Ave. Shelton CT 06484
    Allison Wysota 203.513.2808 adamshousect@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, classical, concert, family, kids and families, date night,
    - Continue your excitement for the holiday season with us as we present Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite with members of the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet performing segments of this favorite ballet. Also on the program are "Farandole" from Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, "Winter" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and songs performed by the Seabury Academy of St. Paul's on the Green. Sing your favorite holiday songs and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah!

    Tickets are available now through our website: click for details and the Buy Tickets link. Other performance dates this season include: HEROES! Music for All Ages on March 12, and our Season Finale: Mahler's Symphony No 2 with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut on May 20.
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Kate Altman 203.956.6771 info@norwalksymphony.org
  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events, holiday jazz, concert, live music, Pequot Library, libraries, Southport, benefit
    - Come hear beloved holiday favorites plus many more on Sunday, December 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm during the Holiday Jazz at Pequot Library concert, when Pequot presents "A Winter Wonderland." Enjoy being inside on a December afternoon listening to jazzy, holiday-season music presented by Emmy-award winning composer, Rex Cadawallader and other Connecticut jazz stars. The seasonal jazz will be performed by: Dr. Rex Cadwallader, piano; Steve Moran, saxophones and flute; and Mike Asetta, on bass. This pleasant interlude promises to be a delightfully upbeat way to jump into the festivities. Tickets sales directly support the programs and services at Pequot Library.

    Cadwallader is a noted jazz pianist, composer, and educator. He received an Emmy Award in 1999 for his original score for "The Connecticut River: A Journey through Time," a Connecticut Public Television Special, and an Emmy Award nomination in 1998 for his score for "Connecticut for All Seasons," another CPTV presentation. He has received composition and performance awards from Downbeat magazine, compositional study grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has published over sixty compositions for big band, jazz combo and vocal jazz ensembles.

    He is chair of the Performing Arts Department at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut, and he has served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Texas in Arlington, Associate Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, at Marlborough College in Marlborough, England, at Southern Connecticut State University and at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, where he continues to teach jazz piano.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For more information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Christine Catallo 203.259.0346 catallo@pequotlibrary.org

Monday, December 19th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.
     
           

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
     
           
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
     
           

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, December 30th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details 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, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ. One of the two College Football Playoff semi-finals to determine the contenders in the 2017 national championship game. For info visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.
     
           
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