Virtual Programs

 

Meet the Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

Wednesday, March 10 @ 7:00 PM  

Minor Memorial Library hosts Dr. Colleen Peters, Ripley’s Director of Education of Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, a non-profit organization, based in Litchfield,CT , dedicated to the conservation of waterfowl and wetlands. Ripley houses 400 rare and endangered birds from around the world, of which 75% are listed by the UCHN as threatened or endangered in the wild. Learn about Ripley’s critical work in waterfowl conservation and how their international mission is achieved in Northwest Connecticut.

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Off the Rails: Connecticut’s transportation future post- Covid 

Thursday, March 18 2021 @ 6:30 pm 

Join the New Milford Public Library to welcome “transportation guru” and former NBC News anchor, Jim Cameron for a lively presentation and Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation crisis. Will riders ever return to commuter rail?  Who will pay to keep trains running? Where will money be found for our highways? How will new residential/workplace trends affect CT’s economy?

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Designing Outdoor Rooms

Thursday, March 25 @ 6 pm

Burnham Library hosts Bridgewater resident Cheryl Johnson, an advanced master gardener, to show us how to design outdoor rooms that extend living, playing, gardening, and create safe socially-distanced spaces. We will examine both small and easy to construct rooms as well as those that are more elaborate. Advance registration is required 

The Roaring 20s

Wednesday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Minor Memorial Library for an evening of fun with Jason Scappaticci, who will talk about the decade that brought us jazz, flappers and the crossword puzzle, but also gangsters, prohibition and presidential scandals and tragedy.

A gifted lecturer, Jason Scappaticci has a passion for history and enjoys sharing that passion with others. Jason earned his BA in History from Utica College of Syracuse University. After returning home to CT he enrolled in Trinity College and earned his MA in American Studies. He then began his career in higher education at Manchester Community College, working with low income and first-generation college students. After 16 years there, Jason was named the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Capital Community College. Jason enjoys his work there as much as he enjoys lecturing to libraries and historical societies.

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