Thursday, January 4, 2018 6:30pm (snow date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:30 pm)
Join Wykeham Consort in welcoming Buenas Nuevas De Algeria for an evening celebrating the season of hope, and returning light after the winter’s longest night, with music from Renaissance Spain and the Sephardic Jews. Hear songs from both cultures about the mysterious moon, the joys and pangs of love and the eternal cycle of life experienced through the luscious melodies and driving rhythms of Spain, Eastern Europe and the Arabic lands. The musicians will provide commentary about their instruments (viola da gamba, recorders,
percussion, guitar and voice) and the historic and cultural context of the music.
Photo l. to r. – Erica Warnock (Bass Viol), founder Matilda Giampietro (Soprano Voice), James Allen (Percussion), Sarah Jane Chelminski (Recorders), and Andy LaFreniere (Guitar) Photo Credit: Lindsey Victoria Photography – www.instagram.com/lindseyvictoriaphotography.
Generously sponsored by the Leroy Anderson Foundation. leroyandersonfoundation.org
Visit wykehamconsort.com to learn more about this extraordinary group.
This will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2018 11am-1pm in the Wykeham Room.
A snow date is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4-6pm.
Do you have a special cookie recipe that you think is a real winner? Our contest will give home cooks an opportunity to have their culinary creations judged by three professionals. The judges are:
Marty Rook, trained pastry chef and owner of New Preston Kitchen Goods, plus acclaimed cookbook authors, Ann Hodgman and Susan Purdy.
Those interested in participating should pre-register by calling the library or signing up at the circulation desk. Entrants should submit 3 dozen cookies arranged on a disposable plate to the library at least ½ hour before the event. Plates are to be submitted with an entry form which can be picked up at the library. Cookies should be homemade and baked by the contestant. This fun event is open to bakers of all ages.
Cookies will be judged in six categories:
Baked by Children Under 16
Dunkirk – Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 1pm – It is World War II, and Allied forces are under
attack by Germany. The setting is Dunkirk, France, and their only hope for survival is
evacuation. Along the way, the beauty and resilience of the human spirit is tested. Allied forces
have been outmaneuvered and outnumbered, but somehow find it within themselves to start
plotting their great escape. With so many factors in play, it seems as though they will never
make it. But with a lot of strategy and a little luck, just one chance emerges.
PG-13 / 1h 47 min
Victoria and Abdul – Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1pm – When Abdul Karim, a clerk in
his twenties, comes to the Queen of England's court from India in 1887, he comes for the
queen's Golden Jubilee festivities. He stays long after and develops a close and sometimes
controversial friendship with the aging queen. Curious about his homeland, a nation over which
she is Empress, the queen's personal favor grows as she gets to know Abdul as both her clerk
and confidant. In a time of heightened prejudice and inequality between the two nations under
her rule, this brings criticism from members of her court and family. PG-13 / 1h 51 min
Stronger – Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 1pm – When Jeff Bauman loses his leg during the
horrendous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, his life changes completely. His journey to
physical, mental, and emotional recovery includes learning to walk again. In the midst of
coming to grips with his new circumstances, Bauman must also help the Boston police catch the
killers. Tapping into a tremendous amount of courage, he learns to cope with his trauma thanks
to his loving family and tight-knit community. Based on the book of the same name written by
the real Jeff Bauman and Bret Whitter. R / 1h 59 min
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:30pm (Snow date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 6:30pm)
A new year is upon us and many make healthy resolutions yet cave in to bad habits by mid-January. Lisa Larkin, certified Health and Wellness Coach of Woodbury, will teach you how to create healthy habits in small steps that are achievable for the New Year. She will talk about creating manageable goals, weight loss, starting your day in a positive way and de-stressing.
All programs are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
Please call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit www.gunnlibrary.org
The Gunn Memorial Library is located at
5 Wykeham Road at Route 47 on the Green, in Washington, CT.