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Author Talk and Signing: Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict 

**This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. **




Book Talk & Signing: Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years 1898-1940

Sunday, June 3rd @ 2 pm 

We are pleased to welcome renowned art critic and author Jed Perl for a visual presentation and signing of his recent book Calder: The Conquest of Time. The Early Years: 1898 – 1940, the first authorized biography of America’s greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder. Perl will delve into the artist’s monumental contribution to modern art through the lens of
Calder’s own personal history, exploring how he became – and remains – an avant-garde artist with mass appeal. Based on scores of interviews and unprecedented access to Calder’s letters
and papers, and comprised of more than 350 illustrations, including rarely seen works and archival photographs, Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898 – 1940, is the authoritative guide to Calder’s life and a revelatory achievement in the study of his work. Following the presentation the author will answer audience questions and sign copies of the

Mr. Perl is among the nation’s most acclaimed writers on the visual arts. A respected critic and essayist, he is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. The art critic for The New Republic for 20 years and a contributing editor to Vogue for a decade, Perl is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His previous books include Magicians and Charlatans, Antoine’s  Alphabet, and New Art City, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and The Atlantic Book of the Year.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event, courtesy of Hickory Stick Bookstore.


Managing Your Photos in the Apple Universe

Thursday, June 14th @ 6 pm 

Technology tutor Michael Jay of TECHsperienced will lead a workshop teaching you to set your Apple products so that you can easily share photos across all your devices, as well as the basics of the “Photos” app, and much more. We will discuss:

 How to use iCloud to automatically share your photos between your iPhone, iPad, and
 How to manually move your photos, from your iPhone or iPad, to a Mac
 How to import to your Mac from actual cameras (rather than iPhones or iPads…)
 Where to find your photos in the Mac, and how to move and “import” them
 The Apple “PHOTOS” app (and its hidden library!)
 Organizing your photos with your own “albums” and folders…
 The easier way to SCAN existing photos and paper documents
 Security issues of iCloud usage (such as the celebrity “hack”)

Be sure to bring your fully charged device.

Presenter Michael Jay is a regular tech tutor at several Litchfield County libraries including Gunn. He has previously worked for Apple and Tekserve in New York. In addition to tutoring
and lecturing at many other area libraries and schools, he has taught technology at NYU and Stevens Institute.

Monday Matinees


Monday, June 4th @ 1 pm- Black Panther


“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

pG-13/ 2 hr 15 min

Monday, June 11 @ 1 pm- Call Me By Your Name 

*note: this movie was changed from “The Party.”  

In 1983, an American professor invited a graduate student, Oliver, to live in his northern Italian villa with his family while working on a book. It is a tradition that his 17-year- old son, Elio, who is an introverted genius with a mind that makes him adult-like in many ways, had grown passionately jealous of over the years. Yet that was the year that Elio discovered with the help of Oliver many truths about himself. The two young men are inexplicably drawn to one another and spend the summer enjoying local delights, the countryside, their Jewish heritage and unexpected romantic feelings.

R / 2h 10min


Monday, June 18 @ 1 pm- Red Sparrow 

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she merges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

R / 2hr 19min


Monday, June 25 @ 1 pm- Game Night

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game– right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this game–nor Brooks– are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had… or game over.

R / 1hr 40min




All programs are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
Please call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit
The Gunn Memorial Library is located at
5 Wykeham Road at Route 47 on the Green, in Washington, CT.