Fall, 2016 Events!
The Fall, 2016 edition of Hagaman Happenings is here! Click here to download, view or print, or pick one up at the library. Events for adults and children are also listed in the calendar below, and on our Facebook page. If you would like to be reminded of upcoming programs, please sign up for our email list using the link on the left-hand sidebar.
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Visit Hagaman’s Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There will be free blood pressure, hearing, blood glucose and osteoporosis screenings available provided by the Fair Haven Community Health Center at East Haven, Dr. Willa Horowitz of Acuity Hearing Solutions, and Margaret Sessa Schillburg, RN, Breast Wellness Outreach Nurse at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. Flu shots will be provided by Rita Foster, RN of the East Shore District Health Department. Most health insurance plans are accepted to receive your flu shot. If you don’t have insurance, the flu shot is $30.
Also present at the Health and Wellness Fair will be Christopher Prokop LCSW, of the Healthy Homes/Lead Program at Yale New Haven Hospital, Therapy Works of East Haven, The Agency on Aging of South Central CT, Sarah Vacher, Dietitian at ShopRite of East Haven, the East Haven Food Pantry, The East Haven Family Table Food Ministry, the East Haven Community Kitchen, Dr. Sathiya Eswarathasan, podiatrist in East Haven, 203-URGENT CARE of East Haven, Carole Rossick, Independent Shop Consultant forshop.com, and Allison Ramos, Behavioral Health Clinician ofCommunity Health Center, Inc.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends' of the East Haven Hagaman Library. Please consider becoming a Friend of the library. They meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the library. Their next meeting is on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. You will meet new people, have fun, and provide on-going support to the library to boot! You can join the Friends by filling out their membership brochure.
In conjunction with Hagaman’s Health and Wellness Fair, The Village at Mariner’s Point Senior Living Community with Synergy HomeCare will hold a film and panel discussion at 2:00 p.m. at the Village at Mariner’s Point, 111 South Shore Drive in East Haven. The film is called His Neighbor Phil and is about a husband coping with his wife’s Alzheimer’s disease. Experts in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will be present following the film to answer questions from caregivers and point them to helpful resources within their community. For more information about this film and panel discussion, please contact Mary Lyons at 203-467-0067.
You will have a chance to win a drawing for a door prize following the fair!
Representatives from the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center in West Haven will be present to help you sign up for SNAP benefits, free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, Medicaid health insurance and other insurances through Access Health Connecticut.
For further information about the Hagaman Health and Wellness Fair, please contact Cynthia Gwiazda at 203-468-3891. Extra parking for the Health Fair is located in the Stop and Shop lot behind the library, the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library, and after 12:00 p.m. in the Family Practice and Internal Medicine lot at 205 Main Street in East Haven, the adjacent building to your right if you are facing the front of the library building.
Self-proclaimed “paranormal rock star” Dustin Pari, best known for his investigative work on the shows Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunter’s International, and Destination Truth, will enthrall you with a brief history of spiritualism (séances, spirit photography and Ouija boards) followed by an explanation of the three different types of spiritual entities in the unseen world: residual, intelligent, and the most frightening, inhuman.
This event is FREE and open to everyone. Tickets for a prize drawing for a special Halloween gift basket will be sold for $1.00 per ticket. The drawing will be done directly following the presentation. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-468-3890 to reserve your seat(s) today! You may also register by sending an email to Cynthia. Please note: Due to the content, this presentation is NOT recommended for anyone under the age of 14. Parental discretion advised.
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS:
The East Haven Public School District has announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs or free milk served under the Special Milk Program. The press release is available to download and print by clicking here.
Join Hagaman Library's Job Search Support Group!
Thursdays: September 1 & 15, October 6 & 20, and November 3 & 17
Casual and Fun Yoga at the Library:
Thursday Evenings: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. throughout the fall and winter, 2016-2017! Saturday yoga classes run weekly on Saturday mornings from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Weekly Saturday morning classes begin on Saturday, September 10, 2016)
Learn a number of basic yoga postures and positions.
These free classes, taught by a certified yoga instructor, are for everyone, and no prior knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat or exercise mat with you. Please consider giving a $5.00 donation at our Saturday yoga classes in order to keep the classes going. Donations are graciously accepted. Yoga class donations are split between the yoga instructor and the library. The library uses these donations for programming throughout the year.
No Registration required. Just stop in! Thank-you and enjoy!!
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Our library earns a 6% commission on everything you purchase when you follow this link to the site. Books movies, electronics, gifts, and everything else qualifies. This is an easy, cost-free way to help the library. Every bit helps! WOWbrary's weekly e-mail alerts that describe our newest items with links to our online catalog. Other great sites to try for reading suggestions include goodreads, The New York Times book review pages, Publisher's Weekly award news.
If you are a Veteran, or have a disability, or if you are a senior (age 60 and over), you may qualify for financial benefits. Half hour appointments with an RSVP Program Specialist are available at the library on the first Tuesday of every month between 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
The next date with available appointments is Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
RSVP (The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of South Central CT can help you find programs to pay for groceries and other expenses. You must call the library at 203.468.3890 to schedule your half hour appointment.
For questions, please contact Cherie Strucaly, RSVP Program Manager at the Agency on Aging at 203.752.3059. If you prefer to go online on your own to see what state and federal programs you may qualify for, click here to go to the AARP Benefits QuickLINK website and click on the "Go" button under the heading "Looking for help? Start here!"
Turn every day into an adventure…take Creative Writing Classes at Hagaman Library this fall!
Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Creative Writing class will resume on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. We welcome new members!
These classes give writers an opportunity to hone their craft alongside their peers. Students are given in-class writing exercises to fine tune specific skills as well as take-home assignments to further explore their writing styles and interests.
Free American Citizenship Class: Prepare for the American Citizenship Interview
Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
During your naturalization interview, a USCIS Officer will ask you questions about your application and background. You will also take an English and civics test unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver. The English test has three components: reading, writing, and speaking. The civics test covers important U.S. history and government topics. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer correctly at least six (6) of the 10 questions to pass the civics test. Practice studying for the naturalization test in your native language! Simply go to the Citizenship Resource Center Homepage and click on "Other Languages" at the top right hand side of the page, then choose your native language! The citizenship classes will run weekly on Wednesdays from September 10 through June 3.
Meet Laura DePonte, ESL Civics and History Instructor from East Haven Adult Learning Center who will help you become a U.S. citizen. Sponsored by the East Haven Adult Learning Center.
Genealogy Club: Meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.
This group is free and open to anyone interested in researching their family history. Some of the meetings feature workshops or guest lectures on topics related to Genealogy. These workshops are announced in the library's monthly online newsletter. Sign up for the library's online newsletters by typing your email address in the box to the left under the heading "Subscribe to our Mailing list." You will get an email asking you to confirm that you want to receive our online mailings. Simply click on the link to confirm.
Get a free consultation with an attorney from the New Haven County Bar Association at the Hagaman Memorial Library on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. No need to pre-register. The New Haven County Bar Association’s ASK A LAWYER program is designed to provide members of the community with general legal information; an attorney meets with the participant and provides a free 10-15 minute consultation. If the individual requires additional assistance, they are referred to our Lawyer Referral Service or a social service agency. No appointment is necessary, consultations are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Getting ready to take the test to get your driver's permit? If so, prepare by taking a practice test! The Hagaman Library now has a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a site that provides DMV permit practice tests! Click here to study for the test!
"CLASSICS! The Classics Group meets the last Monday of every other month.
Are you an East Haven resident and unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent mobility or vision impairment? If so, please click here to find out about the library's weekly Homebound Delivery Service.
A Notary Public Is Now Available by Appointment at the library!
A Notary Public will be available at the Hagaman Memorial Library by appointment on the following days and times:
Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There is a charge of $3.00 per document.
**Living Wills, Regular Wills, Mortgages and Power of Attorney CANNOT be notarized at the library**
Please call the library ahead at 203.468.3890 to schedule your 15 minute appointment, Thank-you.
The Hagaman Memorial Library WWII Veterans Discussion Group began in September 2006 through the enthusiasm of veterans, veterans' spouses and the library. Each month there has been a program in which the speaker did not charge, or was paid through donations made to the group in memory of veterans who had passed away. Newsletters describing programs can be seen on our website by scrolling down to the bottom of this page:
The Library is now asking for further donations. Donations may be sent to the library: Hagaman Memorial Library/227 Main Street/ East Haven, CT 06512/ATTN: Fawn Gillespie.
You may also call 203-468-3890 and ask for Fawn Gillespie or e-mail Fawn: email@example.com Please note- items may have library markings.
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This will be a quarterly newsletter that contains information about the library's free online research databases!
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