On Thursday, November 5, 6-8 p.m. please join us for a reception to open Jeffrey's first art exhibit, prepared in his honor by his mother, Georgia Spencer. Tea and cookies will be served, and the exhibit will be up throughout the month of November.
Listen to the compelling story that began with the author's discovery of a photograph while visiting her grandmother's village south of Naples. Embarking on a remarkable journey to learn how the Italian people and clergy of the Catholic Church risked their lives to save and shelter the Jews from the Nazi death camps, Ms. Bettina travelled through small Italian villages, recording the personal testimonies of Jewish people. She ultimately met with members of the Vatican, including Pope Benedict XVI, to create this narrative. Thursday, November 5, 7pm. Please register by calling the library at 468-3890, or online through our events page.
Join us for an evening with Jeff Lambert and the Nutmeg State Paranormal Society for true stories of actual paranormal investigations. The program includes real examples of EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) and photos of ghosts captured during investigations. Lambert and his team will discuss the different equipment ghost hunters use, the nature of orbs and Ectoplasmic Mist, and how to take a proper EVP or electronic voice phenomena. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Hagaman Memorial Library. It takes place Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm at the East Haven High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5.00 with a high school ID. Tickets may be purchased at the library, or online below. Photo: countryboyshane on flicker.com.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Ron Levy will play a suite of six pieces composed by Paul Mack Somers especiallly for the town of East Haven in fitting with the 100th anniversary of libraries in East Haven. Ron Levy has been called "first-class" by the New York Times. He regularly appears as a soloist, and in partnership with many of the world's leading singers and instrumentalists. Friday, October 23 at 7pm. Please register by calling the library at 468-3890 or online through the events page.
Musicologist and lecturer Charlotte D'Aniello presents a video lecture on the history of Broadway Musicals. Ms. D'Aniello received degrees in music from the University of Toronto, Canada and a degree in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has taught piano for 33 years, and she has taught adult continuing education courses in opera and classical music for the Branford Adult Education program. For ten years, Ms. D'Aniello taught courses in opera and music appreciation for an elder hostel in Madison. She is currently presenting a lecture series on opera appreciation at the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford. The program takes place on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00pm. Please register by calling the library at 468-3890 or online through our events page. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Hagaman Memorial Library.
No matter your skills, the AARP Tax-Aide program probably has a volunteer opportunity just right for you. New volunteers join the program every year. Next year, about 35,000 volunteers nationwide will help low and moderate income taxpayers, particularly those age 60 and older, prepare and file their tax returns. Volunteers helped more than 28,000 taxpayers during the 2009 tax season. Trained volunteers will greet clients, fill out forms using tax preparation software, manage computers, or publicize the program. Training in cooperation with the IRS begins in December. To volunteer, send an e-mail to email@example.com. Provide your name, address and telephone number. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.