Spring 2015 Events!
The Spring 2015 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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Casual and Fun Yoga at the Library:
Thursday Evenings: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. beginning April 2 through May 28
Saturday Mornings: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. from April 4 through May 30
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. Classes will run for 12 weeks, every Thursday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. from April 2 through May 28. There is also a Saturday class that runs from Saturday, April 4 through Saturday, May 30 that meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
There are currently spaces available in the Saturday morning class. Registration is required, so please call to reserve your space today! We ask that you please consider donating to our Yoga classes on Saturdays. Donations are not required to take the class, but are graciously accepted. Donations are split between the Yoga instructor and the Library. The Library uses the donations for adult library programming. Please register for classes by calling the Library at 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at email@example.com. Thank-you and enjoy!!
Join Hagaman Library's Job Search Support Group!
Thursdays: May 7 & 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Check Out JobNow: A Free Online Job Coaching And Resume Assistance Tool!
By using JobNow you can receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more! You can also access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. Citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series through JobNow's Adult Learning Center. There are also Personalized eLearning Tools such as My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive and My Test Archive. There is a 24 Hour Writing Lab where you can submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback. You may submit homework questions for expert guidance, get live assistance from tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, and college placement tests. You may use the Skills-Building module to receive real-time help on any topic of your choice. There is also a Foreign Language Center and Spanish-Speaking Support Center.For questions about JobNow, please visit the library, call 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researcher Paul Grant-Costa, executive editor at the Yale Indian Papers Project, will speak on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Hagaman Memorial Library at 227 Main Street, East Haven. The talk concerns recent work gathering source materials concerning native New England peoples and making this information available online.
Mr. Grant-Costa has worked as Senior Research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center; as a lead historical researcher with tribal councils, tribal historians, lawyers, and anthropologists across New England. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics from the University of Connecticut, a J.D. (International Law and Human Rights) from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. He has been a member of the Yale Group for the Study of Native America since its inception in 2003.
Special Author Event: Connecticut Author Joan Hoey Outlines A Path To Your "Purposeful Destiny "
Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Purposeful Destiny urges readers to reach beyond their own limitations to find a power higher than themselves. With eight real-life stories of people who achieved this goal, Hoey's new book gives a human perspective to the intangible concept of finding one's personal higher power.
"This book will appeal to people who feel stuck, have lost hope and believe no options exist," Hoey says. "We have all been blocked at some time in our lives, longing for change and fulfillment. Purposeful Destiny is an invitation to change your life - to free yourself from obstacles, break negative patterns and discover love and fulfillment."
The stories within Purposeful Destiny show how real people were prompted and guided by their universal surroundings in directions better for themselves. Such actions helped these eight people overcome obstacles and unusual circumstances to find balance and positivity, something Hoey hopes her readers will also experience.
Join us on April 29 and participate in an inspirational discussion with author Joan Hoey! Copies of Purposeful Destiny will be available for purchase following the talk. Joan Hoey will personally sign your copy!
"Purposeful Destiny is a powerful, enlightening and inspirational book that can and will change your life!" Cynthia Gwiazda, Librarian, Hagaman Memorial Library.
This author event is free and open to everyone. Please register by visiting the library, by calling 203.468.3890 or by emailing Cynthia at email@example.com.
Film Night: The Imitation Game (2014) starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley
Thursday, April 30 5:00 p.m. (Pizza) 5:30 p.m. (Film)
Enjoy pizza and drinks and a showing of the Academy-Award nominated film The Imitation Game (2014) starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. Click here to read more.
Our film series events are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited and registration is required.You may call the library at 203.468.3890 to register. You may also register in person at the library or email Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is free and open to everyone, but space is limited, so please call and reserve your space at 203-468-3890.
Make A Cake for Mom! A Free Cake Making Demo presented by Mark Petonito of Petonito's Bakery!
Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m
This program is free and open to everyone! Space is limited, so please call 203-468-3890 to reserve your seat today!
Need help paying grocery and other bills? Are you 60 plus, a war Veteran or Disabled? Free Benefits QuickLINK screening appointments are available at the Library on the first Tuesday of every month between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The next date for screenings is Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
RSVP of South Central CT can help you find programs to pay for groceries and other expenses. You may call the Library at 203.468.3890 to schedule your half hour screening appointment, or click here to schedule your appointment online. For questions, please contact Cherie Larson, 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!"
Women's Support Group: Women, Food And God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Anything by Geneen Roth Saturday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.
This is a free casual discussion and support group for women, facilitated by local resident Laurie Berman. If you are interested in attending, please call the library at 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at email@example.com.
Ask a Lawyer Free Consulation Service
Wednesday, May 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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.
Temas Saludables: Para Aquellos Que Hablen Espanol y Ingles. Talles Gratis! Presentados en Espanol y Ingles por Evelyn Selimaj, Visitadora De Casas para el East Shore Health District
Visita la Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, para los talleres gratuitos que se presentan en español y ingles en las siguientes fechas:
Jueves, 04 de junio 2015 a 6:30 p.m.
Tema: El estrés, cómo reducir el estrés diario y cómo el estrés afecta al cuerpo.
Estos talleres son gratuitos y abiertos a todo el mundo. Por favor regístrese para cada taller visitando la biblioteca o llame al 203.468.3890. También puede enviar un email Cynthia registrar un firstname.lastname@example.org.
For English & Spanish Speakers: Free Workshops Presented by Evelyn Selimaj, Home Visitor for East Shore Health District
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Stress, how to lower everyday stress and how stress affects the body.
These workshops are free and open to everyone. Please register for each workshop by visiting the library or call 203.468.3890. You may also email Cynthia to register at email@example.com.
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!
Access Opportunities Guides
Opportunities is a free guide and workbook packed with information to help high school students pursue their education goals. Topics include:
- Tips to help students choose a college, fulfill admissions requirements and apply for financial aid
- The types and sources of financial aid, including federal and state programs
- Instructions for completing the FAFSA
- Up-to-date information about entrance exams, test dates, admissions profiles and costs for many colleges
Attention high school Juniors and Seniors and all those looking to get a degree online!
Here are two free online sources to help you locate online colleges and universities in Connecticut, and a list of accredited online college degree programs! To begin searching, please click on one of the links below!
"CLASSICS! Join us in January for Passage to India by E.M. Forster; In March for The Tempest by William Shakespeare and in May for Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery.
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.
Appointments are available on these Saturdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: March 29, April 26, May 24 and June 21
There is a charge of $3.00 per document.
**Living Wills, Regular Wills and Mortgages 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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