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April Events at Killingworth Library

Submitted by Tammy Eustis

(March 17, 2023) — The following programs will be offered during April 2023 at Killingworth Library, 301 Route 81 in Killingworth. Registration is required for most of our programs. Please visit the Calendar on our webpage for details and links to sign up – killingworthlibrary.org – or call 860-663-2000.

Our regular programs continue! Check the Calendar for information about Love2Sign, Dungeons & Dragons, Music with Margie, Anime Club, Cricut Crafting, Write Club, Minecraft, and Surprise Saturdays.

Family Fun

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Come dressed to cuddle and bring your favorite stuffed animal! Mrs. Fig will share her favorite Earth Day stories. Family members of all ages are welcome. Please register in advance, so we know how many friends to expect.

Children

Wonderful Worms – Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrate Earth Day with a fascinating talk about all things… worms! Julie Ainsworth, Environmental Educator at Bauer Park, will provide hands-on fun to raise your appreciation of these lowly but oh-so-important members of the local ecology. Suitable for children ages 5+. Registration is required. Please sign up in advance!

Adults and Seniors

Author Talk – Allegiance: The Life and Times of William Eustis, presented by Tamsen George. Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

William Eustis was an unsung patriot who both influenced and witnessed pivotal moments in early American history, from the colonial period through the birth of the republic. Learn about his connections to George Washington, James Madison, Lafayette, and other historical figures. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Space is limited for this fascinating talk, so please register in advance.
About the Author: After a thirty-two-year career in museum administration and historic preservation, Tamsen Evans George has devoted recent years to research and travel associated with uncovering the life of eighteenth-century insider Dr. William Eustis. She first came across this unknown patriot while executive director of the Shirley-Eustis House Association and the Eustis estate, Shirley Place, in Boston. She lives on Cape Cod.

Library Tips ‘n’ Tricks with Tammy continues! April’s topic is Introduction to the Library’s Databases. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, alternating morning and afternoon sessions. Laptops will be provided, for individual practice. The class repeats each week, so register for the session that works for you!

Special Event

Repair Café Earth Day Celebration – 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Volunteer “fixers” will be available to try to repair broken items that you may have sitting around your house. Items you may bring for repair include: bikes; clothing (simple mending, patching, hemming); computers; lamps (rewiring); small appliances (no microwaves); small furniture; and toys. We will also have knife, scissor and tool sharpening available. Please do not bring anything with an engine. Repairs are not guaranteed. Patrons will be responsible for disposing of unrepairable items. (The library will have information for proper disposal or recycling of these items.) No registration is necessary, although there may be some wait time.

Thanks to our wonderful community volunteers who are willing to share their expertise. These indispensable skills can be used to repair items, helping to reduce waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and raw materials needed for new items.  In 2019, repair cafes worldwide saved 463 tons of waste and prevented the emission of 11,000 tons of carbon dioxide.  Repair Cafes bring the community together, make our lives more sustainable, and save on our disposal costs.

So start saving your broken things for the Killingworth Library Repair Café, or just come for tea or coffee, meet your handy neighbors and browse our selection of repair and sustainability books!

Holiday Closing

The library will be closed on Good Friday, April 7, 2023.

 

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