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Killingworth Library News: April & May 2021

By Laurie West Prichard.

Library News

Killingworth Library Retirements

Long time volunteers Kathy Amoia and Judy Ellis each announced their decision to “retire” from volunteering at the Killingworth Library circulation desk this spring.  Kathy Amoia has been serving the library since October 2004, when she became a member of the library board. Judy Ellis joined the volunteer roster in 1978, when the library was still located at the circle. Everyone at Killingworth Library extends a warm “Thank You” to both of these lovely ladies, who helped make our library the special place it is – they will be very much missed!

Would You Be Willing to Donate Some of Your Time to Killingworth Library?

If you are PC savvy and enjoy working with the public, we are looking for volunteers willing to donate 3 hours per week (1 afternoon) on a regular basis to work at our circulation desk.  Please contact the library at 860-663-2000 for additional information.

April Library Programs

Celebrate Earth Day at the Killingworth Library – Come plant a seed with us on April 24, 10 am – noon.  2021 marks the 51st year of celebrating Earth Day! Start by following our family-friendly riddle walk (with a whole new batch of riddles for you solve) in the library’s back yard, ending at our Plant a Seed Station – we will provide the materials.  Please register in advance at our library’s website:

May Library Programs:

Baseball and Michelangelo: How Winning a Baseball World Championship in 1965 Led to a Lifelong Obsession with Michelangelo. Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 pm (Zoom)

Presented by popular local speaker Phil Devlin, this presentation begins with a visit to the New York World’s Fair in 1965 and then examines several of “Michelangelo’s” works: The Pieta, the statue of David, the Sistine Chapel, the statue of Moses, and his poems. Michelangelo was born in 1475 and died in 1564, living to be nearly 90 years old at a time when the average life span was barely 30 years—one of the many interesting achievements of this truly remarkable man. No wonder he is called “Il Divino!” Advanced registration required via our library website:

The First HKHS and Killingworth Library Student Art Show and Silent Auction: 5/24 – 6/05

Killingworth Library is pleased to announce the first joint HKHS and Killingworth Library Student Art Show and Silent Auction!  All pieces of art on display by our very talented students will be for sale, with proceeds donated to the library. The art show and silent auction will take place at Killingworth Library from Monday, May 24 – Saturday, June 5 during the library’s normal operating hours.  All students participating in the art show will be eligible for a drawing for a single $500 scholarship from the library. A Best in Show prize will also be awarded, with the dollar amount subject to the silent auction proceeds (minimum prize amount $100).  Both the Best in Show and scholarship winner will be announced on June 5. Students interested in participating should contact one of the following HKHS Arts Instructors: Jason Cannan, Betsy Himmelman, Megan Martin.


Sharon Challenger
Sharon Challenger
I am a professional Scenic Artist and have also worked as a Systems Analyst and Senior Programmer Analyst for the Travelers and Yale University. Education: Post University, Wesleyan University and Yale University School of Drama.

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