Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm, Sunday: Closed
Lanzerotti Lecture 2019 – Bettina Bierly
A Peek behind the Curtain; the Backstage World of Costume for Live Performance
Bettina is a Costume Designer, Wardrobe Supervisor, Knitter/Dyer, Lecturer and former Costume Director for NYC Opera. Her work has been seen in performance spaces as diverse as Lincoln Center, Bickford Theater and on Celebrity Cruises around the world.
Drawing from her collection of photographs, costumes and accessories, Bettina will take us backstage and show us what it takes to costume a live show, sharing experiences of her current work at NYC Ballet as well as constructing silk dresses for Hamilton.
Refreshments will be served following the lecture.
Registration requested, please.
Memoir Writing by Storytelling
With Mary Kenny and Kristin Elliott
If you ever wished to write, why not take the leap now? Everyone has stories to share. We simply need time and focus to record them. Join Mary and Kristin to get insights into how to get started and keep moving forward. You only need to bring a writing pad, pen and….your memories. Registration requested, please.
Monthly Movie Matinee
Join us for this 2019 American comedy-drama, described as a modern retelling of Huckleberry Finn. It’s plot follows a young man with Down syndrome who escapes from an assisted living facility and befirends a wayward fisherman on the run. A feel-good story that has recieved great reviews! Movie snacks and refreshments available.
Bookworms is for children age 10-12 who love to read and talk about books with friends. This month’s pick is ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Pallacio. Join us for snacks and discussion and book-related fun!
Drop in to join the Adult Book Group’s discussion of ‘From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home’ by Tembi Locke.  All are welcome!
Upcoming for December 17:  ‘Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland’ by Patrick Radden Keefe.
History of Rock & Roll, from the Blues to the British Invasion
Paul Groom will take you on a retrospective of Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues. He examines the various trends that influenced these musical genres over time:  the emergence of popular radio stations and advent of TV; the migration of blacks from the rural south to urban centers and the reception of the white audience; the British music experience; and small business entrepreneurship in record distribution and more! Registration requested, please. 
Junior Garden Club
Holiday Kissing Balls
Learn about holiday traditions of decorating with fresh evergreen branches and then create a Kissing Ball to hang for the holidays. Open to children of all ages!
Sponsored by the New Vernon Garden Club, “Enhancing the beauty of our town with Nature.” Registration requested, please.
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