Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.
Nobel Price-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro's novel An Artist of the Floating World is a first-person narrative of an elderly Japanese artist looking back on his life and career. Masuji Ono reflects on his choices, actions, and errors particularly during the period leading up to and after World War Two. His reflections and reconsiderations span both aesthetic and political themes as well as the loyalties due to one's teacher, one's country, and one's art. Written in a lyrical style, Ishiguro's novel combines elements of historical, literary, and psychological fiction. In its review, Library Journal asks: "Should he have remained a traditional painter of the floating world, of geishas, tea houses, and such? Should an artist follow an aesthetic of pure art or of social involvement? How does a person or a society come to terms with mistakes of the past?"
Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. Children will hear stories, watch occasional short book films, and participate in fun activities as well. Drop-in. No registration, no fee.
Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.
For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.