Save the Date for Hogwarts Year 3! A View of Macbeth’s Tragedy: What Bloody Man is That? Opera Oggi NY presents MADE IN AMERICA Folktales from Around the World with the ACES Educational Center for the Arts

Save the Date for Hogwarts Year 3!

Calling all Harrys, Hermiones, Rons, Dracos...and even Muggles!  the Hogwarts Faculty is back from a year-long sabbatical and ready for some magical fun!  Save the dates: October 11 & 12, 2014.  More...

A View of Macbeth’s Tragedy: What Bloody Man is That?

Is Macbeth a tragic hero, or something more like a murderous warrior-tyrant? Join us for an in-depth look at this fascinating character. Presented by Mark Schenker. April 29 @ 6pm

Opera Oggi NY presents MADE IN AMERICA

4/28 @ 7PM, MADE IN AMERICA: a cycle of original operas, each under one hour and sung in English, explores some of the most important experiences in our lives as Americans.

Folktales from Around the World with the ACES Educational Center for the Arts

Families, head to the library on Sat. May 3rd at 2pm to see the ACES Educational Center of the Arts bring Folktales from Around the World to life!

Enter to win a $25 Willoughby’s Coffee Gift Card

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What kind of free programs would you like to see more of at the library? We’d love to hear your ideas, so please take a few seconds to fill out our brief program evaluation survey and help us bring you more great programs! Enter your e-mail address at the end of the survey for a chance to win a $25 Willoughby’s Coffee gift card. 

24-Hour Reading of Shakespeare’s Works

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In celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday, we are hosting the first annual 24-hour marathon reading of select works from Shakespeare. The event will take place in the auditorium of the James Blackstone Memorial Library beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday April 25, and running through 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 26.  This event features almost 100 volunteers reading Shakespeare’s greatest works nonstop to honor the bard. Help bring Shakespeare’s words into the voices, bodies and imaginations of our hometown community–sign up to read today!

News from the CT Digital Library

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iCONN is pleased to announce that ebooks are now available along with downloadable audio books in our OneClickdigital collection. We have begun our ebook collection with 85 classic literature titles plus 47 more current titles of all sorts selected by iCONN’s Database Committee. We will be adding more current titles of all kinds in the coming months. For further information about ebooks in iCONN, click here and scroll or swipe down to the header “eBook.”

To search eBook titles on our site, click here and look for the “Filter” drop down menu near the upper right hand corner of the screen. Click or tap the small arrow to drop down and select “eBook.”

New magazine database

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The LION libraries consortium has launched a new downloadable magazine service called Zinio. Download new magazines to your computer or mobile device. You will need to create two accounts (be sure to use the same email address for both accounts), one with LION and one with Zinio. Click here to login or create an account.