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Black History Month programs:


Thursday February 23rd at 1:00p.m. Summer of Soul, the award winning film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival
in the Mary Flood Room


Monday February 13th at 6:00p.m. ​
Who We Are documentary & discussion in the Mary Flood Room

February 8th at 1:00p.m.    

Join remote meeting access through Zoom 
the Meeting ID is 8603426777 and
the Passcode is Portland

History Programs      in the Mary Flood Room

Wednesday March 15th at 6pm 

Rosie the Riveter & Women's History

Rosie the Riveter  “Rosie the Riveter” became an iconic symbol of working women during World War II. What was it really like for them? We’ll look at propaganda posters, art, music, photos, and hear real-life accounts of Connecticut women who worked for victory in the war.
A CT Historical Society Presentation.
Registration Requested!



Tuesday April 18th 6pm   Antique Button Program

Historical Buttons: the Connecticut Connection  It all started when the “War of 1812” interrupted the supply of buttons coming into the United States from England. Aaron Benedict formed the beginning of what was to become The Waterbury Button Company and began to melt down pewter pots and pans in order to make buttons for military uniforms. Between 1812 to 1849, the company started manufacturing brass as well as pewter buttons and became the nation’s first caster of brass. In 1849, The Waterbury Button Company was formed solely for the manufacturing of buttons and uniform accessories. With a reputation as a reliable supplier of high-quality buttons, The Waterbury Button Company has produced many historical buttons.

Registration Requested!




Wednesday June 7th at 6pm
Tavern Life in Early CT

Tapping Into the Past: Tavern Life in Early Connecticut Taverns in early Connecticut were more than just a place to drink. Travelers and locals alike saw taverns as a place to be entertained, spread news and gossip, have a good meal, and get a night’s lodging. Learn about how taverns were an essential part of every Connecticut town.
A CT Historical presentation. Registration Requested!

Art in the Mary Flood Room:
Pamela Hanks until 2/28/23
Read & Recycle: Sat. March 25th 10-Noon
Bring in your gently used items!

Thursday April 20th 6pm
Medicare 101: the A, B, C and D of Healthcare for 65+

Wednesday May 3rd 6pm
Social Security Strategies

February Book Discussions
1st Thursday Night Book Club
Thursday February 2nd
at 6:30p.m.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
February 21st
at 1:00p.m.  
Talk about Books
February 7th
at 1:00p.m.
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