Summer 2021 Programs

Drums
Drumming fun this Summer 2021!

Mondays June 14th, July 12th, and August 9th
at 6:30p.m. 
Multi-generational Drumming Circles

Gather for a West African-inspired drum circle (socially distanced on the Waverly Green) featuring Mark Zarrillo, whose rich knowledge of West African music and culture, as well as over forty years of drumming wisdom, will inspire you. Learn basic techniques ending with a drumming sequence. Drums & other percussion instruments will be supplied. Mark is a highlight to our summer adventures and we have so much fun that we keep inviting him back. 

No prior experience necessary. 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library who support all our summer programs.

CT Audubon Society Presentation

Raptors of CT 

Monday June 28th at 6:30p.m.

Click here

a Multi-generational presentation ages 10-adult

 

If there’s one group of birds that captivates birders and non-birders alike, it’s the raptors.

 

These fierce-looking predators roam the skies constantly vigilant for prey.
In this presentation, teacher-naturalist Joe Attwater will go over which species
you can expect to see, as well as what makes these birds such incredible hunters.

There will be photos, short video clips and sound recordings of CT raptors.

Joe will discuss:

What species you can find in CT and how to identify them

Adaptations of raptors

Conservation efforts and what you can do

 

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

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Portland Library for all their support of our programs!

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CT Audubon Society Presentation

All about Owls click here

Tuesday July 27th at 6:30p.m.

a Multi-generational presentation ages 10-adult

One of our most unique and mysterious family of birds, owls are most active when the rest of us are settling down for the night.

In this presentation, teacher-naturalist Joe Attwater will go over what makes these birds so amazing, and which ones call CT home.

There will be photos, short video clips and sound recordings of owls in CT.

Joe will discuss:

What species you can find in CT and how to identify them

Owl Adaptations

Owl nesting and fledglings

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

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Portland Library for all their support of our programs!

Paint Party for Adults

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Thursday July 22nd at 5:30p.m.
More info to follow!
Registration required, starting July 6th. Space is limited! 

3 Books on the Connecticut River area
recommended by Jim Arrigoni from
CT Audubon Society:

974 THI   This American River: five centuries of writing about 

                 Connecticut by W. D. Wetherell

974.02 CRO Changes in the land: Indians, Colonists and
the Ecology of  
New England by William Cronon

333.7209 LET  The Traprock Landscapes of New England

                          by Peter LeTourneau

Booklists

Mysteries                                 Nonfiction

Curl up with a Good Book               Psychological Thrillers
All Things Baseball                         Short Story Fiction
Historical Fiction                            Spy Stories 
Knitting                                          Graphic Novels
Gardening                                       Healthy Foods

                      Anti-Racism Resources

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Mystery Lovers Book Club Discussion
Tuesday
June 15th
@ 1pm

(Zoom meeting)

The Silent
Patient
 
by Alex 
     Michaelides
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Movies

None at this time!