Adult Programs

February 2023

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Black History Month in CT: Artifacts from the Connecticut Historical Society

Wednesday, February 1, at 5:00PM

Come and learn about the rich history of Black folks in Connecticut through artifacts presented by the Connecticut Historical Society. Register in person at WPL, by calling 203-879-8110, or via this link.

From CHS:

In this program, we’ll take you on a tour of items from our collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in CT. You’ll learn about a Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the black community of Saybrook. Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa. Browse through the photo album of a Hollywood actress who became a champion of labor rights for black entertainers. Marvel at the gorgeous costumes created by CT’s West Indian community for their annual MAS celebration, and see artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in our state.

Presented by Christina Rewinksi:

Christina Rewinski is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She develops and teaches educational programs for school and adult audiences. Christina has formerly worked at a number of Connecticut museums and holds a B.A. in English from Skidmore College and an M.A. in Museum Education from Tufts University.


Make and take: Furoshiki Japanese Scarf Wrapping Thursday February 9th 6:00 PM
Learn the Japanese art of furoshiki. Furoshiki is a style of wrapping objects in cloth for gift-giving, carrying, and storing. It is a meditative practice that is also waste-reducing and sustainable. Come learn hands-on and take home fabric to use.
 
Register in person at WPL, by calling 203-879-8110, or via this link.

Wellness talk: fall prevention

Most falls can be prevented! Learn more about fall risk and safety practices with the Chesprocott Health District.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided by the Wolcott Public Library

Friday
February 17th
1:00 PM
RSVP to kglendon@chesprocott.org
It’s important to think about fall prevention as you age! Come learn best practices for staying safe and reducing your risk of a fall this winter with Chesprocott Health District. RSVP to kglendon@chesprocott.org

NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW DATE FOR THIS RESCHEDULED EVENT


Be your own Valentine

Treat yourself this Valentine's season to a luscious sugar scrub

Saturday
February 18th
at 11:00 AM
Treat yourself this Valentine’s season. Be Your Own Valentine and make a sugar scrub with us for all your self-care needs! Register in person at WPL, by calling 203-879-8110, or via this link.

Takeaway craft
Secret message tissue paper paintings

Crafts will be available to pick up during normal hours at Wolcott Public Library February 21st to 24th

Easily reveal a special message from the Wolcott Public Library with tissue papers and water in this takeaway craft. This craft will allow you to make two easy watercolor tissue paper paintings: one with our message, and one to write your own!

Register in person at WPL, by calling 203-879-8110, or via this link.

Basic Organizing: How to get and keep organized

New date! Wednesday February 22nd at 6:00 PM

Is getting organized one of your resolutions? In this program, professional organizer Jan Baltrush will teach you techniques to get and keep organized.

Register in person at WPL, by calling 203-879-8110, or via this link.

NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW DATE FOR THIS RESCHEDULED EVENT

Ongoing Programs

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A Good Yarn
Wolcott Public Library's Knit and Crochet Circle
Wednesday mornings
10 am to 12 pm
Library reading room
Beginners welcome!
Free and open to the public
Wolcott Public Library Logo
469 Bound Line Road
Wolcott, CT -6716
203.879.8110
www.wolcottlibrary.org
Beginners and experts alike can join A Good Yarn on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the library reading room.

Please visit our calendar for more information on our upcoming programs.