For more information or to register for programs, stop by the library, call 860-668-3896, check suffield-library.org, or follow us on Facebook. All of our programs are free! Most of our programs are funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. Become a member! Please register for programs.
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Photo Café: First Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.
Fourth Monday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Socrates Café: Last Monday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
Ask George technical questions about your digital devices, computers & gaming. Saturday, April 7. Sign up for an appointment.
Cookbook Club: Tuesday, April 10, 1 p.m.
Thursday Readers, April 12, 12:30 p.m.: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
World Book Group, Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.: The Commoner by John Schwartz
Books in the Parlor Tuesday, April 24, 2 p.m.: Behind the Scenes, Or Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley.
Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m. at Ffyler Place:
Lester Smith Photography Contest Opening, Reception & Awards
During February and March, submissions were accepted for the Lester Smith Photography Contest. The photographs represented certain aspects of Suffield: Faces, Landscapes and History. Please come to view the photographs and applaud the winners.
Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m. at the Suffield Middle School Auditorium:
Helen Keller is coming to Suffield!
Sheryl Faye returns (she portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt last fall to wide acclaim!) to portray Helen Keller, enacting her life from childhood through her discovery of language when she was seven years old to the writing of her twelve books. This is a unique, special program which shows an acceptance of the different ways people do the same things and inspires us to do the best we can be with the talents we possess. There will be a sign language interpreter for the performance
Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Ffyler Place:
Local Author Mark Dressler will discuss his book, Dead and Gone.
Mysteries abound in this detective novel. Disparate threads somehow lead to one conclusion. Hartford detective Dan Shields is in the middle of it all when he comes face to face with the gun-toting thug who’d nearly killed him six years ago. With vengeance in his blood, the detective attempts to bring down his nemesis, resorting to tactics that almost cost him his badge and the investigation. The book will be available for purchase and signing.
Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Suffield Senior Center:
Baseball Trivia Contest with Karl Cicitto
Enjoy an evening of Baseball Trivia and compete for prizes. The contest is produced and presented by Karl Cicitto (Suffield’s own Alex Trebek of Baseball) of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). There will be three rounds that focus on the 1960’s, 1980’s and 2000’s. Suitable for baseball fans of any level of expertise. Prizes, food, fun! Batter up!
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center:
Suffield Players “Page to Stage” reading of My Lichtenberg Figures by Suffield Players own Konrad Rogowski.
With minimal staging, the Suffield Players bring a play alive for an enjoyable night out. Please come to see what a gem our theater group is.
Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at Ffyler Place:
Local Author Hanna Perlstein will discuss her books, Sidonia’s Thread and Surviving Remnant.
Just a week after the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hanna Perlstein Marcus will talk about her two books, memoirs of her mother, a Holocaust survivor. “She crafts a story of a woman who kept certain aspects of her life secret, like the hidden seams in the beautifully tailored clothes she made. She created a beautiful life for herself and her daughter in the new world to which they immigrated…Yet while Sidonia never kept secrets from Hanna about her Holocaust experiences or about her early life in Damoc, Hungary, one huge secret lay between them. Who was Hanna’s father?” Andrea Kempf for the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. The books will be available for purchase and signing.
Hanna Perlstein Marcus, who was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany after World War II, is a licensed social worker. She holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts and the University of Connecticut. Ms. Marcus is the first prize winner in the 2011 short story competition of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association and has authored a number of articles in the human services field. She has two children and two grandchildren and lives in Connecticut.
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center:
Gladius: Guitar Concert.
Gladius uses the influences of flamenco, Spanish and classical music to compose his own compositions. He is a talented player and winner of awards for his compositions. Come hear him play! Refreshments in a cabaret style performance.
Friday, April 27 at 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center
Adult Dance Moves that May or May Not Embarrass the Kids
Christine Kjellquist will shimmy right from Teen Prom dancing to this program for adults of all ages, any or no experience. Learn a bit of swing or salsa or cha-cha with your partner or your friends, or solo. Refreshments provided. Please register at suffield-library.org