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Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!
Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!

Wednesday, February 4th at 11 a.m.

Let the experts share what's new and hot in the world of books, movies, audiobooks, articles, and everything in between! Join us for this weekly informal chat to share what you’re reading and get suggestions on what to check out next. 

Small Business Tuesday - The Myths and Realities of Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos
Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos

Tuesday, February 10th from 6 to 8 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30

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This workshop provides information on how to create a nonprofit organization.  The session will cover the legal requirements of filing for tax exempt status and will focus on the steps a new nonprofit can take to create a successful organization.

Participants will learn: 

• The federal and state requirements for creating a nonprofit organization
• How to get started in planning and launching a new nonprofit
• How to set up a basic administrative platform for your nonprofit
•Local resources available to help nonprofits

About the speakers

Cynthia L. Russell is Principal of CrossSector Partners, a management consulting firm specializing in providing services to nonprofit organizations. Maurice K. Segall is Director of the New York and Fairfield County, CT, Program for Pro Bono Partnership, and organization that provides direct legal services to nonprofit groups and educational resources to help new nonprofits.

This workshop is presented by SCORE Fairfield County.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'The Trip to Italy'

Friday, February 6th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.The Trip to Italy (2014) Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and Rosie Fellner; Rated NR; 108 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy. Once again, the two comedy buddies/rivals take the landscape as well as the cuisine of that country in a trip filled with witty repartee and personal insecurities. Along the way, their own professional and personal lives comes in as these slightly older men's friendship comes through.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Film Screening: 'Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House'

Sunday, February 8th at 2 p.m.

Join us for a film screening of the HBO documentary Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House. Rory Kennedy, daughter of Robert F; Kennedy and niece of former President John F. Kennedy, profiles legendary White House journalist Helen Thomas in this documentary tribute to the woman who has build an entire career of keeping America informed about the latest happenings in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this film, please watch the trailer.

This program is cosponsored with The League of Women Voters.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'Fed Up'

Friday, February 13th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.Fed Up (2014) Starring Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, and Joe Lopez; Rated PG; 92 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Stephanie Soechtig's documentary Fed Up, narrated by Katie Couric, presents the case that the food industry and the government have acted together in order to change the eating habits of America in a way that has led to widespread obesity in children

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Wednesday Matinee - 'The Good Lie'

Wednesday, February 18th at 1:30 - The Good Lie (2014) Starring Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, and Sarah Baker; Rated PG-13; 110 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Four Sudanese children are orphaned after their village is massacred in the Second Sudanese Civil War. Consequently, they make an arduous and dangerous trek through the plains, enduring hardship, death and sacrifice all the way until they reach safety in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Years later, these youths are among 3600 selected for resettlement in America, only to have the one girl among them sent to Boston, while the three boys must to make a new life in Kansas City. Together, these young men must adjust to an alien culture even as the emotional baggage of their past haunts them. However, these newcomers, and their new friends like employment counselor Carrie Davis, strive to understand each other in this new home, as they make peace with their histories in a challenge that will change all their lives.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'St. Vincent'

Friday, February 20th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.St. Vincent (2014) Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, and Chris O'Dowd; Rated PG-13; 103 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Ted Melfi's comedy St. Vincent stars Bill Murray as a crusty old man who ends up caring for the son of his new neighbor (Melissa McCarthy). Although he's a cynic who gambles, drinks, and frequents strip clubs, Vincent turns out to be exactly the mentor the 12-year-old kid needs as the young one adjusts to his parents' divorce, and life at a new school.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'Fury'

Friday, February 27th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.Fury (2014) Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Michael Pena; Rated R; 135 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Brad Pitt leads a tank crew in the final days of World War II in this war drama from End of Watch's David Ayer. The year is 1945. Army sergeant Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) is the grizzled commander of a Sherman tank. Determined to strike a decisive victory for the Allies in the European Theater, Wardaddy leads his five-man crew on a treacherous mission behind enemy lines. His mission complicated by the sudden appearance of a rookie soldier in his platoon, the sergeant knows that victory is within reach, and vows to achieve it by any means necessary.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Music of West Africa: The Kora

Image courtesy of Sean Gaskell
Image courtesy of Sean Gaskell

Saturday, February 14th at 5 p.m.

Enjoy a performance on the Kora, an ancient harp from West Africa. The Kora is a 21 string harp whose roots stretch back to the mid-1700’s. Song performed on the Kora are often traditional tunes that praise leaders of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire.

About the performer

Sean Gaskell has mesmerized audiences across the US, Gambia, and Senegal with his heart rendering performances that spotlight the West African Kora.  Gaskell, having studied the Kora over multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, released his first solo album “Kora Music of West Africa” in 2012.  He has opened for headliner acts such as Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits. To hear Sean on the Kora, please click here.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Business Book Group: 'The Hard Thing About Hard Things'

Thursday, February 19 at 6 p.m.

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Join us for the next meeting of our Business Book Group as we discuss Ben Horowitz'sThe Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. The group is invited to an informal discussion of the book from 6 - 6:45 p.m. followed by networking over wine, beer, and light refreshments.

About The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

In The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. His blog has garnered a devoted following of millions of readers who have come to rely on him to help them run their businesses. A lifelong rap fan, Horowitz amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs and tells it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, from cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.

We have copies of the book available for patrons to borrow, but prior reading of the books is not necessary to attend the discussion.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

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