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  • North Sea Gas, a traditional folk group from Edinburgh, Scotland, will be performing on Monday, September 11 at 7:00 pm in the Griffin Room. This is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremen- dous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the

    Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Their show, in the same way as their albums, consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material all put together in a style of their own. All are welcome to this free program. Funding for this program is provided by the

    North Sea Gas

    Experience Nature as Healer

    Discover how every day and anywhere nature can guide, calm, inform and restore you with Marlow Shami on Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 pm in the Griffin Room. Studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm that contact with natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function, and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion. In this talk, beautiful and compelling images support Marlow’s focus on the challenges and

    rewards of connecting with nature in a mass- technological culture. After Ms. Shami’s talk, experience the simple power of nature’s healing effects through guided meditation and out-of -door experiential activities. Marlow Shami, M.S. is a nature based teacher, artist, and writer who conducts Nature as Healer workshops and talks throughout New England specializing in the healing connection between humans and the natural world. Learn more at her website marlowshami.com.

    This program is free and all are welcome. Contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630- 6349 if you would like to reserve a seat. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Meriden Public Library.

    September 2017 Www.meridenlibrary.org

    Meriden Public Library

    News

    Oct. 2—Intro to Digital

    Photography, class 3

    Oct. 4—Moved to Write!

    M e m o i r W r i t i n g

    Workshop, session 1

    Oct. 4—Are we alone by

    Richard Boynton

    Oct. 6—Coffee and

    Coloring

    Oct. 6 and 7—Flu Shot

    Clinic

    Oct. 9 - Library closed

    for Columbus Day

    Inside this issue:

    From Angels to

    Demons

    2

    One Pot Wonders

    World Tour

    3

    Friends News

    Preserving Plum Island

    4

    Meriden Poetry Society

    Ageism Awareness

    5

    Foundations of

    Investing

    6

    Children’s Programs 7/8

    Teen Programs 9/

    10

    Friends of the Meriden Public Library. To reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630- 6349 or visit www.meridenlibrary.org and sign up through the adult calendar.

    Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 238-2344

    Library will

    be closed on

    Monday,

    September 4

    http://www.meridenlibrary.org

  • Meriden Public Library is pleased to host the Karkowska Sisters Duo on Saturday, September 16 at 2:30 pm as they present the musical program “From Angels to Demons.”

    "From Angels to Demons" presents an exciting mixture of great music with great stories and it’s all about WOMEN and their impact on the art world. At the time when the only accepted female roles in the society were that of a mother or a wife and when a pursuit of any professional career was often impossible they still managed to leave us with a surprisingly rich and diverse heritage. Often with humor and wonderful anecdotes, the program “From Angels to Demons” celebrates women in classical music, from the first teachers of music geniuses like Tekla Chopin, scandalous free

    thinkers like George Sand, fictional characters like Carmen to great musicians like Maria Szymanowska, Fanny Mendelssohn or Clara Wieck. The program is both wonderfully entertaining and educational. By inserting stories about the music, countries, composers’ lives and times along with juicy anecdotes between the music, the Karkowska Sisters Duo makes the virtuoso masterpieces vividly alive and very approachable to the 21st century listener no matter his or her age or advancement in music education. The stories took years of research to collect and are greatly appreciat- ed and applauded both by music connoisseurs and "accidental music tourists" alike. In addition, their music travel through different

    countries around the globe brings many a funny story from the Karkowska Sisters Duo’s own touring experience to the utmost enjoyment of the audience! Karkowska Sisters Duo is an award winning, interna- tionally acclaimed ensem- ble that performs extraordi- nary programs of virtuosity and laughter, full of beauti- ful music, unforgettable stories and humor creating spectacular entertainment for the entire family. All are welcome to this free program. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630- 6349 or visit www.meridenlibrary.org and sign up through the events calendar. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of Meriden Public Library.

    Mexico in the summer of 1916. The National Guard was used to fill the void in patrolling the U.S.-Mexican border created by the departure of the Regular Army troops under General Pershing. They mostly did guard duty, received training under Regular Army officers and, in effect, prepared for their role in the U.S. Army that was sent to France in early 1917. Merritt Learned of Meriden was a member of Co. L, 2

    nd Infantry Regiment of

    the CT National Guard,

    Dave Corrigan, Museum Curator from the Museum of Connecticut History, will present a program on the Connecticut National Guard and their role in the 1916 Mexican Punitive Expedition on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm in the Griffin Room. Nearly 3,000 Connecticut National Guard troops were federalized by President Woodrow Wilson in June of 1916 and sent with nearly 150,000 other National Guard troops from around the country to Texas, Arizona and New

    and he took many photo- graphs of his fellow soldiers, the town of Nogales, AZ where they were stationed and their many marches and training sessions. The service of the CT National Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916 is a little- known but significant aspect of the Guard’s and nation’s history. All are welcome to this free program which is cospon- sored by the Meriden Historical Society.

    From Angels to Demons

    The CT National Guard and 1916 Mexican

    Punitive Expedition

    Page 2

    Meriden Public Library

    Karkowska Sisters Duo

    CT National Guard in Nogales,

    Arizona

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  • Don’t let the manuscript sit unpublished! Stacy Lynn will be presenting a 90 minute, visually aided introduction to Smash- words, one of the e-book publishing programs she uses and loves on Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am in the Cook

    Room. Stacy will teach you what you need to know to get your e-book publishing adventure on a roll. It is free to publish on Smash- words. You can find Stacy’s profile on Smashwords. All

    are welcome to this free program. Con- tact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 if you would like to reserve a seat. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Meriden Public Library.

    world. The other two workshops are Vegan and Gluten Free Baking on October 19 and Decadent Desserts on November 2. Crunchybits creators are Sabrina Granniss and Sioux Wimler, two earth- loving moms living in Connecticut with a passion for all things crunchy. Their goal is to share information, tips and recipes gleaned from

    Join us for the first of our healthy cooking series on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. Sioux Wimler from Crunchybits will host the One Pot Wonders World Tour. Learn a simple formula for crafting nutritious one-pot meals with a variety of seasonings and minimal clean up. Taste a sample dish and go home prepared to explore and savor the flavors of the

    many years of education, research, and experience, with others looking to tread lightly on the earth. All are welcome to this free program. To reserve a seat, contact the Commu- nity Services Department at (203) 630-6349 or visit www.meridenlibrary.org and sign up through the event calendar. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Meriden Public Library.

    How to Publish Digital Books For Free

    One Pot Wonders World Tour

    Intro to Digital Photography

    Public Library starting Sep- tember 18 through October 30

    th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

    In these classes you will learn how cameras work, exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, focus, depth of field, light, types of lenses, composition, and tripod use. You will need to bring a working digital camera with manual controls