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Feb
28
Tue
Alice’s Ordinary People – Film Screening @ Russell Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Alice's Ordinary People - Film Screening @ Russell Library | Middletown | Connecticut | United States

Middletown’s NAACP will present this film which profiles Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement in Chicago. Alice’s life story reads like a history of the movement. In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main task was jobs for African Americans, particularly from those businesses draw-ing profits from the African American community. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her ‘ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice’s had her most significant impact.
Grady Faulkner will lead a discussion after the film.

Mar
14
Tue
The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Film Screening @ Russell Library
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Film Screening @ Russell Library | Middletown | Connecticut | United States

When the wealthy heiress Lady Cavendish dies mysteriously at her estate in Styles, retired Belgian detective Hercule Poirot comes in to find out who killed her and why. This episode is from the Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV series and stars David Suchet and Hugh Fraser. Like mysteries? Join the Classic Mystery Book Discussion group at Russell Library the last Tuesday of every month at noon and 6:30 p.m. Copies of each month’s book can be found at the Circulation Desk.
Drop-in, no registration.

Russell Readers @ Russell Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

We will be discussing Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as reflected in the readings. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:50 pm in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. For more information about participating in the group or acquiring the text, contact Chantal Foster at (860) 573-2946 or email Chantal.foster@comcast.net.
The discussions are sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.

Mar
21
Tue
Learn to Manipulate a Marionette @ Russell Library
Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

In celebration of World Puppetry Day and National Day of Puppetry, adults and children are invited to come and learn the basics of manipulating a “string puppet”, also known as a marionette.
All ages are welcome.
Drop-in, no registration.

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