Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Scranton Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 

 

"Writing the Personal Essay" with Jocelyn Ruggiero: a six-part workshop
Scranton Memorial Library
Thursday, Apr. 17 ,1:00 PM (Thursdays from 1-2 pm – Dates – 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17)
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Vista Arts Center in partnership with the Scranton Library presents 
WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY (Advanced)
with Jocelyn Ruggiero
Students will learn the steps necessary to write a personal essay, using sense memory exercises to sharpen skills of recollection and observation.
The goal: to create an authentic & powerful story in your own words that begins with a cinematic scene to “pull in” the reader.
You will learn methods to capture your natural speaking voice when you write, and explore variations on the standard “beginning, middle, end” chronological structure. We will practice using “chapter headings” as a guide to outline and write your story- and examine metaphor as a storytelling tool.
Participants will each ultimately write a 600-700 word essay inspired by a particular event in their lives
 
This class will involve short homework assignments.

6 sessions: Thursdays from 1-2 pm – Dates – 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17
Free and open to all.
Sponsored by Scranton Library Friends.
 
Baby rhyme time I
Scranton Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 21 ,10:30 a.m. (March 31, April 7, 21, May 5, 12, 19, 10:30 a.m.)
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Baby rhyme time I
This program is for our youngest patrons, babies who are not yet walking. Program consists of stories, songs, and fingerplays with time for parents to chat and little ones to play. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Children’s Department.
Baby Rhyme time II
Scranton Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 21 ,10:00 a.m. (March 31, April 7,21,May 5,12,19 10:00 a.m.)
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Baby Rhyme time II
This program is for babies who are walking to age two. The program consists of stories, fingerplays, songs and movement. We use the American Library Association recommended prereading activities. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Children’s Department.
E-Navigators One-on-One tech help
Scranton Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 21 ,10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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E-Navigators One-on-
Schedule  a 30 minute appointment for one-on-one help setting up, familiarizing and getting comfortable with your e-reader or tablet, learn how to use library databases.  
 
Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.
Toddler Time
Scranton Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 21 ,11:00 a.m. (March 31, April 7, 21, May 5, 12, 19 11:00 a.m.)
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Toddler Time
This program is for children who are two years of age. We have music, fingerplays, books and creative movement. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Children’s Department.
World Book Night reception
Scranton Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 21 ,6:00PM
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World Book Night rec
The Scranton Library wants you to be a book giver on World Book Night 
Wednesday, April 23rd         
 
  • You pick up a free new book at the Scranton Library between April 21st or 22nd, then give it away on April 23rd to promote reading in the community.
  • This year’s book is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein a suspenseful young adult historical novel set in 1943 about two female British spies captured in Nazi-occupied France, their friendship, and the life-or-death test of their loyalties. 
  • Come to the reception on Monday, April 21st  at  6 PM, pick up books, meet other Book Givers, make a plan.  Yes, there will be refreshments.
  • Please call (203) 245-7365 for more info and to participate
 World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. 
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.    World Book Night is a nonprofit organization.
 Scranton Memorial Library     801 Boston Post Rd.     Madison, CT 06443
 
Sponsored by World Book Night.
Little Wizards
Scranton Memorial Library
Tuesday, Apr. 22 ,10:00 a.m. (April 1, 8,22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.)
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Little Wizards
This program is for children ages 3 to 6. We read stories, sing songs, do art projects and use Ipads. We try to use all the senses in a learning experience with different stations set up for exploration. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Children’s Department.
E-Navigators Database Demos
Scranton Memorial Library
Tuesday, Apr. 22 ,2:00PM
E-Navigators Databas
Tuesday, 4/22 : 2 PM to 3 PM:   Database Demos
No registration required.
Watch demonstrations of three great digital resources available from the Scranton Library
 
 Chilton automotive service database: Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.  Step-by-step service and repair procedures supported by close-up graphics which give you the ability to determine your next move with expertise and confidence.  View diagrams and close-up photos on vehicles dating back to 1940 for some models.
 
Value Line Investment Survey:  Do in-depth research on individual stocks. Includes small and mid-cap companies.  Formatted in the layout familiar from the paper version, but accessible from home.
 
Overdrive digital books:  Download e-books and audiobooks to your tablet, smartphone, e-reader or computer, from anywhere.  Fast, easy and free.
  
Library staff will be on hand after the demonstrations to help you individually get started!
 
Sponsored by Scranton Library Friends and the Guilford Savings Bank.
 
Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.
Little Wizards
Scranton Memorial Library
Wednesday, Apr. 23 ,10;00 a.m. (April 2, 9, 23, 30 May7, 14, 21 10:00 a.m.)
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Little Wizards
This program is for children ages 3 to 6. We read stories, sing songs, do art projects and more. We try to use all the senses in a learning experience with different stations set up for exploration. We also have ipads for the children to use. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Children’s Department.
Chess Club
Scranton Memorial Library
Wednesday, Apr. 23 ,4:30 p.m. (April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 4:30 p.m.)
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Chess Club
Chess Club is a program for children in grades 2 and up. Beginners are welcomed. Our teacher is Ted O’Neill of The Madison Knights Club. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Children’s Department.
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