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October 2020

Social Security 101 Zoom Workshop

October 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on social security benefits will be presented by Social Security Administration Public Affairs Specialist Kentia Torres at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29, hosted on Zoom by the Essex Library. Torres will focus on early retirement benefits, qualifying for disability, survivors or spouse benefits. Registration required. www.youressexlibrary.org or 860-767-1560.

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November 2020

Tackle Your Printed Photos Like a Pro Zoom Workshop

November 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on organizing print photos will be presented by professional photo organizer Cathi Nelson at 1 p.m. Nov. 11, on Zoom for the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Nelson will focus on how to organize your print photos to help preserve and share personal life journeys and memories. RSVP: www.youressexlibrary.org or 860-767-1560. Registration is required.

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Science Talk: “Hidden Expansion” with Yale Science Communication Webinar

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated zoom talk entitled “Hidden Expansion” will be presented by Yale Science Communication at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 hosted by the Essex Library. The focus will be on microscopic matter, biological cells, viruses and how to harness those hidden worlds for medical treatment and technology. Registration is required. www.youressexlibrary.org or call Essex Library at 860-767-1560

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Online Class: Holiday Themed Bird House

November 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - December 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

$100

Find a 3D bird house that has ample surface space to collage and decorate. This can be a table centerpiece or mantel piece to complement your holiday house.  Places to find your bird houses are Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Agway, Antique stores, Good Will & Dollar Stores. Once you find the ”Perfect” bird house, scour your attics to find old Christmas and holiday embellishments, ornaments and papers. Look for a theme. It can be whimsical, wintery, anything that appeals.  Finally, select…

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Online via Zoom: Beginning Watercolor

November 21, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2020

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$100

This class takes you from start to finish learning a variety of watercolor techniques like flat wash, glazing, wet into wet and layering that can be applied to any subject.  The instructor, Sean Carney, has been professionally teaching painting for over 20 years and exhibits in numerous galleries including Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook, CT.  He loves introducing beginners to the joy and creativity of the watercolor medium.  Material list available upon registration. Dates:  Saturdays Nov. 7, 14, and 21 Time:  1:30-3:30pm…

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December 2020

A Zoom Webinar: Preparing for Life’s Financial Storms

December 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on creating and maintaining financial security will be presented by UConn Extension Educator in family economics and resource management Faye Griffiths-Smith at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Griffiths-Smith will focus on dealing with situations such as unexpected expenses, income reductions, severe weather preparedness as well as the importance of saving.

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents Takashi Yanai, Faia With “Outside In: New California Modernism”

December 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated lecture on Outside In: New California Modernism home design will be presented by California Architect Takashi Yanai, FAIA at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 on Zoom for the Essex Library’s continuing Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series. Yanai will focus on design with California Modernist ethos infused with reinterpretations of traditional Japanese elements.

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Zoom Webinar: Genealogy, Trace your Connecticut Revolutionary Roots

December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on tracing Connecticut ancestors who supported the American Revolution will be presented by Professional genealogist Bryna O’Sullivan at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 on Zoom for the Essex Library. O’Sullivan will focus on genealogical resources to help trace Connecticut ancestors. RSVP: (860) 767-1560 or www.youressexlibrary.org

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Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: COVID-19 and the Holidays

December 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Free

A free talk on COVID-19 and holiday challenges that can be especially difficult for families living with dementia will be presented by South Central CT Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Maria Tomasetti at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Tomasetti will focus on strategies to engage in positive visits and interactions and exploring tactics to discuss holiday celebrations that best suit the needs of the person diagnosed and the caregiver. Registration is required.

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January 2021

Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents Austin Architect Nick Deaver With “Land, Building, Spirit”

January 8 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated Zoom talk on creating memorable places that respond to the local context with a commitment to minimal demands on the environment will be presented by Austin Texas architect, Nick Deaver at 7 p.m. Jan 8, hosted by Essex Library as part of their Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series. Deaver will focus on his personal journey of architecture and how awakening the senses can reconnect us with the natural world. Registration required. RSVP: the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 or see www.youressexlibrary.org

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Preparing for Life’s Financial Storms: A Zoom Webinar

January 12 @ 6:30 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on creating and maintaining financial security will be presented by UConn Extension Educator in family economics and resource management Faye Griffiths-Smith at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Griffiths-Smith will focus on dealing with situations such as unexpected expenses, income reductions, severe weather preparedness as well as the importance of saving. Registration is required. RSVP: 860-767-1560 or www.youressexlibrary.org

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