Derby Neck Library
On Thursday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. hosts Dinner and a Movie, for ages 18 and older. This month’s feature film is the comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” shown in blu-ray on a large screen. Free refreshments are served throughout, including a pizza dinner at intermission. Registration is suggested, but not required, by calling the library at 203-734-1492.
On Monday, July 11 at 2 p.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. hosts a power-point presentation by local history researcher Patricia Sweeney on “The History of Frances Osborne Kellogg’s Osborndale Farm.” This event will feature history of the farm from its beginnings, as well as Mrs. Kellogg’s interest in gardening, and her career as an environmentalist. For details, please call 203-734-1492.
On Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. presents a free seminar describing the new SAT format which has not yet been made public knowledge. Ellis Ratner will teach both students and parents about this vital topic. To register, please call the library at 203-734-1492.
On Monday, July 18 at 12:30 p.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. hosts the monthly event, Women’s Forum. This discussion group focuses on local history, poetry, and short stories. This month we discuss two short stories about unusual marriages—“The Biography of Blade” by Zona Gale and “The Whistle” by Eudora Welty; copies are available at the library. You may wish to bring a light lunch: we serve free coffee and tea. For details, call 203-734-1492.
On Monday, July 18 at 6 p.m. and again on Wed., July 20 at 10:30 a.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. presents Tech Talks, a monthly program that explains what is new in technology and how to best use it for your own needs. This month’s topic is “Cutting the Cord,” which describes how to eliminate traditional telephone and cable television bills, as well as focusing on services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. For details please call 203-734-1492.
On Tuesday., July 19 at 2 p.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. hosts a teen and tween event—“Teen 3-D Puzzles.” Come try your luck at this new form of puzzle making and bring a friend or two. You may wish to work as a team or individually. Prizes will be awarded and all completed puzzles are yours to keep. Registration is recommended by calling 203-734-1492.
On Monday., July 25 at 6:30 p.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. hosts the Evening Book Club. This discussion group focuses on shorter fiction, memoirs, and sometimes non-fiction. All books selected are by award-winning authors. This month’s book is “Daisy Miller” by Henry James; copies are available at the library. Come join us for an informative and stimulating conversation. For details call 203-734-1492.
On Thursday., July 28 at 6 p.m., the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. begins a new club open to all teens and tweens—“Tabletop Gamers.” We meet each month to enjoy chess, checkers, board games, cards, dice, and more. Join us for the start-up of our newest venture . For details please call 203-734-1492.