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Half a Century and Half a World Away: Southeast Asian Immigration to the United States Since 1960 (Virtual) (Thurs., Oct 20th @ 6:30 PM)

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the Indochina Wars (1946-1975), focusing mainly on the Vietnam conflict, and their role in driving large-scale Southeast Asian (especially Vietnamese) immigration to the United States. The talk will also examine patterns of immigrant settlement within the United States, major changes in American immigration law and their consequences, and the challenges the Vietnamese and other groups face to maintain their cultural heritage whilst fitting into the American national mosaic. Read more >

Tween Book Club: OUT OF MY MIND (Oct. 25 @ 5:00 PM) (Zoom)

In our October Tween Book Club, we’ll be doing an amazing book that’s about to have a sequel come out in November: OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper. And best of all, I will actually give out paperback copies of the book to anyone interested in joining the discussion (while supplies last)! Books are available at both BPL locations. Register online to receive zoom details to join the book chat – you must be registered to receive a copy of the book. Read more >

Cat Behavior 101 with Dr. Rachel (Virtual) (Tues., Oct 19th @ 6:30 PM)

Is your cat not quite as cute as those we see on the internet? Are you tired of your cat thinking outside the box? Is your cat a hard core shredder (and I don’t mean snowboarding!) And if you have a multi-cat household are you wondering why they just can’t all get along? Dr. Rachel Geller will answer all of these questions and more! She will advise you on how to resolve your cat’s behavioral and emotional problems, always with the goal of creating permanently harmonious relationships between your cat and you.
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Wintonbury Poetry Series Reading (Virtual) (Thurs., Oct 21st@ 7:00 PM)

Group Reading from the anthology, Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis – features 6 CT poets: Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Luisa Caycedo-KImura, Pegi Deitz Shea, David K. Leff, Rennie McQuilkin, and Tom Nicotera. The anthology, published in 2021 by Grayson Books, was edited by CT State Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson. Poets will read their anthology poems plus other Nature-based poems. Read more >