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Fire Prevention

October starts the season of candles, fireplaces, and holiday cooking – it’s also the month of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 8-14. This month’s display case comes courtesy of Killingworth’s Fire Marshall Jim McDonald, and reminds us all to take care and plan ahead to […]

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Native Americans in Killingworth

September’s display case features items from the Killingworth Historical Society and provides a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans in Killingworth. Check out arrowheads and a small pottery bowl discovered on Chestnut Hill and Roast Meat Hill Roads, as well as photos of Joshua’s Rock and […]

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The Works of Daniel Dahlstrom

August’s display case ~ and areas around the circulation desk ~ features gorgeous oil paintings by Chester artist Daniel Dahlstrom. 10% of any sales during the month will directly benefit the library. Join us on Saturday, August 12th, from 10:00am to noon to “meet-and-greet” with Dan. He […]

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Jeff Bagwell

July’s display case features Killingworth’s own Jeff Bagwell! Jeff grew up in Killingworth, played Little League baseball here, attended Xavier High School and the University of Hartford, and finally embarked on a 15-year Hall of Fame baseball career with the Houston Astros. Stop in and browse a […]

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Historical Dolls & Houses of Killingworth

June’s display case invites you to walk down the streets of Old Killingworth, with its exhibit of wooden building replicas and dolls representing well-known women from days gone by. Meet Clara Parmelee, poet and organist at the Congregational Church; Jerusha Benton Parmelee, who sewed the 34-star Union […]

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Tercentenary Memories

May’s display case features various memorabilia from Killingworth’s 300th anniversary – 5o years ago! Browse newspaper clippings highlighting the tercentenary plaque installation, a proclamation from the Town, and a poster advertising the Killingworth Follies. (If you really want to head down memory lane, check out the DVD […]

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Memories of Cowboy Valley

April’s display case features memorabilia from Killingworth’s own “Wild West” attraction, Cowboy Valley! In business from 1957-1959, this mock-up frontier town featured 18 buildings, featuring a bank, courthouse, the Red Eye Saloon, a trading post, general store, and more. Visitors enjoyed participatory reenactments, including robberies, holdups, stagecoach […]

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HK Youth & Family Services

March’s display case features highlighted programs and social services provided by Haddam-Killingworth Youth & Family Services. Learn about monthly play groups for little ones and their caregivers, provided by the Early Childhood Council. Expecting a baby? Y&FS presents complimentary newborn packets to pending parents. And enjoy photos […]

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Have Your Cake!

February’s display case features cake creations by Sandra Graichen. Sandra is a self-taught artist who owns Flowers & Lace Cake Artistry, which she runs out of her own home. The cakes on display are styrofoam molds with real fondant on the outside (get close enough to the […]

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Historical Postcards – Happy 350th, Killingworth!

January’s display case features postcards from the collection of George Dupree, a member of the Killingworth 350th Anniversary Commemorative Committee. Yes, 2017 is Killingworth’s 350th birthday! There will be many events, displays, talks, and more celebrating this milestone throughout the year. Watch for events at the library […]

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