STROKE AWARENESS PROGRAM
THURSDAY, MAY 16th ~ 2:00pm
Presented by Middlesex Hospital and its Paramedic Program, this
free one-hour presentation covers a range of stroke-related
issues: stroke incidence and impact; who is at greatest risk of
suffering a stroke; causes and types of stroke; how to recognize
stroke signs and symptoms; the importance of early recognition
and transport; how to prepare for the 911 response; available
treatment to reverse the effects of stroke; your role in
improving stroke outcomes.
Sponsored by the Killingworth Women's Organization and the
18 holes of
championship golf on the Jones Course at Lyman Orchards Golf
~ driving range / putting green opens 11:30am
~ Captain's Scramble / shotgun start at 1:00pm
~ barbecue lunch, beverages served on course
~ cocktail hour followed by buffet dinner
~ raffles & prizes, including Hole-In-One, putting contest, and
raffle items from local merchants
to register, or call Shelly Cumpstone at 860-391-2747.
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The official library cookbook, Killingworth Library Cooks
Appetizers & Desserts,
is now available for sale.
Perfect for hostess gifts, birthdays, the holidays...
~ $8.00 a copy ~
Available at the library, the Cooking Company, and Pizzeria Da
Vinci in Killingworth.
SATURDAY, MAY 25th ~ 11:00am
Join us for a
celebration of our favorite feathered friends! Stories, crafts,
fun for the whole family.
KILLINGWORTH LIBRARY AUTHOR SERIES
ROBERT STEELE ~ author of THE CURSE
TUESDAY, JUNE 4th ~ 7:00pm
The story is set against the explosion of casino gambling that
hit Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built
the world’s two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of
the state. The story begins with the Pequot War in 1637, then
jumps 350 years as a Connecticut family becomes embroiled in a
struggle to block a third casino that threatens the family’s
town and ancestral home.
WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio’s John Dankosky calls the novel
“fascinating” and Connecticut author Martin Shapiro has
described it as “compelling and timely…an epic story of history,
money and politics that will make you wonder where America is
The book comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the
prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts,
and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure to
legalize Internet gambling.
Former Congressman Robert Steele’s years as a public official
and businessman, as well as his deep roots in
Connecticut—including two decades living on the edge of the
Mashantucket Pequot Reservation—made him uniquely qualified to
write this epic story.
With meticulous research concerning both Connecticut history
and the impact of gambling, Steele wields historical details
with firsthand knowledge of the 1990s gambling expansion to
weave a tale of greed, politics and town and tribal conflict set
in the fictional town of Sheffield, Connecticut.
Robert H. Steele is vice chairman of an international retail
marketing agency and has been a director of numerous companies.
A graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University, he served
in the CIA and Congress, and was a candidate for governor of
Connecticut. He lives with his wife in Essex, Connecticut.
A WORLD WAR II PLAY READING
FRIDAY, JUNE 14th ~ 7:00pm
You are cordially
invited to hear a reading of highlights from “Dear Eva,” a
captivating non-fiction play based on World War II letters that
were written by ordinary men and women in an extraordinary time.
The 45-minute reading will be by the play’s co-authors,
Catherine Ladnier of Greenwich and Paul Janensch of Bridgeport.
They will welcome your questions and comments immediately
afterwards. Most of the letters were to Eva Lee Brown of Easley,
S.C., from relatives and friends. The men are in uniform. Some
see action. The women are lonely and dealing with shortages. The
letters are candid, sad and funny. The common theme is a longing
for a return to normal life. The letters were discovered by
Eva’s daughter, Catherine, who is a theater buff and compliance
consultant in the securities industry. She invited Paul, a
former newspaper editor and professor emeritus of journalism at
Quinnipiac University, to collaborate with her. Together, they
selected the most dramatic letters, arranged them into story
lines and edited them down to their essentials. The letters tell
several compelling inter-twined stories. Something terrible
happens to the battalion in which Eva’s brother Bill is serving,
but it’s a military secret. Cousin Clifton flies against his
mother’s wishes and is shot down over France. Eva is pursued by
servicemen who write her ardent letters; one correspondent is
Harry Ladnier, who, himself, receives love letters from other
women. At the end, we learn what happened to Bill’s battalion
and who won Eva’s heart. The event is free but space is limited.
register in advance by calling the Killingworth Library at
860-663-2000 or stopping by in person.
Try your hand at a crossword puzzle,
specially created for our 2013 crossword tournament. Print out
from the link below: TREASURE IN
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Attraction Guest Passes Held by the Library
The following guest passes can be checked out for two days.
Some allow free entrance for a specified number of children
and adults, while others allow a discount rate. For more
detailed information please contact the library at 663-2000