Library Programs for May and June

The Easton Public Library is offering a variety of programs for all ages during the months of May and June.

For adults, the second in the Classic Film series, “Rancho Notorious,” will be shown May 3 at 7 p.m. This program is hosted by Easton resident and film historian Jon Sonneborn.

The Friends of the Library will host their second annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser on June 15, with a rain date of June 16.  More details will be forthcoming.

On May 31 at 7 p.m., the Library will present Let’s Get Digital!, an information session highlighting some of the Library’s many and varied digital resources.

To commemorate Pride Month, the Library will team up with Easton Pride on June 1 for a Community Celebration immediately following the Town’s Pride Flag Raising Ceremony. Transgender author Jillian Celentano will be on hand to sign and sell copies of her book, “Transitioning Later in Life: A Personal Guide.”  There will also be a Pride Story Time at 4:30 that afternoon. The Library will also host a Pride Book Discussion of “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern on June 7 at 7 p.m. Lastly, throughout June, community members of all ages can drop by the children’s area to participate in our Faces of Pride Community Collage.

May and June art exhibits will feature “Art in the Country” by the Easton Arts Council from May 9-June 24, with a reception on May 21 from 7-10 p.m.; “Porcelain, Printwork, Painting, Plein Air” by Holly Hawthorn through May 15, with a reception on April 30 from 4-7 p.m.; “Into the Woods & Beyond” by Vivian Adams from May 16-June 30, with a reception on May 20 from 4-7 p.m.; and “Visions of Pride” by Easton Pride beginning on June 25, with a reception that evening from 4-6 p.m.

The weekly Yarnsmiths Club, as well as the two adult book clubs, will continue to run as well.

For high school juniors and their parents, the Library will host Creating a Compelling College Application, presented virtually by Stand Out for College LLC, on May 17 at 7 p.m.

For budding artists, there will be two sessions of Watercolor Painting on the PatioMay 20 at 3:30 p.m. for grades 6-12 and May 19 at 4:30 p.m. for grades K-5. In addition, all ages can participate in “Chalk the Walk” on May 26 from 4:30-6 p.m.

Lego Master Builders will be held on May 12 and June 23 at 4:30 p.m. for grades K-5, and Star Wars fans (ages 6-10) can join us for Padawan Training on May 14 at 11 a.m.

Ongoing children’s programs will continue, including Toddler Be-Bop and Story Times. There will also be the addition of a monthly Sensory Story Time for grades pre-K-1 on May 24 and June 21 at 4:30 p.m., as well as a new Babies Boogie program on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Summer Reading will kick off on June 21 and will include Geocaching all summer long, as well as Story Time on the Go at different locations throughout Easton. Finally, on June 24 at 7:30 p.m., the Library will partner with Easton Park & Recreation and the Easton Community Center to present a Summer Reading Adventure Kickoff Movie (title TBD) at Aspetuck Park.

For more information about the Library, visit www.eastonlibrary.org, and be sure to check out our new monthly videos on Channel 79 highlighting upcoming programs.

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