The fall schedule at the Easton Public Library is overflowing with fun and educational programs for all ages.
For adults, the newly expanded Classic Film Series kicks off on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. with “An Evening with Charlie Chaplin.” The event will feature a screening of the 1925 film “The Gold Rush,” as well as several film shorts that feature Chaplin. The film series is hosted by film historian and local resident Jon Sonneborn, and co-sponsored by the Easton Arts Council. Films will be shown every other month from September through May.
The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Book Sale on Oct. 1 and 2, with a special Kids’ Book Sale Preview on Sept. 30. Sale times will be announced at a later date. Materials for all ages will be available, including books, DVDs, CDs, and more. The library is accepting book donations through the third week of September.
On Oct. 15 at 2 p.m., the library will present “Sharing Our Stories: Voices from the Community.” Jillian Celentano, a transgender woman, and Anne McGhee, a domestic violence survivor, will be among the speakers who will share their experiences and the challenges they have faced. This program is geared for adults and teens ages 14 and up.
Local author Deborah Levison will be at the library on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. to discuss her upcoming novel, “A Nest of Snakes,” as well as her 2019 nonfiction title, “The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice.” Copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing.
For kids ages 2 through 6, the library’s popular “Story Time on the Go” program will continue at the Easton Community Center Gazebo. It will take place Fridays at 10:30 a.m. from Sept. 16 through Oct. 21. “Sensory Story Time,” for children in pre-K through grade 1, will also continue on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
On Sept. 17, the library is excited to host some very special guests. At 1:30 p.m., Connecticut’s Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste will speak about his Protecting Our Pets platform.
Then, at 2:30 p.m., local author and veterinarian, Melissa Shapiro, DVM, will read her new children’s book, “Piglet Comes Home,” which tells the story of Piglet, the deaf, blind, pink puppy. Piglet and Melissa, along with her husband Warren and a few of their other rescue dogs, had visited the Library this past March in conjunction with our One Book/One Town Community Read, “Piglet: the Unexpected Story of a Deaf Blind Pink Puppy and His Family.” Copies of “Piglet Comes Home” will be available for purchase and signing.
Children ages 3-10 can drop off their favorite fuzzy friends for a Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library on Sept. 26. After a fun night, stuffed animals will be picked up the next day, complete with photo evidence of their adventures.
In conjunction with Park & Recreation’s Free Spirit Festival, the library will host John Higby, the Yo-Yo Guy, on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. This is a fun, high-energy, performance that features yo-yos, a unicycle, and more. Following John’s performance will be a Halloween Story Time at 2 p.m., accompanied by a craft.
Speaking of Halloween, children are encouraged to wear their costumes for programs during the week of Oct. 24-28. They will then have the opportunity to trick-or-treat around the library.
For teens, a Watercolor Painting program will be held on Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.
Finally, for students in grades 9-11 and their parents, the library will host the professionals from Stand Out for College, LLC, as they present their program “Successfully Navigate College Admissions in 2022” on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. This program will be presented via Zoom.
All of the library’s ongoing programs will be running throughout the fall as well. These include Yarnsmiths, adult and kid book clubs, Lego Master Builders, Teen Library Council, Toddler Be-Bop, Preschool Story Time, and Babies Boogie.
For more information about any of these programs, or to register, please visit eastonlibrary.org.