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  1. *NEW* Podcast Episode Middletown Strong: Looking Up With Russell Library

    October 19, 2021, 1:00 AM - October 20, 2021, 1:00 AM @ Prerecorded

  2. Monster Mania Storytime 1 (Online)

    October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Virtual

    Monsters galore! Can you roar?! Join us on Zoom for a singing, snorting, claw-smacking, paw-stomping good time! Together we'll read stories about some not-so-scary monster friends! Pick up supplies to create a fun monster craft (Limit 2 craft kits per household). Please Note: there is one craft for the entire series. This is part 1 of a series, sign up for part 2 on 10/26 here: https://russelllibrary.libcal.com/event/8178302 This virtual program is for children ages birth-6. Registration is required. We have a limited number of supply kits which will need to be picked up at the Russell Library prior to the online event. If you sign up for a kit after you register a librarian will email you to confirm your supply kits are ready for you! After you hear from us you can either Pick your kit up during library operating hours from the hold shelf (Monday-Saturday: 9-5pm) or Call us at 860-347-2528 and set up a curbside appointment! Supplies for this virtual program were provided by the Friends of The Russell Library.

  3. "LiveR: My Journey of Transplant Survival:" Author John Hoffman (Zoom)

    October 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Virtual

    "LiveR: My Journey of Transplant Survival:" Author John Hoffman John Hoffman, author of "LiveR: My Journey of Transplant Survival" will be sharing his remarkable journey as a two time liver transplant recipient. In his own words, John was "born with the rare liver disease biliary atresia, my only hope for survival was the untimely death of another young child, and the success of a very experimental surgery. With the outcome never certain, my parents remained steadfast in the belief that I would get through this and live a long and healthy life. That belief and support carried me through my adolescence, where I was determined not to let my medical history define me. After receiving my second transplant, and third chance at life, I was bound and determined to make it mean something. I struggled with this theme throughout the rest of my high school and brief college career. While medically, I was a resounding success story, emotionally, I was in turmoil. Depression marked a large portion of my late teens and early twenties, as I began to attempt to make my way as an adult. One thought continued to gnaw at me, “Two people have lost their lives to get me to this point, and what do I have to show for it?” It wasn’t until years later that I would find my direction - I needed to share what I’ve been through. While my past shouldn’t define me, it helped to mold who I am, and perhaps I can help others going down this same path. The result of my epiphany is this book. I wrote it not only for myself, but for those like me, who have been honored to be organ recipients. This is my story." Registration required for the Zoom link. Questions: Christy Billings cbillings@russelllibrary.org