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  1. Virtual Job and Career Workshop: Maureen Ross Gemme

    May 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Online

    Seven Steps the Transform Your Career with Maureen Ross Gemme When you’re in transition between jobs or actively looking for a new job you are in a perfect position to reflect on the past and think about what you want in the future. It’s a time when you are fertile for a transformation. In this workshop you’ll dig deeper into understanding who you are, how you got where you are now and design a vision for where you want to be in the future. When you dive deep into understanding who you are, what makes you fearful and what excites you, then you can be sure and confident to create and land a job perfect for you. Maureen Ross Gemme, author of Emerge: 7 Steps to Transformation (No Matter What Life Throws at You) will show us how to apply these 7 steps to lead yourself to the perfect opportunity for YOU, which could bring you great levels of success in your career. This is an interactive workshop. Attendees who participate in this session will: Identify their top values Release limiting beliefs and resentments Create a vision, strategy & action plan Russell Library presents weekly opportunities to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals. The focus will be on the job market and provide updated industry information during this uncertain time of COVID19. The Job and Career Group hosts virtual workshops and a weekly networking session via WebEX. You will need to download WebEx to attend. Registration is required. Questions? Bob Carlson rcarlson@russelllibrary.org or Christy Billings cbillings@russelllibrary.org This group is possible from a City of Middletown Block Grant, Liberty Bank Foundation Grant, and The Family of Thomas J. Regan.

  2. Veterans Writing Group Meeting Virtually

    May 27, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Online

    We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences - Meeting Virtually. Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group. This series, invites Veterans to share their stories and photos in their own voices. Veterans are encouraged to share their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends. At this time we ask that you contact Russell Staff member Christy Billings at cbillings@russelllibrary.org about virtually visiting the group. Currently, we have service people from combat and non-combat situations from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraqi Freedom. We hope to hear from other Iraq War Vets, and those who have served in Afghanistan. Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry is a writer and former journalist and lawyer. Her first book, a collection of letters that she edited, was Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters. Her second is At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry. She lives in Middletown with her husband, Lawrence Riley, who is a dog trainer and the former Commander of the American Legion Milardo-Wilcox Post 75, Middletown CT. The workshop facilitator is Christy Billings. She can be reached at cbillings@russelllibrary.org Sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.

  3. Mystery! (Online)

    May 27, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Mystery! is a Russell Library-run book club for mystery lovers.The book group discusses a new mystery novel every month. Books are available at the Borrowing Desk. Registration is required to receive the Zoom Link. Questions? Contact Amy Slowik aslowik@russelllibrary.org. Click Here to See the List of Upcoming Mystery! Books.