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Join us for stories, songs, friends, and free play. Open to all ages with an emphasis on children 0-4 years. Siblings welcome. Registration suggested but NOT required, drop-ins welcome.
The weekly format will be:
10-10:15am free play
10:15-10:45am story time/songs
10:45-11am free play
A Service Navigator from Gilead Community Services will be available to help guide you through the complex and confusing Mental Health and Addiction System.
Did you know that in Connecticut you can take time off from work to care for personal or family health needs without risking your paycheck? Join the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority for an Informational Session to learn more about the CT Paid Leave program, including eligibility, covered reasons for leave and how to apply for benefits. Staff will provide an overview of CT Paid Leave and will also be available to answer individual questions and assist with filing an online claim application.
Jessica Vargas serves as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the Paid Leave Authority. Jessica has an extensive media background in both traditional and digital media. She began her career in media sales and has held roles including Director of New Business Development, Director of Non-Traditional Revenue, and most recently, VP/Market Manager for Cumulus Media’s New London radio station properties. Throughout her career, Jessica has worked with businesses of all sizes and in numerous industries. Jessica graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a B.A. in Advertising and a B.A. in Spanish.
Madeline Granato serves as Government and Community Relations Manager for the Paid Leave Authority. Prior to joining the Authority, Madeline served as Policy Director at the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), advocating for a public policy agenda centered on women’s economic security. During her time at CWEALF, Madeline led the Campaign for Paid Family Leave, a coalition of organizations and advocates that fought for and won passage of Connecticut’s paid family and medical leave law in 2019. Madeline graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York and received her Master’s in Social Work from the UCONN School of Social Work.
This event is free and open to adults of all ages!
Registration is suggested.
Questions? Christy Billings: cbillings @russelllibrary.org
Our friends from Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center are retuning! Please join us for a session where we will meet live animals such as a Russian tortoise, corn snakes, and many more!
This is a family program for all ages.
Registration is required and space is limited, so please let us know how many people will be in your party (all young people any caregivers = the number of people attending)!
This program is made possible though the generosity of the Friends of the Russell Library!
Find out more about how you can support them here: https://russelllibrary.org/friends-of-the-library/
Please tune in as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work.
Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the year's best books. The book has been translated into over 15 languages and was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film. Most recently, in 2021, The Lincoln Highway debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and was a Today Show, “Read with Jenna” book club pick as well as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021, a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year,” one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2021, #1 on Amazon’s list of “Best Books of the Year,” and was one of Bill Gates’ “5 Great Books for the Summer.” His books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and have been heralded as irresistible, marvelous, and gorgeously crafted books of beauty.
Click here to register. If you cannot make the time or date, don't worry! All online author talks are recorded for on-demand viewing after the event.