Cheshire Public Library events

Cheshire Public Library events


Job Search, Tune In and Tune Up

Job Search, Tune In and Tune Up, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. This 90 minute workshop looks at job searching from a holistic perspective. At this interactive workshop, you will learn about: your emotional, social and/or physical barriers; how to move beyond your barriers; winning strategies of the successful job seeker. Learn how to manage through the phases of job loss. Come prepared to address your barriers, review your job search skills and build a plan that re-energizes your search. Presenter: Deborah (Deb) Krawiec.

Organizing for Those Downsizing

Organizing for Those Downsizing, Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. Are you thinking of downsizing to a smaller home o apartment? Are you overwhelmed on what to do with all the stuff you have accumulated over the years? Join in as Elaine C. Turek, a declutter specialist, describes the techniques you need to organize the maze of clutter.

Cut the Cord, pptions for TV without cable

Cut the Cord: Options for TV without cable, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Thinking of getting rid of cable? You’re not alone. Many are choosing to “cut the cord” and you can, too. Say goodbye to expensive cable television forever.

In this lecture-style class, we will discuss: What it means to cut the cord; The type of internet you need to cut the cord; The various streaming devices that allow you to watch television without a cable subscription; And the various streaming services that provide your favorite shows and movies on demand. We will also briefly demonstrate three streaming devices: AppleTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV, and four popular streaming services: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Sling.

Cookbook Club: Indian Food

Cookbook Club: Indian Food, Monday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. What better way to connect with your fellow humans than by breaking bread together? Bring a prepared Indian dish, along with copies of your recipe(s), and the cookbook(s) you used to our October Cookbook Club meeting. Must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate. By attending the program, participants acknowledge that they may choose to consume food that has not been prepared in a commercial kitchen.

Simplifying the College Financial Aid Process

Simplifying the College Financial Aid Process, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Jennifer Philips, financial aid counselor, will provide parents and students of all ages with tips on securing the best possible financial aid package. Throughout the presentation, Jennifer will explain various student loans, grants and scholarships available; critical financial aid forms and deadlines; various components of a financial aid offer; and how to best compare and appeal offers in extenuating circumstances. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Cheshire World War I Digitization Day

Cheshire Public Library, will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library to hold a World War I Digitization Day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Cheshire area residents and their family, friends, and neighbors are being asked to find their World War I related items and stories that might be tucked away in drawers or trunks so they can be included in this important archive. It is stories like these, along with the photos, letters, documents and souvenirs that help bring the story of World War One back to life. This Digitization Day is an effort to help preserve these memories and this significant part of our history.

For information, contact Bill Basel at 203-272-2245, ext. 33008 or or Christine Pittsley at 860-757-6517 or

Bring Your Own Craft

Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Bring Your Own Craft, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5. Coloring, stitching, drawing, stamping, scrapbooking, if it’s crafty, bring it in. Come for a relaxing and de-stressing night of crafting. We will meet most every first Thursday of the month. There will be plenty of room to spread out your crafts. Some supplies will be provided for this adult program.

Medicare and Beyond

Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Medicare and Beyond, Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare? Medicare can be a complicated topic to many people. This seminar, presented by Lou Pelletier of American Senior Benefits will educate you on the options and programs available. Learn what Medicare options best meet your needs. If you are over 65, educate yourself about the many laws and programs that may be relevant to your situation, such as maximizing Social Security or protecting your assets from long term care exposure without insurance. The following will be discussed: Part A Hospital Insurance; Part B Outpatient Medical Insurance; Part C Medicare Advantage; Part D Prescription Drug Coverage.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Introduction to Microsoft Word, a three part series scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 18, and 25. Attendees will learn basic navigation skills to effectively use the Microsoft Word program; create a simple document; edit text and check spelling errors; format the document; insert a picture; change font formatting.

It Happened in Connecticut

Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents It Happened in Connecticut, Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the State’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. McCain draws the tales from her books It Happened in Connecticut: Twenty-five Events that Shaped the Nutmeg State and Mysteries and Legends of New England: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained. Following the presentation, McCain will sell and autograph copies of her books.

U. S. S. Connecticut and the Great White Fleet

Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents U.S.S. Connecticut and the Great White Fleet, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Join author Mark Albertson as he shares his books U.S.S. Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship and They’ll Have to Follow You.: The Triumph of the Great White Fleet - 0800 hours, Dec.r 16, 1907. The battleship Connecticut led 15 other coal-burning battleships out of Hampton Roads on the way to a 14-month, six-day circumnavigation of the globe. 14,500 sailors and marines traversed a dozen oceans and seas, crisscrossed the Equator six times, called on more than 30 ports and logged over 46,000 miles. This superlative effort in American seamanship was President Theodore Roosevelt’s announcement to the world that America had arrived as a global power. The task force returned to Hampton Roads on Feb. 22, 1909, led from whistle to gun by battleship Connecticut.

*Cheshire Public Library is located at 104 Main St. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, visit or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

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