Waterford Public Library
49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
Tel. 860-444-5805
Adult Programs
 

January Adult Programs

Thursday, January 8,  7-8:30 pm  
Author Jim Littlefield  on The Slave Catcher’s Woman.
  Author Littlefield has taught history for 47 years. He will discuss and portray the slave catcher. This historical novel (with its memorable cast of characters, intriguing twists and turns, and unencumbered portrayals of life during the pre-civil war south) invites the reader to venture upon an unforgettable, enlightening journey into one of the most controversial periods of our history. A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation.  Co-sponsored with the American Association of University Women.

Saturday, January 10,  2-4:00 pm  
Film : The 100 Foot Journey 
(PG   122 mins.  2014) The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India they arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman in a small village, leads Papa Kadam to set up an Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts them in direct competition with a snobbish but acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. Stars Helen Mirren.

Wednesday, January 14, 1-5:00 pm
Healthcare Enrollment Fair:  The Waterford Public Library will co-sponsor access health CT enrollment fairs with Morin Associates, LLC, a certified access health CT broker.  Space is limited.  Call 860-444-5805 for an appointment and a list of documents you will need to bring to your appointment.  There are additional dates in February.

Wednesday, January 14,  2-4:00 pm  
Film: The 100 Foot Journey
(PG   122 mins.  2014) The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India they arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman in a small village, leads Papa Kadam to set up an Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts them in direct competition with a snobbish but acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. Stars Helen Mirren.

 Saturday, January 17,  2-4:00 pm
Film:  Magic in the Moonlight
  (PG 13   97 mins.  2014) Stanley is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie and her scheming mother. However, the more time he spends with her, he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her. Stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.

Tuesday, January 20, 2-4:00 pm
Film:  Magic in the Moonlight
  (PG 13   97 mins.  2014) Stanley is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie and her scheming mother. However, the more time he spends with her, he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her. Stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.

Saturday, January 24, 2-4:00 pm  
Film: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  (PG 13  130 mins.  2014)  A  growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Stars Kerri Russell, Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis.

Tuesday, January 27, 2-4:00 pm
Film: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  (PG 13  130 mins.  2014)  A  growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Stars Kerri Russell, Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis.

  

Thursday, January 29, 6:30 -7:30 pm  
Guest author Marc Zimmer on his book,  Illuminating Disease
 
Connecticut College Professor Zimmer’s book details the history of genetically modified fluorescent parasites and viruses, which provide scientists with lifesaving information about the spread of diseases. Green fluorescent proteins allow scientists and doctors to understand diseases better by quite literally illuminating various microscopic interactions occurring in living cells that otherwise would have gone unseen. A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

Friday, January 30, 1-2:30 pm
Daytime Book Discussion:  Pym by Mat Johnson (2010)
A satirical fantasy inspired by The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, the book explores racial politics and identity in America, and Antarctica. The novel was written over a period of nine years and has been well received by critics, who have praised its lighthearted and humorous style of social criticism.  Facilitator Pamela Bedore.

ART WALL:  Anne Portelance – Alpacas Among Us (photographs)