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Expanded Full-Service Hours in the Collaboratory

Collaboratory logoWe are excited to announce that we now have full-service hours in the Collaboratory all day on Wednesday. From 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. there is a staff member available to introduce you to our makerspace, coworking space, and digital media lab and help you get started using the equipment and supplies. Full-service hours remain the same for the rest of the week.

Please visit us soon!

A Little Bit o’ Erin with Tom Callinan

Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Tom Callinan
Irish & Irish-American Songs, Tales, and Tunes

Drawing on his ethnic heritage, two summers in Ireland, more than 25 years as a performing member with THE MORGANS, Connecticut's premier Irish band, and with an extensive repertoire of folksongs, stories, popular songs, and tunes from a variety of times and places on both sides of the Atlantic, Tom Callinan has constructed a participatory program of diverse songs.

As with all of his presentations, audience participation is an integral part of each performance. Choruses and/or appropriate hand gestures will be taught, and Tom's engaging and informative narrative style will introduce each song or story with a brief explanation of its origin and purpose.


Environmental Lecture: Restoring Migratory Fish on the Quinnipiac River

Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Quinnipiac River fishway
State Fisheries Biologist Steve Gephard will explain how fishway improvements and dam removal projects are revitalizing traditional fish runs on our local rivers.

Steve Gephard is a supervising fisheries biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). In his position, Steve’s responsibilities include keeping track of what kinds of fish populate Connecticut’s waterways and in what numbers. Steve’s particular area of responsibility involves fish that at various times in their life cycles migrate from freshwater to salt water or reverse the process and start in the sea and come into lakes and rivers (diadromous fish).

Collaboratory Program: Laser Cut Bookmarks

bookmarkThursday, March 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory

Design your own bookmark and have it etched and cut out on our laser cutter. Bookmarks can be made from wood veneer or cardstock. Basic computer skills required.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on March 1. Please register for only one session.


Game Night

Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

Origami CT

Monday, February 27th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
origami crane
Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

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