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

November Adult Programs

Sunday, November 2, 2-4:00 pm 
Trackrat: Memoir Of A Fan
  Author and editorial cartoonist for the Hartford Courant, Bob Englehart will discuss his new book about his obsession with racecars and local race tracks. He doesn’t focus on NASCAR but rather on those drivers, teams and tracks that are our “neighbors” such as the Waterford Speedbowl, Thompson, Stafford and Lime Rock.  A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2-4:00 pm and again at 6:30-8:30 pm
Film:
Belle (2014 PG 104 mins. ) The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson.

Thursday, November 6, 7-8:30 pm
Science Book Discussion: Global Climate Change/Local Impact

Waterford marine biologist, Jim Foertch will discuss conditions such as rising sea levels, the growing parasite threats due to warmer waters, the acidifying of oceans and stronger storms and increased storm damage. Multiple copies of a packet of selected readings will be available at the library for reading prior to the discussion.

Saturday, November 8, 2-4:00 pm
Film: Belle (2014 PG 104 mins. ) The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson.

Wednesday, November 12, 7-9:00 pm
Sci-Fi Book Discussion:  Space Merchants by Frederick and C. M. Kornbluth Pohl (1969)
In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power.  A star-class copywriter in an advertising agency has been assigned the ad campaign that would attract colonists to Venus, but a lot more is happening than he knows about. He is soon thrown into a world of danger, mystery, and intrigue, where the people in his life are never quite what they seem, and his loyalties and core beliefs will be put to the test.

Thursday, November 13, 7-8:00 pm   
Col. Frederick Herbert on The Civilian Air Patrol and Pearl Harbor
Mr. Herbert flew as a CAP mission pilot for over twenty years on search and rescue, disaster relief, and counter-narcotics missions, and commanded the Connecticut CAP.  CAP was created in a time of crisis, whenBrigadier GeneralBilly Mitchellwas warning the country of impending attack and less than a week before the attack onPearl Harbor, Hawaiicoastal patrol and submarine searching became the prime missions of CAP. During World War II, Connecticut Wing CAP was heavily involved in coastal patrol and anti-submarine missions along its section of the Atlantic coast. The CT. Wing's 66-year history, also includes carrying out operations during 9/11, and theHurricane Katrinadisaster. A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation. This program is co-sponsored by the Waterford Public Library and the AAUW New London chapter.

Thursday, November 20,   2-4:00 pm and again at 6:30-8:30 pm 
Film: Still Mine
(2013  PG-13 102 mins.)  An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting story about one man's determination to create a home for his ailing wife as they enter their twilight years.  Based on actual events, that proves love is the ultimate triumph. Stars Genevieve Bujold, James Cromwell and Campbell Scott.

Friday, November 21, 1-2:30 pm
Daytime Book Discussion:  The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (2009)
The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events. Facilitator Diane Barcelo.

Monday, November 24, 2-4:00 pm
Film: 
Jersey Boys (2014 R 134 mins.) The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Stars Christopher Walken and directed by Clint Eastwood.

Saturday, November 29, 2-4:00 pm
Film: 
Jersey Boys (2014 R 134 mins.) The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Stars Christopher Walken and directed by Clint Eastwood.

ART WALL:   Liliane Allegretti – flower & landscape pastels