ADULT PROGRAMS

GREAT DECISIONS
Mondays starting January 14 – March 18

(Skipping Presidents’ Day)
3:00-4:30 p.m
Held at the Suffield Senior

Contact Jackie Hemond at jhemond@suffield-library.org or by phone 860-668-3896.
You can join at any time!

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs designed by the American Foreign Policy Association. Individuals who register for the program will receive a Briefing Book, paid for by The Friends of Kent Memorial Library.  Participants will read about the issue in the Briefing Book before the discussion.  Topics which will be discussed this year are:

  • Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

  • The Rise of Populism in Europe

  • Decoding U.S.-China Trade

  • Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics

  • The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

  • State of the State Department and Diplomacy

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PHOTO CAFÉ
TUESDAY, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
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COOKBOOK CLUB
TUESDAY, February 12 at 12:45 p.m.

Do you enjoy cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then this is the group for you.   Each month the group chooses a different culinary theme to whip up and share as well as culinary tips and talk.  The group even schedules outings.  Drop in to see if this is a group you would like to join.

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AMERICAN CREED
SATURDAY, February 16 at 2 p.m.

The library received a grant from the American Library Association to show the documentary, American Creed on at the Suffield Senior Center. After the showing, Lucy Nalpathanchil will facilitate a conversation centered on the film theme which is what America’s ideals and identity ought to be.  Ms. Nalpathanchil is a public radio journalist at WNPR, Connecticut’s public radio station.  She is the host of the station’s popular talk show, “Where We Live”.

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SEEDS OF THE AMERICAN CREED:  UNRAVELING THE OLD WORLD ORIGINS OF A
NEW NATION’S CREED
  Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.
Held at the Suffield Senior

Centuries in the making, our celebrated American creed has become so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our national identity as to obscure its Old World threads.  Come join Jonathan M. Beagle, an Associate Professor of History at Western New England University as he reveals the ancient strands and examines how the Revolutionary generation tied them together into a singular knot that binds Americans to each other and to the world in unbounded aspiration.

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S WEST SIDE STORY
with
Jeffrey Engel, music historian
Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Held at the Suffield Senior Center

 

Leonard Bernstein is best remembered by classical music lovers as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, the presenter of his extremely popular ‘Young People’s Concerts’ and as the composer of operas, ballets, symphonies and virtually every other form of music. However, not to be forgotten is that Bernstein also wrote the music for five Broadway musicals including “West Side Story,” a truly great one.  Mr. Engel will talk about the background of this musical and show selections from the film.