June’s Virtual Presentations

These virtual presentations are being shared by AARP, Seymour Public Library, Simsbury Public Library and Lyme Public Library.

    • Coffee’s Hot History-    Tues., June 8th at 6:30p.m.

    Explore coffee’s exciting origins and learn why coffee was a food, not a beverage, in ancient times. This lecture will uncover how coffee traveled from its native Africa to Java and beyond as we discuss how coffee is grown, roasted, brewed, and enjoyed around the world.

    Registration required at  www.aarp.org/ctevents

    • Infamous Duel: Hamilton & Burr-    Wed., June 9th at 1:00p.m.

    Professor Matthew Warshauer uncovers the story and intrigue behind the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.  You can probably hum the tune, but do you know the story?  Join us to learn more about this historic event that has created a new generation of historians!

    Registration required at  www.aarp.org/ctevents

    • Norman Rockwell: Views on Race-    Mon., June 14th at 6:00p.m.

    The illustrator Norman Rockwell is beloved for his ability to depict and define American life.  He often captured images of people experiencing feelings of being left out or left behind.  In the final decades of his career, Rockwell painted several poignant works about race in America that can be seen as an extension of his earlier sense of the power of inclusion and exclusion.

    Registration required at  www.mysticnoanklibrary.org

    • Social Security Benefits: What You Need to Know-   Tues., June 15th at 7:00p.m.

    Approaching retirement?  Register for our free virtual seminar, designed especially for those who have not yet claimed their Social Security benefit in your state.  Get a free local resource guide and learn more about specific topics that interest you on Social Security benefits in breakout sessions.

    Registration required at  www.aarp.org/ctevents

    • Wildlife Conservation with Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo-   Wed., June 16th at 7:00p.m.

    Join Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo talk on “Return of the Sea Otter!”  Join natural history author Todd McLeish as he discusses North America’s cutest mammal, the sea otter, and describes his adventures studying the animals from California to Alaska.

    Registration required at  www.aarp.org/ctevents

    • Wildflower Folklore-   Thurs., June 17th at 6:30p.m.

    At this time of year, wildflowers are all around us.  We admire them for their beauty, their colors, and their symbolism.  From strange and often dangerous herbal “cures” to black magic, and wonderful legends of love, it is all that is called Wildflower Folklore.

    Registration required at  www.waterfordct.org/library

    • The Art of the Cottage Garden-   Thurs., June 24th at 7:00p.m.

    This presentation will examine the qualities and characteristics that define cottage gardens and offer practical advice on how to achieve this in your own garden environment.

    Registration required at  www.simsburylibrary.info

    • Documentary: Being Mortal-   Wed., June 30th  at 6:00p.m.

    Screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.

    Registration required at  www.aarp.org/ctevents