November 2, 2020, All Day
Don't miss out on a Mystery Craft Bag-Who knows what may be inside! It could be a past craft bag or something new! Reserve your craft bag starting Monday, November 2nd. Please fill out a form and we will notify you when it's ready for pick up. For children up to age 14. Fill out a separate form for each child needing a kit. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
November 2, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
Not sure if there were recent changes in your Medicare coverage and want to make changes?
Open Enrollment is the time to review your coverage!
Open Enrollment begins Thursday October 15th and ends Monday December 7th.
Call Eva Beau-Span at (203) 434-0664 to schedule your appointment!
All appointments will be held at the Norwalk Library on Belden Avenue this year.
November 2, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Zoom
Where do you get ideas to write fiction stories? New and experienced writers are invited to explore new ways of generating story ideas and creative possibilities including the OuLiPo method to banish writer's block! Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, shares how to create unique characters and interesting stories in this 10-week adult writing program. Classes will meet each week on Zoom. Registration required. Kim Kovach teaches popular fiction and nonfiction writing classes for adults. Kim is the author of six fiction books and writes a weekly newspaper column for Halston Media. Please visit her website at www.kimkovachwrites.com
November 3, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Students will learn how to code with Scratch using a computer science program called CS First. Scratch is a free block-based computer programming language developed by MIT which can be used to create interactive stories, games and animations. This online program will be offered via the Zoom platform. Login information will be emailed to participants after registration. Students in Grades 2-5 (Ages 7-11) are welcome to attend this program. It is recommended that a parent or legal guardian be with you during the program.
November 4, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ LIVE on Instagram at norwalklibct (Available for 48 hours following on our Instagram IGTV)
Every Wednesday at 2 pm have fun engaging with songs, a story, and a craft. Join storytime LIVE on Instagram or watch on IGTV where it is posted for 48 hours.
November 4, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 5, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3D Design For Teens Via Zoom. Learn to design 3D objects in Tinkercad with Norwalk Public Library. This 3D Design class is scheduled to take place on Thursdays from 5 pm -6 pm. It will be held live on the Zoom platform. Prior registration is required to join this program. Email email@example.com to register. Ages 13-17, Ages 10-12 if accompanied by parent / guardian.
November 5, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 6, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Teen Room
CHOICES Medicare Counseling will provide two counselors from CHOICES (Connecticut's program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling, Eligibility Screening). Counselors are available by appointment. During the open enrollment period they are available weekly on Friday's, October 16 - Dec 4. Appointments are available between 10:00am -1:00pm. Please register by visiting the Reference Desk or calling 203-899-2780 x15106
November 6, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Welcome to the NPL Video Game Club! Video games are a part of so many people's lives these days, and perhaps more so now in a COVID-19 world. Considering in-person meetups are not an option at current time, why not take advantage of the wonderful opportunities technology grants us, and host an online meetup?
Join our resident gamer Aldo as he plays a rotating selection of video games each week, while also leaving the door open for discussions about video games, be it gaming news, memories, or friendly debates!
Sit back, relax, and meet some new friends through the wonderful avenue of online networking!
November 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Safely browse right outside the library by looking at new books for all ages and borrow with your library card. Weather permitting!
November 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Zoom
Opportunity for Local Indie Authors to Connect with Each Other & the Community
While this year is challenging, Norwalk PL is determined to meet and beat the challenge. This year, the library will showcase the work of experienced and aspiring independent authors on its website, as well as host Zoom programs with authors and publishers, who are invited to share personal stories and books with readers and fellow writers. There will be a chat session for authors to collaborate and discuss strategies for getting independently published books into libraries and bookstores; marketing; design; and, of course, writing. There will be a process in place for books to be signed and purchased by readers, and, once again, Norwalk PL will produce a booklet featuring Indie Author Day participants and their books, which will be included in all book bags picked-up by patrons at sidewalk service.
To join Norwalk PL’s Indie Author Day please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, firstname.lastname@example.org. to register.
November 7, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We are back with our second Extra Life Charity stream! Our first event in August was a smashing success, far exceeding our expectations - we are taking that positive momentum and bringing it to this second stream.
The fine folks at Extra Life are holding their national "Game Day" on November 7, and our resident gamer Aldo will be partaking in a live stream, playing a variety of video games while raising funds towards the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT.
Stop by, enjoy some gaming, discuss video games in the chat, and see how video games can be used towards a wonderfully positive cause!
**DONATION LINK: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/412592**
November 9, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 9, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Zoom
November 10, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 11, 2020, All Day
November 11, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 12, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 12, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 12, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Zoom
Gardening for pollinators and other beneficial wildlife is about more than just planting native plants. By working with the natural forces at play in our yards instead of against them we can create thriving, healthy ecosystems and reconnect our yards to the environment. In looking at the ways that wild ecosystems change over time, we can better understand how to create a resilient naturalistic environment in our own space, no matter how small. Topics such as the importance of locally sourced seed, why to embrace native "weeds", and the role of seedbanks, both natural and human-maintained will be explored, as well as how these elements enable an ecosystem to react to environmental changes. Aubree Keurajian is an ecologist and botanist who works across the state of Connecticut. She has a bachelor's degree in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems from Cornell University, and recently founded Ungardening Native Plants.
November 12, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Zoom
On Veterans Day, we celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good Please join us for presentations by Kevin M. Callahan, Norwalk resident and author of Brothers in Arms: Remembering Brothers Buried Side by Side in American World War II Cemeteries, and Jeffrey DeWitt, a 26-year United States Air Force veteran, who retired in the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the top 1% of all enlisted grades. Norwalk media consultant Wendy Bromely Bodden will moderate the program. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Submit questions in advance by sending them along with your registration to Cynde Lahey, or type them into the chat feature during the program. To register for this program, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at email@example.com.
November 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 13, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
November 16, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 16, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Zoom
November 17, 2020, All Day
Get creative using leaves. Reserve this kit starting Tuesday, 11/17. Please fill out a form and we will notify you when it's ready for pick up. For children up to age 14. Fill out a separate form for each child needing a kit. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 17, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
There's a new online High School Book Club for you at the Norwalk Public Library! We'll be reading and talking about books that have been nominated for the 2021 High School Nutmeg Book Award, starting with The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.
You can check out a physical book from the library through curbside pickup, or download it free through Hoopla.
November 18, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ LIVE on Instagram at norwalklibct (Available for 48 hours following on our Instagram IGTV)
November 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Read the graphic novel, Class Act by Jerry Craft, then discuss it and do an activity! Books available at the Library (curbside), and on our Hoopla/Libby app. This program will be held on Zoom.
November 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 18, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Zoom
Each month, Tina will introduce you to some great nonfiction titles she has enjoyed, and keep you in the know about similar titles to look for. Since this isn’t a book group, you’re not expected to have read in advance the books that Tina will be presenting, but attendees are an important part of Nonfiction Chat, and we look forward to your sharing with us what you’re reading now, great past reads, and your areas of interest. At the November 18 program, Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener (available in print), and The Beginning or The End: How Hollywood - and America - Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb by Greg Mitchell (available through Hoopla), will be featured, along with other notable nonfiction books.
For more information and for a Zoom invitation, email email@example.com
November 18, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Zoom
Just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18th, make yourself comfortable, grab a drink, maybe even your dinner, and click on the link you were sent to join the Zoom presentation…then sit back and watch ArtScapades.
The Art of Post Revolution Mexico concentrates on artists who were working after the 1910 Mexican Revolution. It was a period when artists set aside the constraints of colonialism and dictatorship, and began to tell the story of the Mexican people. The life and works of two of the most well-known Mexican Muralists, José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera will be discussed, as well as that of the infamous Frida Kahlo.
To register for this lecture, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive an email with a link to join to watch ArtScapades present The Art of Post Revolution Mexico: From the Muralists to Frida.
November 19, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 19, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 20, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
November 21, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Zoom
"From Sea to Shining Sea"
Since closing its doors to the public in March, the Norwalk Public Library has presented dozens of live virtual programs to engage a myriad of tastes and interests. Now - for the first time in six months - Norwalk PL’s Zoom channel will present the soulful sounds of Jazz musician Jim Clark in a three-part concert series, “Musical Afternoons with Jim Clark,” on Saturdays, November 21, and December 19, all beginning at 3 p.m. To register for this concert series, please email email@example.com. You will receive a link to access this Zoom concert series.
November 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 23, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Zoom
November 24, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ LIVE on Instagram at norwalklibct (Available for 48 hours following on our Instagram IGTV)
November 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 26, 2020 - November 27, 2020
November 26, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
November 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room
November 30, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Zoom
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