Each new year brings fresh beginnings and new opportunities, and 2014 promises to be an exciting year for adult programming at Norwalk Easter Public Library. If you are an adult (18 years and older), you may want to spend an evening with other adults for a “night out.” Crafts, films, art, music, book talks and other events happen each month. Here’s a short preview of what is coming soon.
• Classic Films. The library will show four classic comedies on Fridays at 7 p.m. Beginning Jan. 17, the first film, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” stars Cary Grant as a man who must deal with his homicidal family before he can go on his honeymoon. On Jan. 31, Cary Grant returns as a journalist who is still in love with his ex-wife, Katherine Hepburn. She is a socialite preparing for her new marriage to a socially prominent man (John Howard) in “The Philadelphia Story.” Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is a special night with the film “Bringing Up Baby.” Grant and Hepburn team with a leopard in a screwball romantic comedy of plots, subplots and happenstance. “Adam’s Rib” is the final film on Feb. 28, starring Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn as a married couple on opposing sides of an attempted murder case. On trial are double standards and gender inequalities. Drinks and snacks are provided at each film. To attend, you must get a ticket at the library. There is a $2 reservation deposit required per person, but the money is refunded when participants present their ticket at the movie.
• Craft Night. Each month, participants learn how to make a new craft. Last year included crochet, paper art, alcohol-based stamping, and mosaic. This year starts with decoupage on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and wreath-making in February. Pre-registration is required, and most classes will be limited to 15 participants. All the classes and materials are free, but there is a $2 registration deposit that is refunded to participants at the class. If you have a particular interest or skill you would like to see as the topic of craft night, please contact Mary Kay at the library.
• A Novel Year Book Club. This book club is unique since it combines books, films and special programs. Last year’s book club included only major award-winning selections, but this year’s selections come from a list of popular titles voted upon by last year’s participants. Any adult is welcome to register for the book club, and the library will provide enough copies of the book for each member. The club meets every other month for three consecutive Tuesday evenings. The first evening is the book discussion, the second is the film with popcorn and drinks, and the third session is a special program. Feb. 4’s selection is “Flags of Our Fathers,” by James Bradley. Registration forms are online at the library’s website or are available at the library.
Norwalk Easter Library
1051 North Ave.
Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.