Well, there is… @ the Rowayton Library on Tuesday, July 26th from 11:30am to 2pm (rain date July 27th). Everyone is invited to help celebrate July as National Hot Dog Month with the Rowayton Library’s Sixth Annual Hot Dog Picnic (free – free – free). Come check out what’s new at the Rowayton Library and join us for a “Free Hot Dog Lunch.” And, as a special treat, the Rowayton Fire Department will be visiting with Fire Engine #5 for all the kids to explore.
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“Sixth Annual Hot Dog Picnic” at the Rowayton Library … and they say there is no such thing as a free lunch!
The Goodwives’ Quilters will display their Art and Talent in this year’s Annual Quilting Show @ the Rowayton Library, Tuesday, July 26th 11:30am-2pm (rain date July 27th). Everyone is invited to view this extraordinary collection of handmade quilts from the art and talent of the Goodwives’ Quilters. With more than 70 members strong, many with vast experience with quilting, the Goodwives’ Quilters work on projects including quilts for: NNIC Unit at Stamford Hospital, Birthright Norwalk, Veterans of Rocky Hill CT, Malta House Norwalk, Veterans New Haven, AmeriCares, AIDS, Hospice, Breast Cancer Groups including Whittingham Center, and many more. The quilts on display include ongoing projects and true gems from their personal collections. Come see – first hand – an art that thrives in our community.
P.S. It is Hot Dog Day at the library and you can grab a little free lunch and see a fabulous quilt show!
On Sunday, July 24th, M22, a cluster of a half-million stars, stands above the handle of teapot-shaped Sagittarius, which wheels low across the south sky that night and can be seen with the naked eye. Under dark skies, M22 looks like a faint, hazy star. It is about 10,000 light-years away. The planet Saturn can be seen in the western sky and the constellation Scorpius (the scorpion) is seen in the southern sky. Source: http://stardate.org/nightsky and http://hubblesite.org/. Don’t forget that you can pick up an Evening Sky Map for July 2011 (courtesy of SkyMap.com) at the Rowayton Library or at www.Rowayton.org and click on Sky Map.
Come to the Rowayton Library to cool off with a glass of iced tea, a cookie or two, and a good book. Nothing is better than back to basics and the pleasures of summer reading. The Rowayton Library is one of the designated cooling centers in Norwalk along with the Norwalk Public Library, the South Norwalk branch, and East Norwalk Library. The Public Libraries in Norwalk serve as the heart of the community. This is especially true during emergencies that displace residents due to power failures or home damage. The Fire Department Office of Emergency Management recognizes the natural tendency of residents to utilize libraries during times of crisis for disaster support and recovery information, and as a haven during power outages. Emergency Management seeks to support the libraries during these events so that we are providing services following the habits and tendencies of residents as opposed to opening new and unfamiliar warming and cooling centers. So the Rowayton Library is here for you. Stay safe and stay cool.
KnittingTime for Adults… Thursdays Afternoon from 1-3pm at the Rowayton library. Well, the knitters are getting together weekly now. Relax and enjoy knitting in the company of others at the Rowayton Library. Come for whatever portion of this time is convenient for you. These sessions will be an opportunity to share patterns, different techniques and helpful hints from more experienced knitters. Maybe we can even come up with a catchy name for the group. Bring your current project or an old unfinished one. If you haven’t knit in years, don’t rush out and buy new supplies. Just bring your favorite needles—we also have extra needles and yarn. After a quick refresher you will be able to select an appropriate pattern for your skill level and order materials. Refreshments will be served.
Welcome to the world of Marbles, a game that has been played through the ages, a game that your grandparents likely played. By some accounts it has been played for 300 plus generations, and now it is time once again to pass it on to the next generation. Become a “mibster”(marble shooter). Free marble sets with instructions will be distributed to kids ages 7-14 while supplies last beginning July 18th and the Marbles Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 10-12 at the Rowayton Library. Prizes for everyone!
On Thursday, July 28th (7:30 – 8:30am) BusinessTalk – Business & Bagels, the Rowayton Library and Fairfield County SCORE are co-sponsoring this small business information series.
- · 7:30 am to 7:45 am: meet and greet and bagels and coffee – bring a lot of business cards (a great opportunity to network)
- · 7:45 am to 8:45 am: Scott Herckis, founder of SJH Financial and Accounting Services, LLC. A CPA with experience with both Big 4 public accounting and as a CFO in private industry, now works with small to medium businesses as well as individual to provide comprehensive financial and accounting solutions. He will share with you – the tips and tricks on Social Security withholding changes for 2011, Business write offs, the New Healthcare Legislation, and Overlooked Tax Breaks.
SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is a resource partner with the U. S. Small Business Administration. Members are professional and business men and women who volunteer their time to provide business workshops and expert, free one-on-one counseling. This series is free and open to the public. The Rowayton Library is located at 33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853. For more information and a reservation, please call (203) 838-5038.
The Rowayton Library has partnered with AlphaGraphics in their 3rd Annual “Fight Hunger Campaign” by collecting donations of Peanut Butter & Jelly – now through the end of July.
AlphaGraphics, the print, graphics and marketing communications provider located here in Norwalk, is collecting non-perishable foods for Christian Community Action, Norwalk (CCA).
The Rowayton Library’s goal is to collect 500 pounds of Peanut Butter & Jelly for this campaign.
The Librarystarted the collection in June because so many families who rely on school lunch programs will have to look elsewhere during the summer months. Food pantries, homeless shelters and other charities needing food typically receive donations during the winter months of November and December. By June and July, their pantries are low. That is why the timing of this campaign is the right help at the right time for community organizations in need.
Please consider making a donation of a jar or two of PB&J at the Rowayton Library. For more information about AlphaGraphics in Norwalk or about its participation in the “AlphaGraphics Hunger Campaign,” please contact Miles Tullo at 203-847-8884. To donate, please come by the Rowayton Library and look for the blue bin in the front room.