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Black bears - deep

Thursday January 21, 2021

6:30pm 

Zoom

Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple as she talks about black bears, focusing on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. She also provides practical recommendations for optimum co-existence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts are shared with the audience.

Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, Ginny observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

To register for this virtual program please call the library at 860-283-4339 and provide your email or click here.


 

Genealogy 101

Thursday January 28, 2021

6:30pm 

Zoom

Building Your Family Tree

New to genealogy or want a refresher on the basics of building a family tree?

  • Learn how to trace your family’s history in five easy steps, starting with what you know about parents and grandparents
  • Identify gaps in your family tree, focus your research direction, and set priorities
  • Find out about useful free resources that can help you move backward in time to identify older ancestors, and use the multi-page handout to start climbing your own family tree

Marian Burk Wood is an experienced genealogy speaker and the author of the Amazon best-selling genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. She earned a MBA from Long Island University in New York and a BA from the City University of New York. Marian held executive positions in banking and the nonprofit sector before becoming a college textbook author. She has been tracing her family tree for more than 20 years and blogs about genealogy at https://ClimbingMyFamilyTree.blogspot.com.

To register for this virtual program please call the library at 860-283-4339 and provide your email or click here.

 


The Roaring 1920s

 

Wednesday February 10, 2021

6:30pm 

Zoom

While most people picture Flappers and gangsters, rum-runners and stockbrokers, many don’t know that the 1920s were in many ways the first recognizably “modern” period in American history. Coming on the heels of the First World War, the 1920s were the first discrete decade to have all the basic, fundamental aspects of modern life. Spendable income grew to fuel technological innovations, such as radio, telephones, automobiles, airplanes, and film. There was a focus on urban living as people moved from more rural areas and mechanized industry supplanted agriculture as the economic focus.

Join the Thomaston Public Library and presenter John Cilio to learn more about how 100 years ago in America, women gained the right to vote, liquor was banished and the economy expanded until it didn’t.

To register for this virtual program please call the library at 860-283-4339 and provide your email or click here.

Sponsored by Friends of the Thomaston Library

 

 


 

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Join the Thomaston Public Library and award winning wildlife photographer, certified CT Master Naturalist, and Master Wildlife Conservationist Ron Blanchard for a special presentation on the American Bald Eagle in Connecticut. We will learn about the history of the decline, resurgence, and current status of the Bald Eagle from a PowerPoint presentation created by CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. The presentation will feature images and artifacts of Bald Eagles along with a discussion regarding the preservation of our Nation's most cherished symbol.

Sponsored by Friends of the Thomaston Library

Join the Thomaston Public Library and award winning wildlife photographer, certified CT Master Naturalist, and Master Wildlife Conservationist Ron Blanchard for a special presentation on the American Bald Eagle in Connecticut. We will learn about the history of the decline, resurgence, and current status of the Bald Eagle from a PowerPoint presentation created by CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. The presentation will feature images and artifacts of Bald Eagles along with a discussion regarding the preservation of our Nation's most cherished symbol.

Sponsored by Friends of the Thomaston Library

Join the Thomaston Public Library and award winning wildlife photographer, certified CT Master Naturalist, and Master Wildlife Conservationist Ron Blanchard for a special presentation on the American Bald Eagle in Connecticut. We will learn about the history of the decline, resurgence, and current status of the Bald Eagle from a PowerPoint presentation created by CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. The presentation will feature images and artifacts of Bald Eagles along with a discussion regarding the preservation of our Nation's most cherished symbol.

Sponsored by Friends of the Thomaston Library

Join the Thomaston Public Library and award winning wildlife photographer, certified CT Master Naturalist, and Master Wildlife Conservationist Ron Blanchard for a special presentation on the American Bald Eagle in Connecticut. We will learn about the history of the decline, resurgence, and current status of the Bald Eagle from a PowerPoint presentation created by CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. The presentation will feature images and artifacts of Bald Eagles along with a discussion regarding the preservation of our Nation's most cherished symbol.

Sponsored by Friends of the Thomaston Library