Film, Panel Discussion about GMOs Set for May 21
The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will offer a special program about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), “Genetic Roulette: The Secrets in Our Food”, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7 pm. The program, co-sponsored with GMO Free CT, is free and open to the public.
The library program will begin with a screening of the astonishing documentary, “Genetic Roulette”. The film, by bestselling author Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology, provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of many Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future. The film runs 85 minutes and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Cathie Iccarino and Tara Cook-Littman from GMO Free CT.
GMO Free CT offers numerous educational events throughout Connecticut, including movie screenings, panel discussions and specific presentations about Genetically Modified Organisms and their relationship to an increase in birth defects, infertility, allergies and cancer.
“Genetic Roulette: The Secrets in Our Food” will be held in the Lovell Room of the Stratford Library beginning at 7 pm on May 21. For further information, call the Library’s Public Relations & Programming Office at 203.385.4162.
Stratford Artist Benjamin Casiano Highlighted through May
"Inspired by Cubism & Abstract Expressionism" is the May art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original watercolors and acrylics by Stratford artist Benjamin Casiano, who is making his first appearance at the library, will continue throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Born and raised in New York City, Benjamin Casiano has been inspired by the masters since childhood. His work has gone from photorealism to cubism but it is the abstract expressionist movement that has made the most profound effect on where his prolific work is today. Currently painting in acrylics on canvas and mix medium on paper, he minimize the amount of color predominating the variation of form making his work largely confined to a periphery motif. Using mostly geometric form and gradients, his abstracts and figures take an effect with a loose brushstroke technique that creates a form of expressionism. Casiano is a BFA graduate from Pratt Institute and has current shows at The Arte Gallery in New Haven and The Mayor’s Gallery in Stamford.
"Inspired by Cubism & Abstract Expressionism” will be on display in the Main Lobby of the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford through May 31. For further information, call the Library at 203.385.4162.
In the latest chapter of the popular spy series, James Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile, 007 (Daniel Craig) must track down and destroy a new threat no matter how personal the cost. Javier Bardem is the lethal villian in this exciting entry.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Library doors open at 6:30 pm. Patrons should use the Main Street entrance.
7pm - Lovell Room
PG-13 143 minutes
Matinee replay on Monday, June 17 at noon.
For further information call the library at 203.385.4162.
Program to Assist South End & Sterling House with Ongoing Drive
The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, has announced it will be a collection site for donations to assist the food pantries at both Sterling House and the South End Community Center. An ongoing project for the agency, all non-perishable food can be delivered to the Library’s Main Lobby or Children’s Department where collection baskets are currently on site.
Stratford Library Director Barbara Blosveren commented, “The library is an active part of this community and we are happy to assist our friends at Sterling House and the South End Community Center whenever possible. Our staff and patrons can always be counted on to be extremely generous.”
You’ve heard of them. Are they for you? Come to a Library Technology Sandbox.
A Technology Sandbox is a place:
Sandboxes are scheduled for:
In the Lovell Room
All Technology Sandbox hardware generously supplied by the Stratford Library Board.
A career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities.
Visitors to the coach will find 10 computer workstations, high speed access to the Internet (via onboard satellite), 42” plasma TV with Smartboard overlay (for training use by the instructor), 10 wireless laptops and exterior plasma TV, interview room and an ADA-compliant lift and workstation for job seekers with disabilities.
Open Sessions are for all job seekers looking for individual help. Basic computer skills are helpful. First come, first served. Limited seating.
Comfort using a PC w/mouse and ability to use email are required for these classes.
The CTWorks Career Coach will be on site at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT. It is free and open to patrons 16 years of age and older. For further information call Adult Services at 203.385.4164.
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