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Avon - Turtles in Connecticut
Posted on: 2020-01-17
What: Turtles in Connecticut
Where: The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT
When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
A long-time environmentalist and member of NYTTS, Maureen Heidtmann is acutely aware of the decline in turtle populations and the daily perils these ancient reptiles face in their struggle for survival. In her presentation and lecture, Chelonian Celebration, Maureen will talk about turtles of the world with a focus on our local turtle species. She will talk about ways we all can help to save these fascinating, beneficial animals. All events will be held at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. 

 
Avon - Bald Eagles in Connecticut
Posted on: 2020-01-17
What: Bald Eagles in Connecticut
Where: The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT
When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Bald eagles were once so endangered that many considered whether to replace them as America's national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species and CT's healthy eagle population is a comeback story worth hearing. Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for a talk about these magnificent birds. All programs are free and open to the public. All events will be held at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. 

 
Avon - The Bobcat - Connecticut's Secretive Wild Cat
Posted on: 2020-01-17
What: The Bobcat - Connecticut's Secretive Wild Cat
Where: The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT
When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM
The Bobcat - Connecticut's Secretive Wild Cat presentation focuses on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. Mountain lions are discussed. All programs are free and open to the public. All events will be held at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. 

 
Avon - The Owls of Connecticut
Posted on: 2020-01-17
What: The Owls of Connecticut
Where: The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT
When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Join raptor expert Larry Fischer for an in depth look at owls found in Connecticut. This program, illustrated with slides of owls and owlets, focuses primarily on the species that breed in our backyards and back woodlots. Larry will talk about how common or how rare each species is, what their habitat requirements are, and about nest site selection, and how to encourage some species to nest where they might be easily observed. All events will be held at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. 

 
Avon - "Deeds not Words: 100 Years of the Vote for Women"
Posted on: 2020-01-09
What: Avon Library, Avon Historical Society and Avon Senior Center presents "Deeds not Words: 100 Years of the Vote for Women"
Where: Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Dates are below, beginning 2/5/20
Join the Avon Library, Avon Historical Society, and Avon Senior Center as they continue their commemoration, "Deeds not Words: 100 Years of the Vote for Women" with these free programs.
Movie - 1:30 pm, February 5, 2020
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony Two women, one allegiance. Held at the Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001

Music - 2:00 pm, February 21, 2020
From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the Woman Suffrage Movement. Held at the Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd., Avon, CT 06001
Music presented by Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle. The struggle for woman suffrage was an important and hard-fought step toward gender equality. Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman's right to vote. Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda that culminated in the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This program presents some of the most engaging and interesting songs of the movement, with historical commentary, in commemoration of the approaching centennial of a woman's right to vote. Please note that due to the 72 year struggle for woman suffrage, (1848-1920) this program runs 70 minutes. (snow date: Friday, February 28. 2020, 2:00 pm).

Lecture - Wednesday February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Meet Isabella Beecher Hooker: one of Connecticut's suffragettes. Held at the Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001.

Tempest-Tossed is the first full biography of the passionate, fascinating youngest daughter of the "Fabulous Beecher" family - one of America's most high-powered families of the nineteenth century. Older sister Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Brother Henry Ward Beecher was one of America's most influential ministers, and sister Catherine Beecher wrote pivotal works on women's rights and educational reform. And then there was Isabella Beecher Hooker - "a curiously modern nineteenth-century figure." She was a leader in the suffrage movement, and a mover and shaker in Hartford's storied Nook Farm neighborhood and salon. But there is more to the story - to Isabella's character - than that.

Susan Campbell is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a widely read Hartford Courant columnist, and the author of three books. She's worked across the media landscape as an award-winning print journalist, a regular commentator on WNPR, and a guest on CBS' "Sunday Morning," the BBC, WTNH-TV, and the local news show "Face the State." She is also part of the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, an award-winning health and safety website.

Her work at The Courant - where she was a staff writer and columnist for 25 years and is currently a freelance columnist - has been recognized by the National Women's Political Caucus, the New England Associated Press News Executives, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Society for Professional Journalists, among numerous other organizations. She's also written for Connecticut Magazine, Salon.com, the Ms. Foundation blog, and Patheos.com. 

 
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