Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Puppet Showcase

The Babcock Library was pleased to present puppeteer Roberto Maranhao for a special Puppet Showcase in the Knowlton Auditorium beneath the library on Saturday, April 26 from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Roberto's performance celebrated the 10th Annual National Day of Puppetry in North America.

We hope you enjoy these pictures of the event!

Moving On

I have accepted the position of Electronic Resources Coordinator with the Connecticut State Library effective May 12. In that position I will be negotiating for electronic content on iCONN, the statewide digital library. My last day at the Babcock Library will be Friday, May 9. I am more than grateful to the library trustees, staff, friends, and users who have supported and encouraged me during my time as Library Director. I sincerely wish the best to them all.

Eric Hansen

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

World of Wine and Beer a Success!

The Friends of the Babcock Library World of Wine and Beer was attended by about 100 people on Sunday, and all but one of the silent auction baskets was sold. Enjoy these few photos of the event. Many thanks to the Friends for hosting this fun event! And thanks to Nord Yakovleff for permitting me to post his pictures.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

World of Wine and Beer

Join us on Sunday, March 30th, to sample hors d'oeuvres, fine wines, spirits, and beer in Knowlton Auditorium beneath the Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT. The event lasts from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., tickets are $20.00 per person and are available at the door.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Library Survey

Please tell us what you think! The Babcock Library wants to know your opinion about some things related to our collections and services. Please print out and complete our survey and return it to the library during the month of February 2008. Our street address is 25 Pompey Hollow Rd., Ashford, CT 06278. You can also fax it to us at 860-487-4438. We appreciate your input!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Closed For Election Day

Due to the requirement to provide "unfettered access" to the Knowlton Auditorium polling place, the Babcock Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 for the primary election. See you again on February 6th!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Curtain Cut-ups

Some of the Friends of the Babcock Library have found a new and innovative way to repurpose the old stage curtain from the Knowlton Auditorium (beneath the library). They use patterns to cut, stitch and sew pieces of the burgundy curtain into wreaths, stuffed animals, and other gift items. See the picture here for a booth the Friends made to display the products of their creativity! For a larger view, click on the picture.