ELLINGTON — Hall Memorial Library is celebrating the arrival of spring with a tasty picnic treat, a handy tote bag class, and some music to make you smile in April.
Hall Memorial Library is located at 93 Main St. For details on library programs or to preregister for classes listed visit http://library.ellington-ct.gov/ or call the library at (860) 870-3160 for assistance.
Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your child or charge during school vacation week? Join a “Mommy” & Me Sewing Class. Mom, dad, or any other caregiver and their child (ages 8-12) will create a beautiful tote bag together. No prior sewing experience is needed, and you will receive a short supply list when you register.
There will be two sessions, so sign up for either Monday, April 8, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. or Tuesday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
There is a $5 deposit per person to hold your space required within seven days of registration. This deposit will be refunded when you arrive for class.
Registration is ongoing until space is filled.
Keely Baisden’s Broadway Revue
On Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. the Coffeehouse will present Keely Baisden’s Broadway Revue. showcasing favorites from Broadway, including musical comedy, dance, and powerful ballads.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. The music is free; light refreshments, featuring cookies provided by Subway of Ellington, will be available. Reserve a spot.
Learn to make adorable Spring Bonnet Cupcakes with professional cake decorator Jan Holland on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Holland will teach the basics of working with fondant, including preparing, tinting, and handling. She will also review basic buttercream frosting techniques, while demonstrating how to create ruffles and other fun finishing touches.
There is a $5 per person nonrefundable materials fee, payable within 7 days of registration. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Registration is ongoing until space is filled.
On Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. author Charles Monagan will give a multimedia presentation on his book “Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State.”
As a former editor of Connecticut Magazine, Monagan has traveled the state extensively and has put together a short profile of the 50 places, natural features, buildings and foods that he feels best represent Connecticut. There will be a quiz afterwards and books for sale. This program is free; pre-registration is required.
Adult Book Club
The Adult Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. This year the club will be enjoying selections from the PBS Great American Read. Ask for this month’s title at the front desk.
Future presentations include “Stan and Ollie” (PG), Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, 1 p.m.; and “Vice” (R) on Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 18, 1 p.m.