Timely Topics: Lessons from
Libraries: Reinvention for Survival
March 29 7 PM –
the past decade, public libraries have evolved from
their late 19th and 20th century
roles. Once primarily repositories for books and
quite often community art and history, libraries have
embraced a community center role with banks of computer
stations, public programming space and even cafes as
print media and public funding have declined.
Learn about the history and evolution of libraries, what
might be coming next and how new media affect library
design, staff training, and how people think and process
information. Our thoughtful and eloquent panel of
librarians and historians includes West Hartford Library
Director Pat Holloway, preservationist Bill Hosley,
Vince Juliano, Assistant Director of the Russell Library
in Middletown, and Windsor Library Director Gaye Rizzo.
COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members.
860-688-3813 for more information.