August Programs: Intro to Calligraphy
Our programs are free and open to the public.
Instructions for Using Zoom
You do not need to have a Zoom account to join the Library’s Zoom meetings. To connect with video, you will need to be connected to the Internet, either from a computer, iPad or cell phone. A link for each meeting will be provided in the monthly newsletters and on the Library’s website. All library programs and meetings offered on Zoom are moderated by library staff and are recorded; the library does not offer Zoom recordings to the public.The Library records all programs and reports all Zoombombing, attempted Zoombombing, and/or misuse of our public programming platform to federal and local law enforcement.
For more detailed instructions see: Instructions on Using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software.
To Connect with a Computer:
To Join a Zoom Meeting from your computer, click the links provided for each meeting, OR
- Go to https://zoom.us
- Click on ‘Join A Meeting’ located in the upper right area of the screen
- Type the meeting number in the window then click ‘JOIN’
- A ‘Launch Application’ window will appear
- Click ‘Open link’
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To Connect with an iPad or iPhone:
- Download the Zoom app from the App Store, located here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
- Click the link provided for the meeting
To Connect with an Android device:
- Download the Zoom app for Android, located here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en_US
- Click the link provided for the meeting
To Connect with a land line phone:
If you’re joining the meeting by phone, call this number: 1 (646) 558-8656. Once you’re connected, then dial the meeting ID number to join the meeting.
Saturday, August 22nd at 10:30 – Noon, via zoom
Registration is required
Come learn calligraphy, virtually, with professional calligrapher Debby Reelitz. Blackletter Calligraphy, a classic, dramatic, lettering style is also known as the Gothic style. It is a great way to introduce yourself to calligraphy with the broad edge nib. Debby Reelitz will guide attendees through the basics to illustrate how to create your own dramatic Gothic letters.
Materials needed for attendees: two pencils, masking tape, ruler, blank paper. Optional: colored pencils, highlighters, markers. Digital handouts will be provided when you register and will need to be printed.
Click to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdequrDkrH9dfVmv0AG64T2uwu8CkMUJ7
The Alzheimer Caregiver’s Support Group has been placed on temporary hold until further notice. We look forward to resuming at a later date.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. To help people who care for those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter facilitates about 90 support groups around the state. The Essex Library is honored to collaborate with AACC in hosting a monthly caregivers support group which offers caregivers a place to share, learn and feel welcomed. People talk about their experiences and offer suggestions to deal with topics including medical, legal, behavioral and financial problems. The trained group facilitator is there to listen, help guide the conversation and to provide information about resources in the community. This support group is FREE and open to the public.
Due to pressing counseling and emergency response needs at Middlesex Hospital, we regret that the library’s bereavement counseling sessions have been placed on temporary hold until further notice. We look forward to resuming this service at a later date.
Additional bereavement resources may be found at the Center For Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut: https://www.hospicesect.org/bereavement-services
Grieving is tough – but you don’t have to go it alone. The Essex Library is now hosting a Bereavement Support Group, with leadership provided by Chaplain Dennis McCann, head of pastoral services at Middlesex Hospital. The group is free and open to all. If you’re struggling with loss – of a spouse, a parent or other family member, or a close friend – please consider coming to a meeting; sometimes just having a place to share our feelings makes them easier to bear. No advance registration is necessary, and drop-ins are welcome.
The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE provides free and confidential advice on starting and growing small businesses. Appointments must be scheduled in advance, either by calling 860-388-9508 or downloading a request form. SCORE is also offering information and assistance with the Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.