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7 Things Women Need to Know About Personal Finance: A Series

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Thursdays in September 10:30 AM  –  11:45 AM Main Library This interactive workshop series covers the basics of personal financial management, designed especially for women who have limited knowledge around personal finance matters. Financial Planning & Cash Flow (September 7) – Register Investing, Asset Allocation & Retirement Accounts (September 14) – Register Financial Risks & […]

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Women and Islam

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Gain a new perspective! Noora Brown, founding Board Member of the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center in Avon, will give an illuminating talk on women and Islam, particularly media perceptions about Muslim women today in contrast with the historical role women have played in Islam. In addition to […]

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The Importance of Education for Women and Girls

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library “Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women … It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of discrimination women suffer. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there […]

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An Evening with Abigail Adams

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library The time is 1801. John Adams has just lost the election for a second term in office. He and Abigail have returned home to their farm in Quincy, Massachusetts. Friends and neighbors have come to pay their respects and to hear a little about her early life and her […]

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A Different Perspective: American Muslim Khalil Hijabi

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Khalil Hijabi, meaning “friend who wears the hijab,” is the social media presence of Stephanie Khalil-AlGhani. Stephanie is many things: a former Vogue model, fashionista, convert to Islam, and founder of Covertime Magazine, a modest fashion & pop culture online and quarterly print magazine that works to break the […]

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The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women as you hear how they dealt with menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness, and medicine. “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife” is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels – it’s an interactive presentation […]

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Presents ‘Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women’

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Join us for an interactive multi-media program and learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation […]

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