USS Connecticut

Monday, May 16th at 6:30 in the Griffin Room

Mark Albertson, author and professor, will present the story of the Battleship Connecticut. In 1907, the USS Connecticut let The Great White Fleet around the world and the voyage was described as "the greatest peacetime demonstration of naval power in the modern maritime history."

Mark Albertson is a historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. He is a long time member of the United States Naval Institute and teaches at the Norwalk Community College. He has also written three books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; They'll have to follow you! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet; and On History: A Treatise.

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Ready to Start Your Garden?

Join us on May 14th at 2:30

"Organic Gardening for Everyone with John Root"

John Root is a naturalist and landscaper. He is guaranteed to inspire the green thumb in us all. His presentation focus' on practical advice and inspiration to gardeners of all ages. You will learn: physical conditions for growing fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers; tips on composting and mulching; using space; growing plants from seed; and controlling weeds and pests naturally. Call to reserve a seat (203) 630 - 6349 or Click Here.

Meriden Historical Maps

Calling all History Buffs

Robert Smith of the Meriden Historical Society will present the History of Meriden through Maps on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30. This is a hands on presentation. Please call to register (203) 630 – 6349 or click here.

Meet Former WWF Champion Bob Backlund

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Former World Wide Wrestling Federation World Champion Bob Backlund will be at

Meriden Public Library on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 pm to discuss his book,

Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s World Champion.



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