Events at Blackstone Memorial Library

in Branford

Connecticut Experiential Learning Center

Informational Meeting 16 March

Middle School Parents! Give your children a successful middle school experience. Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) students benefit from small classes in a safe and exciting environment that builds leadership, promotes a love of learning, and challenges students to think for themselves.  CELC is middle school at its best (for students grades 5 – 8).  Registering now for 2011-2012. Join us from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for an informational meeting. Meet the teachers and some of the current students, talk with parents, view a slideshow, and enjoy student-prepared, gourmet refreshments.  Click here to view flyer!

Thursday, 24 March 11:00 a.m. – noon: Visit and talk with Maine author Patricia Q. Wall to discuss her works A Child Out of Place and Beyond Freedom.   These books share the story of servant and newly-freed slave girl Matty, as she grows up in New England during the early 19th century.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, 30 March 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Who did invent the potato chip? Find out about this and more during our Immigrant and African-American Scientists and Inventors Science Fair/Activity Day. From George Washington Carver to Albert Einstein, learn about famous scientists and inventors as students dress in costume and share about their life and work in a hands-on and interactive display. All ages welcome.

Thursday, 31 March CELC will visit and tour the headquarters of the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) and meet with the director, Chris George.  Through discussion and activities, students will have a chance to discover more about how IRIS fulfills its mission of “helping refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.” As part of our study of immigration, this will provide a real look into the lives of refugees who resettle in our local area.

Location: IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, 235 Nicoll Street, Second Floor, New Haven, CT

Time:  12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Please register by 21 March.  Maximum 8 students.  Ages 10 -14.

All events are Free.   RSVP 203 215-2317 or email [email protected].

Click here to read flyer with more about IRIS!