Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Matinees” Series Continues Through June at the Stratford Library

 The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “Enough Said” on May 12, according to a release.
The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon from September-June. The film showings are free and open to the public, the release said.
“Enough Said” is an adult romantic comedy about a divorced woman, played by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who decides to pursue the man she's interested in and then learns he's her new friend's hated ex-husband, played byJames Gandolfini, in his final film role, co-stars in the comedy, the release said.
The film is rated PG-13 and runs 93 minutes.
Movies in the upcoming “Monday Matinees” series are shown uncut on widescreen in the Stratford Library’s Lovell Room beginning at noon on April 14.  The winter/spring series will conclude on June 9 with a showing of "Man of Steel."
For more information, call the library at 203- 385- 4162 or visit:

PRESS RELEASE                                                  CONTACTS:
April 28, 2014                                                           Doss Venema, Executive Director
                                                                                    Literacy Volunteers.  4 Science Park, New Haven
                                                                                    203-776-5899, Ext. 103
                                                                                    Veronica Douglas-Givan
APRIL 30 is SCRABBLE DAY in New Haven
People of all ages love to play Scrabble. It’s good, literate fun, it’s social and it’s surprisingly competitive. We know, because Literacy Volunteers has hosted an annual Scrabble Challenge fundraiser in New Haven for the past 15 years. Hundreds of players have competed for bragging rights while raising money to support the efforts of Literacy Volunteer tutors in the community. This year we are proud to announce that morning anchor Chris Velardi, of WTNH News 8 is hosting the event.
Join the fun on Wednesday, April 30 at the Wilbur Cross High School Cafeteria, 181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  Go to to register your team. Four people play together as a team at each table. The cost is just $50/person or $200/table. That includes dinner, a raffle and two rounds of Team Scrabble, one with an opponent and one without. Everyone is a winner and the Grand Prize goes to the Team that collects the most Pledge dollars.
Several Literacy Volunteers students will speak about their experiences learning to read and speak English. Join us and take the opportunity to become part of the solution to the adult literacy crisis. You’ll love it!
30% of adults in New Haven read at the lowest level of literacy. They can’t read well
enough to fill out job applications or help their children with homework. Literacy
Volunteers is the non-profit agency that provides FREE tutoring for adults who need
help learning to read and speak English. Together we can solve the adult literacy crisis.

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