Month: January 2019

Pets and Caring Kids Program

The Connecticut Humane Society will be at the Easton Public Library on Thursday, January 24th, at 4:30 p.m. to present their Pets and Caring Kids program. Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the program explores what different types of pets need to be happy and healthy. It also teaches that pet owners are responsible for meeting the needs of the pets who depend on us. The program will also cover general pet care as well as how to interact with and properly handle pets. Registration is required.  To register, please use the Library’s Online Event Calendar, or contact Elizabeth Portillo at 203-261-0134, or via email at eportillo@eastonlibrary.org

Tutoring Policy of the Easton Public Library

The Easton Public Library recognizes the educational needs of the community. As part of its commitment to the needs of its patrons, the Library permits tutoring on the premises.

The Library does not sponsor, recommend, or assume any liability for the activities of tutors who use available Library space. All arrangements must be made between the tutor, the student and the parents. The Easton Public Library shall only serve as a place for tutoring to occur.

To ensure that the tutoring is conducted in line with the Library’s mission, the following guidelines must be adhered to at all times.

1.     Either the Tutor or the Student must be a Resident of Easton.

2.     Library space shall be used as a safe and quiet workspace for students to receive instruction and not be used as a classroom or a place of business for tutors.

3.    Conversations or instruction during tutoring must not be a distraction to other Library users.

4.    Space cannot be reserved, and no Library patron will be asked to change their location to accommodate a tutoring session. Tutor and student personal property must not interfere with patron access to Library resources.

5.    The library assumes no responsibility for children left unattended.

6.    Tutors and their students must comply with all rules, guidelines and procedures governing behavior in the Library.

7.     Tutors must not publish or distribute communications of any kind, advertising the Easton Public Library as their place of activity, nor may they imply Library sponsorship or endorsement of their activities.

8.    Tutors must not solicit business at the Library or at any Library sponsored events.

Accepted by the Easton Public Library Board of Trustees, January 7, 2019.

Barlow Debate win on Civil Litigation

This past Saturday at the Fairfield-Warde regional debate, Joel Barlow senior co-captain Madalyn Migliorino was the first-place varsity speaker. She and her partner, senior Charlotte Bridwell were the second-place varsity team. The topic was whether or not third parties should be allowed to invest in civil litigation.

L to R holding awards: Madalyn Migliorino ’19, Charlotte Bridwell ’19