If you want to gain a much better understanding of your dog and its challenging behaviors, this session on Sunday, November 26 at 1:30 pm led by Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener is for you. You will learn how canines see the human world and how they communicate including the importance of eye contact and movement. You will also learn the underlying reasons for your dog’s behaviors like nervousness, toileting indoors, incessant barking, aggression, jumping on people, and more. THE BEST NEWS – learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind and lasting way. In doing so, you will have a calmer, happier dog and a more enjoyable relationship with it.

Phil Klein is Certified Dog Listener who attended Jan Fennell’s Foundation and Advanced Canine Communications courses. Through in-home consultations, volunteer work with Labs4Rescue and other rescue organizations, and public talks, Phil has been honored to help hundreds of dog owners and their dogs. There is no registration required for this free program. Join us!


The Derby Neck Library is proud to host an 8-week Tai Chi course taught by Ann Sullo, an experienced martial artist and teacher. The class will begin on Wednesday, October 25 and run thru December 20 (skipping November 22) taking place in the library’s Community Room from 6:00-7:00pm. Students will learn a series of basic forms of Tai Chi. If there is enough interest, we will continue this program throughout the year.

Registration is required and the cost for this program will be $60 per person for the full 8 week course. This cost is reduced based on a contribution by the library to help make this course even more affordable than it already is. Please note that there will be no refunds for missed classes.

Ann Sullo is a certified instructor with the Tai Chi for Health Institute. She is an IFA-certified fitness instructor and holds a 3rd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do with over 15 years’ teaching experience.


Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Naugatuck Valley Health District wants to know what you know about lead poisoning. Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete this survey.

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Starting on June 20, every Tuesday from 3pm-6pm when the director is in the building, teens and tweens are invited to the new Derby Neck Video Game Club (VGC)! Using the library’s Sony PS4, Nintendo Wii U, & SEGA Dreancast, teens will play various games on the systems. VGC will be about fun and not competition, though we will have tournaments from time to time. More multiplayer games will be purchased as they come out. Whether you’re a beginner or a highly-skilled gamer, this club will have something for everyone.

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