Gunn Memorial Library on Wykeham Road in Washington will offer the lecture "Connecticut Goes to War: The Fort Sumter Crisis and the Call to Arms" March 12 at 2:30 p.m.

The lecture, led by Walter L. Powell, will start the library's year-long commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

Screenings at the library will include "Waiting for Superman" March 15 at 2 p.m. and "Never Let Me Go" March 22 at 2 p.m.

An appreciating Chinese opera introduction of Huangmei Opera presentation will be offered March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Gunnery School Mandarin teacher Johnson Wu will describe the origin and development of the opera.

For more information, call 860-868-7586.