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    Poetry as Memoir

    Date: May 24, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Category: Poetry and Writing
    Address: 500 Main St
    Hartford
    06103
    United States

    Poetry as Memoir: Capturing Moments of Everyday Life NO PREVIOUS WRITING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY CLASS IS DESIGNED FOR ADULTS 18+ Pre-registration is required – space is limited! Call 860-695-7480 to reserve your space today! ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: BESSY REYNA Born in Cuba and raised in Panama, Bessy is a graduate of read more

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    Patrina Dixon at The Author’s Table

    Date: May 24, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Address: 1250 Albany Ave
    Hartford
    06112
    United States

    It’$ My Money is a guided journal designed to enrich teenagers with simple but smart financial information while providing inspiring quotes and guided questions. Financial scholars will be able to explore topics and increase their application of financial tools through specific action steps. Patrina Dixon holds a Financial Management Certificate read more

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    Laura McBride, “Round Midnight”

    Date: May 24, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    From the author of “We Are Called to Rise” comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting read more

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    Teens Talk Books

    Date: May 25, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    Teens — Looking for new and exciting reads? Just want a glimpse of what’s coming out in the next couple of months? We have just the thing for you! Join Kathy our Young Adult expert for Teens Talk Books: Take an exclusive look at books being released over the next read more

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    Plainville Writers Group

    Date: May 25, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Category: Workshop and Writing
    Address: 56 E Main St
    Plainville
    06062
    United States

    Open to the general public, for writers at least 18 years of age. Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the discussions. The Plainville Writers Group, a peer-led series is sponsored by the Plainville Public Library, provides opportunities for area writers to read their original work and receive helpful read more

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    Fiction Book Club

    Date: May 30, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 4 North St
    Morris
    06763
    United States

    Join us for our Fiction Book Club Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 PM. We will discuss “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. TO REGISTER: 860-567-7440 or egranoth@biblio.org. We have multiple copies of the book available at the Library.

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    Memoir Writing Workshop - May 31, 2017

    Date: May 31, 2017 - June 2, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Category: Workshop and Writing
    Address: 234 Kensington Rd
    Berlin
    06037
    United States

    What’s your story? Facilitated by Via Arts’ Kristianna Smith, participants write memoirs inspired by their real- life experiences. After creating written work, participants will be coached through performance technique to make their words on the page fit for sharing. Join us for this three day exploration of storytelling and performance. read more

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    Kathy Miranda at The Author’s Table

    Date: May 31, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Address: 1250 Albany Ave
    Hartford
    06112
    United States

    Max is a much-loved happy dog, until one day a new puppy joins his family. Max is reluctant at first to share his family with Molly, however, he soon realizes her friendship makes his life even more special! Kathy Miranda is an early childhood educator with Hartford Public Schools and read more

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    Creative Writing Club for Tweens

    Date: May 31, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Category: Workshop and Writing
    Address: 57 New Haven Ave
    Milford
    06460
    United States

    For ‘tweens ages 9-13! Each meeting will consist of writing prompts, peer workshopping & fun activities to spark your creative genius! ALL skill levels welcome. We will provide the pens, refreshments & a comfy environment! Registration is required. Call 203-783-3312 to register.

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    Amy Dickinson in conversation with Gina Barreca

    Date: June 1, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Category: Author Event
    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: Amy Dickinson in conversation with Gina Barreca about Love, Loss, and Coming Home New York Times bestselling author and America’s most popular advice columnist “Ask Amy” AMY DICKINSON shares her journey of family, second chances and finding love. In Strangers Tend to Tell Me read more

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    BROADSIDES: Writers Response to ENDWORKS Artworks

    Date: June 2, 2017

    Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Address: 287 Main St
    Danbury
    06810
    United States

    WRITERS RESPONSE TO ENDWORKS ~ broadsides created for selected artworks Art gives voice to and increases awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Engage and move the conversation forward… READING WRITING AND WINE FRI JUNE 2 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM @287 Gallery, 287 MAIN STREET DANBURY refreshments live music read more

  • Yale Writers’ Conference – Session I

    Date: June 3, 2017 - June 13, 2017

    Address: 225 Prospect St
    New Haven
    06511
    United States

    The Yale Writers’ Conference is proud to engage the services of talented and seasoned instructors with strong records of publication and teaching. Drawing on their unique experience, instructors provide a variety of their own materials and exercises designed to illuminate and improve all aspects of the craft of writing. Sessions read more

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    Poetry Lovers: Reading Circle

    Date: June 3, 2017

    Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Category: Poetry and Poetry Reading
    Address: 10 Killingworth Turnpike
    Clinton
    06413
    United States

    Calling all poetry lovers! On the first Saturday of every month, join us for a casual gathering to read, listen to, and discuss our favorite poems. Share original works, contemporary work, or classics. All levels welcome. A selection of hot teas will be provided. The theme for June is: SUMMER!

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    Guest author Jean Baur

    Date: June 3, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    Baur will discuss her book Joy Unleashed: the story of Bella, the unlikely therapy dog. Jean Baur adopted a rescue dog named Bella and opened her home to her new best friend.  Her new work of visiting hospital patients with her trained therapy dog gave Jean hope and a new read more

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    Guest author Pamela Bedore

    Date: June 5, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    Professor Pamela Bedore will discuss her lectures Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature recently published with The Great Courses. You’ll encounter some of the most powerful and influential texts in this genre as you travel centuries into the past and thousands of years into the future, through worlds that are read more

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    Evening Book Club

    Date: June 6, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 46 Church St
    Seymour
    06483
    United States

    Before The Fall is a nominee for the 2017 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Novel. Books are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. Please return books to the library or on Tuesday, June 6, at Book Club. Please come join us!

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    Friends Book Club – First Women by Kate Anderson Brower

    Date: June 6, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Category: Book Club
    Address: 56 E Main St
    Plainville
    06062
    United States

    This book tells the stories of the ten remarkable women who have held the title of First Lady since 1960. Copies of the book are available in the Adult Department. “From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes read more

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    Memoir Writing Workshop - June 7, 2017

    Date: June 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Category: Workshop and Writing
    Address: 234 Kensington Rd
    Berlin
    06037
    United States

    What’s your story? Facilitated by Via Arts’ Kristianna Smith, participants write memoirs inspired by their real- life experiences. After creating written work, participants will be coached through performance technique to make their words on the page fit for sharing. Join us for this three day exploration of storytelling and performance. read more

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    Popular Science Book Discussion

    Date: June 8, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    A discussion for inquisitive minds who want to grow their knowledge.  Philip Barnes, Associate Prof. of Biology at Connecticut College, will lead this discussion of The Gene: an intimate history by Siddhartha Mukherjee (author of The Emperor of All Maladies). In his newest book Mukherjee brings to life the quest to read more

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    Guest author Jessie May Kessler

    Date: June 12, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    Kessler will discuss her book A Bird and The Dragon: Their Love Story.  Falling in love happens!  Burnishing that exquisite attraction into consistent happiness and emotional fulfillment that lasts a lifetime while raising a blended family is the challenge. Two strangers, each with children, meet in a divorce support group read more

  • Russell Readers - June 13, 2017

    Date: June 13, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    In February, we will discuss The Cracked Looking-Glass by Katherine Anne Porter from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as read more

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    Mystery Book Club

    Date: June 14, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 4 North St
    Morris
    06763
    United States

    Join us for our next Mystery Book Club Meeting and discuss “Raven Black”, a thriller, by Ann Cleeves. Call 860-567-7440 to register and ask for your copy of the book.

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    Guest author Dennis Fortier

    Date: June 14, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    Fortier will discuss his book Perception: The Next Generation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  With a lively imagination and a keen understanding of the world in which Austen and her beloved characters lived, Dennis R. Fortier draws from the classic Pride and Prejudice and invites readers to step once read more

  • Yale Writers’ Conference – Session II

    Date: June 15, 2017 - June 18, 2017

    Address: 225 Prospect St
    New Haven
    06511
    United States

    The Yale Writers’ Conference is proud to engage the services of talented and seasoned instructors with strong records of publication and teaching. Drawing on their unique experience, instructors provide a variety of their own materials and exercises designed to illuminate and improve all aspects of the craft of writing. Sessions read more

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    Juliet Nicolson: legacies Vita Sackville-West, her grandmother

    Date: June 16, 2017

    Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Address: 121 Wall St
    New Haven
    06511
    United States

    Juliet Nicolson, in conversation with curator, Timothy Young, discusses the legacies of her grandmother, Vita Sackville-West – both literary and horticultural – and the thread of creativity connecting generations of women in her family, as detailed in her latest book, A House Full of Daughters. Presented in conjunction with the read more

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    Guest author Christine Rockledge

    Date: June 17, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    Seaside Sanitorium – Honoring and Preserving a Historical Waterford Landmark Local author Christine Rockledge will present her lecture on the past history and future re-development of Seaside Sanitorium. Photographs from Seaside’s past and present will be on display. Ms. Rockledge is the author of More Patience, Less Patience: a History read more

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    Avon Library 2017 Local Author Festival: Conversations with Authors Series

    Date: June 17, 2017 - August 24, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Address: 281 Country Club Rd
    Avon
    06001
    United States

    2017 Local author festival line up, Avon free public library This year’s Local Author Festival theme is “Conversations.” Hear what these authors have to say about writing, creating, and editing. Find out what their characters have to say to each other! Learn how they create meaningful conversations for readers in read more

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    Guest author Jeff Turner

    Date: June 19, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    Turner will discuss his book Lost Boys of the River Camp.  Over a century ago, the civilian-backed Junior Naval Reserve established its first summer station in Uncasville, Connecticut. The river camp sought to prepare our nation’s youth for service in the navy or merchant marine. This is an imaginative story read more

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    Book Bites: The Other Einstein

    Date: June 21, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 5 High St
    Bristol
    06010
    United States

    Book Bites featuring Marie Benedict’s The Other Einstein! “Beautifully written…a finely drawn portrait of a woman in love with the wrong man.” – Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count Books are available for pick-up at the circulation desk. Light refreshments served. Please register in person, online, or read more

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    2017 Local Author Festival: Romance Author Panel

    Date: June 22, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Category: Author Event and Festival
    Address: 281 Country Club Rd
    Avon
    06001
    United States

    2017 Local author festival line up, Avon free public library This year’s Local Author Festival theme is “Conversations.” Hear what these authors have to say about writing, creating, and editing. Find out what their characters have to say to each other! Learn how they create meaningful conversations for readers in read more

  • Daytime Book Discussion

    Date: June 23, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    A scholar led book discussion series. This month features Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (2016). Our facilitator is Faye Ringel. The story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver.  We trace their destinies across two continents and 300 read more

  • Delicious Discussion Author Event – Leah DeCesare

    Date: June 27, 2017

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
    Montville
    06382
    United States

    Please join us for our Delicious Discussion Author Event featuring Leah DeCesare, author of Forks, Knives and Spoons. The luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 27th at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun from 12 – 1:30pm. Cost is $40 and includes lunch, dessert, a copy of Forks, read more

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    Book Bites: Things Unsaid

    Date: June 29, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 5 High St
    Bristol
    06010
    United States

    For a special treat, the Bristol Public Library will host the author of our book bites book Diana Y. Paul–via skype! The meeting will be held in the second floor computer lab. Light refreshments will follow the discussion. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for check read more

  • Russell Readers - July 11, 2017

    Date: July 11, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    In February, we will discuss The Cracked Looking-Glass by Katherine Anne Porter from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as read more

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    Teen Author Event – Sarah Prager, Queer, There, and Everywhere

    Date: July 15, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Category: Author Event
    Address: 20 S Main St
    West Hartford
    06107
    United States

    Local author Sarah Prager [Simsbury native and Wallingford resident] will discuss her new book, Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. Published by HarperCollins on May 23, Queer, There, and Everywhere is a first-of-its-kind young adult book that tells the once-hidden stories of LGBTQ history. Come hear read more

  • Delicious Discussion Author Event – Allegra Goodman

    Date: July 25, 2017

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Category: Author Event
    Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
    Montville
    06382
    United States

    Please join us for our Delicious Discussion Author Event featuring Allegra Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of The Chalk Artist. The luncheon will take place on Tuesday, July 25th at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun from 12 – 1:30pm. Cost is $40 and includes lunch, dessert, a read more

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    CT Authors Trail 2017 Visit with Stephen Spignesi!

    Date: August 15, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Address: 355 US-6
    Andover
    06232
    United States

    This summer, the Connecticut Authors Trail takes place from July 6th through September 14th. The author who will visit our Andover Public Library this year is Stephen Spignesi, a retired professor of English at the University of New Haven who has published more than 50 books on pop culture and read more