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  • Groton/Mystic Local History Roundtable

    Date: August 18, 2018

    Time: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Venue: Groton Public Library
    Address: 52 Newtown Rd
    Groton
    06340
    United States

    First Annual Groton/Mystic Local History Roundtable The authors of several books on the history of the Groton-Mystic area come together to discuss all things Groton-Mystic on August 18th, 2018 at the Streeter History Room at the Groton Public Library. This event – the first of its kind – will feature Read more [...]

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    Book Discussion – Lilac Girls

    Date: August 24, 2018

    Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Venue: Westport Historical Society
    Address: 25 Avery Pl
    Westport
    06880
    United States

    On Friday, August 24, from 11 am to 12pm, at Westport Historical Society, Kelle Ruden, a professional discussion leader, WHS advisory board member and President of the Westport Garden Club will facilitate the discussion of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Copies of Lilac Girls are available at the Westport Read more [...]

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    Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Series – Annihilation

    Date: September 10, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

    Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (2014) The story follows an expedition of four women who are known only by their professions: the Psychologist, the Surveyor, the Anthropologist, and the Biologist–nameless pawns tasked with exploring, discovering, and (hopefully) delivering data about a portentous coastal territory called Area X.  Pam Bedore, an associate Read more [...]

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    Book Talk with Emeritus CT State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni

    Date: September 23, 2018

    Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Venue: Litchfield Historical Society
    Address: 7 South St
    Litchfield
    06759
    United States

    The Litchfield Historical Society is hosting a talk with the former Connecticut State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni about his new book The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk, on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia and Itankusun Wanbli lived almost a century Read more [...]

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    Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Series – Central Station

    Date: October 8, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

    Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (2016) A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station.  Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality.  The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked.  Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. Pam Read more [...]

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    Popular Science Book Discussion – The Mismeasure of Man

    Date: October 23, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

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

    The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould (1981). This book is both a history and critique of the statistical methods and cultural motivations underlying biological determinism, the belief that “the social and economic differences between human groups—primarily races, classes, and sexes—arise from inherited, inborn distinctions and that society, in Read more [...]

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    Daytime Book Discussion Series – Salt Houses

    Date: October 26, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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

    Salt Houses by Hala Alyan (2017)  Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses follows three generations of a Palestinian family and asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can’t go home again.  Lynne Rogers, Professor of English at UConn, will lead this discussion.

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