Location: Bozrah, CT 06334, United States
There are 7 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.
45 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT 06334
574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360
305 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360
832 Raymond Hill Road, Oakdale, CT 06370
5A Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT 06254
1 Courthouse Square, Norwich, CT 06360
261 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360
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580 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
264 Hartford Road, Salem, CT 06420
76 Main Street, Baltic, CT 06330
8 Linwood Avenue - Route 16, Colchester, CT 06415
17 Main Street, South Windham, CT 06266
18 Hurlbutt Road, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
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389 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365
26 Main Street, Jewett City, CT 06351
718 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
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905 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
21 Brook Road, Scotland, CT 06264
915 Hartford Tpke, Waterford, CT 06385
83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226
One Chrystal Lake Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340
514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT
22 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248
270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320
270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Connecticut 06320
Book Group - Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
A new book group has formed to talk about the difficult issues of aging and death. This month the selection is a memoir by Roz Chast Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Chast is a cartoonist for the New Yorker & this title was on the New York Times best seller list for weeks. It is a very poignant book and yet laugh-out-loud funny at the same time. The volume is full of wonderful illustrations by Chast and would probably be classified as a "graphic novel", except this remarkable work is a memoir, not a novel.
Facilitators for the evening are Martha E. Marx, RN and Carol Sanders, MSW. Marx graduated from the UCONN School of Nursing and was a pediatric nurse at the beginning of her career. For the last 15 years she has worked in homecare, including hospice care. Marx is currently employed at the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNASC), is a first -term New London City Councilor and Chair of the Public Works Committee. She is the mother of four adult children.
Sanders has a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and works for the VNASC. She was also a social worker in a local nursing home and worked briefly for the Area Agency on Aging. Sanders is currently chairperson for the Senior Commission for the town of Waterford and has lived in SECT for 30 years.
Copies of the book will be available to borrow at the Circulation Desk beginning September 27. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION
This month's selection is The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
~~A mad king takes a new bride every night, only to kill her at dawn. A resourceful girl volunteers to be his wife and, by spinning part of a tantalizing story each evening, stays alive. It's an old story, but there is nothing tired about this adaption. Here, Shahrzad is rash and headstrong, marrying the caliph, Khalid, with the intent to avenge the death of her best friend, one of his earlier wives. But Khalid may not be the manor monsterhe appears, and soon the stories Shahrzad tells take a far backseat to the one she is living. Set against a backdrop of political intrigue and a simmering revolution, this is a carefully constructed narrative of uncertain loyalties, searing romance, and subtle magic in a harsh desert city. It's not a completely faultless debutthe prose very occasionally turns purple, but that's a minor offense; the characters are redeemingly nuanced and well crafted. Even more impressive, Ahdieh is in complete control of her plot, tightly spooling out threads of the richly layered story just as surely as Shahrzad herself. The result is that the reader can't help but be absorbed by the time the crescendoing conclusion comeand in true Arabian Nights fashion, it's a cliff-hanger. Like the caliph, we will just have to wait for the rest.
Come join us!We look forward to hearing recommendations for future titles to share. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Senior Center Book Discussion
Mary Ellen Osborne, from the Gales Ferry Library, conducts a monthly book discussion at the Ledyard Senior Center. Anyone 55 years of age or older is eligible to participate. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.
Upcoming books are distributed monthly at the discussion. All books chosen are available in large print and audio as well as regular versions. Please contact Mary Ellen at email@example.com or 860-464-6943 if you would like a copy of the book.
October's title is The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Italian Heritage Month Celebration
Paola Sica will be taking about her book Futurist Women: Florence, Futurism and the New Sciences.
Futurism is once again ascendant. The Futurist aesthetics speaks powerfully and suggestively to contemporary debates about gender and fuels speculations about the posthuman condition. This aesthetics, as that of other international avant-garde movements, originated in specific geographical areas, but was modified by continuous negotiation with external trends. This study initially focuses on the local: the making of the self in the work by the women writers and artists who were affiliated with the journal L'Italia futurista during World War I in Florence. But then it broadens its field of inquiry to the global. It compares the achievements of these women with those of key precursors and followers. It also conceives these women's work as an ongoing dialogue with contemporary political and scientific trends in Europe and North America, especially first wave feminism, eugenics, naturism and esotericism.
Paola Sica is Professor and Chair of Italian Studies at Connecticut College, USA. Her publications, both in English and Italian, include a book on comparative modernism, Modernist Forms of Rejuvenation: Eugenio Montale and T.S. Eliot (2003), and various articles on twentieth-century literature and culture - especially modernism and the avant-garde - in such journals as Italica, Annali d'Italianistica, Modern Language Note, Yale Italian Poetry, Quaderni d'italianistica and Italian Quarterly. She has presented her work in numerous academic and cultural settings internationally, including the MLA convention and Columbia University in the United States; the ISSEI conference in Helsinki, Finland; Queen Mary, University of London, UK Istituto di Cultura Italiana in Toronto; and Dante Alighieri in Italy and the United States. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Bumpers & Books!
Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Bumpers & Books, a festive twist on a traditional trunk-or-treat event. The Junior Friends and their families, as well as Library staff and town employees, will be on hand in the Library's back parking lot to give out treats from the trunks of their decorated vehicles. The twist? All the vehicles will be decorated in author and book-related themes! From Charlotte's Web to Alice in Wonderland, don't miss this boo-ktacular event! Bumpers & Books is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to dress in book- or author-related costumes to add to the festivities.
For more information, please contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A prize will be given to the best decorated trunk. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Bozrah, CT 06334, United States
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