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Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
On April 14, 1935, the biggest dust storm on record descended over five states, from the Dakotas to Amarillo, Texas in what scientists have called the worst national disaster of the 20th century. Author Timothy Egan portrays families who survived the "black blizzards" and how the land is still affected today in this 2006 National Book Award Winner.
All are welcome to reserve a copy of the book from our catalog and join in the discussion. No registration is required.
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours resume Thursday, November 12th.
Thursday, November 5th at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room
Join the Children’s Library staff for an evening of best new books for children, a “storytime” for adults who work with kids.
We will explore some of the best new books and discuss why they are exceptional. This is a great opportunity to see what is new in children’s literature in 2009 and what books would be perfect for your collection.
Register for this free program online or by calling the Children’s Library at 284-6436.
November 4th: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
December 9th: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
January 13th: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
February 10th: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
All discussions will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Collins Room. Come to any or all of the discussions. Marsha Bonsavage, a discussion leader from the Connecticut Humanities Council will facilitate the conversation. Books are available from the Information Desk.
This program is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council and made possible by the Faustman Fund.
The holiday season is rapidly approaching. By entering Amazon.com through the button to the left, the Library will receive a percentage of your total purchase. Your support is greatly appreciated.