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Once Banned, Now Classic Book Discussion: The Awakening

Monday, November 22nd at 3:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Presented in cooperation with the Connecticut Humanities Council, part 3 of this series, moderated by Beth Levine, will focus on Kate Chopin's 1899 novel, The Awakening. Participants will examine related questions about censorship, rights, and creativity. Teenagers and adults are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Gala Reception for Bobbie Borne, Head of Teen Services

Monday, November 29th, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Bobbie BorneEveryone is invited to a gala reception to say goodbye to Bobbie Borne, Head of Teen Services and Reference Librarian, who is retiring after 20 years at the Library. Stop by for refreshments and conversation!

Family Game Night Unplugged

Friday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library

You bring the family, and we'll provide the game boards!

Playing board games is not only fun, it provides lots of opportunities for social and intellectual growth.

Join your neighbors and enjoy some old-fashioned unplugged fun.

Thanksgiving Tea

Thursday, November 18th, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Bring a canned good and give thanks at a special Thanksgiving Tea for kids ages 3-10 and their grown-ups. Dress up is optional but if you like, come as your favorite Pilgrim, Native American, or turkey; and celebrate being together for this holiday of appreciation. Tea and snacks will be served. Contact the Children's Library to register for this free event.

Search Our Online Catalog On Your Smartphone

Our online catalog is now available in a user-friendly format on all web-enabled smartphones. The link is located in the orange submenu of our home page or directly at Additionally, you may download the app at the Android Market and iTunes.

Holiday Closing

The Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th and will remain closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 27th.

The Book Seller also will be closed from Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th.

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