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Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 28th.

Friday Flicks Presents: Star Trek

cover of Star Trek DVDFriday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

If ever there was a film begging to be shown on the library big screen, it’s this one.

From the Boston Globe review: "In the pop high it delivers, this is the greatest prequel ever made."

Rated PG-13

Thursday Night Book Club: The Worst Hard Time

Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

cover of The Worst Hard TimeOn 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.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours resume Thursday, November 12th.

What's New in Children's Books: A Program for Parents, Preschool Educators, and Childcare Providers

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.

The Range of Realism: The Novel in the 19th & 20th Centuries

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.

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