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Author Janet Barrett Visits Henry Carter Hull Library

 April 16, 2014

Janet Barrett, author They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse, speaks at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.A...

Slavery in New England? Yes

 April 9, 2014

When we think of slavery, we usually associate it with the South. Lesser known is the fact that the "peculiar institution" existed here in New England. Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London. As his remarkable diary-kept from...

An Evening with Mark Schenker and Shakespeare’s Sonnets

 April 9, 2014

April is Poetry Month, and this April marks Shakespeare's 450th birthday. Celebrate both with Mark Schenker at the Guilford Free Library at 67 Park Street on Thursday, April 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Schenker will present a...

On the History of Stepmothers

 April 2, 2014

Leslie Lindenauer of Western Connecticut State University reads from her new book, I Could Not Call Her Mother: The Stepmother in American Popular Culture 1750 - 1960, at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, on Monday, April...

Meet Author Cindi Pietrzyk April 24 in Killingworth

 April 2, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Connecticut: A Guide to Unique Places features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience-if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and...

Hear ‘Chester Voices’ April 7

 March 26, 2014

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Chester Library Board of Trustees is sponsoring its fourth annual poetry reading by Chester poets. The program, "Chester Voices," will be held Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street.

Author T. S. Krupa to Speak in Clinton March 27

 March 19, 2014

Clinton native T.S. Krupa will read from her new novel, Safe & Sound, at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, on Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Safe & Sound describes a yearlong journey of love, loss,...

Meet Chester Centenarian Eliane Koeves

 March 19, 2014

Come meet Eliane Koeves and her memoir authors, Nikki Lindberg and Jane Rice, on Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in a program sponsored by the Chester Public Library and held at the United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street. Eliane: The Art of Embracing...

Author Janet Barrett to Speak at Killingworth Library

 February 26, 2014

The Killingworth Library at 301 Route 81 will host a presentation by Janet Barrett, author of They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love And One Extraordinary Horse, on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m.When the...

David Allen Sibley Speaks at Blackstone Library March 12

 February 26, 2014

Guilford native David Allen Sibley, son of Yale University ornithologist Fred Sibley and illustrator of the second edition of The Sibley Guide to Birds, will present a slide lecture on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the James Blackstone Library, 758...

Unlikely Loves by Jennifer S. Hollander

 February 13, 2014

Following Unlikely Friendships with 43 new stories of bonds between species in the animal kingdom. Essays and photographs capture a remarkable assortment of pairings that highlight animal intelligence and a capacity for kindness, caring, and loyalty. Many...

This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl

 February 13, 2014

If you read (and loved) The Fault in Our Stars, you won’t want to miss this memoir of Esther Grace Earl, the remarkable young woman who was the inspiration for Hazel Grace Lancaster. This Star Won’t Go Out gives you a first-hand look into...

The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing

 February 13, 2014

Olivia Laing’s The Trip to Echo Spring is an in-depth look at how alcohol affected six of America’s greatest writers of the 20th century (Tennessee Williams, Cheever, Carver, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Berryman). I found myself deeply invested in the...

My Dear President edited by Gerard W. Gawalt

 February 13, 2014

Most of our presidents have been married, sometimes more than once. These are letters of courtship and love, and also of friendship, politics, and condolence. Not all presidents and first ladies are great correspondents, while others are remarkably romantic,...

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

 February 13, 2014

The perfect mix of Woody Allen and David Sedaris, Gary Shteyngart recalls the immigrant experience in painful but poignant detail. Born in Leningrad in the early ’70s and struggling to shed his misfit shield, Shteyngart’s memoir is a delight to read...

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

 February 13, 2014

Based on a true story and some amazing history, The Invention of Wings is a brilliant and wonderful book! Slavery, rebellion, abolition, and characters that will crawl into your heart and mind are all part of this grand tale. With alternating chapters told from...

All There Is by Dave Isay

 February 13, 2014

A New York Times bestseller—and, for me, a completely satisfying tearjerker. Comprised from interviews and stories recorded by the national oral history project StoryCorps. These are sweet, surprising, and always moving tributes to the power of love and...

History of America’s Cup Races at the Guilford Free Library

 January 29, 2014

The America's Cup yacht races were, and still are, the most prestigious international sporting events in the world. Until the 1800s, professional sailors crewed these magnificent yachts. But in the winter of 1895, emissaries from the New York Yacht Club traveled...

LACFA Hosts Artist and Author Sharon Louden

 January 22, 2014

LACFA Hosts Artist and Author Sharon LoudenLyme Academy College of Fine Arts (LACFA) welcomes nationally acclaimed artist and author Sharon Louden on Thursday, Feb. 6, when she will discuss her new book, Living & Sustaining a...

Chris Pagliuco Gives History Talk Jan. 27

 January 22, 2014

Chris Pagliuco, author of The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe, will give a talk at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, about his book on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

 January 10, 2014

Reviewed and read by many in 2011, it’s still in my top 10 list. It opens at a photography exhibit of Depression-era work by Walker Evans, then backtracks 25 years to Jazz-era, pre-war Manhattan, where class distinctions alter and reveal the complex...

Book Discussion Jan. 6

 December 31, 2013

Retired educator Kathleen Amoia leads a discussion of Chris Matthews's book Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero on Monday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton. The discussion will cover Kennedy's naval experience,...

A Reckless Advantage

 December 25, 2013

The Lone Ranger had Silver, Roy Rogers had Trigger, and, during the Korean War, the 75th Recoilless Rifle Platoon of the Marine's Fifth Regiment also had a horse of its own: Reckless. In her new book, They Called Her Reckless, Janet Barrett of Chester...

An Exploration of Joy

 December 11, 2013

An Exploration of JoyMary O'Connor, author of Life is Full of Sweet Spots: An Exploration of Joy, will give a presentation called "Bringing Joy to Life" at the Killingworth Library, 301 Route 81, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Beth Lindsay Chapman Shares Wedding Advice in New Book

 December 11, 2013

Beth Lindsay Chapman, stylist and owner of The White Dress by the Shore, 104 East Main Street, Clinton, has co-authored The White Dress in Color: Wedding Inspirations for the Modern Bride with Candice Dowling Coppola and Carla Ten Eyck. The new book,...

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