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Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

You’re invited to join our discussion of The Hours by Michael Cunningham.

Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, "The Hours" is the story of three women: Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend; Laura Brown, who in a 1950s Los Angeles suburb slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home; and Virginia Woolf, recuperating with her husband in a London suburb, and beginning to write "Mrs. Dalloway." By the end of the novel, the stories have intertwined, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace, demonstrating Michael Cunningham’s deep empathy for his characters as well as the extraordinary resonance of his prose. 

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM It's a Classic!     Tell a Friend
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You're invited to read and discuss the classic novel A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel are available to borrow.

This program is free and open to the public. Please come!

Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

You’re invited to join our discussion of A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor.

One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee.

During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each of his older, unmarried sisters. They plead with Phillip to help avert their widower father's impending remarriage to a younger woman. Hesitant to get embroiled in a family drama, he reluctantly agrees to go back south, only to discover the true motivation behind his sisters' concern. While there, Phillip is forced to confront his domineering siblings, a controlling patriarch, and flood of memories from this troubled past.

Peter Taylor is one of the masters of Southern literature. He has composed a richly evocative story of revenge, resolution, and redemption, and gave us a classic work of American literature.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

You’re invited to join our discussion of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

You’re invited to join our discussion of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

 

Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

The Thomaston Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the library. These meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-283-4339   
   

You’re invited to join our discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the program date. Please call or visit the library to reserve your copy. The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

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