Thursday August 9, 2018
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7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker.

In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect.

Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.

As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

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. 

CONTACT:    860-283-4339  

You’re invited to join our discussion of All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker.

In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect.

Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.

As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

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. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday August 30, 2018
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7:00 PM
It's a Classic!


You're invited to read and discuss the classic novel Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.

Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow.

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

CONTACT:    860-283-4339  


You're invited to read and discuss the classic novel Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.

Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow.

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

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday September 4, 2018
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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.

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.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday September 13, 2018
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list.

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, this is a stunningly beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. In a mining town in Germany, Werner, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Doerr interweaves the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, illuminating the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

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. 

CONTACT:    860-283-4339  

You’re invited to join our discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list.

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, this is a stunningly beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. In a mining town in Germany, Werner, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Doerr interweaves the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, illuminating the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

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. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday October 2, 2018
misc_none
7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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.

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.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday October 11, 2018
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair in 1906, the novel portrays the lives of immigrants in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. Many readers were most concerned with his exposure of the many health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century. The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption  of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery." Sinclair was considered a muckraker, or journalist who exposed corruption in government and business. He spent seven weeks gathering information while working incognito in the meatpacking plants of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper.

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. 

CONTACT:    860-283-4339  

You’re invited to join our discussion of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair in 1906, the novel portrays the lives of immigrants in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. Many readers were most concerned with his exposure of the many health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century. The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption  of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery." Sinclair was considered a muckraker, or journalist who exposed corruption in government and business. He spent seven weeks gathering information while working incognito in the meatpacking plants of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper.

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. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday November 6, 2018
misc_none
7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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.

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.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday November 8, 2018
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

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. 

CONTACT:    860-283-4339  

You’re invited to join our discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

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. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday December 4, 2018
misc_none
7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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.

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.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday December 13, 2018
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute.

Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

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. 

CONTACT:    860-283-4339  

You’re invited to join our discussion of A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute.

Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

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. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  


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