Thursday August 1, 2019
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Retirement Seminar

Are you thinking about retiring? Have you already retired but have questions? Be sure you know how to get the most out of your retirement benefits! The following topics will be discussed by Jay Dorso of Quality Senior Benefits, Thomaston:

- Maximizing your Social Security benefits
- Updates and changes to your Medicare
- Recent tax law changes
- Steps to achieve guaranteed lifetime income
- Protecting 401k & IRA’s from market correction
This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call the library to register

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Are you thinking about retiring? Have you already retired but have questions? Be sure you know how to get the most out of your retirement benefits! The following topics will be discussed by Jay Dorso of Quality Senior Benefits, Thomaston:

- Maximizing your Social Security benefits
- Updates and changes to your Medicare
- Recent tax law changes
- Steps to achieve guaranteed lifetime income
- Protecting 401k & IRA’s from market correction
This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call the library to register

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday August 6, 2019
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Retirement Seminar

Are you thinking about retiring? Have you already retired but have questions? Be sure you know how to get the most out of your retirement benefits! The following topics will be discussed by Jay Dorso of Quality Senior Benefits, Thomaston:
- Maximizing your Social Security benefits
- Updates and changes to your Medicare
- Recent tax law changes
- Steps to achieve guaranteed lifetime income
- Protecting 401k & IRA’s from market correction
This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call the library to register

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Are you thinking about retiring? Have you already retired but have questions? Be sure you know how to get the most out of your retirement benefits! The following topics will be discussed by Jay Dorso of Quality Senior Benefits, Thomaston:
- Maximizing your Social Security benefits
- Updates and changes to your Medicare
- Recent tax law changes
- Steps to achieve guaranteed lifetime income
- Protecting 401k & IRA’s from market correction
This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Please call the library to register

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday August 8, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash. 

The critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home returns with a resonant novel of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, set in western North Carolina, involving two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.

After their mother's unexpected death, twelve-year-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are adjusting to life in foster care when their errant father, Wade, suddenly appears. Since Wade signed away his legal rights, the only way he can get his daughters back is to steal them away in the night.

Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and he quickly turns up unsettling information linking Wade to a recent armored car heist. But Brady Weller isn't the only one hunting the desperate father. Robert Pruitt, a shady and mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to find Wade and claim his due.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash. 

The critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home returns with a resonant novel of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, set in western North Carolina, involving two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.

After their mother's unexpected death, twelve-year-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are adjusting to life in foster care when their errant father, Wade, suddenly appears. Since Wade signed away his legal rights, the only way he can get his daughters back is to steal them away in the night.

Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and he quickly turns up unsettling information linking Wade to a recent armored car heist. But Brady Weller isn't the only one hunting the desperate father. Robert Pruitt, a shady and mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to find Wade and claim his due.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday August 27, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
It's a Classic!

You are invited to read and discuss the classic novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available through the library to borrow for this discussion.
All are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You are invited to read and discuss the classic novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available through the library to borrow for this discussion.
All are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Sunday September 8, 2019
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Book Sale at the Car Show

Hundreds of gently used books will be on sale in front of the library at our Annual Book Sale at the Car Show (outside - in front of the library) during Thomaston’s Annual Main Street Cruise Car Show. There's something for everyone... hardcovers and paperbacks of all genres and reading levels, including best sellers, classics, mysteries, science fiction, romances, political intrigue as well as non-fiction favorites like diet, health, travel, history and more. Come find a treasure!


Donations of gently used, clean books for this sale may be dropped off INSIDE the library during regular hours August 26 through Sept. 6.

Thank you for your support!

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Hundreds of gently used books will be on sale in front of the library at our Annual Book Sale at the Car Show (outside - in front of the library) during Thomaston’s Annual Main Street Cruise Car Show. There's something for everyone... hardcovers and paperbacks of all genres and reading levels, including best sellers, classics, mysteries, science fiction, romances, political intrigue as well as non-fiction favorites like diet, health, travel, history and more. Come find a treasure!


Donations of gently used, clean books for this sale may be dropped off INSIDE the library during regular hours August 26 through Sept. 6.

Thank you for your support!

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday September 12, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. 

The story follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. 

The story follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday October 10, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. 

Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life, the Day of the Dead, his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half-brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. 

Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life, the Day of the Dead, his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half-brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday November 14, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of Educated by Tara Westover. 

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard.

The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent.

Lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of Educated by Tara Westover. 

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard.

The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent.

Lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday December 12, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Discussion Group

You’re invited to join our discussion of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home - a home that is silent and suffocating.

As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father’s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins’ laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

You’re invited to join our discussion of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home - a home that is silent and suffocating.

As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father’s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins’ laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library to borrow three weeks prior to the meeting date. All are welcome to attend this free discussion. No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  


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