Thursday January 18, 2018
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7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group


You’re invited to join our discussion of Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. 

Trudi Montag is a Zwerg - a dwarf - short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share - from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he's a girl, to the Jews Trudy harbors in her cellar.

Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


You’re invited to join our discussion of Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. 

Trudi Montag is a Zwerg - a dwarf - short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share - from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he's a girl, to the Jews Trudy harbors in her cellar.

Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Thursday January 25, 2018
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6:00 PM
Home Buying Seminar

Stone Crest Realty and Thomaston Public Library present this informative program for home buyers.

Topics include: Home buying search made easy / Home Valuation: How is a home's value determined?
 / Loan types available: USDA 100%Financing, VA, Conventional, CHFA, FHA / Legal information: Why do I need a lawyer?, What is a title search and why do I need one to buy a house? / Credit Education and Restoration: How credit scores work, The difference between types of credit scores, How to protect my credit.
 
Guest speakers include: Bethany Lydem of Stone Crest Realty, Thomaston / Chris Caccamo of Complete Appraisal / Stephanie Thiabault of Guaranteed Rate
Mortgage Company / First Time Home Buyer Loan Program with Jason Alldridge of Thomaston Savings Bank /  Attorney Richard Gilland of Gilland & Gilland Attorney at Law / Stephen Robert of Bedrock Credit.
 
This program is free and open to the public. Please call Stone Crest Realty at 860-283-2225 or the library to register.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Stone Crest Realty and Thomaston Public Library present this informative program for home buyers.

Topics include: Home buying search made easy / Home Valuation: How is a home's value determined?
 / Loan types available: USDA 100%Financing, VA, Conventional, CHFA, FHA / Legal information: Why do I need a lawyer?, What is a title search and why do I need one to buy a house? / Credit Education and Restoration: How credit scores work, The difference between types of credit scores, How to protect my credit.
 
Guest speakers include: Bethany Lydem of Stone Crest Realty, Thomaston / Chris Caccamo of Complete Appraisal / Stephanie Thiabault of Guaranteed Rate
Mortgage Company / First Time Home Buyer Loan Program with Jason Alldridge of Thomaston Savings Bank /  Attorney Richard Gilland of Gilland & Gilland Attorney at Law / Stephen Robert of Bedrock Credit.
 
This program is free and open to the public. Please call Stone Crest Realty at 860-283-2225 or the library to register.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Saturday January 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Practice of Loving Kindness Meditation

The library has rescheduled a free meditation series with Resident Teacher Kelsang Khyenwang of the Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. This replaces the December 11, 2017 program canceled due to the weather.

Compassion is a powerful mind that wishes to free others from suffering and is the real essence of who we are.  Developing and maintaining a warm heart and a feeling of being close to others is the actual foundation for compassion.

Participants will learn methods to bring out the positive and peaceful qualities of mind through the practice of meditation.

These workshops reinforce techniques learned at an introductory meditation program presented earlier, though anyone will benefit from attending. Registration is strongly recommended. Please stop in or call the library to register for this program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

The library has rescheduled a free meditation series with Resident Teacher Kelsang Khyenwang of the Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. This replaces the December 11, 2017 program canceled due to the weather.

Compassion is a powerful mind that wishes to free others from suffering and is the real essence of who we are.  Developing and maintaining a warm heart and a feeling of being close to others is the actual foundation for compassion.

Participants will learn methods to bring out the positive and peaceful qualities of mind through the practice of meditation.

These workshops reinforce techniques learned at an introductory meditation program presented earlier, though anyone will benefit from attending. Registration is strongly recommended. Please stop in or call the library to register for this program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday February 6, 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 February 15, 2018
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7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group


You’re invited to join our discussion of Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. As the twelve days that comprise the novel's framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina, the unforgettable family at the novel's heart - motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce - pulls itself up to struggle for another day. A wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, "Salvage the Bones" is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


You’re invited to join our discussion of Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. As the twelve days that comprise the novel's framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina, the unforgettable family at the novel's heart - motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce - pulls itself up to struggle for another day. A wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, "Salvage the Bones" is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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7:00 PM
It's a Classic!


You're invited to read and discuss the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available 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 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Dr. Mark Schenker will lead the discussion.

Copies of the novel will be available to borrow.

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

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Saturday March 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Annual Book, Basket & Bake SALE

Come support your library at our annual book sale event where several thousand copies of hardcover, softcover, and mass market paperback books for children and adults - both fiction and non-fiction - will be offered for sale at prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. A special selection of higher priced books will also be featured. Baked goods will be available for sale and the event will conclude with a drawing for gift baskets specially assembled by members of the Library Board of Directors.

The library will accept gently used books for the sale during the last week of February and donations of baked goods may be left at the library Friday, March 2nd during regular library hours, 10 am to 5 pm, or the morning of the sale. Thank you for your generosity.

 

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Come support your library at our annual book sale event where several thousand copies of hardcover, softcover, and mass market paperback books for children and adults - both fiction and non-fiction - will be offered for sale at prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. A special selection of higher priced books will also be featured. Baked goods will be available for sale and the event will conclude with a drawing for gift baskets specially assembled by members of the Library Board of Directors.

The library will accept gently used books for the sale during the last week of February and donations of baked goods may be left at the library Friday, March 2nd during regular library hours, 10 am to 5 pm, or the morning of the sale. Thank you for your generosity.

 

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday March 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 March 15, 2018
holiday_shamrock
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Kerry Boys

Get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with The Kerry Boys, Connecticut's favorite Irish balladeers for over 25 years! Pierce Campbell and Mark James blend their vocal and instrumental perfection with quick wit and downhome repartee for a rollicking hour of pure delight. Their toe-tapping, hand-clapping program is enjoyed by music lovers of all ages. 

Please call or visit the library to register. Sponsored by Friends of the Thomaston Public Library. 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339

Get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with The Kerry Boys, Connecticut's favorite Irish balladeers for over 25 years! Pierce Campbell and Mark James blend their vocal and instrumental perfection with quick wit and downhome repartee for a rollicking hour of pure delight. Their toe-tapping, hand-clapping program is enjoyed by music lovers of all ages. 

Please call or visit the library to register. Sponsored by Friends of the Thomaston Public Library. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

 
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7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group


You’re invited to join our discussion of Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American family, who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City and the race riots of 1967 before moving out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret, and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


You’re invited to join our discussion of Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American family, who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City and the race riots of 1967 before moving out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret, and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday April 3, 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 April 26, 2018
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group


You’re invited to join our discussion of Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.

Rachel Ranis, professor of sociology at Quinnipiac University, will lead the discussion.

From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.

Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Delving into his own personal story and drawing on a wide array of sociological studies, Vance takes us deep into working class life in the Appalachian region. This demographic of our country has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, and Vance provides a searching and clear-eyed attempt to understand when and how “hillbillies” lost faith in any hope of upward mobility, and in opportunities to come.

At times funny, disturbing, and deeply moving, this is a family history that is also a troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large portion of this country.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


You’re invited to join our discussion of Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.

Rachel Ranis, professor of sociology at Quinnipiac University, will lead the discussion.

From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.

Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Delving into his own personal story and drawing on a wide array of sociological studies, Vance takes us deep into working class life in the Appalachian region. This demographic of our country has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, and Vance provides a searching and clear-eyed attempt to understand when and how “hillbillies” lost faith in any hope of upward mobility, and in opportunities to come.

At times funny, disturbing, and deeply moving, this is a family history that is also a troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large portion of this country.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday May 1, 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 May 17, 2018
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group


You’re invited to join our discussion of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, they find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


You’re invited to join our discussion of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, they find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday June 5, 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 June 21, 2018
lib_book3
7:00 PM
Book Discussion Group


You’re invited to join our discussion of Three Junes by Julia Glass.

A luminous first novel, set in Greece, Scotland, Greenwich Village, and Long Island, that traces the members of a Scottish family as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises.

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage.

Six years later, again in June, Paul's death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses.

Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her.

In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love's redemptive powers.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:   860-283-4339


You’re invited to join our discussion of Three Junes by Julia Glass.

A luminous first novel, set in Greece, Scotland, Greenwich Village, and Long Island, that traces the members of a Scottish family as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises.

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage.

Six years later, again in June, Paul's death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses.

Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her.

In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love's redemptive powers.

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 third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the library.

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
  

Tuesday September 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
  

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
  

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
  

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
  


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