WASHINGTON — Author and Southbury Municipal Historian John Dwyer will lead a visual presentation and sign his recently released book, “Giving Johnny Cold Iron: A Connecticut Yankee-Irishman’s Wartime Letters Home,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 28, in the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd. Read more
WASHINGTON — Literary scholar Mark Scarbrough will lead a six week course called The Grand Descent: A Walk Across Dante’s Inferno from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, April 1 to May 6, in the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd.
KENT — Karen Bussolini will discuss an Eco-Friendly Garden Coach Problem-Solving Brainstorm to share practical advice and photographs at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd.
WASHINGTON — The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a discussion and signing with contributors to the new collection, “Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2 Green Hill Rd.
SOUTHBURY — Award-winning actor J.T. Turner will perform his one-man show, “Robert Frost — Light and Dark,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Arts Escape, 88 Main St. South.
WASHINGTON — Playwright, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee and co-author Sarah Ruhl will deliver a talk and signing of her recent book, “Letters From Max: A Book of Friendship,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd.
OXFORD — An interactive and educational story time designed for children with sensory integration challenges takes place at 11 a.m. every Friday at the Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Rd.
WATERBURY — In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Shrine of St. Anne for Mothers, the women of the church have issued “The Shrine of St. Anne Cookbook,” a collection of 496 recipes, most from French Canadian kitchens.
LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society will host a book talk with Chris Wigren, author of “Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 24.
SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host author Xhenet Aliu, who will speak about her debut novel “Brass” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 in the Kingsley Room as part of the Lu Burke Literary Series.
SOUTHBURY — The Alliance Francaise of Northwest Connecticut will host an appearance by author and journalist Marcia DeSanctis at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at the Alliance Center, 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301.
WASHINGTON — Nutrition consultant and author Diane Lash Decker will sign her new children’s book, “Sam Finds the Sugar Gram,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at the Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Rd.
Keely Baisden will present Books Come to Life: A Celebration of Literature Through Song at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. She will sing and dance selections from popular tales and perform literary creations derived from Broadway shows. This f…
NEWTOWN — Canaan resident Angelo Paul Ramunni will sign his new book, “Accordion Stories from the Heart”, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, in the Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room, 45 Main St. Mr. Ramunni will share stories from his book and perform a variety of accordion songs.
Bibliocrafts, a book-inspired art program for adults, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. Participants will create collages on old and discarded book covers. The class meets monthly and provides a variety of crafts. All material…
NAUGATUCK — The Howard Whittemore Library will host a series of February activities that include Library Scouts from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9 and Creating Musical Readers at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 19.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Lions Club will host Charles Monagan, speaking about his book, “Connecticut Icons,” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at the Shepardson Community Center, 1172 Whittemore Rd.
WASHINGTON — The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a discussion and signing with Bob Mandel, author of the new book “Smart Love,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at 2 Green Hill Rd.
LITCHFIELD — The Women’s Forum of Litchfield will host a talk by Joseph Cicio about his new book “Friends* *Bearing Gifts” at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd.
ROXBURY — The Friends of the Roxbury Library have turned a page on their old book sale model, transforming the Hodge Memorial Library into a once-a-month, pop-up book shop they’re calling The Next Chapter. Beginning this month, the book store will be open for business from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. …
BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Public Library is seeking photos for its Build a Story Stack competition with an entrance deadline of Thursday, February 14, at the library, 32 Main St. South.
BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Library offers sunlight mimicking lamps for patrons to read near and reduce seasonal affective disorder during the library’s open hours at the library, 32 Main St. South.
WASHINGTON — The Hickory Stick Bookshop and Community Table will host New York Times bestselling author Dani Shapiro for a discussion and signing of her new book, “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 20 at Community Table, 223 Litchfield Tpke.
KENT — The Kent Memorial Library will offer a three part series on Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was voted the greatest American read by PBS viewers, in January. Part one will be a book discussion with an expert panel of educators led by Athenaide Dallett, Ph.D., from 4:30 to 6…
WATERTOWN — Watertown resident Christopher Dost, Ph.D., a biblical scholar and a faculty member of Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, N.Y., has written a new book, “Jesus’ Bible: A Concise History of the Hebrew Scriptures.” “Jesus’ Bible” explores the history of the Hebrew Bible, better…
ROXBURY — Charles McNair, M.D. will offer a book signing and presentation for “Soldiers of a Foreign War,” his novel set in War Zone C, Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12 at the Minor Memorial Library, 22 South St.