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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.

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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.

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OXFORD — The Oxford United Church of Christ will host its annual Soup Supper and Book Sale from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the church, 3 Academy Rd.

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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.

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BROOKFIELD — Author Charles McNair, M.D., will discuss his novel, “Soldiers of a Foreign War,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd.

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DERBY — The Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., hosts the Evening Book Club, moderated by Patricia Sweeney, Ph.D.

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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. 

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ROXBURY — The Friends of the Roxbury Library will host a pop up pub and book sale from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Hodge Memorial Library, 23 South St.

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NEWTOWN — Angelo Paul Ramunni will have a book signing and concert from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St.

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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.

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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.

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DERBY — The Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., will host Women’s Forum, a literary discussion group, at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 18.

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SHELTON — The Children’s Department of the Plumb Memorial Library will offer several children’s book clubs in March.

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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.

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WOODBURY — A Celebration of Celtic Chocolate and All Things Irish is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South.

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WOODBURY — New Morning Market will host a book signing with author Diane Lesh Decker from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the market, 129 Main St. North.

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WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., will offer several ongoing programs in February and new programs in March.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WATERBURY — The Palace Theater will host author and family historian Eric Lanzeri of Wolcott from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at the theater, 100 East Main St.

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MORRIS — The Morris Public Library, 4 North St., will host two authors as they discuss their books and a gala to raise funds.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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DERBY — The Evening Book Club will discuss “The Annotated Alice” by Lewis Carroll at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 25, at the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave.

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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.

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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. 

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library’s Book and Movie Discussion Series will continue at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 28.

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WATERBURY – A talk and lunch with author Eric Lanzieri will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at the Palace Theater’s Poli Club at 100 East Main St. 

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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. …

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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.

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DANBURY — Simpsons writer Mike Reiss will speak at the Danbury Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at the library, 170 Main St.

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DERBY — The Derby Neck Library will host the Women’s Forum, a literary discussion group, at 12:30 p.m. Monday, January 21 at 307 Hawthorne Ave. 

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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.

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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.

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SHELTON — A new book club for children in the first and second grade will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays beginning January 28 at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.

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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…

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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…

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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.