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September 2020

They Said No to Nixon Republicans Who Stood Up to the President’s Abuses of Power: Virtual Author event with Michael Koncewicz

Monday, September 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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They Said No to Nixon: Republicans Who Stood Up to the President's Abuses of Power Virtual author event with Michael Koncewicz About the Book "One reason Koncewicz’s narrative is so compelling is that it’s also a redemption story."—The Washington Post"Excruciatingly timely."—Kirkus Reviews In more than three thousand recorded conversations, the Nixon tapes famously exposed a president’s sinister views of governance that would eventually lead to his downfall. Despite Richard Nixon’s best efforts, his vision of a government where he could use…

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Virtual Author Interview with Susan Berfield

Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Join us for an interview with Susan Berfield, author of The Hour of Fate. The Battle to Transform American Capitalism... The Hour of Fate is a riveting narrative of Wall Street buccaneering, political intrigue, and two of American history's most colossal characters, struggling for mastery in an era of social upheaval and rampant inequality. It seemed like no force in the world could slow J. P. Morgan’s drive to power. In the summer of 1901, the financier was assembling his next mega-deal:…

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Virtual Author event with Lynne Constantine

Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a virtual author event with Lynne Constantine, a good friend of the Avon Library's. You'll remember her best as part of the dynamic sister-writer-team, Liv Constantine. About THE SILENT CONSPIRACY It’s been almost two years since investigative reporter, Jack Logan, and television producer, Taylor Parks brought down the Institute—the secret facility responsible for indoctrinating a generation of America’s political and media power players – in L.C. Shaw’s page-turning novel THE NETWORK.  Now, in the highly anticipated follow up THE SILENT CONSPIRACY (Harper…

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October 2020

Virtual author event with Susan Ronald, author of Conde Nast

Wednesday, October 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Join us for a virtual event with author Susan Ronald. The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst. Condé Nast’s life and career was as high profile and glamorous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his…

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Virtual Author Event with Gardener Page Dickey

Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Join us as Page Dickey talks about Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again (from Timber Press,  September 2020) Page has been gardening passionately since her early twenties, and writing about gardening, as well as designing gardens for others, for the last three decades. She has written eight books and edited another. Most of her books concentrate on aspects of garden design such as creating gardens that reflect their settings (Gardens in the Spirit of Place and Breaking Ground) or planning gardens…

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