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Atrium, First Floor Reference Area

281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

May 2019

an EPIC SHEET CAKE PARTY

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Patrice Celli is retiring! Join us for a celebration with sheet cake in the atrium to wish her well.

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June 2019

Meet Author Amy Meyerson

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Meet author Amy Myerson! She is visiting to promote her book, The Bookshop of Yesterdays. A woman inherits a beloved bookstore in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading.

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2019 CTDA Open Meeting

Monday, June 17, 2019
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join the us at the Avon Free Public Library on June 17th for the 2019 CTDA Open Meeting! Come hear from the CTDA and other archivists, curators, and librarians about digital heritage projects created in Connecticut.

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July 2019

Meet author Ellen LaCorte

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

The Perfect Fraud is a Summer 2019 Best Book, as selected by Publishers Weekly Motherhood is tough. But then, so is daughterhood. When we first meet Claire, she’s living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and ducking calls from her mother.  Her mom is a world class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn’t want her to discover the truth. Claire works in the family business and calls herself a psychic, but she doesn’t really have “the gift”…

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August 2019

CANCELLED: Paris! Sera Toujours Paris! with Carole Rothschild

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

This program has been cancelled. Paris! Sera Toujours Paris! with Carole Rothschild Thursday, August 15 at 2 PM Carole Rothschild, a native French speaker and teacher, will introduce you to Paris and help you plan your next trip to the French capital! Her program includes recommendations for places to dine and shop and sights to see in and around the City of Light. Learn a few basic French phrases and enter drawings for door prizes.

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September 2019

Current Events Club

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Poets on Poetry

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors
October 10: William Carlos Williams moderated by Mark Sheridan
November 14: Rita Dove moderated by Maria Sassi
December 12: Jane Kenyon moderated by Christine Beck

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Avon Churches Book Launch: 200 Years in the Making at Two Historic Meetinghouses

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us for a presentation by Marj Bender, Nora Howard and Jeannie Parker, local residents and co-authors, who began their research two years ago. Their completed book, A Tale of Two Meetinghouses and Their Communities,  celebrates the 200th anniversaries of the West Avon Congregational Church meetinghouse (founded 1751, meetinghouse built 1818) and of the Avon Congregational Church’s founding and the building of its meetinghouse (both 1819). Books are $30.00 and all proceeds support the printing of the book, which has…

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Cancelled: Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute presents Concussion: What You Should Know

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

This event has been cancelled due to low registration. This event is not sponsored by the Avon Library.

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October 2019

Poets on Poetry

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors
October 10: William Carlos Williams moderated by Mark Sheridan
November 14: Rita Dove moderated by Maria Sassi
December 12: Jane Kenyon moderated by Christine Beck

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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November 2019

Current Events Club

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Color Your Stress Away

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Coloring for Adults! Relax. Create. Color. Express yourself. Meet new people. De-stress. Enjoy coloring in the Library Atrium on Wednesdays in November and December from 2:00-3:30pm No need to register. No need to stay for the whole time. Come to one session or all of them.  All supplies provided. 

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Color Your Stress Away

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Coloring for Adults! Relax. Create. Color. Express yourself. Meet new people. De-stress. Enjoy coloring in the Library Atrium on Wednesdays in November and December from 2:00-3:30pm No need to register. No need to stay for the whole time. Come to one session or all of them.  All supplies provided. 

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Poets on Poetry

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors
October 10: William Carlos Williams moderated by Mark Sheridan
November 14: Rita Dove moderated by Maria Sassi
December 12: Jane Kenyon moderated by Christine Beck

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Create Holiday Cards

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Registration is closed for this event.

One of the many joys of the Holiday season is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love. Join Sue Bernier and create 3 Holiday cards using Stampin's Up rubber stamps and paper.  

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Color Your Stress Away

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Coloring for Adults! Relax. Create. Color. Express yourself. Meet new people. De-stress. Enjoy coloring in the Library Atrium on Wednesdays in November and December from 2:00-3:30pm No need to register. No need to stay for the whole time. Come to one session or all of them.  All supplies provided. 

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Color Your Stress Away

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Coloring for Adults! Relax. Create. Color. Express yourself. Meet new people. De-stress. Enjoy coloring in the Library Atrium on Wednesdays in November and December from 2:00-3:30pm No need to register. No need to stay for the whole time. Come to one session or all of them.  All supplies provided. 

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December 2019

Color Your Stress Away

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Coloring for Adults! Relax. Create. Color. Express yourself. Meet new people. De-stress. Enjoy coloring in the Library Atrium on Wednesdays in November and December from 2:00-3:30pm No need to register. No need to stay for the whole time. Come to one session or all of them.  All supplies provided. 

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Create Holiday Cards

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Registration is closed for this event.

Holiday greetings

One of the many joys of the Holiday season is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love. Join Sue Bernier and create 3 Holiday cards using Stampin's Up rubber stamps and paper.  

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Color Your Stress Away

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Coloring for Adults! Relax. Create. Color. Express yourself. Meet new people. De-stress. Enjoy coloring in the Library Atrium on Wednesdays in November and December from 2:00-3:30pm No need to register. No need to stay for the whole time. Come to one session or all of them.  All supplies provided. 

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Poets on Poetry

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

September 12: Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors
October 10: William Carlos Williams moderated by Mark Sheridan
November 14: Rita Dove moderated by Maria Sassi
December 12: Jane Kenyon moderated by Christine Beck

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Current Events Club Postponed until 12/18

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Color Your Stress Away

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Coloring for Adults! Relax. Create. Color. Express yourself. Meet new people. De-stress. Enjoy coloring in the Library Atrium on Wednesdays in November and December from 2:00-3:30pm No need to register. No need to stay for the whole time. Come to one session or all of them.  All supplies provided. 

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January 2020

Chai Tea Day

Wednesday, January 15 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Stop by anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm for a cup of authentic Indian Chai Tea made by Library Board member, Amee Mody! Copies of Amee's special family recipe will be provided.

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, January 28 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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February 2020

Current Events Club

Tuesday, February 4 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, November 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday Morning! 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds.  The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of  conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents.

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Create Valentine’s Day Cards – Rescheduled

Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Registration is closed for this event.

One of the many joys of the Valentine's Day is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love.  Join Sue Bernier and create beautiful Valentine cards. You will use rubber stamps, ink and Stampin' Up products to create your cards. Create Valentine's Day Cards - Rescheduled for Thursday - February 13, 2020 - 6:30PM Program For Adults Only  Registration Required   

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Create Valentine’s Day Cards

Friday, February 7 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Registration is closed for this event.

One of the many joys of the Valentine's Day is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love.  Join Sue Bernier and create beautiful Valentine cards. You will use rubber stamps, ink and Stampin' Up products to create your cards. Program For Adults Only  Registration Required 

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An afternoon with author Alexander Tilney

Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

St. James is an exclusive New England boarding school known for grooming generations of leaders. Ben Weeks is a true insider: his ancestors helped found St. James, his older brother taught him all the slang, and he’s just won a national championship in squash. But his parents have gone bankrupt and can’t pay his tuition, and his roommate Ahmed Al-Khaled, the son of a fabulously wealthy Dubai sheik, can’t navigate the unspoken rules of New England blue bloods. The Expectations is…

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Create Valentine’s Day Cards

Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Registration is closed for this event.

One of the many joys of the Valentine’s Day is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love.  Join Sue Bernier and create beautiful Valentine cards. You will use rubber stamps, ink and Stampin’ Up products to create your cards. Program For Adults Only  Registration Required 

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March 2020

The Presidents: an analysis through print and film

Wednesday, March 11 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

2020 is an election year! Let's talk politics. Film discussions will be lead by Bob Kagan, professor of Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. Bob facilitates the international film series, as well other cinema related programming throughout the year at the Avon Library. Book discussions will be led by Stephen McGrath, adjunct History Professor at Central Connecticut State University who has led numerous history-focused book discussions at the Avon Library. His most recent…

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POSTPONED INDEFINITELY: Poets on Poetry: Galway Kinnell

Thursday, March 12 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Galway Kinnell moderated by Maria Sassi Maria Sassi will present Galway Kinnell, his early years with Scottish and Irish parents. Kinnell produced eleven books of poetry, three books of prose and many translations including Rilke.  He received the Pulitzer for his Selected Poems and also the National Book award.  His early work involved procreation and immortality. But later he states his work became “looser…

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POSTPONED INDEFINITELY: Archaeological finds within the Farmington Valley

Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely.   Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, and Founder and Director of Farmington River Valley Archaeology Project, will share stories of the ancient people of the Farmington Valley, as discovered through various archeological projects. Learn about the numerous digs that have been completed in the area; find out what a “chert” is, and hear tales of villages, hunting encampments, and quarries use by the…

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