These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. -Gilbert Highet

Friday, March 6th - 5PM - The Hickory Stick's Not-So-Secret Readers' Society Discusses Splendors & Glooms (Part 2) by Laura Ann Schlitz

Our book club is open to all (suggested age: 8-12) and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525. 

The master puppeteer, Gaspare Grisini, is so expert at manipulating his stringed puppets that they appear alive. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, is spellbound by Grisini’s act and invites him to entertain at her birthday party. Seeing his chance to make a fortune, Grisini accepts and makes a splendidly gaudy entrance with caravan, puppets, and his two orphaned assistants. Read more...

 

Monday, March 9th - 6:30PM - The Hickory Stick Book Club Discusses Someone by Alice McDermott

Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525. 

An ordinary life--its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion--lived by an ordinary, but unforgettable woman: this is the subject of "Someone," Alice McDermott's extraordinary seventh novel. Read more...

 

Sunday, March 22nd - 2PM - Author Signing with Sarah Albee - Why'd They Wear That?

Move over Project Runway. Get ready to chuckle your way through centuries of fashion dos and don'ts! In this humorous and approachable narrative, teens, tweens and even adults will learn about outrageous, politically-perilous, funky, disgusting and even life-threatening creations that people have worn throughout the course of human history. From spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts, Why'd They Wear That? is an illuminating way to look at the social, economic, political, and moral climates throughout history. Read more...

 

 

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