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Saturday, October 5th at 4pm - Elissa Altman in conversation with Dani Shapiro - Motherland

How can a mother and daughter who love (but don’t always like) each other coexist without driving each other crazy? After surviving a traumatic childhood in nineteen-seventies New York and young adulthood living in the shadow of her flamboyant mother, Rita, a makeup-addicted former television singer, Elissa Altman has managed to build a very different life, settling in Connecticut with her wife of nearly twenty years. After much time, therapy, and wine, Elissa is at last in a healthy place, still orbiting around her mother but keeping far enough away to preserve the stable, independent world she has built as a writer and editor. Then Elissa is confronted with the unthinkable: Rita, whose days are spent as a flâneur, traversing Manhattan from the Clinique counters at Bergdorf to Bloomingdale’s and back again, suffers an incapacitating fall, leaving her completely dependent upon her daughter. Read more...




Sunday, October 6th at 2pm - Author Discussion & Signing with Mona Bijoor - Startups and Downs

Start-Ups and Downs: The Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs shares the wisdom of one entrepreneur who successfully disrupted an entire industry but felt as if she was never prepared for what came next. Mona Bijoor has created a guidebook for navigating the process, from pitching with power to coping with competition, with inspiring stories from respected entrepreneurs, including Nat Turner, cofounder and CEO of Flatiron Health; Courtney Nichols Gould, founder and co-CEO of SmartyPants Vitamins; and Stephen Kuhl, cofounder and CEO of Burrow, intended to lift up anyone determined to keep pushing forward. Read more...





Saturday, October 19th at 2pm - Children's Book Signing with Wendell Minor - Hi, I'm Norman

This beautifully illustrated, first-person narrative explores Rockwell’s life in episodes based on important moments in American history. Norman Rockwell is not only a great American artist, but he also successfully chronicled two generations of American life, making him one of the most beloved and well-known American artists of all time. Read more...






Thursday, September 26th at 7pm - Open Mic Night at 9 Main Bakery & Deli

Join us for an evening of poetry, music, and more original work from local writers and performers.

Doors open and sign-ups begin at 6:30, performances start at 7.

Refreshments will be provided by 9 Main Bakery & Deli.





Storytime Every Saturday at Noon!

Join us for a storytime every Saturday at noon, complete with songs, games, activities, and of course, a great story!
The target age group is 2-5-years-old, but all ages are welcome!
Questions? Call 860.868.0525

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