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Avon - 19th Amendment: A Tale of Suffrage, Sacrifice & Success with Mariann Millard
Posted on: 2020-01-09
What: Avon Library Presents: 19th Amendment: A Tale of Suffrage, Sacrifice & Success with Mariann Millard
Where: Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Snow date: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 2:00 PM
Avon Library Presents: 19th Amendment: A Tale of Suffrage, Sacrifice & Success with Mariann Millard. This presentation is designed to better understand and appreciate how difficult and how long the fight was for all women to become fully-fledged citizens of America.
Free and open to the public. No registration. 

 
Avon - An Afternoon with Historian and Author Tom Shachtman
Posted on: 2020-01-09
What: An Afternoon with Historian and Author Tom Shachtman
Where: The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT
When: Saturday, February 1 at 1:30 pm
Tom Shachtman, historian and author of the forthcoming book THE FOUNDING FORTUNES: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution.
In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman offers an in-depth look at a time when money became as vital as guns in securing victory in the American Revolution and establishing the new republic.
Tom Shachtman is the author of How the French Saved America, and many other histories, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, the Smithsonian, and the Library of Congress. He is a former chairman of The Writers Room in Manhattan, a former trustee of the Connecticut Humanities Council, and an occasional columnist for the Lakeville Journal of Northwest Connecticut. Learn more at www.tomshachtman.com.
Books will be for sale at this event. Co-sponsored by the Avon Library and Avon Historical Society (snow date: Saturday 2/8/20, 1:30 pm). 

 
Simsbury - The Mysterious Pendragon Society
Posted on: 2020-01-03
What: The Mysterious Pendragon Society
Where: The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT
When: Sunday, February 23rd from 1:00-2:30 pm.
Are you ready for a mind-bending adventure combining codebreaking, spy challenges, fantasy writing and epic book discussions? This monthly club takes the best of your favorite book series: The Mysterious Benedict Society, Greenglass House, Artemis Fowl, Book Scavenger and Mr. Lemoncello's Library, and creates fascinating challenges for you each month in the hidden castle meeting room. Solve mysteries, learn secret codes, analyze your favorite books and write your own fantasy stories. Sunday February 23rd from 1:00-2:30 pm. Cost: $20 per meeting. Pre-registration is required.
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Simsbury - Filmmaking, TV Writing & Visual Storytelling for Kids (winter session)
Posted on: 2020-01-03
What: Filmmaking, TV Writing & Visual Storytelling for Kids (winter session)
Where: The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070
When: Sundays starting February 2nd from 3:00-4:30 pm.
Hey kids! Get hands on experience with visual storytelling as you learn all about filmmaking and tv writing! Expand your love of storytelling by learning the writing, photo, and artistic skills to inspire and create visual stories for small video and big screen magic! (Best for grades 5 - 9). Instructor: Pamela Perry Goulardt. Sundays starting February 2nd from 3:00-4:30 pm. Cost: $250 for 8 weeks. Pre-registration is required.
To register click here! 

 
Simsbury - Fictional Feasts: A Book & Food Pairing Club
Posted on: 2020-01-03
What: Fictional Feasts: A Book & Food Pairing Club
Where: The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070
When: Sunday February 23rd from 3:30-5:00 pm
From Harry Potter's chocolate frogs, to Anne of Green Gables' raspberry cordial, to the Turkish Delight from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, classic literature is filled with iconic foods. Join the Storyteller's Cottage on the 4th Sunday of each month for a merry and nostalgic book & food pairing based on your favorite books! A cross between a book club and a tea party, Fictional Feasts celebrates the beloved novels that we all know and love (so you won't have to commit to reading a new book each month). Immerse yourself in a cherished favorite novel. Chat about the story and sample its quintessential cuisine. (Designed for ages 14 - adult). Sunday February 23rd from 3:30-5:00 pm. Cost: $10 online; $15 at the door. Pre-register or pay at the door
To register click here! 

 
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