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Legendary journalist Lesley Stahl will lead a special one-on-one event with former sex-crimes prosecutor turned BEST – SELLING crime novelist, Linda Fairstein. From the unsolved cases that keep her up at night to college campus assaults — this event takes #metoo to a whole new level.Tickets include signed hardcover copy of her latest hit, DEADFALL. Click here for more information...

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Paradise [Lost] Exhibition

Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018

Open during regular Library hours Paradise [Lost] features a collection of color photographs by Árpád Krizsán, Best in Show winner of Pequot Library's 2017 Art Show. Explore with Krizsán as he scratches past the superficial "to look at the other side or what others wouldn't see, yet finding beauty in all of it." Krizsán's passion...

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Immerse yourself in Spinning a Yarn, a dynamic movement experience created in collaboration between exhibiting artist Analia Segal and artist and performer David Thomson. Performing in a sculpted garment, created by Segal, made of plastic boning—a common material used in clothing for shaping the body, Thomson plays with the shifting modalities of place and relationship to...

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Richard Haas’s fascination with the graceful, austere curves and swooping lines of classical architecture, particularly the skylines of New York City, has resulted in a wealth of masterful artwork, from trompe l'oeil murals 20 stories tall to soft, yet photorealistic paintings. However, long before the birth of his love for architecture, the young Haas harbored a passion for German and...

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The Litchfield Historical Society is hosting a talk with the former Connecticut State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni about his new book The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk, on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia and Itankusun Wanbli lived almost a century apart and came from different Indigenous Nations...

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This event occurs weekly, on Monday.

Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT is pleased to welcome back literary scholar Mark Scarbrough as he leads a five week course The Soul Ajar: An Emily Dickinson Literature Course.  The classes will be Mondays at 10:00am on September 24, October 1, October 15, October 22 and October 29, 2018 in the library’s Wykeham Room.  Participants will read as a class a small selection of the poems...

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Join us for a special evening as Nancy Schuler returns to perform three new plays. Letters Home is actually two short pieces. The first half is a monologue. Meet Margaret Griffin Carey born in 1883 (Nancy’s Irish grandmother).  Margaret tells of leaving Ireland and her days in the U.S. raising a family and then sending her boys off to war. The second half is Teresa Gargiulo Palmento...

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In her new book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech Not Censorship, Nadine Strossen argues that expanding free speech, not limiting it, is the solution for changing the hearts and minds of those who espouse hateful ideologies. We must tolerate all speech even when it supports intolerance, or we may find we've given away our own right to speak against it. ...

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If you only know “Short People” and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” then you don’t know Randy Newman. From his 1968 debut album through the 2017 Grammy-winning Dark Matter (not to mention many of his very popular film soundtracks), Randy Newman has populated his music with characters who reflect the complexities and contradictions of the late 20th and early 21st century United...

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