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Pequot Library

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the Humanities to our Community

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Adult Programs

The unique and popular Meet the Author series began in the 1990’s and brings many award-winning authors to Pequot Library.  Authors speak for 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

Rich Cohen, Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football
Sunday, September 21, 2014  4pm

B.A. Shapiro, The Art Forger
Sunday, March 16, 2014  4:00pm

Duff McDonald, The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and its Secret Influence on American Business
Sunday, February 16, 2014   4:00 pm

Dan Burstein, Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown
Sunday, January 12, 2014     4:00 pm

Eve LaPlante, Marmee & Louisa
Sunday, November 17, 2013   4:00 pm

Vernona Gomez, Lefty: An American Odyssey
Sunday, October 6, 2013   4:00 pm

James Prosek, Ocean Fishes
A collaboration between the Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound Annual Meeting and Pequot Library's Meet the Author program.
Sunday, September 29, 2013   1:00 - 3:00 pm

Refreshments following each lecture.

Previous Meet the Authors:
John Dunn, Loopers: a Caddie's Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey
Julie Salamon, Wendy and the Lost Boys: the Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein
Susan Fales-Hill, Imperfect Bliss


Beyond the Book Club

February 2014: Midwifery
Movie: Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm; A Midwife's Tale & Call the Midwife
Presentation: Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 6 pm; Jane Adams presented by Dr. Mona Garcia
Book Discussion: Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 7 pm; A Midwife's Tale (Ulrich) & Book of Ages (Lepore)

April 2014: Women Explorers
Movie: Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm; The Endurance
Book Discussion: Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 7 pm; Polar Wives (Herbert) & Cinnamon and Gunpowder (Brown)

November 2013: Art: Women in the 19th Century
Book Discussion: Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism by Megan Marshall
The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine - Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary by Jennie Uglow
September 2013: History: Civil War
Movie: Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm; The Conspirator
Book Discussion: Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Widow of the South by Robert HIcks
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin

One Book, One Town

What if every person in town read the same book . . . and then came together to discuss it?

2014 selection is: A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbettthe house in the sky
Read review here.

Pequot Library Book Discussion led by Janet Hartwell here.

Signature Event Author Talk at Quick Center here.

Previous One Book, One Town choices:

2013 - R. J. Palacio's Wonder
2012 - Allan Wolf's The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
2011 - Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals
2010 - Luis Alberto Urrea's Into the Beautiful North
2009 - Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret
2008 - Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea


Green Initiative

Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound Annual Meeting in collaboration with Pequot Library's Meet the Author program.
Sunday, September 29, 2013   1:00 - 3:00 pm
Author, artist and naturalist James Prosek will be speaking on his recent book, Ocean Fishes.

Connecticut Audubon Society Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2013   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Keynote speaker Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D., director of the Yale Project on Climate Change

Pequot Library is dedicated to preserving the environment and has collaborated with the Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm, Aspetuck Land Trust, Connecticut Audubon Society, the Fairfield Green Food Guide, Wildlife in Crisis, Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration and others to encourage community interest in 'going green'.

At the Library, we have 8 recycling bins for everyday use and we have a special bin for corrugated boxes. We also recycle books in different ways: through the Book Sales which give new homes to used books and by selling books that we cannot use to a company that finds homes for the books or recycles the paper.

The Library also has a garden, for our resident rabbit, so she can have fresh greens during the summer months.