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Mexico Book Discussion Series: Like Water for Chocolate

Monday, June 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: Mexico Monday, May 21, 2018, 2:00 PM: The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea Monday, Jun. 4, 2018, 2:00 PM: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Monday, Jun. 18, 2018, 2:00 PM: Night of Sorrows by Frances Sherwood This is a book discussion featuring fictional books […]

Author visit with Michelle Gable, The Summer I Met Jack

Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our fifth annual Local Author Festival kicks off with author Michelle Gable, here to share her new novel about one of Jack Kennedy’s love affairs.

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Teen Friday Movie Day: INCREDIBLES

Friday, June 8 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Teen Movie Friday: Fri. June 8th, from 2:40-4:35 PM. Movie is PG and runs 1 hour and 55 minutes. Teens in Grades 7-12 are welcome to the drop in to the Teen Room to snack and watch the movie INCREDIBLES. Smalls snacks for teens watching the movie.

John Adams

Meet John Adams!

Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, their historic relationship from the American Revolution to 1826, the 50th  Anniversary of the United States, a dramatic performance by George Baker. All ages welcome. This is the first event in our “Examining Freedom of the Press” series designed in partnership by the Avon Free Public Library, Avon Historical Society, and Avon Senior Center, with support […]

AFPL Local Author Festival

Local Author Festival: Fiction Author Panel

Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet talented fiction writers! Fiction Author Panel featuring Stephen Kushman, Heidi Ulrich, Lisa Acerbo , Kenneth Passan , Paul J. Nyerick , Wally Wood

Reference Librarian Christine’s Pick

The woman in cabin 10 / Ruth Ware (2015 suspense, F Ware) Assigned to review an exclusive North Sea luxury cruise, travel journalist Lo Blacklock witnesses a woman being thrown overboard and is baffled when all passengers remain accounted for, a nightmare that unravels as Lo struggles to convince everyone that what she saw was […]

Reference Librarian Patrice’s Pick

The marriage of opposites : a novel / Alice Hoffman (2015 historical fiction, F Hoffman) Dreaming of an exotic life in Paris while coming of age in a St. Thomas refugee community, young Rachel is forced to marry a widower before falling scandalously in love and becoming the mother of Impressionist master Camille Pissarro.

Reference Librarian Barbara’s Pick

Niki Jabbour’s veggie garden remix : 224 new plants to shake up your garden and add variety, flavor, and fun / Niki Jabbour  (2018 non-fiction, 635 Jabbour) Presents planting and growing advice for 224 varieties of unusual vegetable and herbs from around the world, including the Cape gooseberry, Middle Eastern molokhia, Asian celtuce, Japanese winter […]

Reference Librarian Christine’s Pick

The power of habit : why we do what we do in life and business / Charles Duhigg (2012 non-fiction, 158.1 Duhigg) Identifies the neurological processes behind behaviors, explains how self-control and success are largely driven by habits, and shares scientifically-based guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits. Save

Reference Librarian Christine’s Pick

The book of hygge : the Danish art of contentment, comfort, and connection / Louisa Thomsen Brits ; photography by Susan Bell (2017 non-fiction, 158.1 Brits) A full-color lifestyle guide to the centuries-old Danish art of togetherness and contentment shares advice for incorporating hygge practices into everyday life, from making coffee together at breakfast and […]

AFPL Farmers Market: grown by farmers. run by librarians.

Farmers Market

Announcing our 2018 summer season vendors! Full season and part season designations will be added soon. Woodland Farms, Glastonbury Oliver’s Olive Oils, West Hartford Wave Hill Breads, Norwalk Shenstone Farm, Glastonbury Tonn’s Orchard, Burlington Rose’s Berry Farm, Glastonbury Bassette Farm, Glastonbury Oma’s Pride, Avon Better Baking by Beth, Torrington Ridge Runner Soaps, Harwinton Sweet Pea […]

AFPL Local Author Festival

Local Author Festival

This summer’s author line up is ready! The theme for this year’s festival is Inspiration. Our authors will share what inspires them to write, what inspires their characters to act, and anything and everything else related to the theme of discovering and cultivating inspiration. The Avon Library’s Local Author Festival is held each summer from June-August. Writers […]