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  • Staff Picks, September 14, 2017

    Technical Service Librarian Jessica’s Pick:

    Not my father’s son : a memoir / Alan Cumming (2014 biography, 92 Cumming)
    In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.



    Circulation Assistant Holly’s Pick:

    The peach keeper : A Novel / Sarah Addison Allen (2011 downloadable fiction, Overdrive downloadable)
    Willa Jackson of Walls of Water, North Carolina, has lately learned that an old classmate–socialite do-gooder Paxton Osgood–of the very prominent Osgood family, has restored her family’s Blue Ridge Madam home to its former glory, with plans to open a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton, found buried beneath the lone peach tree on the property is found, Willa and Paxton must confront the dangerous passions and tragic betrayals that once bound their families.


    Reference Librarian Cyndi’s Pick:

    The playdate : a novel/ Louise Millar(2012 fiction book call# F Millar)
    When Callie moved into her new neighborhood, she thought it would be easy to fit in. The other parents have been strangely hostile, though, and her frail daughter Rae is finding it impossible to make friends. Suzy, with her rich husband and her three energetic children, has been the only one to reach out, although their friendship has recently felt inexplicably strained. Now the police have suggested that someone dangerous may be living in their neighborhood, and the atmosphere feels even more toxic. Then there’s the matter of Callie’s ex-husband, and the shocking truth behind their divorce . . . a truth that she would do anything to hide.

  • Staff Picks, Sept. 6th, 2017

    Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick:

    The Devil Wears Prada book coverThe Devil wears Prada / Lauren Weisberger  (2003 fiction book, F Weisberger)

    A small-town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college, Andrea Sachs is delighted when she is hired for her dream job as assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful, high-profile editor of Runway magazine, one of the world’s premier fashion publications, until she discovers that she has been hired by the boss from hell.

    Administrative Assistant Leona Mae’s Pick:

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie book coverThe sweetness at the bottom of the pie : a Flavia de Luce mystery / Alan Bradley (2010 mystery, call# M Bradley)

    Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is murdered on the grounds of her family’s decaying English mansion and Flavia’s father becomes the main suspect.

    Anonymous Reference Librarian’s Pick:

    The Art Forger book coverThe art forger / a novel by B.A. Shapiro (2012 fiction book call# F Shapiro)

    Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal–her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum–she says yes. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn’t tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy. This knowledge is Claire’s lifeline when the finished forgery is discovered, Aiden and then Claire are both arrested, and only she can save them.

  • Help Wanted: Library Page

    Library Page:

    • The Library Page shelves materials in the Adult Department.
    • Scheduled hours are on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (2 hours per day).
    • 6 hours per week, $ 10.10 per hour, no benefits.

    Application deadline is Thursday, 9/21/2017.

    EOE, M/F.

    Please send completed Town of Avon application (find it here) and letter of interest to:

    Patricia Valsecchi
    Avon Free Public Library
    281 Country Club Road
    Avon, CT 06001

    DEADLINE: Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Help us plan tech programs at the library!

    We’d like your help in designing computer and technology programs at the library!
    Please take our survey, which will be open until September 18, 2017.

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  • Farmers Market 2017

    Thank you to our vendors for a wonderful market season!

    We’ll see you in November for the holiday market!


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