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February 2019

The Hate U Give: a community discussion

Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, brings to life many of the issues that have plagued communities for many years and continue today. The author, Angie Thomas, set a foundation for rich discussion about systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, the Black Lives Matter movement, the battle for justice, white privilege, activism in contemporary America, and diverse family structures. We will discuss these issues as they relate to the characters’ lives and our own realities. Martha Brackeen-Harris will lead this…

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday morning, until we run out of news... 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room (if available) on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: Bring a topic you’d like to discuss! The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Hamilton Freeman, Avon resident. Bring…

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March 2019

Current Events Club

Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday morning, until we run out of news... 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room (if available) on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: Bring a topic you’d like to discuss! The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Hamilton Freeman, Avon resident. Bring…

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The Color of Law: roundtable book discussion

Thursday, March 7 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear…

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Garden Club Meeting & Book program

Monday, March 11 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Garden Club meeting and lunch; Tina shares garden books from the collection with guests  

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, March 12 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday morning, until we run out of news... 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room (if available) on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: Bring a topic you’d like to discuss! The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Hamilton Freeman, Avon resident. Bring…

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, March 19 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday morning, until we run out of news... 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room (if available) on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: Bring a topic you’d like to discuss! The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Hamilton Freeman, Avon resident. Bring…

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Find your oasis in the overwhelm: 60-second Sanity Strategies with Millie Grenough

Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Looking for calm in the chaos? Don’t have time to get yourself on track? These 60-second strategies will help you take control, be healthier and happier, at work and at home. Session led by Millie Grenough

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, March 26 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Join us every Tuesday morning, until we run out of news... 11:00 am in the atrium or conference room (if available) on the first floor of the Avon Library How this group works: Bring a topic you’d like to discuss! The topics will be voted on by the members present at the session, and the top two will be discussed that morning. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Hamilton Freeman, Avon resident. Bring…

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Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire (Performance & Talk)

Wednesday, March 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Many women fought against getting the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue, written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe, back in 1912. “Woman suffrage is the reform against nature,” declares Howe’s unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine. A post-performance lecture puts her zany arguments in historical context.

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April 2019

Zora Neale Hurston!

Tuesday, April 16 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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This event was initially scheduled in February. Then it snowed. So now it's in April!

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May 2019

Author Panel: Renee Rosen, Chanel Cleeton, Susan Meissner

Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Enjoy a visit from three talented writers: Renee Rosen, Chanel Cleeton, and Susan Meissner Enjoy mocktails on our patio Win gift packs of the author's books Hear an author panel discussion Visit each author for a book signing  

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Author Alafair Burke

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Alafair Burke is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author  of seventeen novels. Her newest title, The Better Sister, releases on 4/19/2019. Join us for a wonderful author visit!  

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Murder for Mother’s Day! Author event with Liv Constantine

Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Atrium, First Floor Reference Area, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States

Bring your mother. Bring your best friend. Trespass through murderous munchies while we investigate the motivations behind the new thriller by the author of  The Last Mrs. Parrish. About The Last Time I Saw You: Kate English’s mother Lily is dead, the victim of a  brutal attack in her tony suburban Baltimore home. Overwhelmed by grief, Kate is trying to hold it together for the sake of her newly widowed father and her own husband and young child.  When her former high school…

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The Tinseltown Inventor: Meet Hedy Lamarr!

Monday, May 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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A special dramatic performance. More details soon.

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QPR Training: Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Question. Persuade. Refer. Three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: recognize the warning signs of suicide know how to offer hope know how to get help and save a life This free 90-Minute training will be run by Justine Ginsberg, BSN, RN Justine is the Community Health Coordinator and Program Director – RGH for Farmington Valley Health District.  If you are a Parent, Caregiver, Veteran, Educator, Teenager, or a compassionate…

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Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Is Hedy Lamarr a smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic Samson and Delilah? Or a demure and professionally clad inventor, embarking on scientific ideas that were generations ahead of her time?

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Everything you need to know about hoarding

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Offsite: Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd.
Avon, Connecticut 06001
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Everything you need to know about hoarding Thursday, May 16, 2019,  6:30-8:00 PM Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd., Avon, CT 06001 David Tolin, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.  He is the author of over 150 scientific journal articles, as well as several books including Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. His research is…

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Succulents: The Latest Craze in Plants!

Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Succulents are the trendiest plants around! They offer a wonderful array of colors and textures and are easy to grow both indoors and out. Learn about these popular plants from renowned garden designer Sally Killips. The program will be held in the Library Community Room. Open to all, free of charge, and no registration necessary. Other programs in the garden series: Thursday, June 6 @ 1:30 pm - Container Gardening: Ornamentals and Vegetables Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm -…

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June 2019

Meet Lucy Stone

Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Dramatic performance. More details soon!

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Author Wendy Walker!

Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Author Wendy Walker visits to launch her new book!

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Author Mary Kay Andrews

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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YUP, you read that correctly!!! A very exciting author event with the queen of summer~!

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Eleanor Roosevelt event

Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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dramatic event with the first lady!

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July 2019

Farmers Market

Monday, July 1 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 8 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 15 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 22 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, July 29 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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August 2019

A Prayer for Owen Meany discussion

Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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It's the 30th anniversary of the publication of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany. We'll discuss the role of fate and free will as seen in this story.  Discussion will be led by Marc Dursin, Local Author and English teacher at Glastonbury High. More details soon!

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 5 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 12 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 19 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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Farmers Market

Monday, August 26 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Library Parking Lot, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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Join us in the library's parking lot each Monday in July and August for the best in local produce and CT grown products. The farmers market is rain or shine, 3pm-6pm.

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