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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop will welcome New York Times bestselling author Julie Metz to discuss her latest novel, “Eva and Eve,” an unforgettable account of her late mother’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Austria and the parallels she sees in present-d…

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop will host debut author, Mary Dixie Carter to discuss her recently published thriller, “The Photographer” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 via Zoom.

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MIDDLEBURY — Katy Wolff of Westport, a senior at Westover School, has won second place for poetry in this year’s Thornton Wilder Writing Competition for her poem “Meadow Mine,” the sixth consecutive time a Westover student has received a poetry award in the contest.

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BETHLEHEM — Cookbooks Plus will be featured  at the Bethlehem Friends of the Library summer book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at 32 Main St. South.

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OAKVILLE — The Book Nook will begin featuring different authors each month.

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OAKVILLE — The Friends of the Watertown Library are hosting their annual Half-Price Sale at the Book Nook downstairs at the Oakville Library at 55 Davis St.

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WATERTOWN — The Friends of the Watertown Library are hosting their annual Half-Price Sale at the Book Nook downstairs at the Oakville Library at 470 Main St.

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WATERTOWN — The Friends of the Watertown Library will offer a virtual Mystery Book Club hosted by Robin Osborn at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

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The Woodbury Public Library will host the first of a series bibliocrafts crafting time for adults, Tiny Accordion Books at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 via Zoom. In the first virtual class, learn how to make tiny accordion books. Those interested must register for a tiny book-making kit; all mat…

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The Friends of the Watertown Library are holding their Half Price Sale on all books during the month of April at the Book Nook. Book lovers are welcome to stop in at the new location at 55 Davis St. in Oakville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host metaphysical author Sydney Sherman as she presents the Zoom program, “Understanding Your Aura and Senses,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Library will host a Mystery Book Club virtual program at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month via Zoom, hosted by Robin Osborn.

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“The Adventures of Miss Olyve & Me,” the story of a beautiful, and unusual, friendship between two girls, born 250 years apart, is the work of first-time author R.E. Kensek, a marketing representative at Voices/Town Times, known to one and all as Bob. The young people’s book will be avai…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Library Friends Book Nook will celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday, February 6 at 470 Main St. Visiting the Book Nook is an additional place to celebrate the day. All children’s books are half price. There are many books available. Visitors wi…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Public Library will host a Mystery Book Club - Virtual Program with Robin Osborn at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 17.

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WATERTOWN — The Friends of the Watertown Library have posted new hours of operation for the Book Nook located at the Oakville Branch Library, at 55 Davis St. Temporary hours to open in a Covid-safe environment are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. …

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum plans “Readings From the Archives of the Gunn Historical Museum” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 25, on Zoom. Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus will share the paper, The Three Leavitt Houses and the Leavitt Store by Mary Mitchell Turner in 1921, along with r…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Library will host a virtual Mystery Book Club hosted by Robin Osborn at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The book for January 20 is “Presumption of Guilt” by Archer Mayor. The Mystery Book Club meets at 7  p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. 

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The Friends of the Watertown Library are grateful to Labonne’s Market for their donation of a grocery cart for their newly reopened Book Nook. The cart has made the librarians’ work so much easier as they restock the shelves. Pictured are Book Nook Manager Cis Davidson, left, and volunteer C…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Friends of the Library offer a Mystery Book Club hosted by Robin Osborn at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

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MORRIS — Author and International Coach Claudia Fox will speak about her book “Degrees of Success, Inspiring Stories & Secrets of Success” with Morris Public Library Online, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, via Zoom.

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Friends of the Watertown Library volunteers recently met in preparation for the opening of the Book Nook at the library’s Oakville branch, slated for Wednesday, November 4. The temporary hours to open in a Covid-safe environment are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday…

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WASHINGTON — Steep Rock Association announces the publication and release of “The History of Steep Rock Association: The Jewel in the Crown.” Written by local author and landscape historian Carol Santoleri, the book chronicles the evolution of Steep Rock’s preserves from the original purchas…

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Waterbury Reads recently expanded its program, thanks to a grant from the Watertown Foundation and space from the Waterbury Police Activity League. The Waterbury Reads Book Barn is in the parking lot of the Waterbury Police Activity League, 64 Division St., Waterbury. Watertown Foundation Pr…

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The Friends of the Watertown Library plan to open the Book Nook on Wednesday, November 4. The Book Nook is located downstairs at the Oakville Library, 55 Davis St. As the picture show, the Book Nook is full of wonderful books for all ages. Temporary hours to open in a Covid-safe environment …

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society will host Poetry of the Gardens: A Nature Writing Workshop with Artists Thomasina Levy and Leslie Johnson from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 14 in the Tapping Reeve Meadow, 82 South St. The workshop is sponsored by t…

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LITCHFIELD — A writing weekend, Dragonfly Transformation: Writing Our Way Into the New Normal, will be offered from Friday, September 11, to Sunday, September 13, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library Book Discussion Group will look into four novels that cover aspects of the Black Experience in the United States from the end of World War II to the present. Kent resident Betty Krasne, a writer and retired professor of literature, will lead the discussions.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host a virtual reading of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 3.

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WATERTOWN — Watertown native Virginia Buckingham recently published a memoir titled “On My Watch.” Written over a 13-year period, the book details her life leading up to her appointment as the first woman to head the Massachusetts Port Authority, owner and operator of Logan International Air…

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MORRIS —  Nappy’s Puppets will present an online shadow puppet theater show at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, in celebration of the Morris Public Library’s Summer Reading Finale. The featured show, “Father Goose,” is a modern retelling of nursery rhymes, stories and children’s songs that will …

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WASHINGTON — Laurie Hubelbank, a retired elementary school teacher, will read Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, at the Gunn Children’s Library via Zoom.

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LITCHFIELD — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd., has released a schedule of day programs and retreats for August.

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Board members of the Friends of the Watertown Library met Monday, June 8, to go over plans for the reopening of their new book nook. Due to stringent regulations mandated by the state, it is unknown when this date will occur. Membership renewals will be mailed this month. The Friends said th…

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MIDDLEBURY — Six Westover students have been honored for their poetry by the 2020 Alliance for Young Artists and Writers’ Regional Scholastic Poetry Awards competition, including McKenna Rook, a junior from Morris who was awarded a Gold Key, the highest level of recognition.

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WASHINGTON — ASAP! is extending the deadline for submissions to the Celebration of Young Writers until Thursday, April 30.