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WATERTOWN — The Friends of the Watertown Library is sponsoring two discussion groups, the Mystery Book Club and the Friends Reading Group, both hosted by Robin Osborn, a retired Taft instructor.

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WOODBURY — The Book and Movie series returns for the fall with “Random Harvest” at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 19, to the Woodbury Public Library at 269 Main St. South.

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library will host its annual Book Sale at the Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 8 in front of the library, 248 Main St.

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WOODBURY — Woodbury author Walt Dierks will share his newly published book, “Fragments, World War II: A Kid in Brooklyn,” in a book talk and signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 10 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South.

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NAUGATUCK — Howard Whittemore Library, 243 Church St., will offer several programs for children and adults in August.

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OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older.

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SOUTHBURY — Southbury resident DeAnne C. Gauya is a contributor to “The Beauty of Authenticity — Embracing Your Truth to Live a Life of Meaning, Purpose and Grace,” a new book celebrating the wisdom and spirit of women around the globe.

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OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older.

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LITCHFIELD — Michele G. Murelli, M.A., will present Art is Powerful Medicine: An Altered Book Workshop, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd. Participants will be given the opportunity to express experiences and…

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OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older. All events take place at the Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services at 311 Falls Ave.

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THOMASTON — An adult book discussion group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Thomaston Public Library, 248 Main St.

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WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum will host a book talk and signing with author Charles McNair, M.D., for his book “Soldiers of a Foreign War: A Novel of Vietnam” at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14 at 63 Prospect St. 

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library will host a kick-off for the “Say Aloha to Books Summer Reading Program” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will host internationally acclaimed poet Susan Kinsolving for a reading and signing of her book “Peripheral Vision” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in the Wykeham Room, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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MORRIS — Little Free Library Stewards Rose Buckens and Jo Ann Jaacks will host a tag sale fundraiser for their nonprofit Little Free Library at StoneHill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at 118 West St.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will host international best-selling author Wendy Walker to discuss and sign her latest novel “The Night Before” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 in the Wykeham Room, 5 Wykeham Rd. 

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THOMASTON — Resident John Charles Duffany has written a children’s book titled “Duck Talk.” Mr. Duffany was a language arts teacher in elementary and middle schools for 34 years and his wife, Kathleen, was formerly an elementary school teacher. The father of three, Mr. Duffany, who has been …

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THOMASTON — The adult book club will discuss its next selection, “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 on the second-floor meeting room at the Thomaston Public Library, 248 Main St.

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WOODBURY — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a book signing for “Loving Mother Dolores,” a book written by local author Ree Howell, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the church, 294 Main St. South. Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, of the Abbey of Regina Laudis will be the featured speaker. Free r…

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MORRIS — The Fiction Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28.

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WATERTOWN — John Trumbull Primary School hosted a Kindness Assembly on Friday, April 26. The school invited local resident and author Rocco Calabrese to speak to students about kindness and his book “Madeline’s Wonderful Reading Adventure.” Students at John Trumbull have been reading “Madeli…

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WATERTOWN — Author Cindy Eastman will host a one-day writing retreat exclusively for women seeking to jumpstart their writing practice from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Princeton Venture Hub, ​27 Siemon Company Dr.

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MORRIS — Marty Podskoch, the author of “The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut,” will present and sign books at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Morris Public Library, 4 North St.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society will host Paul Hicks at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Tapping Reeve Law School, 82 South St.

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THOMASTON — A monthly book club will discuss “The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Thomaston Public Library, 248 Main St.

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MORRIS — The Morris Public Library will host the Mystery Book Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the library, 4 North St.

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WATERBURY — In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Shrine of St. Anne for Mothers, the women of the church have issued “The Shrine of St. Anne Cookbook,” a collection of 496 recipes, most from French Canadian kitchens.

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BETHLEHEM — The Abbey of Regina Laudis will celebrate the publication of “The Artist Remembers: Mother Placid and the Stations of the Cross,” with a book launch and signing from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, 1 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot.

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SOUTHBURY — Award-winning actor J.T. Turner will perform his one-man show, “Robert Frost — Light and Dark,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Arts Escape, 88 Main St. South. 

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CHESHIRE — The Connecticut Accordian Association and the American Accordianists’ Association will present Accordian Stories From the Heart at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Waverly Tavern, 286 Maple Ave. 

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Children’s author Sarah Albee visited Thomaston Center School on the morning of Friday, March 15. During an interactive talk in the auditorium, she explained to fourth, fifth and sixth graders how she gets the ideas for her non-fiction children’s books, many of which deal with the history of…

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WATERTOWN — The Oakville Branch Library will offer a story time and craft activity at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, March 6 and continuing every Wednesday through April 10. 

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OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older. All events take place at the Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services at 311 Falls Ave.

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WATERTOWN — The Friends of the Watertown Library is sponsoring two discussion groups, the Mystery Book Club and the Friends Reading Group, both hosted by Robin Osborn, retired Taft instructor.

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library will host its annual Book, Basket and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 on the main floor of the library, 248 Main St. 

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WOODBURY — Tovah Martin, an avid gardener indoors and out, will present a lecture on “The Garden in Every Sense and Season” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, for members and guests of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club.

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WATERBURY — In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Shrine of St. Anne for Mothers, the women of the church have issued “The Shrine of St. Anne Cookbook,” a collection of 496 recipes, most from French Canadian kitchens.