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WOODBURY — Patrons can express themselves and explore diversity through creative writing with Spoken Word Poet MayaRose from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11, in the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Public Library, 30 Crest Rd., will offer programs for adults and children in August.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host author Ann Leary to discuss her new novel, “The Foundling,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at the library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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Sandy Carlson, Woodbury’s poet laureate, has published poems written during the pandemic, “A Feast” and “Turning,” in Poetry Reading Online, An International Anthology, edited by Chester Civelli and Igor Pop Trajkov of Switzerland. The book is available on Amazon. Ms. Carlson said, “I am mov…

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WOODBURY — Woodbury-area poetry lovers have a new home in the recently formed Orenaug Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will offer An Afternoon of Poetry with Sydney Eddison at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at 269 Main St. South. Ms. Eddison will share selections from her recently published book, “The Sacred Ground of Home: Poems from a Country Life,” which includes poems on…

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ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library will bring its 2022 Summer Reading Program to a close with “Fur, Feathers and Scales” with the Lutz Children’s Museum at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the library, 23 South St.

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SEYMOUR — The Friends of the Seymour Public Library will hold a two-day summer used book sale from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the library, 46 Church St.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will host author Jade Miles to discuss her book “Futuresteading” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at the library, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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WASHINGTON — The Junior Library at Gunn Memorial Library will host a variety of programs for the summer months, including story time programs, summer reading and programs focused on nature, conservation and roles with local environment.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host a drop-in story time and a pajama story time at the library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library will offer a free Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” for children and teens 18 years old and younger at 46 Church St.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host author Marianne Bette, M.D., to discuss her recently published book, “Living With a Grieving Heart,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host gastronaut and food writer Neema Syovata of Modern African Table for a delicious look into the versatility of coconut milk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at 269 Main St. South.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host teens grades 6 to 8 for the first Middle School Nutmeg Nominee Book Club from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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WASHINGTON — The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host Lisa Taddeo to read from her short story collection, “Ghost Lover,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Judy Black Memorial Park, 1 Green Hill Rd.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will host a short story discussion group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, via Zoom.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Public Library will host author Celia Ryker to discuss “Walking Home: Trail Stories” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the library, 32 Main St. South.

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NEWTOWN — The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library will be unavailable to accept any donated items from Monday, June 20 through Sunday, July 17. During this temporary pause, Friends’ volunteers will be busy with the 46th annual Book Sale, to be held July 8-12 at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trad…

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The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown are calling a temporary hiatus on donations while they prepare for the July book sale. Shown processing books are Friends’ volunteers Annemarie Roller, Nancy Godino, Jane Gatenby, Sue Paquette, Joanne Anthony, and Pat Poli. 

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WASHINGTON — Librarians from the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will be at the Washington Senior Center, 6 Bryan Hall Plaza, to offer one-on-one technical assistance to seniors with personal devices this June.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library offers Drop-In Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and PJ Storytime at 6 p.m. Thursdays.

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SEYMOUR — The Friends of the Seymour Public Library will hold a used book sale at the library from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the lower level at 46 Church St.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library’s monthly short story group will meet virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, to discuss two stories.

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BRIDGEWATER — The Burnham Library will host poet Desiree Alvarez from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the library, 62 Main St. South.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department has posted May programs at the library for children at 100 Poverty Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host three read alouds and activities for elementary school children and their caregivers to highlight mental health awareness month, 100 Poverty Rd.