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A well-known attorney-turned-author and Bethlehem native will attend the Bethlehem Christmas Festival on Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7. David M. Melesky, who practiced as an attorney in several states before turning to writing, has written six books, four of which are humorous fictio…

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WOODBURY — The Children’s Department of the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South, will host a number of events in December:

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library has several events for children and young adults scheduled for December.

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NAUGATUCK — The Howard Whittemore Library will host several events for adults and seniors in December.

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DERBY — Author, photographer and lecturer Kevin Woyce will give a presentation on his book, “Santa’s Hometown,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 18 at the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave.

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NAUGATUCK — The Howard Whittemore Library will host its third annual Children’s Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7.

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WASHINGTON — Children’s author Marilyn Singer will sign copies of her new books “Wild in the Streets: 20 Poems of City Animals” and “Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? Poems About White House Pets” at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 30 at The Hickory Stick Bookshop.

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ROXBURY — The Friends of the Roxbury Library will open its used book store, The Next Chapter, for extended hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 7, for the second annual Holiday Book Sale.

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WOODBURY — Author Eric Judge will offer a PowerPoint presentation highlighting information from his recently published book, “Out of Town Landlord,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 23 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. 

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang, authors of “Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth About What’s Actually Good for You” will discuss and sign their book at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Rd.

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DERBY — Women’s Forum, a literary and history-minded discussion group, will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, November 18, at the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave.

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BROOKFIELD — The Friends of the Brookfield Library will host its annual Book Sale and Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at the Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Board of Trustees of the Woodbury Public Library has organized a subcommittee to update the Library Strategic Plan, intended to guide library operations, direction and decisions for the next three to five years.

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WASHINGTON — Judy Delorenzo will discuss “From Chronically Ill to Vibrantly Well: Recovery Through a Plant-Based Diet” at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 10, in the Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Rd.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Historical Society in conjunction with the C.H. Booth Library, will host a presentation by John Cilio examining D-Day, the Allied Forces’ Invasion of Normandy, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, in the meeting room of the C. H. Booth Library.

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OXFORD — The Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Rd., will host several events in November, including job-networking events, book clubs and health talks.

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OXFORD — The Friends of the Library in Oxford will accept donations of gently used hardcover and paperback books from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at the Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Rd.

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SEYMOUR —  Ghost hunter and author Jeff Belanger, one of New England’s foremost storytellers and researchers of folklore and legends, will present Ghosts and Legends, a free program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 5 at the Seymour Public Library, 46 Church St.

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NAUGATUCK — The Howard Whittemore Memorial Library, located at 243 Church St., has planned a variety of activities in November.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library has several programs for children and young adults planned for November.

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KENT — Kent Memorial Library and House of Books will host a reception to celebrate the publication of “Edison” by Edmund Morris from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2 at House of Books, 4 North Main St.

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KENT — Henry Kissinger, who served as secretary of state and national security advisor under the Nixon and Ford administrations, will sign copies of “Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy and Leadership” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9, in the Reading Room…

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WASHINGTON — The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a book signing with Suzanne Staubach, author of “A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26.

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SEYMOUR — The next book sale at the Seymour Public Library, located at 46 Church St., will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 26.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host author Walt Dierks talking about childhood and coming of age during World War II from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 in the Kingsley Room, 100 Poverty Rd.

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WASHINGTON — Aimee Pozorski will lead a discussion on the New York Times bestseller “Where the Crawdads Sing” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 at the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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WASHINGTON — Local author Betty Krasne of Kent will have a conversation about her latest novel, “The Good Life?” with Washington resident Diana Varlay at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 at the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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WASHINGTON — Children’s book illustrator Wendell Minor will sign copies of his newest book, “Hi, I’m Norman,” a biography of Norman Rockwell written by Robert Burleigh, at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19.

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NAUGATUCK — The Howard Whittemore Library will host several activities for October including book club meet up, open house and a seminar.

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OXFORD — The Oxford Public Library will host a variety of activities throughout October that includes lectures, workshops, book clubs and more at 49 Great Oak Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will continue its book and movie series with a presentation of “Can You Ever Forgive Me? Memoirs of a Literary Forger” by Lee Israel, led by discussion leader Marla Martin at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library will host author and photographer Matthew Duman, who will present a slide show and book talk at 6 p.m. Monday, October 7, at the Hodge Memorial Library, 4 North St. Mr. Duman’s slideshow will cover his quest to uncover sculptures hidden in plain sight on …

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library is looking for community input as the board and staff prepare to rewrite the library’s strategic plan.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library, located at 46 Church St., will host a mystery book club for adults beginning 11 a.m. Thursday, October 10.

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SEYMOUR— The Seymour Public Library, 46 Church St., will host several programs for children and young adults in October.

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ROXBURY — Three poets, Davyne Verstandig, Dimitri Rimsky and J.E.A. Wallace, will read from their work at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 28, at the Hodge Memorial Library, 4 North St.

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DERBY — The Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. hosts the Evening Book Club, moderated by Patricia Sweeney, Ph.D.

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LITCHFIELD — The Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center will host a discussion on “The Divine Milieu” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 21 at 229 East Litchfield Rd. 

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library will host a lecture by Charles A. Monagan on his book “Connecticut Icons – Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, at the library, 46 Church St.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library is taking registration for fall sessions of story times. Each story time of six sessions, begins the week of Monday, October 7, at the library 100 Poverty Rd.