Author Talk, with Ruta Sepetys
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.: Join via Zoom to hear Ruta Sepetys talk about her first novel, Between Shades of Gray. Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over 60 countries and 40 languages.
Virtual Book Club
As the pandemic has caused us to rethink our daily routines, the library is happy to host a virtual book club that meets via Zoom the last Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. The following books have been chosen for September and October. We have some physical books and copies on our kindles available for check out. Please email Doreen Jacius (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join.
Sept. 29: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare. The inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, it is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams.
Oct. 27: Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. An unforgettable historical fiction novel inspired by a stunning piece of history from Depression-Era America. Based on an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, this is a powerful novel of love, redemption and the unexpected paths that bring us home.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Strive to share 1,000 books with your child before they enter Kindergarten in this reading incentive program. Keep track and check in with us to earn prizes. Visit the library to register and receive your welcome kit.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Little Ones, ages 18 months–3 years old. Wiggle, rhyme and sing with diverse books and fingerplays that encourage language, play, and exploration. Please sign up online (egpl.org/storytime.html)
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: Terrific Tales, ages 3–6 years old. Explore stories, music, fingerplays and more! Please sign up online (egpl.org/storytime.html)
Afternoon at the Movies
Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Reservations required, call 860-653-3002.
Oct. 7: Resistance
Oct. 14: The Lost Husband
Oct. 21: The Secret Garden
Oct. 28: Hocus Pocus