Under the Arches September • October • November | 2019
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, This fall marks a new season of unique educational offerings and special projects only found at Pequot Library. Our popular annual Art Show takes on a collaborative twist for its 22nd year as we join other public libraries in Fairfield County to celebrate the intriguing dialogue that is sparked when text and images come together. On view at Pequot Library October 19-27, Art Libris: Celebrating the Inspiration and Intersection of Word and Image will feature a juried selection of talented visual artists from across the tri-state area in this major fundraiser that directly supports the Library’s general operations of library services, programs, and exhibitions. Later in October, on Sunday the 27th, we welcome all library members/supporters for the Annual Meeting featuring guest speaker Juanita T. James, president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, who will discuss the importance of the arts, humanities, and libraries in all of our lives. Please join us that afternoon in celebrating a tremendous year of activity and growth as we continue to create meaningful learning opportunities for all who walk through our beautiful arches. As we move through this new fiscal year, we are dedicated to highlighting our Special Collections in much of our program development. Special Collections Librarian Jamie Cumby, Ph.D., and her team of college interns have catalogued almost 2,000 items from our unique collection of rare books, manuscripts, and archives (see page 13). Their work is inspiring programs and exhibitions like Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books (see page 10), an exhibition featuring a selection of items from artfully bound books to early examples of “do it yourself” book mending, and the related program Making a Mess in the Print Shop (see page 10). It is with this spirited commitment to exploring Pequot Library’s Special Collections that we introduce you to this fall’s lineup of services, featured books, programs, and more! As always, thank you for helping to make Pequot Library a special place — from donating books to supporting our book sales to attending a program, each of you contributes to our success. With appreciation,
Stephanie J. Coakley Executive Director
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS Pequot Library operates with support from the Town of Fairfield, individual donors, state government and foundation grants, and major business, corporate, and media partners. Thank you!
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Meet the Author Patricia Chadwick
Thursday, September 26 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Patricia Chadwick discusses Little Sister, her 2019 memoir about growing up in a sequestered Catholic commune that prohibited all contact with the outside world. Raised apart from her parents, Chadwick was expelled at age 18 and forced to face the world.
Sunday, September 29 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Acclaimed writer and humorist Charles Monagan discusses his latest book, Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State. The book profiles 50 places, natural features, buildings, foods, and other things that are “especially Connecticut” and in Monagan’s words, “everyone here thinks they know about but probably don’t.”
Bestsellers Panel with Andrea Penrose, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig Thursday, October 10 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion led by Chief Librarian Christine Catallo with three bestselling historical fiction authors about their latest 2019 releases: Andrea Penrose’s Murder at Kensington Palace, Beatriz Williams’ The Golden Hour, and Lauren Willig’s The Summer Country.
Sunday, November 17 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Jeff Gordinier’s latest work, Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World, chronicles his Don Quixote-like global quest from the Yucatán Peninsula to the Arctic Circle with renowned chef René Redzepi in search of reinvention, inspiration, and connection (and good food).
Writers at Pequot Westport Writers’ Workshop Saturday, September 14 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructors from the Westport Writers’ Workshop will address issues including getting the most out of a writing workshop, transforming your ideas into stories and essays, and submitting your writing.
Author Andrea Penrose: A Writer’s Life Saturday, November 9 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Andrea Penrose will talk about her writing life: inspiration, historical fiction, publication journey, critique groups, and what a regular writing day entails. Come with your questions and get ready to be inspired. pequotlibrary . org 3
For Adults Writers at Pequot Screenwriter Roger Schulman: Creating Compelling Characters Saturday, November 16 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
With experience writing and co-writing animated features, along with creating and producing television series, Roger Schulman will shed light on what makes good characters tick, what makes bad characters just sit there, and more.
Films In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Pequot is proud to showcase these films celebrating Hispanic culture/filmmakers. Wednesdays: September 18, 25; October 2, 9 3:00 p.m.
September 18: The Spirit of the Beehive
September 25: Embrace of the Serpent
October 2: Pan’s Labyrinth
October 9: My Masterpiece
(Not rated: 1 hour 38 minutes) (Not rated: 2 hours 3 minutes)
(Rated R: 2 hours 15 minutes) (Not rated: 1 hour 40 minutes)
Lectures & Community Conversations Critical Conversations: Getting Your Loved One’s Financial Affairs in Order Before a Crisis Occurs with Larry Rollins and Michael T. Clear, J.D. Tuesday, September 10 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Are you and your loved ones prepared to handle a family crisis? This conversation will focus on how to broach the topic and what needs to be addressed, while introducing a “Contingency Organizer” that can assist in capturing critical information.
From Tension to Tenderness: Healing the Mother / Adult Daughter Relationship Thursday, September 19 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Laurie Newkirk and her mother, Marlou Newkirk, will share how they healed their relationship and will discuss handling criticism, boundaries, humor, and forgiveness.
Community Conversations with Author Corban Addison and the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) Tuesday, September 24 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Corban Addison will discuss forced labor, corporate responsibility, and research for his novel A Harvest of Thrones. CIRI attorney Alicia Kinsman will share her experience working locally with trafficking survivors. Registration 4
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For Adults Untangling the Medicare Maze: How to Ensure You’re Enrolled with the Right Medicare Coverage Wednesday, October 2 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mark and Curtis Bentley, co-founders of Health Directions, will help ease your concerns about Medicare enrollment. They will discuss recent Medicare changes, finding the right coverage and when to enroll, health and employment changes, and more.
Where in the World - Italy Where in the World Book Club: Italy
Wednesdays: September 11; October 16 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Discuss plot, character arcs, and culture with an Italian theme in a relaxed setting with Chief Librarian Christine Catallo. September 11: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante October 16: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
Under the Tuscan Sun: From the Ancient Etruscans to Contemporary Tastes by Professor Philip Eliasoph, Ph.D., professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Fairfield University Tuesday, November 12 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Take a panoramic, birdseye look at the miracles of Tuscany’s resources and the historic importance of this famed region of Italy. Examine the cultural prominence of Tuscan products from wine and oil to Cararra marble and Gucci leather, along with Tuscany’s role in World War II. Laced with literary references and book recommendations inspired by Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun, enjoy this engaging exploration of Tuscany with esteemed professor Dr. Philip Eliasoph.
Workshops, Classes & Clubs Backyard Wildlife: A Four-Part Lecture Series with Master Naturalist and Wildlife Conservationist Dabney Bowen Zoonosis: Lyme Disease and Rabies Primer Thursday, September 26, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Common Wildlife Misconceptions Thursday, October 3, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Migration, Hibernation, and Brumation Monday, November 18, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Humane Alternatives to Winter Pest Control Monday, November 25, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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For Adults Technology 1.0: Basic Instruction for Beginners of All Ages Fridays: September 27; October 4, 11, 18 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Learn the basics of technology from Pequot Library staff. Registration September 27: Internet Searches October 4: Email Usage October 11: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram October 18: Smartphone Do’s and Don’ts
Prospective Docent Information Session Thursday, November 7 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about becoming a volunteer docent trained to lead tours at Pequot Library. Hear from current docents and enjoy a Pequot Library Building and History Tour. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Registration
Art Road Trip: The Museum of Modern Art Wednesday, November 13 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Be one of the first to explore the Museum of Modern Art’s (MOMA) newly renovated spaces for a 90-minute tour with a MOMA guide. We’ll be taking a deluxe coach to New York, and following our tour, there will be time for lunch on your own before returning to Southport via our charter. Price includes transportation, museum tour, and gratuities; limited to 50 guests. Registration + Fee ($75/person until Oct. 13; $125/person after Oct. 13)
Music Emerging Artist Concert: Joshua Peiffer, flute Sunday, September 8 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Joshua Peiffer, 15, will perform as one of the top three finalists for the Marianne Liberatore Scholarship Competition. He has been a member of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra for three years and currently is the principal flutist in the Principal and Chamber orchestras. Presented in partnership with Music for Youth.
Connecticut Ukulele Festival Saturday, September 21 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of ukulele music, food and drink, games, workshops, strum-a-longs, free performances, and an open mic competition. The headline act will be Bruce on Broadway, a ukulele tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen. Tickets
Free Young Persons’ Concert: Vera Quartet Saturday, September 28 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Vera Quartet, currently in residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, won the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions and received the grand prizes at the Chamber Music Yellow Springs and Plowman Chamber Music competitions.
Free Young Persons’ Concert: Decoda (a piano, clarinet, and cello trio) Saturday, November 2 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Time Out New York called Decoda “a new collective of some of the brightest young classical musicians in the world.” Decoda’s versatile and dynamic artists focus on engagement through concerts and educational programs. 6
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Community Partnerships Open MINDS Institute, part of the Quick Center for the Arts, is a “classroom without walls” presenting topical seminars and workshops led by master professors. Your commitment to the “life of the mind” is rewarded with stimulating ideas. These classes are entirely participatory, seeking ongoing dialogue between teachers and students as a learning partnership. This year marks new collaborations with the Fairfield University College of Arts & Sciences and Pequot Library. Registration + Fee @ Quick Center Box Office
At Pequot Library The Supreme Court: Its Greatest Cases Tuesdays: October 8 – November 5 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Alan Neigher, J.D.
This course, designed for non-lawyers, will address the most significant cases of the Supreme Court’s 230-year history in the following areas: race and civil rights, freedom of expression and privacy, money and commerce, and criminal justice.
Fact in the Age of Fake News: American Democracy’s Stress Test Wednesdays: October 9 – November 6 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Matthew Tullis, Ph.D.
Fake news is nothing new. In this workshop, participants will discuss what fake news really is and the different forms it can take, who is producing it, how to spot it, whom to trust in the media landscape, and whom not to trust.
At Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University Opera and Us for Beginners: Exploring Live from the Met
Thursdays: September 26 – October 31 (no class on October 24) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Erik Novoa
During our exploration of opera we will examine some of the most well-known melodies in the upcoming season from The Met: Live in HD, as well as other essential works.
Love, Lust, and Luxury; The Art of 15th Century Florence Wednesdays: October 16 – November 13 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Instructor: Fiona Garland
This course will examine how one city produced such a remarkable and prolific inventory of artists, from Masaccio and Michelangelo to Donatello and da Vinci. The final class will be a one-hour tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Florentine collection.
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22nd Annual Art Show
Preview Party Fundraiser Friday, October 18 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
A chic cocktail gala to celebrate the 22nd Annual Art Show. Be the first to view and purchase works by local and regional artists. Festivities include a silent auction, full bar, and catering by Fox Pond Farms. Room installations in the Auditorium by Moss Design in Fairfield will help you imagine what your favorite piece will look like in your home. Tickets 22nd Annual Art Show
Art Libris: Celebrating the Inspiration and Intersection of Word and Image Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 27 On view during Library hours
Celebrate dynamic artists and art forms at Pequot Library’s 22nd Annual Juried Art Show. Open to artists of all ages working in all media: painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, and video. Juried by Lisa Cooper of Elisa Contemporary Art. This year also features a 22 Under 22 category to be displayed in the Perkin Gallery, juried by artist Michele Hermsen. Deadline for art submissions: September 23
Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Juanita T. James, President and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Sunday, October 27 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
We warmly welcome all, though only Friends of Pequot Library can vote. At 5:00 p.m. Juanita James will discuss the relevancy of libraries and their shared mission with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.
Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale
Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
10,000 books and media in “like new” and “gently used” condition for sale, ideal for holiday gift giving. All proceeds benefit Pequot Library’s ongoing education programs, library services, and Special Collections exhibitions.
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Art Show Related Programs
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Lecture by Photographer Bernard Perry Sunday, September 22 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Award-winning photographer Bernard Perry’s work has been included in 18 art museums in the United States and abroad, along with five books based on his photography. Perry’s most recent book, Iran: Lifting the Veil, offers an intimate and realistic glimpse of the Iranian people and their country based on his recent travel there. Books will be available for purchase and signing, with proceeds benefiting Pequot Library.
Sherry in the Stacks with Moss Design Sunday, October 20 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Join award-winning interior designers Meghan De Maria and Courtney Yanni of Moss Design, along with art adviser Betsy Biscone, for a Walk and Talk among the works of our 22nd Annual Art Show. Learn about curating your own art collection as well as the impact art has in a designed space. Let the experts of Moss Design show you how your favorite piece will look in their unique room installation. Wine served. Registration
22 Under 22 Artist Reception Wednesday, October 23 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Meet the next generation of talented artists featured in the 22 Under 22 exhibition.
Artist Spotlight: Jen Scully Thursday, October 24 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening with artist and The Studio at Mack & Ro owner Jen Scully as she discusses the impact of her coastal New England roots in the creation of art. Using a favorite piece from her collection, Scully will dive deep into her process, explaining inspiration, imagery, color choice, and technique. She will also discuss her career path and the critical role of branding in the marketing of her work. Registration
Pet Portrait Painting Class Saturday, October 26 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join The Studio Fairfield’s Priscilla Igram and Christine Orlando for a children’s (ages 8 and up) painting class that will memorialize their favorite pet or animal. We’ll supply all the materials; you supply the animal images. Limited to 15 children. Registration + Fee
Artists and Collectors Party Sunday, October 27 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Artists and collectors meet and network during this informal closing reception. Attendees are cordially invited to stay and attend Pequot Library’s Annual Meeting. pequotlibrary . org
Special Collections & Exhibitions
Image detail: Sound of the Sea | Joyce Grasso | acrylic on canvas
Exhibitions Coastal Expressions
On view September 5 – October 6, during Library hours Coastal Expressions features the abstract seascapes of Joyce Grasso, the Best in Show winner of Pequot Library’s 2018 Art Show. Grasso describes her paintings as creating a “feeling of place” with “bold colors, multiple layers, and varied textures.” This exhibition also highlights Grasso’s mixed media collages. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books
On view November 8 – February 9, during Library hours Before the Industrial Revolution, bookbinding was a separate trade from publishing, and many historic bindings were bespoke products, commissioned by their owners. This exhibition will cover all types of books and peer into the “guts” of historic bindings to see how they were constructed. Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Special Collections Related Programming for Adults Special Collections in Focus: Guest Curator Dr. Michelle DiMarzo Thursday, October 17 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
This is the first program in a new series where a guest curator examines one object from our Special Collections. We welcome Dr. Michelle DiMarzo, the Fairfield University Art Museum’s Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, for a discussion of the Library’s 1854 The Quadrupeds of North America by John James Audubon and the Rev. John Bachman.
Out of the Vault
Friday, November 1 2:00 p.m.
Take a sneak peek at the items to be featured in the upcoming Special Collections exhibition Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books with Dr. Jamie Cumby.
Making a Mess in the Print Shop Thursday, November 21 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sometimes the process of assembling lines of movable type (done upside down and backward) led to benign typos, and sometimes the chaotic world of the printing workshop created bigger problems. Special Collections Librarian Dr. Jamie Cumby leads an entertaining and informative talk about the human element, technology, and social parameters of the early printing industry. 10
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Children & Family Programs Visit pequotlibrary.org to see the full roster of children’s programs, including book clubs and storytimes, or contact the Children’s Library at email@example.com or (203) 259-0346 ext. 116.
Community Events Halloween Pet Parade Saturday, October 26 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Parade from the Five Corners in Southport Village to the Library’s Great Lawn for old-fashioned Halloween games and entertainment by Music for Children’s Mary Ann Hall and Friends. People and pets are welcome to dress up. Event cancels in case of inclement weather.
Southport Birthday Bash
Hosted by the Sasquanaug Association Saturday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. A Big drive-in movie on the Great Lawn Sunday, September 15, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Live music, food, walking tours, exhibits, and more to celebrate the town’s 380th birthday
Book Clubs Visit pequotlibrary.org to see the full roster of book clubs for children or contact the Children’s Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 259-0346 ext. 116.
Dungeons and Dragons Club
Thursdays: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
This fantasy literature club explores the writing, characters, and art of the genre. Kids ages 9-13 will learn about series such as The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings, along with Dungeons and Dragons and other fantasy-related games. Registration
Workshops & After-School Activities Kids Who Code
Mondays: September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 21 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Students in grades 6-9 will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and Python in a workshop led by David Burton, a junior at Hopkins School. Limited to 10 students. Registration
Bring the Hoopla
Saturday, September 14 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Need some fun? Twirl your hoop, and hula hoop your cares away! For ages 5 and up. Limited to 25 children. Registration
Adventures in Art
Mondays: September 16, 23, 30 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Children ages 3-5 will be introduced to some of the world’s great artists through stories, discussion, and hands-on art activities: Georges Seurat on September 16, Wassily Kandinsky on September 23, and Piet Mondrian on September 30. Limited to eight children. Registration pequotlibrary . org
Children & Family Programs The Barclay Classes
Tuesdays: October 1, 29; November 19 (series continues through April 2020) 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Third and Fourth Grades 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grades – Theme Night Program
Children develop social skills, confidence, and poise in a fun, ballroom dancing context. Registration + Fee
Introduction to Quilting Workshop Saturday, October 5 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Students ages 9-12 will use needles and thread to stitch together squares of fabric to form the basis of a quilt. Supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring favorite needles, fabric scissors, or extra fabric. Limited to six students. Registration
Connecticut History Day Thursday, November 14 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Learn about Connecticut History Day, a competition for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history. This year’s theme is “Breaking Barriers in History,” and students can compete by creating a documentary, exhibit, website, paper, or performance. State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover and Fairfield Regional Coordinator Tony Andrade will provide instruction.
Craft a Book
Saturday, November 16 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Students ages 8-12 will learn how to write a short, compelling story or poem, embellish with illustrations, and bind it into their own book. Led by artist Cassie Walker of The Lion’s Studio; limited to 15 students. For more on the Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books exhibition and related programs, see page 10. Registration + Fee
Storytimes Visit pequotlibrary.org to see the full roster of storytimes for children or contact the Children’s Library at email@example.com or (203) 259-0346 ext. 116.
Wild Animal Storytime
Saturdays: September 7; October 5; November 2 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Know how to roar, hiss, and hoot? Bring it to this storytime and let’s get wild. Hear stories about lions, tigers, and bears — and lots of other wild animals, too! No registration required.
For Parents 7 Ways to Support Your Student’s Study Habits Tuesday, October 8 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Parents will learn how to support their children with seven tools and concrete ideas that can be implemented right away for better results and grades. Led by S4 Study Skills. Registration
Homework Battles and Meltdowns: Challenges and Solutions Wednesday, November 6 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Discover your student’s homework style and how to motivate him or her to take action without a meltdown or stress. Led by S4 Study Skills. Registration 12
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Pequot Snapshot Cataloging Project | Dr. Jamie Cumby, Special Collections Librarian Special Collections has been a hive of activity this summer with the start of a new college internship program. Our team of interns has been focused on making Pequot’s rare books accessible, creating preliminary catalog records for nearly 2,000 books so far! These records are all searchable through the same catalog interface that you use to find books in the Library’s circulating collection. I tell the interns that the most exciting thing about cataloging is being able to touch everything in the collection, and we have been coming across some very exciting books! One of the early printed books we recently catalogued is one of three known copies of an edition printed in London in the 18th century. It is a small devotional book titled The Week’s Preparation for the Worthy Receiving of the Lord’s Supper, and it was used to guide members of the Church of England in the sacrament of Communion. It was one of the single most popular religious works for congregants of all walks of life, appearing in more than 50 editions between 1678 and 1764. This is the kind of book that would be a fixture in almost any Anglican home — a manual for at-home religious practice that was small enough to fit into a pocket. Although this edition was printed in 1759, it contains a version of the text that was, technically, not up to the current standards of orthodoxy in the Church of England. In 1739, an updated edition titled The New Week’s Preparation went into circulation, which condemned The Week’s Preparation for its “Abominable and Wanton expressions.” As was certainly the case for religious transformation in early modern Europe, some old habits died hard!
Q& A with Karen Fortunati, Public Programs Manager Q. What drew you to Pequot Library? A. I fell in love with the building immediately. It’s stunning, and each room pulls you in with its grace and beauty. The incredible diversity of programs amazed me. There was no false advertising that the Library is a “cultural beacon.” The clincher was the Special Collections, a unique feature that makes this beloved institution a world-renowned resource. Q. What are you working on at the moment? A. I’m working with our very talented team to build one-ofa-kind programming based on our Special Collections. We want everyone — from our local community and schools to scholars and antiquarians — to know about the treasures we have here. Q. Do you have a pet project? A. By day, I’m at Pequot but at night, I write. My debut young adult novel, The Weight of Zero, was released in 2016, so I’m especially thrilled about our revamped Young Adult section featuring both new releases and selections of my favorite YA books. I’m also very excited to help launch the “Writers at Pequot” programming that brings in writers to discuss the nitty-gritty of craft and all things writing. So if you write or want to write, come join us! pequotlibrary . org
Check Out These Books New Titles*
*Hungry and Murder at Kensington Palace will be featured in the Meet the Author series. See page 3.
Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books Related Titles
Writing Related Titles
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calendar at a glance Visit pequotlibrary.org for more information and the full calendar of programs and events, including related outreach programs at Fairfield University and the Fairfield University Art Museum. All programs are free and open to the public unless specified; Registration or Tickets in event descriptions indicates a program requiring registration or tickets. Pequot Library’s services and programs are supported in part by the Town of Fairfield and the Friends of Pequot Library.
SEPTEMBER 1 Southport Historic Walking Tour (see website) 5 Opening Reception: Coastal Expressions (p. 10) 7 Wild Animal Storytime (p. 12) 8 Emerging Artist Concert: Joshua Peiffer (p. 6) 10 Mother and Daughter Book Club (see website) 10 Critical Conversations: Financial Affairs (p. 4) 11 Where in the World Book Club (p. 5) 13 Secret Service Recruitment and Pizza Party (see website) 14 Genealogy Roundtable (see website) 14 Westport Writers’ Workshop (p. 3) 14 Bring the Hoopla (p. 11) 14-15 Southport Birthday Bash (p. 11) 16 Adventures in Art (p. 11) 17 Newbery Book Club (see website) 18 Film: The Spirit of the Beehive (p. 4) 18 Women in Management (see website; at Fairfield Univ.) 19 Art Road Trip: Fairfield University Art Museum (see website) 19 From Tension to Tenderness (p. 4) 21 Connecticut Ukulele Festival (p. 6) 22 Lecture by Photographer Bernard Perry (p. 9) 23 Adventures in Art (p. 11) 24 Magic Tree House Book Club (see website) 24 Community Conversations with Corban Addison (p. 4) 25 Film: Embrace of the Serpent (p. 4) 26 Backyard Wildlife: Zoonosis (p. 5) 26 Meet the Author: Patricia Chadwick (p. 3) 27 Technology 1.0: Internet Searches (p. 6) 27 Friday Night Young Artists Café (see website) 28 Southport Historic Walking Tour (see website) 28 Free Young Persons’ Concert: Vera Quartet (p. 6) 29 Meet the Author: Charles Monagan (p. 3) 30 Adventures in Art (p. 11) OCTOBER 2 Film: Pan’s Labyrinth (p. 4) 2 Untangling the Medicare Maze (p. 5) 3 Backyard Wildlife: Wildlife Misconceptions (p. 5) 4 Technology 1.0: Email Usage (p. 6) 5 Introduction to Quilting Workshop (p. 12) 5 Wild Animal Storytime (p. 12) 8 Mother and Daughter Book Club (see website) 8 7 Ways to Support Your Student’s Study Habits (p. 12) 9 Film: My Masterpiece (p. 4) 10 Meet the Author: Bestsellers Panel (p. 3) 11 Technology 1.0: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (p. 6) 12 Genealogy Roundtable (see website) 15 Newbery Book Club (see website) 16 Where in the World Book Club (p. 5) 16 Film: The Price of Everything (see website; at Fairfield Univ.) 17 Special Collections in Focus: Dr. Michelle DiMarzo (p. 10) 18 Technology 1.0: Smartphone Do’s and Don’ts (p. 6) 18 Preview Party Fundraiser (p. 8) 19-27 Art Libris: 22nd Annual Art Show (p. 8) 20 Sherry in the Stacks with Moss Design (p. 9) 22 Magic Tree House Book Club (see website) 23 22 Under 22 Artist Reception (p. 9) 24 Artist Spotlight: Jen Scully (p. 9) 26 Pet Portrait Painting Class (p. 9) 26 Halloween Pet Parade (p. 11)
27 Southport Historic Walking Tour (see website) 27 Artists and Collectors Party (p. 9) 27 Annual Meeting with Juanita T. James (p. 8) NOVEMBER 1 Out of the Vault (p. 10) 2 Wild Animal Storytime (p. 12) 2 Free Young Persons’ Concert: Decoda (p. 6) 5 Mother and Daughter Book Club (see website) 6 Explore Italy for Kids (see website) 6 Homework Battles and Meltdowns (p. 12) 7 Prospective Docent Information Session (p. 6) 7 Opening Reception: Cover to Cover (p. 10) 9 Genealogy Roundtable (see website) 9 Author Andrea Penrose: A Writer’s Life (p. 3) 12 Newbery Book Club (see website) 12 Princes, Painters & Profits (p. 5) 13 Art Road Trip: The Museum of Modern Art (p. 6) 13 Off the Wall Book Club (see website) 14 Connecticut History Day (p. 12) 15 Friday Night Young Artists Café (see website) 16 Craft a Book (p. 12) 16 Screenwriter Roger Schulman (p. 4) 17 Meet the Author: Jeff Gordinier (p. 3) 18 Backyard Wildlife: Migration, Hibernation. . . (p. 5) 19 Magic Tree House Book Club (see website) 21 Making a Mess in the Print Shop (p. 10) 25 Backyard Wildlife: Winter Pest Control (p. 5) 29-30 Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale (p. 8) SERIES, WEEKLY, AND ONGOING PROGRAMS Babes on a Blanket (see website) Thursdays: September 12 – November 21 The Barclay Classes (p. 12) Series runs October – April Coastal Expressions Exhibition (p. 10) On view September 5 – October 6 Cover to Cover Exhibition (p. 10) On view November 8 – February 9 Crafty Kids (see website) Thursdays: September 12 – November 21 Dungeons and Dragons Club (p. 11) Thursdays: September 12 – November 21 Fact in the Age of Fake News (p. 7) Wednesdays: October 9 – November 6 Kids Who Code (p. 11) Mondays: September 9 – October 21 Love, Lust, and Luxury (p. 7; at Quick Center) Wednesdays: October 16 – November 13 Music and Movement for Wigglers (see website) Wednesdays: September 18 – November 20 Opera and Us for Beginners (p. 7; at Quick Center) Thursdays: September 26 – October 31 Pequot Purls (see website) Thursdays: September 5 – November 21 Scrabble Club (see website) Thursdays: September 26 – December 19 The Supreme Court: Its Greatest Cases (p. 7) Tuesdays: October 8 – November 5 Wee People Storytime (see website) Tuesdays: September 10 – November 26 Yoga at Pequot (see website) Tuesdays: September 10 – October 1
Program brochure design: Victoria Konopka Copy: Christine Catallo, Caroline Owens Crawford, Jamie Cumby, Ph.D., Karen Fortunati, Jean Kaul, Owen Lockwood, Jane Manners
Front cover: Spines and fore-edges from Pequot Libraryâ€™s Special Collections Image by Jennifer Prat
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Labor Day: Monday, September 2 Columbus Day: Monday, October 14 Veterans Day: Monday, November 11 Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28 Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 29
HOURS Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Beginning after Labor Day) Sunday Closed (September) | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Beginning in October)
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Pequot Library's programs and events for the Fall 2019 season.