Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits on March 7th

We welcome James Herbert Smith for a discussion and signing of his book, Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits on Thursday March 7th at 7:00pm. Joining Jim will be three women profiled in the book, Linda Tucio-Koonz, Jacky Smith and Jane Stern. To save a spot or pre-order a book click HERE. About the book: Newspaper columns by women journalists published in Connecticut newspapers from the 1950s to the present day (including a … [Read More...]

Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits on March 7th

We welcome James Herbert Smith for a discussion and signing of his book, Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits on Thursday March 7th at 7:00pm. Joining Jim will be three women profiled in the book, Linda Tucio-Koonz, Jacky Smith and Jane Stern. To save a spot or pre-order a book click HERE. About the book: Newspaper columns by women journalists published in Connecticut newspapers from the 1950s to the present day (including a … [Read More...]

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Spring Poetry Series at Byrd’s Books

Byrd's Books celebrates poetry with three opportunities to hear poets read their own work. The dates are Friday March 15th at 7:00pm, Friday April 12th at 7:00pm and Sunday May 19th at 2:00pm. Poets include: Bethel's Poet Laureate Cortney Davis, … [Read More...]

Becoming

By Michelle Obama. An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House. … [Read More...]

The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Lost Intuition for the Inner Workings of the Natural World

By Tristan Gooley. The New York Times best-selling author of How to Read Water and The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs shows readers how to train themselves so that, ultimately, they can intuit the workings of the natural world without having to … [Read More...]

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

By Neil deGrasse Tyson. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too.This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and … [Read More...]

On the Come Up

By Angie Thomas. This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty … [Read More...]

Where is Antarctica?

Explore Antarctica--the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth--in this adventure-filled title in the Who HQ series. Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert--yes, desert!--continent that holds about 90 percent of the world's ice; showcases some of … [Read More...]

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Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

By Pam Houston. The author of Contents May Have Shifted draws on her travels and homestead life in the Colorado Rockies in an essay collection on her ties to nature that explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and the earth. … [Read More...]

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age

By Mary Pipher. The best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia presents a guide to wisdom, authenticity and bliss for women as they age, exploring how the myriad roles and challenges of women can help promote balance and a transcendent sense of well-being. … [Read More...]

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

By Dani Shapiro. The author of distinguished fiction but perhaps best known for her memoirs (most recently Hourglass), Shapiro surprises us again with her latest meditation. In a goofy mood in spring 2016, she submitted her DNA to a website for analysis and discovered that her father was not her biological father. What results is an exploration of family secrets, a painful rebuilding of her sense … [Read More...]

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