The following information was provided by Library Director Cathy Williams. For more information, stop by the library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.
An Evening with the Gillettes
Monday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Harold and Teddie Niver will portray William Gillette and his wife in this hour program, going back and forth between portraying the Gillettes and giving information about their lives and Gillette Castle in East Haddam. Those interested in Connecticut history as well as Sherlockians, as Gillette was known around the world for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage, will enjoy this performance. Registration is requested.
Lunchtime Book Discussion – Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 12:30 p.m.
The selected title is the enthralling novel Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani. Set in New York City in 1950, the decision of a passionate and determined 25-year-old daughter of a prosperous grocer to follow her heart, changes her life forever. The story, filled with warmth and humor, is as emotional as the bonds in her big Italian family. Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.” Dessert and beverages will be provided. Registration is requested.
Norman Rockwell’s America
Monday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Gordon Williams, retired history teacher, will present this Rockwell evening, embracing many topics. From big city bustles to small town charm, from returning WWII vets to wistful teenage girls, the paintings of Norman Rockwell reflect all that was best about our country, its aspirations and dreams. By the end of the evening, participants will know why Rockwell was and continues to be so loved. Registration is requested.
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