New Book Spotlight

Down a Dark River by Karen Odden introduces us to Michael Corravan, Senior Inspector at Scotland Yard.

London, 1878. Pulled from an on-going case by the director, Corravan must solve the murder of the daughter of a prominent judge as more bodies are discovered. Does this tie into a seemingly unconnected possible kidnapping?

As the feature film, Dune, and the appleTV+ series, Foundation, introduce new readers to classic science fiction authors, here is an opportunity to discover new authors from around the world in The Best of World SF, edited by Lavie Tidhar.

In these 26 stories from 23 countries, you'll meet robots, rogues and time travellers.

"Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—until a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his lost family heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world."

The Violin Conspiracy is a thriller deep in the world of classical music.

Patron Review

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir, by Ai Weiwei.

This memoir is both sweeping and intimate as Ai, the Chinese artist and activist, takes the reader through his family legacy (starting with his father the poet). Artists will be moved by his descriptions of the vital role of creativity in the world. Activists will be inspired at the author’s unflinching approach to freedom of expression.

  • - Susan C.

Watch high-quality and engaging documentaries and nonfiction series from the Curiosity Stream BingePass.

Use one borrow to access an ever-growing collection of award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more. 

Upcoming Programs

40th Anniversary of the Flood of 1982:

“Rescue, Recovery, Remembrance"

The Ivoryton Library is proud to support the Essex Historical Society 's upcoming three-part series

In the first part of the series, “Rescue Night”, the Town of Essex’s First Responders provide eye-witness accounts of the people rescued and lives saved that weekend. The session will be presented via Zoom on

Sunday, March 13, at 3pm. 

In the second part of the series, “Recovery,” listen to stories of resilience as neighborliness and government support ensured the return of fresh water, power and eventual ‘normalcy’ to flood-damaged areas. This second session will be presented via Zoom on

Sunday, March 27, at 3pm

Click here for more information about this free series and to register.

“What Are the 5 Things I Should Know to Retire With Confidence”

March 23rd @ 6 pm.

Once again, we partner with AAA Retire to bring you the first in a series of free, virtual workshops on the financial considerations of retiring.


● How can I maximize my Social Security benefits?

● What is the difference between saving for retirement and distributing for retirement?

● What could be the benefit of an individual retirement account for income planning?

● What could be one of the bigger threats to my retirement success?

● How could government debt impact my retirement and its success? 

Click here to register.

AAA Retire is not affiliated with the American Automobile Association

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. – Albert Einstein

Girls Who Code for 4th-6th grade girls who have an interest in technology, computer science, coding and leadership. Participants will learn different aspects of computer science and complete various challenges. Help close the gender gap and sign your daughter up today! 

Virtual Cooking Class! Open to families, teens and kids who love to cook and would like to try something new. Usually held the last Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm. Recipes will be emailed ahead of time so that you may gather the required ingredients. 

March 30th: Bavarian Crepes!

Click here for more information

and more goings-on

Book Clubs

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March 15, 2022

4:00 pm

Somebody's Daughter

by Asley Ford

April 19, 2022


The Half Has Never Been Told

by Edward E. Baptist

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March 18, 2022


The Whistler

by John Grisham

"When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness"

-Jules Reynard