January 2023

“To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

New Book Spotlight

Lush, sensuous, and deeply romantic, The Book of Everlasting Things is the story of two lovers and two nations, split apart by forces beyond their control, yet bound by love and memory. The beautiful love story is set against the backdrop of the struggle for Indian independence gathers force, their beloved city is ravaged by Partition. Filled with exquisite descriptions of perfume and calligraphy, spanning continents and generations, Aanchal Malhotra’s debut novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Inspired by a real-life female spy, The Lipstick Bureau is a WWII-set novel about a woman challenging convention and boundaries to help win a war, no matter the cost.

1944, Rome. Newlywed Niki Novotná is recruited by a new American spy agency to establish a secret branch in Italy's capital. Despite limited resources, Niki and a scrappy team of artists, forgers and others—now nicknamed The Lipstick Bureau—find success, forming a bond amid the cobblestoned streets and storied villas of the newly liberated city. But her work is also a way to escape devastating truths about the family she left behind in Czechoslovakia and a future with her controlling American husband.

For readers who like their espionage mixed with a little slapstick and for fans of Slow Horses on Apple+, we present the collected Slough House spy novellas, including the never-before-published Christmas interlude Standing by the Wall.

From the troubled recruitment of a new MI5 informant to a botched information transfer, Mick Herron’s novellas capture the drama, humor, and high stakes of everyday life in the world of spycraft, a world rife with both legends and secrets, where thrill-seeking and loneliness are ubiquitous and deadly, and where the lines between friends, enemies, and lovers are perpetually blurred by circumstance and subterfuge.

Making those healthy New Years' resolutions is so... last year.

January is National Hobby Month

Find a new hobby on Hoopla. Did you even know you wanted to learn :Tunisian Crochet?

Or Metal Detecting?

Or Whittling?

Upcoming Programs

Adult Craft Night

Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30

Play with Homemade Air Dry Clay

Make a simple bowl and get the recipe to make clay at home.

Space is limited for this free program.

Click here to register or call the library - 860-767-1252

#OwnVoices Book Discussion

Tuesday, January 17

at 7:00pm

Please join us to discuss

Deacon King Kong

by James McBride

Books available at the library

By reading Own Voices books, we ensure that we enjoy good and rich stories about diverse characters written by authors who share that same identity.

"If anyone needs me, I'll be reading. Please don't need me."

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Music with Ms. Martha

Get ready for movement and musical instruments!

Wednesday, January 11th at 10:30 in the Children's Room

Click here for more in the Children's Room!

No School Monday!

Monday, January 16th

Drop-in Monday Craft

10:30 - 12:30

Make your own

Snow Globe

Take Your Child to the Library Week!

January 30 - Feb 3

Stop in every day for a stamp.

At the end of the week, receive a prize!

Book Clubs

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January 17

3:30 pm

Travels with George

by Nathaniel Philbrick

January 17


Deacon King Kong

by James McBride

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January 20



by John Banville

NEW >>> Book List of the Month


When all the books you have on hold at the library arrive at the same time.

― Problems of a Book Nerd