September 2022

“You can get lost in any library, no matter the size. But the more lost you are, the more things you'll find.”

― Millie Florence, Lydia Green Of Mulberry Glen

New Book Spotlight

In Die Around Sundown, by Mark Pryor, Parisian detective Henri Lefort hunts for a killer while maintaining a precarious balancing act with Nazi occupiers in this gripping and tightly-plotted story. A wonderfully historic and a masterful mystery with the entire deck on the table, the wild card being that if Lefort doesn’t solve the case of the murdered Nazi in his occupied and beloved Paris―he’s a dead man.

What makes We Lie Here so frightening is the suggestion that your own family might not be who they claim to be. Author Rachel Howzell Hall gives us a tight, lean, eye-level look at the Gibson family—flawed, normal, abnormal, and each affected by a deadly secret left buried for years—while weaving a page-turning tapestry of dread, cold-blooded murder, and nail-biting tension.

All of the Marvels, by Douglas Wolk, is the first-ever full reckoning with Marvel Comics’ interconnected, half-million-page story, a revelatory guide to the “epic of epics”—and to the past sixty years of American culture—from a beloved authority on the subject who read all 27,000+ Marvel superhero comics and lived to tell the tale.

Hoopla is hosting a live, virtual Author Q & A with Diane C. McPhail, author of The Seamstress of New Orleans on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm.

Register for this free virtual program

The Seamstress of New Orleans eBook link

The Seamstress of New Orleans Audiobook link

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Upcoming Programs

“5 Things You Should Know to Retire With Confidence”

September 14 @ 6 pm on Zoom

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

How to Make a Broom

for the Scarecrow Festival

Wednesday, September 21 @ 7:00

at the Library

While scarecrows will still hang in Centerbrook and Essex villages, Ivoryton will hang decorated brooms. People will vote for their favorite scarecrow and their favorite broom.

We will explain the new aspect of the festival including:

  • When and where do I drop off my broom?
  • How will the brooms be mounted on the poles?
  • What makes a broom last for a month in the elements?
  • Brooms will be on display for inspiration and some materials available to take home and get started on your own broom!

Our #OwnVoices Book Club is taking a slight detour into Films

Join us Sunday, September 18 at 4:00pm on Zoom

for a discussion of the film Just Mercy

Bob Kagan, adjunct faculty member at Central who teaches a variety of Communication

classes specializing in the video production area, will lead the discussion.

Just Mercy is based on the book by Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which is dedicated to exonerating people who have been wrongly imprisoned.

Click here to register for the Zoom link

Ivoryton Pumpkin Chase 5K

Now with more dinosaurs!

Saturday, October 22, 2022

5K begins at 9:00

Kid's Run is 8:45

Register Online here

“I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”

― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

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September is

Get a Library Card Month!

Come check out our library and while you are here, make sure everyone in your family has a card! Kindergarteners and up are welcome; everyone receives a special gift with their new card.

Music with Ms. Martha from CMS Resumes!

September 14th at 10:30

Sing Along with Mr. Ken Join us in singing favorite Raffi tunes!

September 21st at 10:30

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:30pm Our Cooking Class will feature a favorite Hispanic Meal! Register by 9/13 for recipe and join us on ZOOM!

September 26th


Come Visit us at the Library for Drop in craft - Kindness Rocks!

10:30- 12:30

Book Clubs

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September 20

3:30 pm

There is Nothing For You Here

by Fiona Hill

September 18

4:00pm on Zoom

A discussion of the film, Just Mercy, based on the book by Bryan Stephenson,

with special guest:

Bob Kagan

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September 16


Murder in Old Bombay

by Nev March

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind