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Winter Reading Challenge

Our Winter Reading Challenge begins December 1st!

This program is designed for young readers and adults to encourage life-long reading habits. Once you've earned enough points you'll be entered into a special raffle!

Create an account on Readsquared to record all of your reading. Download the Readsquared app to have mobile access.

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Hello, friends! Miss Alyssa here to again introduce one of our great TAB members, Aeryn! Aeryn was on the 2021 High School Nutmeg Committee and she is an avid reader. Don’t forget that you can […]

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Crime Time Corner: Holiday Edition

Almost everyone knows the birds of Christmas – the partridge, the turtle doves, the calling birds, the French hens…  Author Donna Andrews, all of whose twenty-eight books contain a bird in the title, has seven […]

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Key Challenges to Vaccinating America

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization, is hosting an interactive web briefing on December 3 at noon titled “What Happens Once There is a COVID-19 Vaccine? Key Challenges to Vaccinating America”. They will discuss the […]

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New Holiday Cookbooks

It’s hard to believe that time of the year is here for holiday feasts and cookie swaps! Here are some NEW cookbooks to kick off your holiday cooking and baking! Hallmark Christmas Countdown Hallmark Channel […]

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December Webinars for Businesses

            Connecticut Economic Development Fund (CEDF) Managing Your Reaction to Volatility in Your Business and Your Investments Thursday, December 10, 2020; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Live webinar Free but […]

Notable Books 2020
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NYT Notable Books 2020

Every year, the New York Times publishes its list of “100 Notable Books of the Year.” It contains 50 fiction and poetry titles and 50 nonfiction titles Take a look at some of the great […]

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RBdigital shutdown

The RBdigital platform will shutdown no later than December 30, 2020, but no fear – our collections will still be available through other platforms! […]

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December Scavenger Hunt

Print out the monthly scavenger hunt and enjoy some winter fun! When you complete your scavenger hunt, share a photo of your favorite scavenger hunt item for our Instagram and Facebook pages! All photos can […]

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DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey

DataHaven, a non-profit organization based out of New Haven, has published it’s 2020 Community Wellbeing Survey.  Conducted between July 27th and August 18th, this years report is inextricably correlated with Covid-19 impacts. “The purpose of […]

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November Book Discussion

Please join us on Monday, November 23rd at 7 pm via Zoom to discuss the book “Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Authors Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today” by Anne […]

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November Scavenger Hunt

Print out the monthly scavenger hunt and enjoy some autumn fun! When you complete your scavenger hunt, share a photo of your favorite fall activity for our Instagram and Facebook pages! All photos can be […]

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