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March 2018

Sunday Evening Lecture – David Leeming – “Medusa: A Biography”

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut, David Leeming is the author of over 20 books on world mythology and three biographies, including the internationally recognized James Baldwin. He will speak on “Medusa: A Biography.”

Writing a biography presents challenges whether the subject is living or deceased. Writing a biography about one of the most enduring and terrifying mythical figures of history is downright foolhardy. Nevertheless, Leeming defies Medusa’s gaze. He traces her origins in global cultures more disparate and ancient than the classical Greek. He follows her path from a dangerous female monster to the noble victim of a patriarchal society to a contemporary power player in the fashion house of Versace. Finally, he confronts the questions of who Medusa is and what the Medusa myth as a cultural dream says about us.

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Thoughtful Thursday – Lydia Miner & Kelsy April – Trending Topics in Children’s & YA Literaure

March 15 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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This "in conversation" style presentation features Lydia Miner and Kelsy April of Bank Square Books in Mystic and Savoy Bookshop in Westerly. Lydia and Kelsy are both managers and children's book buyers. They will discuss their favorite books and what's trending now.

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April 2018

Sunday Evening Lecture – Merrill House Poet

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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A poetry reading with the current Merrill House Fellow will take place at the Library. More details to come.

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Sunday Evening Lecture – Ellen Litman – Becoming American

April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Author Ellen Litman will speak at the Library.

Ellen Litman grew up in Moscow, Russia, where she lived until 1992. After her family immigrated to the United States, she studied Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh and after graduation spent the next six years working as a software developer in Baltimore and Boston. She took her first writing class in the fall of in 1998. Three years later, she left Information Technology and went off to Syracuse to study writing. Since then, she’s been writing and teaching.

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Thoughtful Thursday – Noreen Kepple – Attracting Pollinators

April 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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URI Master Gardener, Noreen Kepple, discusses how to attract pollinators to your garden. This event takes place at the Library and is free and open to the public.

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May 2018

Sunday Evening Lecture – Connecticut Early Music

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
​The La Grua Center, 32 Water St.
Stonington, CT United States
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This program will discuss Connecticut Early Music. Speaker and details to be announced. This event will take place at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

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