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July 2018

Sunday Evening Lecture – Stephen Lash – Auction of the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
​The La Grua Center, 32 Water St.
Stonington, CT United States
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Stephen Lash is Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s Americas. He has been involved with many of Christie’s most important auctions, including Van Gogh’s “Portrait of Dr. Gachet”, which made $82.5 million in 1990, the Nicholas Brown desk which sold for $12.1 million, the record for an American furniture piece, and the auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection which Stephen shared with us here several years ago. The talk will focus on the history of their art collecting, their focus on philanthropy…

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SFL Book Group – The Paris Architect

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join us for a discussion of The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served.

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Sunday Evening Lecture – John Heminway – “In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement”

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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This is the remarkable story of a women’s search for a new life in Africa following World War II. Dr. Anne Spoerry earned the name of “Mother Doctor” from the people of Kenya. For more than 20 years she flew all over Africa saving countless lives. Few knew what earlier evil acts had driven her from post-war Europe to Africa. In his new book, Heminway asks whether it is possible to rewrite the past by doing good deeds in the present.

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Thoughtful Thursdays – Norb Vonnegut – Bitcoin and the Wave of Cryptocurrencies

July 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Mr. Vonnegut will focus on the evolution of this social movement – what began as a bunch of libertarians opting out of our financial system of “trusted third parties” has turned into a technological wave that embraces an Internet ledger system known as “Blockchain.” There are over 1,600 cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin is the biggest by a factor of two. He will speak from personal experience that cryptocurrencies are not yet ready for primetime; however, it’s a matter of time before…

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PNC Book Group – The Girl Before

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
​Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379 United States
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The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Book Group discusses The Girl Before by JP Delaney at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

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August 2018

SFL Book Group – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join us for a discussion of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served.

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PNC Book Group – Before We Were Yours

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
​Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379 United States
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The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Book Group discusses Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

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Due to budget constraints the Library will be closing at 1 pm on Fridays beginning the first week of July. We continue to earnestly pursue all avenues of additional support in the community. We will keep you updated.