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Big Summer

Big Summer

A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant, and simply unputdownable novel about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life’s ups and down. From the #1 New York Times bestselli...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Broken Glass

Broken Glass

The true story of the intimate relationship that gave birth to the Farnsworth House, a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture—and disintegrated into a bitter feud over love, money, gender, and the very nature of art."An amazing story...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Fair Warning

Fair Warning

The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the ra...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Fallout

Fallout

New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century—the true effects of the atom bomb—potentially saving millions of lives.Just d...
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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Five Days

Five Days

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and rivet...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

The Hardest Job in the World

Hardest Job in the World

This is a great gift to our sense of theactual presidency, a primer on leadership."—Ken BurnsImagine you have just been elected president. You are now commander-in-chief, chief executive, chief diplomat, chief legislator, chief of party, ch...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes "a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror" (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico—"fans of classic novels like Jane Eyre and Rebecca are in for a suspen...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

My Mother's House

My Mother's House

"A shockingly original exploration of class, race, and systemic violence . . . This house, tainted by the human evil it contains, is reminiscent of the opening line of Toni Morrison’s Beloved. And, like Morrison, Momplaisi...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

RapAnn's All

RapAnn's All

Surrendered to a powerful witch at birth, RapAnn doesn’t know her parents. When she resists becoming the mistress of a lecherous roué, her guardian imprisons her in a tall tower as punishment. There, she has only the music of her voic...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

The Best New True Crime Stories

The Best New True Crime Stories

Small towns have always been thought of as sleepy places where nothing bad ever happens. Everyone knows each other. In these peaceful close-knit hamlets untainted by big-city crime, people look out for their neighbors. There’s a strong sense of ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Too Much is Never Enough

Too Much is Never Enough

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to expla...
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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Walk the Wire

Walk the Wire

Amos Decker — the FBI consultant with a perfect memory — returns to solve a gruesome murder in a booming North Dakota oil town in the newest thriller in David Baldacci’s #1 New York Times b...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Books and Binge Buzz

Join us for an informal meeting to talk about the books you are reading and shows you are binge watching. Listen to some book talks on new book releases, and get reading recommendations for books to read and shows to watch! Ages 10-12, Ages 13-17.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Graphic Novel Book Club

Read the graphic novel, Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell, then discuss it and do an activity! Books available at the Library (curbside), and on our Hoopla/Libby app. This program will be held on Zoom.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Middle School Nutmeg Book Club

Join our Nutmeg Book Club! Ms. Lauren served on the 2021 Middle School Nutmeg Committee and is excited to discuss the 10 nominees with you. Readers are invited to discuss the 2021 candidates for the Middle School Nutmeg award, answer trivia questions, and...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Zumbini

Saturdays, 10-10:30 am. Zumbini® combines music and dance for caregivers and their little kids. You will need a “scarf” (a scarf, washcloth, tissue, or similar object) to dance with! 

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NO LIBRARY FINES OR FEES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND THE BOOK DROPS ARE OPEN!

Patrons will still get notifications when their books are overdue, but they will not be charged fines when they return them.
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Posted on: June 12, 2020

We Are Called To Be A Movement

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We Are Called To Be A Movement 

by William Barber

It’s time for everyone who cares about the state of our nation to heed the call and join forces to redeem the soul of America.It’s time to come together and renounce the politics...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Know Your Price

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Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities 

by Andre M. Perry

The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities has had very real, far-reaching, and negative economic and social effects. An enduri...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Revive Us Again

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Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing

by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II  (Author), Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery  (Author), Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

A collection of sermons and speeches that lay out a groundbreaking vision for interse...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

They Can't Kill Us All

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They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement

by Wesley Lowery

A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Fred...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

by Ibram X. Kendi

The National Book Award-winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we’r...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

The Hate U Give

Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

The New Jim Crow

New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander 

Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

How to Be an Antiracist

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How to Be an Antiracist

by Ibram X. Kendi 

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

White Rage

White Rage

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

by Carol Anderson

As Ferguson, Missouri erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Resist

Resist

Resist: 35 profiles of ordinary people who rose up against tyranny and injustice

by Veronica Chambers

You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world.

Before they were activists, they were just like you and me. From Frederick Douglass ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Inner Work

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

by Rhonda Magee

In a society where unconscious bias, microaggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic injustices are so deeply ingrained, healin...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Teaching Race

Teaching Race

Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism

 by Stephen D. Brookfield

A real-world how-to manual for talking about race in the classroom

Educators and activists frequently call for the need to address the lingering presence of ra...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Understanding and Dismantling Racism

Understanding

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America

by Joseph Barndt 

More than 15 years have passed since Joe Barndt wrote his influential and widely acclaimed Dismantling Racism (1991, Augsburg Books). He has...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Private Racism

Private

Private Racism

by Sonu Bedi

Usually, when we discuss racial injustice, we discuss racism in our public or political life. This means that we often focus on how the state discriminates on the basis of race in its application and enforcement of laws and polic...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Racism and Media

Racism and Media

Racism and Media

by Gavan Titley

Digital media have radically altered understandings of racism so that an issue that has too often been assumed to belong to the past has been thrust into contemporary mainstream debates, news, and popular culture. In light o...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

They Don't Teach This

They Dont teach this

They Don’t Teach This

by Eniola Aluko 

Discover this powerful memoir from one of Britain’s most inspiring women

First-class honors law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pun...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

What Do I Do When People I Know Are Racist?

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What Do I Do When People I Know Are Racist? (Help Me Understand)

by Caitie McAneney

In a time of increasing political and social tensions, students are sure to find themselves in complicated ethical situations. What happens if someone they know and love is ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Racial Stasis

Racial Stasis

Racial Stasis: The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics 

by Christopher D. DeSante and Candis Watts Smith 

Racial progress in the United States has hit a wall, and the rise of white nat...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

On The Come Up

On The Come up

On the Come Up 

by Angie Thomas 

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

The Watson

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirt...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Drita, My Homegirl

Drita

Drita, My Homegirl

by Jenny Lombard

A poignant story about the difficulties of leaving everything behind and the friendships that help you get through it.

Fleeing war-torn Kosovo, ten-year-old Drita and her family move to America with the dream of living a t...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

I, Too, Am America

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I, Too, Am America

by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a courageous voice of his time, and his authentic call for equality still rings true today. Beautiful paintings from Barack Obama illustrator Bryan Collier accompany and reinvent the celebrated lines...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Black Klansman

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Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

by Ron Stallworth

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper a...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly 

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Where Is The Love?

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Artist: The Black Eyed Peas

Album: Elephunk

Released: 2003

Genre: Pop

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Freedom

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Artist: Beyoncé

Featured artist: Kendrick Lamar

Movie: Beyoncé: Lemonade

Released: 2016

Genre: Pop

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Everyday People

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Artists: Sly Stone, Ann Wilson

Album: I’m Back! Family & Friends

Released: 1969

Genre: Funk

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Available for streaming on Amazon MusicGoogle PlayApple Music, and iHeart Radio.

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Black or White

Black or White

Artist: Michael Jackson

Movie: Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Album: Dangerous 

Released: 1991

Genre: Pop

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Greater Norwalk Literacy Volunteers (GNLV)

Our mission is to teach adults to read, write, speak, and understand English...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Norwalk elementary schools set to return full-time

The city’s elementary schools plan to open for full-time, in-person classes this fall, but it remains unknown how many students will show up. Alexandra Estrella, who took over as superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools this month, led a series ...

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Connecticut Schools Reopening

A week before Connecticut school districts must submit their reopening plans to the state, administrators are scrambling to prepare for an unknown September. Juggling parent preferences, student and educator safety, limited budgets and state expectations,...

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