'Book Discussions through the Decades'

Enfield - posted Jan, 08 2014

ENFIELD - On the first Monday of each month, starting Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., the Pearl Street Library will be celebrating with a monthly book discussion to mark its 100th anniversary. Please join in the year-long Pearl Street Branch centennial celebration. In 1910, Andrew Carnegie gave the town of Enfield $20,000 to build a library. Construction was completed in February 1914 and the Pearl Street Library opened its doors to the public on May 5, 1914. Over the course of its 100 years, the Pearl Street Branch Library has served the town of Enfield as a source for educational, cultural, technological and recreational needs, while providing a safe and friendly cornerstone in an ever-changing community. The Centennial Celebration Committee have planned numerous events for the exciting year ahead, among them: A birthday party; a marble tournament; a visit from Kandie Karle-the Edwardian Lady; “meet Andrew Carnegie”-with Richard Clark; an outdoor movie; special displays; and much more. Be on the lookout for event listings via email, press, library signage, and the library's web page. As well, no library celebration would be complete without books. Monthly book discussions, Book Discussions through the Decades, will begin on Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., at the Pearl Street Library and will continue the first* Monday of every month thereafter (*except September, held the second Monday). Facilitated by special guest speakers, the discussions will feature popular bestsellers from each decade, starting with "Seventeen," (1916) by Booth Tarkington and hosted by a guest facilitator. "Seventeen: A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William," is a humorous novel that gently satirizes first love, in the person of a callow 17-year-old, William Sylvanus Baxter. Come and join the conversation about teenagers of the past and how they compare to today’s youth. Copies of the book are available at either library location. All programs at the Pearl Street Branch Library and Enfield Public Library are free and all are welcome. To register for upcoming programs and events, please visit the circulation desk at either library, or call the Pearl Street Branch Library at 860-253-6433 or Enfield Public Library at 860-763-7512.

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