Libraries and organizations throughout Connecticut will be hosting special events in celebration of The Great American Read, coming May 2018 to CPTV!

Keep an eye on this page as we will continue to update it with a schedule of these events. Now the whole family can get in on the fun of The Great American Read!

Events (Alphabetically by Town)

New Milford, CT
  New Milford Public Library
Event title:
  “The Great American Read Premiere”
When:  May 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Event organizer’s description:  Watch the premiere of The Great American Read early, at 6:30 p.m. on May 22. This big event celebrates the PBS series and our love of books! Also, discuss the list of 100 books and what we’ve read and what’s next on our must-read book list!
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Norwalk, CT
 Norwalk Public Library
Event title:
  “AuthorSpeak with Sally Allen”
When:  May 11, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Event organizer’s description:  Author, editor and book group moderator Sally Allen, PhD, will guide readers as she kicks off the Norwalk Public Library Summer Adult Reading Program and promotes The Great American Read. Avid readers and book groups will garner tips on curating new reading lists and will be introduced to Sally Allen’s book, Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers. AuthorSpeak is a series developed by the Library as a place where readers and authors meet and talk about books.

South Windsor, CT
Where:  South Windsor Public Library
Event title: Great American Read Launch Screening” and “Great American Read Screening”
When:  May 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. and May 23, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Event organizer’s description:  Sponsored by ALA and PBS, The Great American Read will begin May 22 and end on October 23. A list of 100 books will be provided, including old and new books as well as adult, young adult and children’s books. Watch the launch on PBS on 5/22 or join us in the Friends Room on 5/23. All your questions will be answered! We hope you will read with us and vote for your favorite book! No registration is necessary; no fee is required. Participation can be all online or you may join us for some of our book discussions.

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