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Essex, CT 06426 United States
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September 2016

Author Talk with Betsy Lerner & The Bridge Ladies

September 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Focus Talk with Betsey Lerner

Betsy Lerner’s mother Roz has played bridge with the same four women for more than fifty years. Betsy grew up with these women without knowing their stories, including her mother’s. Lerner’s book, The Bridge Ladies, is a humorous, poignant recounting of learning about her mother by learning to play bridge. “What began as a project of friendly curiosity soon became a cherished ritual. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge…

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October 2016

Classic American Short Stories Seminar

October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - December 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Chuck Timlin

University of New Haven faculty member Professor Chuck Timlin has brought his excellent teaching skills to the Essex Library community on topics such as Chaucer, Beowulf, Wordsworth & Frost and the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Now, back again by popular demand, he turns his talents to an examination of classic American short stories. In this series of six seminars, attendees will read and discuss a selection of great American short stories, a literary form that many great…

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November 2016

Honoring U.S. Veterans: Letter From Italy, 1944 With Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely

November 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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A soldier’s story told in poetry and music with Guilford Poet Society member Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely honoring her father, World War II veteran Dr. John Meneely, who served in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. In his letters home during the war, Dr. Meneely described the dread, injury and loss that he experienced during his service; the terror and carnage proved to be more than he could withstand. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) had not been defined in his lifetime but it…

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October 2019

CENTERBROOK ARCHITECTS LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS DR. CHUCK BENSON WITH “THE TIMELESSNESS OF JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE – SHINTO AND BUDDHIST MASTERPIECES OF DESIGN” 

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Essex Library is honored to welcome back Architectural Historian Chuck Benson as part of its Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series on Friday, October 25th at 7 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook’s offices. Benson will present an illustrated talk that focuses on travelling to ancient Japan architecturally – and unlocking the secrets of its two great architectural traditions – Shintoism and Buddhism. From the Ise Shrine for Shintoism to the Buddhist Temples of Horyuji, Todaiji, and Yakushiji, he’ll explore this…

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