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Pearl Street Centennial Celebration – Book Discussions through the Decades

Date of Program:  The first* Monday of each month, starting February 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Pearl Street Library (*except September held the second Monday)

2014 marks The Pearl Street Branch Library’s 100th Anniversary!  Please join us in our 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 of 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 e-mail, press, library signage, and our library web page.

As well, no library celebration would be complete without books!  Monthly book discussions entitled, “Book Discussions through the Decades,” will begin on February 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM 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 by Booth Tarkington 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 860-253-6433 (Pearl Street Branch Library) or 860-763-7512 (Enfield Public Library).  

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