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The Ancient Art Of Paper Marbling, Once A Kept Secret

  The ancient art of paper marbling as used in the binding of books. Elizabeth Frengel, Curator of Rare Books at the University of Chicago, shows samples of marbling seen around the world, a process which was once kept secret. The earliest surviving specimens of marble paper date from the 12th century believed to have Read more…

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New Haven Reads Needs You As A Volunteer

Since 2001, New Haven Reads has helped thousands of children boost their reading skills free of charge and has given away nearly 2-million books. It all started when its founder, the late Christine Alexander, opened a book bank and a year later it became a one-on-one tutoring program. Volunteers sign on to give their time Read more…

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Free Books With Every Meal At The Traveler Restaurant

On NYBERG, a gem of a place near Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the border village of Mashapaug in the town of Union, Connecticut. Union has a population of 839 at last count. One of its landmarks is the Traveler Restaurant where you get free used books, three of them with every meal you eat there…no really. For the last Read more…

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From Italy To The North End

  Oh the stories that Anthony Ricco of New Haven, Connecticut can tell about Italian Americans. He has just released his latest book on immigrant life in America capturing the past which is so important for the future and who we are as people. The book is entitled “From Italy To The North End.” Anthony Ricco Read more…

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Put A Little Free Library In Your Town

Do you know about the Little Free Libraries that have been established around the world? There are about 50-thousand of them and counting. Rose Buckens of Morris and Jo Ann Jaacks of Litchfield are busy putting these mini cabinet-like libraries all over their community and soon there will be more than 30 of them. They’re in front Read more…

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A Footnote Leads To Reprinting A Secret Diary From A Concentration Camp

In 2010, Timothy Boyce, an attorney from North Carolina, was reading a memoir about one of the youngest survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. In that book were details about the man who saved his life and his name was Odd Nansen. Boyce learned that Nansen, a Norwegian, had kept a diary which spanned his 3-and-and-a half Read more…

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“The Last Goodnight,” The Story Of Betty Pack, The WW II Spy

Howard Blum, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, a contributor to Vanity Fair, and New York Times best-selling author who penned his first book at age 25. He’s a prolific writer who has written 13 books. His latest is called “The Last Goodnight.” It’s about a female spy named Betty Pack, code name “Cynthia,” whom Read more…

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Memorial Day Book Sale In Kent

POPULAR BOOK SALE WILL OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY The Kent Memorial Library will kick off its extravagant annual book sale on Memorial Day Weekend! The sale will begin on Friday, May 27 (no early birds) and continue through Monday, May 30. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-5, Read more…

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You’ll Love This Sale at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Vintage Collectors & Antique Aficionados: Tags & Treasures Sale April 2 and 3 at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum   Wethersfield, Conn. (March 22, 2016) –Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques will be rummaging for this year’s hottest collectibles at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum Tags & Treasures Sale, on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 Read more…

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Custodio Gomes Writes Poetry To Inspire

Custodio Gomes is a poet from Bridgeport. Originally from  Cape Verde, West Africa, he writes to inspire others. His parents struggled to bring the family to America to live a better life, to get an education, and he has never forgotten that. He is passing on to others lessons learned. Gomes who worked very hard as a youngster to Read more…

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