Friday, December 16, 2011

Assassins of the Turquoise Palace

CLINTON - Author Roya Hakakian will be presenting her non-fiction book Assassins of the Turquoise Palace at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 pm. Assassins of the Turquoise Palace is about Iran's extrajudicial assassination campaigns against exiles in Germany and the case which brought it to a halt.
Hakakian's book explores the assassinations and the implications of Iran, their fallout, and the subsequent court case known as the Mykonos trial that became one of the most high profile cases in Europe that ended implicating the highest level of Iranian government.
Awarded a 2008 Guggenheim fellowship in non-fiction, Hakakian’s book was a New York Times Sunday Book Review editors choice, a Daily Beast-Newsweek Not To Be Missed Book of 2011, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Historical fiction discussed

"The Last Minyan" to be discussed at the Godfrey Memorial Library at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the library, 134 Newfield St. in Middletown. The largest Jewish community in Europe once called Spain home. Between 1391 and 1492, many converted to Catholicism, either voluntarily or coercion. David Gitlitz, a scholar at the University of Rhode Island, has researched Sephardic historical topics over the last two decades. He will discuss his latest book, The Lost Minyan, historical fiction and profiles Crypto-Jewish families coping with the trauma of living between worlds, neither wholly Catholic nor wholly Jewish. Free. For more info, call (860) 638-3819.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Storytime featuring The Polar Express

Special Event, Storytime, Children's Event
For 20 years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and holiday classic. Join us as we read this treasured tale during a very special Storytime. It's an event that's perfect for children of all ages as well as the young at heart!
Friday December 09, 2011 7:00 PM

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Blue Back Square, 60 Isham Road, West Hartford, CT 06107, 860-236-9900