I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books. --Jorge Luis Borges

New Book Spotlight

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The Good Left Undone is a sweeping tale of multi generations of the Cabrelli women of Tuscany, with travels from France to Scotland. A new book from Adriana Trigiani means setting time aside to curl up and indulge. And be sure to visit her website for recipes inspired by her books.

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Rebecca Roanhorse describes herself as a “writer of speculative fiction and other stuff.” Fevered Star is her latest, a sequel to 2020’s Black Sun. We return to The Meridian: a land where magic has been codified and the worship of gods suppressed. How do you live when legends come to life, and the faith you had is rewarded? Roanhorse has also written for Marvel Comics and for television, and had projects optioned by Amazon Studios, Netflix, and Paramount TV.

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Four Thousand Days is the first in a planned series by MJ Trow, the author of several series set in various time periods. Four Thousand Days introduces mystery readers to Dr. Margaret Murray, the first woman to be appointed as a lecturer in archaeology in the United Kingdom, at University College London. When the body of one of her students is discovered in her rented room shortly after attending one of her lectures, she is disinclined to accept the official verdict of suicide and determines to find out how and why the girl really died.

Patron Review

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Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

  • Black Cake is a beautifully written debut literary fiction with a through-line of mystery. It raises questions of identity, history, secrets and inheritance. Taking the reader from the Caribbean in the 1960s to present day California, the story is driven by strong and resilient female characters. Black cake is the vehicle for family connection and culture across time and generations.
  • (Alas, there is no recipe provided by I found several on line!)        - Deb B.
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Hoopla Bonus Borrows return May 1-31, 2022

Patrons can choose from hundreds of titles in Hoopla's Bonus Borrows collection. Checking these out do not count toward your monthly borrowing limit.

Click here for the free titles

Upcoming Programs

The return of our Used Book* Sale!

(and plants!)

Saturday, May 7 from 9am to 12noon

The Book* Sale will be downstairs and the Plant Sale will be on the front patio.

Donations of all items are accepted anytime! Thanks and see you Saturday!

* and DVDs and CDs and games...

Social Security and Retirement Maximization Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, May 11 @ 6 pm

on Zoom

Join us on Zoom with presenters from AAA Retire

Learn how to protect yourself from retirement’s greatest threats and so much more.

Click here for more information

The Region 4 Backpack Program.

Please help us help our students.

The Ivoryton Library will be collecting food in our entryway during the month of May.

Click here for more information and a list of requested foods.

"Sleep is good," he said, "and books are better." --George RR Martin

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Music With Miss Martha

from Community Music School

Wednesday, May

10:30 at the Ivoryton Gazebo

BYOB (Bring your own blanket)

For more information and to register,

call 860-767-1252

or email

May Book Club for grades 3-6 ...2023 Nutmeg Nominees!

Email for registration and ZOOM information This book club is to introduce books and authors to students.. We will read the first chapter &discuss! 

May 3rd 4pm  Digging for Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built  Built 

by Angela Burke Kunkel

May 10th 4pm King of the Birds

by Elise Gravel

May 17th 4pm The Paper Kingdom

by Helena Ku Rhee

May 24th 4pm Katie the Catsitter 

by Colleen AF Venable

May 31st 4pm When Stars are Scattered 

by Victoria Jamieson


Click here for more goings-on in the Children's Room

Book Clubs

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May 17


Fire Shut Up in My Bones

by Charles M. Blow

July 19 2022

7:00pm on Zoom

I am My Own Wife

a play by Doug Wright

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May 20, 2022


In the Woods

by Tana French

I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy. --Frank Zappa