November 2022

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.

--Rainer Maria Rilke

New Book Spotlight

Signal Fires opens on a summer night in 1985. Three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything on Division Street changes. Each of their lives, and that of Ben Wilf, a young doctor who arrives on the scene, is shattered.

For the Wilf family, the circumstances of that fatal accident will become the deepest kind of secret, one so dangerous it can never be spoken.

Seventeen years ago, King Odysseus sailed to war with Troy, taking with him every man of fighting age from the island of Ithaca. None of them has returned, and the women of Ithaca have been left behind to run the kingdom.

This is the story of Penelope of Ithaca, famed wife of Odysseus, as it has never been told before. Beyond Ithaca’s shores, the whims of gods dictate the wars of men. But on the isle, it is the choices of the abandoned women—and their goddesses— that will change the course of the world. 

NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship.

Hoopla Bonus Borrows return November 1-30, 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

What Women Should Know Before Applying For Social Security

Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm on Zoom 

Click here for more information and to register

#OwnVoices Book Club Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00

to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

This book club meets bi-monthly September through May on the third Tuesday.

Adult Craft Night

Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30

Join us to make Sliding Knot Bracelets.

Call the library to register


Once again, the Ivoryton Library will be collecting toys for Child and Family Agency of SE CT to distribute to children in our area.

From November 1 through December 20, please bring your new, unwrapped donations to the donation box in our lobby.

Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books.

--Ursula K. LeGuin

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November 8th: No School*

Come Visit the Library for a Drop in craft:

Friendship Bracelets

10:30- 12:30

Music with Ms. Martha from CMS

November 9th at 10:30

Sing Along with Mr. Ken

October 19th at 10:30

Thursday, Nov 17th at 3:30: Friendsgiving! Join us for a special afternoon of outdoor games and delicious snacks!

Register for these programs:

Click here for more in the Children's Room!

Great news! Ivoryton Illuminations is back!

Come to the village on Saturday, December 3 from 5-8pm

for all the fun you remember from years past.

The Library will be hosting letter writing to Santa with all the tools you need and a North Pole Postal Service Mailbox. Letters can also be dropped off at the Library any time during December. Be sure to include a return address for a reply from Santa!

Holiday Wreath Sale!

Saturday, November 5 from 9am to 12noon

On the Ivoryton Green

The Ivoryton Alliance (the group that puts together Ivoryton Illuminations) is holding a sale of recently donated Holiday Wreaths of spectacular quality. These are faux greenery.

All proceeds to benefit the Alliance and Illuminations!

Book Clubs

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November 15

3:30 pm

In Love:

A Memoir of Love and Loss

by Amy Bloom

November 15


Braiding Sweetgrass

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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November 18


A Catered Murder

by Isis Crawford

The Ivoryton Library Holiday Hours:

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will also be closed Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 as well as Monday, January 2.

We wish all our patrons fun, relaxing holidays with plenty of time to read!

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.

--C.S. Lewis