Book Discussions

Blankets by Craig Thompson

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the C.H. Booth Library was fortunate to have a conversation with Craig Thompson about his work, specifically his groundbreaking graphic novel Blankets. Below is a recording of that conversation.

For more information about Blankets, and a Further Reading list, click here (link to come).


Online Author Talks

We’re excited to share a mix of online author talks from New York Times Best Selling Authors and a Pulitzer Prize winning historian this summer. Click here for details on each talk and to register for other upcoming talks. Each event will include the opportunity for you to ask your questions. Each author’s book can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, May 10th at 8:00 pm: Virtual Author Talk with Jena Friedman on Not Funny

Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 pm: Virtual Author Talk with Courtney Summers on I’m the Girl

Wednesday, June 7th at 4:00 pm: Virtual Author Talk with Mike Rucker, Ph.D. on The Fun Habit


Newtown Author Reading Series

Presented by the C.H. Booth Library and the Friends of Newtown Seniors with funding from a generous grant from CT Humanities,  join us every month from February through September for an exciting author talk and Q&A session from some of our local authors!

Free copies of the books are available to the first 20 registrants, with signings available after the program.

Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00 pm: Author Talk and Discussion with Charles Rafferty on The Smoke of Horses


Nature’s Book Club- meets the last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm

Monday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm  – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer


Nonfiction Book Group – meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 6th at 1:00 pm – Life on the Mississippi River, An Epic American Adventure  by Rinker Buck

Are you a member of a book group? Check our Recommended Reads for copies of books that have been popular with local book groups. If you have a title you’d like us to consider for the Corner, let us know! Looking for other suggestions? Try Novelist for ideas about what to read next.