Monday, January 14, 2019
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6:00pm [6:30pm] Manchester Library Board Meeting
MANCHESTER LIBRARY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE All meetings are scheduled for 6:30 pm The Howroyd Room, Mary Cheney Library building 586 Main St. Manchester CT Meeting dates for 2019 at 6:30pm on the following Mondays: January 14 March 11 May 13 June 17 September 9 November 18.

[6:40pm] Manchester Garden Club
The Manchester Garden Club presents Chrissie and John D’Esopo's Wild and Wooly Conifer World - Four Seasons of a Creative Botanical Wonderland. Chrissie tells entertaining garden stories followed by a 30 minute slide show set to lively Beatle's music. The program is concluded with Q&A session. Chrissie and John have been gardening at their Avon home for over thirty years. It has been an evolution from the beginning gardens of annuals and perennials to the extraordinary new look of conifers, topiaries, and rare shrubs with the addition of "in your face" enormous annuals! The Manchester Garden Club meetings are held on most second Mondays of the month (September through June) at the Center Congregational Church. The doors open at 6:45 P.M. and meetings start at 7:00 P.M. Guests are welcome to attend and a $5.00 donation is suggested for non-members. The public is welcome, light refreshments are provided. For updated information visit our website.

7:00pm [7:00pm] Adult Book Discussion
This month’s selection is Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles' mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart. (From www.goodreads.com) No registration required for this free book discussion event. Copies of the book are available for check out at either the main library or at Whiton Branch Library, 100 N Main Street. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website.