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Cancelled: Beyond the Book Club: Movies

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 06:30pm - 09:00pm

Beyond the Book Club
is more than just a book club. Taking inspiration from Pequot Library’s founder, Virginia Marquand Monroe, this book club focuses on both women and Pequot Library’s mission, "Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science & the Humanities to our Community." The club is open to everyone and will meet four times a year. There will be book discussions plus practical applications such as related workshops or movies.

This year, Beyond the Book Club, will focus on Extraordinary Women. Fairfield is in the midst of preparing for its 375th anniversary along with the 125th anniversary of the founding of Pequot Library. Through her generous gift, an extraordinary woman, Mrs. Virginia Marquand Monroe, built the Pequot Library on her estate and gave Pequot Library to the community to be "Free as air to all."

In honor of both such historic events this year's BtBC focuses on women's contributions starting with the life of post-revolutionary midwife, Martha Ballard. Two movies will be shown in February exploring midwifery in the context of women and community nurturing.

February 2014: Midwifery

Movies: A Midwife's Tale(PBS) and Call the Midwife(BBC)

Thursday, 02/13/2014 @ 6:30pm



Registration encouraged for this free program.

Book Discussion: Thursday, Feburary 20, 2014 @ 7pm
A Midwife's Tale (Ulrich)
Book of Ages (Lepore)

April 2014: Travels
September 2014: Women Defying Gender Role between the Wars
November 2014: Women who Re-defined themselves during and after WWII

Location : Reading Room
Contact : Marianne Pysarchyk at (203) 259-0346 ext. 19 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.