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From Meet the Author events to tours of our Special Collections, we have something for everyone at nearly always no cost.

Meet the Author

Pequot Library’s ongoing Meet the Author series provides an opportunity for writers and readers to meet, talk, listen, and learn with each other. Authors of both fiction and nonfiction have come to Pequot to give engaging lectures about their newest works in the Library’s historic Auditorium. Many Meet the Author events have focused on American history and politics but other topics have ranged from famous athletes to crime thrillers to food and more.

After the author’s talk the floor is opened to questions where fruitful dialogues between the speaker and audience can begin. Once the question and answer section has concluded, Meet the Author events typically migrate into the Library’s cozy reading room where visitors have the opportunity to speak to the author and purchase a copy of their book.

Meet the Author continues during these times of Covid. Pequot Library hosts author talks over Zoom where up to 100 patrons can attend from anywhere in the world.

Past Meet the Author speakers have included:
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Discover new perspectives on arts and culture with inspirational speakers.

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Workshops & Classes

From outdoor art workshops to weekly gatherings of knitters there is something for everyone year-round.

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Music & Performing Arts

Concerts with world-class musicians, a cappella singers, and emerging young artists are but a few of our cultural arts programs.

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Watch Academy Award nominees during the Pequot Presents: The Oscars annual series in the Auditorium, or discover timely and thought-provoking documentaries featured throughout the year.

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Book Clubs

Join the Off the Wall monthly book club and gain a different perspective on the current, exciting exhibition in the Perkin Gallery.

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Special Events

From galas to book sales, special events provide us the opportunity to engage and serve the community, as well as fund the services, programs, and exhibitions offered for free at Pequot Library throughout the year.

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