For Adults

From Meet the Author events to tours of our Special Collections, we have something for everyone. Almost all of our programs are free and open to the public.

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.

Past Meet the Author speakers have included:
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Virtual Author Talks

Library Speakers Consortium

As a member of the Library Speakers Consortium, Pequot Library is proud to present an expanded roster of author events. Thanks to our partnership with libraries across the country, we offer online events each month with authors like Geraldine Brooks, Cassandra Clare, Joy Harjo, and Amor Towles, supplemented with in-person author events and in-person book clubs.

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Discover new perspectives on arts and culture with inspirational speakers.

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Workshops & Classes

From the monthly Genealogy Roundtable to Knitingales, a 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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The Library screens documentaries on timely topics and children’s movies like Frozen. 


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Special Events

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

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Climate Change Resources

Explore resources on climate change and its impact—from articles to videos for adults and kids to an array of books—compiled by Pequot Library’s librarians.

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