Please join us at our upcoming events!












Mon. 11/11 4:00-6:00 Free Author Meet & Greet at Labyrinth Brewing Co.: Penny Goetjen

Grab a pint and chat with author Penny Goetjen about her new mystery, Murder Returns to the Precipice!

Signed copies of all of Goetjen’s titles (Precipice series, The Empty Chair) available for purchase. Perfect holiday gifts (or treat yourself)!

Labyrinth Brewing is located at 148 Forest St., Manchester.

Murder Returns to the Precipice is brimming with promise and peril—a richly textured mystery that’s both charmingly atmospheric and cunningly staged. Be forewarned: Like the coastal waters of Maine, this story will lull you in with its seeming tranquility only to sweep you away in the undercurrent. Take a deep breath and surrender yourself fully. Penny Goetjen is a mighty force!” – John Valeri, Criminal Element

“An endlessly delightful tale and band of characters…” —KIRKUS REVIEWS

Thurs. 11/14 6:00 Chat & Chew Book Club at Wood Memorial Library: Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

This delicious club reads books featuring food. Attendees are encouraged to bring food from, or inspired by the book, to share.

Facilitated by Cynde Acanto. Wood Memorial Library 783 Main St., South Windsor.

Thurs. 11/14 6:00 Marcia Clark Book Club at Wood Memorial Library: Moral Defense

Join our lively discussion facilitated by book reviewer John Valeri at Wood Memorial Library, 783 Main St., South Windsor

Thurs. 11/14 6:00 Stephen King Book Club at Wood Memorial Library: The Dark Tower VII

Join our monthly Stephen King Book Club facilitated by local author Jessica Bottomley. 

Wood Memorial Library 783 Main St., South Windsor

Thurs. 11/21 6:00 Pints & Pages Book Club: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Join our monthly book club! Location tba.

Mon. 11/25 10:30 E. Windsor Senior Center Book Club: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

You do not need to be a resident of E. Windsor to join in! 

The E. Windsor Senior Center is above the Broad Brook Fire Dept. 125 Main St., Broad Brook (park behind building).

Sat. 11/30 9:00-1:00 South Windsor Farmers Market Indoor Shop Small Saturday Event

at Charles E. Enes Community Center 150 Nevers Rd. Celebrate Shop Small Saturday 11/30/19 at our indoor market!

Shop with local artisans for all of your holiday gift needs (or treat yourself)!
Barefoot Books (cc)
Bayberry Meadow Herbs (cc)
Bee Happy Candles (cc)
Bee Infuzed Honey (cc)
Book Club On the Go (cc)
Earthy Mommy (cc)
Elsa Kurt, author
Marple Made (cc)
Paging Mother Nature, doTERRA Essential Oils
Penny Goetjen, author (cc)
R. C. Goodwin, author
RTM Birdhouses (cc)
Silver Key Stitches (cc)
The Playful Peacock (cc)
Whimsical Olive Branch (cc)
Ya Basic Granola
Yo Kreye

Yum-Us Hummus (cc)
and many more added soon!
(cc)= vendors accept credit cards 💳

Mon. 12/2 6:30 CIDER MONDAY Book Club at Stafford Cidery: The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Step away from your screen and join us for CIDER MONDAY at Stafford Cidery to discuss The Woman in the Window! This free event is open to everyone 21+.
Stafford Cidery offers gluten free hand-crafted hard cider designed for taste, smoothness, and quality.

They also offer soft drinks. You are welcome to bring in your own food. Facilitated by Cynde Acanto.
Plenty of free parking on Main Street, the public lot at Eagle Mart gas station or either side of Town Hall.

Wed. 12/11 6:00-8:00 Chat & Chew Book Club at Red Heat Tavern: Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

This delicious club reads books featuring food. For December attendees are encouraged to bring cookies to swap. This is a FREE event!

Please order food/drinks from Red Heat Tavern’s delicious menu*. Facilitated by Cynde Acanto. 

About the book: a delightful holiday story — funny, heartfelt, romantic and packed with recipes.

Red Heat Tavern 400 Evergreen Way, Suite 466, South Windsor.

*gluten free options available

Mon. 12/16 10:30 E. Windsor Senior Center Book Club: book tba

Mon. 1/13/20 2:00-3:00 Talk & Take Book Swap at Wood Memorial Library 

Bring a book or two, and leave with books that are new to you! Feel free to BYO snack/drink.
Join us as we chat about our current reads and favorite books. Once everyone is done sharing, the actual book swap begins.
Everyone draws a number to determine what order they take their turn. The person with #1 chooses the first book. Person #2 can steal a book that has already been chosen, or pick a new one from the pile, and so on. When a book is stolen, that person gets to select another book.

A book can only be stolen twice though; after that it stays with the person who picked it last.

Thurs. 1/16/20 2:00 Willa Cather Book Club at Wood Memorial Library: Shadows on the Rock

All are welcome to join our quarterly Willa Cather Book Club for a discussion of Shadows on the Rock. 

This club meets at Wood Memorial Library and Museum 783 Main St., South Windsor.

About the book: Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind.

In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends—and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder.

Group leader Chris Wolak is a former college English professor who studied Cather at the University of Nebraska and is a member of the Willa Cather Foundation.

Mon. 1/27/20 10:30 E. Windsor Senior Center Book Club: book tba

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