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The Book Club with No Name

September 27, 2011 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

On January 18, 1935 the following ladies met at the home of Mrs. Rex Ganter to discuss the formation of a book club: Mrs. J. Quinter Miller, Mrs. William Hamm, Mrs. Burdette J. Buck, Mrs. L.M. Dawson, Mrs. J.H. Westbrook, Jr. Mrs. R. J. Schramm, Mrs. Rex Ganter Miss Alice Barlow Mrs. Ganter requested Miss…
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Who is this mystery hunk?

December 26, 2018 · Exhibits ·

Why, Burt Lancaster, of course! The 1968 film The Swimmer was based on a short story of the same name by John Cheever, and filmed largely in Westport, CT! Though its initial reception was lukewarm, it has achieved a cult status. Critic Vincent Canby praised it for its “grim, disturbing and sometimes funny view of…
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The Busy Parent’s Short Story Club

January 10, 2019 · ·

No commitment, but lots of coffee! Bring your little ones to the CHS for this drop-in program. You’ll get to discuss good literature with adults, while our staff lead your kids in crafts and stories of their own.

Short Attention Span Literary Club

January 23, 2019 · ·

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group’s for you!

Short Attention Span Literary Club

April 3, 2019 · ·

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group is for you! Join us to discuss a work by CT author Ann Petry over coffee and treats.

Vacation Program: Busy Parents Short Story Club

April 10, 2019 · ·

If you’ve been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment and childcare, this group is for you! Adults will get to discuss short works of literature, while CHS staff leads your kids in crafts and stories of their own. Treats for everyone will be served!

Short Attention Span Literary Club

January 8, 2020 · ·

A “book club” for those of us with short attention spans! We meet every couple of months and discuss short stories that have a connection to our exhibits and collections. All are welcome! Click to find out what story we’re exploring this month.

Short Attention Span Literary Club

April 1, 2020 · ·

If a book club seems like too much of a commitment, this group’s for you — join us for coffee, cookies, and a lively discussion about a short story! For this meeting, we’re taking on a classic 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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