On Wednesday, February 18, the Farmington Libraries will host Dr. Stacey Close, Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Elizabeth Normen, Publisher of Connecticut Explored, for a talk on African American history in Connecticut. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.
For Black History Month, contributing author Dr. Stacey Close and editor Elizabeth Normen will discuss the long arc of more than 300 years of the African American experience in Connecticut drawn from essays by more than 30 scholars in the important new book, African American Connecticut Explored (Wesleyan University Press, 2014). Normen is also publisher of Connecticut Explored, the quarterly magazine of Connecticut history. Books will be available for sale along with complimentary copies of the latest issue of Connecticut Explored.
The Director’s College is an ongoing series at the Farmington Libraries, the aim of which is to present interesting and intellectual programs for our community. These events strive to cover a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, professorial lectures, performing arts events, travelogues, and topics of local interest.
This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required for the Director’s College program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register with this link.
The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.