On Thursday, August 22, the Farmington Libraries welcome Conor Grennan, author of this summer’s “One Book,” Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.
Conor Grennan spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels. In 2004 he left EWI for an around the world trip, during which he volunteered in the Little Princes Children’s Home in the village of Godawari, Nepal. When he learned that the children in the home were not orphans, but were in fact trafficked, he moved to Kathmandu, Nepal, and started Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families.
Conor is a citizen of the U.S. and Ireland and a graduate of the University of Virginia and the NYU Stern School of Business, where he served as president of the student body. He is the President and Founder of Next Generation Nepal, and the author of the NY Times and #1 international bestselling memoir Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, which has been translated into twelve languages so far and has received a number of awards. He is also a highly requested motivational speaker at universities and corporations and he was named a Huffington Post Game Changer of the Year in 2011. For more information about Conor and Next Generation Nepal, visit his web site at: http://conorgrennan.com/
Advanced registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org.
One Town One Book is a reading program that encourages everyone in a community to read and come together to discuss the same book. The program takes the idea of a localized book discussion club and expands it to cover the whole town. This program is part of the libraries’ 2013 adult summer reading program entitled, “One Town Many Stories,” and is sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.
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.