World-famous author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visits West Hartford on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00PM. Program details for this West Hartford READS! 2019 event are now being finalized. Ticket information will be released on Monday, September 2, at westhartfordreads.org.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2015 and one of Fortune magazine's 50 "World's Greatest Leaders" in 2017. Ms. Adichie, who grew up in Nigeria, is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University and Yale University.
West Hartford READS! is a town-wide initiative which encourages everyone to read the works of one notable author, and culminates each year with the author visiting West Hartford, Connecticut, in October.
WEST HARTFORD READS! BOOK DISCUSSIONS [PDF Flyer] Six discussions of Ms. Adichie's books are scheduled, all led by top shelf Connecticut librarians. Discussions start at 7:00pm at the Noah Webster Library, Board Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford. Registration is required as seating is limited to a maximum of 25 per discussion. Sessions are 60-90 minutes. Register HEREfor the book discussion dates below, or http://bit.ly/discusschimamanda.
• AUGUST 5 Monday – Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions. Facilitator: Sunnie Scarpa, Director, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison. • AUGUST 14 Wednesday - Purple Hibiscus. Facilitator: Michele Penn, Law Librarian, New Haven Law Library. • AUGUST 19 Monday - The Thing Around Your Neck. Facilitator: Cindy Haiken, Reference and Readers Advisory Librarian, Wallingford Public Library. • AUGUST 21 Wednesday – We Should All Be Feminists. Facilitator: Tina Panik, Reference & Adult Services Manager, Avon Library. NEXT • SEPTEMBER 5 Thursday – Half of a Yellow Sun. Facilitator: Kate Byroade, Director, Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. • SEPTEMBER 10 Tuesday – Americanah. Facilitator: Bridget Quinn-Carey, CEO, Hartford Public Library.
PARKING: For book discussions at the Noah Webster Library, park in the nearby Isham Garage. Your parking will be validated at the library - bypass the parking kiosks in the garage itself. Come directly to the library and head straight for the Information Desk on the main level, where you will enter in your license plate number into a validation tablet. Then proceed to the Board Room on the upper level for the book discussion. West Hartford READS is made possible with generous funding from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Bequest and the West Hartford Public Library Foundation.