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Reading Club: “The Three Faces of Edgar Allan Poe”

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Join this fall’s reading club, The Three Faces of Edgar Allan Poe. In this session, Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Senior Associate Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College discusses Poe’s tales of horror, which focus on both the physical and psychological elements of death, guilt, and mourning. Featured stories include The Black Cat,...

$5.00 – $7.00

Reading Club: The Three Faces of Edgar Allan Poe

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Join this fall’s reading club, The Three Faces of Edgar Allan Poe. In this session, Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Senior Associate Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College discusses Poe’s poetry, which reflected his devotion to beauty as an ideal and the sense of loss as an enduring reality. Poems featured include “The...

$5.00 – $7.00

Book Event: Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Museum friend, local resident, author and chef Dorie Greenspan talks about her new book Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook. Each recipe is like a best friend in the kitchen, full of Dorie’s infectious love of cooking and her trademark hand-holding directions. Includes signed book and admission to the talk. Limited seating; advance reservations required.

Dorie will present a slideshow presentation and discussion about her book followed by a question and answer session. She will then sign books.

Lecture and Book Signing: Into the Garden

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Over the past three decades, Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff has traveled the world to visit some of the most glorious private gardens to paint en plein air. He has created a luscious visual record of 28 of them in this charming gift-sized book of watercolors and gouaches. Into the Garden chronicles this long-term pilgrimage of a visionary...

Family Book Event: “Cardinal Points” & “Smeagull the Seagull”

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Featuring Mark Seth Lender, Author, and Valerie Elaine Pettis, Author and Illustrator. Lender reads from his forthcoming book, Cardinal Points, A Compass Rose of Wildlife, and shows his nature photographs. He, and illustrator Pettis, reads Smeagull the Seagull, their new picture book that introduces children to the natural world. Lender produces Wildlife Content for Living on Earth, a nationally...

Reading Club: CLI-FI—A Curated Selection of Climate Fiction Stories

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Enjoy a discussion regarding this month’s Cli-Fi (climate fiction) selection, The Shell Collector (2002), stories by Anthony Doerr. The eight stories concern the interactions of people and their landscapes, in locations ranging from Kenya to Montana, Idaho to New Zealand. Featuring Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Senior Associate Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs in Yale College....

$5.00 – $7.00

Reading Club: CLI-FI—A Curated Selection of Climate Fiction Stories

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Enjoy a discussion regarding this month’s Cli-Fi (climate fiction) selection, Flight Behavior (2012), a novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Set in southern Appalachia, novel asks the question: “How do we live, and with what consequences, as we hurtle toward the abyss in these times of epic planetary transformation?" Featuring Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Senior Associate Dean and...

$5.00 – $7.00

Reading Club: CLI-FI—A Curated Selection of Climate Fiction Stories

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Enjoy a discussion regarding this month’s climate fiction selection, Nature’s Confessions (2013), a Young Adult novel by J. L. Morin. In the words of one adult reader, “an interesting and informative, futuristic eco-loving romance novel.” “Beautifully written,” it makes no apologies for its mission: to save our Planet Earth from self-destructing. A thought-provoking novel that brings...

$5.00 – $7.00

Book Event: Sol LeWitt-A Life of Ideas

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Join author Bloom as he talks about his biography of Chester native Sol LeWitt.

Lecture: Sermons, Scandals, & Slaves

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Inside the Meetinghouse: Sermons, Scandals, and Slaves featuring Carolyn Wakeman, Historian and Author. Wakeman explores what happened inside the walls of the town’s historic meetinghouses, where sermons and scandals divided the community and enslaved people sat in the balcony’s rear corners. Educational & Travel Program Refund Policy No refunds for programs $20 and under, Broadway...

$5.00 – $7.00

Book Event: Miss Florence’s Artist Trees

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

In celebration of the 200 painted palettes, the Museum has published a delightful keepsake book.

$22.00 – $25.00

Book Talk & Book Signing: The Contender

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Mann discusses his new book based on new and revelatory material from Brando’s own private archives.

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