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Mystery writer Chris Knopf to speak in Tolland Jan. 24

Mystery writer Chris Knopf of Avon, the author of more than a dozen books, will speak Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Tolland Public Library as part of the Tolland Public Library Foundation’s Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.
“Back Lash,” the 7th book in his Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery Series, was a finalist for the 2017 Connecticut Book Award. The 8th book in the series, “Tango Down,” is being released this month. Booklist has said that the series is known for its smooth prose style, brisk dialogue, well-drawn characters and keen sense of place.
“Tango Down” disrupts the illusion that the Hamptons on Long Island are safely immune from the struggles that enflame much of the world today. It is an examination of how fear of the unknown ignites prejudice and hate.
In 2013, his book featuring off-the-grid sleuth Arthur Cathcart, “Dead Anyway,” won the Nero Award and was named one of The Best Crime Novels of 2012 by The Boston Globe.
Knopf retired in 2017 as CEO of Mintz + Hoke, an Avon advertising agency. He is now co-publisher and editor of The Permanent Press, an independent book publishing company in Sag Harbor, New York.
The free book talk will be held in the Tolland Public Library program room at 21 Tolland Green in Tolland. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-871-3620 or register online at tolland.org/library.
Since 2010, the EDK series has brought well-known authors to Tolland, including Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Dan Barry, Caragh O’Brien, Dawn Metcalf, Susan Campbell, Denis Horgan, Jeff Goldberg,  Cindy Rodriguez, Susan Schoenberger and Lucy Anne Hurston to town.

 

Mystery writer Chris Knopf

Mystery Writer’s Talk Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, mystery writer Chris Knopf has had to cancel the free book talk he had planned at the Tolland Public Library on Jan. 10.
The Tolland Public Library Foundation is working to reschedule with him and will alert library patrons and Tolland residents when it has a new date and time.

Mystery writer Chris Knopf to speak in Tolland Jan. 10

Mystery writer Chris Knopf of Avon, the author of more than a dozen books, will speak Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Tolland Public Library as part of the Tolland Public Library Foundation’s Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.
“Back Lash,” the 7th book in his Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery Series, was a finalist for the 2017 Connecticut Book Award. The 8th book in the series, “Tango Down,” is being released this month. Booklist has said that the series is known for its smooth prose style, brisk dialogue, well-drawn characters and keen sense of place.
“Tango Down” disrupts the illusion that the Hamptons on Long Island are safely immune from the struggles that enflame much of the world today. It is an examination of how fear of the unknown ignites prejudice and hate.
In 2013, his book featuring off-the-grid sleuth Arthur Cathcart, “Dead Anyway,” won the Nero Award and was named one of The Best Crime Novels of 2012 by The Boston Globe.
Knopf retired in 2017 as CEO of Mintz + Hoke, an Avon advertising agency. He is now co-publisher and editor of The Permanent Press, an independent book publishing company in Sag Harbor, New York.
The free book talk will be held in the Tolland Public Library program room at 21 Tolland Green in Tolland. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-871-3620 or register online at tolland.org/library.
Since 2010, the EDK series has brought well-known authors to Tolland, including Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Dan Barry, Caragh O’Brien, Dawn Metcalf, Susan Campbell, Denis Horgan, Jeff Goldberg,  Cindy Rodriguez, Susan Schoenberger and Lucy Anne Hurston to town.
About the Tolland Public Library Foundation 
The Foundation was established in 1996 to receive donations to benefit the Tolland Public Library and to enhance library services beyond what the town budget provides. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to the Tolland Public Library Foundation, Inc., 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084.

Mystery write Chris Knopf (and Charlie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matching drive ends Dec. 31 or at $10,000, whichever comes first!

To help support the purchase of books, magazine subscriptions, e-books, audio books, DVDs and other materials at the Tolland Public Library, the Tolland Public Library Foundation is holding a $10,000 matching fundraising drive.
More than $2,400 has already been donated to the library and is being matched dollar-for-dollar by the Foundation. The drive ends Dec. 31 or at $10,000, whichever comes first!
Although funds were restored to the library’s current books and materials budget, continued uncertainty about future state funding for the town convinced the Foundation board to continue the matching drive through the end of 2017.
Library patrons, Tolland residents and local businesses, please consider making a tax-deductible gift of any size to the library by the end of the year.
Donations can be made in person at the library at 21 Tolland Green or can be mailed to Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084. Checks should be made payable to the Tolland Public Library.
For more information about the Foundation or its matching drive, call President Linda Byam at 860-875-1446.

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Google for Business Event Cancelled

The Tolland Public Library Foundation has had to cancel a talk planned for Thursday, Oct. 5 on how to get your business on Google’s map due to a lack of advanced registration.
The Foundation regrets any inconvenience this has created for anyone who had signed up.
Watch this website and like us on Facebook to learn of more future events we’re planning to benefit Tolland Public Library patrons and residents.