Tolland Public Library Foundation to Hold Free Book Talk with Kristan Higgins on June 12

Kristan Higgins, a New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels, will give a free book talk at the Tolland Public Library on June 12 at 7 p.m. as part of the Tolland Public Library Foundation’s Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.
The Connecticut author’s books have been translated into two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She has appeared on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling authors list and has received dozens of accolades, including starred reviews from People, Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books and other publications.
Higgins will be discussing her latest novel, “A Little Ray of Sunshine,” during the talk at the library at 21 Tolland Green in Tolland, Connecticut. The book tells the story of Matthew, who walks into a bookstore owned by Harlow and surprises her with the news that he is the adopted son she gave up 18 years before.
It is also a surprise to Monica, Matthew’s adoptive mother, and the two families are redefined over that summer as both women learn that for them, there’s no limit to a mother’s love.
Registration is required for the talk. To register, visit, scroll down to the events calendar and click on June 12.
Since 2010, the Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series has hosted a number of well-received writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Dan Barry, Susan Campbell and Steven G. Smith as well as Lucy Neale Hurston, Caragh O’Brien, Dawn Metcalf, Jane Haddam and Susan Schoenberger.

Kristan Higgins

Learn how to take a course for free on Feb. 23!

Introduction to Universal Class is a presentation that will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library’s program room.
It will cover the basics of Universal Class, an online continuing education services with a catalog of over five hundred courses in business, health, test preparation, computer training, homeschooling and more.
Please register at look for the Online Events Calendar.
The classes are free due to funding from the Tolland Public Library Foundation.


Ways to support the Tolland Public Library Foundation on Giving Tuesday and Year Round

Here’s a worthy cause to consider supporting on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, or year round: the Tolland Public Library Foundation.
Since 1996, the foundation has made grants to the Tolland Public Library for programs, author visits, computers for public use, databases including, and technology, including completely outfitting the library’s Maker Space.
Here are six ways you can support the foundation with a tax-deductible gift:
*Use the QR code below to make a donation.
*Donate direct at this website.
*Designate the foundation for a portion of your purchases made at AmazonSmile.
*Designate the foundation through United Way payroll deductions.
*Mail a check to the Tolland Public Library Foundation, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084.
*Consider a bequest to the foundation in your estate.
Thank you for any donation, large or small.

Learn How to Conduct an Oral History Interview on Sept. 11

     The Tolland Public Library Foundation will hold its second training in conducting oral history interviews at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum at 52 Tolland Green for Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
     Thank you to the Tolland Historical Society for hosting this session, which is part of the foundation’s Tolland Oral History Performance Project.
     Kristen Morgan, a foundation board member and associate professor of theatre and performance media at Eastern Connecticut State University, will explain the project, which centers on gathering vignettes and quotes from Tolland residents for inclusion in a script that will culminate in a public performance.
     Kristen will also be demonstrating how to use video equipment that the foundation has purchased for the Tolland Public Library that patrons can check out for free.
After the session, plan on visiting the jail museum, which is operated by the historical society. Admission is free.
     Registration is recommended. To register, email foundation board secretary Kate Farrish at [email protected].