Manchester, Connecticut

Adult Special Programs

Upcoming  Programs for Adults


Susan Omilian, Author
Monday, November 27, 2017
7:00pm @Whiton Auditorium

Susan Omilian is nationally recognized expert who has worked extensively as an advocate to end violence against women.  An attorney, author and motivational speaker, she has spent the past forty years in her efforts to help abused women reclaim their lives.     She is the originator and facilitator of My Avenging Angel WorkshopsTM, based on the idea that “living well is the best revenge,” which have helped hundreds of women since 2001 take the journey from victim to survivor to thriver.     Her books include Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse and the novel, Awaken: The Awakening of the Human Spirit on a Healing Journey, published in 2017.    
     *Special guests for the evening include Singer/Songwriter and Connecticut State Troubadour, Kate Callahan who will share some of her songs which are featured on the Thriver Zone CD. Also appearing will be actress Lorrie Bacon who will do a dramatic reading of two scenes from Susan's novel.
Books will be available for sale and signing.

Rima Riedel,
The History of Mystery: from the first detective mystery through contemporary times
Monday, December 11, 2017
7:00pm@Whiton

Rima Riedel will present a short multimedia fun romp through one hundred and eighty six years of mystery fiction and how it has changed through the decades.
During this entertaining and informative hour you will learn about famous, infamous, and "not so famous" characters.You will also be introduced to the use of "red herrings" as well as an overview of the various mystery genres.
A long-time mystery buff, Rima Riedel is a Manchester area writer who has had several stories and essays published in 'Scholastic Scope' and Level Best Books' latest anthology, 'Noir at the Salad Bar.' Rima is currently working on a mystery novel set in a "city with village charm."
'Noir at the Salad Bar' will be available for sale and signing.


Regularly Scheduled Programs

Book Discussions

Board Game Group for Adults
Saturday, November 25, 2017
12pm - 4:30 @Cheney

Learn to play: Ex Libris; Dice Forge; London; and Bunny Kingdom. 
Our game library will also be available. We’ll supply all the games- no need to bring any with you!
We are pleased to partner with The Portal to offer this program.
Free light refreshments to be served
For more info call Jenn at 860-643-2471or email: jbartlett@manchesterct.gov.