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Join Elm Street Books for wonderful author events. Check the location for each author event. Most programs are complimentary, but we do ask you to register.

Sunday September 21st @ 4:00pm

UN Committee Lecture

Scott Anderson

author of Lawrence in Arabia

September 21st @ 4:00 pm

Scott Anderson, author of the bestselling book,
"Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East", will speak at the Library in a program co-sponsored by the United Nations Committee of New Canaan, on Sunday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m.@ the New Canaan Library

Mr. Anderson is an American novelist, journalist, and a veteran war correspondent. He wrote the novels Triage and Moonlight Hotel; and several works of non-fiction, including The Man Who tried to Save the World, and War Zones. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, Men’s Journal, Vanity Fair and other publications. Lawrence in Arabia is his most recent book. Listen to an interview with the author on NPR.

Early registration is recommended.

A $10 donation is suggested.






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September 16 @ 7PM
Phillippa Gregory

The King’s Curse tells the story of Margaret Pole, one of the few members of the Plantagenet House to survive the Wars of the Roses. Once a badge of honour, the name of her family now means that Margaret is in deadly danger - and it will take all of her wit and ingenuity to survive.

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September 16 @7pm at the New Canaan Library


Chris DeRose

Chris DeRose is an American historian, best selling and award winning author, professor of law, and political strategist.

His newest release is "The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them"

Ronald Rosbottom

September 17@7pm at the New Canaan Library

When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris

On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes-Jews, immigrants, adolescents, communists, rightists, cultural icons such as Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus and Sartre, as well as police officers, teachers, students, and store owners-rallied around a little known French military officer, Charles de Gaulle.


Sunday October 5th @ 4pm

Daring: My Passages: A Memoir

The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.

Candid, insightful, and powerful, Daring: My Passages is the story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared . . . to walk New York City streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland as British paratroopers opened fire; to seek out Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for death after making peace with Israel.

Always on the cutting edge of social issues, Gail Sheehy reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a “man’s world.” Daring is also a beguiling love story of Sheehy’s tempestuous romance with and eventual happy marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic creator of New York magazine. As well, Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate portraits of many twentieth-century leaders, including Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering attraction between Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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November 19th @7PM

David Baldacci

The Escape



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Sunday 12-5 PM

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