Located in eastern Connecticut, the Abington Social Library has provided library services to the communities of Abington, Pomfret and neighboring towns for over 200 years. The library is proud of the fact that it served as a women's library in the early 1800's, more than a century before American women had the right to vote. Established in 1793, we are the oldest continuously operating social library in the United States. The Abington Social Library has retained its uniquely rural character while addressing the needs of a modern society.
Our mission has always been to provide a comfortable setting in which people can gather to further their education, obtain information, share and communicate ideas, and enrich their personal lives.
After School Book Club -- 7th & 8th Grades
Starts Thursday, March 3
School Bus Transportation provided to
Abington Social Library, 536 Hampton Road, Pomfret.
For more information Call 860-974-1674 or
email or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
This novel about a proud, independent black woman was first published in 1937 and generally dismissed by reviewers. It was out of print for nearly 30 years when the University of Illinois Press reissued it in 1978, at which time it was instantly embraced by the literary establishment as one of the greatest works in the canon of Afri-can-American fiction.
Mesmerizing in its immediacy and haunting in its subtlety, Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie Crawford—fair-skinned, long-haired, dreamy woman—who comes of age ex-pecting better treatment than what she gets from her three husbands and community. Then she meets Tea Cake, a younger man who capti-vates Janie's heart and spirit, and offers her the chance to relish life without being one man's mule or another man's adornment.
Excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God:
-- Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.
Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly .--
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