Welcome to the
Abington Social Library

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.

Featured Events

American Girl Doll Tea Party
Sunday May 4th
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(select image for more information)

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Featured Book

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

March 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Light refreshments served.
On the New York Times Bestseller list for more than 125 weeks, Unbroken is the extraordinary story of young Lieutenant Louis Zamperini during World War II. “On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.” (Copyright 2010 Laura Hillenbrand Website, Jefferson Rabb.

To find other book discussions and events in the area
go to www.quietcornerreads.org

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