Books and Authors: Manchester Library will host a lecture by Larry Rifkin on CPTV | Life

Larry Rifkin, who was responsible for bringing “Barney & Friends” to PBS while he was head of programming for Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), will give an author talk Monday at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St.

Rifkin worked for CPTV for 24 years and wrote “No Dead Air” about his experiences working at the station.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

No registration is required for this free event for adults.

Rifkin also presented UConn women’s basketball on television and helped propel women’s sports on television nationally. Under his leadership, CPTV garnered more than 50 Emmy Awards in the Boston/New England competition. Rifkin was inducted into the Boston/New England Silver Circle in 2006. It is the regional television equivalent of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

• Manchester Public Library’s Check ‘Em Out Book Club, 586 Main Street, will meet in person for their February Books Talk on Monday February 14 at 6.30pm to discuss Silvia’s ‘Velvet Was the Night’ Moreno – Garcia.

It’s a new day and a new meeting time.

Copies of the book are available in both library buildings.

No registration is required for this free in-person program.

About the Book: In 1970s Mexico City, Maite is a secretary who lives for the latest issue of “Secret Romance.” Her next door neighbor, Leonora, is a beautiful art student who participates in protests. When Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman – and traveling through Leonora’s secret life of radical and dissident students.

Durham-based author Karen Guzman will discuss her second novel, “Arborview,” Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. on Zoom as part of the Tolland Public Library Foundation’s Eaton-Dimock-King Author Series.

In “Arborview,” Guzman, a former journalist who is now a writer at the Yale School of Management, tells the story of two women who face hidden betrayals from the people they love most while trying to start a relationship. new life.

scroll down to the online events calendar, click on it and navigate to February 10. The Zoom link will be sent to people who have registered via email.

Windsor Locks Reading Challenge

The 2022 Adult Reading Challenge newspapers can be picked up at Windsor Locks Library Lending Office, 28 Main Street.

Any adult with a library card can participate. Complete bi-weekly and bonus challenges throughout the year and receive a prize based on the number of challenges completed.

The reading log lists categories and suggested dates.

Colin L. Johnson