LEDYARD, Conn. - The Ledyard Libraries (Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library) announce upcoming events and programs. For more information, call (860) 464-9912.

The Bill Library invites the public to Monday and Saturday Matinees. The movies air at 1:50 p.m. at the Bill Library, located at 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway in Ledyard. Light refreshments will be available.

Nov. 9: TBD Please call the library

Nov. 25: TBD Please call the library

Dec. 9: TBD Please call the library

The American Presidents Book Discussion group will continue focus on the White House years of former American presidents. This group will discuss the trials and triumphs of former American Presidents, and how lessons learned can be applied to our modern era.

Completion of the book selection is not a prerequisite for attending, only a recommendation. The discussion is open to those, who are simply curious about the monthly topic. The group is open to all newcomers, and to the public, who would like to come and listen.

The group will meet Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., in the Gales Ferry Library.

Join others for a relaxing evening of coloring at the Bill Library, Nov. 18, and Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Coloring books and pencils will be provided and light refreshments will be available.

Martin Podskoch’s new book, “The 169 Club,” encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. The book is designed to be a travel guide and a passport. Believing that residents are the experts on their own town, Podskoch enlisted a native from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. The book includes space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to include a stamp or the signature of a resident or business. Travelers learn about Connecticut and its residents by meeting the local townspeople, finding a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction. There is no membership fee, just a desire to experience all of Connecticut.

The book will be available for sale and signing following the program, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Bill Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ledyard Library, this program is free and open to the public.

Connecticut Media Group