Happenings at the Hartford Public Library

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 21     December 7, 2012

Happenings at the Hartford Public Library

The Center for Contemporary Culture at the downtown library is a  multi-purpose performance and educational space. Equipped with state-of-the art technology, the center is the premier destination for cultural and educational programs, including concerts, author talks, films, children’s programs and special events.

If you're interested in reserving the room for a program or event, please click here to complete our reservation request form.

B.A. Shapiro
Author of “The Art Forger”
Monday, December 10, 6:00PM
Downtown Library
Café Main Floor.

Join us for an author talk and signing with B.A. Shapiro as she reads from her novel The Art Forger.

Claire makes her living reproducing famous works of art for a popular online retailer. Desperate to improve her situation, she lets herself be lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting—one of the Degas masterpieces stolen from the Gardner Museum—in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when the long-missing Degas painting—the one that had been hanging for one hundred years at the Gardner—is delivered to Claire’s studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.

B.A. Shapiro lives in Boston and teaches fiction writing at Northeastern University.

GLOBAL LENS 2012:   Toll Booth, (Gise Memuru), Turkey, 2010, 96 minutes
Wednesday, December 12, 6:00PM  
Downtown Library

Turkish, with subtitles in English
Director: Tolga Karaçelik

This wry, heartbreaking ode tells the story of an aloof tollbooth attendant who is assigned to a desolate country road. He begins a flirtatious relationship with a woman who drives by each day, but is this woman a salvation for the aging bachelor, or the further unraveling of his mind? Toll Booth is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.



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