Author Archives: Anne

The Ballot or the Bullet: A History of Black Suffrage

Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m., North Madison Congregational Church. In 1870, the 15th Amendment granted Black Men the right to vote. However, Disenfranchisement and the rise of Jim Crow quickly voided it in the South. The coming decades saw stark contrasts between States as well as insidious literacy tests, hate crimes, and crucial Supreme Court cases. Civil Rights finally restored the Vote and left a remarkable legacy. Led by Dr. Julian Madison of SCSU. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

The Village: A Documentary Screening and Discussion

Sunday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m., First Congregational Church of Madison. Steve Hamm’s documentary The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy (2018), tells the story of the city’s Wooster Square neighborhood, which for many years was a tight-knit Italian-American enclave. This film explores the power of ethnic identity and reaffirms the importance of immigration to America. Authentic Italian food will be served during the discussion! No registration required.

Scranton Library Fundraiser

Scranton Library “Before Party” Fundraiser

This year for our annual fundraiser, guests are invited to get a sneak preview of the renovated and expanded library building at 801 Boston Post Road, Madison during what we’re calling our “Before Party!” Tour the library building while enjoying wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and the live music of Brad & Brian. Bid on the silent auction or take a chance on fabulous prizes. It’s time to reconnect at Scranton Library — don’t miss the celebration! Click the post link for more details.

e-reader tablet

Wondering why you have to wait so long for certain e-books?

Macmillan Publishers has recently introduced a “1-copy only” embargo of all their new e-book titles for the first 60 days of publication. Not only do libraries pay more for e-book titles than other e-book users, but library patrons will also now have to wait longer to read certain e-books. We are so sorry for the negative impact this may have on our library users. Please click the post link if you would like to learn more.

Driveway to parking lot

The lonesome road…

…that leads to a parking lot, which won’t be so lonesome in the summer of 2020 (November 2019).