Town Hall will close early at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 14. The Town Clerk and Tax Offices will close at 12:30 PM.
Do you enjoy biking? The Southeast CT Council of Governments is seeking input on the state of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the area. Consider providing input via the Bicycle and Pedestrian survey or via this interactive map.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.
Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.
Multiple copies at the library. All readers welcome. Light refreshments served.
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