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Topsmead taking steps to improve access to property
 
In an effort to improve access to the Topsmead State Forest summer cottage and grounds surrounding it, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Friends of Topsmead State Forest, will provide limited access to handicapped tagged vehicles visiting the state forest. 
 
On Sundays July 28, August 11, and August 25, 2019, handicapped tagged vehicles will be allowed to drive up to the cottage to drop off passengers during the cottage tour times from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Note that wheelchair access to the cottage will not be available during this time period. This access option may be extended into September depending on visitor interest and volunteer availability. For additional information, contact the Friends of Topsmead State Forest at friendsoftopsmead@gmail.com. 
  
 
James Morris Library events
 
Christina, the Magician, at the Morris Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Finale, Wednesday, August 14, at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for the Magic Show, with Christina, the Magician, at the Morris Public Library (4 North Street, Morris, CT) on Wednesday, August 14, at 2 PM, in celebration of the Summer Reading Finale.
The Magic Show will offer the audience an amazing sleight of hand miracles combined with a touch of comedy that has universal appeal to all age groups.  Sponge bunnies multiply in the volunteer’s hands, a cut rope is restored, silk handkerchiefs change colors and award winning card manipulations are just the beginning of what you’ll see.
This FREE event is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.
 
The Mystery Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library on Wednesday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss "A Family Affair" by Rex Stout.
A detective Nero Wolfe Mystery, the book is a story about the murder of Pierre Ducos, one of Wolfe's favorite waiters at Rusterman's, the detective's favorite restaurant. Wolfe is understandably eager to find the perpetrator, when he realizes that the murder somehow becomes connected with tape recorders, Washington lawyers, and maybe even a conspiracy to obstruct justice. Very determined to solve the crime and angry at the case, Wolfe is willing to work entirely without fee or client and refuses to speak to the police about it. What would make him do that?
To register for the Club and reserve a copy of your book: 860-567-7440 orhttps://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/