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Children's Presentation of Hogan's Hope
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Presentation of Hogan's Hope

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Connie, the award-winning author of Hogan’s Hope, and her deaf dog, Judea, will be visiting the Chester Library on September 29. Connie will be giving her inspirational presentation on hope and how we can all gain and give love and acceptance no matter what our challenge. She will show attendees how deaf dogs can learn to understand American Sign Language and perform other normal, doggie activities. Participants will watch first-hand just how wonderful deaf dogs can be and how, by choosing hope, their own dreams can come true, no matter what the challenge.

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Chester Dog Fair
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Chester Dog Fair

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Award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be personalizing copies of the book, Hogan's Hope, during the 2018 Chester Dog Fair on September 15 and 16 from 10:00-3:00 each day.  Profits from the sale will be donated to Homeward Bound CT whose mission is to "find homes for the thousands of dogs languishing and dying in kill shelters across the country. Please consider opening your heart and home to a shelter dog the next time you add a canine member to your family."

Profits from the sales of the book, Hogan's Hope, will be donated to Homeward Bound and their extraordinary efforts to save our precious animals. 

“Dive into this wonderful book and learn more about this intrepid pair as well as the power of love and persistence against seemingly stacked odds. Sit! Read! Enjoy!” 
-–Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Professor Emeritus, Animal Behaviorist, Tufts University

“One of the most emotionally satisfying and enriching books I have ever read”
- Rosie Malezer, Readers Favorite

Hogan's Hope is a multi-award-winner. A few include:
2018 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards Silver Medal for Animals/Pet
2018 Dan Poynter Legacy Award for Non-fiction
2018 Global Ebook Awards, Gold for Book Trailer
2018 Global Ebook Awards, Gold for Non-Fiction Animals/Pets
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Winner for Animals/Pets
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist for Inspirational Non-Fiction
2018 International Book Awards, Finalist for Narrative Non-Fiction Animals/Pets
2017 Best Book Awards, Finalist for Animals/Pets

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Listen to Hogan's Hope of The Library Hop
Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Listen to Hogan's Hope of The Library Hop

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Hang out. Stay a while. And learn more about the award-winning book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance. Listen on this outstanding internet radio station at http://icrvradio.com/

Welcome to The Library Hop, an internet-based radio station and a place dedicated to the histories, resources, and communities that surround the Public Libraries of Connecticut. http://icrvradio.com/ 

Fun Fact: If you have a library card in Connecticut you can borrow items from ANY PUBLIC LIBRARY in the STATE!!!! 

Kate, the creator behind The Library Hop thinks that is SO cool and decided to develop a place to hang out, share stories and bring library friends together. http://icrvradio.com/

The Library Hop is here to foster solidarity in buildings old and new, welcoming all to places with sunny reading nooks or a spot to chat with a friend. We are here for the library love and glad you are here to join us.

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Tell Me Another: Tails
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

Tell Me Another: Tails

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 Connie Bombaci was selected in the audition to present a "tail" from Hogan's Hope.

Connie Bombaci was selected in the audition to present a "tail" from Hogan's Hope.

Anyone who loves a good story is in for a real treat. And if you love animals? Even better.

Seats are on sale now for “Tell Me Another: Tails,” a storytelling show set for Saturday, April 21, 6:30 to 10 p.m., benefiting Connecticut Humane Society pets. Eight storytellers will take to the stage at the Town and County Club, 22 Woodland St., Hartford, to share personal tales (err, tails) of life experiences that all center around animals, according to a press release from the Humane Society.

These aren’t once-upon-a-time, happily-ever-after fairytale stories. They’re personal, they’re emotional, they’re cry-from-laughing-so-hard hilarious, and they’re all real.

Along with a great show, guests can also look forward to delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a silent auction (think getaways, works of art and culinary packages). The evening includes free on-site parking.

All funds raised at the storytelling event will benefit lifesaving care of pets at CHS. Pets like Norman, a 3-year-old cat found outside as a stray who needed eye surgery in CHS’ medical department and has gone to a new, loving home. And like Mandi, a 10-year-old bulldog/boxer mix who had a mass removed and was monitored for a heart murmur at CHS before finding her new family.

With each pet at CHS receiving full-service medical treatment — ranging from spays, neuters and vaccinations to more complex expert care — by a staff veterinary team, funds for medical care are needed more than ever before. Proceeds from “Tell Me Another: Tails” will support this lifesaving medical attention.

Reserve seats at chstails.auction-bid.org. Anyone interested in nabbing one of the eight storyteller spots can pitch a personal story to CHS by visiting bit.ly/TellYourAnimalStory. Five winners with great stories will be chosen for the opportunity and workshop their piece with Terry Wolfisch Cole, one of the event’s three featured storytellers.

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Chester Library at Town Hall Community Room
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Chester Library at Town Hall Community Room

Connie Bombaci will be in appearance for the Chester Public Library to offer visitors a presentation on deaf dogs and information on her award-winning book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance. As a special treat for everyone in attendance, her sweet, deaf dog, Judea, will accompany Connie to demonstrate just how smart deaf dogs are and what great family members they can be with the love and acceptance they deserve.

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The Storytellers' Cottage
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Storytellers' Cottage

Come meet a new favorite author and explore a new genre. Three Connecticut authors - Connie Bombaci, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance; Martin Herman, The Hidden Treasure Files; and Diana K. Perkins, Jenny's Way: A Local Legend - will read from their work and sign books afterward. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5.00.

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