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3/11/2016 - A Conversation With Lois Barber Newspaper Writer

MEDIA RELEASE, March 11, 2016, Southbury, CT

A Conversation With Lois Barber Newspaper Writer

The Southbury Public Library is hosting “A Conversation with Lois Barber”, columnist for Country Life section of The Republican-American newspaper, on Friday, April 15th at 2:00pm in the Kingsley Room. Ms. Barber will informally talk about a variety of topics focusing on gardening, crafts and cooking. She will also demonstrate how to make a couple of crafts. Those attending are invited to bring a cookie plate or a dish of their favorite food, along with a copy of their family recipe if they would like to be featured in Barber’s weekly column. The Friends of the Southbury Public Library will provide light refreshments. Registration is required. Please call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130.

Ms. Barber grew up in New York City, but now lives in an antique farmhouse from the 1700’s in rural Connecticut. An award-winning NYU film school graduate, Barber had hoped to become a screenwriter. However, when a Forbes newspaper editor asked two reporters if they knew someone who could write a gardening column for them, both writers suggested “Lois Barber”, and thus began her career as a gardening columnist while living in New Jersey. Barber moved to Connecticut, and has been writing Lifestyle columns (cooking, gardening, and now crafts) for the past fourteen years for the Country Life Section of The Waterbury Republican Newspaper. She writes about down-to-earth, frugal, and easy things that almost anyone can afford to do.


Contact: Shirley Thorson
Head Librarian
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 140