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9/22/2017 - “Lord Byron, a Portrait” slide show talk by Patricia Carr on October 10, 2017

English Literature Series Program 3

The Southbury Public Library will present the final program of the English literature series, “Lord Byron, a Portrait”, on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00pm in the library’s Kingsley Room. This slide talk conducted by Patricia Carr lasts about an hour and is not strictly a biography, but is implied in the title, a portrait of Lord Byron, illustrated by many slides and quotations from his letters, journals and poetry. Her presentation reflects the many sides of Byron. As well as being a brilliant poet, he was a wit, a supporter of revolutionary causes, a loyal, true friend to both men and women and a considerable athlete. In spite of being born with a club foot, he was a great swimmer, oarsman, pugilist, sailor, cricket player and excellent shot. Patricia will answer any questions afterwards.

Patricia Carr was educated in England before coming to the United States in 1967. She gives talks at libraries, colleges, garden clubs, and hospitals. She works as a Guide at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington CT and is presently being trained to be a docent at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.

The series is made possible due to a gift to the library from Stanford Warshasky, a retired Library Director of the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, CT. To register, call the Reference Department at 203-262-0626 x 130 or stop in the library to sign up at the Reference Desk. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.


Contact: Shirley Thorson
Head Librarian
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0626 ext. 140