New Canaan Library will host a monthlong slate of events in March celebrating its second annual One Book New Canaan townwide read, Bill Bryson's "One Summer: America, 1927."

The library is encouraging everyone in town to get involved by reading and discussing the book, which zeros in on a single summer in history, when America truly came of age as a nation -- the time of Prohibition, Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and Babe Ruth's amazing 60 home run season.

Kicking off the celebration is a nod to the speakeasy, when, on Thursday evening, March 5, the Lamb Room of the library will be transformed into a Prohibition-era speakeasy, including tastings of food and beverages from New Canaan merchants. Later in the month, learn how to do the '20s dance craze, the Lindy Hop; delve into New Canaan's history; and experience a genuine flight simulator at the library. A complete schedule of events -- including book discussions, guest speakers, workshops, movies and performances -- will be available in the next few weeks.

For more information, visit the library's website,, or stop in for printed material and speak to the library staff about all of March's events.

For information on One Book New Canaan, or to register for a program, visit or contact the library at 203-594-5003.

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