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Author With Local Roots Will Address Friends Of The Darien Library

Martha Hall Kelly
Martha Hall Kelly Photo Credit: Jeffrey Mossier Photography

DARIEN, Conn. — Martha Hall Kelly, the New York Times bestselling author of "Lilac Girls" and a former Darien resident, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Darien Library's Annual Meeting on Saturday in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Before Kelly's presentation, guests can learn about the year's developments from Townsend C. Smith, president of the board of the Friends of the Darien Library. Election of officers and new trustee nominations for the 2016-17 year will be held.

A reception and book signing with will follow Kelly's presentation. Books will be available for purchase.

“Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history—women's history—that should never be forgotten," New York Times bestselling author Lisa See said of "Lilac Girls."

For additional information, call the library at 203-655-1234 or email

The event will start at 5 p.m.

The Darien Library is at 1441 Post Road, Darien.

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