NEW DATE – “Healing with Books: Stories of the Uses of Books as Medicine,” with historian Mary Mahoney, via Zoom, Tuesday, DECEMBER 5, 6:30 PM.

Historian Mary Mahoney will present a talk on bibliotherapy titled “Healing with Books: Stories of the Uses of Books as Medicine.”

Have you ever turned to a book for consolation? Treasured the escape of a comic book? Found comfort in a poem, self-help book, or simply from reading the newspaper? This talk will explain the many uses of books as medicine in our world today and its history.

Mary Mahoney is a historian, writer, and podcaster who studies American culture. She earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Connecticut and is currently writing a history of bibliotherapy in America. When not studying the healing uses of books, she is also the co-host of the Dolls of our Lives Podcast, a show that explores the world of American Girl for what it can tell us about American history and culture.

Registration is required: or 860-567-7440.