Pequot Library

720 Pequot Avenue
203-259-0346

Mission:


Pequot Library brings literature, music, art, science, and the humanities to our community. For over 125 years, Pequot Library has been a pillar of Fairfield County, providing professional, encouraging library services and diverse programming to our local and regional community. Pequot Library is listed in the The National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

About Us:

Pequot Library brings literature, music, art, science and the humanities to our community. For over 125 years, Pequot Library has been a pillar of Fairfield County, providing professional, encouraging library services and diverse programming to our local and regional community. Pequot Library:

  • Helps children develop a life-long interest in reading and learning through engaging programs and special activities.
  • Presents concerts, exhibits, lectures, and a wide range of cultural, educational and community events in both its Auditorium and Perkin Art Gallery.
  • Engages the pressing issues of the day with its collections and adult programs.
  • Integrates its internationally important Special Collections into its day-to-day service to the community through exhibits, programs and hands-on events.
  • Preserves its original 1889 building, one of Connecticut’s historic treasures, as an ideal setting for all these activities


Reviews

Deborah Blair

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Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
This is a great library in a historical building. It hosts a great collection - but perhaps the best is being able to read, study and write in wonderful old rooms with fireplaces. The Library has films and discussion groups - lectures - - for book and library lovers -readers -this is a wonderful place to spend time out of the house exploring the collections, reading and studying. The unique setting in the midst of beautiful lawns - can be rented out for events and weddings. I am a book lover and reader - from the 1960s on I have spent many an afternoon in this wonderful old library.

Jonathan Miller

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Zachary Laug

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Upcoming Events at Pequot Library

Annual 4th of July Bike Parade And Lawn Games

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Southport, CT
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Recent News

Pequot Library's Mid-Winter Book Sale Offers Books And Media And Live Music

Southport, CT – Pequot Library’s annual Mid-Winter Book Sale is just around the corner on Saturday, February 17 – Sunday, February 18, 2018, and will be open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.The“little sister” of the Li…

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57th Annual Summer Book Sale Welcomes Community Partners

Southport, CT – Known as “The Best Book Sale in New England,” Pequot Library’s 57th Annual Summer Book Sale, July 21 – 25, 2017will offer more than 140,000 greatly discounted books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl LPs, and audio books …

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Online Catalog of Specials Available for View

Pequot Library's 57th Annual Summer Book Sale is coming up, July 21 - 25, 2017, though book lovers can view and purchase one-of-a-kind items by appointment prior to the sale through a Catalog of "Specials," online at www.peqotlibrary.org  on Jul…

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Pequot Library Announces Stephanie J. Coakley as New Executive Director

Southport, CT -- Pequot Library’s Board of Trustees announces the hiring of Stephanie J. Coakley as its new Executive Director. Stephanie J. Coakleyjoins the Pequot Library with nearly 20 years of experience working as a museum educator, fundraiser…

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Pequot Library’s 56th Annual Summer Book Sale at Reasonable Prices

Jazz Cds, First Edition Books, Signed Books, Original Art and Vintage Sheet Music are all for Sale at Reasonable PricesSouthport, CT -- Known as “The Best Book Sale in New England”, Pequot Library’s 56th Annual Summer Book Sale brings together …

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Pages from Pequot - The Birds and the Bees: Preserving Their Habitat Exhibition of Rare Books

Southport, CT -- Pequot Library opens its next exhibition of items from their Special Collections during the opening reception. The multi-pronged exhibition, Pages from Pequot: The Birds and the Bees - Preserving Their Habitat will be in the exhibit …

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Music: Errante and Cho Trio

The Errante/Cho Trio has been offering Pequot Library and Errante_Cho_Trio_edited_and_compressedthe community sensational performances for years. They have now joined the Music at Pequot Library series to continue to offer their musical talents. This…

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Music for Youth Free Young Person's Concert

Music for Youth and Pequot Library present:the Borromeo String QuartetBorromeo Quartet~ Winner of Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Career Grant~ Winner of Martin E. Segal Award and the Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award~ Won the Young Conce…

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Music for Youth Free Young Person's Concert

Music for Youth and Pequot Library present:Svet Stoyanov, percussionistSvet Stoyanov~ Praised by The New York Times for his "understated but unmistakable virtuosity"~ Winner of 2003 Concert Artists Guild International Competition~ Presented with the …

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Books and Blues during Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale

Southport, CT -- Come enjoy books, blues, browsing, and buying bargain basement priced books and media at Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale.Funds raised through Book Sales support Pequot Library's 750 annual cultural programs, art exhibitions, …

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Music for Youth Free Young Person's Concert

~ Cellist, Nicholas Canellakis and pianist/composer Michael Brown ~ Hailed as "a pair of adventurous young talents" - Time Out New York ~ Perform a combination of original compositions with modern masterpieces and classics ~ Brown was the First Pr…

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Music for Youth Free Young Person's Concert

Music for Youth and Pequot Library present:GBYO - Jeff Pearson - 2015 Concerto WinnerFinal Round of the GBYO Concerto Competition~ Features seven finalists from the GBYO principal orchestra~ Each will play one movement of a concerto for a panel of ju…

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Meet The Author: Susan Brinchman, Gustave Whitehead: First In Flight At Pequot Library

Southport, CT -- Join with friends and neighbors as author and educator, Susan Brinchman, presents (via Skype) new evidence to credit Gustave Whitehead. Whitehead was successful in powered flights two years before the Wrights' brothers. Learn more ab…

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Conversation with the Artist: Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez

Lunch and Learn with Washington Heights, NYC-based artist Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez.This will be a fascinating conversation with contemporary artist, Carlos, as he discusses his mixed-media collage, titled We Call Him Colon Nosotros le llamamos…

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Season Reading by JIB Productions, Inc

Kick off the holidays with Grace Paley, Tina Fey, and Frederick Stroppel!JIB Play with Your Food cropJoin JIB Productions, Inc., creators of the hit lunchtime theatre series, Play with Your Food, for Seasons Readings, a production they call "a deligh…

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WSHU Join the Conversation: Meet A.E. Hotchner!

A WSHU Public Radio "Join the Conversation" author eventInterviewHotchnerHemingwayCollageDiscussion, Q & A, and Book SigningWSHU Public Radio will feature A. E. Hotchner, renowned writer and co-founder with Paul Newman of Newman's Own foods, at a…

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Exploring America: Christoper Columbus 2015

The Columbus exhibition continues the "Pages from Pequot" series from Pequot Library's Special Collections and will run from Tuesday, October 13 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016. It is open during normal library hours.Opening Reception on Saturday, No…

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Holiday Caroling Party and Open House at Pequot Library

A holiday tradition continues! Old-fashioned family fun! Open to the public. Admission: One new, unwrapped children's book which will be donated to the children of Bridgeport. Caroling around the bonfire! Crafts for all ages: including cookie decorat…

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Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale At Pequot Library

Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale At Pequot Library Features Star Wars Collectible Memorabilia Plus 10,000 Other New And Gently-Used Books And Media, Perfect For GiftingSouthport, CT --  Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters in December. Pequ…

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Making A Holiday Gift List And Checking It Twice? Pequot Library’s Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale Makes Your Job Easier

Southport, CT -- 10,000 bargain priced, gift-suitable, and many new books, CDs, DVDs will be on sale at discount prices during Pequot Library’s Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale, running from 9:00am – 5:00pm daily.Admission to the Black Friday/Satu…

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Meet Our Local Heroes from the Community

Learn the stories of our very own community heroes told through the eyes of local students. This exhibit will feature 13 different people who have been pillars of our community for decades and together reflect the diverse canvas of talents, interests…

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Trinity Episcopal Church and Pequot Library Team-Up to Help the Community During Pequot’s 55th Annual Summer Book Sale

Southport, CT - During the busiest weekend days of Pequot Library’s 55th Annual Summer Book Sale, Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport, CT will open their parking lot to the public with, "Park for Food." Pequot’s Book Sale. On Saturday, July 25 …

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Pequot Library’s 55th Annual Summer Book Sale Offers Unique ‘Specials’

Southport, CT---Pequot Library’s 55th Annual Summer Book Sale. On day one, residents will wait patiently in line, on Pequot Library’s Great Lawn for the cannon to sound, announcing the sale as open. This beloved sale, with people travelling to it…

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Exhibition - Pages From Pequot: Connections-Black Poets And Writers American Visionaries 1700s - Present

Connections: Black Poets & Writers showcases poetry and prose by eleven American visionaries.  This exhibition makes connections between the past and the present, the reader and the material on display, and the writers themselves. Collectively, …

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Huge Donation of Vinyl Records Makes Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale Sing

Southport, CT -- Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale is the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale. The Mid-Winter Sale is smaller but more intimate with many treasures and bargains to be found. Pequot’s music specia…

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Books, Blues, and Bargains At Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale

Southport, CT - Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale runs from Saturday, January 17 – Sunday, January 18, 2015, 9:00am – 5:00pm daily. Admission is free and all proceeds help fund Pequot Library's over 500 annual programs that serve 30,000 par…

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Pages From Pequot: Native Americans Is The Third Exhibition This Year From Pequot Library’s Special Collections

Southport, CT---The rare book cases at Pequot Library willonce again be filled with rare and unusual books. This exhibition showcasesPages from Pequot: Native Americans . The public is invited to view this unique selection of hand-picked rare books a…

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Hear the Story Behind One of the Most Beloved Books in the World at Pequot Library’s Next Meet The Author Program

Southport, CT -- Peter Sis's remarkable biography celebrates the author of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It is one of the most beloved books in the world. As part of Pequot Library's Meet the Author, Jr. series come meet author, Pet…

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Pequot Library Announces The Hiring Of A New Executive Director

Southport, CT -- After two and a half years at the helm of Pequot Library, Martha Gates Lord, EdD is stepping down from her position as Executive Director. Mrs. Lord says, “I am retiring from fulltime employment in order to have more personal flexi…

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Pequot Library’s 17th Annual Art Show Call For Entries Begins Now

Southport, CT -- Pequot Library invites all artists to submit their work to the 17th Annual Art Show at Pequot Library. The Call for Entries Deadline is Friday, October 3, 2014. This year’s Art Show theme is: The Story of Art. Artists are storytell…

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Wonderful Assortment Of Everything at Pequot Library’s 54th Annual Summer Book Sale

Southport, CT -- Over five decades ago, a Pequot Library librarian had a seed of an idea for a “bookshelf book sale.” Pequot Library’s 54th Annual Summer Book Sale is now known as “The Best Book Sale in New England.” Covering three acres of…

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More Vinyl Records and Expanded Media Tent At Pequot Library’s 54th Annual Summer Book Sale

Southport, CT -- In the The New York Times article "Weaned on CDs, They’re Reaching for Vinyl,” arts and entertainment reporter, Allan Kozinn, wrote “Vinyl is growing out of its niche . . . There were always record collectors who disdained the …

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Pequot Library’s 54th Annual Summer Book Sale Features Hundreds Of Vintage Children’s Books

Southport, CT --  Over 300 vintage children’s books from the early-19th - mid-20th centuries will be included in Pequot Library’s 54th Annual Summer Book Sale, including more than 100 different editions on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Variat…

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Second Exhibition From Pequot Library’s Special Collections Honoring The Town Of Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary, Pages From Pequot: Local History

Southport, CT - Pequot Library continues turning its pages of history during its 125th anniversary year with the second half of the exhibition featuring rare books from its Special Collections. Pages from Pequot: Local History --honoring the Town of …

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Connecticut Early Music Festival At Pequot Library

Southport, CT - The Connecticut Early Music Festival featuring Pallade Musica will perform at Pequot Library. Based in Montréal, Pallade Musica was the Grand Prize Winner at the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition held in October 201…

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Meet The Author, Jr. with Bob Shea at Pequot Library

Southport, CT - With bells, whistles, horns, and tubas, the Children’s Department at Pequot Library proudly announces a festive event by superstar author and illustrator Bob Shea. Mr. Shea will open the new series for children, Meet the Author, Jr.…

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