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The Library supports the programming initiatives of Grace Farms and aims to inspire people to live more meaningful lives. The purpose of its collection is to encourage the exploration of truth, appreciation of beauty, pursuit of justice, and experience of peace.
Books in the Grace Farms Library are available for purchase and loan. The Library’s collection contains select titles in the following categories:
Faith + Meaning
Art + Beauty
Justice + Ethics
Nature + Environment
Community + Relationships
Ongoing Library Programming
Justice Bar | The Justice Bar is now open in the Library during regular hours. Stop by today to view resources related to our Justice Initiative and learn how you can get involved with efforts to combat human trafficking and gender-based violence.
Book Groups | Join us for seasonal book groups. Our upcoming book discussions include Jayber Crow, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and other short stories by Flannery O’Connor, and The Third Plate.
Poets in the Library | Readings by award-winning contemporary poets. Past speakers include Christian Wiman, Fanny Howe, and Ilya Kaminsky.
Fairytale Fridays | Second Friday of every month. Our next meeting will be on Friday, February 10th, 4–5 pm.
Bunny Book Group | Third Saturday of every month. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 18th, 12:30–1:30 pm.
“Freedom was a community laboring for something lovely and rare."
—from The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
“How kind time is, altering space so nothing stays wrong, and light, more new light, always arrives.”
—from “At Thomas Merton’s Grave” by Spencer Reece featured in and souls are candles
“I am always amused when people suggest that poetry is somehow remote from reality, as if language weren’t the chief emotional and intellectual currency of this life…”
—from Christian Wiman’s introduction to and souls are candles
“Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete.”
—from When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Books in the Grace Farms Library Are Available for Purchase and Loan
3/31/16 | Ilya Kaminsky
Bunny Book Group
1/22/16 Joy and Human Flourishing
10/10/15 Christian Wiman at the Library
Grace Farms Foundation's First Publication
Justice Discussions at the Library
Fanny Howe at the Library
Poetry Reading at the Library
Children's Book Drives
Browse our selection of carefully curated, initiative related titles today!
On 3/31/16, International poet and translator Ilya Kaminsky joined us in the Library for the third installment of our Poets in the Library Series. His work is also featured in Grace Farms' commemorative book, and souls are candles.
Dive into the exciting worlds of your favorite childhood books with your little ones in the Library! Every third Saturday of the month, Bunny Book Group will introduce young readers aged 2–6 to children’s classics such as The B.F.G. and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
On 1/22/16, Rev. Justin Crisp, doctoral fellow of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and priest associate at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, led a discussion in the Library based on Joy and Human Flourishing: Essays on Theology, Culture, and the Good Life, which he co-edited with Grace Farms Foundation Board Member, Dr. Miroslav Volf.
Poet, translator, editor, and essayist Christian Wiman read passages from and souls are candles, then signed copies for visitors during Opening Weekend.
Copies of our commemorative book and souls are candles—an anthology of poems and prayers edited by Christian Wiman—are available for purchase in the Library.
Krishna Patel, Grace Farms Foundation's Justice Initiative Director & General Council, hosted a series of discussions about child trafficking with partners International Institute of CT, Love146, Next Generation Nepal, and Polaris Project during Opening Weekend.
Kayla Beth Moore, Grace Farms Foundation's Library & Resources Manager, welcomed award-winning poet and author Fanny Howe to the Library for a film screening and conversation on 10/17/16.
Community members gathered in the Library for a reading and conversation featuring the work of beloved New England poet Robert Frost on 10/31/15. Participants enjoyed seasonal favorites including "A Leaf-Treader," "Birches," and "October," as well as views of the autumn landscape.
Please stay tuned for opportunities to support our community partners like Horizons Student Enrichment Program throughout the year.