Check out these great events leading up to the 2022 Finale!


  • June 28 UCONN Avery Point Kickoff to the 20th Annual One Book One Region 5:00 PM (reception); 6:00 – 7:00 PM (program)



  • August 23 6:30 PM Waterford Public Library Book Discussion
  • August 29, 6:00 PM Mystic & Noank Library Book Discussion


  • September 7 5:30 PM Stonington Free Book Discussion
  • September 8 2:00 PM Stonington Free Book Discussion
  • September 8 6:00 PM Mystic Cinemas “Crip Camp” viewing

As a prelude to author Judith Heumann’s visit to the area on September 22, the One Book One Region committee will present a screening of the documentary Crip Camp at Mystic Luxury Cinemas on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 6pm. This engaging and important film had its premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. The film begins in the 1970s at a New York summer camp designed for teens with disabilities. It focuses on several campers who later become activists for disability rights. Camp counselor Judith Heumann leads the effort, playing an indispensable role in the protests that led to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her book, Being Heumann is the One Book One Region selection for this year. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. A limited number of Being Heumann books, donated by local Rotary clubs, will be available.

For more information, contact Amy Kennedy at Wheeler Library in North Stonington.

  • September 13 6:30 PM Groton Public Book Discussion
  • September 13 7:00 PM East Lyme Book Discussion
  • September 14 6:00 PM Otis Library Book Discussion
  • September 15 6:30 PM Virtual Panel Discussion with Kevin Booker Jr.
  • September 20 2:00 PM Ledyard Library at Gales Ferry Book Discussion
  • September 20 2:00 PM New London Library Book Discussion, facilitated by Lynne Rogers
  • September 22 7:00 PM Finale – Meet the Author at Connecticut College – Palmer Auditorium


  • October 11 10:30 AM Rose City Center, Norwich Legislative Panel Discussion – Area legislators will talk about key disability-related legislation from this past session and address key topics likely to come up in 2023. If you would like to submit a question for the legislators, please contact Julie Menders at or call 860-889-2365 x128. The Senior Center is located at 8 Mahan Drive in Norwich.
  • October 12 1:30 – 3:00 PM Otis Library Community Room – Elanah Sherman, a longtime ADA advocate/educator, will present this in-person program. The workshop will cover the first three Titles of the ADA, with some attention to how the ADA and the Connecticut State Building Code are the same and different. Attendees will be provided with a foundation for understanding how the ADA is structured and may be applied. There will be time for Q&A following the program. Registration is required; please contact Julie Menders at or call 860-889-2365 x128. Otis Library is located at 261 Main Street in Norwich.