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On Wednesday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m., Canton Public Library will host a free, in person talk by Larry Rifkin. Best known for his nearly thirty years as programming chief for Connecticut Public Television, Larry’s career in Connecticut broadcasting spans five decades and includes varied roles including television executive, radio personality and now podcaster. In his new book, No Dead Air: Career Reflections from the TV Executive Who Saved Barney the Dinosaur From Extinction, Larry reflects on an improbable career that spawned two groundbreaking hits, ‘Barney & Friends’ and ‘UConn Women’s Basketball’. Each of these properties provided the impetus for changes in the industry. The first led to much more pre-school programming on television and the other catapulted women’s sports onto the small screen. Larry will have copies of his book available for sale and signing after the program.
Registration is required for this in-person program and seating is limited. We will provide as safe a seating arrangement as we are able, and require all attendees to wear masks. Canton Public Library is located at 40 Dyer Avenue in Canton. To join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For other questions please call/email Katie Bunn at the library, (860) 693-5800.
Inclement weather policy: If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.