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West Hartford Library To Offer Author Talk on Dating

Noah Webster Library. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Moira Weigel, author of ‘Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating,’ will give a talk on August 4 at the Noah Webster Library in West Hartford.

Noah Webster Library. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Noah Webster Library. Photo credit: Ronni Newton


On Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., learn about the invention of dating. “Does anyone date anymore?” Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older generations have scolded them: That’s not the way to find true love.

Weaving together over one hundred years of history with scenes from the contemporary landscape, Labor of Love offers a fresh feminist perspective on how we came to date the ways we do. This isn’t a guide to ‘getting the guy.” There are no ridiculous ‘rules” to follow. Instead, Moira Weigel helps us understand how looking for love shapes who we are―and hopefully leads us closer to the happy ending that dating promises.

To register, please call the reference desk at: 860-561-6990 or go to: http://bit.ly/weigeldating4aug. Please be sure to bring your Isham garage ticket for validation.

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