The Avon Free Public Library will present “The Handmaid’s Tale: The Book, The Show, The Impact” on Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Dr. Karen Ritzenhoff and Dr. Kelly Marino will lead the discussion and offer two perspectives on the core themes of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopic novel about a sexually corrupt society where Puritan ideals have led to the enslavement of young women in the country of “Gilead” within the borders of the United States. Gender politics and power, in the novel and in contemporary society, will be examined. The program is free and open to all. No registration is required, however you are asked to read or watch The Handmaid’s Tale before attending this discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library’s Reference Desk. The library is at 281 Country Club Road in Avon. For more information, please call the library at 860.673.9712 or visit www.avonctlibrary.info.